Telegraph Blogs 22 March 2012
By Allan Massie
I’ve just read a review by Paul Berman in The New Republic of "Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide”, written by Paul Marshall and Nina Shea, and published by the Oxford University Press. It’s an examination of how fundamentalist Islam has come to dominate the Muslim world, and of how it is penetrating and infecting Europe and the USA. The authors apparently detail the spreading influence of narrow and bigoted intolerance, and the host of examples they provide, as quoted by the reviewer, must cause distress and anxiety to all who believe in freedom and liberal democracy.
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Jihad Watch 21 March 2012
By Nicolai Sennels
Among journalists it is seen as a scandal that the media at first glance believed a Muslim Jihadist group was behind the Norwegian mass murder on June 22, 2011.
Will they also consider it a scandal that they thought Nazis were behind the Toulouse serial killings and apologize for their rush to judgment? Anyway, I do not blame them for thinking that it could have been Nazis, since they have so much in common with the followers of the Quran. Both groups hate Jews and want to take over the world by violent means -- by any means necessary, actually.
Citizen Times 21 March 2012
In the city of Toulouse in southern France special police forces besieges the house of the alleged murderer of seven people, including three Jewish students a Jewish teacher. After first speculations of a right-wing background, it turned out now that the 24-year-old Mohammed probably belonges to Islamist groups. Citizen Times Editor in Chief Felix Strüning spoke with Nancy Kobrin Hartevelt, who is a psychoanalyst and Arabist with a specialization on Islamic terrorism, based in Israel.
Hudson New York 21 March 2012
By Soeren Kern
Nine Islamists accused of planning terrorist attacks aimed at "liberating" Spain for Islam are standing trial in Madrid.
Spanish public prosecutors say the men -- Salafi-Jihadists who belonged to an Islamist cell known as the "Army of the Messiah" (Ansar al-Mahdi) -- sought to "free" the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, two Spanish enclaves in northern Africa, from Spanish rule and thus begin the Islamic re-conquest of Spain.
American Thinker 21 March 2012
By Eileen F. Toplansky
Islamic sharia law continues its subtle and menacing march into Europe as well as into the United States.
According to Soeren Kern of Stonegate, "[a] radical Islamic preacher in Spain has been arrested for calling on Muslims to use physical and psychological violence to 'discipline' errant wives who refuse to submit to Islamic Sharia law or obey their husbands."
In France, a "French television documentary has revealed that all of the slaughterhouses in the greater Paris metropolitan area are now producing all of their meat in accordance with Islamic Sharia law. In Italy, an estimated 60% of the mosques in Italy are controlled either directly or indirectly by the Muslim Brotherhood[.]"
Neukölln, Berlin: Muslims want revenge on German who killed Muslim in self-defence -- 'This is a separate universe with its own
FrontPage Magazine 21 March 2012
By Bruce Bawer
Earlier this month, under the headline "Words are not innocent,” the Swedish newspaper Dagbladet ran an opinion piece by its cultural editor, Kaj Schueler, which was, essentially, an attack on Sweden’s newly minted Free Press Society. It was one of several such attacks directed at the organization in recent weeks by members of Sweden’s mainstream media, all of which made essentially the same arguments as Schueler – who, early in his article, summed up his position as follows: "According to the Free Press Society, we no longer have real freedom of speech in Sweden. They are wrong – we have it. But since words are not innocent, there are limits to free speech.”