SteynOnline 23 February 2011
By Mark Steyn
At the New York Conservative Party conference in Albany the other week, I was asked about the party's role in state politics. I replied that in a multiparty system it's very important to have some sort of force to the right of the right-of-center party - to arrest the tendency of
the "mainstream" right to drift across the spectrum and wind up taking the rest of us to the same destination as the lefties want to go but at a slightly slower speed. A useful illustration of that role can be seen in Europe's current debate. Asked on TV about David Cameron's recent attack
kitmanTV 22 February 2011
This documentary may be the most important film on islam in europe to date. It is the film which everyone should keep in mind when hearing the deceitful word... "Islamophobia". As if rational concern about political matters is a mental illness. For people who know...
Wall Street Journal 22 February 2011
By GEERT WILDERS
Defending the right to say that Islam is primarily a totalitarian ideology aiming for world domination
"The lights are going out all over Europe," British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey famously remarked on the eve of World War I. I am reminded of those words whenever I read about Europeans being dragged into court for so-called hate-speech crimes.
Recently, Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard, president of the International Free Press Society, had to stand trial in Copenhagen because he had criticized Islam. Mr. Hedegaard was acquitted, but only on the technicality that he had not known that his words, expressed in a private conversation, were being taped.
The Israel Project 21 February 2011
Hezbollah, or the Party of God, is an umbrella organization for radical Islamic Shiia groups and organizations in Lebanon.
Liberties Alliance 21 February 2011
In his article entitled ‘The case of the part-time pedophile’ in reference to the ‘Prophet’ Mohammed’s relationship with his child bride Aisha, Steyn makes his views about this conviction very clear. Steyn rightly refers to these kinds of trials as heresy trials.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of "denigrating religious teachings of a legally recognized religion”. This conviction appears to rest on the idea that Mohammed was not a paedophile because he was still married to Aisha, who he supposedly married when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine, when she was 18. Mr Steyn states:
Sappho 19 February 2011
By Henrik R Clausen
In Austria, calling Muhammad a ‘paedophile’ constitutes illegal denigration of “religious teachings”. This is what Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of in an Austrian court. Read on for an extensive analysis of the puzzling verdict.
Wall Street Journal 18 February 2011
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
For a sense of the kind of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood wants, start with its motto
'Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." So goes the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood.
What's extraordinary about this maxim is the succinct way that it captures the political dimension of Islam. Even more extraordinary is the capacity of these five pillars of faith to attract true believers. But the most remarkable thing of all is the way the Brotherhood's motto seduces Western liberals.
Right Side News 18 February 2011
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an influential Muslim Brotherhood theologian, promises to be in Egypt's Tahrir Square to deliver a sermon at Friday's prayer service.
Qaradawi, who has lived in Qatar since 1961, was a vocal critic of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. A profile this week in Germany's Der Spiegel called him the Muslim Brotherhood's "father figure." But his return is being touted as a reward for "Qaradawi's role in mobilizing support for the Egyptian revolution," a claim which is questionable at best.
Dianawest.net 18 February 2011
By Diana West
Caroline Glick wrote a column this month to explain what she calls "Israeli indifference to democratic currents in Arab societies" -- an apparent paradox, it seems, to American naifs who believe that a functioning ballot box is all a society needs to join the fraternity of enlightened nations where individual rights are protected in the enshrinement of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the blessed like.
The Rubin Report 18 February 2011
By Barry Rubin
Friday, February 18 may be a turning point in Egyptian history. On this day Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the best-known Muslim Brotherhood cleric in the world and one of the most famous Islamist thinkers, will address a mass rally in Cairo.
It was 32 years ago almost to the day when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned in triumph to Tehran to take the leadership of that country. Qaradawi has a tougher job but he's up to the challenge if his health holds up.
Coos Bay World 17 February 2011
By Diana West
Guess who said the following?
'The earliest defenders of Islam would defend their more numerous and better-equipped oppressors because the early Muslims loved death -- dying for the sake of almighty Allah -- more than the oppressors of Muslims loved life. This must be the case when we are fighting life's other battles."
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
17 February 2011
By Dexter Van Zile
The Muslim Brotherhood is set to play a significant role in Egyptian politics after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
The organization may have been caught flat-footed by the protests that drove Mubarak from office, but the Muslim Brotherhood will not remain in the wings now that Mubarak is gone. On Feb. 15, 2011, the Associated Press reported that the Muslim Brotherhood plans to form a political party to participate in future elections.
prophetofdoom.net 16 February 2011
Chairman Muhammad settled into his public housing project and immediately began to act like the fool he had become. Ishaq:235 "In the year of the Prophet's arrival, Abu Umamah died from a rattling in the throat.
The Messenger said, 'His death is an evil thing for the Jews and the Arab Hypocrites for they are sure to say, "If Muhammad were really a prophet his companion would not have died." But truly, I have no power with Allah either for myself or for my companions.'" Truer words were never spoken.
Gates of Vienna 16 February 2011
Below is a press release from Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa concerning today’s verdict in the "hate speech” trial against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.
Many thanks to JLH for the translation:
Gates of Vienna 15 February 2011
VERDICT: GUILTY ON ONE COUNT, NOT GUILTY ON THE OTHER. LIVE BLOGGING HAS CONCLUDED.
Today was the third and final day of the "hate speech” trial against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. Below is the brief live-blog for the occasion.
To recapitulate: the charges against Elisabeth were "incitement to hatred” and "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion” for giving informational seminars on Islam.
EuropeNews 11 February 2011
In January 2011, the EU Observer stated that France stands to lose a case at the European Court of Justice over its neglect of the Great Hamster of Alsace, a species facing extinction. Sweden was about to be taken to court by the European Commission for allowing wolf hunting. Paris stands to be slapped with a multi-million euro fine for not protecting hamsters.
Notice how the EU worries more about hamsters than about the native peoples of an entire continent, the cradle of the most creative and innovative civilization in the history of mankind. We are worth less than dust. I cannot recall having seen a single report from the European Union, or for that matter the US Government, about the wave of racist violence against whites in major cities caused by the mass immigration of alien peoples that is actively promoted by Western authorities. Yet we now have one about hamsters. Does this mean that Western authorities care more about hamsters than about Europeans? It probably does, yes.
EuropeNews 9 February 2011
Book essay by Henrik R Clausen
Because They Hate is a very personal book. It is basically autobiographic, describing the life of Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese Christian who grew up in docile countryside settings, with nothing in her childhood to suggest an exiting and dangerous life, taking her first to Israel and ultimately to the US.
The book takes a largely chronological approach to explaining what went on in southern Lebanon, primarily in those fateful years in the late 1970's. From 1975 onwards a strange kind of war took place, a war inadequately described as a "Civil war" in the West, but what was in reality an Islamic insurgency supported and sponsored by the Soviet Union.
This is something we in the West have been rather complacent about: Sure, there was a civil war going on. Sure, people were getting killed. But most certainly both parties to the war are equally to blame, and the Christians have weapons, too, Why should we in the West bother, not to mention get involved directly, or even take part?
Spectator.co.uk 9 February 2011
By Melanie Phillips