FrontPage Magazin 20 November 2012
After Barack Hussein Obama was reelected as President of the United States in November 2012, the regular columnist Frithjof Jacobsen wrote in the Norwegian newspaper VG that the problem for Obama is that as a human being, he is so great that it becomes hard to live up to these expectations as a political leader. He claimed that the same was the case with another left-wing politician, Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
Frithjof Jacobsen suggested that Stoltenberg is in a totally different league from all the other politicians in his country and has displayed exceptional "moral fiber.” If you believe this leading columnist in Norway’s largest national newspaper, "The public person Jens Stoltenberg has given the Übermensch a human face.”
vimeo 20 November 2012
Dispatches investigates the violence and intimidation facing Muslims who convert to Christianity in Britain. Dispatches reporter Antony Barnett meets former Muslims who now live under the threat of reprisals from their former communities. Many are still living in fear. He interviews a family who have been driven out of their home and a convert whose brother was beaten close to death.
Right Side News 20 November 2012
By Daniel Greenfield
The endless wars with Israel are not really about the Jewish State. Nor are the wars about the Arabs living in the territories that Israel lost in 1948 to Jordan and Egypt and recaptured from them in 1967. The rest of the Muslim world cares no more about them than Hitler cared about the Sudeten Germans or Japan really believed in the rights of Chinese and Koreans.
Gates_of_Jerusalem1Israel is a sideline in a regional struggle by fractured populations, divided by ethnicity and religion, by language and natural resources, to unite into a single commonality. It is a natural target because its population consists of a people who are members of a different religious and ethnic group than the dominant religious and ethnic groups of the region.
Unlike the Persians and Turks, the Jews are not Muslims, not even Shiites, and unlike the Christian Arabs, the Jews are not even of the same ethnicity as the regional majority. Jews are neither Muslims nor Arabs and that makes them unique and alien in a region where every country is dominated by either an Arab or Muslim identity. Or both.
Some Qatari women want foreign female visitors to respect local clothing traditions and the local penal code, and the Qatar tourist authority has decided to support them, Doha News reported on Monday.
DOHA - Called 'One of Us', the women's campaign wants to ban shorts, sleeveless shirts, and revealing dresses. ''Help us preserve Qatari values and culture. Please dress modestly in public spaces, covering knees and shoulders,'' reads the campaign flyer. ''We're not trying to impose the hijab (traditional Gulf-area long black tunic and veil), just a modest way of dressing that won't force us to see too many body parts when we're in public,'' said campaign organizer Najla Al-Mahmoud.
FamilySecurityMatters 20 November 2012
By STEVE EMERSON
Violence between Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza this week is prompting the usual outcry from Islamist groups in America and abroad.