Family Security Matters 3 October 2012
By DANIEL GREENFIELD
Suppose there were a worldwide movement which openly proclaimed its goal of taking over in your country and every country with the purpose of imposing its system on every human beings on earth. Also suppose that this movement had carried out murders and terrorist attacks in your own country, that members of this group promoted violence while gaining political influence. Suppose also that is was highly unfashionable and politically incorrect to speak out against them.
ICLA Recommends That OSCE Member States Demand The Abrogation Of The Cairo Declaration and Participate in the 2012 Brussels...
ICLA 2 October 2012
Working session 10: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.
On behalf of of International Civil Liberties Alliance, I would like to ask the following question:
How can the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights appropriately help the Participating States to make sure that their legislation concerning freedom of religion and belief is in compliance with the commitments of the OSCE and other international standards.
Islamist Watch 2 October 2012
By David J. Rusin
Judges' consideration of Shari'a when deciding cases may be the most alarming avenue by which Islam influences Western legal systems, but it is not the only one. With increasing regularity, Islamic practices sway the administration of courtrooms, affecting when sessions are held, who must rise, and what attire is permissible. This trend should not be overlooked. Courts that yield to Islamic norms, even in mundane matters, encourage Islamists and cast doubt on the future of equal rights and responsibilities under the law.
Huffington Post 2 October 2012
By Edward Falzon
September 30 2012 was the fourth annual Blasphemy Rights Day International, and we needed it this year as much as any other.
To the chagrin of anyone in favour of freedom of speech, such as Barack Obama, there are new calls at the United Nations to introduce an international law restricting blasphemy.
FrontPage Magazine 2 October 2012
By Bruce Bawer
Recently I commented here on a New York Times piece in which Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford’s vaunted "Europe expert” and an indefatigable champion of European unity, made clear that, even in the face of the current euro disaster, his affection for the EU hasn’t diminished. Now, as if the Times piece weren’t enough, the current issue of Foreign Affairs turns out to contain a long celebration of the EU by Garton Ash. At the same time, by happy chance, Daniel Hannan, a British member of the European Parliament and eloquent Euroskeptic, has published a short book, A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe, in which he makes a tidy case against the EU. Those still unsure of where they stand could do worse than to read Garton Ash and Hannan in tandem.