Gates of Vienna 31 Oct 2009
On the second day of the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion, James Cohen of the Canadian chapter of IFPS interviewed Morten Messerschmidt, a member of the European Parliament for the Danish People’s Party, at the Capitol in Washington D.C.
Thanks to Vlad Tepes for help with the video production.
During the lunch break on the second day of the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion, James Cohen of the Canadian chapter of IFPS interviewed Lord Pearson, a member of the House of Lords and a leader of UKIP, at the Capitol in Washington D.C.
With a few exceptions, the mainstream media continue to kill stories about honor killings and attempted honor killings in North America. How often did you read stories about the honor killings that took place in Toronto (07), Dallas (08), Atlanta (08), Oak Forest, Illinois (08), Alexandria (08), Buffalo (09), and Kingston, Canada (09)—on and on, until the most recent attempted honor killing in Phoenix?
Islamists who want to destroy the state and establish a unitary Islamic caliphate received £100,000 Government funding
An Islamist group, whose goal is to combine all Muslim countries in a unitary Islamic caliphate and which is regarded as an ‘organisation of concern’ by the Home Office, has secured more than £100,000 of taxpayers’ money for grants to teach their ideology to children.
I am often asked these days why Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is so upset with Israel. “It’s so dramatic” people say, adding: “Why did the AKP uninvite Israel to Anatolian Eagle” (a NATO air force exercise held in Turkey)? “Is this the beginning of the end of Turkish-Israeli ties that go back to 1949 just as Israel is most worried about Iran?”
Abstract: Data on major Islamist terrorist plots in Britain reveal a physical and ideological terrorism pipeline between Britain and Pakistan. At least 27 of 87 convicted individuals were trained or sought training in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
Homegrown Islamism is also a major threat: 18 individuals received terrorist training in Britain. Britain and the U.S. need to fight and win both the counterterrorism war and the broader war of ideas.
Strategic Social is pleased to introduce the first in what will be a series of posts on the topic of “female jihadists.” The term “female jihadists” refers to women who are used to actively support violent extremist groups in the Islamic World,
In theory, Saudi Arabia should not exist — its survival defies the laws of logic and history. Look at its princely rulers, dressed in funny clothes, trusting in God rather than man and running their oil-rich country on principles that most of the world has abandoned with relief.
Compass Direct Oct 23 2009
Two Christians in Gojra, Pakistan who allegedly fired warning shots as an Islamist mob approached that burned seven Christians to death on Aug. 1 told Compass they were tortured after police arrested them.
I have never been staunchly political in my views but have never been opposed to politics either. However, the recent Islamic- political fiasco has somehow awoken the dormant politician in me. Surprisingly, I learnt that I have healthier judgment than some of the politicians in Kuwait.
The discovery by Saudi police of two Al Qaeda extremists wearing explosive vests in preparation for an "imminent" suicide attack underscores yet again the rising threat to Saudi Arabia from the deteriorating security situation in neighboring Yemen.
Perhaps in an effort to rehabilitate the United States’ image in the Muslim world, the Obama administration has joined a U.N. effort to restrict religious speech. This country should never sacrifice freedom of expression on the altar of religion.
As a consequence of the military action in Gaza and to please a new administration in Washington, Egypt has recently stepped up efforts to crack down on smugglers who use a network of tunnels to transport weapons to Hamas.
The already distant option of military action against Iran drew even further away on Wednesday, as a draft agreement on Iran's nuclear program dealt a serious blow to chances that the United States will attack Iran.
European Union lawmakers renewed efforts Thursday to tackle the politically charged issue of whether governments can bar people from using the Internet, the same day that a new study was released claiming that Internet blocking by national governments is increasingly commonplace in Europe.
She describes her role in the Obama administration as a communicator to the president and other public officials of "what it is Muslims want."
But Muslims such as Steven Schwartz, a prominent American convert to Islam and ardent critic of Muslim fundamentalism, contend Dalia Mogahed, a scheduled speaker at the annual fundraiser Saturday in Washington for the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations, certainly doesn't speak for them.
Declaring the “flying imams” case – settled out-of-court yesterday in favor of the imams – to be as important to Muslims as the iconic Rosa Parks case was to blacks during the 1950s, the head of a controversial Islamic nonprofit organization in the nation’s capital revealed the strategy his organization embraced in pursuing the imam’s legal case: Sue everyone in sight, including passengers who, frightened by what they considered bizarre behavior, alerted authorities that a terror attack might be imminent.
Melaniephilips.com 22 Oct 2009
By Melanie Philips
The frenzy over the participation of BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time this week has been a classic case of failing to identify the real elephant in the room.
By fixating on the ‘far right’ as the supremely evil force in British public life, the mainstream political class has failed to grasp that a half-baked neo-Nazi rabble is not the main issue. There is another more lethal type of fascism on the march in the form of Islamic supremacism.
Pat Condell 22 Oct 2009
An extensively sourced video on issues of constitutional freedom rights and the clash with religious fanaticism. There is no doubt which side Pat Condell is on. See below for the extensive and very readable sources used for this production.
Update: Thanks to the good people at International Civil Liberties Alliance, a full transcript is now appended below.
Turkey fell back 20 places in this year's RSF Worldwide Press Freedom Index. The country shares rank 122 together with the Philippines. The front-runners for press freedom are Denmark, Finland and Ireland. Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea bring up the rear of the index.
We are all aware of the Atlantic slave trade and the millions of blacks shipped to the Americas under horrific conditions. This is now the subject of commemoration and remembrance activities.
On the other hand, other aspects of the black slave trade are less well-known and sometimes deliberately obscured. Who, for example, is aware of the 17 million blacks who were captured and enslaved in the Arab-Islamic world for 14 centuries?