Vlad Tepes 23 March 2010
This important documentary details both the Islamic justification for the trading of human beings as slaves and how the true history of the slave trade is distorted and outright buried by organizations such as OXFAM and UNICEF due to the take over of the UN by the OIC, or 'Organization of Islamic Conference'. This truly is a stunning document, and makes sense of a lot of history of slavery, Islam, and the west. French & German, subtitled in English.
TED March 2010
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and should -- be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
The English Defence League (EDL) now has two successful peaceful demonstrations, London and Bolton, under its belt. Its new stewarding system has worked well, and relations between EDL members and the police has, overall it would appear, been excellent.
The Terror Finance Blog 22 March 2010
By Alyssa Lappen
Back in 2003, few Americans had heard of Lt. Col. Allen West, then commanding a battalion of roughly 600 in Iraq. Attacks on his platoon suddenly spiked, and his intelligence operations got wind of an Iraqi policeman having leaked their maneuvers, in advance, to Islamic terrorists. West got nowhere by interrogating the suspected collaborator for several hours.
DianaWest.net 22 March 2010
By Diana West
Dear Mayor Margareta Ritter (firstname.lastname@example.org),
I have had the pleasure of visiting your exquisitely beautiful German town, the second member of my family to do so. The first was my dad, who, as a member of the 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in Gen. Bradley's Army, had, with time out to recuperate from wounds incurred at the Battle of St Lo, fought across nothern Europe from D-Day plus 2 until reaching Monschau by the end of 1944.
Gates of Vienna 22 March 2010
By Baron Bodissey
Islamist Watch Blog 22 March 2010
By David J. Rusin
For some Islamists, freedom to wear Muslim attire is not enough; they also demand that others conform to their definition of modesty. IW refers to them as "hijab bullies," though their focus is not necessarily limited to headscarves. Examples highlighted previously on this blog include a British dentist requiring patients to cover their hair and a teacher in Norway manipulating first graders into donning hijabs. However, these tactics are tame compared to recent revelations.
As the first speaker in favour of the motion Tariq Ramadan states his belief that Europe has failed its Muslims in various different ways. It has allowed a political discourse in which Muslims, like the Turks and Bosnians, are not viewed as European citizens and has neglected to recognise the historical contribution of Muslim philosophers and scientists in forging the continent's identity, or the economic contribution of Muslims since World War II.
Arguing against the motion Douglas Murray states that Islam is associated with violence for good reasons; it wasn't Buddhists or Atheists who were responsible for the 9/11 or 7/7 attacks. He says that the Muslim population has grown extraordinarily fast - from barely anything in the mid 20th century to between 15 and 17 million at the start of the 21st - and has been relatively successful. But there had been a failure of leadership among Muslim leaders, many of who were paid generously by European governments. The current leader of the Muslim Council of Britain couldn't even condemm stoning.
Herald.ie 22 March 2010
By Johann Hari
What can make tens of millions of people -- who are in their daily lives peaceful and compassionate and caring -- suddenly want to physically dismember a man for drawing a cartoon, or make excuses for an international criminal conspiracy to protect child-rapists?
Astonishing abuse of the system in the UK by Muslims, faking bringing in wives when really it is slaves in the worst possible sense of the term.
Not even indenture, but out and out slavery and this in England today and seemingly entirely by and for Muslims as well as to them. This shows the ethical system of Islam at its most Islamiest as treatment of women so often does within it.
ScienceBlogs 22 March 2010
By Ed Brayton
Ireland is going to hold a public referendum vote on whether to remove a constitutional requirement that the nation have laws against blasphemy. Ireland is to hold a referendum on removing a blasphemy ban from the constitution, the justice minister announced yesterday.
The trailer to the new documentary from PRB Films. who also brought us Homegrown Jihad Geert Wilders lives with a constant death threat over his head. Al-Qaeda has vowed to kill him. As a Dutch parliamentarian and outspoken critic of radical Islam, Mr. Wilders must travel with four bodyguards and sleep in a safe house, each and every night.
His short documentary film, Fitna set off a firestorm in the Middle East and Western Europe immediately upon its release. That message can be seen here in this DVD, with striking clarity in film, photographs and a special message from Geert Wilders himself, who came to America with an urgent and terrifying warning: "Islam is on the verge of conquering the West."
Prominent Ex-Muslim and son of Hamas founder 'Sheikh Hassan Yousef' speaks about the religion he was brought up to believe in.
Register-Pajaronian 22 March 2010
By DR. LAINA FARHAT-HOLZMAN
In my college sociology text (decades ago) was a surprising survey asking who would American fathers most object to their daughters marrying.
I hope she understood just how "empowered” these women really are. Sixty of these Israeli Arab Bedouin women recently came in busloads from the Negev to Nazareth to join a total of 500 Israeli Arabs in a protest against honor killings in their communities. They constituted the largest continent of women, "thanks to the work of Hind el Sana, a lobbyist in Shatil’s Bedouin Women’s Leadership Project.