Weekly Standard Online November 17, 2010
by Lela Gilbert
First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People. Such graffiti can sometimes be found in Muslim neighborhoods in the Middle East. The "Saturday People" are, of course, Jews, today nearly gone from Muslim lands. Now the Sunday people"—Christians— are in the crosshairs, and they, too, are fleeing at an alarming rate. Both religions are unwelcome in many Muslim-majority lands for reasons of Islamist ideology—the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against infidels.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife is going before a Kafkaesque tribunal on November the 23rd for doing something which is legal under our US Constitution: criticizing a religion. That is one of the express purposes of the First Amendment which protects the freedom of speech in America.
She had been suborned by a glossy weekly publication, NEWS, in Austria that sent a journalist into several lectures she gave about Islam, the Sunnah and Sharia, secretly recording them. Then lawyers for the left liberal publication gave the transcripts to the Viennese public prosecutors office as evidence of hate speech against one of the officially recognized religions under Austrian law - Islam. On September 15th charges were filed by the Austrian State against her and a trial before a single female Judge convened to be heard on November 23rd.
Thousands of Christians from Europe began a demonstration in Brussels on Saturday to protest the escalation of violence against Christians in Iraq and other nations in the Middle East. Unfortunately, when
HATE clerics based in the US have urged Muslim fanatics to take up arms against the British MPs who voted for the Iraq war, including Brentwood's Eric Pickles. Their chilling message surfaced this week after
Baghdad, Iraq -- After eight-months of bickering and political paralysis, Iraqi leaders have finally reached a power-sharing agreement that is expected to usher in a new government. Politicians cobbled
The individual is thought to be involved with a website that praised the stabbing of the MP Stephen Timms and published a list of other MPs who voted for the war in Iraq, along with details of where to buy a
Iraqi Christians are frustrated with the Iraqi government’s inability to protect them, said the head of a ministry that supports persecuted Christians. The Iraqi Christians feel that “it’s just words from
Christians are helpless lambs when facing Muslims abroad. Here is the funeral of the slain priests and congregation from last Sunday in Irag. Here's a question: is it moral to engage mercenaries to protect Christians who are victimized ?
A wave of terror hit Tuesday in Iraq, Greece, and Germany, where officials discovered a parcel bomb at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office as Americans went to the polls. At least 62 people died in a series
EuropeNews 19 September 2010
By Henrik R. Clausen
Book essay: The Closing of the Muslim Mind, by Robert R. Reilly.
One of the more interesting memes regarding Islam is that of a so-called "Golden Age", a historical period when the Islamic world was affluent, progressive and a great place to live. As a historical, physical fact, that meme has been proven false. However, in the secluded area of philosophy, things are somewhat different. As the introduction states:
PASHQROTAL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Along with her pink pajamas and playful eyes, Delan has an 11-year-old’s endearing smile. She leans against an old stone wall and chats with friends as chickens and geese cluck around her feet. Rocky mountains form a towering backdrop. This is Iraqi Kurdistan, where