The apparently endless stalemate on Cyprus is getting a thorough treatment in the publication by the organization “Freedom and Justice for Cyprus”.
While the documentation of what went down through the 1960's and 1970's is shocking and brutal, the real coup of the book is that it goes back to the 1950's, once and for all settling the question of who originally created the conflict in Cyprus: It wasn't the 'Turkish' Cypriots. Nor was it Turkey. It was, documentably, Great Britain.
Global Politician 4 March 2011
By A. Millar
Rebecca Bynum: Allah is Dead Why Islam is not a Religion
Books on Islam is a saturated market, an editor friend of mine told a few months ago. At the time I though she might be right. I had only recently read a couple of works that, for want of a better description, read like second rate Bruce Bawers. Maudlin and self-absorbed, these books (which shall remain nameless) tell us more about the authors than they do about radical Islam. Former boyfriends, Holland in the Springtime, and hints that the Pulitzer Prize went to the wrong author, are punctuated with references to female genital mutilation, terrorist acts, and hook-handed radical preachers.
EuropeNews 9 February 2011
Book essay by Henrik R Clausen
Because They Hate is a very personal book. It is basically autobiographic, describing the life of Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese Christian who grew up in docile countryside settings, with nothing in her childhood to suggest an exiting and dangerous life, taking her first to Israel and ultimately to the US.
The book takes a largely chronological approach to explaining what went on in southern Lebanon, primarily in those fateful years in the late 1970's. From 1975 onwards a strange kind of war took place, a war inadequately described as a "Civil war" in the West, but what was in reality an Islamic insurgency supported and sponsored by the Soviet Union.
This is something we in the West have been rather complacent about: Sure, there was a civil war going on. Sure, people were getting killed. But most certainly both parties to the war are equally to blame, and the Christians have weapons, too, Why should we in the West bother, not to mention get involved directly, or even take part?
EuropeNews 28 January 2011
Book essay by Henrik R Clausen
This book is a thriller. It's about the secret agenda a seemingly benign and relevant organisation promoting "civil rights" for religious minorities. A secret agenda deceptively aiming to undermine the Constitutional order of the United States of America, replacing it with religious law. The group deceptively presents itself as promoter of dialogue and mutual understanding, a peaceful alternative to the terrorist-supporting fundamentalists, yet never contributing materially to stopping terrorist plots. That group is CAIR.
Citizen Times 25 January 2011
By Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin
Video: Interview with Ian Johnson about "A Mosque in Munich"
Ian Johnson. A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, The CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The subject of the mosque has currently taken the U.S. by storm with the central focal point on the Cordoba House at Ground Zero. We tend to equate mosques with churches and synagogues. This is not unusual especially since we find consolation in similarity, a collective group fantasy that three alleged Abrahamic faiths are alike claiming we are cousins, brothers or siblings. Yet the differences are vast.
A mosque is not at all like a church or a synagogue. If we look at the origins or etymology, "mosque” comes from the Arabic root meaning to prostrate, literally prostration, which is a submissively prone position. The mosque as a sacred place in time and space which is inextricably linked to and reinforces the image of Muslims, mainly male Muslims, bowing down during their prayers underscoring Islam’s core meaning of – not peace but submission. Unlike churches and synagogues, mosques function not only as a sacred place for worship but also as a beachhead as a source to claim territory and to do dawa, that is, to convert the non-Muslims in the new place where they are building the mosque to Islam.
EuropeNews December 26 2010
Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration
Sam Solomon & Elias Al Maqdisi ANM Publishers, 2009, 139 pp., $14.95
By Henrik R. Clausen
As the West has accepted extensive immigration from Islamic countries, unexpected social and political problems have followed. While rising crime rates, rampant unemployment and a heavy load on our much-appreciated welfare systems are severe problems in itself, a distinct and dramatically more significant problem is the subtle subversion of our free and democratic societies, also known as "Stealth Jihad".
The retired Islamic scholar Sam Solomon, in this compact book "Al-Hijra, The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration", connects the dots and explains why seemingly unrelated incidents are in fact rooted in Islamic tradition and are steps on the path to create a fully Islamized society.
EuropeNews December 24 2010
Here at EuropeNews, we are taking time off for celebrating Christmas with friends and family. While the need to stay vigilant for freedom isn't over, it is good to take some time off and for a while let the pure joy of Christmas blow fears and worries away. Below the break is a bit of Christmas music, recommended for all.
Also, at EN we are not "Christmas cowards" - no "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" here. Rather, we wish all our readers, as well as everybody else, an exceedingly:
There are few more trenchant, fearless, and necessary cultural critics than Melanie Phillips. A columnist for London’s Daily Mail and winner of the 1996 Orwell Prize for journalism, she is the author of a number of