Political Islam 9 May 2011
By Bill Warner
The judgment of our leaders about Bin Laden:
"Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader…” Barack Obama
The Australian 9 May 2011
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
LIKE thousands across the world, I celebrated the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. He rejoiced in killing. But bin Laden's murder is not the end of al-Qa'ida. And even if al-Qa'ida were totally eliminated, the world would still have to deal with its progenitor.
Bin Laden was many things, but he was not original. He was himself introduced to the doctrine of jihad by the late Palestinian theologian Abdullah Yusuf Azzam. Significantly, before Azzam began teaching bin Laden and others in Saudi Arabia, he was a member of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood.
The Cutting Edge News 9 May 2011
By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Al Qaeda Inc. might suffer some initial setbacks from Osama bin Laden's death, but so did Apple Inc. when shares dropped over rumors of Steve Jobs' illness. But it did not take long to realize that Jobs has established a highly functional corporation, and the shares bounced back.
The same can be expected for al Qaeda Inc. The jihadist organization has changed since its establishment in Afghanistan in 1988 by bin Laden and Palestinian sheikh Abdallah Yusuf Azzam. Al Qaeda Central has developed several branches and inspired many other radical Islamic organizations, each with its own independent resources.
Liberties Alliance 9 May 2011
To whom it may concern,
I’m writing with regard to the document you signed, a document issued to you by members of the turban campaign, something that slanders not just myself but also the English Defence League.
When I noticed the lies in this joint statement I thought to myself, "just ignore it”. I thought that anybody who is deluded enough to believe this nonsense is not worth wasting time on. Time trying help them realise the truth seemed just a waste of effort. Some people are just blind to truth anyway so why even bother? But when I was speaking to my grandmother the other day about this situation, she made me understand that this could be a negative way to proceed. So upon reflection, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for my arrogance. This is me reaching out to all those people who have been hoodwinked into believing slander from the ideological opponents of the EDL.
Gates of Vienna 9 May 2011
When Osama bin Laden was executed a week ago, many Americans responded by staging celebrations in public places. However, not everyone felt like celebrating in such a fashion, no matter how cheered they were by the thought of such a monster burning in the deepest pits of Hell. Even here in the USA some people were opposed to public festivities for the occasion, and the reaction in Europe was notably restrained.
Political Islam 6 May 2011
By Bill Warner
The most difficult thing to understand about Islam is discerning the mixed message we keep hearing. The government, media and professors talk about a wonderful Islam that is a blessing to humanity and America, in particular. This Islam is so wonderful that anyone who resists it is a bigot, a hater, an Islamophobe. But there is another Islam that lurks in the background—violence, rape, lies, deception, and ever increasing Muslim immigration.
Gates of Vienna 6 May 2011
At Gates of Vienna we often discuss a phenomenon which is described here sardonically as "cultural enrichment”. The term is an ironic euphemism, employed partially as camouflage, since the phrase is overwhelmingly used in the media as a positive descriptor of the mixing of ethnicities driven by the ideological imperatives of Multiculturalism.