Independent 18 July 2011
By Arifa Akbar
Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.
Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".
Andrew Bostom 18 July 2011
Data have just been released from a survey completed this week which confirm the implacable, murderous irredentism of Israel’s Palestinian Muslim "peace partners.”
American pollster Stanley Greenberg performed what is described as an "intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”
Here are the salient, pathognomonic findings:
First, a mere 73% of the Palestinians surveyed agree with the annihilationist dictates of this canonical hadith (the words and deeds of Islam’s prophet Muhammad which have a weight often equal to the Koran), quoted in the Hamas Covenant.
Jihad Watch 18 July 2011
By Nicolai Sennels
A recent study shows that 105,000 Christians are killed every year because of their faith. In other words, every five minutes a Christian is killed because he or she is Christian. Those of us who do not just stick to politically castrated (non-PC for "politically correct") newspapers and news channels are fully aware of the bloody oppression of Christians in Muslim countries. Christians are also subject to religiously motivated threats in their own countries. One among countless examples is Holland, where Moroccans shout "One dog less!" at Christian funerals.
American Thinker 18 July 2011
By Andrew G. Bostom
General David Petraeus continues to receive plaudits for the "successful surge" in Iraq -- based upon his credo, "What have you done to win Iraqi hearts and minds today?" -- as he transitions to becoming the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
FaithFreedom.org 18 July 2011
pi-news 18 July 2011
By Frank Furter
Translation: Anders Denken
In Berlin, the FREEDOM "political festival” took place. During the event, the members present showed great elation over the acquittal of their Dutch ally Geert Wilders. "There couldn’t have been a better occasion for celebration,” so the consensus was. With this event, the party sounded the starting bell for their first election campaign. National party head René Stadtkewitz seemed especially optimistic: "We are on the right path.”
National Secular Society 18 July 2011
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected two cases brought by Muslims against Switzerland's constitutional ban on building minarets.
A seven-judge panel at the Strasbourg-based court said on July 8 that it would not consider the cases as the plaintiffs failed to show how the ban harmed their human rights and they therefore "cannot claim to be ‘victims' of a violation" of the European Convention on Human Rights, which the court enforces.
One of the cases was brought by a former spokesman for the mosque of Geneva and the other by a number of Swiss Muslim associations. It is now widely expected that the court will throw out three other similar cases on the minaret ban that are still pending.
Jihad Watch 18 July 2011
By Joseph Zaalishvili
It is very interesting to read and listen to the critics who say "why worry about Islam?" and "jihadism is not a threat."
Well, Muslims are building mosques in non-Muslim countries, and they want Sharia courts as well, and Iran is building nuclear reactors and bombs. What's the problem?
These "critics" say that non-Muslim countries should simply try to start negotiations with Iran. They think that the Jihad is just a word. They think that Sharia is just some set of laws. And they think that Islamization is not a threat to them.
Citizen Warrior 18 July 2011
I WAS LISTENING to Civilization and Its Enemies last night. I read the book years ago and thought it was so good, I bought the unabridged audio version, which I've listened to four times now. One of the insights from the book that has finally overridden the last residue of my youthful idealism is this: It is a fact of life — a hard, unchangeable fact, like Newton's law of universal gravitation — that if someone is willing to risk their lives to take something of yours, you will have to be willing to risk your life to keep it, or you will probably lose it.