Maryam Namazie speaking at the Atheist Alliance International conference in Dublin, June 2011. Maryam gave the keynote speech followed by a question and answer session.
Pakistan Christian Post 14 June 2011
By Lee Jay Walker
After all, from enslaving Orthodox Christians during their brotherly love with the Turkish slave masters of the Ottoman Empire to having Muslim SS units who supported Adolf Hitler; then "victimhood” is needed in order to justify their history and culture.
Of course the wishy-washy brigade will tell us that the Ottoman period was enlightened and that the system of taking the eldest Christian boy (devshirme system) in the Balkans and converting them to Islam was noble.
Gates of Vienna 14 June 2011
As most readers already know, a couple of days ago the comment thread on Fjordman’s essay descended into a Jew-obsessed free-for-all with which we are all too familiar, and which I have come to dread.
Such threads do not change anybody’s mind. They serve no useful purpose, as far as I can tell. People vent at each other for a while, and then the thread peters out, or someone fails to control himself and jumps the perimeter fence, forcing me to close the comments.
Canada Free Press 14 June 2011
By Daniel Greenfield
In France, American embassies and consulates have been directed to "empower” Muslims and push for the passage of "social reforms” that will benefit them. In the UK, American diplomats were directed to again "empower” Muslims and made outreach to them a top priority.
In Israel, the US consulate in Jerusalem caters only to Muslims and does its best to pretend that Jews and Israel don’t even exist. And when Obama visited Greece, what else did he do but push the political and religious authorities to open more mosques and Islamic schools.
pi-news 14 June 2011
The Swiss Tagesanzeiger newspaper cited the Dutch Islam critic Geert Wilders that we’re "at the beginning of something really great.” Such was the statement of the PVV leader at an informal press discussion with the SVP politician Oskar Freysinger last Thursday in The Hague (PI reported).
Family Security Matters 14 June 2011
By Alan Caruba
A problem with which American administrations have grappled since the days of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency has been Arabs and the Middle East. The Marine anthem mentions "the shores of Tripoli” because, in 1801, Jefferson sent them to there to put down the Barbary pirates.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considered the new strong man in the Middle East and the most powerful leader in the Muslim world. After winning Turkey's national elections for the third time since 2002, Erdogan is also the man the U.S. and Israel will have to contend with for at least the next four years.
Video: Shaykh al-Huwayni: "When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her"
After Egyptian Shaykh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni's controversial comments about jihad and slavery (see here) were published on YouTube, Facebook, and also in Egyptian press, he was given the opportunity to respond in a telephone interview aired on the Islamic satellite television station al-Hikma on 22 May 2011.
Gates of Vienna 10 June 2011
The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
For a complete Fjordman blogography, see The Fjordman Files. There is also a multi-index listing here.
Prefatory note from Fjordman: