Europe's Inexorable March Towards Islam

Hudson New York 2 January 2012
By Soeren Kern

Post-Christian Europe became noticeably more Islamized during 2011. As the rapidly growing Muslim population makes its presence felt in towns and cities across the continent, Islam is transforming


Multiculturalism is the wrong concept

Lancaster Eagle Gazette 2 January 2012
By Richard Scamehorn

This is the first of a two-part series about inter-civilizational immigration There is a global migration, particularly from poorer nations to the wealthier -- usually to western countries -- that


Past criminal offences 'may not count' when applying for Spanish citizenship

thinkSPAIN 2 January 2012

A CRIMINAL record is no barrier to obtaining Spanish nationality, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. A judge found that the arrest for aggravated robbery and sexual assault of a


Why the West Is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy

PJ Media 16 December 2011
By Phyllis Chesler

The legendary Ibn Warraq is my dear friend. I decided to review his new and very excellent book Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy and to interview him here as well.

But let’s be clear from the outset. I am reviewing his book not because he is my friend. Rather, he is my friend because he writes great and important books. He is someone with whom I can share serious and witty conversations; he may very well be the best-read man I know. His familiarity with a vast array of fields is truly astounding and a great consolation (at least to me) in our world of apps and pads and short attention spans. He is supremely knowledgeable about philosophy, Islamic and Western art, music, theater, architecture, and literature, both sacred and secular.


Is New Moroccan Government Inciting Muslims in Spain?

Hudson New York 9 December 2011
By Soeren Kern

Some 3,000 Muslim immigrants took to the streets in near Barcelona to protest recent cuts in social welfare benefits.

The protest, which took place on December 5 in the industrial city of Terrassa, about 30 kilometers from Barcelona, was organized and attended by Moroccan immigrants.


• 50.000 x EuropeNews & ”No Tolerance for Intolerance”

EuropeNews 28 November 2011

EuropeNews has now reached 50.000 posts, marking more than four years of uninterrupted service in basically the same form as we started

The fundamental aim of EuropeNews remains the same as well, namely providing a compact overview of news that matter. Also unchanged is our slogan:

"No Tolerance for Intolerance – No Apology for Being Free”.

The Paradox of Tolerance

The first part of our slogan derives from the Paradox of Tolerance, that a person or a group taking pride in his supreme tolerance might in fact be profoundly intolerant, not least against those he judges to be "intolerant”, be it in the form of "bigoted”, "discriminating” or even "racist”. The classical notion that discriminating is wisdom and a virtue, not a sin, seems all but forgotten.


Support for Establishing Islamic Schools in Europe 28 November 2011

At the close of its proceedings in Madrid, the academic meeting on developing Quranic institutes curricula in Europe recommended the establishment of Islamic schools in Europe under European


Scholars look to Bosnian Islam as a potential model for Europe

Deutsche Welle 28 November 2011

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, a debate in Europe has heated up over the compatibility of Islam with secular, Western society. Scholars meeting in Stuttgart took a fresh look at the


Islam and the Greco-Roman Cultural Heritage

Gates of Vienna 19 November 2011
By Peder Jensen, a.k.a. Fjordman

The following essay by Fjordman was refused publication at the Norwegian newspaper VG. Many thanks to Cecilie for the English translation.

The original Norwegian version, which has also appeared at Snaphanen, is at the bottom of this post.

Islam and the Greco-Roman cultural heritage

Researcher Vidar Enebakk from the University of Oslo wrote an essay for VG this autumn regarding the articles I have published on the Internet about the history of science, from astronomy and geology to quantum physics. According to him, the range of my writings is impressive, their contents "frighteningly good.” This is of course nice to hear.


What is Wrong With Western Elites?

Gates of Vienna 1 November 2011

Below is Fjordman’s latest essay. For a complete archive of his writings, see the multi-index listing in the Fjordman Files.

Libya’s autocratic ruler Muammar Qaddafi was brutally tortured and killed on 20 October 2011 after France, Britain, the USA and NATO had actively given military support to rebel troops that were known to include groups with ties to terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda.


Unesco, yes to Palestine's membership. Israel: a tragedy 1 November 2011

ROME - Unesco's General Conference has voted in favour of Palestine's accession as a full member: a decision that has provoked splits and controversy within the international community. In the words


Three Qaeda hostages seized last week alive: mediator

Expatica 31 October 2011

An Italian and two Spaniards who were kidnapped in Algeria a week ago, are alive and being held by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a mediator told AFP after contact with the kidnappers. "The


Spain wins Saudi rail contract for pilgrim route

AFP 27 October 2011
By Katell Abiven

MADRID — Spanish companies beat French rivals to a contract to build a high-speed railway on the Muslim pilgrim route between Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, authorities said Wednesday. The


New Open Europe briefing: EU banks could need up to €370bn in event of painful, but necessary eurozone debt restructuring

Open Europe 24 October 2011

The window of opportunity for stabilising, or even saving, the eurozone is closing quickly. As EU leaders gear up for a series of key meetings this week, Open Europe has published a new briefing looking at the short-term options available to the eurozone for tackling the most immediate crisis.


European aid workers kidnapped in Algeria 24 October 2011

Three European aid workers – two Spanish and an Italian – at a refugee camp in western Algeria have been kidnapped by suspected al-Qaeda-linked separatist militants. A colleague of one of the


Saudi Arabia, Austria defend religious centre plan

The Sun Daily 17 October 2011

VIENNA: Saudi Arabia yesterday defended its plan to fund a religious dialogue centre in Vienna saying Judaism and other faiths would be represented and that it would be free from


Muslim Hijab Sparks New Islam-Related Controversy in Spain

Hudson New York 14 October 2011
By Soeren Kern

A Muslim schoolgirl in Spain has been suspended from a public school in Madrid after refusing to remove her Islamic headscarf during an exam.

The girl's parents have filed a lawsuit against the school and the incident has reignited a long-running debate in Spain over the use of head-covering hijabs, face-covering niqabs and body-covering burqas in public spaces.


Two female Spanish aid workers kidnapped by Islamists in Kenya

The Australian 14 October 2011

SOMALI Islamist Shebab rebels have kidnapped two female Spanish aid workers from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, the third kidnapping of foreigners in just over a month, police said. "Two aid workers


Saud to ink accord for dialogue center with Austria, Spain

Arab News 13 October 2011

RIYADH: A tripartite accord between Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain will be signed in Vienna on Thursday to formally establish a premier Saudi-funded organization for inter-religious

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