PASHQROTAL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Along with her pink pajamas and playful eyes, Delan has an 11-year-old’s endearing smile. She leans against an old stone wall and chats with friends as chickens and geese cluck around her feet. Rocky mountains form a towering backdrop. This is Iraqi Kurdistan, where
New Europe 21 June 2010
By Robert Ellis
Now the dust is settling after Israel’s commando attack on the aid flotilla to Gaza,and perhaps the widespread criticism will abate as the facts come on the table. Or as Die Zeit’s editor, Josef Joffe, put it in the Financial Times: "In the Middle East nothing is ever what it seems.” And Josef Joffe was right again when he claimed that "Sailing into the Turkish trap was a blunder worthy of General Custer at Little Big Horn.”
Vlad Tepes interviews Sam Solomon about the role of the mosque in Islam, and how it functions as a center for jihad against non-Muslim societies:
A quote from the interview:
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Islam is not simply a religion. Islam is a socio-political system. It is a socio-political, socio-religious, socio-economic, socio-educational, socio-judicial, legislative, militaristic system cloaked in, garbed in religious terminology. And therefore Islam is not like any other religion…
Sultan Knish 17 June 2010
By Daniel Greenfield
There was a time when Turkey was a modern example to the rest of the Muslim world. And there was one fundamental reason for that
It was because Turkey realized that it could either be a backward Muslim colony of Europe, or it could put Islam in its place, and reform in order to try to keep up with Europe. And there is also a fundamental reason why that brand of reform has not come to the rest of the Muslim world. It is because they never had to learn that same lesson.
"I don’t even go to school when I have my periods because there’s too much pain...." —Dalya M., 18-year-old student
Canada Free Press 16 June 2010
By Caroline Glick
Led by US President Barack Obama, the West has cast its lot with Hamas against Israel
Since the navy’s May 31 takeover of the Turkish-Hamas flotilla , Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his advisors have deliberated around the clock about how to contend with the US-led international stampede against Israel. But their ultimate decision to form an investigatory committee led by a retired Supreme Court justice and overseen by foreign observers indicates that they failed to recognize the nature of the international campaign facing Israel today.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently blamed Europe for alienating Turkey from the West. On a visit to London last Wednesday, he stated, “If there’s anything to the notion that Turkey is moving eastwards, it is in no small part because it was pushed, and it was pushed by some in Europe refusing to give Turkey the kind of organic link to the West that Turkey sought.”
Quoth Captain Sayyed Shahada of the Unique Egyptian Moustache Association:
"I respect the mustache of this Hitler, because he humiliated the most despicable sect in the world. He subdued the people who subdued the whole world-him with his "11" mustache.... The generation of this Hitler... When I was little, my father, may he rest in peace, grew that kind of mustache, and so did all his classmates. They all had this "11" mustache. That was in the days of Hitler. That was the fashion back then"
FrontPageMagazine 9 June 2010
By Robert Ellis
In 1974, when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was president of the Istanbul youth group of the MSP (the Islamist National Salvation Party), he wrote, directed, and starred in a play called Mas-Kom-Ya, which addressed subversive elements in Turkish society:
masons, communists and yahudi (Jews). This very same performer has managed to convince gullible Western politicians that Turkey is committed to EU membership. Equally convincingly, he has played to the Arab gallery since his AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002.