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.
Tundra Tabloids 13 December 2011
Truth telling, in spite of the overwhelming amount of evidence to the contrary (for example: Islamized Europe, history of former Christian lands in the ME and Maghreb now Muslim) is considered illegal in Finland. Factual truths are not a defense, just ask Jussi Halla-aho.
The part that was considered illegal by Kouvola Court of Appeals (hovioikeus):
US:”Unfortunately, with rampant Muslim immigration to Finland, there will also be an increase in genuine real racism, which will target especially the Jews, but also the native population and other ethnic groups.
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.
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.
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.
Finns MP Hakkarainen in the spotlight once again, joked about moving gays and Somalis to island living experiment
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.