Friday, May 30, 2008
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The great war against nothing in particular
Andy McCarthy wonders, since "war" and "terror" are no good, if it's okay if we call this present conflict the "On" -- "or would that offend all the moderate prepositions?" "War on terror" has always been a stupid and misleading...
Qur'an critic to be executed in Iran within days
Dr. Foroud Fouladvand This message comes from an Iranian ex-Muslim and lover of freedom in London: Urgent Attention Another free thinker is to be executed in Iran in the coming days It is with great regret that I inform...
Former Saudi Info Minister explains dialogue with Jews and Christians: "You know that the books you have are not the divine gospel and the divine Torah"
Since there is so much high hopes put on these calls for "dialogue," such as the letter from the 138 scholars to the Pope, it is useful to remember some of the core assumptions involved. Note also that the...
Syria stonewalls on inspections of possible nuclear reactor support sites
1938 Alert. "Search Is Urged for Syrian Nuclear Sites," by Joby Warrick and Robin Wright for the Washington Post, May 29: The Bush administration is pressing U.N. inspectors to broaden their search for possible secret nuclear facilities in Syria, hinting...
Bush: "Now, in the 21st century, our nation is once again contending with an ideology that seeks to sow anger and hatred and despair -- the ideology of Islamic extremism"
Uh oh, he said "Islamic." Will Condi call him on the carpet? "Bush likens war against Islamic extremism to fight against fascism," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to all who sent this in): COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AFP) - US President...
The Nakba, May 29, 1453
Today marks the anniversary of the real Nakba, or perhaps more precisely the καταστροφή -- the Catastrophe: on this day in 1453, the armies of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II entered Constantinople, marking the end of the Eastern Roman...
ACLU, CAIR ask for Congressional hearings on monitoring of California mosques
CAIR's Corey Saylor asks: "Has faith moved from a personal choice to probable cause?" He asks this, mind you, about apparent surveillance of The Islamic Center of San Diego, where, according to the article, "two of the 9/11 hijackers worshiped...
Fitzgerald: UNRWA and the "Palestinian" "refugees"
"Reform in UNRWA"? UNRWA is at this point a wholly-owned subsidiary of the PLO, or the "Palestinian" Authority, or of the Arab League, or of the two slightly-diverging branches of the PLO, the Fast Jihadists of Hamas and the Slow...
Keith Olbermann: anti-jihadists are the "equivalents of jihadists"
Recently Pamela Geller, Charles Johnson and Michelle Malkin pointed out that a new Dunkin' Donuts ad featured Rachael Ray wearing a Palestinian kaffiyeh. What's wrong with that? People in the Middle East, including Arabic-speaking Christians, wore it long before...
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Merkel's party in Germany: Only Christians from Iraq, please
The clear subtext here is that Christians will assimilate better into Germany than Muslims will. The addition of Mandaeans and Yazidis also suggests that there is a tacit recognition, among the CDU at least, that Muslim refugees bring with them...
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Cardinal Tauran: "Sometimes you should like religious authorities to be more outspoken about violence in the name of religion. But Muslims believe the Qur'an is the divine word of God, so it is a problem"
The Cardinal's point is well-taken, and one we have made many times here: violent jihad and Islamic supremacism are deeply rooted in the Qur'an, so the only way Muslims could possibly reject them would be to reject Qur'anic literalism --...
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UK Bishop: Radical Islam filling void left by collapse of Christianity
A fearless Christian cleric makes a series of extraordinary and enormously important observations. "Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: Radical Islam is filling void left by collapse of Christianity in UK," by Martin Beckford for the Telegraph, May 29 (thanks to all who...
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