Monday, June 23, 2008
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UK: Novelist could face "hate crime" charges for saying he despises "Islamism"
It is ironic that many people use "Islamism" as a figleaf term to avoid speaking about Islam itself; they pretend that the political and imperialistic and supremacist elements of Islam are not deeply rooted within it, but are merely "Islamist"...
Fitzgerald: Iran and Islam
Although the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most fanatically Muslim of regimes, there is hope that Iranians, fed up with corruption and constraints that they rightly connect to the mullahs who represent a mental underclass, will begin...
Pakistani PM: Yemen and Pakistan should dispel "IslamÂ's negative portrayal by western media"
A laudable goal. From "Law, order and economy main priorities: Gilani" in the Daily Times, June 21 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): Islam: Gilani said Yemen and Pakistan should work together to dispel Â"the negative image of Islam being projected...
Maldives bans book on freedom of religion and apostasy: it "violates Islamic principles"
Speaking of the lengths to which some people will go to make sure that the truth doesn't come to you, consider this: this is exactly what the Organization of the Islamic Conference and other entities want to bring to the...
News item: Falling test scores blamed on Wikipedia, which is "littered with inaccuracies"
Well, duh. Of course, my entry isn't so much inaccurate as it is an extended smear, and it has only gotten worse since I wrote that in March, replete with whole sections full of guilt by association, unsubstantiated attacks, etc....
U.K.: "Radicalization" of Muslims "more widespread than previously feared"
Note how the emphasis in this story is entirely about what the British government ought to be doing to combat "radicalization" and "extremism," with virtually nothing about Muslim communities' responsibilities save the fact that many "distrust police and are reluctant...
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Pakistan: 25 Christians kidnapped
By "unidentified militants," but it seems very likely that they regarded these Christians as infidels at war with the true religion. "25 Christians kidnapped in Peshawar," from the Daily Times, June 22 (thanks to all who sent this in): PESHAWAR:...
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Saudi-led "interfaith" meeting to be held in... Spain
There are several angles to the choice of Spain for the site of this "dialogue": One, obviously, is that it would be rather awkward to invite a large contingent of religious leaders to a place where they are forbidden from...
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