Sunday, February 15, 2009
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New York: Afghan consulate official beat his wife for 15 straight hours
A Valentine's Day pearl of wisdom from one of the World's Great Religions and one of the Three Great Abrahamic Faiths: "Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend...
Jihadists cheer at Australia fires
Schadenfreude Update: "Jihadists celebrating Victoria fires; taking joy in the scenes," by Eleni Hale for the Sunday Herald Sun, February 15 (thanks to Michael): JIHADISTS are celebrating the worst tragedy in Victoria's history. Terror watchdogs said fundamentalists had blogged on...
Ayatollah KhomeiniÂ's Rushdie Fatwa Â– the UN Commission on Human Rights Â– St. Valentine's Day, February 14, 1989
Littman and Spencer: I have known a lion Comments by David G. Littman, NGO Representative to the United Nations in Geneva of Association for World Education (AWE) / World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ): Twenty years ago, the Ayatollah...
Britain's Muslim peer crows over barring of Wilders from country
Flush with victory The chief foe of freedom of speech and resistance to the jihad in Britain exults in his victory. "Wilders' ban is in Britain's best interests," by Lord Nazir Ahmed in The Guardian, February 13 (thanks to...
Raymond Ibrahim: Islam, War, and Deceit: A Synthesis (Part I)
Today, in a time of wars and rumors of wars emanating from the Islamic world Â— from the current conflict in Gaza, to the saber-rattling of nuclear-armed Pakistan and soon-to-be Iran Â— the need for non-Muslims to better understand IslamÂ's...
California: Muslim polygamist gets 7 life terms for imprisoning his wives, torturing his children
His children need to pray, he said Happy Valentine's Day! We have one Muslim woman beheaded, another set on fire, a third stabbed 23 times by her brother, and now plural wives imprisoned and children tortured. Who will stand...
French court gives Muslim 20 years for setting ex-girlfriend on fire
Her face burned, his honor restored "Prosecutor Camille Palluel said Butt had meticulously planned his attack 'to end the life' of his former girlfriend in an attempt 'to restore his honour.'" Love Is In The Air Update: "Jilted man...
Saudi king initiates reforms!
Visible and symbolic ones only; nothing substantial, and certainly nothing that addresses the draconian system itself. "Saudi king dismisses 2 powerful religious figures," by Donna Abu-Nasr for the Associated Press, February 14:RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Â— In an apparent bid...
Double standard: LePen is welcome in Britain, Wilders is not
The perceptive Flemish writer Paul Belien notes, from the Dutch-language publication Trouw, a glaring double standard in Britain's official stance: the noxious antisemite Jean Marie Le Pen is welcome into the country, but freedom fighter Geert Wilders is not. Writes...
Friends of moderate Muslim leader who beheaded his wife: he's a terrific guy, he must have just, er, lost his head
But ultimately it was she who lost hers Â"I am totally stunned. They were really more than married Â— they encouraged each other in everything.Â" Probably she didn't encourage him in this. Moderate Beheading Update: "Orchard Park businessman charged...
Rushdie book was "the catalyst for the emergence of a stronger sense of Muslim identity in Britain"
Rushdie's coffin in Tehran The irony continues: While in the West people are today celebrating Valentine's Day, in the Islamic world, February 14 signifies the day that free speech was officially threatened with death from the Islamic world --...
Wilders considering suing the dhimmi Brits for barring him from the country
I hope he does, and that he wins, and respect for the freedom of speech -- and for the truth about the global jihad -- wins out in Britain. "Geert Wilders to sue Jacqui Smith over decision to deport controversial...
Germany: Muslim gets life term for honor killing of his sister -- family members assault journalists and attempt suicide
Love is in the air. The family said she bore the guilt for her own murder. And the murderer yelled "that had the trial taken place in Kabul, Afghanistan, he would have already been released long ago." Ahmed-Sobair O....
From Agence France-Presse and Getty Images: The LA Times' caption: Roses are red ... and unwanted in Saudi Arabia as a Riyadh flower vendor shows how the vice squad crush red roses while enforcing a law banning Valentine's Day celebrations...
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A "moderate" Indonesian examines the Valentine Day controversy among Muslims
And reveals he's not that moderate after all. For instance, after pointing out that the main problem the ulema have with Valentine's Day is its Christian origins, he does not suggest that Muslims should cease being so hostile to everything...
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U.K.: Muslim girl in baptism dispute was in foster care to escape abusive father, threat of arranged marriage
More on this story, which finds the state taking the side of and enabling Islamic law's prohibitions on apostasy. "Muslim girl in baptism row was fleeing an arranged marriage," by Tom Kelly for the Daily Mail, February 14 (thanks to...
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Yemen sets minimum marriage age, but with exceptions "if a judge rules the marriage is 'in the best interest of the child'"
Missing the Point Alert: "If a judge rules the marriage is 'in the best interest of the child'." Predictably, the new law is encountering resistance based on sharia law, which invokes Muhammad's own example (as a model of exemplary conduct,...
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