It’s heavy on the percussion.
I’ve read recently of numerous cases of Europeans facing jail for criticizing Islam. Here’s a typical example. https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/01/sweden-71-year-old-man-prosecuted-for-hate-speech-for-criticizing-islam More
I guess this shouldn’t surprise but when I saw it in my Sunday NY Post I think it got elevated in my mind. This wasn’t from FrontPage or Jihad Watch or one of those stalwarts that keep an eye on radical Islam, but from a major newspaper from a city and region that has a […]
Add this to the list of how contemporary leaders continue to appease Islam. From the online Catholic magazine, Aleteia. Pope Francis received Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, in the Vatican on Tuesday, according to a report from the Holy See. This was the third meeting between the two men, […]
So it’s been a busy few weeks in Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s consolidation of power has taken the traditional Middle Eastern form of arresting dissidents and rivals after checking in with the boss.
The dissidents presumably went to jail. The rivals are so far still alive, and being detained in a better class of accommodation at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton. Since their arrest was accompanied by a confiscation of assets valued at $33 billion (or even up to $1 trillion), one could argue that they’ve paid for it fair and square.More
Here are the bare facts of what the press in India is calling the “Kerala Love Jihad Case”: …Akhila Ashokan, a 24-year-old [Hindu] woman…converted to Islam in 2012 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in Salem, Kerala…. More
It’s that time again in Sydney, so I went and saw “I Still Hide To Smoke”, a film set in a hammam in Algeria: More
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia in 1969. In 1992 she was admitted to the Netherlands and granted political asylum on the basis of escaping an arranged marriage. She later obtained Dutch citizenship, and was elected to the Dutch parliament, where she served from 2001 through 2006. In 2004, she collaborated with Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh on the short film Submission, about the abuse of women in Islamic societies. After release of the film, van Gogh was assassinated, with a note containing a death threat for Hirsi Ali pinned to his corpse with a knife. Thereupon, she went into hiding with a permanent security detail to protect her against ongoing threats. In 2006, she moved to the U.S., taking a position at the American Enterprise Institute. She is currently a Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
In this short book (or long pamphlet: it is just 105 pages, with 70 pages of main text), Hirsi Ali argues that almost all Western commentators on the threat posed by Islam have fundamentally misdiagnosed the nature of the challenge it poses to Western civilisation and the heritage of the Enlightenment, and, failing to understand the tactics of Islam’s ambition to dominate the world, dating to Mohammed’s revelations in Medina and his actions in that period of his life, have adopted strategies which are ineffective and in some cases counterproductive in confronting the present danger.More
That title comes from an insightful quote by William Kilpatrick, author and commentator on religious and cultural issues (author of Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West, among others) in an article I will get to shortly. The quote is a variation to the hugely popular Christian devotional book by […]
The secular world loves Pope Francis and has a tendency to gush over what he says and does (at least when it deals with “social and economic justice” issues such as climate change, immigration, wealth redistribution, etc., etc.). This happened as early as the release of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (EG). The Wikipedia article proclaims that […]
We are familiar with jihad, and sharia, and taqiyya, but what is dawa? Matthew Hanley explains. More
Welcome to the Special Bonus Euro-edition of the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 26, 2017, introducing our European correspondent William Campbell.
We’ve decided that we don’t sound sophisticated enough (why did it take so long to reach *that* conclusion??) and we have attempted to remedy that situation by finding a new HLC contributor who has an Irish accent (although he sounds British to me). Mr. William Campbell is an author, podcaster and entrepreneur. Although he has spent most of his life in Ireland, he was also educated in the UK and the US and has lived in Italy, Germany and Thailand. He is the host of his own podcast: Challenging Opinions on which Todd has appeared (although I haven’t been invited yet).More
The attack in Manchester brought back memories of the night that the old Dolphinarium on the Tel Aviv beach was bombed, followed by memories of so many other attacks not only in Israel, but in the United States and Europe… And the usual platitudes come trotting out. So in Britain it’s back to “Keep calm […]
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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for May 24, 2017 it’s the “Evil Losers” edition of the podcast, brought to you by SimpliSafe.More
After offering an alternative explanation for why some graduates walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud President Trump’s speech imploring Middle East leaders to do their part to stamp out terrorists. They also grimace as polling shows either Democrat running for governor in Virginia winning the general election by double digits. And they wonder what the Secret Service was thinking when they gave the green light to the elaborate sword dance in Saudi Arabia involving President Trump and members of his cabinet.More
There have been a lot of posts and comments about how wonderful it is that Macron won the French election last weekend. I do not agree that it is wonderful.
I have never posted an article linked from Gatestone Institute here. I figured that those of us who frequent Gatestone understand how valuable it is, so there is no need to mention it. This story, however, needs to be told, as the “opposing viewpoint” to the pro-Macron articles posted on Ricochet. Here it is:More
I wanted to write this post because of some of the background articles to this post. Written by @viator . I also wanted to write because people have such a hard time understanding the important differences between different Islamic movements and insurgencies that exist in the world today. It sometimes seems that Americans have a […]
Today I sent a letter to the United States Department of Education, the Public Broadcasting Service, The Ohio State University demanding the removal of teaching materials intended for elementary and middle school students that included lesson plans to indoctrinate children into the Islamic religion. The materials paid for with public money clearly violate the Establishment Clause […]
It’s really coming to a head isn’t it? The demographics/immigration drama that has been playing out for the last few decades. Two things happened this last week that didn’t change the situation on the ground at all, but were symbolic indicators that such change may be coming. First, Steve King’s “other peoples’ babies” tweet. The […]