One of the most remarkable news items I’ve read lately is Haaretz’s report on a conversation between an Israeli and “a well-known Egyptian statesman…who held top positions in the past and still has great influence on the generals in Cairo.” The Israeli raised the issue of the Palestinian refugees, and the Egyptian exploded…
In 1934, at the dawn of the Stalinist Terror, the great Russian writer Isaac Babel offered a daring quip at the International Writers Conference in Moscow:
“Everything is given to us by the party and the government. Only one right is taken away: the right to write badly.”
A statement from the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Hate Crime has skewered the mainstream media and ‘Remain’ politician narrative that there has been a confirmed spike in hate crimes across the United Kingdom since the country voted to leave the European Union…
From Fallujah to Mosul, Paris to Brussels, the terrorist organization that calls itself Islamic State (IS) murders, maims, and enslaves with wanton abandon, if not exactly impunity. By now the world has woken up to the serious threat that the group poses, not just in the Middle East but also in Europe and the United States.
The world is abuzz with talk of Brexit—the British vote to leave the European Union. Britain’s reclamation of its independence is now prompting talk that other nations might exit the EU—the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Italy, and a dozen more. Over on this side of the Atlantic, the Brexit initiative has renewed discussion about the U.S. exiting the UN.
What you won’t hear about is any discussion of Exslam—exiting Islam. No one seems to want to suggest that it might be a good idea for Muslims to consider leaving Islam.
It appears the powers that be just are not going to take it anymore. Having mistakenly allowed the people of Britain to exercise their free will, Foreign Policy’s James Traub exclaims, “It’s time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses.”
A public interest law professor from George Washinton University Law School, John F. Banzhaf III, has filed a bar complaint against Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. h/t DR
A Tuesday Senate hearing Sen. Ted Cruz chaired discussed the ‘willful blindness’ of Democrats’ approach to combatting Islamist terrorism.
On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz chaired an investigative hearing to determine whether law enforcement agencies are deemphasizing radical Islam while investigating terrorism in the United States. Its purpose, according to Cruz’s website, was to “investigate how the federal government has not only refused to appropriately identify the specific threat of radical Islam, but has sought to undermine the people and information who have sought to highlight the threat.”
Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld the government’s blanket surveillance of the country’s Muslim community.
The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion.
A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of Japanese Muslims. The files revealed that Muslim places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related organisations across the capital, Tokyo, were being monitored.
h/t Dr. J
It’s science, says so in the headline. h/t Brett
When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it… on Facebook.
That underscored the rapid shift in media — not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are increasingly becoming the main gateways for information.
Following the Brexit vote there has been a panic about an apparent ‘spike’ in hate crime. An increase of 57 per cent was widely reported, and, on Twitter, a new hashtag, #PostRefRacism, started trending, with tweeters listing incidents from around Britain. It seems many people, both online and offline, have had personal experience of post-Brexit, racist Britain.
Any incident of racism or xenophobia is abhorrent and should be challenged. But the speed with which Remainers have exploited this apparent surge – in what is, at this point, largely anecdotal reports – has been shameful.
GENEVA — In the latest move to deny citizenship to those who balk at Swiss culture, authorities rejected the naturalization application of two Muslim girls who refused to take school swimming lessons because boys were present.
The girls, ages 12 and 14, who live in the northern city of Basel, had applied for Swiss citizenship several months ago, but their request was denied, Swiss media reported Tuesday.
The girls, whose names were not disclosed, said their religion prevents them from participating in compulsory swimming lessons with males in the pool at the same time. Their naturalization application was rejected because the sisters did not comply with the school curriculum, Basel authorities said.
The following was presented in a history class. It doesn’t even evoke any history, real or warped by the re-writing of the Left.
The U.S. Marine Corps is around six years away from putting a laser cannon on its trucks, according to one top general.
The goal: to outfit ground forces with a weapon that can shoot down enemy aircraft faster and more precisely—and at lower cost—than today’s guns and surface-to-air missiles.
Yes, I stole the title from 1981’s Absence of Malice, but it is accurate. And true.
In the immediate aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, a very close friend of mine posted an article on how this man was a “self hating homosexual” and used a Gawker article as the reference. Gawker. Granted, not exactly The Onion, or it’s older cousin, the New York Times, but not the greatest source.
Though Fatwas are perceived to be religious orders, what they really are is a bunch of opinions that you may choose to follow or ignore, based upon the leader/teacher you respect.
While they’re commonly contradictory to each other, thanks to the various interpretations of Islam and innumerable schools of thought therein, here are some particularly illogical ones that you’ll have a hard time even getting your head around.
This year, lots of Americans must feel like they’re living through a series of earthquakes, but not the geological kind.
The rise of Donald Trump has created divisions within the Republican Party, with many famous conservative pundits and even entire publications either joining the #NeverTrump camp or leaving it.
Liberals and progressives have been split too, over Hillary vs. Bernie. One leading voice on the left just took one of its key talking points to a whole new level, though. He’s tired of liberal denial and wants his fans to start facing reality.
Former CIA officer D. W. Wilber noted in The Hill Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s actions leading up to the Benghazi attack, and the Obama administration’s foreign policy in Libya as a whole were “lunacy on a grand scale”: “Additional security was denied even though intelligence reports clearly indicated the presence in Libya of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups hostile to the United States.” Hillary’s “trust in the various militia factions to set aside their longstanding differences and establish a governing body in the war torn country illustrates another amateur mistake.” But it wasn’t. It was a professional mistake.
If you heed the loudest activists, politicians and advocates, nothing could be more important than winning the right to wed. Examine either of two comprehensive surveys of attitudes and outlooks in the gay community and a very different picture becomes immediately apparent
We all have to put up with far too much bureaucracy in their daily lives. Some critics have noted that the average person probably violates at least one law or regulation every day without even realizing it.
However, most U.S. citizens are just learning now about the insane rules British people had to deal with when they were part of the European Union.
If you wondered why millions of them shocked the establishment and voted “Leave” last week, the UK’s Daily Mail can help explain…
The Church of Sweden has departed from being a strong and stern state church. In the past, Swedes were born into it and, until 1951, no one one was allowed to leave the church. These days, however, it is an institution that has very little to do with Christianity or Jesus. Sweden now, according to the World Values Survey, is one of the world’s most secular countries; every year a large number of Swedes leave the church.
It used to be that only atheists left the church; now it is the devout Christians that leave – in protest against the church’s increasingly questionable relationship to the Christian faith.
When advocates of Middle East peace proposals speak of the future of Jerusalem, the discussion always centers on guarantees of freedom of worship for all faiths at the holy places. The assumption is that peace and presumably a re-partition of the city will ensure that these sites are open to all and that the end of the “occupation” will mean that Muslims, Jews, and Arabs will share the city in harmony. But while peace processors are always telling us that the real obstacles to coexistence are Jewish settlements or the failure of the leaders of the two peoples to take risks, the problem is actually much more simple. One side of this conflict has consistently demonstrated their willingness to compromise and share; the other has not.