The New York Review of Books was founded during a newspaper strike in 1963 and was edited by Barbara Epstein and Robert Silvers until her death in 2006, then edited solely by Silvers until he died earlier this year. Throughout its existence, it’s been the object of obsequious praise. I never got it. From the time I was in college, wandering the aisles of the library’s periodicals section and excitedly perusing one literary journal after another, I couldn’t work up any enthusiasm for the NYRB. It somehow managed to make everything dull: with few exceptions (Gore Vidal, Joan Didion), the articles all read as if they were written by some fusty old Oxbridge don who was also what the Brits call a champagne socialist.
Tom Wolfe, in his famous 1970 essay “Radical Chic,” called the NYRB “[t]he chief theoretical organ of Radical Chic.”
Useful idiot Joly with Muslim 5th columnist Khalid.
Is writing for Jihad Watch now a fireable offense?
The freedom of speech is under severe attack all over the world, and the controversy that has erupted in Canada over Christine Douglass-Williams, a board member with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, writing for Jihad Watch, is ongoing. The Canadian Press reported: “With concerns about the post circulating among her fellow board members, it came to the attention of Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, whose department is responsible for the foundation.” So I sent this letter to Joly…
Sixteen years have passed since that horrific day in 2001, and we must still wrestle with the scourge of terrorism. The Muslim world had already been exposed to terrorist atrocities for decades, but in recent years the Western world has also witnessed carnage at the hands of terrorist cells or lone wolves usually inspired by the rhetoric of articulate and ruthless demagogues.
In the Muslim world it is long-established sectarianism that claims lives through terror attacks. In the Western world, it is those old animosities coupled with current political conflicts that have sparked the recent waves of terror, inspired largely by the likes of ISIS and their supporters.
A SCOTTISH Muslim writer who received death threats over his critique of Islam has sparked a fresh religious row over claims that recent ISIS-inspired terror attacks are the result of mosques “misinterpreting” the Koran.
Paigham Mustafa, 58, was accused of spreading “Satanic thoughts” in a fatwa issued by 15 imams in Glasgow after he published a series of articles questioning mosque teachings, which he says are based on the Hadith and Sunna, later Islamic texts, written after the Koran, which he claims are “replete with violence, misogyny and terror”.
In the fatwa which was distributed to thousands of Muslims in Glasgow in 2001 it was alleged that Mustafa sought to “damage and destroy the doctrines of Islam” and “inject poison” into the minds of young people.
Hate to say it by the Imam’s are right, they are interpreting Islam correctly, it is a violent hateful cult.
I once wore a burka. But I did not wear it as Pauline Hanson did this week, which was to attract attention to herself and her campaign to ban such garments. I wore it because, as a teenage Muslim girl who had enlisted in the Muslim Brotherhood, I was desperate to affirm my modesty and religious faith.
The burka is a garment that is designed to cover the whole body of a woman. Two main lines of argument are put forward for such shrouding. Both have their roots in Islam.
The first is purely religious and is a part of what I call the modesty doctrine. In this view a girl turns into a woman as soon as she starts to menstruate. From then on her entire body, including her face, hands and feet, her voice, her scent and sound are seen as a provocation of male sexual desire. A woman is modest if she does all in her power to avoid such provocation. She is deemed immodest if she is careless in the unwanted effects of her attributes or mere presence.
Ms Champion came under fire after writing an article in The Sun newspaper, under the provocative headline: ‘British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls – and it’s time we faced up to it’
Labour’s Shadow equalities minister Sarah Champion has resigned from her frontbench position following a row over an article she wrote in the Sun newspaper, claiming British Pakistani men are “raping and exploiting white girls”.
In a statement the Rotherham MP said she apologised for any offence cause by “the extremely poor choice of words” which appeared in the tabloid newspaper five days’ ago.
“I am concerned that my continued position in the Shadow Cabinet would distract from the crucial issues around child protection which I have campaigned on my entire political career,” she added. “It is therefore with regret that I tender my resignation as Shadow Secretary of State for women and equalities.”
A good woman who deserves respect, the Labour party knows no shame.
It presents itself as being a balanced documentary. In reality, it’s a shamelessly slanted piece of work that pretends to be seeking out the truth about Dearborn, Michigan, which once had the world’s largest auto plant and now has the world’s largest mosque. Only sixteen minutes long, it was commissioned by the Guardian, made by noted documentary filmmakers Katharine Round and Ben Steele, and was just posted on that newspaper’s website.
Another Media Islamophobia victim’s story falls apart.
In April, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed complaining that Muslims were being singled out in airports. “Does the 4th Amendment apply to Muslim citizens at LAX?” Lubana Adi, its author, fumed.
Adi, a Syrian, told a sob story about visiting her “aged mother” and two brothers who were refugees in Turkey. Then airport security “groped” under her Hijab and demanded that she empty her purse. They wanted to know why she had visited a border city and where all the money she was carrying had gone.
“President Trump’s new security regime wastes yet more of our time and our taxpayer money and shows outright scorn for the spirit of the 4th Amendment,” Adi complained.
Liberal and globalist influencers in the West have attempted to attribute the spread of violent, radical Islam to everything from poverty to global warming, but a new study by an Islamic expert from the University of Vienna belies these persistent claims that Islamic terrorism is spurred primarily by factors outside the religion.
The 310-page study of nearly 30 violent Islamists by Islamic theologian Ednan Aslan and financed by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggests that many radical Islamists have extensive knowledge of Islam and are motivated by their violent interpretation of their religion to a much greater extent than any of the plethora of reasons provided by Western liberals.
An anti-Islam campaigner’s Ukip leadership bid could be blocked by officials worried that her views will bring them into disrepute, according to party sources.
Anne Marie Waters was banned from being a candidate for the Eurosceptic party during their disastrous general election campaign after calling Islam “evil” and arguing that “Islamic culture does not fit with ours”.
Undeterred, the Sharia Watch UK founder announced her intention to stand in Ukip’s leadership election following Paul Nuttall’s resignation in June.
Following Clerics’ Fatwa, Somaliland Halts Re-opening of Catholic Church
HARGEISA (Somali Update Online) — Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland put a proposed reopening of 70-year-old Catholic church on halt following protests by religious clerics and local community in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.
The re-opening of the church became controversial and attracted public outrage after an Italian aid worker and Christian volunteer Maria Vechhinno announced two weeks ago that she has volunteered on the work to renovate the church which she said would serve for the Christians in Somaliland.
The Italian woman who was on humanitarian aid mission to Somaliland made the announcement during a volunteer conference in Hargeisa.
La Meute tract – “No to all kinds of religious accommodation”
A far-right group that believes radical Islamists are endangering Quebec culture says it has filed a human rights complaint against the city of Rimouski over what it contends is discrimination based on the group’s political beliefs.
Sylvain Brouillette, a spokesperson for La Meute — or Wolf Pack — told CBC News that the group wants financial compensation and an apology, after the municipality’s last-minute cancellation of the group’s reservation at a local community centre earlier this week.
“Whether it’s based on political convictions or race, it’s no different,” said Brouillette.
“It’s discrimination, and we think our rights were violated.”
The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.
The first edition of “Sunnat E Khaula” — which translates as ‘The Way of Khaula’, referring to an early female follower of the Prophet Muhammad — published by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) features a picture of a women veiled from head to toe on its front cover.
Inside is an interview with the TTP’s leader’s wife, who is not named, in which she talks about being married to the head of the militant group, Fazlullah Khorasani, at the age of 14.
“I ask you why now everywhere there is hue and cry about underage marriages…