The first law of human affairs is force. Before all other laws, the ballot box and appeals to reason is that primal law that enforces submission through violence. Islam is a religion built on that first law, forcing everyone to choose whether they will be the oppressors or the oppressed, whether they will be a Muslim or a Dhimmi.
The organizing force of Islam can be seen in urban gangs which react in much the same way to being ‘disrespected’. When your religion is little more than an entitlement to be a thug, to elevate your way of life over that of everyone else, violent outrage over even the most minute sign of disrespect is to be expected. And when your beliefs are little more than an excuse to hate, rioting over a slight is the sacrament of your faith.
University of New Mexico Occupiers’ War on Free Speech
Editor’s note: View Nonie Darwish’s entire University of New Mexico lecture, including its disruption, here.
In response to the resurgence of anti-Israel activities by the Arab Student Association and their left-wing anti-Israel “un-Occupy” backers, I was asked to speak at the University of New Mexico on February 23rd by the Israel Alliance group. The title of my speech was “The Dark Side Of Revolutions In The Middle East and The Implications For Israel,” which is the subtitle of my new book, “Devil We Don’t Know.”
Even though the Arab students were having an “apartheid wall” and a stop Islamophobia event on March 2nd, together with the local mosque, they urged the Israel Alliance group to dis-invite me because, as they put it, I am an Islam hater and Islamophobe. They presented them with a video of myself that was highly edited in which I spoke in a rally on the honor-killing of a woman in Florida, and I dared to blame Islamic law for the horrific murder of thousands of women annually. They did not succeed in dis-inviting me.
Qur’an Burning and Destructive Double Standards Posted By Bruce Thornton URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/27/koran-burning-and-destructive-double-standards/ The riots and violence in Afghanistan over some accidentally burned Qur’ans are following a script that by now is all too drearily familiar. As we have seen over the years with the riots over the Mohammed cartoons, Pope Benedict’s comments about […]
Jihadists Eye D.C. Yet Terror Bombs As Campaign Issue
National Security: Homegrown terror could hit at any moment, crashing the issue back to center stage politically. Yet in the final GOP debate Wednesday, not one question was asked about it.
Candidates were quizzed about everything from contraceptives to earmarks during the CNN event in Phoenix.
But terrorism and homeland security never came up.
It was as if 9/11 — and the 42 post-9/11 terror plots against the homeland — never happened.
Remarkably, terrorism has lost most of its power as a political issue in this presidential race — just as the tempo of homegrown terror threats against Washington ticks up. Consider:
• On Feb. 17, the FBI nabbed a Muslim suicide bomber headed for the U.S. Capitol.
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After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an “ally.” For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our “ally,” Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing.
Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism and to spout the most vial forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism. Support flows to the Muslim Brotherhood and Wahhabist ideologues from Qatar.
Soeren Kern wrote an eye-opening article about Qatar’s role in funding the spread of radical Islam in the West. In France, it is spending $65 million low-income suburbs inhabited mostly by Muslim immigrants. Hundreds of these areas were coined by Dr. Daniel Pipes as “No-Go Zones” after the French government designated them as “Sensitive Urban Zones” because of their hostility to authority. When the police dare to enforce the law in these areas, violent riots are often sparked that quickly spiral out of control.
US lawmakers upset over Iraq buying basmati from India
Houston, Feb 25 (PTI): US Congress members from the largest rice-growing states are on the warpath, asking Iraq to resume buying long-grain rice from their country, instead of from India. ”We liberated their country for one thing,” said Texas Congressman Ted Poe. “We would think they would consider the US in trade since we spent billions of dollars not only to liberate their country, but to rebuild their infrastructure.”
Twelve Congressmen have wrote to Iraq’s Trade Minister Khair Alla Babaker earlier this week pressing him to get Iraqis back on the American long-grain variety. The letter said that there was a 77 per cent drop in rice sales to Iraq between 2010 and 2011, even though “not long ago, Iraq represented the largest market for US rice.”
Fireman Sam creator detained at airport for veil comment at security gate
A retired fireman, and creator of the popular children’s character, Fireman Sam, was detained at an airport for questioning why a veiled woman was not checked by security.
As David Jones arrived at the security gates at Gatwick airport, he was looking forward to getting through swiftly so he could enjoy lunch with his daughters before their flight.Placing his belongings, including a scarf, into a tray to pass through the X-ray scanner he spotted a Muslim woman in hijab pass through the area without showing her face.
In a light-hearted aside to a security official who had been assisting him, he said: “If I was wearing this scarf over my face, I wonder what would happen.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/26/clinton-overseas-backs-down-from-obama-reelection-comments/#ixzz1nWuCfKSz Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Sunday she may have been less than diplomatic when she told an audience in Tunisia to “not pay attention” to the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential primary race. But she doesn’t take back the gist of her comments. Speaking Saturday in the first country to […]
Too many of their opponents are intellectual thugs.
The forlorn and increasingly desperate climate campaign achieved a new level of ineptitude last week when what had looked like a minor embarrassment for one of its critics—the Chicago-based Heartland Institute—turned out to be a full-fledged catastrophe for itself. A moment’s reflection on the root of this episode points to why the climate campaign is out of (greenhouse) gas.
In an obvious attempt to inflict a symmetrical Climategate-style scandal on the skeptic community, someone representing himself as a Heartland Institute insider “leaked” internal documents for Heartland’s most recent board of directors meeting to a fringe environmental blog, along with a photocopy of a supposed Heartland “strategy memo” outlining a plan to disseminate a public school curriculum aimed at “dissuading teachers from teaching science.”
Joel Mowbray reports: Dem congressman winks AT ANTI-SEMITISM
Our occasional correspondent Joel Mowbray (firstname.lastname@example.org) reports:
The growing predilection on the Left of accusing people who are pro-Israel of having dual loyalties has now emerged in a Democratic congressional primary in New Jersey, where two longtime Congressmen are squaring off because of redistricting. What’s unusual, though, is that the nasty charge is being tolerated, perhaps even encouraged, by a sitting member of Congress, Rep. Bill Pascrell.
Starting the flap was a piece at NJ.com by prominent local Arab leader Aref Assaf. Assaf called Rothman “Israel’s man in District 9.” He argued, “[T]otal and blind support for Israel becomes the only reason for choosing Rothman,” and concluded his attack on Rep. Rothman writing, “Loyalty to a foreign flag is not loyalty to America’s.”