US IS “DEEPLY TROUBLED” BY KILLINGS ON ISRAEL/SYRIA BORDER The United States said Sunday it is “deeply troubled” over clashes on the Syrian border with Israel that reportedly resulted in 14 deaths, and called for calm on both sides. Israeli troops opened fire as protesters from Syria on Sunday stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights. “We are deeply troubled by […]

American Muslims Honor Khomeini’s Legacy in Washington: David Reaboi The Iranian mouthpiece PressTV reported on a gathering of American Muslims in Washington to mourn rabidly anti-American Shariah advocate Ayatollah Khomeini. A young woman at the event said: “Not only did he start, you know, the Islamic Revolution in Iran, but it was more importantly an Islamic revolution. … All Muslims now… celebrate the […]

MARK DURIE: “MODERATE” MOSLEMS ARE URGED TO SUPPORT JIHAD Two important modern reference works on jihad in Islam are Muhammad Haykal’s Jihad and Fighting according the the Shar‘i Policy (Al-Jihad wa-l-qital fi al-siyasa al-sharia’iyya) and Yusuf Al-Qaradawi’s Jurisprudence of Jihad (Fiqh al-jihad).  Both these works give the lie to apologies offered by many western scholars for Islam’s militancy, such as the claim that […]

HOW MUCH INCITEMENT TO HATE AND VIOLENCE IS COVERED UNDER THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH? JAMES GOURLAY Incitement: where do we draw the lines? For all who attempt to counter campus radicalisation the prevalence of individuals spreading extremism is the greatest foe, and an enemy which has not relented.  Regardless of the violent context of university extremism, institutions not only allow the proselytisation of hateful views to continue, but, their presence […]

FJORDMAN: MEDIEVAL LAW AND EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION Fjordman: Medieval law and European civilization As I have noted before, Toby E. Huff in 2010 published his book Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution: A Global Perspective, which inspired this essay. He was also the author of the modern classic The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West. Although some […]

EGYPTIAN SPRINGTIME: FEMALE JOURNALIST AND POLICEMAN BRUTALLY ATTACKED A female Egyptian journalist was attacked while covering a demonstration on Cairo’s central Tahrir Square demanding an immediate trial for ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, local media reported. The journalist was interviewing participants in Friday’s rally when a quarrel broke out between them, media reports said, quoting the head of the Cairo security department. […]

A Union of Arab Kingdoms Should the US and Israel Worry?by Mudar Zahran

A Union of Arab Kingdoms Should the US and Israel Worry?by Mudar Zahran Leaders of the member nations of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) gathered on May 10, 2011, in Saudi Arabia, and took the Arab world by surprise by announcing the acceptance of Jordan to join the […]

Europeans Increase Boycotts Against Israel by Soeren Kern

Europeans Increase Boycotts Against Israel by Soeren Kern A provincial council in Scotland has announced a ban on Israeli books as part of a politically-motivated boycott on all goods and produce from Israel. The move is just the latest effort by pro-Palestinian activists in Europe to implement a fast-growing strategy that uses anti-Israel boycotts, […]

PALARAB MURDERER OF THE FOGEL FAMILY: “I’M PROUD OF WHAT I DID”,7340,L-4078506,00.html Palestinian baby killer: Proud of what I did Amjad Awad said he has no regrets over butchering five members of Fogel family in Itamar, even if it means he’ll get death sentence Ahiya Raved “I’m proud of what I did,” so declared Amjad Mahmad Awad, 19, on Sunday just moments before an indictment against […]

SOMETHING ROTTEN IN SWEDEN: NOTORIOUS TERRORIST LEILA KHALED WELCOMED,7340,L-4078246,00.html Something rotten in SwedenOp-ed: While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into country Abraham Cooper, Daniel Schatz   The number one topic around the globe has been the world after Bin Laden and the appropriate ways for democracies to dispose of terrorists. From Washington, to Brussels, to Tel Aviv and Islamabad, […]