The Islamization of France in 2012 by Soeren Kern

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3523/islamization-of-france Muslim immigrants and their supporters have been using a combination of lawsuits, verbal and physical harassment — and even murder — to silence debate about the rise of Islam. Opinion surveys show that to voters in France — home to an estimated 6.5 million Muslims, the largest Muslim population in the European Union — […]

MY SAY: DEVOUTLY TO BE WISHED IN 2013

May thousands of homes be built throughout Judea and Samaria stretching in every direction from Jerusalem to the Jordan River.

May America and Israel wake up from the pacifist slumber and delusions that cripple major foreign policy decisions.

May we survive the next four years and live to fight another day in peace and harmony.

And for my friends and e-pals:

May you and all those whom you love have a wonderful New Year filled with success, joys, health and fun.

rsk

TWO GREAT LOSSES IN 2012

Andrew Breitbart died in April 2012. At the age of 43 Breitbart contributed so much to the conservative cause and media.

David Littman died in May of 2012. He was the beloved husband of Gisele Bat Ye’or. David was a distinguished scholar and great humanitarian.

May their memories be a blessing….

NEWS AND BUZZ 24/7

http://times247.com/ ‘Lady of the cells’ Nobel winner dies at 103 Associated Press Sunday, December 30, 2012 News Italy’s “Lady of the Cells,” Rita Levi-Montalcini has passed away aged 103. She was a joint Nobel Prize for Medicine winner in 1986, owing to her work unlocking the mysteries of how cells develop. Read more… Read more: […]

ANDREW HARROD: MOHAMMED AT THE MOVIES….A SEQUEL

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/muhammad-at-the-movies-the-sequel?f=puball Internationally-known Koran burner Terry Jones has returned to the internet with a film condemning Islam’s prophet Muhammad after Jones helped promote the internet trailer Innocence of Muslims, a source of global controversy. Posted on Jones’ website Stand Up America, the over one-hour long movie The Innocent Prophet: The Life of Muhammad from a Different […]

New Year, Same Struggle Against Tyranny By Bruce Bawer

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-bawer/new-year-same-struggle-against-tyranny/print/ And so yet another year ends, and a new one begins. And at the instant when we exchange the old, crumpled calendar, crammed with activities once planned and now completed, for the freshly printed one, a map of a land yet to be discovered, we clink champagne glasses to toast the relentless, one-directional movement […]

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY AT 70: A LIFE OF INTEGRITY ****

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/vladimir-kara-murza/a-life-of-integrity-vladimir-bukovsky-at-70/print/

Reprinted from ImRussia.org.

Yesterday, on Sunday, December 30, Vladimir Bukovsky – writer, scientist, human rights campaigner, and one of the founders of the dissident movement in the USSR – celebrated his 70th birthday. IMR Senior Policy Advisor Vladimir Kara-Murza recalls the milestones in Bukovsky’s life – and urges the present-day Russian opposition to heed his advice.

Vladimir Bukovsky does not like to be called a politician, preferring to be known as a neurophysiologist, writer or, at the very least, civic activist. In truth, he never engaged in politics: he merely realized, at an early age, that he could not reconcile himself to live quietly with a criminal and mendacious regime that sought to make millions of people its silent accomplices. Bukovsky’s protest was a moral one. “We did not play politics, we did not draft programs for the ‘people’s liberation,’” he recalls in his memoirs, To Build a Castle (a must-read for anyone interested in Russian history). “Our only weapon was glasnost (openness). Not propaganda, but glasnost, so that no one could say ‘I did not know.’ The rest is a matter for each person’s conscience.”

“I did not know” was a popular answer among members of the older generation when asked by the youngsters of the 1950s about Stalin’s times. The public condemnation of Stalinist crimes at the 1956 Communist Party congress and (almost immediately) the brutal suppression of the Hungarian revolution, which showed that the nature of the regime has not changed, were formative events for Bukovsky. His protest activity began literally during his school days: he joined a clandestine anti-Soviet group and published an underground satirical journal. In response, he was expelled from school, summoned to a dressing-down by the Moscow City Communist Party Committee, and barred from studying at university (he nevertheless won admission to Moscow State University, only to be discovered and expelled a year later.)

GEERT WILDERS’ COURAGEOUS JOURNEY: ANDREW HARROD

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/andrew-harrod/geert-wilders-courageous-journey/print/ Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders has released in 2012 his autobiographical account of his internationally known condemnation of, and personal conflicts with, Islam, with a forward available online by his fellow comrade in letters vis-à-vis Islam, conservative columnist Mark Steyn. Marked for Death: Islam’s War against the West and Me recounts how an individual Dutchman […]

TIMOTHY BIRDNOW: PROFESSOR CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/professor_calls_for_death_penalty_for_climate_change_deniers.html

It is as inevitable as the rising of the sun; the Left, when thwarted in their quest for power, suggests the use of lethal force to compel those who disagree.

There is a nauseating litany of murders done by our betters in their pursuit of the Benthamite vision of “the greatest good for the most people” — which in their minds equates to collectivization and socialism. You have Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Margaret Sanger, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot. Now we can add one more name to the list: Professor Richard Parncutt, Musicologist at Graz University in Austria.

Parncutt has issued — and later retracted after it the public outcry — a manifesto calling for the execution of prominent “Climate Change Deniers”. What is interesting is that Parncutt hates the death penalty and supports Amnesty International’s efforts to end it.

This would be a shocking thing for a college professor to do were it an isolated incident, but this call has been made a number of times in the past. For instance, an anonymous poster at the liberal website Talking Points Memo called for similar action, as did Climate Progress editor Joe Romm, who called for “deniers” to be strangled in their beds. Grist magazine writer David Roberts called for Nuremberg trials for “deniers” and NASA’s James Hansen has likewise called for similar trials.

The violent rhetoric has been ongoing — and disturbing. Liberals in the United States have repeatedly tried to blame mass shootings on talk radio for inflaming the public, yet they are strangely silent about actual calls to violence on the part of environmentalists.

Coked Up: How Hezbollah is Fundraising with Mexican Drug Cartels Robin Shepherd

Coked Up: How Hezbollah is fundraising with Mexican drug cartels The terrorist group Hezbollah is thought to be filling a void created by a lack of funds from Iran with illicit drug money http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2332/coked_up_how_hezbollah_is_fundraising_with_mexican_drug_cartels beleaguered Hezbollah is partnering with brutal Mexican drug gangs in order to raise cash and further its aspirations for attacks on […]