Reports that a man in Saudi Arabia, who has appeared on television as a preacher, had raped and tortured to death his 5-year-old daughter have fueled outrage online about the way the legal system works in the conservative kingdom and about the lack of protections for domestic abuse victims.

The man, Fayhan al-Ghamdi, was accused of raping and torturing his daughter Lama, who died from her injuries in October. While Saudi news organizations have reported on the case, over the past week activists in the kingdom have used the Twitter hashtag #IamLama, and its Arabic language equivalent, to draw much more attention to it.
Danish Opponent of Islam Is Attacked, and Muslims Defend His Right to Speak By ANDREW HIGGINS

COPENHAGEN — When a would-be assassin disguised as a postman shot at — and just missed — the head of Lars Hedegaard, an anti-Islam polemicist and former newspaper editor, this month, a cloud of suspicion immediately fell on Denmark’s Muslim minority.

Politicians and pundits united in condemning what they saw as an attempt to stifle free speech in a country that, in 2006, faced violent rage across the Muslim world over a newspaper’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Since then, the newspaper that first printed the images, Jyllands-Posten, has been the target of several terrorist plots.

However, as Mr. Hedegaard’s own opinions, a stew of anti-Muslim bile and conspiracy-laden forecasts of a coming civil war, came into focus, Denmark’s unity in the face of violence began to dissolve into familiar squabbles over immigration, hate speech and the causes of extremism.

But then something unusual happened. Muslim groups in the country, which were often criticized during the cartoon furor for not speaking out against violence and even deliberately fanning the flames, raised their voices to condemn the attack on Mr. Hedegaard and support his right to express his views, no matter how odious.

20 YEARS: FROM WILLFUL BLINDNESS TO COERCED SILENCE Andrew C. McCarthy, who successfully prosecuted Abdel Rahman, the “blind sheikh” who masterminded the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, poignantly reflects on how it is that two decades of jihad have failed to prod the West into acknowledging and confronting the specifically Islamic brand of war, part-violence, part-subversion, that is leading to […]

UK: Unemployment Benefits to Finance Jihad by Soeren Kern “The normal situation is to take money from the kuffar [non-believer]. You work, give us the money.” — Anjem Choudary A radical Islamic cleric who lives off the British welfare state has been filmed urging his followers to quit their jobs and claim unemployment benefits so they have more time to plot holy war […]

LORI LOWENTHAL MARCUS: OXFORD STUDENTS RESOUNDINGLY REJECT BDS MOVEMENT!!! Oxford students voted 69 – 10 to defeat a motion that would have required them to support and promote the economic and political anti-Israel warfare method known as the BDS movement. Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, is an exemplar of academic elite institutions. Tonight, February 27, the student leadership there […]

MELANIE PHILLIPS: THE MUTT AND JEFF OF THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION Is the United States about to become a laughing-stock to the rest of the world? It seems to have accrued a Defence Secretary who is the toast of Iran, and a Secretary of State who is a blithering idiot. It was hard to imagine that the new guy at State, John Kerry, could make […]


Despite the most inane confirmation performance in recent memory. After embarrassingly stumbling and bumbling through eight hours of straight up questioning, it’s a done deal, Chuck Hagel was confirmed and became the United States 23rd Secretary of Defense on Tuesday. His confirmation became assured this past Thursday, after five term Republican Senator Richard Shelby of […]

American Student Punished For Refusing To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance…in Texas! Todd Starnes….see note please

Everyone MUST call the school tomorrow. The ONLY way things will change is if HUNDREDS of people call to register their disgust for such blatant disrespect for our beloved country! Don’t sit on your hands and talk about your frustration. ACT!Tomorrow morning, CALL James Ponce, Superintendent of Schools for the McAllen, Texas Independent School District at (956) 618-6027 or the Main Switchboard at 956) 618-6000.

Tell the School Administration that you are offended as an American when an American school does NOT require students to recite OUR Pledge of Allegiance BUT instead requires students to recite the Mexican Pledge of Allegiance.PLEASE do this small action for YOUR country.
Janet Levy,
Los Angeles

Even worse, the same school doesn’t compel students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

Click here to read the lawsuit.

Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country.

Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

The district also has a written policy that excuses students from reciting text from the Declaration of Independence if the student “as determined by the district, has a conscientious objection to the recitation.”

“There is a sad trend in public schools across our nation to undermine American patriotism,” said Richard Thompson president of the Thomas More Law Center. “But it’s encouraging to see students like Brenda stand up for America despite pressure from school officials.”

The TMLC told Fox News the district ignored its own rules when Brinsdon refused to recite the pledge of a foreign country.

What’s most troubling is the different treatment for someone wanting to opt out of reciting the American Pledge of Allegiance compared to someone as a matter of conscience wants to opt out of reciting the Mexican pledge,” spokesman Erin Mersino told Fox News.

A spokesman for the McAllen Independent School District told Fox News they had not seen a copy of the lawsuit.

Bob Woodward: ‘Very Senior’ White House Official Told Me I’d ‘Regret’ Sequester Comments The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said on Wednesday that a “very senior” White House official threatened him over his continued public disagreements with the Obama administration. BuzzFeed later reported that the official was Gene Sperling, who heads President Obama’s White House Economic Council. Woodward has repeatedly accused the White House of “moving the goal […]

A Rocket from Gaza, and UN as Usual Posted By Claudia Rosett Last year, for month after month, as hundreds of rockets from Gaza hit Israel, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, wrote letter after letter [1] to the UN, asking for [2] urgent, serious action to stop this terrorist bombardment. The UN did pretty much nothing. Finally, on Nov. 14, Israel moved to […]


So Hagel was not chucked after all and now there is audible hand-wringing and blaming and accusing….namely, the Jews did not do enough to stop him petition, write letters and columns and prayers and so on.

I say they did too much. Hagel does not like Israel….no kidding….that’s the understatement. Hagel does not think America is worth defending anymore and that’s why he is unfit. His views on Israel mirror those of unfit organizations that purport great love and support for Israel. J Street for one. And what peeves me most is the number of anti Hagel Jews who supported and encouraged Israel’s surrender from Gaza. So what harms Israel more? Hagel’s idiotisms or shells landing in Israel from Gaza? Or, the two state solution that places the Jihad dagger at Israel’s throat.?

John Kerry is right. Americans have the right to be stupid. And they exert that right at every turn.