Fertility, Faith, and the Decline of Islam: Strategic Implications: David Goldman

http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2013/02/11/fertility-faith-and-the-decline-of-islam-strategic-implications/?print=1 The liberal establishment has finally taken note of the elephant in the Muslim parlor, namely the closing of the Muslim womb. A year after the American Enterprise Institute’s Nicholas Eberstadt reported the precipitous fall in Muslim fertility in a widely commented paper, and seven years after I reported the trend and its strategic implications […]

DAVID “SPENGLER” GOLDMAN: ON POPE BENEDICT

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All who love the Free World heard with sadness today’s news of the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI, whose physical infirmity caused him to step down from the chair of St. Peter. As the shepherd of the founding institution of the West, Benedict personally embodied its best traditions. He is one of the last men living to have assimilated the fullness of European culture, a member of the “heroic generation” of Catholic theologians that included Henri de Lubac and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

We will remember many acts of intellectual courage from this pope. One in particular comes to mind today, namely his speech at the University of Regensburg on September 12, 2006. In the face of great controversy, Benedict cited the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologue: “Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” And he added:

The emperor,

ANDREW WILSON: HE WHO NO LONGER WALKS ON WATER ****

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/02/11/he-who-no-longer-walks-on-wate At this stage in our nation’s decline, does anyone still care what Barack Obama thinks or says about “the state of the union”? I think not. More than 52 million people watched Obama’s first State of the Union in 2009. It has been all downhill ever since –– with 48 million viewers in 2010, […]

Guess Who Had Close to $100,000 in Assets Socked Away Right There in the Cayman Islands? Jack Lew. By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-treasury-secty-nominee-hits-snag-uniting-gop-and-far-left/2013/02/12/0/  Jack M. Lew, President Obama’s former chief of staff and budget director, and now his nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, will face the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday at the formal vetting stage prior to confirmation. Until several days ago, the nomination seemed to be a slam dunk. Not anymore. One of President Obama’s […]

WES PRUDEN: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S GOOGLY MEN

http://www.prudenpolitics.com/newsletter?utm_source=P&P%20Auto%201&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6133 Barack Obama says he’s not a Muslim, but a Christian. That’s his business, between the president and God. The president clearly has a soft spot in his heart for Islam. He once described the call to evening prayer, which he first heard as a child in a Muslim school in Indonesia, as “one of […]

RUTHIE BLUM: APPEASING ANKARA

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3426 According to a report in the Turkish daily Hurriyet on Monday, Israel has agreed to allow building materials for the construction of a hospital to be transported from Turkey into the Gaza Strip. This relaxation of the naval blockade on the terrorist enclave is part of the Egypt-brokered cease-fire agreement that ended Operation Pillar […]

EMANUEL NAVON: MALI-AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ISRAEL

www.navon.com France intervened in Mali to protect its vital interests. For years, al-Qaeda has been trying to overtake the countries of the Sahel region, and Mali is its main target. Without the French military intervention, Mali would have become the first Islamic state of the Sahel region, followed by neighboring Niger, a country on which […]

THE DEPARTMENT OF EXCUSES….BDS AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE: JONATHAN MARKS

http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/5935/features/department-of-excuses-bds-at-brooklyn-college/ BDS—the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” movement—styles itself a “global movement against Israeli apartheid.” The group promotes economic sanctions against Israeli businesses, cultural institutions, and universities in the name of what it calls Palestinian equality. According to BDS founding member Omar Bhargouti, such equality requires at least three things: “ending Israel’s 1967 occupation and colonization, ending […]

German Church Becomes Mosque “The New Normal” by Soeren Kern

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3585/german-church-becomes-mosque “Do not worry, the muezzin will not shout from the minaret.” — Daniel Abdin, Chairman, the Al-Nour Center. Muslim plans to convert a former Lutheran church in the city of Hamburg into a mosque is generating controversy across Germany. From Berlin to Dortmund to Mönchengladbach, the gradual proliferation of mosques housed in former churches […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: WINNING THE MINORITY VOTE

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ What they have delivered is a liberal’s eye diagnosis of why they lost and so they debuted a plan to win over Latinos with amnesty and to end their negative image with a new gentler look. Mostly what they have proven is that they are even more clueless than they were a year ago. […]