Andrew G. Bostom

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Italy-NOT The United States- Comes To Iranian Pastor's Defense

Franco Frattini: Western moral clarity on Pastor Nadarkhani’s “apostasy” conviction. The fate of Iranian “apostate” pastor Youcef Nadarkani still hangs in the balance. Contra Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rather tepid statement that the “US stands with the international community”

Indonesian Islam And Nahdlatul Ulama Without Camouflage

Moderate, “peace-loving” Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) opposes the banning of the misogynistic barbarity of clitorectomy/female genital mutilation Robert Small’s American Thinker essay on the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Indonesian Islam reads more like a “Just So Story” than a “True Story.”

Poll: Likely American Voters Are Islamo-Realistic

A national poll of 1,000 likely voters was completed in August by Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, and Republican pollster John McLaughlin for Secure America Now. The published results indicate that unlike our media, academic, and political elites, Americans, thank goodness,

Ethical Oil And The Saudis

The US Centers for Disease Control provides a simple web-based, illustrated guide to disease-causing tick removal which offers this sage advice: If you find a tick attached to your skin, there’s no need to panic. There are several tick removal

Mitt Romney On Jihad And Sharia

Mitt Romney, June 3, 2009, at The Heritage Foundation on Jihad: “I spoke about three major threats America faces on a long term basis. Jihadism is one of them, and that is not Islam.” However: There is just one historically

How Sharia Threatens Western Justice

Wife-battering imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich, Sheikh Abu Adam, is the face of Germany’s Islamic “Justice .” Adam gave a lecture at the city’s Catholic University entitled “An Islam which distances itself from violence,” shortly before being

Popeye Knew The Libyan Rebels

The scenes of looting in Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound (here; here), and general mayhem in “liberated” Tripoli brought to mind the 1937 insights of that great animated Orientalist–Popeye–via my dear friend Hillel Stavis. From Popeye the Sailor and Ali Baba’s

The New Libyan Zabibah-stan: Made Safe for Sharia?

Mustafa Abduljalil spokesman for the new Libyan Zabibah-stan. Zabibah–prominent* Libyan “rebel” spokesperson Mustafa Abduljalil, born in 1952 in Al Baida, one of the first cities to rise against Gaddafi, studied law and Islamic jurisprudence in Benghazi before embarking on a

Bat Ye'or: 'The Universal Caliphate Stands Before Us'

Bat Ye’or’s 2005 Eurabia: the Euro-Arab Axis portrayed Western Europe’s recrudescent dhimmitude, chronicled in real time, by our most informed contemporary scholar of the dhimmi condition. Living as an eyewitness in Geneva–a major European center, with its United Nations, NGOs

Avian-Brained Abe Foxman on the 'Cloacal' Sharia

Avian Cloaca: Bousquet’s Sharia Metaphor Foxman: Avian-Brained on Sharia Abraham Foxman’s latest uninformed rant, “Shout down the Sharia myth makers,” re-affirms his nonpareil status as the most blindly agenda-driven and distressingly stupid organizational Jewish “leader.” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s Foxman

Bernard Lewis: Pied Piper Of Islamic Confusion

Bernard Lewis: What Went Wrong? This summer’s Claremont Review of Books contains a featured review essay by Robert R. Reillyi which discusses Bernard Lewis’s essay collection “Faith and Power,” ii and the nonagenarian historian’s reflections upon the so-called Arab Spring

Military Islamo-Insanity In Britain: The RAF Ayatollah

Dr Hayward (left), the Muslim convert “RAF Ayatollah” at an Armed Forces Muslim Association event last year with a more authentic Ayatollah to the right. An apparently rare breed of British military officer with the appropriate patriotic moral clarity and

Fjordman, Fairness, And The Brevik Mass Murderer

Today my colleague, the perspicacious Norwegian essayist Fjordman (whose prolific writings can be read here), was compelled to surrender his anonymity after reluctantly granting an interview to Verdans Gang (published in English, here). An hysterical, morally cretinous press and blogosphere–Norwegian,

Australia: Sharia-Sanctioned Polygamy and Child Marriage

Despite an overall apologetic tone borne of transparent obeisance to cultural relativism, two legal academics, Dr Ann Black and Dr Kerrie Sadiq from The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law are “suggesting” in their research publication, “Good &

Reading A Death Sentence For Apostasy in Iran

“I refuse to belong to a religion that will not not have me as a member” –brave Muslim “apostate,” Ibn Warraq (with apologies to Groucho Marx) Two Iranian Supreme Court justices have denied an appeal of Youcef Nadarkhani’s December 5,

Mere 73% of Palestinians Want Jews Annihilated

From a Hamas poster glorifying the martyr who drowns the Zionists in blood (used as part of the cover art for Raphael Israeli’s seminal “Islamikaze Data have just been released from a survey completed this week which confirm the implacable,

Michael Totten And the Muslim Brotherhood

Zabibah-Master meets master of clueless Middle East reportage He’s baaack–this time from a trip to Egypt, where itinerant reporter Michael Totten, in his own inimitably vacuous assessment, was “hanging with the Muslim Brotherhood.” Totten is the classic uninformed roving Middle

Whittaker Chambers, Communism, And Islam

Whittaker Chambers (April 1, 1901-July 9, 1961) Freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else. It is in striving toward God that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. God alone is the inciter and guarantor