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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

The 'Good' Revolt In Syria, Or Just More Revolting Jihadists?

Adnan al Aroor, moderate, peaceful icon of the Syrian rebellion: Syrian Christians will be dog meat While Hafez al-Assad ruled Syria in the early 1970s, these were the conditions under which Syrian Jews lived: Jews were required to live in

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

Imam Rauf's World Trade Center Conquest Imagery Re-Visited

When Ground Zero Mosque promoter Imam Feisal Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West was published in Indonesian in 2007, it acquired a modified title – “Seruan Azan Dari Puing WTC: Dakwah Islam

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

Rick Perry's Interactions With Ismaili Muslims Needs To Be Evaluated

While researching my forthcoming book, “Sharia Versus Freedom–The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism,” I discovered the work of an iconic contemporary Ismaili Muslim intellectual, Asaf A. A. Fyzee. As a law professor consummately trained in Western methods of research, he guided

A Grim Post 9/11 Failure: How Pakistan Will 'Re-Talibanize' Afghanistan

As we rapidly approach the ten year anniversary of the mass murderous jihad terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, the complete lack of American geostrategic vision becomes more glaringly apparent, on all fronts, domestic and international, military and non-military. We have failed

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

The Life of Wylie: Canine Cruelty By Our 'Afghan Allies'

Australian Federal Police officer Narelle Jensz, right, with Wylie, while he was being operated on at the Kandahar base in Afghanistan. The Australian (hat tip Religion of Peace). has a moving report on the humane efforts of Australian Federal Police

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,

Post-Surge Iraq: 2010 'Worst Year' for Small Christian Minority

David “What have you done to win Iraqi hearts and minds today?” Petraeus’s Legacy of Post-Surge “Success” General David Petraeus continues to receive plaudits for the “successful surge” in Iraq–based upon his credo, “What have you done to win Iraqi

Baer: Israel To Dismember Iranian Nukes In September?

Does this Baer posit the truth from his neck of the woods? Veteran CIA officer Robert Baer, who spent more than two decades years in the Middle East, including stints in Lebanon and Syria, predicted on the KPFK Los Angeles

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

Erdogan: Imprisoning Turkish Generals–and Ending Secularism

Turkey continues its regression to full re-Islamization–a process already begun within a decade of Ataturk’s death in 1938–and about to be fully realized under the fundamentalist Erdogan regime. Shredding the Turkish Constitution, which institutionalized Turkey’s harshly imposed secularism by assigning

Ramping Up To Another Jihad Genocide in The Sudan?

Churchill understood the jihad depredations of Sudan’s Arab Muslims There is a refreshingly honest–and alarming–piece by Alan Boswell writing for Time on the accumulating evidence that yet another jihad genocide may be under way in The Sudan–Arab Muslim mass murderers

Debating Islam Last Night: Cain and Gingrich Able, But Not Romney

Previously, I have compared and contrasted Newt Gingrich’s lucid understanding of the threat posed by Sharia supremacism, versus Mitt Romney’s muddled apologetic on jihad. Last evening’s (6/13/11) New Hampshire Republican primary candidates debate included a brief, but illuminating three-way exchange

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Democrats to Form 'Perfect Slavery to Allah Party'

Dr. Mohamed Badi, Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, now best described as The “Perfect Slavery to Allah” (hurriyya), or “Zabibah Party” (see discoloration from repeated prayer-induced skin trauma on his forehead) From Ikhwan Web: Egypt’s largest political opposition the Muslim

A Humble Challenge To Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, to his considerable credit, does not shy away from the appropriate use and discussion of the word jihad–for example, in this posting from July, 2007 entitled, “Avoiding the Jihad“. Indeed, this author had a frank if somewhat brief

81% of US Mosques Promote Jihad

The Islamic Center of Toledo Mosque and Minarets Mosques as Barracks in America Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan represents the triumphant Janus-faced approach to the fundamentalist global “Islamic revival.” He and his pious forbears have now completed dismantling Turkey’s secular experiment,

Sociologist Sued For Exposing Islamic Jew-Hatred In Belgium

Prof. Mark Elchardus has displayed rarely seen European intellectual honesty and moral courage regarding Islamic Jew-hatred in his native Belgium According to Ahlul Bayt New Agency, The Vigilance Musulmane (Muslim Vigilance) advocacy group filed a complaint with the Centre for