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Radical Islam for Dummies

It would have been hard to find an American outside the 30-person congregation of Rev. Terry Jones who even knew that he burned a Koran last week. But thanks to the Internet, this nutcase was able to post a video on the Internet, with Arabic sub-titles, showing him burning a copy of the Koran. The […]

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Christian Convicted of Blasphemy Found Dead in Karachi Jail

Christian Convicted of Blasphemy Found Dead in Karachi Jail – ‘ Qamar David, a Pakistani Christian serving a life sentence for blasphemy against Islam, was found dead in his Karachi jail cell yesterday. David, in prison since 2002, was sentenced for allegedly sending derogatory text messages about the Prophet Mohammad, though his lawyer maintains that […]

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Video: A Cavalcade of Muslim Jew Hatred

Via Daled Amos, here’s a remarkable MEMRI compilation that should indicate to you that our problems run a bit deeper than a few individual bad apples:

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U.S. Middle East Policy and Those Little Ideas That Get Millions of People Killed

I listened again to President Barack Obama’s main speech on Egypt back during the revolution and two phrases caught my ear. They were both intended, perhaps, as bland phrases yet they carry an awesome amount of meaning. The first was this: “Suppressing ideas never make them go away.” At first glance, who could object to […]

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Asra Q. Nomani: The Left’s Peter King Lynch Mob

Asra Q. Nomani: The Left’s Peter King Lynch Mob – ‘Liberals complain that the hearings on American Muslims were a racist blame game. But they trashed anyone trying to tell the truth about the radicalization of Islam…The attempt to discredit war stories from the trenches in the battle against extremist interpretations of Islam is extremely […]

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Quote of the week: Andrew C. McCarthy

Sometimes the Quote of the Week just gets me started, but on other occasions it’s so good that I find it hard to add anything. This week’s is like that: No serious person I know is saying Muslims aren’t up to democracy (and what we’re talking about here is a Muslim issue more than an […]

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Islam “Does Not Belong” to Germany

Islam “Does Not Belong” to Germany – ‘When Germany’s new Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, says Islam is not a part of the German way of life and “does not belong” in Germany, his comments sparked a new round of debate over the increasingly contentious question of Muslim immigration, integration and assimilation, and the role of […]

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Coptic Christians Killed by Egyptian Military – Will the Blackout Continue?

Coptic Christians in Egypt who are hoping that major news outlets in the United States are going to shine a light on the recent attack they endured in Helwan and their ongoing protests in Cairo have good reason to wonder exactly what is going on. Their story is just not being told in the U.S. […]

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5 Reasons why the Talibanization of the Middle East may not be a Bad Thing

The sweep of revolutions across the Middle East has optimists cheering and realists preparing for the worst. And the worst is generally a good thing to prepare for in the region. The regimes targeted by the movement have invariably either been allied to or achieved a stalemate with Western countries, (a statement that applies to […]

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Arab Liberals Worry About an Islamist Egypt; Western Observers Claim There’s No Threat

He jests at scars who never felt the wound, wrote Shakespeare, and it is an appropriate sentiment to point out that while Western observers ridicule the fear of an Islamist Egypt, a lot of Arab writers are very worried. In fact, here are three articles that display such concerns. The first is from Dr. Hasan […]

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Now We Know: How the Obama Administration is Going to Bring Disaster to the Middle East and U.S. Interests

In a moment, I’ll present you with what might be the most frightening paragraph in the modern history of U.S. Middle East policy. But first, here’s one that’s among the most deplorable. It’s from a Washington Post article: “The Obama administration is preparing for the prospect that Islamist governments will take hold in North Africa […]

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A Burqa for Lady Liberty and a Mosque for Ground Zero

A Muslim group has announced plans to cover the Statue of Liberty with a burqa and then replace her with a minaret. But there’s no reason at all to take such plans seriously. Lady Liberty being treated the way the Muslim world treats women in general, is as unlikely as a massive mosque being built […]

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Muslim Brotherhood’s New Campaign: Seize Control of Egypt’s Islamic Institutions

This is of gigantic importance (see if anyone else covers it). MEMRI has pointed out the opening of a Muslim Brotherhood campaign to replace Egypt’s current clerical hierarchy with its own people. If that happens…you can imagine. Once Islamists are in place making the “official” decisions on what constitutes proper Islam, an Islamist state cannot […]

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Persecution of Christians Begins in “Democratic” Egypt

Once the revolution began, Egypt’s Christians knew precisely what to expect. It isn’t that the regime of Husni Mubarak protected them so well from Muslim wrath. On the contrary, it was reluctant to prosecute Muslims who attacked and killed or wounded Christians as well as damaged or destroyed churches. The government often arrested Christians who […]

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Remember Lebanon: The Counter-Example to Egypt’s Revolution?

It is completely understandable that Arabs, having waited decades for the democratic moment, are rejoicing at events in Egypt and elsewhere. One wishes them well and hopes that this all works out in a new Middle East of democracy, peace, progress, and rising living standards. Yet everybody–and I repeat everybody–has acted as if this is […]

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Sheikh Qaradawi Seeks Total War

Sheikh Qaradawi Seeks Total War – ‘Mark Gardner and Dave Rich did yeoman’s work not long ago, analyzing the Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi’s 2003 book, Fatawa Min Ajl Falastin, or Fatwas on Palestine, and came to the conclusion that this putatively moderate Islamic cleric argues clearly and consistently that hatred of Israel and Jews […]

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Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood and Democracy: Listen to Those Who Know Best

The Western media continues to portray the Muslim Brotherhood–without citing any actual evidence and ignoring everything said or written by its leaders in Arabic–as moderate and full of diverse factions. But what does it mean when Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most important Islamist cleric in the world and of the Muslim Brotherhood, says, “The revolution is […]

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Tunisia: Polish priest murdered by dishonest worker

Tunisia: Polish priest murdered by dishonest worker – ‘Father Marek Rybinski, the 34-year-old Polish Salesian who was murdered in Tunisia on February 18, was slain by a dishonest worker at the missionary house, according to the local bishop. “According to official investigations, this person, who was a jack-of-all-trades at the missionary house, was given 2,000 […]

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Words you can’t say at the Pentagon

Words you can’t say at the Pentagon – ‘The Ft. Hood shooting has finally been the subject of a careful after-action analysis — a study that DOD should have done but didn’t. The analysis was done instead in a bipartisan report by Senators Lieberman and Collins, who lead the Homeland Security committee. Their report reveals […]

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Next Question for Tunisia: the Role of Islam in Politics

Next Question for Tunisia: the Role of Islam in Politics – ‘The second phase of Tunisia’s revolution played out in this city’s ancient medina last week as military helicopters circled and security forces rushed to carry out an unusual mission: protecting the city’s brothels. Police officers dispersed a group of rock-throwing protesters who streamed into […]

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