That's just beautiful, isn't it?
Muslims will not stop pressing for concessions. It is the free world that will have to say no. And in Switzerland, the court did just that. As Hege Storhaug, the co-founder of Human Rights Service in Norway, said: "All the time [Muslims] have special rules...We get a split-up society and Islam gets more presence in the public sphere...In the most extreme consequence it leads to the Islamization of society."
"All the time it's Muslims who come with special requirements," she says. "We never hear a peep from Catholics, Jews, Hindus etc."
Read the whole story: Mixed Swimming Worries Swiss Muslims.
Because Islam forbids the artistic representation of people, and because the cartoon implied that Muslims might be violent, Muslims across Europe rioted violently to protest. When it was all over, 187 people were dead. Over cartoons.
Newspapers in Britain, Sweden, Norway, and the United States almost universally failed to reprint these relatively mild cartoons. But not everyone cowered in fear. As Bawer writes:
My book came out in the midst of the Danish cartoon crisis. And during that crisis I saw things in Europe that — quite frankly — surprised and impressed me. I saw the editors of a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, stand up for freedom of expression in the face of worldwide rioting, vandalism, and murder by Muslims and contempt on the part of foolish Westerners. I saw a Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in defiance of the UN, the EU, and most of the “international community,” stand by that newspaper and refuse to meet with Muslim ambassadors who were out to intimidate his country and to force Sharia-like restrictions on Western liberties. I saw the people of Denmark, in overwhelming numbers, stand behind their prime minister in his refusal to yield to jihad. And I saw major newspapers across Europe reprinting the Jyllands-Posten cartoons in acts of free-speech solidarity.
The Danish are a brave, freedom-loving people who are a shining example to the free world. Read the whole article: Who's Sleeping More Deeply — Europe or America?
In the video below he answers some questions on Fox News. Almost everything he says is clear and necessary to understand if we intend to stop Islam's relentless encroachment.
You can read articles by Robert Spencer (and his commentary on current events) at his site, JihadWatch. I also recommend his excellent book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). I have it on audio in my car and I've learned a lot of information very thoroughly by listening to it many times. Of all the citizen warrior heroes in this war, Robert Spencer is one of the most important.
From an article in USA Today:
• Supporters of the Swiss referendum collected enough signatures two weeks ago to call for a constitutional ban on minarets, the towers used to call worshipers to prayer.
• Italy's Interior Minister Roberto Maroni announced this month that he wants to close a Milan mosque because crowds attending Friday prayers spill onto the street and irritate neighbors. In April, the city of Bologna scrapped plans for a new mosque, saying Muslim leaders failed to meet certain requirements, including making public its source of funding.
• In Austria, the southern province of Carinthia passed a law in February that effectively bans the construction of mosques by requiring them to fit within the overall look and harmony of villages and towns.
• Far-right leaders from 15 European cities met in Antwerp, Belgium, in January and called for a ban on new mosques and a halt to "the Islamization" of European cities. The group said mosques act as catalysts for taking over neighborhoods and imposing Islamic ways of life on Europeans.
"We already have more than 6,000 mosques in Europe, which are not only a place to worship but also a symbol of radicalization, some financed by extreme groups in Saudi Arabia or Iran," Filip Dewinter, leader of a Flemish separatist party in Belgium, told Radio Netherlands Worldwide at the conference.
As-Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media unit, had indicated that it would post such a videotape on September 11. As-Sahab had banner images on the internet showing a silhouetted head with a question mark and the words, “Wait 11 September.”
The US-based intelligence group IntelCenter had speculated the video would be a message from Osama or Zawahiri with a recording of the last will and testament of Mohammed Atta, one of the leaders of the 9/11 attackers.
Sources close to U.S. intelligence said, “Hackers knocked out Al Qaeda’s online means of communication, thus preventing them from posting anything to commemorate the anniversary.”
Western intelligence suspects two hackers who have targeted Islamicist sites before were responsible: Aaron Weisburd from Internet Haganah and Rusty Shackleford from the web group My Pet Jawa. Both have been active in ongoing Internet battle between Islamicist hackers and their opponents.
This is not the first time hackers have dented the plans of the world’s deadliest terror network. In 2004, a hacker group called TeAmZ USA had knocked out the websites of Abu Musal al-Zarqawi, late head of the Al Qaeda in Iraq, for showing tapes of Westerners being beheaded. The hackers left the image of a gun-toting penguin on the website.
Read whole story: Hackers Block Al Qaeda.
The citizens aboard that plane were the only ones who stopped any Jihadis that day. And they prevented major attack on either the White House or the Capitol Building.
Read the whole story here, including profiles of each of the passengers and crew: Flight 93.
Get the DVD and relive that world-changing day through the eyes of forty citizen warrior heroes: Flight 93: The Movie.
You can go here to find out which oil companies are terror free — that is, companies that do not get any oil from the Persian Gulf.
And if you can't find any of those gas stations in your area, you can go here and find out which oil companies have the smallest percentage of oil coming from the Persian Gulf.
I first heard about Tom's work when he handed out free copies of Obsession to everyone at the Democratic Convention in Denver earlier this year (2008). That struck me as brilliant.
Tom Trento is doing one of the most important things that can be done: Helping non-Muslims educate themselves about Islam's political goals. And he chose one of the best vehicles for accomplishing this: Obsession is a good introduction to the guiding principles of Islam's relationship with non-Muslims.
Read more about Tom Trento's work: WatchObsession.org.
The goal of this week-long event October 13-17 is to dispel the charade promoted by the MSA (Muslim Students Association) that it is merely another religious and cultural group among the many which make up today’s “diverse,” multicultural campus. Hopefully, this will convince student governments and university administrators to remove funding for this hostile organization.
“Stop the Jihad on Campus” will reveal MSA’s hardcore political agenda as an affinity group for the radical Islamic jihad, and its role as a sponsor of religious prejudice against women and gays, ethnic hatred against Jews, and anti-American propaganda. Horowitz clearly understands the goals and methods of Jihadis and is successfully thwarting them.
Learn more about his project and find ways you can help: Stop the Jihad on Campus.
Learn more about the MSA's connection to violence-promoting U.S. organizations: The Muslim Brotherhood's US Network (long article but worth reading).
Reinsford has a passion for accuracy, and that's one of the things that makes his site so valuable. His mission is "to present the truth about Islam and how it is so tragically different from other religions." Read more about his mission here: An article about TROP on TROP.
By simply presenting the facts, Reinsford cuts through the multicultural rhetoric and makes it clear the teachings of this religion are presenting a danger to the free world. And as Reinsford says, "Nor should Westerners continue to think that the solution to the violence is greater understanding and tolerance for Islam, as Muslim apologists often imply when offering rare commentary on high-profile terror attacks. It is the killers and their supporters who need lessons in tolerance and understanding, not their victims."
Read more: An interview with Glen Reinsford.
They stand to earn 50 million dollars this year, the money going directly into the coffers of the most violent and aggressive Jihadi group in the world. Right now they are holding 14 ships and 300 crewmen for large ransoms. This kind of raiding and ransoming is very similar to how Mohammad financed early Islam (see more in the comments to this article).
But the Combined Task Force 150, an international naval force under the U.S. 5th Fleet command, has begun patrolling the area. They have already thwarted 12 pirate hijackings.
Read the whole story: Jihad on the High Seas.
Muslims all over Europe are using both legal and illegal means to coerce concessions, and they are gaining ground all the time. When a Dutch newspaper published cartoons of Mohammad, the riots that ensued left 187 people dead and many publishers cowed into self-censorship.
Wilders is recommending simple and direct solutions such as stopping the immigration from Muslim countries. Regardless of criticism from mass media and death threats from important and influencial Muslims, he continues to speak out.
Read one of his recent speeches: America As The Last Man Standing.