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  • What did Pope Francis actually say about contraception?

    02/18/2016 1:52:34 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    EWTN News ^ | February 18, 2016
    Despite a rush of headlines claiming Pope Francis is softening the Church's stance on contraception. A closer look at his recent remarks could suggest otherwise. During an in-flight press conference on his way back from Mexico, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter about the threat of Zika virus in many Latin American countries. Noting that the virus may be linked to birth defects when transmitted from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, the reporter asked the Holy Father about proposals involving "abortion, or else avoiding pregnancy" in areas where Zika virus is prevalent. The Pope responded by emphatically...
  • Why These 66 Books?

    02/28/2015 5:16:22 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 125 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | June 20,2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    Why These 66 Books? Have you ever looked at your Bible and wondered, “Why do we regard these 66 books, and no others, as comprising the inspired Word of God?”That is a critically important question, since there are many today who would deny that these 66 books truly make up the complete canon of Scripture.The Roman Catholic Church, for example, claims that the Apocryphal books which were written during the inter-testamental period (between the Old and New Testaments) ought to be included in the Bible. Cult groups like the Mormons want to add their own books to the Bible—things like the Book of Mormon, The Doctrines and Covenants,...
  • Muslim Terrorism Excused [satire]

    01/10/2015 6:00:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Armed Muslim terrorists slew a dozen unarmed members of the editorial staff of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in a raid on the paper's Paris office this week. Though the gunman proclaimed these murders as retribution for the paper's mockery of Islamic extremism, leading liberal luminaries have reassured everyone that the attack had nothing to do with "real" Islam. The New York Times dismissed a female survivor's recounting of being spared and advised to convert and obey the Quran as "unreliable testimony. Given the traumatic circumstances these witnesses couldn't be expected to clearly remember events." The NYT's editors contrasted "the...
  • Brother Rachid: A Message To President Obama From A Former Muslim

    09/10/2014 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | Dave Huntwork
    Has the West lost its soul or be able to overcome the deplorable liberal cancer that lobotomizes intelligent people, creates endless line of apologists, capitulators, seditionists Brother Rachid, the son of a Moroccan imam, has posted a video called “A Message to President Obama From a Former Muslim” in which he attempts to give the President a crash course in Islamic studies. He begins by telling the president that he is wrong when he said that ISIL speaks for no religion. The former Muslim-turned-Christian further explains that terrorism begins in the schools and Mosques and must be cut off at...
  • Museum Of Tolerance Acquires Bertrand Russell’s Nazi Appeasement Letter

    02/19/2014 2:24:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    AP) ^ | February 19, 2014 1:50 PM
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. ... “The fact of the matter is he had all the credentials. He probably was Britain’s greatest philosopher and won the Nobel Prize for literature after all,” Hier said. “But he didn’t understand a basic concept: that the idea that you allow evil to flourish under these conditions, that if we act nice to Hitler, serve him...
  • U.S. Job Growth Falters As Cold Weather Grips Nation

    01/10/2014 5:34:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Reuters Via Yahoo Finance ^ | January 10, 2014 | Lucia Mutikani
    U.S. employers hired the fewest workers in nearly three years in December, but the setback was likely to be temporary amid signs that unusually cold weather may have had an impact. The surprisingly weak job growth figures reported by the Labor Department on Friday, however, could cause some discomfort at the Federal Reserve, which last month announced plans to scale back its massive monetary stimulus program. Nonfarm payrolls rose only 74,000 in December, the smallest increase since January 2011 and well short of the 200,000 jobs or so that most economists had expected.
  • Mormon apologetics group brings conference to Provo [Mormonism being 'disenchanted' on the 'net]

    08/01/2013 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 68 replies
    Provo Herald ^ | July 28, 2013 | Court Mann
    The Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR) is bringing its annual FAIR Mormon Conference to Provo on Thursday and Friday. The organization, whose mission is to discuss and defend criticisms against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, used to hold its annual conference in Sandy, but chose the Utah Valley Convention Center this year because of a growing audience. FAIR has seen increased interest recently, both within the church and from outsiders, as the Internet increases access to -- and questions about -- the entirety of church history. Daniel Peterson, an Arabic professor at Brigham Young University...
  • Joe Paterno Really Didn't Know

    This excerpt from the Clemente Report is very disturbing. For anyone who refuses to believe that Joe didn't know - I think this story will change their minds. Would anyone blame this Mom, like they blame Joe? Would she be fired? Would she be cast as a horrible, evil person? Should all of her life's good work be erased because of this episode? Was she demonized like Joe has been? And this molestation happened literally right in front of her eyes. Please watch the video, read the Clemente report, THEN please post your comments and let us know what you...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 6:08:08 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 02NOV12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Vatican should learn from Galileo mess, prelate says

    07/07/2009 8:24:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 602+ views
    newsdaily ^ | 2009/07/02 | Philip Pullella
    The Catholic Church should not fear scientific progress and possibly repeat the mistake it made when it condemned astronomer Galileo in the 17th century, a Vatican official said on Thursday in a rare self-criticism. Galileo, who lived from 1564 to 1642, was condemned by the Inquisition in 1633 for asserting that the earth revolved around the sun. Known as the father of astronomy, he wasn't fully rehabilitated by the Vatican until 1992, nearly 360 years later. At a news conference presenting a new volume of documents on the Galileo case, Monsignor Sergio Pagano, head of the Vatican's secret archives, said...
  • Two Jew-Hating Terror Apologists, Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, To Duke It Out At UCLA About How

    05/02/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/2/12 | Pamela Geller
    It is unconscionable that the likes of Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, sly and slick advocates for Israel's destruction, get a platform and a respectful hearing at universities all over the country, while freedom fighters seldom get invited at all, and when we do, leftist brownshirts do all they can to shout us down and shut us down. Bin Laden apologist (Hussein Ibish) to debate Ahmadinejad apologist (Reza Aslan) on Israel at UCLA Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch In light of the jihad doctrine and the stated goals of jihad groups like Hamas, there is no difference between a one-state...
  • Islamic Terror Attacks: What is to Blame?

    05/01/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT · by forty_years · 16 replies
    FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | May 1, 2012 | DR. LAINA FARHAT-HOLZMAN
    There are two ways to analyze the violent eruption of global terrorist attacks that have marked the past three decades: analyze the nature of the threat and the culture supporting it, or blame it all on the evils of Western colonialism and American militarism. The latter analysis is the choice of the "politically correct," who say that terrorism is as rampant in the West as it is in the Muslim world. A truth check, however, will tell us that for every Western terrorist (such as Timothy McVeigh), there are hundreds almost exclusively from the Muslim world. If colonialism is the...
  • Concerned, informed citizens get Islamist whitewash, All-American Muslim, off the air

    03/08/2012 7:40:27 PM PST · by forty_years · 6 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 3/8/12 | netwmd Staff
    Americans are getting informed about the dangers Islamists pose to civilized societies -- stealth infiltration of Sharia (Islamic "law") into our legal/social system, "honor" killings, homicide bombings, support for terrorism... There are too many apologists for Islamist outrages amongst our university academe, primary and secondary educators, media elite, government officials, etc. But the blogsphere, activist organizations, and concerned citizens have learned about Islam, and are fighting back against political correctness gone mad (though we still have a long way to go). Thanks to the efforts of the Florida Family Association, The Learning Channel has pulled its shameless whitewash of Islam,...
  • Looking for ‘Islamophobia’ in All the Usual Places Meet the Left's "Shariah Defense Lobby."

    09/03/2011 6:27:26 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | David Roboi
    Last week the Center for American Progress released the latest in an increasingly desperate series of reports by far-left and Islamist groups attacking my colleagues and me at the Center for Security Policy and others for our work educating Americans about Islamist terrorist threats and exposing the underlying doctrine — Shariah — that motivates them. In what could be called a “Shariah Defense Lobby,” a growing number of far-left groups have joined ranks with Islamist groups to whitewash and protect the political, legal, military, and religious doctrines of Shariah from scrutiny. This latest report joins previous efforts by the Center...
  • Majorcan Descendants of Spanish Jews Who Converted Are Recognized as Jews

    07/10/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT · by Palter · 160 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 July 2011 | DOREEN CARVAJAL
    Centuries after the Spanish Inquisition led to the forced conversion of Jews to Catholicism, an ultra-orthodox rabbinical court in Israel has issued a religious ruling that recognizes descendants from the insular island of Majorca as Jews. The opinion focused narrowly on the Majorcan community of about 20,000 people known as chuetas and did not apply to descendants of Sephardic Jewish converts in mainland Spain or the broader diaspora of thousands of others who scattered to the Ottoman Empire and the Spanish colonies in South and North America. The island, isolated until a tourist boom that began in the late 1960s,...
  • If Osama Did Not Represent "Real Islam", then Why Was he Given a Muslim Funeral?

    05/04/2011 9:12:20 AM PDT · by pinochet · 16 replies
    When 9-11 took place, Muslim spokesmen in America and elsewhere (as well as their non-Muslim apologists), assured us that Osama did not represent "real Islam". They told us that Osama's actions made him anti-Islamic and a non-Muslim. If the above is true, then why was Osama given a Muslim burial? America had every right to wrap his body in pig skins, accompanied by strips of bacon and pork chops. How could Muslims have complained, when they assured us that Osama does not represent Islam? In any case, doesn't giving Osama a Muslim funeral increase his chances of going to the...
  • Please Freep this poll about the Sarah Newsweek Cover

    11/18/2009 1:54:00 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 33 replies · 1,302+ views
    Daily Finance ^ | November 18, 2009 | Jeff Bercovici
    What on earth was Sarah Palin thinking when she posed in a pair of teeny-tiny gym shorts for a photograph that ended up on the cover of Newsweek -- a cover she has called "sexist"? Perhaps she was thinking that her image would only appear in the magazine she was posing for, Runner's World, and nowhere else, at least not for months and months. If so, she had good reason -- since, as DailyFinance has learned, the photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek. That photographer, Brian Adams, could not immediately be reached, and...
  • Roman Polanski, ACORN: The Left Hearts Pedophilia

    09/29/2009 9:35:13 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 21 replies · 1,048+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 30, 2009 | Mondo Frazier
    What does the Liberal Left have against 13-year-old girls? Within the space of a month, the Left has been--well, not exactly--forced to defend both Roman Polanski and ACORN. While most politicians have remained mum, an assortment of liberal bloggers, pundits and Hollywood celebs have rushed to the defense of ACORN, Roman Polanski or both. ACORN, shown on hidden camera instructing how to facilitate the importation of underage girls into the United States for the sex trade, rallied the Left first. Roman Polanski, convicted of drugging and anally raping a 13-year-old girl, is the latest to cause the Left, especially Hollywood,...
  • Media Conspiracy Theorists Claim Obama Is A Citizen

    07/27/2009 7:47:46 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 59 replies · 1,164+ views
    July 27, 2009 | Gargantua
    The Obama rump-swab government-run media are so shaken by the persistence of those among the American electorate who would still like to see proof of Obama's Natural-Born American Citizenship that they have adopted the Nazi propaganda tactic of referring to such inquisitive individuals as "conspiracy theorists." In fact, the only true "conspiracy theorists" in the room are the ostrich-imitating media, who use such perjorative and insulting terminology to refer to patriotic Americans who merely request a modicum of assurance that our president is actually our president under the simple and unchallenged rules set forth in the United States Constitution. People...
  • Purge the RINOs and the RINO Apologists

    04/28/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT · by Natural Law · 82 replies · 1,817+ views
    4/28/09 | Natural law
    I am as sick to death of RINO apologists as I am the RINOs themselves. Too many real conservatives took a lot of flack here on FR during the last mid term and presidential election cycles for expecting Republicans to actually legislate like Republicans rather voting for every Obama-lite candidate with an “R” after their names who just might be electable. To too many, elections are about partisan score keeping and not about the direction and future of the country. Many conservatives received a lot of undeserved criticism because they refused to vote straight party line or choose the lesser...
  • Duty. Honor. Confederacy.

    07/27/2008 7:52:45 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 163 replies · 534+ views
    The Charlotte Post ^ | July 24, 2008 | Kimberly Harrington
    MONROE – At first glance, it’s an unlikely combination. A black family seated under a tent facing a line of Civil War re-enactors, proudly holding Confederate flags and gripping their weapons. But what lies between these two groups is what brought them together: An unmarked grave about to get its due, belonging to a slave who fought for the Confederacy. Weary Clyburn was best friends with his master’s son, Frank. When Frank left the plantation to fight in the Civil War, Clyburn followed him. He fought alongside Frank and even saved his life on two occasions. On July 18, the...
  • Barton freed after 6 years for starting Colorado's worst fire

    06/02/2008 10:08:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 209+ views
    Terry Lynn Barton has been released from prison after serving a six-year term for starting the worst wildfire in Colorado's recorded history. Barton, 44, pleaded guilty to arson charges stemming from the 2002 Hayman Fire, which blackened 138,000 acres, destroyed 133 homes and forced more than 8,000 people to evacuate. She was a fire spotter for the U.S. Forest Service at the time
  • Pelosi Credits Iran’s “Goodwill” for Surge Success

    05/29/2008 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Jbny · 143 replies · 311+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 29, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    In an interview yesterday with the San Francisco Chronicle, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed the U.S. troop surge failed to accomplish its goal. She then partially credited the success of the troop surge to “the goodwill of the Iranians,” claiming that they were responsible for ending violence in the southern city of Basra. Asked if she saw any evidence of the surge’s positive impact on her May 17 trip to Iraq she responded: Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That...
  • Scientists Find Fingerprint Of Evolution Across The Human Genome

    04/08/2008 2:44:28 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 131+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-8-2008 | National Academy of Sciences
    Scientists find a fingerprint of evolution across the human genome The Human Genome Project revealed that only a small fraction of the 3 billion “letter” DNA code actually instructs cells to manufacture proteins, the workhorses of most life processes. This has raised the question of what the remaining part of the human genome does. How much of the rest performs other biological functions, and how much is merely residue of prior genetic events? Scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the University of Chicago now report that one of the steps in turning genetic information into proteins leaves genetic...
  • Obama shows grace under fire (Barf Alert)

    03/19/2008 6:28:05 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies · 499+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/19/08 | Cynthia Tucker
    Last August, during an appearance before the National Association of Black Journalists, Barack Obama was asked whether he'd lead the nation in a "conversation about race" if he were elected president. He demurred, suggesting that Americans were more interested in having a president who would fight terrorism and economic decline than one who acted as therapist-in-chief. It was a pragmatic response from the man trying to become the nation's first black president. He'd never win over substantial numbers of white or brown or even black voters if he seemed overly focused on America's racial divide. But the issue of race...
  • Slavery in the North

    11/15/2004 12:05:16 PM PST · by nosofar · 153 replies · 5,833+ views
    Unnamed ^ | 2003 | Douglas Harper
    African slavery is so much the outstanding feature of the South, in the unthinking view of it, that people often forget there had been slaves in all the old colonies. Slaves were auctioned openly in the Market House of Philadelphia; in the shadow of Congregational churches in Rhode Island; in Boston taverns and warehouses; and weekly, sometimes daily, in Merchant's Coffee House of New York. Such Northern heroes of the American Revolution as John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin bought, sold, and owned black people. The family of Abraham Lincoln himself, when it lived in Pennsylvania in colonial times, owned slaves.[1]...
  • Candidates Accused of 'Linking Islam with Terrorism'

    02/05/2008 7:30:59 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 44 replies · 180+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 5, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    Last week, a reporter of the Kuwait News Agency accused Sen. John McCain and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee of “linking Islam with terrorism as a tool to scare up support among US voters, an election style experts describe as ‘shameful.” ... Shameful style? Yes, if measured by Islamic standards and not those of American politics and free speech. Last Monday it was reported that the British government has drawn up a new handbook for government officials that forbids them to use phrases like “Islamist extremism” or “jihadi-fundamentalist” -- instead, police and others must refer to “violent extremism” and “criminal...
  • "A Tribute to Communism" movie on YouTube

    05/14/2007 6:50:51 AM PDT · by ghostas · 17 replies · 903+ views
    Somebody created this to rebut all the stupid communist "tributes" on YouTube to expose the truth of the ideology that has killed tens of millions. This video is being heavily argued about on another forum I read (Fark). Reading the comments there and at YouTube it seems that Communism still has a TON of apologists and defenders willing to come to its rescue every time someone tries to put the truth out there about it. You may find this movie funny or sad but it is definitely worth watching.
  • Newton Remembrances for Father Robert Drinan

    02/19/2007 11:14:43 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 224+ views
    Newton Tab ^ | February 19, 2007 | Arthur Obermayer
    This past Sunday, thanks to Mayor David Cohen, the city of Newton paid special tribute to Father Robert Drinan, who was our Congressman for ten years until the Pope asked him to retire from Congress and Barney Frank replaced him. He had been the Dean of the Boston College Law School and a well-known theologian, author and educator. Since his retirement from Congress, he had been teaching at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, and he passed away on January 28. He was a frequent visitor to his sister-in-law and nieces, who currently live in Newton. At the remembrance,...
  • Economics 101: Demand is the demon behind high gas prices

    08/14/2006 7:27:58 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 43 replies · 754+ views
    modbee ^ | 8/14/06 | brian melley
    The nation's journey to $3 per gallon gas has been more like a drag race than a meandering road trip. With the partial shutdown of Prudhoe Bay last week, motorists who have felt the pain at the pump had more to moan about as the simple dynamics of supply and demand kept the prices hovering at a level that seemed unfathomable a few years ago. "I complain when I can, if anybody will listen," Victor Gianotti said Monday in Raleigh, N.C. "As long as we're involved and we stay involved in the Mideast and we're not self-sufficient we're going to...
  • Israel defeated at UN Human Rights Council

    07/04/2006 3:40:02 PM PDT · by yoe · 57 replies · 1,509+ views
    Eye On The U.N. ^ | wk. of July 1-4 | Roee Nahmias
    With 29 countries in favor, 12 opposed, Arab countries pass decision according to which Council’s inspectors will prepare special report on human rights violations committed by Israel in territories, issue will be discussed in all Council meetings.Diplomatic blow: The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday accepted a resolution according to which human rights violations committed by Israel in the territories will be discussed on a permanent basis in all of the Council’s meetings. Israel’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Yitzhak Levanon told Ynet in response: “I am very sorry that the Arab group took us back to the...
  • Islam-Oped: A Sensible Way to Describe Terrorists

    05/17/2006 8:51:10 PM PDT · by sageb1 · 47 replies · 749+ views
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations ^ | May 14, 2006 | Parvez Ahmed
    "Unfortunately, all too often "Islam" and "terrorism" are juxtaposed in news reports and editorials. A word search on news stories published in major newspapers over the past decade shows that reporters are hundred times more likely to associate Islam with terrorism or militancy than all other faiths combined. Such lopsided portrayal is indicative of deep-seated misunderstandings about Islam, and sometimes just plain prejudice. Surely all terrorists are not Muslim, neither are all Muslims terrorists."
  • The Root Cause (Illegal Immigration's Apologists Depantsed)

    03/31/2006 4:42:39 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 223 replies · 3,210+ views
    my own thoughts ^ | 03/31/2006 | DoughtyOne
    Illegal immigration is recognized by many U.S. Citizens to be a threat to our nation. It's is a balkanizing process. It disrupts communities. It places financial strain on regions of our nation. It costs our nation tens of billions of dollars a year, if not hundreds. It is destroying our health care system. It disrupts the education system financially and in the teaching process due to language problems. It can place English speaking children at a disadvantage, in that spanish children receive elevated resources while English speaking kids take a back seat in the early years. There are problems of...
  • Hey Freepers, lets talk about REAL border enforcement?

    03/28/2006 8:32:56 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 14 replies · 1,117+ views
    I thought I would insert a little perspective into the argument concerning border enforcement this morning? I though yesterday's conversation went so well, ya know? This one will probably be moved to chat, but even so, maybe today we can discuss what REAL border enforcement would mean, and if that is something you REALLY want to see happen in America?
  • A Few Words on the Dubai Ports World Imbroglio (Lileks, As Always, NAILS It...!)

    02/21/2006 11:41:27 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 90 replies · 2,014+ views
    James Lileks' Screedblog ^ | 02/22/2006 | James Lileks
    A few words on the Dubai Ports World imbroglio, written without pause or editing, which is probably just as well. Short version: the administration may have thought it was helping a Valuable Ally and probably a pal, end of story. But it plays like Bush defending eminent domain to condemn a neighborhood to build a mosque. I don’t make predictions, because – well, who cares? You either repeat the conventional wisdom and hide with the herd when you’re wrong, or buck the prevailing opinions and get a reputation as a “maverick” when you’re wrong, again. Works for some. But if...
  • Prosecutors Say [Holocaust Denier] Irving Jail Term Should Be Longer

    02/21/2006 12:05:55 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 831+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 02/21/2006 | Phillippe Naughton
    Austrian prosecutors have filed an appeal against the three-year prison sentence handed to the British historian David Irving, arguing that he escaped too lightly for the crime of Holocaust denial. Irving was left stunned and open-mouthed when the sentence was handed down after a one-day trial in a Vienna court yesterday. After entering a guilty plea and publicly accepting that he had made a mistake when denying existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz, Irving had clearly expected a more lenient punishment over two speeches made to Austrian neo-Nazis in 1989. Irving's defence lawyer, Elmar Kresbach, has already appealed against the...
  • Washington Post Elevates Muslim Savagery to “Movement” Status

    02/16/2006 5:21:10 PM PST · by forty_years · 29 replies · 1,007+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Rome paid tribute to the barbarians clamoring at her gates. It didn't do any good. Paying ransom only postponed the inevitable sacking, burning, and looting of the empire's capital. The UK's Neville Chamberlain sought to pacify Hitler, only to see Brits hiding in basements from the blitzkrieg a few years later. Instead of remembering history's lessons, the Washington Post today indulges in feel-good, intellectual rationalization of Muslim intolerance and hatred. In a 5-page manifesto entitled, "Anatomy of the Cartoon Protest Movement," authors Anthony Shadid and Kevin Sullivan exercise unlimited poetic license, calling Islamist hooliganism "a rare moment of empowerment among...
  • Letter to Terrorists from the Liberal Front - (by ex-CBS, Gannett vice president!)

    07/25/2005 9:31:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 589+ views
    Recently, despite the terrorist bombings in London and Egypt, much has been printed in columns or spoken on news shows against the Patriot Act in the United States and against the shooting of a potential terrorist in London. A young Brazilian man ran from the police who had tried to question him because he was wearing a heavy, bulky coat even though everyone one else was in shirtsleeves in the warm weather. He ran into, of all places, a subway entrance, jumping over a turnstile and into a subway train identical to the one that had killed over fifty people...
  • There are apologists amongst us

    07/20/2005 7:38:30 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 28 replies · 1,213+ views
    Guardian ^ | 07/21/05 | Norman Geras
    There are apologists amongst us The 'We told you so' lot have been bleating on about Iraq ever since the atrocities of 7/7 - it is time to fight back Norman Geras Thursday July 21, 2005 Guardian Within hours of the bombs going off two weeks ago, the voices that one could have predicted began to make themselves heard with their root-causes explanations for the murder and maiming of a random group of tube and bus passengers in London. It was due to Blair, Iraq, illegal war and the rest of it. The first voices, so far as I know,...
  • Islamic Terror? Never Heard of It - (Brit writer says Koran no more aggressive than the Bible!)

    07/14/2005 4:33:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 598+ views
    After the 7/7 London bombings many have raced to renounce the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” A London Anglican priest named Paul Hawkins said in a sermon: “We can name the people who did these things as criminals or terrorists. We must not name them as Muslims.” It may seem odd to deny to the likely perpetrators of the bombings the name that they themselves prize above all others, but such are the politically correct dogmas that prevail in most contemporary public discourse. No one is better versed in those dogmas, or more relentless in her pursuit of any dissenters from them...
  • The Apologists Among Us (MUST READING)

    07/13/2005 8:53:35 PM PDT · by DiscerningTexan · 103+ views
    Norm Geras (UK) ^ | 07/13/2005 | DiscerningTexan
    From Norm Geras in the UK (with a hat tip to Glenn Reynolds for the reference), possibly the most coherent and powerful argument I have ever read regarding those among us who are apologists for our enemies. I rank this right up there with some of Bill Whittle's fine work: OK, it's more than time to nail this. Within hours of the bombs going off last Thursday the voices one could have predicted began to make themselves heard with their putative explanations for the murder and maiming of a random group of tube and bus passengers in London. It was...
  • Football coach was Shot on School Campus

    04/08/2005 6:56:00 AM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 62 replies · 2,257+ views
    Associated Press via ESPN.com ^ | April 8, 2005 | Associated Press
    CANTON, Texas -- The father of a high school football player shot and wounded the team's coach Thursday, then fled in a truck loaded with weapons and tried to kill himself by slashing his wrists, authorities said. Jeffrey Doyle Robertson, 45, went to the school just after classes started and shot coach Gary Joe Kinne in the chest, apparently with a .45-caliber pistol, police said. The coach, who also is the school's athletic director, was in critical condition Friday at Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, said Lisa Morgan, the hospital's clinical coordinator. Robertson's pickup was found about two...
  • American Friends? Hardly. American Friends Service Committee supported the most brutal regimes

    06/05/2003 1:30:43 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 705+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2003 | By Gordon Lamb
    American Friends? HardlyBy Gordon LambFrontPageMagazine.com | June 5, 2003 When the first Quakers arrived in America in the late 17th century, they were thought of as heretics, sometimes witches and routinely bizarre. Theirs was a religion based on the ideas the individual is supreme, that the relationship between God and man is a very private affair not to be regulated by government or society, that temperance ("all things in moderation") is a noble way to live one's life. Above all, it prized peace and stated that violence should be avoided if at all possible.The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has mastered...
  • Grand Mufti Hits Out at Critics of Islam

    01/15/2005 4:10:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 63 replies · 1,096+ views
    Arab News ^ | January 16, 2005 | Abdul Wahab Bashir
    JEDDAH, 16 January 2005 — Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom’s grand mufti, said the people who attack Islam accusing it of encouraging terrorism and extremism and denying human rights are telling lies and know very well they are spreading falsehood. Speaking at a conference organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League on inter-culture dialogue, Al-Asheikh said critics of Islam are driven by their enmity of the faith. He called upon Muslims to project the true face of Islam without any excesses or compromises. “The accusations directed against Islam by those who accuse it of terrorism, extremism and disrespect for...
  • The ABC's of Anti-Americanism (PA. College Teaches That U.S. Was "the Real Villain," RE: 9/11!)

    11/09/2004 6:05:57 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 17 replies · 1,584+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/09/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Pop quiz: Who’s responsible for the attacks of 9-11? If you said the United States, you’re well qualified to teach American students about the defining historical event of their lives. That, at least, is the conclusion reached by Dickinson College. This September, in a bid to resolve the lingering dilemma over how best to broach with students the subject of the attacks, and terrorism generally, the Carlisle, Pa-based college sponsored a contest. Together with the Smithsonian Institution, the college invited educators across the country to submit lesson plans proposing creative ways to teach the subject of September 11. The four...
  • A Sorry Bunch

    11/08/2004 8:19:35 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 21 replies · 1,140+ views
    We can't tell if this is parody or self-parody, though we suspect the latter--and in either case, it's hilarious. Late last week a new Web site, SorryEverybody.com, appeared on the scene. Here's its manifesto:Some of us--hopefully most of us--are trying to understand and appreciate the effect our recent election will have on you, the citizens of the rest of the world. As our so-called leaders redouble their efforts to screw you over, please remember that some of us--hopefully most of us--are truly, truly sorry. And we'll say we're sorry, even on the behalf of the ones who aren't.The site features...
  • Russia held Chechen families: Rebels' relatives seized as they slept - Chechens Good/Russians Bad

    09/07/2004 6:11:00 AM PDT · by rface · 52 replies · 2,147+ views
    Boston Globe / LA Times ^ | 9.7.2004 | Kim Murphy
    It was 6 a.m. when Russian soldiers hoisted themselves over the wall, crashed through the window, and broke down the front door......Altogether, an estimated 40 family members of senior Chechen rebel leaders were assembled at Khankala from Thursday, a day after the hostage seizure in Beslan, until Saturday, the day after it ended. Semiyev's daughter, Kusama, is the wife of Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov. Around him were suddenly assembled the entire extended families of Maskhadov, the former Chechen president, and of Chechen warlords Shamil Basayev and Doku Umarov. Maskhadov's brother was in the tent where the men were kept,...
  • School siege prompts horror, self-criticism in Arab world

    09/04/2004 5:25:40 PM PDT · by MCH · 75 replies · 2,278+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2004 09:26:10 PM | AP
    CAIRO: Images of dead, wounded and traumatized Russian children being carried from the scene of a rebel school siege have horrified the Arab world, prompting forthright self-criticism and fresh concern about an international backlash against Islam and its followers. Arab leaders, Muslim clerics and ordinary parents across the Middle East denounced the school siege as unjustifiable. Some warned such actions damage Islam's image more than all its enemies could hope. Even some supporters of Islamic militancy condemned it, though at least one insisted Muslims were not behind it. ``Holy warriors'' from the Middle East have long supported fellow Muslims fighting...
  • Confusion at Colorado College: Hugh Hewitt whacks Democratic Party hack embracing 9-11 blunder

    09/03/2002 11:57:58 PM PDT · by RonDog · 30 replies · 637+ views
    www.WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 4, 2002 | Hugh Hewitt
    Confusion at Colorado College Posted: September 4, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern © 2002 WorldNetDaily.com On Sept. 12, the second day of the second year of America's war on terror, Colorado College will host a symposium titled: "September 11: One Year Later." The symposium may not yield much insight into the war, but it tells us all a great deal about the moral confusion that dominates this campus and, I suspect, hundreds of others. As the first speaker on the first day of the conference – the "keynote speaker" according to the college – Colorado College has selected Hanan Ashrawi, a longtime spokeswoman for...
  • Apologists for poverty (Re-inforcing DEm'onocracy)

    08/06/2004 8:38:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 178+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/6/04 | Tibor R. Machan
    People, poor, rich, tall, short, American or South African - you choose the variety, it will still be true - are all capable of making better or worse choices. There are a few totally incapacitated ones of whom this is not the case, but the bulk of us are moral agents. But that is exactly what many on the political left deny to the poor. They attack their dignity by declaring them helpless, inept, in constant need of meddlesome intruders and the paternalist state.