Keyword: appeasement

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  • Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration

    05/18/2018 10:13:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    vatican.va ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
    Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,In his Providence, God the Almighty has granted you the opportunity to observe anew the fasting of Ramadan and to celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr.The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue appreciates the importance of this month and the great effort by the Muslims throughout the world to fast, pray and share the Almighty’s gifts with the poor.Mindful of the gifts prompted by Ramadan, we join you in thanking the Merciful God for his benevolence and generosity, and we extend to you our heartfelt best wishes.The thoughts we would like to share...
  • Is France Really an Ally of the United States?

    05/13/2018 8:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 150 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 13, 2018 | Guy Millière
    No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women. Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to...
  • Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House: tweet

    04/30/2018 5:56:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 4/30/2018
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place at the Peace House on the border between North and South Korea, the same site as Kim’s historic meeting last week with South Korea’s president. “Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.
  • North Korea’s Phony Peace Ploy

    04/26/2018 5:35:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | April 25, 2018 | Nicholas Eberstadt
    North Korea’s Phony Peace Ploy By Nicholas Eberstadt Mr. Eberstadt is a founding director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. April 25, 2018 WASHINGTON — When the government of South Korea announced last week that it would begin work on a formal peace treaty with North Korea, to be discussed at a summit meeting on April 27, its so-called Sunshine Policy of engagement gave way to P.T. Barnum-style, a-sucker-born-every-minute diplomacy. Fighting in the Korean War ended in 1953 with just an armistice, and South Korean officials are calling for a “permanent peace.” But it is not merely...
  • John Bolton's Enemies

    03/29/2018 3:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Among the several ways to judge a person's fitness for office are the enemies he has made. In the case of John Bolton, President Trump's choice to become national security adviser, those who oppose his appointment -- liberals, neocons and some Republicans all with differing worldviews and questionable foreign policy experience -- appear to say more about his qualifications than those who support him. A New York Times editorial said that at least Bolton speaks his mind, though it also said it didn't like what was on it. The Times and their ideological sister publication, The Washington Post, have spilled...
  • Trump Slams 'Crooked Hillary' for 'Allowing' North Korea to have Nukes after Former [Trunc]

    09/20/2017 3:51:46 PM PDT · by Cecily · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 20, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump took another whack at Hillary Clinton this morning on Twitter, this time for 'allowing' North Korea to build nuclear weapons. Trump blamed Barack Obama's first secretary of state for Pyongyang's nuclear advance. He took a swipe at her husband Bill, too, a former U.S. president, and one at Obama for failing to curtail North Korea's nuclear ambitions. 'After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes,' he said in a tweet. He retweeted another user who said, 'It is the height of hypocrisy. Obama and Clinton in...
  • Spain's Surrender

    08/17/2017 12:34:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    archive.frontpagemag.com ^ | Thursday, March 18, 2004 | Jamie Glazov interview with Victor Hanson
    FP: ...One of your special expertises is on how leftists, and some of our European allies, have chosen to side with our enemy. Now, after the Madrid terror attack, we see another European ally succumb to appeasement.... Hanson: Well, even before the terrorists' communiques were fully disseminated the Spanish electorate voted for appeasement and a socialist government that would distance itself from the United States. This is the most profound example of capitulation since Daladier and Chamberlain and sets a truly awful example... Worse, this was not panic from a fickle leader but an overwhelming expression of public fear and...
  • Congresswoman Has Plan to Avert War with North Korea [semi-satire]

    08/12/2017 4:23:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) has a simple plan for deescalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea: “give them what they want.” She acknowledged that “we may not know specifically what that is, but surely it has to be a better option than going to war.” “Look, Korea is a small, far away country,” Waters observed. “From what I understand it is a very poor place. We could probably feed, house, and clothe everyone in it for less than it would cost to bomb them. If we could ensure Kim that all the material needs of his people could easily...
  • Former Navy SEAL to Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How That Goes’

    05/26/2017 4:11:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/26/17 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie urged pop singer Katy Perry to try holding a concert in Syria if she wants to “hug it out” with Islamic terrorists. Higbie, appearing as a guest on Fox News Thursday, said, “Go to hell, Katy Perry. Hold one of your concerts in Syria and see how that goes.” The ex-Navy SEAL was responding to Perry’s recent interview Tuesday on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in which the singer made a plea for people to “co-exist” and to remove “barriers” and “borders” after the Manchester, U.K. Islamic terrorist attack that took the lives...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the “Muslim world” from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a “religion of peace,” corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • The Egypt of Pope Francis, Between Reality and Fantasy

    04/27/2017 10:37:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 27, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The Egypt of Pope Francis, Between Reality and Fantasy > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*After Fr. Henri Boulad, another Egyptian Jesuit and Islamologist is framing in politically incorrect terms the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Egypt. His name is Samir Khalil Samir. He is 79 years old and teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut.Fr. Boulad’s interview with “L'Osservatore Romano” was covered by Settimo Cielo ten days ago:> "Islam, Religion of the Sword." The Alarm of an Egyptian JesuitWhile Fr. Samir’s extensive interview...
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women

    02/19/2017 3:08:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 20th February 2017 | Nic White
    Muslim students at a Sydney public school can refuse to shake hands with women even at an awards ceremony. The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College introduced the policy to allow Muslim boys to instead put their hand on the heart as a greeting. The Year 7 to 10 school's two principals told guests at its 2016 presentation day, including notable community members, that students may decline the gesture. The practice comes from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of...
  • Vatican will not bar bishops from attending government-backed Assembly

    12/21/2016 9:35:29 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Catholic World News ^ | December 20, 2016
    The Holy See will allow Chinese bishops to participate in the December meeting of the Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives, although the Vatican refuses to accept the legitimacy of that organization. In 2010, the Vatican instructed Chinese bishops not to participate in the last previous meeting of the Assembly. Pope Benedict had written that the government-backed group, which claims authority over the Church in China, is “incompatible with Catholic doctrine.” However, some bishops were compelled by government officials to attend the meeting. This year the Vatican “will make its judgment on the basis of established facts,” according to a December...
  • Senator: Trump's statements on terror attacks not helping

    12/20/2016 6:05:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    "ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad," Trump said in a statement. "These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners." King said rhetoric such as this can only harm the United States when it comes to fighting terrorists. "The larger question … is do we really want to have a war of half the world against the other half of the world?" King asked.
  • The Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives and the silence of the Vatican

    12/13/2016 11:08:46 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Asia News ^ | December 12, 2016 | Bernardo Cervellera
    The rally, called the "sovereign" body that dominates the Chinese Church, will be held in Beijing December 26 to 30. For Pope Benedict XVI it is "incompatible with Catholic doctrine". Its function: to affirm that the Church is "property" of the state (and the Party), and always split over the faithful. The examples of the past. In 2010 many bishops have been kidnapped to force them to participate. official and underground Catholics are appealing to the pope for judgment on this Assembly and the episcopal ordinations in the presence of an illegitimate bishop. Catholics around the world must ask the...
  • Chicoms again take 'underground' bishop into custody to prevent appearance at prelate's funeral

    09/26/2016 5:06:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | September 26, 2016
    For the 2nd time in less than a month, Chinese officials have taken an "underground" Catholic bishop on a trip to a remote part of the country, so that he cannot preside at the funeral of a deceased Catholic prelate. Bishop Anthony Xu Jiwel of Taizhou died on September 25, at the age of 81, after a long illness. He had spent years in prison before being ordained as a priest in 1985, then named Bishop of Taizhou in 2010. He was, however, recognized by the Chinese government as well as the Holy See. Shortly before Bishop Xu's death, Chinese...
  • North Korea’s Nuclear Enabler

    09/09/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | SEPT. 9, 2016
    North Korea’s Nuclear Enabler By THE EDITORIAL BOARD SEPT. 9, 2016 No country has more influence over the rogue state of North Korea than China, which provides it with food, fuel and access to vital trade routes. Yet when North Korea conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear weapons test on Friday — underscoring once again the failure of international efforts to halt the nuclear program — Beijing’s response amounted to pap. In a statement, the Chinese foreign ministry expressed “strong opposition” to the test and reaffirmed its commitment to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. The foreign minister urged North Korea...
  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...
  • GOP to Trump: Stop Alienating Latinos

    06/06/2016 7:51:29 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/6/16 | Eric Bradner and Phil Mattingly
    Top Republican officials and donors are increasingly worried about the threat Donald Trump's attack on a judge's Mexican heritage could pose to their party's chances in November -- and about the GOP's ability to win Latino votes for many elections to come. Trump is under fire for repeatedly accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University, of bias because of his Mexican heritage. Those concerns intensified Sunday after Trump said he would have the same concerns about the impartiality of a Muslim judge.