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  • Caesar comes to the Capitol

    05/10/2008 12:52:52 AM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 75+ views
    View from the Right ^ | May 9, 2008 | Lawrence Auster
    In its subtly mind-manipulating photographs conveying an alienated, leftist view of America, the New York Times is tops in the field, and its photo of the triumphant Barack Obama greeting people at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, by Doug Mills, is one of the Times' best. Note the artificially dim light, like one of those prime time TV dramas where all the scenes, including in courtrooms, hospitals, and the Oval Office, are in half darkness. Notice how virtually every person in the photo looks nonwhite. Notice how the photo centers on Obama, with all heads turned in unison toward him, giving...
  • The Search for Moderate Islam: Part II

    01/29/2005 12:39:55 PM PST · by rmlew · 28 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | January 28, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    If it doesn't exist, then what? When people speak of moderate Islam as the solution to radical Islam, they mean that there is a modernizing core within the Muslim community capable of transforming it into a civilized member of the world community. They foresee that the dar al-Islam, the Realm of Islam, will cease to be at war with the dar al-Harb, the Realm of War, and particularly with that part of the Realm of War known as the West. I describe these ideas as the "ecumenist" school of Western-Islamic relations, because to believe in the existence of moderate Islam...
  • Islam and the Liberal West: a Fatal Complementarity

    06/02/2005 7:02:11 PM PDT · by rmlew · 22 replies · 567+ views ^ | June 2, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    Declaring that some of the words used by Orianna Fallaci in her book about Islam were "without doubt offensive to Islam and to those who practice that religious faith," an Italian judge has ordered her to stand trial for anti-Islamic defamation. Meanwhile, Condoleezza Rice has in effect accused all of America of anti-Islamic defamation, saying that a single mishandling by a single U.S. serviceman of a single copy of the Koran is a terrible offense that tarnishes the image of our country. Yet even as our Secretary of State condemns America for its bigotry, the Saudi government funds the massive...
  • The West's Paralysis over Western Muslims

    03/17/2005 12:42:17 PM PST · by rmlew · 43 replies · 2,109+ views
    View from the Right ^ | March 17, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    For decades the Dutch people, like other Westerners, shut their eyes to the mounting challenge posed by the unassimilated Muslim immigrants in their country. Reality has now painfully intruded, and the Dutch find themselves in the midst of a national trauma brought on by the jihadist slaughter of filmmaker Theo van Gogh and the subsequent jihadist beheading threats against two Dutch politicians. An e-mail I received recently offers a cogent description of the Dutch people's troubled mood, as well as of the larger Western suicide attempt that the Dutch situation exemplifies: A friend is in Amsterdam now for a 16...
  • The Centrality of Jihad in Islam

    08/20/2004 4:48:22 AM PDT · by ZeitgeistSurfer · 10 replies · 518+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 8/20/2004 | Lawrence Auster
    All thoughts of pacifying Islam by assimilating it into the global democratic system must fall down before a simple, terrible fact: Jihad—holy war against all non-Muslims—does not represent a mere excess or defect of Islam, but its timeless core. According to Muslim scholar Bassam Tibi (quoted recently at FrontPage Magazine), "Muslims are religiously obliged to disseminate the Islamic faith throughout the world.... If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them." World peace, according to Islamic teaching, "is reached only with the conversion or...