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  • UN unveils plan to bring together Muslim and Western societies

    11/14/2006 3:11:20 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 35 replies · 866+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th November 2006
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that any effort to stop growing violence between Islamic and Western societies must include an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Annan spoke after receiving a report from a high-level group of experts on ways to alleviate Muslim-Western clashes and misunderstandings. "We may wish to think of the Arab-Israeli conflict as just one regional conflict amongst many," said Annan, who leaves his post at the end of the year. "It is not. No other conflict carries such a powerful symbolic and emotional charge among people far removed from the battlefield." Annan said he would work...
  • Europeans and Catholics Rally to Pope’s Defense

    09/22/2006 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 31 replies · 999+ views ^ | 9/22/2006 | Staff
    Pope Benedict's comments last week that sparked such a furor have united the Muslim world. But the bigger story is the effect those comments are having among Catholics. Anger toward Pope Benedict xvi is unifying Muslims, but a growing sense of sympathy and loyalty to the pontiff is rousing Catholics and Europeans to his defense. We have all seen the images of rage-ridden Muslims rioting in the streets, torching churches and demanding and re-demanding an apology from the pope. Largely underreported, however, is the growing number of Catholics and Europeans surging to Benedict’s defense. Islamic rage is igniting a deeper...
  • 'Green flag of Allah will fly over Vatican'

    09/22/2006 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 126 replies · 2,898+ views ^ | September 22, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Pope Benedict XVI's apologies for worldwide reaction to his remarks about Islam and his invitation today for Muslim leaders to meet with him next week are "mere diplomatic acts" and prove the pontiff does not really regret his words, a prominent Gaza Strip preacher told WND. Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza's Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, called for holy war against the pope. He said Christian leaders such as Benedict are "afraid" because they realize Islam is Allah's favorite religion and they are going to hell unless they convert....
  • Is Islam Dying? Europe Certainly Is

    09/21/2006 3:05:07 AM PDT · by Republicain · 69 replies · 2,243+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09/20/2006 | Paul Belien
    Dr Koenraad Elst, one of Belgium’s best orientalists and an occasional contributor to this website (if I had time I would translate more of his Dutch-language contributions into English), told me last week that he thinks “Islam is in decline, despite its impressive demographic and military surge” – which according to Dr Elst is merely a “last upheaval.” He acknowledges, however, that this decline can take some time (at least in terms of the individual human life span) and that it is possible that Islam will succeed in becoming the majority religion in Europe before collapsing. I am not a...
  • Can the West defeat the Islamist threat? Here are ten reasons why not

    09/09/2006 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Iris7 · 166 replies · 3,467+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 09, 2006 | David Selbourne
    LET US SUPPOSE, for the sake of argument, that the war declared by al-Qaeda and other Islamists is under way. Let us further suppose that thousands of “terrorist” attacks carried out in Islam’s name during the past decades form part of this war; and that conflicts that have spread to 50 countries and more, taking the lives of millions — including in inter-Muslim blood-shedding — are the outcome of what Osama bin Laden has called “conducting jihad for the sake of Allah”. If such war is under way, there are ten good reasons why, as things stand, Islam will not...
  • Embrace the Clash

    08/27/2006 9:48:34 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 13 replies · 573+ views
    Townhall ^ | Aug. 26, 2006 | Doug Giles
    Blog | Talk Radio Online | Columnists | Your Opinion | The News | Photos | Funnies | Books & Movies | Issues | Action Center Embrace the Clash By Doug Giles Saturday, August 26, 2006 The Islamofascists would love nothing more than to turn the American Dream into a nuclear nightmare. And this Islamic ill will is wished upon all Americans, not just the hawkish conservatives. Get it right, you who still don’t get it, these bug-eyed, helix-missing, religious zealots (someone must have pee’d in their gene pool), do not, I repeat, do not give a camel poop about:...
  • Will the West Defend itself?

    08/23/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 34 replies · 1,228+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/23/06 | Walter Williams
    Does the United States have the power to eliminate terrorists and the states that support them? In terms of capacity, as opposed to will, the answer is a clear yes. Think about it. Currently, the U.S. has an arsenal of 18 Ohio class submarines. Just one submarine is loaded with 24 Trident nuclear missiles. Each Trident missile has eight nuclear warheads capable of being independently targeted. That means the U.S. alone has the capacity to wipe out Iran, Syria or any other state that supports terrorist groups or engages in terrorism -- without risking the life of a single soldier....
  • What al-Qaida Really Wants (important read)

    08/21/2006 8:10:10 AM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 58 replies · 2,572+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | August 12, 2005 | Yassin Musharbash
    * The First Phase Known as "the awakening"... or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001... The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. * The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community."...Iraq should become the center for all global operations * The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and...
  • Greeley's al-Qaeda connections make headlines around the world

    08/19/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,747+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | Mike Peters
    Many people believe you couldn't have found a more conservative, religious and docile town in America than Greeley in 1949. There were many churches, and no bars or liquor stores allowed in town. But a six-month stay here in Greeley by an Egyptian student in 1949 made him so angry that he wrote books to express his anti-American diatribe. His name was Sayyid Qutb (SIGH-yid KUH tahb) and he became one of the founders of Islamic terrorism. Television specials, literary magazines, stories in major newspapers, thousands of blogs and now a new book have noted Greeley's influence on the man...
  • It's the Policy, Stupid - Political Islam and US Foreign Policy (Gallup Islam Study)

    08/19/2006 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 16 replies · 679+ views
    Harvard International Review ^ | August 19, 2006 | John L. Esposito
    US foreign policy and political Islam today are deeply intertwined. Every US president since Jimmy Carter has had to deal with political Islam; none has been so challenged as George W. Bush. Policymakers, particularly since 9/11, have demonstrated an inability and/or unwillingness to distinguish between radical and moderate Islamists. They have largely treated political Islam as a global threat similar to the way that Communism was perceived. However, even in the case of Communism, foreign policymakers eventually moved from an ill-informed, broad-brush, and paranoid approach personified by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s to more nuanced, pragmatic, and reasonable policies...
  • 'The rich variety of Muslim immigration'

    08/18/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT · by aculeus · 12 replies · 639+ views
    New ^ | August 18, 2006 | Roger Kimball
    The current issue of The Wilson Quarterly features an essay by Martin Walker, editor of United Press International, called "Europe's Mosque Hysteria." The basic message: "Don't worry, be happy." Sure, there are "significant numbers of potential terrorist cells" throughout Europe that reject such Western delicacies as democracy, a respect for individual liberty, the separation of church and state, freedom of religion, women's rights, and so on (I expand a bit on the list that Mr. Walker supplies), but, hey, "there are other, more promising currents" of Islamic thought. "Muslims are being changed by Europe," Mr. Walker assures us, "just as...
  • The Rise of the Caliphate

    08/17/2006 6:20:16 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 16 replies · 1,201+ views
    Human Events ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | by Oliver North
    LONDON -- Let the recriminations begin! In the aftermath of Israel's abortive, on-again, off-again military campaign against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, there are calls for a no-confidence vote to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. In Washington, critics of President Bush cite the latest round of Mideast violence and the discovery of a suicide plot to bomb U.S.-bound aircraft as reasons to spurn Republicans at the polls this November. In Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah claims that Hezbollah's "victory" gives him a new mantle of political authority. His assertion is supported not just by his zealous followers -- but by governments...
  • A World Split Apart (Solzhenitsyn Nailed it 30 Years Ago...Dynamite Read!!)

    08/17/2006 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies · 1,579+ views
    Archives from Columbia University ^ | 6-8-78 | Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    Poster's note: this is a long read, but well worth it. Solzhenitsyn describes succinctly what many of us feel, but cannot express.Text of Address by Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercises, Thursday, June 8, 1978 I am sincerely happy to be here with you on this occasion and to become personally acquainted with this old and most prestigious University. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today's graduates. Harvard's motto is "Veritas." Many of you have already found out and others will find out in the course of their lives that truth eludes us if we...
  • Libyan Reformist Criticizes Abuse of the Term 'Resistance' in Arab Political Discourse

    08/16/2006 1:27:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 396+ views
    MEMRI ^ | August 16, 2006
    Libyan Reformist Writer Dr. Muhammad Al-Huni Criticizes Abuse of the Term 'Resistance' in Arab Political Discourse In an article titled "The Lexicon of Resistance" posted on the reformist website on August 5, 2006, Libyan reformist writer Dr. Muhammad 'Abd Al-Muttalib Al-Huni criticizes the abuse of the term "resistance" by Islamic fundamentalists and other extremist groups.(1) The following are excerpts from the article: Resistance "Has Brought Nothing but Destruction Upon the Region" "The word 'resistance' has come to be constantly used in the killing fields known as the Middle East. The old ways resist modernity; barbarity resists civilization; the ideology...
  • ABC News Exclusive: Three Alleged Ringleaders ID'd

    08/10/2006 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 284 replies · 13,520+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/10/2006 | ABC News
    Three of the alleged ringleaders of the foiled airplane bomb plot have been identified by western intelligence agencies involved in unraveling the plot. Two of them are believed to have recently traveled to Pakistan and were later in receipt of money wired to them from Pakistan, reportedly to purchase tickets for the suicide bombers. Sources identify the three, who are now in custody, as: --Rashid Rauf --Mohammed al-Ghandra --Ahmed al Khan
  • London - Police statement on airline bombing plot - "mass murder on an unimaginable scale"

    08/10/2006 3:00:54 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 441 replies · 17,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2006 | Paul Stephenson
    Police statement on airline bombing plot LONDON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a statement issued by London Deputy Commissioner, Paul Stephenson on Thursday morning: "We are confident that we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction and commit mass murder. The Commissioner has been fully briefed and he is at New Scotland Yard today. He and I want to pay tribute to officers from the Met's Anti-Terrorist Branch and the security services for the work they have undertaken to disrupt these activities. We believe that the terrorists' aim was to smuggle...
  • ‘12th Imam,’ Key Facet Of Islamic Prophecy, Fueling Middle East Turmoil

    08/08/2006 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 31 replies · 3,265+ views
    By Olivia Tulley
    Baptist Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Among the nearly 68 million people in Iran, the vast majority are Muslim who place their hope not in modern-day politics or rulers but in a person who walked the earth centuries ago and is promised to return. “Both Islam and Christianity have a very well-defined eschatology, or period of the last days; both of them cannot be correct …,” said William Wagner, senior professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and author of the book, “How Islam Plans to Change the World.” A majority of Shiite Muslims traditionally believe that the “12th Imam” (Islamic religious...
  • The Missiles of 27 Rajab [An August 22 Attack Coming Up?]

    08/08/2006 7:27:18 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 143 replies · 5,588+ views
    Front Page ^ | July 28, 2006 | Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu
    This year, we are told, the Muslim commemorations associated with their calendar date 27 Rajab will occur on August 22... [snip] If as the president of the Reform Party in Syria, Farid Ghadry claims, “Ahmadinejad is planning an illumination of the night sky over Jerusalem to rival the one that greeted the Prophet of Islam on his journey,” then it is difficult to imagine anything other than a full-scale Iranian nuclear attack. As Spencer continues, “a nuclear attack on Jerusalem or even an all-out conventional assault against Israel by Iran would be consistent with Ahmadinejad’s oft-repeated denials of Israel’s right...
  • August 22 Does Iran have something in store?

    08/08/2006 11:44:49 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 39 replies · 10,000+ views
    Opinion Journal of Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2006 | Bernard Lewis
    August 22 By BERNARD LEWIS *** The phrase "Allah will know his own" is usually used to explain such apparently callous unconcern; it means that while infidel, i.e., non-Muslim, victims will go to a well-deserved punishment in hell, Muslims will be sent straight to heaven. According to this view, the bombers are in fact doing their Muslim victims a favor by giving them a quick pass to heaven and its delights -- the rewards without the struggles of martyrdom. School textbooks tell young Iranians to be ready for a final global struggle against an evil enemy, named as the U.S.,...
  • Civilized world's biggest danger ever: itself (Mort Kondracke)

    08/08/2006 12:22:37 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    TWENTY years ago, during the Reagan administration, I encountered a young producer at National Public Radio who said she and her husband had decided not to have children because they were convinced they'd die in a nuclear war. Immediately, I told her, "Please, have children. There's not going to be a nuclear war." I have no idea what she did. Today, I might give the same advice, but not so swiftly. Children born into the 21st century face a far more perilous future than those in the 20th century - partly because adults now seem to lack the courage and...