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  • The World Should Be Concerned About Trump For President (From Qatar)

    01/26/2016 1:14:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | January 26 2016 11:47 PM
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump has broken just about every rule of conventional US presidential campaigning. Short on a long-term political vision to help shape the destiny of the nation, he has gleefully insulted Muslims, Mexicans, women and virtually all of his opponents. A Trump-in-the-White-House scenario poses high stakes for the Gulf region. Gulf Arabs could pull billion in investment money from the US if Trump, who triggered a global outrage when he advocated a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the US, wins the presidency later this year, prominent UAE businessman Khalaf al-Habtoor said. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,...
  • New York City has received ‘credible’ threat: sources

    12/22/2015 1:13:55 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 161 replies
    Pix 11 News ^ | December 22, 2015 | BY SAMANTHA TATA AND NICOLE JOHNSON,
    NEW YORK - A "credible threat" has been lodged against New York City, days ahead of Christmas and during an especially busy time of the year when tourists flock to the Big Apple, law enforcement sources told PIX11 News Tuesday. Top NYPD brass including Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the threat and their response to it, sources said. Few details were released about the nature of the threat. A federal law enforcement source said the threat is not specific and could take place in several major U.S. cities. All New York City police officers received...
  • The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

    12/13/2015 2:00:02 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 265 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of. No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America. No, it's not that they're evil. It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in...
  • How to Beat Islamic State

    12/12/2015 8:59:26 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 11, 2015 | By MAAJID NAWAZ
    Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not Islam, but it is an offshoot of Islam. It is Muslim theocracy. In much the same way, jihad is a traditional Muslim idea connoting struggle—sometimes a personal spiritual struggle, sometimes a struggle against an external enemy. Jihadism, however, is something else entirely: It is the doctrine of using force to spread Islamism. President Barack Obama and many liberal-minded commentators have been hesitant to call this Islamist ideology...
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans View Islam Negatively, Including Democrats (YouGov/HuffPost!)

    12/10/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by quesney · 40 replies
    A majority of Americans have a negative view of Islam after the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, including a majority of Democrats. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, according to the latest YouGov/Huffpost poll of Americans. That number includes 45 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 75 percent of Republicans. Only 27 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Islam while 45 percent, nearly twice as many have an unfavorable view. Only 11 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Independents have a favorable view of the religion. Only 23 percent...
  • CAIR-Los Angeles Chief Hussam Ayloush Blames America for “Extremism” and Terrorism

    12/04/2015 7:59:06 PM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 4 Dec 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Once again we have been confronted with an outrageous statement from an official of CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood front group that has been implicated in terrorist activity. Hussam Ayloush, the head of CAIR’s Los Angeles chapter, blamed US foreign policy for terrorism and “extremism” in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino Jihad attack that killed 14 innocent civilians and wounded 21 more. If US foreign policy is responsible for “extremism” and terrorism, we have a few questions for Mr. Ayloush. We won’t hold our breath waiting for him to provide answers…
  • Loretta Lynch Vows to Prosecute Those Who Use 'Anti-Muslim' Speech That 'Edges Toward Violence'

    12/04/2015 3:05:19 PM PST · by yoe · 124 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | December 4, 2015 | James Barrett
    he day after a horrific shooting spree by what appears to be a radicalized Muslim man and his partner in San Bernardino, California, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a group of Muslim activists that she would take aggressive action against anyone who used "anti-Muslim rhetoric" that "edges toward violence." Speaking to the audience at the Muslim Advocate's 10th anniversary dinner Thursday, Lynch said her "greatest fear" is the "incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" in America and vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech. "The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Islam Has Declared War On the World … They Want To Destroy Us’

    11/19/2015 3:32:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/19/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reflecting on the numerous attacks by radical Muslims since 9/11, including the recent Paris massacres, Rev. Franklin Graham said “Islam has declared war on the world,” their “goal is world domination,” and America must join with her allies “to destroy this enemy.”He also stressed that given the “great peril” the world is in because of radical Islam, we need to pray for God’s “mercy” and “His protection,” and he added that America must “turn to God before it is too late.”Franklin Graham, head of the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse and the son of pastor Billy Graham, said in...
  • France, Russia strike Islamic State; Hollande, Putin to meet

    11/17/2015 11:53:28 AM PST · by jpl · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday November 17, 2015 | Chine Labbe and Crispian Balmer
    France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a coordinated onslaught in Paris on Friday and the downing of a Russian charter jet over Sinai on Oct. 31, saying they were in retaliation for French and Russian air raids in Iraq and Syria. Still reeling from the Paris carnage that killed 129 people, France formally requested European Union assistance in its battle and...
  • Poll: Terrorism surges to No. 1 issue, most want ISIS attacked

    11/16/2015 9:26:24 PM PST · by GonzoII · 76 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/16/15 | Paul Bedard
    Terrorism has vaulted to the nation's No. 1 issue as Americans say they are as concerned about attacks as they were after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, according to a new poll. A Reuters/Ipsos poll said that virtually everybody has heard of the ISIS attacks in Paris, pushing terrorism into a tie with the economy, not global warming as Democratic candidates have claimed. The poll also found that 60 percent of Americans want Washington to do more to attack ISIS, though they prefer air strikes over troop involvement. The details of the poll:
  • War between Christian Nations and Muslim Nations

    03/09/2015 10:16:06 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 15 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    War between Christian Nations and Muslim Nations: A Table Talk between an American Economist and Young Muslims in Indonesia By Julio Severo In the early 1970s, economist John Perkins was in Indonesia and had an interesting table talk with some young Muslims, reported in his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man [Berrett-Koehler Publishers: 2004], pp. 45-46. Their talk: Muslim young woman: Back in the fifties he [Arnold Toynbee] predicted that the real war in the next century would not be between Communists and capitalists, but between Christians and Muslims. Perkins: Arnold Toynbee said that? I was stunned. Muslim...
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Zahi Hawass

    05/25/2013 6:49:06 AM PDT · by Renfield · 17 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 6/2013 | Joshua Hammer
    Zahi Hawass doesnt like what hes seeing. Clad in his familiar denim safari suit and wide-brimmed bush hat, the famed archaeologist is standing inside the burial vault of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, a six-tiered, lopsided mound of limestone blocks constructed nearly 5,000 years ago. The huge, gloomy space is filled with scaffolding. A restoration and conservation project, at Saqqara outside Cairo, initiated by Hawass in 2002, has been shoring up the sagging ceiling and walls and staving off collapse. But the February 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarakand also ended Hawass controversial reign as the supreme chief of all...
  • Christianity and Islam: Cooperation or Conflict? (The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam)

    04/22/2013 2:15:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 21, 2013 | William Kilpatrick
    Robert Spencer has written a dozen books on Islam, as well as thousands of pages of commentary on Islamic law, scripture, and tradition, but this may be his most significant book yet because of its potential to alert Christians to a dangerous gap in their knowledge of Islam. Christian leaders are badly in need of a wake-up call about Islam and this is a wake-up call that is hard to ignore. Not Peace but a Sword asks questions about the relationship between Christianity and Islam that few others are asking, even though they are questions that beg for answers....
  • Has Clash Of Civilizations Comes To America? (UPDATE)

    04/19/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 19, 2013 | AnneM040359
    A few days ago, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, what has been done each year, the major marathon road race of the Boston Marathon, the 117th, which honors physical strength in the area of running, was marred by the horrible event of two pressure cooker bombing attacks towards the finish line. The result was nothing but horrible, 3 people killed, one of them, an 8-year-old boy and close to 170 injured, many losing limbs in the process. Today, a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings attacks, and the presentation of a video and pictures...
  • Obama: Slaughter of Christians a misunderstanding

    05/20/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 47 replies
    WND ^ | May 19, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The violence in northern Nigeria is mistakenly viewed as a religious conflict rather than simply a tribal dispute over land, according to the Obama administration. Despite the ongoing Muslim destruction of churches and the slaughter of Christians including many murdered during worship services the U.S. Agency for International Development claims that the misunderstandings make it difficult to administer aid programs. USAID, therefore, has launched a program titled Project PEACE an acronym for Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism.
  • Samuel Huntington, "The Age of Muslim Wars," (2011) Worth repeating

    10/09/2011 5:33:35 PM PDT · by Righting · 25 replies
    Dec. 2011 | Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel Huntington, "The Age of Muslim Wars," Newsweek, December 17, 2001 Quoted widely. Newsweek: Volume 138 - Newsweek, Inc., 2001 - pp. 140-144 The Age of Muslim Wars By Samuel P. Huntington Contemporary global politics is the age of Muslim wars. Muslims fight each other and they fight non-Muslims far more often than do peoples of other civilizations. Muslim wars have replaced the cold war as the principal form of international conflict. These wars include wars of terrorism, guerrilla wars, civil wars and interstate conflicts. These instances of Muslim violence could congeal into one major clash of civilizations between Islam...
  • Four Myths about the Crusades

    04/22/2011 12:12:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    First Principles ^ | 4/21/11 | Paul F. Crawford
    This article appears in the Spring 2011 edition of the Intercollegiate Review. See the issues Table of Contents here. In 2001, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech at Georgetown University in which he discussed the Wests response to the recent terrorist attacks of September 11. The speech contained a short but significant reference to the crusades. Mr. Clinton observed that when the Christian soldiers took Jerusalem [in 1099], they . . . proceeded to kill every woman and child who was Muslim on the Temple Mount. He cited the contemporaneous descriptions of the event as describing soldiers walking on...
  • Christianity the reason for West's success, say the Chinese

    03/07/2011 9:00:56 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 122 replies
    Iona Institute ^ | 3rd March 2011 | Tom O'Gorman
    In the West we are doing our best to destroy our Christian heritage but in China, Chinese intellectuals are coming around to the view that it is precisely this heritage that has made the West so successful. Former editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Dominic Lawson, in a review in the Sunday Times of Niall Ferguson's new book, Civilisation: The West and the Rest, carries a quote from a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in which he tries to account for the success of the West, to date. He said: One of the things we were asked to...
  • Is Christian Civilization superior?

    11/25/2010 4:13:41 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 47 replies · 9+ views
    11/26/2010 | WesternCulture
    Yes I, personally, would say it is. But in what sense? Christianity has defined the very identity of Man in a far more convincing manner than any other tradition of intellectual or spiritual orientation. Therefore, competing notions must be rejected, especially from an intellectual standpoint. But if someone wishes to smoke marijuana all day long and devote himself to Shamanism, not my words nor other force on Earth can stop him. Please read the text below. The image of Man provided by Pico della Mirandola encompassess the spiritual greatness of Ancient history, the sincere faithfulness of Medieval, Scholastic, Catholicism as...
  • Purging Evil

    09/14/2010 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    Terry Jones, the Florida "minister" who threatened to burn the Koran on the anniversary of September 11, is as much a distraction from the real challenge facing America as was Senator Joseph McCarthy when it came to communism. Communism was (and remains in its Chinese incarnation) a real threat. But radical Islam -- rabid, advancing, intolerant, subjugating -- is potentially a bigger one and must be conquered. Various apologists for the Nazis and communists in the media, academia and religion are now mostly forgotten and that's the problem. Forgetting what happens when evil is accommodated leads to terrible consequences and...
  • Radical Islam winning clash of civilizations

    09/11/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, September 11, 2010 | Clifford D. May
    Nine years ago, I began a series of discussions about terrorism with Jack Kemp, Jeane Kirkpatrick and a small group of concerned philanthropists. Since today is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities, that wont surprise you. What might: Our first conversation took place before, not after, terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Those with whom I met grasped this: While America was cashing in the post-Cold War peace dividend, terrorists were bombing the World Trade Center (for what turned out to be the first time), slaughtering American troops at Khobar Towers...
  • Blacks Calling Themselves Muslims Should Be Ashamed (old article but still timely)

    09/07/2010 1:06:51 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    islam-watch.org ^ | December 19, 2008
    Slavery is one of the vilest institutions ever created by man. Islam institutionalized slavery. Allah, the Islamic God, created ETERNAL LAWS allowing Muslims to own and rape their slaves. Muslims can enslave kafirs and keep the female captives as sex-slaves. If Islam succeeds in conquering the world, there will, most likely, arise again Islamic corporations for breeding, raising, and trading slaves in tens of millions as was done until the late 19th century. Kafir women will again likely become the sex-slaves of Muslim masters. This evil horrid treatment, which so characterized fate of tens of millions of kafirs at the...
  • Fascism as Sadism

    08/29/2010 5:13:34 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 29, 2010 | James Lewis
    Fascism is not just national socialism as a political ideology. It also involves a mob frenzy in which cruelty is whipped up and celebrated. If you listen to Louis Farrakhan, you can hear that same menacing quality in his voice; just like Chicago's Father Pfleger, who could have stepped right out of the Children's Crusade of 1220. Sadistic insults and fantasies have also been a big feature of the leftist attack against Sarah Palin and her family, just as it was part of the "high-tech lynch mob" that Clarence Thomas finally cried out against in his Senate hearing for the...
  • Interview: Bernard Lewis on Islam & the Middle East

    08/29/2010 6:58:34 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    BookNotes.org ^ | December 30, 2001 | Brian Lamb
    LAMB: What's the point of the book? Prof. LEWIS: How shall I put it? Let me s--let me put it this way. Here you have in the Middle East a very ancient and a very great civilization, which for 1,000 years or so was in the very forefront of human endeavor. It was the richest, strongest, most powerful, most wealthy of--of all living societies. It was also on the cutting edge of science, technology, in virtually every field. And then suddenly, within a very short period, this society is eclipsed by--is--is overshadowed, outperformed in almost every respect by what they...
  • Enough is Enough: The Crusades & The Jihad Are Not Equivalents

    08/26/2010 7:10:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 8/26/2010 | Joe Hargrave
    One of the memes the unconscious, uncritical, lazy thoughts that spreads from person to person like a virus that has been particularly virulent during this ground-zero mosque controversy is that Christians have no standing to criticize the violence of Islam, given a supposedly violent Christian history. And no one event is more often invoked as an example of Christian hypocrisy than the so-called Crusades (so-called, because no one who fought in them called them that).The latest and most appalling example appears in the NY Times, courtesy of a Nicholas D. Kristoff. Among the many absurdities one can find...
  • 'Muslim science' fiction

    07/10/2010 2:35:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 10, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    In the 16th century, astrono mer Taqi al-Din built one of the world's great observato ries in Istanbul. It rivaled that of pioneering Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe -- while it lasted. "Taqi al-Din's observatory was razed to the ground by a squad of Janissaries, by order of the sultan, on the recommendation of the Chief Mufti," Bernard Lewis writes in his book "What Went Wrong?" "This observatory had many predecessors in the lands of Islam; it had no successors until the age of modernization." NASA Administrator Charles Bolden caused a furor when he revealed that President Obama had directed him...
  • Islam's Nowhere Men

    05/11/2010 5:02:08 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 360+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 10, 2010 | Fouad Ajami
    'A Muslim has no nationality except his belief," the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb's "children" are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani born Faisal Shahzad is a devotee of Sayyid Qutb's doctrine, and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was another. Qutb was executed by the secular dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1966. But his thoughts and legacy endure. Globalization, the shaking up of continents, the ease of travel, and the doors for immigration flung wide open by Western liberal societies...
  • A clash of cultures or ideologies?-Wahhabism, founding of America were contemporary events.

    01/20/2010 5:26:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-20-10 | SETH FRANTZMAN
    In the waning months of 1775 an elderly imam named Sayf ibn Ahmed al-Atiqi lay dying in Sudayr, a region north of Riyadh. Atiqi was a well known imam of the Nejd and he had spent his dying days opposing a new religious movement named Wahhabism. Two years before his death, this movement, led by the tribal sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saud, had conquered Riyadh, a sleepy desert oasis, and turned it into the capital of a new Islamic fundamentalist state. In April 1775, on the other side of the world, American colonists were rousted from their beds in communities west...
  • Hate Radio: The long, toxic afterlife of Nazi propaganda in the Arab world

    11/24/2009 4:50:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 443+ views
    IMRA/Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | November 22, 2009 | Jeffrey Herf
    Hate Radio: The long, toxic afterlife of Nazi propaganda in the Arab world By Jeffrey Herf The Chronicle of Higher Education November 22, 2009 http://chronicle.com/article/Hate-Radio-Nazi-Propaganda-in/49199/ Between 1939 and 1945, shortwave radio transmitters near Berlin broadcast Nazi propaganda in many languages around the world, including Arabic throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and Persian programs in Iran. English-language transcripts of the Arabic broadcasts shed light on a particularly dark chapter in the globalization of pernicious ideas. The transcripts' significance, however, is not purely historical. Since September 11, 2001, scholars have debated the lineages, similarities, and differences between Nazi anti-Semitism and...
  • Five Myths About Christianity, Islam, and the Middle Ages

    10/23/2009 11:15:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,910+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 23, 2009 | H.W. Crocker III
      Does Islam need a Reformation? Not unless you think it would benefit from additional dollops of Puritanism; further encouragement to smash altars, stained glass, and other forms of "idolatry"; prodding to ban riotous celebrations like Christmas and Easter; and support for fundamentalist Islamic schools that insist on sola Korana and sola Sunnah. Indeed, it would seem that Islam has already had its reformers. Railing against the corruption of the West (let's call it "Rome" for short) have been such modern Islamic Luthers as the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the cave-dwelling Osama bin Laden, the voice of young Islam --...
  • BLOOD MOON

    10/09/2009 7:04:07 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 67 replies · 1,986+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 2009 | Rich Carroll
    Rich Carroll Readers may recall Aesop's fable of the snake persuading a buffalo to give him a ride across the river if the snake promised not to bite. Once across, the snake of course bites the bison and responds with, "Well, you knew what I was when you gave me the ride." And so, we continue to embrace the culture of Islam, ever-so hopeful that a cult which has nurtured and nourished the last eleven thousand terrorist plots killing thousands of men, women, and children, will not pick us to be next. Under the banner of tolerance we have failed...
  • To Obama's "we aren't in war with Islam", well, 'Islam is at war with us'

    04/06/2009 3:40:14 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies · 1,226+ views
    To Obama's "we aren't in war with Islam", well, 'Islam is at war with us' Is Obama trying to rewrite history or what? Didn't Islamic Iran hijack our people and declared a war on the "great Satan - US" in 1979? Didn't Iran's Hezbollah thugs massacre Americans in the 1980s Lebanon (where they've been on a mission to support pro-western type government in Beirut)? Who shot Bobby Kenney? Was the Islamic massacre by (mostly) "friendly" Saudi Arabs on 3,000 innocent people (911) before or after the Iraq war has started? What's Obama's res[onse to Iran's Ahmadinejad's "ultimatum" to the west...
  • Robert Spencer - The Islamic Plan to Subjugate Western Culture (video)

    02/21/2009 5:26:46 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 271+ views
    Live Leak/ECR ^ | 21 Feb 09 | EC
    Evil Conservative Radio (Wed 7PM Edt) continues our talk with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. Is there an Islamic plan to subjugate western culture? What is this plan and are they being successful? What do the Quran and Islamic scholars say about this? Is Obama an Islamophile and can a nation led by an Islamophile stand against this? All this and more in this clip from ECR.
  • The Clash of Civilizations?

    12/30/2008 3:56:07 PM PST · by Delacon · 16 replies · 767+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | Summer 1993 | Samuel P. Huntington
    The Clash of Civilizations?by Samuel P. HuntingtonForeign Affairs Summer 1993SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON is the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. This article is the product of the Olin Institute's project on "The Changing Security Environment and American National Interests."I. THE NEXT PATTERN OF CONFLICTWORLD POLITICS IS entering a new phase, and intellectuals have not hesitated to proliferate visions of what it will be -- the end of history, the return of traditional rivalries between nation states, and the decline of the nation state from...
  • "Clash of Civilizations" author Samuel Huntington dies

    12/27/2008 6:43:54 PM PST · by rmlew · 22 replies · 1,212+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2008 | Muralikumar Anantharaman
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose controversial book "The Clash of Civilizations" predicted conflict between the West and the Islamic world, has died at age 81, Harvard University said on Saturday. Huntington, who taught for 58 years at Harvard before retiring in 2007, died Wednesday at a nursing facility in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the university said on its website. In his 1996 "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order," which expanded on his 1993 article in Foreign Affairs magazine, Huntington divided the world into rival civilizations based mainly on religious traditions such as Christianity, Islam,...
  • [Islam's] Blood-stained pursuit of revenge

    09/21/2008 11:35:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 178+ views
    Economist ^ | September 18, 2008
    [Alison] Pargeter, too, may jolt some in her European audience by dismissing many of the common explanations for Muslim radicalisation. It is not, she argues, a reaction to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, given that many of those involved in acts of violence turned radical before those wars. Nor is it simply a manifestation of deprivation and social alienation, let alone a straight reaction to racism and Islamophobia, a term that in her view is much shouted about by those seeking to accentuate a separate Islamic identity. She also shrugs off the criticism that Britains multiculturalism has allowed Muslims...
  • Are America and Europe by and by developing into two giant, immigrant ghettos?

    09/08/2008 6:22:21 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 22 replies · 234+ views
    09/09/2008 | WesternCulture
    While self confident debaters, politicians and other sorts of experts argue over which country in the world actually is the best example of a guiding light to humanity there ever was (GWB would say it is the US of today, Obama would claim it's the UN, while a proud European like my fellow countryman Hans Blix probably would say it is Saddam Hussein), evidence of the rapid decline of Western civilization is everywhere. Yes, there are still parts of the West that function very well and where most people are well educated and well off, but for how long? An...
  • TEARS OF THE DESERT (Arab Muslim Bigoted Genocide in Dafur, Gang Rape as a Weapon)

    09/06/2008 2:10:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 17 replies · 351+ views
    amazon ^ | August 2008
    TEARS OF THE DESERT - Arab Muslim Bigoted Genocide in Dafur, Gang Rape as a Weapon Amazon.com: Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur ...Amazon.com: Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur: Halima Bashir, Damien Lewis: Books. http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Desert-Memoir-Survival-Darfur/dp/0345506251
  • How to Manage Savagery

    09/02/2008 9:31:39 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 2008 | Bret Stephens
    Islam has bloody borders. So wrote Samuel Huntington in The Clash of Civilizations?, his 1993 Foreign Affairs article later expanded (minus the question mark) into a best-selling book. Huntington argued that, eclipsing past eras of national and ideological conflict, the battle lines of the future would be drawn along the fault lines between civilizations. Here, according to Huntington, was where current and coming generations would define the all-important us versus them. At the time of its writing, The Clash of Civilizations? had, beyond the virtues of pithiness and historical sweep, something to recommend it on purely empirical grounds. It seemed...
  • Islam: A 100% System of Life

    07/29/2008 1:11:03 PM PDT · by KLFuchs · 41 replies · 984+ views
    email | 7/29/2008 | Peter Hammond, PhD
    Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well. Here's how it works. As long as the Muslim population remains around...
  • A Turkish theater for World War III

    07/26/2008 10:34:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 176+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Friday, July 25, 2008 | Chan Akya
    Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is on record stating his ambitions to make his country a modern and secular state modeled on the Turkish republic under Kemal Ataturk. Ironically, even as that goal appears mind bogglingly unachievable for Pakistan, recent events will conspire to push Turkey in the direction of Pakistan; into becoming a breeding ground for a new class of Islamic militants. The transition of Turkey into a new front for Saudi interests will follow typical ideological, strategic and political trends... It is no mere coincidence that the Saudis need a functioning Sunni army to counter the likely expansionism of...
  • Saudi King's Religion Conference Ends on Sour Note

    07/18/2008 7:25:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 209+ views
    nysun.com ^ | July 18, 2008 | Joseph Goldstein
    MADRID A conference convened by Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for the purpose of gathering together leaders of the world's religions ended here yesterday with little sign as to whether the Saudi monarch's efforts to counter religious extremism would continue. The conference concluded on a sour note this afternoon as Christian and Jewish participants complained that the organizers, the Muslim World League, had too much control over the conference's closing communiqu. The three-day gathering in Madrid of more than 200 religious leaders was closely watched because it is the first time that a Saudi monarch had invited Jewish rabbis to...
  • The prescient 'Clash of Civilizations'

    07/11/2008 3:02:26 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 213+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 8, 2008 | H.D.S. Greenway
    FIFTEEN YEARS have passed since Foreign Affairs published Samuel Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations?" in its summer issue. It has subsequently become the most sought after article for reprints in the magazine's history. It, and the book by the same title minus the question mark, caused a storm among political scientists, many of whom simply refused to believe that, after the end of the Cold War, future conflicts would be over something so old fashioned. Only George Kennan's article on how to contain the USSR after World War II, bylined X, can compete with Huntington's in terms of influence. "The...
  • Innocents Abroad

    07/11/2008 2:22:42 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 117+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2008 | Fredrik Logevall
    The U.S. failed to recognize the significance of the radical Islamists. The timing is right for a major new history of America's engagement with the contemporary Middle East. Admittedly, key archival documentation remains under lock and key and will be inaccessible for a long time to come, both in the United States and elsewhere. But enough material is available, in the form of declassified documents, memoirs, oral histories and journalistic treatments, to begin to piece together the story of how we came to our current predicament. Enter Sir Lawrence Freedman, a specialist on nuclear strategy and the Cold War and...
  • Another Tack: A masjid grows in Brooklyn

    07/10/2008 1:35:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 220+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul 3, 2008 | SARAH HONIG
    I was Brooklyn bound - or so I thought. I took the subway to see a fellow alumna of New York's High School of Music and Art (as today's LaGuardia High School for the Arts was then called). I looked forward to the nostalgic reunion. I hadn't been in NYC for ages, and catching up with an old classmate seemed an indispensable component of walking down memory lane. What's more, Kathy still lives at the same address in the cozy middle-class neighborhood where I sometimes visited her way back then. It was common for the house-proud Irish to keep property...
  • Europe slumbers as wars of civilisation rage on frontiers

    04/30/2008 6:33:40 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 23 replies · 181+ views
    The Irish Independent ^ | Thursday, May 01 2008 | Kevin Myers
    An apocryphal internet tale provides a double insight into the fundamental problems of the Western world. A senior Australian army officer, General Peter Cosgrave, is being interviewed by a woman presenter. She questions him about a scheme to introduce boy scouts to army barracks. What will they do there, she asks; he replies, climbing, canoeing, archery and rifle-shooting. "Shooting? Don't you admit that that's a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children? You're equipping them to become violent killers." "Well ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, and you're not one, are you?" Now, this story is widely believed, not...
  • Islam Is a Trojan Horse

    04/18/2008 7:24:40 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 58 replies · 124+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | April 18, 2008 | Amil Imani
    Europe will be Muslim in a dozen years, promises the Islamic Republic of Irans Supreme Guide (dictator) who is racing full-speed ahead to make as many bombs as possible with long-range missiles capable of delivering their payload anywhere in the world. This past Friday, Yunis al-Astal, a leading Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament, declared on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam and Rome become an advance post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn...
  • McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam

    03/14/2008 2:37:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies · 728+ views
    motherjones.com ^ | March 12, 2008 | David Corn
    Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to wage a "war" against the "false religion" of Islam with the aim of destroying it. On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with the Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus, a supersize Pentecostal institution that features a 5,200-seat sanctuary, a television studio (where Parsley tapes a weekly show), and a 122,000-square-foot Ministry Activity Center. That day, a week before the Ohio primary, Parsley praised the Republican presidential front-runner as a "strong, true, consistent conservative."...
  • Lights, Camera, Reason (READ IT AND LOVE IT!!)

    09/22/2001 8:44:06 PM PDT · by MoJo2001 · 31 replies · 444+ views
    F.A.Z (English Version for German Paper) ^ | September 21,2001 | Frank Schirrmacher
    Lights, Camera Reason By Frank Schirrmacher FRANKFURT. President George W. Bush did not say what was in the script. One could even write that he did not say what Americans until now believed one should say at such a moment. He has withstood the pressure of succumbing to the collective consciousness and -- if one interprets the impressions correctly -- by doing so he has reinvented a piece of America. His address will do more than bolster international solidarity with the United States. Despite his allusions to Pearl Harbor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bush's breaking the mold heralds a ...
  • INTERESTING TIMES: The return of history

    09/23/2001 7:04:51 PM PDT · by anapikoros · 9 replies · 94+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 23, 2001 | Saul Singer
    It is beginning to sink in that what happened on September 11 was not a single terrorist attack on a single country, but the Pearl Harbor of Islamism in its war against the West. In 1941, Americans were surprised by the Japanese attack, but at least knew what and where Japan was. In retrospect, the great defeated "isms" of the last century, Nazism and Communism, are well understood. Now we are groping for an understanding of the new "ism" that has declared war on us. The first shocker, of course, is that someone is out to get the West in ...