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  • Deadly ‘Diversity’

    11/29/2011 10:47:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-29-11 | Bruce Bawer
    The neighborhood of Grønland in Oslo, Norway, is not terribly large. It’s on the east side of town, adjacent to central Oslo, and has traditionally been a place of working-class flats and unpretentious pubs. Ever since Norway began to be the destination of immigrants from the Muslim world, however, Grønland has been home to an increasing number of Muslim families and businesses. In recent years, furthermore, it has become an attractive residential area for young Norwegian singles and families, for many of whom part of the lure of living in this part of town was that they wanted to be...
  • Government dollars fuel wealth: D.C. enclaves reap rewards of contracting boom

    08/16/2011 6:10:57 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2011 | Annie Gowen
    Millions of dollars worth of federal contracts transformed Anita Talwar from a government accounting clerk into a wealthy woman — one who can afford a $2.8 million home in the Washington suburbs with its own elevator, wine cellar and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Talwar, a 59-year-old immigrant from India, had no idea that she and her husband would amass a small fortune when she launched a company providing tech support to the federal government in 1987. But she shrewdly took advantage of programs for minority-owned small businesses and rode a boom in federal contracting. Talwar’s success — and that of hundreds...
  • Exclusive: ‘Muslims-Only’ Enclave Thrives In Philadelphia

    07/02/2010 6:13:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Paul Williams, Ph.D.
    Thanks to U.S. taxpayers, an Islamic enclave is being carved out of the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. And how generous have you been with your tax dollars? You just gave $1.6 billion for the privilege of turning over all this cash to the Islamic community. The person doing the carving is Kenny Gamble, the author of such hit songs as “Love Train” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.” So far Americans have shelled out $1.6 billion in federal grants, loans, and “charitable” gifts to create an alleged “Muslims-only” community. A convert to Islam, Gamble, now known as Luqman...
  • Some in Cicero take issue with flying of Mexican flag in park

    10/05/2008 12:28:23 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 1,080+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 2, 2008 | Joseph Ruzich
    In a town once predominantly Eastern European but now mostly Mexican, there's a flag flap blowing in the wind. Cicero residents recently complained that the Mexican flag was flying at the town's new Cicero Community Park. Although the U.S. and Illinois flags, as well as a sports flag, are flown there, some longtime residents accused town officials of being un-American and demanded the Mexican flag be taken down. "We are at war and you're flying a foreign flag?" Susan Masek, 56, said at last week's town meeting. "We want that flag down. This is the United States. Only the American...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #5

    09/30/2006 10:18:39 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,021 replies · 17,934+ views
    CIA ^ | Page last updated: 07/27/2006 | National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015
    "Global Trends 2015" Terrorism-Related Excerpts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following items are terrorism-related items from the National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" report (December 2000). Transnational Terrorism (page 50) States with poor governance; ethnic, cultural, or religious tensions; weak economies; and porous borders will be prime breeding grounds for terrorism. In such states, domestic groups will challenge the entrenched government, and transnational networks seeking safehavens. At the same time, the trend away from state-supported political terrorism and toward more diverse, free-wheeling, transnational networks—enabled by information technology—will continue. Some of the states that actively sponsor...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #4.

    08/07/2006 3:43:15 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,043 replies · 13,859+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 02, 2006 | Walid Phares on the Mideast
    Tehran & Damascus Move to Lebanon Lebanon-born Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Author of the recent book Future Jihad, he was also one of the architects of 2004’s United Nations resolution 1559, which called for the disarming of Hezbollah. NRO editor Kathryn Lopez recently talked to Phares about what’s going on in the Mideast, what happened to the Cedar Revolution, and this war we’re all in. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What is “Future Jihad”? Are we seeing it in the Mideast now? Walid Phares: “Future Jihad,” which has already begun, refers to...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World.

    06/16/2006 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 4,622 replies · 13,190+ views
    the Middle East Quarterly ^ | SPRING 2006 • VOLUME XIII: NUMBER 2 | David Kennedy Houck
    The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution by David Kennedy Houck First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. Constitution enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law? Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1]...