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  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. I reject Islamic law because its totalitarian ... because its bigoted and especially bigoted against women Where...
  • Muslims Intimidate Their Way Across Europe

    12/12/2011 11:28:32 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | 12-12-11 | Soeren Kern
    A mob of some 20 Islamists stormed a debate in Amsterdam that was featuring two Muslim liberals, the Canadian writer and Muslim feminist Irshad Manji and the Dutch-Moroccan Green Left MP Tofik Dibi. Muslim extremists belonging to the group Sharia4Belgium, which seeks to establish Islamic Sharia law across Europe, yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is Greater") and threatened to break Manji's neck. Waving an Islamist jihadist flag, they then demanded that Manji and Dibi be executed for apostasy. The December 8 debate on how liberal Muslims can prevent Islam from being hijacked by Muslim extremists was held at the De Baile...
  • Wrong kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali

    03/29/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: Shes an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. Shes an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. Shes a fierce advocate for womens rights. Shes a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation...
  • Islamic States Plans/Justifications: DABIQ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting...

    11/06/2011 12:07:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    MEMRI.org - Report ^ | November 4, 2011 | Steven Stalinsky
    SNIPPET: "British Jihadi Anjem Choudary Tweets On March 19, 2011, British jihadi Anjem Choudary, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, co-founder of Al-Muhajiroun, and spiritual advisor to the UK Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC),[18] launched a Twitter account and began tweeting. MAC made headlines last week for threatening a British MP who subsequently called on their activities to be closely monitored by law enforcement.[19] According to his Twitter account, Choudary is "a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (Tawheed), live by (Shari'ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of Daw'ah and Jihad)."[20] In...
  • Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands"

    06/01/2011 9:01:57 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1 June 2011 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands" Final remarks of Geert Wilders at his trial in Amsterdam, June 1st, 2011 Mister President, members of the Court, I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh, and not I. I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology...
  • The Mohammed Cartoon Dust Has Not Settled[Implications U.S. Citizen Headley Double Agent]

    01/06/2011 8:21:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    Stratfor.com ^ | January 6, 2011 | 0955 GMT | Scott Stewart
    When one considers all of the people and places in the West targeted by transnational jihadists over the past few years, iconic targets such as New Yorks Times Square, the London Metro and the Eiffel Tower come to mind. There are also certain target sets such as airlines and subways that jihadists focus on more than others. Upon careful reflection, however, it is hard to find any target set that has been more of a magnet for transnational jihadist ire over the past year than the small group of cartoonists and newspapers involved in the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Every year...
  • Dutch welcome Germans to Europe's immigration debate - Feature ( Geert Wilders mentioned )

    10/21/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Thomas Burmeister
    Angela Merkel does not make the covers of Dutch newspapers very often. But the German chancellor's assertion last week that "multiculturalism has absolutely failed" in her country was headline news in the Netherlands. As far as the Dutch are concerned, the Germans - whom they consider to sometimes be politically behind the times - have finally woken up. The Netherlands' dream of a happy, harmonious multicultural society burst on a grey autumn morning six years ago in Amsterdam. On November 2, 2004, an Islamic extremist gunned down Dutch filmmaker and Islam critic Theo van Gogh in the street, then slit...
  • Anti-Islam Dutch MP on trial for hate speech

    10/03/2010 5:34:51 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 11 replies
    AFP via Al Arabiya ^ | 10-3-2010 | Staff
    Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, set to become a shadow partner of the next coalition government, goes on trial in Amsterdam on Monday for inciting hatred against Muslims. The controversial politician with his signature shock of blonde-dyed hair risks up to a year in jail or a 7,600 fine, according to prosecutors, for calling Islam "fascist" and likening the Quran to Hitler's Mein Kampf. "This is about freedom of speech," Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz told AFP. "My client believes that in the Netherlands, one must be able to say whatever one wants, barring incitement to violence." Wilders, 47, will stand...
  • South Park Episode Censored

    04/22/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies · 1,653+ views
    aol News ^ | 22/4/10 | Dana Chivvis
    NEW YORK (April 22) -- After a radical Islamic group issued a thinly veiled threat against the creators of "South Park," the network aired an episode with references to and depictions of the Prophet Muhammad blocked out. A note on the show's website said Comedy Central had inserted "numerous additional audio bleeps throughout" the show, adding "we do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show." The episode was the second half of a storyline that began last week with an episode depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. A day later, a blog post...
  • Islamic Web site warns South Park' creators (Denmark R US)

    04/21/2010 9:09:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 787+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Ty Tagami
    A Web site that promotes Islam is warning the creators of the television cartoon "South Park" that they could be killed for airing a recent show that depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. The site says in an entry posted Thursday that the authors of the irreverent cable show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, could wind up like Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. He was killed by a radical Islamist in 2004 after making a movie that featured a beaten, naked Muslim woman covered in writings from the Quran. The post includes a photograph of van Gogh...
  • South Park "200" Episode To Be Continued....Real Original Title: "201"

    04/19/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 60 replies · 2,231+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | April 19, 2010 | Parker and Stone
    Episode 1406 Press Release From the Comedy Central Press Release: WHO IS ERIC CARTMAN'S FATHER? AN ALL-NEW EPISODE PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL NEW YORK, April 19, 2010 - "South Park" is in danger from angry celebrities, violent Ginger kids and Mecha Streisand in an all-new episode titled "201," premiering on Wednesday, April 21 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. It's a tense situation in South Park as Muhammad has become the pawn in the game to save the town. The Ginger kids are threatening to destroy the city if Stan and Kyle don't hand...
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. If your whole game is to increase market share, says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, its hard to . . . gather data in ways that dont raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content. In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates social reform in Muslim countries ( seventh anniversary of 9/11 )

    09/10/2008 11:24:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 126+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | September 10, 2008 | Charlie Owen
    Ayaan Hirsi Alis entire life has been a battle of opposing beliefs. She was raised in a strict Islamic household where at a young age she was tormented by the religions abusive teachings towards women and violence towards non-believers. As she grew up, she was tempted by the allure of Western cultures, but had been taught to hate Americans and their alliances with the Jews. one... decision she knew she had to make: To denounce her faith in Islam; a religion she now viewed as completely cruel and intolerant, or side with the same religion the hijackers of 9/11 claimed...
  • Film could spark new wave of Muslim riots (in the Netherlands)

    01/21/2008 7:57:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 176+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | January 20,2008
    Officials in the Netherlands, where tensions have been high since a Muslim murdered a filmmaker more than three years ago, are bracing for the release of a new movie by a controversial politician that aims to show Islam's holy book "is an inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror." In 2004, filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim avenging his film critical of Islam. Two years later, riots protesting the publication of cartoons about Islam's prophet Muhammad left about 100 people dead. Now, the Dutch government is warning of a 10-minute film to be released this month by parliament...
  • [The Scream]: Sculpture Of Slain [Dutch] Filmmaker Unveiled

    03/18/2007 6:56:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 805+ views
    CBS News ^ | Mar. 18, 2007
    Sculpture For Slain Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Unveiled In Amsterdam; Depicts Him Screaming ___ Friends and fans of the Dutch filmmaker found dead with a note pinned to his chest with a knife unveiled a memorial sculpture Sunday that depicts him screaming near the spot where he was murdered by an Islamic extremist. Mayor Job Cohen and a Dutch comedian praised the controversial Theo Van Gogh and his work as the sculpture by Jeroen Henneman was revealed to hundreds of people gathered at a park in eastern Amsterdam. Titled "The Scream," the memorial took the form of a series of...
  • Buscemi, Miller in remake of slain director's film

    02/14/2007 2:00:47 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/14/2007 | Hanna Rantala and Mike Collett-White
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller star in a new film exploring the relationship between the media and celebrities in a re-make of a Dutch version by slain director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh, an outspoken critic of Islam who was murdered in 2004 by a Dutch-Moroccan militant, planned to adapt a trilogy of films for Hollywood before he was killed, of which "Interview" was the first. U.S. actor Buscemi, who also directs the new version, plays a world-weary reporter called Pierre who reluctantly accepts an assignment from his editor to interview Katya, a trashy horror film star....
  • Taking The Fight To Islam (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2007 7:54:30 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 714+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Andrew Anthony
    Taking the fight to Islam In 1989, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali Muslim, supported the fatwa against Salman Rushdie. But on moving to Europe her views changed and she turned against Islam. Two years ago she fled Holland after the brutal murder of her artistic collaborator Theo van Gogh. Who is this fierce critic who lives under the constant threat of death? Andrew Anthony Sunday February 4, 2007 The Observer (UK) Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not the only critic of Islam who lives with round-the-clock protection. But surely none wears their endangered status with greater style. The Dutch Somali human-rights...
  • ITALY: MP RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER HER ANTI-VEIL BATTLE

    01/11/2007 2:16:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 602+ views
    adnchronosinternational ^ | Jan-10-07 | Ebc/Aki
    ITALY: MP RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER HER ANTI-VEIL BATTLE Rome, 10 Jan. (AKI) - Italian conservative MP Daniela Santanche has received death threats over her opposition to the Muslim veil, Italy's leading paper Corriere della Sera reported in a front-page article on Wednesday. Santanche reportedly received a letter in Arabic and English at her lower house office Tuesday night with pictures of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, murdered in 2004 by an Islamist fundamentalist for his movie Submission, which denounced violence on women in Muslim countries, and Dutch MP Hirsi Ali, the film's author, who has also received death threats....
  • Faced with Radical Islam, Europe Is in Danger of Decay (Hirsi Ali alert!)

    11/30/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 29 replies · 1,109+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/30/2006 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Two years ago, movie director Theo van Goghs throat was cut on a street in Amsterdam in the name of radical Islam. I had partaken in his last work, Submission, where we represented, in the most accurate way possible, the condition of Muslim women: tyranny, humiliations, violence. In this film, we showed Muslim women who had finally rebelled, talking to God in a tone of defiance. It made Imam Fawaz of the Hague scream with hate during the delivery of a vengeful sermon. My friend Theo, the criminal bastard, was subsequently riddled with bullets and stabbed to death with a...