End the Obama Hysteria!

Ok, so there is a new American president and no one may be worse off for that. Hoorah, congratulations and so on. What I don’t understand, however, is the level of hysteria accompanying his candidacy and inauguration. Please stop it. A few examples: CNN reports: “My fervent prayer is that there will be peace on Earth…… Continue reading End the Obama Hysteria!

Hamas supporters envoke Hitler in fight against Israel

2009-01-10 ”Heil Hitler”, ”we want to kill all Jews”, ”give us some Jews”, ”down, down, Denmark”, “down, down, democracy” were among the slogans chanted at this Palestinian pro-Hamas, anti-Israel demonstration in central Copenhagen. Watch the footage below. Demonstration also attended by a handful of left-wingers. Imagine if a pro-Israeli demonstration had chanted “kill all Palestinians”……… Continue reading Hamas supporters envoke Hitler in fight against Israel

Saudi norms make way into Holland

Wall Street Journal op-ed (quoted in full): JANUARY 22, 2009 Silencing Islam’s Critics A Dutch court imports Saudi blasphemy norms to Europe. The latest twist in the clash between Western values and the Muslim world took place yesterday in the Netherlands, where a court ordered the prosecution of lawmaker and provocateur Geert Wilders for inciting…… Continue reading Saudi norms make way into Holland

Showtime for Turkey

In relation to my previous post I want to point out an important issue playing out in the shadow of that conflict.Turkey is trying to gain membership to the EU using among other arguments the claim that, as a member, Turkey would be in a better position to act as a mediator between the West…… Continue reading Showtime for Turkey

OIC takes fight against freedom of speech to the UN

The Durban Review Conference a.k.a. Durban II may not have created many headlines outside the blogosphere and NGO web-sites yet but represents in fact one of the most important battlegrounds in the ongoing facedown between Western style democracy and freedom on one side and Islam plus various other kinds of fascism on the other. This…… Continue reading OIC takes fight against freedom of speech to the UN

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