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Archive for the 'Islam' Category

Homegrown Anti-Muslim Terrorism

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, In The News, Individual Liberty, Islam, Politics, Religion

It happened on Monday night in Florida: (May 12) — FBI officials in Jacksonville, Fla., say they have found the remnants of a pipe bomb used in a possible hate crime at a mosque during evening prayers. Along with local police, the FBI launched an investigation after an explosion shook the Islamic Center of Northeast […]

Arsonists Strike Home Of Swedish Muhammed Cartoonist

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

Last week, Lars Vilks was attacked while giving a speech at Uppsalla University on the subject of free speech and Islam. Over the weekend, his home was set on fire: STOCKHOLM — The home of a Swedish artist who once drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog has been hit by a […]

The Insane Hysteria Over A Planned Mosque Near Ground Zero

by @ Thursday, May 13th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Islam, Politics, Religion, September 11th

Plans to build a mosque and Islamic Community Center two blocks from the site of the former World Trade Center, have caused the anti-Muslim corner of the blogosphere to go just a little nuts: New York (CNN) — Plans to build a mosque two blocks away from ground zero have set off an emotional debate […]

Swedish Cartoonist Attacked Over Mohammed Cartoons

by @ Thursday, May 13th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

The cartoonist who drew “controversial” Mohammed cartoons that appeared in Swedish newspapers was attacked by Muslim extremists: Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, was head-butted today while giving a lecture about freedom of speech. Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in […]

Bill Maher: Western Civilization Isn’t Just Different, It’s Better

Bill Maher’s monologue from Friday night is one of those rare times where I actually agree with him 100%:

Why The West Should Show Solidarity With South Park

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim who was the subject of Theo Van Gogh’s film Submission has a great piece in today’s Wall Street Journal arguing that the West needs to stand up to the Islamists who would punish every satirical depiction of Mohammed: The entertainment business, especially Hollywood, is one of the wealthiest and […]

Iran Set To Crack Down On Women Who Sunbathe

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Islam, Religion

Apparently the latest threat to the Islamic Republic can be found in women who have tans: Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code. Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran’s police chief, said a national crackdown on opposition […]

Bart Simpson Supports South Park, Even If Comedy Central Won’t

The scene above showed up last night during The Simpsons’ intro sequence: With ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone receiving death threats from the radical Revolution Muslim regarding their depiction of Muhammad, their comedy brethren have shown their support. Last week, Jon Stewart came to their defense, and last night, ‘The Simpsons’ (sort […]

Radical Islam And “The Narrative”

by @ Monday, April 26th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, Islam, Religion, War On Terror

There was a fascinating segment on 60 Minutes last night about the role of something called “The Narrative” in radical Islam. What is “The Narrative” ? Well, Thomas Friedman explained it pretty well in an article last November: The Narrative is the cocktail of half-truths, propaganda and outright lies about America that have taken hold […]

It’s Boobquake Monday !

by @ Monday, April 26th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Islam, Religion

You may recall last week when an Iranian cleric blamed earthquakes on scantily clad women. Well, one Purdue University senior has decided to test the theory: It promises to be a “scientific experiment” like none you’ve ever seen. To test an Iranian cleric’s claim that immodestly dressed women are responsible for earthquakes, tens of thousands […]

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