Posted in July 2012

Inside France’s Future Muslim-Majority City

by Daniel Greenfield/When foreigners think of the French city of Marseille they think of the national anthem, of Renoir sketching the old port in slashes of yellow and blue, and of castles and cafes overlooking the water. But the old port will now be overshadowed by a Grand Mosque. The Grand Mosque project has cast … Continue reading

Report of possible Gaza independence stirs debate

By Mounir Ateeq AMMAN Recent reports that the Hamas Islamist movement was considering to declare the independence of the Gaza Strip with the help of Egypt, which has an Islamist president, has stirred controversy among Palestinians and in both Egypt and Israel. The London-based al-Hayat had reported that the subject would be on the discussion … Continue reading

Muslim Persecution of Christians: June, 2012

by Raymond Ibrahim/ U.S.-backed rebels are committing Christian genocide in Syria, where they are sacking churches and issuing threats that all Christians will be cleansed from rebel-held territory.  A mass exodus of thousands of Christians is taking place, even as mainstream Western reporters like Robert Fisk demonize those same Christians for being supportive of the … Continue reading

Landmark case: Government argues that Islam is political

Pamela Geller has the amazing story of today’s hearing on our AFDI lawsuit against Detroit SMART transit: What began as a clear first amendment issue has exploded into a landmark case regarding the the status of Islam as a political entity. Today the Detroit Transit Authority (SMART), a government entity, argued before the 6th Circuit … Continue reading

Turkeys Hypocrisy Over Gaza

It must be one of the biggest casesof diplomatic hypocrisy in the world today. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s most recent efforts to improve damaged relations with Turkey ran into a brick wall once again, receiving only a dismissive response from Israel’s former ally. Lieberman stated Israel is ready “to solve any outstanding disputes” with … Continue reading

90 Years Later, the Mandate Still Matters

Eli E. Hertz/ Israelis and friends of the Jewish State alike are accustomed to the never-ending scorn the United Nations heaps on the Middle East’s only free democracy, never mind its desire for peace with all of its Arab neighbors. It may seem unfathomable that the very same institution was ultimately responsible for the creation … Continue reading

James M. Arlandson: Mosque and State In Early Islam

3 Mosque and State In Early Islam Can Modern Islam Keep the Two Separate? by James M. Arlandson, Ph.D. This series of article about Islamic shariah law is written for educators, journalists, legislators, city council members, judges, lawyers, government bureaucrats, think tank fellows, TV and radio talk show hosts, and everyone else who occupies the … Continue reading

Why Is Obam Coddling Tunisia’s Salafists?

Tunisia‘s Salafists are the brown shirts of the Tunisian Arab Spring. Suburban sprawl, Tunis-style. Note: This series, of which Part One is below, is dedicated to the memory and contribution of Alexander Cockburn who just passed away.1. October of last year, Tunisia held national elections for a ‘constituent assembly’ – a legislative body mandated to … Continue reading