Posted in December 2012

Originally posted on BBC Watch:
Kibbutz Ein Gev, circa 1937 In the BBC’s profile of the Golan Heights which appears in the Middle East section of the BBC News website we find that once more 1949 Armistice Lines are mistakenly presented as borders. Addressing the subject of past talks between Israel and Syria, the profile…

Mali:Al-Qaida Carves Out Its Own Country

By Rukmini Callimachi -MOPTI, Mali (AP) — Deep inside caves, in remote desert bases, in the escarpments and cliff faces of northern Mali, Islamic fighters are burrowing into the earth, erecting a formidable set of defenses to protect what has essentially become al-Qaida’s new country. They have used the bulldozers, earth movers and Caterpillar machines … Continue reading

Is World War II Still Being Fought?

  In 2007, President George W. Bush spoke at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. and was introduced by the mosque’s director; the latter had a history that included time spent as a representative of an organization that has enabled Al-Qaeda. This was also the same mosque at which Bush spoke six days after 9/11/01 … Continue reading

Geert Wilders’ Courageous Journey

  Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders has released in 2012 his autobiographical account of his internationally known condemnation of, and personal conflicts with, Islam, with a forward available online by his fellow comrade in letters vis-à-vis Islam, conservative columnist Mark Steyn.  Marked for Death: Islam’s War against the West and Me recounts how an individual Dutchman … Continue reading

Tunisia:Ghannouchi urges flogging of blogger

Some analysts accused Rachid Ghannouchi of seeking to impose the Shariah law in Tunisia. (AFP) By Al Arabiya/Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Ennahda party, has said the punishment of flogging should be introduced against people who are charged of slander, in reference to a female blogger who published documents accusing his son-in-law … Continue reading

Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

A crowned figure chiseled in stone was uncovered by Dr. Paul Yule of Germany’s Heidelberg University, at an archeological site in Yemen. (Courtesy Dr. Paul Yule) Archeologists are studying the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen. The sites have sparked a number of questions about the early history of Islam. … Continue reading

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that … Continue reading

Al Qaeda Offers Bounty on American Ambassador

AP reports: SANAA, Yemen — Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has offered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio produced by the group’s media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites Saturday said it offered three … Continue reading

Mali: Sharia amputations

Sharia amputations in Mali: “This is in the Koran. That’s why we do it.” Moctar Touré, recipient of Sharia justice While Muslim spokesmen in the West do their best to convince us that the Qur’an doesn’t mean what it plainly says, the Islamic supremacists in Mali have no interest in such elaborate games of deception. … Continue reading