Tweet Leon Panetta has given the go-ahead to a plan to allow women into combat situations: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s official ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said Wednesday. [snip] The decision clearly fits into [...]
Tag Archive 'Islam'
Tweet It’s hard to imagine a more politically incorrect belief system than Islam. The seriously Muslim world stands for women without legal rights or physical freedoms, wife beating, honor killings, child brides, capital punishment for female adultery, and capital punishment for homosexuality. President Barack Obama, however, feels that Turkey’s Erdogan, a hardline Muslim, is his [...]
AP report on thwarted terrorist attacks within the United States downplays Islam’s central role in the planned attack
Tweet The headline in the San Francisco Chronicle was simple: “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot.” California men, huh? Did they have names like Big Kahuna and look like this? “Yo, dude, I’m like going to, you know, like, attack the man. It’ll be, like, totally tubular.” No? Well maybe these California [...]
Tweet It’s been another family-maintenance day, which precludes not only blogging but, quite often, even thinking. Having a house full of children is revitalizing and exhausting all at once. I also took my Mom clothes shopping, which makes her extraordinarily happy, but leaves me limp and floppy. I am every cheapskate’s dream, because I just [...]
Tweet I’m guessing that a majority of Americans (a slim majority, but still a majority) know that America entered WWII because the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. What few stop to consider is why we ended up fighting, not only the Japanese who had just bombed us, but the Germans as well, since they, after all, [...]
Tweet I wish I’d said it this well: It’s really quite amazing. In Pakistan, Egypt, and the Palestinian territories, Christians are being harassed, brutalized, and even murdered, often with state support, or at least state indulgence. And let’s not even talk about the warm reception Jews receive in much of the Muslim world. And yet, [...]
Tweet The Sun, a Canadian newspaper, took a few minutes to travel to a Muslim online dating site (SingleMuslims.com), and noticed something a bit perplexing about the site. I have to agree: this just doesn’t make sense. Nevertheless, as the Romans so wittily said, de gustibus non est disputandum.
Tweet In America, there was for some time a nature versus nurture debate regarding homosexuality. I think the current view is that sexuality runs along a spectrum, with some people fixed firmly at one end or the other, and others, in the middle, who may be affected by the culture around them. Folks, we’re all [...]
Tweet This video is a year old but, especially with the latest Koran burning “scandal,” is as pertinent now as it was when first made: Hat tip: W”B”S
Thursday morning hodge-podge about Muslim censorship, Western self-censorship, and Western complicity in Islam’s Holy War
Tweet My brain is slowly warming up here so I’m not yet capable of original content. Instead, let me offer other people’s wonderful stuff. To get this set started, you have to begin by reading a speech that the Ayatollah Khomeini made in 1942, in which he stated explicitly that Islam is not a religion [...]
Tweet Eric Allen Bell, a former Daily Kos contributor and an independent filmmaker for Left-leaning outlets, had an epiphany recently: Islam is not a nice religion. Indeed, it’s a very un-nice religion, one that sees the embodiment of human perfection in a child-raping, misogynistic, antisemitic crime lord. When he tried to share that epiphany with [...]
Tweet Because our government isn’t yet doing enough, or costing enough, or interfering sufficiently in our lives, three researchers at the University of California San Francisco now recommend that the government should regulate sugar, just as it does alcohol and tobacco: A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just [...]
If Liam Neeson converts, I’m going to have to think long and hard about watching the Narnia movies again. Sigh.
Tweet Liam Neeson’s flirting with converting to Islam, a religious quest made possible by the fact that the religion has great calls to prayer and everyone does it (at least in Muslim countries) — and, no, I’m not exaggerating when I belittle his expressed motive when he contemplates abandoning the Catholicism of his childhood in [...]
Tweet Would anyone care to explain to Mr. Bookworm the difference between an extremist sect breaking its country’s laws by discriminating against women, and a country that has as an integral part of its law and culture murderous attacks on women, “witches,” children and gays? He professes to be bewildered.
Tweet This is an exercise in pure speculation. I invite all here to bring their own notions to the table. An old friend of mine visited me last Saturday to catch up on things. We walked my dog and began a long conversation that ended later in my backyard over coffee and tea. Bob is [...]
A visit to New York Times world, a world where America is always wrong and the Muslim Brotherhood is a gentle organization
Tweet I didn’t bother to read the entirety of an endless article about a bad thing happening in Mexico. No, I’m not talking about drug cartels or about Mexican citizens being slaughtered by guns sent over courtesy of a Democrat Department of Justice attempting to prove that guns hurt people. I’m talking about plants that [...]
Tweet Ignore the fact that the Qur’an is drenched in Jew hated. Ignore the fact that, since Islam came into being, it has alternately treated Jews as second class citizens or actively tried to slaughter them. If you can ignore those realities, you too can be an American ambassador in the Obama administration. You get [...]
Tweet Bruce Kesler spoke with Jonathan Spyer, who wrote Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict. Despite the current upheaval in the Middle East, and its attendant rise in antisemitism (which is impressive, considering its previous high level), Spyer is sanguine, and even optimistic. Check out Bruce’s post and see what you think.
Tweet For years, I’ve been trying to articulate the difference between good immigrants and bad immigrants, meaning those that benefit a country and those that I’d like to see kept out. This has become a particularly pointed concern for me in light of the PC attitude that encourages immigrants of all stripes not to give [...]
Tweet I have been reading and enjoying Leslie Carroll’s Royal Pains: A Rogues’ Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds. Focusing on Eastern and Western Europe from the 12th century onwards, it’s a brisk walk through royal excesses. Having read about half the book now, I think that “bad seeds” is the operative phrase in [...]
Tweet One of the things the Leftist multiculturalists refuse to acknowledge is that Islam does not assimilate. Individual practitioners of the faith may, periodically and superficially, espouse the culture in which they live, but the fact remains that Islam, by its nature, is the Borg. Borg-like, the Islam collective’s motto is “Resistance is futile. You [...]
A couple of AP articles that caught my eye, both for what they say and for what they don’t say *UPDATED*
Tweet I was very surprised to see an AP wire story reporting that Islamic militants (as opposed to mere “militants” or “insurgents”) were holding “Christians” (as opposed to mere “people”) hostage. Even more surprising, the AP reported that the Islamic militants were probably affiliated with Al Qaeda in Iraq, an entity one apparently couldn’t acknowledge [...]
Tweet Bookworm recently asked, “is Europe trying to save itself?” To that question, I can only offer anecdotal evidence from family and business visits made to France and Belgium this summer, shortly after the Greece-precipitated financial crisis. Europe (witness the EU) is an uber-bureacracy. For centuries, Europe’s forms of governance have devolved into top-down, centralized [...]
Tweet Do any of you disagree with anything Condell says? I was going to blog on the subject, which got hot while I was on vacation, but all I can do now is say “ditto” to Condell.
Tweet The Washington Post has a piece that ostensibly educates WaPo readers about the true nature of today’s terrorists. Interestingly (or do I mean typically) it tries to erase Islam from the equation: 3. Al-Qaeda is made up of religious zealots. To the contrary, rank-and-file terrorists who claim to be motivated by religious ideology often [...]