April 2012

The Boiling Point Inside And Outside The Burqa and Hijab

RITES WALLACE, A STRIDENT FELLOW, choosing his words carefully, as he outlines his recent travail: "Now I don't want to sound like a racist, but I was shocked when I moved to England and discovered that my new neighborhood was majority Muslim—mosques, hijabs, halal shops, etc... "I am all for diversity, but if you want me to be tolerant, I expect the same in return. Don't get me started on this topic. Anyway, when I walked to the marketplace and realized I was the only one NOT wearing hijab, and was being ogled by stall keepers who claimed they didn't...

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The Cracking Left As Evidenced By Odd Bedfellows

Jolly Nick Cohen has said it so well, I won't even begin to add to his eloquent insights into the confusion of the Old Left with the New Reality in his bruising piece originally reposted here on Oct 24, 2006, called: "Where Have All The Pacifists Gone?" Now if only the Left will crumble into dust and blow away. Here are the first few paragraphs of the right persuasive piece. EFORE YOU GO TO A LEFT-WING meeting, brace yourself for the likelihood that everyone you meet in the hall will be standing on their heads. Do not be surprised to...


Fit In Or Fly Out

RITISH EXPATRIATE AND AMERICAN citizen Stuart Varney, a financial commentator on Fox News noted on one of their Saturday morning programs that Britain is beginning to "push back" at Muslims. Stating that he sensed a change in the British demeanor toward Muslims on the heels of the current veil controversy, Varney suggested a new tone was emerging, indicating "no more bending over backwards, no more appeasement." He also stated that a British politician had recently told him "it's either fit in or fly out". Now that's all the news fit to print! (Originally published here on October 24, 2006, and...


Culture Shock In Scotland

ayhem, fooking bloody mayhem, perniciously instigated "once again" by Muslims (or Asians, as the British press likes to straddle it), and while it may have just been a pothole in the road of expanding documentation in the clash between the West and those more fiercely devoted followers of Mohammed, the debate over just what is to be done to stabilize these rising concerns is still rather muted, and nearly always neatly packaged in broad but rather simplistic terms. After all goes the party line, it was merely one white teenager who lost his life, however gruesome the attack. But let's...


The Veil, The Mask of Islamic Supremacy, Folly, and Failure

he polarized debate over full-face veils in Great Britain is turning ugly. "This could be the trigger for the grim spiral that produced riots in the north of England five years ago," says Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission For Racial Equality in the UK. Jack Straw, Leader of the House of Commons, recently sparked a media debate by saying he preferred women not to wear full-face veils at meetings in his constituency because he believed they made communication difficult. After years of western leaders bending to Muslim demands, British leaders are daring to suggest theat the polarised situation over...