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In Numbers Dwell Certain Repugnant Effects

n numbers dwell certain repugnant effects. Around the globe fierce Islamic agitation in the public sphere is on the rise: 1/29/07 Daily Telegraph UK: 40% of Muslims, ages 16 to 24, want Sharia law; 13% admire al-Qaeda; 36% believe apostates should be executed; 75% believe that women should wear veils. 5/22/07 Reuters: 25% of young American Muslims believe in suicide bombings to fight the West. 7/10/07 worldpress.org: Poll of Muslims in Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan and Indonesia indicates that 75% believe in strict application of Sharia law. 7/27/08 Sunday Times UK: 33% of Muslim students support killing for islam; 33% want...

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Eurabia Alive But Not So Well

No man survives when freedom fails; the best men rot in filthy jails. And those who cry "Appease, appease!" are hanged by those they tried to please. —Horace Mann The best lack all conviction, while The worst are full of passionate intensity. —W.B.Yeats IGHT-WING Dutch legislator Geert Wilders, who is being prosecuted at home in Eurabia for anti-Islam remarks, said he was barred from entering Britain on Thursday after he landed in defiance of a government ban. Wilders wanted to show his film "Fitna," which argues that the Koran incites violence, in the British parliament. But he was told by...


Free Speech Trial In The Netherlands

HE BATTLE TO DEFEND free speech against Islamic attempts to snuff it out is stirring in the Netherlands. The outcome of this case will affect the whole world. "Anti-Islam lawmaker appeals hate speech charges," from The Associated Press today. An Associated Press newspaper in Amsterdam has reported that a right-wing lawmaker says he has asked the Dutch Supreme Court to halt his prosecution on hate speech charges for anti-Islamic remarks. Bigot alert. Here we have a Dutch newspaper using the code "right-wing" to smear one of its own legislators. AP thus semaphores to its readers that Wilders is evil, not...


Islamic Nations Rip Free Speech

Not exactly big news, But aren't we giddy that someone in the West is actually taking up this hot potato! Not that they will run with it very far before tossing it aside so as not to offend the offenders. he government of the world's most populous Islamic state says YouTube has two days to take down a Dutch lawmaker's provocative film on the Koran or it will block access to the popular video-sharing Web site. Yes. Islamic nations rip free speech every chance they get. The warning by Indonesia came as the U.N.'s primary human rights watchdog ended a...


In Amsterdam Koran Poster Draws No Outrage

HE NETHERLANDS is suffering from Koran fever, but Amsterdam seems not to be affected. The Tropenmuseum has put up some two hundred posters of an Iranian Koran throughout the city, as part of an image campaign. There has been hardly any response. The Netherlands is somewahat frazzled because of the plans of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders to show a movie about the ‘Fascist’ Koran called Fitna. The Koran posters of the Tropenmuseum appearing during this Wilders controversy is a coincidence, for the posters were planned months ago. Still, previous attacks on the Koran did play a role in the decision...