Theo van Gogh

Newsweek Acknowledges Global War On Christians

HERE WAS INDEED GREAT NEWS for America from an old lefty rag that landed on newstands last month. Sure, Newsweek has long ago lost its way, its dignity, its circulation, its point of view, but its ailing circulation might have gotten a boost with a cover story from the unassailable Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In fact, I'm going to try to find one. No doubt her essay on the global war on Christianity (particularly harsh in Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East) will be precious reading for those of us who are accustomed to the shunning of anything Christian...

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By Their Fruits...

Free Speech Lesson #1 ITH REGARD TO THE female videographer from Human Events who was attacked several times by a belligerant black woman attending the One Country hatefest on October 2, who for some reason did not want to be on camera , we cannot even imagine anyone at a Tea Party rally behaving like this toward a reporter who was merely quietly videotaping the event. And of course if they had, they would have been immediately arrested. But leftists have behaved this way since the 1960s, (and I have the scars to prove it). Leftists are sad, angry, raging...


None So Blind

HO WROTE THE KORAN, and why? Don't tarry, read what one ex-Muslim has to say on this most idiosyncratic theme. Some say Allah was the author. Others say it was Gabriel the archangel. Others maintain that Muhammed himself dictated it to his scribes. The more truthful answer may surprise certain readers. Don't take this infidel's word. Read what the rational apostate Abul Kasem has revealed in his own search for clarity. And while we are at it, how about some statistics to put some autumn chill in the late August air. The CIA World Fact Book (2007) indicates that as...


Free Speech At Odds With Jihadists

HE REGRESSIVE FORCES against free speech often note that free speech has its limits—for instance, one may not yell "fire!" in a crowded theatre. Everyone knows the potential dangers—people getting trampled in a run for the exits, people mistaking doors to dead-end storerooms for exits, people running into narrow alleys with no access to the street. So is it *ever* permissable to cry "fire!" in a crowded theatre? Well, yes. It is not only permissible, it is imcumbant on any moral person to cry fire if the theatre is indeed on fire. Let's belabour the metaphor. That's what the jihadists...


Artists Fearful To Address Islam

RITAIN'S CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS are fêted around the world for their willingness to shock but fear is preventing them from tackling Islamic fundamentalism. Grayson Perry, the cross-dressing potter, Turner Prize winner and former Times columnist, said that he had consciously avoided commenting on radical Islam in his otherwise highly provocative body of work because of the threat of reprisals. Perry also believes that many of his fellow visual artists have also ducked the issue, and one leading British gallery director told The Times that few major venues would be prepared to show potentially inflammatory works. “I’ve censored myself,” Perry said at...