The White House announced this week that Pope Francis will visit President…
There are three kinds of Muslims, former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali says, and moderates are not among them. The outspoken Islam critic calls for a reformation within Islam.
Also: Former members of a church in Palmerston, New Zealand, say they were suicidal, depressed and in need of counselling after leaving the “cult-like” church and being shunned by their friends and family.
A few quick hits to start this week’s recap: The Washington Blade’s…
Islam was meant to be read as a whole, and not in bits and pieces, as ISIS and al-Qaeda do. (Their Islam is not just outrageous, it is also embarrassing.)
We have reported on the appointment of the first U.S. Special Envoy…
Investigative report into Faith Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona.
Also, a look at Islam-inspired terrorism.
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In Saturday’s National Post Andrew Coyne (attacking Stephen Harper) argued that we should be “Watching our words on Islamism“.
Coyne makes the odd reasonable observation, like for example:
“… they [Islamists] are commanded by their faith to take up arms in its defence. Of this there can be no doubt: they have said so, on a hundred different occasions, and we would be wise to take them at their word.”
… then, sadly, he decides to advocate for Obama’s highly dubious “strategy” of lying about Islam’s blatantly obvious connection with terrorism – concluding that to be truthful, like Stephen Harper, is “playing with fire“.
In other words, Coyne, like Obama, presumably on the word of so-called “moderate” Muslims (Obama has close associations with members of the Muslim Brotherhood), prefers to ignore the obvious realities of political Islam and its extremist, violent opposition to the West (and to infidels everywhere). He prefers to go along with the many “moderate” Muslims in the West who peddle the obviously self-serving fiction that ISIS and other similarly motivated terrorists “are not Islamic”.
Rather than trying to mollify these “moderate” Muslims by ignoring or downplaying (lying about) the obvious links between Islam and Islamist terrorism we (that includes you, Mr. Coyne and Pres. Obama) should be insisting that they stop trying to obfuscate or deny the issue and instead to clearly and firmly denounce the radical elements in their midst – march in the streets (as they are so quick to do when Western satirists mock Mohammed). If, as they claim, ISIS, al Qaeda and other killers are indeed perverting Islam (rather than faithfully observing it) and are giving the one “true” Islam a very bad name, it is up to these “moderates” to be shouting out, en-mass, against it loudly, publicly and often. Can we expect this to happen any time soon? Not bloody likely – especially with the Obamas and Coynes among us giving them cover.
BTW. In the NP epaper, there were lots of great critical comments, while in the open version linked above there are a great many of the usual dhimmi leftists supporting Coyne.
And here is Blazing Cat Fur‘s blunt assessment:
Idiot At National Post Says If We Pretend Islam & Terrorism Aren’t Linked Muslims Will Like Us More!
Why and how do young people get recruited by Muslim extremists?
Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary will debut on HBO at the end of March.
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The bodies were still warm when the shameless apologia started turning up on my Twitter timeline yesterday. There was an MSNBC piece from a former editor for the Onion, sputtering the usual bromides about how the sla…
November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists.
Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low.
Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here’s the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult.
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Dear Readers: I was going to save this article for Sunday Morning’s “religious” column, but decided to publish it today because of assholes like Justin Trudeau, who keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace! We took a detailed look at both Christianity and Islam in my book “The Plain Truth About God” and […]
“Some men just want to watch the world burn!” Folks, I don’t know if it’s just me and I’m missing something, or perhaps there is an agenda I’m not aware of, or maybe even a point about human psychology that is foreign to me, but I’m really confused about these Islamic radicals and what they’re […]