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How multiculturalism fuels Western paralysis in dealing with radical Islam

Posted January 12, 2015 by JR

Multicultural Suicide by Victor Davis Hanson:… In terms of the challenge of radical Islam, multiculturalism manifests itself in the abstract with the notion that Islamists are simply the fundamentalist counterparts to any other religion. Islamic ex…

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Western leaders still in denial about Islam

Posted January 10, 2015 by JR

Not long after the perps of the Islamist terror attacks in Paris were put down, French President Francois Hollande delivered this “reassuring” bit of whitewash: (“… these fantatics had nothing to do with the Muslim religion”) And, we know how Obama t…

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Religion Was Not the Reason for the Paris Attacks

Posted January 9, 2015 by Mark Juergensmeyer

Can religious ideology really be blamed for the massacre at Charlie Hebdo? Responding to the New Yorker’s George Packer and others.

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Media cowers out fear of DBM (Death by Muslim)

Posted January 9, 2015 by JR

Greg Gutfeld: [Via]

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Charlie Hebdo: the truths that ought to be self-evident but still aren’t

Posted January 8, 2015 by JR

Nick Cohen in The Spectator:

… I am just back from a ‘Je suis Charlie’ vigil in Trafalgar Square, and the solidarity was good to see. I fear it won’t last. I may be wrong. Perhaps tomorrow’s papers and news programmes will prove their commitment to freedom by republishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. …

… I offer you 10 truths that ought to be self-evident.

  • It is not ‘Islamophobic’ to satirise radical Islamists and their beliefs – the main targets of radical Islamists include other Muslims as well as Christians, Jews, Yazidis and secularists.
  • Even if in your confused liberal mind you think that it is, no one has the right to stop satire or criticism because they are offended.
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Cowardly media poseurs v. Ezra Levant

Posted January 8, 2015 by JR

The news is saturated today with stories and opinion pieces about the Islamist terrorist murders at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris yesterday.  Many made mention of the publication of the Danish Muhammad cartoons by Jyllands-Posten and the Canadian media’s refusal to publish them in solidarity.  A sampling: 

Christie Blatchford:

“Every newspaper in the free world should today be reprinting one or another of the brilliant cartoons that may have provoked the wrath of the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, or the original offending cartoons of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 which set the Muslim world to rioting and puking in 2006 and which every paper in the free world ought to have reprinted way back then, but mostly didn’t.

Andrew Coyne:

“one of the few magazines in the world to publish, back in 2006, the so-called “Danish cartoons … Whole features were written about the controversy that never once showed readers what exactly the fuss was about. And if we are honest, we will admit the reason we did not publish them was because we were scared to.”

Terry Mosher:

“And yet the Economist, the Globe and Mail and most other news organizations around the world, including Canwest, the precursor to the Postmedia Network, refused to reproduce those cartoons despite their newsworthiness. … One of the only exceptions: Charlie Hebdo… “

None acknowledged the one journalist who actually had the journalistic integrity and balls to re-publish those Danish cartoons at the time – EZRA LEVANT!

A general search of the Vancouver Sun, the National Post and Post Media in general produced no columnist who mentioned Ezra in connection with this story.  It’s one thing for these poseurs to be totally lacking in courage.  It’s another to willfully ignore the one fellow journalist who is not.

The one exception to this general rule for Canadian media was Maclean’s Magazine who carried an interview with Ezra. The final question and answer:


…. Q. You criticized journalists and media organizations six years ago for not printing the cartoons. Has the culture changed at all, in your opinion?

A: Oh my God, it’s absolutely worse! Do you think the Globe and Mail is going to show a Danish cartoon of Muhammad tomorrow? Do you think the CBC will? The Daily Telegraph is already pixelating pictures from Charlie Hebdo. Do you really think we are less cowardly today than nine years ago? All these people putting “Je Suis Charlie“ on their Twitter avatar; you cowards! That’s not defying anybody. Put the picture of the cartoon in your avatar. That’s courage. Not a lot of courage, but baby steps. “Je Suis Charlie”? No you’re not, actually, because Charlie Hebdo published the cartoons, and Charlie Hebdo got killed.

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How Do We Talk About Islam After Charlie Hebdo?

Posted January 8, 2015 by Asma Afsaruddin

It’s all too depressingly predictable and sickeningly familiar.

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Religion of peace, you say

Posted January 8, 2015 by Ted Bird

   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…

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Islamist murder in Paris

Posted January 7, 2015 by JR

Islamist terrorists today attacked equal opportunity satirical weekly paper “Charlie Hebdo, killing at least twelve in cold blood.

Charlie Hebdo’s somewhat generous estimate of the Islamist sense of humour
[100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter!”]

The killers were apparently well trained and well organized:

Masked and garbed in black, the AK-47 wielding assassins appeared to be executing a well-coordinated plan in the late-morning raid, methodically seeking out and executing those targeted for death, and making a clean getaway …

… said retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters … “It was evident immediately that this was a carefully planned, sophisticated operation by well-trained, well-armed veterans of jihad, … This was not a pick-up team. These butchers were methodical and efficient. They weren’t just terrorists: They were terrorist commandos.”

Predictably:

Vile Islamists praised the attack, and

the Dhimmi-in-Chief hedged on the matter of terror and Islam.

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Interview With a Muslim

Posted January 7, 2015 by Haroon Moghul

Q: So where does this leave us? Do Muslims condemn terror? A: If I speak, it is used against me, and if I do not speak…

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Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

Posted December 11, 2014 by Religion News Blog

Religion News Blog

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.

Full story: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

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Allan's Perspective

Religion of Peace?

Posted October 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

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 […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 88

Posted October 4, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

“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 […]

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