Christian Aid

Telegraph – Baroness Ashton in political correctness row over word ‘Christian’ A meeting of EU foreign ministers failed to agree on a condemnation of sectarian attacks over the Christmas period that targeted Christians in Egypt and Iraq. Talks ended angrily when Italy accused Lady Ashton, the EU’s foreign minister, of “excessive” political correctness because she […]

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Awesome: The Last Few Weeks I Missed Recapped In Political Cartoons!

These appeared in a lovely long ad-free row in Google Reader, alas: The Corner – Cartoon of the Day, by KLo There are actually 28. My fav, for its poignancy:

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Democracy’s Defenders

The Guardian – Pakistan: The moral collapse of a nation Politicians, lawyers and journalists who championed the cause of democracy now fail to speak up A month before the governor of the Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, was lowered into an early grave, an imam at a mosque in Peshawar asked the Taliban to kill a Christian […]

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Brum

Standpoint Mag – Mole Special: A Stranger in My Own Land (by Anonymous) I have just returned to London, where, I have lived since I was 11. I have been away for four years, living as an ethnic minority in a monocultural part of the world, amassing a host of stories to tell to disbelieving […]

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With Moderates Like These, Who Needs Psycho Crazies

AP – Muslim scholars praise killer of Pakistan governor (quoting from a version quoted on The Corner 6 hours ago) LAHORE, Pakistan — More than 500 Muslim scholars are praising the man suspected of killing a Pakistani governor because the politician opposed blasphemy laws that mandate death for those convicted of insulting Islam. The group […]

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Softly, Softly

The Times (£) – Truth and Justice The Times exposes a pattern of sex crimes among groups of men, which raise serious questions about the way women are treated There is a case for saying that relations between different ethnic groups are as good in Britain as they are in any developed nation. For that […]

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It Used To Be That Wanting Salman Rushdie Dead Meant Something

Poor guy. He’s really come down in the world.

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Not Irony

Irony: “a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.” Not irony: National Post – Centre refuses to host Steyn lecture on free speech Ironically, Mr. Lawton said, Mr. Steyn’s talk will explore his familiar themes of Muslims and free speech. London […]

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Oh, There’s Beating Etiquette!

The Corner – Annals of Sharia: ‘Allah honored wives by instating the punishment of beatings’ There’s a great comedy opportunity here. I see The Simpsons maybe, or one of the sitcoms, running a line where a pretty Muslim lady in a hijab and bruises keeps showing up and saying dryly “It’s just that my husband […]

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Ah Hah, Mark Steyn’s Written a Book

I thought, when he disappeared last summer after his Kangaroo Kourt proceedings were at an end that he’d be back in the fall with a new book on the subject, but it’s this year that he’s come back with a new book on the subject: Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The […]

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I Wanna Retweet This SO BAD

From @wheatweeds: Dang. Now we have to let him put it in Manhattan. http://americandigest.org/Bomb%20Mot.jpg If I RT that, heads would explode. Which would be great, but I’m chickening out anyway.

Categories: War and Peace

Ba’ath House

This amuses the heck outta me: Greg Gutfeld of Fox News Channel and The Daily Gut has proposed the best response yet to Park51, a.k.a. Cordoba House, the 13-story “community center” and mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero: “I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to […]

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A Week of No Good News

I’m not in a particularly good mood today and the weather (hot, muggy, stagnant) isn’t helping. Neither is this: [Charles Krauthammer] On Robert Gibbs refusing to comment on the planned mosque at Ground Zero because it’s a “local” issue: It’s no more a local issue than 9/11 was a local New York event. That’s a […]

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More WWII Parallels!

ABC’s Jake Tapper: President Obama, White House: Al Qaeda Is Racist “Additionally, U.S. intelligence has indicated that al Qaeda leadership specifically targets and recruits black Africans to become suicide bombers because they believe that poor economic and social conditions make them more susceptible to recruitment than Arabs,” the official said. “Al Qaeda recruits have said […]

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More On Iran’s Curious Moral Habits

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been “spared” stoning (she might still be hung though), but it’s brought up a subject we don’t often hear much about: The Times – Is female sexuality more wicked than murder? By Janice Turner Last week I met an Iranian woman who, if she had remained in Iran, could have been […]

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