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***scroll for updates…Paul Belien at the Brussels Journal has a dissenting take on the manifesto…*** Danish reader P.H.N. sends an important document published today in the Jyllands-Posten from 12 brave intellectuals: MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism. We, […]
Author Claire Berlinksi talks about her new book on the Glenn and Helen podcast. I’ve just started reading the book, and it couldn’t be more timely and incisive. And chilling.
Once again, a recap: Depictions of Mohammed are not allowed. Depictions of ordinary human beings and animals are not allowed. Depictions of mosques are not allowed. Depictions poking fun on the prohibition of depictions are not allowed. And now, it’s images of Mecca on playing cards–or rather pictures of playing cards with images of Mecca: […]
What did your kid do in school today? In Pakistan, the little ones got out early…to break out their medieval weapons and wage cartoon jihad (via Yahoo!/AP): Charming, eh? More here.
Danish blog Agora reports on the latest victim: The Danish site ytringsfrihed.org which leads a campaign to collect signatures in support of Freedom of Speech was hacked yesterday. The site released this statement: Ytringsfrihed.org hacked Some may have been surprised if they visited our site February 27 between 12.30 and 13.00. This site was defaced […]
Via Breitbart.com/AP: The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to abortion clinics in a two-decade-old legal fight over abortion protests, ruling that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations. Anti-abortion groups brought the appeal after the 7th Circuit had asked a trial judge to determine whether a nationwide injunction could be […]
Drudge is hyping Bill Sammon’s new book, “Strategery,” this morning and publishes an interesting passage from the book on the White House’s warm views of the blogosphere and cyberspace. Or the “ether space,” as President Bush calls it. (At least they got him to stop saying “Internets.”) “I think what’s healthy is that there’s no […]
Published today in response to the NYTimes’ nauseating editorial last week purporting to support journalists who have stood up for Denmark over the Mohammed Cartoons: To the Editor: Re “Silenced by Islamist Rage” (editorial, Feb. 25): I find it ironic that you claim solidarity with moderate Muslim journalists who have been silenced by the continuing […]
The parent company of Dubai Ports World participates in the Arab boycott against Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports in an exclusive today (hat tip Thomas Rosser): “Yes, of course the boycott is still in place and is still enforced,” Muhammad Rashid a-Din, a staff member of the Dubai Customs Department’s Office for the Boycott of […]
I was sick as a dog this weekend with that icky stomach virus that’s going around, and forgot to post a notice that C-SPAN’s BookTV broadcast my appearance at Oberlin College. Here’s a little taste of the Q&A (more like monologue & A) with some of the self-congratulatory undergrads lecturing me about the need for […]