I just finished reading The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion by Robert Spencer, and want to encourage anyone interested in a deeper examination of why Muslims are today at the center of the vast majority of conflicts around the world to pick up a copy. Continue reading »
Entries Tagged as 'Islam'
August 26th, 2007 · 9 Comments
August 7th, 2007 · 13 Comments
Think the Palestinian Authority and neighboring Arab dictatorships are the only places a group like Hamas can gain official representation and influence over the government? Think again, because apparently Hamas has already got its claws in the US administration and America’s top law enforcement agency. Continue reading »
August 6th, 2007 · 4 Comments
In a very disturbing report published this week we learn that a female Palestinian Christian professor from the Gaza Strip has been forced to convert to Islam by her Muslim university colleagues. Continue reading »
March 14th, 2007 · 30 Comments
US strategy in Iraq is based on the mistaken assumption that Arab Islamic culture is fertile ground for American-style democracy.
But has that form of democracy ever been successful in the Middle East?
February 20th, 2007 · 55 Comments
One Jerusalem has a petition going to protest US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s apparent siding with the Muslims over the ridiculous controversy surrounding what amounts to fairly minor renovation work by Israel at the Temple Mount.
February 11th, 2007 · 14 Comments
The mainstream media is predictably underreporting the Muslim uproar over Israel’s minor renovation work outside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
What they are failing to point out is that the work being done is to stabilize the earthen ramp leading to the Mugrabi Gate, the sole access point to the Temple Mount for Jews and Christians.
December 20th, 2006 · 69 Comments
Before I get started – a note for those who may require this disclaimer: I was being sarcastic in my headline.
On to the subject at hand.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a new year’s greeting to the world’s Christians this week, urging them to behave in the way he believes Jesus would want them to.
October 4th, 2006 · 48 Comments
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggested following talks with her Saudi counterpart on Tuesday that the Arab world has come to a concensus on the need to recognize Israel’s right to exist as the Jewish state.
Either Rice is visiting a Middle East in some parallel universe, or she is severely out of touch with the will of the Arab street.
September 25th, 2006 · 17 Comments
This time in Egypt. Cairo is banning the most recent editions of popular French and German newspapers for publishing editorials delving into Islam’s violent history and the behavior of its founder, the “prophet” Mohammed.
As reported by Egypt’s state-controlled news agency, MENA:
“The minister of information said that he would not allow any publication that insults the Islamic religion or calls for hatred or contempt of any religion to be distributed inside Egypt.”
Now, some will point to the fact that many of the examples of anti-Semitism in the Egyptian media take the form of political criticism of Israel, the Jewish state, making the virulent statements, cartoons and programs perfectly legitimate.
But if that is true, is it not equally legitimate in today’s world to look at, question and even criticize Islam’s violent origins and history? After all, almost all of the major armed conflicts taking place in the world today involve Muslims who claim to be acting on behalf of Allah.
September 17th, 2006 · 50 Comments
An Islamic studies professor from the Hebrew University got real with participants in last week’s counter-terrorism conference in Herzliya about why true peace between Israel and the Arab world just isn’t ever going to happen.
While Israel and the West do their best to separate religion and the governing of the state, Professor Moshe Sharon explained that in the Middle East, Islam is everything, influences everything, is the basis of everything.
“The root of the problem between us and the Arab world is Islam,” which views Israel’s rebirth as an unacceptable “reversal of history.”
As such, peace agreements between Israel and its Muslim neighbors can never be anything more than “pieces of paper, parts of tactics, strategies” that have “no meaning” so far as true peace is concerned.