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America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise

America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise

By David Armstrong and Joseph J. Trento
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PhareannaH[berhabuk] (CC BY 2.0)

The Qurans Didn’t Burn, but Maybe the First Amendment Did

Florida minister Terry Jones was arrested Wednesday before he could torch thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans as an anti-Islamist protest. And civil libertarians should be concerned.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Santorum Staffer Links Obama, Islam Via ‘Slip’

Only she knows for sure, but Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart claims she misspoke when she referred to President Obama’s “radical Islamic policies” on MSNBC when she really meant to say “radical environmental policies.”

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 READ MORE


yusuf
bbc.co.uk

Nigerian Sect Leader Killed in Police Custody

According to Nigerian officials, Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf was shot dead hours after his capture on Thursday—one of hundreds killed over five days of fighting between members of the Islamic group and local police forces.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 READ MORE


Taliban Officer Reported Dead in Pakistan

Pakistani police have reported the apparent suicide of Abdullah Mehsud, a key Taliban commander who did 25 months at Guantanamo Bay.  Mehsud was in hiding in the southwestern Balochistan region of the country and blew himself up during a raid by Pakistani soldiers, according to the BBC.

Posted on Jul 24, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Bustiers and Niqabs

Whether they’re donning a slutty Halloween costume or a full-body Islamic veil, many modern women believe they are making their own choices of self-representation—but they’re actually caught in a cultural vise.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Quote of the Day

Reuters reports: Donald Rumsfeld, “asked about the N.I.E. report that concluded the Iraq war had spread Islamic radicalism, said intelligence could be faulty and sometimes ‘flat wrong.’ ”

  • Really!?!? How enlightening to hear that—three years after we went to war based on faulty and manipulated intelligence.

    Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


  • Benedict XVI
    timesunion.com

    Pope’s Speech Exposes Severe Attitude

    The pope’s recent comments signal a divergence from the religious outreach of his predecessor, John Paul II, who was the first pope to enter a mosque.  Benedict XVI has since apologized for his speech, which quoted a Byzantine emperor who said the prophet Muhammad had brought only “evil and inhuman” things to the world.

    Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Ethiopian Soldier
    flickr.com

    Ethiopian Troops Enter Somalia

    The Ethiopian army has crossed into Somalia as tensions build between the transitional Somali government and the Islamic militia that controls Mogadishu.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


    South Park
    From Comedy Central

    ‘South Park,’ Censored Over Mohammed, Hits Jesus

    The creators of “South Park,” censored by Comedy Central when they attempted to show an image of the prophet Mohammed, aired instead an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag.

    Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Healing_Iraq_bio_cartoon
    From Healing Iraq

    Iraqi Blogger Laments Rise of Clerics

    The young, U.K.-raised Iraqi dentist—whose writing has run in the Washington Post—says this in a recent blog: “Islamic clerics (of all denominations) never fail to disgust me…(more)

    Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


    American Reporter Set Free in Iraq

    Jill Carroll, 28, was released unharmed after nearly three months of captivity. “I was treated well, but I don’t know why I was kidnapped,” she tells Iraqi TV. As yet, there is no explanation as to why she was let go.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Death Urged For Yemeni Editor in Cartoons Case

    Just when we thought the Muhammad cartoon-related madness had faded….

    Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


    catholic_florida_town
    avemaria.com

    Pizza Magnate Plans Catholic-Governed Town

    The founder of Domino’s Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
    Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
    Couldn’t the guy put his money where it’s really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn’t resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post)

    Posted on Mar 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Saudi Group Alleges Wiretapping by U.S.

    This may provide the first detailed evidence of U.S. residents being spied upon by Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program.

    Posted on Mar 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Sam Harris
    Courtesy of Sam Harris

    Sam Harris Takes On the Muslim Cartoon Controversy and His Critics

    UPDATED: America’s most prominent secularist and author of the international bestseller “The End of Faith” reacts to the worldwide Islamic cartoon riots and responds to many of the criticisms lodged against his Truthdig essay “An Atheist Manifesto.”

    Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


    The Putin Perspective

    Russia’s leader answers mostly tough questions for three and a half hours without the aid of notes or alcohol—a new personal record. | story
    Of interest: He doesn’t regard Hamas as a terrorist organization and won’t support cutting off its funding.

    Posted on Feb 1, 2006 READ MORE


    women in burqas
    repubblica.it

    Holland To Vote on Burqa Ban

    One of the most socially progressive European states debates whether or not to allow women to wear the garments in public. Can a fatwa be far off? | story
    Also, The Guardian probes an Islamic debate over the place of nudity in, heaven forbid, marriage. | story

    Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE


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