The Religion of the Easily Offended
and the people who accommodate it

Politicians try to win elections without hurting anyone's feelings.  One way to do that, in the 21st century, is to claim that "Islam is a religion of peace."  Nonsense!  Stereotypes don't just appear out of nowhere.  Muslims have actively and deliberately developed a reputation as irrational, homicidal fanatics, whose religious beliefs are the inverse of those we consider traditional.  They insist on living in countries where they are not welcome, to take advantage of freedom and capitalism while simultaneously working to destroy those countries.

And instead of quietly assimilating in "western" culture, the Muslims squawk constantly about how offensive it is, and demand that we change to suit them.  It makes no sense.

It's not uncommon to hear Muslims claim, "We're just like everybody else,"* but if you scan through the material on this page, you'll see that the truth is quite the reverse.

Muslims seem to be perpetually horrified and offended by beauty pageants, pork products, cartoon depictions of Mohammed, the letter X, the number 39, the story of The Three Little Pigs, the Apple Store on 5th Avenue, dogs, the bottoms of your shoes, the Pope, Mickey Mouse, Barbie dolls, yodeling, snowmen, the ice cream at Burger King, neckties, music on radio stations, and many other things.  Most recently, Muslims have been offended by FBI "training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence."* The cause of their hypersensitivity appears to be an even mix of irrational fanaticism and baseless phobia.

Criticism of Islam is forbidden in some places.

There is now a new subsection (at the bottom of this page) about the Muslims pretending to be the victims of all the trouble they have stirred up.  That's an interesting strategy, but I predict it won't help their public relations campaign as long as Muslims keep committing random acts of terrorism in this country and elsewhere.

There is also a subsection on this page about Ahmed Mohamed, the High School "Clock Kid" in Irving, Texas.

And there is a subsection on this page about Tommy Robinson.

Background, overview and recap articles:

Don't Make the Muslims Angry.  The world's one billion Muslims, whose delicate emotions are always infuriated by something, enforce an Islamic status quo in which no non-Muslim dares to violate the Muslim superiority complex.  A Danish newspaper can't print cartoons that a few Imams don't like or the billion Muslims will get angry.  Burger King can't have ice cream that Muslims think resembles the name of their god or a billion Muslims will get angry.  America can't defend itself against Islamic terrorism or a billion Muslims will get angry.  Jews in Israel and Christians in Egypt can't have their civil rights or a billion Muslims will get angry.  Some might say that the billion Muslims are just looking for things to get angry at... but that would just make a billion Muslims angry.

Dear Moderate Muslims: Your Self-Pity Party Is Disgusting.  Islam is not a race but an expressly prescribed religious and political ideology.  One that demands violence of its ardent supporters.  Leftism is a prescribed ideology that demands the tolerance of any "marginalized minorities," be it perceived or otherwise.  When it came to calling our enemy "Islamic terrorists" the left refused.  When it came to placing the security of its own, free people over that of Islamic, Syrian refugees, the left refused.  When the Muslims demand sympathy in claiming to be falsely maligned, the left immediately obliges.

Timely news and commentary:

Don't outlaw 'Islamophobia'.  I'm both a Muslim and a historian of Islam and I find the whole notion of Islamophobia to be wrongheaded, an etymological fallacy.  Going after the hardliners would be a win-win for the Labour leader — but does he have the courage?  The notion of Islamophobia was invented to mirror homophobia and draw parallels with anti-Semitism.  But the word itself is inherently flawed.  Both homophobia and anti-Semitism are directed against specific peoples.  'Islamophobia' is a fear of ideas, beliefs and attitudes.  Violence or discrimination against adherents of any religion is obviously indefensible, but it should also go without saying that in a free society people should be at liberty to criticise or mock any organised religion.  No intelligent Muslim should place the word 'Islam' and the word 'phobia' together in a single phrase.  This is why the word did not exist until relatively recently.  Islamophobia has been largely promoted by Islamists and jihadists, to protect them from scrutiny.

Sirens Are Blaring and Red Warning Lights Are Blinking at the CIA.  Every once in a while, history gives us a second chance.  The multitude of errors and missed signals that led up to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon taught us valuable lessons about the nature of the world we live in and how truly vulnerable we are in the United States to bad actors looking for blood.  [Advertisement]  One of the most valuable lessons we learned from that terrible day is that complacency is a deadly disease that can result in tragedy too painful to bear.  We had many warnings about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda and their maniacal desire to attack the U.S. [...] Today, the motivation of those ignoring the current terrorist warnings is that they're terrified to single out Muslims as terrorist suspects.  The political cost to Joe Biden in states like Michigan, if he were to highlight the very real threat of Muslim extremists entering the United States through our porous Southern border, outweighs any possible threat to the safety of American citizens.  So the Biden administration has remained quiet.

Islamophobia or Propaganda?  When was the first time you ever heard of the word "Islamophobia," as best you can remember? [...] America was rather agitated against the 9/11 terrorists at the time, and could not help noticing that they were all Muslims, as are nearly all terrorist groups worldwide (per the U.S. State Department's listing of international terrorist organizations).  So, the propaganda arm of international Islam realized it had a public relations problem.  "People are on to us; they are beginning to realize our movement's true, violent nature," they might have thought.  But what to do about it?  Their response strategy is obvious to anyone who knows anything about marketing and PR:  They decided on a propaganda campaign to equate any criticism of Islam with bigotry, thereby intimidating potential critics into submitting to that constraint and effectively silencing any opposition. [...] Evidence of the campaign's effectiveness:  Why is it that there is one and only one particular religion we are not allowed to criticize?  In contrast, surely you have noticed abundant public criticism of Christianity and Judaism.  In some Muslim countries, practice of either religion is a capital crime!

Muslims Outside A Female Comic's Show In Lebanon Are Threatening To Kill Her For Making Fun Of Islamic Extremism.  Lebanon's Muslim religious authorities have filed complaints against a stand-up comedian and LGBTQ rights activist after a sketch of hers about Friday prayers sparked controversy online.  Openly gay Lebanese comedian Shaden Fakih has amassed a large online following for her jabs at religious authorities and the sectarian factions that have long dominated the country's politics.  But her sometimes crude jokes have also angered many Lebanese, despite the country's reputation as one of the Arab world's most tolerant societies.  [Video clip]

What Can Be Made Fun of and What Can't.  How odd the way humor in our society is unfolding.  Christianity, white males, male sports, conservative women, conservative Black people, and conservative Supreme Court justices, among others are considered prime territory for late-night talk show hosts.  Meanwhile, it is taboo to joke about Islam, Native Americans, liberal women, most minorities, and the trials and tribulations of many Leftist politicians.  Consider the long-run theatrical play, "The Book of Mormon." [...] Imagine that playwrights and lyricists Trey Parker, Matt Stone — creators of South Park — Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez chose instead to create a theatrical production called "The Quran." [...] As with the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad is untouchable.  Never mind that he married a seven-year-old and that the number of people he slaughtered is countless.  Never mind that his visions, which he deemed to be direct messages from God, were likely epileptic fits.  Muhammad cannot be touched.  There is no possibility for humor and no comedian who can offer any mirth related to Muhammad and still have a job.

Lawsuit: NYC to Pay $17.5 Million After Muslim Women Forced to Remove Hijabs for Mugshots.  New York City has agreed to pay a whopping settlement after a pair of women claimed their rights were violated when they were forced to remove their hijabs for mugshots.  A hijab is not a full-body garment.  It covers only the hair and neck.  The city said it will fork over the $17.5 million settlement, which still needs approval from Judge Analisa Torres of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the New York Times reported Friday.

US Intel Agency Wants To Ban Terms 'Radical Islamists' and 'Jihadist' Because They're Hurtful to Muslim Americans.  The United States' top intelligence agency wants to ban its spies from using "biased language," including the terms "radical Islamists" and "jihadist," saying these words "are hurtful to Muslim-Americans and detrimentally impact our efforts as they bolster extremist rhetoric," according to a language guide published internally.  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which is responsible for handling the country's spy apparatus, seeks to ban a range of common terms because it says they offend Muslims and foment racism against employees.  In addition to terms describing Islamic terrorists, ODNI instructs employees to avoid phrases such as "blacklisted," "cakewalk," "brown bag," "grandfathered," and "sanity check."  "Blacklisted," for instance, "implies black is bad and white is good," while "cakewalk" is said to refer "to a dance performed by slaves for slave owners on plantation grounds."

Muslims Firebomb Store Over "Allah Socks".  Islam is a peaceful religion.  It's not in any way associated with violence except in response to Jews, Christians or Hindus defending themselves against it, or really serious issues like socks.  Allah socks. [...] Also, Muslims have a history of seeing their deity where he isn't.  Like on ice cream. [...] Or Nike shoes. [...] While store executives face prison time over the Allah socks, Muslims have gone on a Sock Jihad.

Muslim Death Threats to Teachers in Paris.  In Paris, 163 heads of schools have made a public protest about the threats to their safety made by "aggressive" Muslim parents.  The heads of school, and their teachers, are terrified.  They remember the decapitation of Samuel Paty, who had dared to show his pupils — though telling Muslim students they need not remain in the classroom while it was being shown — a single cartoon of Muhammad, as part of a discussion on free speech.  Paty's executioner was not even a parent, but just a Muslim who had heard about his supposed "blasphemy" and arrived at the school from afar to see justice done, by slitting the throat of the conscientious teacher as he walked home. [...] The principle of laicité — the separation of church and state, or secularism, emphatically applied — is a central principle of the French government, and of French education.  According to French law, all outward and visible signs of religious identity are banned in state schools.  Hijabs are banned, as are crucifixes, kippahs, and turbans, and other signs of a particular religious identity.  The headmaster at the Ravel Lyceum was merely enforcing the law, as he was required to do by the government.  But the girl he told to remove her hijab went home and complained to her family, and someone — most likely her father — then threatened the headmaster with death which, given the murder of Samuel Paty, had to be taken seriously.

You can't celebrate terrorism and then cry 'Islamophobia' when people notice.  Muslim activists who take the side of Palestinian terrorists and then cry about Islamophobia when people notice have no one to blame but themselves and their dishonest bait-and-switch.  The outrage this time comes from Dearborn, Michigan, which was described in the headline of a Wall Street Journal opinion piece as "America's Jihad Capital."  Dearborn is an Arab American-majority suburb of Detroit, and so, naturally, this brought condemnations from several corners of liberal media and politicians.  Dearborn's mayor called the piece "bigoted" and "Islamophobic," and President Joe Biden condemned the piece and said it could lead to "anti-Arab hate."  The problem, though, is that beyond the inflammatory headline, all the piece does is describe events in Dearborn.  For example, it describes hundreds of people gathering in Dearborn shortly after the Oct. 7 massacre to celebrate the attack.

Jackpot! Muslim Woman in Tennessee Gets $100,000 for Having to Remove Her Hijab for a Mugshot.  There are several ways to get rich in Old Joe Biden's America.  Among the most notable are winning an elected office, being the son of a major elected official, and being part of one of the left's protected victim groups who can make a case for having been the victim of discrimination.  That last one is why a woman in Tennessee, Sophia Johnston, is $100,000 richer today.

Muslim Activist in Ireland Says Irish Must Stop Making Jokes.  Remember when immigrants were expected to assimilate?  Those days are gone, and we all know that anyone who wants them back is a racist and a bigot.  Today, the migrants dictate terms to the native people, who better fall in line or else.  In Ireland, a Muslim activist wants the Irish to stop cracking wise.  Why?  Because it offends her, and we all know who is in charge now.  Ala Buisir grew up in Dublin and now focuses on photographic and film projects that (surprise, surprise!) call attention to racism, the suffering that Muslims supposedly underwent during the War on Terror, and discrimination that new arrivals in Ireland allegedly experience.  Yes, Ala Buisir is a professional victim, someone who whines for a living, and why not?  All over the West today, victimhood is a growth industry.

Teachers 'self-censoring lessons for fear of offending Muslim pupils'.  Up to one in five teachers are self-censoring their lessons for fear of offending Muslim pupils in the wake of the Batley Grammar School controversy, a study has found.  Some 19 percent of English and art teachers surveyed said they had self-censored comments and lessons to avoid causing religious offence following the row, in which a teacher was forced into hiding after he was targeted by campaigners and parents for showing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in class.  More than half of teachers — 55 percent — said they would not use any images of the Prophet Mohammed in classrooms, even during the teaching of Islamic art or ethics.  The figure rose to nearly two thirds — 64 percent — among art teachers.  Policy Exchange, a centre-Right think tank which commissioned the YouGov poll of 1,132 teachers, warned the findings suggested that self-censoring was creating a de facto blasphemy code in schools across the country.

Man At Pro-Hamas Event In London Almost Gets Lynched For Remind Everyone That Mohamed Was A Pedophile.  A man explains to the pro-Hamasa mob in London that Mohammad is a child rapist & they try to lynch him.  He could be dead if it weren't for the police.  Mohamed took Aisha as a child bride and had sex with her at the age of 9 as it is written in the Quran.  [Video clip]

British teacher still in hiding with bodyguards two years later because of Muslim death threats for showing his class a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed.  In March of 2021, a British teacher showed a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed during a religious studies lesson at Batley Grammar School, after which he became the target of death threats by outraged Muslims.  Two year later, he remains in hiding over safety concerns after being cleared of causing deliberate offense.  But now, an Imam in Birmingham is demanding legal action against this teacher because he claims the non-Muslim teacher blasphemed against Islam.

Why Muslims hate dogs so much.  [Scroll down]  Of interest here is the disparaging reference to dogs, not least as it underscores the vast cultural differences between the West and Islam.  Put differently, whereas dogs are seen as "man's best friend" in the West — indeed, not a few so-called "progressives" are even trying to transform themselves into dogs — for many Muslims, dogs are vermin.  Indeed, as discussed in this article from less than a year ago, dogs are regularly targeted for cruel treatment and extermination in the Muslim world.  Where does this hate come from?  As usual, the prophet of Islam:  Muhammad.  According to Abdullah bin Omar, as recorded in the canonical (or sahih) hadith collection of Al-Muslim, "The Messenger of Allah used to order the killing of dogs, so we used to send [men] to Medina and its adjoining vicinity, and we spared no dog but rather killed it."  (Translation of Arabic text.)  Muhammad later revised his decision by allowing dogs that earn their keep — by herding, hunting, or guarding — to exist unmolested, though the hate for them remained: angels, the prophet of Allah warned, would never visit and therefore bless homes that keep dogs.

Conceding to Jihad.  In January 2023, the Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan burned a copy of the Quran outside of the Turkish embassy.  This led the Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar to suspend talks with Sweden over its NATO membership.  This means that Quran burnings are going to have bigger and bigger consequences.  What to do?  Should consideration be given to amending legislation such that burning holy books is made a criminal offense?  Sweden's embassy in Baghdad has already been stormed twice.  The terrorism threat level in Sweden has been raised.  And the Swedish ambassador has been taken to task in almost every Islamic country.  The problem, as we know, is not new.  But not everyone knows the context.  The controversy did not start with Koran-burning, but with political satire.

Is there anything in the West that DOESN'T offend Muslims?  Perpetually offended Muslims are screaming in protest outside a theater in Bradford, England that is showing a film they consider "blasphemous" because it mentions the prophet Mohammed and his 9-year-old chid bride, Aisha.  [Video clip]

Without Firing a Shot: How Islam Overcame the West.  Oxford had for years celebrated Saint George's Day.  Once the pandemic arrived in 2020, however, the day was ("temporarily") suspended, and now, following that "reset," Islam has taken its place.  This move, incidentally, is meant to appease Islam in more ways than one.  Although the patron saint of England for some seven centuries, Saint George has increasingly been a cause of concern because he "offends" Muslims. [...] Even the Church of England distances itself from Saint George, whom it characterizes as "too warlike and offensive to Muslims."  How did things come to such a pass?  Once loved and venerated by England, the dragon-slaying saint is now canceled.  And once feared and abhorred, the things of Islam — including now a "sacrificial" dinner — are being honored in his place.

The shameful story of Britain's backdoor blasphemy laws.  Asad Shah.  The name doesn't mean much to people in Britain today.  But it really should.  Shah was a Glasgow shopkeeper, beloved by his Shawlands community. [...] At 9pm, on 24 March 2016, Tanveer Ahmed entered Shah's newsagents carrying a knife.  The 31-year-old cab driver had travelled to Glasgow from his home in Bradford, incensed by Shah's claims to holiness.  Ahmed had left a friend a voicemail, saying: 'Listen to this guy, something needs to be done, it needs to be nipped in the bud.' He attacked Shah, stabbing him repeatedly in the head and upper body.  Shah tried to escape outside.  Ahmed followed.  He repeatedly stamped on Shah's head, shattering almost every bone in his face.  As his victim lay bloodied and still, Ahmed walked into a bus shelter and waited for police to arrive.  He told the cops, as they moved to apprehend him: 'I have nothing against you and so I am not going to hurt you.  I have broken the law and appreciate how you are treating me.'  But Ahmed remains unrepentant about his crime.  During his trial, he put out a statement:  'This all happened for one reason... Asad Shah disrespected the messenger of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.' Ahmed is now six years into a life sentence.

Islamic sharia law still floats along under the American surface.  After 9/11, the West discovered that the Muslim world imposes its blasphemy laws on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.  Every few years, they remind us, sometimes with blood and sometimes without, that sharia's proscription on images of Mohamed applies to everyone.  The latest example of this "sharia for all" philosophy happened at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where a professor was just fired for showing pictures of Mohamed in a class about Islamic art. [...] After 9/11, when people understood just how violent Islam could be, there was a debate in the West about whether non-Muslims should be bound by Islam's restrictive (and murderous) blasphemy laws.  A convincing argument in favor of "respect," was learning that the sharia death penalty for blasphemy applied not only to heretical Muslims but to everyone.  In 2004, a Muslim fanatic knifed to death Theo van Gogh, the Dutch film director.  His sin?  He criticized how Islam treats women.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali, his partner in making a film critical of that treatment, has lived under armed guard ever since.

British Movie Theatre Pulls Movie Depicting The Daughter Of Momhamed Because It Offended Some Muslims.  A cinema in Bolton has pulled a film, described as 'blasphemous', following protests.  Bolton Cineworld will no longer be taking booking for Our Lady in Heaven following an outcry from some Muslims in the borough.  More than 100 people turned out to protest yesterday afternoon against the showing of the film.  And Bolton Council of Mosques had sent an email to the cinema, based in The Valley.  [Video clip]

Islam, the 'religion of peace,' strikes again.  Google "Islam is a peaceful religion" and a number of sources will come up, declaring that Islam is indeed a religion that teaches peace and tolerance.  Still, there have been hundreds of terrorist attacks in the name of Islam for decades.  The Taliban is now enforcing the burqa in Afghanistan, even for female journalists.  Ilhan Omar, the anti-Semitic representative from Minnesota, still enjoys strong support from the Muslim community despite her characterization of 9/11 as "some people did something."  I don't pretend to be an expert on Islam but all this seems less than peaceful.  The latest outpouring of "peace" from the Islamic world has been directed at Nupur Sharma, an Indian woman who represented the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  Apparently, she said something that angered the Muslim community in India.  Sharma was forced to issue an apology, after which she was suspended from the BJP.  Not content with ruining Sharma's career, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran, and Saudi Arabia condemned her remarks.  Qatar wants an apology from the country of India.  But what exactly did Sharma say?

Black, Christian Preacher Is Assaulted By Muslims For Pointing Out Mohammed Slept With A 9 Year Old.  A Christian preacher, who dares to talk about Muhammad having sex with a 9-year-old girl and points out that today he would be regarded as a pedophile, is pushed and slapped by Muslims who do not want this mentioned at the traditional place of free speech, Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, London.  [Video clip]

Right Wing Activist Attempts To Burn A Quran In Uppsala Sweden, Muslims Swarm His Car In Seconds.  A riot broke out when the leader of Stram Kurs burned another copy of the Muslim holy book Quran on Sunday.  Rasmus Paluda, who went to the Uppsala Mosque late Sunday under the protection of the police, continued his provocation of burning the copy of the Quran.  Around 10 people rushed toward Paludan to prevent him from burning the copy of the holy book, while he left by getting into his car.  [Video clip]

Crazy Muslim Sees Muhammad in the 7UP QR Code, Threatens to Set the Truck on Fire.  This crazy Muslim man thought he saw the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in the QR code on the side of the 7UP truck, so he threatens to burn the truck up and set the man driving on fire along with it.  [Video clip]

Ilhan Omar's Bill to Combat 'Islamophobia' Passes the House.  Ilhan Omar's bill requiring the State Department to combat "Islamophobia" has passed.  Omar would like us to believe that "Islamophobia" is as much a threat around the world as antisemitism, and she wants the federal government to monitor, to report on, and to fight the spread of this "hatred." [...] Ilhan Omar has persuaded — some might say inveigled — a Jewish Congresswoman to join her in co-sponsoring the bill.  This is her standard technique for avoiding charges of antisemitism, to "reach out" to liberal Jews who are insufficiently wary of her wiles and guiles, to join her in whatever mischief she is up to.  Her latest effort is to make Congress believe that "Islamophobia" — so often invoked, so rarely defined — really is such a major problem worldwide that it needs a special office in the federal government to monitor it.  Etymologically, "Islamophobia" means the "irrational fear or hatred of Islam."  But "Islamophobia" is a word that was invented not to describe that "irrational fear or hatred of Islam and of Muslims," but in order to shut down any criticism of Islam, no matter how justified.  The word is now affixed to anyone who dares to suggest that the large-scale presence of Muslims in non-Muslim lands, given the refusal of many Muslims to integrate into the larger society, and instead remain hostilely aloof from it, is worrisome.

Furious Muslim mob of hundreds lynch Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan, publicly burning his body after he was accused of blasphemy.  Hundreds of enraged Muslims in eastern Pakistan lynched and publicly burned the body of a Sri Lankan sports equipment factory manager on Friday [12/3/2021] over alleged blasphemy.  Priyantha Kumara was accused by factory workers of desecrating posters bearing the name of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.  The mob descended on the factory in the district of Sialkot in Punjab province and police arrested 13 suspects, with dozens detained according to officials.

A reminder why ascendent Islam would be a problem in America.  There are many good people in America and around the world who are Muslims.  However, Islam as a whole still has issues with "infidels" and apostasy that Judaism resolved thousands of years ago and Christianity resolved several hundred years ago.  The latest example is a grotesque story out of Pakistan, where a mob of hundreds of Muslims lynched a Sri Lankan accused (accurately or not, because it never matters) of desecrating pictures of Mohamed.

Now Whitehall's woke 'blob' tries to ban Christmas:  Ministers are warned using the word in festive jab drive will offend minorities.  Civil servants have blocked the word 'Christmas' from efforts to avert a winter Covid crisis, as they fear it would offend minority religions.  The ban, detailed in emails leaked to The Mail on Sunday, was revealed as Boris Johnson announced tighter travel restrictions and new rules on masks in a bid to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant.  Ministers had also planned a publicity blitz telling students to get tested before returning to their families using the slogan: 'Don't take Covid home for Christmas' — but it was vetoed by Cabinet Office officials.

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The "minority religion" of which they speak is Islam.  The Muslims live their whole lives being offended by one thing or another.  There is no point in trying to appease them.

Man In A Muslim Neighborhood Throws Rocks At German Shepherds — Receive Instant Justice.  Traditionally, dogs have been seen as impure, and the Islamic legal tradition has developed several injunctions that warn Muslims against most contact with dogs.  Unfortunately, many Muslims have used this view to justify the abuse and neglect of dogs, even though cruelty contradicts the Qur'an's view that all animals form "communities like you.["]  Having dogs as pets is considered to be Haram.  Hunting dogs are fine for Hunting game but as pets, no no.  It's a filthy animal.  I guess this is why people get mad or scared because of their beliefs.  I have encounter similar behavior while I was living in Michigan, but not that we have been attacked thankfully.

British School Fires Teacher For Showing Muhammad Cartoon, Send Police To Appologize To Muslims Outside Looking For Vengence.  The headteacher of a grammar school that suspended a teacher who allegedly showed a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad during a lesson on blasphemy issued a groveling apology today [3/26/2021].  Dozens of furious Muslim parents protested outside the historic Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire for seven hours today and chanted 'shame on you' as they called for the teacher to be sacked.  A West Yorkshire Police officer read out an apology to mothers and fathers from headteacher Gary Kibble, but this provoked even more fury from those gathered as they called the teacher a 'danger'.  [Video clip]

France: High school student criticizes Islam, Muslim responds, 'I swear to Allah, I will slit your throat'.  If Macron is serious about enforcing "republican values" in France, which is by no means clear, he is likely to find that the "political Islam" he has criticized is far more deeply embedded than he thinks.

Great Ormond Street worker, 36, sues children's hospital claiming colleagues bullied her for being a Christian.  A Great Ormond Street worker is suing the children's hospital as she claims colleagues bullied her for being a Christian and called her a 'stupid northerner,' and a 'silly white b----'.  Catherine Maughan, a former data manager, is suing the children's hospital, claiming sex, race and religious discrimination.  The 36-year-old, from Middlesbrough, told an employment tribunal how staff at the hospital told her not to drink after work because it would offend Muslims, kicked her in a lift, and subjected her to racial slurs and threatening behaviour.

Suspect in new Charlie Hebdo attack angered by republished cartoons, say Paris police.  The man arrested after a knife attack on two people outside the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo told detectives he had been angered by its publication of cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad, French media reported yesterday [9/25/2020].  The suspect, believed to be an 18-year-old born in Pakistan, is thought to have arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor.  "He was not known to be radicalised," the French interior minister, Gérard Darmanin, told France 2 television adding that the man was not on the country's security alert list.  "He arrived in France three years ago as a lone minor.  We are currently verifying his age," Darmanin added.  "Clearly it was an act of terrorism."

Canada: Islamic scholar says insulting Muhammad is worse than police killings of black men.  "When we ask Allah to destroy and eliminate what we believe to be perhaps one of the greatest threats to humanity, we are accused of hate speech."  Not really.  In reality, Mr. Kathrada, when you preach this hatred and incitement, those who call attention to what you are saying are accused of "hate speech."

The War for the Future of American Education.  On August 26, 2020, in a federal court in Phoenix, Arizona, Judge Susan Brnovich handed down a ruling in favor of Professor Nicholas Damask and Maricopa Community College District, and against the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Mohamed Sabra.  Mr. Sabra was offended by three quiz questions that he alleged compromised his ability to practice his religion.  The questions were about the inspiration for terrorism that radical Muslims found in Islamic holy texts.  Although the questions never asserted that all Muslims interpret the texts as inspiring acts of terrorism, Mr. Sabra and CAIR thought this offense needed to be turned, quite literally, into a federal case.  The case was less about the three questions than whether or not CAIR and an offended student could determine and control course content simply because they deemed it offensive.  Had they won, it would have been a blow to academic freedom and the First Amendment.

Will France Finally Rain Justice Down on Islamic Terrorists?  A court case in Paris began on September 2, 2020 to render justice concerning a series of terrorist attacks in recent French history.  The case is occurring after five years of investigation and delay, partly due to COVID-19, which caused the closing of most French courthouses, with the trial of 14 suspects, three in absentia, accused of being connected with those responsible for the terror attacks on the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris and following events — the attack on a kosher supermarket, Hypercacher, in east Paris and other sites for three days beginning on January 7, 2015.  The suspects are charged with being involved in the logistics and preparation of the events, helping finance and providing operational materials and weapons in support of the jihadists.  Because of its unusual nature, and the judicial and political importance of the trial, which is expected to last two months, the high-security proceedings are to be filmed.

Charlie Hebdo to reprint Prophet Muhammad cartoons on day Islamist attackers of French satirical magazine go on trial.  French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted by jihadists in 2015, is to republish the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad ahead of the trial of the gunmen this week.  A special edition of the magazine on Wednesday [9/2/2020] will feature interviews with family members of the victims of the terrorist attack, an article on the public's attitude towards freedom of expression and a reprint of Islam-themed cartoons, including those featuring the Prophet Muhammad, Charlie Hebdo announced on Tuesday.  The prophet cartoons triggered the 2015 spree of terror violence in Paris, in which 17 people were killed over the course of three days.  Of those lives, 12 were lost in the January 7 raid on the Charlie Hebdo office.  The 12 drawings were initially published by a Danish daily in 2005 and then reprinted by the French magazine.

Kanye West is slammed for 'making a mockery' of Islam after naming latest model of his £180 Yeezy trainers after the Islamic angels of judgement and death.  Kanye West has been slammed for 'making a mockery' of Islam after naming his new £180 trainers after the Islamic angels of judgement and death.  The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil is already being stocked by Adidas, while the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel is expected to be released next month.  Social media users have taken aim at the former artist and sports company, accusing them of making an 'extremely hurtful insult' for the naming which they 'must make amends for'.

Brunei makes celebrating Christmas a criminal offense.  Imagine the outcry if any nation had made celebrating any Islamic festival a criminal offense.  But no one will take any significant note of this.

Muslim Uber Driver Strands Couple When He Refuses To Let Them in Car With a Ham.  A couple were left stranded and out of pocket after a rideshare driver refused to pick them up because they had a Christmas ham[.]  The couple had been for dinner at their local RSL in Melbourne's south-east on Tuesday night, and picked up a ham they'd won there a few weeks ago.  They ordered an Uber, but as they approached the car the driver told them the ride was cancelled.

Burger King Takes the 'Ham' Out of 'Hamburgers' to Avoid Offending Muslims.  In a gesture of respect toward its Muslim customers in South Africa, Burger King is dropping the word "ham" from the names of hamburgers on its South African menu.  The practice will affect three items offered by the restaurant chain, the company said in a statement to Business Insider.  The "Double Spicy Hamburger" will now be known simply as the "Double Spicy Burger."  The "Triple Hamburger with Cheese" is now the "Triple Burger with Cheese."  Meanwhile, the "Hamburger King Jr" will now be known as the "Kids Burger."

Austria: Muslim drivers refuse to take blind people and their "unclean" guide dogs with them in taxis.  Taxi drivers in Austria refuse to transport blind people with guide dogs despite the fact that it violates the law.  The reason is that Allah has branded dogs as "impure".  Gabriele Jandrasits from Innsbruck wanted to pre-order a taxi to the airport — and take her little dog, a Beagle Jack Russell mongrel, with her in an aircraft-compatible transport cage.  But even though she called the evening before, she was told by the radio taxi office that there was no guarantee of transport for the next morning — the reason being that most drivers would refuse to take dogs with them on religious grounds.

Dogs Not Welcome:  Growing Calls By Muslims To Accommodate Their Hatred Of Dogs.  CTV of Vancouver reported that numerous flyers had been posted at a local park which read, "Many Muslims live in this area and dogs are considered filthy in Islam.  Please keep your dogs on a leash and away from the Muslims who live in this community."  The city's mayor was questioned about the signs by CTV and said they had not been issued by the city.  However, he said "Whether they were produced by a well-meaning member of the Muslim community or by someone wanting to cause contention, the fact remains that there are current bylaws in place that enforce areas for dogs to be on leash, except in designated off-leash areas."

How many "other religions" are so easily offended?  I can only think of one.
Crosses in Italian Cemetery Covered to Avoid Offence to Other Religions.  The crosses on graves in an Italian cemetery in Pieve di Cento have been covered with black cloth so as not to offend those who may come from another religion.  The cemetery, which is located in Bologna in a town of around 7,000 people, has also installed motorised blackout curtains in a local chapel following renovations to hide Roman Catholic symbols during ceremonies involving other denominations, Il Giornale reports.

Hardline Muslim preacher rages against public urinals and says Allah will punish.  A hardline Muslim preacher has declared Allah will punish any Islamic man who uses a wall-mounted public urinal and gets 'splash back' on his shoes.  Nassim Abdi, from the ultra-conservative Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah Association, has told worshipers at a western Sydney mosque those who failed to clean themselves properly after urinating would be punished 'in the grave'.  The Auburn-based preacher accused Muslim men of imitating non-believers, also known as kafirs, by exposing their private parts at wall-mounted urinals in public toilets.

What is the point of all this ridiculous outrage over a shoe?  The way Allah is written in Arabic letters, you can start seeing it anywhere if you want to.  What is really going on here is revealed when the story below recounts the last time Muslims did this to Nike, in 1997: "Nike promised to "tighten scrutiny of logo design" and committed to upgrading sporting facilities at an American Islamic elementary school."  Ah, so it's about shaking down Nike for more free stuff.  And reinforcing the principle that everyone, no matter how rich and powerful, must kowtow to Muslim demands when Muslims are enraged.

Nike responds to thousands of angry Muslims who want 'blasphemous' shoe recalled.  Nike is assuring potential Muslim customers that it "respects all religions" in response to a petition calling its Air Max 270 shoe "blasphemous."  Roughly 15,000 people have signed the petition, which demands a recall due to "outrageous" printing they say too closely resembles the Arabic script for God.  "We urge Nike to recall this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately," the petition states.  "I urge all Muslim's and everyone who respects the freedom of religion to sign this petition."  The petition does not state how, exactly, the company is infringing upon anyone's right to practice a particular religion.

UK: Outraged Muslims call for boycott over toilet paper 'with Allah symbol'.  Outraged Muslims are calling for a boycott of the UK department store Marks & Spencer over an "offensive" roll of toilet paper because they claim it features Allah's name in Arabic.  "Outraged Muslims" — how redundant.  Another Muslim supremacist power play.  The design is actually an aloe vera leaf.  But this is all about control.

Child marriage, sex slavery, wife beating, stoning, rape, killing for "allah" — all ok.  But this is an outrage in the mind of a Muslim.
Triggered Muslims see "allah" in Arabic on sole of Nike Airmax, demand recall.  Outraged Muslims are demanding Nike recall an 'offensive' line of trainers because the logo looks like Allah's name in Arabic.  Saiqa Noreen launched a petition to pull the Air Max 270 shoe and has accused the sportswear giant of 'blasphemy'.  The petition, which has gained more than 6,000 signatures in just hours, blasts Nike for allowing God's name to be 'trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth'.  The design features the words Air Max spelled out in a custom, joined-up font on the sole of the shoe, which was released last year.

Christians Being Told, "Stop Saying Jesus Is The Son Of God.  It Provokes Muslims.".  Buried in the concluding paragraphs of a Christmas Eve Washington Times report about Muslims in Uganda forcing Christians to convert to Islam was the extraordinary revelation that in that country, Muslims now consider any public statement of the Christian Faith to be a calculated insult to Muslims, for which they can justifiably exact revenge.  This is, or should be, sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of "interfaith dialogue" and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.

Islam Got Your Tongue?  Just this week, I read two news stories which remind me how far removed we are from taking on the Islamic enemy in a pop culture medium like comic books.  In mainstream comics, post-9/11, Muslims are only portrayed as victims or heroes, and we're portrayed as the bad guys. [...] Once again, Muslims can only be portrayed as heroes or victims, or you'll be accused of "Islamophobia" and stereotyping Muslims.  The Muslim terrorist IS a stereotype, but only in real life, not in fiction.  Here's a litmus test:  If you write a story dealing with this post-9/11 world and you aren't called "Islamophobic," then your story is truthless.  If you haven't sought out the truth about Islam, then you have no business telling a story that deals with Islam in any way.  There are so called "truth-tellers," and then there are those who tell the truth about Islam to a world that doesn't want to hear it.  And they'll tell it no matter what.  No matter how many Muslims threaten their lives for doing so.

Irish Lecturer Slaughtered In France For 'Insulting Muhammad'.  A Pakistani national stabbed an Irish lecturer to death Wednesday in Paris, telling responding police he attacked because the lecturer "insulted the Prophet Muhammad."  The attacker, identified by authorities only as 37-year-old Ali R., was seen talking with lecturer John Dowling, 66, outside Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci where Dowling taught English before he brandished a steak knife and stabbed the lecturer in the throat and chest, the Daily Mail reported.  Police arrested Ali, a former student of the university, on the scene, where he confessed to stabbing Dowling 13 times because he believed that the lecturer spoke ill of Muhammad.

French city won't honor hero police officer slain by ISIS over concerns of offending Muslims.  A French police officer who heroically saved a hostage from an ISIS terrorist will not be honored in public over fears of offending Muslims.  Arnaud Beltrame, a police officer from Marseille, France, negotiated with an ISIS terrorist during a March 2018 hostage situation in which he traded himself for a female hostage and was later stabbed to death.  Attempts to name the city's 15th district after Beltrame were recently rejected over concerns of offending the Muslim community, Voice of Europe reported Saturday [10/13/2018].

Maldives: Allahu akbar Shouting Police Use Pickaxes to Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic.  It took British artist Jason deCaires Taylor nine months to develop his latest work: a 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon in crystal blue waters off the Maldives islands.  But it took the Maldivian police just a few hours to wreck it.  Acting on a court order, police used pickaxes to smash the statues on Friday.  Muslim politicians, including the outgoing Maldivian president, had deemed the artwork un-Islamic because it depicted human figures.  Local police tweeted photos of men using electric saws, ropes and axes to dislodge the statues.

British artist's unique 'tidal' art gallery at Maldives resort is destroyed by police with pickaxes after it is deemed 'offensive to Islam'.  Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed the world's first tidal gallery at a holiday resort in the Maldives after it was deemed 'offensive to Islam'.  The gallery, at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, which opened in July, featured semi-submerged exhibits that disappeared and reappeared as the tide went in and out.  But Abdulla Yameen, the outgoing president of the tourist nation, home to 340,000 Sunni Muslims, ordered the sculptures to be demolished.  Islam, the official religion in the Maldives, bans the depiction of idols, and the work provoked some criticism from clerics even though the statues have no religious symbols or meaning.

FBI 'won't touch it' for fear of offending Muslims.
Refugees sending 'suitcases of welfare cash' home to Somalia.  Men and women pulling "suitcases full of cash" started showing up at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for international flights bound for Africa.  Transporting large amounts of cash overseas is perfectly legal.  But it was who was carrying the money ... and where it was going that caught the attention of law enforcement, according to a report by KING 5, the local NBC affiliate for western Washington.  Those hauling the cash-laden cases were Somali-Americans who'd come to this country as refugees.  They routinely send money back to Somalia.  And many of the greenbacks headed to the jihadist-infested East African country come from welfare checks the refugees receive from the U.S. government, compliments of American taxpayers.  Carrying more than $10,000 while traveling out of the United States is legal as long as the traveler declares it by filling out a one-page federal form.  It was while looking at these slips of paper that terrorism expert Glenn Kerns found a disturbing pattern.

Church forced to remove the word 'Jesus' from its Easter advertising as the word is considered to be offensive to non-Christians.  A church has been forced to remove the word 'Jesus' from its signs ahead of Easter because it has been causing offence.  Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading 'the greatness of His Power'.  Pastor Martin Duffy told 2GB radio that shopping centre manager Lendlease objected to the signs and forced them to be changed to read 'Risen Christ' instead of 'Jesus'.

Muslims burn Pampers baby diapers because of cartoon cat.  Muslim protests in India are calling for a boycott of Pampers products after claiming to have seen the word 'Mohammed' in the face of a cartoon cat which appears on its nappies.  The lines illustrating the whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the smiley feline have been suggested to resemble the Prophet's name when written in Arabic or Urdu, although the company that makes the products vehemently denied the claims.

Muslims burn piles of Pampers.  Muslim protests in India are calling for a boycott of Pampers products after claiming to have seen the word 'Mohammed' in the face of a cartoon cat which appears on its nappies.  The lines illustrating the whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the smiley feline have been suggested to resemble the Prophet's name when written in Arabic or Urdu, although the company that makes the products vehemently denied the claims.  Procter and Gamble in a statement that said they would never intend to offend any person or religion and the the design showed 'an innocent animated representation of a cat.'

Year of the Dog exposes growth of Islamic conservatism in Malaysia.  With the Lunar New Year round the corner, Chinese around the world are preparing to welcome the Year of the Dog.  But in Malaysia, where people of ethnic Chinese descent make up almost a quarter of the population, images of the dog have been omitted fromLunar New Year decorations and merchandise for fear of offending the country's Muslim majority.

Beardless men might be mistaken for women, prompting 'indecent thoughts' — Turkish cleric.  In an effort to get Muslim men to grow out their facial hair, a Muslim preacher has claimed that clean-shaven men with long hair "cannot be distinguished from women," which can cause "indecent thoughts" to occur between males. "Men should grow beards.  One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard," Turkish preacher Murat Bayaral told religious station Fatih Medreseleri TV on Saturday, as quoted by Hurriyet.  He went on to describe a possible scenario in which a man could find himself having "indecent thoughts" about another man.

The Editor says...
If the only difference you can detect between men and women is that men have beards, you need to get your eyes checked.  Or maybe it says something about the quality of the women in your town.

French High Court orders removal of cross above statue of Pope John Paul II because it is offensive to Muslims.  The French administrative court has ordered the removal of a cross from a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the northwest of France, saying it violates the secular Islamic nature of the state.  Italian media noted the irony of the ruling, remarking that the cross-removal is not taking place "in Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State in Syria, but in Brittany, in the heart of Western Europe."

Canadian landlord fined $12G for not taking shoes off in Muslim tenant's home.  A Canadian landlord who was fined $12,000 for wearing shoes in a Muslim tenant's home said he felt "humiliated" by the harsh penalty levied by a national human rights tribunal.  In an interview with the Toronto Sun, John Alabi, 52, of Brampton, recounted how he went above and beyond trying to accommodate the Egyptian-born couple who lived in the apartment for two months — just to be slapped with a steep fine for the shoe incident.  "I go beyond all that.  I just see everybody as human beings like me.  That's why I took them in," Alabi told the Toronto Sun in May.  "We got along.  And then all of a sudden I'm a racist?"

Christian Slapped with $12,000 'Shariah Fine' for Not Removing Shoes.  John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.  His crime?  Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal.  The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant.  They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first.  He agreed.  But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.

Offending Muslims?  There is NEVER a Reason Not to Fly the American Flag.  Leftists have made it their life's mission to destroy everything we stand for with political correctness.  It is a weapon of the progressive movement used both to silence those they disagree with and to indoctrinate as many Americans as possible.  And it goes too far when this man is asked not to fly the American flag.  In a neighborhood near Houston, Texas, a man was told by his landlord at Lodge on El Dorado that the American flag had to be removed.  Why?  Because it might be offensive to practicing Muslims.

Do You Care If A Nativity Scene Offends Muslims?  Should we change our traditions to bow to political correctness? [...] The attack on Christianity by atheists has been relentless in recent years, and now there is concern by the bleeding-hearts that we might just offend Muslims with our outward expression of our inner faith.  Do you care if a Nativity scene offends Muslims?

Muslim Man Gets Angry, Rapes His Own Daughter After Accusing Her Of Being 'Too Western'.  In this latest incident from Norway, a "non-European" Muslim man attacked and raped his own daughter after getting mad at her that she was "too western," and then when he was arrested and DNA evidence clearly showed that he raped her, in true Islamic fashion, he denied everything.

Islam's "Canine Genocide" Severely Escalating Across the Entire Muslim World.  The indiscriminate "Canine Genocide" is rapidly spreading across the Middle East, and as you will see for yourself, the methods of slaughter and disposal transcend above and beyond cruelty to animals.

Christian boy, 16, facing Death Penalty for offending Muslims in Facebook post.  The boy has been arrested and charged with blasphemy after a photo of the Kaaba in Mecca, one of the holiest sites in Islam, appeared on his profile.  A Muslim man told police the image, which was part of an alleged derogatory post against Islam on the boy's profile, was insulting and sacrilegious.  The black cube-shape is built around an ancient stone at the centre of Islam's most sacred mosque Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  Locals reportedly claimed the image showed the Kaaba with a pig's head on top.

Imam shoots, kills Jordanian writer at trial over satirical cartoon.  A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page has been killed.  Nahid Hattar was hit by three bullets outside the court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial.  Police have arrested the suspected shooter, Riad Abdullah.  Jordanian media said he was local imam who had been upset by the cartoon.  But security sources told the Jordan Times he was a known extremist.

Jordanian writer accused of sharing cartoon that offended Muslims shot dead.  A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday [9/25/2016] was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.

Jordanian writer shot dead as he arrived for trial for insulting Islam.  A prominent Jordanian writer, who was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, has been shot dead outside a court in Amman where he was due to appear.  Nahed Hattar, 56, was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam after posting the cartoon on Facebook this year.  The cartoon, entitled The God of Daesh (Isis), depicted an Isis militant sitting next to two women and asking God to bring him a drink.

Mandatory music classes hit a bad note with some Muslim parents.  When music class begins this week at Toronto's Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children.  They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments — a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum he believes violates his Muslim faith.  The Scarborough school and the Toronto District School Board originally had offered an accommodation — suggesting students could just clap their hands in place of playing instruments or listen to acapella versions of O Canada — but not a full exemption from the class.  After a bitter three-year fight, however, Mr. Dasu felt he had no other opton but to bring his kids home.

Muslims more outraged over Fireman Sam cartoon than daily Islamic terror attacks.  Muslims think the blank piece of paper in a cartoon is a page from the deadly Koran.

Iran Destroys 100,000 'Morally Damaging' Satellite Dishes.  Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.  The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran's Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country.

How Much of our Culture Are We Surrendering to Islam?  Democracies are, or at least should be, custodians of a perishable treasury:  freedom of expression.  This is the biggest difference between Paris and Havana, London and Riyadh, Berlin and Tehran, Rome and Beirut.  Freedom of expression is what gives us the best of the Western culture.  Thanks to the Islamists' campaign, and the fact that now only some "crazies" still venture in the exercise of freedom, are we now going to be just fearful?  "Islamophobic" cartoonists, journalists and writers are the first Europeans since 1945 who have withdrawn from public life to protect their own lives.  For the first time in Europe since Hitler ordered the burning of books in Berlin's Bebelplatz, movies, paintings, poems, novels, cartoons, articles and plays are literally and figuratively being burned at stake.

Sharia's War on Music.  Alarmingly, any engagement in music is becoming illegal in some corners of the globe, and the ideology behind this snuffing out of a beautiful art form threatens to affect the rest of the world as well.  We are referring to Islamic Sharia law.  Already, in countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Mali, musicians have been killed or threatened with removal of their fingers or tongues simply because they make music.  Music stores and instruments have likewise been destroyed in the hopes of silencing virtually all styles of music.

Waitress assaulted on French Riviera for 'serving alcohol' on first day of holy month of Ramadan.  A waitress in a cafe in central Nice has filed a police complaint after she was allegedly assaulted by two men because she refused to "stop serving alcohol" on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.  The alleged beating in the French Riviera town historically famed for its sun, palm-fringed beach front and quality of life, has prompted a heated political debate over whether the country is increasingly becoming prey to "religious fundamentalism and ghettoised communities".

BBC accused of 'PC nonsense' after saying football fans dressed as knights could be offensive to Muslims.  The BBC has been ridiculed over an article suggesting the knight costumes worn by England football fans could be offensive to Muslims.  For more than two decades, England supporters have dressed as knights for matches, sporting fake chain-mail and St George's cross tabards.  But ahead of Euro 2016, which begins on Friday, the BBC's iWonder website published an article entitled:  'Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?'

Christian Woman Stabbed To Death For Insulting Muhammad.  A Christian woman in Nigeria was stabbed to death Thursday [6/2/2016] for allegedly insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, prompting an outcry from Christians in the country.  Bridget Abihime, a trader and wife to a Christian pastor, was killed for allegedly saying Muhammad was not important.  Nigerian police have taken two suspects into custody, but the Christian Association of Nigeria says the killing is part of a larger problem that the government has not properly addressed.

You would think that one of them would have forseen this situation.
Saudi father shoots doctor shortly after he delivered his wife's baby because he didn't want a man to see his spouse naked.  Saudi police have arrested a man after he shot a male doctor shortly after he helped deliver his wife's baby.  It is understood the suspect was angry that the hospital had allowed a male doctor, named locally as Muhannad al-Zabn, to treat his wife during birth.  The man, who has not been named, is believed to have wanted a female doctor to deliver the baby and was upset that the male doctor would have seen his wife naked.

Muslim pirates
This drawing stops popular children's book.  The children's book "Grandpa is a pirate" has delighted generations of Swedish and Norwegian children.  Now the publishing company, however, thinks the drawings provided give a "caricatured image of Arabs," and has decided not to publish any more copies.  The author on his side, completely disagrees.

ISIS kill 16 Real Madrid fans in massacre at supporters club headquarters.  A group of Islamic State terrorists armed with AK-47s attacked the headquarters of a Real Madrid supporters club — because 'they don't like football'.  Three gunmen opened fire around midnight at the Al Furat cafe in Balad, 50 miles north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.  It is believed at least 16 people — mainly Real Madrid fans but also cafe staff and other customers — were killed more than 20 people injured.

Islam's Hatred of Dogs and Cruelty to Animals.  This special episode of The Glazov Gang was joined by Dr. Peter Hammond, the founder of Frontline Fellowship.  Dr. Hammond came on the show to discuss Islam's Hatred of Dogs and Cruelty to Animals, examining the Islamic theological foundations that inspire a hatred of and sadism toward animals.  [Video clip]

Riot in refugee camp sees 100 migrants attack each other with chairs and bins after Syrian girl refused to wear a headscarf.  Some 100 migrants rioted in a refugee camp in Belgium after Syrian and Iraqi migrants clashed with Afghans because a young girl was not wearing a headscarf.  The young Syrian girl at the centre of the dispute had been targeted by the Afghans for days over her refusal to wear the headscarf, an item of modesty clothing often enforced in Islamic countries.  But when she was defended by her fellow Syrians, a riot erupted which saw the groups of migrants attacking each other with rubbish bins, chairs and broomsticks.

Iran rules 'decadent' Valentine's Day celebrations a crime.  Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday [2/12/2016] warning retailers against promoting "decadent Western culture through Valentine's Day rituals."

House Democrat: U.S. Muslims Are Being Radicalized by Politicians Calling for Border Control.  Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth said on Monday [2/8/2016] that politicians are contributing to the rise of Islamic terrorists in the United States by calling for stricter immigration laws.  Duckworth singled out her Republican opponent, Sen. Mark Kirk, and presidential candidate Donald Trump, as two politicians who are allegedly "play[ing] right into ISIS's hands" and aiding the radicalization of Muslims in the United States during an interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.  Duckworth made the comments while discussing two Iraqi refugees in Texas and California who were recently arrested on terror related charges.

The Editor says...
One of these days, I need to start a list of all the things the Democrats say are "contributing to the rise of Islamic terrorists in the United States."  It will probably be as long as the list of things that Muslims find offensive.  Or maybe it's exactly the same list.

Hillary: Don't Make the Tolerant Muslims Angry, Or There'll Be Terror.  [Scroll down]  So there's some kind of thing in Muslim communities we might need to protect ourselves from, though it has nothing to do with them, and they might not help us if we don't meet all their demands.  Like bringing so many more Muslims to America so we'll have even more people who have nothing to do with terrorism... but whose help we constantly need to fight it.
  1. Muslims have nothing to do with terrorism
  2. We must stay on their good side to avoid Muslim terrorism
It's like saying, Bill Clinton is a great guy.  Just don't ever be in a room alone with him or he might rape you.  But don't let him get the idea that you think he might rape you... or he'll rape you.  This is the relationship with Muslims that Hillary Clinton and a lot of the establishment want us to have.  And it's an abusive relationship heavily spiked with denial.

Why would they be opposed to eliminating extremism?
Some Muslim Americans Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism.  President Obama's request that Muslim Americans help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions.  Muslim leaders say they want to help, but some are not happy that they are being singled out.

Ayatollah Trolls U.S.: 'Violence-Breeding,' 'Sickening Manners' Led to Attack.  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter today [12/6/2015] to rip the United States over the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, arguing it proves that Americans are more prone to violence.  As the supreme leader of Iran has done in the past, he also tied the violence to the history of racial inequality in the U.S.

CNN Guest: San Bernardino Office Holiday Party 'May Have Been Offensive' to Muslim Gunman.  Just when the liberal media's extrapolations concerning the motives of the San Bernardino gunman couldn't grow any more jaw-dropping, an expert appearing during the 11:00 p.m. Eastern hour of CNN Tonight predicted late Wednesday that the office holiday party where the shooting occurred "may have been offensive" to the Muslim gunman.  Criminologist Casey Jordan was called on by host Don Lemon and began by suggesting that the "[d]isgruntled employee" appeared to "have Arabic or Middle Eastern names, but the key is that from the beginning everything that was reported about him, going into this conference room where there was a holiday party which may have been offensive to him."

The Editor says...
If you're offended by a "holiday party" — the name of which is already watered down from "Christmas party" in order to avoid offending anyone — is that a justification for mass murder?  Why are Muslims not expected to control themselves when they face offensive situations?

School Cancels Christmas Service In Deference To Muslims.  After Muslim pupils refused to sing traditional carols at last year's Christmas service, one Milanese school has switched to hosting a "winter concert" — but many have reacted angrily to the idea.  Headmaster Marco Parma of the Istituto Garofani di Rozzano school was forced to resign his post over the weekend after a number of senior figures in Italian political life — including the prime minister — moved to attack his decision to cancel Christmas for his pupils.

15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become.  How radical, weird and out of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten since Obama came into office?  It's worse than you ever thought and although there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across how bad things have become.  [Example #1:]  "College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims.  The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low:  Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns — insulting, childish concerns — that Muslim students would be offended."

Paris Attacks: What Does 'Daesh' Mean and Why Does ISIS Hate It?  When French President Francois Hollande addressed the nation Saturday in the aftermath of the Paris massacre, he vowed that France "will be unforgiving with the barbarians from Daesh."  What is "daesh"?  According to Arabic translator Alice Guthrie, "D.A.E.SH is a transliteration of the Arabic acronym formed of the same words that make up I.S.I.S in English:  'Islamic State in Iraq and Syria', or 'al-dowla al-islaamiyya fii-il-i'raaq wa-ash-shaam'."  It is a term that most Arab states and many European governments use to refer to the Islamic State or ISIS.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry often uses the term, too.

Burger King ice cream
Finding Allah in Unlikely Places.  [Scroll down]  Now, perhaps even more absurdly, British Muslims demanded that Burger King recall a line-drawing of an ice-cream cone, arguing that it resembles (what else?) the Arabic lettering for "Allah."  A customer, Rashad Akhtar, branded the design "sacrilegious" and said he was "humiliated" by the design.  He added:  "This is my jihad.  How can you say it is a spinning swirl?  You are offending Muslims."

Australian Army Chaplains To Lose Christian Motto Because It Might Offend Muslims.  The Royal Australian Army Chaplains' Department is to lose their traditional motto held since 1913, because it is offensive to Muslims.  The cap badge and motto of the Australian army chaplains is presently identical to those held by the British army, a legacy and tradition dating back to the founding days of the Australian nation as it established itself as a Dominion independent of Great Britain.  Emblazoned on a Maltese cross and wreath in purple and gold, the motto 'In This Sign Conquer' is thought to be a reference to the crusades.

Obama EEOC Fights for Religious Liberty — for Muslim Truckers.  Well, at least they were not told to bake a cake for a gay wedding.  In President Obama's fundamentally transformed America, Christian bakers are forced by the blunt instrument of government mandate to cater a gay wedding regardless of their religious beliefs, but Muslim truckers can now refuse to transport alcohol because their Muslim beliefs and Sharia law prohibits it.

$240,000 jury award to Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to transport alcohol.  One more data point on the "When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?" question — like it or not, under American law, employers sometimes do have to excuse employees from tasks that the employees find religiously objectionable.  Tuesday, two Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to deliver shipments containing alcohol were awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages by the jury in their discrimination claim.

Islam and dogs.  What's the deal with Islam and dogs?  It's this:  Dogs are viewed as unclean.  More importantly, Mohammed didn't like them — as in wanted them dead.  Although there is nothing written in the Quran about dogs, Mohammed's thoughts on all things canine can be found throughout the Hadith (a collection of direct quotes from Mohammed on a range of issues that was compiled after his death).  Mohammed warned angels not to enter any home that had a dog.  He also ordered that dogs be killed and that none be spared, with a specific directive to kill all black dogs. [...] An increasingly common way Muslims assert supremacy around dog-related issues is when Muslim cab drivers and bus drivers deny service to disabled people with service dogs.  One person was told to throw the dog in the trunk or get out of his cab.

To Please One Islamist, Sears Stops Selling Infidel Hats.  As if pulling Confederate flags in cooperation with the campaign to eradicate the South as a historic and cultural entity weren't disgusting enough, Sears has now pulled infidel hats, apparently because a single Muslim doesn't like them. [...] The lib media is predictably delighted.  No doubt that's why Sears caved instantly.

Sears is removing 'Infidel' hat from website.  Sears is responding to critics and removing a controversial hat from its website, the retailer confirmed to Fortune this afternoon [10/19/2015].  The hat is emblazoned with the word "infidel", and was first pointed out by a user on Twitter.  "Infidel" is a term often used by anti-Muslim protesters.  It is co-opted from Islamic extremists who use the word to describe people that aren't Muslim and especially Westerners.  Clothes bearing the term have often been seen at protests of mosques and Islamic community centers.

Muslim man yells at Christian woman on train for putting her feet on chair, then threatens to call police.  Last time I checked, England wasn't under Shariah law.  Apparently some Muslim man doesn't think so, as he began yelling at a woman on a London train for putting her feet on one of the chairs.  She attempts to explain that she is a Christian, and so she has no restrictions on praying with her shoes on, but he doesn't care and says it's wrong in his religion.

Cultural Suicide: A Do-It-Yourself GuideThe Camp of the Saints tells the story of the destruction of European civilization (including its outpost in the United States), partly by a flood of unassimilable wretches from India, partly by a failure of nerve on the part of the custodians of European civilization.  The choice, Respail noted in an afterword, was stark:  ["]To let them in would destroy us.  To reject them would destroy them.["]  Is this a false dichotomy?  Maybe.  But think about this:  As I write, Munich is gearing up for Oktoberfest, the annual festival the city has been celebrating since 1810.  There will be beer, lots of it, and pork sausages and women in dirndls.  A good time will be had by all.  Well, almost all — the Muslims are not amused.

Also posted under Hijrah.

Bavarian Town Houses "Refugees" In School Gym — Female Students Warned To Cover Up, Do Not Provoke.  "Misunderstandings"

DHS: Calling Islamic Terrorism 'Islamic' Offends Muslims.  Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson refuses to call Islamic terror "Islamic," arguing it's "critical" to refrain from the label in order to "build trust" among Muslims.  In jaw-dropping remarks Friday at Aspen Institute's annual security forum, Johnson said the government will call such attacks "violent extremism" over "Islamic terrorism" out of respect for the Muslim community.  The policy explains why the U.S. prosecutor and lead FBI investigator in the Chattanooga case still insist on calling Mohammad Abdulazeez a "homegrown violent extremist," though he blogged about his religious motivations for the attack, and he and his family attended a local mosque controlled by a terror-tied Islamic trust.

Charlie Hebdo Teaches Us Terrorism Does Work.  In a resounding victory for the enemies of free speech, Charlie Hebdo will no longer print images of the prophet Muhammad.  The satirical French magazine, whose Paris office was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January, killing twelve, recently told a German magazine that it had "done its job."  "We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want," said editor Laurent Sourisseau, who survived the January 7 massacre by playing dead after taking a bullet to the shoulder.  "It is a bit strange, though:  we are expected to exercise a freedom of expression that no one dares to."

Sharia-Compliant Saudi Arabia Hosts UN-Backed 'Combating Religious Discrimination' Conference.  The OIC, made up of 57 member states, remains stacked with countries that preach the inherently discriminatory Sharia laws system.  Member states such as Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and others remain severely derelict lands when it comes to protecting the rights of religious minorities.  Saudi Arabia, which hosted the event and retains membership in the OIC, has seen its share of high profile religious discrimination cases.  On Sunday, a Saudi court upheld a ruling that saw Raif Badawi, an atheist blogger, condemned to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison.

Syria: Isis Executes 3 Pigeons on 'Spying' Charges.  The Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria have reportedly executed three pigeons that it had arrested on charges of spying.  The UK-based Express reported that the pigeons belonged to an anti-Isis group.  The 5 June report noted that the executions were carried out recently.  The development has come at a time, when Isis has issued a dictate, banning pigeon breeding claiming the sight of the birds' genitals as they fly overhead is sinful according to Islam.

Muslim Congressmen Want DOJ Investigation of Phoenix Anti-Islam Rally.  The only two Muslims in the U.S. Congress are calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the armed anti-Islam rally in Phoenix last week.  Jon Ritzheimer organized the rally, along with a Muhammad cartoon contest, in response to the targeting of a similar event held in Garland, Texas weeks ago.  The rally was held at an Islamic community center reportedly attended by the two men who targeted the Garland event.  Ritzheimer encouraged people on the group's Facebook page to bring guns, but aside from a few minor skirmishes, nothing serious really happened.

ISIS Bans Pigeon Breeding Because Overhead View Of Bird Sex Organs Insults Islam.  If you've ever looked up in the sky, seen a pigeon soaring through the air and noticed its pigeon genitals — well, that's pretty weird.  You've probably got a strange combination of bionic-level eyes and some terrible mental disorder.  Get help.  At least you can take heart in the fact that you aren't suffering alone, though, because high-level clerics associated with the Islamic State (also called ISIS) agree with you.  In an attempt to stymie the wretched sight of pigeon genitals across the Islamic State's growing Middle Eastern caliphate, the jihadist clerics have banned pigeon breeding, the Daily Mail reports.

Phoenix protests Islamism.  "We will pay you back today — the event won't finish without kuffar (infidel) blood. We promise..."  So read an ISIS Twitter threat against the organizers and protesters of the Muhammad cartoon drawing and free speech rally May 29 in Phoenix (which, in a twist of irony, is hosting COMICON the same weekend — an event that attracts 80,000 cartoon-loving comic book artists and readers).  But in spite of the jihadists' effort to intimidate, the anti-Islamist gathering went forward successfully, dealing a huge public relations blow to the "big turban, no camels" ISIS devotee while at the same time demonstrating the enormous strength of the American constitutional system — particularly as codified in our First and Second Amendments.

Perpetually Aggrieved Muslim Flyer Tahera Ahmad — Not Her First Grievance Rodeo.  When a person walks around continually looking for grievance it should come as no surprise when they find one, or eleventy.  The ridiculous, and profoundly sketchy, story of the liberal Northwestern University Muslim chaplain, Tahera Ahmad, discriminated against by United Airlines because a flight attendant opened her can of diet Coke is one such invisible grievance that only the perpetually aggrieved could find.

Muslim Woman's 'Fake Hate' Over a Diet Coke, Of Course It Was a Lie.  When Tahera Ahmad described a horror-show aboard a United flight from Chicago's O'Hare to Washington Dulles in which a flight attendant told her she couldn't have a Diet Coke because she may use it "as a weapon," it never rang true to me.  Honestly, it didn't pass the laugh test.  She may as well have described the scene in the violent movie "Pulp Fiction" where Bruce Willis' character finds himself taken prisoner along with Marcellus Wallace in a torture dungeon under a pawn shop. The melodrama of "I felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes," is a line out of a bad novel.

Also posted under fake hate crimes.

Islamists Promise 'Kuffar Blood' Will Spill at Phoenix 'Draw Muhammad' Contest.  Breitbart News previously reported that former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and fellow bikers will be holding a "Draw Muhammad" contest Friday night [5/29/2015] at 6 p.m.  Islamists now warn participants not to bring their children with them if they love them, promising blood spill if Muhammad is drawn.

Fatwas Galore.  In recent years, Malaysia's state and federal fatwa councils — nervous that secularization and religious pluralism might be leading Muslims to stray from their faith — have issued a slew of edicts against seemingly innocuous practices, including not just dog-petting but candlelight vigils, yoga, and Halloween.  The National Fatwa Council now has some 300 fatwas on the books, and state councils have issued nearly 1,500 more.

The Editor says...
Can't say that I really disagree with them in this case.  Candle-light vigils are humanist vanity, yoga is Buddhism, and Halloween is candy-coated Satanism.

Veterans Told to Avoid Targeting by ISIS 'Lone Wolves'... Don't Act 'Pompous' Online, Hide Your Military Service.  Over the weekend, military bases across the United States were placed on higher alert for domestic terror attacks, in response to a surge in threatening chatter from ISIS and its sympathizers.  "It is the highest level of security since the tenth anniversary of September 11," notes Fox 13 News in Tampa Bay, home of MacDill Air Force Base.

Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims By Having Too Many Crosses.  "Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers," reads the headline at BeliefNet.  It's one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn't.  It's not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isn't coming from actual Muslim students in any event.  "Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students," writes BeliefNet.

Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers.  Crosses in every room at Washingon D.C.'s Catholic University of America are a human rights violation that prevent Muslim students from praying.  That's the complaint to the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights filed by a professor from rival George Washington University across town.

The timid defense of free speech.  Some of our liberal friends, particularly the art lovers among them, are terrified of the hobgoblins that Ralph Waldo Emerson warned about.  "A foolish consistency," he famously said, "is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen, philosophers and divines."  We see this writ large in the threat to public peace and the lives of the innocent by Islamic radicals.  The radicals, who maim and kill in the name of the Prophet, are treated with respect (if not terror), and the Christians who have threatened no one, must be hectored, lectured and exiled to the fringes of the public square.

Bosch Fawstin vs. Facebook and The Religion of "Peace".  Part of growing into adulthood from infantile immaturity is accepting what you cannot control.  Of all the things we cannot control, the minds, thoughts and feelings of others are the least under our control.  Sure, we can persuade people when they wish to hear from us, and when or if they're open to persuasion.  But one basic foundation of emotional health and maturity is an acceptance that others will think or feel whatever they wish to think or feel — and you have to get over it.  For whatever reasons, in today's society this is no longer the standard — at least not with certain groups or belief systems.

Norway ends blasphemy law after Hebdo attack.  Norway has scrapped its longstanding blasphemy law, meaning it is now legal to mock the beliefs of others, in a direct response to January's brutal attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. [...] But the change will be largely symbolic.  The last time anyone was tried for blasphemy in Norway was back in 1933, when the writer Arnulf Overland was prosecuted for giving a lecture titled "Christianity, the tenth plague" to the Norwegian Students' Society.  He was acquitted.

Boca Event Featuring Anti-Muslim Speaker Canceled for Safety Reasons.  Not wanting to court danger, the Boca West Country Club has refused to host the Palm Beach Republican Party's "Lobsterfest" dinner that advertised controversial Islamic critic Geert Wilders as the keynote speaker.  Geert was part of the Garland, Texas, cartoon contest that invited participants to draw the Prophet Muhammad.  Islamic law prohibits any image of the prophet to ward off idol worship.

Conservative Pundits For Sharia?  [Scroll down]  Muslims can follow their own religious beliefs, but they can't force me to follow them.  They believe that it is wrong to draw Mohammed; Catholics think it is wrong to get divorced; Jews think it is wrong to eat pork.  You are not insulting Judaism by eating pork, a Catholic by divorcing, or a Muslim by drawing Mohammed.  To claim that drawing Mohammed is an insult is a jihadi idea.  It is not an American idea.  It is applying their code to our behavior.  Drawing Mohammed is entirely normal political speech.  It is not a gratuitous insult; it is fighting the imposition of sharia law in America.  Pam Geller is the bravest woman in America at this moment.  She deserves to be given a podium so her voice can be heard by millions.

Ex-Muslim Who Won Draw Muhammad Contest Has A Message For The Critics.  Unlike the successfully bloody conquests of the Ottoman Empire, Islam has found a way to infiltrate the West without even lifting a blade to the infidels' throats, and we are ignorantly embracing the death of our culture and freedom with open, tolerant arms.  Islamic immigration has effectively silenced the righteous opposition through administering our own poison — political correctness.  Fortunately, however, there are still a few patriots within our borders who are willing to risk their careers, freedom, and even their lives to expose this threat to Western democracy, and now they are speaking louder than ever.

Pam Geller And Those Before Her.  Did the Yazidis draw cartoons?  Did James Foley draw cartoons?  Did Daniel Pearl draw cartoons?  How is it that Islam has assumed exclusive power with the declaration they are the judge, jury and executioner of what is blasphemy?  The Southern Poverty Law Center has this on Pam Geller.  Ah but, they do have a right to do so as noted by the Supreme Court decision in 2011 in the case of picketing a funeral.  All media, even global media has become Sharia compliant for not standing long ago on free speech and now for blaming the Garland, Texas attack on those who are taking a stand.

More about The Islamic attack in Garland, Texas.

Robert Spencer at the Muhammad Art Exhibit.  [Scroll down]  Consider this — the murderers of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had an accomplice.  And as they were murdering the cartoonists, the accomplice went to a kosher supermarket in Paris and murdered four Jews.  What have they done?  They didn't draw Muhammad.  How did they offend Muslims?  They offended Muslims by being Jewish.  Okay, so we have to not draw Muhammad, because that'll poke them in the eye and offend them.  And then we have to not be Jewish, because that will poke them in the eye and offend them.  And then what?  Okay, I guess pork and alcohol are right out.  Okay, and then what?

Iran bans 'devil worshipping' haircuts.  Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments also being outlawed.  Jagged haircuts have become fashionable among all strata of Iran's youthful population in recent years, but have divided opinion and been deemed by the authorities as western and un-Islamic.

'American Sniper' derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland.  The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy.  Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason.  This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday [4/23/2015].

Why Are Colleges Cancelling 'American Sniper'?  The pattern of on-campus culture wars is now as familiar as the plot of a blockbuster film.  And no sooner did the University of Michigan's Center for Campus Involvement announce a screening of American Sniper than a wave of upset broke out.  Things escalated quickly.  The Michigan Muslim Students' Association organized an open letter campaign, boasting 200 signatures, against the event.

ISIS bans skinny jeans, cigarettes, cellphone music: group.  ISIS is cracking down on hipsters in Syria.  The Islamic State terror group has imposed a new law in their stronghold of Raqqa that prohibits young men from wearing skinny jeans, smoking cigarettes and jamming music on cellphones.  Informants living in the Syrian city tell the anti-ISIS campaign group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently that militants have been throwing civilians behind bars for 10 days at a time if they refuse to comply with the new rules.

Sharia USA: Delaware Radio Host Fired for Islamist Comments.  What this radio host said is not unreasonable, and even less grounds for firing, but that is where we are in the US.  Perhaps he could have packaged it better, but is that where we are?  Yes.  Every thought has to be pre-screened and edited for consumption?  It's like we are living in an Islamic country.  Shredding the first amendment.

The roots of the Copenhagen attack.  More details will no doubt emerge, but already it seems fairly clear what's going on here:  a continuation of the assault on the West's freedom of speech, perpetrated by a fundamentalist Muslim terrorist (or one in sympathy with fundamentalist Muslim terrorists).  The idea is to silence what they see as blasphemy against Islam, as well as to exert a chilling effect on anyone who would sympathize with or support such freedom of speech.

Terror in Copenhagen.  The single murder at the café was of a documentary filmmaker named Finn Noergaard, but the presumed target of the attack was artist Lars Vilk.  Vilk is a cartoonist who has shown much courage and integrity in continuously sketching Mohammed in many forms, some of the more outrageous pictures showing the prophet transformed into a roundabout dog.  Al-Qaeda has offered a $150,000 reward for Vilk's assassination, and he has experienced physical attacks at university lectures, arson attempts at his own home, as well as an unending stream of credible death threats.  Using his pen to poke fun at Islam's hypersensitivity to criticism, Lars Vilk is that rare, dying breed of European intellectual that is willing to risk life and limb for free expression.  He also has a Doctorate in Philosophy.  This means that Vilk has committed a dual offense in the eyes of radical Islam, since he is both the recipient of a high quality Western education, as well as an unrepentant opponent of religious censorship.

One dead and three police injured after gunman fires at café during free speech debate.  One man was killed and three police officers were injured on Saturday [2/14/2015] after shots were fired at a Copenhagen café holding a freedom of speech event.  The meeting was organised by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced several death threats for his caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.  As many as 200 bullet [sic] were fired at the Krudttoenden café, shattering windows.

$10,000 Muhammad Art and Cartoon Contest to be Held in Texas.  Pamela Geller is planning a "Draw the Prophet" event in Garland, Texas in the same location as a Muslim group held a "Stand with the Prophet" conference in January.  The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center, which is owned and operated by the Garland Independent School District.

Seattle Muslims demand sacking of teacher who showed Muhammad cartoons.  The day after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, Deepa Bhandaru showed some of the cartoons that prompted the attack to students at the Refugee Women's Alliance in Seattle.  Bhandaru showed the cartoons in the context of a discussion on religious pluralism and freedom of speech.  The cartoons she showed to her students, most if not all of whom are Muslims, reportedly were not the more inflammatory, sexual images.  Now, a group of Somali immigrants is demanding that Bhandaru be fired.

Why Charlie?  [Scroll down]  Freedom, the right to dissent, the satirical genre — all have been dying for some time.  The Danish cartoons marked an identical watershed.  The assassination of Dutch provocateur and filmmaker Theo Van Gogh marked an identical watershed, as did the death threats against his collaborator and Danish parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had his satirical drawings removed at a Tallerud art exhibition and who has an ISIS bounty on his head and is living under police protection, marks an identical watershed.  The fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the killing of his Japanese translator marked the same watershed.

'Liberal,' 'Tolerant' Vanderbilt Muslims Seek To Bully Black Professor Into Silence.  A black Vanderbilt University professor's op-ed critical of Islamic terrorism has touched off a wave of protest by Muslim students and other critics.  The op-ed author is Carol Swain, a longtime professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt and a self-proclaimed political conservative.  Her op-ed, entitled "Charlie Hebdo attacks prove critics were right about Islam," appeared in The Tennessean (Nashville's main newspaper) on Jan. 15.  Swain, who opposes burqas and advocates stronger efforts at assimilation for American Muslims, argued that radical Islam "poses an absolute danger to us and our children unless it is monitored better than it has been under the Obama administration."

Uh-oh.  The Muslims are outraged over a movie.  Where have we heard this before?
CAIR Joins Lib Hate-Fest for American Sniper, Calls Chris Kyle 'Hate-Filled Killer'.  The Council on American Islamic Relations attacked former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the subject of the record-breaking film American Sniper, as a "hate-filled killer" in a post to the group's account on Twitter.

CAIR Official Whines The Term "Islamist" Is Offensive.  You know what most sane people (non-libs) find offensive?  Muslims indiscriminately killing thousands of people every month.

Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe.  A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands.  Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are "unclean" animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe.  This latest canine controversy — which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage — follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe.  Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on European society.

ISIS Executes Pigeon and Bird Breeders in Diyala, Iraq.  Raising doves and pigeons is a deadly pursuit in ISIS-controlled Iraq.  The popular hobby is in the sights of extremist Islamist fighters, who this week rounded up 15 boys and young men in the eastern province of Diyala for pursuing a pastime now deemed un-Islamic.  Three have already been executed, according to a security official in the area who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.

Dem Rep: Obama Right Not to Call Terrorists 'Islamic Extremists' Because It Would Anger Them.  When asked if the Obama Administration was right to refuse to use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism," Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) backed the White House because saying "Islamic Extremists" would anger the terrorists. [...] The White House and Lee's acquiescence to how they label America's enemy has been the subject of much scrutiny and debate this week.  The catered response signals a fear of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and their extremist allies.  This trepidation is only magnified when compared to the language used by America's oldest ally, France.  The French government has responded in a strong manner to radical Islam in both words and actions.

The Editor says...
There is no point in tiptoeing around Muslims to avoid angering them.  They will live in constant outrage until Islam dominates the world.  Their anger is regenerated and amplified every Friday at the mosque.  Appeasing and accommodating them is like bringing a hornet's nest into your house and expecting to tame the hornets and make them do tricks for your guests.  It will never happen.

Oxford University warns authors not to write about bacon, pork to avoid offending Muslims.  The largest university press in the world has warned its authors not to mention pigs or pork in their books to avoid offending Muslims and Jews.  Oxford University Press (OUP) explained that their books must take into consideration other cultures of the world and must avoid mentioning pigs or "anything else which could be perceived as pork," the International Business Times reported.

Oxford University Press bans mention of pork and pigs in books to 'avoid offending Muslims or Jews'.  One of the biggest education publishers in the world has warned its authors not to mention pigs or sausages in their books to avoid causing offence.  Oxford University Press (OUP) said all books must take into consideration other cultures if they hope to sell copies in countries across the world.  As a result, the academic publisher has issued guidance advising writers to avoid mentioning pigs or "anything else which could be perceived as pork" so as not to offend Muslim or Jewish people.

The Editor says...
I've never heard of Jewish people who were offended by the presence (or the aroma) of sausages or bacon, or offended by the mere mention of pigs.  This effort to include Jews among the easily offended sounds like manipulation of the press.

Oxford University Press bans sausages and pigs from children's books in effort 'to avoid offence'.  Schoolbook authors have been told not to write about sausages or pigs for fear of causing offence.  Guidance from leading educational publisher the Oxford University Press prohibits authors from including anything that could be perceived as pork-related in their books.  The bizarre clampdown, apparently aimed at avoiding offence among Jews and Muslims, emerged yesterday during a discussion about free speech on Radio 4's Today programme.  It was immediately branded 'nonsensical political correctness'.

Radical Imam Anjem Choudary Calls Charlie Hebdo Front Page 'Act Of War'.  Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has called the latest front cover of Charlie Hebdo an "act of war" against Muslims.  The magazine features Mohammed crying and holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign, with the headline roughly translating to "Everything is forgiven".  But Choudary was unimpressed with the offering from the remaining staff at Charlie Hebdo claiming it was "ridiculing" Mohammed.  He said the magazine was attacking the Muslim leader's personality, and that publishing it was "extremely serious".

Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic.  A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.  Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country's north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied:  "It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun."

True freedom is rarely painless or comfortable.  The West has come close enough already to creating a category of thought crimes in the form of "hate speech".  To go any further along this road — in the name of tolerance — would undermine precisely the kind of open society to which, ironically, so many migrant groups are attracted.  Satire, or verbal abuse, may be ugly or puerile.  It may be objectionable in any number of ways to different groups of people.  And you are as free to attack it, or to repudiate it, as its authors are to publish it.  None of this may be comfortable or painless — but real freedom rarely is.

Muslim Leaders to Hold 'Stand with the Prophet' Rally in Texas.  Muslim leaders from across America will gather in [Garland,] Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a "movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message," according to event information.  The Saturday event, which seeks to combat "Islamophobes in America" who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad "into an object of hate," according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people.

We think the Paris terrorists were offended by Charlie Hebdo's satire.  What if we're wrong?  Here's a theory.  Terrorists aren't offended by cartoons.  Not even cartoons that satirise the Prophet Muhammad.  They don't care about satire.  For all I know they may not even care about the Prophet Muhammad.  Instead, they merely pretend to be offended by cartoons, in order to give themselves a pretext to commit murder.  Murder so horrifying, on a pretext so unWestern, that non-Muslims — blinded by grief and rage — turn on Muslims.  Blame them.  Persecute them.  Burn their book, attack their mosques, threaten them in the street, demand their expulsion from Western societies.  Actions that, in turn, scare Western Muslims, isolate them, alienate them.  And thus drive some of them to support — and even become — terrorists.

Do Not Submit! Republish the Mohammed Cartoons Everywhere. Here's How.  Today's terror attack on Charlie Hedbo, the irreverent French satirical magazine that was one of the few media outlets in France to publish the original "Mohammed cartoons," is an attempt by Islamic fundamentalists to enforce shari'a worldwide, even on non-Muslims.  We must not let them succeed.  Self-censoring out of fear means self-imposition of shari'a (Islamic law).  Self-censoring out of "respect" (actually just a euphemism for fear) means you are submitting to the terrorists' worldview.  The way to overcome them in this instance is to overwhelm them with disrespect and mockery.  They can silence one magazine, but they can't silence the entire Internet.  Every blogger, of every political stripe, be it left, right, and everywhere in between, needs to realize that freedom of speech and freedom of the press are the two keystones of your ideology, whatever it may be.  You need to make a stand.  You need to make these terrorists lose the ideological battle.

Vermont Restaurant Removes Bacon Sign Due to Muslim Opposition and Safety Concerns.  The sign was put up as part of a city program that allows businesses to post an advertisement in an area where they have helped maintain city flowerbeds.  The sign that read "Yield Sneakers Bacon" was removed after a woman, identifying herself as a Muslim, posted in an online community forum, stating she was personally offended by the sign, according to a WPTZ News report.  WPTZ wrote that the woman who complained online called the sign "insensitive to those who do not consume pork."

The Editor says...
Why is one offended woman a "safety concern?"

Saudi Arabia has beheaded 19 people in one month.  Human Rights Watch reports that Saudi Arabia has beheaded 19 people since the beginning of August.  Some confessions may have been gained under torture and one poor defendant was found guilty of sorcery.  Yep, sorcery.  That might sound archaic, but we are talking about a regime so very concerned about offending God that it has even banned certain names for being "blasphemous".

The Muslims' War Against Fun Is Killing Them.  The War Against Fun is deadly because it stultifies and suffocates creative enterprise.  If the regime wins, and fun is killed, it would mark the death of playfulness, which is the heart of creativity.  The Iranians are (falsely, I think) credited with the invention of chess, but there are no brilliant Persian chess grandmasters nowadays.  Iranian humor is nasty, misogynistic and often sadistic, like the unhappy country's ruling tyrants.

Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate.  Muslim groups have declared jihad on Cadbury after two of its products sold in predominately Islamic Malaysia were found to contain traces of pork.  The discovery was made during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the country's health ministry, which confirmed the presence of porcine DNA in bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.  Cadbury Malaysia, like most food makers in the country where Muslims make up more than 60 percent of the population, has all of its products certified halal to conform with Islam's dietary restrictions, one of which is a prohibition on pork.

Malaysian Muslims Declare Jihad Against Cadbury.  Angry Muslims in Malaysia demand a Jihad, or holy war, be declared on confectionery company Cadbury and their parent company after traces of pig DNA were found.  In response Cadbury Malaysia is pulling Cadbury Dairy Milk hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk roast almond from shelves in the Islamic country, Reuters reports.  A group of more than 20 Muslim organizations condemned the UK-based company, owned by Mondelēz International, saying "it has crossed the line."

All clear!
Cadbury Chocolate Cleared in Malaysia After 'Pork Scare'.  Further tests on Cadbury chocolate bars found no traces of pig DNA, a Malaysian minister said on Monday [6/2/2014], after earlier positive results of the halal-certified confectionaries sparked a scare in several Muslim countries.  Cadbury pulled its Dairy Milk hazelnut and Dairy Milk roast almond products from shelves in Muslim-majority Malaysia last week after a health ministry routine test found the chocolate contained traces of pork.

UK politician arrested for quoting Churchill, could face 2 years in prison.  Paul Weston, co-founder and leader of the GB Liberty party and a candidate for Member of the European Parliament, was arrested Saturday [4/26/2014], hauled off in a police van, and could face two years in prison.  All for reading a passage from Winston Churchill's book, The River War, regarding Islam.

Britain has just witnessed a political arrest. Where is the liberal outrage?  Over the weekend, a candidate was arrested for addressing his potential voters.  Clear aside the incidental details, scrape away the mitigating circumstances, and ponder that elemental fact.  Paul Weston, standing for election to the European Parliament (against me, as it happens, in the South East) was arrested in the middle of a speech on the steps of the Winchester Guildhall.  When such a thing happens in Burma or Belarus or Bahrain, we report it in suitably shocked tones.  Yet here it is happening in Britain, without any discussions on the Today Programme, any Amnesty vigils, any complaints from Liberty.  To repeat, a candidate was arrested for making a hustings speech.

9/11 On The Cutting Room Floor.  An interfaith advisory panel urges the National September 11 Memorial Museum to bowdlerize a six-plus-minute film of unflattering references to Islam for fear of sparking an international incident.  If only Osama bin Laden had employed such a nonsectarian "coexist" council of elders prior to sparking international incident.

Muslims claim 9/11 memorial film on the rise of al Qaeda will 'greatly offend' Islam.  A film due to be screened at the 9/11 Memorial Museum has been blasted by a prominent Muslim cleric who claims it will 'greatly offend' Islam.  Sheik Mostafa Elazabawy, the imam of Masjid Manhattan, said the seven-minute documentary, which is designed to explain to visitors the historical roots of the terrorist attacks, may confuse viewers about the difference between Al Qaeda and Muslims.  The film, The Rise of Al Qaeda, refers to the terrorists as Islamists who viewed their mission as a jihad.

Canada: Nine Months in Jail for Blasphemy Against Islam.  Caution: If you happen to be in Canada, and you say something in public that hurts the feelings of Muslims, you may well be sentenced to nine months in jail.  That's what happened to Eric Brazau in Toronto.  Mind you, I've seen a video of Mr. Brazau's street-corner theatrics, and he also wore offensive attire, made insulting facial expressions, and laughed derisively at or in the general direction of Muslims.  So he was lucky to get off so lightly.

China official says Islamists seek to ban laughter and crying.  The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism.

Banned in the British Library.  A number of prominent counter-jihadis, such as Geert Wilders, have the distinction of being banned from entry into the United Kingdom — and, now, Her Majesty's Government, in its wisdom, appears to have banned on some public computers two websites connected to me.  It's not quite the same, admittedly, and I am working to get this ban removed, but I also wear it as a perverse badge of honor given that government's shameful record vis-à-vis Islamism.

Muslims Object to Easter Eggs.  Muslim moms and dads in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church.  The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution.  The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church's "Eggstravaganza!"  They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit.

Now Muslim parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts.  In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church.  The Muslim parents assert that the flyers — emblazoned with the word "Eggstravaganza!" — violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press.  Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers.  A large number of Muslim students attend the schools.

The Editor says...
In case you attended public schools, let me point out that the phrase separation of church and statei> is not found in the U.S. Constitution.  Nor is the Easter Bunny a religious symbol.

Dubai sends American to max-security prison for a YouTube satire video.  Let this be a cautionary tale to Americans working abroad:  not all countries appreciate a satirical sense of humor.  Minnesotan Shezanne Cassim has lived and worked in Dubai for PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years, but he's now imprisoned in a maximum-security prison.  His offense?  Making a social satire about rich Dubai "gangstas" on YouTube last October.

Christian church fights to erect cross as pastor claims city officials fear Muslims.  The pastor and some members of a Christian church in Brandon, Miss., say city officials won't grant them their permit request for a massive cross to be built on their property because the city is afraid the symbol might offend Muslims.  City officials, however, say they're hesitant to allow the cross construction because it would violate zoning rules.

White House: Pathway to citizenship would boost GDP by $1.4T over decade.  The White House on Tuesday released a new report arguing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants would add 2 million jobs to the economy and boost gross domestic product by $1.4 trillion over the next decade.

The Editor says...
It would be nice if the eleven million illegal immigrants obeyed all local traffic regulations and state laws, stayed sober, learned English, got jobs and actually worked, instead of consuming food stamps, public housing and free tuition.  There are plenty of people coming to the U.S. to give birth, but there aren't many rocket scientists and PhD's sneaking in to the United States.  The Democrats know this and don't care; in fact, they prefer to have more people sign up — permanently — for the welfare state, because an expanded lower class means a larger Democratic base.

Gitmo Inmate Searches Banned Because Groin Searches are "Abhorrent to Muslims".  Things that aren't abhorrent to Muslims include underwear bombs, smuggling weapons and stabbing guards.  Also terrorizing a country to the extent that passengers are groped in airports.  There's a pattern with rulings such as these.  If the judge had determined that groin searches are a general civil liberties violation that would be one thing.  But this is a special privilege and entitlement for Muslims.

This is a recurring theme:  Islam's solution to everything is death.
Iraqi gunmen kill 14 breaking Ramadan fast.  Gunmen overran an Iraqi army checkpoint and opened fire on a trailer packed with policemen breaking their Ramadan fast, killing 14 in the country's restive western Anbar province.

Liberals inject race into almost everything:
Racist or reality? Seattle congressman wants FBI terrorists ads pulled.  In the global war on terror, information is everything.  A single tip from the public can save countless lives.  A terrorist could be right in front of your own face.  That's why the FBI rolled out a new ad campaign on billboards and buses.  It shows the faces of 16 of the world's most wanted terrorists.  Some, however, say they're being depicted in a less that flattering light.  "You look at the pictures, they're all one color of folks," said Congressman Jim McDermott of Seattle.  McDermott has asked the FBI to pull the ads, calling them "racist" because there are no white people.

'Offensive to Muslims': Dem congressman calls on FBI to take down photos of terrorists.  Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday [6/19/2013] claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force 'Faces of Global Terrorism' ad is racist.  McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his "deep concern" about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to "reconsider publicizing" it.

Islamic group says UCF professor promotes anti-Muslim hate.  The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is accusing a UCF professor of teaching anti-Muslim bigotry.  Officials with the group sent a complaint to the University of Central Florida asking it to review the content of professor Jonathan Matusitz's courses.  Matusitz, 36, has taught several communication classes at UCF, including one called Terrorism and Communication and another on intercultural communication.

French extreme-right leader Marine Le Pen faces prosecution for comparing Muslims to Nazis.  French extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen faces potential prosecution for comparing Muslim immigration in France as "like a Nazi occupation."  The European Parliament's legal committee recommended that the National Front leader have her protection from prosecution as an MEP revoked, which could result in her being put on trial.  The full parliament is expected to formally lift her legal immunity after a vote on the recommendation on July 3.

Rand Paul: Your Taxes Fund Regimes That Kill Christians 'for Blasphemy Against Islam'.  In a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference on Thursday [6/13/2013], Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he was angry over the fact that U.S. tax money is used to support foreign regimes where Christians are killed "for blasphemy against Islam," and where "Muslims who convert to Christianity" are also put to death.

Father of "Most Wanted Terrorist" Accuses Alabamans of Islamophobia for Not Letting Him Build a Mosque.  I can't see a single reason why a man whose son turned out to be a terrorist should be suspected of presiding over a mosque that in any way promotes terrorism.  That's just crazy.

Syrian Islamists kill boy, 15, in front of parents for disrespecting prophet.  Members of an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents after kidnapping and torturing him for making disrespectful statements about Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a human rights group in the region claimed.  Mohammad Qataa was seized Saturday in Aleppo by gunmen with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — formerly known as the Nusra Front — after he was overheard saying during an argument with another, "Even if the Prophet Muhammad comes down [from heaven], I will not become a believer," according to Reuters.

"The Justice Department is trying to curtail free speech by promising increased scrutiny of any Internet posts which mention Islam."
People Power Against the Department of Justice.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night [6/4/2013] to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a key component of a network of Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the U.S., called the turnout a "mob" and praised the Obama/Holder Justice Department for standing up to local residents.

Another Obama Assault on Free Speech.  The Obama Administration's latest assault on the freedom of speech is so audacious that it leaves me speechless — and that's the idea.  According to Politico, Bill Killian, the Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, "is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam."  Said Killian:  "We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we're here, they're going to be protected."

Free Speech and Islamic Sensibilities.  Apparently a United States attorney in Tennessee is seeking to use civil rights statutes to criminalize criticism of Islam or inflammatory statements that offend Muslims.  According to the Tullahoma News, Bill Killian, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Tennessee, believes "Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction."  Though the newspaper makes clear that Killian's intent is to promote better community relations and to prevent discrimination against Muslims that is based on the false notion that all are terrorists, his willingness to dump the First Amendment rights of some in order to protect the sensibility of others ought to scare all Americans.

The Not-So-Veiled Threat to Non-Muslims in Tennessee.  The attempted snow job by the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee which sponsored the joint Department of Justice/FBI event, "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," Tuesday night in Manchester, Tennessee, did not work with the 2,000 attendees. [...] A well-informed crowd responded with calls of "taqiyyah" when members of AMAC, a group that bills itself as "a bridge between the Muslim community and law enforcement," touted Muslim contributions to U.S. society and their dedication to upholding American values.

10 arrested so far in British soldier's killing as Muslims fear backlash.  As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques, authorities made a 10th arrest in last week's knifing death of a British soldier.  Armed police arrested a 50-year-old man on a street in the town of Welling in southeastern England.  The man's connection to the case was unclear, but like the other nine suspects, he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

The Editor says...
Apparently CNN wants us to feel sorry for the Muslims because they "fear backlash."/p>

Army forsakes combat hero Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley for Muslims.  The U.S. Army has further punished Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a highly respected and decorated officer in the wake of Muslim groups complaining about the approved course he taught on radical Islam at National Defense University.

Free Speech [is] Under Fire in Canada.  Here is yet another instance of the Islamic supremacist/leftist war on free speech — particularly egregious in the wake of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings.  The message is all the more crucial now.  For years, my colleagues and I labored under the most heinous circumstances.  Anyone who opposes the jihad and the Sharia must endure a constant withering attack on one's name, reputation, integrity, and even spirit.

The Jihad On Free Speech.  Over the past few weeks, there have been an alarming number of cases of Muslim pressure groups trying to force Americans to conform to a pro-Islamic speech code.  They've insisted on censoring any speech or expression that offends them, including TV ads, Christian symbols, speeches and even parts of speech.

WH Claims Bin Laden Burial Details Would Lead to 'Retaliatory Attacks'.  [Judicial Watch] uncovered records showing that the Obama administration sought "high visibility" in bid Laden projects.  They wanted to project Barack Obama as a strong leader in command, and cared nothing about how terrorists would react to the film.  Now contrast this approach with the administration's handling of information (also sought by Judicial Watch) detailing the bin Laden burial at sea.

The Editor says...
Oh, I see.  If the pictures aren't shown, we're all perfectly safe.  In that case, we can abandon the security façade at the airport and fire everybody at the TSA.

Lakemba Mosque imam issues 'fatwa against Christmas' - report.  The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, reportedly told the congregation during Friday [12/21/2012] prayers they should not have anything to do with Christmas.  The fatwa reportedly warned:  "Disbelievers are trying to draw Muslims away from the straight path."  It said Christmas Day and associated celebrations are among the "falsehoods" for a Muslim to avoid.  "Therefore a Muslim is neither allowed to celebrate the Christmas Day nor is he allowed to congratulate them," it said.

Blasphemy and Islam.  In Cairo on Wednesday [12/12/2012], a Coptic Christian blogger named Alber Saber was convicted of blasphemy and "contempt of religion."  There's a tragic irony:  As any of the country's Christians can tell you, contempt of religion is not merely permitted but encouraged in the new, post-Mubarak Egypt.  What is criminal, what has become increasingly perilous, is any criticism of Islam.

In northern Mali, music silenced as Islamists drive out artists.  Khaira Arby, one of Africa's most celebrated musicians, has performed all over the world, but there is one place she cannot visit: her native city of Timbuktu, a place steeped in history and culture but now ruled by religious extremists.

State Dept. Official to Attend OIC Meeting Today on Banning 'Defamation of Islam'.  After the disaster of trying to blame an obscure YouTube video for the attack on the CIA operation in Benghazi and Obama's prophecy at the UN that "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," Hillary Clinton's State Department appears to be taking another run at the First Amendment free speech rights of American citizens.

Salafist leader wants Pyramids destroyed.  A Salafist leader called on authorities to destroy the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, one of Egypt's famous tourist sites, saying the "idols" must be removed.

The Editor says...
The pyramids have been around for a long time.  Why are they so suddenly objectionable?

Brussels Bans Annual Christmas Tree Display — It May Offend Muslims.  Brussels replaced its popular Christmas tree exhibit this year at the city center due to concerns that it may offend the local Muslim population.

Obama's Fog of War.  How many times do we have to hear that some attack by jihadis is a reaction to something we did?  Did we allow someone to post a video on YouTube?  Did we allow someone to draw a cartoon?  Did one of our infidel Marines touch a Koran with an ungloved hand?  Did we let girls go to school?  How many ways are there to offend these people?

Saudi King Demands UN Resolution Condemning Religious Insults.  Saudi King Abdullah demanded a U.N. resolution Saturday [10/27/2012] condemning insults on religions.  His calls came in response to the deadly protests that have been erupting throughout the Muslim world, which have been widely blamed on a low-budget film mocking the Prophet Mohamed.

Mocking Muhammad is not hate speech.  Attacking the sanctities of a religion, I submit, is quite unlike targeting the faithful of that religion.  The former is protected speech, part of the give and take of the market place of ideas, not all of which are pretty.  Freedom of speech means the freedom to insult and be obnoxious.  So long as it does not include incitement or information that urges criminal action, nastiness is an essential part of our heritage.

'Misunderstanding' over Islamic art sparks near-riot.  A Moroccan artist on Wednesday [10/3/2012] suspended one of his works from a major arts festival in southern France after his projections of Islamic calligraphy onto a bridge nearly set off a riot when local Muslim youths saw pedestrians walking on the words.

Why bother with a trial, if this outcome is guaranteed?
Sajjad Hussain Quickly Gunned Down after Being Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges.  A Pakistani man who was acquitted of a blasphemy charge has been shot dead by two men in Punjab province, police officials said on Saturday [10/20/2012].

Muslims Destroyed 10,000 Books in American School.  As a certain Caliph said of the Library of Alexandria, if the books contradict the Koran then they are blasphemous and should be destroyed.  If they agree with it, then they are redundant and should be destroyed.  But if they are Kindles then we should take them and sell them on eBay to fund the martyrs fighting in Chechnya, Gaza and Timbuktu.

Shut Up or Die, the Muslim Protesters Explained.  [Scroll down]  The immediate question is how far this administration will go to limit free speech.  With the arrest last weekend of "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the government took a step toward official intimidation.  The administration is unquestionably on record supporting officially endorsed (as opposed to officially imposed) self-censorship:  the highest levels of government are proclaiming, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the secretary of state said, or that "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the president did.  No other group in American society benefits from the deference and kid-gloves treatment that this administration is extending to Muslim extremists.

Islamic group calls for ban on offending prophet.  The head of a leading Islamic organization Saturday [9/29/2012] called for a global ban on offending the character of the Prophet Muhammad, saying that it should be equated with hate speech. [...] [Ekmeleddin] Ihsanoglu's call also echoed the views of other moderate Muslim scholars and leaders, who have urged the U.N. and international bodies to define global standards on religious expression and to help prevent incitement — particularly Islamaphobia.

The Editor asks...
Since when is the U.N. in charge of prosecuting either "hate speech" or blasphemy?

Bangladesh Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples over Facebook photo.  Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday [9/30/2012] after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.  Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.  Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.  The protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist and they marched to Buddhist villages and set fire to temples and houses.

Why Arabs are so Easily Offended:  Westerners are brought up to think of anger as a sign of weakness, powerlessness and lack of self-control.  In Muslim culture, anger is seen as a sign of strength.  To Muslims, being aggressive is a way of gaining respect.  When we see pictures of bearded men hopping up and down and shooting in the air, we should take it for what it is:  these are the true role models of acceptable behavior.  In Western culture, self-confidence is connected with the ability to meet criticism calmly and to respond rationally.  We are raised to see people who easily get angry when criticized, as insecure and immature.  In Muslim culture it is the opposite; it is honorable to respond aggressively and to engage in a physical fight in order to scare or force critics to withdraw, even if this results in a prison sentence or even death.

Over 1,000 rally against anti-Islam film in Dearborn; another protest planned today.  More than 1,000 rallied Friday night [9/28/2012] in Dearborn against the anti-Islam movie that has sparked protests around the world.  Organized by Arab-American leaders, the rally was the third protest in metro Detroit over the movie, the biggest one yet.  Another protest against "Innocence of Muslims," the anti-Islam movie made in California that denigrates Islam's prophet, is set for today in Canton.

The Editor says...
How many of these protestors have watched the movie, as opposed to the trailer promoting the movie?  I would estimate zero, since the (full-length) movie itself apparently doesn't exist.

More about the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Push to call blasphemy a crime.  Muslim leaders have vowed to discuss the offensive video from their UN platforms, sowing concern among free-speech activists of a fresh push toward an international law that would criminalise blasphemy.  Human rights groups and Western democracies resisted such a law for years and thought they had finally quashed the matter after convincing enough nations that repressive regimes used blasphemy laws to imprison or execute dissidents.

The Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God.  The latest wave of Muslim hysteria and violence has now spread to more than 20 countries.  The walls of our embassies and consulates have been breached, their precincts abandoned to triumphant mobs, and many people have been murdered — all in response to an unwatchable Internet video titled "Innocence of Muslims."  Whether over a film, a cartoon, a novel, a beauty pageant, or an inauspiciously named teddy bear, the coming eruption of pious rage is now as predictable as the dawn.  This is already an old and boring story about old, boring, and deadly ideas.  And I fear it will be with us for the rest of our lives.

Obama's DOJ Can't Say Criticizing Religion Will Remain Legal.  [A recent exchange], between Representative Trent Franks and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, occurred in late July, but is particularly relevant today.  Representatvie Franks tries to extract an assurance from Perez that the Obama administration will not push a proposal to criminalize speech "against any religion."  He has a tough time doing so.

Leading Sunni Clerics Demand That Insults to Islam Be Outlawed.  Six months after declaring that all churches in the Arabian peninsula should be destroyed, Saudi Arabia's top cleric called at the weekend for a global ban on insults targeting all religious "prophets and messengers," a category that, from a Muslim perspective, includes Jesus Christ.  Saturday's [9/15/2012] demand by Saudi grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh came on the same day that another of Sunni Islam's most prominent figures, Egypt's Al-Azhar University grand imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb, made a similar appeal.

Muslim War on Meter Maids.  Muslim immigrants in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands in Spain, have succeeded in forcing the expulsion of all female parking meter enforcement officers from a city neighborhood that is home to a growing Muslim population.  The move reflects the increasing assertiveness of Spain's Muslim community, which in recent years, has sought to impose its will over Spanish society on a variety of issues deemed offensive to Islam.

Hurting Muslims' Feelings 'Cannot Be Tolerated,' Egypt's Ruling Party Says.  As U.S. diplomatic missions tightened security in the aftermath following Tuesday's deadly attack in Libya and continuing protests in Egypt — and new eruptions in Yemen — Islamic governments and organizations, including terrorist groups, condemned an obscure film about Mohammed blamed by some for the incidents.  Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in a statement demanded legal action against those behind the film.

Egypt protesters breach US embassy over 'insulting' film.  Protesters have breached the wall of the American embassy in Cairo and torn down a flag over a US-made film which they say is insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Google blocks YouTube clip in Egypt and Libya; keeps it online.  YouTube, the video website owned by Google Inc, said on Wednesday [9/12/2012] it would not remove a film clip mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad that has been blamed for anti-U.S. protests in Egypt and Libya, but it has blocked access to it in those countries.  The clip, based on a longer film, depicts the prophet as a fraud and philanderer and has been blamed for sparking violence at U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi.

Sorry your feelings were hurt, you stalwarts of religious tolerance.  Some Muslims had had their feelings hurt by a poorly done and little-viewed film that ridicules Islam.  Good grief!  Lots of Muslims ridicule Christians and Jews all the time and many of them take great delight in hurting our feelings by specializing in murdering and maiming Christians and Jews.  Who hurt their feelings this time?  Some man not connected with our Cairo embassy or the US government who is not even a US citizen.  Yet many, possibly most, Muslims believe this justifies an act of war against the United States, which is what an attack against an embassy or consulate is — and the Obama-led US government believes that a fitting response to the threat of mayhem and murder is to assure its perpetrators that we feel their pain.

White House Must Stop Sony from Releasing 'Killing bin Laden' Film.  Now that the White House and State Department have made clear that they believe movies compel terrorists to terrorize, it's time for them to get ahead of this problem.  And one thing the White House can do immediately is to pressure Sony to stop the release of director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which celebrates the killing of Osama bin Laden.  I'm only saying this because, you know, the White House and the media told me movies inflame and cause terrorism.

Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party.  The Taliban beheaded seventeen party-goers, including two women dancers, in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province as punishment, recalling the darkest days of rule by the ultra-conservative Islamist insurgents before their ouster in 2001.  The bodies were found on Monday [8/27/2012] in a house near the Musa Qala district where a party was held on Sunday night with music and mixed-sex dancing, said district governor Nimatullah.

17 Afghans Beheaded for Singing and Dancing.  Locals gathered for a party in Helmund Province, played music and danced for a late night party on Sunday [8/26/2012].  The party occurred in the Taliban controlled Helmund Province in the Musa Qala district.  Some reports say it was a wedding party.  Two women dancers and 15 men were beheaded for dancing together and playing music.  The Taliban does not approved of men and women mixing socially.

Man jailed for insulting Aisha.  A Bahraini court has jailed a man for two years for making insulting comments about one of the Prophet Mohammad's wives, the latest such case highlighting sectarian tension in the Gulf.  The daily al-Wasat reported that a man had insulted Aisha, a revered figure for Sunni Muslims, in comments online.

Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead.  Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday [8/1/2012].  Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, in his late thirties or early forties, was killed late Tuesday [7/31/2012], minutes after leaving Kulmiye radio station, where he worked as drama producer and performer.

When political correctness collides with political correctness.  [Scroll down]  In fact, service dogs routinely fly with their disabled masters.  Lately miniature horses have shown up on planes and,last November, ABC News reported a 300 pound pot bellied pig on a flight from Philly to Seattle. [...] Airlines are required to allow these animals on board at no extra charge, and any rejection of a service animal on a flight must be documented in writing for the DOT.  Airport owners are also required to provide "relief areas" for service animals.  Americans are indoctrinated to accept any special accommodation for the disabled. [...] But what about the average Muslim passenger?  What happens (and it will happen) when the Muslim traveler demands the removal from the flight of the "unclean" dog or the (Allah help us) pig?

Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin.  According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids — or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax.  Most recently, Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not."

Mali Islamists destroy tombs at famous Timbuktu mosque.  Islamist militants destroyed two tombs on Tuesday [7/10/2012] at the famous 14th century Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, residents said. [...] Islamists of the Ansar Dine group say the centuries-old shrines of the local Sufi version of Islam are idolatrous.

Tweeter gets 10 years for prophet insult.  A lower court in Kuwait sentenced a Shi'ite tweeter to 10 years in jail on Monday on charges of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad, his wife Aisha and companions, his lawyer Khaled al-Shatti said.

Guilty of Insulting Islam.  Last October, Ernest Perce was marching in a Halloween parade in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, dressed up as a zombie version of the prophet Mohammed when he was physically confronted by Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim immigrant who found his costume offensive.  According to Perce, Elbayomy grabbed him, chocked [sic] him, and then tried to rip off the "Mohammed of Islam" sign that Pence wore around his neck.  Elbayomy later admitted to a police officer on the scene that he had tried to grab the sign, believing that it was a crime in the United States to insult Mohammed.  But when Pence [sic] brought criminal harassment charges against Elbayomy, the district judge, Judge Mark Martin, dismissed the case.

Man arrested in Kuwait for insulting Prophet Mohammad on Twitter.  Kuwaiti authorities arrested a man late on Tuesday [3/27/2012] for insulting the Prophet Mohammad via his Twitter account, the Interior Ministry said, in a rare case of alleged blasphemy in the Gulf Arab state using social media.

Obama Dances the Jizya.  Formally, the jizya is a "tax" paid by kafirs already living under Muslim domination.  It is a tax that must be paid at risk of losing one's head.  Moreover, the jizya is not just a "head" tax; it is also intended to be a form of humiliation. ... The right to free speech is being chipped away.  Any criticism of Islam is labeled Islamophobia.  This is the first soul-losing step on the road to full dhimmitude — part of which contains the principle that one must never say or do anything to offend Muslims.

Top Muslim scholar says any one who insults Prophet should be killed, even Tweeters.  Obama and Clinton are working with Muslim nations to make insulting Islam a global crime.

The Religion of Peace strikes again.
Another Aghan Soldier Murders U.S. Marine.  But let's disarm U.S. Marines when they listen to the Secretary of Defense speak in Afghanistan so we don't hurt the unarmed Afghan soldiers' feelings.

FBI warns Afghan massacre could inspire extremists in the US.  That would be worth discussing, except that everything provokes Muslim extremists in the US.

90 Iraqi students killed for having 'strange hair and tight clothes'.  More than 90 Iraqi students have been stoned to death for their Emo haircuts by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after Iraq's interior ministry dubbed it 'devil worshipping'.  Iraq's Moral Police released a statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the 'emo phenomenon' among Iraqi youth, declaring its intent to 'eliminate' the trend.

U.S. apologies invite more Muslim 'rages'.  Critical discussion or representation of Islam spurs Muslims to violence.  This violence spurs Westerners to apology.  But apology is always an act of dhimmitude:  submitting to Islamic definitions of crime or grievance, which only under Islamic law require contrition.  Today, with the murders of American troops, Muslim violence is more brazen, and Western apologies, too, are more exaggerated.  The United States hasn't even quashed Afghan demands for a trial of those who disposed of several Korans.

Taliban's Response to Obama's Apology: 'Kill Them, Beat Them, Take Them as Prisoners'.  In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Kharzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qur'ans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.  The call for violence against U.S. troops in Afghanistan came as Muslims in South Asia and elsewhere prepared for Friday prayers — a potentially volatile time.

Obama's burning Koran apology.  Raucous Afghan mobs have forced a presidential apology, even after two American soldiers were killed.  The extremists win again.

Flashback to May 2009:
Media Ignored U.S. Military Burning Bibles to Appease Afghans.  As violent, deadly demonstrations have broken out in Afghanistan following the recent accidental burning of Korans, it's interesting to look back nearly three years ago when the U.S. military burned a shipment of Holy Bibles written in the Pashto and Dari languages.  The military destroyed the Bibles rather than ship them back stateside apparently out of fear the American church that sent them would just try shipping them back through other channels to Afghanistan.

Why Apologize to Afghanistan?  The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan's ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base.  The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. ... I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies."  It is not couched as an apology from the American people, whose frame of mind will be outrage, not contrition, as the facts become more widely known.

Does Mohammed Seriously Say It's Okay To Kill People Who Throw Away Old Korans?  If you haven't read the details about the Koran burning incident, you might assume that American soldiers created a huge pile of Korans, poured gasoline all over them, and then cheered and fired their guns in the air as they set it ablaze.  That would be the sort of insensitive, bigoted act that might be expected to lead to protests (if not murders, which are a crime of a whole different order).  But that's not what happened.

Was Obama's Apology to Karzai Appropriate?  What's largely missing from the reporting is the reason the U.S. military removed and destroyed the books from its library at the United States-run Parwan Detention Facility next to the Bagram Airfield.  The most we've gotten is that handwritten "extremist messages" by prisoners were apparently found on the pages of the Islamic books.  We're told that prisoners were exchanging hidden messages within the high-security prison.

Obama: Sharia Enforcer.  Madness has overtaken Washington, and the world.  Every day this past week has brought fresh reports of more people murdered in Afghanistan over the burning of some copies of the Qur'an at Bagram Airfield.  In response, every day new apologies come from American officials.

A Canary in the Mine.  One rare apology might in theory make things safer for Americans; lots of them in fact make things more dangerous for our troops.  In general, if you apologize gratuitously when there is no need, remorse loses its currency in the rare cases when it might be necessary.  All this saying "we are sorry" has also energized our enemies as much as it has depressed the public at home.

Karzai goes crazy.  President Obama should man up and tell Hamid Karzai in very plain and graphic language just what he can do with his demand that the greatest nation in the world sacrifice its soldiers and its honor to save his hide.  We have been there for 10 years.  That's enough.  Go home already.

Afghanistan asks women TV presenters to wear headscarves.  The Afghan government said on Wednesday [2/15/2012] it had asked women television presenters to wear headscarves and to avoid heavy make-up after members of the upper house of parliament complained about non-compliance with Islamic ethics.  Minister for Culture and Information Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said the decision applied to both public and private television channels.

Shariah's Police?  A Saudi newspaper columnist named Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, reportedly on the basis of an alert by the International Criminal Police Organization, better known as Interpol.  Reuters quotes a Malaysian police spokesman as saying that, "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of."  It was apparently mounted in response to a "red notice" (or request for help apprehending an individual) issued by Saudi Arabia.  Kashgari was then sent back to Saudi Arabia where he faces almost certain death.  Mr. Kashgari's crime?  He criticized the founder of Islam, Mohammed, on his Twitter account.

'Insulting' Mo on Twitter Now Punishable by Death.  They really are a sensitive bunch.  ["]A newspaper columnist could be the first person to face the death penalty for remarks he made on Twitter after he was arrested for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad.["]

First Barbie; now the Mullahs are going after Bart Simpson.  Not content with banning Barbie dolls from Iranian toy stores, the religious police are now targeting the iconic Bart Simpson for banishment.

Egyptian Christian faces trial for insulting Islam.  A prominent Christian Egyptian media mogul faces trial on a charge of insulting Islam, lawyers said Monday [1/9/2012], based on his relaying a cartoon on his Twitter account.

2011: Year-end review of Islam's most incredible fatwas.  In Somalia, the ultraconservative al-Shabaab al-Mujahedin Movement issued a fatwa during the holy month of Ramadan prohibiting the consumption of sambousak, a triangular pastry stuffed with meat, cheese, or vegetables.  The popular snack, they explained, is a symbol of the Trinity in Christianity and is therefore not to be consumed by Muslims.

Santa killed by Muslim fanatics for being 'infidel' in Tajikistan.  An outrageous incident occurred in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where a group of religious fanatics killed Santa Claus.  Parvis Davlatbekov wore as Santa Claus to congratulate his friends for the New Year.  However, a group of fanatics attacked and stabbed him by crying 'infidel' in the street.  The young man died on Monday [1/2/2012] without coming into consciousness.

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.  The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they "offend" Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S. security?  Weeks earlier, the Daily Caller revealed that "the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive."

Fighting Radical Islam — Freedom of Speech.  Radicals aim to set limits on our freedom of expression.  In particular, radical groups seek to censure any individual or group that speaks out against the dangerous threats of Radical Muslims.  These restrictions are a step towards the implementation of Sharia law in the West.  Freedom of speech as we know it in the United States is not permitted in countries such as Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya and others.  By limiting speech in the West, we are furthering the goals of Radical Muslims.

Christian Cross Is Seen as the 'Mark of the Beast' by Islamists.  US Army MEDEVAC helicopters in Afghanistan are marked with Red Crosses.  Helicopters sporting a Red Cross are not allowed to be armed.  The enemy knows this.  The enemy tries to shoot down these unarmed helicopters with the added advantage that our people cannot shoot back.  And so, we push people into combat while advertising to the enemy that our people are unarmed. ... We like to think that after a decade of counterinsurgency, we have learned something.  Have we?  What does a cross on a helicopter mean?  For some Afghans, it's a mark of the beast.

FBI Statistics Belie Islamophobia Hysteria.  It has become an accepted trope of contemporary journalism that American Muslims are under siege and beset by hatred and prejudice.  But the evidence for this conventional wisdom is lacking.  The story line of Muslim persecution in the United States has always been a matter of anecdotes and perception, not facts.  That truth was confirmed this week when the FBI released their annual crime statistics report which showed once again that hate crimes against Muslims remain rare and are far outnumbered by attacks on Jews.

Radical Muslim Cleric: Christmas the Pathway to Hell.  Radical Muslim Cleric Anjem Choudary, most infamous for saying Shariah law will take over America, is calling the day celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ the "pathway to hell."

Does the Crucifix 'Provoke' Muslims?  For a religion that is perpetually "misunderstood," the consistency of Islam is remarkable.  Consider how ostensibly diverse issues — complaints of "human rights" abuses at an American university and murder in an Egyptian classroom — are interconnected.

Marines Warned: Don't Spit Toward Mecca.  Uncle Sam is getting a little weird.  Make that a lot weird.  Having dumped hundreds of billions of dollars into a sinkhole called Afghanistan — populated by misogynistic, pederastic, tribalistic and religiously supremacist primitives — to no avail, he has hit on a new plan for winning those ever-elusive Afghan "hearts and minds."  Uncle Sam has decided that the answer lies in the latrine with the U.S. Marine Corps.  No kidding.  When nature calls, Uncle Sam has decided he wants every U.S. Marine equipped with a map and compass, or some other way of knowing direction.  This is to ensure that no U.S. Marine in Afghanistan urinates in the direction of Mecca ever again.

Latrine Directive Another Step on Path to Islamification.  Having written countless columns and blog posts arguing that the see-no-Islam counterinsurgency strategy (COIN) has led to failure in two wars in the umma (Muslim world) and the dhimmification of the U.S. military, it's almost funny to see the debate more or less officially joined over my recent column on what appears to be simply the gross-out, PG-13 movie topic of peeing toward Mecca.  Or, rather, not peeing toward Mecca.  Scatological or not, what we are talking about here is an untenable invasion of privacy of American citizens in uniform via religious dictate as taught by the U.S. Marine Corps.

When Isn't the Muslim World Inflamed?  Let us not minimize the significance of burning a Koran.  It is holy to millions of people the world over.  Setting a Koran aflame is an exceedingly stupid thing to do whether or not it results in a violent response because it casts aspersions on all Muslims regardless of their behavior.

Breast-feeding mother 'told ... she would offend Muslim visitors'.  A mother was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a 'multicultural building'.  Emma Mitchell, 32, was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when a receptionist at a town hall warned her to stop.  Last night [7/13/2011] Mrs Mitchell condemned council staff, saying it was time people recognised the law which allows nursing mothers to breastfeed in public.

In Afghanistan, no takers for 'cursed' car number 39.  Afghanistan's booming car sales industry has been thrown into chaos by a growing aversion to the number "39", which almost overnight has become an unlikely synonym for pimp and a mark of shame in this deeply conservative country.  Drivers of cars with number plates containing 39, bought before the once-harmless double digits took on their new meaning, are mocked and taunted across Kabul.  "Now even little kids say 'look, there goes the 39'.  This car is a bad luck, I can't take my family out in it," said Mohammad Ashraf who works for a United Nations project.

The Coordinates of Radicalism.  What is it that radicalizes Muslims, including American Muslims?  Is it American foreign policy?  Israeli "occupation" of the ancient Jewish territories of Judea and Samaria?  Cartoons depicting the warrior-prophet as a warrior?  Korans torched by obscure Florida pastors?  The life of Osama bin Laden, or, perhaps, his death?  Any of a thousand claimed slights, real or imagined, that purportedly provoke young Muslims to "conflagrate" — if we may borrow from the forgiving rationalizations of Faisal Rauf, would-be imam of the would-be Ground Zero mosque?  Here is the unsettling but sedulously avoided truth:  What radicalizes Muslims is Islam.

Will Koran Burning Be Banned In The United States?  As an American in the United States of America, you are allowed to do many things.  You can burn the flag.  You can burn the Bible.  You can produce obscene art and sometimes even get government money to finance it.  You can make movies and TV shows that ridicule Christianity, traditional morality, and that take the Lord's name in vain. ... Yes, you can do all those things, and more.  But can you burn a Koran?

Blame the Pastor?  [Scroll down]  The event was intentionally ignored in the United States, in the hope of limiting its impact.  But little stays secret in the Internet age and within two days, news of the conflagration had reached Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the country's presidents roundly denounced Jones, bringing his action to wide notice.  On April 1, infuriated Afghans lashed out, killing twelve in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif; the next day, suicide bombers dressed in women's clothing attacked a coalition base in Kabul and street mobs in Kandahar again killed twelve.  (This, it bears observing, was just five more dead than in September 2010, when nineteen were killed as Jones only threatened to burn the Koran.)  Who is to blame for these deaths, Jones or Islamist intolerance?

British Columnist Under Investigation For Criticizing Terrorists.  In Great Britain, the historic cradle of liberty and sanctum of freedom of expression, it appears that you can no longer refer to Arab depravity in the slaughter of an Israeli family — including a three month-old baby — as they slept without someone going to the police to get you arrested for racism.

The First Rule of Jihad Is: Non-Muslims Can't Talk About Jihad.  All the opponents of Pete King's hearings are on message with the same threat:  Any discussion of Jihadist "violent extremism" is the primary cause of Jihadist "violent extremism."

When Grievance Industries Collide.  At Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch, we learn Canadian authorities and school officials don't know quite what to do about a McGill University Muslim student who has written that he'd like to "shoot everyone in the room" at a conservative student organization, that the organization is a "secret Zionist convention" to which he "should have brought an M16," and that — in response to the club's showing of "Indoctrinate-U," a documentary about political correctness on college campuses — "the jihad begins today."

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Imagine if a nominally Christian student had made threats of violence against a Muslim.  Would there be any hesitation about what to do with him?

University Downplays Student's Jihad Threat.  Montreal police are investigating a student who made threats against a conservative club at McGill University, even though university officials determined the student's threats about jihad and wanting to "shoot everyone in the room" were harmless.  A spokesman for the Montreal Police Service told the Toronto Star they take the threat allegedly made by Haaris Khan seriously.  Khan attended a viewing of the documentary "Indoctrinate-U," sponsored by Conservative McGill, a student organization affiliated with Canada's Conservative Party.  During the viewing, Khan is accused of making death treats using his Twitter account.

Iran Bans Valentine's Day.  The Iranian state has pronounced against unauthorized mingling of the sexes, rap music, rock music, Western music, women playing in bands, too-bright nail polish, laughter in hospital corridors, ancient Persian rites-of-spring celebrations (Nowrooz), and even the mention of foreign food recipes in state media.  This last may sound comically implausible, but it was officially announced by a state-run website on Feb. 6.  So now the true nature of pasta as an instrument of Western subversion has been revealed.  The regime's posture turns the smallest garden-variety gestures into thrilling acts of subversion.

Islam's blasphemy murders.  The Obama administration has declared a "struggle against violent extremism," but it has little to say when it comes to extremism practiced by governments.  Blasphemy laws in Pakistan and Afghanistan are being used to sanction judicial murder in the name of Islam.  The United States refuses to condemn these practices, apparently believing this would amount to an unwarranted imposition of American values on foreign customs.  Even in these backward countries, however, there are brave political leaders who are standing up to legal persecution.

If Christians Were Treated Like Muslims.  If Muslims were treated like Christians in America, Muslims would have to tolerate the defamation of their holiest images in our national museums, acts which would be called "artwork" — and, if particularly provocative, even given taxpayer-funded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.  They would also have to accept Korans being burned and thrown into toilets, which instead of inciting worldwide outrage and retribution would provoke a collective shrug of the shoulders.  If Muslims were treated like Christians, Muslims would be mocked by late night TV talk show hosts and lampooned in crude cartoon parodies.

Muslim body slates 'excessive' Christmas.  Indonesia's top Islamic body said on Thursday [12/23/2010] that Christmas decorations in malls, amusement centres and public places were "excessive and provocative" in the Muslim-majority country.

Muslim pupil offended by the word 'jamon' in class in Cadiz.  The parents of a Muslim boy who attends a secondary school in La Línea, Cádiz province, have reported their son's teacher for an incident in the boy's geography class which the child said caused him offence as a Muslim.  The teacher, José Reyes Fernández, with more than 20 years in the profession, was explaining to the class how the cold climate in Trevélez, Granada province, aided in the curing of the village's most famous local product, jamón serrano.  The boy told his teacher that hearing the word 'ham' in class was offensive to him because of his religion and asked his geography teacher to stop referring to the product which caused him offence.

The Red Cross bans Christmas.  Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops.  Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

In Austria:  Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims.  It seems as though in Austria, the popular yodel is an insult to Muslims.  An Austrian court has recently fined a citizen for yodeling while mowing his lawn, according to a report in The Kronen Zeitung newspaper.  The citizen, 63-year-old Helmut G., was told by the court that his yodeling offended his next-door Muslim neighbors, who accused him of trying to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin.

Early Learning Centre bans toy pig from farmyard set.  A children's shop has removed toy pigs from farmyard sets in case they offend Muslims and Jews.  The Early Learning Centre ditched the pig from its HappyLand Goosefeather Farm toy set after it upset some customers.  One mother realised the pig was missing from the set she bought for her daughter's birthday when she found a pig sty and a button that made oinking noises, but no pig.

Is Sharia Law Creeping Into American Lives?  The Muslims downplay the above question by scoffingly answering in the negative despite mounting evidence to the contrary.  Of course getting devious answers from Muslims is to be expected; that is, until they are ready to threaten a lawsuit due to being offended.

Caution:  Muslims easily inflamed.  Absent from this blame exchange is any recognition that many Muslims can be incited to violence by anything or nothing.  It's as if they live poised for outrage.

Pakistan doctor arrested on suspicion of blasphemy.  Pakistani authorities have arrested a doctor on suspicion of violating the country's contentious blasphemy law by throwing away a business card of a man who shared the name of Islam's prophet, Muhammad, police said Sunday [12/12/2010].

Chanting "USA, USA" at a college football game termed anti Muslim.  So chanting USA, USA at a football game is now anti Muslim?  According to a University of Illinois professor, the answer is yes.

Islamophobia, Cartoon-O-Phobia and Equalityphobia.  [Scroll down]  When even in Western countries with Muslim minorities, cartoonists like Kurt Westergaard and Molly Norris have been forced to go into hiding, what hope is there for treating Cartoon-O-Phobia in the Muslim world.  But that is the price we pay for the Muslim phobia of everything non-Muslim.  In Malaysia that means smashing teapots and terrorizing Hindus.  In America, that means blowing up buildings and then trying to build mosques as a thumb in the eye to a grieving nation.

The Jihad Against A Seattle Cartoonist.  It should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country:  Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has given up her job, her home, and even her identity because of death threats for Islamic supremacists.  That Islamic jihadists can force an American citizen into hiding for exercising her freedom of speech is bad enough; that her cause has aroused only indifference from the media and the nation's leading officials is even worse.

What the Burning Quran Issue Says about Us.  Nothing guarantees the continued and increasing tantrums of a spoiled child like scared, enabling parents and their refusal to stand up to the child.  If our leaders continue to play the part of the pusillanimous, scared parent, the religion of peace is guaranteed to continue their tantrums and threats of violent retaliation for every imagined provocation.  This is a terrible cycle, and if we don't stop this, they will in fact become our masters.

The Eternal Flame of Muslim Outrage.  Shhhhhhh, we're told.  Don't protest the Ground Zero mosque.  Don't burn a Koran.  It'll imperil the troops.  It'll inflame tensions.  The "Muslim world" will "explode" if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the "Muslim world" not ready to "explode"?  At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways.

Thirteen dead in Kashmir, Christian school torched.  Indian police shot dead 13 people in Kashmir on Monday [9/13/2010] as stone-throwing rioters defied curfews and torched a Christian school in a surge of anger stoked by the desecration of the Koran.

Obama:  Koran burning could spark suicide bombings.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday [9/9/2010] publicly denounced an American church's plan to burn copies of the Muslim holy book Koran, calling it "a stunt that could greatly endanger our young men and women who are in uniform and incite suicide bombers."

Quran threat prompts State travel warning.  The State Department is warning U.S. citizens of the potential for anti-American demonstrations in many countries should the Florida pastor proceed with his threat to burn Qurans on Sept. 11.  "Demonstrations, some violent, have already taken place in several countries, including Afghanistan and Indonesia," the alert states.

Muslim pupils taken out of music lessons 'because Islam forbids playing an instrument'.  Muslim pupils are being withdrawn from music lessons because some families believe learning an instrument is anti-Islamic.  The move comes despite the subject being a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

Ahmadinejad in flap over wearing of ties.  Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has run into trouble with a conservative cleric over whether men are allowed to wear ties in the Islamic republic, the news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday [7/13/2010].

Fatwa Issued Against 'Draw Mohammed Day' Cartoonist.  The Islamists mean to censor us one way or another:  if not from fear of retaliation, then by retaliation.  Shut your mouth, still your pens, stop thinking, or we will do it for you.  Permanently.  Molly Norris, mild-mannered cartoonist, started a fire she cannot put out.

Muslim Beheads Wife, Claims Victim Status.  In February 2009, Aasiya Z. Hassan, a 37-year-old Muslim woman, was found decapitated in Orchard Park, N.Y., a village near Buffalo.  Her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, admits that he beheaded his wife.  Yet now, in a bizarre turn in the case, Muzzammil Hassan has claimed that he was the real victim in the case, driven to murder his wife after enduring years of her emotional and physical abuse.  The case stands as a classic example of the universal tendency on the part of Islamic supemacists and jihadists to blame everyone but themselves for what they have done.

Hand cut off for exam question.  Two Indian men were arrested on Monday over an attack on a college teacher who had his hand cut off for setting an exam question that allegedly insulted Muslims, police said.  TJ Joseph, 52, had his right arm severed at the wrist as he was returning home from church with his mother and sister on Sunday [7/4/2010], and has since undergone an operation to have the limb sown [sic] back on.

Suntanned women to be arrested under Islamic dress code.  Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like "walking mannequins" will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code.

More about Islam vs Feminism.

Somali Islamists kill two for watching World Cup.  Somali Islamist militants killed two people and arrested dozens of others for breaking a ban on watching the World Cup on television, residents said.

I've Become an Enemy of the People for Speaking the Truth About Islam.  When it comes to the right to speak one's mind about Islam, the record of the last few years makes it clear which direction the West is moving in.  In France and Italy, Oriana Fallaci is put on trial for disparaging Islam.  In Canada, Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant are hauled before "human rights commission" tribunals for criticizing Islam in print.  In Australia, an Islamic organization sues two pastors for "vilification of Muslims."  In Britain, a Daily Telegraph columnist is arrested on charges of hate speech for having written negatively about Islam...

Chilling Free Speech in the Great White North.  Americans aware of journalists Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn are likely also aware that these two were hauled before Canadian "Human Rights Commissions" for supposed speech-crimes.  Levant was pursued because he published the Mohammed cartoons, and Steyn, for, well, casting some Muslims in a bad light.  Both men had their cases dropped, probably because they were articulate, famous, and had relatively deep pockets.  Others who have been charged have not been so lucky.

Publish or Perish:  The Lessons of the Cartoon Jihad.  The central issue of the "cartoon jihad" — the Muslim riots and death threats against a Danish newspaper that printed 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed — is obvious.  The issue is freedom of speech:  whether our freedom to think, write, and draw is to be subjugated to the "religious sensitivities" of anyone who threatens us with force.  That is why it is necessary for every newspaper and magazine to re-publish those cartoons...

The Cartoonists Shall Enter First.  "Nobody kills the village idiot," said filmmaker Theo Van Gogh before an Islamic militant shot and stabbed him to death.  As Van Gogh learned too late, the world of Islam will kill the village idiot once he becomes the last public figure who tells the truth about it.

Free Speech Denied In Miami.  In an outrageous denial of free speech rights, Miami-Dade Transit last week forced the removal of a "Leaving Islam" ad campaign on Miami buses because the ads might be "offensive to Islam."

IslamoCare:  The UK Department of Health recently announced that it would loosen hygiene rules for Muslim and Sikh doctors and nurses.  From now on, Muslim female staff will not need to wash their hands before procedures as it compromises their modesty.  Instead, they will have the admittedly less sanitary option of wearing disposable plastic over-sleeves.

The Day Somali Music Died.  Islamist insurgents have ordered Somali radio stations to stop playing music, a ban that went into effect last Tuesday [4/13/2010].  This order follows the Islamists' ban on musical ringtones, movies, men without beards, football, women's beauty salons, and bras. Those not adhering to the new ban risk a grave threat to their physical well-being, which includes getting assassinated or undergoing Sharia-based punishments.  Such punishments include having your limbs amputated, your eyes gauged out, your tongue cut out, and your ears cut off.

Somalia Radicals Declare Music 'Un-Islamic,' and Radio Goes Tuneless.  Last week, the Somalian fundamentalist Islamic group Hizbul Islam announced that music of any kind is "un-Islamic," warning of "serious consequences" for those who dare to violate their decree.  In response, radio stations all over the country, including those run by the moderate Muslim transitional government, cut all music from their broadcasts.

Islamic authorities cane 4 gamblers in Aceh.  Three convicted gamblers have been publicly caned for gambling in Indonesia's devoutly Muslim province of Aceh.  Bendry Almy, a local prosecutor, says the men were caned seven times each Friday outside a mosque before hundreds of worshippers.  He says the men were among 21 suspected gamblers nabbed last month while playing cards after a wedding party in Dayah Dabo village.

MasterCard offers card aimed at Muslims.  A new interest-free credit card, the first of its kind in North America, aims to reconcile Islamic canonical law and Western consumer culture.  Until now, observant Muslims have been precluded from owning credit cards on which they pay interest, a violation of shariah law.

Somali radio stations comply with Islamists' music ban.  Most radio stations in Somalia have stopped playing music, on the orders of Islamist Hizbul-Islam insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic.  The stations said they had to comply with the ban as if they did not, they would be putting their lives at risk.

Christian nurse ordered to remove crucifix.  A Christian nurse was 'forced to choose between her job and her faith' after being ordered to remove her crucifix at a hospital where Muslim staff wore headscarves unchallenged, a tribunal heard yesterday [3/29/2010].  Shirley Chaplin, 54, said she had been wearing the religious symbol around her neck without complaint for 31 years before she was ordered to hide it away.

Shari'ah court bans online chat.  An Islamic Shari'ah court in northern Nigeria on Tuesday [3/30/2010] permanently banned a local rights group from discussing the country's first amputation for theft on the internet, an activist said.  The same court had last week issued an interim order cutting off all online chats on the amputation of Buba Bello Jangebe's wrist in 2000 for the theft of a cow.

Weapons Company Caves to Political Correctness.  U.S. optics manufacturer Trijicon has bowed to pressure to remove biblical references from their optics products, just days after the decades-old practice was sensationalized in an ABC News report that claimed the references were "secret 'Jesus' Bible codes" that could inflame radical Muslims who have attempted to brand wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as modern crusades since those conflicts began.

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Sounds like ABC News is attempting to "inflame radical Muslims" by publicizing this.  But really, is that all it takes to set off the Muslims?  If American soldiers fire rifles with abbreviated Biblical references, do the bullets hurt more?

No Valentine's:  Saudi religious police see red.  The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine's Day, a Saudi official said.

Muslims refuse to use alcohol-based hand gels over religious beliefs.  Some Muslims have refused to use alcohol-based hand gels to combat the spread of swine flu because they claim it is against their religion.  Some of those employed by St Albans Council in Hertfordshire have complained about the antibacterial lotion, which is considered a key strategy in containing the virus.

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Attention all Muslims:  Are you aware that gasoline contains alcohol?  You'd better stop using it.

McDonald's apologizes after leaving pig out of toy collection.  Fast-food giant McDonald's on Friday apologized to Singaporeans and said it would bring a pig to its latest toy collection after the decision to leave the animal out stirred a controversy in the Chinese-dominated city-state. ... The fast-food chain left out the pig and replaced it with the love god cupid as Valentine's Day also falls in February, arguing that the company did not want to offend Muslims.

"Don't Say We're Violent, Or We'll Kill You".  That has been the message of Islamic extremists on a number of occasions, e.g. the Mohammed cartoons.  An extreme case occurred recently when the proprietor of the web site Religion of Peace received a death threat from members of the religion of peace.

Queen's medal of honour scrapped... because it's too Christian for Muslims and Hindus.  A medal personally established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was deemed offensive to Muslims and Hindus.  The honour — known as The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity — has been ruled unlawful and too Christian.

Saudis ban lewd licence tags — including 'USA'.  Saudi Arabia has banned auto licence tags whose Arabic characters spell out offensive words when romanised, with the list of banned combinations including "USA", Al-Watan newspaper reported Sunday.

Dunkin' Donuts operator gives up franchise in pork battle.  An Arab-American owner of a Chicago-area Dunkin' Donuts store has to give up his franchise after he lost his long-running legal battle with the restaurant chain over his religious objections to selling pork products.  A lawyer for Walid Elkhatib said Tuesday that his client is in the process of removing Dunkin' Donuts signs from his Westchester outlet, but apparently not fast enough for the company.

Muslim chef refused to cook pork.  A Muslim catering manager in Britain refused to cook sausages and bacon because he feared he would be splashed with pork fat, he told an industrial tribunal overnight, alleging religious discrimination.  Hasanali Khoja, 60, from London, said he felt he was at risk of contact with pork products even if he wore gloves and used tongs to cook.

Muslim extremist firebombed home of man who published book on Prophet Mohammed.  A Muslim extremist has been found guilty of firebombing the home of the publisher of a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed and his child bride.

Alfred E. Obama is Not Funny!!  Prophets and messiahs are not to be laughed at.  They are deadly serious.  Laughter brings a sense of sanity and perspective to their pompous pretensions.  That is why radical Muslims murder people who laugh at the Prophet Mohammed.  Start laughing at this 7th century desert bandit and the whole thing starts to look like a joke.  We can't have that.  Kill them.  Today in Canada, if you poke fun at Muslim terrorists, like Mark Steyn constantly does, they will bring you up on Kangaroo Court charges.

Muslim organization revives Minnesota branch.  After a string of recent incidents, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is opening a St. Paul office. … Some Muslim taxi drivers who refuse to ferry alcohol and dogs are awaiting a ruling on the issue from the MAC [Metropolitan Airports Commission].  And some Muslim store clerks have refused to scan pork products.

[A question for all Muslims:  If our culture is so repulsive to you, why are you here?]

Worldwide Hate Speech Laws?  Especially since 9/11, Islam has been publicly scrutinized, criticized, and sometimes ridiculed in the West to an extent never seen (or permitted) in Muslim lands.  Many Muslims feel deeply offended by this, as well as troubled by the violent responses the criticism has sometimes drawn from Muslims — riots, death threats, even murders.  Their leaders' solution is to try to halt the cycle by demanding an end to criticism of Islam, even in private speech.  For the past decade, the Saudi-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has pushed the U.N. to adopt a universal ban on defaming Islam.  This measure would aim to curb the freedom not only of Danish cartoonists but also of scholars, writers, dissidents, religious reformers, human rights activists, and anyone at all anywhere in the world who criticizes Islam.

The Editor says...
Even if I end up in the United Nations Sharia prison camp, I will not stop telling others the truth about Islam.  Silencing me will not change the facts.  Ten thousand years from now, we'll all know whether Islam had any merits.

Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims.  Alun Elder-Brown, a recruitment executive, said he was left feeling "like a piece of dirt" after being barred from bringing the animal into Kirthon Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on religious grounds. ... It follows a series of successful prosecutions of Muslim taxi drivers who refused to carry guide dogs in their cars because they considered them unclean on religious grounds.

Conditioning for Dhimmitude.  Cartoongate ushered in a new standard of behavior that has had a chilling effect on free speech and expression when it comes to all things Muslim.  The aftermath of the Mohammed cartoons incident established Muslims as a uniquely protected group to be effectively shielded from all critique and ridicule.  Noteworthy is that this new Muslims-only standard mirrors the Islamic doctrine of shariah that confers superior legal and political status for Muslims in parallel with a subservient status — dhimmitude — for non-Muslims.  Today, the West all too easily and habitually gives up freedom of speech by avoiding even the merest shadow of negativity when it comes to Muslims and, thus, imposing on itself dhimmitude and enabling our sworn enemies.

Prison bans chapel crucifix to avoid offending Muslims.  A prison's new chapel will not contain a crucifix to avoid offending Muslim inmates, it emerged today.  Bosses at HMP Lewes have been told the traditional Christian symbol, featuring Jesus nailed to a cross, must not be used in the Grade-II listed Victorian jail's 'multi-faith space'.  The room — part of a £1million new block — has been split in two, with one half featuring heated foot baths so Muslim worshippers can wash their feet before prayer.

The Editor asks...
Is it a prison or a hotel?

Salvation Army's rattling collecting tins might offend other religions.  For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols.  But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year — the percussion of rattling tins.  Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins — even if it's done in time to the music — in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions.

TV show leads to divorce.  A Saudi man divorced his wife for watching alone a television programme presented by a male, an act he deemed immoral … [He] ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom….

Bahrain Charges US Teacher With Insulting Prophet.  An American teacher has been charged in Bahrain with insulting the Prophet Muhammad for displaying pictures of Islam's founder to university students, a spokesman for the tiny Gulf nation's general prosecutor said Friday.  The spokesman, Nawaf al-Maawdah, said the pictures showed the prophet in ragged clothing.  Most interpretations of Islam forbid any depiction of Muhammad because it is seen as encouraging idolatry — one of the biggest sins in the religion.

Broadcast angers Muslims.  Muslims and interfaith leaders in Metro Detroit are asking a local radio station owner to discontinue broadcasts in which, they say, a Coptic priest has repeatedly defamed the Prophet Muhammad over the past year.

Mickey Mouse must die, says Saudi Arabian cleric.  Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed the mouse is "one of Satan's soldiers" and makes everything it touches impure.  But he warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, and Disney's Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact loveable.

Mohammed teddy row sparked Islam murder plot.  Terror suspects tried to kill a British diplomat in revenge for a teacher letting kids name a teddy Mohammed, it was revealed yesterday.  The unnamed diplomat escaped unhurt when he disappeared into a crowd on the day the five men were to execute their plot in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.  Details of the would-be assassination came out during the trial of five men accused of killing a US diplomat in Sudan when police general Abdul Rahim Ahmed Abdullah said the five were Islamic fanatics seeking revenge for the teddy bear incident in Khartoum.

Sniffer dogs to wear 'Muslim' bootees.  Police sniffer dogs will have to wear bootees when searching the homes of Muslims so as not to cause offence.  Guidelines being drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) urge awareness of religious sensitivities when using dogs to search for drugs and explosives.  The guidelines, to be published this year, were designed to cover mosques but have been extended to include other buildings.

Muslims may not have to undergo sniffer dog checks in UK.  Muslim passengers may not be touched by sniffer dogs of the British Transport Police after complaints that the practice is against Islam.  According to the religion, dogs are deemed to be spiritually "unclean".

Cabbies fired over guide dogs.  Some Muslim taxi drivers are refusing to carry blind and disabled passengers with guide dogs — because their religion tells them the animals are "unclean".  Brisbane's Yellow Cab Company has been forced to sack drivers over their conduct towards passengers with assistance dogs.

Muslim cabbies lose round in court.  Muslim cab drivers whose religious beliefs go against driving passengers who carry alcohol have lost another round in court.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday [9/9/2008] against the cab drivers' attempt to block penalties for refusing service.

Fear of giving offence is killing our culture.  A week ago The Sunday Times reported that some Muslim workers in Sainsbury's are refusing to check out purchases of alcohol on the debatable ground that it's against their religion.  Whenever the sinful stuff is presented by a customer at the till, the Muslim expects an infidel colleague to hurry over and sully his or her hands with the transaction instead.

Iranian official warns against importing Barbie doll.  A top Iranian judiciary official warned Monday against the "destructive" cultural and social consequences of importing Barbie dolls and other Western toys.  Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi said in an official letter to Vice President Parviz Davoudi that the Western toys was a "danger" that needed to be stopped.

The Editor says...
I will concede and stipulate that Barbie generally dresses like a whore.  But here's how the problem is handled in free societies:  If you don't like Barbie, leave her on the shelf at the toy store.

Burka Barbie.  Sharia Law prohibits any representation of the human form, and it is quite strict about depicting Allah's other creations among the animal kingdom as well.  Fish seem to be exempt from this prohibition, for reasons that I still do not completely understand.  In any case, Islam also assumes that portraying mythical creatures, from golden idols to Kewpie people, might tempt gullible believers away from the true path.

McDonald's apologizes after leaving pig out of toy collection.  Fast-food giant McDonald's on Friday apologized to Singaporeans and said it would bring a pig to its latest toy collection after the decision to leave the animal out stirred a controversy in the Chinese-dominated city-state. ... The fast-food chain left out the pig and replaced it with the love god cupid as Valentine's Day also falls in February, arguing that the company did not want to offend Muslims.

"Sharia Creep" Around the World.  In Australia, Muslim students (mostly Saudi citizens) asked Melbourne universities to adjust class times to fit in with their daily prayers. … Closer to home, Harvard University announced new women-only access times at the student gym, to "accommodate religious customs that make it difficult for some students to work out in the presence of men." … News stories like these have multiplied exponentially during the past few years.  Hardly a day goes by without similar reports, such as Muslim nurses in the UK refusing to roll up their sleeves to scrub up before surgery, claiming that sharia modesty rules trump concerns about contamination.

Sherry Jones (eventually) finds a publisher with a backbone

You Still Can't Write About Muhammad.  Starting in 2002, Spokane, Wash., journalist Sherry Jones toiled weekends on a racy historical novel about Aisha, the young wife of the prophet Muhammad.  Ms. Jones learned Arabic, studied scholarly works about Aisha's life, and came to admire her protagonist as a woman of courage.  When Random House bought her novel last year in a $100,000, two-book deal, she was ecstatic.

Random House pulls novel on Islam, fears violence.  Publisher Random House has pulled a novel about the Prophet Mohammed's child bride, fearing it could "incite acts of violence."  "The Jewel of Medina," a debut novel by journalist Sherry Jones, 46, was due to be published on August 12 by Random House, a unit of Bertelsmann AG, and an eight-city publicity tour had been scheduled, Jones told Reuters on Thursday [8/7/2008].

Fearing Muslim backlash, Random House scraps novel.  Nearly three years ago, Iraq held historic parliamentary elections.  Millions of Iraqi voters shrugged off the threat of Al-Qaida suicide bombers and pro-Saddam reactionaries.  They headed to the polls in heavy number, proving their courage and commitment to democratic values.  Sadly, both qualities were absent in Random House's decision last May to cancel publication of "The Jewel of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones.

Book Based on Prophet Muhammad's Child Bride Yanked At 11th Hour.  A racy, historical novel based on the Prophet Muhammad's child bride A'isha was supposed to hit book stores in the U.S. Tuesday [8/19/2008].  But in a rare case of self-censorship to preempt possible violent reaction by Muslims, one of the world's largest publishing houses pulled the plug on the book just before its release date.

Serbian publisher withdraws Jones book after protests by Muslims.  'We did not wish to provoke anyone and we apologize,' the publisher, Beobook, said in a statement.  The book describes the Muslim Prophet Mohammed's relationship with his favourite wife, Aisha.

Random Error:  Alas, the spirit of liberty needs reinforcement at one distinguished American book publisher.  Random House has canceled publication of "The Jewel of Medina," American writer Sherry Jones's romance novel about the prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha.  The publisher says it feared a repeat of the death threats from Iran that greeted Salman Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" — or riots such as those that broke out in the Muslim world after a Danish publication printed cartoons of Muhammad.

The latest:
Controversial book about Mohammed and child bride to be published.  A controversial novel about the prophet Mohammed and his child bride that was pulled by Random House over concerns that it would anger Muslims is to be printed by another publisher.  Gibson Square, known for having sold other controversial books, such as Alexander Litvinenko's "Blowing Up Russia", said it was "imperative" that "The Jewel of Medina" by American author Sherry Jones be available to the public.

Mohammad wife novel released early.  A controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammad's child bride has been rushed to US stores, nine days ahead of schedule, after the office of the book's British publisher was attacked.  Beaufort Books picked up The Jewel of Medina by journalist Sherry Jones after it was dropped by Random House in May because of concerns it could incite violence.

How the West was lost for free speech:  Twenty years ago today, Salman Rushdie published The Satanic Verses.  Four years in the making and supported by a then almost unheard of advance of $850,000 from his publisher, Penguin, Rushdie had hoped the work would cement his reputation as the most important British novelist of his generation.  The book certainly set the world alight, though not quite in the way it was meant to.

Salman Rushdie: Iranian state media renew fatwa on Satanic Verses author with $600,000 bounty.  Forty state-run Iranian media outlets have jointly offered a new $600,000 bounty for the death of British Indian author Salman Rushdie, according to the state-run Fars News Agency.  Fars News Agency, which is closely affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was among the largest contributors, donating one billion Rials — nearly $30,000.  The announcement coincides with the anniversary of the fatwa issued the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, the agency said.

Salman Rushdie, Who Is Alive Today Because of the Values of the U.S. and UK, Denounces the U.S. and UK.  Salman Rushdie, who is still on the hit list of the Islamic Republic of Iran, popped up again Wednesday to give an address via video to the National First Amendment Summit in Philadelphia.  It was a fitting forum for the author of "The Satanic Verses," since it was governments that uphold the First Amendment right of the freedom of speech that protected Rushdie all the decades since he first became the recipient of a death fatwa.  Yet in an astonishing display of ingratitude and incomprehension, the celebrated novelist used his address to denounce Britain and the United States, the two countries to which he owes his very life.

Muslim gang firebombs publisher of Allah novel, Martin Rynja.  Scotland Yard's counter-terrorist command yesterday foiled an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to kill the publisher of a forthcoming novel featuring sexual encounters between the Prophet Muhammad and his child bride.  Early yesterday [9/27/2008] armed undercover officers arrested three men after a petrol bomb was pushed through the door of the north London home of the book's publisher.

Chirpiness that'll be the death of us:  My correspondent's unceasingly cheeping bird was Islam.  He was fed up waking every morning and reading of the latest offence taken by the more excitable Muhammadans.  If memory serves, this exhaustion was prompted by a Muslim protest outside Westminster Cathedral demanding the execution of the Pope.  It was organized by a fellow called Anjem Choudhary, who argued that "whoever insults the message of Muhammad is going to be subject to capital punishment."  But then again it might have been some other provocation entirely — say, the chocolate swirl on the top of a Burger King dessert carton that an aggrieved customer complained bore too close a resemblance to the Arabic script for "Allah".

Muslim threats force out disabled teacher with dog.  A Muslim high school student's intolerance for a service dog needed by a student teacher with a disability has reportedly prompted the student teacher to abandon the last 10 hours of his scheduled assignment at Technical High School in St. Cloud, Minn.

Dunkin' pulls Ray ad over headscarf.  Dunkin' Donuts, based in Canton, Mass., has pulled an advertisement after a scarf worn by pitch woman Rachael Ray was compared to a Muslim headscarf. … Dunkin' Donuts said the resemblance between Ray's scarf and a keffiyeh was unintentional.

Rachael Ray, Dunkin' Donuts and the Keffiyeh Kerfuffle.  The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.  Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and not so ignorant) fashion designers, celebrities and left-wing icons.

Muslim women:  Dress code violates faith.  Mission Foods, a New Brighton tortilla maker, is accused of religious intolerance for requiring six Muslim workers to wear uniforms that include pants they say are too revealing.

Coach loses job amid Muslim-Christian concerns.  A high school principal in Dearborn, Mich., has dismissed a longtime wrestling coach after complaints from Muslim parents that the coach's former assistant — an evangelical Christian pastor — was trying to convert Muslim students into Christians. … Imad Fadlallah, head of Fordson High School, decided this month not to renew the contract of Marszalek, who has coached wrestling at Fordson for 35 years.

School Apologizes to Muslim Student Over Graduation Held in Church.  A Muslim student who sued because his public high school graduation ceremony was held in a Baptist church has received an apology from Newark's school district and assurances that it will not hold future events in houses of worship.

When free speech offends Muslims.  Canada's Human Rights Commissions (HRC) are government agencies, not courts.  They were set up, starting in the 1960s, to fight job and housing discrimination — offensive acts, not words.  Borne of good intention, some argue they have paved a path to politically correct hell.  Those behind the creation of the commissions maintain they were never meant to impede free speech — a right guaranteed under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms — and that "thought crime" cases represent a fraction of the commissions' work.

Ontario Human Rights Commission is out of control.  But recent changes, and the way they are being implemented by Commissioner Barbara Hall, are pitting human rights protection against our fundamental rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  Hall, a former Toronto mayor, appears to have gone completely over the top in her comments on an article by journalist Mark Steyn, "The future belongs to Islam," that appeared in Maclean's magazine.

Idiot's Guide to Completely Idiotic Canadian 'Human Rights' Tribunals:  'Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value."  — Canadian "Human Rights" Investigator Dean Steacy, responding to the question "What value do you give freedom of speech when you investigate?"  This is the way free speech ends, not with a bang but as the result of an administrative hearing in a windowless basement in Vancouver, Canada.  At least that's where a "Human Rights Tribunal" is taking place this week that will further solidify the Canadian legal position that the right not to be offended by something you read is more sacred than the freedom of the press.

Ahmed Mohamed, the High School "Clock Kid" in Irving, Texas

Introduction by The Editor:
This is an obvious case of reverse entrapment.  The Muslims pretend to be the victims of the conditions they have created, as you can see in a subsection below.  This intentional false alarm was immediately played up in the news media as persecution, and the perpetrator was portrayed as a brilliant young scientist who made an innocent mistake and was handcuffed for no reason at all, other than his religion or — depending on which TV channel you were watching — the color of his skin.  President Barack H. Obama, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and NASA were very quick to capitalize on the publicity and obsequiously pander to all those who practice the religion of peace.  But the long-term desensitization effect is what's most damaging.  The next time a precocious little Muslim kid brings a suspicious package to school — especially that same school — the teachers will be afraid to say anything about it.  And that appears to be exactly the goal in this case:  softening up America's defenses through a Gotcha! incident that is as phony and prefabricated as the suspicious device the Clock Kid brought to school.

The entire story has turned out to be a pack of lies, and the lies were enthusiastically repeated by the local news media for days.  The Clock Kid evidently didn't build this clock himself — he took an old Radio Shack clock, stuffed it into a box, and called it his own work.  The Clock Kid didn't bring the device to school to brag about his accomplishment before his science teacher.  It now appears that he brought it to school to create a disturbance, for the purpose of getting arrested.  The story was that Ahmed built the clock from scratch, because he's some kind of electronics whiz kid.  But what 14-year-old electronics expert uses a soldering iron (as shown in his hand on television) and a circuit board with such archaically wide traces?  Kids these days are using things like the Basic Stamp, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi to build projects from scratch, with little or no soldering required.  And of what use is a clock inside a carrying case, other than to appear to be a bomb?  If one were to try to build a cliché movie prop bomb from scratch on a very low budget, the result would probably look just like Ahmed's kludge clock.

When I first heard that some kid had brought a clock to school, but it looked like a bomb, I thought he had built one of these.  But that wouldn't have fit into the all-Muslims-are-victims narrative quite as well.

The biggest lie in this whole story is that Ahmed has a bright future.  Unless Ahmed renounces and steers clear of Islam, his long-term future is the worst imaginable.

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Overview, recap and update:
Dear Barack:  Why Ahmed, But Not Hallel.  On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, TX, for bringing an alleged fake bomb to school.  He claimed that it was a pencil box filled with reassembled clock parts.  His teacher thought it resembled a bomb and called the authorities.  This led to his eventual suspension from his high school.  Enter the national mainstream media.  The story quickly went viral, and led to another soul-searching discussion of how Islamophobic America is. [...] The President, always ready to shame and guilt America, tweeted "Cool clock, Ahmed" and offered him a chance to visit the White House.  Obama, who once famously claimed police "acted stupidly," and that Trayvon Martin could have been his son, leapt at the chance to indict the country he leads of being racist and Islamophobic.  Lost in the #IStandWithAhmed frenzy was the story headlined "Ahmed's Sister Admits School Suspension for Alleged Bomb Threat 3 Years Earlier."  Fox News also uncovered the fact that his father pushed 9/11 conspiracy theories online: [...] No matter.  Obama got to insult his own country and the media made a folk hero out of someone who later moved to Qatar and, with a scholarship from the Qatar Foundation for Education, went to Qatar Academy.  Last week, he and his family returned to the United States.

Court: Clock Boy, Father, On the Hook for $200,000 Legal Fees.  A Texas appeals court has affirmed the dismissal in its entirety of a defamation lawsuit filed by Mohamed Mohamed on behalf of himself and his son, the "clock boy" who took to school a device that looked like a briefcase bomb and then cashed in on the ruckus with multiple television appearances and the like.  The Texas Court of Appeals for the Fifth District in Dallas said the ruling was at least partly because of the links between "A.M.," the boy, and his father and the Council for American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim advocacy organization founded by Hamas operatives.  The ruling closed down the effort by the father and son to collect damages from several media personalities who commented on the stunt when it developed, and to avoid paying their legal fees and charges.

Time's Up for 'Clock Boy,' Who Was Defeated in Court This Week.  It looks like time has run out for "Clock Boy," the young Muslim American who was accused of bringing a hoax bomb to an Irving, Texas, high school back in September of 2015, when he was just 13.  Clock Boy is the nickname conservatives gave freshman high school student Ahmed Mohamed after his stunt three years ago.  The young man was feted by the Left at the time and even invited to the White House by then-President Barack Obama.  Both Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg expressed public support for Mohamed, folks like Stephen Colbert featured him on their shows, and CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) named Mohamed the American Muslim of the Year, as The Daily Wire noted.  A court motion this past Wednesday to throw out the young man's defamation case against Ben Shapiro, chief editor at The Daily Wire, was upheld, as the editor's attorney, Kurt Schlichter, reported.

Clock Boy's Lawsuit Just Blew Up.  U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay dismissed the lawsuit Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohamed brought against the Irving Independent School District Wednesday, after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a device to school that resembled a bomb.  The device at issue was a homemade clock, not a bomb.  As Mohamed is a Muslim and the son of Sudanese immigrants, the incident was widely attributed to ethnic and religious stereotyping, prompting the lawsuit.  Mohamed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, filed the complaint on his son's behalf in Aug. 2016.  The suit alleged that the school district discriminated against Ahmed on the basis of race and religion, in keeping with a long history of bigotry in the Irving schools.  It also claimed his Fourth Amendment rights were infringed when authorities questioned him for over an hour and a half without his parents.  In turn, the city of Irving said administrators acted legitimately to ensure school safety, even if they were mistaken.

The Editor says...
Under Texas law, the loser in a civil suit must pay the legal fees incurred by both sides.

"Clock boy" family loses racism lawsuit against city, school, and police.  A US District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, a boy who brought a homemade clock to school and then was arrested on charges of bringing a hoax bomb to the school.  Mohamed was a 14-year-old freshman when the incident happened at his high school in Irving, Texas in September 2015. [...] Mohamed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, filed a lawsuit against the Irving Independent School District, school principal Daniel Cummings, the City of Irving, and police officers Robin Howman, Charles Taylor, Jeff Mitchell, and Richie Miller.  The lawsuit alleged that Mohamed, an African-American Muslim, was discriminated against based on his race and religion.

Judge Slams Door on Further Litigation By 'Clock Boy' Family.  A judge has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Irving school in 2015.  The decision Tuesday [3/13/2018] by U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas means that Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed's lawsuit cannot be refiled again based on the same claims.  The judge also ordered the family to cover all of the costs of the lawsuit.

Judge throws out clock boy 'discrimination' lawsuit.  [Ahmed] Mohamed was arrested and charged with bringing a hoax bomb to school.  Those charges were later dropped, but the resulting furor from the incident became a litmus test for "Islamophobia" in America.  Those who supported the "innocent" teen were tolerant, broad-minded, and welcoming of diversity.  Those who think the student wrong were haters.  Ahmed ended up being invited to NASA headquarters and an event that featured President Obama as the left rallied to his cause.  Meanwhile, his father moved the family to Qatar but stayed only nine months.  When the family moved back to Irving, they demanded $15 million not to pursue legal action.  The town and school district refused to pay the extortion, which resulted in the lawsuit thrown out yesterday [5/19/2017].

"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge.  A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student's attorneys failed to prove he was treated differently based on his race or religion.

Clock Boy Gets Clocked in Texas Court.  Remember when high school freshman Ahmed brought a ginned-up "clock" invention to a Texas school, and that "clock" just happened to look like a bomb?  And school officials acted sensibly and called the police?  The national media shed sympathetic tears over poor Ahmed's travails, so of course he was later fêted by President Obama, who invited him to the White House.  Well, that 15 minutes of fame was not enough for Ahmed's father, Mohammed Mohammed.  He wanted his pound of flesh from several conservative outlets who "insulted" his son, so he filed a defamation lawsuit against TV host Glenn Beck and his guest, security expert Jim Hanson, who exposed him as a fraud.

Implosion: 'Clock Boy' Lawsuit Against Shapiro Dismissed, Shapiro Awarded Attorneys' Fees.  On Thursday, the 162nd District Court of Texas ruled decisively against Mohammed Mohammed, father of Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohammed, dismissing Mohammed's complaint against Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro and awarding Shapiro his attorneys' fees as well.  "This is an excellent day for free speech," Shapiro said.  "Using law as warfare is perhaps the most disgusting tactic of politically correct activists across the country, and we couldn't be more excited to stand up against such frivolous use of our court system.  My initial comments suggested that false charges of Islamophobia only muddy the waters when it comes to policing actual dangerous activity, and I'm proud to fight back against such charges."

"Clock Boy" Gets His Clock Cleaned with Texas' Anti-SLAPP Statute.  [Scroll down]  Fox and Ferguson's motion was comprehensive and supported by facts, evidence, and extensive legal citations.  Mohamed's opposition was scattered and perfunctory.  It did a very poor job of addressing the crucial distinction between protected opinion and potentially defamatory fact, devoting a few pages of poor argument unsupported by legal authority.  So it is not surprising that the court granted Fox and Ferguson's motion in full and awarded more than $80,000 in fees to Fox and Ferguson.  Blaze and Beck, through one set of lawyers, and CSP and Hanson, through another, also filed anti-SLAPP motions — motions too vast to host here.  Their core argument throughout was that their challenged statements were opinion, commentary, and hyperbole, not potentially defamatory statements of fact — and they were substantially aided in those arguments by the very language of Mohamed's complaint.  Mohamed attempted to fix this problem by filing an amended complaint.  But the amended complaint mostly served to emphasize the rough-and-tumble cable-tv-hyperbole nature of the defendants' commentary, and to add references to mostly anonymous trolls who reacted with (arguably factual) accusations to the controversy.

Texas Judge Dismisses 'Clock Boy's' Defamation Lawsuit Against Conservatives.  A Texas judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed last year by the father of "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed against several conservatives.  Dallas County district court judge Maricela Moore dismissed the suit on Monday, announced the Center for Security Policy (CSP), one of the defendants in the case.  Mohamed Mohamed, "Clock Boy's" father, filed the suit in September against CSP, its executive vice president, The Blaze, Inc., its founder Glenn Beck, Fox News, and several conservative pundits, including Ben Ferguson and Ben Shapiro, all of whom criticized his son.

Judge dismisses Clock Boy family's defamation lawsuit.  The family of Ahmed Mohamed — better known as "Clock Boy — who brought a hoax bomb to his Middle School claiming it was a clock, had filed a defamation lawsuit against several parties who claimed on a Glenn Beck TV show that there was a connection between the hoax bomb and "the attendant media frenzy created in large part by his father Mohamed, civilization jihad, and the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations ("CAIR")," according to the American Freedom Law Center ("AFLC") who represented the defendants.  Mohamed had sued the Center for Security Policy ("CSP") and Jim Hanson, two of the defendants in the defamation case, which also named as defendants the local Fox affiliate, Glenn Beck, and Beck's production company.

Father of 'clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed sues Glenn Beck, FOX, TheBlaze.  The father of Ahmed Mohamed — the Irving teenager who became known as "clock boy" around the world after he was arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school — sued for defamation Monday [9/26/2016].  Mohamed Mohamed filed a lawsuit against multiple media outlets and conservative political commentators, including TV host Glenn Beck and his television network, TheBlaze.  He also sued FOX Television Stations and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne.  Mohamed Mohamed sued on behalf of himself and his son, arguing that commentators and media outlets were responsible for libelous statements after his son's arrest in 2015.

"Homesick" Clock Boy Family Return to US; Promptly Files $10M Federal Lawsuit.  A lawsuit.  How surprising.  The family moved back to the US in June.  The father had lots of nice things to say about the US.  He left out the part where he must think the country is a cash cow.

'Clock Kid' Takes Adversaries to Court.  [Scroll down]  Still, despite the fact most ordinary people would have taken the same precautionary measures — particularly in this day of escalating terrorism right here in the United States — the Mohamed family decided to use the situation as leverage to promote the emotionally effective "anti-Islam" narrative and make a few bucks in the process.  The financial ruse got underway in November, when the Mohameds requested $15 million in reparations — or else.  Well, yesterday, the Irving Independent School District, MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings and the City of Irving were handed an official lawsuit alleging the "Defendants violated Ahmed's rights under the United States Constitution and the laws of the United States."  It also claims, "Because of all of the lies and conspiracy theories thrown out about Ahmed and his family, he has received not just hate messages, but death threats."

Family of Muslim Teen Arrested Over Clock Files Lawsuit.  The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday [8/8/2016] against Texas school officials and others, saying the incident violated the 14-year-old boy's civil rights, prompted death threats and forced them to leave the United States.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested at his suburban Dallas high school in September and charged with having a hoax bomb.  He says he brought the homemade digital clock to school to show his English teacher.

Family of 'Clock Boy' files lawsuit against former school.  Nearly one year after 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a "suspicious-looking" homemade clock to class, his family has filed suit against his former Texas school district, the principal of the high school and the city of Irving.

Family of 'Clock Boy' Ahmed Mohamed sues Texas school officials.  The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy's civil rights.  The lawsuit was filed Monday [8/8/2016] on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed.

Ahmed the clockboy's triumphant return to America.  He's tanned.  He's rested.  He's ready to scream "Islamophobia" and get an invitation to the White House!  Ahmed the Clock Boy is back in the USA.  (If you don't know who Ahmed is, click on that link and educate yourself about your racism.)  The local Fox affiliate in Dallas reports in the big homecoming:  [Video clip]

Homesick 'Clock Boy' Ahmed Reportedly Returning to Texas.  Late Friday [6/24/2016], the Dallas Morning News reported Mohamed plans to return to Texas early in the week for an extended visit.  The teen's uncle, Aldean Mohamed, said:  "He miss[es] Texas, and he miss[es] Irving."  Breitbart Texas reported on Ahmed Mohamed's earlier yearnings to return to the Lone Star State in December.  The uncle also indicated his nephew will catch up with family in the Dallas suburb of Irving and has events lined up with some tech companies.  The Dallas newspaper did not disclose any information with whom the teen will meet.

The Editor asks...
[#1] Would you let your 14-year-old kid decide where you will live?  [#2] Did Clockboy find out that Qatar isn't all that great?

Al-Qaeda in New 'Inspire' Issue:  Clock Boy 'Even Inspired Us in a Way'.  [Scroll down]  A month later, Ahmed met Obama during White House Astronomy Night event on the South Lawn of the White House.  The new al-Qaeda issue featured a picture of the two meeting as well as the clock bomb, with the notation:  "Obama, 'because of his sensitivity towards Muslim discrimination,' sees an opp to further his PR by acknowledging a brilliant 14 yr old Muslim boy (who in fact even inspired us in a way)."  The Inspire issue features step-by-step photos of how to build a parcel bomb, a magnetic car bomb, and a door-trap bomb.  Ahmed Mohamed's family moved to Qatar and sued the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District for $15 million.

Texas District Sues to Prevent Release of Clock Details.  A suburban Dallas school district has sued the state of Texas to prevent the release of details of a federal investigation into the arrest of a student who brought a homemade clock to class that was seen as a possible bomb.  The Texas attorney general's office earlier this month ordered the Irving school district to provide a copy of the U.S. Department of Justice letter to The Dallas Morning News.  Instead, the district on Thursday [2/25/2016] sued to prevent the release of the multi-page letter, which outlined allegations of "discipline of students on the basis of race, religion and national origin," the newspaper reported.  The district has been turning over sealed documents to comply with the investigation into the September arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed.

The Daily Caller Presents: The 23 Least Intriguing People Of 2015.  [#12] Clock Boy.  This fall, Ahmed Mohammed, a 14-year-old Muslim boy, brought a curious-looking disassembled clock to an Irving, Texas school and ended up arrested over fears it was a bomb.  Mohammed later left America altogether to live in a theocratic, authoritarian slave state.  His family filed a $15 million lawsuit for damages.  Can America be done with this kid now?

How The Obama Administration Got Americans Killed in San Bernardino For PC.  We already know that political correctness got Americans killed in San Bernardino.  A neighbor of that delightful, non-suspicious, American-as-apple-pie couple Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik refused to report his suspicions of nefarious activity thanks to his fear of being labeled a racist.  That fear was legitimate — the same Obama administration that tells Americans to say something if they see something is now investigating the Irving Police Department for doing just that with a Muslim teenager who brought a device that looked like a bomb to school.  But at least you could make the case that it wasn't directly the fault of the Obama administration that the neighbor didn't call the cops.  Not any longer.

Mosque near 'Clock Boy' Ahmed's Texas Home Connected to Terrorism.  A north Texas mosque, near the home of "Clock Boy" Ahmed, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in United States history.  The judge found there was ample evidence that the mosque, the Islamic Association of North Texas, assisted the Holy Land Foundation in funding millions of dollars to a Palestinian military terrorist organization that has killed Israeli children.  The Richardson, Texas, mosque, also known as the Dallas Central Mosque, was set up largely for the purpose of funding Hamas and terrorist activities by funding the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF).

Loretta Lynch is unfit to serve.  As most AT readers know, Loretta Lynch recently stated that she would prosecute anyone who expressed "anti-Muslim rhetoric" that led to violence against Muslims.  Among other things, she also invited members of the Muslim community to contact her if their children are bullied at school.  Wow!  Does anyone else have Lynch's direct line so they can hop, skip, and jump over the playground monitor, teacher, counselor, vice-principal, and/or principal to the Attorney General of the United States?  I can almost hear the phones dialing now with the next wave of fabricated clock boy complaints.  Lynch is enforcing Sharia law, creating two classes of citizens.  Muslims are the protected class and non-Muslims are second-class citizens.

Loretta Lynch defends Muslims and announces investigation in arrest of Texas 'clock kid'.  Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch, speaking to the American Muslim community just a day after the attacks in San Bernardino, announced Thursday night [12/3/2015] that the Justice Department will investigate the arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy for bringing a homemade clock to school in Texas.  The Irving Police Department arrested Ahmed Mohamed in September after school authorities grew suspicious of a clock that Mohamed said he made and brought to school to show his teacher.  Authorities suspected it was a bomb.  Ahmed was never charged, but several congressmen asked Lynch for the civil rights investigation she promised Thursday.

The Editor says...
To recap once again, Clockboy didn't make a clock.  He put a disassembled Radio Shack clock into a box and took it to school as an unsolicited science project, probably knowing it would look like a suspicious device.  The Attorney General doesn't seem to mind that Clockboy is a troublemaker, but instead her concern is that Clockboy is a Muslim, and therefore a victim of the animosity that he helped to create.

Loretta Lynch to Muslim Group: DOJ to Investigate Arrest of 'Clock Boy' Ahmed.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced during a speech to American Muslims on Thursday night that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be investigating the arrest of "Clock Boy." [...] Although the boy was never charged with a crime, several congressman had asked for a DOJ investigation.  Breitbart Texas reported that California Democrat Congressman Mike Honda, who cried Islamophobia outside the U.S. Capitol Building Tuesday [12/1/2015] while questioning the legality of the Sept. 14 arrest of "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed, is himself under an ethics investigation.

'Clock Boy' Ahmed Homesick in Qatar, Wants to Come Back to Texas.  Within days of demanding a total of $15 million from the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District, "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed announced in a long distance phone interview from Qatar, he is homesick and wants to come home to Texas now.

The Editor says...
You've made your selection, and you chose Qatar over Texas.  Eat sand!

The liberal media has no idea what to make of 'clock kid' Ahmed Mohamed anymore.  The latest development in Mohamed's story is a lawsuit.  His family is seeking $15 million from the school district and the city of Irving, which opens him up to the charge, particularly from conservatives, that his public crusade against discrimination was and is motivated — at least in part — by money.  The boy who initially appeared to be the perfect embodiment of a popular liberal narrative — hard-working, good-hearted Muslims face bigotry that should make us all cringe — is suddenly, well, more complicated. [...] Many news outlets that covered Mohamed's arrest extensively — particularly those that lean left — have reported on the lawsuit in relatively brief, straightforward terms or ignored it altogether.

Lawyer reveals details of arrest of 'clock kid' Ahmed, plans to file suit.  [Scroll down]  But his family, which shortly thereafter took up a benefactor's offer to relocate to Qatar, argued in the letter that the boy's reputation has been "permanently scarred."  They are seeking not only financial reparations but written apologies from the city's mayor and police chief.

The Editor says...
What reputation did Clockboy have before this carefully contrived sting operation took place?  Nobody had ever heard of him.  Any damage to his reputation was self-inflicted, and in any event it's not worth ten million dollars.

What's the real story behind Clock Boy's $15M lawsuit?  Some say Ahmed merely pulled a store-bought clock from its case.  A report said his sister once may have also been suspended for a bomb threat.  And the city of Irving had been grappling with Islamic issues.  Meanwhile, his father has been politically active:  Fox News said he once posted a video suggesting 9/11 was a hoax.  And the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which ceaselessly warns of "Islamophobia," reportedly provided advice.  OK, if the scary-looking clock was just a stunt, maybe the motive wasn't financial but political.  Still, $15 million won't hurt.

'Ahmed the Clock Boy' now suing for $15 million.  Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohamed and his family say time is ticking on a $15 million demand before they file a lawsuit against the city of Irving, Texas, and its school district.  The City of Irving and Irving School District received a letter on Monday [11/23/2015] from the family's attorneys.  The Mohameds want $10 million from the city and $5 million from ISD over the Sept. 14 "suitcase clock" incident at MacArthur High School involving their son.

Clock Kid Demands $10 Million from City.  Ahmed, the clock boy, Mohamed and his family just had their attorneys send a letter to Irving, Texas officials demanding $15 million in extortion funds for faux "damages" and get this... a written apology from the mayor and the police chief on top of that.  I'd tell the little racist to stuff it.  The letter, obtained by Dallas Morning News reporter Avi Selk, demands $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from Irving ISD.  They have 60 days to "comply" with the demands or face "civil action addressing the causes of action and events" related to the infamous clock incident.  In other words, they'll get sued.

"Clock Kid's" Family Demand Apology, $15 Million In Damages.  Attorneys representing Ahmed Mohamed and his family want an apology and $15 million in damages after his arrest in September. [...] The attorneys have sent letters to both the City of Irving and Irving ISD (read below), demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively, for the way the incident was handled earlier this year.  They claim 14-year-old Ahmed has suffered severe damages as a result of his interrogation and arrest at the school.

The Editor says...
Allow me to reiterate what I said when I first heard about this story:  This is a case of reverse entrapment.  A group of Muslim activists used Clockboy as a pawn, sent him to school with an unsolicited science project designed to look like an IED, then posed for a photo op with Clockboy in handcuffs, then (within hours) was the guest of honor at a support rally, and was invited to the White House by his fellow Muslim, Barack H. Obama.  This whole story is a set up.  The Irving school district stepped in it.  And now, the school district can either settle out of court or face daily picket lines and pity parties, which will be well-covered by the local news media.  The only question now is what are the chances that the school district will develop a backbone and tell Clockboy and Company to take their artificial outrage elsewhere?  My guess is about 10 to 15 percent.

Obama Really Doesn't Like People.  Do some American lives matter more to Barack Obama than others?  Given the disparate treatment shown one can speculate so.  Meanwhile, a Texas high-school boy whose feelings were hurt when a teacher confiscated what appeared to be a bomb but what he represented as being a clock he had built (and was probably just a disassembled Radio Shack clock) was acclaimed as a Muslim Rosa Parks and granted a White House visit.  The whole affair now appears to have been a contrived effort by the his activist father to create a cause celebre and another Muslim martyr (though not in the most radical sense, though now that the family has moved to Qatar... that clock making may come in handy).

Feds May Force Irving Teachers, Cops Into Re-Education Workshops Because Of 'Clock Boy'.  Federal officials are still probing the kerfuffle involving Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose curious-looking disassembled clock led to accusations he'd brought a hoax bomb to school.  They have suggested mandatory re-education workshops on the topic of religious tolerance for local police officers and teachers.  Back in September, nearly 30 members of the U.S. Congress called for a Justice Department investigation based on their belief that Mohamed had been "systematically profiled."

The Fiction of "Truth".  In another example of fantasy reinvented as reality, a Texas teen, Ahmed Mohamed, brought a strange contraption with dangling wires to class.  He was promptly detained, understandably so in a touchy post-9/11 climate.  Ahmed claimed that he was a young inventor and was just showing off his creation.  He became a cause célèbre — an iconic victim of Texas-style anti-Islamic bigotry.  President Obama invited him to the White House. Silicon Valley's zillionaire techies pronounced him a budding genius.  But the bothersome truth again was not so glorious.  A number of experts have shown how Ahmed had simply taken out the insides of an old Radio Shack digital clock, put it in a different case with some wires hanging out, and passed it off as some sort of new electronic timepiece.

Obama Got Punked.  After being arrested last month under suspicion of bringing a bomb disguised as a clock to his Texas high school, the 14-year-old won the world's sympathy, a scholarship fund, gifts, letters from business executives, meetings with world leaders, including the president of the United States, and now a free high school and college education in that blossoming center of innovative science and technology — Qatar.  "It's basically like America," said Ahmed's 18-year-old sister, Eyman.  Of course, the tiny Gulf emirate that hosts the world's leading anti-American satellite network Al Jazeera is nothing like America.

Texas' 'Clock Boy' may not enjoy time in Qatar.  "Qatar has harsh Shariah law — stoning for apostasy, lashing for alcohol, death penalty for homosexuality — and is an absolute monarchy without even a shred of democracy," Tim Furnish, who holds a doctorate in Islamic Studies and served as an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army, told  "The analogy between Texas and Qatar is the heat.  Ahmed should be careful about what he wishes for."

Clock Boy And Family Leave For Qatar: Bon Voyage. Don't Hurry Back!  So Clock Boy and his family are leaving the United States for Qatar.  Good.  And rest of the Muslims who complain about "Islamophobia" are welcome to follow them.

'Clockboy' Ahmed Mohamed Makes Awkward Comments Right Before Meeting Obama.  "Pretty sure I would've been awarded the smartest kid in class if I was a caucasian male."

Clock-bomb hoaxer Ahmed Mohamed and his family will move to Qatar.  Ahmed Mohamed, the kid who made a hoax bomb that he called a clock, is moving with his family to Qatar.  Apparently MIT, the Google execs, Barry Hussein, et al. didn't bow deferentially enough.  Ahmed's sister Eyman said the Middle East won't feel too different from the U.S., except that the family will be surrounded by Muslims like themselves.  Isn't that racist and supremacist?

Where is the clock now?
Crock Boy: When the Media Gets Owned by a 14-year-old.  Let me clue you in, fellas:  if Ahmed were of European descent and named Alex or Justin, few would have even heard his story.  He wouldn't have been on talk shows and done a world tour visiting leaders and the U.N.  He wouldn't have been invited to the White House.  The media wouldn't have made a federal case out of his tale.  And he wouldn't have gotten money, scholarships and offers of opportunities from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others.  You know, like white kid Alex Stone, arrested for writing a fictional story in which he slew a dinosaur with a gun.  Or white Texas teen Justin Carter, who sat in prison for months — to the point of becoming suicidal — for making an obvious joke in social media.  Or the kids punished for chewing a Pop-Tart, cutting paper or forming fingers into the shape of a gun.  Their races?  White, white, and white.

Muslim spokesman: As boy departs, Muslims feel 'under siege'.  The decision by the family of a Texas teenager to move to Qatar is not surprising in light of lingering anti-Muslim sentiment that makes many U.S. followers of Islam feel as if they are "under siege," a spokesman for a national Muslim-American group said Wednesday [10/21/2015].

Ahmed the "Clock Boy" Meets with Obama and War Criminal.  The media has dubbed him "Clock Boy," but critics have pointed out that he's really just Crock Boy.  This hasn't prevented Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas student arrested for bringing to school a device that could be taken for a bomb, from making the rounds as a celebrity and meeting world leaders.  This included an encounter Barack Obama at the White House's Astronomy Night last evening, even though the meeting was left in doubt after Mohamed met last Wednesday with an African president wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.  The boy's dubious meeting with Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir — accused of orchestrating genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur — put the White House in an uncomfortable position.

Clock Boy's Dad Calls for a New Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  At a press conference Tuesday morning [10/20/2015] outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohamed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, urged the president and Congress to amend the Constitution so that innocent people like his son would not be victimized by authorities ever again. [...] Ahmed, sounding heavily coached, gave a short, cringe-inducing, canned speech. [...] He went on to say that people should always "judge a person by their heart, not by what they look like."

The Editor says...
Clockboy didn't get in trouble because of his appearance.  He got in trouble because he brought what appeared to be a makeshift bomb into his high school.  If he had brought an unsolicited pressure cooker along with it, he probably would have been in even more trouble, and would probably still claim to be the victim.  Now his father, in an effort to extend his 15 minutes of fame, wants to change the U.S. Constitution as he emigrates to Qatar.  Good riddance!

The Clock Ticks On.  [Scroll down]  Ahmed can't make a clock.  All he can do is rip the guts out of some crappy Radio Shack thing from the Seventies, and tape it into a simulacrum of a suitcase bomb, which is not a skill to be disdained, at least in some parts of the world. [...] The private sector apparently still has enough sense of self-preservation that the glamorous job offers and grants quietly faded away.

Congressman: Islamophobia — Not Suspicious Device — Led To Arrest of Muslim Teen.  Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) said the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed last month at his Dallas high school after a teacher confiscated what looked like a homemade bomb in the teen's backpack was not because of the suspicious item, but because of Islamophobia.  "This incident highlights an alarming trend of profiling Muslim Americans not only by law enforcement but in all of society as a whole, and I think we call that Islamophobia," Honda said at a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday [10/20/2015].

Texas teen arrested over clock is moving to Qatar with his family.  The Texas boy arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb is moving to Qatar, his family said on Tuesday [10/20/2015], a few hours after he was at the White House for an astronomy night hosted by President Barack Obama.

'Clock Boy' Ahmed Picks Qatar School, Home of the Muslim Brotherhood, Over MIT.  Ahmed Mohamed accepted a full scholarship to attend a Qatar school instead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  "Clock Boy" Ahmed chose the reputed home of the Muslim Brotherhood over an institution revered among the world's finest science and engineering universities.

President Obama Meets 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed During White House Astronomy Event.  In spite of the hubbub surrounding the appearance of "clock kid" Ahmed Mohamed at the White House, President Obama didn't make him the center of attention during an event that was squarely focused on astronomy.  The president made brief remarks at the White House's "Astronomy Night" before peering through a telescope and visiting briefly with a few of the attendees.

Ahmed Mohamed heads to the White House for Astronomy Night without his 'cool clock'.  President Barack Obama personally extended an invitation for the teenager to bring his 'cool clock' to the White House.  Tonight [10/19/2015], Ahmed will take the president up on his offer and attend Astronomy Night there — but it appears Obama won't have time to meet arguably the most famous guest at the event.

Obama Shies Away from Meeting 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed.  It appears that President Obama may not meet personally with Texas student Ahmed Mohamed at tonight's [10/19/2015] Astronomy Night at the White House, according to White House aides.  "I don't believe that the president will have the opportunity to meet with meet one-on-one with Ahmed Mohamed," Earnest confirmed during the White House press breifing [sic].  He explained to reporters that there would be "several hundred" students and teachers and scientists attending the event.

The Editor says...
Why would Obama make a very big deal about inviting Clockboy to the White House and then NOT meet him face-to-face?

Ahmed Mohamed, Muslim teen detained for bringing homemade clock to school, heads to the White House.  Ahmed, who did not bring the device with him to Washington, said he hopes to talk to Obama about his experience as a Muslim who came to the United States after 9/11.  "I'm going to talk to him about, like, how hard it is growing up in America," he said.  "It was pretty hard living in America and going to school being Muslim."  But Ahmed may not get the opportunity.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday that Obama is not scheduled to meet personally with Ahmed during his visit.

The Editor says...
Just because Obama isn't scheduled to meet with Clockboy, that doesn't mean it won't happen.

CAIR awards 'American Muslim of the Year' to clock kid after he meets with genocidal war criminal.  This clock kid is having quite a year!  After lying and saying he had invented a clock, the entire media universe gave him a big hug because those mean old Islamophobic cops arrested him for a "hoax bomb."  Well, apparently being a victim and playing the media is the greatest thing you can do as an American Muslim because CAIR is giving him an award for it!

Ahmed 'Clock Kid' Mohamed Wins 'American Muslim of the Year' Award at CAIR Event.  Ahmed Mohamed, otherwise known as "Clock Kid," was dubbed the "American Muslim of the Year" by a Muslim civil rights group.  The Council of American-Islamic Relations awarded the 14-year-old the honor over the weekend during the organization's 21st annual banquet in Arlington, Virginia.  The Washington Examiner reported that the award was in the shape of a clock.

Obama's 'Cool Clock' Muslim Boy Gets Award from Jihad-Tied CAIR.  The jihad-linked CAIR advocacy group has declared the Texas "cool clock" boy, Ahmed Mohamed, as the "American Muslim of the Year."  The political award bypassed accomplished Muslims in America — and was also protested by other Muslims — but it did highlight the incendiary claim by the Council on American-Islamic Relations to its overseas supporters that Muslims in America are threatened, and must be aided by overseas Muslims.

Ahmed 'Clock Kid' Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur.  [Scroll down]  The death toll in Darfur since 2003 is somewhere north of 300,000, according to the United Nations.  And that is on top of 2.2 million Sudanese wiped out by the government in the south of the country before the atrocities in Darfur began in earnest.  At the head of all of this has been Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, [...] But on Wednesday [10/14/2015], the Paris-based Sudan Tribune reports, Ahmed Mohamed — wunderkind "clock"-maker and White House invitee — enjoyed a red-carpet treatment from the Sudanese head of state, even posing with him for a photograph.

The American boy arrested for making a clock meets Sudan's president, an accused war criminal.  The arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Texas student, in mid-September for bringing a homemade clock to his high school created a nationwide debate about racism and Islamophobia in the United States.  Despite facing a wave of ugly criticism, Ahmed won support from high places — President Obama tweeted his support, and the teenager is expected to be a guest at the White House this weekend.  Ahead of that that visit, Ahmed has met with another president.  This meeting is a little bit more surprising.

Bad timing? Texas 'clock'-maker's visit with Sudanese leader complicates WH invite.  Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year old boy arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, may be putting President Obama in an awkward situation after meeting with Sudanese president and alleged war criminal Omar al-Bashir just days before a White House event to which he was invited.  Despite the controversy, the White House has not yet announced any change of plans for the invitation or the event — an Astronomy Night scheduled for Monday [10/19/2015] that brings together NASA astronauts and government scientists with students and teachers.

'Clock Boy' Ahmed Makes it to Mecca with Saudi Funds and Pushes U.S. 'Islamophobia' Narrative.  "Clock boy" Ahmed Mohamed made it to Mecca Friday [10/9/2015] for umrah, the Arabic word for pilgrimage, the portion of his Middle Eastern tour sponsored by the Saudi government.  The trip also included the 14-year-old's parents and other relatives, including one uncle who pushed the Islamophobia narrative.  The uncle, identified by Arab News as Moussa Al-Hassan, asserted:  "The ordinary American citizen lives in a state of fear of Arabs because of the American media's portrayal of him as an extremist terrorist."

The Editor says...
That's the whole purpose of Islamic terrorism:  to terrorize whole countries into submission.  Clockboy's uncle's statement precisely fits into the topic of this page:  The Muslims are bellyaching about all the irrational persecution they must endure, when in reality they are the ones who started this mess.

'Clock Boy' Ahmed's Dad Shares 9/11 'Truther' Posts on Facebook.  Presently, Mohamed tours the Middle East with his clock-making son, but he is also a Sudanese Reform Party activist and the repeatedly failed Sudanese National Reform party candidate for president of that country, although he and his family reside in Irving, a Dallas suburb.

Ahmed's Dad Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Posts, Videos on Arabic Facebook Page.  With the frenzy following his son Ahmed's bringing a suspicious-looking modified clock to high school, Texas-based Islamic political activist Mohammed Elhassan Mohammed finally succeeded in creating something he's sought for a long time:  a national media event that can be used to shine the light on alleged crimes of the United States, from accusations of "Islamophobia" in Irving, Texas, to American complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

Boy Arrested Over Clock Reportedly Had Previous Behavioral Issues.  Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing a clock to school, was reportedly suspended on several prior occasions.  In recent months, the Irving, Texas, teen gained widespread sympathy for his plight.  However, a former teacher claims Mohamed has a history of behavioral issues.

'He's one of those that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang'.  The Muslim teenager arrested for bringing his home-made clock into school was a 'weird little kid' that could have a future in crime, according to one of his former teachers.  Retired Sam Houston Middle School teacher Ralph Kubiak said that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a troublemaker in his younger years.

The Editor says...
Ahmed's device was not a "home-made clock," it was a Radio Shack clock, designed and built by somebody else log ago (see below).  In fact, has anyone seen pictures of Clock Boy's device in operation?  It may not be a functional clock at all — just a pile of junk in a box.  Free advice for Ahmed:  You'd better sell that pile of junk before your 15 minutes of fame expires.

Ahmed's celebrity tour goes global as family heads to Qatar.  Everyone was expecting North Texas' most famous teen to return home from his national tour this week.  A Dallas public relations firm hoping to sign Ahmed Mohamed had even made plans for a limousine to pick him up at the airport when they flew in from New York.  But they'll have to wait a little longer, because Ahmed and his family are detouring for Qatar, per a statement the family released this morning [9/28/2015].

The Muslim "Clock Boy" Is a Set up.  [Scroll down]  Well, fast-forward several days, and now it seems Ahmed the clockmaker isn't as he appeared.  First thing to be discovered was that the homemade clock was not homemade, but merely a stripped-down, disassembled 30+ year old RadioShack digital clock.  So, he lied about that.  Now we discover that another innocent member of Ahmed Mohammed's family was suspended for a "bomb related accusation."  She was accused of wanting to blow up her school.  The 17-year-old sister said she was suspended for "something I had nothing to do with." [...] I noticed every time the boy spoke, he would constantly glance off screen, as if he was being coached.  Now I hear that Mark Cuban spoke to the boy on the phone recently, and experienced the same thing.

On Ahmed's Clock, President Obama Once Again Spoke Too Soon.  Many think it "obvious" the school boy's religion had played a role in his arrest.  But Mohamed's story is clearly not what it first appeared, and, even if it was, he should never have been invited by the president.  After Mohamed visits the UN and Mecca, he plans to take up Obama's invitation to visit the White House.  The real question is whether Obama will disinvite the young man or pretend that Mohamed is someone he is not.

'Clock-boy's' sister was suspended for 'bomb' threat.  The 17-year-old sister of Muslim "clock boy" Ahmed Mohamed says she too was suspended from school due to a "bomb"-related accusation.  Eyman Mohamed told the Daily Beast during a day-long interview with the family Sept. 17 about an incident where she was accused of wanting to blow up her school. [...] The 17-year-old's claim continues a string of strange developments surrounding the Sept. 14 detention of her 14-year-old brother when a clock he "invented" was suspected of being a bomb. [...] NBA owner Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks told HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher last Friday [9/18/2015] he spoke to Ahmed on the phone but was puzzled as to why his sister kept trying to feed him answers.

The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited.  I suppose that headline is a bit optimistic — the media is very good about suppressing stories that expose them as frauds; see the Gosnell coverage.  But we're coming to a point where the media's continue refusal to acknowledge the obvious is going to become very embarrassing to them.

Obama's 'Cool Clock' Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN.  The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination.  "My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination," he said at a New York press event with Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper,

Before Ahmed's fame: fantastic inventions and a fight with authority.  If you want to know Ahmed Mohamed — not the hoax bomb suspect or the vindicated celebrity, but the motormouth kid with a schoolbag full of inventions and a head full of questions — ask a teacher.  Ask at Sam Houston Middle School, where the boy from Sudan mastered electronics and English, once built a remote control to prank the classroom projector and bragged of reciting his First Amendment rights in the principal's office.  It's also the school where Ahmed racked up weeks of suspensions, became convinced an administrator had it in for him and — before he left for the high school where he turned famous — prompted Irving ISD to review claims of anti-Muslim bullying.

Ahmed's suspicious 'clock' FAILS the college kid test.  The media immediately jumped on the school and the police where Ahmed Muhammed was reported and arrested for his "hoax bomb."  They said the arrest was only because of "islamophobia," but if that's the case, then the bare clock was Islamophobic, because college kids found that it looked just like a bomb.  [Video clip]

'Clock Boy' and America's Suicidal PC Tendencies.  Last week, Muslim 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed made national news after being detained by police for bringing a deconstructed clock to his Texas school.  The clock, to inexpert eyes, looked like a bomb.  Ahmed's English teacher thought so and called the police; when they questioned Mohamed, he reportedly stonewalled them.  They released him after realizing that the device posed no threat and was not meant as a hoax explosive.

Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back.  The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb.  Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week.  His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit.  His family said in a statement Wednesday [9/23/2015] that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district "because of religious persecution," and had decided to home-school the kids.

Clockboy's sister was once suspended from school for threatening to blow it up.  "I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with... I got suspended and I didn't do anything about it and so when I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn't get to stand up."  She had nothing to do with the threat and yet did nothing about being suspended?  Where were her parents?  If I had a child in school who was suspended over a false accusation, I'd be at the principal's office in a matter of minutes.  And would the school really suspend her on a hearsay accusation from one other girl — even in what The Daily Beast hysterically calls "a hotbed of Islamophobia"?  It is unlikely, given the risk of complaints and even litigation from the parents, that they would have taken such a step without substantial evidence.

Daily Beast Reporter Ignores Clockboy's sister's bomb threat.  ["]So I'm not jealous, I'm kinda like — it's like he's standing for me."  It is indeed a lot like that.  It is so much like that it sounds to me like a possible motive for bringing a hoax bomb to school, to "stand up" for his sister who had been, she claims, falsely accused of wanting to "blow up the school."

White House denies blocking 13-year-old critic on Twitter.  The White House says it is not blocking 13-year-old conservative activist C.J. Pearson from following President Obama's Twitter account.  Pearson claimed the White House blocked him after he criticized President Obama's decision to invite 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed to the White House.  Mohamed made headlines after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials mistook for a bomb.  But the White House contends it doesn't block anyone from Twitter, as the administration's policy is that official governmental accounts not block any followers.

Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohamed's Family Blocking Release of Records; Obama Tweeted Support Even Before "Clock" Pic Released.  Last night [9/21/2015], Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called "clock" were publicly available. [...] "I don't think there's any question that this latest event was a PR stunt, it was a staged event," [Jim] Hanson said, saying the device did look like an explosive.  "I've built briefcase bombs and blown them up, that's what they look like," Hanson pointed out referring to his time with Special Forces.

Ahmed's Sister Admits School Suspension For Alleged Bomb Threat 3 Years Earlier.  The sister of the boy who brought a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas high school said she was suspended from a school in a prior bomb scare.  Her suspension occurred in 2009 while she was attending middle school in the same district.  Lesley Weaver, a spokeswoman for the district, said school officials can't release any information about the 18-year-old sister's episode because [of] the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Clock Boy Plans Detour To Mecca Before Meeting Obama.  Ahmed Mohamed, known worldwide as "Clock Boy," still plans to meet President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. But before he does so, he may go on a detour to Saudi Arabia.  Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, Ahmed's father, says that the family is flying to New York to meet with United Nations dignitaries Wednesday [9/23/2015].  Then, they hope to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Islamic hajj, if the family can get a visa, and finally to return to the U.S. to meet with the president.

Ahmed Mohamed Didn't Build a Clock — and Other Niggling Problems in the Story of Dallas's Whizkid-of-the-Week.  [Scroll down]  And add to all this that Ahmed's father, Mohamed Elhassan, is something of a self-appointed Islamic activist.  After he debated Koran-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones in 2011, the Washington Post wrote:  ["]Elhassan, a native of the Sudan who is now an American citizen, likes to call himself a sheik.  He wears a cleric's flowing white robes and claims hundreds of followers throughout Egypt, Sudan and in the United States.  But he is unknown as a scholar or holy man in the state he has called home for two decades.  Religious leaders in Texas say they have never heard of Elhassan, including the imam at the mosque where he worships.  [']This so-called leader, we have never heard of this person,['] said Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh, the head of the Islamic Center of Irving.  [']I believe the whole thing is made up.['"]

Clock controversy risks backfiring for Obama as critics cast doubt on narrative.  President Obama's public backing of a Texas high school freshman, who got national headlines last week when his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb by teachers, could be causing a headache for the White House and other supporters as questions are being raised about the motives in the case.  Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's father has said he now plans to withdraw the freshman from MacArthur High School, and said Monday [9/21/2015] that they intend to visit New York City where he says they will meet with dignitaries at the United Nations, before making a pilgrimage to Mecca and later visiting Obama at the White House, The Dallas Morning News reported.  It was not immediately clear which dignitaries had requested a meeting with Mohamed.

If You See Something, (think hard before you) Say Something.  The Department of Homeland Security created a national campaign called, "If you see something, say something."  The purpose is to, "raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement."  The goal is to keep the nation safe. [...] Teenager Ahmed Mohamed, in Irving, Texas, brought a "home made" clock to school to show his teacher.  His teacher was concerned that it might be a bomb.  See something, say something.  It turned out to be the components of a clock that the teenager supposedly built.  Whether he built it or simply took a commercial clock out of its case is up for debate, and not relevant to this discussion.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Father of clock boy Ahmed Mohamed withdraws All of his children from school district.  The family of a 14-year-old Muslim teenager who got in trouble over a homemade clock mistaken for a possible bomb withdrew the boy from his suburban Dallas high school on Monday [9/21/2015].  Ahmed Mohamed's father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, said he has pulled all of his children from their Irving Independent School District schools. Mohamed said the family is still deciding where to send the children to school.

Family: Ahmed withdraws from Irving ISD, eyes trips to United Nations and Mecca.  Not only is Ahmed leaving the district, a week after his English teacher reported his homemade clock to police, but his younger brother and sister are pulling out of other IISD schools, according to the father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed.  "Ahmed said, I don't want to go to MacArthur," Mohamed told me.  "These kids aren't going to be happy there."

The Editor says...
Who is happy in a public high school?  Nobody I know.

14 year-old kid makes Obama his dupe.  "Cool clock, Ahmed, want to bring it to the White House?"  This was President Obama's knee-jerk reaction to an incident in which 14 year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought a clock mechanism to school that he claimed to have put together at home, but found himself briefly in trouble with the law because the mechanism looked something like a timing device for a bomb.  "We should inspire more kids like you to like science; it's what makes America great," our commentator-in-chief added.  Claiming to be victims of anti-Muslim prejudice, Ahmed and his family have already parlayed the clock into (1) that White House invite from Obama, (2) a scholarship fund that quickly raised more than $10,000, and (3) opportunities from various tech companies.  Not bad a bad haul.

Did the Muslim 'Clock Boy' Perpetrate a Hoax?  Here's the real story:
  •   There was no "school project" or science assignment to justify Mohamed bringing the device to school.
  •   Just three weeks into his freshman year, Mohamed was no "science whiz well-known by high school teachers for tinkering."
  •   The "clock" wasn't made from scratch but just the guts of a mass-manufactured digital clock, complete with AC cord and 9-volt backup battery connection.
  •   With its exposed wires and lack of a face, the gutted clock looked like a bomb.  It also sounded like a bomb:  The alarm was set to go off during English class; the beeping startled the teacher who called police.
  •   When police questioned Mohamed, he wasn't cooperative and was described as "disrespectful."
  •   The police chief said the device was "intended to create a level of alarm; in other words, a hoax bomb."
  •   Mohamed's Sudanese father — a Muslim political activist involved in previous Muslim grievances — reportedly asked the cops to re-handcuff his son — so his daughter could take the photo that went viral.
  •   Mohamed tweeted:  "Thank you fellow supporters.  We can ban together to stop this racial inequality."
  •   The family's spokesperson is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a terror-tied group that in 2006 sued US Airways for kicking several Muslim activists off a flight for behaving suspiciously and rattling passengers — a stunt that looks eerily similar.

Texas teen arrested over homemade clock to visit United Nations.  A Texas teenager who became a global sensation after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb will be meeting foreign dignitaries at the United Nations this week, a family friend said on Tuesday [9/22/2015].  Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a Muslim student who dabbles in robotics and attended a Dallas area high school, touched off a social media firestorm with many seeing his the arrest as being tied to his religion.

The Strange Story of Ahmed Mohamed & His Suspiciously Bomb-Like Clock.  Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne made news on Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV show Monday night regarding the strange case of "clock-boy" Ahmed Mohammed.  Ahmed is the 14-year-old freshman from Irving, Texas, who ran into trouble with school and police authorities when he brought a clock to school that looked suspiciously like a briefcase bomb.  Ahmed claims to have "invented" the clock and brought it to school to show his shop teacher.  Here is a video demonstration of someone putting together a clock like the one Ahmed brought to school:  [Video clip] As you can see, Ahmed didn't "invent" squat.

Suspicious Pop-Tart guns versus scientific suitcase clocks.  In an effort to assuage what is perceived to be the fragile sensibilities of Muslim-Americans, Barack Obama has once again bowed to political correctness by extending his usual partiality toward an individual based solely on skin color and religion.  This time, the person at the center of the controversy is Ahmed Mohamed.  Ahmed is the 14-year-old Sudanese-American aspiring clockmaker who has proven to be bright enough to impress his teachers with his engineering prowess — but apparently not bright enough to know that bringing a homemade digital clock to school with wires snaking out of it, stored inside a suitcase (or briefcase, if you will), isn't a good idea.

#IStandWithAhmed — Against Authoritarian Idiocy.  Unlike the Twitter hordes, I'm inclined not to spin this into some profound comment on our "cultural moment."  If it's a comment on anything, it's on the astonishing deficit of common sense at MacArthur High School and among local authorities — the teacher who began this fiasco, the principal who exacerbated it, and the police department that used five police officers to interrogate a lanky NASA-tech aspirant, and also thought it appropriate to make Ahmed do the perp walk out of homeroom.  No one thought to ask Ahmed's engineering teacher about this?  To give Ahmed's parents a quick ring?  Everyone involved in this circus should be prohibited from watching any more 24.

Suitcase clock
Suspicious Pop-Tart guns versus scientific suitcase clocks.  In an effort to assuage what is perceived to be the fragile sensibilities of Muslim-Americans, Barack Obama has once again bowed to political correctness by extending his usual partiality toward an individual based solely on skin color and religion.  This time, the person at the center of the controversy is Ahmed Mohamed.  Ahmed is the 14-year-old Sudanese-American aspiring clockmaker who has proven to be bright enough to impress his teachers with his engineering prowess — but apparently not bright enough to know that bringing a homemade digital clock to school with wires snaking out of it, stored inside a suitcase (or briefcase, if you will), isn't a good idea.

The Ahmed Mohamed Fairy Tale.  Some have tried to make it appear that Ahmed's invitation to the White House is in part related to his engineering genius — an effort to reward and encourage other young Moslem science students to excel.  The story doesn't wash.  As we noted earlier, he couldn't or wouldn't initially explain to police who questioned him what it was and how it worked.  Moreover, one techie argues persuasively that Ahmed had merely taken apart a 1970's digital clock manufactured by Micronta (a division of Radio Shack), put it in a box, and claimed it as his own creation.  Was this a setup by his father and local Moslem activists or an unfortunately common school system mishap?

Reverse Engineering Ahmed Mohamed's Clock... and Ourselves.  [Scroll down]  Amhed's clock was invented, and built, by Micronta, a Radio Shack subsidary.  Catalog number 63 756.  The shape and design is a dead give away.  The large screen.  The buttons on the front laid out horizontally would have been on a separate board — a large snooze button, four control buttons, and two switches to turn the alarm on and off, and choose two brightness levels. [...] For one last bit of confirmation, I located the pencil box Ahmed used for his project. [...] So there you have it folks, Ahmed Mohamad did not invent, nor build a clock.  He took apart an existing clock, and transplanted the guts into a pencil box, and claimed it was his own creation.

Briefcase Clock Maker Ahmed Mohamed Is Son of Muslim Activist.  As many people thoroughly anticipated the back-story to the 14-year-old briefcase clockmaker reflects his father is actually a rather controversial Muslim activist.  This lends further credence toward a reasonable belief that his taking a briefcase clock to school was not as innocent as the media would lead everyone to believe.

Get Lost, You Palace-Guard Creeps.  [Scroll down]  Any candidate who plays this game with the Obamamedia is a fool.  Assuming for the sake of argument that the questioner is genuine and not a plant (like, say, the 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn't make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation), putting all of that to one side, there are several entirely reasonable responses one could make to the gentlemen of the press: [...]

Ahmed Didn't Build Clock. 1970's Vintage Available on eBay.  You all know about the boy genius MIT praised and who Obama invited to the White House.  Well, somebody went through the trouble of checking out Ahmed's clock.  Turns out it is probably a digital clock from the 1970's.  One like it was available on eBay.  A curious engineer watched the YouTube video interview of Ahmed and wanted to know more about the clock.  This is what he discovered: [...]

We've Been HAD!! Muslim Kid Definitely Didn't Make That Clock!  This story has been so annoying I've been mostly ignoring it, and while I'm generally not about conspiracy theories, this is... kinda weird.  So Ahmed has been invited to the White House and become an intern for Twitter because the media says evil racist cops and teachers arrested him for innocently bringing an invention, a clock, to his classroom.  It's Islamophobia!!!  But wait... what if... he didn't actually build any clock?!

How Ahmed's clock became a false, convenient tale of racism.  By now you've heard the story of Ahmed Mohamed, crowned by the Daily Beast "The Muslim Hero America Has Been Waiting For" after the 14-year-old brought to school a beeping, strange-looking homemade concealed device that turned out to be a clock.  School officials, thinking, as 95% of Americans would, that it kinda looked like a bomb, hauled him out of class.  Police put him in handcuffs and, even after the confusion passed, the boy was suspended from school.  That earned Mohamed a planned trip to the White House, a message of support from Hillary Clinton, an offer to stop by Facebook to meet Mark Zuckerberg and an invitation to be an intern at Twitter.

Ahmed's Clock in the Age of Grievance-Mongering.  Anybody want to hazard a guess as to what would happen if a young man showed up at the White House visitors' center with a backpack in which was a homemade device full of circuit boards joined to a timing device?  I do not frequent the White House, but I often am in the House and Senate office buildings in Washington, and my best guess is that if I'd tried to bring Mohamed's clock into one of those places, there would have been guns drawn.  "Oh, but those are high-security environments!" you might be tempted to protest.  Mohamed was arrested by high-school campus police in Suburbia, Texas.  Why are there police stationed at suburban high schools?  Because public schools are now a high-security environment, or at least many of them are intended to be.

If It Walks Like an Influence Operation....  The more we learn about the facts surrounding the events in Irving, Texas this week, the more it seems we've been bamboozled.  The now-universal rendering of the story is that a student named Ahmed Mohamed was wrongly removed from his school in handcuffs for innocently bringing in a homemade "clock."  The purported injustice of this story — laced with the implication that it all happened because Ahmed is a Muslim — has made him an instant celebrity, winning fawning treatment from MIT to Stephen Colbert to the White House.  The facts, however, suggest this may have been a provocation.  For starters, building and bringing to school what sure looked like a trigger for an improvised briefcase bomb would predictably raise an alarm.

The Real Story Of #Istandwithahmed.  The hubbub surrounding Irving, Texas 14-year-old MacArthur High School student Ahmed Mohammed — the kid who brought a homemade clock-in-a-case that looked like a fake bomb to school — continues apace, with the President of the United States inviting him to the White House, and 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tweeting out encouragement.  There's only one problem:  the whole story smells.  It stinks of leftist exploitation.

Father of Muslim teen arrested for clock previously battled Fla. Koran burner, has run for president of Sudan twice.  The father of the Muslim teenager, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is a Sudanese immigrant who went from selling New York City hot dogs to twice running for president in his native country.  Mohamed ElHassan, who stood beside his son Ahmed Mohamed Wednesday and expressed how "proud" he is of him, grew up in an African village before moving to the U.S. to achieve the American dream, the North Dallas Gazette reported.  "Once I realized my dream was bigger than what Sudan had to offer I immigrated to America in the mid-1980s," the father of seven told the paper in February.

Real bomb vs fake bomb
Muslim "Bomb-Clock" Kid's Victim Narrative Just Imploded.  The moment Mohamed walked into the school with an invention that resembled a weapon, the teachers and police should have known he was untouchable because of his ideology.  Allah forbid a white teen walk into class with an alarm clock in the shape of a firearm.  Of course, he would've been arrested, or perhaps tackled on the spot and subsequently suspended.  We couldn't expect teachers to simply take his word that it's only an alarm clock."  On the left is an actual briefcase bomb.  On the right is Ahmed Mohamed's fake briefcase bomb, and liberals think that teachers and police should automatically know the differencejust by looking.

Ahmed Mohamed and the 'Islamophobia' Clock.  This story is pure agitprop most fatal.  "If you see something, say something" is now racism.  And for destroying this simple principle of self-protection, young Ahmed Mohamed is a media star.  Not only has Barack Obama invited him to the White House, but NASA has also invited Ahmed to meet with them, as has Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.  The whole thing has clearly been a setup, and its effect will be to make Americans less safe.  If you ever see a Muslim with a suspicious object, remember the lesson of Ahmed Mohamed:  to say something would be "racism."  That could end up being the epitaph of America and the free world.

Muslim Kid Brings Steel Case with Timer and Wires Hanging Out to School.  Curiously, I noticed most media outlets never showed this clever device that terrified teachers.  So it turns out the clock was constructed inside a steel box with an LED timer/clock mounted on it and wires hanging out.  Here's a picture of the device once it was opened up:  [Photo]  In other words, the media and the White House are using these very sensible precautions to pillory the school system and Texas in general.  Just don't mention that the Tsarnaev brothers had backpacks.

Conservative Black Teen Goes Viral Criticizing Obama for Ahmed Invitation.  A young African American conservative with a big Internet following has posted a video vigorously criticizing President Obama's decision to invite 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed to the White House.  CJ Pearson, 13, questioned the president's priorities in extending the invitation, noting that he had not invited the families of slain police officers to the White House.  "But when a Muslim kid builds a clock? Come on by," he says in the video posted to YouTube:  [Video clip]

This Ted Cruz booster is 13, black, and just shredded Obama on clock kid.  [Scroll down]  "Mr. President," he began, speaking with a Southern twang.  "When Kate Steinle was gunned down by an illegal immigrant, you didn't do anything.  You didn't even call the family.  You didn't invite them to the White House.  Is that okay?  I don't think so, Mr. President."  Twenty seconds had gone by — but CJ was just getting warmed up.

Ga. teen blasts White House invite of Ahmed Mohamed.  A Georgia teen took to YouTube this week to criticize the White House for its invitation to a Texas teen who has been in the spotlight for an invention that got him suspended.  Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teen from Texas who was suspended earlier this week because a teacher thought his homemade clock was a bomb, will not be returning to the school that suspended him.  The case sparked claims of racial profiling and outrage across the country, with some influential people — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama, who invited him to the White House — showing Ahmed, 14, support.

Obama invites suspended Muslim teen to the White House.  A Texas teenager who was suspended from school for bringing a homemade clock to class received a 21st century invitation from President Obama on Wednesday [9/16/2015] to visit the White House.  Instead of making a traditional phone call, Obama took to his personal Twitter account to invite Ahmed Mohamed, 14, of Irving, Texas, to show off the device at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Another zero tolerance failure: kid arrested after taking homemade clock to school.  Because Ahmed is a Muslim and has gotten some attention on social media, people actually care about this case and by the time this is all done, his family will probably end up getting a huge settlement from the school.  In the interim, Obama has invited him to the White House and he's being cheered everywhere for liking science.  So, this whole mess will probably end up being the best thing that ever happened to him.

Fake bomb blunder ends with White House invite.  A Texas high school student at the center of a tech storm after authorities mistook his clock invention for a bomb got a reprieve from the highest level Wednesday [9/16/2015].  President Obama invited him to the White House.  "Cool clock, Ahmed.  Want to bring it to the White House?," @POTUS tweeted.  "We should inspire more kids like you to like science.  It's what makes America great."

President Obama Invites Ahmed Mohamed to White House to Show Him Clock Mistaken for Bomb.  President Obama has tweeted from his official personal account, inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House to show him the clock invention that was mistaken for a bomb.  "Cool clock, Ahmed," the president tweeted today.  "Want to bring it to the White House?  We should inspire more kids like you to like science.  It's what makes America great."

Texas Teen Takes Briefcase Clock To School — Creates A Stir.  The media is so full of obfuscation with this story it's quite funny.  If you were to read any of a number of articles about Ahmed Mohamed and his "clock" he brought to school, you'd never quite get the picture of what this "clock" looked like.

Obama Praises Arrested Teen Clockmaker For 'Making America Great'.  After a lengthy conversation with the business leaders about the economy, President Obama tweeted support for a high school student arrested in Irving, Texas after he brought a homemade clock to school.  The student, Ahmen Mohamed, was called to the principal's office after a teacher reported it.  Police arrested him, put him in handcuffs, and took his fingerprints.

Obama, Zuckerberg and NASA back Muslim teen, 14, arrested in school after his homemade alarm clock was mistaken for a bomb.  The Muslim teenager arrested for bringing his home-made clock into school which teachers claimed 'looked like a bomb' has said he will go to the White House to visit Barack Obama after the President extended an invite to him earlier in the day.  Ahmed Mohamed, 14, received messages of support from across the globe today after an image of him being handcuffed and escorted out of MacArthur High School, in Irving, Texas, went viral.  Among the outpouring of sympathy was a message from Obama inviting Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House, an offer that the teenager said he would accept this evening.

Geert Wilders and Fitna

From the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' win draws a sour grapes response from the eurotrash.  After decades of wokedom, self-satisfied establishmentarians in European capitals found themselves 'shocked' that populist/conservative Geert Wilders ran away with a big victory in the Netherlands.  Sour grapes is more like it.  But to get even more specific, it was a wake-up call.  According to the Associated Press:  ["]Anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders said Thursday that he is ready to join the next Dutch coalition government after he surged to a huge election victory that marked a stunning lurch to the far right for a nation once famed as a beacon of tolerance.["] [...] "Stunning lurch to the far right"?  Let's just say we know how Mike and Raf voted if they are Dutch.  What crazed, insulting language that bears no resemblance to the subject of their article. [...] I've met Geert myself in Los Angeles, and far from being intolerant as he had been painted, he's as tolerant and pleasant as they come from a nation that has a splendid culture of tolerance and love for freedom. [...] Sounds like the sort of person who should be leading the Netherlands, actually.  His stances on out-of-control migration from incompatible and hostile cultures, crime, inflation, and the green agenda resonated with Dutch voters.

Populist Geert Wilders claims victory, but it is very unlikely he will become prime minister.  Geert Wilders, one of Europe's most prominent, controversial and inflammatory populist politicians, is heading for victory in the Dutch general election.  Mr Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), is predicted to win 35 seats in the 150-seat Dutch parliament, the best result in a political career that spans decades largely spent berating Islam and mainstream politicians.  "The PVV can no longer be ignored," he said in the wake of victory.  "We will govern."  The left-wing coalition led by Frans Timmermans is predicted to come second with 25 seats while the VVD, which has led the government for the past 13 years under the leadership of outgoing prime minister Mark Rutte, had a dismal night, falling to third place with a predicted haul of 24 seats.  "That was a catastrophic disaster," one member told me.

Dutch establishment in blind 'panic' as Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom projected to become largest in the Netherlands.  Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom is set to become the largest party in the Dutch parliament according to the final poll published ahead of Wednesday's election.  The last survey conducted by I&O Research released on Tuesday morning showed the populist conservatives had edged ahead of the establishment parties and suggested the PVV could win 28 seats in the House of Representatives.  The governing Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Labor-Green alliance of PvdA-GroenLinks spearheaded by former Eurocrat Frans Timmermans, were projected to amass 27 seats apiece.

'Anti-Islam Bad Boy' Wins Big in Dutch Elections, Leftist Meltdown Begins Immediately.  In yet another sign of a global political shift, the right-wing populist Party for Freedom in the Netherlands is projected to win a large plurality.  According to exit polling, the PVV will pick up at least 35 seats while the current ruling coalition will combine for 37 losses while only winning 41 seats total.  That makes Geert Wilders, the founder of the Party for Freedom, the big winner.  It also means an absolute meltdown has already started given how much Wilders is hated by the European left.  The Netherlands has been in the midst of a soft political revolution over the last several years centering on climate change policies and the influx of Muslim immigration into the European country.  As RedState reported, mass protests were held throughout 2022 after the ruling government signed a climate change agreement that would see Dutch farmers decimated due to restrictive emissions standards.  It looks like those farmers have gotten their revenge while also securing their futures.

Pakistani ex-cricketer offered $23,000 for the killing of Geert Wilders for insulting Islam.  Imagine if someone had offered money for the killing of a critic of Christianity, which would not happen and should not happen.  The headlines would be insistent, shrill, and persistent.  But no one will take any particular notice of this.

Pakistan Ex-cricketer Named In Dutch MP Threats Case.  The Netherlands said Monday that it was prosecuting a "famous" Pakistani for allegedly inciting the murder of a lawmaker, with anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders saying the suspect is former international cricketer Khalid Latif.  The Dutch public prosecution service said a 37-year-old man had offered 21,000 euros ($23,000) in 2018 for the killing of a Dutch MP through a video on the internet, without identifying the suspect or the target.  "In this particular case, the suspect is identifiable.  He is a famous person in his own country.  As a result, the Dutch police recognised him from the images," prosecutors said in a statement.

Geert Wilders Slams Dutch PM: 'You Have Imported a Monster Called Islam Into Our Country'.  The Dutch House of Representatives held a debate on freedom of speech at the request of Party for Freedom (PVV) leader, Geert Wilders after the beheading of the French teacher Samuel Paty.  Wilders slammed the open-borders policies of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte for "importing a monster called Islam into our country, which has put our country in danger."  Geert Wilders, who is thought of as, "The Donald Trump of The Netherlands", opened the parliamentary debate with a summary of the islamic attacks and threats in recent weeks.  He also addressed the call by Amsterdam's imam, Yassin Elforkani, who just two weeks after the murder of Samuel Paty, began demanding the criminalization of insulting Mohammed.  A petition was even launched by his fellow Imam, Ismail Abou Soumayyah insisting the government to adopt sharia blasphemy laws.  The petition has currently been signed more than 125,000 times.

French schoolgirl, 13, admits making up story that sparked hate campaign resulting in teenage Jihadi beheading teacher Samuel Paty.  A French schoolgirl has admitted to telling lies about a teacher who was beheaded after an online hate campaign kickstarted by her comments.  The unidentified girl had claimed that high school teacher Samuel Paty showed an image depicting the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on free speech.  She said that Paty had asked Muslim pupils to leave the class before he showed the image, which had appeared in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Death to Free Speech in the Netherlands - Again.  A Dutch appeals court recently upheld the conviction of Dutch politician Geert Wilders for supposedly insulting Moroccans in comments he made at an election rally in 2014. At the same time, however, the appeals court overturned Wilders' conviction for inciting hatred or discrimination against Moroccans.  At an election rally in The Hague in March 2014, as leader of the Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom), reportedly the country's most popular opposition party today, Wilders asked those present, whether they wanted "more or fewer Moroccans?"  After the crowd chanted "fewer, fewer" Wilders said, "We're going to organize that."  Wilders was prosecuted and convicted in December 2016 on two counts:  First for "deliberately insulting a group of people because of their race."  Second, for "inciting hatred or discrimination against these people."

Geert Wilders:  "In My Opinion, Islam Is Not a Religion".  [Scroll down]  "Decades ago, a few thousand people from Islamic countries would stay temporarily.  But temporarily turned out to be permanently.  Those thousands of guest workers became hundreds of thousands.  And in Europe millions of people by now.  Back then those people were called upon to integrate and assimilate.  But Islam, the word says it already, seeks to dominate.  Not long ago Professor Koopmans found that as much as seventy percent of Muslims find Islamic rules more important than secular laws.  In Europe almost weekly innocent people are slaughtered in name of Allah and Islam.  Proudly.  We have been declared war and we refuse to defend ourselves."

Geert Wilders and the Real Story of the Election.  Geert Wilders has fundamentally changed the conversation about Islam and immigration. [...] His courage and common sense have made him into a world leader.  Wilders had the courage to defy the assassins and murderers, the politically correct scolds and the bleeding hearts, the pallid men and women who counsel moderation in all things and at all times, to tell the truth about Islam and Islamic migration.  That is what he will go on doing even as he lives under threat.  And his courage inspires opponents of the Jihad in the Netherlands and around the world.

Dutch Statesman Geert Wilders:  "Islam as an Ideology does not allow Freedom".  Dutch politician and the odds-on next leader of the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, recently made some stunning comments about Islam that are sure to make life more dangerous for him than it already is.  Wilders has long been a firebrand in Dutch politics, defending free speech, renouncing the works of Islam, and calling for the Netherlands to cut ties with the tyrannical European Union (EU).  He's been arrested and forced to endure show trials for his decision to speak out against the scourge of Islam on Dutch culture.  He's survived several attempts on his life, and yet he continues to speak out in defense of the Dutch people and Western Civilization.

Fearing a future of immigrants, robots, Dutch voters eye Geert Wilders.  From the towering offices of Rotterdam's port authority, you can watch the never-ending stream of barges begin their river journeys to the Rhine and points across Europe, carrying everything from Chinese microwave ovens to iron ore from Brazil.  Rotterdam boasts Europe's biggest port, which depends on the globalised economy for its success and 130,000 jobs.  Yet this North Sea gateway to the world is also the birthplace of an anti-globalization, anti-immigrant and anti-Islam movement that is on course to place first in Dutch elections on March 15.

Geert Wilders forced to suspend campaign appearances under death threats.  Some disturbing news out of the Netherlands this week.  The campaign of upstart politician and Member of Parliament Geert Wilders has suspended all public appearances and rallies in a move which is expected to last through the election next month.  Wilders has been a constant target of threats throughout his career but now things have gotten extremely serious.  A plot was uncovered which could have placed him in extreme peril, hence this move to stay out of the public eye for a while.

Anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders leads Dutch election polls as campaign officially kicks off today.  Campaigning for the Dutch election began on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders as the frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the US presidency.  Wilders, a Eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump, has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary election the start of a 'Patriotic Spring' in Europe, where French and German voters go to the polls in May and September.

Anti-Islam, Anti-Migration Wilders Widens Lead in Dutch Polls.  On December 9, a panel of 3 judges in the Netherlands convicted Geert Wilders of incitement to discrimination, and also of insulting an ethnic group.  Nonetheless, the two most recent polls show Geert Wilders, an anti-Islam, anti-migration politician far ahead of the pack.

Are Europe's 'Extreme Right' Parties Really So Extreme?  The European left — lost for so many years in a blind, virtue-signaling multiculturalism — now has to come to grips with the fact that maybe all cultures are NOT equal, that some cultures truly are racist, sexist, and homophobic and are governed by a religious ideology that seeks to rule the world with no separation of mosque and state and human rights virtually non-existent, the very things the left claims it abhors.  And those same leftists don't know how to handle this contradiction.  So they blame those who do and call them neo-Nazis.  Ironically, those called neo-Nazis and the like are often the most open-minded people, seeking to preserve Europe's gift to humanity, the Enlightenment.  Such a person is the extraordinary Geert Wilders, recently found guilty of "discrimination" by a Dutch court and now the odds-on favorite to be the next prime minister of that country.  The Dutch are in many ways the most honest people in Europe.  Wilders — no shrinking violet — has already tweeted out in no uncertain terms that Angela Merkel has blood on her hands for what transpired in Berlin.  She does.

Europe's Submission.  On December 9, Geert Wilders was found guilty by a Dutch court of "incitement to anti-minority discrimination." His crime was asking a crowd in The Hague in 2014, "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?"  "Fewer, fewer!" came the reply, to which he responded:  "I'll take care of that!"  That was enough to get Wilders arrested and put on trial nine months ago, and convicted last Friday [12/9/2016].  Wilders called the verdict "madness" and promised to fight back, but other Europeans accused of deviant thoughts are not as sanguine.

Europe:  Illegal to Criticize Islam.  While Geert Wilders was being prosecuted in the Netherlands for talking about "fewer Moroccans" during an election campaign, a state-funded watchdog group says that threatening homosexuals with burning, decapitation and slaughter is just fine, so long as it is Muslims who are making those threats, as the Quran tells them that such behavior is mandated.

Convicting Geert Wilders of "speaking" seems to have backfired.  The Freedom Party was already making gains in the polls before the trial and it seems to have been a point of belief (or at least optimistic hope) among Wilders' detractors that the conviction might stall that surge and turn their fortunes around.  That obviously doesn't appear to be the case and in fact may have backfired on them in a big way.  If the number of seats his party controls rises from the modest 12 they now hold up to the high thirties or even forty, a coalition with other similarly inclined parties could quickly evolve into the controlling force in their Parliament.

What Was Behind the Trial of Geert Wilders?  Although the gross unfairness of Geert Wilders's prosecution is clear when compared with other Dutch politicians who have articulated far worse, there is also compelling evidence that much that is preached from the Koran in mosques daily would clearly fall under such a definition of hate speech — also remaining curiously outside the attention of public prosecutors.  Are not elected Member of Parliament even more responsible to for the safety of the public than are other citizens?  If elected officials are criminalized for speaking out, at what point do such restrictions start posing a national security problem?

Civilization Death Watch:  Geert Wilders Convicted of Hate Speech.  As reported by the UK Telegraph, prosecutors had asked judges to fine Wilders 5,000 euros as punishment, but Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose any sentence because the conviction was punishment enough.  Wilders, head of the PVV Freedom Party and invariably described in the news media as a far-rightwing politician, was not present but his lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops, immediately announced that there would be an appeal.  The case against Wilders, which took 20 months to come to a verdict, was built on 6,500 official complaints after he led a party rally during a local election campaign in The Hague in March 2014, asking whether there should be "more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands."

Geert Wilders Has Something to Say.  A month ago, the Dutch politician Geert Wilders was considered likely to become the country's next prime minister.  On Friday [12/9/2016], he was convicted on hate-speech charges — and became slightly more likely to become the president's next prime minister. [...] While it is worth keeping in mind that Wilders isn't a consistent defender of the free-speech rights he complains are being here violated — he has advocated banning both the Koran and the building of new mosques in the Netherlands — the laws he has been convicted of violating are absurd and have no place in a civilized, liberal society such as the Netherlands.  They are an example of what happens when what we call political correctness is allowed to harden into an unchallengeable orthodoxy and given the power of law.  And we ought to keep in mind that our own so-called liberals are eager to enact such "hate speech" laws, and to use them to suppress political ideas they find unpalatable.

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders found guilty of hate speech.  Dutch far-right wing politician Geert Wilders was today found guilty of hate speech and inciting racial discrimination for leading a chant calling for "fewer, fewer" Moroccans in the Netherlands.  Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected lawmaker.  Prosecutors had asked judges to fine him 5,000 euros ($5,300).  Wilders, head of the PVV Freedom Party, was not present to hear the judgement but his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops immediately issued a statement to say that he would appeal.

Wilders unapologetic as Dutch hate speech trial ends.  Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday [11/23/2016], saying "millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me" if he is found guilty.  Wilders, 53, who had previously shunned hearings held at a high-security courthouse near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, addressed a three-judge bench at the end of the three-week trial which will formally be closed on Friday.

Geert Wilders:  "We are slowly but surely losing our freedom of speech".  Geert Wilders has been fined 5,000 euros for "hate speech," for daring to oppose the massive Muslim migrant influx into the Netherlands.  He notes rightly:  "Speaking about one of the biggest problems of our country — the problem with Moroccans — is now punishable, according to the elite.  And, hence, we are slowly but surely losing our freedom of speech.  Even asking a question is no longer allowed.  Even though millions of people agree.  And Moroccans have suddenly become a race.  So if you say something about Moroccans, you are now a racist.  Nobody understands that.  It is utter madness.  Only meant to shut you and me up."  And this large-scale endeavor to shut up all opposition is a direct attempt to silence concerns about jihad terror and Sharia supremacism, and how Muslim migration may lead to more of both.  The political elites are becoming progressively more authoritarian in service of the Islamic supremacist agenda.

The witch hunt against a freedom fighter continues.  In March 2014, during a political rally at The Hague, Geert Wilders asked his audience whether they wanted "more or fewer Moroccans" in The Netherlands.  "Fewer, fewer," his supporters chanted.  And then he promised them that "then, we will arrange that."  He meant, of course, that if his party were to do well in the next election, he would limit the number of "Moroccans" entering the country.  He did not denounce all "Moroccans."  He did not say he would be forcibly removing "Moroccans" from the country.  All he did was utter less than a dozen words, lasting less than 30 seconds.  There was no ranting, no mocking of Moroccans.  But out of that briefest of exchanges with his supporters a hysterical case has been concocted by the Dutch state against Wilders, who is now on trial, put there by those who think that his question-and-answer constituted "racism" and "discrimination" and "hate speech."  Where should we begin with this?  Wilders has never made a comment on a race, though he is forever being accused of "racism."  "Moroccans" are not a "race," and it is not "racist" for a Dutch citizen to worry aloud about the observable effect of their increasing presence in the Netherlands.

"Do you want more or fewer Moroccans?" That question is a Crime in the Netherlands.  A court in The Hague decided on October 14 that the charges of hate speech against Dutch politician Geert Wilders, for statements he made in March 2014 at a political rally, are admissible in a court of law.  It thereby rejected the Wilders' appeal to throw out the charges as inadmissible in a court of law on the grounds that these are political issues and that a trial would in fact amount to a political process.

No Justice in the Netherlands.  A court in The Hague decided on October 14 that the charges of hate speech against Dutch politician Geert Wilders, for statements he made in March 2014 at a political rally, are admissible in a court of law.  It thereby rejected the Wilders' appeal to throw out the charges as inadmissible in a court of law on the grounds that these are political issues and that a trial would in fact amount to a political process.  The criminal trial against Wilders will begin on Monday, October 31.  While campaigning in The Hague in March 2014, Wilders argued the need for fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.  At an election meeting in The Hague, he asked those present a number of questions, one of which was "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans?"  After the crowd responded "fewer" Wilders said, "We're going to organize that."

Favourite to be next Dutch PM vows to BAN the Koran and CLOSE all mosques.  Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), called for the total "de-Islamification" in a controversial manifesto posted online.  The far-right MP, who has previously compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, also vowed to put an end to immigration from Islamic countries.  He would also close all Islamic schools and asylum centres, and ban Muslim women from wearing the headscarf in public, if elected prime minister next year.

Geert Wilders' Opening Statement in Court on Charges of 'Thought Crimes' and 'Speech Crimes'.  Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom was brought to trial earlier this year on criminal charges for 'Thought Crimes' and 'Speech Crimes.'  And what did he say that warranted such charges?  He stated; He and his political party would prefer that fewer Moroccans come to the Netherlands.  That's it.  And just wait until you hear a small sample of what has been said about him, which he outlines in this video.  [Video clip]

Geert Wilders: Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival.  While the world's population is expected to rise by 35 percent until the middle of this century, Islam will grow with a staggering 73 percent.  The consequences of future Islamic growth are frightening.  Islam is not a religion like Christianity, but rather a totalitarian political ideology.  Its goal is primarily political.  Islam wants to make the whole world submit.  It aims to establish a worldwide Islamic state and bring everyone, including "infidels," such as Christians, Jews, atheists, and others, under Sharia law.  This is the barbaric Islamic law which deprives non-Muslims of all rights, treats women as inferior beings, condemns apostates and critics of Islam to death, and condones terror.  More Islam equals more violence, more intolerance, more terrorism.

Geert Wilders: Delusional Britain Would Rather Ban Donald Trump Than Confront Unpleasant Facts.  Welcome, Donald Trump, in the company of Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and myself.  Both Pamela, Robert and myself have been banned from entering the United Kingdom.  In my case, it happened on February 12, 2009.  Two highly respected members of the British House of Lords, Lady Caroline Cox and Lord Malcolm Pearson, had invited me to show my 2008 documentary Fitna to members of the House in a conference room of the parliament building in Westminster.  Fitna is a movie, juxtaposing Koranic versed calling for violence with footage of terrorist attacks and other violent deeds these verses inspired.  Fitna, as well as my view that Islam, rather than a religion, is primarily a totalitarian political ideology aiming for world domination, has resulted in several death threats against my person.

Islam's War Against the Free West.  I am not a President, nor a Governor, nor even a member of Cabinet, just a member of Congress.  For over ten years now, I have been living under 24/7 police protection.  I lived with my wife in army barracks, prison cells and safe houses until this very day, just to be safe.  Wherever I go, armed policemen accompany me to protect me against Islamic jihadis.  Al Qaida, the Taliban, ISIS and many others threatened to kill me because I tell the truth about Islam and speak out against the Islamization of our free Western societies.

Geert Wilders' Courageous JourneyMarked for Death: Islam's War against the West and Me recounts how an individual Dutchman became aware of an aggressive and authoritarian agenda in Islam as a faith-based political ideology.  Through personal travels to the Middle East and the example of Muslim migrants who sought not to assimilate to Holland's world-renowned tolerant culture, but rather despised and sought to dominate it, Wilders recognized the incompatibility of Islam's canonical core with a free Western civilization.

YouTube Warned to Remove Koran Film.  The government of the world's most populous Islamic state says YouTube has two days to take down a Dutch lawmaker's provocative film on the Koran or it will block access to the popular video-sharing Web site.  The warning by Indonesia came as the U.N.'s primary human rights watchdog ended a month-long session amid allegations by Western member-states and non-governmental organizations that Islamic nations are working to curtail free speech.

Blasphemers, Unite!  Fitna isn't the only recent movie hard-line Islamists hope to squelch beyond their own borders.  The other is Persepolis, an animated film based on Iranian author Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel of the same name about repression under both the Shah Reza Pahlavi and the Ayatollah Khomeini.  General Wafik Jizzini at Lebanon's Ministry of the Interior banned it because, he said, Shia officials (read: Hezbollah) said it was offensive to Islam and — you guessed it — Iran.

The Left and Fitna:  I think Fitna is done very cleverly.  It lays the full blame of Islamic atrocities to the fount of Islam, the Koran.  Anyone viewing this short movie will have no doubt that the Islamist terrorism is the result of the Koran in action.  Geert Wilders has demonstrated very precisely what has plagued the world for many years and why the Jihadists are doing what they are doing.

The cost of criticizing jihadists.  Geert Wilders — a film producer and also a member of parliament in the Netherlands — is facing a prison term there for "insulting" Muslims.  His short film "Fitna" in 2008 juxtaposed verses from the Koran with scenes of violence committed by jihadist terrorists.  The Dutch appellate court refused a free-speech defense because the insults were so egregious.  If convicted, Wilders faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison.  Said the defendant:  "I lost my freedom already four and a half years ago in October 2004, when my 24-hour police protection started because of threats by Muslims in Holland and abroad to kill me."

The International War on Free Speech.  Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and a documentary film producer; not exactly the person one would expect to find on the front line in the battle against both radical Islam and the Islamist assault on free speech.  Yet, that is where the 45 year-old founder of the Party for Freedom stands.

Caving in to Islamists.  Last Wednesday [1/21/2009], a Dutch court ordered the prosecution of far right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims in his film, Fitna.  The three-judge appeals panel said:  "The instigation of hatred in a democratic society constitutes such a serious matter (that it is necessary) to draw a clear boundary in the public debate."

Can the Koran be compared to 'Mein Kampf'?  Last week the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled that the attorney-general should bring a case against Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.  This leader of the right-wing Freedom Party has made a number of extreme remarks about Islam and Muslims, such as calling the Koran the "Islamic Mein Kampf" and referring to "fascist Islam."  The Amsterdam court contends that these and other such statements "affect the dignity of Muslims."  The attorney-general's office had previously concluded that these and similar remarks were not punishable.

Geert Wilders and the Fight for Europe.  Britain has just witnessed the spectacle of a duly elected parliamentarian from another EU country, Geert Wilders of the Netherlands, being denied entry to the country because he constituted "a threat to public policy." ... His crime is maintaining that Europe's civilization is rooted in the values of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and the Enlightenment — and not in Mecca, Baghdad, Andalusia, and al-Kods.  He fights for Europe's independence from the Caliphate and for its endangered freedoms.  He had received serious death threats even before Fitna was released.

Free Speech is Dead in England.  Freedom of speech no longer exists in the nation that gave the world the Magna Carta.  It has been replaced by Islamist tyranny.  I wish I could put it less bluntly, but the facts are against me.  The British government — my government, unfortunately — has just sent a message to the world that no longer will it stand up for First Amendment-style principles.  From now on, if you don't like what someone has to say, our surrender-monkey government is quite happy to ban them from saying it.  Provided, of course, you happen to be a Muslim.

Banning Wilders:  As everyone knows by now, [Geert] Wilders made a short film called Fitna (Struggle), arguing in a powerful rhetorical way a causative connection between certain verses in the Koran and brutal acts of modern terrorism.  The film is uncompromising, to put it mildly; and whether or not Mr. Wilders' interpretation of the verses is correct, few could deny that at least some Moslems have taken it to be correct.

A broad front for free speech.  Geert Wilders ... has just been denied entrance to the United Kingdom on the grounds he is an "undesirable person."  What rendered him so is his documentary, "Fitna," that lifts lines from the Koran and cites them as the sacred justification for acts of Islamic terror.  Mr. Wilders is also being prosecuted for "hate speech" in the Netherlands on account of "Fitna."  Supposedly his documentary offended the religious sensibilities of Muslims, which is enough to get a work of intellectual expression banned in Europe.

Always be an England?  Who is Geert Wilders and why should we care what happens to him?  He's a member of the Dutch parliament and a vehement critic of Islam who really knows how to rouse the rabble.  A kind of George Wallace with intellectual and artistic gifts.  In short, an agitator par excellence.  Naturally his political party has grown in popularity as his countrymen react to the crimes committed in Islam's name, and to the general wave of Muslim immigrants throughout Europe.  But rather than trust to the marketplace of ideas to counter those Mr. Wilders promotes — like a Europe without mosques — Dutch prosecutors have accused him of "hate speech," a relatively new and conveniently elastic category of the criminal code.  Shut up, they explain.

Kyl hosts anti-Islamic Dutchman.  Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona is hosting a film screening at the Capitol for a far-right Dutch lawmaker who claims that Islam inspires terrorism.  Mr. Kyl is sponsoring the Thursday event for Geert Wilders, who was denied entry to London earlier this month because British officials said he posed a threat to public order.  Mr. Wilders' 15-minute film juxtaposes verses from the Koran with images of violence by Muslims.  Mr. Wilders has called the Koran a "fascist book" and says it should be banned.

The Next Stage.  While Europe has a high degree of tolerance for intolerant imams, it won't tolerate anyone pointing out that intolerance.  It is not necessary for Minheer Wilders to be either jailed or forced into exile to conclude that the Netherlands, like many of its neighbors, has already conceded the key point — that Muslims now have the exclusive right to set the parameters of public debate on Islam.  And, given that they don't regard it as debatable at all, that means that the remorseless Islamization of Europe will continue and accelerate while the deWildered political establishment stands mute.

I Will Defend to the Death Their Right to Silence You.  According to Shariah law, it is a crime to engage in speech or writings that 'defame' Islam or otherwise offend its followers.  It is a crime, not only in Muslim states, but in Western democracies, and may soon be coming to a city near you unless we stand up to the worldwide attacks against free speech.  It appears that some brave souls, including a U.S. Senator, are pushing back against the global effort to stifle our freedom of expression.

Holland's Geert Wilders Fights For Free Speech.  Geert Wilders landed at London's Heathrow Airport last February 12.  He was removed from a British Midlands jet from Amsterdam that afternoon, his arms gripped by two border agents.  Wilders was whisked to a holding area, confined for three hours, and denied access to a British legislator waiting to welcome him.  That evening, officials placed Wilders on a Holland-bound jet and booted him from Britain.  So, is Wilders a Guantanamo alumnus?  A fugitive financier?  An Ebola-virus carrier?  Hardly.

A Dutch Hero Comes to Warn Us, Seek Our Support.  "I have come to warn you of a great threat.  Free speech is no longer a given, we must now battle for our birthright.  We are looking at the end of democracy, the slavery of women, the death of gays.  While there might be moderate Muslims, there is no such thing as moderate Islam.  Islam is not a religion, it is a political and totalitarian ideology."  Some would say that these are fighting words.  Indeed, Dutch parliamentarian, Geert Wilders, is fighting for Western liberty and Western values, as rooted in the legacies of "Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem."

Geert Wilders, a controversial leader for an intolerant time.  In a small room in Washington's National Press Club, a tall man with bright blond hair stands flanked by grim-faced security guards.  He is here to screen a short documentary movie — a movie that has caused him to be charged with three counts of hate speech in his native Netherlands and to be forbidden entry into the United Kingdom only two weeks ago.

Wilders' Defense of Free Speech.  Beaumarchais' Marriage of Figaro, written at the close of the 18th century, included [a] freedom of speech monologue in Act V, Scene 3. ... Sadly, today, over two centuries later, Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders' free speech rights are under attack in an effort to appease the same irredentist Muslim attitudes?attitudes which are devoid of self-criticism, and violently opposed to any criticism of Islam by non-Muslim "infidels."

Geert Wilders leads Dutch polls.  Britain's controversial ban on the anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has pushed his Freedom Party into the lead for the first time, according to Dutch opinion polls.  Mr Wilders has benefited from the publicity provided by Dutch and international headlines that followed a decision last month to ban him from showing his anti-Muslim film, Fitna, in the House of Lords.

Islam Needs to Prove It's a Religion of Peace.  The film "Fitna" by Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders has created an uproar around the world as it linked violence committed by Islamists to Islam.  Many commentators and politicians — including the British government, which denied him entry to the country last month — reflexively accused Mr. Wilders of inciting hatred.  The question, however, is whether the blame is with Mr. Wilders, who simply exposed Islamic radicalism, or with those who promote and engage in this religious extremism.

Free Speech vs. Islam in Europe.  Free speech is no longer a given in Europe.  What we once considered a natural element of our existence, our birth right, is now something we once again have to battle for.  To exercise free speech has become a dangerous activity.

On Trial for Telling the Truth:  Free Speech vs Political Correctness.  As we all know, the bravest man in Europe is on trial for telling the truth.  This matter is obscene, and, according to Bruce Bawer, "surreal," in part because Holland prides itself on its tolerance and commitment to free speech.

The Crooked Judges of Amsterdam:  Geert Wilders's "hate speech" trial in the Netherlands began just a few weeks ago, but the outcome already seems determined.  As Robert Spencer discusses in our lead story today, the Amsterdam District Court has refused to allow Wilders to call fifteen of the eighteen witnesses he had hoped to bring forward in his defense.

The Railroading of Geert Wilders:  The Stalinist-show-trial aspect of the Geert Wilders "hate speech" trial in the Netherlands was thrown into sharp relief last week when the Amsterdam District Court refused to allow Wilders to call fifteen of the eighteen witnesses he had hoped to bring forward in his defense.  Wilders in response was characteristically direct:  "This Court is not interested in the truth.  This Court doesn't want me to have a fair trial.  I can't have any respect for this.  This Court would not be out of place in a dictatorship."

Who Is Behind the Persecution of Geert Wilders?  Freedom of speech in the West is threatened by the trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders.  But both within and beyond the Netherlands, few people have noticed the political origins of the most enthusiastic supporters of this political witch hunt.

The absurd trial of Geert Wilders:  At a certain level, the trial of Geert Wilders for the crime of "group insult" of Islam is déjà vu all over again.  For as the spokesperson for the Openbaar Ministerie put it, "It is irrelevant whether Wilders's witnesses might prove Wilders's observations to be correct.  What's relevant is that his observations are illegal."

More Than a Hero.  I said it at the Geert Wilders event at CPAC 2009, and it is still an accurate observation:  we live in such a cheap and tawdry age that all one needs to do to be a hero is tell the truth — and yet there are so few heroes.

Wilders' Best Witness.  As the trial of Geert Wilders for insulting Islam moves forward in the Netherlands, the one witness that could clear him of these charges will not be called.  Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a highly respected and well-known expert on Islamic law who served for 20 years as a Sharia judge on Pakistan's Supreme Court.  He is quite possibly the world's most influential Islamist thinker and writer outside of the Middle East. ... Usmani's interpretation of Islamic doctrine as it concerns non-believers is the same as Wilders'.

Geert Wilders on course to be next Dutch prime minister.  Municipal results announced on Thursday [3/4/2010] put his party in first place in Almere, a region near Amsterdam and second in The Hague, one the country's largest cities and the seat of the Dutch government.  If repeated in national elections on June 9, the Freedom Party could win 27 out of 150 seats, becoming the largest single party and putting him in line to become prime minister and form a new government.

Geert Wilders:  'The Left is facilitating Islamization'.  [Scroll down]  Ladies and gentlemen, I don't have a problem and my party does not have a problem with Muslims as such.  There are many moderate Muslims.  The majority of Muslims are law-abiding citizens and want to live a peaceful life as you and I do.  I know that.  That is why I always make a clear distinction between the people, the Muslims, and the ideology, between Islam and Muslims.  There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam.

Fox News Rebukes Wilders and Anti-Islamization.  When Glenn Beck, Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol, each from their respective Fox News perches, branded Dutch political phenom Geert Wilders as beyond the political pale, it was shocking and outrageous for several reasons.  One:  I've grown used to Fox News and all other media ignoring not just the Wilders story but also the cultural story of the century, the Islamization of Europe.  Something Wilders, a great admirer of Ronald Reagan and a committed supporter of Israel, is dedicated to halting and reversing.

The Anti-Fascist.  At a time when President Obama insists that the most pressing threat facing America is the growing cost of health care, a recent speech in Britain's House of Lords by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders is a salutary reminder of what is really endangering us all:  The rising tide of Islamic supremacism codified by authoritative Islam in the brutally repressive law of Shariah — the law of Saudi Arabia and Iran among other Islamic states.

Geert Wilders trial suspended after he attacks judge.  Mr Wilders faces five charges of inciting racial hatred between Oct 2006 and Mar 2008.  If found guilty, Mr Wilders faces over a year in prison or a £6,600 fine.  Speaking at his trial yesterday, Mr Wilders said:  "I am sitting here as a suspect because I have spoken nothing but the truth.  I have said what I have said and I will not take one word back."  Throwing down an open challenge to the court, Mr Wilders, 47, attacked the three judges sitting in the Amsterdam court for prosecuting him for "stating my opinion in the context of public debate".  "I can assure you, I will continue proclaiming it," he said.

Dutch Courage, Liberal Cowardice.  As a parable on the cluelessness of the liberal commentariat about the threat of Islamic extremism, Slate magazine's feature "explaining" why the Netherlands is supposedly more "anti-Islam" than other nations is hard to top.  The idea that Holland is uniquely given to "Muslim bashing," as Slate's headline writers put it, is itself highly suspect.  Even the most of prominent of the Dutch Muslim "bashers," Dutch politician and provocateur Geert Wilders, who went on trial this week for the ludicrous charge of insulting Islam and inciting discrimination against Muslims, has taken pains to differentiate between Islam as a militant ideology and its many peaceful Muslim followers.

Wilders's Anti — Islam Film Screened In Dutch Court.  The hate trial of Dutch anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders, who will have a powerful shadow role in the Dutch government, resumed on Wednesday [10/6/2010] with a showing of his controversial film that criticises the Koran.

Why Americans Need to Support Geert.  [Geert] Wilders is far from a household name, but many know him as the man who equates the Holy Qu'ran to Hitler's Mein Kampf and says that it too should be banned in his country; who emphasized this point by producing a seventeen-minute film called Fitna, which paired images of violent jihad with direct quotes from the Qu'ran; and, most recently, who gave a speech in New York City on September 11 against the planned Cordoba House Islamic center at Ground Zero.

Dutch MP not guilty on religious hatred charge: prosecution.  Dutch prosecutors sought the acquittal Friday [10/15/2010] of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on a charge of inciting hatred against Muslims, saying it was not a crime to criticise religion.  "Criticism (of religion) is allowed as long as it does not lead to incitement of hatred against people," prosecutor Birgit van Roessel told the Amsterdam district court.

Wilders not guilty on all counts.  The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon [10/15/2010] stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims.  Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred.

Geert Wilders and the Rise of Islamic Correctness.  Islamic correctness, which criminalizes any criticism of Islam, is a rising force in the world, and not merely in Muslim-majority countries.  Even in traditionally tolerant Holland, a combination of misguided liberal multiculturalism and a fear of violence from immigrants has led to a sometimes farcical prosecution.  This past Friday (10/15/10), Dutch prosecutors asked the presiding judges to acquit Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders on all charges of inciting hate and discrimination arising from his comments on Islam.

Judges in Geert Wilders' Free Speech Case Removed from Trial.  An expert witness claimed the higher court judge who ordered the prosecution of Wilders discussed the case with him at a dinner party.  The dismissed judges would not allow the expert witness to testify on this.

The Lost Cause Against Wilders.  When even the prosecution calls for a defendant's acquittal and the trial judges have been disqualified for the appearance of bias, maybe it's time to drop the charges.  Rather than a retrial, a dismissal would be the best outcome in the case of Geert Wilders, the Dutch lawmaker accused of insulting and inciting hatred against Muslims.

Geert Wilders to face trial.  Geert Wilders, the far-Right Dutch MP will face trial on charges of incited hatred and discriminations against Muslims, after a judge rejected a request to dismiss the case.

The Freeing Of Geert Wilders.  The acquittal, on hate-speech charges, of the Dutch politician who spoke the truth about Islamofascism is a victory for freedom and free speech.

Geert Wilders Verdict: Not Guilty All Counts!  The judges have delivered their verdict in the heresy trial of Dutch freedom politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred against Muslims.  Not guilty of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.  When do the Islamic supremacists go on trial for inciting hatred against non-Muslims?

Wilders: Resisting threat of fanatical Islam.  As I write these lines, there are police bodyguards at the door.  No visitor can enter my office without passing through several security checks and metal detectors.  I have been marked for death.  I am forced to live in a heavily protected safe house.  Every morning, I am driven to my office in the Dutch Parliament building in an armored car with sirens and flashing blue lights.  When I go out, I am surrounded, as I have been for the past seven years, by plainclothes police officers.  When I speak in public, I wear a bulletproof jacket.  Who am I?  I am neither a king nor a president, nor even a government minister; I am just a simple politician in the Netherlands.  But because I speak out against expanding Islamic influence in Europe, I have been marked for death.  If you criticize Islam, this is the risk you run.

The Spirit of Geert Wilders.  It is not easy to be Geert Wilders.  He has spent almost a decade in a strange, claustrophobic, transient, and tenuous existence little different from kidnap victims or, in his words, a political prisoner.  He is under round-the-clock guard because of explicit threats to murder him by Muslim extremists.  Yet he's the one who gets put on trial for incitement.

Frank Talk About Islamic Law?  Blasphemy!  This month, American-liberated Halabja made headlines as the site of the court that sentenced a Kurdish author in absentia to six months in prison for blasphemy:  namely, for writing in a book that Mohammed had 19 wives, married a 9-year-old when he was 54, and took part in murder and rape.  (These points, Robert Spencer notes at, "can be readily established from early texts written by pious Muslims.")  The author, Mariwan Halabjaee, who has asylum in Norway, says there's also a fatwa calling for his death unless he asks forgiveness.

Islamist terrorists rebranded as 'criminals'.  Islamist terrorists have been rebranded as "criminals" in a new guidebook for ministers and civil servants to help them talk about terrorism without offending Muslims.  The book has been issued to all government departments and says that people should no longer refer to Islamist extremism or jihadi fundamentalism.  Instead, they should refer to violent extremism and criminal murderers or thugs to avoid any implication that there is an explicit link between Islam and terrorism.

Muslim medical students get picky.  Some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases because they claim it offends their religious beliefs.  Some trainee doctors say learning to treat the diseases conflicts with their faith, which states that Muslims should not drink alcohol and rejects sexual promiscuity.  A small number of Muslim medical students have even refused to treat patients of the opposite sex.

CAIR Views Conservative Commentary as 'Incitement'.  An Islamic advocacy group is urging its supporters to call a Washington, D.C., radio station to "express your concerns about the Islamophobic attitudes" expressed by conservative columnist and author Cal Thomas.  In a commentary on news-talk WTOP radio Monday morning, Thomas discussed the car-bomb terror attacks recently thwarted in the United Kingdom.  The eight Muslims arrested in connection with the plot include several physicians.

LAPD plan draws ire from Muslims.  A counterterrorism project in Los Angeles that would collect information about Muslim neighborhoods is drawing outrage from Islamic groups and civil libertarians who say it unjustly singles out residents based on faith and could lead to unconstitutional police tactics.  The groups complain that the Los Angeles Police Department's "community mapping" project, which aims to prevent radicalization and homegrown terrorism, unfairly brings suspicion on Muslims.

Indonesian Muslims banned from practicing yoga.  Muslims in Indonesia are banned from practicing yoga that contains Hindu rituals like chanting, the country's top Islamic body said Monday, echoing concerns by some religious groups elsewhere about its effect on their faith.  Though not legally binding, most devout Muslims will likely adhere to the ruling because ignoring a fatwa, or religious decree, is considered a sin.

The yoga fatwa.  Recently I read that Indonesia's top Islamic body has banned yoga for the country's Muslims, claiming that the ancient Hindu practice could corrupt the purity of the faith.  Similar rulings were handed down in Malaysia and Egypt last year.  As strict religious edicts go, banning yoga isn't up there with honor killings or acid attacks.  But it sure is another reason to love America.

Gillian Gibbons and the teddy bear named Mohammed:

British Teacher Faces 40 Lashes for Naming Class Teddy Bear 'Muhammad'.  A British primary school teacher arrested in Sudan faces up to 40 lashes for blasphemy after letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad.  Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was arrested at at Khartoum's Unity High School yesterday [11/25/2007], and accused of insulting the Prophet of Islam.

Teddy bear teacher found guilty.  A British teacher was found guilty Thursday [11/29/2007] of inciting religious hatred for allowing her class of 7-year-olds to name a teddy bear Muhammad.  Gillian Gibbons, 54, could have been sentenced to 40 lashes or six months in jail.  But the Sudanese court instead ordered her to serve 15 days behind bars.

Teacher Hidden As Sudan Mob Urges Death.  Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and swords and beating drums, burned pictures of a British teacher Friday and demanded her execution for insulting Islam by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Thousands in Sudan Call for British Teddy Bear Teacher's Execution.  Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday [11/30/2007] in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad."

Teddy Bear Case Exposes Failure of American Feminist Leaders.  During the past 14 years at least, … we've all been exposed to the literal madness of Islamic fundamentalism.  We've seen the curtain pulled back on how craven American leftists can be as well.  Yes, it took a teddy bear to highlight more clearly than ever the psychosis of the enemy, and the failure of the feminist establishment.  There has been appropriate international outrage over the treatment of [Gillian] Gibbons, from virtually everyone except American "feminists."

Of Teddy Bears and Cartoons:  [Scroll down] The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, has been pardoned by Sudan's president (after initially being sentenced to 15 days in prison) and sent home to England.  Yet that happy ending doesn't erase the reaction in the streets of Khartoum.  The tired story behind irrational anger in much of the Muslim world remains the same.  Watch out if Westerners somewhere are judged blasphemous to Islam when they draw a cartoon, write a novel, make a movie or discuss history.

Dutch cartoonist arrested on suspicion of violating hate speech laws.  A Dutch political cartoonist was arrested this week on suspicion of insulting people because of their race or religion through his work, authorities said Friday [5/16/2008].  The cartoonist, who works under the pseudonym Gregorius Nekschot, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating hate speech laws….

British Teacher Jailed for 'Muhammad' Teddy Bear Leaves Sudan.  A British teacher jailed for insulting Islam after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad flew home Monday after Sudan's president pardoned her, a British embassy spokesman said.

The teddy-bear teacher and Labour's spineless response to a rogue state:  The case of Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher jailed in Sudan after her pupils named their class teddy-bear Mohammed, has shown up once again the spinelessness of the Foreign Office which has turned Britain into an international laughing stock.

Sudanese teddy saga lays bare Islamic inferiority complex.  That the British teacher Gillian Gibbons required a presidential pardon to avoid 15 days' imprisonment in Sudan for blasphemy over the naming of a teddy bear surely represents the high watermark of absurdity in relations between the Muslim and Western worlds.  Even Samuel Huntington, as he theorised of an impending clash of civilisations late last century, could not have foreseen an odyssey so surreal.

A Lash of Civilizations:  Why Sudan Could Not Bear Gillian Gibbons.  When Gillian Gibbons set out to have her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear I am certain that she did not have in mind seeing the inside of a Sudanese prison.  Yet this is precisely what happened to Ms. Gibbons when her class named the bear Muhammad and then wrote a journal about him.  When the children told their parents about the assignment they were aghast and reported Ms. Gibbons to the authorities.  Never mind that those same parents saw fit to name their sons Muhammad.

Why Does Islam Fall Prey to Radicalism?  Apparently not satisfied with last year's worldwide riots over the infamous Muhammad cartoons and the multiple videos of Islamist beheadings — not to mention the genocide of non-Muslims that is still being perpetrated in the Darfur area of Sudan — the radical portions of the Muslim word are at it once again.  As these types of extraordinarily brutal, sadistic and bizarre behaviors do not occur within the Jewish or Christian communities of the world, I believe that I must ask:  what is it about Islam that encourages such a radical interpretation of its teachings?

First, they came for Piglet.  Just for the record, it's true that Muslims, like Jews, are not partial to bacon and sausages.  But the Quran has nothing to say about cartoon pigs.  Likewise, it is silent on the matter of whether one can name a teddy bear after Muhammad.  What all these stories have in common is the excessive deference to Islam.  If "The Three Little Pigs" are verboten when Muslims do not yet comprise 10 percent of the British population, what else will be on the blacklist by the time they're, say, 20 percent?

Outlawing the Pig:  The practice of political correctness may soon be tallying another casualty: the pig.  Increasingly, as America and the rest of the Western world continue accommodating Muslim religious demands, pork food products are being singled out for removal from dining tables and pig-related trinkets banished from the desks of office workers.

The appeasement continues ...
Hospital Defends Plans to Turn Patients' Beds to Face Mecca.  A hospital in northern England is playing down media reports saying that nurses have been ordered to stop normal duties five times a day to turn Muslim patients' beds so that they face Mecca.

FBI's release of ferry passenger photos resented.  The FBI's release of photographs of two men of unknown origin, who the agency says were observed acting suspiciously aboard as many as six different Washington ferry routes in recent weeks, is creating new worries in the community.  Muslim- and Arab-American leaders are upset that the FBI didn't consult them — as it has done in other instances — before releasing the photos on the Internet and to news organizations.

Debate Swirls Around 2 Men on a Ferry.  Earlier this summer a concerned crew member of a Washington State ferry boat snapped pictures of two men who had raised suspicions on several ferry rides by asking questions about structural details and entering areas of the boats that are off limits.  Now, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation released two photographs of the men to the public with the goal of identifying them, a debate has erupted over alleged racial profiling….

Violence fear over Islam film.  The Dutch government is bracing itself for violent protests following the scheduled broadcast this week of a provocative anti-Muslim film by a radical right-wing politician who has threatened to broadcast images of the Koran being torn up and otherwise desecrated.

[Newspapers occasionally point out a "right-wing" politician, but somehow they never see a "left-wing" politician.]

Anger Rises Over Rumors Of School Nixing Halloween.  Parents in Oak Lawn sounded off Tuesday night [10/2/2007] about what they see as an assault on traditional American celebrations.  At issue is whether Halloween and Christmas celebrations are insensitive to school children who are Muslim.

Christians Under Attack by Government School Bureaucrats.  Oak Lawn, Illinois, school kids are going to have to do without Halloween, Christmas and Easter activities thanks to the sensitive bureaucrats who fear offending Muslims.  The schools' administrators claim they've received a number complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students. … Observers say they expect that this latest announcement is going to increase the tension that has been building since school officials agreed at the start of the school year to adjust the students' lunch menu to exclude items containing pork to accommodate the Muslim students.

Bringing home the bacon-controversy explanation.  If there is no directive against touching pork, then why in the world is a Muslim cashier refusing to scan a package of bacon? … Handle the package of bacon by the shrink-wrapped, double-sealed, triple-glazed hermetically encapsulated cardboard corner and slide it across the scanner.  There.  The price gets registered, and you haven't touched any pork. … This is America.  We get inventive.  And we get inventive in order to keep things moving along.  That's the way we do business.  Please join us.

Twin Cities / Target transfers Muslim cashiers.  Muslim cashiers at some local Target stores who object to ringing up products that contain pork are being shifted to other positions where they don't need to, the discount retailer said Saturday [3/17/2007].

Muslims draft complaint against Swift meatpacking plant.  Tension came to a head at a Grand Island meatpacking plant in June, when Jama Mohamed said his desire for 10 minutes to pray at sunset was met with shouting.  After he left the production line and began praying, Mohamed said, supervisors took his prayer mat, pulled him up by his collar and sent him crying to a lead supervisor, who fired him.

Muslims get the Last Laugh at Swift Plant.  This appears to be what is the final follow up on the story of the Muslims at Swift Plant who demanded extra break times to pray for the month of Ramadan.  After a back and forth struggle which saw about 100 Muslims being fired, Swift will be paying the Muslims hundreds of thousands of dollars.  They were even fined for having Muslims sign a contract saying that they would be willing to handle pork, which is considered haraam in Islam or forbidden.  So now we see that employers cannot even defend themselves in advance by asking Muslims if they will handle pork.

Flying Imams Revisited:  [Minneapolis Airport's] Muslim cabbies refused to transport any passenger fares who had packed sealed alcoholic products in their luggage.  Other Muslim taxi drivers at the airport also refused to transport passengers with dogs — including guide dogs.  Muslims consider not only pork to be unclean, but dogs also.

Cabs refusing blind passengers.  Taxi drivers are regularly refusing to carry blind passengers with guide dogs — including Australia's Human Rights Commissioner. … He has been told on a number of occasions that it would be against a driver's religion to allow a dog in the cab.

Lamest excuse ever:
Stereotyping is leading to terror, says first Muslim Miss England.  The first Muslim to be crowned Miss England has warned that stereotyping members of her community is leading some towards extremism.

Moderate Terrorists:  "The first Muslim to be crowned Miss England has warned that stereotyping members of her community is leading some towards extremism," reports London's Daily Mail … So let's see if we follow this argument.  According to [Miss England, Hammasa] Kohistani, Muslims are so thin-skinned and so violent that they respond to prejudice with terrorism.  Um, isn't that an invidious stereotype?

Second lamest excuse ever:
Mohammed cartoons 'sparked bomb plot'.  The publication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed was the trigger for a failed attempt to bomb passenger trains in Germany, police have concluded.

The Ham Sandwich Hate Crime?  When is a failure to respect the deep religious beliefs of a group regarded as a hate crime?  In the state of Maine, we have an answer, one that ought to provoke outrage.  In today's America, some groups are more equal than others, and media and local authorities seem unified in accepting this as fair, just, and normal.

Muslim prisoners sue for millions after they were offered ham sandwiches for Ramadan.  Scores of Muslim inmates at a high security prison are set to launch a multi-million pound claim for compensation after they were offered ham sandwiches during the holy month of Ramadan.  They say their human rights were breached when they were given a special nightly menu — drawn up to recognise their specific dietary requirements — by officers at HMP Leeds last month.

Outrage as Australian Leaders Tell Muslims to Fit In.  Australian Muslim representatives are voicing outrage at comments by the country's two top politicians, who urged immigrants from Islamic societies to fit in, learn English, treat women with respect, and shun extremism.  An Islamic leader warned that the remarks could antagonize Muslims….

Dress "offensive" to Islam.  Twenty-three-year-old journalist Latika Bourke was verbally attacked by a group of Muslim men outside a Sydney mosque because of her dress.  "This young man approached me and said:  'You should be wearing more clothes.  You need to cover up, you mutt'," Ms Bourke, who works for 2UE Radio, recounted.

["Mutt?"  That's a new one.]

Iraq's Beauty Queen Resigns After Four Days.  Iraq's newly crowned beauty queen, Tamar Goregian, has decided to step down — just four days after her election, making this the shortest reign in the pageant's 60-year history.  On April 9, [she] announced her resignation after receiving threats by a group of religious extremists who referred to her as "the queen of infidels" for participating in the contest.

Islam's Ugly Assault on Beauty:  The collapse of the Miss World pageant in Nigeria is an important case study in the menace posed by Islamic fundamentalism — and the craven appeasement of Islam by the West.

Muslim world inflamed by Rushdie knighthood.  Sir Salman Rushdie celebrates his 60th birthday today in familiar circumstances:  he is once again the subject of death threats across the Islamic world.  Eighteen years after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill him, a government minister in Pakistan said yesterday that Rushdie's recent knighthood justified suicide bombing.

Give them an inch and they will demand a mile.
Imposing Islamic law:  Maybe I should start by explaining it was the old school tie that came to mind first in the form of a new publication on British education:  namely, a 72-page manifesto (sorry, "guidance") from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) on how British state schools might better accommodate children from the Muslim community, which, according to the 2001 census, makes up 2.7 percent of the British population.  Did I say "better" accommodate their Muslim pupils?  I mean, much, much better accommodate them.

Elementary School Scraps Nature Course As Pigs Enrage Muslim Pupils.  Alderman Lodewijk Asscher … told newspaper De Volkskrant:  "A primary school in Amsterdam-Noord has decided no longer to teach about living on a farm.  Various pupils began to demolish the classroom when the pig came up for discussion."

Will Saudis Ban the Letter 'X'?  The letter "X" soon may be banned in Saudi Arabia because it resembles the mother of all banned religious symbols in the oil kingdom:  the cross.  The new development came with the issuing of another mind-bending fatwa, or religious edict, by the infamous Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

Don't stare at Muslims says advice to schools.  Pupils and teachers have been told by an official body not to stare at Muslims for fear of causing offence.  A document intended to educate against religious intolerance and sectarianism urges teachers to "make pupils aware of the various forms of Islamophobia, ie stares, verbal abuse, physical abuse".

Muslim pupils kill teacher.  Muslim pupils at a secondary school in northeastern Nigeria beat a teacher to death today after accusing her of desecrating the Koran.  Oluwatoyin Olusase, a Christian, was adjudicating an Islamic Religious Knowledge exam at the school in Gombe state when the incident occurred.

Stewardess 'banned from taking bible on plane'.  An air stewardess is claiming religious discrimination against an airline which she says banned her from taking the Bible to Saudi Arabia.  The stewardess has been told by BMI that it is against the law of the insular Middle Eastern country to bring in religious books other than the Koran.

Saudi Police Ban Sale Of Cats And Dogs.  Saudi Arabia's religious police, normally tasked with chiding women to cover themselves and ensuring that men attend mosque prayers, are turning to a new target:  cats and dogs.  The police have issued a decree banning the sale of the pets, which are seen as a sign of Western influence.

Has the UK Taken Political Correctness Too Far?  Exiting Paddington Station and walking along Edgware Road is like a trip to Baghdad.  Middle Eastern men linger outside small cafes playing checkers and smoking fragrant tobacco from large hookahs.  A quick move south into Hyde Park reveals numerous Muslim men and their families.  On Sundays the preachers of hate rant at Speaker's Corner.  Approximately 15,000 radical Islamic fanatics are imbedded within this influx of residents and visitors to London.

Two Somalis Killed for Watching World Cup.  Hard-line Muslim fighters, who have banned watching television, opened fire after a crowd of teenagers defied their orders to leave a hall where a businessman was showing Tuesday's Germany-Italy match on satellite television, according to Shabelle Radio, an independent local station.  It said the businessman and a teenage girl were killed.  Hard-line Muslim fighters, who wrested control of the Somali capital from warlords in June, have forbidden people from watching television or movies in line with their strict interpretation of Islam.

Flight 93 mosque
The Flight 93 Memorial is a Mosque, Celebrating the Crash.  The original Crescent of Embrace design for the Flight 93 memorial (left) was laid out in the configuration of an Islamic crescent and star flag (right).  The crash site sits between the tips of the giant crescent, in the position of the star on an Islamic flag.

Crescent of Betrayal:  A book by Alec Rawls, about the terrorist memorial mosque now being built in Pennsylvania.

Lawmaker Blasted as 'Islamophobic' for Criticizing Memorial Design.  An Islamic advocacy group is blasting a U.S. lawmaker for his "Islamophic" comments on the design of a memorial to the 40 people who died when Flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania farm field on Sept. 11, 2001.

 Editor's Note:   Where do the Islamic "advocacy groups" find the unmitigated audacity to suggest that they are the victims of an attack perpetrated entirely by Islamic terrorists?

Myth of the Muslim Hate Crime Epidemic:  Do you believe that a "post-September 11 backlash" has resulted in a nationwide wave of violence and bigotry against Muslims in America?  The hype artists and book-cookers at the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) want you to think so.

Muslims offended by 5th Avenue Apple store.  5th Avenue Apple Store and Ka'baA Middle East research organization reports that Apple's flagship retail store on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan is offensive to Muslims. … The report by The Middle East Media Research Institute, a 501(c)3 organization based in Washington, D.C., states that some Islamic Web sites take exception to Apple's cube-shaped building design and that it "constitutes a blatant insult to Islam."  The reason?  Because the building resembles the Ka'ba in Mecca….

In England:
Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims.  Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed.  It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.  There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades — where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem — because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

Italian author to be tried for defaming Islam.  Muslim activist Adel Smith filed a lawsuit against [journalist Oriana] Fallaci, charging that some passages in her book, "The Strength of Reason," were offensive to Islam.

PC Primary School Puppies.  The latest example of just how strong the political correctness movement is in Great Britain has surfaced in Huddlesfield.  Primary (elementary) school aged children were scheduled to perform "Three Little Pigs" at the Kirklees Primary Musical Festival in June , but because the organizers feared offending Muslims they changed the play to the "Three Little Puppies".

School Changes Name of Play to 'Three Little Puppies' to Avoid Offending Muslims.  [We can't even say "Pigs" any more?]

Speaking of pigs...

Piglet keeps Winnie the Pooh off the air.  Turkey's public television TRT, controlled by the Islamist-rooted government, has barred the popular Walt Disney cartoon Winnie the Pooh from air because it has a piglet as one of its main heroes, the Turkish press reported today. … Pigs are regarded as unclean by Muslims and Islam prohibits the consumption of pork.

The Editor says...
I guess Porky Pig is out, too, along with his girlfriend, Petunia.  Not to mention Miss Piggy from the Muppets.  And then there's Hamm, the talking piggy bank in Toy Story.

The more we appease, the more they demand.  Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has now announced that, following a complaint by a Muslim employee, all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and "pig-related items" will be banned.  Among the verboten items is one employee's box of tissues, because it features a representation of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.  And, as we know, Muslims regard pigs as "unclean", even an anthropomorphised cartoon pig wearing a scarf and a bright, colourful singlet.

Turkish TV denies piglet ban.  Turkey's public broadcaster has denied reports that it has banned the popular Walt Disney cartoon "Winnie the Pooh" because one of the main characters in the show is a piglet.

This is even more ridiculous than the objections to Speedy Gonzales.  But wait — there's more!

Pinocchio and friends converted to Islam.  Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories on the Turkish school curriculum.  "Give me some bread, for Allah's sake," Pinocchio says to Geppetto, his maker, in a book stamped with the crest of the ministry of education.  "Thanks be to Allah," the puppet says later.

"Allah did not create man so that he could have fun.  The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer.  An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam.  There is no fun in Islam.  There can be no fun or joy in whatever is serious."
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini,    
in a radio sermon, 1979.    

AG files civil rights charges in Lewiston mosque incident.  A second legal complaint filed against the man accused of rolling a frozen pig's head into a Lewiston mosque is raising the question:  Will there be a third? … Federal hate crime prosecutions in Maine are rare, but Abdi Sheikh was hopeful that an FBI investigation into the mosque incident would lead the U.S. Attorney in Portland to press charges.

[Muslims are quick to rely on the protection of the US government, even after declaring a holy war on this country.]

Houston suburb in dispute over mosque plan.  A plan to build a mosque in this Houston suburb has triggered a neighborhood dispute, with community members warning the place will become a terrorist hotbed and one man threatening to hold pig races on Fridays just to offend the Muslims.

Muslim group not offended as Katy pig races start.  A Muslim group said it is no longer offended as Katy resident Craig Baker made good on his promise to stage Friday pig races next door to an 11-acre property the group has purchased to build a mosque. ... About 100 people showed up for the event in the pouring rain.

The Editor says...
There is no need to be intentionally offensive to people just because their way of life is different from our own.  But it's hard to resist being spiteful to people who live in this country and enjoy its benefits and freedoms even after they have declared a "holy war" against us.  If we make them uncomfortable, will they leave?  Probably not.

Muslims are offended by the Pope

I'm not a Catholic, but really, the Pope seems like the most mild-mannered guy in the world, and his recent comments about Islam sounded perfectly sensible to me.

We are in a war to the death — craven concessions won't win it.  The argument that the Islamic religion is inherently violent, which the Pope was thought to have supported in his Regensburg lecture, is academic, in both the literal and metaphorical senses.  What matters for us now is that a great many Muslims — including some enthusiastic converts who cannot even lay claim to a life history of persecution or injustice for their beliefs — are prepared to use their religious affiliation as a justification to commit mass murder.

Muslim states denounce pope over remarks.  Across the Islamic world yesterday, Benedict's remarks on Islam and jihad in a speech in Germany unleashed a torrent of rage that united Shi'ites and Sunnis and threatened to burst into violent protests like those that followed publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

[That would be real news except that the Muslims were already about to "burst into violent protests" about something.]

Somali cleric calls for pope's death.  A prominent Somali cleric has called for Pope Benedict to be hunted down and killed by the nearest Muslim.

This Just In:  Muslims Furious.

At least they're just asking ... so far.
Pope asked to convert to Islam.  The elder son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called on Pope Benedict XVI to convert to Islam immediately, dismissing last week's apology from the pontiff for offending Muslims.

[At that point, it might be necessary to ask, "Is the Pope Catholic?"]

We're already living under Muslim law.  Boy, it sure seems that the old religion of peace, Islam, is up to no good, again, what with their latest fatwa on the Pope and our strong suspicions about having a few of their ardent adherents mow down a nun by shooting her four times in the back.

Muslim anger spreads to South Asia.  Extremists called yesterday [9/18/2006] for an Islamic army to march on Rome because of remarks by Pope Benedict XVI, while a well-known Muslim firebrand said in London that the pontiff should face "capital punishment." … In London, police increased patrols near churches and began an inquiry into remarks by Anjem Choudhary, a well-known extremist who had called at a rally outside Westminster Cathedral on Sunday [9/17/2006] for the pope to be "executed."

Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed.  The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. … "We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."

The Unholy Alliance Rolls Over the Pope.  Benedict's speech is a work of enlightened genius.  He has clearly laid out the differences between Christian culture and Islamic culture and the basis of the clash of civilizations we now experience as the War on Terror. … Islamist reaction focuses on one sentence in the speech.  Reaching back to 1391, Benedict quotes Byzantine Emperor Manuel II:  "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

A pattern of violence and extremism.  It was said after the Holocaust by those who believed in freedom, decency and tolerance that, "We are all Jews now."  After the events of the past week it is now time for those who still believe in these virtues, irrespective of religion or race, to stand up and proudly announce, "We are all Catholics now."

Perpetual rage machine.  The perpetually outraged motion machine that exists in the contemporary Arab-Muslim world, fuelled by toxic fumes of indiscriminate anger and hate, is once again in rage over references to Islam made by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Wisdom of Benedict XVI.  Contrary to his detractors, the pope is dealing in the real world.  The leader of the world's most ancient institution, one with an unbroken continuity that spans over two millennia, and a memory to match, took a stand with his report of the dialogue between Byzantine Emperor Manuel II and an "educated Persian" on he subject of Islam and jihad.

Mum's the Word, Lest We Provoke a Lethal Tantrum.  Clip and save, for this may come in handy:  If you mock Islam with a drawing or a novel, you get riots and dead people.  News of mishandled holy books yields riots and dead people.  Insufficiently reverent short films by a Dutchman yields a dead person, specifically the Dutchman.  Now we add this detail:  Quoting medieval religious colloquies is a reasonable justification for burning churches, shooting a nun and holding up signs demanding that the pope convert to Islam or saw off his own head.

The Editor says...
If there is one word that sums up radical Islam, it is "unreasonable".  Islamists just don't seem to understand reasonableness the way the rest of us do.  They will not listen to reason, and they won't tolerate reasoned criticism.

Tolerance:  A Two-Way Street.  In London, the ever-dependable radical Anjem Choudary tells demonstrators at Westminster Cathedral that the pope is now condemned to death.  In Mogadishu, Somali religious leader Abubukar Hassan Malin calls on Muslims to "hunt down" the pope.  The pope not being quite at hand, they do the next best thing:  shoot dead, execution-style, an Italian nun who worked in a children's hospital.  "How dare you say Islam is a violent religion?  I'll kill you for it" is not exactly the best way to go about refuting the charge.

A Time to Speak Out.  French philosophy teacher Robert Redeker published an article in which he characterized the Muslim prophet Muhammad as "a merciless war chief, plunderer, slaughterer of Jews and a polygamist."  Quickly he was forced into hiding by death threats, despite the fact that many Muslims around the world seem to agree, unapologetically, that Muhammad was just those things, as I illustrated in a recent article.

The Islamic World Owes an Apology.  One remark from the Pope brought forth an orgy of verbal violence and threat from the Islamic world.  But the Pope's scholarly discourse, however insulting it may have been interpreted to be by Muslims, pales in comparison with the kind, scope and frequency of the verbal violence that are heaped each day upon Jews and Israel in the Islamic world.

What Is 'Islamofascism'?  "Islamic fascists" — used by President George W. Bush for the conspirators in the alleged trans-Atlantic airline bombing plot — and references by other prominent figures to "Islamofascism," have been met by protests from Muslims who say the term is an insult to their religion.

Criticism of Islam is forbidden in some places

Christian preacher challenges arrest for protesting Islam.  Tomorrow at the High Court, a Christian preacher will appeal a ruling which upheld his arrest outside Southwark Cathedral for displaying placards which protested against Islam in the wake of terrorist attacks.  Following one complaint from a member of the public, Ian Sleeper, 57, who is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was surrounded by four officers and arrested on 23 June 2017 for displaying signs which read: "Love Muslims, Hate Islam, Jesus is love and hope."  Mr Sleeper maintains, and explained clearly to officers at the time, that he was "not attacking people; I'm attacking an idea."

Rule of thuggery prevails in Denmark.  Denmark recently capitulated, forfeiting its hard-fought freedoms to those who hate it.  According to a recent report, ["]Denmark's parliament has passed a bill that makes it illegal to burn copies of the Quran in public places...["]  There is much to say here.  First, it is interesting to note that the new bill does not single out Islam or the Koran by name, but rather seeks to protect from desecration "writings with significant religious importance for a recognized religious community."  By employing such generic wording that applies to and presumably protects every religious text and community — though everyone knows the law exists exclusively to protect the Muhammadan creed — the Danes appear to have copied a play from the Islamic gamebook. [...] Second, in adopting what amounts to a "blasphemy" law, Denmark has effectively declared that it is not a nation of principles, but rather one willing to compromise its ethos to appease thugs.

The cops don't want to offend Muslims, even if they're murderers.
'Group of People' Kill Teenage Boys, U.K. Police Caution Public Not to Identify Suspects.  The British authorities are fearful that the brutal killing of two teenagers could trigger another wave of public unrest.  A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, who are yet to be publicly identified by police, were stabbed by a "group of men" on Saturday night [1/27/2024].  The fatal stabbing incident took place in Knowles West in South Bristol, which is the most populous city in Southwest England.  The police, as has become customary in Britain, refused to identify the suspects as anything other than a "group of men," despite apprehending a 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy in connection to the heinous crime. [...] "We have also identified several witnesses who we will be taking statements from," he went on.  "Detectives are particularly keen to speak with passengers on a bus which was on Ilminster Avenue at the time of the incident."  The police commander then cautioned the public not to share information about the murder.  "It is extremely important there should be no commentary or sharing of information or images online which could in any way prejudice and any future proceedings," he commented.

Silencing the Irish To Save Them From Themselves.  All European eyes should be on Ireland now.  In the wake of last week's Dublin riots, the Varadkar government is fast-tracking draconian hate-speech legislation that would decimate liberty in the Emerald Isle.  The Irish people face being ordered by their woke government, under threat of jail, to acquiesce silently in their country's colonization via migration. [...] If you have in your possession a book, photo, meme, newspaper, or anything at all critical of a "protected" class — including racial and sexual minorities, transgender people, and migrants (because "nationality" is a protected characteristic) — you can be guilty of a hate crime.  Note that under the proposed law, they don't have to prove you incited violence or hatred.  All you have to do is to possess material that is likely to do so, in the judgment of authorities.  Any Irish person who has a critical thought about the system attempting to turn their children trans, say, or the mass migration overtaking the country — he had better keep his mouth shut and not write, tweet, or TikTok anything about it, or face prison.

Leo Varadkar's Ireland is flirting with a new form of totalitarianism.  Irish author Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize on Sunday.  His novel, Prophet Song, imagines an Ireland that has fallen under Right-wing totalitarian control, and begins with members of the new secret police rapping on the door of a union leader to interrogate him for "sowing discord and unrest" against the government.  Novelists are free to dream up all manner of fictional scenarios, however far-fetched.  The irony is that this is the exact opposite of what is happening in Ireland right now.  The government in Dublin is indeed introducing extraordinary new legislation to restrict freedom of speech.  But it's not horrid Right-wingers conspiring to suppress nice, decent liberals.  It's nice, decent liberals scrambling to stamp out the opinions of what they call the "far-Right".  And far from being alarmed by this assault on basic freedoms, the broad swathe of progressive opinion in Ireland is fully behind it, including most voices in the broadcast and print media, and every major party.

When your population is 15% Muslim, you arrest people offending Muslims.  The most important thing to know is that London is 15% Muslim.  That's far from a majority, but Muslims need a lot of what the Nazis used to call "Lebensraum" — that is, territory where they dominate the local population.  Flexing their muscles, they act as if 15% is a majority and the general population, made ignorant by leftism and scared by the threat of jihad, accepts its status as a minority.  If you understand these principles, you will appreciate the different approaches the London police have to things that call for Jewish genocide (that's fine) and things that offend Muslim sensibilities (that's bad, very, very bad).  Ever since the events on October 7, which saw over 1,400 Israelis brutally murdered, including pregnant women having their bellies ripped open, a baby baked to death in an oven, women raped to death, and children with eyes gouged out and limbs sliced off, London has been the heart and home of pro-Hamas marches and protests, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets.

London: Met Police Arrest Man For Posting Facebook Video Criticizing Muslim Migrants' Support For Palestine.  London has truly become a sad joke, run by a Muslim, with nearly 20% of its population Muslims as well, there is no freedom of speech and real Londoners are treated like outsiders.  Met Police have just turned up in the dead of night to arrest a gentleman in front of his distraught wife who is battling stage 4 cancer.  His crime?  Showing disapproval of Palestinian flags flying all the way along his local street.  [Video clip]

'Shut Up or Else!' The True Link between Islam and the Left.  Despite their many outward differences, Islamic authoritarianism and leftist liberalism are, in fact, very similar, especially in that they brook no dissent.  Here, I'd like to offer a more focused look into their similar modes of operation, especially in the context of belief vs. compliance.

Biden Establishes 'Interagency Task Force With Senior Government Officials' to Stop 'Islamophobia'.  Old Joe Biden's ghostwriters issued a statement Thursday to congratulate Muslims on Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the fasting-by-day-and-gorging-by-night month of Ramadan.  Predictably, it was anodyne and obsequious in the extreme, with Biden celebrating how Muslims "decorate their homes, give gifts to loved ones, wear new clothes, and visit family and friends."  The faux president is made to add:  "I am moved by the generosity that is shown from families that can provide food and give charity to those in need through Zakat-al-Fitr."  In the course of all this flattery, Biden's writer drops in a serious note:  there is now a U.S. government task force dedicated to fighting "Islamophobia." [...] When the White House writers start depicting Old Joe babbling about peace and human rights, you know something bad is coming.  Doing this work for peace and human dignity will apparently require new restrictions on speech:  "My Administration is also committed to addressing all forms of hate, including Islamophobia.  This is why I established an interagency task force with senior government officials to tackle this and related challenges and encourage every American to build a more inclusive nation."  Good, because Lord knows we aren't "inclusive" enough yet.

The UN Declares War on the 'Poison of Islamophobia'.  [Scroll down]  Think about what he's saying here: Muslims "face bigotry and prejudice for no other reason than their faith."  In other words, Western peoples — the world's most liberal and tolerant people by leaps and bounds — supposedly hate and mistreat Muslims simply and only because the latter have a different belief system.  In the real world, of course, it is precisely the West that developed the idea of religious freedom (which is sorely lacking in Islam).  If anything, the West is the only civilization that looks more favorably on all other belief systems than its own founding faith, Christianity.  The truth is, if there is any "bigotry and prejudice" against Muslims, it is not because Western people are so hostile to those who believe differently from how they do — a position better exemplified by Muslims — but due to any number of Islam's problematic teachings, including terrorizing non-Muslims into subjugation (jihad), executing apostates and blasphemers, treating women as chattel, and legitimizing child marriage (pedophilia), to name a few.

UK Mother Is Forced To Grovel And Apologize In Front Of Muslim Community Because Her 14-Year-Old Autistic Son Scuffed A Page In The Koran.  Four pupils have been suspended from a high school in England after a Qur'an they purchased was said to have sustained a small tear and a smudged page.  Four children around 14 years of age have been suspended from Wakefield's Kettlethorpe High School in England after a Qur'an purchased by one of the boys, described as "highly autistic", sustained minor damage, including a small tear to its cover.  The incident is said to have sparked multiple investigations, including one by the West Yorkshire Police, which is investigating the matter as a "hate incident".  [Video clip]

Florida Teacher Is Fired After Video Of Her Interrupting Muslim Prayer In Her Office Goes Viral.  A Florida teacher was fired after she was apparently caught interrupting Muslim students as they prayed and accusing them of practicing "magic" in a TikTok video that has since gone viral.  The video — which was posted Thursday and has since raked up more than a million likes — shows three students at Franklin Academy, a charter school in Pembroke Pines, performing a prayer as one recites "Surah At-Tin" from the Quran, according to NBC News.  [Video clip]

Has the Democrat party converted to Islam?  On October 21, U.S. reps.  Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsky issued a press release introducing a bill titled the "Combating International Islamophobia Act."  According the release, the purpose of the bill is "to address the rise in incidents of Islamophobia worldwide."  Specifically, it would require "the State Department to create a Special Envoy for monitoring and combating Islamophobia, [which would] include state-sponsored Islamophobic violence and impunity [sic] in the Department's annual human rights reports."  The bill was supported by the White House, which, notwithstanding its focus on Islam alone, described it as a measure committed to "defending freedom of religion and belief."  On Dec, 14, 2021, the bill, H.R. 5665, passed in the House, 219 to 212.  No Democrat voted against it; no Republican voted for it. [...] Under this clause, no reports of any violence and killing committed not against Muslims, but by Muslims against other religious groups, nor the suppression of non-Muslims in Muslim-ruled nations, would be authorized.  Only acts against Muslims. [...] Need it be said that H.R. 5665 violates the First Amendment at two different levels?  First of all, in addressing not the alleged hostile actions themselves, but rather the media that are supposedly instigating those actions, the bill runs afoul of such media's freedom of speech.  Secondly, in focusing on issues relating specifically to Islam and to no other religion, the bill is "respecting an establishment of religion," which, under the Amendment, is prohibited.  One has to wonder if the 219 House members are aware that we have a Constitution, or whether it has a First Amendment?

Brit police pay settlement to arrested street preacher who criticized Islam at Speakers' Corner.  Britain's Metropolitan Police apologized and paid £10,000 ($11,286.23 U.S.) to a woman they wrongfully arrested for preaching against Islam in London's famed Speakers' Corner, a settlement labeled "a rare admission" by an attorney who helped her.  Hatun Tash, 40, a former Muslim turned Christian who says she now believes Islam is a false religion, moved to the United Kingdom from Turkey nine years ago, and has since been arrested twice.  She was also stabbed on the street in 2021 by an unknown assailant.

Determining Objective Information versus Indoctrination.  [Scroll down]  Is discussing the inherent bigotry of Islam as stated in its foundational documents hate-promoting?  Is publicizing the ulterior motives of groups that wish to damage a country proof of bigotry?  The toolkit asserts that "there is far-right messaging in other cultural spaces.  Islamophobic Hindu nationalism has been more of a topic with the Indian farmer protests in 2021."  Thus, the loaded word Islamophobic ignores the fact that Muslims are, indeed, regularly murdering Hindus.  In fact, how is it anti-Muslim or Islamophobic "to write about the effects of jihad or the ... Muslim treatment of unbelievers?  The facts are well established within international bodies, NGOs, national commissions, and verifiable journalistic reports.  Reformist Muslims themselves are highly critical of the discriminatory laws and behaviours in countries from which they or their forebearers originated."

French journalist, 34, is given police guard over her report on radical Islam in town where shops sell faceless dolls, restaurant has cubicles for women to eat.  A French journalist has been given police protection after fronting a documentary about the impact of radical Islam on a poor town in the north of the country.  Ophélie Meunier, 34, has received death threats in the wake of documentary Zone Interdite — or 'Restricted Zone — that aired in France on January 23 looking at the influence of hardline Islamic views in the town of Roubaix, on the Belgian border.  Meunier found a restaurant where women are given cubicles to eat away from men, and a toy shop selling faceless dolls to comply with strict interpretations of Islam that forbid depicting facial features.  She also spoke to Amine Elbahi, 26, a Muslim lawyer from Roubaix who helped expose an educational institution that received £53,000 of public money to teach poor children, but was accused of spreading Islamic teachings instead.

House of Representatives Votes to Eradicate Blasphemy Against Islam.  The House of Representatives has passed a bill which seeks to eradicate blasphemy against Islam.  The bill, H.R. 5665, is truly remarkable as it amounts to Congress making a law respecting the establishment of Islam and reducing the United States government into a tool of the world's ayatollahs.  The actual text of the bill not only seeks to eradicate blasphemy against Islam around the world — and solely against Islam at that — but even requires the federal government to reorganize some portions of the State Department along the lines of an Islamic religious institution which will be responsible for interpreting the Quran.  For example, the text of the bill mandates that "[t]he Secretary of State shall establish within the Department of State an Office" and the "purpose" of the office is described as "[m]onitoring and combating acts of Islamophobia and Islamophobic incitement that occur in foreign countries."  That is, the State Department is required to create an office which is a cross between George Orwell's Big Brother and the Taliban.

The 'Islamophobia Industry' Is Making People Afraid to Criticize Jihad Violence and Sharia Oppression.  A few years back, there was published a book which purported to show that there was a sinister conspiracy to defame Islam being pursued by a cabal of racists and xenophobes.  It was absurd from the beginning, as the only reason why anyone has any problem with Islam at all is not because of "racism," but because of jihad terrorism and Sharia oppression of women and others.  One trenchant review of the book observed that the author was pretending that 9/11 never happened and international Islamic terrorism did not exist and was claiming that any suspicion of Islam stemmed solely from the bad faith of its critics.  This was ridiculous enough in itself, but it got even worse.  Well-funded Leftist organizations circulated far and wide the conspiracy theory that this "Islamophobia industry" was receiving massive amounts of money from sinister right-wing billionaires, solely for the purpose of continuing this gratuitous and racist campaign against Islam.  Large sums of money were bandied about as the supposed war chest of these organizations, pumped up to look impressive by combining the donations received by numerous separate and distinct organizations, all smeared as "Islamophobic," over a period of years.

Egyptian Scholar Asks Reasonable Questions about Islam, Gets Arrested.  According to a Nov. 19, 2021 report, "an Egyptian court sentenced an 80-year-old-intellectual earlier this week to five years in prison over his remarks on the early Islamic conquests."  Ahmed Abdu' Maher, a high-profile lawyer, expert on Islam, and author of fourteen books on Islamic history and jurisprudence, was found guilty of "contempt of Islam, stirring up sectarian strife and posing a threat to the national unity."  One of Maher's chief "crimes" is his view on the seventh- and eighth-century Arab conquests — a view based on a close and correct reading of both Muslim and non-Muslim sources:  that Arabs conquerors invaded non-Muslim regions — specifically the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain — and engaged in atrocity after atrocity; that, while "spreading Islam" was the motive Islamic later historiography attributed to the Arabs, their true actions belied a lust for rape and rapine; and that they overthrew and supplanted much more advanced societies, to the region's lasting regret.

Egypt: 80-year-old Islamic scholar jailed for saying Islam was spread by conquest.  An 80-year-old Egyptian Islamic reformist scholar was jailed for telling the truth that Islam was spread by conquest, as obvious as truth is.  Ahmed Abdo Maher was being "Islamophobic" in the view of those who judged his case.  They found him guilty of "contempt of Islam," which in the view of Islamic supremacists everywhere is really what "Islamophobia" is.  Closer to our neck of the woods, the Toronto District School Board defined "Islamophobia" to be "fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture."  This restrictive definition was supported by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (formerly CAIR-CAN).  Anti-Muslim bigotry is included in the term "Islamophobia," but in this there is a contradiction:  no one shows more bigotry against Muslims globally than other Muslims.  Muslim sects which are deemed to be apostate, those that do not ascribe to violent conquest, are routinely persecuted.  Twelve million Muslims have been slaughtered by mainstream Muslims since 1948 for not being Muslim enough.  The treatment of Maher is an example of Muslims persecuting Muslims for not toeing the mainstream line.

Nigeria: Muslim mob demands death sentence for man accused of insulting Muhammad.  A glimpse into the future of the West.  This is where the Left's "hate speech" rhetoric is tending.  We are very close to this now, far closer than most people realize.  Supporters of the President are defamed and smeared now, but for years, critics of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others have been routinely excoriated, vilified, demonized, deplatformed, and shunned by all decent people.  What is the next step?  This.  Remember:  Biden has pledged to combat "hate speech," which is any speech that those in power dislike, and a member of his transition team wants to outlaw desecration of the Qur'an.  As the movement for criminalization grows, so will violence directed at transgressors.  We are far closer to this than most people think.

Morocco: Woman gets 3 1/2 years prison, $6,000 fine for 'publicly insulting Islam'.  A glimpse into the future of the West.  This is where the Left's "hate speech" rhetoric is tending.  We are very close to this now, far closer than most people realize.  Supporters of the President are defamed and smeared now, but for years, critics of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others have been routinely excoriated, vilified, demonized, deplatformed, and shunned by all decent people.  What is the next step?  This.  Remember:  Biden has pledged to combat "hate speech," which is any speech that those in power dislike, and a member of his transition team wants to outlaw desecration of the Qur'an.  As the movement for criminalization grows, so will violence directed at transgressors.  We are far closer to this than most people think.

Sharia Britain:  Gov't Islamophobia Advisor Wants Muhammad Images Made as Unacceptable as N-Word.  Last October, French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Paris streets by a Muslim who was angry that Paty had shown his students cartoons of Muhammad.  In January 2015, Muslim jihadists murdered 12 at the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo as a response to its having published Muhammad images.  The same year in Garland, Texas, two Muslims motivated likewise attacked a "Draw Muhammad" contest and shot a security guard.  Now, a U.K. "Islamophobia" advisor wants to end such violence:  By instituting a Sharia law norm and making such images' display as unacceptable as the n-word.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey declares that disrespecting the quran is forbidden.  And if you rip up or otherwise destroy a quran and post it on Twitter, you will get banned for life.  But the people (Muslims) who call for your execution and threaten your life on Twitter because you disrespected the quran do NOT get banned.

France: Prof criticizes Islam, gets threatened with death, doxxed, and accused of 'Islamophobia'.  If she had criticized Christianity, she would be a hero of the intelligentsia today.

Tennessee:  Lawyer fired for saying Islam isn't a peaceful religion.  However, "in a statement Friday afternoon [12/11/2020], Horwitz said Morgan's 'apparent termination' was driven by bad publicity rather than the content of his social media posts."  That in a nutshell is why the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and allied organizations make a fuss when someone says something they don't like: they know that most groups don't have the stomach or the courage to stand up to the outrage mob, and so they will throw the putative offender under the bus just for the sake of peace.  Jerry Morgan's statements are presented in the Tennessean in a highly pejorative light (of course), but all he essentially was support Trump's travel ban on people entering the U.S. from jihadi hotspots and other places where officials cannot or will not provide adequate information about those wishing to enter; said Islam was not a religion of peace; linked Islam with violence, as Islamic jihadis do every day; and supposedly demonstrated prejudice against minorities and dislike of Democrats.  The prejudice against minorities appears only to consist of disapproving of the "slave mentality" of some, which was likely a reference to their tendency to vote Democrat even against their own best interests.

Norway: Prominent critic of Islam found dead with 'visible damage to the body'.  SIAN leader Lars Thorsen "stressed that based on his knowledge of the deceased, he sees no visible motives other than political ones."  The killer may have been a Muslim enraged over Lid's "blasphemy," but the perp may also have been a Leftist who believes that Muslims are a victimized group that needs special protection from criticism.  We saw this in the Netherlands years ago, when Volkert van der Graaf murdered Islamocritic Pim Fortuyn "to protect Muslims."

Another 9/11 is Unlikely — and That's not Good News.  The initial reaction to 9/11 was, indeed, one of heightened alertness and sudden awareness of the possibility that we were faced with a clash of civilizations.  The Islamists had played their hand too soon, and they quickly realized that it was not a good idea to wake a sleeping giant.  Thus, they resumed their cultural jihad.  It proved to be a highly successful program.  After 9/11, one would have expected that Islamic beliefs would have come under increased scrutiny.  Initially, that was the case.  But suspicion quickly gave way to affirmation as jihadists in business suits began a campaign to emphasize the kinder, gentler side of Islam.  They were particularly successful in converting American educators to the idea that 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam.  Before long, schools were presenting Islam as a victim of hatred, discrimination, Western imperialism, and Islamophobia.  And not long after, any critique of Islam became strictly off-limits — even among members of our security establishment.

Sharia Twitter sends notice to Robert Spencer saying that his tweet violated laws of Pakistan.  I sent this comment to OpIndia:  "In sending out these notices, Twitter is behaving as if Islamic blasphemy law applied to people outside of Sharia domains.  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been working for years at the UN to compel Western countries to criminalize criticism of Islam (under the guise of prohibiting 'incitement to religious hatred').  Twitter is doing the bidding of the OIC with apparent alacrity.  No one seems to ask the social media giants why they have decided to internationalize Sharia restrictions on speech."

Court Rules That Criticism of Islam is Still Legal in the US (For Now).  You may recall Nicholas Damask.  He is the Scottsdale Community College (SCC) professor about whom I wrote here at PJ Media several weeks ago when Muslim students threatened his life for observing that Islam teaches violence.  After that, instead of rebuking the Muslims who threatened Damask, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed suit against the college for daring to teach unpopular and unwelcome truths about Islam and terrorism.  [Paywall]

Sailor Gets OK to Grow 4-Inch Beard, Pushes Navy to Grant Career-Length Waiver.  Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leo Katsareas can, for the first time in his Navy career, wear a beard consistent with his religious beliefs while in uniform — at least for now.  The Navy's personnel chief granted Katsareas, a Muslim sailor, a special grooming accommodation to grow his facial hair up to 4 inches long.  Katsareas, who converted to Islam at age 16, believes his faith requires him to wear a fist-length beard.

Shooting the (Infidel) Messenger.  Whether it's true or not, if you say the "wrong" thing about Islam, you're guilty — even if you're merely quoting what Muslims themselves say.  Consider the recent case of Professor Nicholas Damask, chairman of the Department of Political Science at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.  Last month, after one of his students, Muhammad Sabra, found — and shared on social media — quiz questions which Muhammad felt were in "distaste of Islam," the professor received a plethora of online death threats to himself and his family and criticism from his college.  Matters eventually turned around in Damask's favor; his interim chancellor publicly apologized for "the uneven manner in which this was handled and for our lack of full consideration for our professor's right of academic freedom."  For those, however, whose core mission revolves around quashing free speech on Islam, notably, "CAIR," this is unacceptable.

CAIR Enraged, Files Lawsuit Over the Truth About Islam Told at a College.  You may recall Nicholas Damask.  He is the Scottsdale Community College (SCC) professor about whom I wrote here at FrontPage several weeks ago, when Muslim students threatened his life for observing that Islam teaches violence.  Damask was repudiated by the college, which tried to force him to apologize until reminded that punishing a professor for telling unwelcome truths is still a bad look for an academic institution in the United States.  Damask, however, is not out of the woods yet:  the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has now filed suit against the college for daring to step away from the fictions and fantasies it has foisted on most colleges and universities in their teaching about Islam and terrorism.  The Arizona Republic reported that the Arizona chapter of CAIR "filed a lawsuit Tuesday [6/2/2020] in U.S. District Court against Scottsdale Community College and one of its professors for teaching material that it says condemns Islam."  You probably didn't realize that it was illegal to condemn Islam in the United States.  It clearly isn't illegal to condemn Christianity or Judaism; it happens all the time, and those who do this are celebrated by all the elite classes and glitterati.  But condemning Islam, well!  That's another matter altogether.

Turkey:  Where Criticizing Islam Can Land You in Prison.  Critics of Turkey's government and Islam continue being targeting by the country's authorities.  On May 17, Turkish photographer Fırat Erez, a former supporter of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party, was arrested in the city of Antalya after saying "Islam is immoral" on his Twitter account.  "This is not hate.  It is a decision," he wrote.  "Islam is immoral.  His Prophet, Allah, his disciples could not protect it.  Islam has not overcome the moral barrier.  It cannot.  You cannot find the truth by bending over five times a day.  Plain, clear and painful."  Erez was detained by Antalya police for "insulting religious values" and "provoking hatred or hostility in one section of the public against another section".

Journalist Gets Home Visit From UK Police After He Reported Mosques Flouting Lockdown Law.  A journalist in the UK received a home visit from police after he reported mosques in his area that were violating the coronavirus lockdown law.  Tom Linden, host of UK Preppers Radio Network, filed a complaint with West Yorkshire Police after he saw reports in local media that Muslims in Bradford and Leeds were gathering at mosques for Friday prayers in violation of COVID-19 isolation rules.  In the complaint, Linden made it clear that he would be monitoring and reporting on mosques that were flouting quarantine rules, something that obviously flagged him for police attention.

Dubai: Three men detained, fined $136,000 each for insulting Islam on Instagram and Facebook.  A glimpse into the future of the West.  Right now, insulting Islam will only get you deplatformed, vilified, and suspended from your job.  Fines and detention are still in the future.

3 men in Dubai fined Dh500,000 each for insulting Islam online.  Three security guards of a five-star resort have each been fined Dh500,000 by a Dubai court for insulting Islam on social media.  The Dubai public prosecution accused the three Sri Lankans, aged between 28 and 34, of contempt of religion through posts on Instagram and Facebook.  It referred them to trial pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hatred law and the Federal Penal Code.  The Dubai Court of First Instance ordered that all the three accused be deported after paying the fines.

Toronto Police Threaten Journalist For Calling Soleimani A Terrorist.  Any freedoms Canadians used to have under their Charter of Rights and Freedoms have been decimated under the last four years of the Liberal government and they will continue to be attacked for the next four years!  Canada used to be a great country but its "diversity-seeking" leader has all but destroyed their country!

Toronto Police Threaten Reporter With Arrest for Referring to Soleimani As a Terrorist.  Toronto Iran supporters held a candlelight vigil for Qasem Soleimani this week and Rebel Media's David Menzies was there to report on it.  As Menzies worked through the crowd of about 200 protesters, he began asking pointed questions about the general, Iran's sponsorship of terrorism and sharia law.  His questions were obviously designed to provoke and provoke they did.  Early in his video, Menzies begins asking crowd members why they were mourning Soleimani and if they thought he was a terrorist.  Most of the responses were typical pro-Iranian fare — the U.S. is the real terrorist, Trump is a murderer, etc. etc.  Surprisingly a few people indicated they saw Soleimani as a defender against terrorism in the middle east and ISIS and that the narrative of the slain general was merely propaganda.

UN Begins Process of Handing Internet Control to Ruthless Dictators.  We've known this has been coming for a couple of years.  Dissatisfied with control of the internet largely in the hands of western democracies — especially the United States — the dictators and religious fanatics of the world have begun the process to seize control of the internet where, I'm sure, you won't be able to insult Islam, call Vladimir Putin a thug, or criticize the Chinese communists.  The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution that would set up a "committee of experts" whose mission would be to stop "the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes."  Since many countries make it a crime to criticize the government or insult Islam, the resolution does not bode well for internet freedom in the near future.

Law against criticizing Islam closer than you think, expert warns.  A law in America to protect Muslims and their faith from any criticism might be closer than many think.  Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, wrote that if a Democrat wins the presidency, "I hope some of y'all will visit me in prison."

It Can't Happen Here?  Muslim Organization Wants International Law Criminalizing Criticism of Islam.  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is made up of 56 nations plus the Palestinian Authority, met Thursday in Jeddah and called for the adoption of an international law criminalizing criticism of Islam.  But that kind of law could never be adopted in the United States, could it?  Think again.  The OIC's secretary-general, Dr. Yousef al-Othaimeen, called upon the nations of the world, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to crack down on speech that was "insulting religions or prophets."  It was clear, however, that al-Othaimeen couldn't have cared less about speech insulting Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism or Buddhism or any of the revered figures of those religions.  He cared only about criticism of Islam.

Death by Islamophobia.  [Scroll down]  In fact, as Salman Rushdie writes in Joseph Anton, "a new word has been created to help the blind remain blind:  Islamophobia.  To criticize the militant stridency of this religion in its contemporary incarnation [is] to be a bigot."  After the Iranian Revolution of 1980, the term "Islamophobia" "underwent a mutation that weaponized it."  It continues to be more militant as it has "entered the global lexicon."  Clearly, America and Canada are not immune, either.  Thus, the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims (APPG) recently released a report titled "Islamophobia Defined:  The inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia."  A few quotations from the lengthy report should highlight the disingenuousness of a document that is essentially recommending a form of blasphemy law.

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See Something, Say Nothing?  [Scroll down]  Recently, in the course of investigating the history of Mickael Harpon, the 45-year-old French computer expert turned jihadi, there were such conversations.  Harpon worked for the police in France gathering intelligence for 16 years.  One day when he picked up a kitchen knife and an oyster shucker and killed four colleagues in a 30-minute rampage at work.  Besides the fact that Harpon converted to Islam close to 10 years ago, was in contacts with Salafists and adopted increasingly radical beliefs (which the police were aware of), he still was granted top security clearance.  But when he defended the jihadi massacre of 12 employees of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine four years ago at work, none of his colleagues were willing to file a complaint against him.  The question is:  Where do these reservations or refusals to speak up come from and how deep do they go?

Stripping Away Our Freedoms.  [In Canada,] We already have Motion M103, which is not legislation at the present, but if the push continues, it may become law.  This motion has directly affected free speech, as most Canadians are now terrified of even asking simple and valid questions about Islamist radicalization and terrorism.  In June, the Canadian federal government released a new three-year anti-racism strategy that arose from M103.

Canada: Man who helped intelligence service track Islamic State supporters is being deported, they aren't.  Trudeau plans to "reintegrate" Islamic State jihadis into Canada.  So to allow a foe of the Islamic State to remain in the country, well!  That would just be "Islamophobic."

Decriminalizing Crime; Criminalizing Speech.  Strange to say, but German Chancellor Merkel, a center-right politician, has led the march to fulfill the terms of the Obama promise of making us all citizens of the world.  She opened her country to hordes of Muslim migrants and led her nation to forbid anyone from ever saying that it was a bad idea.  Or that it wasn't working.  It doesn't matter what these migrants do.  It doesn't matter which crimes they commit.  The local constabulary has gotten into the habit of not noting the ethnicity of criminals.  The real problem is speech, speaking ill of migrants, speaking ill of Islam.  Thus is the great Western tradition of free expression sacrificed on the bonfire of political correctness.  Muslims do not commit more crimes.  If it appears to be the case, we can solve it by not arresting those who do.  But, [you're in trouble] if you say the least disparaging word about the religion of peace.

Germany:  A Shocking Degree of Self-Censorship.  [Scroll down]  There is a very large discrepancy between what Germans consider taboo in the public sphere, as opposed to in private conversations with friends and acquaintances.  For example, 62% of Germans are convinced that a politician stating that Islam has too much influence in Germany will expose himself to harsh criticism, but only 22% believe that expressing such a sentiment in private conversations would cause offense.  Similarly, the sentiment that 'too much is being done for refugees in Germany' is viewed as a risky statement to air in public, but only 31% would consider it a problem to say that in private.  There appears, in other words, to be a significant gap between what Germans say in public and what they think.

Islam, Terrorism, and Censorship.  In his newest book, Paul Cliteur, author and jurisprudence professor at Leiden University, examines a largely forgotten 1987 German television comedy skit that sparked Muslim protests.  Cliteur asserts that the incident, involving Dutch comedian Rudi Carrell, became the forerunner for other protests, many of them deadly violent, that now characterize the ongoing conflict between Islamic theoterrorism and Western free speech.  In Theoterrorism v.  Freedom of Speech:  From Incident to Precedent (Amsterdam University Press, 2019), Cliteur calls the Carrell incident a turning point in global politics.  It made the West conclude that offending Islam was a global capital offense and it brought about the start of a precipitous decline in Western civil liberties.

Philadelphia Police Department puts 72 officers on desk duty amid investigation into anti-Muslim social media posts.  Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed Wednesday that 72 Philadelphia police officers were placed on administrative duty amid an internal investigation into alleged anti-Muslim social media posts made by officers on the force.  Ross said the officers were taken off patrol duty and had their guns confiscated as the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) investigates approximately 3,100 total posts, Philadelphia's Fox 29 reported.  He could not confirm if more officers would be placed on administrative duty as the investigation continues, but he does expect "several dozen" of the seventy-two officers to be disciplined and at least some to be fired.

Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt, Muslims Ransack Parents Home.  Islamic law forbids criticism of Islam, Quran, Muhammad.  If they cannot be criticized, we are in effect accepting Islamic law as overriding the freedom of speech.  This would establish Muslims as a protected class and prevent honest discussion.

Inside the Ring:  War College Cancels Speaker on Islam.  A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a racist and "Islamophobe," he said.  The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group critics say is linked to the Islamist international group Muslim Brotherhood, protested the speech in a letter to the college superintendent, Army Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, and provost James G. Breckenridge.  Purporting to represent the "Muslim community" in Pennsylvania, CAIR stated that it opposed Mr. Ibrahim's planned June 19 speech on "Sword and Scimitar:  Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West," which is also the title of his latest book.  The group asserted that Mr. Ibrahim's publicly stated view — that Muslim hostility for and terrorization of the West is not an aberration but a continuation of Islamic history — has the potential to instigate hatred against Muslims.

Marine Le Pen goes to trial over tweets on ISIS atrocities.  A French judge has ordered Marine Le Pen, leader of France's right-wing Rassemblement National party, to stand trial over gruesome images of atrocities committed by ISIS she shared on Twitter, according to The Local France.  In December 2015, the French politician sent three tweets showing the decapitated body of American reporter James Foley, a man on fire in a cage and a victim being driven over by a tank.  The images were captioned "This is Daesh," another name for ISIS.

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The Muslims cut people's heads off and burn people alive; but if you publicize this fact, YOU go to trial, not the Muslims.

Marine Le Pen is ordered to stand trial for tweeting pictures of ISIS murders.  French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered to stand trial for tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities, a judicial source said today.  Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after ISIS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris.  A judge in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre ordered that the National Rally leader stand trial on charges of circulating 'violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity' and that can be viewed by a minor.

CAIR 'Demands' US Army War College Cancel My Lecture on Islamic History.  The "unindicted co-conspirator" Council on American-Muslim Relations ("CAIR") and its Islamist allies are "outraged" because the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has invited me to give a lecture on my recent book, Sword and Scimitar:  Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.  On May 28, CAIR's Pennsylvania leadership — namely, Jacob Bender, Timothy Welbeck, Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu — sent a letter to USAWC commandant Gen. John Kem and provost Dr. James Breckenridge urging them to revoke "the decision of the US Army War College to invite Mr. Raymond Ibrahim to deliver the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture Series of the US Army War College."  The reason CAIR cites to disinvite me is that "Raymond Ibrahim's book ... advance[s] a simplistic, inaccurate and often prejudicial view of the long history of Muslim-West relations which we find deeply troubling."

Official records expunged, video feed cut and witnesses maligned:  MPs bent on censoring internet show true colours.  Parliament's penultimate meeting of its 'online hate' study offered an ominous window into a future Canada, where lawmakers grant the state additional powers to censor — powers taken away from bureaucrats only a few years ago through the repeal of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.  At Justice committee Tuesday morning [6/4/2019], the first order of business was a motion from Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault to "expunge" ex-committee vice-chair Michael Cooper's mention of the Christchurch mosque shooter.  "This is about doing the right thing here at Justice committee and cleaning up the record," Boissonneault said.

Swedish Artist's Jail Term Extended After He Committed 'Hate Crime' of Saying Muslim Migrants Have Not Integrated.  A Swedish artist's jail term was extended after he committed the "hate crime" of saying that Muslim migrants do not integrate and that rape culture is a massive problem in Middle Eastern cultures.  Street artist and provocateur Dan Park was originally jailed for three months after he tweeted that, "Rape culture is fundamental and OK among MENA [Middle East and North African] people".  Park was also imprisoned for "race hatred" because he referred to Muslim migrants as "blattar".  According to Wiktionary, 'blattar' means, "A person living in a Northern European country who is typically of Middle Eastern or North African descent.  A wannabe gangster or immigrant who is not well integrated."

Judge Jeanine returns to her Fox News show three weeks after Ilhan Omar hijab controversy.  Judge Jeanine Pirro made her return to the Fox News Channel on Saturday night [3/30/2019] after being off the air for three weeks and called for President Trump's enemies to get 'behind the bars justice'.  A day after Fox News colleague Sean Hannity said the former Westchester County district attorney had a family emergency that prevented her from appearing on his Friday television show, Pirro returned to the airwaves to her usual 9pm slot on Saturday.  She was absent the past two Saturdays after she accused House Rep. Ilhan Omar of wearing a hijab to show her adherence to Sharia law rather than the United States Constitution.

Jihad and the Media in an Age of Delusion.  [Scroll down]  Language is key.  Subtle and not-so-subtle restrictions are placed on what would offend the invading force with its hair-trigger sensibilities.  These restrictions are rigorously enforced by quisling societal institutions — media, academia, and so forth.  So, for example, "Muslim" is replaced with "South Asian" or "Asian," with no fear that the "South Asians" or "Asians" will bomb a pop concert, mow down scores of families on a national holiday such as Bastille day or Halloween or Christmas, shoot up a gay nightclub, and so forth.  Actual South Asians and Asians have held demos against the media using them to cover for jihadis, but no media reported on them, of course.

Climate Lies, Child Abuse And The Truth.  Right now, today, there is an 18 year old man sitting in jail in New Zealand who is charged with distributing the video of the Christchurch shooting.  He has been denied bail; apparently New Zealand thinks it is so dangerous to show people what happens when you're disarmed and a nutjob wants to murder you that you should not only be charged but locked up without bail until trial.  The original charge, which was replaced with this one, was publishing material insulting other races and ethnicities.

Victim Politics:  The Game of Loser Takes All.  In the West you daren't criticize Muslims or Islam from fear of being painted Islamophobic or, as ten dead workers at Charlie Hebdo demonstrated, from fear of one's life.  Arab Christians are burned, bombed, or beheaded to near extinction, yet the Pope utters hardly a peep.  Britain's Union of Students won't condemn Islamic State because that would be Islamophobic.

Robert Spencer:  So Long, Everybody.  My friends, it could be time for me to be saying goodbye.  Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill.  I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now.  This is no exaggeration.  Meeting in Istanbul, the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban "Islamophobia," which means criticism of Islam, including analysis of the motivating ideology fueling jihad terror.  IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said Friday:  "IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims."  Since analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror is routinely smeared as "hatred of Islam and Muslims," this will likely outlaw all such analysis and make opposition to jihad terror effectively impossible.

Was Judge Jeanine Pirro's question about Ilhan Omar all that outrageous?  Judge Jeanine Pirro got her Fox News show pulled from the air, presumably suspended, maybe cancelled, after she made a remark about Rep. Ilhan Omar's wearing of the hijab that was condemned, first by the left and then by politically correct FNC officials as unacceptable. [...] Clumsy or not, Judge Jeanine had a right to ask the question she asked, because some clarification would be useful.  Putting her back on the air to have her hash it out might be useful, too.

Judging Jeanine Pirro.  Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a reasonable question on her Fox News show the other day.  She was focusing on infamously anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar has made it her trademark to accuse politicians who support Israel of having accepted bribes ("It's all about the Benjamins baby") and to accuse Jewish supporters of Israel of having divided loyalties, by which she meant they are more loyal to Israel than they are to the United States.  Addressing Democrats, Pirro said, "This is not who your party is.  Your party is not anti-Israel, she is.  Think about this.  She is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party."  Pirro continued:  "So if it's not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?  Think about it.  Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran, 33:59, tells women to cover so they won't get molested," Pirro said.  "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?"

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pulled off air following comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was yanked off the air on Friday night a week after she ignited controversy, and earned a rare condemnation from her network, over comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. [...] Omar, along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, became the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress last November.  "Think about it:  Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran, 33:59, tells women to cover so they won't get molested," Pirro said on her show last week.  "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?"

Twitter Legal Warns Michelle Malkin Her 'Mohammed Cartoon Tweet' Violates "Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws" — Which Are Punishable by Prison or Death.  Twitter legal sent conservative firebrand Michelle Malkin a warning last week that her Mohammed cartoon tweet violated Pakistan's "blasphemy laws."  The specific blasphemy laws Michelle Malkin violated are punishable by life imprisonment or death and Twitter happily delivered the death threat to her.

Minnesota:  Christian Pastor Arrested at Mall of America Faces Hearing and Trial After Talking to Muslims.  Ramin Parsa, an ex-Muslim Christian pastor who was stabbed in Iran, imprisoned in Turkey, and then arrested in the Mall of America for sharing his testimony with interested Muslim women, faces a settlement conference in March and likely a trial in April.  The state of Minnesota has continued to prosecute his case, even though the Mall of America was wrong to accuse him of trespassing in the first place.  In late August 2018, Parsa was visiting the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn.  Two Somali-American women spoke with him and asked him if he was still a Muslim.  When he said he was not, they asked him to explain.  At this point, another lady complained to mall security.  Security took Parsa into custody, holding him handcuffed to a metal chair for four hours without water, and then turning him over to the police.

Sweden: Elderly man is prosecuted for calling Somali Muslim immigrant freeloaders what they are:  "LAZY".  A Swedish man in his 70s faced a court in the town of Uddevalla this week after far left social justice warriors reported him to the police for labeling Somali migrants "lazy" on social media.

What Is Knife Damage?  Some interesting news from Sweden, that bastion of liberal democracy and political correctness.  How do the ever-so-woke Swedes deal with Islamist terrorism?  Why, they follow the Obama playbook and refuse to call it Islamist terrorism.  In that way there is less Islamist terrorism.  Do you find this surprising?  If you do, you haven't been paying attention.  And the Swedes have put another wrinkle in the social fabric.  They have declared that anyone who shares images of Islamist terrorism will be jailed.  Keep in mind, images of these heinous acts of terrorism were posted on Facebook.  It's a culture shift of major proportions.  You can say anything you want about Christians.  You can be as anti-Semitic as you wish.  But if you dare speak ill of Islam you will be charged with blasphemy against the prophet of Islam.  So much for free expression.

Apparently, Canada has begun enforcing Sharia blasphemy laws, minus the death penalty, at least for now.  In many parts of the Muslim world, if you criticize Islam or Sharia law in a public fashion, you will suffer the consequences, among which could range from multiple lashings to a lengthy prison term, or even to public execution by hanging or beheading as carried out in Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Outside of the Muslim world, speaking out against Islam won't get you the death penalty, but in Canada, as Christine Douglass-Williams, a member of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Board and critic of Islam quickly learned, her negative comments about Sharia law resulted in her being fired.

Google Hosts Sharia Law App Enabling Muslims to Report Blasphemy and Heresy to the Police.  On December 7, 2018, the Google Play Store approved the latest version of "Smart Pakem," an app that allows Muslims in Jakarta, the capital of the largest Muslim country on earth, to report violations of Sharia law such as blasphemy and even heresy.  The app allows users to report people who practice unrecognized religions or unorthodox interpretations of Indonesia's six officially recognized faiths:  Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Protestant Christianity, and Roman Catholic Christianity.  According to Google's translation on the Google Play Store, "Smart Pakem" intends "to make it easier to find information and manage religion, belief flow and community organizations in the jurisdiction of DKI Jakarta," the capital of Indonesia.  The app, which has more than 1,000 installs, claims to provide a list of "laws and regulations that regulate the activities of the flow of beliefs in the community."

Parents Called Racist After Pointing Out 30-Year-Old Man Is Not High School Age.  When a "teenager" from Iran joined students at Stoke High School in Ipswich (a county town of Suffolk, England), students and parents immediately noticed something was off.  The alleged 15-year-old boy, Siavash, was 6'1", had stubble, a large Adam's apple, and a hairline that some viewed as receding.  Students and parents believed the "teen" was closer to 30 than 15.  When parents began complaining that an adult man was in school with their underage children, they say their concerns were "dismissed as racist," according to the Daily Mail.

Europe opting for submission to Islam.  It is this dismal if inevitable reality that was seemingly guaranteed by an European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision two weeks before Merkel's speech.  On Oct 25th, the ECHR, in a ruling mandatory for 47 European countries, denied an Austrian petitioner and ruled that the imperatives of "religious peace" and "mutual tolerance" are more important than freedom of speech.  In this particular case, the petitioner had asked in a seminar whether Mohammad's marriage to a six year old (consummated three years later), constituted a case of pedophilia.  In its ruling, the court decreed that denigration of Muhammad is not protected speech, regardless of the factual evidence with the clear implication of prohibiting criticism of Islam.  This has the effect of overturning that same court's 2001 ruling that sharia is not compatible with democracy and making Islam exempt from any questioning, even as attacks on Christianity and Judaism are well-established and widely practiced.

Islamists Bowdlerize Plano Library.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations' Dallas-Fort Worth chapter (CAIR-DFW) recently "applauded a decision by the Plano Library to resolve an issue related to anti-Muslim material in its catalog."  CAIR claims to have convinced this Texas library to remove the book Holy Terror by renowned graphic-novel author Frank Miller, a disturbing act of censorship and a flagrant violation of longstanding library standards.  This author asked the Plano Library Director Libby Holtmann about the book's removal.  She stated that the library "did not remove the subject item from its collection from a request by anyone including CAIRDFW," but rather "was alerted by a comment sent through social media."  Examination of Holy Terror revealed "that it did not have any professional reviews," which she claimed is a "necessary component for maintaining an item."  She also cited library records showing little reader interest in Holy Terror.  In fact, dozens of reviews of the comic book have been published, including by prominent newspapers and peer-reviewed journals.

Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech, European court rules.  The freedom of speech does not extend to include defaming the prophet of Islam, the European Court of Human rights ruled Thursday [10/25/2018].  The Strasbourg-based ECHR ruled that insulting Islamic prophet Muhammad "goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate" and "could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace."  The court's decision comes after it rejected an Austrian woman's claim that her previous conviction for calling Muhammad a pedophile, due to his marriage to a 6-year-old girl, violated her freedom of speech.  The ECHR ruled Austrian courts had "carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected."  The woman, in her late 40s and identified only as E.S., claimed during two public seminars in 2009 that Muhammad's marriage to a young girl was akin to "pedophilia."  According to Islamic tradition, the marriage between Muhammad and a 6-year-old girl was consummated when she was 9 years old and he was about 50.

Insulting Islam [is] Now Illegal in Europe.  You'd better watch what you say, because other people have religious feelings and they have the right to be protected from your harmful words.  They have the right to "religious peace," so you'd better not disturb it by saying something you shouldn't.  Who decides what's offensive?  Who decides which opinions can't be expressed publicly?  Not you.  These matters will be decided for you, and you'd better comply or else.

Is Criticizing Terrorism "Mental Illness"?  On December 16, 2015, a French journalist on a mainstream radio station compared France's right-wing National Front Party to the Islamic State (ISIS) by saying that there is a "community of spirit" between them and that both push those who support them to "withdraw into their own identity".  Marine Le Pen, the president of the National Front party, speaking of [an] "unacceptable verbal slippage," asked the radio station for the right to answer.  She then published on Twitter images showing the bodies of victims of the Islamic State and adding:  "ISIS is this!"  The French media immediately accused her of broadcasting "indecent" and "obscene" images, and shortly after that, the French government ordered the Department of Justice to indict her.  On November 8, 2017 the French national assembly also lifted her parliamentary immunity.  A few months later, a judge mandated by the French government, charged Marine Le Pen with "disseminating violent images," [...] As part of the proceedings, Marine Le Pen received a letter from the court ordering her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if she is sane.  She refused, saying that showing horrors committed by the Islamic State is not incitement to murder, and that pictures of victims of terrorism cannot be equated with pornography.

Is Criticizing Terrorism "Mental Illness"?  A 615-page report was recently released, written by an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron, Hakim El Karoui, who is in charge of designing the new institutions of an "Islam of France."  The report defines Islamism as an "ideology totally distinct from Islam" and also never addresses the links between Islamism and terrorism.  The report also insists on the urgent need to spread "true Islam" in France and adopt the teaching of Arabic in public high schools.  The court's request, for Marine Le Pen to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if she is sane, indicates that French authorities might be reviving the old Soviet use of "psychiatry" to silence dissidents or political opponents.  The legal offensive against Marine Le Pen was actually added to the financial offensive.  Even if Le Pen is not sent to prison, the law seems to have been used to open the possibility of declaring her ineligible for the European Parliament elections scheduled for May 2019.

UK: Muslims Demand Franklin Graham Be Banned From Country For Criticizing Islam.  Would anyone be calling for the banning of Graham from the UK if he had called Christianity "evil"?  The MCB said:  "We would expect the government to apply its criteria here.  If it does not, it will send a clear message that it is not consistent in challenging all forms of bigotry."  The British government is already inconsistent: it bans foes of jihad terror and critics of Islam, while letting in jihadis.

Sweden: Man faces "hate speech" charges for satirizing Sharia punishments.  "Hate speech" is not an objectively identifiable category.  Any criticism of anyone or anything could be characterized as inciting hatred against the object of the criticism.  The "hate speech" classification, as I have often pointed out, is simply a tool of the powerful to silence the powerless.  These satirical children's book covers focus upon matters of genuine concern:  Sharia stonings and lashings, both of which take place today.  But to point them out is "hate speech," because the Swedish government wants to keep its people ignorant and complacent in the face of the Muslim migrant inundation.

Cop Threatens to Arrest Reporter Exposing Islamic Event feat Extremist Imam.  On Saturday, the Greenwood Lakes Middle School in coordination with Muslim community groups in Orlando hosted a Syrian sheik who has called for the killing of gays and all Jews.  Conservative journalist Laura Loomer drove to Orlando to report on the event, which was described on the flyer as being open to the public.  Besides being a public event, the event was hosted at a taxpayer-funded Florida middle school, which gives any member of the public and the press the right to come on the property.  When Loomer approached the table to enter the event, organizers and an official from CAIR refused to admit Loomer and her cameraman into the event, and they were threatened with arrest by officers from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

California Prosecuting Man For Anti-Muslim Insults.  Here in the United States of America, the California Attorney General is actually prosecuting a man for Internet insults.

Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson [was] Arrested in Canada.  Plainclothes officers in Alberta, Canada, have arrested independent journalist and anti-grooming gangs activist Tommy Robinson shortly after he finished delivering a speech against mass migration in Calgary.  He delivered a defiant "F[...] Justin Trudeau" as he was forced into a police car in handcuffs.  Robinson shot a covert video in the police car after his arrest, asking who had ordered it.  Officers informed him that it had been authorized by "the minister's delegate" — referring to a minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's far-left government.

British Activist Tommy Robinson Arrested in Canada by Undercover Police.  British journalist and renowned free speech activist Tommy Robinson was arrested in Calgary, Canada, shortly after delivering a powerful speech that criticized censorship and government overreach.  Tommy Robinson, known for his fervent advocacy against censorship, was in Canada for a speaking tour organized in partnership with Rebel News, a conservative Canadian media outlet.  His tour was scheduled to include stops in Edmonton and Toronto following his Calgary event.  [Tweet]  His speech, which received a standing ovation from the audience, was abruptly followed by his arrest.  Ten police officers, including both uniformed and undercover personnel, swarmed Robinson after he exited the venue, placed him in an SUV, and drove him away.

Tommy Robinson and the truth about two-tier policing.  Tommy Robinson, a self-invented English 'patriot', was free to attend yesterday's St George's Day event in central London which descended into ugly clashes between participants and police.  Earlier in the day, he had been released from court after successfully arguing that a police dispersal order that resulted in his arrest and charge in November last year was unlawfully applied to him due to a paperwork blunder.  He says he will now sue the Metropolitan police.  Robinson has nearly half a million followers on social media.  They have, by now, fully absorbed the narrative that when it comes to protest, Britain has a two-tier system of policing.  This is a dangerous accusation that is gaining traction, whatever the criminal justice boss class decide we should think.  But is it justified?

The problem with Tommy Robinson's arrest.  [Scroll down]  Robinson knew what he was doing on Sunday.  He could have stayed away.  When asked by the police to leave, he could have packed up the cameras and sidled off.  Instead, he argued and struggled until he got what he almost certainly came for — his own arrest on camera.  Regardless, the police's role in all this is deeply worrying — and anyone who cares about freedom should pay close attention to it.  The grounds on which Robinson was arrested — that he might cause 'harassment, alarm and distress' — are vague.  How can the police claim to know, preemptively, what will cause harassment, alarm and distress to others?  After all, they are the same police who apparently struggle to grasp the meaning of the barely veiled genocidal chant, 'From the river to the sea'.  And yet, we're supposed to believe that they know who and what will cause harassment, alarm and distress in this case.  All this seems like a recipe for the arbitrary exercise of police power.  Then there is the broader question of the cost of such police interventions to our civil liberties.  Did Robinson really need to be removed from the vicinity of the march?  There were more than enough police officers to keep an eye on him.  If at any point he had done something he shouldn't have done, then he would have been arrested.  But preemptively removing him under Section 35 surely violates the most basic freedoms of assembly and protest.

Tommy Robinson Is Arrested For Showing Up At Antisemitism March.  In an amazing scene that shows how far away from civil rights and equal justice the UK has fallen, activist Tommy Robinson was just arrested in London before the start of a massive march against antisemitism.  Robinson was confronted by a battalion of cops while he drank his coffee before the start of the march.  Robinson told the police he was there to do interviews as a journalist but the cops said he must leave because they were preventing harassment and distress to the community.  [Video clip]

Tommy Robinson is held by police at Manchester airport.  Tommy Robinson was filmed being detained by police at Manchester Airport just hours after he claimed he was deported from Mexico.  Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, featured in video footage which showed a heated confrontation with two police officers at the airport this afternoon who say they were believed he had 'breached security'.  In a Telegram message to his followers shared later today, the 39-year-old accuses one Greater Manchester Police Officer of trying to 'bait' him into a reaction so they could 'arrest him legitimately'.

UK: Muslim threatens to cut Tommy Robinson's neck off.  "When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks" (Qur'an 47:4).  The way things are going in shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain today, it's a wonder they haven't made Muhammad Abdul Basir Prime Minister.

Tommy Robinson Arrested for Restraining Child Molester.  British activist Tommy Robinson has been arrested by British police for restraining a child molester who grabbed his 8-year-old daughter's butt, sparking outrage across the United Kingdom and beyond.  The accused child molester, meanwhile, had not been arrested as of the time that Robinson went public with the story.  Robinson is a high-profile leader who was persecuted by authorities for exposing Islamic child sex trafficking gangs operating in the British Isles.

Tommy Robinson gets the Soviet-style 'socially allied elements' treatment.  [Scroll down]  The second fundamental lesson is that the regime itself should not be directly implicated in the worst tortures.  The "dirty work," wrote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, should be done by "socially allied elements."  In the USSR, these were criminals who collaborated with the authorities and got privileged positions as a result.  In the case of Tommy Robinson, that role goes to "jihadists" in prisons.  Thus, the authorities are not only relieved of any responsibility, but they can assert that any violence against "an enemy of the democracy" ("fascist," "racist," etc.) is a spontaneous manifestation of indignation.  Even if the person is not subject to violence, the very fact of being placed in such an environment is an unambiguous hint to him and his supporters.

Tommy Robinson and the Death of Britain.  British authorities claimed that Tommy Robinson had prejudiced the outcome of the trial of several members of a Muslim rape gang.  This is arrant nonsense: the trial had been completed, and Tommy was asking them what they thought of their having been convicted.  There was, however, a gag order on the proceedings, and it was on the basis of the claim that Tommy violated that gag order that he is now back in prison.  Why was the gag order put into place?  The obvious reason is that the British government and law enforcement authorities are deeply embarrassed by their abysmal record in dealing with Muslim rape gangs.

British Justice System Tried To Get Even But Instead Made Tommy Robinson A Martyr.  In effect:  Tommy Robinson — jailed today for nine months for contempt of court over a video he broadcast on Facebook which featured child grooming defendants in a criminal trial — won.  Tommy won because he made the British judicial system look as ridiculously absurd as it truly is.  If broadcasting the child-grooming defendants on Facebook in a criminal trial was the charge, why take their wrath on a single activist rather than Big Gun Facebook?

Tommy Robinson begs Trump for political asylum: 'I've been convicted for journalism'.  Controversial independent journalist Tommy Robinson is pleading with President Donald Trump to grant him political asylum within the United States.  "In desperation, I'm making the appeal to President Trump urging him to get his lawyers and his team to look into my case.  I've already been unlawfully imprisoned, now I've been convicted — not by a jury of peers — but the government that got me through a back door.  I've been convicted for journalism," Robinson told The Gateway Pundit on Monday [7/8/2019].

Contempt is the New Tax Evasion.  I've just come off of two days holed up in London's Old Bailey.  The famous court was once a beacon of justice, though you wouldn't know it from what happened there to Tommy Robinson.  Robinson stood trial last week for the purported offence of filming sex groomers and gang rapists on their way into a Leeds courthouse last spring.  During a 90-minute Facebook Live stream, he broadcast their arrivals and asked them how they felt about the forthcoming verdicts.  Several responded with lewd comments about Robinson's wife and mother.  Nevertheless, Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, ruled that Robinson was causing them anxiety and distress, thereby interfering with justice and putting him in contempt of court.  He was also found guilty of filming in a manner "likely to impede justice," though it had no such effect, [...]

U.K. judges deliver 2nd slapdown to Tommy Robinson.  Two British judges have delivered a second slapdown to activist and Muslim critic Tommy Robinson, finding him guilty of contempt for posting a video taken outside a court during the trial of Muslims who eventually were convicted of gang rape.  Robinson had been sentenced to 13 months for contempt when he posted an interview with individuals outside the court in 2018.  He appealed and was released for two months, but prosecutors re-filed charges.

Tommy Robinson's view:  What really happened at the Muslim riot in Oldham.  Tommy Robinson's campaign in Oldham was attacked by more than 100 Muslim rioters on Saturday [5/18/2019], many wearing masks and throwing rocks and bricks.  This is Tommy's personal reaction to that riot, including his criticism of police tactics:  [Video clip]

Muslim rioters ATTACK Tommy Robinson voters with bottles, bricks in Oldham.  Approximately 100 men, dressed mostly in black, and many wearing face masks and keffiyehs, disrupted Tommy's rally.  First they threw eggs, then tossed bottles and bricks at Tommy's supporters, including women and children.  Eventually riot police were dispatched.

Muslim gang attacks Tommy Robinson rally with bottles, bricks.  [Several video clips.]

Tommy Robinson Calls out the Fake News Media for Trying to Destroy His Life.  Tommy Robinson, the British journalist and activist who was jailed for speaking out about the trial of Islamic rape gangs in defiance of court orders, is free and attacking the biased press for trying to destroy his life.  Robinson has faced extreme censorship, having his accounts banned from Twitter and Facebook, and is now facing two strikes on YouTube.  Robinson released a new video on YouTube going after the fake news, in particular, the BBC.

Judge Jeanine and the paradoxes of the post-9/11 world.  It's certainly harder now to publish a frank book about Islam than it was, say, a decade ago.  Prominent individuals who openly criticized the religion a few years back now either stay mum or use the word "Islamism," which implies that jihadists are motivated by something other than Islam itself.  In Britain and elsewhere, the authorities increasingly harass, and even prosecute, citizens for sharing straightforward facts about Islam on social media.  While the kind of people Hillary Clinton called "deplorables" support sensible policies, such as Trump's so-called "Muslim ban," that are designed to protect them from jihad (whether of the violent or "stealth" variety), cultural elites have learned to reflexively condemn such policies as "Islamophobic."  Countless ordinary Brits cheer Tommy Robinson, but has any famous person — any "respectable" figure — in that country dared to stand up for him in the face of official persecution?

Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson's Book, 'Mohammed's Koran'.  On January 7 of this year, I published an article at PJ Media about Amazon removing doormats featuring Qur'an verses from sale because the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) found them offensive.  In that article, I asked:  ["]How long will it be before Hamas-linked CAIR starts demanding that books that criticize jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others also be dropped by Amazon?["]  The answer turned out to be 51 days.  It's the British government and the BBC, rather than CAIR, that are likely behind this, but Amazon has just dropped the book Mohammed's Koran by the renowned British activist Tommy Robinson and Peter McLoughlin — and apparently only because its censors dislike Robinson.

Tommy Robinson Banned from Facebook, Instagram.  Facebook has banned British citizen journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson from its platforms, including Instagram, in a move that comes days after he released a new documentary exposing what he claimed to be dishonest practise at establishment media giant BBC.  The social media giant claimed in a statement published Tuesday that Tommy Robinson's own Facebook page, which had around one million 'likes' before deletion, "has repeatedly broken [Facebook community] standards, posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims.  He has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate."

Instagram Bans Tommy Robinson As Conservative Purge Continues.  Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson was imprisoned in May for filming outside of a Muslim grooming trial in Great Britain.  Tommy Robinson was freed on bail last week after appealing his imprisonment for contempt of court.  A 13 month sentence was imposed on the same day as Robinson's arrest in May for filming outside a grooming gang trial in Leeds.  On Wednesday [8/1/2018] it was struck down by Lord Chief Justice Burnett and two other judges.

How British Jailers Abused Tommy Robinson.  The jailers of newly freed human rights activist Tommy Robinson deliberately subjected him to inhumane treatment behind bars in England, according to independent journalist Ezra Levant of the Canadian news website,  The goal of the authorities seems to have been to silence Robinson, perhaps permanently.  "Tommy has endured two months as a genuine political prisoner, and I say that thoughtfully," Levant said.  "I don't want to throw around the word political prisoner.  Britain is still a great liberal democracy, but not in the case of Tommy Robinson, they weren't."  Robinson's lawyers, Carson Kaye of London, released a statement celebrating his release:  "The rule of law and the right to a fair hearing are fundamental to every individual and this ruling [is] an example of the procedural safeguards of our system, and its potential for protecting every citizen equally."

Tommy Robinson Freed, Judge Hammers 'Unfairness' of Original Trial.  The man at the center of an international debate over the limits of free speech was freed on bail Wednesday after a panel of judges in the United Kingdom ruled a recent trial against him was handled so quickly it did not allow all evidence to be properly considered.  According to the U.K. Sun, political activist and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson, 35, was greeted with applause and hugs from supporters who traveled to the Onley Prison this week ahead of his release.  According to the BBC, Robinson was arrested in May, convicted of contempt charges and sentenced to more than a year behind bars for his broadcast on social media of video depicting defendants in a trial in Leeds Crown Court.  According to the Sun, the trial was "subject to blanket reporting restrictions."

Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win.  Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson has been released on bail after winning an appeal against a contempt of court finding.  The 35-year-old admitted the charge and was jailed in May for filming outside Leeds Crown Court during a trial.  At the Court of Appeal, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett ruled the case be reheard as there had been technical flaws by the judge who jailed him.  Robinson's solicitors said everyone has the "right to a fair hearing".

Tommy Robinson Released on Bail by Court of Appeal.  The British Court of Appeal has released street organiser and citizen journalist Tommy Robinson from prison on bail, pending a fresh hearing over his contempt of court charge.  Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett quashed the contempt of court conviction handed to the former English Defence League leader in May, which saw the activist going from arrest to trial, and to prison in just five hours and under a blanket of enforced media silence.

Blogger Convicted of Defaming an Islamist Although What He Said Is True.  In Quebec, Philippe Magnan, an anti-radical Islamist blogger who operates the website Poste de veille was recently found guilty of defamation against sharia-supporting Dalila Awada.  What he reported is not being disputed, including the fact that she links to radicals in her postings.  Despite the accuracy of the information he has to pay $60,000 in damages.  Magnan has announced his intention to appeal the decision.

Trudeau Gives Preference to Islam over all other Religions in Canada.  Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government have just committed a major political blunder which in the long term will hurt Trudeau and his Liberal party in their re-election efforts.  Trudeau and his Liberals have started a process of developing, issuing and then passing a law which will give preferential treatment to Islam and all followers and adherents of Islam in Canada over all other Canadian religious groups, including Canadian Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, just to name a few of the major religious faiths practiced in Canada.  Motion M103 was introduced by a Liberal MP backbencher, Iqra Khalid, a Muslim Canadian.  This motion has been taken up and defended by the Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.  It is clear Trudeau, the PMO office and the full Liberal Cabinet are strongly behind this very controversial legislative initiative.

Anti-Blasphemy Laws Are Blasphemous.  In October, Ireland will vote on whether to eliminate a clause banning blasphemy from its constitution.  The provision, and the corresponding criminal law, have not been enforced for years.  But they are not without support.  Five years ago the Catholic Order of the Knights of Saint Columbanus and Islamic Cultural Center both argued for retention of the measure at a constitutional convention.  But almost certainly the poll will doom even the theoretical possibility of blasphemy prosecutions.  However, as the Islamic Cultural Center's support might suggest, similar prohibitions are alive, well, and badly abused throughout the Muslim world.

Tommy Robinson: Prime Political Prisoner.  Tommy was due to get a hearing on July 10th but the Crown Prosecution has set up a new obstacle.

Help Pay For Tommy Robinson's Legal Appeal.  Moments ago I received a shocking message from Tommy Robinson's family.  Tommy's legal appeal, scheduled for next week in London's Royal Courts of Justice, has been cancelled.  The excuse?  The government's lawyers say they're not ready.  That's a damnable lie, of course.  Tommy has been languishing in prison since May 25th.  The Crown Prosecution Service — what could be called the UK's largest law firm — has had a month and a half to prepare.  They have every legal expert at their disposal.  They have unlimited resources.

Freedom of Speech and the Case of Tommy Robinson.  Tommy Robinson has, almost by default, become an icon of the Freedom of Speech movement in the UK.  A convicted fraudster and founder of a working class, anti-Islamist, street movement, the English Defence League, he is an unlikely hero.  Despite judicial warnings, he was arrested and convicted — after pleading guilty — for contempt of court after filming defendants entering court, ostensibly in breach of court-ordered reporting restrictions.  The trial Robinson was covering is one of many across the country where groups of young, predominantly Muslim men have been charged with the industrial rape of girls as young as twelve.  Most of these cases get minimal coverage in the mainstream media — in order, in part to maintain good, "community relations."  Robinson was arrested, charged, and imprisoned in a mere four hours, without access to his own lawyer.  His sentences are to be served consecutively, not concurrently as is the legal norm.  It is hard not to conclude that this was to make a public example of him.

Tommy Robinson's Last Stand.  Tommy Robinson's imprisonment and the events that followed show just how swiftly Britain has become Sharia-compliant.  The country has already submitted to its dhimmi status within Islam even though their Muslim population makes up just 5% of the country's total population. [...] The tragedy of Britain's appeasement is that its dhimmitude is being enforced for the most part by the non-Muslim British majority — by the British police, the British elites, the British media, and the British government — while there is a campaign of terror being waged against the sensible majority who rightly resist being made into dhimmi subjects while they still constitute the demographic majority.  There is no better example of their submission to Sharia than the gag order placed on media coverage of the so-called "grooming gangs" trials.

Tommy Transferred to 71% Muslim Prison.  Why?  Tommy Robinson has been moved from a relatively safe prison to a place where his manager thinks he'll be killed.  An American Congressional representative, Paul Gosar from Arizona, has spoken from the floor of the House so that Tommy's predicament will become part of the permanent Congressional record here in the United States: [...]

20,000 People Come Out for Tommy Robinson at London's Whitehall.  The amount of misinformation is still out there in relation to Tommy, propagated by the media, of course, via their use of buzzwords and the very worst possible images they can obtain.  I would have thought that 20,000 politically and legally minded, liberty conscious individuals who had taken the time to travel to London in order to protest the persecution of a UK citizen who dares to speak out about Islam would merit better headlines and a deeper and more honest reportage.  The other takeaway from the event is the behaviour of the left-wing youth of today, who are incapable of critical or logical thinking, and who are instead walking around as raw balls of uninformed and uncontrolled emotion.

London: Massive Crowds Gather to Hear Geert Wilders Demand Tommy Robinson's Release.  Massive crowds turned out in London on Saturday [6/9/2018] to rally for free speech and hear Dutch firebrand Geert Wilders demand the release of Tommy Robinson from prison.  "It's so good to see so many of you here today, you are all heroes for being here today," said the Freedom Party leader, an outspoken critic of radical Islam who rose to second place in the Dutch national elections last year.

While Tommy Robinson Gets Locked Up, Terrorists Get Released.  In a recent column, Dr. Victor Davis Hanson wrote, "It is more dangerous for a European citizen to publicly object to illegal immigration than for a foreigner to enter Europe illegally."  The UK also embraces a similar principle: in Britain, it's more dangerous to criticize sexual predators than it is to be one.

Tommy Robinson 'Disappears': Free Speech in England Is Dead.  The arrest of British free speech activist Tommy Robinson has sent shockwaves across the Anglosphere.  The United Kingdom, once dedicated to the values of freedom, has taken a path toward authoritarian government and away from freedom.  The once great nation, which created the Magna Carta and once commanded an empire, is now the land of tyranny.  Unless the British people love their freedom enough and fight this injustice in fierce fashion, it will remain a land silenced by intimidation and fear.  The authoritarian socialist government of the United Kingdom has been out to get Robinson for years on anything it can.  It has harassed, intimidated, arrested, and incarcerated Robinson, as it did last May, since it is now apparently a "crime" to report on the decades-long systematic rape of hundreds of non-Muslim children by gangs of Muslim men, who are now apparently a protected class of people.

Trashing Tommy Robinson.  "What we cannot complain is that Tommy Robinson is being detained illegally," asserts British journalist James Delingpole in a Monday [6/4/2018] article for Breitbart.  Now, Delingpole is supposed to be one of the good guys when it comes to this sort of thing.  In the same article, in fact, he maintains that he is friendly with Robinson, who on May 25 was arrested while streaming live on Facebook from outside Leeds Criminal Court, where several Muslims were being tried for mass child rape.  Tommy was then brought before a judge who sent him straight to prison for having violated the terms under which he was released by another judge last year.  Delingpole says he admires Tommy and considers him brave.  At the same time, alas, Delingpole charges that Tommy is "an adrenaline junkie who sometimes pushes it that bit too far."  First, anent "adrenaline junkie": I'd suggest that a lot of the great men and women of history were probably adrenaline junkies.  I think Trump is one.  Thomas Edison barely slept.  Neither did Nikola Tesla.  Or Leonardo da Vinci.  "Pushing too far"?  Tommy's "offense" last year was trying to videotape alleged Muslim pedophiles outside a courthouse in Canterbury.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement bows to Muslims, rejects credits for training on sharia and jihad.  After receiving complaints from advocacy groups about officers getting education credit for taking a class taught by an anti-Islamic speaker, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement reversed an earlier statement and said it will not grant hours to those who attended the session.  The commission's director sent a letter Wednesday to the Concho Valley Regional Law Enforcement Academy, stating it was rejecting credit hours for a day-long session held by ex-FBI agent John Guandolo in San Angelo earlier this month called "Understanding the Jihadi Threat to America."  Law enforcement officers in Texas must undergo 40 hours of continuing education training every two years.  "Upon review of the recording of the seminar, the Commission shares some of the concerns that we have received from members of the public that the material paints an entire religion with an overly broad brush," wrote TCOLE Executive Director Kim Vickers.

UK: A New Drive for Islamic Blasphemy Laws?  It is reasonable to assume that the planned report and the ensuing work on finding a definition of "Islamophobia" is meant effectively to destroy the little that remains of free speech in the UK.  The Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group has as its top priority "tackling the far right and counter jihadists".  It seems a peculiar government priority to "tackle" people who are opposed to jihad; one would assume that the British government is also against jihad.  According to British government logic, then, after Muslims stabbed and beheaded British Army soldier Lee Rigby in broad daylight in London, Muslim institutions needed protection — not British ones.

Tommy Robinson and Our Free Speech Rights.  On Friday, May 25, human rights activist Tommy Robinson was arrested.  Robinson has been bringing attention to the cover-up of one of the worst scandals in British history: the organized seduction, addicting, rape, and trafficking of young English girls by so-called "grooming" gangs, primarily Muslim.  The abuse was not confined to prostituting these children (under age 16); they included instances of horrific physical abuse as well.  In some cases these girls were doused with gasoline while their tormentors danced around them with cigarette-lighters, threatening to immolate them; in others, a girl's tongue would be nailed to a table.  These girls have been devastated.  When fathers or brothers attempted to rescue them, the police arrested the family member instead, calling the abuse "consensual."  This is what Robinson has been revealing:  institutionalized child abuse in his own country on a massive scale, with the cooperation of government.  A working-class man, Robinson's accent belies the seriousness and propriety of his position.  He opposes sharia, he stands up for returning British soldiers and for free speech, and he abhors abuse of women and children.  He doesn't quote philosophers, but he speaks from the heart and from a considerable intellect.

Tommy Robinson Drew Attention to "Grooming Gangs."  Britain Has Persecuted Him.  Tommy Robinson is a British political activist and "citizen journalist" who came to prominence in Britain almost a decade ago when he founded the English Defence League.  The EDL was a street-protest movement in Britain whose aims could probably best be summarized as "anti-Islamization."  It emerged in the town of Luton after a group of local Islamists barracked the homecoming parade of a local regiment returning from service in Afghanistan.  From their earliest protests the EDL's members sought to highlight issues including sharia law, Islam's attitudes toward minorities, and the phenomenon that would become euphemistically known as "grooming gangs."  In reality these protests often descended into hooliganism and low-level violence (naturally helped along by self-described "anti-fascists").  The authorities did everything they could to stop the EDL, and the media did everything possible to demonize them.

The Suicide of Europe.  [Scroll down]  It turns out that Robinson was given a suspended sentence last year for filming outside another court building, where a trial for alleged gang rape by radical Muslims was taking place.  He wasn't inside the courtroom.  Nonetheless, the judge believed he was somehow biasing the jurors.  According to the judge, Robinson was sentenced thanks to "pejorative language which prejudges the case, and it is language and reporting ... that could have had the effect of substantially derailing the trial."  This time, Robinson was again arrested for prejudicing a case, only he wasn't inside the court building.  He was outside.  And the media were originally banned from reporting on his arrest so that his trial wouldn't be biased.  In other words, Britain has now effectively banned reporting that actually mentions the Islamic nature of criminal defendants for fear of stirring up bigotry — and has banned reporting on reporting on such defendants.  It's an infinite regress of suicidal political correctness.

Global Establishment Closes Ranks Against Tommy Robinson.  The case is strange indeed:  Robinson was live-streaming on Facebook from the street in front of a courthouse in Leeds where a number of defendants were on trial for rape.  Reportedly, he was reading the names of the defendants and the crimes with which they were charged.  That was enough to bring out the paddy wagon.  Police officers descended on Robinson, arrested him on "suspicion of breaching the peace," and hauled him off to court.  Within a matter of hours he had been imprisoned for contempt of court.  Not only that, the court issued an order barring all UK press outlets from reporting on Robinson's arrest and imprisonment.

British Media:  Lockstep Lies.  Hundreds of supporters of Tommy Robinson filled the streets of London on Saturday [5/26/2018] in protest against his arrest in Leeds on Friday, but it was not until shortly after midnight on Monday that the Daily Mail posted a report about the protest on its website.  The story, which was unsigned, was updated on early Monday afternoon.  How to explain the delay?  Did the Daily Mail's lawyers have to check with the British government, which had placed a gag order on reporting about the arrest, to make sure that it was permissible to report on the protest, if not directly on the arrest itself?  The Mail made sure to describe the hundreds of protesters as "far-right."  How did the Mail ascertain their politics?  Does it not occur to the Mail that even if Robinson were far-right, which he is not, a British subject would not have to be far right to want to take in a protest against his shockingly rapid-fire arrest, trial, conviction, and imprisonment for the sole offense of reporting from outside a courthouse?

The Beginning Of The End Of British Justice.  Britain, once the champion of the rule of law and due process no longer is, and it's official.  Tommy Robinson is a well known journalist and activist who opposes the Islamization of the UK.  Yesterday, he was video taping and adding commentary outside the courtroom where one of the three trials is being held for the Muslim sex grooming gangs who raped and forced over a thousand girls into prostitution.  This is something the authorities were fully aware of but only chose to take action against when coverage of what was going on finally shamed them into it.

Britain moves from Orwell to Kafka, imprisoning Tommy Robinson and gagging media reports.  Is Britain lost to the ranks of free nations?  The land that bequeathed the world the Magna Carta and the "mother of parliaments" is indulging in totalitarianism with its handling of Tommy Robinson, a famous political activist agitating about the threat of radical Islam, and attempting to report on the trial of a Muslim "grooming gang" that allegedly preyed on young English girls, forcing them into prostitution.

Tommy Robinson will be the UK's tipping point.  If the government were at all smart and strategic, they would hire Tommy Robinson as an adviser on terrorism.  He has consistently identified extremists, because he grew up among them in Luton.  He has consistently told us the names of the mosques that are churning out radicals, as well as naming the imams.  He has been right time after time, and instead of hiring Tommy (whose information could contribute to keeping us all safe), our government bent down to the MCB and MEND, both of whom have ties to extremists.  All of this is okay with our government, because these Muslim organisations bring with them the Muslim voting bloc, and so the parliamentary doors are flung wide open to them at the same time that our liberties get thrown out the window.

Britain is Now a Genuine Police State.  There are a number of court cases taking place in Britain which are subject to reporting restrictions.  A good percentage of these — and we really don't know how many, which I think is rather the idea — relate to Muslim gang-rape trials.  Tommy was under a 13-month suspended sentence for previously reporting on a gang-rape trial subject to reporting restrictions.  In other words, if he broke the law again he would then serve the jail time as per the initial sentence.  I'm not sure if the trial he was reporting on when he was arrested was yet another "reporting restriction" case, but if it was (which I think it was) the police have a duty to issue a warning before taking action if the warning was ignored.  Again, I am unsure as to what happened here.  But the police made no mention of reporting restrictions or contempt of court; they arrested him for "breaching the peace" which would seem to be a total fabrication and therefore unlawful.  His immediate hearing and sentencing suggests this was a planned action by the police (and our lovely government) in order to shut him down.

UK: You're Not Allowed to Talk about It.  About What?  Don't Ask..  On Friday [5/25/2018], British free-speech activist and Islam critic Tommy Robinson was acting as a responsible citizen journalist — reporting live on camera from outside a Leeds courtroom where several Muslims were being tried for child rape — when he was set upon by several police officers.  In the space of the next few hours, a judge tried, convicted, and sentenced him to 13 months in jail — and also issued a gag order, demanding a total news blackout on the case in the British news media.  Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was immediately taken to Hull Prison.  Most media outlets were remarkably compliant.  News stories that had already been posted online after Robinson's arrest at the Scottish Daily Record, Birmingham Live, The Mirror, RT, and Breitbart News were promptly pulled down, although, curiously, a report remained up at the Independent, a left-wing broadsheet that can be counted on to view Robinson as a hooligan.

Arrest of Tommy Robinson, and UK's frightening media gag order.  Over the weekend the UK, and the social media connected world, witnessed the stunning arrest of Tommy Robinson for "breaching the peace" outside a Leeds court during an explosive grooming gang trial.  Robinson showed the accused men entering Leeds Crown Court in a livestream on Facebook, where he was "reporting" on the grooming gang case.  After more than an hour of broadcasting, footage showed police officers approaching to arrest him for alleged breach of the peace and "incitement" of court.  Robinson was under a suspended sentence for committing contempt of court over a similar gang rape case in Canterbury last year. [...] Fox News reported that UK officials placed an unprecedented gag order on media to vainly keep the disappearance of Tommy Robinson hidden from the public.  Robinson's lawyer warned that, considering the presence of Muslim gang members in prison, a 13-month sentence was tantamount to a death sentence.

At last, a speedy police response.  The founder of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, turned up in Leeds on Thursday [5/24/2018] to film people going into a grooming trial.  He did not speak, chant, accost anyone or do anything other than point his mobile phone at attendees, from a distance.  Nor was he with a crowd.  Still, seven coppers turned up and bundled him into a paddy-wagon accusing him of a breach of the peace.  I'm not remotely a fan of Robinson.  But I do not like the idea that simply being Robinson is enough to get you arrested.

Demonstrators mass at the gates of Downing Street to demand EDL founder Tommy Robinson is released.  Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters flocked to Downing Street on Saturday to demand the release of the far-right leader.  Robinson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace on Friday after he was seen filming outside a court house.  It has caused a furious backlash among his supporters who stormed Whitehall on Saturday to stage a protest.

Was Tommy Robinson arrested for being Tommy Robinson?  The founder of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, turned up in Leeds on Thursday to film people going into the trial of several Muslim men accused of "grooming" and sexually assaulting white girls.  He did not speak, chant, accost anyone or do anything other than point his mobile phone at attendees, from a distance.  Nor was he with a crowd.  Still, seven coppers turned up and bundled him into a paddy-wagon accusing him of a breach of the peace.  I'm not remotely a fan of Robinson.  But I do not like the idea that simply being Robinson is enough to get you arrested.

UK MEP says Tommy Robinson arrest "politically motivated" amid massive protest in London over his arrest.  This case is much bigger than Tommy Robinson.  Whatever one may think of him and his work, style, or approach, he is being harassed and persecuted by the British government for calling attention to the activity of Muslim rape gangs, which British authorities have done everything they could to cover up, and to jihad violence and Sharia oppression in general.  Yes, he was arrested for violating the terms of his probation by filming outside a courthouse where a Muslim rape gang was being tried, but the prohibition on him doing that was wrong in the first place.  Clearly he was arrested, rather than simply given a warning as Janice Atkinson says in this video, because of who he is and what he does: his arrest was of a piece with the government's desire to keep people ignorant and complacent regarding Muslim rape gangs and the high cost of mass Muslim migration.

An uprising is happening now.  Tommy Robinson, an outspoken critic of the UK's anti-free speech laws has been arrested and locked up for 13 months — all within the span of an hour.  The U.K. has placed hard restrictions requiring the media to not even mention Robinson's name or details of the arrest.

[Redacted] Arrested for [Redacted] Outside [Redacted]: Leeds Crown Court Issues Media Ban.  The Leeds Crown Court has issued a UK media ban following the arrest of well-known activist and citizen journalist [redacted] outside [redacted]. The reporting restriction, which requires on all publications within the United Kingdom to cease any mention of the details of the arrest or court proceedings of [redacted], was issued Friday afternoon [5/25/2018].

Orwell's Nightmare:  Articles About Tommy Robinson's Arrest Rapidly Scrubbed From the Internet.  Articles about the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of independent journalist and activist Tommy Robinson are being rapidly scrubbed from the internet after the British government put restrictions in place banning any reporting on the matter.

Anarcho-Tyranny in the UK.  Disturbing news has come to light from the United Kingdom this morning, courtesy of author and journalist Lauren Southern, and of Cassandra Fairbanks at Gateway Pundit.  Apparently, after being arrested while live on film, for nothing more than covering a trial of suspected participants in a rape grooming gang, the controversial anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.  A prison, coincidentally, that is likely to be filled with Muslim criminals who will make it a point to kill Robinson.

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It wasn't the Baptists or the Catholics or the Presbyterians who hijacked commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  And with the exception of the Virginia Tech gunman, every time since 9/11 when there has been a wholesale attack on total strangers, the actors have been Muslims.  Naturally this has resulted in quite a bit of resentment toward Islam in general, and now the Muslims are turning the tables, to portray themselves as victims of their own maleficence.

Let's make this perfectly clear:  The Muslims are the cause, not the victims, of the trouble they have stirred up.  When they pretend to be offended by having to handle pork products (as outlined in the upper section of this page), they are the ones who are abnormal, and if they are so greatly offended by America's culture and traditions, they shouldn't have come here to live.

Suspicion and resentment of Muslims didn't start on 9/11, and the Muslims can't expect it to wear off in five or ten years, especially since there have been other incidents since then.

The grand prize in the "Who's the Biggest Victim" contest goes to the Six Imams at the Minneapolis airport, who made quite a stink on November 20, 2006, after they went out of their way to act like potential hijackers and then started filing lawsuits when people objected.  If you're a Muslim and you want to act like a crazed antisocial fanatic, the airport is not the place for it.

FBI Has to Face Lawsuit Over 'No-Fly List:' Supreme Court.  The FBI must face a lawsuit filed by a Muslim man who has since been removed from the bureau's "no-fly list," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 19.  "The government has failed to demonstrate that this case is moot," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a unanimous ruling.  "While the government's representation that it will not relist Mr. Fikre may mean that his past conduct is not enough to warrant relisting, that does not speak to whether the government might relist him if he engages in the same or similar conduct in the future," he added later.  Yonas Fikre, a Eritrean national and American citizen, sued the FBI in 2015 after having issues traveling due to being on the no-fly list, which is part of the government's terrorist screening database.  It bars certain people from flying.

The Greatest Islamophobia Hoax in America Exposed.  When three Arab Muslim students were shot and wounded in Burlington, Vermont, politicians and the media immediately hyped it as the 'Islamophobic Crime of the Century'. [...] The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee falsely claimed that "a man shouted and harassed the victims, then proceeded to shoot them.  We have reason to believe this shooting occurred because the victims are Arab."  In reality, they had been shot by a local resident outside his house who did not say a word.  The three Muslim men were returning home from a party on Saturday night when James J. Eaton, a local resident with a history of mental instability, stumbled out of a white clapboard house on the residential street and without a word fired four shots at the three men.  Eaton had been described as "that hippie guy" and "progressive", an organic farmer who had posted a meme with a definition of "Amerika" that called it "the worst sense of the United States, ie imperialism, corruption and the global exportation of American culture."  He appeared to be a Biden supporter[.]

Fear Of Muslims Is Rational; "Islamophobia" Is A Myth.  Considering its 1,500-year history of brutal, ruthless violence in pursuit of domination, it is logical for anybody to be afraid of Muslims and Islam.  Fear of Islam is not, therefore, an exaggerated, inexplicable, or illogical fear.  It is a reasonable, measured, and logical response to the repeated, ongoing violence that Muslims worldwide have committed for centuries.  Winston Churchill, unencumbered by political correctness, said about Islam, "No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.  Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith."  Churchill, [Salman] Rushdie, and [Geert] Wilders all "told it like it is."  Islamophobia is a canard.  This is all TRUE.  If Muslims do not like hearing this then they must change their behaviors. [...] While there are individual Muslims who are peaceful, Islam is not a "religion of peace," and fear of Muslims is rational because of Islam's violent history, medieval culture, and totalitarian tendencies.  It is a ferocious political ideology masquerading as a religion.

Far-Left Islamic Group Presses Joe Biden to Open 'Temporary' Amnesty for Palestinians in U.S..  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is pressing President Joe Biden to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Palestinians living in the United States, ensuring they cannot be deported under most circumstances.  CAIR officials, along with the Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, wrote to Biden on Tuesday evening, asking the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to give TPS — a quasi-amnesty program — to Palestinians in the U.S., as well as offering them Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to ensure they will not be deported.

Biden and Islamophobia.  I was hoping against hope that Joe Biden would totally and irrevocably expose the evil of radical Islam in speaking of the dastardly Hamas attacks.  But once he asserted that "we must also, without equivocation, denounce Islamophobia" in bis October 2020 speech to the nation, it was patently clear that he had fallen into the clutches of those who would demand utter capitulation to Islamists and thus destroy free speech, and independent thinking. [...] [I]t truly isn't Islamophobia when they really are trying to kill you.  Why didn't Biden just recite Hamas' beliefs in their own words?  So when Biden equates Islamophobia with anti-Semitisim, he is aiding the very enemy which despises Jews and wants to exterminate them.  He is acting as the agent for those who loathe freedom.  Antisemitism is a calculated ideology of hatred for the Jews.  Islamophobia is an artificial term created to hide the genuine fear of a brutal social system.

Team Biden Pimping Nonexistent 'Islamophobia' Narrative.  Ever since September 11, 2001, Democrats have insisted that the real problem with Islamic terrorists killing innocent people is that innocent people might take a dim view of Islamic terrorists.  How dare we?  We've had a few discussions in the past couple of weeks about the Democrats' inability to differentiate good from evil.  Several times during the first week after Hamas decided to launch a terror spree by slaughtering a bunch of kids at a music festival, it appeared as if some Democrats might finally be breaking free from the hive mind and its knee-jerk Islamophobia chorus.  I suspected that most of them were just observing a perfunctory period of lip service and would soon be back to their blood-soaked gray area.  It didn't take long.

Biden Doubles Down on Stupid.  Two weeks ago, the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization did something new in the sad annals of human atrocities. [...] They murdered around 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians, in the most brutal ways imaginable.  There were rapes of the living and the dead, alongside other acts so unspeakable that, well, I won't speak of them.  It was the world's first terror invasion, in some cases with the atrocities live-streamed on the victims' own social media accounts.  It took two days — a 48-hour orgy of killing — before Israeli defense and police forces were able to rout Hamas back into Gaza.  That was October 7 and 8.  On Thursday, October 19, [Joe] Biden chose to address this nation and warn us against the evil of Islamophobia.

US Palestinians, Muslims fear a return to post-9/11 Islamophobia.  As the Israel-Hamas War rages and the crisis in Gaza deepens, Taher Herzallah said he has exchanged frantic messages on social media with his family members who are trapped in Gaza.  Their description of the situation is grim.  He said they've told him they have no food, electricity, water or fuel.  "When I spoke to them ... they were basically saying, 'We think this is it, we will not survive this one,'" he said.  "You can only imagine what that feels like for Palestinian Americans who are getting these stories from their families right now."  Herzallah said his concerns for his family thousands of miles away have also been compounded by a growing fear for the safety of his wife and children here in the US, as reports of attacks against people perceived to be Muslim or Palestinian surface across the country.

The Safest Street in America.  No sooner had the first plane hit the North Tower than the media and politicians were pumping out hysteria about reprisals aimed at Muslims.  President Bush pleaded with his people to not attack Muslim Americans.  Never was there a better demonstration of Bush's complete lack of understanding of the country he was leading. [...] We are more worried about imaginary hate crimes than we are about real ones.  We are more afraid of hurting the feelings of Muslims than of dying in a terror attack.  Our political correctness will be the death of us.

Biden: 'So Many Muslims Are Targeted With Violence' and 'Oppressed for Their Religious Beliefs'.  Day by day, it seems that the ruling class and their media mouthpiece are dedicated to one principle: find problems where none exist and ignore real problems that are in desperate need of attention. [...] Now, let's briefly parse these surreal claims:  ["][T]oday, around the world, we're seeing so many Muslims being targeted with violence.["]  Where are the statistics for this claim?  Rather, what we're used to seeing is Muslims targeting non-Muslims with violence.  According to one tally, for example, during just this last Ramadan, or basically the month of April 2022, Muslims launched 177 terror attacks "in the name of Islam" that murdered 1,086 people.  Again, that's just during one month — Islam's "holiest" month.  The same tally finds that there were zero attacks and zero deaths by non-Muslims operating under the name of their religions.  ["]No one, no one should discriminate against oppressed or be oppressed for their religious beliefs.["]  Of course, everyone agrees with this — except, apparently, the one group that Biden was speaking to and presenting as "oppressed," namely, Muslims: systematic discrimination and oppression are endemic to the Muslim world, and that's because systematic discrimination and oppression are integral parts of the religion of Islam and codified in sharia.

'Hijabi Queen' mural unveiled in Brooklyn.  A mural aimed at empowering all women, but especially those who wear hijabs, was unveiled Sunday in Brooklyn.  The mural, entitled Hijabi Queens, was presented at the corner of Coney Island and Ditmas Avenues in Brooklyn's Little Pakistan neighborhood.  It was painted by Natasha May Platt.  The mural honors Muslim women who wear Hijabs, the Islamic head covering.  Farzeen Hussain Wasti and Asad Wasti own the building the mural was painted on.  "We have never seen anything like this in the neighborhood and there are a lot of hate crimes here and many of them go unreported and they happen to women who wear a head covering," said Farzeen Hussain Wasti.

CAIR Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Missouri Gun Range.  "Islamophobia" is reaching epidemic proportions in Old Joe Biden's America: the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Independence, Mo. law firm of Baldwin & Vernon filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, claiming that Frontier Justice, a gun store and firing range in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit, discriminated against a Muslim woman, Rania Barakat, when it wouldn't allow her to use the range while she was wearing her hijab.

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[#1] The owner of a private business retains the right to associate — or not — with anyone he chooses.  [#2] In the long run, Muslims are bent on the violent domination of the world.  There is no reason to assist them with this effort.

Hoax alert:  No video evidence for alleged assault against female Muslim in student center.  The University of Maryland Baltimore County has, "pending further investigative leads," halted an investigation into an alleged assault on a female Muslim student.  University spokesperson Dinah Winnick shared the update with The College Fix via email on December 15.  "It's our policy to send alerts to the campus when hate-bias incidents are reported," Winnick said on December 20, when asked if the school planned to send out a new update about the investigation being frozen.  "UMBC Police evaluate the need for any updates based on the investigation."

Anti-Muslim bullying hits new high in California schools, study shows.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations is reporting a new high in the bullying of Muslim children in California public, charter and non-Islamic private schools.  In a statewide survey of 708 Muslim students aged 11 to 18 years old, 55% reported "feeling unsafe, unwelcome or uncomfortable at school because of their Muslim identity," the highest level in five such reports since the biennial study began in 2013, CAIR-CA reported.  Hussam Ayloush, head of the civil rights group's California chapter, told The Washington Times that the results confirm American Muslims have "faced growing challenges due to Islamophobia" in popular culture and public hate crimes during the past 20 years since 9/11.

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[#1] Why would Muslim enroll in "a non-Islamic private school," and then claim to be a victim of its non-Islamic atmosphere?  [#2] I read the news every day, and I don't recall the last time I saw a report about an actual (not fake) hate crime against a Muslim in the U.S., nor am I aware of any examples of "Islamophobia" in popular culture.

Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill to Create Special Envoy to Monitor "Islamophobia" Around the World.  Reps Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) on Thursday [10/21/2021] introduced legislation to create a special envoy that would "monitor and combat Islamophobia" around the globe.  "The bill requires the State Department to create a Special Envoy for monitoring and combating Islamophobia, and include state-sponsored Islamophobic violence and impunity in the Department's annual human rights reports," Omar said in a press release.  Through the "Combating International Islamophobia Act," Ilhan Omar wants the US to police the world and silence political discourse and truth about Islamic terrorism.

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[#1] The U.S. is not the world's hall monitor or thought police.  [#2] If there is any Islamophobia, it is well deserved.

Sadly, There is No Cure For Stupid.  To the Missouri college student who took down U.S. flags at a 9/11 memorial display at Washington University in St. Louis, You are Welcome.  The display, put up by the WashU College Republicans, featured 2,977 flags, representing the lives lost in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.  Fadel Alkilani, a student leader at Washington University in St. Louis, who removed the flags, says that the 9/11 memorial display was "incomplete."  Alkilani claims it did nothing to call attention to the victims of Islamophobia in the U.S. or the civilian casualties in the Middle East due to American military involvement.  He would be treated harshly if he did this to a display in any Islamic country in the Middle East.  Lucky for him, he did this stupid thing in this country where he is protected, and we can say, You are welcome.

UK: Muslim migrant rape gang member complains 'I have no rights in this country'.  A member of a Rochdale grooming gang facing deportation from the UK has claimed "We have not committed that big a crime".  One of the men who was involved in the infamous Rochdale grooming gang has complained about his treatment in the UK at a deportation hearing.  At an Immigration Tribunal on Monday, Adil Khan, 51, told the court that he had been deprived of his rights as an individual in the UK.

20 years after 9/11, Islamophobia continues to haunt Muslims.  Sept. 11, 2001, marked the start of a new era for Muslims in the United States.  Shortly after al-Qaida terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, many Muslims, as well as other Arab Americans, became the targets of anger and racism.  Mosques were burned or destroyed and death threats and harassment followed many Muslims in the weeks following the attacks, according to congressional testimony from the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2011.  Some victims were beaten, attacked or held at gunpoint for merely being perceived as Muslim, the organization said.

Virginia Education Department Instructs Teachers To Avoid Teaching About Muslim Extremism On 9/11.  Virginia's Department of Education hosted a speaker who instructed teachers to exclude the role Muslim extremism played when teaching students about 9/11.  In a PowerPoint delivered by "Education Leadership scholar" Amaarah DeCuir, teachers were instructed to avoid using language that could pin the events of 9/11 on Muslim extremism.  The lecturer pointed to the heightened anti-Muslim sentiment that allegedly ticks up around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  "School and classroom 9/11 commemorations are sites for increased anti-Muslim racism," the presentation reads.  "This year's 20th anniversary commemorations will likely result in heightened risks of racist discourse, threats, and violence targeting Muslim students in schools and society.  Educators are well-positioned to disrupt these risks by centering the socio-emotional needs of Muslims in their commemoration plans."

Virginia Public Schools to Focus on Muslims As Victims in Teaching About 9/11.  On Thursday [8/26/2021], the Virginia Department of Education published a video entitled, "Culturally Responsive and Inclusive 9/11 Commemoration," detailing how Virginia public school teachers should handle the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 jihad terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.  The emphasis on that day and thereafter must not be on the ideology of the attackers or the ongoing jihad terror threat; rather, the focus is entirely on acknowledging and eradicating what the video calls "anti-Muslim racism."  The video is narrated by a hijab-wearing woman, Amaarah DeCuir, who describes herself as "Professorial Lecturer, School of Education, American University & Paragon Education Consulting, President."  One would think that with all her expertise, Ms. DeCuir would know the elementary fact that Islam is not a race, and that there are Muslims, and Islamic jihadis, of all races.  And of course she does know that, but she is operating in this video on the basis of the Leftist contention that opposition to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women really stems from an irrational animus against Muslims as a people, and hence is a "racialized" form of "hatred."  Yes, it's toxic nonsense, but that's the Left for you.

Ilhan Omar's office accuses AIPAC of putting her 'life at risk' with attack ads.  The office of "Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of placing the congresswoman's "life at risk" with their latest ad campaign.  Omar spokesperson Jeremy Slevin posted the accusation Wednesday on Twitter, claiming the pro-Israel political committee's attack ads against Omar were endangering her.  "The language AIPAC uses in paid ads to smear and vilify [Omar] is virtually identical to the language used in death threats she gets," Slevin claimed on Twitter.

Ilhan Omar claims pro-Israel group has 'put her life at risk' over new ad reminding her that she compared America to the Taliban.  'Squad' member Ilhan Omar has accused a pro-Israel group of putting her life in danger over new attack ads claiming she sees no difference between America and the Taliban.  'Stand with American.  Stand against terrorists,' reads an anti-Omar American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ad.  'For Ilhan Omar, there is no difference between America and the Taliban.  Between Israel and Hamas.  Between democracies and terrorism.'

Ilhan Omar leads congressional call for U.S. special envoy to combat Islamophobia.  Rep. Ilhan Omar is leading House lawmakers in demanding that the Biden administration create a special envoy to combat Islamophobia, citing a rise in anti-Muslim incidents across the globe.  In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the lawmakers said the U.S. must take the lead in combatting the phenomenon.  "As part of our commitment to international religious freedom and human rights, we must recognize Islamophobia as a pattern that is repeating in nearly every corner of the globe," the lawmakers wrote.

Black diversity chief out after failing to mention Islamophobia in statement rejecting antisemitism.  A Black Jewish diversity chief at a nonprofit group for children's book authors resigned amid backlash after she neglected to specifically condemn Islamophobia in a statement denouncing antisemitism.  April Powers, chief equity and inclusion officer at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, issued a statement this month saying the organization denounces "all forms of hate, including antisemitism," citing an uptick in crimes against Jewish people.  Critics apparently took issue with Islamophobia not being specifically mentioned in the statement.  Ms. Powers apologized in a statement announcing her resignation Sunday, saying she "neglected to address the rise in Islamophobia, and deeply regret that omission."

Dem infighting reaches new level after Omar calls colleagues' criticism 'islamophobic'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed "constant harassment & silencing" from a group of House Democrats in an early-Thursday morning tweet as tensions among some House Democrats over her alleged anti-Semitism exploded out into the open this week.  "Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided," the group of Democrats, said of Omar.  The signers of the statement included Reps.  Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Brad Sherman, D-Calif.; Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J.; Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass.; and Ted Deutch, D-Fla.  "Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one's intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice," the group added.

Community college to pay six figure settlement to prof whose test question offended a Muslim student.  Scottsdale Community College will pay $150,000 to settle a lawsuit from a professor accused of anti-Muslim bias.  The college was of accused of prematurely criticizing political science professor Professor Nicholas Damask for including three quiz questions about Islamic extremism on a quiz.  One asked, "Where is terrorism encouraged in Islamic doctrine and law?"  The correct answer was "the Medina verses" in the Qur'an.  Student Mohamed Sabra, who is Muslim, complained, alleging that Damask's exam forced him to "either disavow his religion or be punished by getting the answers wrong on the quiz," according to a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations against Scottsdale Community College and Damask last June, according to AZ Central.

Muslim students protest Parma schools for unfair treatment on religious holidays.  A small group of Valley Forge High School students marched down Longwood Avenue in Parma on Friday to demonstrate for Muslim and other non-Christian students who they say do not get academic relief on holidays.  "I never realized that it was an issue until I kind of realized it," said junior Zaina Al-Taher.  Along with Valley Forge junior Mai Mostafa, Zaina organized the event to highlight the inequality and lack of intersectionality, since students from different religious backgrounds don't get the same treatment that Christian students get on holidays like Christmas or Easter.

Boulder Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Alleged Mass Shooter's Name Released.  Fear of religious-based backlash after the mass shooting in Boulder on Monday has forced the city's Muslim community center to take security precautions, including temporarily suspending daily prayer services.  "The person who murdered 10 people at King Soopers in Boulder does not represent the Muslim community," said Tracy Smith with the Islamic Center of Boulder at a city council meeting Wednesday.  "He doesn't represent Islam.  He just happens to have a Muslim name."  The alleged shooter's name, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, has stirred anti-Muslim sentiments in the community, Smith said.  It's unknown whether Alissa practices any religion and no evidence he practices Islam specifically.

The Editor says...
Not so fast.  "Alissa's own writings reveal he is a sharia adherent muslim.  His numerous writings on Facebook and elsewhere reveal he is committed to Islam and its doctrinal teachings."  [Source]

Never Hire A Muslim Reason #218: Muslim Flight Attendant refuses to serve liquor to passengers.  She had no problem serving alcoholic beverages for several years before she converted to Islam.  After becoming a Muslim, she refused to do it.  She was rightly fired.  And CAIR has been suing this airline for several years.

Liberal Muslim Convert Claims She Was Removed From Flight Because Of Her Faith, Turns Out To Be A HOAX.  A media figure and founder of Muslim Girl who ran for New Jersey's 6th congressional district was arrested Saturday and taken off a flight at Newark Airport after she said she was wrongly singled out during an incident with a white male passenger, according to an airline spokesperson.  Amani al-Khatahtbeh, 28, was escorted off American Airlines flight 2029 at about 9:55 a.m., just as the Charlotte, North Carolina-bound flight was slated to depart.  Passengers were temporarily deboarded, according to Andrew Trull, an American Airlines spokesperson.  [Video clip]

London Mayor Cries 'It's Never Been Harder to Be a Muslim,' and It's Trump's Fault.  Every right-thinking person, that is, everyone who thinks Jake Tapper and Chuck Todd and Adam Schiff are as honest as the day is long and always tell the God's honest truth, knows that the Orange Man is very, very bad.  The whole world, or at least the morally superior part, seems to have decided that a president who puts his own nation first and sees to its safety and prosperity is outrageous beyond every measure, and must be destroyed.  But no one knows just how bad Donald Trump is as thoroughly as London's Mayor Sadiq Khan.  Poor Khan has had an extremely rough four years.  If you thought Trump wouldn't have time after spending his days caging children, insulting the military, and being racist to torment the hapless mayor, think again.  You may be able to get a note excusing you from the next Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting if you take some time now to understand how Sadiq Khan has suffered, and suffered terribly, because that country across the Atlantic had the temerity to elect a president who was not a socialist internationalist.

CAIR-MN Calls For Worker To Be Fired For Writing 'ISIS' On Muslim Woman's Starbucks Cup.  A Twin Cities woman says she was harassed last week on her coffee run at a Target store in St.  Paul.  Nineteen-year-old Aishah says she and a friend went to get a coffee inside the Midway Target's Starbucks booth, which is managed by the Minnesota-based company.  She said before she could finish telling the employee behind the counter her name, she saw the employee write something on the side of the cup and hide it from view.  She got the beverage, which read "ISIS."

Mother posts pictures on social media of encounter with biker gang in Stillwater.  It was Saturday night [6/27/2020] about 9 p.m. when a mom, Sophia Rashid, brought her 4-year-old daughter to town for a meal and to see the St.  Croix River.  Rashid said they were sitting on the patio at Leo's Grill and Malt Shop when, according to her social media post, men wearing motorcycle vests with the words "Aryan Cowboys" with the insignia of a white supremacist biker gang, along with some Hell's Angels, made their presence known along Main Street.  Rashid stated she is Muslim and wore a hijab and clothing expressing her religion.  She said she believes the group intentionally locked eyes on her, gestured something, said intimidating comments and made her uncomfortable to the point she was afraid.  She blurted out as much to the restaurant staff.

How 'Triggerism' Replaced Factualism on Islam.  One upon a time, whenever two or more parties disagreed, the logical thing for them to do was resort to argumentation.  It was not enough to say, "I'm right and you're wrong" (unless they were children).  The winner of the debate was the one who could better substantiate his position — that is, the one whose position better accorded with reality.  Today, the one side that is wrong about virtually everything, the liberal left, has forgone argumentation, and even sophistry, precisely because it cannot contend with those armed with facts.  It has, instead, relied on conditioning its adherents to react to so-called "trigger" words and concepts — never mind if those words and concepts accord with reality or not.

Terror-Tied CAIR Attacking Minnesota Church Clergy.  Terror-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is at it again in Minnesota.  They are attempting to browbeat into submission anyone who dares call them out for the crimes.  Remember that they have the spear, not the shield.  The word "Islamaphobia" is oftentimes heard throughout the mainstream media, attempting to put them into the position of the victim while doing their best to hide their crimes.  These people are not the victims, America, they are the perpetrators (Isaiah 5:20).  It is an attempt to cover for those that are now invading and attacking our system of Church-government by browbeating those who dare speak out into submission.  It is important for you to understand this.

Florida cop suspended for wife's Facebook posts against Rashida Tlaib.  A police officer from southern Florida was suspended from his job for supporting his wife after she posted on social media statements accusing Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of being a "Hamas-loving antisemite," the Miami Herald reported.  Cpl. Pablo Lima, who serves the police department of Bay Harbor Islands in Miami-Dade County and is a former vice president of the police union, was put on administrative leave and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, according to town manager J.C. Jimenez.

WPIX cameraman claims he was fired over false racism accusations from Muslim anchor.  A WPIX cameraman was fired after a Muslim anchorwoman and other station staffers falsely accused him of racism and Islamaphobia, he claims in an explosive lawsuit.  "I feel heartbroken and morally and professionally violated," Ken Evseroff, 52, told The [New York] Post.  In October 2018 Narmeen Choudhury, who had worked with Evseroff in the field as a reporter when not filling in on the anchor desk, first complained to the station's human resources department about Evseroff.  The Queens-born Choudhury, 38, a Muslim Bangladeshi-American and mother of two who has worked at WPIX since 2011, claimed the white Evseroff made "rude, racist and/or sexist comments" during nearly every assignment they worked together, according to HR documents.

Texas restaurant apologizes for handling of employee sent home for wearing her hijab.  A young woman in Texas who said she was sent home from work because of her hijab has gone viral after she posted what she says is a video of her experience online.  Stefanae Coleman posted a video on Twitter Monday [12/30/2019] of what she says was her discussion with a manager at a Chicken Express restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, who allegedly told her to leave for wearing a hijab at work.

US Mainstream Media Shills for Brotherhood (Read:  Qatar).  Many mainstream media newspapers have joined The New York Times in shilling for the Muslim Brotherhood — claiming that the movement gave up violence years ago and such a designation stems merely from Islamophobia — yet few are looking at the Qatar connection.  In a particularly disingenuous article, The Washington Post ran an op-ed authored by human rights lawyer and Muslim personality Arsalan Iftikhar titled "Calling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization will scapegoat all Muslims."  The article postulates that "Nearly 7 million American Muslims would become the primary domestic target of such a designation."  Putting aside the fact that the Muslim population in the U.S. is about 3.5 million, this suggests that all American Muslims are somehow affiliated with or sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Minnesota woman forced to remove hijab in jail settles lawsuit for $120K.  A Minnesota Muslim woman has received $120,000 to settle her lawsuit alleging she was forced to strip in jail and remove her hijab for a booking photo over a traffic offense, the woman and her attorneys said Tuesday [12/17/2019].  Aida Shyef Al-Kadi, of St. Louis Park, appeared with her attorneys at the Minneapolis headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to announce the settlement approved last month by U.S. District Judge John Tunheim.

The Motives Behind the False Narrative on Islam and the West.  [Scroll down]  Here the inevitable question arises:  How could such a long, well-documented history of unmitigated Islamic aggression that had immense repercussions on the development of Western civilization now be presented as the antithesis of reality?  The answer revolves around a number of modern philosophies — from the Enlightenment to moral/cultural relativism — that have each contributed to an all-pervasive "Narrative" concerning the historic relationship between Islam and the West.  In presenting the West as aggressor and Islam as victim — hence the latter's ongoing "grievance"-based animosity — this history is as entrenched as it is the reverse of reality.  To understand this, one must first understand that, despite its many manifestations, permutations, and emphases over the centuries, the Narrative's unspoken driving force has largely been the same:  to demonize and thus justify a break away from Europe's traditional heritage, religion, identity, and mores.

The Islamic Trojan Horse.  Many in the West today are grappling as to how Islam has been able to get a foothold in our society.  We know of Islamists' present-day means to get government officials to capitulate to their whims through lobbying and the mainstream media, presenting themselves as victims of the same Western society that has helped them.  But how have they been able to acquire such political leverage?

Republican Leader Apologizes for Counter-Jihad Lecture Because Democrats Objected.  And here they go again, providing yet another demonstration of why the Republicans deserve the sobriquet "Stupid Party," and why the Republican establishment is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans.  It all has to do with a lecture I gave up in [New Hampshire] several weeks ago.  According to New Hampshire's Valley News, a man named Randy Britton, who is described as "a retired Navy captain with 25 years of active duty and Navy Reserve service, had raised concerns about the impact of Spencer's appearance on a Muslim family who lived near the original proposed venue for the fundraiser in the Eastman Community Association."  Britton's political affiliation isn't listed, but he is unlikely to be a Republican.  Even though many Republicans are, like Smith, cowed and subservient to the Left, it is usually only Democrats who outright oppose resistance to jihad terror and call it "anti-Muslim."

Muslim cross-country runner demands rules be changed after she was disqualified for wearing hijab in a competition.  She thinks because of all the alleged messages of support she got from doing this video, that the rules of the sport will have to be changed to accommodate her Muslim supremacist beliefs.  I expect BNI readers will tell her otherwise.

Muslims Offended Over What This Farmer Raises On Land He Owns.  A pig farmer in Katy, Texas, was upset when an Islamic group moved nearby and then approached the man asking him to leave the area.  Craig Baker reported that when the Katy Islamic Association moved into his area, they demanded that the pigs on his farm needed to go.  Baker wasn't going to cave into the pressure and instead decided to arrange pig races on his property every Friday, the day Muslims devote as a day of prayer.  The association planned to build a mosque and community center on the 11 acres they bought next to Baker's farm.  Baker said the association knew what they were signing up for when they bought the property, and that it wasn't fair of them to ask him to remove his pigs or move.

Muslim Woman Sues Virginia Company, Claims Prayer Breaks Kept Her From Getting Hired.  A Muslim woman is suing a company in northern Virginia.  She claims that the company was set to her her until she asked for prayer breaks during her work day.

Muslim Woman In Virginia Claims Asking for Prayer Break Cost Her Job.  A Muslim woman in northern Virginia claims she was denied a job because she asked about taking two five-minute prayer breaks during her shift.  In a suit filed in federal court on Tuesday, 26-year-old Shahin Indorewala maintains her interview for a junior management position with Fast Trak Management in Falls Church was going well — until she inquired about taking the breaks in exchange for a shorter lunch.

Women's March Votes In New Leader, Ousts Her Days Later After Extreme Comments Emerge.  Just days after appointing her, the Women's March, which has come under fire for the anti-Semitism of its past leaders, was forced to remove its newest board member, Zahra Billoo, for extreme statements she made on social media.  Billoo responded by posting a lengthy thread on Twitter denouncing the group and blaming her removal on an "Islamophobic smear campaign."

Anti-Israel Activist Voted Off Women's March Board After Two Days.  Zahra Billoo, who has been outspoken about her hatred of Israel and Memorial Day, was voted off the board of the Women's March Wednesday night after serving only two days.  Billoo, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, took to Twitter early Thursday [9/19/2019] to announce the Women's March severed ties with her.  In her 25-tweet thread, she blames an "Islamophobic smear campaign" and "right-wingers" for the scrutiny she and her colleagues have received.

Irony: CAIR Successfully Pressures Church to Cancel 'Is Michigan Surrendering to Islam?' Event.  Eighteen years after the September 11 jihad attacks that murdered nearly three thousand people, this is where we are:  the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church in Michigan has canceled an event called "9/11 forgotten?  Is Michigan surrendering to Islam" under pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.  And so the answers are clear:  yes, 9/11 has been forgotten, and Michigan is indeed surrendering to Islam.  The event was to feature an ex-Muslim, Shahram Hadian, speaking on "How the Interfaith Movement is Sabotaging America and the Church" and economist and investigative reporter Jim Simpson discussing "How Islam is Destroying America from Within."  The event will go on tonight [9/11/2019] as a webinar, but it will not take place at the church, [...]

This Court Ruling On Terrorism Watch List Should Spell Doom For Red Flag Laws.  A federal judge ruled on Wednesday [9/4/2019] that the so-called "terror watch list," a list of persons both citizen and non-citizen that now encompasses some 1.9 million names, is unconstitutional.  The case involved 23 Muslims who happened to be American citizens.  They had been placed on the watch list and their presence their greatly curtailed their ability to travel or to even open a banking account. [...] Now, in fairness to the government, the very fact that CAIR filed the lawsuit indicates that one or more of the 23 might very well be a terrorist sympathizer as CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in two US terrorism trials, it has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and has been declared a terrorist organization by at least one nation.

CAIR Declares 'Complete Victory' After Judge Rules Terror Watch List Violates Constitutional Rights.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has hailed as a "complete victory" a federal judge's ruling that the U.S. government's watchlist of "known or suspected terrorists" violates the constitutional rights of Americans named on it.  Judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia ruled Wednesday [9/4/2019] that the FBI-administered watchlist, formally known as the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), "fails to provide constitutionally sufficient procedural due process."  He has yet to order any remedies, but called for additional legal briefs from the parties within 30 days on "the outstanding issues to be resolved in this matter."

The Editor says...
The terror watch list is a lot like the Red Flag laws now being proposed by many on the Left, with the main difference being the amount of tangible evidence available to support one's suspicions of persons added to the list.  Even so, the terror watch list has its flaws.

CAIR, on behalf of three alleged "Muslim" inmates is suing the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for religious discrimination.  The three so-called "Muslim" men (none of whom have Muslim names) are suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, alleging they were denied access to an Islam-observant halal diet, proper Islamic religious garments and qurans.

He told Starbucks barista his name is 'Aziz.' The employee wrote 'ISIS' on the cup.  A man wearing a traditional Middle Eastern tunic told a barista at a Starbucks in Philadelphia his name was "Aziz."  The employee wrote "ISIS" on his cups.  Niquel Johnson told NBC News that he was dressed in a thobe — an ankle-length, long sleeve garment — when he ordered three drinks, one for himself and the others for two friends he was with at a nearby store.

The Editor says...
Assimilate or leave.  If you don't assimilate and act like a regular American, expect more of the same treatment.

CAIR Islamophobia Report:  A First-Class Fraud.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has jumped in on the effort to paint its opponents as "Islamophobes," the latest twist in the Left's never-ending effort to smear opponents with names like "racist," "xenophobe," etc.  And while this repulsive strategy makes a mockery of the First Amendment and has reduced American political dialogue to infantile, elementary school name-calling, its true goal is to marginalize, deplatform and defund its opponents, especially those that pose a threat to its subversive agenda.  This paper exposes for all to see, just how transparently dishonest and hypocritical CAIR and its allies in the Red-Green Axis truly are in this their latest "Islamophbia" report, and links them to the worldwide effort of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to impose blasphemy laws against anyone who would speak ill of any aspect of Islam.

'Islamophobia' Expert:  Christianity 'An Oppressive Political System Bent on Discrimination'.  He could have become something worthwhile like a clerk at 7-Eleven or a sanitation worker, but instead, Todd Green is "associate professor of religion at Luther College and a former advisor on Islamophobia at the U.S. State Department."  And now, in a new article for the Muslim online publication AltMuslimah, he is helpfully sounding the alarm about the dangers of a violent, aggressive, authoritarian religious faith:  Christianity.  Imagine wasting your life being an expert on "Islamophobia," a propaganda term coined to intimidate people into thinking it wrong to oppose jihad terror.

Houston mosque gets one anonymous online threat and the non-story gets coverage on FOX News.  In a post on the internet forum 4-Chan (below), the would-be attacker refers to the recent mosque attack in New Zealand, the first attack of its kind anywhere in the West.  As usual, CAIR is the instigator behind all the media coverage it can for its victim wannabes.

The Islamophobia Victim's Murder Plot.  "Observe how peaceful we are," Imam Mahmoud Shalash urged.  "We do not cause any harm to anybody."  Shalash's mosque, the Islamic Center of Lexington, had contacted Lexington cops and Homeland Security, while claiming to be suffering from Islamophobic threats.  Before long, two cop cars in the Kentucky city known as the Horse Capital of the World were parked outside the mosque to protect the imam and his congregation.  The FBI also got on board.  CAIR widely circulated reports of the threat to what it called, a "house of worship".  "Our nation's leaders must send a clear message challenging the rising Islamophobia that leads to such threats," CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper declared.  With the 2016 election still imminent, his news release blamed the "extreme anti-Muslim rhetoric" of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.  Four years later, Imam Mahmoud Shalash is in jail.  The imam of the Islamic Center, along with John Sadiqullah, and Abdul Hadi, were charged in a harmful and not especially peaceful murder plot.

Hiding behind 'Islamophobia'.  Jihadists are masters at putting people on the defensive and the term "Islamophobia" is a potent weapon constantly used by them.  Essentially, it shuts down any comment about Islam that is not favorable.  Initially it is the back door to censorship.  Ultimately, it is to establish the Islamic takeover of the West because it obfuscates factual evidence of many of the heinous aspects of sharia law and societies under Islamic rule.  It was "[a]t the end of the 1970s, [when] Iranian fundamentalists invented the term 'Islamophobia [.]'  The aim of this word was to declare Islam inviolate."  The term, which is "worthy of totalitarian propaganda, is deliberately unspecific about whether it refers to a religion, a belief system or its faithful adherents around the world."  The lack of specific definition, of course, leaves the door wide open to multiple interpretations, all to the benefit of the jihadists who would use the word to suit their vile purposes.  Thus, "the term 'Islamophobia' denies the reality of an Islamic offensive in Europe all the better to justify it [and] it attacks secularism by equating it with fundamentalism."  It silences all those Muslims who question the Koran, who demand equality of the sexes, who claim the right to renounce religion, and who want to practice their faith freely [.]"

A Muslim school board candidate was pepper-sprayed during a traffic stop.  She decried it as police brutality.  Police say she resisted arrest.  A Muslim woman running for a Northern Virginia school board seat alleges she was a victim of police brutality and discrimination after being pepper-sprayed and dragged from her car after a traffic stop and later forced to remove her headscarf.  Abrar Omeish said she was traveling March 5 between campaign events when she was stopped by a police officer after turning right on a red light at a Fairfax intersection.  Omeish, who is seeking an at-large seat on the Fairfax County School Board, pleaded no contest in May to failing to exhibit her driver's license, according to court records.

Ilhan Omar falsely claims efforts underway to ban Islam from United States.  While speaking at a CAIR event in Bellevue, Washington on Saturday [5/25/2019], Rep. Ilhan Omar, the self-persecuted, America-hating, anti-Semitic Democrat from Minnesota, falsely claimed there is an effort to ban Islam from the United States.  "I believe together we can fight against violations of our civil liberties, against threats to our civil liberties, and against efforts to ban our entire religion from this country," she said.  We looked, but were unable to locate any efforts to ban Islam from the United States.

Survey: 56% of Americans think Arabic numerals shouldn't be taught in schools.  A Pittsburgh-based polling company is making waves after its CEO tweeted the results for a survey question that showed 56% of Americans believe Arabic numerals shouldn't be taught in schools.  Civic Science CEO John Dick tweeted a screengrab of results for a question included in the poll, which revealed that only 29% of Americans believe Arabic numerals should be taught to children.

The Editor says...
This poll is obviously an attempt to prove (or provoke) anti-Arabic prejudice.

Ilhan Omar Trashes America: 'Ignorance Is Really Pervasive In Many Parts Of This Country'.  Speaking about the process that refugees go through, Omar claimed that Republicans were "really good at misinformation and sort of really reorganizing facts to sort of paint a picture that really eventually is not rooted in fact."  "And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division," Omar continued.  "And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of, of this country."  Omar has faced backlash on a near weekly basis for anti-Semitic comments and the Democratic leadership has defended her by claiming she was ignorant about the type of words that are used in the U.S., saying that Omar has "a different experience in the use of words, and doesn't understand that some of them are fraught with meaning."

Omar: Criticism of Tlaib Part of Efforts to 'Eliminate the Public Voice of Muslims'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said criticisms of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D., Mich.) recent remarks about Palestinian Arabs and the Holocaust were part of efforts to "eliminate the public voice of Muslims from the public discourse."  MSNBC host Chris Hayes introduced his interview of Omar Tuesday night [5/14/2019] by complaining Republicans were in a "sustained round of bad-faith attacks" against Tlaib, who said last week that she was calmed by the fact that Arabs provided a safe haven for Jews after the Holocaust and simultaneously mourned that this was forced on them.  The statement was historically inaccurate.

Muslim Amazon employees say they fear taking time to pray at work, are discriminated against in several ways.  Three Muslim employees at an Amazon warehouse in Minneapolis say they "have experienced discriminatory treatment, hostile work environment, retaliation, and constructive discharge" at work, according to a letter written by Muslim Advocates.  The advocacy group says the three women, identified only as Ms. A, Ms. B. and Ms. C., are all black women of Somali origin.

The Editor says...
If your life here is so bad, go back to Somalia.

NBC accused of smearing Covington Catholic teen in 'Law & Order' episode.  If you watched "Law & Order:  SVU" this week, you may have noticed that the teenage boy in the red cap locked in a faceoff in the middle of a rowdy crowd bears a strong resemblance to Nicholas Sandmann.  A week after being sued by the Covington Catholic teen, NBC Universal aired an episode Thursday [5/9/2019] of the long-running hit series with a scene that looked a lot like the 16-year-old Sandmann's viral Jan. 18 encounter with an older Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial.  Certainly the conservative Media Research Center thought so, posting an analysis Friday [5/10/2019] accusing the show of slandering Sandmann by perpetrating the debunked media narrative of a racist teen taunting a person of color — in this case, Nathan Phillips being replaced by a Muslim councilwoman.

Dem Rep. Tlaib:  I Was 'Really Afraid of My Fellow Americans' After 9/11.  During an interview with Maker that was published in 2018, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) recalled what her life was like for her following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Tlaib, a Muslim, revealed after the attack she was "really afraid" of her "fellow Americans."

The Terrorist Caucus In The House.  Representative Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota Democrat who has been in Congress four months and, courtesy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has privileged access to classified American secrets.  Omar recently caused a stir — one of many that have made her a focus of national attention — by describing the attack on America on 9/11, as an attack on Muslims.  The 9/11 attack — the worst by foreigners on American soil since the British burned the White House in 1814 — was in fact the work of Islamic supremacists engaged in a global jihad or "holy war."  This war had been unilaterally declared on America — "the land of Jews and Crusaders" — by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist army, al-Qaeda three years earlier.  Omar's reference to the tragedy that befell Americans in September 2001 was revealing in itself.  She prefaced it by complaining that Muslims in America were "second class citizens" who were denied the civil liberties afforded to other ethnic and religious groups.  This was one of many lies in her brief comments.

The Congresswoman From Somalia.  Now, of course, the Hon. Omar is not a very well-informed person. Not only does she not understand what she is talking about, but when she talks she mangles the English language.  She is a perfect representative of the Democrats' core constituency, the moron vote.  Nonetheless Democrats are scrambling to Omar's defense.  They are claiming that "the right" and President Donald Trump have incited violence against her.  That they are guilty of Islamophobia and of politicizing a grave tragedy, that being the cowardly 9/11 sneak attack against not a military target but against unarmed citizens going about their peaceful business.  It was even more treacherous than the Pearl Harbor attack.

Why is Ilhan Omar's Islamophobia dodge working?  Imagine if there was a member of Congress who openly supported an anti-Semitic movement, issued multiple statements promoting traditional themes of Jew-hatred and then gave a speech at a fundraiser for an organization founded as a front group for terrorists in which the 9/11 attacks were described merely as "some people did something."  And then imagine if the person who did all these things was embraced as a heroine and, more importantly, a victim of hate.  That's the enviable position that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) finds herself in after doing all of the above in the space of just the three months since she was sworn in as a new member of Congress in January.

Making Rep. Ilhan Omar a Victim.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi brushes off the radical wing of her party — they are not helping her to raise money from Jewish constituents.  And she denounces President Trump for calling out the Democratic Party's leading anti-Semite.  Pelosi wants Omar to have more security because, don't you know, Trump's words might incite violence against the Congresswoman.  About the attack on Rep. Steve Scalise, perpetrated by an Uncle Bernie supporter... well, forgive and forget.  So, Omar is ipso facto now a victim.  A victim of the dread white patriarchy.  Poor darling.  Anyone with any sense knows that the reputation of Muslims has been severely damaged for a long time now — by the behavior of Muslims themselves.

Pelosi Orders Capitol Hill Police To Beef Up Security For Rep. Omar.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed Capitol Hill Police to heighten security arrangements around Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar in the wake of comments she made about the 9/11 terror attacks and the response from the president on social media.

Nobody In The GOP Is Inciting Violence Against Ilhan Omar.  On college campuses all across America, there are professors who think the United States has been a harmful force — Central America, Vietnam, climate change, using a nuclear bomb, etc.  They have their case.  I think it's foolish, but it's not strange that Omar and other young Democrats in Congress don't.  It's fairly standard leftist fare.  It is also absolutely fair game for political attack.  The real danger in regard to Democrats accusing Republicans like Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Donald Trump, and outlets like the New York Post, of incitement to violence is that the charge is one of very few that can be used to erase First Amendment free speech protections.  It's no accident that this is the word being used.  But it is an absurd accusation.  No Democrat will actually say that Crenshaw, Trump, or the New York Post editors desire harm to come to Omar, because obviously they don't.  And that takes incitement off the table.

As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out.  Yousuf Abdelfatah already knows the answer he'll give about his race on the 2020 census questionnaire will be wrong.  He's an Arab American, but the only race options on the census are white, black, Asian and categories for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander.

The Editor says...
This style of writing has become a cliché in the print media:  The writer starts off with an emotional tale about some likable (usually young) person who, presumably, has never done anything wrong in his or her life, yet he or she is now the hapless victim of some government policy that the article is intended to change.  It's propaganda masquerading as journalism, in other words.  In this case, the Associated Press wants us to feel sorry for the central character in this melodrama because he has to identify as white.  (Oh, how awful!)  Is Muslim a race now?  The sob story ain't workin'.

Ilhan Omar's pathetic bid to play victim after she downplayed 9/11.  Democrats, Twitter and the national news media offered plenty of outrage Thursday over Rep. Ilhan Omar's description of 9/11 as a day when "some people did something."  But they directed it entirely at The Post's front page for exposing and highlighting Omar's cavalier words.  About the remark itself:  total silence, with a few terse "no comments" from Democrats.  Omar, echoed by her allies, played the victim, accusing us of "incitement."  Others claimed we took her remark "out of context."

The Convenience Of Victimhood:  AOC Calls NY Post's Message To Omar 'An Incitement Of Violence Against Progressive Women Of Color'.  Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) reduces an American tragedy to "some people did something."  This is the same as calling the attack on Pearl Harbor a Japanese training exercise.  She gets called out for it.  Then her great pal, media darling AOC, leaps to her defense by perverting the facts and turning this into an insult to progressive women of color.  Democrats have this great ability to transmogrify any act of wrongdoing on their part into an offense against them.  Usually, as AOC has done in this case, they portray themselves as the victims of those racist Republicans.  They have been disrespected and are owed an apology.

Muslims are immune from criticism?
Ocasio-Cortez: Criticism Of Omar 'Is Incitement Of Violence Against Progressive Women Of Color'.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued to go to bat for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) on Thursday [4/11/2019] after Omar trivialized the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something," claiming that she and Omar were both victims of the political Right.  Ocasio-Cortez, who defended Omar by mocking war hero Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on Twitter, also falsely claimed that criticism of her and Omar "is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color."

NY Democrats Ignore Omar's 9/11 Comment.  New York Democrats in Congress are staying silent after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) called the 9/11 terror attacks "something" done by "some people."  Speaking to the Council on American Islamic Relations at a March fundraiser, Omar discussed the difficulties Muslims faced.  She claimed they saw their civil liberties infringed upon after the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks.  In those comments, she referred to the events as "some people [who] did something" and praised CAIR for organizing in response.

Ilhan Omar:  CAIR [was] Formed Because Muslims Were Targeted After 'Some People Did Something' on 9/11.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) referred to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, as a day in which "some people did something" during her keynote address at a private fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles last March.  In her remarks, Omar urged attendees to "raise hell" and "make people uncomfortable" in an effort to reverse the fortunes of Muslim Americans, who the freshman Congresswoman suggested were demoted to second-class citizens following 9/11.

We should free this woman trapped in a country she fears.  At 37, she is a refugee struggling to survive in a foreign country she hates.  She told Vogue Arabia, "It's an everyday assault.  Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified."  Oh that poor woman.  We should rescue her.  She also said, "[The nation's leader] is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness."  That poor woman.  We should liberate her from that country she is forced to live in.

Ilhan Omar, Somali refugee, trashes living in USA: 'It's an everyday assault'.  Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — a Muslim refugee from impoverished, war-torn Somalia — trashed the United States under the Trump presidency, saying living here is a daily nightmare.  "It's an everyday assault," Omar told Vogue Arabia.  "Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified."

UK Report:  Muslim Men 200X More Prone To Rape Children Than Non-Muslims.  A miniscule number of Muslims speak out against child pimping in the UK. And out of an (unofficial) population of around 5 million Muslims not a single Muslim have formed organizations to combat the issue full on.  But don't you dare talking about the facts or you'll be branded an Islamophobe.

The Real Islamophobia.  "Islamophobia" is merely a tool to shield bigots from criticism because they happen to be Muslim.  It is also used to slander and muzzle those who would dare to speak out against bigotry.  The true Islamophobia in America is the fear of speaking against bigoted expression from a Muslim, lest one be falsely accused by CAIR and other groups of being a bigot.

Muslim hate crimes hoaxes.  Another year.  Another Sept. 11 anniversary.  Another opportunity for grievance-mongering Muslim agitators to decry the imagined "epidemic" of "Islamophobia." South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) convened with Mad Maxine Waters and other House Democrats in Washington, D.C., to mark a somber occasion this week.  No, not the coordinated jihadi mass murder of nearly 3,000 innocent people of all races, nationalities and religions on 9/11.  Instead, they lamented Sept. 12 — "the 16-year anniversary of the day that South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Arab, and Middle Eastern Americans woke up to a new political reality in which the safety of our lives and the security of our homes were irrevocably compromised."

Nigeria:  Muslims Murder 32 Christians, Torch Church in Brutal Attack, Muslims Have Killed 120 Since February.  Why do attacks on New Zealand mosques warrant international media coverage and condemnation from world leaders, but murderous jihad attacks on churches get no attention at all?  The mosque attack is the rarity, the exception, while Muslims attacking churches and synagogues are commonplace; yet there is no outcry about attacks such as this one.  The double standard is glaring and obvious.  In this as in all other cases, Judaism and Christianity can be freely denigrated and their adherents killed; all that matters to the enemedia is protecting Islam's image and portraying Muslims as victims.

American Muslim Group Calls for Advertisers to Drop Fox News Unless Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson Are Fired.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on all advertisers to drop Fox News until the network fires hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson due to comments by both hosts that the civil rights group called "Islamophobic."  "Fox News must clearly state that Jeanine Pirro will not be allowed back on the air after her long history of Islamophobic hate rhetoric and the network must also take similar action against other Islamophobic hosts like Tucker Carlson," CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement.  "All existing advertisers should drop their ads on Fox News to ensure that they are not associated with the promotion of hate."

Calling Out Around the World.  All jihad is local, but all "Islamophobia" is global.  So, if a Muslim of Afghan origin shoots up a gay nightclub in Florida and kills 49 people, that's just one crazed loner and no broader lessons can be discerned from his act.  On the other hand, if a white guy shoots up two mosques in New Zealand and kills 50 people, that indicts us all, and we need to impose worldwide restraints on free speech to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Dem Rep. Tlaib:  Ilhan Omar Is 'an Easier Target' Because She's Black and Muslim.  Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said the bipartisan outrage over controversial remarks made about Israel by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was "because she's Muslim and because she's black, she's an easier target for them to attack."

Swedish 'Islamophobia Expert' Turned ISIS Fighter Arrested in Syria.  Swedish-Norwegian "Islamophobia" expert turned Islamic State jihadist Michael Skråmos has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Syria, with sources claiming Norway wants to prosecute the extremist.  The 33-year-old, born in Sweden to Norwegian parents, was captured this week in the village of Baghouz in one of the very few remaining areas under any form of Islamic State control, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports.

Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the collapse of the center-left.  A real treasure, Omar is.  A typical freshman congresswoman sees her mission as — forgive the expression — bringing home the bacon for her district.  Not Ilhan.  Her project is to mainstream anti-Semitic rhetoric within the Democratic Party.  Once upon a time, you'd have to visit the invaluable website of the Middle East Media Research Institute to hear such tripe.  Now you just need to flip on C-SPAN.  And Democrats are powerless to stop it.  They're tripping over themselves, making rationalizations, dodging reality, and trying to clean up this anti-Semitic mess.  Omar is new to this, they say.  She never intended to come across as anti-Semitic.  She can't help it.  "She comes from a different culture."  She didn't know what she was saying — she's a moron!  She's just trying to "start a conversation" about the policies of Israel's government.  And why are you singling her out, anyway.  "She is living through a lot of pain."  She's black, she's a woman, and she's Muslim.  You can't condemn her without also condemning white men of privilege.  What are you, racist?  Islamophobic?

Pretending terrorism is America's fault — and Muslims the 'real victims'.  Islam is conquering Europe through uncontrolled immigration and a sky-high birth rate, while jihadist mass-murder attacks pose an ever-present threat both in Europe, the U.K. and America.  Against that backdrop, one of the most egregious examples of psychological projection in today's politics is the ongoing campaign — by Islamic supremacists and their enablers in the progressive left, including the media — not only to deny that Islamic terrorism has anything to do with Islam, but to portray Muslims as the innocent victims of racial and religious hatred on the part of a bigoted America.

Linda Sarsour Sees 'Pattern' in Attempts to 'Marginalize' Ilhan Omar and Other Pro-Palestinian Advocates.  Women's March co-leader Linda Sarsour suggested on Twitter Tuesday [2/12/2019] that the controversy over remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was part of a "pattern" in which the right-wing tries to marginalize "prominent voices who dare speak up for Palestinians."  Omar attracted widespread criticism for tweets insinuating that members of Congress are paid off by Jewish money to support Israel.  President Trump said Tuesday she should resign.

Alabama death row inmate's execution in limbo as courts weigh religious requests.  An Alabama man who was set to be executed by the state Thursday night is now waiting out his punishment while a federal court argues over his religious requests.  Domineque Ray, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995 Selma, was not allowed to bring his holy book into his death cell with him after he was transferred there Tuesday, according to  After a filing from his lawyers, Ray was given access to a Quran, but he still has one more request:  his imam, or Muslim spiritual leader.

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I believe he will be surrounded by imams right after he's executed.  If you get my drift.

Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport.  A Southern California man has become the latest person to sue the federal government over what he says is an unconstitutional search of his phone at the Los Angeles International Airport.  According to his lawsuit, which was recently filed in federal court in Los Angeles, Haisam Elsharkawi had arrived at LAX on February 9, 2017 and was headed to Saudi Arabia to go on a hajj, the Muslim religious pilgrimage.

Muslim petition in Toronto demands that Islamic prayer rooms be placed in every subway station.  Muslim group has started a petition to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) demanding that it create prayer spaces just for Muslims in every subway facility in the city.  (That's why another petition needs to be started by non-Muslims in Toronto demanding that the TTC NOT submit to the insane demands of this tiny segment of the population).

Fake Hate In Dallas?  Hijabbed Muslima Claims She Was Violently Assaulted For Being Muslim & Passersby Helped Attacker.  None of them spoke to police about this assault?  Surely they will corroborate Jenan Ayesh's story, won't they?  Or will this eventually be revealed as yet another fake hate crime designed to buttress the risible claim that Muslims are subjected to wholesale harassment and persecution in the United States?

Amazon removes 'offensive' products containing Islamic text.  Doormats featuring verses from the Quran were promptly removed from Amazon last week.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations complained to Amazon on Jan. 3 about more than a dozen bathroom and outdoor mats, which carried verses and the word Allah in Islamic calligraphy.  "CAIR received complaints about the items, which are offensive to Muslims because the Quranic verses would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by customers," the advocacy group said in a statement.

Complaints prompt Amazon to remove products that are offensive to Muslims.  Amazon has pulled more than a dozen products off its website after receiving complaints that the items are offensive to Muslims.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, asked the online retailer last week to remove the products, which included doormats, bath mats and other items imprinted with Islamic calligraphy, references to the Prophet Muhammad and scripture.

Minnesota:  Amazon Muslim Workers Demand Longer Prayer Times, Less Work.  Amazon has banned Jihad Watch from Amazon Smile and Amazon Associates, but its aid to jihadis has not led to its being accorded any breaks by its Muslim workers.  "Amazon says it has offered accommodations such as providing prayer mats for workers, converting a conference room into prayer space during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and approving shift transfers for fasting workers."  But it isn't enough.

Florida Muslim Woman Throws Sharia Mud At Former Employer.  [Scroll down]  Florida law recognizes an "at-will" relationship between employer and employee.  Absent an employment contract, either party can terminate the employment for any reason.  Rules of procedure, generally, require a complaint to plead "ultimate facts."  However, a fill in the blank complaint should not be "bald" on relevant facts.  The Amended Complaint fails to specify any evidence of actual discrimination allegedly committed by defendants.  Instead, Plaintiff, a Muslim woman, throws Sharia mud to libel the character of defendants.  By using this tactic, Minaz Mukhi-Skees effectively admits that she does not have a case.

White candidates are never asked how they win minority-majority districts, says first Muslim congresswoman-elect.  Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "Rising" that white candidates are rarely asked how they win their elections in minority-majority districts, while minority candidates are often asked the opposite.

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The writer's clear implication is that Muslims are not white.  That seems presumptuous, at the very least.

AFDI Triumphs in Free Speech Lawsuit Against Seattle.  My organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), has prevailed in our free speech lawsuit against the city of Seattle.  On Thursday [9/27/2018], the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in our favor, in a victory for all those who don't want to see the freedom of speech destroyed in the United States.  Seattle had rejected AFDI's public service ad featuring images of the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists, because of a perceived disparagement to Islam.  King County unconstitutionally refused to display AFDI's ads concerning global terrorism on the exterior of its public buses.

New York Times Hits "Disturbing Trend" Of Seeing Islam As "Not A Religion".  This outstandingly disingenuous article is written by Asma T. Uddin, a Muslim religious liberty lawyer and scholar, who undoubtedly knows very well that when Bennett, McCarthy, Flynn and others say that Islam is a political ideology, they're 100% correct.  And that's the real issue here, not whether or not Islam is a religion.  If Islam is a political ideology, even if it is a religion as well, then that political ideology has to be evaluated in light of its compatibility, or lack thereof, with the U.S. Constitution and the rights and freedoms it guarantees.  Asma Uddin presents her quotes from people saying that Islam is a political ideology as if they were self-evidently false, yet Islam is implemented as a political ideology today in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan, and elsewhere.  The elements of Islamic law that are political, authoritarian, supremacist, and injurious to the rights of women and others are the focus of anti-sharia laws, not the aspects of sharia that involve Muslim religious practices.

Cargill pays $1.5M settlement for Muslim workers at Fort Morgan plant fired in prayer dispute.  A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday [9/14/2018].  Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Minnesota-based agribusiness company Cargill Corp., also agreed to train managers and hourly workers in accommodating Muslim employees' prayer breaks at its Fort Morgan beef processing plant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

Colorado: Meatpacker Cargill pays $1.5M to Somali Muslims who refused to work.  This was not a prayer dispute, it was Muslim supremacists who were fired after walking off the job and demanding more sharia prayer time rather than doing the work they were hired to do.

Students made to read sob-story about Muslim boy named 'Osama' on 9/11 anniversary, parents outraged.  Parents of students in a New Jersey middle school are furious that a teacher skipped a 9/11 anniversary discussion and opted to read a fictional story about a Muslim boy named "Osama" instead.  On the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden, a social studies teacher at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon Township decided not to have students discuss the day of mourning honoring the thousands killed, the New Jersey Herald reported.

Three Muslim women forced to remove hijabs for mug shots snag $180G payout from city.  New York City will pay a total of $180,000 to three Muslim women who were forced to take off their hijabs for mug shots, the [New York] Daily News has learned.  Settlements in the three cases were filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court, with the lawsuits spurring new NYPD procedures on photographing people donning religious head coverings.

NYC to pay $180,000 to 3 Muslim women for violating the sharia by removing hijabs for mugshots.  It's becoming more clear each day, there are laws for Americans in America, and there are separate laws for Muslims in America.

First They Came for Alex Jones.  [Scroll down]  Molly Norris, once a cartoonist for the liberal Seattle Weekly, learned this new reality the hard way.  In 2010, upset by Muslim threats against the creators of the TV show "South Park," Norris conceived the nicely mischievous new holiday, "Everybody Draw Muhammed Day."  "Do your part to both water down the pool of targets," wrote Norris bravely, "and, oh yeah, defend a little something our country is famous for... the first amendment."  Norris apparently had not gotten the DNC memo.  The national left had absorbed Muslims into the multicultural rainbow and elevated their sensitivities over any quaint notion of free speech.  Her cartoon in the Seattle Weekly announcing the event quickly went viral, and just as quickly, Islamic firebrands went postal.  Norris came under increasing pressure and quickly backed off.  Not satisfied with Norris's surrender, Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki insisted she be made "a prime target of assassination."

The Ten Most Hateful Americans and Why they Matter.  [#2] Linda Sarsour is an rabid pro-Palestinian activist, BDS supporter and anti-Zionist speaker.  This 37-year-old Palestinian-American wants closure of NYC schools on Muslim holidays and elimination of racial profiling.  She co-organized the 2017 Women's March on Washington.  Sarsour says Islamophobia is solely based on racism and not the chaos and terrorism caused by Islamic fundamentalists, the Shiite-Sunni schism and regimes like Syria.  She rants against America, "where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House."  The most astonishing thing is she has an active following and is a favorite of liberal Democrats.

As More Minnesota Muslims Seek Office, Some Face a Backlash.  Two months ago, Fardousa Jama did something no other Muslim woman in south-central Minnesota has done:  She filed to run for a city council seat in Mankato.

Another waiter lying about bigotry.  The world as we know it collapsed briefly this weekend when waiter Khalil Cavil in Odessa, Texas, scribbled, "We don't tip terrorist," on a receipt and claimed a couple had left it.  Matthew Martinez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ignored earlier waiter hoaxes of a similar nature, and went with the story, [...] They would have you believe that someone was stupid enough to write that and use a traceable credit card to identify them.  Martinez and his editors ignored the November 26, 2013, report, "Couple Denies Leaving Anti-Gay Note in Lieu of Tip, Says It's a Scam."  That was waitress Dayna Morales.  Martinez and his editors ignored the February 27, 2017, report, "Lawyer:  Waitress showered in cash after 'don't tip black people' story a fraud."  The was waitress Kelly Carter.  Martinez and his editors ignored the May 24, 2014, report, "Man accused of leaving racist receipt at Red Lobster sues waitress, restaurant."  That was waitress Toni Christina Jenkins.

Please, Please, Please Stop Reporting on Viral Receipt Stories.  Most recently, outlets as varied as the Washington Post, USA Today, HuffPo, the Dallas Morning News, Associated Press, Fox News, and CBS News, all reported on a Facebook post from Odessa, Texas, waiter named Khalil Cavill.  The 20-year-old posted a picture of a receipt he received while working at Saltgrass Steak House in which his first name was circled and "We don't tip terrorist" was written next to it.  Cavill is Christian, but wrote that he was "sick to my stomach" and said he was sharing it "because I want people to understand that this is racism, and this hatred still exists."  The restaurant stood up for Cavill and banned the customer, earning applause from Muslim civil rights organizations like CAIR.  But less than a week later, Cavill admitted that he forged the racist note.  Cavill was fired, and Saltgrass Steak House apologized to the customer and invited him back for a free meal.

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One free meal?  That's it?  After being falsely accused and banned from the restaurant, the least they could do is let him eat there absolutely free of charge for the rest of his life — assuming that he would ever return to Saltgrass, which I certainly wouldn't.  (I've never been there.)

Waiter admits making up story about customer who called him a terrorist and didn't tip.  A waiter at a West Texas steakhouse has admitted that he made up a story about a customer who didn't tip him and called him a terrorist on the receipt.  In a statement Monday, Saltgrass Steak House's chief operating officer, Terry Tunney, said the company learned "that our employee fabricated the entire story" after investigating the incident further.  "Racism of any form is intolerable. ... Falsely accusing someone of racism is equally disturbing," he said.  After those remarks were published, 20-year-old Khalil Cavil admitted that the story was a hoax, telling the Odessa American that he had written "We don't Tip Terrorist" on the receipt.  A pic

Waiter made up story about 'racist' tipper: restaurant.  A Texas restaurant server cooked up a steaming-hot hoax when he claimed a racist patron stiffed him and wrote "We don't tip terrorist" on their bill, according to a new report.  "After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story," Saltgrass Steak House COO Terry Turney said Monday in a statement to the Odessa American newspaper.  "The customer has been contacted and invited back to our restaurant to dine on us.  Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments.  Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling disturbing."

He Just Admitted To Everything.  A waiter has now admitted to posting the racist note on a receipt that went insanely viral.

Waiter Admits Faking Viral Racist Note On Receipt.  A Texas waiter who claimed to have been stiffed by a racist customer now admits he made the whole thing up.  Saltgrass Steak House waiter Khalil Cavil went viral after posting a Facebook picture of a racist note that Cavil claimed a customer had left on the receipt, in lieu of a tip.  "I don't tip terrorist," the note read, alongside a circle of Cavil's name.  Cavil's Facebook post racked up thousands of shares and earned sympathetic coverage in The Washington Post and HuffPost, which were forced to post corrections atop their stories on Monday [7/23/2018] after Cavil admitted he fabricated the viral note.

13 Ways To Combat Snarky, Mainstream Immigration Arguments.  [#9]  Propagandist Leftist:  You're Islamophobic!  You:  A phobia is an irrational fear.  When you have a significant percentage within a huge world religion who believe they are ordered by Allah to either convert, enslave, or kill you (not necessarily in that order), being on guard is highly rational.  Also, that's a word invented by CAIR, a group founded by the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to make radical Islam sound warm and fuzzy to Americans.  How's it feel to be a terrorist propagandist?

"Berlin is ours now and you won't listen to Jewish music here.".  The new Nazis are here.  Except they're posing as a persecuted group.  Meanwhile they persecute others.

Officer cadets kicked out of Canadian Forces after desecrating Qur'an with bacon and bodily fluid.  Certainly at least one of them is guilty of a disgusting and obnoxious act.  If that is enough to get one kicked out of the Canadian Forces, so be it.  If, however, they are being kicked out for the crime of desecrating the Qur'an, then Canada is enforcing Sharia blasphemy law.  That would not be surprising coming from the Trudeau government with its "anti-Islamophobia" motion M-103, but it still threatens the freedom of speech that is the foundation of any free society.  If Canadians are no longer free to dislike Islam and have contempt for the Qur'an, they are no longer free.  Would these cadets have been kicked out for desecrating a Bible?

Hamas-linked CAIR Enraged by ROTC Exercise Featuring Jihadis as Enemies.  A ridiculous article last Thursday in UCLA's student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, reveals the mindset of those who believe that "Islamophobia" is a bigger threat than jihad terror, and reveals yet again the insidious agenda of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  "It takes a lot of work to marginalize 3.5 million Americans at once," writes the article's author, Omar Said, "but the ROTC did just that when it stereotyped Muslims to portray enemy combatants."  Who are American troops facing in Afghanistan?  Methodists?

UK proposes six-year prison sentence for criticizing Islam.  The draft law speaks only about criticizing "religion," but everyone knows which religion is meant.  No one is going to go to prison for criticizing Christianity or Judaism.  This is more of Britain's gallop toward Sharia and ruin.

Muslim Sues Boss For Telling Her 'No Hijab,' Judge Gives Her Nasty Surprise.  Samira Achbita wasn't always an elitist who believes that the majority should cater to her every religious whim.  In fact, for over three years in her employment as a receptionist at G4S British security firm located in Belgium, she never once had a problem with the company's dress code and policy for a neutral environment.  As soon as she converted to Islam, however, she demanded that her employer grant her special privilege by exempting only her from their business code.

Muslims Inadvertently Call For a Ban On Islam.  The very same logic that Muslims cite in their ongoing efforts to criminalize anti-Islamic speech in Western nations would require the criminalization of Islam itself.  Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Mohammed al-Issa argues that "Europe must do more to ... criminalize religious hate speech."  In an April 9 interview with Reuters, this prominent Saudi said:  "We believe that European countries, where there is much debate now, and other countries around the world ... need to ... criminalize hatred and contempt for adherents of religions because this threatens the safety of the community."  The "hatred and contempt for adherents of religions" that Muslims complain of is ecumenical code for "Islamophobia."

"Everyone Was Afraid to Be Branded as a Racist".  Mona Walter, age 45, is a Swedish activist from Mogadishu, Somalia.  In the early 1990s, she fled as a refugee to Sweden.  There, she abandoned Islam and converted to Christianity.  The act resulted in criticism and death threats.  The mainstream media consider her a person working for religious freedom.  Other organizations accuse her of fueling anti-Islamic movements.

NYPD settles third lawsuit over surveillance of Muslims.  The New York City Police Department has agreed to develop new policies and training materials for its Intelligence Bureau with input from Muslims and pay out more than $1 million in damages and legal fees to settle a lawsuit over its surveillance of Muslims in the decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The case, Hassan v. City of New York, filed six years ago, was the first of three federal lawsuits spurred by the Associated Press's Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting in 2011 that exposed the NYPD's secret mapping and monitoring of Muslim communities — including mosques, schools, restaurants and bookstores in and around New York City — on the basis of ethnicity and religion, and often in the absence of any meaningful suspicion.

Muslim-led committee requests Catholic Central School Board remove mascot.  The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is being asked to consider changing a secondary school mascot.  The Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee brought the request forward, suggesting that the Catholic Central "Crusaders" adopt a new moniker.  Committee chair Rifat Hussain told 980 CFPL that the mascot references the Crusades, a series of holy wars fought in the Middle Ages.

Wisconsin: Perp Arrested in Mosque Burglary CAIR Blamed on Islamophobia Was Muslim.  Police are looking into two recent burglaries at the Islamic Society of Green Bay, while a possible motive for the crimes is being rejected.  The Green Bay Police Department says the first burglary took place January 23.  "The victim reported $1,000 in currency was taken," Green Bay Police Captain Kevin Warych told FOX 11.  The second burglary happened sometime between February 2 and February 3.

Forced to Remove Hijabs for Mugshot.  One of the women, Mervat Soliman, 53, was arrested after a tussle with mother-daughter neighbors over a parking spot near her Glendale home in January 2015.

NYC must pay $180G to 3 Muslim women forced to remove hijabs for mugshots.  New York City will have to pay out $180,000 to three Muslim women after forcing them to take off their hijabs for mugshots.  Three lawsuits were settled Monday in Brooklyn federal court stemming from the NYPD policy of photographing people wearing religious head coverings, the New York Daily News reported.  The three women settled for $60,000 each.  Some cases date to 2012, when a high school girl — identified as "G.E." — was arrested after a brawl with two other girls whom she thought spread gossip about her.

Muslim Was Paid Nearly $2,250,000 For Fake Abuse Claims Against Troops In Iraq.  British authorities, primed with endless victimhood posturing by Muslims in Britain, were ready and willing to see British troops in Iraq as abusive, racist, "Islamophobic" louts, and eager to pay for such stories.  This is why we see so many "anti-Muslim hate crimes" faked by Muslims in the U.S. and the West in general:  becoming a victim brings one laudatory press attention, and in many cases money and special favors.  "It was a racket, all of it" indeed.

Fact Checking the New Islamophobia Inflation Hoax Report.  Yasmin Seweid, a Muslim college student, claimed that Trump supporters had tried to tear off her hijab on the New York City subway and shouted, "Look it's a f______ terrorist" and "Go back to your country".  "The president-elect just promotes this stuff and is very anti-Muslim, very Islamophobic, and he's just condoning it," she complained.  It was all a lie.  Yasmin was charged with filing a false police report on December 2016.  On September 2017, she pleaded guilty to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct.  An Islamophobia hoax doesn't get any more discredited than the Seweid case.  But Islamophobia hoaxes never die.  They're rolled into hate crime statistics and reports even when they are completely false.

Death of Democracy? - Part I.  Rather than stand up to our enemies, both external and internal, are we now so afraid of being called "Islamophobes" that we will sacrifice even our own cultural, political, and religious strengths and aspirations?

Macy's to launch a clothing line geared toward Muslims.  The department store chain says it teamed up with a boutique called Verona Collection and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online.

Muslim Tries to Get UCF to Expel Student Who Refused to Try On Hijab.  A Twitter fight between two University of Central Florida students went viral after Rayyan Sukkarieh called for the expulsion of Kathy Zhu.  The controversy began Thursday afternoon [2/1/2018], after Zhu tweeted photographs of Muslim students holding an event where they were encouraging students to try on a hijab and giving out free head coverings.

Convicted Muslim rapist sues state over failure to provide sharia meals.  An inmate has sued Oregon Department of Corrections staff for failing to serve meals that observe his Muslim faith.  Rashid Kambarov, 29, who is serving a sentence for rape, filed a complaint this week in U.S. District Court in Pendleton.  He is a legal permanent resident from Turkey and is incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.  He is suing the superintendent of Two Rivers, Troy Bowser, and other administrators at the prison.

Video: Islamophobia Hoaxes Are Not Rare.  Liberal politicians, university administrators, and the mainstream media are quick to amplify cases of alleged "Islamophobia". They love to push the narrative that Muslims are innocent snowflakes while the rest of us are racist bigots.  But many of these cases are fabricated lies, Canada's Hijab Hoax is only the most recent incident.

Sweden: 71-year-old man prosecuted for "hate speech" for criticizing Islam.  "71-year-old Denny called out Islam for being a 'fascist ideology' — prosecuted for hate speech."

Minnesota Woman Strikes St. Kate's.  St. Catherine University (a/k/a St. Kate's, formerly St. Catherine College) sits on a leafy 110-acre campus in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul.  It is located a few blocks down the street from my high school alma mater and within shouting distance of Macalester College as well as St. Thomas University.  A "Minnesota woman" went on an arson rampage at St. Kate's this past Wednesday.  Truza Jamal Hassan — a 19-year-old former student — set eight fires in seven buildings across the campus.  All but one of the fires were set in trash cans inside bathrooms.  Hassan kindly explained that she did so in retaliation for American military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the criminal complaint failed in Ramsey County District Court.  Her religious inspiration isn't expressly stated, but she appeared in court yesterday wearing garb including a black face covering that exposed only her eyes and what appeared to be a large white sheet draped over her head.

Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied.  Khawlah Noman is now yet another Muslim hoax victim.  The 11-year-old Muslim girl has been caught lying about being attacked, last Friday in Scarborough, Ontario, by a man in his 20s who she alleged had used scissors to cut her hijab.  After an investigation, Toronto Police confirmed that the crime had never occurred.  In light of this new, but very expected, development, Frontpage has deemed it important to bring attention to this escalating phenomenon of fake anti-Muslim "hate crimes".

Muslim woman kicked off plane as flight attendant said she 'did not feel comfortable' with the passenger.  A Muslim woman was asked to get off a plane without any explanation after she asked her neighbour to switch seats.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called for an investigation of a possible "bias motive" as the woman was of Somali descent and was wearing a headscarf.

Hate-speech Laws USA? California Prosecutes Man for Anti-Muslim Posts.  California is already flouting federal immigration law with its "sanctuary" status.  Now it's also ignoring the most American of laws — the First Amendment — prosecuting a man simply for posting five anti-Muslim messages to Facebook.  The hapless defendant is 41-year-old Mark Feigin, who expressed his opinions at the Islamic Center of Southern California's (ICSC) Facebook page in 2016.  Feigin is certainly an acerbic, acid-tongued, foul-mouthed fellow, and he admits to sending the messages.  But while many may not like their substance and/or style, they're clearly an example of constitutionally protected speech.

Muslim attorney drops frivolous $100M Little Caesars halal lawsuits.  An Arab-American [read:  Muslim] attorney has dropped two lawsuits against the Little Caesars pizza chain after receiving threats against him and his daughter on social media.  Majed Moughni, a Dearborn-based attorney, chose to drop the lawsuits after a man made threats against him and his 11-year-old daughter on Facebook and Instagram.  Moughni had filed lawsuits against Little Caesars on behalf of Michelle Meade and her husband, Mohamad Bazzi, a Dearborn couple who said the pizza chain had sold fake halal pizzas at its Schaefer Road location.

In 'Caliphornia' you can be unconstitutionally prosecuted for exercising your First Amendment right to criticize Islam on Facebook.  California has leveled misdemeanor charges against 41-year-old Mark Feigin after he sent five anti-Muslim posts to the Islamic Center of Southern California's (ICSC) Facebook page in 2016. [...] The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Feigin Oct. 19 and interviewed him.  Feigin is now arguing that his charges should be dismissed because they are based on an unconstitutional application of the law.

Ramallah shoe store demands Brits and Americans apologize before entering.  It's not the prices at a shoe shop in Ramallah that will keep tourists out — it's the demand for an official apology before entering.  A sign recently posted outside the shop, shared on Twitter by COGAT, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, said any British or American citizens who wish to enter must apologize first.

Robert Spencer On The 'Islamophobia' Lie.  [Scroll down]  Now you contrast that to the Stanford students who stood up and walked out the other day.  These are all people who were born in the United States, probably mostly, born around what, now, 1995 or 1998 or something?  So they've missed everything, and they grew up in this affluent society, and they're told that the West is a terrible oppressor, that the United States is based on racism and hatred and oppression, and that they have to stand with the marginalized people of the world, and that the Muslims are among the marginalized people of the world, and so to speak critically about Islamic terrorism is a terrible thing that further marginalizes the Muslims of the world, and therefore, they have to stand against it.  Now, this is not reality.  This is just plain fantasy.  People talk about Islamophobia and, actually, in reality, if you look at FBI hate crimes statistics, the hate crimes that are committed against Muslims are far less common than hate crimes against Jews, hate crimes against Blacks.

Leaving Bacon at a Mosque Gets You 15 Years for 'Hate Crime.' This Is Sharia in America.  In reality, the FBI's latest Hate Crime report proves that there is no anti-Muslim backlash.  But Michael Wolfe, the mosque vandal, got 15 years in prison and another 15 years of probation, to be served after his prison sentence, for leaving bacon on the doorstep of a mosque and breaking a few windows.  Have you ever heard of such a thing in America? [...] Anti-Jewish crimes are four times that of "anti-Muslim" crimes, and you never heard of such convictions.

Muslims at Catholic School Grouse About Christmas Decorations.  It turns out Muslims in the USA really are oppressed after all.  How would you like to come over from the Middle East and attend an explicitly Catholic school like Loyola University Chicago, only to discover that Christmas is treated as if it were somehow a bigger deal than Islamic holidays, despite 5% of the students being Muslim?  Sajedah Al-khzaleh grouses in the student paper that "there is a lack of public festivity compared to Christmas." Sajid Ahmed, prayer coordinator for the terrorism-associated Muslim Students Association, says he "wishes Muslim holidays were just as prominent."

Family Of Alleged Port Authority Terrorist 'Outraged' Over Police Behavior.  The family of Akayed Ullah, the suspect behind Monday morning's failed suicide bombing at the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal, expressed "outrage" by the actions of law enforcement.  "We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today, and by the allegations being made against a member of our family," Albert Fox Cahn, the legal director for CAIR New York, stated on behalf of the Ullah family, WABC reported Monday.  "But we are also outraged by the behavior of law enforcement officials who have held children as small as four years old out in the cold and who held a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without a lawyer, without his parents," the family said.

Family of Port Authority bombing suspect is 'outraged' at investigators' tactics.  The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were "heartbroken" by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators.  "We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family," said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations.  "But we're also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the cold and who pulled a teenager out of high school classes to interrogate him without lawyer, without his parents."

The Editor says...
Send a clear message:  Deport the whole family!

15 Hysterical Reactions to Trump's Jerusalem Announcement.  It's safe to say that people around the world are very excited by President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the American embassy there.  Here are some of the most excitable folks and their reactions to the announcement: [...]

The Red Cross yields to pressure from the Muslims:
Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes to Be More Secular.  Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular.  The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. [...] Several volunteers spoke to Belgian broadcaster RTL and expressed hostility to the move, with one saying:  "Let things remain as they are.  We used to say 'Christmas holidays', now it's 'winter holidays'.  The Christmas market in Brussels has become the 'Winter Pleasures'."  "For a certain part of the population — because of the Muslims — the crosses were removed in the Red Cross houses and, more particularly, in that of Verviers," the volunteer added.

Dillards Department Store under fire for refusing to hire a Muslim woman who wears an Islamic supremacist headbag.  No surprise, as always, it is designated terrorist group CAIR that has filed a complaint.  Somebody needs to tell these litigation jihadists that a retail store is permitted to have a dress code, and it is not discrimination not to hire someone who breaks it.

ACLU's Latest Cause:  Refusing to Stand for the Anthem in the Name of Islam.  [Scroll down]  That's right — the ACLU is now arguing that Islam prohibits its adherents from observing the national anthem.  Never mind that thousands of American Muslim athletes have stood, hands over hearts, for the Star Spangled Banner for decades.  And thousands of Muslim athletes from other countries have observed their national anthems at the Olympics for more than a century.  For the ACLU, it's a perfect case — they get to fight against the Star Spangled Banner and fight for Islam.  Perfect, that is, except for the fact that the ACLU's claims are nonsense.  Is the ACLU really arguing that Samir was "motivated by his religious beliefs" to leave his teammates and shoot baskets on the court?  Since when is shooting hoops part of expressing one's Muslim faith?

UK Lets Muslims Decide If It's a Hate Crime.  Instead of having to determine the perpetrator's motive, the "victim" will be allowed to decide if a hate crime occured.  Or any random third party.  Based on the supposed motive of the perpetrator.  This isn't how criminal justice in any society that believes in basic standards of jurisprudence works.  But while the left gives violent criminals a pass, in some areas it rigs the system so tightly that it's effectively a police state with no possibility of innocence for the accused.

Brooklyn College doesn't want police using campus bathrooms.  Brooklyn College is kowtowing to cop-hating students by directing officers who need a bathroom break to the broken-down facilities in a building on the far edge of campus.  Amid a planned petition drive to ban cops from the taxpayer-funded campus, Donald Wenz, the school's director of public safety, told the student newspaper The Excelsior that he's trying to keep New York's Finest out of sight. [...] Student-body President Nissim Said blamed the sentiments on an NYPD operation that sent an undercover cop to infiltrate the school's Muslim community in search of Islamic terrorists.  The same female cop helped the feds in 2015 nab two Queens women — Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui — who are awaiting trial on charges they stockpiled tanks of propane gas for an ISIS-inspired attack on the Big Apple.

Washington Post Says Fake Hate Is Rare, and Other Fairy Tales.  The reality is that black victimization is the biggest hoax of our lifetimes, and fake hate is a part of that huge liberal con game.  And it is easy to see with even a cursory look at a list of recent fake hate stories that gathered national attention.  The SPLC tells so many fibs about so many fake hate crimes even they have trouble keeping track.  After the election of Donald Trump, Mark Potok and MSNBC's Chris Matthews were talking about the millions — or was it billions? — of hate crimes that Trump supporters were creating all over the universe when they settled on one particularly egregious example of a Moslem woman in New York whose hijab was torn from her sainted head. Trump supporters did it, of course, all the while threatening even more violence.  It never happened.  Even the New York Times figured that out a few months before.  But that hardly mattered to Potok and Matthews.

Jihadism's E-Z Pass to New York.  After Tuesday's [10/31/2017] terrorist attack, the useless pols of New York quickly assembled before the cameras to recite the usual litany of politically correct talking points.  Looking like a lost giraffe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped up to the microphone and said that "the last thing we should do is start casting dispersions" on Islam.  That moment of illiteracy was then followed by a burst of illogic, as he argued that the proper response to Islamic terrorism in a tolerant country is even more tolerance.  "Anyone who wants to come into this country should be very thoroughly vetted as an individual," he said.  "But the minute you start generalizing it, especially to a whole religion, then unfortunately we're sending the exact negative message that a lot of our enemies want and the terrorists wants to affirm — that this nation is somehow anti-Muslim.  We've got to do the exact opposite.  We've got to show we respect all people in America."  In other words, let's prioritize political correctness over safety and propaganda over truth.

Dearborn: Judge tosses Muslim's (frivolous) $100M lawsuit against Little Caesars.  A Wayne County judge today tossed out a lawsuit filed against Little Caesars Pizza alleging that pork was sold as "halal pepperoni" at one of its Dearborn locations, according to court documents provided by an attorney for the pizza company.  Michael Huget, an attorney representing Little Caesars Pizza, said that Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Susan Hubbard granted the pizza chain a summary disposition — or a motion to dismiss via the court rather than by a jury — in a case brought against the pizza company by Dearborn resident Mohamad Bazzi in May.  A second lawsuit involving different plaintiffs making the same allegations was allowed to proceed.

Beheading defendant says of 2014 attack:  "I knew for sure that ... if I was to die right then ... I was going to heaven.".  In confessions played for a jury Wednesday, murder defendant Alton Alexander Nolen said in 2014 that he beheaded a co-worker and tried to behead another at a Moore food plant because he felt oppressed.  Nolen, a Muslim convert, insisted in the interviews with Moore police and the FBI that he was following Islamic teachings.  "I just feel like ... I did what I needed to do.  What Allah ... says in the Quran to do," he said.  "Oppressors don't need to be here."

Muslim college student who lied about Trump supporter subway attack pleads guilty.  The Muslim college student who lied to cops about getting attacked on the subway by drunken Trump supporters took a plea deal on Friday [9/8/2017].  Yasmin Seweid, 19, copped to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct for the bogus claim.  Seweid, of New Hyde Park, L.I., said hate-filled white men harassed her and tried to snatch the hijab off her head during an encounter on the No. 6 train on Dec. 1.  Seweid previously admitted she wasted police resources to cover up for her missed curfew.

Yemeni Muslims Suing KFC for Serving Bacon.  A Muslim couple from Dearborn is suing Kentucky Fried Chicken for having recently been served bacon on a chicken sandwiches.  An unspecified amount of damages are being sought by the couple, who purchased the sandwiches at a Lincoln Park KFC.  They allege cheese and bacon were added to the sandwiches after they requested cheese only, according to a Detroit Free Press report.  In May, a Dearborn man of Muslim faith sued Little Caesars for $100 million after he was allegedly served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law.  The boxes were labeled "halal," but the pies inside were topped with regular pepperoni.

Sweden: Man sentenced for eating bacon in front of Muslims.  A 53-year-old man from Stockholm has been convicted of offensive behaviour, as he among other things ate bacon in front of three women in hijab on a commuter train.  It was on a commuter train in Stockholm, that the man began to eat bacon in front of three veiled women, reports  According to the prosecution, the man demonstrative began to chew the pork in front of the women, and then followed them when they changed seats.  The whole thing lasted a few minutes.

Muslim shoplifter gets $85,000 after hijab removed for mugshot.  The city of Long Beach will pay $85,000 to settle a 2016 federal lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman after an officer forcibly removed her hijab, or headscarf, when she was in police custody.  The incident started when Kirsty Powell and her husband were pulled over by police for driving a "low rider" car, according to the lawsuit.  Powell was the passenger, but was arrested after police found a warrant under her name for a shoplifting incident.

Muslim woman granted $85G after suing California police for removing her hijab.  A Muslim woman was awarded $85,000 by the city of Long Beach Tuesday [8/8/2017] after she sued the city's police for removing her hijab against her will during an arrest in May 2015.  Kirsty Powell, an African-American Muslim, filed the lawsuit in 2016, causing the Long Beach Police Department to change its policy regarding inmates wearing head scarves due to their religion, according to The Los Angeles Times.  Police originally banned inmates from wearing head scarves.

She Blamed Islamophobia, Then Her Husband was Arrested for Weapons Smuggling.  In April, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed complaining that Muslims were being singled out in airports.  "Does the 4th Amendment apply to Muslim citizens at LAX?" Lubana Adi, its author, fumed.  Adi, a Syrian, told a sob story about visiting her "aged mother" and two brothers who were refugees in Turkey.  Then airport security "groped" under her Hijab and demanded that she empty her purse. [...] The Los Angeles Times felt that the story was so important that it needed to be referenced in future pieces as an example of the abuses that Muslims face in this country.  It was a shocking Islamophobic outrage.  But now the Times is telling another story.

"Devout Muslims" wage legal jihad after quitting jobs over lack of sharia accommodations.  Sixteen Muslims "involuntary resigned" from their jobs at an automotive supplier in Warren because the company refused to accommodate their planned religious observance, their attorneys said Wednesday [7/26/2017].  The ex-employees of Brose Jefferson, who worked the afternoon shift, had requested they be allowed to take their unpaid, 30-minute meal break at 9 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m., during Ramadan.  During Ramadan, which was celebrated worldwide from May 27 to June 25, Muslims observe strict fasting from sunrise to sunset.

Muslims Want "Racist" Christian Sign Taken Down.  In the last year in the town of Hood River, Oregeon, a church's reader board has been vandalized multiple times.  The reason for the vandalism?  The board is racist because it promotes Christian messages.  These reader boards are seen all over, usually giving the service times and a shortened passage of scripture.  In May of last year, a peaceful protest outside of the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church turned more violent, as the protesters started to vandalize and destroy church property.  The reader sign was changed with its letters broken and stolen.

Betrayal: Republicans Push Anti-Free Speech Bill Written By Islamic Terror-Linked Groups.  The United States already has strict laws on the books that protect against hate crimes, so one reasonably asks, "why do we need this new resolution?"  Yes, this particular legislation is merely a "resolution" or a formal statement by a legislative body, but might the continued discussion of this matter really seek to prepare us to slowly move toward the next step in the process and expand the concept of what actually constitutes a "hate crime," — perhaps to include speech that some may find offensive?  In fact, its bent is quite the opposite and could end up landing you in federal court for espousing a politically incorrect opinion.

Islamist Leader Says Muslims Are the New Jews, Warns of Coming 'Holocaust'.  On Sunday [7/23/2017], an Islamist leader in Australia compared the plight of Muslims in the West today to that of Jews in Germany leading up to the Holocaust.  He suggested that Muslims face the same fear and hatred that led Adolf Hitler to try to exterminate the Jews, and warned that a similar evil might be employed against Muslims in the near future.

The Islamophobia Industry Killed Justine Damond.  It is a cherished fiction on the Left that there exists an "Islamophobia Industry," a well-funded group of propagandists who spread hatred of Muslims solely to line their pockets.  This is as ridiculous as it is libelous, but there really is an Islamophobia Industry, and it is a group of well-funded propagandists.  In reality, however, it is not in the business of spreading "anti-Muslim bigotry."  Instead, it propagates the idea that Muslims in the U.S. are the recipients of widespread discrimination and harassment, and so must be accorded special accommodation and consideration.  That idea has just taken the life of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Somali leader upset with rhetoric in wake of Minneapolis shooting.  Amid the calls for justice for the Australian woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer, a Somali leader in the community claims there also has been racist blowback against their community.  "We have a tragedy at hand, and we have a community that's frightened.  That's what I want to highlight and that's the reason we're here," said Minneapolis City Councilman Abdi Warsame.

Anti-Muslim hate call to a mosque?  Or another hate hoax staged by Muslims to get sympathy from the media?  You decide.  [Video clip]

After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash.  When Mohamed Noor joined the Minneapolis police force and was assigned to patrol the city's southwest corner, the Somali community there — the nation's largest — threw a party for him to celebrate.  He was the first Somali American officer to serve in Minneapolis's fifth precinct and one of fewer than a dozen Somali American officers in the department.  His presence on the squad brought Somali activists some pride and reassurance at a time of Islamophobia in America and nationwide racial tension stoked in part by shootings of black people by white police officers.  Now that same Somali community is bracing for a backlash against Noor that has already begun.

U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech - Again.  The law already prohibits violence and threats of violence, and law enforcement authorities are supposed to prosecute those — intimidation, destruction, damage, vandalism, simple and aggravated assault.  What do "strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime" entail, and again, what "hate crimes" are not already covered by the law?  In other words, why would the House of Representatives find it necessary to make such redundant statements, if not in order to redefine the concept of a hate crime?  Perhaps by including "hate speech"?

Sen. Dick Durbin Claims Muslims In America Feel Like They're Headed to WWII 'Internment Camps'.  Democrats seem incapable of processing the memo that the nation is not on the same page as they are on a range of issues.  And, no matter how many times the American public attempts to alert Democrats that their leftward trajectory is of no interest, Democrats just keep doubling down.  The Party continues to elevate its fringe members like Maxine Waters and Elizabeth Warren while supposedly more "mainstream" establishment members boil over with rage and hysteria over President Trump's every single move.  Case in point:  Sen. Dick Durbin claimed Wednesday [7/12/2017] Muslims in Americans feel no different than Japanese Americans did during WWII.  Of course that's because Trump is apparently building internment camps this very moment.

Police Investigate Jesus Painting as a 'Hate Crime'.  On Friday [7/7/2017], a painting of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross was left on a fence outside the Hillside Islamic Center in Long Island, New York.  Now, the Nassau County Police Dept. is investigating the incident as a "hate crime."  "A worker there had found this large painting of Christ on a cross on the property," reported an anchor for NBC 4.  "The anti-Muslim message was found hanging from a fence, deemed to be so obviously because it was a mosque."

Linda Sarsour:  Muslim immigrants must not "assimilate".  The news is not surprising, so I'm bringing this Breitbart article by Neil Munro to your attention so I can once again mention the words "assimilate" and "integrate" in the Left/Open Borders agitators' lexicon.  Linda Sarsour is the American-born daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents according to wikipedia and she is making news almost on a daily basis as she champions the cause of Islam in the age of Trump.

Linda Sarsour Calls For 'Jihad' Against American Government.  In a largely self-congratulatory speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour called for the "best form" of jihad against the current American administration.  "A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad," Sarsour declared.  "And I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad.  That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here, in these United States of America, where you have fascists, and white supremacists, and Islamophobes reigning in the White House."

Woman Claims Hijab Discrimination While Shopping.  A human-rights activist is speaking out this week about the anti-Muslim discrimination she says she experienced while shopping, when a sales associate insisting on making subtle jabs against her hijab.  "Discrimination against Muslims, request for help," Nadia Alawa, of Boston, wrote in a lengthy July 3rd Facebook post describing the recent incident.  Earlier that day, she explained, she had been browsing at the White House Black Market, a popular women's chain store, in Lynnfield, Mass.  She was dressed, she says, "in my usual Muslim American clothing, which includes a hijab," when a store manager approached her "with a smug smile" to ask how she was doing.

The Editor says...
Subtle jabs ad smug smiles do not amount to anything.  Every retail shopper in the world gets worse treatment than that, sooner or later.

ISIS Fighters Return To Europe, Complain About Job Rejections.  More and more foreign Islamic State fighters are returning to European countries that want nothing to do with them.  Swedish daily Expressen interviewed some of the 150 terrorists who have moved back to Sweden after fighting for ISIS.  Many of them have changed their legal names to be able to rejoin society, but few are able to get jobs.  "I just want to forget everything," a 27-year-old man formerly known as Walad Yousef told Expressen.  "I apply for a lot of jobs, but I can't get any because my pictures are out there."

The Incomplete Media Narrative about a Murdered Muslim Girl.  "Muslim Teen Kidnapped and Brutally Murdered in Virginia:  This Is Terrorism" read a headline from Affinity magazine.  Actress and producer Mindy Kaling also decried the murder on Facebook as "another innocent Muslim person targeted for their faith."  The Atlantic then ran a profile, "'Muslims Feel Under Siege'" highlighting Islamophobia around Ramadan.  Many stories used Hassanen's murder as a lede to foray into a greater narrative about the collective crisis of violence against Muslims.  But then actual facts and details around the case emerged.  First, the Fairfax County Police Department publicly ruled out a hate crime as a motive, announcing that they were looking more closely into extreme road rage.  Then, the Daily Caller reported that the murderer, Darwin Martinez Torres, was an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, with ICE confirming that it had issued a detainer request against him.  Reports subsequently emerged that Torres, who has a girlfriend and son, barely speaks English and required the use of a translator following his arrest.

Gay Muslim still blames Trump for "racism" after Pulse nightclub shooting.  While most college graduates are settling in for the summer and basking in their recent accomplishments with family and friends, one newly-minted graduate is blaming President Trump for anti-Muslim sentiment one year following the terrorist attack in Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  In a New York Times opinion piece, "A night of terror, a year of racism," Adam Manno — a gay American man whose father is from Pakistan — says Trump's language is scaring American Muslims because it supposedly fosters Islamophobia among the general population.

Muslims give out 1,000's of roses in London, as if that could wipe away the threat of ever-increasing Islamic terrorist attacks in Britain.  British dhimmi women eat this [foolishness] up, spewing the lie that "love will overcome hate," as if Muslims will ever stop hating the cursed unbelievers.  [Video clip]

Muslim Groups Unhappy With Indianapolis 'Perfect Man' Billboard.  A billboard in Indianapolis, IN is stirring controversy among local Muslim groups, says a Fox 59 report.  The billboard, seen going southbound I-465 near the Washington Street exit mocks the prophet Mohammed as "The Perfect Man."  The billboard then lists six bullet points about Mohammed to describe him.  The points include:  "Married a 6-year-old," "Slave owner & dealer," "rapist," "Beheaded 600 Jews in one day," "13 wives, 11 at one time" and "Tortured & killed unbelievers."

Indy Muslims call out creators of local billboard that insults Prophet Muhammad.  An anti-Muslim billboard disparaging the Prophet Muhammad that can be seen from the southbound lanes of I-465 on the east side is drawing concern from local Muslims. [...] The all black billboard has a headline of "The Perfect Man."  Underneath are six bullet points to describe that man.  These points include "married a 6-year-old," "slave owner & dealer" and "13 wives, 11 at one time."  At the bottom of the billboard in yellow sits the words "Educate Truthophobes."  A search of Truthophobes online leads to multiple anti-Muslim groups, specifically an Australian group with similar messaging.

The Editor says...
Weekly terrorist attacks don't seem to "draw concern from local Muslims," but any publication of Muhammad's well-known sins will instantly produce outrage about "islamophobia."

Little Caesars says $100M lawsuit dropped after investigation proves it to be false.  Attorney for Little Caesars said on Friday that a lawsuit that claimed a Detroit-area Muslim man had been served pepperoni pizza instead of halal pepperoni was being dropped.  However, the man's attorneys are disputing that assertion.  Little Caesars says after they were made aware of Mohamad Bazzi's lawsuit, they looked into the matter — as the consumption of pork is strictly forbidden under Muslim law.  They say they found the allegations to be false and presented those results to Bazzi's attorney before heading into court.

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over pork on pizza.  A Muslim man is suing Little Caesars for $100 million in Michigan, claiming he was served pepperoni made with pork, which is a food prohibited by Islamic law.  CBS Detroit reports Mohamad Bazzi says he ordered halal pizza twice from a pizza shop in Schaefer in Dearborn.  He claims the boxes were labeled "halal," but the pizzas inside were topped with regular pepperoni.

The Left's Road Leads To Manchester.  I hadn't heard of Salman Abedi before he murdered all those little girls and their friends and family members at the Ariana Grande concert, but when I recently spoke at Truman State University in Missouri, the University at Buffalo, and Gettysburg College, and then at an event in Iceland, I discussed the belief system that incites people such as Salman Abedi to violence.  I explored the ways in which jihad terrorists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims, and the texts of the Qur'an and Islamic law that call upon Muslims to wage war against those who do not believe in Islam.  For this, the three universities and the Icelandic press treated my presence in the country as if Josef Goebbels had stopped by for a visit.

That Didn't Take Long:  Newsweek Already Fretting About 'Reprisals' Against Manchester Muslims.  This seemingly is the first reaction from the media whenever a Muslim fanatic slaughters innocent people.  Don't concern yourselves with the victims or the next terrorist attack.  Worry instead about the backlash that never comes and so-called "Islamophobia."

French Mayor Found Guilty Of Incitement For Saying 91% Muslim Classrooms Are a 'Problem'.  Right-wing mayor Robert Menard has been found guilty of a thought crime in France for saying schools with 91% Muslim students are a "problem."

Shocker: Another Bogus 'Anti-Muslim' Hate Crime Unravels as College Professor is Arrested.  If it weren't for phony hate crimes, would there be any hate crimes at all?  This seems to be an epidemic across the nation and has become worse since Donald Trump was elected.  The media always rushes to judgment when these bogus crimes allegedly happen, then the stories are buried once the "hate crime" unravels.

Police: ISU prof. faked anti-Muslim threats after being told he was losing job.  An assistant professor at Indiana State University has been arrested in regards to recent emails threatening the Muslim community.  ISU officials say Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor of aviation technology at the university, was arrested on a felony charge of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of harassment.  Hussain has also been immediately suspended from his teaching duties, according to Provost Mike Licari.

The Greatest Threat to America Isn't Islam — It's the Left.  The left has found the great weakness of conservatives:  their conscience and decency.  When someone accuses them of being racist or some other form of evil, their reflex is to apologize and appease.  The more conservatives placate and soothe, the louder the left screams racism — because it works.  The cultural decay of our civilization will continue until conservatives choose to stand up and say "enough."

Outraged Muslims to Rally Against Amazon Over Alleged Lack of Prayer Rooms.  Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.  The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.  The guards contend in a lawsuit filed this week that the subcontractor who employs them does not appropriately accommodate their faith?and retaliates against those who speak out.

Fox's Jon Scott:  If Muslim Community Doesn't Like Negative Media Portrayal, Don't 'Set Off Bombs'.  Fox News' Jon Scott talked this morning [4/16/2017] about what the Muslim community can do if they don't like the negative portrayal of Muslims in Hollywood: "don't burn people alive and set off bombs."  [Video clip]

CAIR Orders U.S. Air Force to Ditch "Anti-Muslim" Counterterrorism Instructor.  Under Barack Obama, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, wielded tremendous power and managed to bully law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to alter counterterrorism training materials deemed by the group to discriminate against Muslims.  This includes getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to purge antiterrorism training curricula of material determined to be "offensive" to Muslims.

House Democrat Dismisses Muslim Woman's Charge Against Muslim Staffer, Citing Islamophobia.  Devout Muslims who called the police on their own relatives — who work as Democratic House IT staffers — are disgusted by Rep. Gregory Meeks being "hesitant to believe" the charges against them, with Meeks saying the allegations may have stemmed from Islamophobia.  The New York Democrat's IT staffer Hina Alvi and her husband, Imran Awan, have been banned from Congress by Capitol Police, suspecting them of criminal violations of network security in relation to congressional data.  Imran's brothers Abid and Jamal were also on the House payroll as IT workers and have been banned.

On Muslims' agenda:  Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law.  Muslims complain they're frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided.  But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren't overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to safeguard constitutional rights for average Americans.

Sweden: Man prosecuted for eating bacon too closely to a group of veiled Muslim women.  The incident occurred in the Swedish capital of Stockholm over the weekend.  The Swedish man, who has not been named by media or the police, is said to have approached the Muslim women who were wearing Islamic veils on a train while he was eating bacon and dangled the bacon in front of their faces, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.  According to the report, the women got up to find seating elsewhere and the man followed them with his bacon.

In Sweden, eating bacon in front of Muslim women is considered a hate crime.  A Swedish man is being prosecuted for a "hate crime" after eating bacon in front of Muslim women wearing Islamic supremacist headbags on a train and making so-called "racist" comments (despite the fact that Islam is not a race).

UK Muslims Tired Of Finger-Pointing After London Attack.  Muslims in London were reacting with anger and frustration to the resurfacing of stereotypes about adherents to their religion following the apparent Islamic State group terror attack near Parliament on Wednesday [3/22/2017].  The working assumption was that the perpetrator of the driving and stabbing attacks that left four victims dead and dozens more injured was a Muslim before the assailant was even identified.  The entire episode has forced many Muslims living in the U.K. to go on the defensive, the Washington Post reported Friday.  "Why should we keep apologizing?  These people do not represent us," one person told the Washington Post.  "They do not represent Islam."

Journalist called "racist" for questioning Muslim prayer in public schools.  Kevin J. Johnston is a journalist who runs  He has covered the issue of Muslim prayer accommodation in the Peel Public School Board and has been called "racist" for his troubles.  [Video clip]

Muhammad Ali Jr.  Makes the Hate Hoax List.  If this happens to a regular American, it is just another day at the post-9/11 airport.  But if your name is Mohammad Ali, then it constitutes oppression.

Mayor Calls Criticism Of Muslim Prayers In School 'Hate Speech'.  Brampton, Ontario Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing critics who object to Muslim students having Friday prayer sessions in public schools as purveyors of "misinformation and hateful speech."  Jeffrey was responding to critics in a letter she released Thursday as Toronto-area parents in the Peel District School Board are preparing a full-scale protest on Saturday [3/11/2017] to demand that public schools not promote one religion over another.  The parents have organized a "Canada First" movement and plan a "Walk to Oppose Religion in Schools" this weekend at Celebration Square near Square One in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto.  They are also opposed to the motion introduced by local Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid that would ban "Islamophobia" and potentially make their protest subject to hate crimes legislation.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan fundraising for the Democrats.  Gold Star father Khizr Khan is raising money for Democrats.  Khan, father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in 2004 in Iraq, appears in a fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "I love this country.  My son died for this country," he begins.  "But today, President Trump is tearing down everything that makes America great.  It's the fight of my life to stop him:  And I know taking back the House is the best way to do it."

Yup, Khan lied.  Mr. Khan was scheduled to speak at an event in Toronto in early March.  But he contacted the speakers' forum and told them he would be unable to attend because his "travel privileges are being reviewed."  At the time, nobody bought it.  Khan is a US citizen of Pakistani descent.  There would be no travel restrictions put on him due to President Trump's travel ban.  But when reporters attempted to clarify his claim, Khan refused to comment.  Well, on Friday [3/17/2017], Mr. Khan finally responded.

Khizr Khan's new story:  I didn't travel to Canada because of "the hassle of uncertain rules".  Via the Free Beacon.  A few weeks ago, after he canceled an appearance in Toronto, he claimed it was because "his travel privileges are being reviewed."  Wrote Khan, "This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad."  Fast-forward two weeks and there's a new explanation:  Khan wasn't barred from traveling, he simply didn't want to gamble with Trump's new regulations.  Even though, as a U.S. citizen, there's basically nothing the feds can do to stop him from coming or going, especially to a country like Canada with minimal barriers to entry for Americans.

Khizr Khan Changes Story About Why He Didn't Attend Toronto Event.  Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who gained national prominence criticizing Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, recently told a reporter that he was not blocked from attending an event in Canada as he had claimed earlier.

Khizr Khan Changes Story About Why He Didn't Attend Toronto Event.  Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who gained national prominence criticizing Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, recently told a reporter that he was not blocked from attending an event in Canada as he had claimed earlier.  Khan's son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War.  Khizr Khan later become known nationwide after he denounced then-candidate Trump in his July speech at the DNC, leading both men to get into a public feud.  After the election, Toronto-based RamsayTalks scheduled a March 7 luncheon on tolerance starring Khan.  But in a Facebook post one day before the event, the group announced that his speech had been cancelled because Khan was "notified that his travel privileges are being reviewed."

Khizr Khan's claim that the U.S. is restricting his travel may be unraveling.  Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father whose impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention in July called on Americans to reject a ban on Muslims entering the United States, claimed that his "travel privileges are being reviewed" by U.S. authorities, forcing him to cancel a scheduled speech in Toronto.  The announcement on Monday coincided with President Trump's rewritten order to temporarily ban entry of citizens from six Muslim-majority nations to the United States.  Khan has been a U.S. citizen for more than 30 years and was born in Pakistan, which is not one of the six nations.

Looks Like Claim That Khizr Khan's Travel Privileges Have Been Restricted May Be Bogus.  Earlier this week, it was reported that Gold Star father and vocal Donald Trump critic Khizr Khan had to cancel a speech in Canada because his "travel privileges are being reviewed."  Obviously, with Khan being Muslim and this news coinciding with the announcement of a new travel ban by the White House, there was quite a bit of concern.  However, the story immediately drew suspicion because Khan is an American citizen.  So one would think there would be no such restriction on travel between the United States and Canada.

Marine Le Pen could be jailed for three years for 'distributing violent images' over ISIS beheading tweets.  French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has lost her European parliament immunity from prosecution in an obscene videos case that could see her jailed for three years.  The 48-year-old leader of the far-right Front National (FN) now faces being summoned by a French judge, and being charged with 'distributing violent images'.  Le Pen caused outrage by using Twitter to publish films including one showing the decapitated U.S. journalist James Foley.

Ohio: Suspect in anti-Arab Graffiti on Muslim Home is MUSLIM!  Authorities say charges have been filed in connection to a graffiti incident on the garage door of an Arab family in Lucas County.  Sylvania Township police say Osama Nazzal, 28, of Toledo, was charged with criminal damaging in connection to the incident.  On Jan. 10, the Sylvania Twp. home of Souheir Eltatawi had been spray-painted with a swastika and derogatory phrase [...]

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Joins the Hate Hoax List.  Mike Hager, who claimed that his mother was unable to enter the USA and receive medical treatment because of Trump's travel ban, even though she died before the ban was enacted, is not the only unscrupulous person to exploit that ban to achieve a coveted place on the Hate Hoax List.  Ballyhooed Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad has joined him.

The Muslim Face of the New Democratic Party.  [Scroll down]  One case, among countless others:  The anti-Trump women's march was co-led by an Islamist in a hijab.  It is well worth reading the front-page exposé on Linda Sarsour, because she is a leader of so many of the causes that Obama promoted as president:  Occupy Wall St., BDS, Black Lives Matter, the Muslim Brotherhood.  After 9/11, Sarsour rose in power by promoting the jihadi fiction of "Islamophobia." The Democratic Party uses this accusation to fight Republican national security measures and accord itself unmerited moral superiority.  Sarsour's Islamic group was a big success.  It prevented the New York Police Department from conducting surveillance of Muslim groups and mosques the police suspected of promoting terrorism.  For her work, Ms. Sarsour was honored by President Obama as a "White House Champion of Change" and was invited to the White House seven times. [...] She did not sneak into the White House or get placed on the podium of the Women's March by mistake.  The Democratic Party rejects moderate Muslims and is happy to ally itself with Muslim-American radicals.

Canada Heading Towards Blasphemy Law.  The term Islamophobia was created in the 1990s, when U.S. Muslim Brotherhood groups decided to "play victim" for the purpose of "beating down critics."  It is also in sync with a constant push by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to turn any criticism of Islam or Muslims into blasphemy.  Is this what we want in Canada?  Blasphemy laws?  As a Canadian Muslim I am very concerned about the direction in which we are headed.  My family and I came to Canada 29 years ago to embrace the values of a liberal democracy, of which freedom of speech is the most vital.  M-103 will kill free speech and goes directly against Canadian values.  Canadians must speak out against this attack on their democratic values.  But now they won't, because they are being silenced by the fear of being called Islamophobes.

Prosecutors won't file charges against Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax.  The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix.  In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police.

Another Muslim hate crime hoax?  Notice how most of these alleged 'anti-Muslim incidents' never seem to happen where there are CCTV cameras or even one passerby with a cell phone.

40,000 take to the streets of London to protest against Donald Trump with some VERY insulting signs.  Thousands of protesters today [2/4/2017] to took to the streets of London to call on the Prime Minister to end her 'collusion' with US President Donald Trump.  The demonstration was organised by groups including the Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism and the Muslim Association of Britain.

Man Who Claimed Mother Died In Iraq Due To Travel Ban Lied.  They say that a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has the chance to put its shoes on.  In this case, a lie went viral, was one of the top stories on Reddit, and was used to slander a president before the truth came out.

Here's A List Of All The Muslim Countries That Ban Jews.  Fake news infected the body politic this week as liberals lost their minds over President Trump's falsely-labeled "Muslim ban," which bars refugees from seven high-risk Muslim majority countries (previously identified by President Obama's own Department of Homeland Security) for a period of 90 days.  The so-called temporary "ban," issued via presidential executive order, was designed to assess the national security treat posed by ISIS militants infiltrating refugee populations.  To be clear, Trump's executive order doesn't even scratch the surface of banning all Muslims.  That's a fiction peddled by social justice warriors intent on exploiting the public's fears about fascism to galvanize support for their pet causes and "non-profits."  Eager to make strange bedfellows with naïve and uber-tolerant progressives, Muslim community leaders and Islamic "advocacy" organizations, including Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated CAIR, have all but turned victimhood into an art form.

Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train because of her headscarf faces prosecution in Austria after CCTV shows she invented the story.  A 14-year-old Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train simply for wearing a headscarf has been challenged after police checked CCTV tapes.  The girl, identified only as Sinem, claimed on social media she had been called a 'terrorist' and was pushed onto the tracks by a man who had taken offence at her headscarf at a railway station in the Austrian capital of Vienna.  She told an online anti-racism forum she was only saved at the 'last second' by another man who pulled her onto the platform before the S-Bahn train arrived at Wien-Döbling station.

Germany — where mocking headbag-wearing Muslim women could get you thrown in jail.  Nice to know there are still some Germans with a sense of humor in the midst of the never-ending Muslim invasion.

Tips for Hate Crime Hoaxers.  The hijab hoaxer at the University of Michigan described her imaginary Trump-supporting pursuer as white, in his 20s or 30s, with an athletic build, unkempt and intoxicated.  He demanded that she remove her hijab.  (After a police investigation, she admitted she made it up.)  The alleged hijab victim at University of New Mexico, Leena Aggad, said her hijab was ripped off by "a really buff guy wearing a Trump shirt."  (The attack was serious enough for her to tell the media about it, but not serious enough to report it to campus security, much less the police.)  A 28-year-old black woman, Kara Stevens, claimed three Trump-supporting white men in their 30s approached her in a Safeway parking lot in Hillsboro, Oregon, mentioned Donald Trump — then threatened to turn her into their "sex slave"!  (Investigation suspended with no video, no witnesses and no evidence.)

Muslim doc whose Nebraska clinic infected patients, killing some, blames Islamophobia, seeks N.Y. license.  Dr. Tahir Ali Javed, whose Fremont cancer clinic infected dozens of patients with hepatitis a little more than a decade ago, has applied for reinstatement of his medical license in New York.  Javed, 47, fled to his native Pakistan 10 years ago, when the severity of the hepatitis outbreak became known.  His medical license in Nebraska was revoked.  He surrendered his New York license.  In Pakistan, Javed became a public health official and reportedly blamed the situation in Nebraska on anti-Muslim sentiment.  Unsanitary practices in the Fremont clinic led to hepatitis C infections in at least 99 patients, several of whom died.

The Great Hijab Cover-Up.  Forget fake news; the real issue is fake "hate."  Has there been one (1) documented hate crime committed by white people against any hue in the Rainbow Coalition since Nov. 8?  That's out of the 9,456,723 hate crimes alleged by America's leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  The SPLC is to "hate" what Rolling Stone is to rape.  It is the biggest peddler of fantasies since Walt Disney.  I've read through dozens of SPLC "hate crimes" and they are all lies.  The Muslim girls in particular seem to be very spirited liars.

Lawyer: Afghan Murderer Attacked Cops With Claw Hammer Because Left-Hand Drive Britain Is Too Stressful.  An Afghan migrant, who was convicted of beheading a woman in the Netherlands, walked unchecked into the UK where he went on to brutally attack two police officers with a claw hammer.  Jamshid Piruz's lawyer defended his actions by insisting the "offence was committed at a time of stress for my client" as he "was in a foreign country" and was "very confused by the vehicles driving on a different side of the road," reports to the Daily Mail.  He had been sentenced to 12 years in jail for slaughtering a female tenant in the Netherlands in 2006.  The judge rejected his insanity plea, and court documents said he was "inspired by Taliban movies" and had acted "intentionally and with premeditation".

Sharia-compliant media want you to think that Somali Muslims in America need to stock up on guns for protection.  Yet it is the Somali Muslim thugs, freeloaders, and jihadists who have been doing all the terrorizing of American neighborhoods in Minnesotastan.

Anti-Muslim Threat At University Of Michigan Was A Huge Hoax.  The student grabbed national headlines in the days after Trump's election victory when she claimed she was stalked by an intoxicated 20-something man with bad body odor and an unkempt appearance.  The man, she said, forced her take off her hijab and threatened to set her on fire with a lighter if she did not.  Despite the lack of evidence for the woman's claims, they were immediately treated as true by various media outlets, as well as by the university itself, which immediately condemned the incident as a "hateful attack."  The incident was also seized upon by the Center for American-Islamic Relations, which tried to explicitly tie the supposed attack to Trump's election as president.  Now, more than a month later, Ann Arbor police say the whole attack was a sham.

Muslim University of Maryland students demand prayer rooms in every major building and ask that their names be kept from Donald Trump.  Muslim students at the University of Maryland are asking for prayer rooms to be built in every major campus building as part of a lengthy list of demands to staff.  They also want bus shuttle services to local mosques to be laid on by the university and are asking for their names to be kept from President-elect Donald Trump if he creates a nationwide Muslim registry.  Their requests were among dozens issued by 'marginalized' students to the university's president last month.  In their request for prayer rooms, the students said it was difficult to access the current space provided and often resorted to praying in stairwells as a result.

Delta Concludes From Multiple Witnesses That YouTube Prankster Was Actually Shouting, Disruptive.  So you know that video that went viral that allegedly showed Delta kicking off a passenger for speaking Arabic?  Well, apparently, Delta investigated the situation, and now says it's not quite what it all seemed.  In a statement obtained by, the airline said that after collecting statements from "multiple passengers," they have concluded that YouTube star Adam Saleh, and his travel mate, were actually trying to disrupt the plane with "provocative behavior," and were shouting.  Adam Saleh, who has more than 1.6 million YouTube subscribers, posted a video on Twitter that claimed that passengers complained of feeling "uncomfortable" after he spoke to his mom in Arabic and he was subsequently escorted off the plane.

Whaaaaaat?!!! She lied?!  No.  I can't even pretend to be surprised.  There was no attack.  And there were no drunken Trump supporters.  Or sober Trump supporters for that matter.  Apparently the only drunk here was the girl.

Rep. Ellison:  In Texas There's A Little Girl Worried 'The Detention Squad' is Coming For Her Parents.  During a speech to Texas Democrats over the weekend, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) warned that some children were wondering if "the detention squad" is coming for thier parents.  "Somewhere in Texas right now, there is a little girl wondering whether the detention squad is going to take her parents away," Ellison can be seen telling the gathering in a video posted by the Texas Progressive Caucus.  Ellison also warned Texas Democrats of people threatening to privatize Social Security, wanting to register Muslims, and people getting "roped up" by police.

Man Claiming He Was Kicked Off Plane For Speaking Arabic Has History of Hoaxing People.  YouTube celebrity Adam Saleh when viral Wednesday morning [12/21/2016] when he posted a video claiming to show he was being kicked off a Delta Airlines flight because he "spoke Arabic" on the phone and to a friend.  The claim quickly took off, and media outlets reported the allegation without question.  But Saleh has a history of hoax videos, including being caught just last week by another airline claiming he was lying about "smuggling" himself onto a plane by hiding in a suitcase.  Saleh's claim of racism has garnered more than 250,000 retweets.

Muslim fake hate crime hoaxer now claims Delta removed him from plane for speaking Arabic.  In 2014, Adam Saleh published a video showing an NYPD officer profiling and harassing Muslims.  It was sensational, it was shocking, it was clear evidence of NYPD "Islamophobia."  It went viral and made international news.  There was just one catch:  it was a hoax.  Saleh had staged the whole thing.  The incident was so embarrassing that even Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR, a veteran purveyor of fake hate crimes against Muslims, demanded that Saleh apologize.  Now, coincidence of coincidences, Saleh claims that he was kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking Arabic.  Even aside from Saleh's history as a hate crime hoaxer, his story just doesn't ring true.

University of Michigan Student Made Up Story About Man Threatening to Burn Hijab.  The bad part of these hate crime hoaxes is the original report always get more attention than the follow-up.  And the follow-up usually shows it's bogus.  Guess that "wave of hate crimes" post-election are pretty much 100% bogus.

Sister of Muslim student who made up Trump supporter subway attack story blames NYPD, media.  The sister of a Muslim student who concocted a tale of subway harassment by three white men blamed the NYPD and the media for her sibling's lies in a Facebook rant.  "I'm not excusing what my sister did," Sara Seweid posted Thursday on her page.  "I was horrified yesterday and I'm still trying to grapple with the facts."  "Things snowballed out of our control because of the media ... Reporters made things so much worse for our family."

Newsweek: NYC Hate Hoax 'Highlights Pressures' on Muslims.  Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and attempted to pull her hijab off her head, as Breitbart Texas reported.  A source with the New York Daily News said Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack occurred.  Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.

Muslim Woman Arrested After Claiming Trump Supporters Attacked Her On NYC Subway.  Yasmin Seweid, a Baruch College student, initially reported to police that she boarded a uptown No. 6 train at East 23rd St. on Dec. 1 and was called a "terrorist" by three drunken young white men.  She also alleged that one of the men grabbed her bag and broke the strap.  Many people became suspicious of the story when no witnesses of the attack came forward and only one of the men she described could be found on security footage.

Beware of one-dimensional statistics.
AG Lynch: 67% Increase in Hate Crimes Against Muslim Americans in 2015.  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday that there has been a 67 percent increase in hate crimes committed against Muslim Americans, according to FBI statistics released on the number of hate crimes committed in 2015.  Lynch said that number represented "the highest total of anti-Muslim incidents since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.  "Just last month, the FBI released its statistics on the number of hate crimes committed in 2015.  The report was a sobering indication of how much work remains to be done.  Overall, the number of reported hate crimes increased six percent from 2014," Lynch said at an interfaith event on the Justice Department's commitment to combat hate crimes.

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2015 FBI data:  Jews were nearly 3X more likely than blacks, 1.5X more likely than Muslims to be a hate crime victim.  Members of which of these groups were most likely to be a victim of a hate crime in 2015:  Muslims, Blacks or Jews?  Based on media coverage, you would have to say Muslims or Blacks.  According to a Google news search for the term "hate crimes" along with the name of each of those three groups, there are 164,000 results for "hate crimes" + black, 134,000 results for "hate crimes" + Muslims and only 36,400 results for "hate crimes" + Jews.  Based on news reports, you would think that blacks were 4.5 times more likely than Jews to be the victim of a hate crime and that Muslims were almost 4 times more than likely than Jews to be a hate crime victim.  And yet recently released hate crime data from the FBI for 2015 reveal that there were 1,745 African-American victims of hate crimes last year, 664 Jewish victims of anti-religious hate crimes and 257 Muslim hate crime victims.

U.S. Muslim Meets Eric Trump, Discovers Media Lied About 'Muslim Registry'.  Mohammed Amer is a Muslim comedian who traffics liberally in claims that Muslims are being unfairly victimized in post-9/11 America.

Lawyer Says Ohio State Attacker's Family 'Very Afraid' After Trump Tweet.  The family of Abdul Razak Ali Artan is finally speaking out through an attorney, one week after authorities say their son was responsible for an attack at Ohio State University that wounded 11 people.  Artan was killed during the attack by a police officer who responded to the scene.  The family's attorney, Robert Fitrakis, spoke to and said the family is deeply concerned for their safety as a result of a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump in the aftermath of he attack.

Tucker Debates Prof. on Islamophobia's Role in Terrorism.  Tucker Carlson debated the merits of Islamophobia's effect on the diaspora of domestic terrorism with a Georgetown professor that said such a mindset can indeed have implications.  Engy Abdelkader said there is never a justification of an attack like the one at Ohio State University.  But, she said that anti-Muslim bigotry can contribute to a sense of "cultural homelessness" in the Muslim-American community.

Muslims in State Department, Defense Department, and CIA debate quitting.  Muslims working in the State Department, Defense Department, and intelligence agencies like the CIA wonder if, with the election of Donald Trump, they should quit their jobs. [...] I would be very disappointed if Muslims working at the most sensitive levels of the government quit their jobs.  I sleep better at night knowing that wonderful Muslims are working tirelessly to protect us at the most senior levels of the CIA, Department of Defense, and the State Department... unless they aren't committed to fighting the war on radical Islamic terror.  If they won't name radical Islam at the enemy we are fighting, they should resign.

Amazon reportedly removes 'offensive' Allah doormat after social media criticism.  Amazon online retailer appears to have removed a doormat product from its website after criticism on social media that the mat with the word 'Allah' offends Muslims.  A petition urging a boycott was subsequently launched online.  Comments on social media suggest that advertisements with pictures of doormats with Islamic symbols have been up on Amazon at least since June.  One of them alleged that "Allah Islam Symbols Doormat and Dog Mat" could be bought for $17.44.

Even the FBI knows a CAIR scam when they see it.  For the past several days, designated terrorist group CAIR has been demanding federal law enforcement "hate crime" investigations of an anti-Muslim letter allegedly sent to 3 mosques in 'Caliphornia.'  But the FBI, fed-up with Muslims constantly crying wolf, appears to be ignoring them this time. [...] The letter, as you can see, likely was sent by a Muslim, as evidenced by the kind of phrases Muslims like to use against infidels.

Ohio State University knifeman slammed US media for making him 'scared' to pray in public.  The extremist and Ohio State University student, who stabbed and shot 11 people on his campus yesterday, previously slammed the US media for making him "scared" to pray in public.  Speaking to The Lantern, his university paper in August, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, said he continuously complained about America's treatment of Muslims to his mother.  In the article, Artan — a Somalian refugee — said:  "If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen.  "I am a Muslim, it's not what the media portrays me to be."

The Victim Mentality Kills.  Take a good look at the Facebook post of the Ohio State University attacker.  Sure, there's plenty of that familiar jihadist rhetoric.  "America, stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah.  We are not weak... By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.  You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday."  But what comes through most is this whining sense of victimhood, that he's forced to commit these atrocious, barbaric attacks on innocent people out of a righteous sense of self-defense to protect his feelings.

Post Ohio State Terrorist Attack — CNN Suggests American Women Wear Hijabs in Solidarity.  During a conversation about yesterday's OSU terrorist attack carried out by a Somali refugee using a machete to attack students, CNN suggests that American women wear hijabs to show their solidarity with Somali Muslim terrorists.  [Video clip]

The Editor asks...
Why should we be "in solidarity" with homicidal maniacs bent on world domination?

Latest FBI Study Proves Liberals Wrong on Islamophobia — Again.  731 Jews (52.1%) had hate crimes committed against them in 2015 compare that to 307 Muslims (21.9%), and 176 Christians (11.3%).  Notice that the number of crimes against all 3 groups rose in 2015, but it's still Jews who are far more likely to be the victim of a hate crime.  I still echo my comments on this issue from last year; liberals have no reason to be fear mongering about Islamophobia.  It does more harm than good by creating a tense situation and breeding disdain and distrust among neighbors.  The vast majority of Americans need no instruction on how they should be treating each other.

No, Muslim Women Are Not Being Threatened All Over Country By Trump-Supporting 'Neighborhood Watch' Letter.  You can take one look at this and know pretty much right away that it's fake.  But Reza Aslan, a prominent California based-Iranian American author and many others spread this without question.

More Hate Crime Hoaxes from Muslims.  It's pretty safe to assume that hate crime hoaxes — particularly regarding Muslims — will explode off the charts during the Trump administration.  Varieties of faked hate have been roiling communities and college campuses for years with no let up.  One count finds 100 hate crime hoaxes in the last decade, and the Trump presidency is sure to inspire even greater phony-baloney victimhood.  One memorable freakout occurred in 2012 when an Iraqi Muslim man residing in El Cajon murdered his wife and faked it as a hate crime:  the town's Muslims went nuts, hysterically blaming Islam critics like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for creating "Islamophobia" thereby causing the crime.

Louisiana student 'fabricated' story of hijab attack, police say.  A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fabricated a story that she was attacked and had her hijab rippped off, police said Thursday [11/10/2016].  The attack was one of several reported in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory.  In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Lafayette Police Department said that during the course of their investigation into the woman's complaint, she "admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.

Donald Trump accused of stalking Muslim kids in their dreams.  Here we have an article blaming Donald Trump for terrorizing children for something he has never said or even intimated.  He doesn't want to put all Muslims in jail; he just wants to reduce immigration from countries that are un-vettable in the Middle East.  One does not translate into the other.

Virginia: Hamas-linked CAIR enraged that sheriff's office hosting seminar on jihad threat.  This vicious little hit piece is a textbook example of how the bought-and-paid-for establishment propaganda media defames freedom fighters and mainstreams allies and enablers of jihad terrorists.

Miami passes resolution condemning "hate speech" against Muslims.  Violence is one thing, and violence against innocent people is always to be condemned, but that doesn't need a Miami Commission resolution.  "Hate speech" is another matter altogether.  It's a subjective classification, and that's why this is so dangerous.  By "hate speech" Islamic groups, such as Nezar Hamze's Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), all too often mean any honest discussion of how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and hatred and supremacism.  The Miami Commission doesn't realize how it is being played:  it is opening the door to criminalization of all criticism of Islam, as per Sharia blasphemy laws; and that would effectively shut down any opposition to the advancing jihad.

The so-called "Islamophobia that allegedly drove a Muslim family out of America" turns out to be a hoax.  First came the outrage, "Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America."  One tiny little problem.  You can probably guess what it is:  Investigators could find no evidence that a Muslim child was attacked on school bus.

Guess Who Just Unanimously Endorsed October As 'Islamic Heritage Month'.  None of those 'amazing makeover' shows can even TOUCH what the PR teams have done for Islam since 9/11.  They went from the violent attackers levelling the Twin Towers and hitting the Pentagon, to being the latest in a parade of special status victim classes with their very own 'phobia'.  One Canadian Province — which, in response to public outrage in 2005, reversed its plans to allow Sharia courts to have full legal legitimacy — has now set aside October as 'Islamic Heritage Month'.

I Want a President Who Will End Victimism.  Great news!  The Obama administration is proposing a new race category.  It's for people of Middle Eastern and North African descent — MENA for those in the know.  Why?  It's obvious when you go to USA Today and read the blather about how the new race category could solve all kinds of problems with community identity and private-sector discrimination.  In other words, liberals are going full-speed ahead to square up Muslims as another victim group for their victim politics.  See, creating a MENA race category could be used in "drawing congressional and state legislative district boundaries."  In other words, majority-minority congressional districts.

Hijabi women furious Americans don't smile at them on airplanes.  Muslim women are being beaten, killed, and sold into slavery in the Muslim Middle East.  But these are small potatoes compared to the indignities fundamentalist Muslim women are suffering in America.  In America, sharia-compliant women complain that Americans do not smile enough at them on airplanes.  This is why the New York Times has chosen to put a spotlight on the indignities hijab-covered women suffer every time they go to the airport.

Hacked Memos:  George Soros Network Hyped 'Islamophobia' After Muslim Terror Attacks.  In the wake of Islamic terrorist attacks in the U.S. and abroad, grantees of George Soros's Open Society Foundations mobilized to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim immigration sentiment while using the attacks to push gun control and advocate against the surveillance of Muslims in major U.S. cities such as New York.  Hacked Foundations memos reviewed by Breitbart Jerusalem betray the symbiotic relationship between Soros' grantees and prominent politicians, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in working to push these agendas.

CAIR: Minnesota Jihad Stabbing Puts Muslims at Risk.  At a press conference addressing a jihadist attack in Minnesota, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) warned Muslims are now potential victims at risk of being harmed in retaliation.  CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation.  The St. Cloud, Minnesota, mass stabbing occurred at the city's Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night.  A Somali man allegedly shouted, "Allah," as he stabbed nine people before he was shot dead by an off-duty officer.  All nine victims stabbed at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud survived.

Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID'd.  Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State.  A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife.  The city's police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if he or she was Muslim before attacking.

Admit it, Muslims, it isn't "Islamophobia" when you continuously are trying to destroy Western civilization.  But it is anti-Muslim backlash, which is growing in accordance with the rising number of Muslim terrorist attacks in America and the West, forced Islamization of our schools, and incessant Muslim demands for accommodation of their anti-social, anti-American religious demands.

Sharia in the West:  Principal under investigation for truthful posts that offended Muslims.  Apparently an Ontario, Canada school principal criticizing Muslims in Europe for not standing up against the violence done in the name of their religion, and expressing an opinion that burkas should be permitted in France when bikinis are permitted in Saudi Arabia, is enough to cause a public furor and calls for her termination.  Islam and Islamic government are a unique threat to free speech and liberty.  Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society.  Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.

Principal under investigation for anti-Muslim posts.  The York Region District School Board is investigating allegations that an elementary school principal put anti-Muslim posts on her Facebook page. [...] The Ontario College of Teachers has guidelines for teachers to follow when it comes to their use of social media.  "Teaching is a public profession," the college writes in a 2011 advisory on social media.  "Canada's Supreme Court ruled that teachers' off-duty conduct, even when not directly related to students, is relevant to their suitability to teach.  Members should maintain a sense of professionalism at all times — in their personal and professional lives."

When Are Islamic Terrorists Not Islamic Terrorists?  "Islamophobia" is running rampant in the heretofore bucolic town of Oswego, New York, and Muslims are worried.  Are marauding bands of "right-wing extremists" pulling hijabs off little old Muslim ladies and daubing swastikas on the walls of mosques?  No, the "Islamophobia" in question appears on Oswego's new 9/11 memorial monument, which dares to refer to the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 jihad terror attacks as "Islamic terrorists."  In this age of Obama, Oswego should have known better!

Muslims enraged that 9/11 monument in small New York town calls perpetrators "Islamic terrorists".  "The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier worries the wording could encourage hatred toward Muslims living in the area, painting all Muslims with the same brush."  This is an oft-used and tired talking point.  How does identifying the motivating ideology of the 9/11 attackers paint all Muslims with the same brush?  Does referring to the Italian mafia amount to calling all Italians mafiosi?  Does referring to German Nazis mean that one is calling all Germans National Socialists?  This is just an attempt to deflect attention away from the ideology of the 9/11 hijackers, and to keep people ignorant and complacent regarding the fact that those hijackers were working from Islamic principles that are embedded within the Islamic texts that are read and studied and taught by the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier.

London's Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police.  London's new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (£1,730,726) to an "online hate crime hub" enabling police to track and arrest "trolls" who "target... individuals and communities."  There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which "trolls" these new Thought Police will be going after, and which "communities" will be protected from "hate speech."  "Islamophobia," which David Horowitz and I termed "the thought crime of the totalitarian future," is now going to bring down upon the hapless "trolls" the wrath of London's Metropolitan police force — and this totalitarian new initiative shows yet again how easily the Leftist and Islamic supremacist agendas coincide and aid each other.

Police Arrest Hispanic Suspect In New York Imam Murder.  A man suspected of gunning down a Queens imam and his friend outside a mosque was taken into custody Sunday night, sources said.  The motive in the horrific Saturday afternoon killings may be an ongoing feud between Muslims and Hispanics, according to sources. [...] A group of Muslims allegedly attacked some Hispanics a few weeks before, and the shooting may have been pay back.

Man, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in fatal shooting of Queens imam and his assistant.  The suspect accused of murdering an imam and his assistant in New York had 'hatred' toward Muslims after 9/11, his brother has said — as police investigate whether he was hired as a hitman.  Hispanic Oscar Morel, 35, of Brooklyn, was charged Monday night [8/15/2016] with two counts of second-degree for the killings of Imam Maulana Alauddin Akonjee and Thara Uddin after cops say they recovered what they believe is the gun at his home.  Investigators found clothes similar to those worn by the gunman in surveillance video of the killing stuffed into the wall of the suspect's home along with the weapon.

Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend may have been settling score in Muslim-Hispanic feud.  The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday [8/15/2016].  And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said.  The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources.  Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.

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I don't approve of this cowardly attack in any way, but it was portrayed in the news media as an attack on a couple of Muslims just because they were Muslims, when there is apparently much more to the story.

Detroit: Muslim convert refuses to serve alcohol then sues airline when suspended.  We first told you about this sharia supremacist in 2015, when the Muslim flight attendant made her co-workers do her job serving alcohol, until one refused. [...] Of course she is working with the named terror group CAIR to force sharia on ExpressJet and its employees.

Islamic group sues New Jersey town for religious discrimination after it rejected plans for a mosque.  A New Jersey town is being sued by an Islamic group who have accused the planning board of bigotry after it rejected a proposal for a mosque. [...] The group, led by Mohammed Ali Chaudry, a former Bernards mayor, filed a federal civil rights suit accusing the board of religious discrimination in March.  It alleges a delayed and drawn-out process during which residents made references to terrorism and questioned what children would learn in the mosque.

Man Converts To Islam, Demands Fridays Off, Employer Has Nasty Offer Instead.  A man was working as a community assistant at a New York City homeless shelter when he decided to become a devout Muslim who needed Fridays off for prayer.  However, instead of giving in to his demands, the department decided to offer him something else entirely.

Muslim couple kicked off Delta flight for 'sweating', saying 'Allah' and texting.  A Muslim couple who accused Delta Air Lines of Islamophobia for throwing them off a flight have spoken of their ordeal for the first time.  They said they were singled out because flight crew had noticed them "sweating" and saying the word "Allah", which they denied.  Faisal Ali and Nazia Ali were waiting for about 45 minutes on a Delta Air Lines flight in Paris to fly back to Cincinnati, Ohio when a Delta employee asked the couple to exit the aircraft as he needed to ask them questions.

Creeping Sharia in Health Care.  Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia.  Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group.  Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel.  Islamic supremacy + dhimmitude = the end of civilized societies.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  Or don't go to Rome!
UAE warns citizens traveling abroad to avoid wearing traditional garb after Ohio incident.  The United Arab Emirates warned its citizens Saturday to avoid wearing traditional garb when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was arrested and mistaken for a terrorist in Ohio.  Emirati media reported that Ahmed al-Menhali was detained at gun point last week while wearing a traditional white kandura, or ankle-length robe, and headscarf in Avon, Ohio after a hotel clerk raised suspicions he could have links to Islamic State.  WEWS-TV reported that al-Menhali had been in Ohio for medical treatment.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Emiratis should avoid wearing the garments for their safety and a separate statement urged women to abide by bans on face veils in parts of Europe.

Muslim NYPD Officer Refuses to Shave Beard, Sues When Suspended.  A Muslim New York Police Department officer was suspended without pay and escorted out of police headquarters for refusing to shave his beard which he said he grew for religious reasons.  Officer Masood Syed, who said he has maintained about half-to-one-inch beard (13-25mm) for most of his 10-year career, has sued the department saying its no-beard policy is unconstitutional.  The department says it bans beards as a safety measure so gas masks fit tightly across faces, but allows beards for religious reasons up to one millimeter in length.

Muslim NYPD officer sues after being suspended without pay for refusing to shave his beard for religious reasons.  A Muslim New York Police Department officer was suspended without pay and escorted out of police headquarters for refusing to shave his beard which he said he grew for religious reasons.  Officer Masood Syed, who said he has maintained about half-to-one-inch beard (13-25mm) for most of his 10-year career, has sued the department saying its no-beard policy is unconstitutional.  The department says it bans beards as a safety measure so gas masks fit tightly across faces, but allows beards for religious reasons up to one millimeter in length.

Meet the "Islamophobes": From Bill Maher to Mark Levin.  What do talk show host Bill Maher, author and Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafley and Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin all have in common?  They're all Islamophobes, according to a new report released by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Tuesday [6/14/2016]. [...] But let's not forget who's throwing these labels around here.  We're talking about CAIR.  This is a group affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation case, in which the DOJ investigated and prosecuted a conspiracy to direct funding to Hamas.  Ironically, or maybe not, this is also the same group that President Obama confers with on his "countering violent extremism" agenda.

Public Schools Teaching Students to Hate America As Left Appeases Muslims With 'Religious Literacy' Training.  Progressives are concerned about reports of Muslim students feeling "marginalized" and discriminated against after the shooting massacre by an Islamic terrorist in Orlando, but there is little concern that — for years — students in the United States have been taught to dislike their country.  The Washington Post is reporting that Muslim students in the United States are experiencing bullying and discrimination in the wake of the shooting massacre by jihadist Omar Mateen at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida.

Muslim rep. decries Trump's 'villainous rampage against other Americans'.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Monday night [6/13/2016] called Donald Trump "a narcissistic fascist" for shifting the focus to himself in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.  Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, decried the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for turning attention away from the 49 people killed and 53 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday.  Trump has come under fire for a self-congratulatory tweet he sent out after the terrorist attack, in which he said he "appreciate[s] the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism."

Incoming Sharia?  Liberal Party of Canada vows to eliminate 'Islamophobia'.  Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party approved a resolution 'condemning all forms of Islamophobia' at their 2016 Biennial Convention in Winnipeg.  According to CIJ News, it is also recommencing to form a Task Force to shape its vision on eliminating 'discrimination'.

Muslim lawmakers say hateful behavior against them is awakening loyal Americans.  Muslims who support Donald Trump's presidential campaign are like chickens rooting for Colonel Sanders, one of the two Muslims serving in Congress said Tuesday [5/24/2016].  "You think that you're going to be the chicken that doesn't get fried up," said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.  "I think you better guess again[.]"  Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., the other Muslim in Congress, spoke at the National Press Club about discriminatory rhetoric directed at Muslims in the presidential election.

Islamophobia Forum Features Panelists Linked to Terror and Bigotry.  This month, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will be sponsoring a panel discussion about Islamophobia.  Islamophobia is a modern-day term used mainly by Islamists to describe an unwarranted fear or hatred of Islam and/or Muslims and a term also used by the like to, more appropriately, shut down any conversation about the radical element found within the Muslim community.  Not surprisingly, the majority of the event's panel is made up of those linked to terrorism and bigotry, themselves.

Muslims Don't Assimilate, They Infiltrate.  The term "Islamophobia" was invented and promoted in the early 1990s by the International Institute for Islamic Thought, a front group of the Muslim Brotherhood.  It was designed as a weapon to advance a totalitarian cause by stigmatizing critics and silencing them, similar to the tactics used by the political left, when they hurl the accusations of "racist," "sexist," "homophobe" and "hate-speech."  It became the role of Islamist lobby organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to depict themselves as civil-rights groups speaking out on behalf of a Muslim American population that was allegedly besieged by outsiders who harbored an illogical, unfounded fear of them and regularly accusing the American people, American institutions, law-enforcement authorities, and the U.S. government of harboring a deep and potentially violent prejudice against Muslims.  Of course, FBI data on hate crimes show that such allegations are nonsense.

Muslim Butcher who Chopped Up Baby Daughter Sues Prison for Not Being Fed Halal Meat.  In the worst story you'll read all year, Raymond Akhtar Ali successfully sued a prison in Australia because he was fed veggies, instead of a wholesome halal diet of dismembered infants.

Muslim student's family considering legal options in Citadel's decision.  A spokesman for the family of a newly-accepted Muslim student at The Citadel says they are considering legal options following the Commandant of Cadets' decision to reject the student's request to wear a head cover.  Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said he spoke with the family Tuesday morning [5/10/2016] after Citadel officials called to tell the woman she could not wear a hijab.

What the media didn't tell you:  Muslim student who got kicked off Southwest Airlines.  The mainstream media and their pals at designated terrorist group CAIR went ballistic after learning that an Iraqi student was removed from a flight after an alleged 'Islamophobic' woman reported him after overhearing him speaking Arabic.  What the media conveniently left out is that the (see something say something) woman is a native Arabic speaker and said he was talking about terror group ISIS.

Muslim students at elite French university under fire for Hijab Day event.  Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday [4/20/2016] by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim head scarf for a day.  The event at Paris's Sciences Po university was held to raise awareness of treatment of women who wear the hijab, but the initiative was fiercely criticised on social media and by student union representatives.  The event was held in the wake of Prime Minister Manuel Valls' controversial statement that he wished to ban all forms of religious headscarves at French universities.

The Citadel considers first-ever uniform exception: allowing a Muslim hijab.  The Citadel is considering a request from an admitted student that she be allowed to wear a hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a move that would be an unprecedented exception to the school's longstanding uniform requirements.  If the request for the traditional Muslim hair covering is granted, it apparently would be the first exception made to the Citadel's uniform, which all cadets at the storied public military college in South Carolina are required to wear at nearly all times.  (At beaches, for example, college rules stipulate that, "Cadets will change into appropriate swimwear upon arrival and change back into uniform when departing.")  A spokeswoman said that to her knowledge, in its nearly 175-year history, the school has never granted a religious, or other, accommodation that resulted in a change to the uniform.

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One of us doesn't understand what uniform means, and it isn't me.  If the school wants uniformity, they should not admit those who demand special rules for themselves.  Moreover, until Islamic terrorism is brought to an end, military schools should not admit those whose loyalty might suddenly evaporate someday without warning.  Remember Fort Hood.

School defends exempting Muslim students from handshake.  A school district in canton Basel Country stands behind its decision to allow some Muslim students to not participate in a ritual of shaking their female teacher's hand before and after class, despite the controversy the move has unleashed across Switzerland.  Last week it was reported that two Muslim students in a school in Therwil, a town outside Basel, did not wish to shake their female teacher's hand along with the rest of the class because it went against their religious principles.

Hamas-linked CAIR files suit claiming terror watch list discriminates against Muslims.  Hamas-linked CAIR's Michigan top dog Dawud Walid said:  "I think the question is, are we going to be selective about this?  Are we following people and placing people on this list who go to KKK meetings, people who go to Donald Trump rallies?"  So in Dawud Walid's world, he would have you believe that people who go to Donald Trump rallies are just as likely to commit acts of terror as people who believe in a religion that exhorts believers to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers, and whose adherents have been responsible for over 28,000 terror attacks worldwide since 9/11.

A Look Inside Britain's Muslim Sex Grooming Gang Scandal.  For the past few decades, British authorities have been caught up in the pervasive meme of multiculturalism — the falsehood that all cultures are equal and that to believe otherwise is to commit the worst modern day offense — to be "racist." [...] These laws have victimized a number of Britons.  Hoteliers Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were prosecuted for "insulting" a Muslim guest.  Liberty Great Britain party chairman Paul Weston was arrested on suspicion of racial harassment after publicly reading a passage critical of Muslims from Winston Churchill's The River War.  Dr. Vladislav Rogozov, a Czech-born, UK cardiac anesthesiologist, is being investigated by Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital for giving an online interview about his 2013 confrontation with a Muslim surgeon who refused to replace her blood-specked hijab with the proscribed, operating-theater headgear.

Surprise! 'Middle Eastern' Student Made Up Bogus 'Hate Crime' in Manhattan, Slashed Herself.  Our pals from CAIR were unavailable for comment after yet another bogus hate crime.  Man, this wave of Islamophobia is so overwhelming they still have to make up bogus incidents.

Muslim Woman Admits Faking Knife Attack Hate Crime in New York City.  On Thursday [3/31/2016], a Muslim woman in New York City claimed she was attacked by a white male who called her a terrorist and slashed her cheek with a knife before running away.  On Friday, police announced the as-yet unnamed 20-year-old slashed her own cheek, giving herself a two-inch cut, and invented the hate crime story.

Muslim woman made up story about being slashed and called a 'terrorist'.  A New York woman who was believed to be the victim of a racially-motivated slashing attack admitted to police that she made up the claim, and the wound was actually self-inflicted.

What Islamophobia?  What is Islamophobia?  No one's really sure.  According to author Salman Rushdie, it is "an addition to the vocabulary of Humpty Dumpty Newspeak."  The late Christopher Hitchens called it a "stupid term" that was "put into circulation to try and suggest that a foul prejudice lurks behind any misgivings about Islam's infallible 'message.'"  "I refuse to use this term 'Islamophobia,' because those who use this word are trying to invalidate any criticism at all of Islamist ideology," said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacres.  "The charge of 'Islamophobia' is used to silence people."  Yet CAIR and its allies cry "Islamophobia" whenever necessary, as when militant Islam strikes and kills the innocent, which seems increasingly often.

Sometimes Jihad Is Just Jihad.  [Scroll down]  Reality check:  ISIS isn't "seeking to manipulate European fears of terrorism;" it is creating those fears by its own actions.  Those fears wouldn't exist but for Islamic terrorism.  Any heightened security and immigration measures that Europe may belatedly implement are not the product of some irrational paranoia; they are the product of the demonstrated failure of existing policies to protect innocent lives.  ISIS engages in the same brutal tactics in countries with civil liberties and in countries without civil liberties.  Those tactics are not designed to trigger a lessening of civil liberties, but to kill as many people as possible.

Free Speech vs. Islamic Law?  [Scroll down]  Are Muslims, then, in need of greater protection than everyone else?  Are they more subject to assaults, hate speech, arson attacks than any other religious community?  If they were, this resolution might be welcome, even though it would not add a single article to existing legal protections.  However, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports:  2014 Hate Crime Statistics, of the 1,140 victims of anti-religious hate crimes that year in the U.S.:
  •  56 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' anti-Jewish bias.
  •  16.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' anti-Muslim bias.
  •  6.2 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
  •  6.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' anti-Catholic bias.
  •  2.5 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' anti-Protestant bias.
  •  1.2 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
  •  11.0 percent were victims of crimes motivated by the offenders' bias against other religions (anti-other religion).

Cure for 'Islamophobia'? Fox Orders Pilot of Muslim Family Sitcom.  Here it is at last: the long-desired Muslim family situation comedy that is going to cure "Islamophobia" by showing racist, ignorant, xenophobic Americans that, hey, Muslims are just like us. [...] This show has been a long time coming.  Katie Couric called for it during the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, saying that America needed a Muslim Cosby Show.  Now that Bill Cosby is so resoundingly discredited, Reza Aslan, with his typical clumsiness, called for a Muslim All in the Family, apparently not realizing that the central character of that show was held up as a bigoted object of ridicule.  But clearly both calls meant the same thing:  if Americans could just see Muslims outside of the context of jihad terrorism, they would love them, and "Islamophobia" would evanesce.

Freedom of association is the issue here:
U.S. Rights groups sue over 'Muslim-free' Oklahoma gun range.  Two U.S. activists groups filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday [2/17/2016] against a rural Oklahoma gun range, arguing that it violated U.S. civil rights laws by posting a sign that said the business was "Muslim free" and barring a Muslim from shooting there.

Muslim Army reservist sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service.  The lawsuit on behalf of 29-year-old Raja'ee Fatihah, an employee with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, was filed in U.S. District Court in Muskogee against the owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in the small town of Oktaha.

Muslim Who Is Suing Gun Range Demanded CAIR Float for Veteran's Day Parade.  Our legal team, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), has taken on the case of the Oklahoma gun range that was targeted by the UAE-designated terror group, the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).  On February 17, 2016, Raja'ee Fatihah, a board member of CAIR's Oklahoma chapter, sued Chad (a disabled Iraqi war veteran) and Nicole Neal, the owners of the Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in Oktaha, Oklahoma. Fatihah is the same person who caused a national controversy back in November 2015 when he demanded a CAIR float in Tulsa's Veteran's Day Parade.

Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque.  [Scroll down]  Already Muslims are a privileged group.  Just as the Obama administration interprets freedom of religion selectively as it wants to force a Christian baker who finds a gay wedding immoral to bake a wedding cake for a gay wedding, or a Christian florist to provide the wedding flowers, the same Obama lawyers favor Muslims.  The government seems to believe that a Muslim truck driver must be "accommodated" if he doesn't want to transport alcohol, or a Muslim airline steward must be "accommodated" if he doesn't want to serve alcohol.  Abercrombie and Fitch, a clothing chain that was selling clothes via sexual appeal, was told it had to hire a Muslim who didn't fit the A-F image.  If you can't do the job, don't apply.  Now Muslim employees at a factory are suing to get five breaks for prayer.  This is not a Muslim country.  If Muslim immigrants want to be called to prayer five times a day, perhaps they would be happier in a Muslim country.

Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute.  A civil liberties group said Wednesday [2/3/2016] that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.

Obama's Islamophobia.  Barack Obama suffers from serious case of the real Islamophobia — fear of telling the truth about Islam.  Even though a "progressive," he says nary a word about the rampant misogyny and homophobia in Islam or about Sharia law whose medieval strictures are preferred by 51% of American Muslims.  Nor does he seem to care that so few of these same American Muslims actively oppose radical Islam.  The president prefers the Hamas-linked CAIR to courageous reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.  But that's no surprise.  For Obama, radical Islam doesn't even exist.  Instead, he claims American citizens are mistreating their Muslim brothers and sisters when anyone with a web browser can see that simply isn't true and is yet another Obama lie.

New prayer rules at Ariens leave dozens of Muslims unemployed.  Ariens Manufacturing changed its prayer-on-the-job policy Thursday [1/14/2016], drawing pushback from dozens of Muslim employees who say they're now out of a job.  Before this week, Somali Muslims employed by Ariens were allowed to leave the production line twice a shift to pray two of the five prayers their faith requires of them daily.  They prayed five minutes at a time, designating their specific duties to colleagues.

What They're Hiding From You: Trump 'Silent Protester' Is a Supporter Of Islamic Terrorism.  There have been widespread calls for Presidential front runner Donald Trump to issue an apology to Rose Hamid.  You'll recall that Hamid was the woman who silently protested a Trump campaign stop before being ejected from the event by security.  But as has often been the case with political plants at Republican events, the public was only given part of the story.  In reality, Rose Hamid isn't a silent follower of the religion a peace, but rather, an ardent supporter of Jihadist activities, having gone so far as to refer to jihadi terrorism as "resistance against occupation."  Moreover, she personally promoted an event held by one of the terrorists responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Centers in 1993 and by doing so directly supported his calls for the creation of an Islamic state under Sharia law in the United States of America.

The Western Spring.  News that CAIR has demanded an apology from Donald Trump for evicting a Muslim protester at his rally and reports that left-wing protesters and police have turned out in force to bottle up "far-right" demonstrators in Germany bookend a single story.  It's on, the long awaited fight against PC orthodoxy is finally on.  Trump is unlikely to apologize, CAIR even more unlikely to back down.  With 3 million Middle Eastern and African refugees due to arrive in Europe this year the clashes between German protesters are only likely to intensify.  The commotion you hear is not going to stop, it will only get worse.  The Western Spring is finally here, and before it's done it threatens to change everything.  The tension between the forces of political correctness and the pent-up forces of repressed cultural traditions is now bursting like a spring wound up beyond containment.

NYPD Settles 2 Lawsuits Regarding Surveillance of Muslims After 9/11.  The NYPD has settled its two ongoing lawsuits over surveillance of Muslims following the September 11th terror attacks.  As part of the settlement, the NYPD has agreed to a civilian lawyer, appointed by the mayor, be placed inside Police Headquarters to monitor investigations.  The city admits no wrongdoing, and no damages will be paid.

In Colorado, a Fake Tale of Anti-Muslim Discrimination.  As usual, over at the Daily Beast Dean Obeidallah has his dress over his head, this time about Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo., which last week terminated about 190 Somali Muslim workers. [...] So, in fact, contra Obeidallah, the vast majority of the 190 employees in question were not fired for wanting to pray; they were fired for not showing up for work for three days, in express violation of the terms of their employment.

What's Their Beef?  Minnesota-based Cargill, one of the largest agricultural commodity firms on the planet, employs roughly 2,000 people at its huge beef-processing plant in Fort Morgan, a town of about 11,500 people eighty miles northeast of Denver.  About 400 of these workers are from Somalia and are, I presume, Muslim.  After all, nearly 100% of the country's population is Muslim.  Its national constitution says that "Islam is the religion of the State," that "No religion other than Islam can be propagated in the country," and that "No law can be enacted that is not compliant with... Shari'ah."  The Somali government recently banned Christmas celebrations saying that they could "damage the faith of the Muslim community" and provoke attacks by Islamic terrorists.  So which is it:  are Somali Muslims fragile snowflakes or murderous barbarians?  Or, in a perfect recipe for a failed state, both?  And you wonder why so many Somali immigrants, or their American-born children, have been recruited by al-Shabab and now ISIS.

House Democrats Move to Criminalize Criticism of Islam.  December 17, 2015 ought henceforth to be a date which will live in infamy, as that was the day that some of the leading Democrats in the House of Representatives came out in favor of the destruction of the First Amendment.  Sponsored by among others, Muslim Congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, as well as Eleanor Holmes Norton, Loretta Sanchez, Charles Rangel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Kennedy, Al Green, Judy Chu, Debbie Dingell, Niki Tsongas, John Conyers, José Serrano, Hank Johnson, and many others, House Resolution 569 condemns "violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States."  The Resolution has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

CAIR Negotiating on Behalf of Muslim Workers Fired from Meat Plant Over Prayer Dispute Walkout.  About 190 workers, most of them Muslim immigrants from Somalia, were fired from their jobs at a meat packing and distribution plant in Colorado this week for walking off the job to protest a workplace prayer dispute.  Approximately 200 workers reportedly walked off of their jobs at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan earlier this month to protest what they allege were changes made in times allowed for them to take breaks in order to participate in Islamic prayer.

FBI offers $5,000 reward after raw bacon found on door of Las Vegas mosque.  The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps them find the person who put raw bacon on the door handles of a Las Vegas mosque.  The FBI said in a statement Wednesday that agents are trying to find the man seen in a surveillance video putting the meat on the entrances of the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque.  Authorities call it a desecration of the Islamic worship center.  The Quran, the holy book of Islam, prohibits Muslims from eating pork, and pigs have been used to taunt or offend Muslims.

Muslim Congressman: Surveillance of Mosques Could Become 'Disaster' Like J. Edgar Hoover Programs.  One of two Muslims members of Congress warned that increased surveillance of mosques could turn into "the disaster that J. Edgar Hoover's counterintelligence program was."  Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CNN on Monday that "people in the Muslim community should want this type of surveillance."  "If you're looking for the Klan, you don't go to Harlem, you go where the threat is coming from," King said, defending his call for mosque surveillance.

CAIR Reports 'Hate Crime' After Bacon Found Outside Las Vegas Mosque.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demanded that federal agents pursue a full investigation after a Las Vegas mosque reported finding bacon on its door Tuesday morning [12/29/2015].  In a press release titled "CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Nevada Mosque Desecration," CAIR called for "a state and federal hate crime investigation of the desecration" of the Nevada mosque.  It noted that "raw bacon was wrapped on the door handles of Masjid-e-Tawheed in Las Vegas."

Muslim Student Association demands all 'Islamophobic speech' be punished.  The Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University is demanding that administrators combat Islamophobia by developing a "zero tolerance policy explicitly for Islamophobic speech and actions."  The demands, modeled after similar ones issued by black student associations at campuses across the nation, were lodged after a female Muslim student was allegedly attacked by a white man in a campus parking lot on the afternoon of Nov. 19, about a week after the Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people. [...] Several comments on the article expressed incredulity over the attack, questioning whether it is a hate-crime hoax.

Sorry, But It's Islam's Fault If People Are Islamophobic.  [Scroll down]  That's the other problem with calling people "Islamophobic" for criticizing Islam.  It suggests that there isn't a sane, justifiable reason to harbor any negative feelings about Islam at all.  I certainly don't think we should hate Muslim people, but is it really so unreasonable to feel slightly apprehensive about the religion itself at this point?  Taken literally, Islamophobia means "fear of Islam."  OK, well, there are many Muslims who have gone to great lengths to convince us to fear it.  So what if I finally oblige them?

Democrats Pass Resolution Condemning Anyone Who Speaks Against Islam.  Stephen Coughlin alerted me to a House Resolution introduced on December 17th, H.Res. 569, "Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.114th Congress (2015-2016)."  As of this writing, the country remains clueless about this development.  The resolution was introduced by Virginia Democrat Donald S. Beyer, and sponsored by Frank Pallone, a New Jersey Democrat, and endorsed by seventy-one other Representatives, most of them Democrats, and possibly a sprinkling of Republicans.  The resolution has gone into committee, but one can predict with confidence that it will emerge virtually unscathed and unaltered.  After all, the "victims" are Muslims, and the House wishes to put it in the record that certain of its members are against hurting anyone's feelings.

You can't blame America for not letting this lot travel to Disneyland — I wouldn't either.  Just a family of eleven, off to Disneyland.  A lovely big British family, off to the place where magic happens and Mickey Mouse makes dreams comes true.  They'd saved hard to get together the £9,000 for flights to make their family happy at Christmas.  But were turned away at the gate by ruthless officials from USA Homeland Security who said they were no longer allowed to board.  At least, that's the story you'd be believing if you listened to the BBC or Labour's blond-bobbed maniac Stella Creasy, whinging on about the obvious discrimination against them on religious grounds.

Poor Muslim banned from Disneyland was self-proclaimed 'Taliban supervisor'.  The liberal media was crying foul when a British Muslim family of ten was suddenly and mysteriously denied permission to travel to America.  All they wanted to do was visit Disneyland!  The liberal media was crying that this poor Muslim family simply wanted an all-American vacation, and they suffered evil discrimination, simply because they were Muslim!  At least, that was the story, until today, when it turns out that one of the banned Muslims said in on Facebook that he was a "Taliban supervisor".

Facebook page linked to Taliban and Al Qaeda was registered to same address as British Muslim father whose Disneyland trip was blocked by Homeland Security.  A British Muslim father whose planned Disneyland trip was ruined when he and his family were barred from boarding a flight to the U.S. has now been forced to distance himself from a Facebook account claiming links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.  Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, 41, his brother and their children, aged between eight and 19, said they were stopped at the departure gate at Gatwick airport and told their visas to the US had been revoked.  He claimed the family were barred from flying 'because they are Muslim'.

Was mosque link reason for British family's US travel ban?  An American relative of the British Muslim family barred from entering the US to visit Disneyland has suggested it might have been because he attended the same mosque as one of the shooters behind the California terror attack.  Muhammad Mahmood, who runs a car repair shop in San Bernardino, California, told the BBC that the US government must justify the decision to exclude his British relatives.

Muslim Sensibilities Offended In Londonistan After Being Refused Travel Permission To Disneyland and California.  According to the perpetually aggrieved version: the Muslim "family" has spent $9,000 for a joyful "family" Christmas vacation, before they encountered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Islamaphobia at the airport.  Cue spontaneous acts of media outrage.  How dare the U.S. deny them their right to visit Mickey Mouse?  However, what they don't tell you is the "family" was actually two brothers.  Two middle-aged brothers, last name Mahmood, traveling with their nine kids aged 8 to 19.  No moms, no wives, just the two brothers.  Oh yeah, and then there's this: [...]

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Islamic Coalition Responds To Terrorist Attacks By Calling For Massive Muslim Voter Drive.  A coalition of U.S.-based Muslim groups claiming that anti-Muslim backlash is on the rise in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino hopes to register one million people to vote before the 2016 election as part of a "civic empowerment initiative."  Oussama Jammal, the secretary general of the U.S. Council on Muslim Organizations, also announced in a press conference held Monday [12/21/2015] at the National Press Club that the group will "seek to increase emergency preparedness for Islamic institutions and individuals to address the rising number of incidents of hate crimes that are unfortunately happening nationwide."

Islamic activists say 9/11 and San Bernardino were terrible — because of their effects on Muslims.
Hillary and the U.N.: Your 2016 Democrat Running Mates.  Over at the United Nations, they are laying the groundwork for the 2016 American presidential election — on behalf of the Democratic party.  The perceived golden ticket?  Playing the victim card.  Wild and repeated accusations are being hurled against the GOP of systematic racism, xenophobia, and, in particular, "Islamophobia."  On December 18, 2015, the U.N. hosted two panels under the title "The Changing Dynamics of Islamophobia and Its Implications on Peaceful and Inclusive Societies."  The predominant theme was victimhood.  There were frequent mentions of 9/11, but not of the 2,977 who died, or their families.  The alleged victims of 9/11 of interest to the U.N. gathering were the entirety of American Muslims.

How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'.  Step one:  Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda.  Meet Brian Levin.  He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. [...] Levin's "methods" of "analysis"?  Stringing together "apparent hate crimes reported in the media and by civil rights groups across the United States."  Most prominent among his sources:  the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose jihad-apologizing frontman Ibrahim Hooper was quoted by both NBC and The New York Times backing Levin's "research" (which were, of course, based on several of CAIR's grievance-grifting claims).  Cozy, huh?  "We're seeing so many of these things happening that it's unbelievable," Hooper told the [New York] Times.  Indeed, it is.

The Backlash Industry.  Addressing the 10th Anniversary celebration of an Islamic advocacy group, Attorney General Loretta Lynch became the latest governmental official to warn of an impending anti-Muslim backlash.  In the December 3rd speech, which echoed the admonitions of her predecessor Eric Holder, she took it a step further by vowing to prosecute those who speak or write about Islam in a way that she does not approve.  She described her "greatest fear" as "the incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" and vowed to prosecute speech that "edges towards violence." [...] The Attorney General's not-so-veiled assault on free speech and common sense ignores the real assault while instead conjuring up hyperventilated fantasies.  In fact, American society has been incredibly tolerant of both Muslims and even Islamists — so much so that rather than focusing on the growing evidence of violent Islamists living among them, the majority of Americans seem more concerned about discomfiting their Muslim neighbors or being labeled Islamophobes.

White House looks to curb anti-Muslim sentiment.  The White House on Monday [12/14/2015] began "staff-level" meetings and calls with religious leaders to discuss how they could help combat growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.  Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and Melissa Rogers, who leads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, held a conference call with leaders of all religions from across the country.

CBS Muslim Focus Group: Don't Let Children Watch 'Hateful' GOP Debates.  In a focus group with American Muslims on CBS This Morning, participants told political strategist Frank Luntz that Republicans discussing terrorism was so offensive that their children could not be exposed to GOP debates.  One woman warned:  "I actually did a call out to Muslim parents across the country to not watch the Republican debate in front of their children because I knew that, that — subjecting our children to hear the hateful stereotyping and the lumping of Muslims with terrorism in front of our children is actually something that psychologically impacts them."

Arab, Muslim detainees can sue Bush-era officials over post-Sept. 11 treatment.  Arab and Muslim former detainees who say they faced harsh jail conditions due to their faith and ethnicity following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks can pursue a lawsuit against former top U.S. law enforcement officials, a sharply divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday [12/11/2015].  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York voted 6-6 not to hear the case again before the entire court, leaving in place an earlier decision from a three-judge panel.  A majority of the court's active judges must approve such a rehearing, known as an "en banc" review.

Muslim Americans struggle with fallout from San Bernardino attack.  "It's getting to a point where you have to hide who you are," Halisi said on Friday night [12/11/2015] at the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco mosque where leaders and law enforcement met to address negative perceptions of the Muslim community.

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You can be habitually deceptive about who you are, or you can change who you are.

MSNBC's 'No-Fly List Is Islamophobia' Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell.  A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for "unfairly" targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison — arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.  It's a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long's cause was being championed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.

Man Media Touted As Victim of Islamaphobia Reportedly Arrested in Turkey For Joining ISIS.  Saadiq Long, a Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran who made national headlines after the Department of Homeland Security blocked him from flying to the Middle East, has been reportedly arrested in Turkey for attempting to join ISIS.  In 2013, Long attempted to visit his mother in Oklahoma from his home Qatar.  But when he tried to fly to the United State, he was informed that he was on the no-fly list.  Long managed to visit his mother by driving down to Mexico and flying out there, but the United States blocked his return for months.

They are known by the company they keep:
Satanic Temple offers help to Muslims amid post-Paris backlash.  Amid the wave of Islamophobia stemming from last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, Muslims in the United States are being offered solace from an unlikely source:  satanists.  At least two chapters of the Satanic Temple announced this week that its members would be happy to help any Muslims made uncomfortable by the recent surge in anti-Islamic sentiment.

FBI investigating anti-Muslim threats against Dearborn.  The head of Detroit's FBI office said today [11/17/2015] it's investigating hateful threats against the city of Dearborn and working to prevent any possible retaliation stemming from the Paris attacks.

Will Hassan Undermine Domestic Intelligence?  A federal appeals court has reinstated a complaint against the New York City Police Department in a decision with repercussions for the federal government's domestic intelligence apparatus.  If the court's decision stands, it may expand the constitutional dimension of the controversy over domestic spying.

France's Le Pen to go on trial for anti-Muslim remarks.  French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, party officials and the prosecutor's office said Tuesday [9/22/2015]. [...] She will be judged on Oct. 20 over charges of "incitement to discrimination over people's religious beliefs," the prosecutor's office in Lyon said.

Muslim Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Then Plays the Victim.  A Muslim flight attendant, Charee Stanley, claims that she was suspended from her job with ExpressJet Airlines because she refused to serve alcohol.  She has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — and now the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has jumped onto the case.  So now we have yet another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR — once again designed to impose Islam on the workplace.  This is what they do.  Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant in the first place, when half your job is serving alcohol?

"Islamophobia" or... common sense?  Let's be clear that Islamophobia is a growing, well-funded, well-"oiled" industry which is being used as a lethal weapon against the West.  As usual, massive confusion is created around the issues of Islamophobia where young vulnerable Muslim youth are made to believe that they are targets of an institutionalized hate-mongering campaign against Islam and Muslims.  These naïve Muslims are not informed that Islamophobia was created in the 1990s, when U.S. Muslim Brotherhood groups decided to "play victim" for the purpose of "beating down critics."

Detroit Reporter Tells Truth About Muslims in Michigan: Forced to Apologize.  A reporter for a Detroit TV station got in hot water earlier this week when she mentioned that, given the substantial Muslim population in the state, "it should not come as a real surprise" if there was a Michigan connection to Islamic State.  The reporter was roundly criticized.  Not for stating the obvious, but because she said the words "Muslim" and "ISIS" in the same sentence.

p>Boston Imam: Cops Should Have Just Captured Terror Suspect Like an Elephant.  An imam who came before media today to speak on behalf of the family of slain terror suspect Usaamah Rahim protested that the Joint Terrorism Task Force should have been able to capture the knife-wielding 26-year-old alive — because you can capture animals alive.  Abdullah Faaruuq, of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Roxbury, was removed as Muslim chaplain at Boston's Northeastern University in 2013.  He's advocated for the release of convicted al-Qaeda terrorist Aafia Siddiqui and has been accused of other instances of encouraging extremism.

No "Obligation" to Pay Compensation to Ex-Inmates of Guantanamo, Says U.S..  The United States has said that it has no "obligation", under U.S. law, to financially compensate the six former Guantanamo inmates who were moved to Uruguay last December.  These prisoners were held without trial for more than a decade at the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison, in Cuba.

Ex-Muslim: Qur'an revealed a religion I did not like.  In the West today one must like Islam, or is considered to have some kind of moral defect.  One need not like Christianity or Judaism, or socialism or capitalism or democracy or communism, but one must like and respect Islam, or you will be considered to be "hateful," "bigoted," and "racist," as well as "Islamophobic."

Former Gitmo Prisoners Demand Reparations from US.  A group of former Guantanamo Bay prison camp detainees have staked out the U.S. embassy in Uruguay in a demonstration meant to pressure the U.S. government to provide them taxpayer-funded reparations for their time spent in the terrorist prison, according to Uruguayan officials.  Three of the six former detainees sent to Uruguay following their release from Gitmo have spent days camped in front of the U.S. embassy located in Montevideo, according to Uruguayan officials and regional reports.

We Believe In Free Speech, But.  [Scroll down]  I was reminded of this when hearing Labor's Ed Miliband promise that if he was elected he would make "Islamophobia" — a phrase Christopher Hitchens accurately referred to as "stupid neologism" — as an "aggravated crime." [...] A Miliband type law would mean that a person would be able to disparage any ideological, theological, philosophical, or political position they wanted, in the most ferocious terms they wanted, whenever they liked, without ever having to worry about violent retribution from individuals or legal retribution from the state.  But there would be a special dispensation for a single viewpoint that happens to chafe against the fading liberal values of a Western world.

Somali Families Rally At State Capitol Over Terror Arrests.  Dozens of local Somali families gathered at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon, calling for the release of six terror suspects.  They're calling for the government to stop what they see as attacks against them, and say the suspects were set up.

Tensions high following Somali protests in St. Cloud.  Tensions remain high in St. Cloud following a walkout and protest by Somali students alleging a pattern of bullying and discrimination against them.  Reports of a fight triggered a lockdown at St. Cloud Technical High School Friday, summoning police, sheriff's deputies and State Troopers to the same place more than 100 students and parents gathered on the lawn Wednesday [3/18/2015] to protest what they describe as an insufficient response by Tech teachers and administrators to their concerns.

DHS Secretary: Administration 'Should Give Voice to Plight of Muslims Living in This Country'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed at the Countering Violent Extremism summit this morning that "we in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face."  Johnson said he is "personally committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face; the fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and that the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood."

US Islamic Lobby Groups See 'CVE' Initiative as Unfairly Focusing on Muslims.  Ahead of a three-day White House summit on "countering violent extremism," some U.S. Islamic groups are expressing concern about the administration's "CVE" initiative, claiming that it unfairly focuses on Muslims and is tantamount to racial profiling.  They have done so despite the administration's evident efforts to avoid using words like "Islamic" or "Islamist" when referring to terrorism carried out by people and groups claiming to be motivated by that religion.

'Foist-a-phobia' mainstream media coined the term 'Islamophobia'.  Question: If there is, as Barack Obama and many 'world leaders' contend, no such thing as Islamic terrorism, how then can there possibly be such a thing as 'Islamophobia'?  All those video-taped beheadings you see on the Net are in your overactive imagination.  Balking, blogging, and speaking out against them in any way, lands you in the Islamophobia category.  Resistance is futile when the mainstream media gangs up with Big Government against the plebes.

Islamophobia Is a Myth.  The blood on the floor of the Charlie Hebdo offices was still wet when brow-furrowed observers started saying:  "Oh no, the Muslims! Will they be attacked?"  It's the same after every terrorist attack:  from 9/11 to 7/7 in London to last year's Sydney siege to Paris today:  Liberals' instant, almost Pavlovian response to Islamist terror attacks in the West is to worry about a violent uprising of the ill-educated against Muslims.  The uprising never comes, but that doesn't halt their fantasy fears.

NJ Muslims take NYPD surveillance program to court.  A predominantly Muslim community in Paterson, New Jersey was one of the areas under police surveillance after 9/11.  New York Police Department officers monitored mosques, businesses and schools in what the department said was an effort to root out potential terrorists.  But in court, Muslim groups argued their constitutional rights were being violated.  Baher Azmy is an attorney for the plaintiffs.

Christmas attack on Fresno Muslim center branded 'hate crime' by police chief was done by Muslim former member.  It's odd how police sometimes are very reluctant to use the label "hate crime," but other times rush to use it.  An example of the latter phenomenon took place in Fresno, California.

Crime as Politics.  In the last few days, the local Fresno community was outraged — or at least was reportedly to be so — at the vandalism of a local Islamic cultural center.  The police authorities almost immediately, and without waiting for the full evidence to be collected, declared the minor burglary and damage the apparent dividend of illiberal dark forces.  The chief of police, without compelling evidence, and without explaining why a secular medical building was also trashed in the spree, rushed to hold a press conference. He declared the broken window and moderate trashing of the center's interior, not just a "hate crime," but in fact a "brazen hate crime."

Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Muslim Woman Denied Employment.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation.

Oklahoma Muslims receive special praise from White House officials.  Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday [10/4/2014].  Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it's been a tough month for Muslims here in Oklahoma after being associated with the beheading at Vaughan foods in Moore.

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It's been a tough month for Muslims in Oklahoma, they say.  But at least none of the Oklahoma Muslims had their heads chopped off.

Boston Imam: We suffer 'double hurt'.  Atrocities by ISIS terrorists and a report attempting to link an Oklahoma beheading at a food plant to the Islamic Institute of Boston had the founder of the Hub religious center telling the Herald yesterday it's a "double hurt" for his faith.  "Our situation is very bad," said Imam Talal Eid.  "Every time the word ISIS is mentioned, and it's mentioned hundreds of times, Islam is being pushed into the middle of that.  They are abusing Islam.  They are not Islam."

Muslim leaders play victim in Oklahoma beheading.  Colleen Hufford of Moore Oklahoma may be dead, but the real victims are Muslims, or so we are being asked to believe.  In fact, according to the Imam of the Islamic Institute of Boston, Islam suffers a "double hurt."  And here I thought Ms. Hufford had it bad.  The imam should know, after all, it was his Institute's "resident scholar" who was reportedly the former imam of the Oklahoma mosque attended by Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah'Keem Yisrael, who wielded the knife separating Ms. H's head from her body.  And the leadership of that Oklahoma mosque agree that they are the ones facing difficulty now that Ms. Hufford is consigned to the fate an infidel suffers after death.

OK Lawmaker Accused Of Making Anti-Muslim Remarks.  A controversial statement made on Facebook by a state lawmaker has outraged Muslims in Oklahoma.  The Islamic community demanded an apology after a state representative posted on Facebook to be "wary of Muslim Americans" and then shared a link about the ISIS brutality in the Middle East.  State Rep. John Bennett of Sequoyah wrote the comments on Monday night [9/1/2014].  Oklahoma's Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Republican Party leaders to denounce the comments on Wednesday.

Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training.  Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered "offensive" to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States.  The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem "biased and discriminatory" against Muslims.

Lawsuit filed to remove Muslim-Americans from 'terror watch' list.  A local Muslim-American group Thursday announced it has filed a federal lawsuit based on complaints the government has unjustly put a disproportionate number of Muslim-Americans on the nation's "terror watch" list.  Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan Chapter, says the lawsuit is not a reaction to a list uncovered last week that showed Dearborn has the second-highest concentration of people designated by the U.S. government as being "known or suspected terrorists."  Rather, his organization is seeking "remedies" to unjustly putting Muslim-Americans names on a list that don't belong there.

Dearborn residents on terrorist watch list second only to New York, report says.  Among the U.S. cities that have the most residents on the government's terrorist watch list is one that stands out because of its comparatively small population:  Dearborn.  Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, was described by The Intercept, an online news site that reports on issues of national security, as having the second-highest concentration of people designated by the government as "known or suspected terrorists."  The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with other civil rights organizations, will hold a press conference Aug. 8 at Dearborn City Hall to call for a congressional inquiry into how the government could label Dearborn as such.

Officials dispute report of Dearborn being No. 2 terrorist city in America.  U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade joined a coalition of civil rights groups and local officials on Friday morning [8/8/2014] to decry a report, supposedly based on leaked government documents, that ranked Dearborn second in the country for the number of people on the suspected terrorist watch list.  "We cannot name even one case, one time, where Arab Americans or a Muslim from the city of Dearborn has committed an act of terrorism," said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan Chapter.

The Editor says...
You don't have to blow yourself up on a city bus to be a terrorist.  If you are on a terrorist watch list, there is probably a good reason, and it probably has something to do with your contributions to overseas groups, phone calls to Yemen and Qatar, the use of encrypted email, and the places you visit every day on the internet.

NYPD detains men who had pressure cookers to 'prepare rice'.  Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs.  But the men say it was a misunderstanding:  They plan to use the pressure cookers back home to prepare rice, chicken and meat.  Mohammad Alotaibi, 20, and Ayoub Alawadhi, 21, pulled up to the InterContinental Hotel on East 48th Street on Friday evening [7/25/2014] with the pressure cookers in their car trunk, said law enforcement sources.

The Editor says...
They say they planned to use the pressure cookers "back home."  Doesn't anyone sell pressure cookers "back home," wherever that is?  And who sells pressure cookers to guys name Mohammad and Ayoub?  The same kind of people who sold rifles to the Indians?

Man who killed wife over dinner prefers death to prison food.  It always comes back to the dinner table with this guy.  The 75-year-old Pakistani immigrant convicted in Brooklyn of beating his wife to death because she served him lentils instead of goat should get the minimum sentence, his lawyer argued Wednesday [7/9/2014] — because the lack of Pakistani food behind bars will be a hardship.  "His inability to speak English and his inability to have Pakistani food will make his incarceration even more difficult than the average inmate," defense attorney Julie Clark wrote in court papers seeking the minimum 15 years to life sentence for Noor Hussain.

Soros Funded Pro-Immigrant Group to Target Waco.  An email alert was sent out this afternoon [7/12/2014] from the Detention Watch Network.  They plan a protest event tomorrow morning at the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, Tx.  According to them, this facility is just not quite good enough for the detaining of immigrants due to issues such as a lack of a legal library there, no on site medical facility, etc.

Man says apartment complex called his US flag a 'threat to Muslim community'.  A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him his American flag was a "threat to the Muslim community," and that he has to take it down.  But he's not giving up without a fight.  Stepping onto Duy Tran's balcony in Webster, one thing is clear:  "It means a lot to me," he said.  He's talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago.  But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down.

If you subtract Islamic jihad, then what was 9/11/2001 about?  Reckless pilots?
CAIR: Remove 'Islamist Extremism,' 'Jihadism' From 9/11 Museum Video.  Days before the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is stepping up its campaign to urge organizers to edit a video presentation on al-Qaeda, to remove terms such as "Islamist extremism" and "jihadism."  An earlier CAIR initiative — a letter last month co-signed by several other Muslim and Arab-American organizations, complaining to museum directors about what they called "academically controversial terminology" — met with no success.

9/11 Museum Refuses to Censor Al-Qaeda Film.  Amidst a barrage of controversy and criticism, the 9/11 museum officials stand firm in their decision to air a documentary on Al-Qaeda without censorship of Islam-related language. [...] The film portrays the 9/11 hijackers as "Islamists" who viewed their mission as a "deadly jihad."  After all, in the words of the hijackers:  "[M]any thanks to Allah for his kind gesture and choosing us to perform the act of jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims."  So, it was the hijackers themselves that believed they were on a jihadi mission for the cause of Islam.

Google Ordered to Remove anti-Islamic Film from YouTube.  A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday [2/26/2014] ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world.  By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film "Innocence of Muslims" amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution.

Federal judge tosses out legal challenge over NYPD surveillance of Muslims.  The first legal challenge to the New York police department's blanket surveillance of Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been dismissed by a federal judge in New Jersey in a ruling that lawyers acting for the plaintiffs have described as preposterous and dangerous.  Judge William Martini, sitting in the US district court for the district of New Jersey, threw out a lawsuit brought by eight Muslim individuals and local businesses who alleged their constitutional rights were violated when the NYPD's mass surveillance was based on religious affiliation alone.

Global Muslim Bloc Launches War On Free Speech In West.  An influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries demands that the West make it an international crime to criticize Islam.  Then stop making it such an easy target.

CAIR Denounces Wide Range of Critics as 'Islamophobes' in New Report.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a report titled "Legislating Fear — Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States" on Thursday [9/19/2013].  The report profiles and accuses several individuals, websites, organizations of being anti-Islamic and spreading so called "Islamophobia" throughout the United States.  The controversial organization, that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the U.S. government's 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial and reportedly built ties with the current administration is hitting back at its critics in this report.

Does the Qur'an Teach Hate?  On September 11, 2013, a public information officer for Palm Beach County, Florida named John Jamason posted a message on his personal Facebook page:  "Never forget.  There is no such thing as radical Islam.  All Islam is radical.  There may be Muslims who don't practice their religion, much like others.  The Quran is a book that preaches hate."  The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) immediately complained, and demanded that the county turn over to them everything that Jamason had written from a county computer over the previous month. [...] Left unexamined in the controversy was whether or not what Jamason said was true.

Spying on Muslims.  The New York City Police Department's indefensible program of spying on law-abiding Muslims in their neighborhoods and houses of worship has turned out to be even more aggressive than earlier reports had shown.  According to a recent Associated Press report by Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, the surveillance operation designated at least a dozen mosques as terrorist organizations.

Bias alert!
The program is hardly "indefensible" since Muslims are responsible for approximately 100 percent of the terrorist attacks in the United States over the last 20 years.

The Million Muslim Farce.  They dubbed the event the "Million Muslim March."  That name has proven toxic, and it's not hard to imagine why.  Something about the idea of a million Muslims descending upon Washington to express their disgust for America and its foreign policy on the anniversary of a day when some other Muslims famously expressed a disgust for America and its foreign policy by killing thousands of our countrymen in the name of Islam might understandably rub Americans the wrong way.  So the event was rebranded (without altering its intent) as the "Million American March Against Fear."

ACLU: Muslims Face More Scrutiny for Citizenship.  A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday [8/21/2013].

Muslim group under attack for planning 'Million Muslim March' set for Sept. 11 in Washington D.C..  Critics say a Muslim group picked the wrong day — Sept. 11 — to march on Washington to complain about religious profiling and President Obama's handling of an investigation into the terror attacks that rocked America 12 years ago.  The mass demonstration, called the "Million Muslim March," was changed to a more mainstream-sounding event, "Million American March Against Fear," but the name did not seem to gain much traction and has apparently reverted back to its original title.

Million Muslim Farce.  "Million Muslim March" organizers insist they scheduled it for 9/11 not to show disrespect but to show a "united front" against terrorism.  Don't believe it. [...] The actual goal of the rally, which is planned as an annual insult, is to muster sympathy not for 9/11 victims, but for Muslims supposedly "victimized" by the war on terror.

The Crusades Reconsidered.  One may condemn the atrocities of the Crusaders, but what infuriates the objective student of history is that the far greater crimes of Islam are ignored.  The Crusades was Christendom finally fighting back, not always honorably, but against a foe which had plunged Europe into darkness for centuries.  Instead we allowed our students to be brainwashed, and force fed an Islamic line that we have to feel guilty.  The Muslims invaded Southern Europe, yet somehow we Westerners are labeled the imperialists.

Stop Force-Feeding Gitmo Hunger Strikers.  On Monday, federal judge Gladys Kessler ruled that she cannot stop the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners at Guantanamo Bay because her court does not have jurisdiction to change policy at the prison near the southeastern corner of Cuba.  Currently, approximately 106 of Guantanamo's 166 detainees are classified as hunger-strikers (reportedly defined as intentionally missing 9 meals in a row), with about 45 of them currently being force-fed.

On the other hand...
Let Them Starve.  Guantanamo Bay detainees don't want to eat.  Muslim rapper Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey is so worked up about their appetite plight that he videotaped himself being force-fed to build support for closing Gitmo.  Cry me a river.  This latest round of hunger strikes isn't an international human-rights tragedy.  It's another manipulative act of Jihad Theater.

Holder Warns: Don't Discrimminate [sic] Against Muslims After Boston.  Apparently, granny will still be getting the full pat down experience at the airport instead of young Muslim men returning home from volatile, Jihad ridden regions of the world like Dagestan.  Attorney General Eric Holder is warning Americans not to discriminate against Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Holder warns against Boston bombing backlash.  Attorney General Eric Holder declared Monday that the Justice Department is on the lookout for acts of violence or discrimination that signal a backlash to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this month in which three people were killed and scores wounded.

Oh, terrorists, we're so sorry.  Gone, thankfully, are the days when rape victims routinely were treated as if they deserved it.  Perhaps the time also will come when the American people are no longer blamed after terrorists kill them.

Boston jihad bomber was "angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion".  Murdering innocent people at the Boston Marathon might seem a strange way to persuade the world that Islam is not violent, but since it has led to an avalanche of mainstream media assurances that Islam is a Religion of Peace, it seems to have worked [...]

Morning Joe Goes After The Media:
We Can't 'Demonize The Entire Religion Of Islam' Due To Radicals.  Since the Boston bombing, much of cable news quite naturally has taken to discussing various issues surrounding terrorism and radicalization.  Morning Joe on Wednesday [4/24/2013] was no exception.  Joined by The Daily Beast's Tina Brown, the panel also took a look at media portrayal — stressing that we can't "demonize" all of Islam when we talk about radicals.

CAIR Lectures US: Boston Jihadis Weren't Influenced By Islam!  In the wake of revelations that the Boston Marathon Bombers were engaged in Jihad, or holy war, CAIR held a press conference in Chicago today [4/19/2013] to remind Americans that this has nothing to do with Islam.

'My children were set up,' father claims.  Two brothers of Chechen origin suspected of staging the Boston marathon bombings, one of whom has been shot dead by police, are innocent of any crime, the Interfax news agency quotes a man identified as their father as saying[,] "In my opinion, my children were set up by the secret services because they are practising Muslims," Anzor Tsarnaev told the Interfax news agency on Friday [4/19/2013] from the North Caucasus Russian city of Makhachkala.

HUD shills for Sharia in 'Fair Housing' ads.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching an advertising campaign to "educate the public" about housing discrimination, saying there is a "persistence of discrimination based on religion."

The Editor says...
Whenever the government makes an effort to "educate the public," that generally means, brainwashing or re-education.

USS Cole Suspect Complains of Marks on Wrist; Victims Describe Their Torture.  An incensed defense team complained at Guantanamo today that, while being transported from his cell to the courtroom, accused USS Cole bombing mastermind Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri got red marks on his wrist.

The Editor says...
Big deal.  Every criminal who has ever been handcuffed has arrived at the jail with red marks on his wrists.

A Subway Murder and the 'Islamophobia' Industry.  Last Saturday, a deranged woman pushed a man in front of a subway train in New York and killed him, explaining that she did it because of her anger with Muslims ever since 9/11.  Immediately, leftist and Islamic-supremacist writers swung into action to blame the murder on what they called an "Islamophobia industry," despite the killer's obvious insanity and history of violent attacks on random people.  The attacks revealed much about the use of the term "Islamophobia" as a propaganda tool designed to shut down thinking.

TSA to Exempt Muslim Women from TSA PatDowns?  The Council on American Islamic Relations is calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to come to heel and stop the humiliating, invasive, intrusive pat-downs of Muslim women.  Napolitano said "adjustments will be made where they need to be made," and particularly for Muslims, "there will be more to come," whatever that means.

The Editor says...
Allow me to state the obvious:  Instead of exempting the Muslims and searching Henry Kissinger, it would make far more sense to search only the Muslims, since all the hijackers, shoe bombers, and underwear bombers in the last eleven years have been Muslims.  But that would make too much sense, and the government would never stand for it.

When burqas become accessories to crime.  As David J. Rusin points out in his detailed survey of these crimes, Muslim garb holds two great advantages over other forms of disguise.  First, plenty of covered women walk the streets of Philadelphia without criminal intent, thereby providing cover for thieves; the more head coverings around, the more likely it is that head coverings will facilitate criminal activity.  Second, the very strangeness and aloofness of these garments affords their wearers an extraordinary degree of protection.  As in other cases (notably a farcical purchase of alcohol in Toronto liquor stores by a 14-year-old boy in a burqa), clerks so fear being accused of racism or "Islamophobia" that they skip established methods, such as asking a niqabi to establish her (or his) identity.

Robbers, disguised as Muslim women, hit banks in Philadelphia.  A string of bank robberies, carried out by people disguised in traditional Islamic woman's garb, has prompted concerns among religious, government and law enforcement officials in the Philadelphia area.  The robberies, at least five since December, were carried out by people wearing full-length robes and veils to hide the hair and part of the face, according to some surveillance tapes broadcast by local stations in Philadelphia.  Muslim leaders fear use of the disguises could put Muslim women in danger or make them objects of scrutiny.

The Editor says...
Yes, the Muslims are the "objects of scrutiny", and they have brought it upon themselves.  I'm surprised a bank robbery like this hasn't happened before now.  Americans are being conditioned to see women dressed in head-to-toe black bags as normal, as if every day is Halloween.  If you express any suspicion about who's inside the bag, you're viewed as islamophobic.  The people at my bank don't like it when somebody walks in wearing sunglasses, so I'm sure they're on full alert when somebody walks in wearing a burqa.

New Jersey Papa John's robbed by hijabis.  Why do criminals don Islamic garb to commit their crimes?  Because groups like CAIR and ACLU have established favored status for Muslims and Americans have been cowered into submission to even look at a person in Islamic garb suspiciously for fear of legal retribution by Muslims or the Dept of Justice.

Hertz fires 25 Muslim drivers who refuse to clock out.  Hertz has sent termination letters to 25 drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after they refused to agree to clock out for daily breaks, during which they normally pray.  The workers — all Somali Muslims who drive the company's rental cars to and from the airport for cleaning and refueling — were among 34 Hertz employees suspended Sept. 30 for failing to clock out before breaks.

Prisons' pork decision angers Ohio pig farmers.  Ohio's pork farmers and processors are vowing to fight the state's decision to remove pork from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates.

Attention all Muslims:
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

Islamic Group Asks Napolitano To Investigate 'Islamophobic' Trainers.  An Islamic civil rights group is asking the Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate whether the people in charge of training national security personnel are "Islamophobic."  In a letter to Janet Napolitano, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, called for an agency-wide probe to determine if the trainers "offer hostile, stereotypical and grossly inaccurate information about Muslims and Islam" as part of their training procedures.

Ban the Burqa.  Back in November, I reported on a burqa'ed Muslima in Australia, Carnita Matthews, who was charged with making a false complaint that used the Muslim victimhood card in her defense.  "All cops are racist," she charged — what race? ... Matthews was found guilty, and was sentenced to six months in prison.  Yet despite the indisputable evidence against her, the burqa'ed civilizational jihadist appealed — and this past week, she won, all the while remaining inside her cloth coffin.

LAPD Dep. Chief Downing: 'We Should Not Demonize the Muslim Brotherhood'.  What should we do with an organization bent on destroying the American way of life en route to establishing a global Islamic dominion?

Muslim woman sues Abercrombie & Fitch over hijab.  A former stockroom worker for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sued the clothing retailer in federal court Monday [6/27/2011], saying she was illegally fired after refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf while on the job.

Riot at amusement park over 'no hijab' rule.  Playland, a historic amusement park in Westchester County, N.Y, just outside New York City, is known for its good clean fun.  It's perfect for a family outing.  Or a date.  You won't find any carnival-style freak shows at the county-owned park — well, at least not until Tuesday afternoon.  That's when a large group of Muslims from New York City and neighboring Westchester County showed up to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Silencing the Critics of Islamic Supremacism.  The very concept of Islamophobia is manufactured propaganda used by the subversive Muslim Brotherhood and their leftist support network to demonize and silence critics of Islamic fundamentalism.

Media focuses on Mosque firebombed in Queens, Ignores Multi-Pronged Firebombing against others.  Color me skeptical.  We find time and time again, in the rare instances when a mosque has graffiti or falls victim to some prank, the perp is Muslim.  More times than not.

Midnight sun makes Ramadan fasting difficult for Arctic Muslims.  Friday [7/20/2012] sees the arrival of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Moslems are supposed to fast from sunrise to sunset.  But that's a bit difficult up in the North.  There are at least half a million Moslems in Sweden, and one of the five pillars of their religion Islam is the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.  Observers are not allowed to eat, or to drink, even water, between sunrise and sunset.

The Editor says...
So?  Go back to the desert!  Preferably right on the equator, where the difference between day and night is quite distinct.  If you live where the sun doesn't set for weeks at a time, whose fault is that?

Is Saudi Prince Steering News Corp. Coverage?  [Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal] owns the largest chunk of News Corp. stock outside the Murdoch family.  Shortly after his purchase of 5.5 percent of News Corp. voting shares in 2005, Alwaleed gave a speech that made it clear just what he had bought.  As noted in The (U.K.) Guardian, Alwaleed told an audience in Dubai that it took just one phone call to Rupert Murdoch — "speaking not as a shareholder but as a viewer," Alwaleed said — to get the Fox News crawl reporting "Muslim riots" in France changed to "civil riots."  This didn't make the "Muslim" riots go away, but Alwaleed managed to fog our perception of them.

The Right Way to Profile.  Night after night on MSNBC and elsewhere, representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and similar groups regale sympathetic and credulous television hosts with tales of Muslim suffering at the hands of bigoted police officers.  In due season, the story of the successful takedown of the bombers is all but forgotten while the woeful tales of put-upon Muslims go on for days and weeks.

Wanted New York and New Jersey bomb suspect sued his local police claiming they persecuted him for being a Muslim.  The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim.  Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected him and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion.  The family claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses.

'Education, not indoctrination': Muslim parents lead group of 300 in protest outside school gates against equality lessons on homosexuality and gender.  More than 300 parents and children gathered outside of a primary school yesterday to protest against lessons on homosexuality and gender.  Some Muslim demonstrators said they would rather leave the UK than allow their children to continue attending Parkfield Community School in Birmingham.  Pupils were kept out of lessons for the first hour of the day.  Some joined in with the chants and held placards reading: 'Education not indoctrination.'  One child carried a handwritten sign which said: 'Let kids be kids.'

The Editor says...
How interesting:  The same people who see nothing wrong with child brides and FGM are now saying, "Let kids be kids."

Dearborn Hijabi Drops Lawsuit After Video Evidence Proves She Lied.  A local Muslim woman has dropped her 2015 federal lawsuit against members of the Dearborn Police Department, whose officers she claimed violated her civil rights by requiring her to remove her hijab when she was taken into custody on a traffic warrant.  The city of Dearborn, which was also named as a defendant, said in a statement Wednesday that video taken in the police department's booking room during the arrest "revealed that her claims were false."

Faked Hate in Dearborn:  Muslima Drops Lawsuit Against Police After Video Proves She Was Lying.  Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to have been committed by a Muslim.  Most hate crimes against Muslims, in fact, turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they're being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end.  And the authorities fall for this virtually every time.

Who did this?
Okay, who did this?  [The illustration speaks for itself.]

No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing, lawsuit claims.  [Naveed] Shinwari is one of four American Muslims in a new lawsuit who accuse the FBI of placing them on the no-fly list, either to intimidate them into becoming informants or to retaliate against them for declining.  Filed on Tuesday night [4/22/2014] in the US district court for the southern district of New York, the case accuses the US attorney general, Eric Holder, the FBI director, James Comey, the homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, and two dozen FBI agents of creating an atmosphere in which Muslims who are not accused of wrongdoing are forbidden from flying, apparently as leverage to get them snitching on their communities.  Their lawsuit seeks not only the plaintiffs' removal from the no-fly list but also the establishment of a more robust legal mechanism to contest placement upon it.

Dearborn, Michigan: America's First Sharia-Compliant Muslim Enclave?  Yesterday, (4/29/11) a Muslim mob of 50, disturbingly reminiscent of their co-religionists across a vast swath of official Islamdom, breached the security cordon at the City Hall in Dearborn, Michigan separating them from their speechifying nemesis, Pastor Terry Jones, ["]...breaking a barricade, throwing water bottles and shoes.["]  Fortunately, ["]Riot police restored order within minutes and took at least two people into custody.["]

Fake hate crime
Hate message left on Muslim woman's car.  Police are investigating a note left on a car, targeting an American Muslim woman and her daughter.  The note "We don't Muslims in America" (apparently the word "want" was left out) was written in English.  But there was also Arabic writing, translated to say "We don't want Muslims in America.  Go away."

The Editor says...
This is the most obviously fake hate crime I've ever seen.  Who scribbles messages in Arabic (and faulty English) and leaves them on other people's cars?  Nobody.

Anti-Muslim note left on car in English and Arabic.  Grain of salt alert:  what ignorant racist Islamophobic yahoo helpfully pens his hate note in both English and Arabic?  The fact that he left a word out of his English version opens the possibility that the note was penned by an angry Coptic Christian or some other native Arabic-speaking victim of Islamic jihad, but it also opens the possibility that the whole thing is just another clumsy fake by Islamic supremacists trying yet again to portray Muslims as victims and thereby deflect attention away from jihad activity.

Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams.  An attorney said Tuesday [5/10/2011] that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.

Uncharitable.  'In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation," President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."  This statement contained two falsehoods.  One, as I've previously detailed, was obvious:  There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity.  What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists.

Koran-Burning Pastor Jailed for Thoughtcrime.  On Good Friday in Dearborn, Mich., the notorious Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones was jailed and fined for the crime of refusing to pay a so-called "peace bond" to cover the costs of extra police protection for Jones' planned demonstration outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn.  Judge Mark Somers also ordered Jones to stay away from the massive Dearborn mosque for three years.  This is a restriction on the freedom of speech and the freedom of expression that Islamic supremacists are certainly going to try to use in the future to press for even more.

Durbin is wrong about Muslim rights.  In the wake of Rep. Peter King's largely toothless hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is now scheduling Senate hearings on "Muslim rights." ... Muslims are freer in this country than in any other country in the world, and frankly, no one [cares] what they worship.  The problem arose when thousands were slaughtered in the name of Allah and for the glory of jihad.

Senator Dick Durbin's Deceptions.  This morning [3/29/2011] Senator Dick Durbin, senior Democrat of Illinois, is holding a Senate Judiciary hearing on "Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims."  Sounds all well and good.  Who could be against the civil rights of Muslims or for that matter any group?  Except when you start to scrutinize the Senator's close and long time relationship with radical Islamic groups and even Hamas terrorists, one has to wonder whose civil rights the Senator is trying to protect?

Whose side is he on?
Conyers calls for inquiry of treatment of Muslim Americans.  The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into claims by American Muslims that they are being harassed by U.S. customs and border officials while trying to cross back into the country from Canada.  Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) asked the Justice Department (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate allegations made by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that American-Muslims are being handcuffed, interrogated and sexually harassed for hours by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents along the northern border.

Durbin Launches the 'Anti-Pete King' Hearing.  At the very moment that the threat posed to U.S. interests by the toxic Islamist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood is becoming ever more palpable, a top Senate Democrat seems determined to suppress Americans' understanding of that menace.

"Selective Indignation":  There was nothing particularly wrong about Sen. Dick Durbin holding a hearing today [3/29/2011] on anti-Muslim bigotry.  It's just that nobody at the hearing was able to give a particularly compelling reason for it.  Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera testified about "a growing menace" of "rising" bigotry against Muslim Americans.  Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez spoke of the "steady stream of violence" against the Islamic community.  The hearing was heavy on anecdotes and light on statistics.

Durbin Hearing to Fuel the Muslim Victimhood Myth.  The FBI reports that anti-Jewish hate crimes are nearly eight times more common than anti-Muslim attacks — yet Sen. Richard Durbin (D.-Ill.) announced last week that he was going to hold a Senate hearing not on the resurgence of anti-Semitism, but on "anti-Muslim bigotry."  For the truth-adverse Left, it was just another day at the office.  Compounding the irony was the fact that as Durbin announced his plans for this orgy of Muslim victimhood posturing, Islamic jihadists set off a bomb at a bus stop in Jerusalem, murdering at least one woman and wounding 30, while other Islamic jihadists opened fire on and killed two Christians who had committed the crime of attending a church in Pakistan.

Muslim removed from flight wants crew disciplined.  A Muslim woman said Wednesday [3/16/2011] that she wants a Southwest Airlines crew disciplined for removing her from a flight for wearing a headscarf.

Peter King Hearings Highlight the Problem of CAIR in the Muslim Community.  It's now painfully clear why the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was so forcefully opposed to the House Homeland Security Committee's hearings on homegrown radicalization in the Muslim-American community.  According to many speakers at the hearing, one of the major obstacles to solving the problem of homegrown Islamic radicalization appears to be Muslim-American advocacy groups like CAIR.

We need more hearings on Islam.  Holding hearings into Islamic "radicalization" is not an exercise in "McCarthyism," as widely and deeply misunderstood.  That's because the investigative efforts of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the most unjustly maligned man in American history, to reveal extensive networks of Kremlin-directed agents seeking the destruction of the republic isn't "McCarthyism," either.  The term, hyper-loaded to invoke Salem,Mass.-esque "witch hunts" of free-thinking innocents, is a hoax.  Documents released from U.S. and Soviet archives prove that the communist conspiracy of "witches" was, in fact, real.

Tears Help Radical Rep. Ellison Deflect Scrutiny of His Own Record.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) got some headlines for breaking down in tears during the Homeland Security Committee hearing on Thursday [3/10/2011], but another witness, Abdirizak Bihi, Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center in Minneapolis, offered something more newsworthy — an indictment of Ellison himself.  Although he didn't identify Ellison by name, Bihi's criticism of local leaders, religious and political, was seen as partly a reference to Ellison being an obstacle to finding out what happened to 20 Somali young people who had disappeared from Ellison's congressional district and showed up in Somalia as terrorists.

Muslim Woman Fights Boulder Jail to Keep Hijab for Mug Shot.  A University of Colorado student who started wearing hijab after converting to Islam is fighting the Boulder County Jail's insistence that she remove her headscarf for a booking photo, saying that to do so would violate her religious beliefs.

Lawsuit alleges FBI violated Muslims' freedom of religion.  An FBI informant who infiltrated a California mosque violated the constitutional rights of hundreds of Muslims by targeting them for surveillance because of their religion, the ACLU and a Muslim group said in a lawsuit Tuesday [2/22/2011].  The lawsuit, filed against the FBI and seven of its agents and supervisors, focuses on the actions several years ago of Craig Monteilh, a paid FBI informant.

Mosque surveillance a must.  On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council of American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), alleging that the bureau engaged in religious discrimination by secretly infiltrating southern California mosques and spying on their members.  In 2006-2007, the FBI's Los Angeles office employed a convicted felon named Craig Monteilh, aka Farouk al-Aziz, to infiltrate the Islamic Center of Irvine and other mosques to collect information on suspects linked to extremist groups.  The operation folded when Monteilh turned out to be so incompetent at his job that members of the congregations he was watching reported him to the authorities for his violent rhetoric and strange behavior.

US sues school over denial of Muslim pilgrimage.  The federal government sued a suburban Chicago school district Monday for denying a Muslim middle school teacher unpaid leave to make a pilgrimage to Mecca that is a central part of her religion.

No Three-Week Vacations for the Hajj?  Don't Worry, the DOJ's On It.  The DOJ throws its weight behind a middle-school teacher who claims her rights were violated when she wasn't allowed the time to go to Mecca.

Off to Mecca with Eric Holder's Blessing.  Many first-year employees get no vacation days or time off.  Teachers, depending upon their union-negotiated contracts, may get some.  But to suggest that refusing a three-week leave at a crucial time of the school year is "discrimination" is just perverse.  It's reaching to find a base motive for an obviously sensible decision.

Off to Mecca She Goes.  Safoorah Khan, 29, was hired to teach middle-school math in November 2007.  According to her lawyer, she was happy in her job, which included preparing sixth, seventh, and eighth graders for state tests, and running the "math lab."  After nine months on the job, Khan requested a three-week leave of absence in order to perform the hajj — the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are obliged to undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it.  Employers are required by law to honor requests for religious accommodations provided that they do not impose "undue hardship" on the employer or other employees.

The Editor asks...
Who gets three weeks of vacation time after nine months on the job?

Islamophobia?  Not really.  Let's start with some data.  According to the FBI, hate crimes against Muslims increased by a staggering 1,600% in 2001.  That sounds serious!  But wait, the increase is a math mirage.  There were 28 anti-Islamic incidents in 2000.  That number climbed to 481 the year a bunch of Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 Americans in the name of Islam on Sept. 11.  Now, that was a hate crime.

A Convenient Stabbing, an Inconvenient Bombing.  Wasn't it nice for Mayor Bloomberg to invite the Muslim cabbie who was stabbed over to City Hall, and for the media to give him the high profile treatment.  But here are a few other New York stabbing victims who could have used that attention and concern.  Unfortunately they weren't Muslims, whom Bloomberg could exploit to score political points.

Who are You Calling a 'Bigot'?  [Scroll down]  Such callous historical analogies were but one component of a concerted effort by a group of Middle East studies professors to discredit the opponents of the ground zero mosque, whom they helpfully labeled "rural rednecks," "so-called Christian ministers," and "the Israel lobbies."  Most of the academics echoed a warning that a "tidal wave of 'Islamophobia'" would soon overtake America — act two of the "wave of hate crimes" that occurred "post-9/11."  These statements ignore a basic fact:  no such "wave" ever occurred.

The role of information in American "Islamophobia".  One theme in the recent MSM hand-wringing about America's alleged "Islamophobia" is the notion that Americans are giving Muslims a more difficult time now than they did in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.  The Washington Post conceded that public opinion surveys don't show a meaningful change, but it quoted unnamed "religious scholars and other experts" who find the change in tone "striking."

Muslims, not Americans, are religious bigots.  Time magazine asked this week whether America has "a Muslim problem," and suggested that "many" of those opposed to the Ground Zero mosque "are motivated by deep-seated Islamophobia."  The same article scowls disapprovingly that "46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers."  (What could have possibly given them that idea?)

Top Ten things America Has Done for Muslims.  The current disagreement over the Ground Zero Mosque is an important historical stop on a long timeline of cultural debate between Islamic supremacists and the West.  Recruits and devotees of these violent Arab Islamic supremacists, such as Nidal Hasan, Faisal Shahzad, and Hosam Husein Smadi, all have something in common in their recent acts of terrorism.  They all passionately believed the argument that the United States is mistreating Muslims.

Surprise:  More hate crimes against Christians than against Muslims.  According to the latest hate crime statistics available, there were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008.  A closer look:  65.7 percent of them were committed against Jews.  Against Muslims?  7.7 percent.  Depending on which population estimates you accept for Muslims (anywhere between 4 and 7 million), hate crimes are committed against Jews at a rate three to eight times greater than against Muslims.

Fake Hate Crimes:  An Islamist Weapon.  As Daniel Pipes has documented for years, Islamist organizations in the West are quick to label crimes as anti-Muslim hate crimes as part of their effort to make Muslims feel under attack and to paint themselves as Muslims' protectors. ... Cutting through the propaganda requires understanding the ways in which crimes are misrepresented as hate crimes — and why.  There are two main culprits to consider:  Muslims who stage fake hate crimes and Islamist organizations that seek to exploit them.

Ground Zero Controversy Fueled Attacks on Texas Mosque, Islamic Center President Says.  The president of an Islamic Center in Texas says backlash against the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has made its way over to the Lone Star State and is manifesting itself in acts of hatred against his congregation.

Muslim convention to shine a light on hate.  Thousands of American Muslims — in Chicago this weekend for a mega convention — are being asked to detail hate directed at them because of their faith.  "The survey will be asking about 3,000 respondents how Islamophobia has affected them and to identify where they see the most examples of it," Amina Sharif, Chicago spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Thursday [7/1/2010].

More about CAIR.

'Yours is a peaceful faith'.  Governor Deval Patrick told more than 1,100 Muslims at a Roxbury mosque yesterday [5/22/2010] that he knew many have encountered discrimination and racial profiling since Sept. 11 and that he would do everything in his power to combat those problems.

We're worried about 'backlash' as the terrorists press our luck.  What's it going to take for the American left to admit that, no matter how much we all wish it weren't true, our Islamic enemies are trying to kill us?  It's going to take more than 31 attempts on our lives, engineered or financed by Muslim militants.  Because that's where the count stands since Sept. 11, 2001, and the left still stubbornly insists that Tea Party attendees armed with placards and lawn chairs are the real enemy.

30 Terrorist Plots Against the U.S. Foiled Since 9/11.  Sheer luck and civilian bravery played roles in thwarting some of these attacks.  Additionally, U.S. efforts in the war on terrorism, including operations in Afghanistan, have helped to weed out terrorist sanctuaries before they can organize attacks.  Finally, domestic counterterrorism tools put in place since 9/11 have helped stop terrorists from operating on U.S. soil.

MSNBC's Ratigan Worries About 'Racism' Toward Muslims After NYC Bomb Attempt.  Near the top of Tuesday's Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan fretted over American Muslims being harassed in the wake of the failed Times Square bombing:  "how do you deal with these types of crimes without resulting in racism, effectively, towards people of Pakistani or Middle Eastern descent? there not a natural backlash to this?"

What's Not Happening to American Muslims.  Since the events of Sept. 11, we've seen the growth of a view that American Muslims became prime victims of those terror attacks — isolated, fearful, targets of hostility.  President George W. Bush, who went to Washington D.C's Islamic Center a few days after the terror assaults, told his audience that Islam was about peace and warned that the nation's Muslims must be free to go about without fear or intimidation by other Americans — remarks he doubtless thought were called for under the circumstances.

Who is ultimately to blame for invasive searches at airports?
Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group.  A group of Muslim scholars says it supports airline safety, but it is "deeply concerned" about the use of airport scanners that show nude images of the human body.

TSA Fatwa Watch:  Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a "fatwa" — a religious ruling — that forbids Muslims from going through the scanners at airports.  The Fiqh Council of North America — a body of Islamic scholars that includes some from Michigan — issued a fatwa this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty.

Islamic scholars issue fatwa forbidding Muslim-Americans from using full-body airport scanners.  Add Muslim-American groups to the chorus of voices slamming full-body airport scanners.  A body of North American Islamic scholars has issued a fatwa, or religious decree, forbidding Muslims from passing through the devices, the Detroit Free Press reports, saying they violate the faith's teachings on modesty.

Muslim woman refuses body scan at airport.  A Muslim woman was barred from boarding a flight after she refused to undergo a full body scan for religious reasons.  The passenger was passing through security at Manchester Airport when she was selected at random for a full-body scanner.

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The most unfortunate part of this story is that the Muslim was selected at random for closer scrutiny.

Muslims complain of being snubbed by taxi drivers.  A group of commuters over the weekend claimed that some taxi drivers in Metro are refusing to take on passenger who appeared to be Muslims.  Elvira Medina, president of the National Council for Commuters' Protection (NCCP), said their Muslim members have complained of being snubbed by taxi drivers particularly when they wear their headgear.

Groups Say Screening Invites Bias.  Twenty-seven organizations on Friday [1/8/2010] asked the Department of Homeland Security to change newly tightened airport-security rules that they say will result in racial and ethnic profiling. ... Among the groups are the Muslim Advocates, the Arab American Institute, the Muslim Bar Associations in several states and the Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee.

The Fort Hood double standard.  The phenomenon is by now well-established.  An apparent jihadist visits death and destruction upon innocents, motivated in part by a violent brand of Islamic extremism, and soon the violence becomes an apt occasion to raise awareness about the danger of anti-Muslim thoughts, words and deeds.  Violence by Muslims has a unique ability to spur a Canadian prime minister, British royal, or, as was the case this time, the American secretary of homeland security, to sound the alarm about violence against Muslims.

Backlash Against the Backlash.  And that's the drill:  concern over crimes that have never happened, as opposed to the terror that has.  So, denying the role militant Islam played in the Fort Hood atrocity is like staring at a shark bite and thinking, "bicycle."  When a fundamentalist kills thirteen innocent people while shouting "allahu akbar," Islam isn't just a small player — it's got a starring role.  And now that U.S. intelligence admits Hasan tried to contact al Qaeda, it should make it increasingly hard for anyone to say otherwise.

It Isn't Political Correctness, It's Shariah.  I have watched in abject horror the stunning reaction of elites in this country to this act of war.  The denial, the submission, the excuses, the dodging, the self-flagellation, the shame, the deceiving of the American people by the media, the military, society, law enforcement, authorities and politicians, all the way up to and including the White House, amounts to the enforcement of Shariah law.  Shariah law forbids criticism of Islam.  And here we are.

When the shooter becomes the victim.  A disturbing story line is taking shape in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre.  Some are trying to explain suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's motives for reportedly gunning down 13 people in cold blood by ignoring the ideology of hate that sanctified the killings.  Instead, we're supposed to seek out the "real reasons."  It's the typical victimology:  Bemoan the perpetrator's troubles and then sprinkle liberally with pop psychology.

Backlash Hogwash.  "U.S. Homeland Security officials are working with groups around the United States to head off any possible anti-Muslim backlash following the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas." ... And President Obama cautioned against "jumping to conclusions."  The backlash trope is trotted out after every episode of terrorist violence.  But it is as false as it is dangerous.

Eight years after 9/11, where's the Islamophobia?  The dust hadn't settled from the trade towers before it was pronounced from sea to shining sea that Islam was a religion of peace, and that Islamophobia was sure to run rampant in the streets, a sin we were all warned to guard against.  But like global warming, which has as yet failed to materialize in spite of so much fervent belief in its coming, Islamophobia never actually took root.

Islamophobia is a fabrication.  I've been considering a request from a post-graduate student who wants to do a thesis on Islamophobia in Australia.  She writes:  "I am researching the topic Islamophobia, and I am trying to prove whether Islamophobia is based on religion fear or cultural fear of Islam."  What about proving that Islamophobia exists at all?  That would be the logical, ethical and scholarly starting point.

Woman charged for Tinley Park hate crime.  A southwest suburban woman has been charged with a hate crime for an alleged attack on a Muslim woman at a grocery earlier this month.  Amal Abusumayah was paying for groceries at the Jewel store at 17117 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park on Nov. 7 when she felt a sharp tug on her headscarf.  When she looked at who had pulled her hijab, she saw a woman who moments before had made a derogatory comment about Islam.

Stop Using the Word 'Islam' in Reports on Terrorism, Islamic Bloc Says.  If the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) had its way, media reporting on terrorist activity would exclude "any reference to Islam" — whatever the affiliation, identity or motivation of the perpetrators.  The bloc of Islamic nations, which is spearheading a drive at the United Nations to have the "defamation" of Islam outlawed, this week voiced criticism about media coverage of recent terrorist attacks.

A Modern-day Islamist Inquisition?  The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), an association of the world's Islamic states, is pushing the United Nations to outlaw "defamation" of religion in general, and of one religion in particular. ... The current proposal by the OIC member States to create legislation that would sanction perpetrators of "defamation of religion" has at least five problems.

Jews get killed, but Muslims feel vulnerable.  Shortly after the London Tube bombings in 2005, a reader of Tim Blair, The Sydney Daily Telegraph's columnist wag, sent him a noteperfect parody of a typical newspaper headline:  "British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow's Train Bombing."  Indeed.  And so it goes.  This time round — Mumbai — it was the Associated Press that filed a story about how Muslims "found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion"

Fort Dix:  The Backlash that Wasn't.  In the wake of the Fort Dix jihad plot arrests, the mainstream media featured numerous news articles focusing on the fears of other Muslims in America.  Philadelphia's CBS3 reported:  "Muslims in the region are bracing themselves for a possible backlash in response to the terror plot arrests."

Muslims fear backlash from Fort Dix attack plot.  Authorities' description of six suspects charged with plotting an attack on Fort Dix as "Islamic militants" is causing renewed worry among New Jersey's Muslim community.

Muslim leaders bemoan "Islamophobia" since 9/11.  American Muslims still face high levels of hatred and suspicion nearly five years after the September 11 attacks and political leaders and the news media are mostly to blame, Muslim leaders said on Friday [9/1/2006].

Father of one of Fort Dix Six says backlash hurting his pizzeria.  The father of one of the six men described as radical Islamists and charged with plotting to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix says the business he's nurtured for years is all but ruined since his son's arrest.

Profiling and Fascism.  No one is ever going to mistake Hooper for Martin Luther King, Jr. or CAIR for the NAACP.  And no one who knows a scintilla of Constitutional law will mistake increased screening of Muslim males at airports with racism.  The case law — for decades, beginning with Brown v. Board of Education — prohibits "invidious" discrimination:  it classifies people into different groups in which group members receive distinct and typically unequal treatments and rights without rational justification.  It is not only rational but proven by more than a decade of terrorist attacks that increased screening of Muslim males at airports is necessary to the safety of other airline passengers.

Muslim pilot reveals shock at being ordered off flight.  A British Muslim airline pilot yesterday described the "humiliating" moment when he was hauled off a transatlantic flight just before take-off.  Amar Ashraf, 28, who was born in Wrexham, North Wales, said he felt "demoralised and humiliated" after being told to leave the flight from Manchester to Newark by a stewardess, and then being questioned by armed police.  He believes his removal was down to having a "Muslim-sounding name".

Mutiny as passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed.  British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny — refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed.

["Asians" is apparently the code word used in British newspapers to denote people from the Middle East.]

Fearing for his life, Muslim Canadian spokesman quits post.  A spokesman for moderate Muslims has resigned from the Muslim Canadian Congress, citing death threats and safety concerns.  Tarek Fatah said his wife and daughters encouraged him to step down as communications director for the organization following an alarming number of threats and harassing phone calls.

Unilateral self-flagellation:  Upon arrival at Camp Delta [Guantanamo Bay], detainees are issued a blanket, a sheet, two orange jump suits, flip-flops, a foam sleeping pad, two bath towels, a washcloth, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, a prayer rug and a Koran.  They are allowed two 15-minute showers per week; they get recreation time and three culturally sensitive meals per day.  Schedules are respectful of Islamic traditions, prayer calls are broadcast five times a day, and arrows painted on the floors point to Mecca.  Their regular quarters include a flushing toilet, running water and an off-the-floor bed.  Detainees who ask for them are provided with soccer balls, playing cards, chessboards and paperback books.  All of this courtesy of the American taxpayers the detainees have sworn to kill.

U.S. Muslim groups criticized.  President Bush on Thursday [8/10/2006] for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a "war with Islamic fascists," saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions.

Nothing inflames anti-Muslim tensions like Muslims hijacking airplanes.  I would say the Muslims need to get used to anti-Muslim tensions.

Welcome to the war on image.  In a recent meeting with Daniel Sutherland, head of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties division of the Department of Homeland Security, American University's Akbar Ahmed had some suggestions, beginning, according to an online report in the Pakistani Daily Times, with pretty much eliminating Muslim profiling at airports. … "You simply cannot humiliate Muslims like this," Akbar said, describing a "peak level of anger" in "the young generation on the edge."  Just one more pat-down and they'll blow.

Facing reality at the DMV:  Turning a full-face snapshot into a full-frontal clash between East and West takes multiculturalism to a new extreme.

"Islamophobic" or Informed?  A new Newsweek Poll on American attitudes toward Muslims and Islam has found that 46 percent of Americans believe that the United States is taking in too many Muslim immigrants.  32 percent think that Muslims in America are less loyal to the United States than they are to Islam.  28 percent believe that the Qur'an condones violence, and 41 percent hold that Islamic culture "glorifies suicide."

'Islamophobia' Used to Crush Muslim Dissent, Panel Says.  Muslim extremists are branding opponents "Islamophobes" in an effort to paint themselves as the victim and silence dissent and opposition to their political and religious beliefs, according to a panel convened in Washington, D.C., Tuesday [10/30/2007]. "'Islamophobia" has become … the new battleground in this war" on terrorism, Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, said at the panel discussion.

The Islamicizing of Oklahoma:  In our weird world, it's not the Islamic message that's branded hateful or even insensitive; it's the person who rejects it.  This is the technique that usually shuts people up.  Maybe not this time.

Muslims slam their portrayal in the media.  The image of Muslims promoted by national and local media in Britain needs to be more positive, according to a new survey carried out by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies.

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You can't have it both ways.  You can't encourage suicide bombers to blow up the "infidels" and then expect to hear positive things said about Islam at the same time in the same country.

Employment Discrimination against American Muslims:  Myths and Realities.  A groundbreaking study published late last week investigates the skyrocketing trend of employment discrimination claims filed by members of the American Muslim community and finds that repeated assertions of a post-9/11 backlash against Muslims in the workplace are pure fiction.  The report by Jeffrey Breinholt of the International Assessment and Strategy Center, "Muslim Employment Discrimination:  A Legal Examination", goes so far as to conclude that these discrimination claims have correlated closely with the rise of Islamic terrorism directed at the US.

Homeland Insecurity.  Nidal Malik Hasan singlehandedly gunned down 43 American soldiers at Ft. Hood, killing thirteen in the process.  Janet Napolitano, and US Army Chief General George Casey's first reaction was to publically express concern about possible repercussions directed toward Muslims.  Months ago, ... while Hasan plotted to attack American soldiers, Big Sis focused on right-wing extremism in the form of pro-lifers, upstanding members of the American military and law abiding gun owners.

Islam's Burning Rage.  The firestorm of controversy that surrounded the ultimately unrealized plans of an obscure Florida pastor to burn a few copies of the Qur'an was truly remarkable, without any analog in the modern world.  If Terry Jones had announced an intention to put any other book in the world to the torch, no one would have taken any notice, much less threatened to set off a firestorm of righteous indignation.

Islam and the American Public.  The major attribute of the 9/11 attacks was shock.  They came out of nowhere — literally from a clear blue sky.  Only a handful in the intelligence community had any clear idea of what was involved.  For the rest of the country, surprise and bewilderment were the rule.  Under such circumstances, any tendency toward mob action, lynch law, or xenophobia would have burst forth immediately.  No such thing happened.

The Internet Causes Violent Reaction Among Muslims?  In an op-ed ... Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, blamed the internet for the viral global reaction over a "half-crazed Florida pastor" threatening to burn some Korans.  Bad internet!  The uproar had absolutely nothing to do with, say, radical Muslim's blood-thirsty knee jerk response whenever their beloved symbols are desecrated.  Instead it was a dastardly deed perpetrated by an electronic device capable of sending messages of peace, hate, and propaganda at lightning speed throughout the world.

Cry Islamophobia!  We Americans should be ashamed!  What an intolerant, bigoted, hateful lot we are!  Or so we are being told by our political and media elites.  Lawrence Wright, in The New Yorker  — yes, The New Yorker — announces:  "Culture wars are currently being waged against Muslim Americans across the country."  Are they really?  The crowds in Kandahar and Karachi will be most interested to hear that.  Even on Fox — yes, Fox — Chris Wallace talked last weekend of "growing anti-Islamic feeling in this country."  Excuse me, but where's the evidence?

Santa Clara resident says FBI planted tracking device on his car.  Yasir Afifi said he's pretty sure he meets the profile of a Muslim on the FBI watch list:  He found a GPS tracking device attached to his car last Sunday. ... "I'm half-Arab, a young Muslim, my dad was a religious role model in the community," the 20-year-old Santa Clara resident said Friday.  "I travel overseas for work and to visit my brothers in Egypt.  It's their ticket to bother me forever."

The Editor says...
Yes it is.

Muslim bias complaints rise.  At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are reporting cases of discrimination, from co-workers calling them "terrorist" or "Osama" to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks.  Such complaints were increasing even before frictions erupted over the planned Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan, with Muslim workers filing a record 803 such claims in the year ended Sept. 30.

Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Trains Airport Screeners.  The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has completed training for 2,200 Transportation Safety Officers (TSOs) at the Los Angeles International Airport according to a press release found on the MPAC website.  The MPAC release notes that the two-month training course informed officers of "the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language to tenets.  The four trainers taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress.

The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law.  Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca.  The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.  Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women.

Muslim family claims bias at pool owned by county.  The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed two complaints Wednesday [12/29/2010] in Cook County Circuit Court claiming employees at a public pool discriminated against a Muslim family from Lyons based on their attire.

Judge dismisses suit over inmate's sausage scrambler.  A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Lancaster County jail of serving a Muslim inmate pork while he was awaiting trial on a drug charge.  Dario Scott, 48, pleaded guilty to the cocaine charge and is serving three to five years in the Community Corrections Center, a state-run prison in Lincoln.  In a lawsuit filed in October, Scott said staff at the Lancaster Correctional Facility served him a sausage and cheese scrambler with pork in it, despite assurances the jail's kitchen didn't serve pork, which Muslims often refrain from eating.

Are Muslims Being Victimized In America Today?  "Attacks on the American Muslim community and on Islam rose to an unprecedented level in 2010."  So claimed Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in an end-of-the-year fund-raising appeal. ... But is it true?  One might get the impression from all this that Muslims were huddled in their homes, cowering in the darkness as roving bands of Islamophobes marauded outside, throttling any hapless Believers who dared to stray outside.

What Would It Take For You To Go On Jihad?  What would it take for you to commit mass murder in the name of Allah?  Would you do it for money?  For love?  Out of a sense of justice?  Out of a sense of religious duty?  Absurd as they may seem, these are serious questions, for as jihad mass-murder plots are being uncovered in the United States more frequently than ever, those accused of perpetrating them, and several Islamic groups, increasingly are charging entrapment:  that overzealous FBI agents pushed poor innocent Muslims into taking part in a jihad plot that otherwise would never have existed.

The congressman told a teachable story this morning.  One problem:  It's untrue.
Rep. Keith Ellison's Bigotry.  This morning [3/10/2011], Rep. Keith Ellison (Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, Minn.) appropriated a hearing on Islamic radicalism by weeping his way through a speech about whata-buncha-nasty-bigots Americans are.  He chose as his case in point Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Pakistani-born Muslim American who rushed to lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to assist in rescue efforts, and died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

Understanding Keith Ellison.  It's weird watching Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison take his place on the national stage in opposition to Peter King's hearing on homegrown Islamic extremism this week.  Yesterday he played his role to the hilt in his testimony at the hearings, turning on the waterworks in the conclusion of his testimony.  The Star Tribune was duly impressed.

The tears of a clown.  Yesterday, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison started crying during Republican Congressman Peter King's hearing on Muslim radicalism.  Ellison was describing the death of Mohammad Salam Hamdani, a Muslim killed on 9/11, when his voice began to crack.  I was watching the hearing at home, and I instantly felt sorry for the guy.  Here he was defending his faith and those who hold it, and it was overwhelming.  Then, I thought:  this dude is faking it.  For one thing, the sequence seemed off.  When people cry, the process is pretty much the same.

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend.  On Thursday [3/10/2011], a local talk radio host who, like many Americans, was dumbstruck by the left's hysterical reaction to Peter King's Congressional hearings regarding Muslim radicalization, decided to read a list of terror plots to which this nation had been subjected since 9/11.  It took him more than half an hour to do so.  No doubt most Americans are under the impression that liberals oppose these hearings because they're "racist."  For the typically brainwashed, see-no-evil foot soldiers of progressivism, that's probably true.

The Editor says...
To believe that anti-Muslim sentiment is racist, you must first believe that Islam is a race.

The Mohammed cartoons

As the world has seen recently, militant Muslims on several continents don't hesitate to engage in deadly and destructive behavior when they are offended.

This latest uproar was triggered by the publication of several cariacatures of Mohammed in Danish newspapers.  If that's all it takes to start a Muslim riot, it doesn't take much.

Militant Islamism is headed toward world domination, despite its claims to be a religion of peace.  As usual, actions speak louder than words.

The latest:
Newspapers reprint Prophet Mohammed cartoon.  Newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.  The move came one day after Danish authorities arrested three people allegedly plotting a "terror-related assassination" of Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist behind the drawing.

Danish imams urge calm as cartoon protests mount.  Danish Muslim preachers sought to soothe Muslim anger on Friday [2/15/2008] after newspapers reprinted a drawing of the Prophet Mohammad which caused outrage in Islamic countries two years ago.

Free Speech and Radical Islam:  For the past three months [Kurt] Westergaard and his wife have been on the run.  Mr. Westergaard did the most famous of the 12 Muhammad cartoons published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005 — the one depicting the prophet with a bomb in his turban.  The cartoon was a satirical comment on the fact that some Muslims are committing terrorist acts in the name of Islam and the prophet.  Tragically, Mr. Westergaard's fate has proven the point of his cartoon:  In the early hours of Tuesday morning [2/12/2008] Danish police arrested three men who allegedly had been plotting to kill him.

Three held over 'plot to kill cartoonist'.  Danish authorities today arrested two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin in an alleged plot to murder a cartoonist who drew a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, the police intelligence chief said.

Muslims March Against Reprinting of Danish Newspaper Cartoons Depicting Muhammad.  Thousands of residents in the conservative Gaza Strip ruled by the militant Islamic Hamas movement marched in the Jebaliya refugee camp chanting: "What Denmark said is heresy."

The Editor says...
"Militant" and "conservative" are rarely used in the same sentence to describe the same people.

Muslim group loses cartoons libel case in Denmark.  A Muslim group lost a libel case on Friday [7/13/2007] against the leader of a Danish anti-immigrant party who had accused its members of treason for publicising cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

They can dish it out, but they can't take it.
Hamas Cartoon Rabbit Promises to 'Eat the Jews'.  A Hamas children's television program has killed off its second animal hero and raised up a third: a cartoon rabbit that promises to "eat up the Jews."

Court Acquits Satirical French Mag Over Mohammed Cartoons.  A Paris court on Thursday [3/22/2007] acquitted the editor of a satirical French weekly, sued by two Muslim groups for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.  Applause broke out in the courtroom at the announcement of the verdict, which ruled that the three cartoons published by the weekly Charlie Hebdo in February 2006 were not insulting to the Muslim community.

The Road to Serfdom.  Although the British media refused to republish the caricatures, British Muslims held terrifying protests throughout the country where they called for the destruction of Britain, the US, Denmark and Israel and for the murder of all who refuse to accept the global domination of Islam.

Mohammed cartoons 'sparked bomb plot'.  The publication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed was the trigger for a failed attempt to bomb passenger trains in Germany, police have concluded.

When fear cows the media:  The vast majority of US media outlets have shied away from reproducing the drawings, but to my knowledge only the Phoenix has been honest enough to admit that it is capitulating to fear.

Mohammed Cartoon Editor Sees 'Clash of Cultures' Underway.  Islamic criticism directed against newspapers' decisions to publish cartoons depicting Mohammed stemmed from hypocritical reasoning and anti-democratic attitudes, the editor at the center of the row said on Wednesday [12/6/2006].

Borders, Waldenbooks Won't Carry Magazine.  Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.

The controversy is about culture clash, not cartoons.  We're not talking about "religion."  We're talking about a specific religion — Islam.  Does anyone truly think that the burning of Danish embassies and calls for the "slaughter" of those responsible by Muslim protestors have really taught the BBC or the New York Times to be more polite to evangelical Christians or Orthodox Jews?

Cartoon wars:  There is no question that these cartoons are offensive to many Muslims.  They offend against a convention in Islam that the Prophet should not be depicted.  And they offend because they can be read as equating Islam with terrorism: one cartoon has Muhammad with a bomb for his headgear.  It is not a good idea for newspapers to insult people's religious or any other beliefs just for the sake of it.  But that is and should be their own decision, not a decision for governments, clerics or other self-appointed arbiters of taste and responsibility.

Muslim bites dog:  The amazing part of the great Danish cartoon caper isn't that Muslims immediately engage in acts of mob violence when things don't go their way.  That is de rigueur for the Religion of Peace.  Their immediate response to all bad news is mass violence.

UN:  Don't publish Mohammed cartoons.  UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan scolded the media for continuing to publish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed and defended an attempt by Islamic nations to have a new UN human-rights council address religious defamation.

Twelve voices defend freedom as Big Media cowers.  Last month, 12 mainly European-based, mainly Muslim or ex-Muslim intellectuals, alarmed by the spell on free speech cast by Cartoon Rage 2006, signed onto an anti-totalitarian manifesto for freedom of expression published by Denmark's Jylland-Posten.

Muslims outraged by new cartoon of Prophet in Hell.  An Italian magazine has infuriated Muslims by publishing a cartoon showing the Prophet Mohammed cut in half and burning in Hell.

UN chief pleads for dialogue as protests escalate over prophet cartoons.  Tens of thousands of Turks took part in protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, as United Nations chief Kofi Annan urged calm and an end to "megaphone diplomacy".

Fear Factor:  the Muslim world has erupted in anger and indignation over the publication of a series of editorial cartoons in Denmark that criticize Islam and its prophet Mohammed.  Protestors have burnt three consulates, two in Syria and one in Lebanon and many Muslims have gone into the streets demanding violent revenge for the insult to their faith … by editorial cartoonists.

Campus clash on cartoon riots simply juvenile.  What happened at the University of California at Irvine last week would have embarrassed a reasonably mature 8-year-old.  It seems two campus groups, the College Republicans and the United American Committee, held a panel discussion about the riots that engulfed parts of the Middle East and Asia last month over a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoons satirizing the Prophet Mohammed.

How vast is the chasm between the West and Islamists.  At first I sympathized with your anger at the Danish cartoons because it's impolite to trample on other people's religious symbols.  But as the rage spread and the issue grew more cosmic, many of us in the West were reminded of how vast the chasm is between you and us.  There was more talk than ever about a clash of civilizations.  We don't just have different ideas; we have a different relationship to ideas.

Cartoon Riots:  Colossal Muslim Mistake.  The cartoon riots are a colossal Muslim mistake.  They have exposed Islam's mortal weakness to the world:  that it is so insecure it can't take the heat of ridicule.  Instead of being confident, assured, and fearless, Muslims through their pathological outrage over some cartoons in an obscure Danish-language newspaper, are proclaiming to the world their lack of confidence, lack of assurance, and fear.

Cartoons, but not the funnies.  In Czechoslovakia, under communism, it was common to see signs that read "Workers of the world, unite" in the windows of fruit and vegetable stores.  Vaclav Havel, in his book "Living In Truth," discerned the significance of those signs. … Mr. Havel shrewdly points out that even a modest shopkeeper would be ashamed to put up a sign that literally read "I am afraid and therefore unquestioningly obedient."

Calvin and Hobbes — and Muhammad.  As my regular readers know, I've long been skeptical of the "Religion of Peace" moniker for Muslims — for at least 3,000 reasons right off the top of my head.  I think the evidence is going my way this week.

Censorship by firing squad.  Nobody knows how many death threats have arisen from the cartoon dispute.  Under the circumstances, civility might emerge as less important than standing up now to the danger of censorship through fear.

We are all Danes now.  The current uproar over cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper illustrates yet again the fascist intolerance that is at the heart of radical Islam.

Monsters of the Arab street:  Rarely does history provide such a perfect point of comparison, and the contrasting responses could hardly be more telling:  When faced with a nearly identical situation, one faith resorted to violence, threats and rage like unruly savages; the other was civil, responding (if at all) with letters to the editor, calls for a boycott and many public denunciations.

Cartoon wars:  Occasionally moral clarity comes with something quite simple, like political cartoons.  These riots impress upon us an objective truth:  the "clash of civilizations" is more than a conflict between peoples; it is between the 21st and the 7th centuries; between a God who has "commissioned" his followers to exact judgment on the world, according to their narrow interpretation, and a God who offers man grace, along with the freedom to choose or reject it, reserving judgment for Himself on another day.

Mob rule?  In the old gangland days, I believe they called it extortion and blackmail — properties a million times uglier now, magnified by the power of the Middle Eastern gangs and their cronies everywhere, including Europe, to hit and hit hard. No warnings, no explanation, just the uncorked rage.  And the crumbling of exploded buildings and the punishment of human flesh.

Cowardice meets hypocrisy:  Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie told Editor & Publisher he wouldn't publish the Danish cartoons because of "general good taste."  Had Mr. Downie developed his good taste a week earlier, the Post might not have published a Tom Toles editorial cartoon of a quadruple amputee soldier so vile all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wrote a letter to the editor protesting it.

Thousands of Muslims protest in London over cartoons.  In marked contrast to the last week's angry demonstrations, the protest appeared good natured and there was no sign of extreme anti-Western placards.

Muslim hard-liners 'ready to die'.  Malaysia has declared the possession of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad illegal as thousands of Muslims marched in the country's biggest demonstration against the caricatures, calling for the destruction of Denmark, Israel and the US.  "Long live Islam.  Destroy Denmark.  Destroy Israel.  Destroy George Bush.  Destroy America," shouted some 3,000 protesters who marched in a steady rain to Danish Embassy from a nearby mosque.

Picking the right provocation.  Muslims, as F. Scott Fitzgerald might say, are very different from you and me. Muslims say the same thing about us, sometimes with guns, scimitars and explosives.

Let's be honest about cartoons.  The editor of the Los Angeles Times does not think you need to see any of the cartoons that have triggered deadly riots across the Muslim world.  Earlier this week, I proposed illustrating this column with examples of the caricatures first published last fall in a Danish newspaper.  If readers are to form rational opinions about both the ferocity of Islamic reaction and the American news media's response to it, I thought, surely at least a glance at one or two of these mild cartoons is required.

Pursuing mayhem:  The mayhem has centered in four nations:  Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan and Syria.  Each has a double-digit unemployment rate, and poverty rates between 32 percent and 52 percent.  All have large pools of idle men who can show up for a mob activity at a moment's notice.  In short, they're havens for losers, uniquely equipped to stage such spectacles.

The Cartoon Intifada.  The damage these demonstrators are doing to the image of Islam is incalculable, far beyond what any poison-penned cartoonist could accomplish.  So why are they doing it?

Let's be honest:  Multiculturalism can kill a nation.  The lesson of the Muhammad cartoon controversy is: Multiculturalism between nations is inevitable, but multiculturalism within nations is disastrous.

The Outrage of the Muslim world is misplaced.  The uproar in the Islamic world over Danish cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad reminds us that much of that world misunderstands what democracy means.  A Danish paper published the 12 cartoons in September.  One showed the prophet with a turban made of explosives; in another, he greets a line of suicide bombers in heaven with the words "Stop, stop, we have run out of virgins."

Democracy and the 'Muslim street'.  The proverbial "Muslim street" has been up in arms recently over 12 unsavory cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad which were originally published in a Danish newspaper last September.  On Monday [1/30/2006], Palestinian gunmen stormed the European Union office in Gaza, saying their anger over the cartoons made them do it.

Fight the bullies of Islam.  Something very important is happening in Denmark — a showdown over freedom, tolerance, and their wolfish menaces in religious clothing.

European Muslims reveal their true face during protests against caricatures of Muhammad.  With poster boards containing slogands such as 'Freedom go to hell' and 'Europe is cancer, Islam is the answer', the European-based Islamists have reaffirmed their utter and complete rejection of the concept of personal liberty, as well as the values and cultures of the societies that have extended a welcoming hand to them and for years have been channeling millions of euros in aid packages to their homelands.

Restraint, please — except for taking retaliatory action on Mr Bongo-brains.  If you were to hold one of those notorious Danish-style competitions, to solicit, say, the most ironic slogan on a placard at a demonstration, last week's legend "Freedom of Expression Go To Hell", would be hard to beat.  It would have made more sense if the placard had had the words covered up, so only the waver knew what was written on it.  Sense, of course, wasn't in it.

The Mohammed Cartoons:  Since not only freedom of the press but also freedom of religion are threatened, it is vital to be clear-sighted about the issues at stake.

Muhammad cartoon row intensifies.  Newspapers across Europe have reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to show support for a Danish paper whose cartoons have sparked Muslim outrage.


The cartoons that caused the flap can be seen here.

Controversial Cartoons:  Here are the fake cartoons that Danish imams used to inflame public opinion about the original cartoons.  They never appeared in any Danish publication.  The whole story can be seen here.

See also The Mohammed Image Archive:  Depictions of Mohammed [flattering or not] throughout History.

CAGE  has a compilation of photos showing the reaction to the publication of the cartoons.

We are Sorry.  In the middle of all the mayhem surrounding the Danish cartoons controversy, a group of Arab and Muslim youth have set up this website to express their honest opinion, as a small attempt to show the world that the images shown of Arab and Muslim anger around the world are not representative of the opinions of all Arabs.

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