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The arrogance of Muslims and the cowardice of police

This sickening story from Calgary illustrates a problem for the rule of law in countries with large Muslim enclaves. Over the years, France and other countries with such enclaves have seen repeated rioting and a failure to control such rioting....

Making a parallel cause

I've always maintained that Islam and leftism are incommensurable evils. What this means is that we should never fall into the trap of saying that it would be better to be under Islam than under liberalism for some reason or...

Mark Steyn makes a good, and shocking, point

I've been following, with a kind of horrified paralysis, the case of Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to 100 lashes on a trumped-up charge of "adultery" and to be hung for the crime of being a Christian. In an all-too-real case that...

Still Crazy After All These Years

Recently I was involved in a small Facebook dust-up, mercifully short. In the course thereof, a philosopher who shall remain nameless made a would-be-sly negative reference, with the air of one who brings up a dirty secret but is unwilling...

Treachery in Nairobi

We mourn the evil that has befallen Nairobi. It is clear that, notwithstanding the details of the particular engagement of Jihadists' treachery, the kuffar are always directly targeted. Their race is not important; their age is not important; their incapacity...

Obama DOJ vs. the First Amendment

Those Euro-style and Canadian-style laws against "hate speech" that threaten those who criticize Islam could never happen here. We have the First Amendment. Right? Not necessarily. See here. (Emphasis added.) A special meeting has been scheduled for the stated purpose...

The jihad marches on

The evil men in London didn't leave people to conjecture as to their identity and motives. They told us outright. They hacked the soldier to death in broad daylight as "an eye for an eye" for what they claim goes...

The jihad marches on (with a little Bayesianism thrown in)

Well, now we all know (hopefully) that the Boston bombing was not carried out by disaffected right-wingers targeting tax day. And let me just throw in a little analysis here, prompted by an outraged (sensible) philosopher friend who called me...

The war is not ending

“A decade of war is now ending.” Alas for our liberals, including the President and many among his formal opposition, a war cannot end without the consent of both adversaries. The Jihad will not end. It is the eternal war...

Raids by the Jihad

The administration’s handling of the razzia in Benghazi has been nothing short of disgraceful. Four Americans, including our ambassador, were butchered on sovereign US soil in a calculated raid, and for a week and more the administration has persisted in...

Anti-dog sharia in Toronto

If you live in Toronto, if you own a dog, and if you know that Muslims are holding some sort of rally-protest-thing in your local public park, you'd better walk your dog somewhere else. That's what law-abiding citizen Allan Eintoss...

But it's different with Islam and government, see?

A police officer in Oklahoma has been disciplined for refusing to attend a Muslim prayer service. Not, I hasten to add, to provide security. Not, I emphasize, because the Muslims were in some special need of protection. No, the prayer...

Who says touchy immigrants don't change anything?

Here's the short version of this story: In Mechanicsburg, PA, some atheists did a Halloween parade. Being the touchy-feeling, sensitive sort of people atheists are, they had all sorts of nifty costumes including a "zombie Pope" and a "zombie Mohammed."...

From the Dead Isle: A union of totalitarianisms

I seem to be caught at a loss for words more often than usual these days. This story leaves me almost speechless. What we have in this story is the coming together of two forms of totalitarianism. #1: The totalitarianism...

Pray for Youcef Nadarkhani

In wonderful, tolerant Iran, Youcef Nadarkhani could be killed very soon for "abandoning Islam" (in the sense of not actually abandoning the practice of Islam but of embracing another religion after having been "born" a Muslim) and, more recently, for...

Pray for the persecuted church in Pakistan

The rule of law simply does not exist in certain parts of Pakistan, at least when it comes to Christian victims. In that context, horrific persecution of Christians by their Muslim "neighbors" goes on unchecked. It includes the kidnap and...

Wilders Verdict

No web site dedicated to the defense of the West against the jihad can let pass without comment the verdict in the Wilders trial in Holland. Let's not forget: Laws against "inciting hatred" against particular groups (as such) should not...

Burn in hell Osama

With the American bullets that felled Osama bin Laden, we might perhaps conjecture that a Jihadist age has come to its end. It was an age of discovery for the West — the brutal discovery that Islam was not dead...

Franklin County, OH--sued for taking Islam into account

Child Protection Services officials in Franklin County, OH, have been sued for, among other things, documenting the fact that parents whose children were removed because of violent abuse were Muslims. The officials concluded that the mother and stepfather severely beat...

A bureaucratic response to outrageous Muslim demands

In my original post in the Disinviting Islam series I pointed out examples of outrageous Muslim demands for special accommodation by employers and by those serving the public. One of the purposes of some of Jeff's policy suggestions (though not...

Another one bites the dust

Another Muslim "moderate," that is. I couldn't resist this brief post: An imam in Germany has been arrested for beating his wife so badly that he broke her nose and shoulder and gave her numerous cuts and bruises. He's charged...

Suicidal liberalism

"Suicidal liberalism" is something of a catch phrase. It's old news that liberalism is suicidal. But I'd like to highlight a couple of examples here so that we conservatives can look soberly at the very real possibility that our liberal...

Are they taking the "play acting" lie one notch up?

When California schools had students take Muslim names and recite Muslim prayers as part of cultural education, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge on First Amendment grounds. Though I have not had a chance to read the opinion...

The U.S. military vs. Christian missions

I only recently learned about this incident when it came out apropos of Terry Jones's proposal to burn the Koran. My spin, however, is a little different from the usual. Here's the story: About a year and a half ago,...

Incitement?

I realize that pointing out liberal hypocrisy is like shooting fish in a barrel, but sometimes I just can't resist. Here's one that keeps bugging me more and more apropos of the post below by my esteemed colleague Jeff Culbreath:...

Danegeld

In the long thread on 9/11 I made a comment which I thought was worth putting in a post of its own. Here it is: As a general rule, "Bad people might hurt us if we do this" is a...

A new way for government to support Islam

Terry Jones, the pastor who talked about burning a Koran and then didn't do it, is going to be billed by the city of Gainesville, FL, for the "security costs" they incurred in doing what they thought necessary to secure...

Mark Shea's mind reading

Mark Shea's hysterical post and comments against W4 are striking for their lack of balance and even basic fairness. For example, Shea implies that Jeff Culbreath and I want to deport 18 million Muslims (presumably including citizens) despite the fact...

The Agony of Famagusta

Cyprus can lay claim to being the first country on earth governed by a Christian sovereign, the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus, converted by St. Paul, along with Sts. Barnabas and Mark, on his first missionary journey. It remained Roman...

Christian workers expelled from Morocco.

The Moroccan government has begun what amounts to an expulsion of all Christian missionaries. Considering that the speech of a Dutch politician said to be anti-Islamic, or a Swiss law to curtail the building of minarets, is the kind of...

Preemptive whining on behalf of Muslim murderers--Does it work?

According to prosecutors, Faleh Almaleki has admitted that he deliberately killed his daughter by running her down with a Jeep Cherokee. Why? She "disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values." He's been charged with first-degree murder,...

Allen West and Charles Martel--Warriors for the West

No web site like ours with Charles Martel on its masthead could possibly pass up the following wonderful video clip of Colonel Allen West explaining succinctly that jihad is "not a perversion" of Islam and referring expressly to Charles Martel....

The difficulties of religious freedom

Here is an interesting article called, more controversially than mine, "The Contradiction of Religious Freedom." It states the paradox that in order for religious freedom to work in a society, there must be a good deal of informal agreement on...

The Jihad and an Election

It may be too much to say that Islam threw a senate race in Massachusetts to the Grand Old Party. It may be too much to say that machinations of the Jihad pushed America’s bluest state into a posture of...

Let's ditch the criminal punishment model of immigration restriction

What I'm going to write here may seem so obvious that it's not worth saying. I think it is worth saying, because it is worth bringing out into the open tacit assumptions that lie behind liberal actions. Here's the too-obvious-to-bother-with...

A Few Notes on the Swiss Minaret Ban

It had occurred to me earlier to day to post on the subject, but circumstances, as usual, conspired to prevent it before Steve put up his own post - I hope then that another post on the subject will be...

Just don't resist, and maybe they'll be merciful

The all-new, official British position on domestic jihad: Don't fight back to avoid "inflaming" terrorists. I find this one really hard to wrap my brain around, but... Britain's high court last year ruled that "long sentences for terrorist crimes could...

Rifqa Bary to stay in Florida for now--Updated

See Robert Spencer's live blogging of the hearing here. I thought this reader comment from a Florida lawyer not involved in the case but looking on was particularly interesting. The next hearing is set for Sept. 29. I plan to...

Pray for Rifqa Bary

We Christians should be in prayer for our new sister in Christ, Rifqa Bary, presently in Florida pleading for her life. 17-year-old Rifqa, then 16, converted to Christianity from Islam. She has run away from home after, she claims, her...

Christian evangelization of Muslims forbidden in Dearborn--Part II

Well. And wow. The updates keep coming so fast that I almost can't keep up. Readers will remember that I reported here on police attempts to "corral" the Christian group Arabic Christian Perspective at the recent Arab festival in Dearbornistan....

Christian evangelization of Muslims forbidden in...Dearborn

Readers may remember this story from almost exactly a year ago. In Birmingham, England, police forbade Christians from passing out Christian tracts and speaking to Muslims about Christianity on the street in a "Muslim area." News from what Auster calls...

The Joys of multicultural society, coming soon to an apartment building near you

Mr. Coutts in Toronto has a little problem. He's not allowed to say "Hello" to his neighbor's wife in his apartment building. His neighbor has already had one screaming match with him about it and complained to the owner of...

Stop Muslim immigration for the sake of parental rights

Privilege implies responsibility. Conservatives realize quite well that it is not laws, or not laws alone, that best guard our freedoms but mutual trust and common understandings. Which is not to say that laws are unimportant. Indeed, they become more...

UK social services persecute teen convert from Islam to Christianity

This story came out at Jihad Watch a few weeks ago now, but it should not pass without a comment here at W4. In the United Kingdom--an ostensibly free even if not ostensibly Christian country--a teenager who converted to Christianity...

Kill the Messenger

Truer words were never spoken. Lawrence Auster and Ruth Wisse on liberalism: Liberals cannot admit the existence of real evil, of an enemy beyond the reach of reason, of an unappeasable Other. The result is a fatal collusion "between the...

Whose souls condemned and dying were precious in thy sight

An update on Martha Samuel, whose story I'd already mentioned here. She is out of jail for the moment, and it appears that so are her children and husband. But she is by no means out of the woods. She...

The difficulty about asylum (even when it's for real)

On VFR, Lawrence Auster raises questions about Robert Spencer's earlier proposal in May that we should give asylum to a woman fleeing probable forced marriage in Mali. She had already suffered genital mutilation as a child and feared the additional...

December 26--Pray for the persecuted church

Today happens to be the Feast of Stephen, immortalized in "Good King Wenceslas." Stephen was the first martyr, and it seems appropriate for us to remember the persecuted church today. It's all the more appropriate as I haven't put up...

A Few Good Men

Via Jihad Watch's Raymond Ibrahim comes this must-see video from the Arabic-language satellite TV station Al-Haya (Life TV). Al-Haya is, as Ibrahim describes it, a Christian missionary TV station aimed at converting Muslims. Ibrahim doesn't mention where it is based,...

Your Daily Reminder...

...That the presence of Muslims in any non-Islamic society is the condition of the inevitability of their attempt to establish sharia as normative: Manifestly, this fellow is deluded as to the intentions of Europeans; the publication of the cartoons that...

Scaremongering and Muslims as ciphers.

Over at Vox Nova, everyone’s favorite ultramontane Liberal singles out this website for its “scaremongering” and “stupid jihadism rhetoric.” The very strong implication of the post is that we have little to fear from Islam, and that “humanitarian relief,” “more...

Prayers to Allah come to UK Public Schools

As you've probably seen elsewhere on the blogosphere, two boys in a public school in the UK were punished with detention for refusing to kneel down on prayer mats and pray to Allah as part of a "religious education" lesson....

Betraying Free Speech.

Canada persecutes Mark Steyn for writing that Islam is a threat to the West. The New York Times, having ignored that drama for months, takes the opportunity to dilate tendentiously on the uniqueness of American tolerance for Free Speech, implicitly...

Bible preaching forbidden in Birmingham, England in Muslim areas

In the name of giving yet more fodder to hypothetical unsympathetic readers who might think concern among W4 authors about Muslim activities is exaggerated (and also, in passing, getting out some information that seems to me rather important), I present...

Jihad in Atlanta

I commend to your attention a Jan. 20th story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution headlined, “Muslim cop played key role in terror probe.” The tale told is fairly simple: a DeKalb County detective of Islamic faith and heritage, Mr. Khaled Sediqi,...

Incommensurable Evils

Last year one of my blog colleagues from Right Reason posted a piece on his own site in which he argued that Islam is the greater threat to us in the West and that we should unite to oppose it....

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