JihadWatch.org November 17 2008
For this conference (Vienna, Nov 11th 2008) we had expected a special guest, the honoured Mr. Tariq Ramadan, son of Saïd Ramadan and grandson of Hassan Al-Banna.
Unfortunately, in the last minute he chose not to come, with no reason given. We took the opportunity instead to give the participants a brief written overview of his background and upbringing. This essay is an edited and extended version of the paper. Læs resten
EuropeNews November 9 2008
With Belgium in a state of deepening crisis, a new edition of Paul Belien’s book on Belgium, A Throne in Brussels, is more than timely. Basically, this book recounts the 177-year history of Belgium, an odd state created in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, more by politicial accident than by anyone’s actual intentions. Læs resten
JihadWatch November 8th 2008
Henrik Raeder Clausen offers a survey of what Ramadan really means in Islamic theology and history. It’s a cautionary tale for non-Muslim leaders who are anxious to prove their commitment to multiculturalism by participating in Ramadan iftaars or Eid ul-Fitr observances:
(Note: This very long article can also be downloaded as pdf)