Denigrating Religious Stupidity

EuropeNews 25 Dec 2011

While I was working on a polite essay ”What is ‘denigration’, really?”, events overtook the intended polite and analytical approach. At an Austrian court, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff had her conviction for ”Denigrating the teachings of a recognized religion” upheld. The court deemed that her uttering ”an excess of opinion” about Muhammad having sex with minors, and that doing so was subject to a fine of 480 euros, alternatively 60 days in jail. Læs resten

Video: Has the OSCE Succumbed to Shariah?

An Interview with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

New English Review 17 November 2011
By Jerry Gordon, video by Henrik R. Clausen

As 2011 draws to a close, a constellation of events, in the Middle East, Europe and the US have thrust certain doctrinal precepts of Islam which endanger basic Western values such as freedom of speech, into public debate. Terms like Shariah, blasphemy and Islamophobia have entered the mainstream largely at the insistence of the Saudi-based 56-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Bat Ye’or has described this organization in her recent book as the focal point of a rising world-wide Caliphate. Læs resten

If we refuse to even name our enemy …

… how can we ever hope of actually defeating it?

The British government is doing a lousy job so far.

How can they even gain our trust in their will and ability to win?

Remember 1984? The three main countries on the planet were in a perpetual state of low-level war, with lesser attacks here and there to maintain a state of alarmism that could empower the leaders. Læs resten

Pakistani trouble

EuropeNews October 7 2007

Here’s the BBC reaction to Musharraf being re-elected. He hopes for ‘national unity’, yet prays to Allah. This s a troublesome combination.

National Geographic in its September issue has an article, which with skill and courage goes to the roots of the problems (except the ‘Excellent idea’ mentioned below, though). Pakistan is originally founded in 1947, with the intention of having a secular state – with Islamic culture but basically secular. A genuine democracy where religion would not be a political factor. Kindof like Turkey, right? Just Pakistan has over twice the population of Turkey, and nuclear weapons, too. Læs resten

Inviting Ahmadinejad – good or bad?

EuropeNews September 28 2007

See also Analysis: For Ahmadinejad in NY, a job worryingly well done & Column One: Ahmadinejad’s overlooked message

The recent lies by Iranian president Ahmadinejad about the non-existance of homosexuals in Iran sure caught some headlines. While Ahmadinejad and his government are certainly doing their best to eradicate gays, exterminating the entire segment of their population sounds unlikely. I don’t believe they’ve done that, and have documentation to prove it, here by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Læs resten

Turkey: What’s up with that scarf?

EuropeNews September 24 2007

The issue of the Turkish ban on headscarves is in the media again after Erdogan quietly suggested to modify (lessen) the ban of using it in public institutions by lifting the ban at universities.

This is an interesting move on the side of the Islamist AKP government: Gül promised to respect the constitution – now Erdogan works to change that very constitution to Islamist ends. Læs resten