Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Gates of Vienna
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The trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for "denigrating religious teachings" begins today in Vienna. For those who are unfamiliar with the case, see the list of previous articles at the bottom of this post. This post will stay on top for a while, and updated as required. Later material will be added at the top.
This is an historic moment. Those who are not paying attention now will wish they had in years to come. The Bard's words are fitting:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
"” William Shakespeare, from Henry V
By Janet Levy
Nov 9, 2010
Is the United States today a de facto shariah state? A close look at recent events points to some alarming conclusions about the tenets of shariah law taking hold in our once-proud constitutional republic and the unwitting, unequal application of existing U.S. laws. The result is that when it comes to religious expression, Muslims now enjoy more freedom of religion and speech under our Bill of Rights than non-Muslims. Equal protection under the laws of our country holds for Muslims far better than for non-Muslims. Several recent examples illustrate this point.
by Gary Lane
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sharia, or Islamic law, is gradually working its way into public life in Islamic and non-Islamic nations around the world.
What is it and what does sharia mean for Christians and others forced to abide by it?
Please click here to view the stealth Jihad through a video game.
by Ronnie Cohen
I think that there's just so much that a normal person could put up with. We hear the sword rattling and ongoing rhetoric of the Iranians as they thrive to achieve nuclear power for "peaceful" purposes but under the same breath make no secrete of wiping Israel off the face of the earth. We hear the ongoing ranting of the Turkish government concerning their "peace" flotilla to help the poor besieged and suffering Gazans. Their "Love Boat" had terrorists from all the lands of the Middle East and were planning, in advance, a violent confrontation with the Israeli navy and, hoping, that someone gets killed so they can film it and send it to all the international press organizations. The only thing that was filmed was the beating of the Israeli unit as it boarded the ship. They were beaten and clubbed and still the Turkish govt. together with the rest of the Arab world and, unfortunately, many other nations, condemned the affair as "piracy, murder and a massacre". Well, it's good to see that the impartial United Nations has began an inquest into the affair.
Last week a number of rockets were fired by Hamas from Egyptian territory towards the gulf cities of Eilat and Aqaba. The resort city of Aqaba had one killed and many wounded. It was obvious who fired them but initially the Jordanian govt. refused to acknowledge that it was done by their Arab brethren. There comment was, "It was fired from somewhere in the west". And if that wasn't enough, Hamas makes a statement that Israel fired them in order to blame Hamas. Wait! Things get better! It's been an exciting week!
Along the Israeli-Lebanon border an Israel group of soldiers were cutting fallen a tree that had fell on the Israeli fence from the other side. Two shots were fired from snipers in Lebanese territory killing the commanding officer and wounding another. The Israeli army swiftly retaliated by hitting a number of Lebanese army positions killing four, including press reporter (Gee, did he just happen to be in the neighborhood?) It was a major incident and obviously well planned by someone on the other side. The UN troops stepped in to calm the scene and actually made a statement in favor of Israel that they were in their own territory and the assault was unprovoked. Right away the Arab press backed the Lebanese story that Israeli troops and entered their territory and they were protecting their sovereignty against Israeli aggression. It seems that since the Israelis were in the right, most of the world kept silent and made no comment of the affair.
Now, besides all this distorted press there seems to be another matter of grave concern that really bothers me and I assume, many others. What's the deal with the Muslims getting permission to build a 13 story mosque at "Ground Zero?" Is this insane or what? Of all places, why there? It's a slap in the face to all the families who have lost their love ones there. It seems to me a very much "In your Face!" by the Islamic world. I can understand tolerance of other faiths in the Home ofÃ‚Â "The Brave and Land of The Free" but this has gone far enough. But the OK came from Washington. Is anyone really surprised? It's going to be an Islamic cultural center as well. I wonder if they'll have a little exhibit of relics from 911.
I think much of the world is starting to lose their minds. I think there should be an awakening before it's too late! Hey, maybe now the Islamic world will be tolerant enough to allow a 3rd. Temple built upon the Temple Mount? Time will tell.
by Jacob Prasch
That Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College of New Zealand) has departed from its scripturally Evangelical origins into spiritual and doctrinal bankruptcy is a view I find widely held by many Scripture-believing Kiwi Evangelicals. Indeed, with its present senior lecturer Philip Church, I cannot help but make the case that its perceived abandonment of its heritage into the abject realm of compromise with increasing liberal theological influence is now being followed by an academic and ethical devaluation into non-comprehensive exegesis and revisionism with regard to the anti-Israel position of Mr. Church in his factually and doctrinally erroneous Christ at The Checkpoint article.
On Sunday, June 6th, 2010, a multi-ethnic, multi-racial coalition of Americans opposed to Islamic violence and intolerance rallied at the site of the Ã‚Â World Trade Center in New York Ã‚Â City. Ã‚Â Crowd estimates ranged from 5,000 (NYPD) to 10,000.
Not one major network sent a satellite truck or camera crew to this event. Without bloggers this newsworthy event would have remained unknown to the public and history.
A brilliant summary of the Islamic bid to build a 13 storey center near Ground Zero. To view this video, please click.
The West Australian
May 24, 2010, 9:35 AM
WA News / Sandra Jackson Ã‚Â©
An Islamic woman has won $16,000 in compensation and a written apology after she and her friends were refused permission to go on water rides at Perth's Adventure World because of their religious clothing.
Pakeeza Shaikh won the money this month following a year-long court battle after her group was told they could not go on water rides because of inappropriate swimwear.
Ms Shaikh complained in a private conciliation at the Equal Opportunity Commission that the group had suffered discrimination, and had been humiliated about covering up their bodies in line with their religious beliefs.