Terror in Texas

I have refrained from saying anything about the attack at Fort Hood until the facts became clear.  It is remarkable how much we have learned about the activities and beliefs of Major Hasan, and how clearly they indicate that his act was an act of terrorism.  It is even more remarkable how unwilling the Army, the media, and the President are to embrace that conclusion.  … Continue reading Terror in Texas

Undercover Mosques

Britain’s Channel 4 visited mosques to find out what was being preached and taught, and discovered disturbing evidence that Saudi-funded mosques convey hate-filled political messages. A female reporter attends prayer meetings at an important British mosque which claims to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths. She secretly films shocking sermons given to the women-only congregation in which female preachers recite extremist and … Continue reading Undercover Mosques

August 15, 718: Victory at Constantinople

One thousand two hundred ninety years ago today, the forces of Islam met their first major defeat—one that saved Western civilization. Here is Edward Gibbon’s account. Strong defenses, unity with the Bulgarians, Greek fire, and a harsh winter saved the day. At length, after a siege of thirteen months, the hopeless Moslemah received from the caliph the welcome permission of retreat. The march of the … Continue reading August 15, 718: Victory at Constantinople

Professors Rule

Peter 1 tackles the puzzling question of why the Left in Western countries has been so sympathetic with Islamic radicalism. He starts with the observation that “It is becoming increasingly obvious that the progressives ruling Europe are deliberately transforming the continent into a Muslim land.” He offers two explanations. The first: There is a mysterious tendency of the elites of the advanced countries — let … Continue reading Professors Rule

Remember Constantinople

Five hundred fifty five years ago today, Constantinople fell to the invading Muslim armies, which would eventually overrun most of Eastern Europe and, in 1529, 1566, and 1683, threaten Vienna and the rest of Europe. My own ancestors (on my father’s side) were already under Muslim domination, where they would remain for almost five hundred years. Black Tuesday, “the last day of the world,” was … Continue reading Remember Constantinople

News from the Church of England

Maybe the Archbishop of Canterbury was right. The Church of England sees an Islamic future—and sees the government as the chief cause. If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to … Continue reading News from the Church of England

Steyn in Vancouver—One Time Only!

Wretchard quotes Mark Steyn, speaking in Vancouver before he goes on trial: What we’re up against is not primarily defined by what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those are still essentially military campaigns and we’re good at those. … it might be truer to say that this is a Cold Civil War – by which I mean a war within the west. The real … Continue reading Steyn in Vancouver—One Time Only!

Caroline Glick on the UN’s “Fear of Democracy”

Caroline Glick: The West stands by idly as its foundations are rent asunder. Last Friday the UN’s Human Rights Council took a direct swipe at freedom of expression. In a 32-0 vote, the council instructed its “expert on freedom of expression” to report to the council on all instances in which individuals “abuse” their freedom of speech by giving expression to racial or religious bias. … Continue reading Caroline Glick on the UN’s “Fear of Democracy”