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Jihad and the Crusades

I'm of the opinion that it is vital to understand the real history of the world, rather than the spun narratives that end up making young NZ'ers of European ancestry think that their own culture is not that special . Even the Crusades are something to be proud of. Unfortunately, the Crusades have quite a bad name due to major misinformation and historical ignorance of what the world was like at that time. The cultural relativists on the Left and apologists for radical Islam like to blame the Crusades for almost everything . The Muslim extremists are only responding to the deeds of Christian extremists, the argument goes. In his new book, Sir Walter Scott’s Crusades and Other Fantasies , former Muslim Ibn Warraq takes on this misleading theme intended to blame the West for the Muslim world’s troubles. The claim that the Crusades are the starting point of Islamic jihad is basically the political application of, “For every action, there is an equal but opposite reactio

Keyan Mall Attack by Islamic cowards

Anyone who considers themselves a fighter and deliberately targets unarmed men, women and even children is a coward. I don't care if they are risking their lives, because these types will most likely commit suicide (another cowardly act), but anyone who walks into a shopping mall to make war against women and children is a coward. Islam, is the religion of cowards. Here are some stories that might not make the mainstream news on the cowardly Somali attack against the Westgate Mall in Kenya: NYPD redeploys counterterror units in response to Kenya jihad attack The NYPD said that that it has redeployed some of its counterterror units in response to the attack on a mall in Kenya Saturday that killed dozens, but that there are no specific threats to the city. "We keep track of events across the globe as they unfold and we adjust our counter terrorism efforts accordingly," said Deputy Commissioner John McCarthy in a statement. We have redeployed our critical response

On expecting to see democracy in the Middle East

I always thought the whole "Arab Spring" thing would never result in anything good. Democracy requires a democratic people, it won't work if the population can't function that way. Here is a really interesting article from FrontPage by Daniel Greenfield, which explains the situation in Egypt, from the point of view of Westerners expecting to see what's not really there, in the same way that mirages occur in the desert. It's an apt metaphor. Deserts are funny things. A big wide open space in which nothing moves can play tricks on the mind. Spend enough time looking at a desert and you will see things moving in it because your mind needs to believe that there is life in it. Look hard enough and you will see democracy, progress and change. But when you close your eyes and open them again, you will see that there is only a desert. And that there only ever was a desert. Everything else was a mirage. Egypt has gone back to what it was before the Arab Sp

Pope Francis condemns abortion day after controversial interview

Will the mainstream media give Pope Francis the same sort of coverage that they did to his interview? Somehow I doubt it, but I hope I'm wrong. ROME, September 20, 2013 ( – In a meeting with Catholic gynaecologists this morning Pope Francis strongly condemned abortion as a manifestation of a “throwaway culture.” " Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord, who even before his birth, and then as soon as he was born, experienced the rejection of the world ," the pope said. The comments come one day after the release of an in-depth interview in which the Pope had explained that despite criticism he has avoided speaking about moral issues like abortion and gay “marriage” in his papacy, instead focusing on preaching about the love of Christ. Well, that might upset a few people who think that Francis was relaxing the rules. Speaking to the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Pope Fran

The American Thinker on Putin the Peacemaker vs Obama the Warmonger

This post from the American Thinker starts out strong and never lets up: President Obama has now sabotaged four decades of stability in the Middle East. First he pulled down the biggest pillar of peace, the Mubarak regime in Egypt; then he bombed Libya into the Dark Ages; and now he has paraded "My Army" and "My Navy" against the Assad regime in Syria, which is just as evil as the rebels. The one thing Obama has never faced honestly is what everybody knows to be the real threat -- namely mullahs with nukes . In the strangest twist of history, it is Obama the radical leftist who is now acting as the destabilizing warmonger in the Middle East, while Vladimir Putin may be emerging as a stabilizing peacemaker. Nobody can figure out whether Obama is the most hapless bumbler in history, or whether there is some sinister purpose behind it all . It could be both. Then there's this why the Mullahs will be terrified of Russia: ... Russia may be the only

Robert Spencer on Putin's letter to the American People

I had to laugh at some of the cries of hypocrisy leveled at Vladimir Putin for the points raised in his Op Ed to the American people over potential strikes in Syria. So Putin doesn't live up to his own standards, what leader does? Obama? What's Mr Peace Prize wanting to do? Oh yes, bomb a country in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons within that country. Maybe Putin has been trying to live up to higher standards lately, maybe he's trying to put his KGB past behind him. Maybe. In this case, however, he is right on most, if not all his points. Anyway, Robert Spencer has been the most interesting commentator on the letter so far : When even the New York Times admits that Barack Obama has been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed , you know he has really been outfoxed, outsmarted and outplayed. But there it was, in Wednesday’s edition: “suddenly Mr. Putin has eclipsed Mr. Obama as the world leader driving the agenda in the Syria crisis. ” Putin, wrote Stev

The significance of the date of September 11

Why did the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York happen on September 11 in 2001? Plane-sized hole in one of the Twin Towers Because the largest, most decisive defeat of the Muslim incursion into Europe occurred on September 11 and 12 in 1683 at Vienna, after a previous failed attempt to penetrate Europe through Poland: I doubt it was a coincidence.

Vladimir Putin addresses Americans (and the rest of the world)

It takes the form of an Op Ed in the New York Times but is addressed as a letter to the American people. Extraordinary - there is a tectonic shift in human affairs underway, I feel it. A rational adult is speaking and that has been a rare thing in recent days. How will this be received? Time will tell. MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again. The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Secur

Socialists admit that their promotion of gay marriage and abortion is part of their strategy to replace global capitalism with Marxism

From LifeSiteNews, an article highlighting that promoting gay marriage and abortion is part of a socialist strategy to attack the family and thus replace global capitalism with Marxism. A publication of the international socialist movement has explicitly stated it is promoting abortion and gay “marriage” as part of a multi-pronged campaign to “replace global capitalism” with Marxism. The admission came on Monday in an article entitled "How Can We Change the World?" by Todd Chretien in the Socialist Worker, which is published by the International Socialist Organization. The ISO proudly “stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialists Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky.” ... Today's young people, Chretien hoped, would carry on a social revolution by waging war on the family. “When you break the statistics down by age, race and gender, you see what the powers that be are afraid of,” he wrote. “Some 68 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34, 60 p

Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow for Syria

Pope Francis is actively trying to prevent the potential attack on Syria by the United States, through calling for a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow, writing to Russian leader Vladimir Putin and calling together the world's diplomats in the Vatican to discuss the Syrian situation. I’m at the Vatican this week, where Syria is the number one topic of discussion and concern. We just learned that in a letter sent yesterday to Russian President Vladimir Putin , Pope Francis urged international leaders to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution” in Syria. It was the latest in a series of Vatican statements signaling opposition to President Obama’s planned attack on Syrian government forces and urging instead a renewed international-backed effort at diplomacy and negotiation. The pope wrote to Putin because the Russian leader is chairing a G20 summit that Obama is attending, but also perhaps because Russia has been a supporter of the Syrian regime headed by Ba

Pope Answers Woman's Letter With Phone Call

A 35 year old woman wrote to Pope Francis because she got pregnant and the father told her he was married already and to go get an abortion. The Pope gave her a quick ring and told her not to let anyone “rob her of hope” and said that if she couldn’t find a priest to baptize the child, that he would come and do it himself.