Ayaan Hirsi Ali infuriates Muslims and discomfits liberals: "Ayaan Hirsi Ali is untrammeled and unrepentant: ‘I am supposed to apologize for saying the prophet is a pervert and a tyrant,’ she declares. ‘But that is apologizing for the truth.’ Many liberals loathe her for disrupting an imagined "diversity" consensus: It is absurd, she argues, to pretend that cultures are all equal, or all equally desirable. But conservatives, and others, might be reasonably unnerved by her dim view of religion. She does not believe that Islam has been "hijacked" by fanatics, but that fanaticism is intrinsic in Islam itself: ‘Islam, even Islam in its nonviolent form, is dangerous.’"
Former Muslim bride speaks out: She asks, "Is it racist to condemn fanaticism? Once I was held captive in Kabul. I was the bride of a charming, seductive and Westernised Afghan Muslim whom I met at an American college….When we landed in Kabul, an airport official smoothly confiscated my US passport. “Don’t worry, it’s just a formality,” my husband assured me. I never saw that passport again. I later learnt that this was routinely done to foreign wives — perhaps to make it impossible for them to leave. Overnight, my husband became a stranger." Frightening, and all too common.
Islam and Democracy: Fjordman completes his four part series on Is Islam Compatible with Democracy? "Trying to prove that Islam is compatible with democracy, many Muslims are forced to twist existing Islamic concepts so that they cease to retain their original meaning. What remains can hardly be justified from a straightforward reading of the Koran or the hadith."
No compulsion in Islam?Fitzgerald says: Islamic propagandists frequently bring out the old chestnut about there being "no compulsion in religion." Another one did so here recently. Perhaps he is unaware that in the lands conquered by Muslims they offered, as Qur’an and Sunnah tell them to offer, only three possibilities to non-Muslims: death, conversion, or the status of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity known as that of the "dhimmi."
Niger’s Chiefs defy Islamic child marriage: Niger’s tribal chiefs have agreed to condemn child marriage, to which the Islamists are not happy with. I mean, if Muhammed could marry a six year old and "consummate" her at 9, why can’t we all? Pedophile prophet, indeed.
The Third Jihad: The Brussels Journal discusses the history of Muslim aggression against the west, and how the current changes in Europe, esp. the Muslim conquest of Spain, look eerily familiar.