An unlikely “mole” breaks a terror cell in Canada

An exceedingly interesting twist in a recent case of an alleged Canadian terror cell being broken:  The hero of the hour is not only a civilian, a mole and a Muslim.  He's a highly conservative Islamist well known in Canada for promoting the introduction of shariah up north.  When you get down to it, though, there is no contradiction.    In fact, it makes perfect sense that a "hard-line" Muslim--assuming that this label applies to this individual, whom I do … [Read more...]

Unbridled savagery in Bombay

I have watched the reports of carnage from the savage train bombings in Bombay with intense disgust and sorrow.  The current count stands at 179 dead and 661 injured. And the death toll is likely to rise considerably, as many of the injured are in critical condition. Finally, who knows how many people have been devastated and families shattered by these cowardly attacks. Subhanallah. May Allah grant the victims and their families peace, and may these heartless monsters be exposed for what … [Read more...]

Fishy “Muslims” caught in the Seas of David

In a first in the post-9/11 political era, Muslim leaders in Miami have responded to the furor over the recently apprehended bomb plotters against the Sears Towers by arguing that  the culprits are not Muslims.  (CAIR also refuted the link and urged the media to refrain from referring to them as Muslims.)  They'd know, and I don't think this is something a community could get away with lying about.  These leaders know very well that if these individuals really are  … [Read more...]

Norm Solomon on selective outrage over barbarism

The ever insightful Norm Soloman on the consequences of the American media's spineless and selective coverage of wartime atrocities in "Their Barbarism, and Ours" : "The story really takes us back into the 8th century, a truly barbaric world," John Burns said. He was speaking Tuesday night on the PBS "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," describing what happened to two U.S. soldiers whose bodies had just been found. Evidently they were victims of atrocities, and no one should … [Read more...]

How about policing OUR arms shipments?

There's a shocking report in The Guardian about mind-bogglingly lax and irresponsible monitoring by the Pentagon of shipments of tens of thousands of small arms over the last few years from Bosnia to Iraq via a murky constellation of private firms. Now, reflect upon this bizarre news and consider how Muslims and Muslim organizations have been treated as terrorism supporters for contributing to charities which are undeniably doing legitimate humanitarian work but which might, unknown to them, … [Read more...]

Understanding Muslim Language

My heart really goes out to journalists charged with the daunting task of getting to the bottom of the neverending mayhem of the Middle East and Muslim world.  The region's confusing and disturbing twists and turns are only made ever more inscrutable by the baffling way Muslims talk.  Their inconsistent statements make it even harder for normal people to make sense of the screaming headlines we read every day reporting the latest outbreak of violence, irrationality, or hatred over … [Read more...]

National Review on Denmark’s “Democratic Muslims”

There's an unremarkable piece in The National Review by Andrew Stuttaford on Denmark's Naser Khader and his Democratic Muslims group. Predictably, the article cites Ahmed Akkari's infamous quip about killing Khader by blowing up the Ministry of Integration as prima facie proof of dangerous extremism, as opposed to what such silly melodramatic declarations generally are in the real world, exagerrations for dramatic effect and/or rants to let off steam. Yes, I said "silly", not … [Read more...]

UNICEF: 25% of world children seriously underweight

UNICEF - Press centre - A Quarter of the World’s Children Seriously Underweight “The lack of progress to combat undernutrition is damaging children and nations,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, speaking on her first anniversary as head of the global children’s agency. “Few things have more impact than nutrition on a child’s ability to survive, learn effectively and escape a life of poverty.”Another snippet: “Despite progress in some countries, developing-world averages for underw … [Read more...]