Recent days have been witness to the depressing spectacle of a courageous women’s rights campaigner being denied an academic award as a result of Muslim agitation: Brandeis University Withdraws Honor for Ayaan Hirsi Ali after CAIR Propaganda.
Interestingly, Brandeis University has a noble motto on its seal that suggests commitment to academic freedom: “Truth even unto [...]
The courage to engage in diverse free expression seems increasingly battered these days, one indication being a recent faltering from Brandeis University which had arranged to award an honorary doctorate to the feminist critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Apparently some squawking from the Hamas-affiliated Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) identifying her as (magic [...]
On Saturday I made a rare trek to see a first-run movie, because of my curiosity about Hollywood’s treatment of an instance of defending western civilization. The new movie Monuments Men modifies the true story of the World War II officers who rescued works of art from Hitler’s theft. A project of George Clooney, the [...]
The Monty Python funny guys may be getting old, but they don’t want to face an early death caused by angering touchy Muslims. They are famous for tweaking religion in their 1979 comedy The Life of Brian, but there won’t be The Life of Mohammed coming any time soon.
It’s too bad, since the history of [...]
To hear the New York Times tell it, mass Muslim immigration does not have to be a problem. It has found a French town (that many Americans have never heard of) Roubaix where the multicultural experiment appears to be going great. As long as French residents there violate the nation’s principle of state secularism (laïcité) [...]
Free speech is increasingly under attack in the West, due to Muslim immigration, but there has been little media attention given to alarms like the attempted assassination of Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard (pictured) in Copenhagen earlier this month.
A Muslim came to his front door pretending to deliver a package, but instead drew a gun and [...]
The sensible folks in the editorial office of Investors Business Daily have compiled a useful list of recent assaults by Muslims on free speech in America. It’s a disturbing trend that needs to be watched and resisted.
Using intimidation to eliminate criticism of Islam is a big part of stealthy incremental sharia implementation. The imagined future [...]
Kudos to Charlie Hebdo for not submitting to Muslim intimidation. The Paris humor magazine’s office was firebombed in November 2011 for causing Muslims to become miffed with an issue poking fun at Mohammed. (See my report France: Magazine about to Publish Mohammed Satire Is Firebombed.)
Nevertheless, the publication is soldiering on, committing free speech in an [...]
On Day One of the Obama second term, the filmmaker who was wrongly blamed for causing the deaths of four Americans at the Benghazi 9/11 terrorist attack was sentenced to a year in prison. (Secretary of State Clinton had assured the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods that the administration would have the filmmaker arrested, [...]
Over at National Geographic headquarters, security is being increased after numerous threats over an upcoming film about the SEALs’ takedown of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
One one hand, it’s hard to get too upset in this case, since the movie was produced by Obama backer Harvey Weinstein and is scheduled to show on the NatGeo [...]
It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for the weekly update on hostile Islam from Canada’s SunTV, with host Michael Coren interviewing Jihadwatch.org blogger Robert Spencer.
The topic is the recent defacement of an anti-jihad sign in a New York Subway by CNN commenter Mona Eltahawy because she thought it was hateful to call jihadists “savages.”
It was disgusting to see the President of the United States say to the United Nations, “The future must not belong to those who slander Islam.” Besides disrespecting our Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, the remark disregards that millions of Americans distrust the religion and its practitioners. It’s funny how a history of murders and [...]