Criminalizing Criticism of Islam

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Originally Posted: 10 Sep 2008 06:56 AM CDT Islamism, as it evolves into a militaristic institution that promotes homicide, wants to enforce gag orders on anyone around the world who criticises Islam. Via WSJ: The prosecutor general in Amman, Jordan, has charged 12 Europeans with blasphemy, demeaning Islam and Muslim feelings, and slandering and insulting the prophet Muhammad in an extraterritorial attempt to silence the debate on radical Islam. Among the defendants is the Danish cartoonist who drew in 2005 one of the Muhammad illustrations that instigators used to spark Muslim riots around the world. His co-defendants include 10 editors

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The Netherlands refuse to mention Theo van Gogh’s killer’s last name

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From NIS News Bulletin: Both the Lower House and the Public Prosecutors’ Office (OM) fear that Theo van Gogh’s killer Mohammed B. will use his years in prison to spread radical Islamic messages to other inmates and into the outside world. They demand that Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner take steps to prevent this.During the inquiry into the murder of prominent columnist, filmmaker and Islam-critic Theo van Gogh, the OM intercepted two documents written by Mohammed B. in pre-trial custody. He had called one ‘The constitution of a fundamentalist’, the other was a poem praising Osama bin Laden. Mohammed B.?

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Opinion: Why are Clinton and Gore not required to testify in public?

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Why are Bill Clinton and Al Gore not being required to testify in public as National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was? Under Clinton-Gore, two US embassies and the USS Cole were bombed. Clinton had three chances to get Osama bin Laden and refused. He has to answer to the families of 9/11 and the rest of us in the United States. We should never forget 9/11 or how President Bush took action. Remember this in this year’s election.

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Israel’s Untold Story

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Israel’s Untold Story by Lee Wolfe You probably heard about the suicide bombing that brutally claimed the lives of eleven Israeli bus passengers two weeks ago. One of the victims was a young woman with whom I worked until just a few weeks ago. Her name was Dana Itach. She was completely blown to pieces. They identified her by her teeth. There were dozens more who were pulverized, crushed, scalded and sliced open but who managed to survive. One of them is a friend with whom I only recently became acquainted. His is a story you may not have heard.

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Why No Outrage Over Syria’s Occupation of Lebanon?

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Syria maintains about 25,000 troops in Lebanon based mainly in Beirut, North Lebanon, and the Bekaa Valley. Syria’s troop deployment was legitimized by the Arab League during Lebanon’s civil war and in the Ta’if Accord. Damascus justifies its continued military presence in Lebanon by citing the continued weakness of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) , Beirut’s requests, and the failure of the Lebanese Government to implement all of the constitutional reforms in the Ta’if Accord. Israel’s withdrawal from its security zone in southern Lebanon in May of 2000, however, has emboldened some Lebanese Christians and Druze to demand that Syria

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