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Israel

You Still Can’t Write About Muhammad

Via WSJ: Last year Random House signed a $100,000, two-book deal with journalist Sherry Jones for The Jewel of Medina, a racy historical novel about Aisha, the young wife of the prophet Muhammad. Jones learned Arabic, studied scholarly works about Aisha’s life, and came to admire her protagonist as a woman of courage. In May, […]

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Israel

Saudi man ‘wins’ 10-yr-old in deal with her dad

Here is another gem from our friends, the Saudis. Received by email from Vick, from this Arab news source. A 60-year old Saudi man who was set to marry a 10-year old girl—he ‘won’ in a bet with her father—has postponed his marriage after protests from human rights groups, press reports revealed. The fate of […]

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Israel

Anti-Semitism among Palestinian Authority Academics

From Anti-Semitism among Palestinian Authority Academics: PA efforts to delegitimize Israel are evident throughout Palestinian society and involve television, schoolbooks, and culture, incorporating hate messages and the denial of Israel’s right to exist. Academics including professors, religious scholars, teachers, and schoolbook authors are all participating. Palestinian academics, recognizing the futility of attempting to erase the […]

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Germany

Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam

From Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam: Farfur, the cartoon character on Hamas’ children’s television program, is a carbon copy of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse. But the Hamas version does something that Mickey would never do: He entertains children while propagating the murder of Jews. Farfur’s appearances are typical of Hamas’ anti-Semitic propaganda, […]

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Deconstruction

Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism

Deconstructing the mythology of Islam’s historical love for the Jews. From Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism: The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism by Andrew Bostom refutes the claim that Islam, unlike Christianity, had not entertained a systematic persecution of the Jews, with a well-tailored survey of the theological, historical and juridical origins of Islamic anti-Semitism. A trove […]