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Obama: “Don’t criticize Islam because Christians did terrible things, too!”

Posted by: Phineas on February 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sigh. While speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama warned against insulting religions, just because one has the right to do so. In the process, he engaged in some intellectually lazy moral equivalence: “Humanity’s been grappling with these questions throughout human history, and unless we get on our high horse and think […]

 

ISIS murders captured Jordanian pilot. Update: fatwa issued justifying burning

Posted by: Phineas on February 3, 2015 at 3:41 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo courtesy of The Long War Journal) They burned him alive: In what is perhaps its most brutal execution video to date, the Islamic State burned alive a Jordanian pilot who was captured in late December 2014 after his warplane was purportedly shot down over Syria. The Islamic State murdered First Lieutenant […]

 

Respect: Canadian MPs fashioned spears to fight off jihadist gunman

Posted by: Phineas on October 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm » 2 Comments

Apparently House of Commons Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers wasn’t the only badass on Parliament Hill that day. Conservative MPs taking shelter in a caucus room while a Muslim gunman stalked the halls of parliament were determined to fight for their lives: After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament […]

 

Video: Pat Condell on “Why I support Israel”

Posted by: Phineas on July 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is from last June, but, given current events in the Levant, Pat’s words are still relevant. He certainly speaks for me: In the Washington Free Beacon, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (whom we’ve met before) is quoted as saying the administration is seeking “a common place” between Israel and Hamas […]

 

Faced with antisemitic riots, French government does what it does best: appeasement

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Muslims in France have been rioting, including attacking synagogues, in the wake of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas for months of attacks against Israeli civilians. Faced with growing antisemitic civil disorder, the French government naturally… condemned Israel: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to […]

 

(Video) The Middle East problem explained

Posted by: Phineas on July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Radio host Dennis Prager cuts to the heart of the issue in this short lesson for his Prager University: the root of the Mideast problem is that one side wants the other side dead. The one quibble I have with Prager’s lesson is that he leaves begging the question of why Arab […]

 

Things I thought I’d never see: Egyptians supporting Israel against Hamas

Posted by: Phineas on July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas What’s next, lambs lying down with lions? Obama embracing the writings of Thomas Sowell? While Egypt is a land rife with antisemitism (for example), it seems many Egyptians have found someone to hate even more than the Israelis — Hamas: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has thus far turned down appeals from […]

 

ISIS proclaims Caliphate; H. Beam Piper nods

Posted by: Phineas on June 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Bringing the medieval into the modern world, the psychotic jihadis of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have declared their leader “Caliph,” the ruler of all Muslims: An offshoot of Al-Qaida which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “Caliphate” and called on factions […]

 

It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have a death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For these two brave knights of Allah blood-crazed jihadis richly deserve it: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff. Adebowale, 22, was sentenced […]

 

Forget space exploration; colonizing Mars is un-Islamic

Posted by: Phineas on February 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The fatwa is out, and so is colonizing Mars: The fatwa – or ruling – was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organisation announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The committee argued that […]