Muslim Bites off Rabbi’s Finger at Lighting

A Muslim man attacked a Chabad rabbi Saturday night as he was conducting the annual ceremony to light the public Chanukah menorah in Stefenfaltz Square in the city of Vienna, Austria. The attacker hurled himself at Rabbi Dov Gruzman, principal of the city’s Jewish school run by the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement, and began punching him, […]

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Rashid Khalidi Headlines Taxpayer-funded Palestinian Fest

by Jonathan Schanzer and Madeleine Morgenstern December 17, 2009 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), a U.S. taxpayer-funded organization noted for the virulent anti-Israeli attitudes of its academic members, held a conference in October at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Most of the conference was apolitical, but two lectures in particular raise […]

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Not Jolly Good: Islamists in the UK Government

by David J. Rusin  •  Dec 16, 2009 at 9:54 am Is there any degree of radicalism that disqualifies someone from holding a sensitive government post in the UK? Probably. But it would be difficult to tell based on two recent stories. First, Treasury official Azad Ali has begun advising the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) […]

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UNRWA: Perpetuating the Misery

Isn’t it time for UNRWA’s chief to do some soul searching and look beyond blaming Israel? Writing in The Guardian, Karen AbuZayd, the outgoing commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) calls to address the Palestininan refugee question. While apportioning responsibility to Israel, she fails to acknowledge the fate of Jewish refugees in […]

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Sheikh Obama and His Two Wars

by Daniel Pipes December 10, 2009 A visibly embarrassed Barack Obama shows off his Nobel Peace Prize. Obama’s Nobel “lecture” offers critics the usual cornucopia of opportunities for criticism but I shall focus on just two statements: “I am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars.” And here I thought there […]

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Swiss Minarets and European Islam

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 9, 2009 What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? Some may see the 57.5 to 42.5 percent decision endorsing a constitutional amendment as nearly meaningless. The political establishment being overwhelmingly opposed […]

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America’s First Islamic College?

by Stephen Schwartz and Irfan al-Alawi American Thinker December 6, 2009 Who would imagine that a convert to Islam calling himself Hamza Yusuf Hanson, living in the San Francisco Bay Area and in his late ’40s, would be listed as number 38 among the “Top 50 Muslims in the World” by a leading government body […]

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