Italy follows France with a bid to ban the burqa

Burqas will be banned in Italy under laws proposed by the government last month. Legislation to stop Muslim women wearing the hood and other full-face veils such as the niqab will be introduced, equal opportunities minister Mara Carfagna said. France is already considering outlawing burqas and Miss Carfagna believes other European countries will follow suit. […]

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Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online January 19, 2010 Who is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure. That Islamic challenge consists […]

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Siemens Will No Longer Deal With Iran

The German engineering corporation Siemens will no longer conduct business with Iran. The major firm announced its decision at its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. The announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that she was seriously considering tougher sanctions on the […]

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Islam and the West: ‘Overlapping Consensus’ or Capitulation? [on Andrew March]

by Janet Doerflinger American Thinker January 12, 2010 In his recent book, Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus, Yale political scientist Andrew F. March argues that fears of an inherent conflict between Western and Islamic political norms are overblown. If true, this would be very good news. Such “overlapping consensus” could […]

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Burqa Wars Erupt on Campus

by David J. Rusin  •  Jan 13, 2010 at 11:14 am To ban or not to ban? That is the question being asked across the West regarding Islamic veils that cover the face. One of the more active fronts of this battle: college and university campuses. Daniel Pipes recently broke the news that a dean […]

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New EU Chief Blasts Israel in First Speech

The European Union’s new foreign policy chief criticized Israel in her first speech. Catherine Ashton, who earlier this month replaced Javier Solana as high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, on Tuesday condemned Israel’s “occupation,” demanded that Israel lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip and blasted the security fence. “East Jerusalem is occupied […]

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