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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European Union to Call For Divided Jerusalem

The European Union is set to officially call for Jerusalem to be divided and serve as the capitals of both Israel and Palestine. The Israeli daily Ha’aretz said the declaration will take place next week, according to a draft document authored by Sweden obtained by the newspaper. Sweden serves as president of the European Union, […]

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Iranian Spy Satellite Sits on Launchpad

Iran is ready to launch its second homemade spy satellite, with the Safir 2 rocket (Messenger of Ambassador) already in position on its pad, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. The new satellite weighs 200 kgs, ten times more than Omid 1 (Hope), which was successfully tested only ten months ago, on Feb. 2. Tehran’s […]

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Getting Serious About Honor Violence in the UK

While Islamist groups like CAIR deny the reality of honor killings — which typically involve a young Muslim woman being murdered by one or more male relatives intent on restoring the family’s “honor” after her “un-Islamic” deeds — the British government not only recognizes this scourge, but is taking action to combat it. For the […]

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