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 […]
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, […]
by Daniel Pipes November 30, 2009 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Zurich’s main train station had many posters in favor of the minaret ban. Credit: Arnd Wiegmann On one level, the vote to ban minarets in Switzerland is a triviality. The constitutional amendment does not ban mosques, it does not pull down the […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back,” the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page, while the Czech paper Mlada Fronta Dnes declared, “No Radar. Russia won.” President Obama is feeling heat from some quarters after deciding to drop the Bush administration’s missile defense plans in Eastern Europe. […]
Muslim Riots in Malmö, Sweden Muslim immigration to Sweden is causing intolerance, crime, rapes and unstable areas police are afraid to enter.