Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker faces hate speech trial

AMSTERDAM – Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders sat in the defendant’s dock Wednesday, nodding his head as prosecutors read aloud a hundred remarks he has made condemning Islam, Muslims and immigrants — notably one comparing the Quran to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” Wilders’ criminal trial for allegedly inciting hate against Muslims has resonance across Europe: He is […]

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Pelosi: House Lacks Votes for Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to quickly move the Senate’s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama’s signature issue. Pelosi, D-Calif., made the comment to reporters after House Democrats held a closed-door meeting at which participants vented frustration with the […]

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BBC: Denying Jewish Jerusalem

The BBC’s flagship documentary distorts Jewish history and rights to Jerusalem while promoting a one-sided and biased agenda. On 18 January, the BBC’s flagship documentary program, Panorama, focused on tensions in the area of eastern Jerusalem adjacent to the Old City. Any pretence at balance is thrown out of the window as reporter Jane Corbin makes […]

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Tariq Ramadan Gives Up – Then Tries Again

by Daniel Pipes The Swiss Islamist Tariq Ramadan was about to take up a position at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 2004 when the U.S. government prevented him from entering the country on the grounds that he had funded two Hamas-related groups. For five years, his exclusion has been debated and tried. […]

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The Israeli 30-minute screening

What Israel can teach us about security? Israel is the world’s most threatened country.It has more direct experience with Islamic terrorism than any country. At Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, screening is done in 30 minutes. The key? Look passengers in the eye While North America’s airports groan under the weight of another sea-change […]

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Jordanian Arrested For Bombing Israeli Convoy

An Amman taxi driver was arrested on suspicion of involvement in Thursday’s bombing of an Israeli diplomatic convoy in Jordan, Al-Arabiya reported. No one was injured in the attack, in which two remote-controlled bombs were detonated close to the Allenby Bridge crossing just as a convoy of Israeli diplomats visiting Jordan passed. Four diplomats and […]

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