Here are the Blogs in the z - Andrew Bostom
Sunday, 19 March 2006
Our men and women should NOT be dying to protect a government such as this...I am all for special forces "diplomacy" the moment our security is threatened, but Muslim civilization needs its own Enlightenment which we cannot create for them out of whole (erstwhile turban) cloth, and at ...Read More...
Posted on 03/19/2006 11:03 AM by Andy Bostom
Friday, 17 March 2006
No coincidence it is an official Eurabian organization, the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA), that is providing first contact with Hamas. David Horovitz writes in the Jerusalem Post, "PLC Hamas member to attend EU parley":
In what appears to be a first crack ...Read More...
Posted on 03/17/2006 8:17 AM by Andy Bostom
Tuesday, 14 March 2006
“Hurriyya”, Arabic for freedom, and the uniquely Western concept of freedom are completely at odds. Hurriyya “freedom”, as Ibn Arabi (d. 1240) the lionized “Greatest Sufi Master”, expressed it, “being perfect slavery”. And this conception is ...Read More...
Posted on 03/14/2006 4:07 PM by Andy Bostom
Monday, 13 March 2006
"The question whether it is better simply to leave the Muslims to Islam as it was for centuries is no longer an object of serious discussion..." C. Snouck Hurgronje, Mohammedanism, New York, 1916, p. 146.
Thus , C. Snouck Hurgronje, a great scholar of Islam who lived among, and studied the ...Read More...
Posted on 03/13/2006 7:47 PM by Andy Bostom
Sunday, 12 March 2006
Writing at TCS, Warren says:
It didn’t help that Mr Bush took for his advisers on the nature of Islam, the paid operatives of Washington’s Council on American-Islamic Relations, the happyface pseudo-scholar Karen Armstrong, or the profoundly learned but terminally vain Bernard Lewis. Each, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/12/2006 6:06 PM by Andy Bostom
Saturday, 11 March 2006
Jack Wheeler has the entire play up here and writes:
The claim is being made that Voltaire wrote Mahomet as an attack on religious fanaticism in general and as a disguised attack on Christianity in particular. Nonsense. He dedicated the play to Pope Benedict XIV, who wrote back ...Read More...
Posted on 03/11/2006 11:06 AM by Andy Bostom
Friday, 10 March 2006
A translation of this Jyllands Posten article is here
A broad alliance of grass-roots movements have gone to the prosecutors of several states to hinder the dissemination of the Quran. According to the indictment, the Quran is not just a religious and historic book, but also a political book, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2006 5:37 PM by Andy Bostom
Friday, 3 March 2006
I write in FrontPage:
During several notable speeches since 2003, including both inaugural and State of the Union addresses, President Bush has repeatedly stressed the paramount importance of promoting freedom in the Middle East. Speaking in an almost messianic idiom, he has termed ...Read More...
Posted on 03/03/2006 5:49 AM by Andy Bostom
Wednesday, 1 March 2006
Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan: There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century
Following are excerpts ...Read More...
Posted on 03/01/2006 8:05 PM by Andy Bostom
Tuesday, 14 February 2006
Editor's Note Why we reproduced the Mohammed cartoons. by William Kristol 02/12/2006 12:35:00 PM TO ACCOMPANY the editorial in the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, we have reproduced the page with the Mohammed cartoons from the September 30 Jyllands-Posten. Readers should be able to see what ...Read More...
Posted on 02/14/2006 5:37 AM by Andy Bostom
Monday, 6 February 2006
Martin Walker writes at UPI:
(...)Or one might ask why Saudi Arabia allows no Christian churches on its soil, when the desert kingdom feels free to pump some $3 billions a year into building mosques and subsidizing Imams and proselytizing their puritanical Wahhabi sect of Islam. Some of that European ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2006 3:56 PM by Andy Bostom
Monday, 6 February 2006
Bat Ye'or Interviewed by Paul Giniewski in Paris, 1993, published in Midstream February/March 1994 No. 2, pp. 16-19
"I think the movement of Islamic radicalism will eventually sweep away the present Muslim governments and will win the allegiance of the Muslim masses in Europe, despite the ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2006 3:08 PM by Andy Bostom
Friday, 3 February 2006
A passage from Beaumarchais' Marriage of Figaro, in the famous Freedom of speech monologue in Act V, Scene 3"I cobble together a verse comedy about the customs of the harem, assuming that, as a Spanish writer, I can say what I like about Mohammed without drawing hostile fire. Next thing, some envoy ...Read More...
Posted on 02/03/2006 5:31 PM by Andy Bostom