Archive for November 13th, 2010
More Islamic terror-supporters raking in the cash (and funding jihad?) from fake charity lefties:
Cageprisoners, a self-styled human rights organisation, has a long association with Anwar al-Awlaki, who was last week accused of being one of the figures behind the terrorist plot to blow up cargo planes which saw a powerful device defused at East Midlands Airport.
The Islamic preacher, based in Yemen, was invited to address two Cageprisoners’ fundraising dinners via video link, one last year and one in 2008. The group has now told its backers that it no longer supports the cleric and that it “disagreed” with him over “the killing of civilians”.
But an examination of the Cageprisoners website last week suggested that its support for the cleric was as strong as ever. Read the rest of this entry »
Pat holds forth on free speech in Europe, the Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff case, Geert Wilders case Judges – and as usual scores a direct hit on all counts. Essential viewing for lovers of democracy.
Amazing. Just when you thought the left-wing, NGO-centric moral equivalence bubble was incapable of producing any ideas as stupid as the ones it has already spawned – along comes this piece – sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, too. Wonder whether they know what’s being written in their names?
Saudi Arabia has a seat on the board of the new UN agency for women – but Iran has been ejected over its human rights record.
Setting up a new UN agency is a fraught business. UN Women, designed to fight for the rights of women in the developing world in a way previous UN agencies did not manage, is no different. Following hard political lobbying from the US and human rights groups, Iran has been ejected from the board. Read the rest of this entry »