Archive for January, 2011
Be careful what you wish for, Part 2:
Apart from a commentary piece about Tunisia, we’ve not said much about the unrest in the Maghreb and Egypt, preferring to watch events unfold a little longer – a ‘wait and see’ approach, if you will.
But it’s interesting to compare and contrast the images and narrative that much of mainstream media and the left (the same thing) appear to be promoting; with what’s really happening on the ground.
Take the BBC for example (and here we’re not singling them out – this is happening across pretty much the whole of the Western mediascape). Read the rest of this entry »
Another week – and another look at the Jihadi war porn that Google/YouTube allows to proliferate (and profits from), on the world’s number one video sharing site. Time for Google/YouTube Hall of Shame – Week 07:
While committing their almost limitless resources to ensuring they don’t get sued for copyright infringement from Big Media and the Porn industry, Google/YouTube appears more than happy to allow often horrifically-violent video clips to be able to make their way direct from some of the world’s most wanted Muslim terrorists (including luminaries from such esteemed orgnisations as Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba) – direct to your childrens’ bedrooms. Read the rest of this entry »
Nowhere to go:
Critical Islamic Scholar Robert Spencer debates Muslim author Moustafa Zayed on religious TV channel ABN. Spencer quotes directly from the Qur’an and various highly authoritative Islamic academics – thereby cornering his slippery opponent, who is consequently unable to tag Spencer with the usual ad-hom ‘hate’ and ‘Islamophobia’ labels – the ‘hate’ is clearly only coming from one place.
Despite this, Zayed still tries repeatedly and heroically to bluff, obfuscate and misdirect – but he simply has no answers to the hards facts about Islam and the aggressive, supremacist stance towards the rest of the world that comes directly from its own prophet, scriptures and traditions.
Result? Debate carnage.
…and did us all a favour. Nervous readers should brace themselves for the next picture:
Finding EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton’s outfit too revealing, Iranian media tweaks photos to appear more modest.
The outfit worn by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to the nuclear talks in Istanbul this weekend appeared too revealing for the sensibilities of Iranian media – who sought to correct the faux pas by censoring her neckline in front page photographs, British newspaper The Telegraph reported Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »
Compare and contrast between the things the political classes say – and the things they do:
“David Cameron’s…promise that the Conservative cap on immigration will bring net migration to Britain down to ‘the tens of thousands rather than the hundreds of thousands’ is beginning to look like the dance of the seven veils.” Alan Travis, The Guardian
The Muslim population in the UK will almost double to 5.5million within 20 years, it was claimed last night.
According to a worldwide study of the spread of Islam nearly one in ten Britons will be Muslim by 2030. And the forecasts mean Britain would have more Muslims than Kuwait and close to the number found in America, even though five times as many people live there.
An increase in the Muslim population from its current 2.8million will be mainly driven by immigration, according to figures prepared by a Washington think tank.
Projections by the respected Pew Research Centre said the 40 years between 1990 and 2030 will see a fivefold increase in the number of Muslims in Britain. In 1990 there were 1.1million Muslims in Britain, representing 2 per cent of the population. Read the rest of this entry »