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Islamists threaten to murder lawyer defending Pervez

The Afghan lawyer defending a journalist on death row in Kabul has been bombarded with death threats urging him to drop the case.

By Guest Column - Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Full Story

Unscrambling Olmert’s Omelet

No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet” (CS Lewis).

This adage best sums up one possible outcome for Israel following the announcement of Ehud Olmert’s intended resignation as Israel’s Prime Minister at some unspecified date after his successor as head of the political party - Kadima - is named on September 17.

By David Singer - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

England: Stabbed, Gutted and Bleeding Out

Most haughty Europeans look down their nose at we “violent Americans.” They sniff the air at the ugly American and assume that they are, one and all, more “civilized” than we gauche colonials. Look at all the gun violence in America, they say. They tsk, tsk us for the deaths by gun. Certainly they are better than we?

By Warner Todd Huston - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

Why Gandhi was Wrong – Non-violence Doesn’t Work

Gandhi’s tactic of non-violence is often foolishly credited with the peaceful liberation of India. This claim would be more impressive if the British Empire hadn’t expired but was still around with a large retinue of colonies, instead of having disposed of its colonies, many around the same time as India. And considering the bloodshed of Partition, despite Gandhi’s best attempts at appeasing Muslims it was hardly peaceful. Yet despite the hypocrisies that have dotted Gandhi’s life, his ideas continue to have a powerful hold on the Western imagination.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

Liberation Theology’s Civil War

By Samuel Gregg

Few fights are nastier than theological quarrels. This axiom has been amply confirmed by the on-going spat that has erupted between two brothers who were crucial figures in the rise of liberation theology—the Brazilians Leonardo and Clodovis Boff.

By Guest Column Acton Institute- Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Life is unfair, God is not

Life is unfair. Why? Because we live in a flawed sphere. This is a spiritually fallen planet due to the sin of Adam and Eve.

By Grant Swank - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Pro-Life Heroine Linda Gibbons Sentenced to Only One Additional Day in Prison

Tony Gosgnach, Full Story


Brownback Press Conference to Announce Chinese Wholesale Spying on Olympic Hotel Guests

WASHINGTON, July 28 /Standard Newswire/—U.S. Senator Sam Brownback tomorrow will hold a press conference at Noon to release translated documents, verified by two major international hotel chains with operations in China, that order all hotels near Olympic venues to install surveillance monitoring programs on all Internet traffic prior to the Olympics.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Britain’s first sharia-compliant insurance firm launched

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s first sharia-compliant insurance company was launched Monday, offering motoring policies in line with the Islamic legal code.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Iraq’s Christians form new militias to combat Islamic extremists

Iraq’s Christians have taken up arms and formed new militias in a desperate effort to defend their beleaguered communities from an onslaught by Islamic extremists.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Persecution of House Church Christians Taking Place Despite Some Positive Olympic Developments

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 28 /Christian Newswire/—With the start of the Summer Olympics in Beijing only 12 days away (August 8), China has sent out mixed messages regarding basic human rights, including religious freedom, in the last week.

By Christian Newswire - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Ireland strongly opposed to Lisbon revote

Almost three quarters of Irish voters are opposed to the idea of a second vote on the EU’s Lisbon treaty, according to a fresh poll.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Olmert’s Legacy in the Occupied Territories: Strengthening the Settlement Bloc

By, Benn, Aluf
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s legacy vis-à-vis the occupied territories will be a strengthened Israeli hold on the settlement blocs west of the security fence, in particular around Jerusalem. Olmert’s fundamental approach views the security fence as Israel’s de facto border, and is the basis of his decisions regarding new construction in the territories and his positions in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. “Dividing the land in order to ensure a Jewish majority is the lifeline of Zionism,” Olmert declared when presenting his government to the Knesset in May 2006.


Set Pastor Zhang Zhongxin Free

Pastor Zhang ZhongxinAccording to the China Aid Association, Pastor Zhang Zhongxin has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese labor camp by Shandong Province authorities for participation in cultic activities.  To American ears, such allegations bring to mind images of passing around poisoned Kool-Aid or of adolescent brides forced to wed lecherous old men; however, in this case this pastor engaged in religious exercises most of us take for granted as harmless as organizing a Sunday school.

Since freedom of religion is listed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it is a duty of the United States to stand for this liberty in any way proper or possible around the world.

By Dr. Frederick Meekins - Sunday, July 27, 2008 - Full Story

Samir Kuntar is a Convicted Killer and Not a Hero

It is really sad, shocking and shameful when a convicted murderer is decorated as a hero. Shame on Lebanon’s leaders, parties, dignitaries, politicians and officials who boldly and evilly distanced themselves from the hopes, aspirations, education, and culture of their own people and welcomed Samir Kuntar as a hero. By doing so they have alienated themselves from the majority of the Lebanese people and negated the deeply Lebanese rooted standards and criteria for what is wrong and what is right, and for what is good and what is evil.

By Elias Bejjani - Saturday, July 26, 2008 - Full Story

No Drama from Obama

Barack Obama’s visit to Jordan and Israel this week turned out to be one very big yawn as he endorsed President Bush’s fundamentally flawed and totally failed plan - the so called “two state solution” - designed to create a new Arab State between Jordan and Israel - where none has ever existed before.

By David Singer - Saturday, July 26, 2008 - Full Story

An American ‘Honor Killing

By JOHN P. AVLON, nypost.com
ON July 6, police say, a Pakistani named Chaudhry Rashid strangled his 25-year-old daughter San- deela Kanwal with a Bungee cord in her bedroom because she wanted to end her arranged marriage. This “honor killing” came not in Pakistan, but in Jonesboro, Ga. - a suburb 16 miles outside Atlanta.

By Guest Column - Friday, July 25, 2008 - Full Story

Olympics: Beijing’s clean air claim challenged by scientists

Richard Spencer in Beijing
Buildings are shrouded in haze and smog in Beijing’s central business district July 18, 2008 Photo: Reuters
A study published in China alleges that air quality near the main Olympic venues fails the government’s own “safe” target for dust particles on most days.

By Guest Column - Friday, July 25, 2008 - Full Story

The Devastating Slovenian Tornado - A Media Non-Event

’If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ is a philosophical question that can be debated ad infinity. However, if one were to revise the question and instead ask, ’If a tree falls in a forest and there is no interested media around, does anyone hear about it?’, then one gets a very simple answer: No! Not even if thousands of trees fall.

By Guest Column Branka Lapajne, Ph.D.- Friday, July 25, 2008 - Full Story

Plague of compassion

By ROBERT MARSHALL. Winnipeg Sun

As proud Canadians we open our doors to people from all over the world. Honest, hard-working people. And sometimes, to those who are not. Therein lies the problem.

By Guest Column - Thursday, July 24, 2008 - Full Story