Islamist Appointed to University Chair Evidence of European Decay

The University of Leiden, the oldest in the Netherlands, has appointed a professor with known Islamist leanings to a highly visible and prestigious position. FSM Contributing Editor Dr. Andrew G. Bostom demonstrates how this signals the intellectual and moral decay that is spreading in Europe.

By Guest Column Andrew Bostom- Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Does the IAEA Have the Authority and Capacity to Investigate Nuclear Non-Compliance?

On October 28, 2007 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General (DG), Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, criticized the Israeli attack on a suspected Syrian nuclear site and said, “If countries have information that the country is working on a nuclear-related program, they should come to us.”  He then went on to argue that the Vienna-based Agency “had the authority and capacity to investigate any such information.”  In view of past performance, the claim of “authority and capacity” bears review.

By INSS Ephraim Asculai- Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bloggers Beware! The UN Internet Grab Continues… Right Now, In Rio

UN beachside conferencing goes way beyond plans for a December blowout on Bali, and the UN agenda goes way beyond taxing us in the name of controlling the weather. Live, right now, the UN is continuing its grab to control the internet, with a Nov. 12-15 conference in Rio de Janeiro

By Claudia Rosett - Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Annapolis turns into Fantasyland

Fantasy is rapidly overtaking reality threatening to turn President George Bush’s upcoming international meeting in Annapolis into a real farce - if the following classic statements are any guide:

By David Singer - Tuesday, November 13, 2007

About the State of Emergency in Pakistan

I am a democrat and believe firmly in the rule of the law. I begin to think when people discuss the state of emergency and suspension of the constitution in Pakistan from November 3rd. There are articles and press releases in support of lawyers and judges in Pakistan and to force General Musharraf to reinstate the constitution.

By Guest Column Dr. Stephen Gill- Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A German’s View on Islam: It’s the Fanatics, Who Rule

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

By Guest Column A German- Monday, November 12, 2007

Ordinary criminal law can’t deal with terrorists

Tony Blair described the struggle against terrorism as a “war on terror”. Gordon Brown signalled an end to that language.

The British Government is not at war with terrorists, he said, and Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, insisted she wouldn’t use the phrase “war on terror”. The new line is that terrorists are “simply criminals”: the best way to deal with them is to use the ordinary criminal law in order to bring them to trial and convict them.

By Guest Column Alasdair Palmer- Monday, November 12, 2007

The Rejectionist Front Catastrophic Victories

Since the birth of the State of Israel, the suicidal anti peace Arabo/Islamic ancient regimes persisted in promising their people “Great Victories”, such as the famous “throwing the Jews in the sea”, “Chasing the Colonialists out of the region”, “Building the Emirate of the Fakih”, and recently “Defeating the Zionist/American plan for the Middle East in Lebanon”, only to lead their masses into the slaughterhouse of history in calamity after calamity.

By Guest Column Charles Jalkh/Freedom Fighter- Monday, November 12, 2007

China Security Issued Blacklist of Types of People to be Barred from Attending Olympic Games

CAA learned from reliable internal Chinese government sources that in April of 2007, the Ministry of Public Security of the Chinese government issued a general nation-wide order, requiring strict examinations on all people both in China and overseas who will participate in the Olympic Games. These include members of the Olympic Committee, athletes, media and sponsors. With this, they also provide a list of 43 types of people in 11 categories to be barred from attending the Olympic Games.

By Christian Newswire - Friday, November 9, 2007

Agenda of hate in British mosques is linked to Saudis

Extremist literature calling for the execution of gays and the oppression of women is being distributed in British mosques.

Researchers found radical or hate-filled books and pamphlets at a quarter of the 100 Islamic religious institutions they visited.

By Guest Column JAMES SLACK and BENEDICT BROGAN- Friday, November 9, 2007

Lebanon’s Dual Crisis

Humor, especially black humor, sometimes captures political reality even better than the most incisive analysis.  According to a joke popular in some circles in Lebanon, an ambulance on the way to the hospital signifies one of two things: another bombing of an anti-Syrian personality or another Shi’ite baby about to be born.  The two possibilities represent, respectively, the focus of Lebanon’s near-term government crisis, whose outcome is uncertain, and the essence of its longer-term identity crisis, whose outcome is virtually foreordained.

By INSS Mark A. Heller- Thursday, November 8, 2007

Imran Khan vows to stir youth of Pakistan into mass uprising

The former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan was in hiding last night after escaping house arrest as President Musharraf defied an international outcry and crushed a second day of protests against emergency rule.

By Guest Column Jeremy Page, Zahid Hussain- Thursday, November 8, 2007

A picture that shouts 1000 words!

St. John's Church in Baghdad...“I photographed men and women—both Christians and Muslims—placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad,” said photographer Michael Yon.

“They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.”

(Thanks to CFP columnist John Burtis for sending the photograph).

By Guest Column - Thursday, November 8, 2007

Musharraf’s Monster

(From the Editor of the CFP: This article was written before Saturday, November 3, 2007, when President Pervez Musharraf declared his “emergency”, which has soon become a regular martial law. The media have been curbed by crensorship or direct closure. The Government of Pakistan, now under the military control, closed down or limited the broadcasting of the private TV and radio stations. Journalists can’t speak or write freely any more. But this is only a ‘transition period’ and democracy will finally win in Pakistan.)

By Guest Column Shahan Mufti, ColumbiaJournalism Revue- Wednesday, November 7, 2007