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Muslim prisoners sue for millions over ham sandwiches

Oct 29, 2007 — Guest Column

Claim human rights violated by special nightly menu offered during Ramadan

A prison menu offering ham sandwiches has prompted a multi-million-dollar lawsuit by Muslim inmates who claim their human rights were violated.

Officials at the high security prison in Leeds, England, denied they gave any of their 200 Muslim prisoners ham sandwiches. But they admitted a mistake in the special menus printed during the Islamic Ramadan holiday, the London Daily Mail reported.

Are we All Nazis Now

Oct 29, 2007 — Guest Column

One of the greatest injustices to the victims of racism, and in particular the holocaust, is the trivialization of it. One does not have to agree with the Dutch “Islamophobic” anti-immigration politicians Geert Wilders or Rita Verdonk, but what kind of person writes something like: “Whenever I see people such as Wilders and Verdonk I think of the Kristallnacht! The moment the Jews were rounded up…”?

Anti-Islamization Protesters Left Bloodied with Beating with Iron Bars and Stabbing by Muslim thugs

Oct 29, 2007 — Guest Column

imageby Adrian Morgan.
As I mentioned earlier a campaign has been mounted in Europe called Stop Islamisation of Europe. This group’s aim is self-evident - to oppose multicultural policies which have allowed Islamists to wield political influence, and the encroachment of Islam in Europe. They regard this spread of a potentially violent religion/ideology as a threat to the values which built Europe. They are not racist - their slogan is “Racism is the lowest form of human stupidity, but Islamophobia is the height of common sense.”

Giuliani-Torre ‘08…

Oct 27, 2007 — Guest Column

A couple of months ago, I floated the idea of Rudy Giuliani picking a running mate early.  I suggested that running mate be former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

Comet Holmes Experiences Millionfold Explosion of Light

Oct 27, 2007 — Guest Column

Astronomy is one of those sciences that anyone can really get a hang of. Not to say that those who study it aren’t far and above us in terms of understanding, but unlike physics or chemistry, it isn’t reliant on unfathomable precepts. All you need is a decent dictionary (Wikipedia for preference) and some time to read.

New Uses for the so-called “frivolous” Social Medias

Oct 26, 2007 — Guest Column

One of the challenges some of us face as we try and introduce our friends and family to some of the new Web 2.0 applications is a very large brick wall. My best friend is insistent in her belief that “Twitter is gay” and refuses to report anything other than reports on a fictional cat named Tubby. But for many of us, we are slowly getting through.

Progressive TV

Oct 26, 2007 — Guest Column

Turks Set Cars Alight in Brussels

Oct 25, 2007 — Guest Column

Tonight (Wednesday evening) heavy rioting erupted in Turkish quarters of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Buses and trams were attacked. Several cars were torched and shops destroyed. Police forces were unable to restore law and order in the boroughs of Sint-Joost-ten-Node and Schaarbeek where since last Sunday the animosity among Turks is running high. Turkish flags are omnipresent. In some streets the Turkish crescent and star adorns almost every house.

Bowing to the Islamists

Oct 25, 2007 — Guest Column

Last Thursday, a group of 80 people from 15 European countries, plus Israel, Canada and the United States, convened in a conference room on the seventh floor of the European Parliament building in Brussels for a “counterjihad” meeting.

Dispatch from the Eurabian Front: Riots in Amsterdam and Brussels

Oct 25, 2007 — Guest Column

Europe’s no-go zones or SUAs (“sensitive urban areas”) are multiplying. These are areas where the police no longer dares to venture and where Islamists hold sway. Every night since the beginning of last week, immigrant youths have been torching cars and clashing with police in Amsterdam’s Slotervaart district.

Life After Death

Oct 24, 2007 — Guest Column

On the occasion of the 24th commemoration of the bombing of the US Marines Barracks in Beirut (October 23, 1983) by Hezbollah, we re-post the 2003 piece below since it captures the mood of the transformation in US foreign policy that took place after 2001.

States Set to Sue the U.S. Over Greenhouse Gases

Oct 24, 2007 — Guest Column

From the web:  New York Times
New York is one of more than a dozen states, led by California, preparing to sue the Bush administration for holding up efforts to regulate emissions from cars and trucks, several people involved in the lawsuit said on Tuesday.

Fans Sue Aerosmith Over Canceled Concert

Oct 23, 2007 — Guest Column

Aerosmith fans are upset that the venerable rock group allegedly snubbed Maui for a bigger concert in Chicago—and then came back to Hawaii for a car convention.

Bob Jones Dances With The Devil

Oct 21, 2007 — Guest Column

The Washington Times carried an Associated Press report entitled, “Bob Jones III endorses Mitt Romney.” Here are excerpts:

The Top Internet Security Screw Ups

Oct 21, 2007 — Guest Column

With over 14 years experience of defending against Internet Security threats, Brent MacLean, Managing Director of J.B. MacLean Consulting Inc., has seen it all. The top ten Internet security screw ups. So here they are, in reverse order (saving the best to last):

The Bird Brain Flu Epidemic

Oct 21, 2007 — Guest Column

Progressives around the world and more specifically in the USA have unilaterally decided that the election of November 2006 was a mandate for their Socialist agendas.

Top Ten Frivolous Lawsuits

Oct 20, 2007 — Guest Column

We’ve all heard the one about the woman who spilled scalding coffee and successfully sued McDonald’s. But we’ve also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. And don’t forget the stories of Winnebago owners winning lawsuits after they left the driver’s seat because the vehicle’s cruise control was activated. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the absurdity of frivolous lawsuits. You might be surprised, however, by how many of these are true.

Naomi Wolf Cries Fascism

Oct 20, 2007 — Guest Column

One of my pet peeves with the Left is the tendency, almost by default, to liken the Bush Administration to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. It is a significant reason I could no longer bring myself to associate with the Left.

Fake Male Syndrome is on the way out

Oct 20, 2007 — Guest Column

There’s good news within the popular and consumer culture.  “Metrosexual” is out “menergy” is in. For those who aren’t familiar with the term “metrosexual” it applies to testosterone challenged, narcissistic, heterosexual males whose primary focus is on their physical appearance.

Musharraf’s respect for press freedom

Oct 20, 2007 — Guest Column

Although many are skeptical about Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf’s commitment to democracy, even they agree the press has had more freedom under him than probably ever before. Even so, the press there walks a careful line through a minefield of military, political and religious influences.