Tag Archives: Islamism

Facing Death for Blasphemy

Technology may progress, but there is no right side of history, no rule than man is  going to progress: New York Times: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An antiterrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a Shiite man to death for committing blasphemy … Continue reading

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Science and Economics

Cross-posted on Ricochet: The Guardian: One of Saudi Arabia’s leading conservative clerics has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems, countering activists who are trying to end the Islamic kingdom’s male-only driving rules. … Continue reading

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Trampled in Trebizond

Cross-posted on the Corner: The Economist reports: On July 5 the mufti of Trabzon gathered with other citizens for the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, not at a mosque but at an ancient Byzantine church. … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s “Interest-rate Lobby” and Other Stories

Cross-posted on the Corner: So what have those scamps from Turkey’s “mildly Islamist” AK (the Economist) been talking about lately? Here (reported in Hurriyet) is President Abdullah Gül, an individual generally seen as more emollient than thuggish Prime Minister Erdogan: … Continue reading

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Awe Shucks

There’s quite a bit of vitriol splashed around in this new post by Sam Harris, and, as so often with his work, there’s also much that’s worth discussing at length, but for now let’s just note that the point that … Continue reading

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Science & Conspiracy

Daniel Pipes: The polio disease was on the verge of eradication when Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria and a physician, suggested at about this time in 2003 that the vaccination program in his … Continue reading

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More on Morsi

Cross-posted on the Corner: Der Spiegel: To comprehend the Egyptian president and grasp how the Muslim Brotherhood shapes its members, it helps to speak with men who knew Morsi during his time with the Islamist organization — and who also … Continue reading

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Learning the Lessons of Kerensky

Cross-posted on the Corner: Jihad Al-Khazen writes in Al Arabiya: I expected the worst as I watched on television one day the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie, who was not elected by anyone, walking in front of … Continue reading

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Silencing Timbuktu

Cross-posted on the Corner. I cannot say that I know that much about Mali, but my ipod knows its music. Enter the Islamists. The Guardian reports: The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to … Continue reading

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Britons Abroad

Cross-posted on The Corner Via The Daily Telegraph: An influential British-based preacher is leading an armed gang of more than a hundred Islamist fighters in Syria, it can be disclosed. In a video posted on the internet in the last … Continue reading

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