The hijab is a political statement, not a religious mandate. Mark Steyn says in his book America Alone that “there is no evidence that any Muslim woman anywhere ever wore the jilbab before the disco era, when it was taken up by the Muslim Brotherhood and others in the Arab world. It is no more ancient and traditional than platform shoes, bell bottoms, and cheesecloth shirts.”
And “celebrating” Hijab Day is a political statement.
It took too long, but thank Gd, Behenna is free. Five long terrible years. But Michael Behenna was freed today. GITMO enemy combatants were freed sooner. Thirty-year-old Michael Behenna was granted parole in February after serving five years of his 15-year sentence for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.
The relentless push to islamicize the public square, and in this case the public school, escalates in New York City. Fresh on the heels of Muslim school holidays comes this demand for halal food in the New York City public schools.
According to these well-coached children, the vegetarian option is not sufficient, because “we don’t get the protein that we need.” These kids look hardly undernourished, and frankly, if protein is your thing, then why not bring hard-boiled eggs to school, or beef jerky?
Because it’s not about the food, it’s about Islamic supremacism.
A young Jewish woman was recently attacked at a laundromat in a suburb of Lyon, France by a Muslim mother and daughter because she was a Jew. France has a problem. Every country that has a Muslim population of over 10% has imported a hostile, supremacist, violent movement.
This is eerily reminiscent of the monstrous torture and vicious murder of Ilan Halimi.
We fired our latest salvo against the suppression and restriction of our First Amendment rights in deference to the blasphemy laws under the sharia. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed its opening brief on Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, appealing a lower federal court ruling that denied AFLC’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
A British man convicted of plotting an Al-Qaeda plane bombing told a New York court yesterday about a separate 2001 plan for a Malaysian pilot to blast his way into a jet’s cockpit.
Saajid Badat, who was sentenced in 2005 to 13 years in jail as a co-conspirator in a notorious December 2001 plot to bomb US airliners, has testified about the Malaysian plan before.
A teacher allegedly ordered a 10-year-old boy to take off his Help for Heroes wristband because it could cause offence. Tracy Tew was shocked when her son Charlie was put on a report card at Maldon Primary School in Essex after he refused to take off the charity rubber bracelet sold to honour injured soldiers. Britain is in free fall. This is the mentality of a defeated people, a captive people, anxious to appease its overlords. This is the mentality of a nation in its death throes.
Hamas-CAIR and seven other terror-tied groups will be announcing the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a “representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society.”
Many of the Muslim groups in this newly formed U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) “operated in concert with a host of individuals and organizations dedicated to sustaining and furthering the Hamas movement.”
“Listen to Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi’s Oral Argument in AFLC’s ‘Stop Islamization of America’ Trademark Litigation,” AFLC
AFLC Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi presented oral argument on March 4, 2014, in federal court in Washington, D.C., requesting that the court overturn the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO) denial of the trademark application for “Stop Islamization of America” and “SIOA.”
Over 96% of the girls in Egypt have been clitoridectomized. And these news reports never mention female genital mutilation’s justification in Islamic law, always painting it as a cultural practice.
“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64
According to a Facebook post, Somali staffers that work at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 “Hijab Day” at City Hall and convinced the police chief and female city council reps to wear hijabs on the job.
Pictures include: Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau (who recently married her favorite female sergeant – not very hijab like), city council members Elizabeth Glidden and Lisa Bender as well as other staffers.
Busy as a bee down here in Oz. Melbourne is a fantastic city and the people are wonderful. I spoke last night to a young, enthused SRO crowd. Activists in training. It was a brilliant event. Props to Debbie Robinson of SION and the Q Society for organizing such a spectacular symposium, the First International Symposium on Liberty and Islam in Australia.
Once again, the list of people who were not invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is making more news than the event itself. CPAC’s latest purge has won praise from the uber-left organ Mother Jones. What could be more illustrative of how far CPAC has departed from rational, reasoned conservative discourse than a pat on the head from one of the most hard-left publications in the country?
A little (actually a lot) comic relief for shruggers. Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema feature is a Marx Brothers classic, “A Day at the Races” (1970). It’s vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico. I am in Australia stumping for freeeeeeeeeedom.
A Day at the Races was the Marx Brothers’ follow-up to their incomparable A Night at the Opera. Groucho Marx is cast as Hugo Z. Hackenbush, a veterinarian who passes himself off as a human doctor when summoned by wealthy hypochondriac Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) to take over the financially strapped Standish Sanitarium.
The plane was heading from the Malaysia to China, where last week 33 people were killed and 143 injured in a terrorist attack in the south-western city of Kunming. The attack, in which a gang of machete wielding Muslims ran amok in a Chinese railway station. Some Chinese media have branded it the country’s own “9-11.”