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Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Potpourri From The Wonderful World of Islam

In Defense of Liberty, True Loss of Freedom in The West; Victor Davis Hanson(video).

Since September 11, 2001, it has become popular to suggest that our liberties have been gratuitously trampled upon, out of either political expediency or false worries about foreign and domestic terrorists. In fact, while it is often difficult for an American to cite specific ways in which he is less free, it is easy, on the other hand, to identify loss of freedom of expression in the West – in a variety of media that touch on questions of Islam, from film and fiction to cartoons and papal speeches – brought on by self-censorship and fear of murderous retaliation.

U.K.: Preaching The Gospel is a Hate Crime.

Recently, an incident was reported in the British press which clearly vindicates the claims by Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, that parts of Britain are becoming "No-go areas" for non-Muslims. The bishop received death threats from Muslims for making his claims, but members of Britain's Muslim establishment - along with some non-Muslim establishment figures - claimed that "no-go areas" for non-Muslims do not exist.

MPAC-U.K.'s Islamophobes;

LGF posted this classification of "Islamophobes" from the MPAC-UK forum last week (apparently it originates with our old friend, the venomous and mendacious Umar Lee), and I was not going to comment on it, but since people keep sending it to me, here it is: Jihad Watch.

Britain's Slide Into Dhimmocracy

Two Christian preachers were stopped from handing out Bible extracts by police because they were in a Muslim area, it was claimed yesterday. They say they were told by a Muslim police community support officer that they could not preach there and that attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity was a hate crime.

The community officer is also said to have told the two men: 'You have been warned. If you come back here and get beat up, well, you have been warned.' A police constable who was present during the incident in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham is also alleged to have told the preachers not to return to the district.