Qaddafi Calls for Jihad on Swiss for Minaret Ban – AP


TRIPOLI, Libya — Liby’s leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thursday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries. Muammar Qaddafi also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar Swiss planes and ships from the airports or seaports […]

Sarkozy vs. Obama: Two Different Approaches Towards Muslim Dress


The [face-covering] veil is not a sign of religion, but a sign of subservience. We cannot accept to have in our country, women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity—French President Nicolas Sarkozy
The U.S. government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to [...]

Geert Wilders: an Online Symposium on the Eve of his Trial


The International Free Press Society hosts an online symposium on Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who goes on trial tomorrow for “insulting Islam.”
As one of the prosecutors “explained”:
It is irrelevant whether Wilder’s witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations to be correct. What’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.
At the IFPS website, Daniel Pipes comes to [...]

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