Joseph Massad at UCLA: Gay-Bashing 101

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A Columbia professor claims that homosexuality is an imperialist plot against the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Abdulmutallab Stops Talking After Being Read Miranda Rights – WSJ.com

The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week […]

Malaysia and the Myth of Islamic Tolerance

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A spate of attacks on Christian churches reveal the dark side of this “moderate” Muslim nation.

Malaysian Churches Firebombed in Dispute Over Use of Word ‘Allah’ – VOA News

Three Malaysian churches have been firebombed in as tensions over the use of the word Allah by non-Muslims intensify. The churches in the capital Kuala Lumpur were hit by incendiary devices early on Friday ahead of planned protests by Muslims over a High Court decision to end a ban on the use of the word […]

Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd to retire? – AP

Democratic officials tell The Associated Press that Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won’t seek re-election this fall. The five-term Democrat is expected to make an announcement Wednesday. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. Dodd is facing troubling poll numbers and his popularity has dropped since […]

The Heretics: Steve Milloy – by Rich Trzupek

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A new Front Page series spotlights scientists who have dared to defy the environmental Left.

Ralph Peters: Lying to ourselves about Islam – NYPOST.com

On Christmas Day, an Islamist fanatic tried to blow up an airplane whose passengers were mostly Christians. And we helped. Our government gets no thanks for preventing a tragedy. Only the bomber’s ineptitude preserved the lives of nearly 300 innocents. How did we help Umar Abdulmutallab, a wealthy Muslim university graduate who decided that Allah […]

Obama vows to use power to thwart terrorists – Yahoo! News

President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use “every element of our national power” to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christmas Day plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner was “a serious reminder” of the need to continually adapt security measures against changing terrorist threats.But even as Obama spoke, word came that a […]

Andrew Sullivan Unhinged – by Peter Collier

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The blogger as slavish Obama apologist.

Janet Daley: There’ll be nowhere to run from the new world government – Telegraph

There is scope for debate – and innumerable newspaper quizzes – about who was the most influential public figure of the year, or which the most significant event. But there can be little doubt which word won the prize for most important adjective. 2009 was the year in which “global” swept the rest of the […]