On Friday the Guardian published a lengthy interview by Peter Oborne with Abdul Wahid, a leading British member of the Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir. The two men appear to be quite friendly. “I have known Wahid for around a decade”, Oborne reveals, and the pair “have dinner occasionally.
Though with most anti-Zionist conspiracy theories it’s typically at least clear what crazy accusation is being leveled, the agitprop in the letter by Messrs. Mahdi and Ramadani is so vague as to be nearly unintelligible. How does it even conceivably serve Israeli interests when Muslim Britons become jihadists and kill Arabs and Muslims in Syria and Iraq?
Last October, a Kurdish student attempted to get the National Union of Students in the UK (NUS) to pass a seemingly uncontroversial motion condemning “Islamic State” for its monstrous record of mass executions, […]
Cross posted from Harry’s Place In Heretic Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that Islam is in need of reform in five key areas: 1. Muhammad’s semi-divine status, along with the literalist reading of […]
Pamela Geller peddles in conspiracy theories, makes common cause with extremists, and advances hyperbolic, divisive and extremely misleading narratives about the so-called threat of “Islamization” of the United States. Geller was even banned from entering the UK […]
A Guardian report on March 20th by Peter Beaumont, Jerusalem at boiling point of polarisation and violence – EU report, was illustrated with the following photo: However, as CAMERA noted back in 2009 […]
Cross posted from the blog of the CST Sometimes an organisation reveals its true nature by deliberately behaving in a way that others can only interpret as blatantly stupid, crass and offensive. This happened last […]
Can the simple act of wearing a Jewish kippah be considered a “provocation” to Muslims in Europe? That’s the question you should ask while contextualizing this interview on Channel 4 News with […]
Last week, we commented on a Jan. 8th Guardian cartoon (by political cartoonist Andrew Marlton) reacting to the jihadist attack on the staff of Charlie Hebdo, which implicitly blamed the victims for inciting their […]
Tariq Ramadan is a renowned Muslim intellectual born in Geneva, and currently serves as Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University. Ramadan is the grandson of Hassan al Banna, one of […]
Who are the extremists? Jews praying at their holiest site, or Muslims objecting to peaceful Jewish prayer?
The following passage about violence in Jerusalem and recent tensions surrounding the Temple Mount, in an article by John Reed in the Financial Times (Arab-Israel tensions: Jerusalem tales, Dec. 16th), is quite […]
In addition to the bizarre suggestion by Ben Lynfield at The Independent that recent violence in Jerusalem can be attributed to Israeli restrictions on Muslim “access to al-Aqsa Mosque”, his Nov. 6th […]
Over the last month, the Guardian has published two articles by self-professed “ex-Jews” – that is, Jews whose hatred of Israel – and the putative sins of Jews and Judaism – caused […]
Based on a recent poll, 7 percent of residents in the UK support the barbaric jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS), which, though incredibly disturbing in its own right, represents a far […]
The following essay (originally published at The New Republic on Oct. 8, 2001) was co-written by Richard Landes and his father David Landes. David passed away last month at the age of 89. Among the popular explanations for […]
Cross posted at Harry’s Place The Guardian’s Editorial today: In praise of … the Maryam Centre It is heartening to see that East London Mosque in Whitechapel is expanding A month after a mosque […]
Phoebe Greenwood’s May 31 report in the Guardian, ‘Golan Heights braces for war as tensions rise between Syria and Israel‘, contained two false claims regarding Israeli Druze in the Golan Heights town […]
On May 23 we commented on a Guardian report about the terror attack on a British soldier named Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in Woolwich by two men (including Michael Olumide Adebolajo) which buried the lead […]
Cross posted by A. Jay Adler at the Algemeiner The Boston Marathon bombing provoked enactment of what has emerged, since 9/11, as a ritual of political theater refined even beyond its long […]
‘Comment is Free’ contributor Jonathan Romain is the rabbi at Maidenhead, a Reform Synagogue in Berkshire, England, who has received awards for his work in helping couples in interfaith marriages. He published an […]