Posts tagged "terrorism"

Tough on Terrorism

Howard Fineman gets off on the new military brute, brain and brawn of Democrats: "By calmly and meticulously overseeing the successful targeting of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama just proved himself -- vividly, in almost Biblical terms -- to be an effective commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States."

Brown is Brown

Far be it from us to support gay-bashing, censorship or breaking the law, ahem, but this little piece from the increasingly paranoid Examiner does a fine job of equating all travelers from Mexico to San Diego as terrorists of one kind or another:
The Los Angeles Times reported on January 27, 2011 that Tunisian-born...

In Training, NYPD

NYPD cops-in-training recently were shown an instructive film, the Village Voice reports.  "The film is called The Third Jihad. It is 72 minutes of gruesome footage of bombing carnage, frenzied crowds, burning American flags, flaming churches, and seething mullahs. All of this is sandwiched between a collection of somber talking heads informing us that, while we...

Multiculturalism gave us Jihad

In his review of Kenan Malik's From Fatwa to Jihad:  The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath, Dan Margolis argues that tolerance for other faiths and cultures -- multiculturalism -- has prevented liberals from successfully working for or even believing in absolute human rights.  Posted at Guernica:
Of course, most Muslims are not terrorists, so the...

Islamophobia:
Stoking Fears about an American Community

by Joshua M. Z. Stanton When John F. Kennedy was running for president in 1960, fear-mongers raised the specter of his dual loyalty. Would he really serve American interests or merely be a pawn for the Vatican? After all, he was a Catholic. Church doctrine, it was whispered, could co-opt the person designated to uphold America’s...

Sinful Tavis Smiley

Letters to Michael Getler, Ombudsman for PBS, after show host Tavis Smiley said that Christians were as responsible for a comparable number of terrorist attacks in the US as Muslims: "I am ashamed that PBS would sponsor the uninformed or outright lying as was perpetrated by Tavis Smiley on his recent program. In stating that...

Daily Links October 5 2004

Forensic Theology, Ideological Surveillance Would Osama bin Laden call his enemies foreign “agents” or “infidels”? Would he speak of 9/11 as an “event” or a “raid”? Would Abu Musab al-Zarqawi quote the 13th Century anti-Shiite religious leader, Ibn Taymiyya, in a screed against the United States? The Atlantic Monthly’sStephen Grey reports on the growing importance of religion...

09 September 2004 Daily Links

A car bomb detonated outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta killed nine and wounded 173 just before Indonesia’s presidential election and two days before the anniversary of 9/11. Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asian terror group linked to al-Qaida, reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was punishing Australia for its involvement in the war...

01 September 2004 Daily Links

We here at The Revealer are such malcontents. Take the RNC. We’re not happy with the way the press is (not) covering religion at the convention from the inside, and we’re not happy with the way the press is covering (up) religion outside. Latest case in point is that of the New York tabloids, which put the...

28 August 2004 Daily Links

‘I want people to judge me on my deeds, not how I try to define myself as a religious person of words.'” Go on, guess. A study of congressional voting patterns over the last 25 years shows that religious affiliation helps create an ideological divide between Republicans and Democrats that virtually ensures a partisan split on...

13 July 2004 Daily Links

An Australian man accused of trying to hijack a commercial aircraft to crash it into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in northern Tasmania, yesterday told a court that he believed he was on a mission from God and that the hijacking would rid the world of the Devil. Read more Danish pastor Thorkild Grosboell faces an ecclesiastic...