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  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th Man on Moon, Dies in Florida

    02/05/2016 2:48:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 1971. Mitchell, one of only 12 humans to set foot...
  • Republican Race Tightens Nationally; Clinton Still Solid (PPP Poll)

    02/04/2016 8:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2016 | Staff
    PPP’s newest national poll finds the race on the Republican side tightening considerably in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise loss in Iowa on Monday night. Trump’s lead has fallen to just 4 points- he’s at 25% to 21% each for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, 11% for Ben Carson, 5% each for Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and the now departed Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, and 1% for Jim Gilmore. Rick Santorum had literally zero supporters on our final poll including him.
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

    02/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second: Trump 29, Rubio 18, Cruz 13, Kasich 12

    02/04/2016 2:29:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta,
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish

    02/04/2016 2:59:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment's next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views," she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be "legalized once we find out who they are," and Rubio said Obama's executive amnesty "can't be terminated...
  • Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---'

    02/04/2016 1:41:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-4-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    February 4, 2016 Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---' by Bradford Richardson Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't want to be politically incorrect, but he can't stop himself from saying politicians are "full of sh*t." "These people - I'd like to use really foul language," Trump said at a rally in Exeter, N.H. "I won't do it. I was going to say they're really full of sh*t. But I won't say that." "No, it's true. It's true. I won't say it. I won't say it. But they are," he added. "But I won't say that because it's too...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Marco Rubio surges into 2nd place in New Hampshire, as Donald Trump still leads

    02/04/2016 1:27:31 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016, 2:43 PM | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has vaulted into second place in the key state of New Hampshire, just five days before its first-in-the nation primary, a new poll released Thursday showed. The Florida senator got the support of 15% of likely GOP New Hampshire voters, leapfrogging Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the latest University of Massachusetts-Lowell poll showed. Bombastic billionaire Donald Trump remained the front-runner in the state with a whopping 36%, while Cruz came in third with 14%. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third and fourth, with 8% and 7%, respectively. No...
  • Kitchen sink time: NH foes slam Rubio as an unelectable “lightweight” career politician

    02/04/2016 1:38:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Thought you’d want to see what’s flying around New England and online today as Bush, Cruz, Kasich, and Christie (but not Trump, oddly) empty the chamber at Rubio to try to deny him another momentum-boosting showing in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Four clips for you below, in order: A new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC comparing the “lightweight” to Peter Pan; a “Rubio = Obama” compilation clip being touted by Kasich advisor John Weaver; a snippet from MSNBC this morning of Christie hinting that Rubio’s no-exceptions position on abortion makes him unelectable; and an interview with Jeb Bush...
  • Jeb Bush Tells All His Haters To 'Take A Chill Pill' (VIDEO)

    02/04/2016 1:35:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    TPM ^ | 2/5/16 | SARA JERDE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that those who think he should drop out of the Republican presidential race just need to "take a chill pill." During an interview with NBC, Bush was asked what he would say to the people who think he should suspend his bid for the presidency.
  • ARG NH - Trump 34, Rubio 14, Kasich 13

    02/04/2016 12:46:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 95 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/4/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link.
  • Ted Cruz Will Get Crushed in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 12:30:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 128 replies
    daily Beast ^ | February 4, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State. The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won't work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn't particularly applicable there. "I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn't compete anywhere where it's not a favorable battlefield to win," said Stuart Stevens, a...
  • EXCLUSIVE–Voicemails: ‘Ben Carson Suspending Campaigning’; Cruz: ‘Accurate Report’

    02/04/2016 12:48:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4,2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    New audio obtained exclusively by Breitbart News indicates that as the Iowa caucuses began on Monday night, the campaign called precinct captains informing them that Dr. Ben Carson was suspending campaigning, and instructing them to tell voters they should “not waste a vote on Ben Carson and vote for Ted Cruz.” The calls were placed after the Carson campaign had already clarified that Carson was not suspending his campaign. Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa, told Breitbart News that she received two voice mails–one at 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), and one at 7:29...
  • Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News: The Cheap Labor Gang

    02/04/2016 11:36:44 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    cocachisright.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | By Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Marco Rubio, George Soros, Rupert Murdock and Fox News are the Cheap Labor Gang. They are all in on a scheme to push amnesty down our throats. Here’s how it works: They win; we lose if we nominate Rubio. While Iowans showed they aren’t concerned about illegal aliens, (just 11% saw them as important) the rest of America is very concerned about them. A September CNN survey showed an astounding 9 of 10 Americans see illegals as an important issue. Among those very concerned about illegal aliens are Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News. Their concern is...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • The New Study Quran Raises Questions: Is This an Attempt to "Reform" Islam?

    12/13/2015 10:08:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Am ^ | 12/12/2015 | James Arlandson
    Ten years in the making under the editorship of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, using beautiful font, and published by Harper Collins, the Study Quran is modeled after various Study Bibles, such as the NIV, ESV, NASB, Catholic Study Bible, to name only those. It is a new translation of the 114 surahs (suras) or chapters. Then on nearly every verse, sometimes down to a phrase or clause within a verse, the team of scholars offers comments. First, in the General Introduction, Nasr says he wanted to employ only Muslim commentators who accept the Quran as the Word of God. He...
  • Are Christianity and Islam equally violent? Leftists Seem to Think so.

    11/20/2015 8:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By James Arlandson
    This one is making the rounds, both on ABC'sThe View and by a religious leftist who says weneed to wrestle with violencein the Scriptures. The hostesses ofThe ViewsaysHitler was a Christian, so who are Christians today to moralize about ISIS? To me, it doesn't matter whether, hypothetically, Hitler or Timothy McVeigh yelled "I kill in the name of Christ!" (Neither one claimedChristianity; both rejected it.) We wouldjudge them by their fruit and their conformity to the New Testament.Which bring us to the religious leftist. He is right that Christians need to wrestle with Old Testament violence, though he correctlysays...
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • The issue with Ben Carson's Muslim president comments

    09/22/2015 9:16:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/22/2015 | James Arlandson
    There is a subtle problem with Dr. Carson's comment that he wouldn’t support a Muslim for president. I see three issues at work here. 1. Old Islamic law is incompatible with the Constitution. Easily proven: Old Islamic law does not allow for the separation of mosque and state, while our Constitution guarantees that separation. Old Islamic law does not allow for freedom of religion, while our Constitution does. Old Islamic law does not allow for free speech with regard to religion, while our Constitution does. Those three elements prove that this archaic law disqualifies itself for the modern world....
  • Ann Coulter: Witty or Reckless? A Critique of her book: 'Adios, America'

    08/15/2015 6:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2015 | James Arlandson
    Ms. Ann H. Coulter’s book, ¡Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, is provocative, to put it mildly. Let me first acknowledge some of her key points. Yes, there is a crime problem.Yes, we need to deport criminals.Yes, we need E-verify.Yes, we need to secure our borders, even with a wall or fence, wherever feasible.Yes, we need to enforce the immigration laws already on the books, like requiring the ones who have overstayed their visas to get it straightened out (they make up the majority of illegals).Yes, American-born citizens in the Hispanic...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    02/19/2015 5:18:20 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialisticand would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world. Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades. Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped Islamic countries: 'You...
  • WH Doubles Down On Obama's Christians "Terrible Deeds" Comments

    02/10/2015 5:14:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down on President Barack Obamas comments last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, when he said, Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember during Crusades and Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country slavery and Jim Crow was all to often justified in the name of Christ.
  • The View From The High Horse

    02/08/2015 12:18:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama attempted to eviscerate a wholly righteous anger in the hearts and minds of the American people earlier this week--he took to chastisement as his verbal bludgeon of choice. But that anger, is an anger that is directed at the Islamic State for more or less living up to the basic tenets of their holy book. Those who do not share a reverence for it, rightfully point out this hypocrisy with concern for the welfare of our own children. The President's choice of venues to express these sentiments was also quite odd. The National Prayer Breakfast was once...
  • VIDEO: Obamas Deception The Crusades vs Islamic Jihad

    02/08/2015 11:27:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    viral buzz ^ | 2/8/15 | staff
    FacebookTwitterEmailMore Obama, like many before him, excuses Islamic State because the Christians did it first President Obama took to the floor during Thursday mornings National Prayer Breakfast. He defended IS by saying the Christians did it first with the Crusades.So lets actually look at how Islamic Jihad has spread across North Africa andEurope. The image above shows the Muslim conquest battles and by comparison, the image below shows the areas where the Crusades took place.That seems a lot less than President Obama would have you believeNow what the short video that explains the difference between an aggressive Muslim expansion...
  • Islam Is A Religion of Peace AND a Religion of DECAPITATIONS

    09/27/2014 5:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Yesterday at Vaughan Foods a former employee decapitated one person and was stabbing another before he was shot to death by the company C.O.O. who may have stopped a massacre. The very last line of the article reads, "The FBI is 'probing whether (the killer's) recent conversion to Islam had anything to do with the attack.'" The first reaction most people probably secretly have to that is, "Of course it did! Muslims and beheading go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, don't they?" Incidentally, that was also probably their second reaction, because beheadings are just something that seem to happen...
  • From Same-Sex Marriage to Polygamy and Polyandry

    01/13/2013 4:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2013 | James M. Arlandson
    I keep hearing same-sex marriage (SSM) activists assuring us that no one else will legally redefine the essence of marriage, after they enjoy the privilege of doing so. It's a red herring to distract us from the real issue: redefining it for them alone. But if we redefine marriage for one group, there's no logical reason to deny other nonconformist advocates their right to do so, especially if they successfully argue their version of marriage on utilitarian grounds -- it benefits or does no harm to society. I don't know who invented the slippery slope fallacy, but he or she...
  • The Biblical Way to Care for the Poor

    09/28/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT · by paradoxical · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2012 | James Arlandson
    But a decentralized government program, moving away from Washington, D.C., follows the spirit of the old Law of Moses and the new Kingdom of God that Jesus ushered in more closely than a centralized bureaucracy does. If we insist on government bureaucracy doing our charity in our place, then at least it should be local. Yet, better than any state program, individual citizens, working together, need to step up and not wait for or depend on the government to do their charity work for them. And the poor need to work. We the people need to participate. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/the_biblical_way_to_care_for_the_poor.html#ixzz27mt4wxgo
  • Review finds widespread wrongdoing in Atlanta Eagle bar raid

    06/29/2011 3:26:15 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/29/2011 | Rhonda Cook and Angel K. Brooks
    At least 10 police officers lied and then many of them deleted data on their cellphones in an attempt to hide their actions the night of a raid on a Midtown Atlanta gay bar, according to the findings of an independent review. The report from former U.S. Attorney Joe Whitley and a team of attorneys from the law firm Greenberg Traurig also found top police officials gave misleading information to the public when they answered reporters' questions about the controversial raid at the Atlanta Eagle bar on Sept. 10, 2009. A statement from the mayor's office, released late Tuesday evening...
  • Theological Roots Of Anti-Semitism In The Church

    10/22/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT · by mbeeber · 92 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Messianic Literary Corner ^ | 10/22/08 | Marshall Beeber
    Theological Roots Of Anti-Semitism In The ChurchAnti-Semitism (hatred of Jews) has it's root in both classical pagan and medieval western society. Much of the anti-Semitism present in western society can be directly traced to erroneous Christian doctrine taught both in the early and medieval Church. The root of anti-Semitism is "rebellion against the Lord's unchanging prophetic plan for Israel, the Church and the nations". Our coming Messiah rules in the hearts of His covenant people in the gentle bonds of agape love. He will return to this earth to save His people in His glorious deliverance of Jerusalem at the...
  • Soros the Guiltless

    10/15/2007 4:20:13 AM PDT · by Renfield · 28 replies · 86+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10-15-07 | James Arlandson
    One of the marks of traumatic stress is a constant feeling of guilt. Some of the rescue workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 still suffer from survivor guilt today. They constantly wonder, "Why did those people die? Why not me?" Yet guilt is what makes civilized society possible; it's what keeps us from unleashing our most selfish impulses on each other. Not everybody is capable of feeling guilt. Psychopaths do not experience it. That is a defining feature of the disorder. That is why psychopaths can do things that would haunt most of us forever. Think of O.J. Simpson, or...
  • The Truth About Muslim-Christian Marriages: Some Friendly Advice to Christians

    06/11/2007 5:55:59 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 65 replies · 1,880+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2007 | James M. Ardlandson
    Islam says that a Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. What does the Quran say on the matter? What does the New Testament teach on interfaith marriages?
  • Almost all you need to know about Arab Muslim - 'Religion of peace', To be a "good" Muslim

    01/03/2007 3:00:38 PM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 1,117+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References 'Palestinian' child abuse- Evil 'Joy'- Australia - Muslim land- Spain - Muslim land- Europe - Muslim land- Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians'- Loyalty- 'Pallywood'- (use of) Ambulances for terror- (use of) Women for terror- Human Shields- Middle east background- September 11 terror plot on London- Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate'- Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"?- Non Muslims as "Cows"- Early history- Early terrorism- Muslims & WW2- World domination & Caliphate- 'Palestinians' in Lebanon- Jordan - Black September- Syrian Crimes- Lobbies- Excuses- Global conflicts Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that...
  • Officers, Soldiers, and God (Part III of a series)

    11/26/2006 12:25:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 484+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2006 | James M. Arlandson
    Return to the Article November 25, 2006Officers, Soldiers, and GodBy James Arlandson According to the New Testament, is it possible to be honored by God and be a weapon-carrying soldier or law enforcement officer, at the same time? Does God approve of soldiers and officers of the State? Does he condemn the military? If not, may individual Christians serve, Scripturally speaking, in law enforcement and the military? This article, Part 3 in the series on pacifism and the sword in the New Testament, discusses lawful military and civil officers of the State. Some were soldiers who seek repentance from John...
  • Danish paper sues Muslims lawyer in cartoons case(Jyllands-Posten)

    05/02/2006 5:09:00 PM PDT · by milestogo · 6 replies · 314+ views
    Danish paper sues Muslims lawyer in cartoons case COPENHAGEN: A Danish newspaper said on Tuesday it had filed a defamation lawsuit against a lawyer representing a group of Muslim organisations that sued the daily for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Jyllands-Posten sued Michael Christiani Havemann for saying its top editors ordered a cartoonists to deliberately make a gross drawing of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) because those solicited by freelance artists were not good enough. The 12 cartoons published by the daily in September prompted angry mobs to attack Western embassies in Muslim countries, including...
  • The Cartoon Wars Are Over (We Lost)

    04/24/2006 6:16:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 74 replies · 2,247+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 1, 2006 | Duncan Currie
    "EVER SINCE THOSE CARTOONS in Denmark, the rules have changed. Nobody shows an image of Muhammad anymore." When a character on the animated TV show South Park made that avowal a few weeks ago, he could easily have been speaking for media outlets across Europe and North America. This past winter's Cartoon Jihad occasioned far fewer robust defenses of press freedom than it did craven surrenders to the threats of radicals. Now, even South Park, Comedy Central's irreverent powerhouse, has felt the backlash.Sometime in March, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker approached network executives with their idea for...
  • Danish TV Seeks Forgiveness with Veiled Anchor Woman

    04/04/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT · by iPod Shuffle · 25 replies · 935+ views
    Zaman ^ | 4/3/06
    Danish TV Seeks Forgiveness with Veiled Anchor Woman By Hasan Cucuk, Copenhagen Published: Monday, April 03, 2006 zaman.com Harshly criticized for the cartoon crisis in the international arena, the Danish government continues its "image repairing" activities in the eyes of the Muslims. Danish state channel DR2 employed a Muslim woman that practices wearing the headscarf to present a TV program in the frame of "respect towards different thoughts and beliefs." Palestinian-origin Asmaa Abdulhamid, in the eight-week program, will host a different guest every week together with Danish journalist Adam Holm and ask questions in accordance with her beliefs. DR2 explained...
  • Canada's Western Standard magazine charged for publishing Danish cartoons

    03/30/2006 6:22:35 AM PST · by GMMAC · 41 replies · 1,094+ views
    Western Standard via e-mail ^ | March 30, 2006 | Ezra Levant
    Dear Western Standard reader, Our magazine has been sued for publishing the Danish cartoons, and I need your help to fight back! As you know, the Western Standard was the only mainstream media organ in Canada to publish the Danish cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed. We did so for a simple reason: the cartoons were the central fact in one of the largest news stories of the year, and we're a news magazine. We publish the facts and we let our readers make up their minds. Advertisers stood with us. Readers loved the fact that we treated them...
  • The Muhammad caricatures We must learn to see our own cultural blindness (Puke Alert)

    03/24/2006 2:17:08 PM PST · by robowombat · 22 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Muhammad caricatures (3) The speck and the log: We must learn to see our own cultural blindness PressInfo # 235 March 17, 2006 By Jan Oberg, TFF director Muhammad (1) Freedom of Suppression Muhammad (2) But there is a context ! Muhammad (3) We must learn to see our own cultural blindness Denna artikel p svenska Denne artikel p dansk If something leads to the worst political crisis since 1945 in an otherwise stable, democratic country such as Denmark, it should be worth asking some deeper questions: What is this about? Can those leading and living in Denmark learn...
  • Iranian paper gets 700 cartoons about Holocaust

    03/14/2006 11:35:21 AM PST · by Dan Middleton · 22 replies · 944+ views
    TEHRAN, Iran An Iranian newspapers contest for Holocaust-related cartoons has drawn entries from 200 people, with some drawings mocking the World War II slaughter. One entry shows Jews going into a gas pipeline. Most contest entrants are Iranian, but six are Americans and a few cartoons have been submitted from as far away as Indonesia and Brazil, according to the Hamshahri newspaper. A few of the drawings have been posted online. Hamshahri began the contest last month as a test of the Wests readiness to print cartoons about the Nazi killing of 6 million Jews. The contest, which runs...
  • Muhammad and Massacre of the Qurayza Jews

    02/27/2006 4:37:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies · 3,239+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 25th, 2006 | James Arlandson
    In AD 627, Muhammad committed an atrocity against the last remaining major tribe of Jews in Medina: the Qurayza. He beheaded the men and the pubescent boys and enslaved the women and children. In doing this, he wiped an entire tribe off the map to use the recent language of the President of Iran.To understand how and why this atrocity unfolded, some straightforward history of early Islam is helpful.BackgroundThe immediate background of this mass extermination and enslavement is the Battle of the Trench (or Ditch), in February-March-April (the exact calculations vary), AD 627. This battlethough it ended up being a...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    11/28/2005 6:08:48 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 14 replies · 1,905+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27th, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialisticand would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world (http://americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=4726&search=arlandson). Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades. Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped Islamic countries:...
  • Muhammad and the Jews

    06/30/2005 7:01:45 AM PDT · by mal · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Everyone knows that many millions of the Muslims in the Arab world have a deep hostility towards Jews or the Jew. It seems to have reached a metaphysical level or has debased into an irrational state of mind. The question is: where does it come from? From the anti-Israel news media? The media are powerful. So they may be a factor, partially. Leaders in the Arab world and wider Muslim world constantly shriek that Israel is the oppressor, so this may be a factor in the hostility, but evidence that millions of average Muslims are influenced by their leaders on...
  • Does Islam Improve on Christianity?

    04/02/2005 11:38:43 AM PST · by quidnunc · 112 replies · 1,656+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 2, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Does Muhammad fulfill and complete the mission and ministry of Christ? Muhammad answers with an emphatic yes. Basic Islamic theology teaches that since Allah sent Gabriel down with the Quran to Muhammad the messenger of Allah, Muhammad and the Quran fulfill and complete the mission of Christ and the New Testament. Muhammad seems to recognize the value of the Bible (Suras 4:47; 4:136; 4:163; 5:44-48; 5:82-83; 6:92, 154), but ultimately Christianity and the New Testament must yield to Islam and the Quran, the new and superior revelation. Sura (Chapter) 5:15-16 illustrates Muhammad's viewpoint. In the context of Muhammad's distortion of...
  • The fatal flaw in communism

    03/16/2005 7:57:51 PM PST · by Archon of the East · 37 replies · 3,892+ views
    THE AMERICAN THINKER ^ | 3/16/2005 | Jim Arlandson
    The fatal flaw in communism March 16th, 2005 Once in a while I hear a student or another sincere thinker assert that communism in its purest form is good, but that no society has yet practiced it purely. If a society were to do so, it would make capitalism look like, well, Soviet and Eastern European communism of only a decade and a half ago. Conversely, it is also asserted that capitalism is intrinsically bad, but somehow the US by blind luck has managed to pull off a bad systembarely. Are these two opposite assertions true? No, and heres why....
  • Domestic violence in the Quran

    02/15/2005 7:45:39 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 222+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Does the Quran permit husbands to hit their wives, or not? Summer Hathout is a prosecutor in Los Angeles, an activist for womens rights, and a Muslim. She denies that Islam promotes domestic violence, concluding in her short article: To those of us who know Islam and the Quran, violence against women is so antithetical to the teachings of Islam that we look at those who use our religion against us as misguided, misinformed or malevolent. On the other hand, Saudi television aired a talk show that discussed this issue. Scrolling three-fourths of the way down the link, the readers...
  • Jihad: Quran 9:123 v. Matthew 10:34

    01/08/2005 1:35:05 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 247+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 8, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Muslim apologists frequently quote Matthew 10:34, which mentions a sword, drawing a parallel between Christianity and Islam: Jesus and Muhammad both endorse jihad, so why would Christians today complain about it in Islam? However, this parallel is deadly flawed. To explain more effectively how the two Founders differ, this article follows a particular method of exegesis (detailed analysis of a text). First, the historical context of the two verses is explained, so their meaning can be made clear. Second, the literary contextthe verses surrounding the two targeted versesis quoted or summarized, so we do not look at the two verses...
  • Muhammads wars v. Gods wars

    12/28/2004 7:00:21 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 190+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 28, 2004 | James Arlandson
    It is frequently stated by Muslim apologists that Muhammads wars on Arab polytheists are just like the wars on the pagan peoples in the Old Testament. But this is not true. First, a warning to the reader: This topic leads us into the harsh realities behind some divine commands. If the reader believes that God would never ordain any killing whatsoever, then he or she does not understand all of the Bible, and he or she should skip over this unpleasant article. Before we begin, though, it should be pointed out that Gods best is always to do good to...
  • The Logic Of Weakness

    07/10/2004 12:00:17 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 1 replies · 450+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2004 | Jim Arlandson
    July 10th, 2004 The logic of weakness June 30th, 2004 The Democrats and the Left seem hell-bent to topple President Bush at any cost. Ted Kennedy says, boiled down to its essence, that Abu Ghraib prison is now under new US management that equaled that of Saddam. The last I heard, the prisoners are still alive and eating permitted food. Who knows what happened to the prisoners under Saddam? Thus, the Democrats and the Left have attacked the war unwisely -- a replay of Vietnam. During the peak of the Democratic campaign, Howard Dean said the US should pull out...
  • The Terrorist Logic Of Strength

    07/10/2004 11:46:33 AM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 3 replies · 340+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 9, 2004 | James Arlandson
    July 10th, 2004 The terrorist logic of strength July 9th, 2004 Terrorists would rather fight a weak and discordant opponent so they can win the war they started and impose their ultimate goal. In American politics today, Kerry and the Democrats are the opponents they would prefer to face as leaders of the Great Satan. The argument is repeated here, briefly: 1. We terrorists believe that if our enemy is weak and discordant, then we will have a better chance of winning and fulfilling our goal. 2. Kerry and the Democrats, our enemy, are weak and discordant. 3. Therefore, we...