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Steyn

~ RARE TORONTO “Viva Steyn” t-shirt sighting …. (5fof)

Levant

~ A GOOD SUMMARY of the Ezra Battles: “Welcome Mancow listeners” …. (Ez)

~ AUGUST blog rankings ….(ezralevant.com)

~ FIRST EZRA’S MAG, Then this: “Small Canadian publishing company for sale” …. (fivefeetoffury)

FreeSpeechery

“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party and of course in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course there are many courageous individuals but they have no determining influence on public life.”

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, RIP -

~ R.I.P. THE RUSSIAN PROPHET — Goodbye Alexander Solzhenitsyn; Alexander Solzhenitsyn, RIP; The Shaidle weighs in; TimeImmortal here: “A tireless champion of human rights — genuine human rights — he will be missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Solzhenitsyn — God grant you peace, and may you rejoice forever in His unending Kingdom. Here’s Jay Nordlinger; and Victor Davis Hanson: “In the end, his epitaph is that no one in the 20th-century did more than he to bring down a horrific and bloodthirsty system that sought at any price to destroy the free mind and all that it entails.” …. (Various)

~ KAY VS. HRCS: Nevermind Reform, Scrap The Whole Thing …. (DwE)

~ AP OBIT FOR Solzhenitsyn Ignores His Christian Faith; “Yet it was in that speech — “A World Split Apart” — Baptist theologian Albert Mohler argues, that Solzhenitsyn famously diagnosed secularism as a disease corrupting the West and, what’s more, he did so thoroughly anchored in his Orthodox Christian faith” …. (Various)

~ ALEXANDER Solzhenitsyn Set the Stage for Reagan and Walesa; Alexander Solzhenitsyn denounced the West too, but we didn’t want to know. NRO THE EDITORS: Solzhenitsyn was a great and important man “Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, R.I.P.” …. (pj, TeleG, Nro)

~ NEW ENGLISH REVIEW: “..the overwhelming tendency in the Western world today is toward the restriction of speech (see Ezra Levant, Mark Steyn, Oriana Fallaci, Brigitte Bardot and all those in the future who will undoubtedly come under official censure for speaking their minds about Islam) and just as the ultimate symbol of the previous Dark Age was the Inquisition (even though those Inquisitions actually occurred later), we may fully expect a new Dark Age to be ushered in by a new Inquisition which, just like the previous one, will be conducted for our own good” …. (NER)

~ SOLZH VIA JIWA– “The next war may well bury Western civilization forever” …. (JiWa)

~ KATHY: “Thanks to everyone yesterday… who went shopping through my Amazon.com links!” …. (5fof)

~ DEFAMATION Of Religion Thought Crime Gains Steam At UN …. (DwE)

~ SAITH SHAIDLE: “Sound like anybody we know?” …. (5fof)

~ CANADA’S HUMAN RIGHTS commissions are in urgent need of reform to prevent complainants hijacking them as political platforms, according to B’nai Brith Canada …. (downwitheverybody)

~ SHOTGUN BLOG: “Is Immigration a Problem?” …. (WS)

~ THAT “JESUS SUCKS” THING= A New CHRC complaint. Or Would He Have Said To Forgive Them? …. (shotgun, DwE)

~ LET’S DEBATE, Not Dehumanize, by Elizabeth Scalia …. (pjmedia)

~ THE GODLESS EUSSR… new privacy law means “Greece: Teaching of Religion is Optional From Today”. Because good intentions and bureaucracy almost always mean endless unintended and often hurtful consequences …. (ansamed.info)

~ BUS-FASCISM: “Notwithstanding one weird and horrifying murder aboard a prairie Greyhound bus last week, this editorial board refuses to be part of the great chain of hysteria that links hyperventilating news consumers, fearmongering TV producers and pandering politicians. Here is our suggestion for what ought to be done to upgrade the security of bus transportation after the knife killing of Tim McLean by a fellow Greyhound bus passenger: nothing. Leave the system alone.” Nope: advocate people to take first-aid, survival, and basic courses in protecting yourself and others. Then again, that might may people less dependent on the government and suchlike …. (am770chqr)

~ JUST ASKING, IS ALL.. “What if when I tried to write about vegetarianism the meat lobby had me shut down. What if the coffee federation silenced me when I said we should pay more for a cup of coffee because the labourers don’t make enough? What if the government brought me up on charges when I suggest that detainees are being treated unfairly in military prisons?” …. (DwE)

~ MANHOOD DOWN! “Why did men riding Greyhound bus not rush and overcome killer who beheaded fellow passenger?”…. (cfp)

~ : “Reining in the human rights commission industry – Interim editor Paul Tuns discusses the critical need to control HRCs’ abuse of power.” …. (theinterim.ca)

~ CONTRA THE EUSSR.. Who Rules in Denmark?; and “Ten member states of the EU have expressed their support for Denmark in its current struggle to retain its own immigration laws” …. (GoV)

~ CRUNCHY FASCISM: “We Get It, We Get It! Like The “95 Theses” Thing, Right?” …. (DwE)

~ DEMOCRACY DOWN! No to no, the referendum-free EU; and “If Tibet has the right to independence, so have EU nations” …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ OH. YOU MEAN The First Legal System Still Investigates Hate Crimes? …. (DwE)

~ GREAT MOMENTS in Politically Incorrect Advertising …. (dustmybroom)

~ SUPREME COURT: Police Discriminated Against Shoplifter By Not Giving Her A Job …. (DwE)

~ SMILES, EVERYONE! “Olympics Official: We’re Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time” …. (DwE)

~ UNICORNS & BUTTERFLIES! Baptists pastors continue ignoring Islamic theology in favor of platitudes of peace and harmony …. (JiWa)

~ UN CHICKY Louise Arbour, Pride Of Canada …. (DwE)

~ SCARAMOUCHE on “Totalitarian “eloquence”: Years ago I was hired to write a speech for a provincial cabinet minister. I wasn’t familiar with the minister’s speaking style, or for that matter, with the minister, who was rather obscure and hailed from some rural Ontario hamlet. His communications director wasn’t too forthcoming, but I got the impression that the minister wasn’t exactly a paragon of eloquence” …. (scaramouche)

~ WELL-DONE, THEN! “Fidel Castro hates Edmonton!” …. (Shotgun)

Sado-Jihadism

~ DISCUSS (1) “Convert from Islam to Christianity shot dead in Somalia.” in light of (2) “If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.” — Muhammad …. (JiWa)

~ SPARKS FLY BETWEEN Jews and Muslims in Toronto …. (JiWa)

~ LEBANON’S PUPPET-GOV green-lights the jihad: If Hellzbollocks wants to go ahead and fire any or all of its tens of thousands of mullah-supplied missiles at the Zionist entity, it’s okey-dokey with Beirut …. (scaramouche)

~ EGYPTIAN Copts: “We have liberty of speech, and religion, but it’s as if somebody was telling us at the same time, ‘Don’t speak and don’t practice your religion’” …. (JiWa)

~ DESECRATION– “Design consisting of crescent and minarets to serve as memorial for Flight 93 and its self-sacrificing heroes. The phrase “turning in their graves” just keeps flashing in my mind, for some reason” …. (JiWa)

~ NORWEGIAN ISLAMIC COUNCIL Refuses to Condemn Death Penalty for Homosexuality… Multiculturalism at its finest …. (Wz)

~ INDONESIA: Urged on over mosque loudspeakers, Muslims go on rampage against students of Christian theological school to “drive out the unwanted neighbor” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ RELIGION OF… Pakistan: Christan Family Warned They’ll Face, “Dire Consequences if They Refuse to Embrace Islam”; Nigeria: Reports Finds Increasing Attacks on Christians in Muslim North, plus forced conversions …. (Wz)

~ GIANT CRANIUM OF EVIL– “Al-Qaeda MIT scientist in custody in Afghanistan!” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ THE YELLOW BELLY OF TEXAS? “The Lone Star overpowered by the Crescent: Texas companies give in to Muslim employee demands” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ PEEK-A-BOO: Behind the Veil at the Islamic Saudi Academy, by Jerry Gordon …. (newenglishreview)

~ DEATH TO AMERICA TV! “Al-Jazeera and the Released Terrorist’s Birthday Party” …. (memri.org)

~ OH THOSE PESKY GRADE THREES.. “Setting a minimum marriage age “has been a proposal since 2000, but the Yemeni parliament’s Islamic Sharia Codification Committee has not yet presented the amendments to parliament for discussion” …. (JiWa)

~ CHICKENS convert en masse to Islamofascism …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ A MONUMENT To Tolerance– And a Glaring Example of a No-Go Area in Denmark, by Norman Berdichevsky …. (NE)

~ TYSON FOODS & A War Against Labor Day? …. (nrotc)

~ SAFETY FIRST! An Act To Protect First Responders Fighting Terrorism …. (newenglishreview)

~ SWEDEN: Politician Says Thief who Stole her Wallet was Muslim, Politician Accused of Islamophobia …. (Wz)

~ FUN WITH INFLUENCING YOUTH: Two speakers of note are slated to speak this coming weekend at the Islamic Society of Toronto’s Youth Tarbiyah Conference—Harpoon Siddiqui and Imam Zaid Shakir …. (scaramouche)

~ THOSE EVIL JOOOOS Won’t Give Palestinians Free Health-Care if They Refuse to Answer Security Questions (Update) AFP Offers Picture Evidence …. (Wz)

~ GHOST OF FLEA: “my hostility toward Islam – my “islamophobia” – is grounded in my understanding of Islamic scripture and the example provided by all polities I am aware of that have been governed by recourse to Islamic law. My objections are to sexism, racism, homophobia and antisemitism; all -isms whose criticism used to be advanced by the left and have now been abandoned out of cynicism, naked political opportunism and at the first sign of the big bad wolf” …. (GoaF)

~ COPENHAGEN, Denmark, (Agencies): Seven Muslim organisations will file suit in Denmark’s highest court against newspaper editors who in 2005 first published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), one of the groups said yesterday …. (factjo.com)

~ SHARIA BITES A SHARIAC: A SAUDI judge who served as head of an Islamic court has reportedly been arrested in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on charges of possessing and using drugs …. (Wz)

~ BLOOD-MONEY: Palestinians donate $29,500 to Obama …. (therealbarackobama)

~ HAROON’S Woo on Yoo …. (am770chqr)

~ REMEMBERING THE HORROR: “How the Munich massacre mirrors current events and exposes a people” …. (the-girl-in-blue.blog)

~ SOFT-JIHADI CAIR pontificates list of demands — including “apologies,” “religious accommodations,” and “sensitivity and diversity training” — to Abercrombie & Ditch …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ GIRL ON THE RIGHT– Ahmed Al-Fartoosi, “He Who Makes Rude Noises” …. (girlontheright.com)

~ JEWS GOT COOTIES II: “Another Racist Conference On The Horizon?” …. (DwE)

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