Monthly Archives: September 2009

Part 2—General McChrystal, Read Arun Shourie…Immediately!

Arun Shourie As the duty (to wage Jihad) is an overriding one all means are permissible. “War is stratagem, “ the Prophet says, “War is deceit.” (Sahih Muslim, Volume III, pp. 945, 990-991; Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, pp. 166-67; Sunan … Continue reading

General McChrystal, Read Arun Shourie…Immediately!

My colleague Diana West has another essential, trenchant analysis of the Islamic correctness—founded upon provably false, and ultimately delusional conceptions of Islamic doctrine—that underpins General Stanley McChrystal’s Afghanistan assessment. This very dangerous fool’s errand is epitomized by the General’s effort … Continue reading

Death for Apostasy on The Nile

Original illustration of an Egyptian Muslim woman from Lane’s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians   E.W. Lane wrote an informative firsthand account of life in Egypt (An Account of the Manners and Customs of … Continue reading

Why Do 78% of Pakistani Muslims Favor Killing “Apostates” From Islam?

Ma’ariful Qur’an by Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi (1898-1976), former Grand Mufti of (pre-Partition) India, and founder of Darul Ulum Karachi, is the best known Koranic commentary in Urdu. In an essay of mine published yesterday at The American Thinker focusing … Continue reading

The Threat to Rifqa Bary in Its Ultimate Context

Father Michel Hayek (d. 2005): His frank words contextualize the threat to Rifqa Bary   Retired FBI agent John Guandolo recently eviscerated the distressingly incompetent and stupid Florida Department of Law Enforcement pseudo-investigation—fully compliant with the jihadist front CAIR’s “guidance”—of … Continue reading

“We Vote for a Candidate Who is First a Muslim, Second an Afghan and Finally, Someone Who Can Serve His People.”

In No Hurr(i)y(ya) for Freedom?   A report  by the Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) includes these observations which echo the depressing conclusions of Western scholars of Islam recorded several decades ago in The Encyclopedia of Islam. Although utterly … Continue reading

Perversely Guileless in Ghazni—From Doughboys to Goat Boys?

From This….   …To This? “drink lots of tea, eat lots of goat, get to know the people.”    Diana West has a chilling and infuriating blog about how the sheer perversity of our  “drink lots of tea, eat lots … Continue reading

Islam Without Camouflage and Our “See No Islam” Intelligentsia

H.A.R. Gibb on D.S. Margoliouth (d. 1940) “…the criticism of other, and often less qualified, scholars seldom moved him from his convictions.” From “David Samuel Margoliouth, 1858-1940,” an obituary by the great Islamic scholar H. A. R. Gibb, published in … Continue reading