Overview for islam

Islamist Violence Harms Muslims the Most

According to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the reaction to the Paris fire-bombing of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is another example of how fearful Western society is of offending Islamic extremists. Hirsi Ali is the Somali woman who fled to Europe to escape an arranged marriage with …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Wednesday November 9, 2011

After Gaddafi's Rule, Libya Gets Sharia Law

If George Bush's adventures ended up handing Iraq on a silver platter to America's enemies in Iran, President Obama's softer and gentler imperialism has been the catalyst that stands to deliver North Africa into the hands of the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Dumb and Dumber could hardly ask …

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Written by Tarek Fatah on Friday October 28, 2011

Sharia Banking is Bad Islam

At Huffington Post Canada , Tarek Fatah explains why the Canadian experiment in Sharia banking has collapsed: The leading promoter of Sharia banking in Canada,  UM Financial Inc. has gone into  receivership without much fanfare. None of the nation's newspapers have bothered to report the …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Tuesday October 18, 2011

Norway and the Global War on Terror

The terrible crime in Norway appears confirmed as the vicious work of a Norwegian possessed by some form of far-right politics. Thus far, the killer is reported to have acted alone, although it cannot be excluded that he belong to some small crazed local group. As we grieve for the heart-rendi…

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Written by David Frum on Saturday July 23, 2011

What Scott D'Amboise Told FrumForum

A number of people have requested to know the context of the quotes from Scott D’Amboise. Originally, we were asking him about some endorsements he received – but he said something interesting about Obama’s religion, so we conducted a follow-up interview to focus on that comment. Here are …

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Written by Nicole Glass on Wednesday July 20, 2011

Yale's Anti-Semitism U-Turn

Yale University today announced a new anti-semitism program just weeks after scrapping another initiative, a move which drew widespread criticism. Just weeks after deciding to close the Yale Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism, Yale University  announced today that it …

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Written by Fred Messner on Monday June 20, 2011

Thought From Engelsberg

Was Shiite Islam the first ideology when it emerged more than a thousand years ago, promising that justice could be achieved if only the right rulers were installed? The Engelsberg conference takes place in an elegant manor house adjoining the largely shuttered steelworks which made the fortune of …

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Written by David Frum on Thursday June 9, 2011

Hirsi Ali: Honor Killings on the Rise in the West

Islamic honor killings are becoming more common in the West and Ayaan Hirsi Ali is determined to get authorities to take the problem seriously. Islamic honor killings are making appearances in the West, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali is determined to do something about it. Hirsi Ali is the founder of the …

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Written by Tessa Berenson on Thursday June 2, 2011

Abbas Wakes Up to Honor Killings

Maybe before launching attacks on its neighbors, the Palestinian Authority should complete the work of dragging its penal code into the 18th century? As Palestinians attempt to invade Israel, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas suggests it may at last be time to punish men who murder …

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Written by David Frum on Monday May 16, 2011

Have We Won the War on Terror?

In 2001, we feared that radical Islam might gain money and nukes. Since then, radical Islam has been contained, marginalized, bypassed - and then shot above the eye by an American special forces team. Has the war on terror already been won? Or to put it another way: Is the killing of bin Laden …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday May 3, 2011

The Post-Bin Laden World

Bin Laden's death will have serious strategic implications in the years to come, most clearly in the U.S. relationship with Pakistan. Here are five strategic implications of the bin Laden killing: 1) The US begins to recognize Pakistan less as a strategic partner, more as a strategic problem if …

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Written by David Frum on Monday May 2, 2011

Questions for Libya Non-Interventionists

George Will posed some questions for those arguing for the U.S. to intervene in Libya. But those skeptical about intervention also have some tough questions to consider. George Will posed some questions for Libya interventionists the other day.  Here are some questions for non-interventionist…

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Written by David Frum on Friday March 11, 2011

France’s Far Right Gets a New Face

Jean Marie Le Pen’s tenure as head of the far right French National Front party is coming to an end. Can his daughter help the party break into the mainstream? Jean Marie Le Pen’s legacy as head of the far right French National Front party is slowly coming to an end. The old, flamboyant and …

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Written by Robin Tim Weis on Sunday March 6, 2011

Feminism's Multicultural Blind Spot

Throughout Europe, women's rights are regressing rather than advancing, as immigration from North Africa and the Middle East transforms European societies. The first International Women's Day was observed in Germany a century ago. How are things for women in Germany today? Pretty good, you …

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Written by David Frum on Saturday March 5, 2011