Archive for February, 2010

February 16, 2010

Mark Steyn – Islamization and Jihad.

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February 16, 2010

An interview with Robert Spencer about global Jihad goals, the idea of ‘religious equivalence’, and the suppression of free speech. There may be separation of Church and State, but nobody said anything about the separation of Mosque and State.

February 16, 2010

Soft Jihad and Libel Tourism — highlights from “Free Speech in an Age of Jihad”

February 16, 2010

A video on ‘Libel Tourism’ — the practice of searching for a friendly jurisdiction in order to silence a person’s free speech by use of lawsuits.

Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World

February 16, 2010

Get the ebook in PDF format. Right click and select ‘Save Target As’: Alms_For_Jihad

From Wikipedia:

In August 2007, the publisher, Cambridge University Press, removed the work from circulation under pressure from a libel action lawsuit filed against them in the British legal system by wealthy Saudi Khalid Salim A. Bin Mahfouz because the book accused him of funding al-Qaeda. Mahfouz had previously also forced the censorship of four other books:

Within hours, Alms for Jihad became one of the 100 most sought after titles on Amazon.Com and eBay in the United States. Cambridge University Press sent a letter to libraries asking them to remove copies from circulation. CUP subsequently sent out copies of an “errata” sheet. The American Library Association issued a recommendation to libraries still holding Alms for Jihad: “Given the intense interest in the book, and the desire of readers to learn about the controversy first hand, we recommend that U.S. libraries keep the book available for their users.”

The decision did not have the support of the book’s authors and was criticised by some who claimed it was incompatible with freedom of speech and with freedom of the press and that it indicated that English libel laws were excessively strict. In a New York Times Book Review (7 October 2007), United States Congressman Frank R. Wolf described Cambridge’s settlement as “basically a book burning.”

CUP pointed out that, at that time, it had already sold most of its copies of the book. Kevin Taylor, intellectual property director at Cambridge University Press, stated that the book cited sources, “whose falsity had been established to the satisfaction of the English courts” in previous cases.

First Post: Defending Free Speech

February 15, 2010

Live free or die!