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There has been a lot of discussion for some time around Australian cricketer Michael Clarke’s Arabic-language tattoo. Abu Eesa explains what it means: After looking at a few pictures it is clear that both lines say: ألم الإنضباط هو شيء مثل الألم من خيبة الأمل This can be translated as: The pain of discipline is...
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Over at  conservative website Town Hall, Anne Fortenberry offers a “Christian perspective” on Ramadan.  Note the passive aggressive tone as she writes about her “Muslim friends” and the gratuitous photo to the left of the main body of text.
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Pastor Danny Nailiah of Catch the Fire Ministries and his wacky predictions are a favourite of this site.  He most recently appeared in the media for claiming to have predicted the bushfires in Victoria after receiving a: a flash from the Spirit of God: that His conditional protection has been removed from the nation of...
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ABC News Reader Virginia Haussegger writes on her blog: I’ve seen it elsewhere around the world, but I didn’t expect to see it here. Certainly not on a hot summer’s afternoon at the Canberra Centre. But there it was. A ghostly figure walking towards me, clad from head to toe in a heavy black niqab,...
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Jill Singer offers a defence of Sarkozy’s proposed “burka ban” in the Herald Sun today, arguing that it should be illegal to wear it because she thinks it is ugly and may be uncomfortable on hot days.  She writes: No matter what your personal views about the burka — a symbol of oppression or expression...
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From the website: IPN’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism was inspired by the 19th-century French philosopher and journalist Frédéric Bastiat. The prize was developed to encourage and reward writers whose published works promote the institutions of a free society: limited government, rule of law brokered by an independent judiciary, protection of private property, free markets, free...
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French President Sarkozy says that the “burqa” is not welcome in France and has given his support to a law that will make it illegal for a woman to wear the garment: Mr Sarkozy said that while freedom of religion was paramount in France, the burqa represented a symbol of the debasement and servitude of...
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The Sunday Telegraph reports today that the National Australia Bank (NAB) is to offer “Muslim-friendly” loans that do not charge interest. For the trial’s purposes NAB will pump $15 million from its not-for-profit finance division into the program, which will distribute the funds through various community finance schemes around the country. The bank will monitor...
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Ameer Ali returns to the pages of the The Australian with the same argument he and others made famous during the Howard Era:  the government must use taxpayer’s money to fund some project or else Muslims might do something really, really, really bad. The Rudd government should urgently boost funding for high-quality Islamic studies courses,...
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Obama’s speech to Muslims cut the legs from underneath the grievance merchants in our community. It is a wedge between mainstream Muslims and extreme elements who feed of the sentiments of victimization. I expect it will be very well received by most except those Muslims who are pathologically incapable of appreciating anything beyond their own...
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