American Freedom Defense Initiative Co-Founder Calls for Killings, Mosque Burnings

Charles Johnson notes: One of the groups founded by anti-Muslim demagogues Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer is called the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an “umbrella” group that provides cover for their other activities and funding for their anti-Muslim advertisements. John Jay, one of the founding members of the board of AFDI and a very frequent commenter […]

Nadine Dorries MP Asked Police to Use “Public Disorder Act” [sic] Against Bloggers

At Ministry of Truth, Unity discusses a letter which Nadine Dorries sent to the Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police about critical bloggers. A redacted version of the letter was received by Tim Ireland following an Freedom of Information Request: …I note that Tim was not the only blogger about whom Dorries complained in this letter – two […]

Mail on Sunday Whips Up “BCE” Hysteria

As has been widely reported, the latest Mail on Sunday decided that the most important thing we all need to know about is the fact that parts of the BBC website use the dating terms “BCE” and “CE”, rather than the more old-fashioned “BC” and “AD”. While most of us don’t give this long-established academic convention a second […]

World Public Forum Announces “Draft Agenda” for 2011 Conference

The World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” has announced the “draft agenda” for its 2011 meeting in Rhodes: plenary sessions and panels range from “The Future and Identity of Civilizations” and “Maintaining Family Values in the 21st Century” through to “Prospect and Possibilities of Dialogue in Russian-Ukrainian Economic Cooperation”, and, as in previous years, there’s […]

Another “Anti-Shariah” Conference

 Speakers include Christian Legal Centre’s Paul Diamond  Good news for those who think there aren’t enough conflabs about how Islam is a threat to the values of USA: Preserving Freedom Conference Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 8:00am to 5:15pm (ET) The Constitution or Sharia – Preserving Freedom Conference The conference, which will be held at […]

Omar Tarazi Libel Case Dropped

Omar Tarazi, who acted as lawyer for Rifqa Bary’s parents in her 2009 custody case, has written about his legal dispute with Pamela Geller: After a year of fighting, Pamela Geller finally caved in and agreed to permanently take down all of her defamatory posts regarding me to settle the lawsuit…  In the end, it was […]

Quilliam Foundation: Lies and Abuse

The Quilliam Foundation is a British Muslim anti-extremist think-tank which has been regarded with scepticism by some due to its past government funding and for a perceived affinity with neo-conservatism. Despite that, I take the view that anti-extremist efforts acting in good faith ought to be supported in general, and I’ve tended to agree with […]

More on Poor-Quality Counter Terrorism Training at the FBI

Wired has published a follow-up to its July report on poor quality “counter-terrorism” training at the FBI: At the Bureau’s training ground in Quantico, Virginia, agents are shown a chart contending that the more “devout” a Muslim, the more likely he is to be “violent.” Those destructive tendencies cannot be reversed, an FBI instructional presentation adds: […]

Baptising Beck

Warren Throckmorton has the latest on David Barton and Glenn Beck: David Barton is feeling the criticism from Worldview Weekend founder Brannon Howse. Today, Barton responded to some of those criticisms as he framed them. Howse is particularly concerned that David Barton’s partnership with Glenn Beck leads Christians to believe that Beck is a Christian or […]

Some Other Groups and the EDL

An item from 3 September posted at Demotix by a photographer named Peter Marshall has details of an “Alternative Action Anti-Sharia Protest in London”: AA brings together a number of “patriot activist groups” which have previously demonstrated with the EDL but now want to dissociate themselves from the loutish behaviour, violence and racism that has attended […]