Rhodes: Papanicolaou and Jerry Boykin Induct Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff Into Chivalric Order

At Gates of Vienna, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff recounts a recent visit to Rhodes, where she was invested as a “Dame of Grace of the Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta — The Ecumenical Order”: In March of this year, during the launch of “The United West”, I had the great […]

Telegraph: “2,000 Terrorist Plotters” in UK, 200 “Actively Planning Suicide Attacks”

From Sean Rayment at the Telegraph: At least 200 potential terrorists are actively planning suicide attacks while living freely in Britain, intelligence chiefs have warned ministers. A senior intelligence source has revealed that the figure is a “conservative” estimate of the threat facing the country from UK-based Islamist suicide bombers. The would-be killers are among […]

“CE” Purged from Daily Mail Article

That was spotted by Angry Mob, who observes: Initially they updated it to BC, rather than AD… Brilliant. Although credited to “Daily Mail Reporter”, the article is actually a pared-down cut-and-pasted press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. As readers may recall, the Mail on Sunday was just last week at the forefront of a campaign to […]

Interview with New EDL Jewish Division Leader

A website called European Son has an interview with James Cohen, the new head of the English Defence League’s Jewish Division (Roberta Moore stepped down in June, complaining of anti-Semitism, and links with the main EDL have been strained). Cohen expounds on how the British government has been plotting to destroy “British values”, and on the […]

An Open Letter to Jim Wallis from Writers about American Religion and Politics

I was recently asked, and agreed, to add my name to the following letter, in response to an article by Jim Wallis published here. My name’s position at the top of the list of signees is purely an accident of alphabetization. I previously blogged on Mark Pinsky, who is discussed in the letter, here.  Dear Jim […]

Pat Robertson Lapin Up 9/11 Bible Prophecy Nonsense

A double-whammy of stupidity from Rabbi Daniel Lapin, in conversation with Pat Robertson: The Torah, in ancient Jewish wisdom the Bible, actually explains something which we have lived through which is one of the great mysteries: the plot of 9/11… Not only do we find references in Zachariah to four mysterious crafts that come through between […]

Geller and Spencer Downplay John Jay Links

John Joseph Jay has become God’s lonely man: …i am despised by the left.  toxic to my friends, those who remain.  and, seemingly either ridiculous or not of interest to all others, just not relevant in any particular, it would seem. [….] i have no editorial, nor intellectual, nor administrative connection with either “f.d.i.” or […]

Oslo Police Prosecutor “Would Like to Speak To” Alan Lake

From Reuters: Police in Oslo say they want to interview Alan Lake, whom they believe is a key figure in Britain’s anti-Islamist English Defence League EDL, to find out if he may have been an ideological source of inspiration to Breivik. “Alan Lake is an obvious person we would like to speak to,” Oslo police […]

USA Today Op-Ed Claims David Barton and John Hagee are “Marginal Figures”

Three completely marginal amigos 2006: At USA Today, Mark I Pinsky explains how John Hagee is a central figure in a new alliance between “Southern Jews and Evangelicals”: …[I]n November 2005, more than 1,000 evangelicals from central Florida gathered at a local hotel and raised more than $100,000 to buy an ambulance for Magen David […]

FBI Removes “All Training Materials Related to Religion and Culture” for Vetting

NPR has a follow-up to Wired‘s recent reports on problems with FBI training on the subject of Islam: NPR has learned the FBI did two things to at least stem the damage the training controversy has wrought. Just last week, the bureau sent out an email requesting that all training materials that related to religion and […]