THE DAILY BLADE: Prediction: Christians Will Be “Extinct” In The Holy Land Within 60 Years
Christian minorities are being forced out of Muslim countries, The Associated Press reports, and the mass exodus is particularly noticeable in
During the protests after the pope's remarks in September, some of the worst violence was in Palestinian areas with churches firebombed and hit by gunfire.
The native Palestinian Christian population has dipped below 2 percent of the
Dire predictions abound. The Franciscan Foundation for the
In two weeks, Pope Benedict XVI will go to Turkey for a four-day visit, and will call on Muslim nations to respect the rights of religious minorities living within their borders – or as The Vatican puts, it "reciprocity,” in which Muslim demands for greater sensitivity from the West are matched by protecting Christians against extremist attacks, curbing sectarian violence and sustaining ancient Christian communities in Turkey, Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
This “reciprocity” seems out of whack to The Stiletto. Muslims immigrating to
When murder and mayhem become the accepted response to a perceived insult, then the trade-off for which The Vatican pleads will be “reciprocal.”
Who Says There’s No Such Thing As Election Fraud?
When Randy Wooten ran for mayor of tiny (pop. 80)
Why Republicans Lost It On Election Day
Well, the post-mortems keep on coming and, having read a couple of dozen analyses by The Stiletto’s intellectual betters, she is sure of only one thing: This election has been as divisive for pundits as for the rest of us. Here’s the Chinese Menu, mix and match as you see fit (no matter what, you’ll still end up with indigestion):
† Bruce Bartlett: It’s the alternative media’s fault.
† Jon Friedman: It’s Rush Limbaugh’s fault.
† The Washington Times: The Muslim vote went to the Dems,
† Linda Chavez: The Hispanic vote went to the Dems.
† Chuck Todd: It’s Bush’s fault.
† Robert Novak: It’s all of the above.
So now you know.
February 6, 2007
The Stiletto wrote:
When news reports suggested that Pope Benedict XVI had given his blessing to Turkey joining the European Union, The Stiletto was stunned at this apparent 180 - while still Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, he was adamant that admitting Turkey into the EU would be "a grave error... against the tide of history." It turns out that the pontiff has not reconsidered his previous position at all. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan either willfully misinterpreted the pope’s highly nuanced statements on the matter, or heard only what he wanted to hear. According to Erdogan, the pope said: "You know ...
February 22, 2007
The Stiletto wrote:
In a case reminiscent of the consequences of Afghanistani Abdul Rahman's conversion to Christianity, two Turkish men who became Christians are being tried on criminal charges of insulting "Turkishness." Hakan Tastan, 37, and Turan Topal, 46, are also accused of inciting religious hatred against Islam for allegedly trying to convert other Turks to Christianity. The men were charged under Turkey's Article 301, which has been used to bring charges against dozens of intellectuals - including prominent Armenian journalist Hrant Dink and Nobel prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. The European Union has demanded that Turkey scrap this free-speech limiting law if ...