Sunday, December 28, 2008

German "Anti-Semitism Researchers" Turn to "Islamophobia"

“Conceptions of the Jew as Enemy – Conceptions of the Muslim as Enemy” [Feindbild Jude - Feindbild Muslim]. This was the title of a conference held on December 8 at Berlin’s Center for Research on Anti-Semitism. It is, above all, the remarkable indifference to the reality of Islamic extremism that renders the Berlin center’s comparison so outrageous. See my discussion on Pajamas Media here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

What Bertelsmann Wants from Obama

The Bertelsmann Foundation's “Briefing Book” for the incoming American president identifies seven “key” international issues. Perhaps more notable than those issues that made the cut is one that did not: terrorism. Whereas for the Bertelsmann authors “climate change” is an urgent global “threat” requiring immediate action, Islamic terror barely appears on the radar. Indeed, as an examination of the details of the “Briefing Book” shows, from the Bertelsmann perspective, it is as if the 9/11 attacks quite simply never occurred…

See my new article on Pajamas Media here.

Friday, December 05, 2008

When is Torture Torture and When is Torture Not?

Answer: When it occurs in Guantánamo, it is; and when it occurs in Frankfurt, it is not. See my new article in Policy Review magazine here.