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July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Gore's movie on climate change is likely to win an Oscar for best documentary on Sunday even though it arguably violates the Academy's own criteria and should be disqualified, critics say.But, they argue, the way in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has handled the issue in the past shows a clear political bias.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Missouri court will soon hold a hearing in a politically charged dispute over the proposed wording for a November 2008 ballot initiative on banning racial preferences and quotas.Supporters of the initiative are unhappy with the language put forward by state authorities, which they charge is designed to distort the issue and affect the result.Under state law, the secretary of state is directed to write ballot language in up to 100 words, explaining the proposed constitutional changes in a manner that will be widely understood.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Radical Islam has the power to seduce young people who are spiritually unsatisfied, according to a former radical who now cooperates with the FBI and writes on terrorism.Daveed Gartenstein-Ross chronicles the "process of radicalization" in a new book, "My Year Inside Radical Islam."He said he's concerned that too few Americans fully grasp the ideological component of the struggle against terrorism in the world today.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - "Apartheid in Palestine" must end before peace can begin, former President Jimmy Carter told an audience in Washington, D.C., Thursday, as he defended his controversial new book on the Middle East.The Georgia Democrat who served as president of the United States from 1977-1981 has come under fire in recent months for the book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conflict of interest involving the radical Nation of Islam and the Washington, D.C., affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is an example of unethical journalism that benefits extremist Muslims, according to a national security expert and a Hollywood filmmaker.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Centralized planners seeking to "rule from above" are operating under the guise of environmentalism and other fashionable "isms" in a bid to attack freedom and liberty, Czech President Vaclav Klaus said here.Addressing an audience at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Klaus argued that although communism has been eradicated in Eastern Europe, there are renewed efforts in this new century to reintroduce statist schemes.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - High level officials in the Public Broadcasting System are operating from a mindset that is overly sympathetic toward the concept of "parallel societies," where sharia (Islamist laws) holds sway over democratic norms, according to documentary filmmaker Martyn Burke.Burke, also a Hollywood producer, collaborated with some conservative national security experts to produce a documentary on moderate Muslims, entitled, "Islam versus Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A one-two punch in favor of global warming legislation will land on Capitol Hill this week, as former Vice President Al Gore testifies before House and Senate committees following an "action day" involving thousands of environmental activists.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once it became evident that lightning strikes were responsible for a mining tragedy in West Virginia - a tragedy initially blamed on International Coal Group's (ICG) Chief Executive Officer Wilbur Ross - ABC News reversed its reporting.However, ABC's updated account of the incident did not express any contrition toward Ross. In fact, he was "practically accused of murder" in a January 2006 broadcast, according to a special report on media coverage of business figures released by the Business & Media Institute (BMI) on Tuesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A renewed commitment to the "dignity of human life" and greater choice in education can help to rekindle the promise of America, President Bush said during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Friday.The president praised Catholic Americans for the role they have played in upholding the "self-evident truths" outlined in the Declaration of Independence. He also credited Catholic schools for providing inner city students with viable alternatives, while expressing concern over the long term durability of these institutions.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Critics who question the need for race-based affirmative action programs, among other politically controversial issues, are prominently featured in a new documentary that looks at academia's treatment of dissenting views.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A survivor of Islamic Jihad in the 1970s is challenging Muslim Americans who reject radical teachings to "raise their voices" and to hold demonstrations in public venues across the country denouncing violent behavior. Brigitte Gabriel is a journalist and news producer who said she had first-hand experience with militant Muslims as a teenager living in Lebanon. The Jihad launched against Christians in Lebanon in 1975 and its relevance to contemporary politics was the focus of Gabriel's talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Public Broadcasting Service officials who have refused to air a documentary on moderate Muslims are using the same tools of suppression and censorship Islamists employ to stymie debate, a documentary-maker charged Tuesday."Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center," a 52-minute, taxpayer-funded documentary, was originally slated to be screened as part of an 11-part PBS series called "America at a Crossroads," examining post-9/11 challenges facing the nation.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Relish the challenge that comes with defending freedom. Stop whining about unfortunate circumstances. Read the Constitution before pontificating about it. And reason with your mind to break free of ideological segregation. These are some of the recommendations Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave at a luncheon last week in his honor in New York City.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Clarifies comments on CAIR-Hamas links and CAIR's response in tenth and eleventh paragraphs.) Washington (CNSNews.com) - Western policymakers need to "undertake a systematic study" of Islamic theology and law before they can understand the goals and motives of terrorists who are working to subjugate or convert non-Muslim populations, a scholar on Islam told a gathering in Washington on Tuesday.It would be a mistake to assume that Islam has been "hijacked," argued Robert Spencer, the author of a recent book on the prophet of Islam, Mohammed.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Islamists are working to build "parallel societies" with the aim of imposing strict Islamic law in parts of the West, according to a documentary the Public Broadcasting Service has chosen not to air.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rape, kidnapping, drug smuggling, assault, burglary, murder and fraud convictions have been imposed on illegal aliens found to be residing throughout Pennsylvania in both rural and urban settings over the past few years, a new report shows.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Islamic criticism directed against newspapers' decisions to publish cartoons depicting Mohammed stemmed from hypocritical reasoning and anti-democratic attitudes, the editor at the center of the row said on Wednesday.To suggest that newspaper editors should have anticipated the intense reaction to the cartoons is hypocritical and disingenuous, Flemming Rose, cultural editor of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, told a forum at Georgetown University.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Thank you, Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Sen. Chris Dodd, North Korea, Syria and Iran. You all helped make it possible. That was the message delivered by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton Thursday night as he accepted the 2007 Bradley Prize at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Bolton was honored for his dedication to the principles of the America's founding, including freedom and human liberty. The award carries a stipend of $250,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) said Americans traveling to the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing next year should defy the Chinese government's rule that prohibits travelers from taking more than one Bible into the country.