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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) - 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
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) - 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
(CNSNews.com) - White Americans have "an absolute blind spot" when it comes to linking racism with the wide range of social challenges facing their black counterparts in contemporary America, a top official from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) contends.
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.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Worldwide demographic shifts are working to the advantage of Islamic extremists, according to author and commentator Mark Steyn.Speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Steyn, author of "America Alone," said foreign policy "realists" in the U.S. and Europe who seek to accommodate rather than confront Muslim radicals have bought into an "illusion of stability."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - How many people remember "Shakespeare in Love," the movie that won the Academy Award for "best picture" in 1998? "Not too many," surmises John Raughter, editor of the American Legion Magazine.Speaking at the outset of the inaugural GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C., which runs through the Memorial Day weekend, Raughter said he hopes the new festival helps to focus attention on what he called patriotic films, such as "Saving Private Ryan," which lost out to "Shakespeare in Love" for the best picture Oscar that year.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - When it comes time to vetting judicial nominees, the Senate's authority to "advise and consent" has been reinterpreted to mean "search and destroy," President Bush told the Federalist Society Thursday evening.Judges who honor the Constitution as written often are blocked from the federal bench by a minority of legislators who prefer a results-oriented form of jurisprudence, Bush said.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Americans must steel themselves for a long and arduous war against the "irreconcilable wing of Islam," which could last anywhere from 30 to 70 years, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.Addressing a free-market group in Baltimore, Md., Gingrich said the current generation of Americans could witness the destruction of U.S. cities in their lifetime, since Islamic extremists have openly expressed their desire to obtain and use both nuclear and biological weapons.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Commencement speeches across the nation this graduation season have been skewed to leftist ideology to such a degree that universities and colleges are jeopardizing their own mission of providing students with a broad education, a conservative group charges.Commencement address speakers likely to appeal to conservatives were outnumbered by a seven-to-one ratio in a Young America's Foundation (YAF) survey, based on the U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation's top 100 colleges and universities.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The First Amendment right to freedom of speech should be interpreted as preventing the U.S. government from denying a visa to a foreign critic of U.S. war-time policy who has been invited to speak here, even when national security concerns are cited, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is claiming in a federal lawsuit.Lawyers for the ACLU filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on behalf of Adam Habib and several American interest groups that had invited Habib to speak here.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Muslims respect certitude and disdain weakness in exchanges with Christians and are more responsive to principled individuals who are unapologetic in defending their world view, according to a Catholic convert from Islam.Addressing a seminar in Alexandria, Va., Iraqi-born Daniel Ali, who converted in 1998, discussed some of the key components of his former religion, such as jihad and Islamic views on God.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Despite his publicly professed atheism, Mikhail Gorbachev displayed signs of religious belief, and President Ronald Reagan often wondered whether the Soviet Union's last leader was a "closet Christian," a political scientist said Wednesday."I think he believes," the 40th president had said to at least one close aide, Paul Kengor of Grove City College told Cybercast News Service in an interview.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An extended adolescence that celebrates self-gratification at the expense of marriage and family is one of the main causes of the world's self-effacing population decline, according to the new film, "Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family."The soon-to-be-released hour-long documentary is filled with data and experts that contend that the erosion of the traditional family and rapidly declining birth rates are producing social and economic suicide on a global scale.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Climate change skeptics - and journalists who report on them - have become the target of a campaign aimed at stifling legitimate debate at a time when Congress is planning an aggressive new environmental push.This is the assessment of environmental scientists and free market advocates who see a concerted effort to silence and de-fund think tanks that publish material challenging "prevailing global warming orthodoxy."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Younger voters, especially women, are embracing a pro-life position in surprising numbers and in sharp contrast to attitudes that held sway 15 years ago, according to a new study.The study by Overbrook Research, a public consulting firm in Illinois, examines public opinion data from Missouri. With proportions of blacks, Catholics and union members in line with national averages, the state is viewed as "highly representative of the American electorate," the study says.