PJ Media: News Index – 17th October 2014

From PJ Media.Com Featured Story Houston’s Mayor Backtracks on Church Subpoenas, Tosses Her Own Lawyers Under the Bus By Bryan Preston Houston’s power-mad Mayor Annise Parker has backtracked on those subpoenas that she had the city issue to five city pastors, at taxpayer expense. PJ Continue Reading

Jihad Watch: News Index – 17th October 2014

From Jihad Watch.Org Christian convert’s Muslim family hunting him down, hopes to cut his throat Oct 17, 2014 02:08 am | Robert Spencer Just today some Twitter clowns (including a professor of Islamic Studies) were claiming yet again that Islam actually has no death penalty for apostasy. Funny how so many Muslims didn’t get the memo. Muhammad commanded: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57), and the Continue Reading

What My Polish Mother-in-Law Taught Me about Ethnicity

From American Thinker.Com October 16, 2014 By Richard B. Collier I have a Polish mother-in-law.  This is not the beginning of a politically-incorrect ethnic joke. It reflects belated recognition that Stanisława’s -- now Stella’s -- ethnicity has been a source of pride and identity to her, and has provided impetus for tolerance and good works throughout her entire life. As a teen-aged victim of the Nazis during WWII, Stella Continue Reading

PJ Media: News Index – 16th October 2014

From PJ Media.Com Featured Story 5 Key Implications if Baghdad Falls to ISIS By Patrick Poole The possible fall of Baghdad could be the most significant development in the War on Terror since 9/11. And yet many among the D.C. foreign policy “smart set” were not long ago mocking such a scenario. PJ Continue Reading

Jihad Watch: News Index – 16th October 2014

From Jihad Watch.Org Washington Times claims Islamic State “struggles” to reconcile its tactics with Sharia Oct 16, 2014 12:50 am | Robert Spencer More deceptions, half-truths, and comforting fictions, this time in a conservative publication, showing yet again that the cluelessness on this issue is bipartisan. Comments interspersed below. “Islamic State struggles to reconcile terrorist tactics, Muslim law,” by Andrea Noble, The Continue Reading

Another Look at Abstinence and Declines in Teen Sexual Activity

From American Thinker.Com October 15, 2014 By Janice Shaw Crouse I suppose the reactions are predictable: the data are clear that pregnancy rates, birthrates, abortion rates, and sexual activity among teens have all declined. Now, liberal researchers are torturing the data to make it confess to their desired conclusions as to what is producing these dramatic and desired outcomes. Interestingly, The Guttmacher Institute Continue Reading

PJ Media: News Index – 15th October 2014

From PJ Media.Com Featured Story Midterm Campaigns in a Money Race to the End By Bill Straub With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the waning days of the 2014 campaign are getting down to the really important part of American politics – raising money. PJ Media Ferguson Protestors Continue Reading

Jihad Watch: News Index – 15th October 2014

From Jihad Watch.Org Denmark: Man threatened with beheading for “support our troops” sticker Oct 14, 2014 07:27 pm | Nicolai Sennels (Left: “Support our troops” bow, right: Benjamin O. Yeh) We all heard about the warning against wearing military uniform in public in Denmark, but when I went training as a volunteer in our National Guard this Sunday, I decided to keep my military uniform on and bicycled 15 km across Copenhagen just to Continue Reading

PJ Media: News Index – 14th October 2014

From PJ Media.Com Featured Story Gaza to ISIL: How Anti-Semitic Is the State Department? By Roger L. Simon It’s easier (safer) to attack the Jewish state, which is democratic and often wildly self-critical itself, than it is to be honest with totalitarian nations that are truly dangerous. PJ Continue Reading

Jihad Watch: News Index – 14th October 2014

From Jihad Watch.Org The UK has effectively given up trying to stop jihadists from being created Oct 13, 2014 06:27 pm | Robert Spencer The witless dhimmi Brits are placing all their hopes for a peaceful future in these de-radicalization programs, as they are going to force British jihadists returning from the Islamic State to attend them. De-radicalization programs have been implemented elsewhere, notably in Indonesia and Saudi Continue Reading