Juan Cole’s ‘New Arab’ Fantasies

The vain search for lasting democracy in the Middle East.

October 27th, 2014
Topic: Daily Mailer, FPM

PR Agency Proclaims: Israel Is Controversial, Muslim Brotherhood Is Not

The bigotry and double standards of one of the nation’s leading PR firms.

September 24th, 2014
Topic: Daily Mailer, FPM

Tunisia constitution debate halted after deputy receives death threat because of accusations he is "enemy of Islam"

Mongi Rahoui This comes after lawmakers voted against the Islamization of Tunisia. When Islamic supremacists can’t get what they want through ordinary means, they turn to threats. "Tunisia constitution debate halted after ‘death threat,’" from Channel News Asia, January 6 (thanks to Bradamante): TUNIS: Debate on Tunisia’s new constitution was…

January 5th, 2014
Topic: JW

Tunisia MPs stop the Islamization of Tunisia, reject Islam as main source of law

Who would have known that Tunisian lawmakers were a gang of racist Islamophobes? "Tunisia MPs reject Islam as main source of law," from AFP, January 4: TUNIS: Tunisian lawmakers rejected Islam Saturday as the main source of law for the country that spawned the Arab Spring as they voted…

January 4th, 2014
Topic: JW

Sharia in action in "Arab Spring" Tunisia: Islamic supremacists threaten to kill teachers without veil

Or else "Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of…

December 8th, 2013
Topic: JW

Tunisia: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber blows himself up in front of resort hotel

This was Tunisia’s first jihad-martyrdom suicide bombing — more fruit of the glorious democratic "Arab Spring." "Suicide bomber blows himself up outside hotel in Tunisian resort town, casualties unknown," from the Associated Press, October 30 (thanks to Kenneth): TUNIS, Tunisia – The official Tunisian news agency says a man has…

October 30th, 2013
Topic: JW

Sex jihad of Tunisian girl in Syria: "They promised me paradise, so I gave myself to 152 men"

While Islamic apologists insist that the "sex jihad" is a fabrication, stories like this continue to increase in number. "Sex jihad of Tunisian girl in Syria: ‘They promised me paradise, so I gave myself to 152 men," by Cheradenine Zakalwe for Islam Versus Europe, October 14 (thanks to The Religion…

October 14th, 2013
Topic: JW

Tunisian official says Muslim women from Chechnya, Egypt, Iraq, France and Germany have traveled to Syria for "sex jihad"

And a Tunisian activist says that more Tunisian girls are involved than has been reported: "It’s a complete network and the Interior Ministry is not being transparent on this issue." "Few Tunisian women waging sex jihad: official," from Agence France Presse, October 7: TUNIS: The number of Tunisian women traveling…

October 7th, 2013
Topic: JW

Tunisia: Minority rights activist criticizes Islamic supremacist government for inaction on attacks on Jews

It is hard for the government to rouse itself to action against those who terrorize the people whom the Qur’an designates as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). "Yamina Thabet, Head of Tunisian Minority Rights Group, Criticizes Government for Inaction Regarding Djerba Antisemitic Crimes," from MEMRI, October 2:…

October 7th, 2013
Topic: JW

Tunisian Muslim extradited to U.S. to face charges in plot to set off jihad-martyrdom suicide bomb at U.S. military installation in Europe

With a zebibah like that, Nizar Trabelsi appears to be quite devout. How is it that he misunderstood his peaceful religion so drastically as to think it involved killing infidels? Why are U.S. authorities so totally uninterested in that question? "Tunisian extradited to U.S. in Al Qaeda suicide bomb…

October 4th, 2013
Topic: JW