I've been receiving quite a number of comments and e-mails with links to a variety of articles on a variety of topics. I do not have time to thoroughly research each one. When readers send a link in a comment, feel free to check it out, but be advised that I may have no idea what it is about.
Here is a very small sampling:
A while back I received a link to two videos drawn from a movie called Idiocracy. I finally checked them, and found that the film appears to be a rather good satire. However, I have not seen the film, only the videos. You can view them here and here.
I also received a link to LibertyPhile, a website with so much information I leave the task of sorting through it to you. This particular link is to an analysis by the LibertyPhile editor of a book called The Future of Islam by John L. Esposito. Professor Esposito seems to have made many errors of judgment in his attempts to show what has gone wrong with the Islamic presence in the West.
LibertyPhile takes the book apart, point by point. It is always necessary to remember that in order to criticize a book such as this one, you need adequate material to back up your arguments. LibertyPhile accomplishes what most of us could never find time to do.
French readers, and those of you up on your French ghetto slang, you MUST read this hilarious satire on the linguistic peculiarities of the French soccer team, at ScriptoBlog. How I wish I could translate it.
This just arrived in my mailbox. An article in the NYT about the attempts to bring "diversity" to the French Grandes Ecoles - a network of advanced, specialized, government operated schools that are typically difficult to get into, but that guarantee "jobs for life." Registration is required.
Thanks to Charles Henry of Covenant Zone for mentioning GalliaWatch in his article on the Chinese protest of June 20. His post overlaps here and there with mine, but Charles used other sources as well.
A reader sent me this link on the Chinese protest, from a website called Preemigration. The photos are for everyone, but French readers will be able to follow the scenario of events. It seems that the Chinese did commit some acts of violence, but it also points to the arrival on the scene of a gang of "youths" who were not exactly peaceful either.
Now here's some really good news. The America Khilafah Conference 2010 (i.e., the Caliphate) will be held at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook on Sunday July 11, from 1:00 - 6:00p.m.
View the trailer at Atlas Shrugs
or at Jihad Watch. There is also an interesting companion trailer for Australia. Both videos make you realize how far down we have sunk since 9/11. Islam should have been forced to stay in its own lands, our borders should have been closed to Muslim immigrants, and our troops should have been assigned the realistic job of protecting us from them, not the unfeasible and costly fantasy of protecting them from themselves. Our leaders proved to be dhimmis, dummies, and clueless regarding the true nature of Islam despite the countless books, despite the countless warnings from those more knowledgeable, despite the obvious ferociousness of the followers of Allah. We are paying the high price of the stubborn refusal to face reality.
While you're at Atlas Shrugs, be sure to review the latest news about the "Cordoba" mosque at Ground Zero. Here's an earlier article from June 7.
And here is the latest post, dated July 1.
According to Pamela Geller, there will be a major protest on September 11. She provides numerous links, including one to the petition to stop the building of the mosque.
The photo below shows a huge crowd of New Yorkers protesting the mosque. Good for New Yorkers. They still have some spunk and a sense of moral outrage.
The photo at top of fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art is from Flickr.