Month: September 2010

Surrendering to Islam: Facing the Truth Will Bring Liberty

The Third Choice Surrendering to Islam: Facing the Truth Will Bring Liberty Tuesday, September 21, 2010 •7:00 p.m. Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 The Third Choice is a one-stop shop for understanding Islam and the dhimmi condition Where and in what ways do you see dhimmitude at work in the West?

What is a mosque?

logo3 What is a mosque? This is an important and pressing question. I am reminded of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s observation: “One thinks that one is tracing the outline of the thing’s nature over and over again, and one is merely tracing round the frame through which we look at it.”[1] I suggest that this is how a lot of people form their understanding of mosques — they look at a mosque and think ‘Islamic church’, because a church is what they are familiar with.

I am a refugee

logo3 By Danny Ayalon  As a descendant of a family forced out of Algeria, my father and I – and the millions of other Jews from families who were expelled from Arab countries after 1948 – are entitled to redress.

O Palestine!

logo3 By Moshe Dann The notion of a Palestinian people and Palestinian identity, although taken for granted today, has neither a long nor a distinguished history.

Pure, unadulterated barbarity

logo3 It’s been a while since I photographed dead bodies. The last time I remember clearly was the murder of Yossi Shok from Beit Haggai who was shot and killed similarly on a Friday afternoon a few years ago.