My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ok, how about a fatwa?

When will the mainstream press start taking genocidal threats seriously?
Many newspapers across the Middle East covered Wednesday’s speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without comment, many of them on their front pages.

The president’s demand that Israel be "wiped off the map" fuelled editorial aggression.

Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency reported without comment the president’s tirade against "the ambitious policies of the Zionist regime and arrogant powers".

The more conservative strands of the Islamic press mooted a fatwa – a Muslim religious edict – against Israel.

The hard-line Iranian newspaper Kayhan, which has long backed Mr Ahmadinejad, asked: "If it is true that the appearance of the Messiah is imminent, then why doesn't the clergy shut-up and issue a fatwa that will declare a Jihad against Israel?"


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