Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/3/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/3/2010The post-mortems on last night’s midterm elections continue in profusion. Some analysts believe that the results will mark a significant shift in Congressional legislative policy, but most major media writers seem to agree that the Republicans — riven by their own factional divisions, and facing a Democrat-controlled Senate — will have to seek compromise and act in a bipartisan spirit.

In other news, the Iranian government has evidently changed its mind about carrying out the death sentence on the “adulteress” Sakineh Ashtiani, and did not execute her today. Yesterday the mullahs had announced that she would die by hanging on November 3.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/3/2010

  1. Re: Sharia Law Banned in Oklahoma

    CAIR and the ACLU announce the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an anti-Islam ballot measure (State Question 755) passed in yesterday’s election

    followed by the easily anticipated apologists (journolisters) outcry:

    Sharia Charade: Oklahoma Ballot Measure Reflects Religious Intolerance

    Over at
    Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan spreads deceptions about Sharia

    Anticipate an avalanche of similar responses.


    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations’ legal “norms.” Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an “axis of disobedience” along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

    Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government’s top lawyers: Harold Koh.


    Harold Koh was nominated to his current position by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2009,[ and confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 2009
    Swifty over @ MPJawa asks:

    “. . .if anti-Shariah is anti-Islam, then Shariah is Islam. No more proof needed that they do go hand in hand despite what some Islam apologists keep trying to sell us infidels.”

    Buckle up . . it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

  2. “Republicans must be bipartisan” isn’t a fact, it’s a demand. “Bipartisan” is a one-way ratchet. Republicans must always act bipartisan or get smeared in the press, while Democrats need never give an inch. The Republicans must resist this prescription for disaster.

  3. So Shariah is part of mainstream Islam, afterall.

    “Sharia Charade: Oklahoma Ballot Measure Reflects Religious Intolerance”

    Does the criticism of Christians and Christianity and Christian Organizations and Christian Beliefs and Doctrine also constitute religious intolerance? Does the advocation of the exclusion of same from the public sphere also reflect religious intolerance.

    My, my, we are entering cognitive dissonance on a massive scale. The effects on ones brains to maintain this charade must be devestating.

  4. Via National Review

    The book has a great deal in it about the New York Times, for good reason: When Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. became its publisher in 1992, he called diversity “the single most important issue” facing the paper. He also vowed that the Times would no longer provide “a predominantly white straight male version of events”; if Times people were to continue doing that, he insisted, they would not be doing their duty as journalists. Sulzberger did not say whose versions of events would supplant those of the white straight males; he didn’t have to. Stories on diversity issues suggest that feminists and gay and other activists are now the commisars of the copy desks.

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