Irshad Manji on the cartoon wars. Lesbian Muslim reformer Irshad Manji weighs in on the Mohammed cartoon controversy:
... Muslims have little integrity demanding respect for our faith if don’t show it for others. When have we demonstrated against Saudi Arabia’s policy to prevent Christians and Jews from stepping on the soil of Mecca? They may come for rare business trips, but nothing more. As long as Rome welcomes non-Christians and Jerusalem embraces non-Jews, we Muslims have more to protest than these cartoons. ...

Read the rest at Irshad's homepage.

Forgotten news. Tammy Bruce has five stories that the MSM didn't think were as important as Cheney's hunting accident. Tammy sounds off on media reporting:
Coverage of the Cartoon Jihad reminds everyone of the madness of the enemy (and exposes the general cowardice of the American MSM when it comes to reprinting those cartoons), the trials of Saddam and Moussaoui (our success at bringing the enemy to justice), Al Gore pandering to the enemy on Jeddah, as well as the continuing and astounding economic boon here at home (despite the manic spending of the president). Had you heard, as an example, that the Dow is once again above 11,000?

Read more - and enjoy the lovely Diana Rigg - at Tammy's homepage.

A Turkish woman journalist was stoned for not wearing a headscarf. Aliye Cetinkaya, covering a Mohammed cartoon protest (thost things have gotta be loads of fun) wasn't looking demure and ladylike enough to suit the tastes of the marchers, we hear from Sissy Willis. "Cultures that trash half their population -- the distaff side -- are as stupid as it gets."

Iraqi prisoners tortured, murdered. The Jawa Report has graphic photos of atrocities being committed against Iraqis. Rusty asks, "Where is the U.N.? Where is Amnesty International? Where is al Jazeera?"

Moral authority. Pamela brings us this video recalling the sacrifices of some American heroes.

Jewish men targeted in France; 23-year-old Ilan tortured and murdered. Pamela brings us this:
Friend and colleague of Naomi Ragen, journalist Nidra Poller, brings to our attention something you won't hear in the media.

A French gang is targeting Jewish men, and recently kidnapped and brutally tortured and murdered a 23 year-old Jewish man named Ilan in Paris. His mutilated body was found by the railroad tracks. Once again French authorities are belittling the racist nature of this crime, even though evidence points to those involved being North African and three of the four known previous attempted kidnappings targeted Jewish men. ...

Read the rest at the link.

Alison Bechdel's flashback. Via the pen of Alison Bechdel, the cast of Dykes to Watch Out For are condemned to repeat the past, it seems. For those who miss this reference, it's Simon and Garfunkel's "Silent Night". I still have my Mom's old copy of "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" from 1966.