Pew Skews Study on Muslim Girls’ Education


When a Taliban gunman shot Malala Yousafzai, then a 15-year-old student activist in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, it brought long-needed attention to the struggle for girls’ education in Muslim societies. Yousafzai, known internationally for standing up for the rights of Muslim girls to attend school, was deliberately targeted in a country where, according to ABC News, “Sixty-two percent of girls and five percent of boys are not in school,” and where, in some districts, Taliban leaders have forbidden girls to attend school at all.

Now a new Pew study on education among Muslim girls examines the issue globally in an effort to understand why Muslim women are so often deprived of schooling. Yet oddly, the findings of the study, presented in Population And Development Review, do not match up to the brief overview Pew issued on its web site. Indeed, while the Pew text purports to be a summary of the Population and Development Review research and report, it frequently misrepresents the real findings.

Those misrepresentations begin at the top of the summary, written by the study’s co-author Conrad Hackett, who is Pew’s associate director of research and senior demographer, and Dalia Fahmy, a Pew writer who focuses on religious issues. Its headline: “Education of Muslim Women Is Limited by Economic Conditions, Not Religion.”

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The Anti-Israel Effort Intensifies in Politics and On Campus


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Anti-Semitism continues to be aggressively promoted in the guise of anti-Israelism in two highly influential arenas: politics, particularly in Britain; and on campus. In the US, the BDS movement is doing all it can to ostracize Jewish students.

August’s major BDS issue was the continuation of the British Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis, which began more than two years ago. It was revealed that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had formally endorsed BDS in 2015, had laid a wreath at the graves of the Black September terrorists who orchestrated the 1972 Munich massacre, had met Hamas leaders in the West Bank during an undeclared trip in 2010, and had participated in a 2012 conference in Qatar with Hamas members responsible for numerous terrorist murders.

Corbyn’s preposterous excuse that “I was present at that wreath-laying, I don’t think I was actually involved in it” was excoriated by the British press, British Jews, and many Labour Party members. His later comment that “Zionists” do not understand “English irony” compounded the problem.

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Australia: Muslim preacher says its a “major sin” for wife to refuse husband’s demands for sex


Nassim Abdi is not an “extremist.” A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

Another hadith attributes this to Muhammad: “By him in whose hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).

“EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s preaching something that’s illegal’: Outrage at Muslim preacher’s ‘repugnant’ views that it’s a ‘major SIN’ for a wife to refuse her husband’s demands for sex,” by Stephen Johnson, Daily Mail Australia, September 11, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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The Iran opportunity and European infamy


A senior Iranian official has accused Israel of stealing its clouds. Yes, you read that right. Clouds as in the sky.

Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, has said: “Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain. On top of that, we are facing the issue of cloud and snow theft.”

His evidence? A survey showing that all mountainous areas higher than 2,200 meters between Afghanistan and the Mediterranean were covered in snow except for Iran.

Case closed, eh? Although the general’s claim was refuted by the head of Iran’s meteorological service, it fits the regime’s generally paranoid and deranged statements about, and threats against, Israel and the Jews.

Such lunacies should constitute a red flag against having any dealings at all with such people. Yet Britain and the EU continue to insist on treating them as rational negotiating partners instead of the genocidal religious fanatics that they are.

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UK: Jihad preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed from jail despite remaining “highly dangerous”


UK Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has warned that Islamic hate preacher “Anjem Choudary still poses a ‘genuinely dangerous’ threat to public safety” and that his “planned release next month is ‘a danger to us all as he remains a deeply pernicious, destabilising influence.’”

Yet he is being released anyway, affecting public safety and adding to public fears. Choudary’s preaching is said to have inspired many jihadists, including the London Bridge attacker, but he was only given a 5-and-a-half year sentence — a reflection how low a priority the safety of the British public is for British officials. The same low priority was reflected in the cover-ups of the Muslim rape gangs.

No matter what abuses are sanctioned and committed by Islamic supremacists, they are largely tolerated. And aside from the danger Chaudary poses upon his release, he also posed a danger while in jail, as Stewart warned:

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