Apocalypse Denial Now - A Week of Islam in the News-

By Stella Paul
Volume 21, Number 1 (Fall 2010)
Issue theme: "The menace of Islam"

Just for laughs, I collected a week of headlines about Islam around the globe. (Admittedly, the laughs are heavy on black humor.) The week I randomly selected began on October 4, 2010, and turned out to be the typical apocalyptic nightmare that most weeks are now, in this golden age of hope and change.

Monday kicked off with a terror scare across all of Europe — a super-duper mega-scare that we’ve already utterly forgotten. Once upon a time, a headline like, “ Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace among terror targets” might have managed to make an impression that lasted longer than three days; now, we shrug and philosophically move on to exploding planes from Yemen.

As the week progressed (hmmmm…progress doesn’t seem quite the right word), Geert Wilders went on trial in Amsterdam for hate speech against Muslims; the Times Square bomber ranted jihadi threats in New York as he was sentenced to life; a British hostage was killed in Afghanistan during a NATO rescue attempt, and a Seattle cartoonist scurried underground, in fear of her life. And the week was just getting warmed up.

Reading the headlines as a sort of surreal poem, I’m staggered by the global reach of Islamic aggression. All of Europe trembles in its grip; across America, Atlanta bus stations and Amtrak train lines shiver with vulnerability; in Africa, murdered Christians fall in bloody heaps to the ground; in Canada, Russia, Indonesia, and the Maldives, turmoil and trouble abound; and the entire Middle East reeks of carnage.

The Islamists’ movement is tiny, almost undetectable — a house in Iceland is purchased for a mosque; and, also, unimaginably epic — Iran readies its nuclear bomb.

Striking, too, is the feckless buffoonery of the Western response. Look on these headlines and savor the marvelous displays of cowardice, confusion, and outright collaboration, which is mostly what we’ve managed to summon up so far.

From British television churning out Taliban propaganda by helpfully “imagining” Prince Harry as kidnap victim, to the knock-kneed Washington Post pulling a cartoon that doesn’t even show Mohammed, the media spent the week proudly polishing its Best Dhimmi prizes.

And you don’t have to be a lawyer to see the aging transvestite the Western legal system has become: pretending to be Lady Justice, while stomping to dust the few brave truth-tellers in Europe and French-kissing the terrorists in Guantanamo.

As for the giants of our age, check out their marquee appearances and wonder not why we’re in such a perverse pickle. It was a week that saw a former American president unleash clever sophistry to help ram through the Ground Zero Mosque, and a former British prime minister, whose sister-in-law just converted to Islam, wanly whine we’re being outmaneuvered by radical Muslims. Yeah, you got that right, pal.

What gets my vote for most important story of the week? Oddly, it never made it into a newspaper. I found it on Creeping Shariah, a website that uncovers the silent slither of Western accommodation with Islamic barbarity: “ Ogilvy & Mather keynoting Muslim consumer conference with unindicted co-conspirator Islamic Society of North America.” Yes, our corporations and advertising agencies are now married to jihad fanatics. What could go wrong?

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your strongest nausea medicine and start reading.


“5 EU Airports Targeted for ‘Commando-Like Attack’”
Drudge Report

“Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace among terror targets”

Jerusalem Post

“German-based cell in latest European jihad plot recruited from same Hamburg mosque where 9/11 plotters met”

Jihad Watch

EXCLUSIVE: “Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings”

Fox News

“Ground Zero Mosque: Our family has received death threats, says wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf”
New York Daily News

“Hundreds of activists from Muslim countries planning new Gaza-bound flotilla”

“Pakistani woman killed in Italy over arranged marriage”
Telegraph [UK]

“The British Muslim schools where EVERY pupil is forced to wear the veil - and Ofsted inspectors have approved them”

Daily Mail [UK]

“Child Bride Horrors Last a Lifetime”

“Dutch politician on trial on hate speech charges”



“Muslim Cleric: ‘The Flag of Islam Will One Day Fly Over the White House’”


“A nation of immigrants must include Muslims”

Boston Globe

“U.S. Plans Law Enforcement ‘Surge’ On Trains

Stepped-Up Security on Amtrak Trains; 11 Suspects Arrested in France”

ABC News
“A U.S. Cartoonist in Hiding: The Molly Norris Precedent”

Scripps Howard News Service

“Mayor Bloomberg begs Ground Zero responders to take 9/11 settlement”
New York Daily News

“New Jersey Muslim who worked in nuke plants spoke openly of jihad warfare”

Jihad Watch

“Campbell’s Soup goes halal with approval from Hamas-linked ISNA <Islamic Society of North America>”

Jihad Watch

“US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America”

“British terror suspect ‘was head of The Islamic Army of Great Britain’”
Telegraph [U.K.]

“Religious intolerance rising among Indonesian Muslims”


“US could absorb a terror attack and bounce back: official”


“Times Square bomber’s vile rant as he gets life in jail”

New York Post

“(Bill) Clinton: Mosque Should Be Dedicated To Muslims Killed On 9-11”


“First civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee halted”

Guardian [UK]

“Wilders’s Anti - Islam Film Screened In Dutch Court”


“Man appeals ‘jihad book’ conviction”

Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]

“Muslims Force Expat Christian Teacher to Flee Maldives”


“Channel 4 to show drama imagining Prince Harry’s capture by Taliban”

Telegraph [UK]

Iran says ‘western plot’ to blame for computer worm

Jerusalem Post


“Barack Obama accused of exaggerating terror threat for political gain”


The West is being ‘outmanoeuvred’ by violent Islamist extremists: Tony Blair

Telegraph [UK]

“Ground Zero Mosque Developers: Fox News is ‘Hypocritical,’ Has Ties to ‘Truthers’”


“CAIR, Academic Scheme to Inflate Book Sales”

IPT News (Investigative Project on Terrorism)

“Why would we walk on eggshells when it comes to Islam or the Prophet?”

National Posts [Canada]

“(London) Tube driver ‘planned to take part in jihad’”

Times of Malta

“Real Estate Collapse Spells Havoc in Dubai”

New York Times

“Turkey’s Protestants complain of state discrimination”

Agence France-Presse

“Saudis arrest Filipino Catholics at mass—report”

Agence France-Presse

“Iran president thanks Pope for condemning Koran threat”



“Year After Obama Won Nobel, World Looks for Signs of Peace; Increased Fighting in Afghanistan, Stalled Negotiations in Middle East”


“Top House Dem warns U.S. ‘unprepared’ for dirty-bomb attack”
The Hill

“Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America; Will America Notice?”

The Rubin Report

“Hamas Fundraising in Orlando Mosque”


“Ogilvy & Mather keynoting Muslim (consumer) conference with unindicted co-conspirator ISNA <Islamic Society of North America>”

Creeping Shariah

“U.S. Embassy sponsors Irish Muslim business conference; Imam calls for Sharia Law in all business dealings”


“‘Women Unfit to Lead’ Says Acehnese District Council Chairman”

Jakarta Globe

“U.S. giving away too much, too early in Mideast peace talks, some say”
Los Angeles Times

“Far-right Belgian could face massive fine for Mecca slur”

“Dutch deliver banned nuclear equipment to Iranian group”

Jerusalem Post


“US Army Gen. Petraeus to Pakistan: Stop collaborating with Taliban”

New York Daily News

“Washington Calls on Americans to Avoid Traveling to Lebanon”


“Counter-terror Operation Targets Bus Station”

WSBTV – Atlanta, Georgia

“Bill Maher Applauds Osama Bin Laden for His Stance on Global Warming”


“DOJ drops charges against bin Laden brother-in-law as requested by CAIR”
Creeping Shariah, via UPI.com

“Dearborn schools settle with coach who claimed he lost his job over Christian beliefs”


“Kidnapped Aid Worker Killed In Rescue Attempt

A NATO raid to rescue Linda Norgrove, a British woman taken hostage in Afghanistan last month, ends in tragedy”

AOL News

“How radical Islam seduced the academics”
The Guardian [UK]

“Two women caned by sharia police for selling rice during Ramadan”
Newsrealblog [Indonesia]





Washington Post bows to Islamic violent intimidation, pulls cartoon that mentions Muhammad but doesn’t even depict him”
Jihad Watch

“School system to get Muslim holiday”
Boston Globe

“Torture victims sue Obama administration over ‘Kafkaesque nightmare’”

McClatchy Newspapers

“Afghanistan must embrace women’s rights
Laura Bush,” Washington Post

“Iraqi Christians fear escalating persecution as US forces withdraw”
Deutsche Welle

“Muslim militia attacks Ethiopian Christians”
One News Now

“State leader wants Germany to close doors to Muslim immigrants”
Deutsche Welle

“How Moscow’s War on Islamist Rebels is Backfiring”

“Chicken McHalal: McDonald’s denied using halal meat…now it admits meat IS in one of its most popular meals”
Daily Mail [UK]

“House purchased for private Reyjkavik mosque”

About the author

Stella Paul decided to educate herself about the dangers to American freedom and security in the aftermath of 9/11. She began writing for American Thinker, Pajamas Media, and Breitbart’s Big Peace, focusing on radical Islam. She is now working on
her first book, The Infidel’s Dictionary.