Belgium’s tough gun laws didn’t keep Paris terrorists from getting their guns there

Only criminals will have guns.

Belgian police on 14 January, aware that national gun laws have not disarmed the terrorists. (Image: EPA, Olivier Hoslet via Guardian)
Belgian police on 14 January, aware that national gun laws have not disarmed the terrorists. (Image: EPA, Olivier Hoslet via Guardian)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

“Rape” fatwa: When will the “Israel made them do it” excuses start?

Reductio ad Israelem.

It’s a bizarre, and telling, concatenation of contemporary events.  The series of happenings starts on the web forum of Jordanian “protector of jihad” Muhammad al-Maqdisi.  The forum is called Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad (Pulpit of Monotheism – “unity of God” – and Jihad), and its purpose is to defend proper jihad against the bad name it has been given by groups like al-Qaeda.

You may not have heard of Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad (MTJ), but it has heard of you.  Its sharia council issue fatwas right and left, and you and your laws are the subject of a number of them.  It’s hard to pick among the forum’s many interesting features, but perhaps this will serve as a taste. Continue reading ““Rape” fatwa: When will the “Israel made them do it” excuses start?”