This week's council winner is Right Wing Nut House. The post, A Solitary Voice for Remembrance, is incisive:
|An orgy of remembrance took place all across Europe this last weekend as the continent's increasingly passive and pacific countries celebrated the very war-like achievements of their grandfathers in tossing the regime of Adolph Hitler and all it stood for on the ash heap of history.|
Mr. Moran also brings to our attention the sins of omission of the press. After noting Bush's public gratitude to Latvia, he observes
|Curiously, this acknowledgment went unnoticed in the press who instead played up Bush's "apology" for US inaction after Yalta to halt the spread of communism across eastern Europe.|
Non Council Winner
The American Thinker sets the pc record straight re jihad and the Crusades. This post couldn't be more apropros given the publicity for the new movie "Kingdom of Heaven" (which is not linked here. It can be found on the winning post, but Gates will not facilitate any spread of this noxious anti-historical Hollywood entertainment).
|Inundated by such disingenuous apologetics Westerners have remained largely ignorant of jihad-the Islamic war of conquest. Thus the chattering classes, confused all too easily by superficial similarities, equate jihad with the Crusades. In fact, there are many fundamental differences between the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad, and the Crusades, as they derive from widely divergent religions and civilizations.|
|Jihad, as a nascent ideology, originated from the putative military activities of Muhammad himself, described in the Muslim sacred texts. September 622 C.E. marks a defining event in Islam- the hijra|
All the posts which received votes are here. Enjoy.