Authorities have recovered 26 bodies from a boatload of illegal African immigrants who were heading to Italy. The Associated Press reports that officials believe the craft carrying illegal immigrants set out from Libya and foundered off the coast of Tunisia’s Kerkennah Islands on May 31. Authorities fear that as many as 270 of the seagoing illegals are still missing. Reuters reports that about 570 were rescued.

NATO has decided to extend its mission in Libya for another 90 days. NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen explains why: “This decision sends a clear message to the Gadhafi regime. We are determined to continue our operation to protect the people of Libya…. NATO, our partners, the whole international community, stand with you. We stand united to make sure that you can shape your own future. And that day is getting closer." British Foreign Secretary William Hague applauded the decision, saying that it represented an “important reaffirmation” of the global commitment to protect Libyan citizens.

As the spectacle of a man being tried for speaking the truth about Islam comes to its end in the Netherlands, the accused continues to assert that the accusations of “hate speech” that have been made against him are baseless — the problem is that Islam is an ideology of hatred.

Few, if any, understand what is happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan better than Republican Congressman and retired Army veteran Allen West of Florida (photo, left). In a speech Tuesday to the Heritage Foundation, he declared:

Muslim men are continuing their brutal campaign of rape against Norwegian women, according to a police report broadcast on a Norwegian television station.

According to the report, all assault rapes in Oslo during the past five years were committed by “non-Western” men, a clear euphemism for Muslims either from Africa, the Middle East, or Asia given the identity of most rapists in Scandinavia.

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