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  • 3 Quarks Daily. On this website, my guest authors and editors and I hope to present interesting items from around the web on a daily basis, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating. We want to provide you with a one-stop intellectual surfing experience by culling good stuff from all over and putting it in one place. In other words, we are what has come to be known as a "filter blog". And we try not to be afraid of challenging material.
  • AAAS. "The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 'Triple A-S' (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide."
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - Home Page.
  • American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM). ALIM promotes the empowered, healthy and religiously sound development of American Muslim individuals, families and society through the promotion of "Islamic literacy"; which is the establishment and critical engagement of the requisite intellectual and spiritual foundations of Islam. ALIM is committed to facilitating dialogue between the textual and historical traditions of Islam and the sociopolitical, cultural and intellectual realities informing the lives of American Muslims through relevant, engaging, and inspiring programming.
  • American Thinker. American Thinker is a daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans. Contributors are accomplished in fields beyond journalism, and animated to write for the general public out of concern for the complex and morally significant questions on the national agenda. There is no limit to the topics appearing on American Thinker. National security in all its dimensions, strategic, economic, diplomatic, and military is emphasized. The right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel are of great importance to us. Business, science, technology, medicine, management, and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions are also emphasized, as is the state of American culture.
  • Antropology.net. "Anthropology.net’s mission is to create a cohesive online community of individuals interested in anthropology. This website intends to promote and facilitate discussion, review research, extend stewardship of resources, and disseminate knowledge."
  • Anthropology on the Web (links to many other sites). Anthropology is generally defined as the study of humans and their behavior throughout history. Experts in this field examine artifacts and other items that show how humans once lived and acted. They look at archaeology, human remains, and the remains of their homes. They also look at the sociology, religion, and other cultural icons of humanity to uncover the way they behaved.
  • Bible & Koran. This site is a joint project by the IKON (the Ecumenical Broadcasting Company of the Netherlands) and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
  • Blogging theology. "This site is primarily focused on examining the Christian religion – its theology, sacred texts and apologetics from an Islamic perspective."
  • The British Board of Scholars & Imams. BBSI is a national assembly of Imams, Scholars & Islamically literate Muslim Academics formed to facilitate intra Muslim dialogue on theology, jurisprudence and community welfare. The need for this has been recognised for many years, with the first informal gathering having taken place in 2013. The board is an independent, non-political, non-sectarian and non-partisan network dedicated to a cooperation based on the principle of unity of purpose, as opposed to the uniformity of opinion.
  • Built on facts. A science blog. "This site takes its name from a quotation by the great physicist James Clerk Maxwell: In every branch of knowledge the progress is proportional to the amount of facts on which to build, and therefore to the facility of obtaining data."
  • The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (1990).
  • The Casablanca Declaration of the Arab Human Rights Movement (1999).
  • Caucus for America. "Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the historic American civilization - battling for the soul of America."
  • Commission for racial equality (Great Britain). "We work for a just and integrated society, where diversity is valued. We use both persuasion and our powers under the law to give everyone an equal chance to live free from fear, discrimination, prejudice and racism."
  • Center for Immigration Studies. "The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States."
  • Center for Religious Freedom (USA). "The Center defends against religious persecution of all groups throughout the world. It insists that U.S. foreign policy defend Christians and Jews, Muslim dissidents and minorities, and other religious minorities in countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Iran and Sudan. It is fighting the imposition of harsh Islamic law in the new Iraq and Afghanistan and opposes blasphemy laws in Muslim countries that suppress more tolerant and pro-American Muslim thought. . ."
  • Centre for the new Europe. "The Centre for the New Europe is a non-profit, non-partisan research foundation headquartered in Brussels. The Centre was founded in 1993 [...] Over the years, the Centre has published dozens of books, upwards of one hundred newspaper and magazine articles, and hosted hundreds of EU Commission staffers, Members of the European Parliament and key journalists at luncheon and dinner discussions."
  • Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi. Richard Nikolaus Eijiro von Coudenhove-Kalergi (November 16, 1894 – July 27, 1972) was an Austrian politician, geopolitician, philosopher and count of Coudenhove-Kalergi, who was a pioneer of European integration. He was the founder and President for 49 years of the Paneuropean Union.
  • Edge. English language web site dedicated to science and its relationship to society.
  • Emir-Stein Center. The Emir-Stein Center is an initiative committed to the promotion of empathy and understanding through cultural and religious literacy. Ignorance breeds hate, and hate breeds violence. Our objective is to dispel ignorance through educational productions and publications that rekindle the spirit of our shared humanity. It is our sincere hope that this endeavor will strengthen the bonds of the Abrahamic family of faiths in our mutual pursuit of peace and the common good.
  • Jon Entine. "Jon Entine is —'The Contrarian'— an internationally renowned journalist, TV commentator, executive consultant and public speaker, on the DNA of human behavior."
  • EurekAlert! "EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology."
  • European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Foundation was established on 15 September 1978 by the Pan-Europa Union – six years after the death of this great European thinker. On 20 February 2008 it was transformed into the European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi. It is an independent non-profit organization which draws its financial support from contributions from sponsors, donations and other forms of gifting. The Pan-Europa Union defends and supports the idea of a united Europe through its members. The European Society Coudenhove-Kalergi’s aim is to promote a united Europe by extending awards to European celebrities and financing projects that serve the Pan-Europa idea; in its efforts it also utilizes the Europe archives from the Coudenhove-Kalergi estate.
  • Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilization (FSTC). "A British not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organisation founded in 1999 by a group of philanthropic historians, scientists, engineers and social scientists. It is dedicated to researching and popularising the history of pre-Renaissance civilisations, especially the Muslim civilisation, that have had an impact upon the scientific, technological and cultural heritage of our modern world."
  • Freedom House (USA). "Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom."
  • Gapminder. "Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels."
  • Gene Expression. A very good science blog, particularly on topics related to biology and genetics.
  • Genetic Future. "How genes effect your future and the future of society. Commentary on advances in human genomics - the field of science that explores the effect of genetic differences between individuals on human variation and disease."
  • Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.
  • Hudson New York. "Hudson Institute is a registered 501c(3) not-for-profit, non-partisan policy organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity and freedom in human rights, defense, international relations, economics, culture, science, technology and law." HNY aims at enabling "Human Rights Activists, Moderate Muslims and Expert Investigative Reporters" to carry the above kind of activities.
  • Human Events. For over sixty years, HUMAN EVENTS has made it a policy to deliver to intelligent, independent-thinking news readers something entirely different - something you cannot get from conventional news sources.
  • IntellectualConservative.com. "Conservative and Libertarian Intellectual Philosophy and Politics."
  • Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia. Presentation of Muslim literature, which may be ordered on-line.
  • Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Also available in English.
  • Islam Online. One of the world's most influential Islamic web sites.
  • Is Race 'Real'?. A web forum organized by the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC). The SSRC believes the subject of race and genomics warrants critical reflection and debate among researchers and the broader public, given its important implications across an array of disciplines in the biological and social sciences, its potential impact on a number of policy domains, as well as broader consequences for society at large. In an effort to contribute to this discussion, we have commissioned a series of short essays by leading researchers with a diverse set of disciplinary and analytic perspectives. We hope this forum will serve as a tool for scholars, educators, policy makers and students, and promote informed debate on what is no doubt one of the most important public issues of our time.
  • Majorityrights.com. This website discusses various issues related to the preservation of Western culture and the ethnic genetic interests (EGI) of people of European ancestry. This site does not argue that the EGI and cultural concerns of non-European people are less important than those of people of European ancestry.
  • Monbiot.com. "George Monbiot is the author of the best selling books The Age of Consent: a manifesto for a new world order and Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain; as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man’s Land. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian newspaper."
  • Muslim Arbitration Tribunal. The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) was established in 2007 to provide a viable alternative for the Muslim community seeking to resolve disputes in accordance with Islamic Sacred Law and without having to resort to costly and time consuming litigation. The establishment of MAT is an important and significant step towards providing the Muslim community with a real opportunity to self determine disputes in accordance with Islamic Sacred Law.
  • MuslimHeritage.com. "Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation. Established in 2002, the web portal MuslimHeritage.com was the first major project of FSTC. It is a unique online education community of Muslims and non-Muslims seeking to advance human civilisation through the study of Muslim heritage. The website contains more than 1000 peer-reviewed articles, hundreds of short reports on news and events related to Muslim heritage research, and an interactive map and timeline."
  • New Beginnings. New Beginnings aims to create welcoming, non-judgemental environments and spaces that nurture a sound and authentic experience of Islam. We strive to meet these needs in a way that truly appreciates a person's circumstances, whilst understanding the importance of preserving one's individual and cultural identity.
  • New English Review. In-depth articles by well-known authors.
  • Nonie Darwish. "Honest and in-depth analysis of current issues involving Mideast culture and politics from the perspective of a woman of Mideast descent. The point is not to criticize the religion of Islam, [...]. A religion is judged by the behavior of the people who practice it. [...] Ms. Darwish is not ashamed to express her dissapointment and anger over what happened by the very culture she grew up in. This is not disloyalty but love for her culture of origin."
  • The Oasis Initiative. The Oasis Initiative seeks to instill traditional Islamic knowledge in communities by promoting, empowering and supporting love and service to others. We strive to enable the Muslim community to understand its faith through the expansive lens of the rich Islamic tradition, which is rooted in theology, sacred law and spirituality.
  • The Occidental Observer. The Occidental Observer will present original content touching on the themes of white identity, white interests, and the culture of the West. Such a mission statement is sure to be dismissed as extremism of the worst sort in today’s intellectual climate—perhaps even as a sign of psychiatric disorder. Yet there is a compelling need for such a site. A great many other identifiable groups in the multicultural West have a strong sense of identity and interest, but overt expressions of white identity and white interests (or European-American identity and interests) are rarely found among the peoples who founded these societies and who continue to make up the majority.
  • The Occidental Press. "Western Perspectives on Man, Culture, and Politics."
  • Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation. "Its main objectives are the promotion of peace in the Middle East as laid down in the United Nations resolutions and the strengthening of political, economic and cultural co-operation between Europe and the Arab world."
  • Daniel Pipes homepage. The personal website of Daniel Pipes, writer and researcher.
  • Project For The New Islamic Century. "A civilisation is a collection of concepts about life. Civilisation could be a spiritual divine one or a man-made. The spiritual divine civilisation emanates from a doctrine; like the the Islamic civilisation that emantes from the Islamic "Aqeeda"; As for man-made civilisation, either it emantes from a docrine like the Capitalist Western Civilisation that is a collection of concepts about life emnanating from the doctrine of seperating religion from life. Or it does not emante from a doctrine like the Shinto, Greek, Babylonian and Assyrian civilisations. These civilisations are collection of concepts that a people or a group of people agreed upon so it is a national or a man-made civilisation."
  • Qantara.de - dialogue with the Islamic World.
  • Race - the power of an illusion. From PBS (Public Broadcasting Service (USA)). "The online companion to California Newsreel's 3-part documentary about race in society, science & history."
  • Racial Reality - Anthropology, Genetics & Human Biodiversity Blog.
  • Religious Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
  • Renovatio. The journal of Zaituna College. Renovatio is a Muslim journal about the ideas that have shaped our past and present world. We ask scholars, theologians, and writers to examine timeless questions and today's moral challenges by drawing from the enduring texts of revelatory faith traditions and current thinking from philosophy, theology, and ethics to history, politics, the social sciences, and beyond. We publish essays that are both rigorous and readable so that anyone, no matter his or her intellectual interests, can weigh and consider the ideas we present. With its focus on writers, readers, and ideas, we see Renovatio as a bridge between religious traditions and the study of the world, believing that each can renew the other—and between scholars and the public. To understand more about the genesis of this publication, we recommend that you take a few minutes to read Hamza Yusuf's Letter from the Editor, "Why Renovatio?" which we published in our inaugural issue.
  • Saints & Sceptics - for saints with doubts and sceptics with questions. "Our Mission is: To use rational persuasion to communicate the central claims of Christianity and to encourage and equip the Church to respond to the questions raised by sceptics."
  • Saudi Aramco World "Saudi Aramco, the oil company born as an international enterprise 75 years ago, distributes Saudi Aramco World to increase cross-cultural understanding. The bimonthly magazine's goal is to broaden knowledge of the cultures, history and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their connections with the West."
  • The Scientific Fundamentalist. Satoshi Kanazawa's blog at Psychology Today. Kanazawa is an evolutionary psychologist, Reader in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at University College London, and in the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the coauthor (with the late Alan S. Miller) of Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (Perigee, 2007).
  • ServantsofAllah.org "was established because of the founders desire to serve Allah by spreading the cerebral message of Islam. The inspiration is drawn from the rhetorical Ayah found in Surah Muhammad: 'Do they not then reflect on the Qur’an, or are their hearts locked up by them?' (47:24) In addtion to promoting an approach to Islam that is reasoned, ServantsofAllah.org seeks to help enhance the spiritual state of the Muslims and deepen their understanding of Islam. All writings on these pages undergo a quality control and it is hoped that they will promote humbleness and fear of Allah among the believer."
  • signandsight.com "translates outstanding articles by non-English language authors bringing them to a worldwide audience. signandsight.com gathers voices from across Europe on a variety of topics, aiming to foster trans-European debates and the creation of a European public space. Signandsight.com is the English language service of perlentaucher.de, the largest cultural online magazine in German language. 2003 perlentaucher.de has won the Grimme Award, Germany's most prestigious media prize."
  • Professor Sigurd Skirbekk. Skirbekk has mainly worked on socio-cultural Issues, emphasising studies on modern ideologies. A pervading question in Skirbekk´s studies has been whether contemporary forms of culture are adequate for structuring various challenges of modernity.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center. "The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups."
  • The Spectator. "The Spectator was established in 1828, and is the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language. The Spectator's taste for controversy, however, remains undiminished. There is no party line to which our writers are bound - originality of thought and elegance of expression are the sole editorial constraints. The result, week after week, is that the best British journalists, critics, authors and cartoonists turn out their best work for the magazine, to produce an extraordinarily wide-ranging title."
  • Standpoint Magazine.
  • Swedenwatch. SwedenWatch monitors the civil unrest that is now occuring in Sweden, and provides up to date information on the current situation. We only report incidents from the Police logs, or verified incidents from newspapers and media channels. Since the Swedish authorities are censoring vital information about incidents, such as gender, age and ethnic background, we are for the moment unable to provide this information. However, when we receive verified information, we will provide updates on current and previous affairs.
  • Sydney Traditionalists. SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum, an association of “old school” conservative, traditionalist and paleoconservative individuals who live, work and study in Sydney, New South Wales. [...] All of us share an interest in the cultural direction Australia has taken since the soixanthuitards took over the institutions of state and civil society. We acknowledge the uniqueness of Occidental civilisation and despair at the passivity of our national “leaders” while the destruction of our cultural icons continues unabated. Our purpose is to educate, inform and challenge prevailing assumptions about the nature of man and society, while creating an environment where strategies for local conservative campaigning can be discussed and organised. We provide a forum where ideas once understood to be common sense can be exchanged, debated and discussed, unfettered and ungagged by modern liberal thought-control.
  • Taki’s Magazine. "On February 5, 2007, journalist and socialite Taki Theodoracopulos launched Taki’s Top Drawer, (www.takimag.com), a conservative online magazine. Taki writes a column, the High Life which has appeared in London’s The Spectator for the past twenty-five years. He writes also for National Review, the Sunday Times (London), Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Quest, among others. In 2002, Taki founded The American Conservative magazine with Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell."
  • Understanding Human History. The book by Michael H. Hart.
  • Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights (1981). "A declaration of principles ratified by an "Islamic Council for Europe". The details in the declaration are often references to the Koran."
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.
  • The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection. A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media.
  • Wikileaks.We are of assistance to peoples of all countries who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and institutions. We aim for maximum political impact.
  • WikiIslam, the online resource on Islam that anyone can edit.
  • World of Islam Portal.
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week. The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on UNGA Resolution A/65/PV.34 for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony. It was proposed in 2010 by HM King Abdullah II and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. The World Interfaith Harmony Week will fall on the first week of February of every year and aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.
  • World Islamic Mission. One of the largest islamic congregations in Norway.
  • Zawaj.com. "Welcome to Zawaj.com Muslim Matrimonials and more! Nikah, Rishtay, Shaadi: whatever word you use, you're in the right place
    for Muslim matrimonial ads and everything about Islamic marriage, weddings, and families!"
  • 19.org. "Faith not supported by reason and empirical evidence is wishful thinking. This is the home of monotheists who promote reformation in understanding and practice of Islam to fight injustice, totalitarianism, superstitions, misogyny, backwardness and ignorance that have condemned the Muslim World for generations.This site, God willing, will serve as a platform to coordinate, communicate and organize our activities towards a change of paradigm in the realm of religion and politics. Why 19? Well, the answer for this question is a few clicks away."


For a balanced view on these issues, we recommend the following three web sites:

  • Pro Palestine: HAMAS - Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya. "HAMAS means zeal, and is an Arabic acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement. HAMAS is a Palestinian Islamic organization established in 1987 during the first Intifada, and is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas was formed in 1987 with the objective of destroying the Zionist entity that occupies Palestine, and establishing Palestine from the sea to the river based on Islamic principles. The group operates mainly in the Gaza strip and the West Bank, and boasts tens of thousands of supporters throughout Palestine. The number of hardcore members remains unknown. World wide they enjoy millions of sympathizers for their admirable struggle against the barbaric Zionist occupation / crimes."
  • Pro Israel: HonestReporting. "HonestReporting is one of the world's largest media watch groups. The story behind the story. Since October 2000, in addition to fighting an anti-terror war, Israel has been fighting a media war. In news outlets around the globe, journalists regularly misrepresent Israel as the aggressor and Palestinians as the victims. In response, HonestReporting was established to scrutinize the media for anti-Israel bias, then mobilize subscribers to respond directly to relevant news agencies. In a short time, HonestReporting has become a major international effort with 100,000 members, affiliates in Canada, Australia and on Campus, and foreign language sites in Spanish, Russian and Italian. HonestReporting has succeeded in shaking up the media and putting them on alert. Correspondents and editors now think twice before releasing stories, knowing they will be held accountable for inaccurate or misleading material."
  • Making an earnest attempt at being unbiased: Bitterlemons.org. "Bitterlemons.org is a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. It focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process. It is produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange of ideas. Bitterlemons.org aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."



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