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How Dare You?! The Supremacist Nature of Muslim ‘Grievances’

by Raymond Ibrahim // Jerusalem Post

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In 2012 in Pakistan, as Christian children were singing carols inside their church, Muslim men from a nearby mosque barged in with an axe, destroyed the furniture, desecrated the altar, and beat the children.  Their justification for such violence?  “You are disturbing our prayers…. How dare you use the mike and speakers?” Read more →

Obama to Egyptian Christians: Don’t Protest the Brotherhood

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate  in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi’s rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak. Read more →

Islamic Forced Conversions – Past and Present

by Raymond Ibrahim

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The Blaze

The lost history of Christians forced to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally. Read more →

Hope for Change in Syria

Once again, Obama has proven more of an idealist than an implementer.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to stop his mass killing and step down? Read more →

Democracy Promotion or Islamist Promotion?

by Bruce Thronton

Frontpage Magazine

The hope that democracy would bloom in Egypt following our collusion in removing Hosni Mubarak looks more and more delusional every day. Even our foreign policy wishful thinkers are no longer peddling the canard that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood is “secular” and “moderate,” thus proving that Muslims devoted to the global expansion of Islam and illiberal Sharia law can be liberal democrats friendly to our interests. But despite being mugged by the Islamist reality, too many democracy promoters in the West still refuse to acknowledge that the Iranian Revolution, not the American Revolution, is the likely model for the so-called “Arab Spring.” Read more →

The Ghosts of 1938 Still Haunt Our Foreign Policy

by Bruce Thronton

Frontpage Magazine

In a story describing President Obama’s six conversations with Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi that led to the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the New York Times summarized Obama’s estimation of Morsi. Obama told his aides “he was impressed with the Egyptian leader’s pragmatic confidence. Read more →

The Stakes in Tonight’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Bruce Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Foreign policy, the topic of tonight’s debate, was suddenly thrust into the voters’ consciousness by the murder of 4 Americans, including our ambassador, in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. Intensifying the fallout of this event has been the Obama administration’s incoherent, clumsy, duplicitous, and rapidly unraveling attempt to blame the terrorist murders on a YouTube movie trailer lampooning Mohammed, in order to downplay the strength of the heavily armed jihadist outfits, some connected to al Qaeda, now swarming in Libya as a result of our overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi. Read more →

The Neurotic Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Let us confess it: Many of the things that are bothersome in the world today originate in the Middle East. Billions of air passengers each year take off their belts and shoes at the airport, not because of fears of terrorism from the slums of Johannesburg or because the grandsons of displaced East Prussians are blowing up Polish diplomats. Read more →

President Ethelred

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Like old King Ethelred the Unready, who either had no counsel or had no sense, or both, and often paid the Danegeld rather than attempt to deter the Norsemen, so Barack Obama and his lieutenants still believe that they can both appease radical Islam and convince others that is not what they are doing. Read more →

Islam’s Black Flag Flies over Egypt

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News, Read more →

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