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Adios, Pakistan

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

“I don’t care if someone is giving us money; we are not a purchasable commodity. We cannot be bought. We can live in hunger, but we won’t compromise our national interests.”

– Bashir Bilour, a Pakistani senior minister, in angry response following an al-Qaeda reprisal for the American killing of Osama bin Laden Read more →

Was Osama Bin Laden the Chicken or the Egg?

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

To posit the significance of Osama bin Laden’s demise, we must first decide which came first — the chicken or the egg? Read more →

The Fellow Travelers of Jihadism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The post-mortem revelations of Osama bin Laden’s daily habits have confirmed the orthodox narrative about the al-Qaeda chief. Read more →

Weeping and Other Hysterics: Have Muslim Apologists Nothing More to Offer?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

From Congressman Keith Ellison’s emotional breakdown to CongresswomanJackie Speier’s accusations of “racism,” the hearings on Muslim radicalization have made it clear that those who oppose the hearings have little of substance to offer. Read more →

Grievance Politics Barks, Kings Hearing Move On

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The hearings convened by Representative Pete King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, to examine the recruitment of American Muslims as jihadist terrorists revealed all the pathologies of multicultural grievance politics that for decades now has compromised our response to Islamic jihad. Read more →

Caliphate, Jihad, Sharia: Now What?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

You can sit here and talk about jihad from here to doomsday, what will it do? Suppose you prove beyond any shadow of doubt that Islam is constitutionally violent, where do you go from there? Read more →

What’s the Matter with Egypt?

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

In the Stars or in Them?

So what’s the matter with Egypt? The same thing that is the matter with most of the modern Middle East: in the post-industrial world, its hundreds of millions now are vicariously exposed to the affluence and freedom of the West via satellite television, cell phones, the internet, DVDs, and social networks. Read more →

The Dangers of Democracy

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The parliamentary elections that have begun in Egypt will impress only the most starry-eyed of democracy champions. Read more →

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