Jihad

Make the ISIS Caliphate a Jihadist Kill Zone

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine President Obama’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force against ISIS comes at a time when Iran and ISIS are fomenting disorder and destruction throughout the Middle East. Despite the enmity between these two species of jihadism, both pose serious threats to our interests and security and …

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Our Dangerous Historical Moment

Obama and European leaders are repeating the mistakes of their 1930s predecessors. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise …

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The Roots of Obama’s Appeasement

The president’s disastrous foreign policy is as much a product of his own vanity as anything else. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. …

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More Delusional Apologetics for Islam

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine It’s pretty embarrassing when the on-line comments about an article are more logical and knowledgeable than the article. Such is the case with a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week that argued Muslim violence does not reflect traditional Islamic doctrine, but is merely a case of arrested historical development. …

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What Are the Metaphysics of Islamic Denial?

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media After six years, it is no surprise that the Obama administration does not see the Taliban as “terrorists” or that it will not associate “violent extremism” with radical Islam or just Islam. After all, when Maj. Hasan murdered U.S. soldiers it was nothing more than “workplace violence,” as …

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Muslims and Islamists

How do extremists relate to the population in which they live? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The terrorism in Paris is yet another bad chapter in an ongoing Western debate over a seeming paradox. Almost all recent global terrorism is attributable to Islamic-inspired violence — much of it directed against Muslims. And …

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Can the West Stand Up for Free Speech?

False moral equivalence and blatant cowardice threaten our tradition of free expression. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Western civilization’s creed is free thought and expression, the lubricant of everything from democracy to human rights. Even a simpleton in the West accepts that protecting free expression is not the easy task of ensuring …

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The Biggest Lie

The Left would rather forget its old slogan, “Bush lied, thousands died.” by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw …

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Still Getting Jihadism Wrong

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine President Obama’s recent claim that Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam was nothing new. Since 9/11, we have heard from both ends of the political spectrum that jihadist terror has material causes and psychological conditions created by social, political, or economic dysfunctions. This argument is an …

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