No ‘Revolution’ for Egypt’s Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim On March 5, Muslims attacked, plundered, and set ablaze an ancient Coptic church in Sool, a village near Cairo, Egypt. Afterwards, throngs of Muslims gathered around the scorched building and pounded its walls down with sledge hammers — to cries of “Allahu Akbar!” Adding insult to injury, the attackersplayed “soccer” with the relic-remains of …

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America’s Sorta Rescue?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner What a No-Fly Zone Means Now that we are committed to a no-fly zone (an unwise idea, I think, given the absence of consistent aims or defined objectives), we must support it and ensure its success. Share This

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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? Share This

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Caught in the Middle East Minefield

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services America seems trapped in an exploding Middle East minefield. Revolts are breaking out amid the choke points of world commerce. Shiite populations are now restive in the Gulf monarchies. Share This

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Is an Egyptian “Democracy” a Good Thing?

by Raymond Ibrahim Hudson New York That democracy equates freedom is axiomatic in the West. Say the word “democracy” and images of a free, pluralistic, and secular society come to mind. Share This

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Dumbing Democracy Down

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society Many in the west are interpreting the demonstrations in Egypt against Hosni Mubarak as populist expressions of “aspirations for a democratic future,” as a spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron put it. Share This

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Not a Time for Wishful Thinking about Egypt

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society The fall of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak has occasioned all manner of democracy happy-talk in the West. Share This

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Egypt’s Identity Crisis

by Raymond Ibrahim PJ Media With Egypt’s “July Revolution” of 1952, for the first time in millennia, Egyptians were able to boast that a native-born Egyptian, Gamal Abdel Nasser, would govern their nation: Ever since the overthrow of its last native pharaoh nearly 2,500 years ago, Egypt had been ruled by a host of foreign …

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