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President Donald Trump ranked 248th on the Forbes list of 400 billionaires, with his wealth slipping by $600 million due to a weakening New York retail and office real estate market, and new information about his assets, according to the magazine

Clare Lopez: Trump Takes Aim at Iran’s ‘Clandestine Nuclear Weapons Program’

President Donald J. Trump put the Iranian regime on notice with his speech last week: the time when the United States (U.S.) government would turn a blind eye to its decades-long drive for deliverable nuclear weapons is over. Citing a long litany of destabilizing, rogue behavior on the part of Tehran, the president announced he would not re-certify Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Iran nuclear deal.

15 Year Old Girl in ISIS

Face of an Angel with a Heart Full of Hate

The story of a sweet-faced Moroccan Muslim girl (identified only as Safia S.) who stabbed a German police officer in the neck at a train station in Hanover on 4 March 2016 is deeply disturbing on so many levels. Although

Muslim Brotherhood Trying to Police the NYPD

After forcing the FBI and CIA to purge their counterterrorism training programs of all references to “Islam” in “Islamic terrorism,” the Muslim Brotherhood in America has turned its sights on the New York Police Department (NYPD). Image credit: Reuters Writers

Court: Iran and Hizballah Helped Al-Qaeda in 9/11 Attacks

In a blockbuster ruling, Federal Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York issued an order stating that Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite terror proxy, Hizballah, are jointly responsible together with al-Qa’eda for

Libya: Dictator Down, Islam Rising

Watching the jubilant Libyan rebels celebrating in the streets of Tripoli, it’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the moment as a brutal tyrant is at last being brought down. The spokeswoman at the Department of State

Why the Mullahs Cheer for the Brotherhood

Observers following tumultuous events across the Middle East in recent days may find it confusing that Iranian leadership figures would be cheering for the protesters in the streets of Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere. After all, not only are most Iranians

'Iranium' & the Iranian Threat

Yesterday I posted on Ottawa’s Free Thinking Film Society’s scheduled screening of the new film, “Iranium” at the Library and Archives of Canada. The film is a documentary featuring a slate of Iran experts (myself included) discussing the threat of

'Iranium' Screening Shut Down in Ottawa

Last night, free speech suffered a setback in Ottawa, Canada and tyranny notched a win. The Free Thinking Film Society had scheduled a screening of the new Clarion Fund film, “Iranium,” this evening at the Library and Archives of Canada

Shariah Adoption Laws: Incompatible with American Law and Society

Yesterday’s Washington Post‘s feature story, “Muslim orphans caught between Islam and the West“– about Muslim orphans who cannot find adoptive homes because of Islamic law– highlights once again the incompatibility of shariah with U.S. law and societal norms. The heart-wrenching