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A Nuclear Iran Could be More Dangerous than ISIS

A Nuclear Iran Could be More Dangerous than ISIS

One Mideast reporter recently observed that Washington’s focus on the Islamic State comes at the expense of the more urgent threat posed by a nuclear Iran. This might be because the world has grown accustomed to the Iranian threat.   For years, the international
Guest Column: The 'Sex Jihad'

Guest Column: The 'Sex Jihad'

News emerged a few weeks ago in Arabic media that yet another fatwa had called on practicing Muslim women to travel to Syria and offer their sexual services to the jihadis fighting to overthrow the secularist Assad government and install Islamic law.
Arab Spring Egypt's 'Legal' Persecution of Christians

Arab Spring Egypt's 'Legal' Persecution of Christians

Post “Arab Spring” Egypt continues exposing its true nature, including now legal persecution of Christians. Earlier this month, according to Fox News, Dimyana Abdel-Nour, a “pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions
Guest Column: Islam's Collective Punishment of Christians

Guest Column: Islam's Collective Punishment of Christians

As many of Israel’s critics portray it as collectively punishing the Palestinians, overlooked and unsaid is the greater frequency with which Muslims collectively punish the religious minorities living under their authority, often in atrocious ways. Consider Egypt alone. The most recent attacks

Is Newt Gingrich Wrong to Talk About Sharia?

In a recent article appearing in Tablet, Lee Smith takes Newt Gingrich to task for the latter’s focus on sharia (i.e., Islamic law). The thrust of Smith’s argument is that sharia is a “hopelessly abstract concept” and “a highly idealized

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