Fundamentalism

An American Infidel in Abu Dhabi

On December 1st, a figure in a black burqa, armed with an eight-inch knife, entered the upscale Boutik shopping mall located in Reem Island, the neighborhood where most of Abu Dhabi’s 40,000 expatriates live.  The black burqa’ed figure waited for more

An American Infidel in Abu Dhabi

Pakistani Schools Network Observes anti-Malala Day

An association of Pakistani schools held an “I am not Malala” day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie. Education campaigner Malala was shot in the head

Pakistani Schools Network Observes anti-Malala Day

Ian Paisley: The West's Religious Fanatic

Ulster unionist and Protestant minister Ian Paisley died Friday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A polarizing political figure, Paisley’s death affords partisans of all “colors” the opportunity to absorb and define his legacy. With sectarian violence again engulfing the Middle East and

Ian Paisley: The West's Religious Fanatic

After Big Oil and Fracking, Greenpeace's Next Target Is… Lego

Only days after Patrick Moore, the disillusioned co-founder of Greenpeace, said the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one,” Greenpeace seems determined to prove Moore was right. The group has launched

After Big Oil and Fracking, Greenpeace's Next Target Is… Lego

Shocking! Obama Wrong About Global Terror Threat

Remember when President Obama told the world that Al Qaeda was close to being completely defeated?  “The president has indicated and will indicate again that he rejects the notion of global war on terrorism, which is an amorphous definition that

Iran Wins One, Loses One in Egypt

Iran–the major geopolitical challenge in the Middle East–will view the military coup in Egypt as a net positive, on balance–though not without some downside. On the one hand, the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi represents a victory

Head of Joint Chiefs: Back Off On Islamists

U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has decided to weigh in on the violence that has erupted in the Middle East. He has asked Florida pastor Terry Jones to back off supporting the movie

Head of Joint Chiefs: Back Off On Islamists

Bosun Obama Chasing the Good Ship Romney/Ryan

The Obama campaign’s latest personal email is about as succinct as any of those emails have ever been. That’s probably because they’re out of breath trying to keep up with the good ship Romney/Ryan that now has the wind behind

Bosun Obama Chasing the Good Ship Romney/Ryan

Alexander the Great

Sunrise over Farah 07 April 2011 Afghanistan contains many treasures of ancient history. Climate conditions here preserve old structures whose origins often remain a mystery. Alexander stormed through here a thousand years before the Arabs introduced Islam. Today, after traveling

Welcome 'Big Peace': There Is Another Bear in the Woods

Yesterday, Andrew Breitbart launched his newest web venture, Big Peace. It will do for national security, what Big Hollywood has done for culture, Big Journalism for the media and Big Government for domestic policy. It has also caused me to