Tag: Fundamentalism

An American Infidel in Abu Dhabi

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

Chesler’s ‘The New Antisemitism’: A Timely Warning, Renewed

Chesler’s ‘The New Antisemitism’: A Timely Warning, Renewed

You can’t say she didn’t warn us.  In 2003, the liberal feminist Phyllis Chesler published The New Antisemitism. It was partly a reaction to the events of 9/11, partly a protest against the left’s anti-Israel posture posture amidst the terror

Pope Francis Calls for Seminary Training for Dealing with Muslims

Pope Francis Calls for Seminary Training for Dealing with Muslims

In a meeting with African bishops Monday, Pope Francis called for more careful instruction for seminarians on dealing with Muslims.  “I think it is important that the clergy receive a more structured training in the seminary in order to carry

Pakistani Schools Network Observes anti-Malala Day

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

Ian Paisley: The West's Religious Fanatic

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

Issa Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Offers Support for War Effort

Issa Meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Offers Support for War Effort

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the Times of Israel reports.  Netanyahu reportedly said to Issa:            The radical Islamic terrorism now threatens

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

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

Study: Clear Majority of European Muslims Pro-Sharia Fundamentalists

Study: Clear Majority of European Muslims Pro-Sharia Fundamentalists

From the Gatestone Institute: The majority of Muslims in Europe believe Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries, according to a new study, which warns that Islamic fundamentalism is widespread

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

'Wire' Creator David Simon Censors Rebuttal to his Anti-Constitution Rant

'Wire' Creator David Simon Censors Rebuttal to his Anti-Constitution Rant

My rebuttal to author/television producer David Simon’s peculiar rant trashing conservatives, constitutional constructionalism, and the film 12 Years A Slave resulted in an even more peculiar exchange on his blog. Normally, I’d dismiss blog exchanges as petty, but I realized this

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

Tsarnaev Brothers' Mother Demonstrated Islamic Fundamentalism

Tsarnaev Brothers' Mother Demonstrated Islamic Fundamentalism

As law enforcement and media continues to explore the reportedly religious motivations of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the respectively slain and captive suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, the fundamentalist faith of their mother provides extra insight into their religious

Head of Joint Chiefs: Back Off On Islamists

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

Bosun Obama Chasing the Good Ship Romney/Ryan

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

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

Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain–And North America

Britain‘s Islamic Sharia Council Avatars of Islamic Misogyny (Maulana Abu Sayeed is seated second from right to left) As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming

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

Not Such Strange Bedfellows: A Review Of Andy McCarthy's 'The Grand Jihad'

President Obama called the murder of a soldier in Little Rock by a self-proclaimed jihadist “a senseless tragedy.” The Christmas bomber, “an isolated extremist.” The Ft. Hood shooting, a “horrific outburst of violence.” Daniel Pearl’s beheading, an act which “captured

The Soros Plan To Kill Capitalism

Having purchased, rented, or placed a down payment on all the political influence up for sale in America, leftist troublemaker George Soros now plans to ramp up his war on markets worldwide by creating an “Institute for New Economic Thinking”

Geert Wilders Can Crash at My Place

Geert Wilders, the right-wing Netherlands politician (right-wing in Amsterdam means something entirely different than it does here…) has been denied entry to the United Kingdom because he made a little movie called “Fitna” that shows the passages terrorists use as