http://frontpagemag.com/2012/jamie-glazov/muhammad-and-the-birth-of-islamic-supremacism/ Frontpage Interview’s guest today is David Hayden, the author of the new book, Muhammad and the Birth of Islamic Supremacism: The War With the Jews 622-628 A.D. FP: David Hayden, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Let’s begin with what motivated you to write this book. Hayden: I’ve always had a keen interest in history, but […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/lloyd-billingsley/natural-born-killers/print/ Frontpage recently noted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been handing out awards to mosques. Frontpage should also note that the FBI has not neglected its undercover work against terrorism. That work has now culminated in the recent arrest of four Muslims eager for “violent jihad.” The more I think about it, the […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/davidhornik/rockets-pound-israel-on-seventh-day-of-war/ Tuesday, by the evening, had been the roughest day so far for Israel since launching Operation Pillar of Defense against Gazan terror last Wednesday. A soldier and a civilian were killed by fire from Gaza. A rocket with a heavy warhead hit and severely damaged a building in the city of Rishon Lezion near […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/middle-east-burning/ It is in the nature of the media beast that anything that happens in or around the Jewish State gets far more attention than anything that happens throughout the rest of the region. Israel has also created a safe zone for reporters. It is one of the few places in the Middle East where […]
The story of Thanksgiving is one that involves many of the great things that are generally associated with America – but it has become infused with myth. The Pilgrim Fathers are sometimes portrayed as “Puritans” which they were not. In many ways the Pilgrims were free thinkers. Several who had made the journey from Plymouth had earlier been living as exiles in the Netherlands.
The original Pilgrims belonged to the “English Dissenters” a religious group who wanted to worship God in their own way, without belonging to the hierarchical state church. At that time, they had suffered persecutions for not attending official “Anglican” church services. Genuine Puritans obliged the government of King James I, and attended Church of England services. Anyone who did not attend these official Sunday services was fined. Two of the leaders of the English Dissenters had been executed for “sedition,” and these executions hastened the desire of the Pilgrims to leave England. The Netherlands had provided a safe refuge for many of their number, but America seemed more promising.
There were two boats that were scheduled to make the journey – the Mayflower and also the Speedwell. The latter boat developed problems on two initial attempts to set sail, and eventually only the Mayflower crossed the Atlantic, leaving in September of 1620. A year earlier, the Pilgrims had gained a permit to settle in North Virginia in 1619.
William Bradford (1590 – 1657), a 30-year old man at the time of the journey, would write a journal, whose contents were later published as “Of Plymouth Plantation.” He was traveling with his wife, but they had to leave their four-year old son behind. At this time, the troupe of Pilgrims heading for America were calling themselves “The Saints.” On November 11, 1620, they arrived in Cape Cod. The “Saints” were happy when they had arrived, but Bradford noted:
Nowhere in the charter of the United Nations is there any mandate for the U.N. to stack the deck in favor of terrorists. Yet that is exactly the effect of the current U.N. furor over conflict between Israel and the terrorists who control Gaza. When terrorists in Hamas-run Gaza busied themselves in recent years launching […]
http://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2012/11/20/the-surrealistic-states-of-america/?print=1 These last couple of weeks I have divided my time largely between talking to cleanup crews, insurance adjusters, and contractors who promise, eventually, to undo the ravages of Hurricane Sandy and restore our house to its antediluvian semi-splendor — “All in good time, Mr. Kimball” — and reading Like the Roman , Simon Heffer’s […]
http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/letters-of-israels-ambassador-to-the-un-security-council/ Now that Israel is fighting back against the rocket-launching Iranian-backed terrorists of Gaza, the United Nations has swung into a frenzy of activity, calling for immediate measures to stop the violence and end the crisis. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has rushed to the Middle East, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is firing […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/the_commander_in_chiefs_lack_of_military_awareness.html Israelis should be pleased that President Obama offered Hamas no comfort in his press conference in Thailand. “There’s no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. We are fully supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself. Israel has every right to expect that it does […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323353204578128831816783810.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop ‘Egypt of today is entirely different from the Egypt of yesterday, and the Arabs of today are not the Arabs of yesterday.” So said Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi after Friday prayers last week, adding: “We will not leave Gaza alone.” And Gaza will not leave Mr. Morsi alone. As in decades past, Egypt is […]