STEVEN PLAUT: PETA’S “NUTRITIONISTS” PETA or the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” is the largest and goofiest group of “animal rights” nuts on the planet.  They consider the eating of chicken to be the moral equivalent of the Nazi Holocaust of Jews.  They advocate euthanasia of humans if it helps preserve any animals.  PETA has had […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE IDIOT’S FOREIGN POLICY **** Rarely has there been a policy as universally supported in Washington and as universally rejected by Americans of all ages, races, genders, incomes and religions as the proposal to send weapons to the Syrian terrorists. The average American who has never heard of the Al-Nusra Front, is utterly in the dark about the differences […]

U.S. Allies Lead in Female Genital Mutilation By Lloyd Billingsley UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has issued a new report on FGM/C, female genital mutilation/cutting, that raises troubling questions about the practice and the American response to it, particularly in nations such as Egypt. “Girls and women are made to have their external genitalia removed fully or partially– some when they are just […]


The debate over the nature of Islam continues to fester not only between liberals and conservatives, left and right, but among conservatives as well. It is one of those issues that remain divisively controversial, even among those who share a common or similar political orientation. There is no ultimate consensus on the horizon and there will probably not be a decisive verdict until civil disruption and social mayhem can no longer be ignored or dissembled—what we might designate, taking a page from Janet Napolitano, as “Muslim-caused disasters.” But for the time being, the discussion seems clearly to favor those who maintain that Islam is a “religion of peace” that has been “hijacked” by the extremists within its ranks, a conclusion promoted by politicians seeking votes, professional multiculturalists, brain-dead Hollywood celebrities and producers, and a vast and corrupt media conglomerate that lost its bearings back in the diversity-crazed Sixties when minority hiring and a concomitant “fractious ethnic politics”, as William McGowan put it in a 1993 article for City Journal, became the rules of the game.

Sometimes the pro-Islam argument is rendered a little more intricate to introduce distinctions that lend a scholarly patina to the dispute. Clare Lopez, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, writes of a member of the anti-Muslim Brotherhood community who nevertheless regards “Islamist ideology as a mere ‘Sharia Hypothesis’…that has no demonstrable connection to classical Islam” (personal communication). For this conflicted individual, as for so many of his likeminded counterparts, Islamic doctrine does not form the basis for Islamic terrorism. Frequently we are told that Islam does not constitute a solid bloc of theological conviction and practice but is many different things, a protean religion subject to myriad interpretations. The split between Shia and Sunni would seem to reinforce this notion, except for the lamentable fact that both wings of the faith are united in their desire to restore the Caliphate and to subdue the West to its hegemony.

RYAN MAURO: JIHADIST CAMPS IN AMERICA- A TICKING TIME BOMB **** The Muslims of the Americas (MOA), a Pakistan-linked Islamist group that runs 22 “villages” across the U.S., is waging a litigation jihad against Martin Mawyer, President of the Christian Action Network. His offense, for which MOA demands $30 million, is exposing the group’s extremism in a new book with the help of inside information […]

The Shadow of the Soviet Union over the Muslim World By Daniel Greenfield It has been over two decades since the Soviet Union ceased to exist, but evil organizations cast a shadow over the world even when they are long gone. “The evil that men do lives after them,” Mark Anthony said in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. History has repeatedly backed up that oratory with facts. The evil […]

SELF DEFENSE IN THE POST ZIMMERMAN WORLD: ROBERT WEISSBERG Self-defense is hard wired into our genes. If your ancestors believed in turning the other cheek, you would not be here. But, that acknowledged, defensive tactics are forever changing as new threats and technologies emerge. Now for the latest self-defense update: the Zimmerman trial. If you paid close attention you now know that the […]

ANDREW McCARTHY: OUR IRAQI AL QAEDA ENEMY SPRINGS OUR SYRIAN AL QAEDA ALLY FROM PRISON The Guardian reports that al-Qaeda has just carried out bombing raids at two Iraqi prisons, freeing hundreds of prisoners, many of them jihadist fighters affiliated with the terror network. Hakim al-Zamili, a member of the security and defense committee in Iraq’s parliament concedes that “the number of escaped inmates has reached 500. Most of […]

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS: PRESIDENT ALINSKY THREATENS AMERICANS WITH RISING SOCIAL TENSIONS You can take the community organizer out of the South Side, but you can’t take the community organizer out of the community organizer. Today, America heard threats from the increasingly predictable President Alinsky. “The position of the middle class will erode further,” Mr. Obama said. “Inequality will continue to increase, money’s power will distort […]



When I was a kid growing up in fifties Manhattan, if my mother had told me there would be a flasher running for mayor of New York, my mouth would have dropped open. Flashers were those guys I was supposed to run away from in Central Park.

But now we have Anthony Weiner, a flasher of the Internet sort, who exposes himself to random women online, before and after having apologized publicly for it, actually (as of this writing) still campaigning for mayor of our biggest city and financial center.

Weiner is no mere adulterer as described by Flaubert, Tolstoy and thousands of lesser writers. Or even a compulsive womanizer à la Bill Clinton. He is a genuine weirdo, straight out of the pages of Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis, the kind that really do jump out of the bushes in public parks.

Making this even more bizarre, his wife, Huma Abedin, appears to be standing by him in the face of this immense public humiliation.

Why she may be doing that, I will discuss in a moment, but it’s worth noting that Weiner is not alone among prominent Democrats these days in his assaults on women. San Diego Mayor and former Congressman Bob Filner [1] evidently can’t keep his hands off any female within a radius of three hundred feet and seems about to lose his job after only eight months. And we all know about Eliot “Client #9″ Spitzer, the great seeker of justice who prosecutes prostitutes while patronizing them, now back running for New York comptroller and, like Weiner, dragging his spouse along with him.

Here’s a thought experiment: Imagine a Mayor Anthony Weiner consoling someone’s teenage daughter with a hug after the next 9/11. Problem? Okay, maybe Comptroller Spitzer will do it.