John B. Judis of The New Republic Joins the Israel-Bashers Posted By Ron Radosh URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2011/09/30/john-b-judis-of-the-new-republic-joins-the-israel-bashers/ There was a time when The New Republic could be counted on for one thing: the defense of Israel, holding up the necessity of maintaining the U.S.-Israel alliance, and a comprehension that the only democracy in […]
“This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. Last year, the I-Team revealed that Indiana Marine Josh Birchfield was shot and killed by an Afghan security guard paid by the Pentagon, a guard who was high on opium at the time. …
I checked my ad hoc tally of Afghan “ally” murders and Birchfield’s February 2010 death, reported as killed in action, doesn’t show up.
So with Henigan and Burchfield, RIP. that’s two more to add to the grim toll of COIN madness: At least 39 Westerners killed by Afghan “allies” in the last 22 months.”
http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/98500/sec_id/98500 An Egyptian Jew in Exile: An Interview with Bat Ye’or I first encountered Gisèle Littman, better known as “Bat Ye’or,” through her book, The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam while browsing through a Judaica section of a Barnes & Noble book store in Westport, Connecticut in 1985. Reading it opened my mind to the historical […]
A version of this column is scheduled for publication on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in The Washington Times
Running an empire is not for sissies.
Since 1945, the U.S., holding the aces, had to finesse a role once played by the Europeans with Washington pulling up the Latin American rear. But that tacit alliance maintained worldwide stability for only two decades, in part because pre-digital America could sulk behind two oceans.
After Western Civilization’s second bloody civil war, rules changed: colonialism was abnegated, first “officially” in the 1943 Cairo Declaration. Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Nationalist China ally Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek acknowledged European domination would go following the Allied victory. Of course, Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill, there too, was soon to meet British class voter retribution, and within less than two decades, the last of the Tory Grandees, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, would wrap up what had been the empire on which the sun never set. So much for Churchill’s vow he had not become the King’s first minister to preside over liquidation of the British imperium.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4129277,00.html The limitations of peaceOp-ed: Arab spring showed us that peoples of region hate us, peace treaties are temporary The greatest injustices are caused to us by ourselves. Media outlets that have lost their sanity are blaming us, of all people, for the tectonic changes that erupted recently from the depths of the religion, culture […]
5 reasons Chris Christie can’t win the GOP nomination Many Republicans are practically begging Christie to run for president. But would they feel differently if he actually jumped into the race? http://theweek.com/article/index/219787/5-reasons-chris-christie-cant-win-the-gop-nomination New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be eyeing a run for the Republican presidential ticket, but critics say his stance on immigration and […]
ISLAMIC THINKERS SOCIETY (ITS)
* Embraces the ideological tenets of the Muslim Brotherhood
* Offshoot of the now-defunct Al-Muhajiroun
* Seeks to restore the Islamic caliphate
* Calls for the enactment of Sharia law in every society on earth
Based in Jackson Heights, New York, the Islamic Thinkers Society (ITS) – sometimes known as the Intellectual Thinkers Society – describes itself as a group of “like-minded Muslims” who “give public da’wah [proselytization] to society, where we invite the society to [convert to] Islam.” Emphasizing that this “struggle” is pursued exclusively by “non-violent” means, ITS carries out its da’wah activities mainly in the streets of Jackson Heights and in Manhattan’s Times Square area. There, ITS members – who are mostly young, second-generation Muslim immigrants of Arab, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani descent – distribute leaflets and hold banners conveying their group’s religious message. “This methodology,” saysITS, “was adopted from the [life] of the prophet Muhammad [and his companions who] would constantly … exhaust all their efforts to give da’wah to the Makkan [Meccan] society to invite them to the [reverence] of Allah.”
Embracing the ideological tenets of the Muslim Brotherhood, ITS is an offshoot of the now-defunct Al-Muhajiroun. ITS also has ties to the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and it openly supports the agendas of al Qaeda.
Hollywood: The Democrats’ Secret Weapon Posted By Ben Shapiro URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/30/hollywood-the-democrats-secret-weapon/ Network television’s new offerings this year offer more evidence to the effect that Hollywood is the PR machine for the Democratic left. No matter that our leftist president is wildly unpopular; never mind that Americans are resonating to Constitutional messages as […]
Jordan is Palestine: Arieh Eldad’s Two-State Solution Posted By Mark Tapson URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/30/jordan-is-palestine-arieh-eldad%e2%80%99s-two-state-solution/ With a petition for Palestinian statehood presented before the United Nations last week, the issue of the disputed right to the land of Israel seems to many to be on the verge of an historic, if unsatisfying and controversial, […]
A Rational Fear of Islamism
Not all fears are irrational, nor criticism unwarranted.
In recent months, several reports have appeared to a generally uncritical reception in the press, which purport to expose alleged conspiracies organized by “Islamophobes” against American citizens who mean us no harm. These reports single out for condemnation a dozen prominent conservative figures (and mostly the same dozen) who have publicly criticized the misogyny, bigotry, and terrorism promoted by many (but not all) Islamic institutions and religious texts.
The term “Islamophobia” itself was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the political fountainhead of Islamic terror, having spawned al-Qaeda and created Hamas. Not coincidently, the reports themselves have been produced by Brotherhood fronts like CAIR, and jihadist apologists like the Southern Poverty Law Center. But the latest and most elaborate Islamophobia report, transparently derivative of its predecessors, has been issued by the Center for American Progress, which is a brain trust of the Democratic party. It thus marks a disturbing development in this ugly campaign.