Egyptian Shaykh: Muslim Scholars Say That FGM Is Either Obligatory or Commendable Translated from a YouTube video (embedded below) featuring Egyptian salafi shaykh Muhammad Hassan, answering a question about circumcision for women (special thanks to Nonie Darwish for her help transcribing this): Okay, another question from the letters sent in. The brother says, “Shaykh Muhammad, settle the controversy for us surrounding circumcision.” My brother, we have […]

THE NAKBA CONCENTRATES ISRAELI MINDS: P. DAVID HORNIK “Nakba” is in the air. An Arabic word meaning “disaster,” it’s become a tag — among Israeli Arabs, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and Arabs outside of Israel — for Israel’s creation on May 15, 1948. On Sunday “Nakba Day” was marked for the first time by the attempted breach by Arab […]

STELLA PAUL: JUDAISM GOT HIJACKED Judaism Got Hijacked By Stella Paul Forget all the caterwauling about radical Muslims hijacking a great religion.  The real story of our time is the hijacking of Judaism, the five-thousand-year-old bedrock of the West, by a clique of far-left cranks intent on bringing down the twin towers of Judeo-Christian civilization. These deadly dangerous malcontents […]

IRAN ENCIRCLES ISRAEL AND THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO IGNORE MIDEAST REALITY It was just a matter of time before the disruptions in the Middle East began to have an impact on Israel. Unfortunately, the border violence there over the weekend had more to do with preventing change than promoting it. Sunday marked the annual Palestinian political ritual of Nakba (“the catastrophe”), which marks Israel’s founding […]

FRANK GAFFNEY: Muslim outreach, Take 2 President Obama will “reach out” yet again on Thursday to what he insists on calling “the Muslim world.” Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of Osama bin Laden […]

YES VIRGINIA! ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND FALL IN UNENMPLOYMENT….SEE NOTE HOW ABOUT ANOTHER LOOK AT GOVERNOR ROBERT McDONNELL?????RSK Reduced jobless rate in Virginia ends extended benefits About 5,700 expected aid for three more months By Paige Winfield Cunningham Virginia’s slow-but-steady economic recovery spells the end of unemployment benefits for those out of work the longest. About 5,700 Virginians claiming unemployment for 18 months or […]


ISLAM: THE GOOD THE TRUE THE BEAUTIFUL Paris May 14, 2011 By Nidra Poller Debate on Islamic Reform: Robert Spencer and Zuhdi Jasser, moderated by Andrew McCarthy, April 3, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center‘s West Coast Retreat in Palos Verdes, California. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is handsome, youthful, smooth, urbane, soft-spoken, the very image […]

ANDREW BOSTOM: 92 YEAR OLD PALARAB NOTALGIC FOR HEBRON MASSACRE OF 1929 Only The Good Die Young: 92 Year-Old Palestinian Arab Woman Who Witnessed the 1929 Hebron Anti-Jewish Pogrom, Urges Another Larger One MEMRI has excerpted a pathognomonic interview of a 92-year-old Palestinian Arab woman who witnessed the murderous1929 anti-Jewish ethnic cleansing pogrom in Hebron. She openly celebrates the slaughter of the Jews of Hebron as […]


Converting Mamet A playwright’s progress Andrew Ferguson “When I pushed him on the subject, he started talking about Jon Voight, another show business Republican.One day Voight handed him Witness, the Cold War memoir by the Communist-turned-anti-Communist Whittaker Chambers.“This book will change your life,” Voight told Mamet.“And he was right,” Mamet said. “It had a […]

JOHN BERNARD: STRATEGY CHANGE NEEDED It is a universal truth that some are won over by love and others through fear. Those without a natural malice toward others are naturally drawn by acts of love and charity. Those who harbor ill-will and whose natural tendency it is to harm others, typically require a solid dose of fear to encourage […]