Why the Left Can’t Lay a Glove on Netanyahu

While the transnational left-wing media would love to do so, discrediting Israel’s conservative Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, is more than problematic. They can’t even lay a glove on the guy. Consider the July 2012 article in Vanity Fair. The magazine promoted the article on its cover by blurbing – Who Does Netanyahu Fear Most? Yet [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:14-07:00 July 11th, 2012|Islam and the West, Israel, United States of America|Comments Off on Why the Left Can’t Lay a Glove on Netanyahu

War is Deceit*

Last week’s talks with the Iranians ended badly.  The Iranians actually hardened their position. Instead of agreeing to shut down uranium enrichment at its new underground facility at Fordo, a facility which they undoubtedly believe can survive an Israeli attack; they stated that they planned to increase the number of centrifuges there.  This should have [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:15-07:00 June 1st, 2012|Islam and the West, Resurgent Islam|Comments Off on War is Deceit*

A Phenomenon of History: small ruthless bands of thugs will take over vastly larger docile civilizations

One of the lesser understood phenomenon of history is that small ruthless bands of thugs will inevitably take over vastly larger docile civilizations, the operative words being ruthless and civilized. The civilized are those among us who feel that they have too much to lose and are therefore always willing to deal. The ruthless thugs [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:16-07:00 April 16th, 2012|Civilization History, Islam and the West|Comments Off on A Phenomenon of History: small ruthless bands of thugs will take over vastly larger docile civilizations

Islam is Incompatible with a Peaceful Democracy

In the wake of the first ever Tunisian elections, it is worth reflecting upon the Athenians of the fifth century BC who first conceived of a system of governance where the many would rule the few, and worth considering that it was the Romans who refined the concept of democracy with the construction of their [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:17-07:00 October 30th, 2011|Islam and the West|1 Comment

Obama Assures Us There’s No War With Islam

On Sunday May 1, the night that President Obama announced to the world the elimination of bin Laden, he was adamant in asserting, “We’re not now nor will we ever be at war with Islam.” This unsolicited statement must have been encouraging to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his bosses, the Mullahs running Iran, given that they [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:17-07:00 June 1st, 2011|Islam and the West, Islam Women|Comments Off on Obama Assures Us There’s No War With Islam

The WikiLeaks Upside—Islam at War with Itself

This week two suicide bombers from Jundallah (army of God), the Sunni separatists in Iran’s southeastern province Baluchistan blew up a Shiite religious procession killing 39. Relative to this, in April of 2007, I wrote a piece for Human Events Magazine entitled, Iranian Discontent May Well Bring Regime Change. There is one positive aspect of [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:17-07:00 January 3rd, 2011|Islam and the West|Comments Off on The WikiLeaks Upside—Islam at War with Itself

The Ground Zero Mosque

With a wink, Yasser Arafat referred to the “Quraysh Model” in a speech he gave in Arabic to a Palestinian audience shortly after he signed Clinton’s vaunted Oslo Peace Accords and shortly before he issued yet another bloody intifada. He was referring to a ten-year treaty that Mohammad had signed with the Quraysh tribe who [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:17-07:00 August 20th, 2010|Disarming America, Islam and the West|Comments Off on The Ground Zero Mosque

Islamist Infiltration

UPDATE: August 2, 2010 This article has been posted online at Townhall Magazine. It was first published in the May 2010 print issue. I welcome your comments here also. Original article in Townhall Magazine (pdf) In A.D. 622, Muhammad was forced to flee to Medina from his birthplace in Mecca, where the ruling tribe, the [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:18-07:00 May 1st, 2010|Islam and the West, Resurgent Islam, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on Islamist Infiltration

Iran: Enemy No 1

Original article in Townhall Magazine (pdf) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his masters, the ruling mullahs of Iran, continue to threaten the United States and the rest of the West, as well as their own people. Who are they, and how can they be stopped? During the decade of the 150s B.C., Cato the Elder [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:18-07:00 October 1st, 2008|Islam and the West, Townhall Magazine|Comments Off on Iran: Enemy No 1

Book Review: American Heroes in the Fight Against Radical Islam by Oliver North

Ollie North Vividly Portrays the American Heroes By 204 B.C., the Carthaginian general, Hannibal, had been wreaking havoc on the Italian peninsula for 14 years at a cost to Rome and its Italian allies of approximately 100,000 lives. In that year, a young charismatic general from one of Rome’s most aristocratic families, Cornelius Scipio, convinced [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:19-07:00 July 31st, 2008|Book Reviews, Human Events, Islam and the West|Comments Off on Book Review: American Heroes in the Fight Against Radical Islam by Oliver North