Central Command Social Media Accounts Hacked by ISIS

In what is being called an act of “cyber-vandalism,” US Central Command had their Twitter and YouTube accounts hacked by apparent ISIS sympathizers, the CyberCaliphate: Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with […]

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Je Suis Charlie: What it Means to Identify with Charlie Hebdo

The terrorist attack by “radical” Muslims on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo left twelve people dead and many more wounded, and it has created a show of solidarity for “free speech” all over the world. But what does all of it really mean? There are many voices of opinion on the matter. A few have explained […]

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Women Face Terrorism Charges in Saudi Arabia … for Driving

I’m not sure exactly how Saudi Arabia defines terrorism, but apparently two women have been charged with it. For driving. Driving through a security checkpoint? Driving a bomb into a hospital? Nope. Just driving. Because it’s illegal in Saudi Arabia for women to drive. Why it’s illegal in the Muslim country is unclear. But it’s […]

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Australia’s Surprising Response to Muslim Terrorism … #illridewithyou

Anyone who has been paying attention knows how I feel about Islam. I think orthodox Islam naturally generates terrorists. I would not call Islamic terrorists “isolated radicals” or “extremists” because I think that implies that mainstream, orthodox Islam does not call for jihad. Which is incorrect. Even a cursory look at the historical meaning and […]

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Is ISIS the Second Coming of the Umayyad Caliphate?

You probably haven’t heard of the Umayyad Caliphate, which in itself is a testimony to the effectiveness of its defeat. But there was a time when the Islamic Umayyad armies had taken over a huge swath of the ancient world, reaching from India all the way to the Iberian Peninsula. That’s where Spain is. In […]

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Phil Robertson on ISIS: “Convert Them or Kill Them”

Phil Robertson, who just receded from the public spotlight after infuriating homosexuals, is back in the spotlight with these comments about Islamic extremists: In this case, you either have to convert them—which I think is, uh, would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them, but I’m just saying either convert them or […]

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We’re Back in Iraq … Again

Iraq is the problem that won’t go away. We’ve had a military presence there for nearly a quarter of a century and it doesn’t look like we’ll be leaving Iraq alone for quite some time. Obama just authorized bombings there in order to try to stem the tide of ISIS, which has been brutalizing Christians […]

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Turkish Women May Not Laugh in Public

A minister from Turkey’s conservative Muslim government outlined in some detail what he thought Turkish women must do in order to be chaste and honorable Muslims. Or, more specifically, he outlined what Turkish women must not do. According to this minister, chastity involves not showing off your beauty (i.e., wearing a head-to-toe black sack) and […]

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Obama Approval Rating at Record High … Among Muslims

Obama’s approval rating has tanked. In fact, he’s less popular than Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter ever were—and, of course, even the much-maligned George W. Bush was a superstar by comparison. But, according to a new poll, there’s one group of people who couldn’t be happier with Obama—Muslims. That’s right, of all religious groups in […]

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Iran Appointed to UN Women’s Rights Commission?

You read that right. Iran. The country that is downright famous for its institutionalized abuse of women. Iran. A country that forces its women to cover up from head to toe in black cloth in the desert climate of the Middle East. Iran. A country that puts women to death for being raped. Iran. A […]

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