Why Christian Terrorism is an Oxymoron While Islamic Terrorism is a Truism

In the wake of the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting, many political commentators have been quick to criticize Republicans for being unwilling to call Robert Lewis Dear a “Christian terrorist” though those same Republicans want to call ISIS and its agents “Islamic terrorists.” Here’s a representative example of this argument from (of course) Think Progress: But […]

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Donald Trump Wants to do What with American Muslims?

So in another Twilight Zone episode of history repeating itself, Donald Trump is not ruling out tagging, logging, and tracking every Muslim in the US just in case one might be a terrorist: “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to […]

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Pundits Quick to Blame Snowden for Paris Attacks

If the aftermath of 9/11 taught us anything, it is that centralized governments slouching toward totalitarianism never let a crisis go to waste. And, in a corollary, citizens are far more credulous and trusting when they have just experienced a trauma. So, in the wake of the Paris attacks, it doesn’t surprise me at all […]

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On ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Peace Takes Courage, So We Will Have War

A day after ISIS operatives killed over a hundred people in Paris, the French military dropped some bombs on Raqqa, Syria—the de facto capital of the Islamic State. The attack was mostly symbolic, as probably no ISIS agents were killed. But it signaled how the West would be dealing with ISIS. Unfortunately, it also signaled […]

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The Resurgence of Bacha Bazi: How Our War in Afghanistan Put Homosexual Pedophiles Back in Power

The practice of “bacha bazi” goes back many hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years in the Middle East and Asia. Many powerful warlords and rich merchants have long held to a surprising sexual perspective: “Women are for children. Boys are for pleasure.” It might be hard for us to wrap our heads around this, but our […]

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After Iran Nuke Deal, Iran Hates US Even More

It’s often the case with bullies: you give them what they want, and they despise and disrespect you even more for it. Such is apparently the case with Iran. We delivered a pretty lax nuclear deal to Iran, one which almost guarantees that they will have nuclear weapons very soon. And how did they respond […]

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It’s Been Three Days Since July 4, and ISIS Hasn’t Killed Us All Yet

If you watched the news in the days leading up to Independence Day 2015, you are well aware, I’m sure, that ISIS was most certainly targeting every city in the USA and set to destroy all Americans on July 4. Probably because, as you know, ISIS hates our liberty. Our fireworks would have been useless […]

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