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Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles

Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles Darrell Sutton reviews a new exegesis of Islam Ira M. Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2014), xxxvii, pp 979. These are unhappy times. The dawning of … Continue reading

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Barack Obama misunderstands Islam

Barack Obama misunderstands Islam Ilana Mercer makes the case The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is not Islamic, announced Barack Obama, during a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (with an emphasis on violence inspired by the … Continue reading

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Leave ISIS to the Homies

Leave ISIS to the Homies Ilana Mercer discerns confusion in America’s Middle Eastern policy There was a great cry throughout the land. Non-stop propaganda from a monolithic media-military-congressional complex had convinced a petrified people of the need for a military … Continue reading

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Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER

Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER wonders why no-one is helping the Yazidis The year was A.D. 70. Jerusalem had been sacked, the Temple destroyed. In revolt against the Romans, the Jewish Zealots fled to Masada, a fortress “located atop … Continue reading

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Don’t know Shiite from Shinola ILANA MERCER

Don’t know Shiite from Shinola ILANA MERCER wonders why people are surprised by Iraq’s tragic fate Almost unanimous on the right is the mystifying notion that a reduced American footprint in the world, President Barack Obama’s doing, has brought about … Continue reading

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