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Hour by torturous hour, the news grows ever grimmer. An event unlike any other in modern industrialized history is taking place right before our eyes. The stories of individual heroism and mob cowardice are obscuring the real story — a story that story simply cannot be told because the... More
Last week I watched a History Channel program that dealt with the Viking invasions of Europe. It occurred to me that one of our main problems in responding to the Muslim menace is rooted in the sorry Judeo—Christian miasma of guilt, from which the Muslim doesn't suffer. ... More
On Monday August 22, 2005, the settlement called Kadim ceased to exist. Established in 1984 in north central Samaria, it was within walking distance to Jenin, a hotbed of Palestinian terrorism. This West Bank community was originally home to forty—two families. Before September 2000, the... More
We must, it is said, 'win the battle of ideas' with the terrorists. In the minds of many people, this equates to 'winning the hearts and minds' of Muslims, which in turn equates to doing what they want.
The first battle of ideas we must win is with these false equations, which turn the... More
On November 14, 2004 Colonel James H. Coffman accompanied the 3rd Battalion, 1st Iraqi Special Police Commando Brigade as it moved quickly to help out another of its platoons under attack in a Mosul police station. Major General Adnan Thebit's Special Police Commandos had previously proven their... More
Fresh from his ground—breaking performance on ABC's This Week last Sunday, New York Times economic fiction—writer, Paul Krugman, has penned an
Here we are at back—to—school time, and all across the nation colleges are prodding our children into freshman orientation. Today, of course, that means catechizing the young into the religion of 'anti—racism.' And instead of inducting our kids into the cult of... More
Few people know that Muhammad says in the Quran that he takes refuge in Allah from evil witches who cast spells.
Few people know that early reliable Islamic sources reveal that before Muhammad's ministry went public in Mecca, he nearly committed suicide multiple times.
Few people... More
In recent months the mainstream media has been overflowing with articles discussing the economic threat that China poses to the global economy in industries ranging from textiles to autos. In response to these anxieties and fears, many politicians on both the left and right are pressing for... More
NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 1776) — The grieving mother of an American soldier killed in action during the recent failed defense of Fort Washington is demanding an audience with Gen. George Washington.
'George is the biggest butcher on... More
He was born in a small village in Poland. I've seen the name spelled in a variety of ways, but... More
Paul Krugman, provides a small correction box at the bottom of his column today in the New York Times, to deal with some of his multitude of errors in his two
Most of the responses I received about my recent article on intelligent design were frankly too irrational to deserve a reply. However, several of them did seem to indicate that I had failed to explicitly state my... More
A humorist once responded to a rebuke of his puns by saying 'I don't know if puns are the 'lowest form of humor', but I'm sure that the disparagement of puns is the lowest form of criticism.' In the same spirit, I am forced to say that, whether or not the idea of 'intelligent design' (or... More
The deception of the mainstream media concerning the military capabilities of our enemies continues unabated. Washington Post staff writer Dafna Linzer has teamed with a mysterious group of scientists hired by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to write a ludicrous... More
From the moment President Bush set his war policy after the 9—11 attacks, our country has been divided into two factions. The first faction supports the President because it believes he's doing the right thing, while the second faction opposes the President because it believes he's... More
Samuel Johnson famously said that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, and he was right ——— in 1775. But that was long before the rise of the Left. Today, patriotism is treated with contempt. If Dr. Johnson were alive today, he would see pacifism as the last resort of... More
A front—page story concerning Iran in Tuesday's Washington Post was clearly intended to thwart American efforts preventing that country from obtaining nuclear weapons, as well as to embarrass the Bush administration with more implications of faulty intelligence.
I was contacted recently by a source (who wishes to remain anonymous) who is a local Washington, D.C. community leader and who has 'done some computer work for several candidates over the years in DC.' He is also a man who has conducted his own study of vote—fraud in the... More
The New York Times has apparently abandoned all pretense of representing
facts and events without editorial bias, at least when it comes to
Paul Krugman, tries to respond today to withering attacks on his column from last Friday in which he declared that a full statewide manual recount would have given Al Gore the victory in Florida in 2000. Somebody at... More
The withdrawal of Israeli settlements from the Gaza strip is proceeding as well as could be hoped given the circumstances. Most Americans cannot even imagine the trauma of having their families uprooted and sent elsewhere, so many have seen it as another
First it was nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. Then he was AWOL. After that came Plamegate. So, what pray tell will be the next left—wing attack on our president?
Potentially, the manner in which the Vioxx story was covered this weekend by the New... More
Cindy Sheehan began as one of many grieving parents who lost sons and daughters in the Iraq War. Her grief has now been vaulted onto the national stage because of her determination to force President Bush to meet with her, again. Some have raised questions about Sheehan's account of her first... More
I have been getting a somewhat steady flow of emails from Muslims critics, and sometimes they are impolite and abusive—and in some ways this is understandable. They are angry. They just read an article that critically examines their religion. Anger masks fear.
However, it is better... More
A bereaved mother of a murdered son has a right to her grief and anger and may even be excused for a certain degree of confusion. The only thing wrong with Cindy Sheehan's vigil is that it's in the wrong place.
Saddam Hussein's regime was notorious for harboring Islamic terrorists such as... More
A review of Robert Spencer's, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades, Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C., 2005, 270 pp.
Through the first six decades of the 20th century, a cadre of... More
Paul Krugman, the former Enron advisor, New York Times op ed columnist, and presumably in his spare time, 'educator' at Princeton, has made a habit of distortion, and half truths in his twice—weekly columns in the 'paper of record.' Several website have sprung up to... More
In 'Christianity and Islam,' a chapter of The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity, Jeremy Johns says that
'the relationship between Christianity and Islam during the Middle Ages is usually seen, in the West, in terms of... More
Today, I tipped.
Today I've reached my personal tipping point regarding America's efforts in Iraq. We must either dramatically increase the size and aggressiveness of our presence in Iraq, or. . . get the hell out. I say this not as one who has ever opposed the very notion of going... More
China is taking careful, deliberate and well—coordinated action on a global scale to advance relations with strategically positioned countries possessing both the natural resources and influence to support its ascension in the international community. To accelerate the growth of its power... More
One of the secrets to the long—term fortunes of any successful sports franchise is that they consistently develop new home—grown talent from within their organization. While teams can and do achieve momentary triumph by acquiring a high—priced free agent on a one—year... More
One hot and humid weekend this past July, America's leading Democrats —— including some of the early favorites for that party's 2008 presidential nomination such as Senator Hillary Clinton (D—NY), Senator Evan Bayh (D—IN), Governor Tom Vilsack (D—IA), and Governor... More
While many conservatives still hold out hope that President Bush will reverse the abominable condition of the nation's courts, prospects look increasingly bleak. Sadly, the situation appears to be locked in its despicable state, not merely because of the autocratic nature of those presently... More
The revelations concerning the previous administration's efforts to subvert our anti—terror operations are confirming the worst suspicions of some critics branded as Clinton—haters or conspiracy... More
'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.'
Coming of age politically during the Reagan Revolution, the present leadership of the Republican Party fought the good fight in successfully overcoming the vast inertia of 20th Century Liberalism on it's... More
As Iran continues its program to develop nuclear weapons in the face of unrelenting appeasement by many Western nations and a feckless International Atomic Energy Agency, various proposals have been presented by 'experts.' Most of these ideas have a fatal flaw: they accept the... More
Now that the democratization of Iraq has led to a constitution based on the totalitarian sharia law, perhaps President Bush and his advisors can better understand the truth enunciated by Norman Davies in his 1996 book, Europe, A History:
Now that our annual self—flagellation over Hiroshima and Nagasaki is over, we Americans owe it to ourselves to look back at the wartime events leading up to the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. For 60 years, opponents of President Truman's decision to use atomic weapons have sustained a... More
For the second time in just a few weeks, the left has badly overshot in an attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. The two attempts reflect panic over what has from the beginning appeared to be an easy path to confirmation for the obviously highly qualified nominee. The... More
So, have you noticed that gas prices are heading higher?
There's an old axiom in military circles that states that the first reports that stream in from the field regarding a significant event do not always present the facts as accurately as will a more in—depth evaluation conducted later on. This is true in life as well. However,... More
Traditional Muslims who understand the Quran and the hadith believe that sharia (Islamic law) expresses the highest and best goals for all societies. It is the will of Allah.
But is Islam just in its laws that Muhammad himself practiced and invented?
This article says no for ten... More
A mother's anguish turns to ire,
Her liquid tears to spears of fire,
A useful fool for the liberal Left,
All hatred now, no more bereft.
The honor which her son embraced,
Is now dishonored, now disgraced,
As his mother stands atop his grave,
No group is more opposed to the idea of intellect behind nature than "intellectuals." The absence of intelligence in the universe —— save the intelligence they find abundantly in themselves and search for eagerly in space —— is a Darwinian fable that brings powerful... More
I really wanted to like The Great Raid. As soon as the television ad campaign began almost two weeks ago, my appetite was whetted. There are a lot of us who are hungry to see the exploits of our military... More
The Miramax Studios version of an epic World War Two POW rescue mission, The Great Raid, opens today. Five hundred thirteen American prisoners—of—war, including survivors of the Bataan death march, were being held at a place called Cabanatuan on Luzon Island. ... More
The absence of recognized and celebrated heroes whose names should have become household words by now in this war is palpable... and shameful. No one knows what to do with them, I guess. We send them there and then some poll decries their presence as a political liability for one... More
Before I get into this, let me provide a little background. I am a former Marine and served on active duty in a Reconnaissance outfit for several years. I am quite familiar with small unit infantry tactics, MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain), and raid operations. In... More
Cindy Sheehan's son fought under our Commander—in—Chief. Cindy Sheehan fights against him. Cindy Sheehan's son was killed on the front lines. Cindy Sheehan is pushed to the front because she toes the liberal line. We aren't supposed to fight against Cindy... More
The headline on last Thursday's New York Sun read: 'Grim Reminder of War as 14 U.S. Marines Die in Roadside Explosion.' The New York Daily News simply declared: 'Hell Day.' Surprisingly, the New York Times headline was the least evocative: ... More
For almost two years since the current economic expansion began to really pick up steam, impartial economists worldwide have been wondering why so many Americans seem to not believe that a recovery is even transpiring. Unfortunately, the
Among history's most repugnant episodes of multinational capitulation was the cowardly and reprehensible manner in which France, Poland, and England forced Czechoslovakia in 1938 to accede to Hitler's demands to seize the Sudetenland, a horseshoe shaped region surrounding that nation's... More
High housing prices make people blue. Not just the young first—time home—buyers stunned at what a starter house or condo costs, or the families scrimping to pay an oversized variable—interest mortgage. There is very substantial statistical evidence and logic supporting the... More
Despite Discovery's successful landing this morning —— and despite brilliant recent successes with the Mars rover and comet impact missions —— the prevalent mood at NASA headquarters this morning may well be frustration. It's as if a vaudeville acrobat were to... More
As you may know, those big, bad, wascally Republicans have long been stealing elections with a sleight—of—hand that would do Boss Tweed proud. It has gotten so bad that George Bush actually vanquished profoundly intellectual, eminently virtuous, truly great Americans like Al... More
It looks as though quite a kerfuffle is brewing over the new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) about Iran, which
After all the tragedy and heartache in London over 7/7, at least there is some good news. Now that Prince William has got his degree at St. Andrews University, he's moving back to London and will set up house with his constant companion Kate Middleton. So that's all right then. ... More
Part One may be read here.
Classical legal opinions
Sharia is Islamic law embodied in the Quran and the hadith. Fiqh is the science of applying and interpreting sharia,... More
To the families of the brave Ohio Marines
Why was it my son had to die,
To preserve some truth? To hide a lie?
Why did my country ask of me,
To sacrifice my hopes so totally?
Why must one home give up so much,
Among the few to feel death's touch?
Why was it my son... More
Twenty one Marines have been killed in the past three days. Almost all of them were from the same unit, Third Battalion, 25th Marines, and many of them were from the same town and state. The devastating news of their deaths has left a huge emotional and personal hole in those... More
The CIA's estimate of Iranian nuke development is "absurd," according to Henry Sokolski, director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, as quoted by the Christian Science Monitor. Sokolski notes that the... More
In July, permanent members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) , China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, met in the Kazakh capital of Astana to discuss matters of mutual importance which included... More
'Bush Remarks On 'Intelligent Design' Theory Fuel Debate,' read a front—page headline on Wednesday's Washington Post. President Bush's hum—drum comment — 'You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes' — is... More
Did you know that the Greeks and Greek Civilization are actually descended from Arabs? Did you realize that the Greek Language is actually 'of an Arabic origin'? Surely you knew that the rituals, poetry and beauty of Apollo were descended from the annual bathing ceremonies and the famous BAL... More
Ever since last Friday, when Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced that he would support loosening restrictions on the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, the mainstream media has become absolutely giddy over the prospect of George W. Bush bowing to political defeat on the... More
Forceful statements made recently by the Bush administration denouncing arrest of Iranians protesting the ruling regime in Tehran and demanding the immediate release of political prisoners including that of dissident journalist Akbar Ganji are a welcome move. More, however, is needed, as a... More
In London, one thousand radical Islamists held a rally only 100 yards from the latest bus bombing. Tony Blair was accused of 'lies, lies and damned lies' by the leaders of the Hizb ut—Tahrir Party,... More
A few weeks ago, when you announced your long—awaited reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security — including creation of a new Intelligence Division — the general reaction was a great big yawn. But the deadly terrorist attack in London on July 7, followed by... More
There was a time, and it wasn't so long ago, when liberals exuded confidence and panache. They proposed sweeping legislation and their pals on the U.S. Supreme Court confidently used the research results of social scientists to justify sweeping decisions to outlaw race—based... More
China's rulers face an ongoing crisis of legitimacy. There is abundant evidence that very substantial discontent exists among its population. We must never forget that China's leadership is frightened not just of losing power, but of the disintegration of China itself. There is ample historical... More
The strategy of the three US administrations conducting the 15—year war with Iraq has been a remarkably consistent. Our current and past national leadership established deposing Saddam Hussein as our primary strategic objective, rather than achieving total victory over his military and... More
Have you ever considered the possibility that Dr. Laurence J. Peter's theory of people rising to their own level of incompetence at their jobs applies to politicians?
I have. Especially when I watch Federal Reserve chairmen speak before Congress, and one of the most brilliant... More