Barbara: Why can't you see what I'm trying to do? IAN: I can. BARBARA: Well you're not helping. Tlotoxl's evil and he'll make everyone else the same. IAN: They are the same, Barbara. That's the whole point. You keep on insisting that Tlotoxl's the odd man out, but he isn't. BARBARA: I don't believe it. … Continue reading Is he only one man or not?
By John Ruberry Five days ago free expression was attacked in Paris when Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said, who were trained by Al Qaeda in Yemen, screamed "Allahu Akbar" (God is great!) while killing 12 people with AK-47s, most of them journalists employed by satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorists were killed by French police … Continue reading Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem
by baldilocks Nearly all major news agencies have been reporting on the recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris: the ambush of Charlie Hebdo journalists and responding police officers and the hostage-murders at a Kosher grocery store. But those of us who pay closer attention to what’s going on in the world know about this also. Hundreds of … Continue reading The Concession
by baldilocks This post originally appeared at my old blog in 2010--a response to a person who called me "dumb" and implied that I was a "traitor to my race" for opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. That may seem ridiculous on its face, but it points to a deeper deception: that Islam is a "black religion" … Continue reading The Other Black Genocide
With the Boko Haram situation Islam in America has been put on the spot in a way they haven't been before: At his May 7 event, Abdul-Malik urged Boko Haram to change its view of Islam, even as he declined to challenge its religious claims. “Groups like Boko Haram desire to take us back to … Continue reading The Difference between Islam & Christianity in a Nutshell
The latest attempt to spin Boko Haram into something other than Islamic terror would be laughable if it wasn't being advanced by members of our government White House officials are openly trying to portray the Boko Haram jihad movement as a symbolic obstacle to girls’ educational progress, instead of another murderous Islamist group that could … Continue reading Where is the Flemish Boko Haram?
by baldilocks Any discussion of the following subject reminds me that, in order to have even a chance of being in the ballpark of a correct conclusion, it’s necessary to be able to analyze information properly, rather than simply to gather it. The will and ability to do this has become essential—not just to "win" an argument, … Continue reading Following the Leader
by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz OK, I admit it: I have used Twitter hashtags on my posts on Venezuela as a means to both promoting my blog posts and keeping track of Venezuelan news, but now the "#hashtag" thing has me puzzled. Last month we had hashtag diplomacy: State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki issued this, The … Continue reading What the #hashtag? UPDATED
Over the last week the story of Boko Haram has become a story that has migrated to the mainstream media. The mass abduction of teenage girls yet again delivered on a threat that Shekau has made repeatedly. "Western education" is a prime target of Boko Haram because in the group's view, it reinforces colonial and … Continue reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Where are the College Boko Haram Protests?
I did get to Buchenwald the next day and I stared. I stared in embarrassed silence, thinking about the doubts I'd had in college and even more recently...I'd like to have taken Professor Boulding by the hand and shown him around Buchenwald. I was angry that I'd been fooled. For the first time, I knew … Continue reading Pam Geller and Robert Spencer as Andy Rooney