Reality Asserts Itself in the Middle East

You know we really have it easy in the US. When our government lies to our faces about the Iranian Nuke deal we can pound our chests, talk about the debasement of democracy and how these poor decisions are making the middle east a less safe place knowing that in the end it will be … Continue reading Reality Asserts Itself in the Middle East

Christianfrei: A Middle East free of Christians

By John Ruberry The Nazis used the term "Judenfrei," free of Jews or clean of Jews, when all of the Jewish residents were removed from a city or town, or even a whole country, as was the case with Estonia in 1942. The Islamic State is working to create a new Middle East that is Christianfrei--free of … Continue reading Christianfrei: A Middle East free of Christians

Some interesting News Concerning Egypt vs ISIS

As you might have heard Egypt has decided to hit ISIS over the public murder of a bunch of its Christian citizens in addition to that strike there have been several developments: On Monday, el-Sissi visited the main Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo to offer his condolences on the Egyptians killed in Libya, … Continue reading Some interesting News Concerning Egypt vs ISIS

Islam’s wars betray a deadly problem

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

A Talk With a Refugee from the War on Women

by baldilocks In my new surroundings, I’ve had opportunity to make a new friend. Gary,* an Egyptian immigrant in his 40s, is a security guard in the area and is a Coptic Christian. When he discovered that I knew a little bit about the history of the Copts and their present-day persecution, he almost jumped … Continue reading A Talk With a Refugee from the War on Women

I’m old enough to remember when displacing Arabs was criminal

I thought this kind of thing was considered a crime against humanity: ...troops are pressing ahead with the demolition of hundreds of homes along the border with the Gaza Strip, cutting off electricity and firing warning shots in the air in a heavy-handed campaign to evict thousands of residents from the volatile area. I would … Continue reading I’m old enough to remember when displacing Arabs was criminal

Dodging the Miraculous Our Lady of Warraq

Dr. Chumley: Fly specks, fly specks! I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts at 18th and Fairfax! Harvey 1950 A while back  on EWTN Fr. Mitch Pacwa was asked about Marian apparitions in the Muslim world.  He mentioned an apparition I'd never heard of in 2009 in … Continue reading Dodging the Miraculous Our Lady of Warraq

Meanwhile in Egypt and Libya…

With the crisis continuing in Ukraine & Crimea, special elections going against the Democrats and people still wondering just where that missing Jet is Egypt has fallen off the world news radar. Regular readers might remember we wrote about Hillary's support for the Muslim brotherhood government just after they cracked down and the administration's lack … Continue reading Meanwhile in Egypt and Libya…

Muslim Brotherhood & True colors in Egypt

Just in case you think our Arab friends are only worried about killing "Westerners & Jews" comes this An explosion tore through a bus carrying South Korean Christian tourists from Sinai to the Israeli border on Sunday, killing four people and wounding around 15. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said three tourists and an Egyptian bus … Continue reading Muslim Brotherhood & True colors in Egypt

Occupy Wall Street devolves into Twitter war

By John Ruberry An article posted last week in Buzzfeed, Occupy Wall Street's Final Implosion, caught my eye. Occupy has devolved into a Twitter war. Take a look at this Tweet: This Twitter handle is now back under the management of its founder: @JustineTunney. Let's start a revolution. pic.twitter.com/Ay9wvTbreC — Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) February … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street devolves into Twitter war

Is Egypt what Germany Could have been if anti-Nazi’s Revolted

C.R. MacNamara:  Just between us, Schlemmer, what did you do during the war? Schlemmer:  I was in der Untergrund: the underground. C.R. MacNamara:  Resistance fighter? Schlemmer:  No, motorman. In the underground, you know, the subway. C.R. MacNamara:  Of course you were anti-Nazi and you never liked Adolf. Schlemmer:  Adolf who? One Two Three 1961 Webster: … Continue reading Is Egypt what Germany Could have been if anti-Nazi’s Revolted

Christianity 101 as taught by Egyptian Copts

Persecution and Murder of Christians worldwide is becoming more and more common but it's fair to say no Christians have been more the focus of this than the copts in Egypt.  Even during the Mubarek age they were regularly persecuted while the government looked the other way.  If there was ever a group of Christians … Continue reading Christianity 101 as taught by Egyptian Copts

The One Bright Spot in the Middle East, brought to You by US…Weakness?

Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham: You see Lieutenant When enemies fall out, it's time to make friends. The Adventures of Robin Hood Goodbye Little John 1960 Professor Van Helsing: A moment ago I stumbled upon a most amazing phenomenon, something so incredible I mistrust my own judgement. Dracula 1931 Jim Hacker: I can't make my support … Continue reading The One Bright Spot in the Middle East, brought to You by US…Weakness?

The Muslim Brotherhood No Win/ Lose Situation

"Those poor bastards...They've got us right where we want them. We can fire in any direction now!" Col Chesty Puller 1950 To a casual observer the situation for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt must look like an absolute disaster. Two weeks ago they had control of the government, they had strong support from the US … Continue reading The Muslim Brotherhood No Win/ Lose Situation

“They treated us like infidels”

GRUGGER: Well, I'm prepared to forget that little incident. MEGLOS: Oh, I hope not. BROTADAC: We'll remember. MEGLOS: Good. Doctor Who Meglos 1980 You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that … Continue reading “They treated us like infidels”