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Why Is Joe Biden Channeling Osama bin Laden?


On July 20, 2020 the American Muslim advocacy organization Emgage through its political arm Emgage Action hosted a virtual Million Muslim Vote Summit. One of its prominent speakers was former VP Joe Biden, whom Emgage Action had endorsed for President … Continue reading

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Beleaguered Beirut


On April 19, 1995, terrorist Timothy McVeigh parked an explosives-laden rental truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, walked away to his getaway car and then remotely detonated the bomb, destroying the building and … Continue reading

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Which Black Lives Matter?


The message in the photo above is commendable, but does it reflect the Black Lives Matter movement in its present form? Do all black lives matter to the BLM leadership, from what an outside observer can tell? Clearly not. Only … Continue reading

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America and The Enchantress Work Together to Undermine Iran!


One of the many problems with theocratic rule is that the top dog has the authority to make decisions for the whole state based on personal beliefs as long as those beliefs do not constitute heresy. In Islam, that allows … Continue reading

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"It's My Party": A Song for This Hedonistic Age


Recently, veteran entertainer Neil Diamond performed his 1969 hit song Sweet Caroline with a slight change in lyrics due to the coronavirus epidemic. You may remember the original chorus: Hands, touchin’ hands‚ĶReachin’ out, touchin’ me,¬†touchin’ you Sweet Caroline, Good times … Continue reading

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"Truth Will Out"


“Truth will out.” So said Shylock’s servant, Lancelot Gobbo, in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. This is salutary to keep in mind when dealing with the lies and obfuscations of totalitarian regimes like China and Iran. The truth will come … Continue reading

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Mulling the End of Iran’s Mullahcracy


The theocratic regime of Iran is imploding. After forty-one years of iron-fisted arrogance, breath-taking deceit and stupefying incompetence, the rule of the mullahs has so impoverished and infuriated the long-suffering Persian population that the masses are poised to rise up … Continue reading

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Experts — Do Your Homework!


One of the dangers of being recognized as an expert at something is that it becomes easy to believe your press clippings and then become lazy. Instead of continuing to press deeper into your field, you rely on your past … Continue reading

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Qassem Suleimani: Martyr in Heaven or Murderer in Hell?


The recent elimination of Qassem Suleimani has unwittingly brought into sharp relief the contrast between Muslim and non-Muslim worldviews, or more specifically between Shi’ite and non-Shi’ite visions of right and wrong. No one outside of Iran and its proxy Shi’ite … Continue reading

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Austere Religious Scholar or Muslim Master of Mayhem? Or Both?


The Washington Post has unwittingly demonstrated the truth that Islam is not a religion of peace, a message it has been loath to acknowledge.   Yesterday, it carried the obituary of self-styled ISIS Caliph Ibrahim, also known as Abu Bakr … Continue reading

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