On the Civilizational Struggle with Islam

On the Civilizational Struggle with Islam

In February, female members of an official Swedish delegation to Iran donned headscarves and long coats so as not to offend their Iranian counterparts. At about the same time, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front Party, cancelled a meeting with...
Groundhog Day – Jihad Version

Groundhog Day – Jihad Version

I think I’ve seen this movie before. The plot goes something like this: a man drives a car into a crowd of people, gets out of his vehicle, shouts an Arabic phrase, begins to stab bystanders, and is shot by police. You probably know the rest of the story. Ordinary...
Taken for a Ride? Islam and Religious Liberty

Taken for a Ride? Islam and Religious Liberty

President Erdogan, who is rapidly turning Turkey into a Caliphate, once said that “Democracy is just the train we board to reach our destination.” Is religious liberty also a train that Islamists ride until they reach their stop? That’s an increasingly urgent question...
Why the Deep State Spells Deep Trouble

Why the Deep State Spells Deep Trouble

According to some accounts, the “deep state” is just another conspiracy theory.  If by “deep state” you mean unelected and unaccountable officials in government and intelligence agencies who operate in secret, then, yes, the existence of the deep state is a bit hard...
Stop Playing “Let’s Pretend” about Islam

Stop Playing “Let’s Pretend” about Islam

It’s disappointing that Lt. General William Mc Master, President Trump’s new National Security Advisor, has said that the Islamic State is “un-Islamic.” He also insists that organizations like ISIS “cynically use a perverted interpretation of religion to incite hatred...