Are the Beaches Really Safe?

Are the Beaches Really Safe?

I watched Jaws the other night on TV and it reminded me—as everything does these days—of jihad.  In fact, there are some instructive parallels between the plot of Jaws and the official narrative about jihad. In the film, a great white shark terrorizes the beach...
Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Islam

Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Islam

“Is the pope Catholic?” used to be a punch line. Now, sometimes, you almost have to wonder. Of course, I’m not suggesting that Pope Francis is a secret apostate or a Masonic agent. It’s just that he seems dissatisfied with certain Church teachings. What apparently...
Teaching or Preaching?  Islam in the Classroom

Teaching or Preaching? Islam in the Classroom

Should schools teach about Islam, and if so, how should they teach it? There’s a general consensus among educators that when dealing with controversial subjects, schools should maintain a distinction between teaching and preaching—between an objective presentation and...
9/11 and the continued stealth assault on America

9/11 and the continued stealth assault on America

On September 11, I came across two headlines which sum up the impact on our culture of the 9/11 attacks. One reads: Michigan Church cancels ‘Is Michigan surrendering to Islam?’ event under pressure from Hamas-linked CAIR “Is Michigan surrendering to Islam?” Of course...