Today at Slate:
Sometimes a headline unfairly represents the article below. Rest assured: Saletan’s piece really is this dumb.
Better than Mayweather-Pacquiao: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Spars with ‘Draw Muhammad’ Host Pamela Geller
On the homepage, the Editors note the tendency of media types, in the wake of last night’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, to target the would-be victims of violence, rather than the perpetrators.
Today’s must-see television is …
For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast
This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethipioan Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This comes two months after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian …
America’s First Accredited Muslim College
Earlier this month, Zaytuna College, a private nonprofit located in Berkeley, California, became the first accredited Muslim college in America. The college, which has about 50 undergraduate enrollees, will now be able to offer federal financial aid, although the college says …
It Doesn’t Matter One Bit What Obama Thinks ‘True Islam’ Is
In Egypt, the president is Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a pious Muslim. Having grown up in the world’s center of sharia scholarship and closely studied the subject, he has courageously proclaimed that Islam desperately needs a “religious revolution.”
In the …
What Actually Causes American Fear of Islam And Muslims?
An ambitious, 81-page document, Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America, just appeared from the Center for American Progress, a liberal Democratic organization. Unlike the report’s first iteration, in which a group with a $40-million …
Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic
In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be “not Islamic.”
In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors …
Nigerian Terrorists Dig In As #BringBackOurGirls Campaign Intensifies
The Islamist kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls has prompted a rapid and on-target response from the west: an argument over hashtag activism by preening Americans on Twitter.
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama struck the first blow …
The passing of Al-Hajj Dr. Yusef Abdul Lateef on December 23 in Massachusetts brings to mind the exotic, semi-forgotten influence of Islam on the American music scene in the 1950s, when Islam, and specifically Ahmadiyya Islam, was cool.
Lateef was born …
This morning, some new names are being mentioned for the various special elections coming up…
In Massachusetts, Jon Keller of the Boston CBS affiliate is floating a fun but unlikely famous name for that state’s upcoming special Senate election: “…
David: I had a slightly more favorable interpretation of SNL’s “Draw Muhammad” skit, because of the ending. After both contestants refuse to sketch even a line toward the clue, their teammate (Reese Witherspoon) still manages to guess correctly. The …
Kevin: As you well know, Texans have a long and distinguished history of shooting back. In the spirit of that august past, I particularly enjoyed the below, currently making the rounds on Twitter:
(Created by Sarah Rumpf)
The WH’s Response to Kenya Massacre Is Logically Consistent — and Utterly Absurd
What caused nearly 150 deaths at Kenya’s Garissa University College last week? The Associated Press summarizes: “The attackers separated Christian students from Muslim ones and massacred the Christians.”
Yet here is what the White House had to say in response:
Has an American President Ever Denied the Existence of the Greatest Threat to Our Country?
Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the Left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.
In their world, Islam is today …
‘The Muslim Ferguson,’ cont’d
I wrote yesterday about the tragic triple-murder of three Muslim Americans in Chapel Hill, N.C. — and about the president’s shameful depiction of it as just another example of a supposed rising tide of “Islamophobia” in the United …
Who’s Worried About Americans Being ‘On a High Horse’?
As Victor Davis Hanson notes in the Corner, this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama declared:
How do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities — the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love …
Who’s Worried About Americans Being ‘On a High Horse’?
Is Moderate Islam Possible?
Raymond Ibrahim’s recent piece for CBN, “Why ‘Moderate Islam’ is an Oxymoron,” has prompted questions because it contradicts my views and yet (because he is a fellow at the Middle East Forum) it appears on MEForum.org and was …
State Representative Joins Crowded South Carolina Race
Throw one more hat in the ring, down in South Carolina, that of state representative Andy Patrick:
Rep. Andy Patrick, R-Hilton Head Island, is joining the increasingly crowded race for the 1st District Congressional seat.
“I have really enjoyed serving …
Protests Outside Our Embassies Are Still Going On
Attention media: Protests, sometimes violent, are still going on outside our embassies and consulates.
Hundreds of Thai Muslims gathered in front of the United States embassy in Bangkok on Thursday (September 27) for the third time in as many …