Remembering Lepanto — and How Far the Barque of Peter Has Drifted
On this date 444 years ago, the Holy League defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a Greek town in the Gulf of Corinth, halting the Muslim incursion into Christian Europe from the eastern Mediterranean, at least for a …
What Ben Carson Got Right about whether a Muslim Should Be President
Over the course of the last week, Ben Carson has offered up two wholly contradictory answers to what is in fact a rather simple question. Asked during an interview whether he would accept a Muslim as president of the United …
The American Left’s Hypocrisy on Muslims
Ahmed Mohamed appears to have been treated outrageously. After all, all he did was build a clock. But now the Left’s false-moralist brigades are using Ahmed as a pivot to portray America as an inherently racist, ignorant nation.
No, the Chattanooga Shooter Really Does Appear to Be a Jihadist
In the immediate aftermath of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s killing of four Marines and wounding of at least three other people, there was a noticeable effort to portray the jihadist as an all-American boy from small-town Tennessee. With just a …
Iraq’s Christians Need Sanctuary, and the West Should Provide It
It has been one year since Islamic State began its conquest of a third of Iraq and its destruction of that country’s ancient Christian civilization. While a massive international aid effort has helped most of the exiled Christians to …
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 …
Muslim Face-Veil Controversy Boosts Canada’s Conservatives
Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada holds national elections on October 19, and the race there has taken a surprising turn. The ruling Conservative party is making political hay over a court decision that killed its ban on women wearing the niqab …
#StandWithHunter — the Six-Year-Old Boy Suspended for Kissing a Girl. What, No Hashtag Campaign for Him?
Earlier this month, a 13-year-old boy in Maryland faced an assault charge after authorities said he had kissed a 14-year-old classmate on a dare at school. He’s being charged with second-degree assault as a juvenile. He has not, as …
Modern Middle East Studies vs. Scholarship
It would be a mistake to say Middle East Studies have been corrupted. For the program’s very purpose has been to serve as a corrupting agent. Specifically, it puts the essence of study — the objective pursuit of knowledge …
EU Official: Idea of Clash Between Islam and the West Has Misled Our Policies
The European Union boasts of a High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security. The countries within the EU have separate foreign policies and diplomatic staffs, so the institution of a single representative is an exercise in the fantasy that is …
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 …