Who Is Terrorist Bomber Ahmad Rahami?
Lo and behold, it turns out that Ahmad Rahami, the 28-year-old naturalized citizen of Afghan descent who detonated bombs in New Jersey and New York City over the weekend, is exactly who you thought he was.
On Wednesday, authorities released …
The Response to This Weekend’s Terror Attacks Showed Willful Blindness in Real Time
In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the “See No Jihad” minuet.
In a rational world, where our highest imperative would be to understand …
Forced Unveiling of Muslim Women
Like all women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I was forced to veil when visiting that country. Born Muslim, raised by pluralist Muslim parents, I had never been compelled to cover my hair. Arriving in the Kingdom, though, I …
The Pope’s Disturbing Moral Relativism in the Wake of Father Hamel’s Slaughter
Pope Francis made comments last week that reveal the most important single thing you need to know about the modern world: The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity and not Islam. Leftism.
Christians and Muslims Share a Bond, and Jihadists Are Determined to Smash It
Lost in Mount Pleasant, S.C., a Charleston suburb, I was looking for the nearest Catholic church. From the Google map, I’d thought it would be easy to find, but I ended up circling a shopping plaza. Could someone …
Few in the West Are Serious about Islamist Terror
It appears that no matter how many men, women, and children Islamists slaughter or maim, few in the West take Islamic terror seriously. This may sound odd given how much talk there is about terror, but a compelling case can …
Krauthammer’s Take: Redacting Orlando Transcripts Exposes Obama Administration as ‘Fanatical’
Charles Krauthammer argues that the Obama administration’s now-reversed redaction of the Orlando shooter’s 911 call demonstrates a ‘fanatical’ aversion to criticism of Islam:
Well, they may not have issued the order, but everybody understands: Under President Obama, you’re not to …
Most Western Gays Remain in Denial about Islam
Back in January, the U.K.’s Gay Times ran a morbidly fascinating piece. Following the latest attacks in Paris and ISIS’s throwing of gays off buildings, the magazine asked, “Is Islam itself really a threat to the gay …
No, We Are Not ‘Doing Everything We Can’
One of the great problems we face in our ongoing confrontation with Islamic fundamentalism is that our enemies are rational and we are not.
It is a mistake — one that we insist on repeating — to tell ourselves that the jihadists …
Obama Would Rather Declare War on the English Language than Speak of Islamic Terrorism
First there were the 13 people killed in 2009 by an Islamic jihadist at Foot Hood in Texas. Then came Chattanooga, Garland (also in Texas), San Bernardino, and now the atrocity in Orlando. Each time the suspects were motivated by Islamic extremism. …
It’s Time We Faced the Facts about the Muslim World
Here is a plain, inarguable truth: A series of Muslim immigrants and “visitors” are responsible for killing more Americans on American soil than the combined militaries of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Two more attacks over the weekend left 38 Americans …
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Blindness to the Islamist Threat Is Official Policy
If there is a theme to this 15th annual observance — the word “anniversary” just seems so wrong — of the most lethal enemy attack ever carried out on American soil, it is erasure.
At least that’s what they’…
The New York Times Exposes one of the Middle East’s Two Terrible Diseases
This week the New York Times — to much fanfare — has dedicated its entire magazine to the story of “how the Arab world came apart.” Called “Fractured Lands,” the title over-promises. It offers a snapshot of a region in …
Khizr Khan and the Media’s Donald Duck Hunting
Watching the fallout of Donald Trump’s mishandling of the Khizr Khan affair over the last week, it seems that our media is fully enjoying open season for Trump hunting. It’s an all-too-familiar time of year for the GOP, …
The Dream of Muslim Outreach Has Become a Nightmare
When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle …
Against Denialism in the Wake of the Latest Islamist Attack
Alas, what can one say? Our prayers, for one, which are for the victims’ families. For France. For wisdom among French leaders. And yes, for a decisive repudiation of the denialist mindset about Islam and Islamism that pervades the West.
The Orlando Jihadist and the Blind Sheikh’s Bodyguard
According to Fox News, Omar Mateen, the jihadist who carried out the mass-murder attack at a gay nightclub in Florida this weekend, was a student of Marcus Robertson, an Orlando-based radical Muslim who once served as a bodyguard to Omar …
What If the Orlando Murderer Had Been a Christian?
Many people are surely asking, “What if the Orlando murderer had been a Christian?”
Why? Because little being said now by the mainstream media and by leading Democratic politicians from the president on down would be said if the murderer …
It’s Time for a Long-Term Strategy to Utterly Crush Islamic Terrorism
Sunday morning’s horrifying attack on an Orlando gay club is not only the worst mass shooting in America’s history; it is the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. It should be treated as such.
According to officials …
Killing Homosexuals Is Not ISIS Law, It Is Muslim Law
Various reports indicate that the death toll from the jihadist attack overnight at a popular gay club in Orlando may exceed 50 people, with more than 50 others wounded. The terrorist’s identity has been reported: He is Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old …