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The Battle of Tours

Precisely 100 years after the death of the Prophet Mohammed in 632, his Arab followers, after having fought across thousands of miles and conquered lands from Arabia to Spain, found ...
Politics & Policy

The Siege of Byzantium

Today, August 15, marks the anniversary of Constantinople’s victory over Muslim invaders in what historians commonly call the “Second Siege of Byzantium,” 717–18. Prior to this massive onslaught, the Muslims ...

What to Do, What to Do . . .

Now that Obama has decided not to release the photos of Osama bin Laden’s body, al-Qaeda has another option besides simply heroizing the “martyred” OBL: insist that he never died, ...

Egypt’s Islamist Equation

The bad treatment of Egypt’s Coptic minority by the military — which has been touted as Egypt’s “savior” in the media — demonstrates an Islamist bent, one that leads to ...

Mubarak Still in Charge?

While the media has eagerly accepted the “happy ending” of Hosni Mubarak’s abdication — after all, the uprisings were dragging on and the media needed a quick denouement so it ...