The Corner

But Do They Eat Fruit Cake and Sing Slaying Songs?

Remember when we were seriously debating whether it would be insensitive for American troops to fight radical Islamists in Afghanistan during the Ramadan holy season?

Well, Ramadan began this month and, according to Pentagon officials, there has been a 25 percent increase in daily attacks in Iraq. What’s more, the Al-Qa’ida Internet Magazine, Sawt Al-Jihad, is calling for an intensification of fighting during Ramadan which it calls: “The Month of Jihad.” Our friends at MEMRI have more on this here.

(Slaying songs, get it? Not ’sleighing’ songs but … oh well.)

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

Most Popular


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Defaces Its Façade

The facade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designed by Richard Morris Hunt in 1902, contains four large niches that might display sculpture but have traditionally been left empty. This was prudent good taste on the Met's part, since sculpture on buildings is a tricky business that few artists in our age of ... Read More

Story Time with David Brooks

His latest column imagines a future in which Elizabeth Warren wins the next presidential election. Warren won convincingly. The Democrats built a bigger majority in the House, and to general surprise, won a slim Senate majority of 52 to 48. After that election, the Republicans suffered a long, steady decline. ... Read More