Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Great. Donald Trump supporters are turning to former President Jimmy Carter as a defense of the plan to bar all Muslims from coming into the country: Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He’s just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter. During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to […]

Oh, for the love of jelly. Planning on canning? Williams-Sonoma wants you to do it outside of Massachusetts. Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing. “It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” […]

James Burnham famously said that when there is no alternative there is no problem. If free speech in America causes a comparative handful of zealots to want to murder Americans, the correct response is to protect Americans from those zealots (something the Obama administration abjectly failed to do in Libya) and relentlessly seek the punishment […]

With the recent destruction of Muslim tombs in Timbuktu, Daniel Pipes has a list of other Muslim heritage sites that were the targets (sometimes literally) of Muslims destroying their own culture and others’. It’s an interesting list. Print this entry

Palestinians managed to convince the United Nations agency UNESCO that the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem faces imminent danger, in part because the church needs repairs and in part because Israel maintains sovereignty over the West Bank region. The church was listed as “an endangered world heritage site” which, according to the Associated Press, […]

Christopher Hitchens wrote this week about the slaughter of the pigs in Egypt for Slate.  He observed the religious component to the hysteria: Back in May, just as Egypt’s anti-porcine hysteria was gathering pace, there was a proposal from Sheik Ahmad Ali Othman, a senior advisory figure at the Ministry of Religious Endowments, that all […]

You don’t want to miss Christopher Hitchens today. He connects the dots between the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo to Obama’s speech at Cairo and finds where Western assumptions are only helping the enemy: Yet if we think it probable or possible that a man would only mutate into such a monster after undergoing the […]

I’m sure it’s just a cultural misunderstanding: The daughter of a British imam is living under police protection after receiving death threats from her father for converting to Christianity. The 31-year-old, whose father is the leader of a mosque in Lancashire, has moved house an astonishing 45 times after relatives pledged to hunt her down […]

I’m sure it’s just a cultural misunderstanding: The daughter of a British imam is living under police protection after receiving death threats from her father for converting to Christianity. The 31-year-old, whose father is the leader of a mosque in Lancashire, has moved house an astonishing 45 times after relatives pledged to hunt her down […]

The original bumper sticker:The Tom McMahon version:It’s not often I get asked by both sides of a controversy for comment. The Society of the Perpetually Aggrieved has weighed in and the indispensable Tom McMahon is guilty of… what? The Interfaith Conference firmly believes that comparing Jews to Nazis, and suggesting that true Islam promotes terrorism, […]