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Jerusalem, Israel's Capital: Watch the Masks Fall

9 hours 53 min ago
When the actual announcement came, nothing happened. Those who were exploiting sensitivities related to Jerusalem -- especially political Islamists, such as Hamas and Hezbollah -- come mainly from the axis of resistance, led by Iran. While mainstream
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Think the Alabama result has derailed Donald Trump? Think again

11 hours 53 min ago
Pundits are furiously assessing the broader consequences of the Democrats' upset Senate victory in Alabama on Tuesday, but there is less there than meets the eye. True, the Republican Senate majority now hangs by a thread, forcing even harder fights for
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How Many Muslims in Europe? Pew's Projections Fall Short

Thu, 2017-12-14 10:00
Pew's baseline estimate of the number of Muslims currently in Europe — the estimate upon which its future projections are calculated — has been undercounted by at least five million Muslims. The UCIDE figures — which posit that there are roughly 750,000
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Palestinians: Arab Rulers are Traitors, Cowards

Thu, 2017-12-14 09:30
The decision to boycott a visit later this month by US Vice President Mike Pence comes in the context of absorbing the anger of the street. Abbas and his Palestinian Authority have also made it clear that they no longer consider the Trump administration
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Islamic Terrorism vs. Political Correctness

Thu, 2017-12-14 09:00
Religion (in this instance, Islam) plays a smaller part in what makes terrorists tick than "the [human] need for... personal significance... Especially when it comes to violence that is shunned by most religions and most cultures, you need validation
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Islamic Extremism: Who is Purest of Them All?

Wed, 2017-12-13 10:00
In the twentieth century, targets were churches and synagogues; today, they are churches, synagogues, mosques, temples -- wherever there is a faith, even a Muslim one, that these Islamic fundamentalists want to "purify". Radical Islam has declared war on
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Locked up in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Wed, 2017-12-13 09:30
What is genuinely troubling was the way in which Robert Levinson's fate has been kept largely secret. The Iranian authorities have never revealed who captured him, who currently holds him, what charges have been laid against him, or even if he is still
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Jihad Festering in America

Wed, 2017-12-13 09:00
Saudi influence on American administrations, and relationships between senior officials in both countries, is behind Washington's ignoring Riyadh's "well-established... involvement in supporting terrorism and terrorist groups." — Report by the Institute
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Germany's Batty Plan to Deter Migrants

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:00
Every German knows that hardly any asylum seekers whose applications are rejected are forced to leave Germany. But if their application is rejected and they do decide to return to their home country, they are rewarded with an allowance of between €1000
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"Eurosion": Muslim Majority in Thirty Years?

Tue, 2017-12-12 09:30
Even if all current 28 EU members, plus Norway and Switzerland, closed their borders to migrants, the Islamic population will continue to exponentiate.... Today, it is an increase of six million in seven years. And tomorrow? What will happen in major
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Trump's Jerusalem Declaration Long Overdue

Tue, 2017-12-12 09:00
President Trump's announcement Wednesday that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was both correct and prudent from America's perspective. Much more remains to be done to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to
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President Trump: The Courage to Act

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:30
The reaction around the world in recent days has been a reminder of the one central truth of the whole conflict. Those who cannot accept that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel tend to be exactly the same as those who cannot accept the State
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Firebombing Jewish Children in Sweden

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:30
On Friday night, an anti-Trump rally in Malmö drew about 200 people, many of whom shouted anti-Jewish remarks and threatened to "shoot the Jews." Saturday's attack on the Gothenburg synagogue may have been immediately triggered by Trump's recognition of
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Bangladesh: Runaway Muslim Persecution of Hindus

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:00
If you want to root out a Hindu family from its ancestral home in Bangladesh, just accuse one of its members of insulting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. You will find thousands of Muslims rushing to burn the Hindu family's whole neighborhood down, without
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Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

Sun, 2017-12-10 10:00
"More journalists than protesters..." — Björn Stritzel, German journalist. Protests against Israel and the US are not uncommon on the streets of Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem. But for the "war correspondents," there is nothing more exciting than
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Why Did Islamic State Kill So Many Sufis in Sinai?

Sun, 2017-12-10 09:30
A 2007 report by the Rand Corporation advised Western governments to "harness" Sufism, saying its adherents were "natural allies of the West." In the end, the Sufi parties are outnumbered by those of their Salafi opponents, meaning that the brotherhoods
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The Mullahs Overplay the Military Card

Sun, 2017-12-10 09:00
Faced with mounting domestic problems and diplomatic isolation to prolong its hold on power the leadership in Tehran is increasingly depending on the military establishment. Highlighting this growing dependence is the "Supreme Guide" Ayatollah Ali
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Welcome to the Hell Hole that is Brussels

Sat, 2017-12-09 10:00
Last month alone in Brussels, there were three separate outbreaks of rioting and looting on a major scale. If you penetrate the thick cloud of professional indignation to scrutinize the reality of the "capital of Europe", what you see in many respects is
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Violence Should Not Determine Policy

Sat, 2017-12-09 00:00
Violence should be responded to by police and military action, not by giving in to the unreasonable demands of those who use violence as a tactic. The reason violence — whether rock-throwing or more lethal forms of terrorism — is used is because it works
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Islamist Regimes Take Over UNESCO

Fri, 2017-12-08 10:00
The UN agency is currently dominated by the most oppressive regimes on education and culture. There is China, which recently let writer, poet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo die an agonizing death in prison, where he was serving an 11-year jail
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