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Featured image When I was working on the Weekly Standard article “The threat from ‘Minnesota men,'” I tried to get an interview with United States Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger about the pilot Countering Violent Extremism Program of which he is the nominal head. I studied up on the program as directed by Luger’s spokesman. The spokesman ultimately sent me on my way with a few unkind words about my failings while »

Washington Post airbrushes Obama’s mosque visit

Featured image Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post provides a near-worshipful account of President Obama’s Wednesday visit to a Baltimore mosque. Jaffe’s third paragraph is representative: The president often sounded like a concerned parent, worried for the country he leads as it prepares to replace him in a presidential election marked by inflammatory and anti-Islamic rhetoric. Jaffe describes the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque as “a simple house of worship.” Post readers »

Obama defends the faith (2)

Featured image Yesterday President Obama visited the mosque of the Islamic Society of Baltimore to give a speech defending Islam and Muslims against their unnamed opponents. The White House has posted the text of Obama’s speech. I have embedded the video below (actual time, about 45 minutes, feels like about 4 hours). Obama acknowledged the presence of Minnesota’s own Rep. Keith Ellison, formerly of the Nation of Islam, and of Indiana Rep. »

Obama defends the faith

Featured image President Obama seems to believe in nothing more than he does the defense of Islam. He specializes in pronouncements on what is truly Islamic and what is not. Such pronouncements are always intended to preserve the good name of Islam. Al Qaeda, of course, not Islamic. The Islamic State, not Islamic. San Bernardino murderers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, not Islamic. The Islamic Republic of Iran, well, they must be »

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Terrorists

Featured image In Gaza, Hamas members were repairing a tunnel into Israel a few days ago when it collapsed and killed seven of them. These are the cross-border tunnels that Hamas terrorists use to enter Israel to commit murder or, better yet, try to kidnap Israeli soldiers. Thirty or more of these tunnels were destroyed by Israeli forces in the most recent conflict, and Hamas is now rebuilding them so they can »

Does Europe Have a Future? [Updated]

Featured image That is a question that could be repeated daily, given the steady stream of news stories like these. First, from Germany, where New Year’s Eve turned into a nightmare of sexual assault with hundreds of women being attacked by migrants, a report on several cities’ preparations for Carnival: Cologne and Bonn carnival organisers have begun handing out rules for refugees for next week’s jollity – with warnings about women, alcohol »

Milwaukee man charged

Featured image The FBI apprehended a 23-year-old “Milwaukee resident” Samy Hamzeh to prevent a planned incident of “gun violence” at the Masonic Temple. He was arrested on weapons charges. Mohamed is his middle name. He is a native Arabic speaker. Milwaukee’s WISN reports that he moved with his family from “Palestine” (give me a break) when he was 17. We can prevent such massacres if we’re lucky. As in the numerous cases »

Europe’s Immigration Policies? Not Likely to End Well.

Featured image We have covered extensively the outbreak of gang sexual assaults that occurred in Germany on New Year’s Eve, most notably in Cologne. Most recent reports suggest that as many as 600 German women may have been sexually abused by Islamic immigrants on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, alone. Similar outrages occurred across Western Europe. So the Europeans are scrambling to accommodate millions of immigrants, while fending off “far right” forces »

Headline of the Day

Featured image Okay, it’s only a little after 9:30 eastern time, but I’m pretty sure this yuuuge story in the Wall Street Journal will not only win the day but will also show up in a Donald Trump speech pretty soon: Denmark Considers Seizing Valuables From Migrants By Charles Duxbury Denmark’s minority government has secured cross-party backing for a highly-controversial plan: Seize cash and valuables from asylum seekers to help meet the cost »

Will the Nonsense Ever End?

Featured image Is it required for political leaders (except Trump and Cruz) to deny the presence of Islamic radicalism in instances of obvious Islam-inspired terrorism, such as the shooting in Philadelphia the other day? Philadelphia’s major Jim Kenney went out of his way to declare “In no way, shape or form does anybody in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam” had anything to do with the attack. Does »

Mass Sexual Assault Covered Up In Sweden, Too

Featured image We wrote here, here and elsewhere about the mass sexual assaults that occurred across Germany, often in conjunction with robberies of young women, on New Year’s eve. All or substantially all of the assaults were committed by Islamic immigrants, in many instances just-admitted “refugees.” It is hard to say which is more appalling, the mass sexual assaults or the efforts by Germany’s officials at all levels to cover them up. »

Shooting of Phillie cop confirms our under-incarceration problem

Featured image Leftists, and some conservatives, like to talk about over-incarceration in America. But many of the high-profile horrific crimes we read about suggest that we have an under-incarceration problem (in theory, it’s possible we could have both). The latest such crime is the attempted assassination of Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett. A few days ago, he was ambushed in his patrol car and shot at more than a dozen times. Though »

Sex Crimes Across Germany: The Coverup Unravels

Featured image Britain’s Daily Mail must be one of the world’s oddest news sources, but occasionally it does some good original reporting. That is the case with respect to its coverage of the epidemic of sexual assault that has erupted across Germany: [Michelle] is just one of 120 women who were abused that horrific night in the [cathedral] square, which is dotted with bars, nightclubs and coffee shops, and is where Cologne »

Clearing things up in Philadelphia

Featured image Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot some three times in an “attempted assassination” by one Edward Archer late last night. Archer got off approximately 12 shots from close range. Thankfully, most missed. Officer Hartnett was shot three times in the arm. He was apparently bleeding profusely when he radioed for assistance. Archer is a self-professed Muslim who sought to kill Officer Hartnett “in the name of Islam” with another »

“Mrs. Merkel Invited Me”

Featured image In a coda to the New Year’s Eve rampages in Cologne and elsewhere in Germany that Scott and I wrote about here and here, a leaked police report describing the outrages that occurred in Cologne has been published in the German press. The Telegraph reports: Ministers have said there is no evidence asylum seekers were involved in the violence. But the leaked police report, published in Bild newspaper and Spiegel, »

The challenge of radical Islam

Featured image In the latest installment of his series of Conversations, just posted this morning, Bill Kristol talks with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I have posted the complete video below (about 60 minutes); it is divided into two chapters as posted here at the Conversations site. I admire her greatly. She is one brave lady. I met her for a brief interview after she spoke at the President’s Conference in Jerusalem in 2012 »

Another Day, Another Hate Crime Hoax

Featured image I’m sure some of the hate crimes reported on college campuses and against mosques are genuine (including one here in my back yard that I was sure was a hoax but appears to have been an actual bigot), but on the whole the vast majority seem to be Reichstag fires. The latest comes out of Houston today: Suspect in Houston Mosque Fire Attended Services There The suspect in a “suspicious” »