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The Vile Jayapal

Featured image We’ve already seen how graceless the hateful left can be in their reaction to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but “Squad Member” Rep. Pramila Jayapal takes the cake with this one: There were 2,977 killed in the twin towers and at the Pentagon that day. How does Jayapal get the 2,996 figure? By adding in the 19 hijackers. Pretty clear whose side she’s on. UPDATE: Jayapal has deleted the »

Daniel Pipes: The Rushdie affair revisited

Featured image Daniel Pipes is the founder of the Middle East Forum. He literally wrote the book on the Rushdie affair: The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, The Ayatollah, and the West. I pulled it down from the bookshelf and wrote him last week following the attempted assassination of Rushdie at the Chautauqua Institution. He kindly agreed to answer my questions by email. In the exchange below I allude to his prescient tracking »

Certified: The New York Times Is Run by Moral Idiots

Featured image By now I expect everyone has heard of the attack on Salman Rushdie. Andy Ngo notes: And yet here’s how the New York Times reports it: »

Memorial Day weekend with Omar & Ellison

Featured image The category of vile Democrats is a large one and the competition for most vile is stiff. As a Minnesotan, I would nominate Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison for the honor. I have been writing about them for about as long as they have been running for office — since 2016 in Omar’s case, since 2006 in Ellison’s case (running for Congress, Ellison was a »

Celebrate the Power of Love

Featured image That was the way Western University in Ontario commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. (Somehow, the day went by without my being aware of it.) Western posted this image on Instagram: So, what was wrong with that picture? Several things, some might say, but if you guessed two women in hijabs kissing, you are correct. A university in Ontario, Canada deleted from a social media page an »

And the hits just keep on coming

Featured image The video below is not entirely self-explanatory. In it President Biden claims (White House transcript here, video below): “[T]here have not been many of the senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there has never been one. ((Laughter.) And so I want to take advantage of making sure I introduce [a fellow Delaware native],” Biden said at a White House event celebrating Eid. The New »

Speaking of hate

Featured image I’m tied up today and wanted to post a column I wrote at the invitation of RealClearPolitics in 2018 shortly after the election of the untouchable Ilhan Omar to represent Minnesota’s Fifth District in Congress. Looking for something I wrote for RCP back in 2003 or so — I couldn’t find it — I came across the Omar column. It seems to me to have stood the test of time. »

Personal Jihad

Featured image A Somali immigrant murdered three women and wounded six more in Wurzburg, Germany on Friday. Initial news accounts expressed puzzlement over the murderer’s motivation, but most now acknowledge that “Allahu Akbar” provides a clue. This is from the Telegraph: A Somali immigrant accused of killing three women during a knife attack in Bavaria told police that he was carrying out a “personal jihad”. Abdirahman J, 24, who has a history »

The upheaval in France, is it coming here?

Featured image N.S. Lyons writes about political upheaval in France and reflects on its possible implications for the U.S. In France, two despairing letters — one by retired military officers, the other by active-duty personnel — have triggered controversy. In essence, the letters complain that France is disintegrating and in danger of civil war. The retired officers argue that Islamists in the immigrant-heavy suburbs are “detaching large parts of the nation and »

Photo of the Year

Featured image I’m sure most readers have seen this stunning photo from Israel from a few nights back, showing a Hamas rocket attack that was likely attempting to overwhelm Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. The early reports on this photo didn’t make clear which was which; I assumed (correctly it turns out) that the missiles on the right are the Hamas rockets, and the unusual swirl pattern of the launches on »

Nation of Islam Follower Attacks the Capitol

Featured image Today a man named Noah Green attacked the U.S. Capitol, driving his car into a concrete barrier and then attacking Capitol police officers with a knife. He killed one officer before being shot by others. Green was a follower of the Nation of Islam, as the New York Times grudgingly admits: The suspect in the death of a Capitol Police officer described himself on Facebook as a follower of Louis »

Is Islamic Terrorism Resurgent?

Featured image Islamic terrorism hasn’t been much in the news lately. My sense is that, while it obviously hasn’t gone away, it has receded in recent years. But a series of attacks during the last week raise, at least, the question whether Islamic terrorism is again rearing its head. Today is Palm Sunday, and in Indonesia two homicide bombers said to be followers of the Islamic State attacked a Catholic church: Two »

Behind the bloody attacks in France

Featured image The Islamist violence in France that John describes in his post below is the bloody tip of the spear of the Islamic world’s reaction to President Macron’s attempt to defeat terrorism. Turkey’s president, the deplorable thug Erdogan, attacked Macron’s response to the beheading of that teacher in a Paris suburb, claiming that Macron “needs treatment on a mental level.” The Washington Post described Macron’s response as “a crackdown on Muslim »

France Under Attack

Featured image France has sustained a series of attacks by Islamic terrorists, leaving three dead. The Sun has a good account with lots of photos. The principal violence occurred at a church in Nice: France is under siege after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in a church by a suspected terrorist and a another gunman was shot dead in a wave of violence. Two separate suspects are understood to »

Allahu Akbar

Featured image We haven’t seen a lot of Islamic terrorism here in the U.S. lately, but yesterday a history teacher was decapitated in Paris: A history teacher who had shown caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed in class was on Friday decapitated and his assailant shot dead by French police as they tried to arrest him, police and prosecutors said. The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he was confronted by police, a police »

In Turkey, Women Are “Hunted Like Birds”

Featured image That is the arresting headline in the London Times. But the article is considerably less forthcoming than one might expect. [Pinar Gultekin’s] death, the latest in a series of high-profile murders of women, has sparked a series of public protests in Turkey against gender-based violence, and led to a surge of support for an international social media campaign that has seen women across the world post black-and-white pictures in memory »

Ilhan Omar: The tabloid story, cont’d

Featured image Daily Mail reporter Martin Gould has been in town this week doing the work that the Star Tribune and the rest of the local press declines to do. I had lunch with him in Minneapolis on Wednesday to compare notes. He updates the tabloid elements of the Omar saga in “Ilhan Omar’s husband discovered she was cheating with her chief fundraiser when he walked in on the lovers lounging in »