Islam

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 »

Terror Attack In London…Despite Diversity

Featured image Earlier today, a man described by authorities as an Islamic terrorist stabbed three people in Streatham, a part of south London. He stole a knife from a store and immediately began stabbing people with it; one was injured critically. Police arrived within a few minutes and shot him. (One thing about the London police, they aren’t shy about saving taxpayers the money involved in trial and incarceration.) The terrorist, like »

Muslim terrorist kills three, wounds eight at U.S. air base where we were training him

Featured image Yesterday, a Saudi gunman killed three Americans and wounded eight others at a Navy air base in Pensacola, Florida. The gunman was being trained at the base (where my father served for a time during World War II) to become a military pilot. According to this report in the New York Times, the Saudi trainee showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before he carried out »

Intersectionality On the West Bank

Featured image If Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar had made their visit to “Palestine,” their time would have been devoted exclusively to bashing Israel. Their attacks would have combined American-style leftism with Palestinian religious solidarity. And yet, as Scott has pointed out more than once, there are obvious tensions between Islam and the contemporary Left, as embodied by the Squad. What branch of Islam is it, exactly, that celebrates abortion, homosexuality and »

Beauty Queens Are Smart

Featured image Sarah Idan certainly is. She was Miss Iraq at the 2017 Miss Universe contest. She got into trouble for posting on Instagram a photo of herself with Miss Israel: The resultant outrage in Iraq forced Miss Idan and her family to flee the country. She now operates out of Los Angeles. Last month, she provided a blast of truth at a meeting of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council in Geneva. »

Al Shabab Strikes

Featured image Last night, terrorists from al-Shabab attacked the Medina Hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia. In a fourteen-hour assault, they murdered 26 people and wounded 56. Two of those killed were Americans. Assailants from the al-Shabab terror group detonated a car bomb at the entrance gate to the hotel and followed with an assault by gunmen who stormed the building. *** The incident lasted more than 14 hours before »

Army War College surrenders

Featured image Raymond Ibrahim is the author, most recently, of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, published last year with a foreword by Victor Davis Hanson. Ibrahim is the Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a frequent contributor to the Gatestone site; his Gatestone columns are compiled here. He knows whereof he writes. Ibrahim had planned to lecture on his book »

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

Featured image Anyone seeking to understand the Muslim Brotherhood would benefit from exposure to Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower and Andrew McCarthy’s The Grand Jihad. Andy, incidentally, devotes two chapters to Minnesota. We’ve got the Brotherhood and we’ve got it bad. I believe each of these books to be invaluable in its own way, but they require a commitment of time and effort. It wouldn’t be quite correct to say that the »

The War on the Cross

Featured image In numerical terms, Christians are far and away the world’s leading victims of persecution. Pretty much all of that persecution comes at the hands of Muslims. Raymond Ibrahim is one of the few who have labored tirelessly to expose the plight of Christians around the world, usually to an audience, here in the U.S., that seems almost entirely indifferent. At PJ Media, Ibrahim addresses Islam’s war on the cross as »

And you can stab to it

Featured image In his Commetary essay “The Gaza conundrum,” Jonathan Schanzer describes a senior Israeli official in Tel Aviv speaking to him in private. “He was in a foul mood. He looked as if he hadn’t slept much,” he writes. “He rubbed his eyes, scratched his stubble, and blurted suddenly, ‘Gaza is a problem from hell.’” Hamas and Iran are the source of this particular problem from hell. The original Hamas charter »

Walz’s iffy iftar

Featured image Stephen Montemayor reported in the Star Tribune Morning Hot Dish email newsletter earlier this week that Gov. Tim Walz and First Lady Gwen Walz hosted the first iftar dinner ever held in the governor’s residence on Tuesday: “Plans for the historic meal, which marks each day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, have been in the works for at least a couple months: Walz first announced his »

Sri Lanka Bombings: A Story of ISIS and Wealthy Terrorists

Featured image In the U.S., coverage of the Islamic terrorist bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been sparse and generally uninformative. It tells you something when Britain’s Sun, which has mostly abandoned the news in favor of soccer and celebrities in bikinis, is a better source than the New York Times or the Washington Post. That is certainly the case with regard to the Sri Lanka »

How and why Hamas founded CAIR

Featured image Ilhan Omar’s Los Angeles CAIR speech — the one that has attracted the current attention — gives the received CAIR origin fable that is recited as fact by the mainstream media outlets. I mean the one that serves up CAIR as a civil rights organization. Mosaic reminds us this morning: Controversy broke out last week concerning remarks Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made at a gathering of the Council on American-Islamic Relations »