Mosul is free! Sort of.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Middle East, Terror's Handiwork

Mosul is free! Sort of.

This is going to be an unusual post. Usually short with some unusual images, two, taken with my Samsung Note 5. I am just back from Iraq, no more than 24 hour from writing this. I have LOTS to tell you and share by way of photographs, too. But I wanted to address the big news, recently released, that the fight against ISIS in Iraq is over, and the city of Mosul is free! Well, not exactly. (The stairs leading up to the tomb of Jonah. Iraq, 2017) Among the many places that I...

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“Never put a scorpion in your pocket.”

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Iraqi Men, Terror's Handiwork

“Never put a scorpion in your pocket.”

Back in 2014 I was in Amman, Jordan. While there I met an extraordinary man, a retired Assyrian boxer named Azor. Azor told me that he had once boxed on the Iraqi national team and, despite his advancing age, still loved the sport. To make this point he produced two sets of boxing gloves and insisted that I go a couple of mock rounds with him in the livingroom of the small apartment where he and his family stayed. Fortunately, he never allowed himself to lay a glove on me....

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The Greater Danger

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Middle East, Photgraphic Impact, Terror's Handiwork

The Greater Danger

Tent Life Hundreds of Assyrian families, young and old, are wasting away in IDP camps and temporary housing in northern Iraq. « ‹ 1 of 2 › »   August 7th marked the two year anniversary of the invasion of Qaraqosh, Iraq, by the Islamic State. Qaraqosh (sometimes called Bakhdida) is an ancient Assyrian city located just southeast of Mosul and was, in 2014, completely overrun by Islamic State fighters. I was in Iraq at the end of August, 2014, not far from Qaraqosh....

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Our Bad Case of Phobophobia

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Featured, Global Jihad, Terror's Handiwork

Our Bad Case of Phobophobia

Recently, I was on the Drew Mariani Show with guest host Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com. As we were discussing the ongoing efforts (such as they are) to deal with the Islamic State, we touched on the Islamic State’s English language magazine, Dabiq. For those unfamiliar with this nasty little rag, let me encourage you to get to know it and, like the Quran, read it carefully. I will tell you upfront that Dabiq is tightly focused publication with a highly polished production...

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Remembering Father Jacques Hamel

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Terror's Handiwork

Remembering Father Jacques Hamel

Today, Tuesday July 26, 2016, Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the small town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen. As he began the morning Mass, two Islamic State militants stormed the church and, taking Father and four other people hostage, cut his throat (likely trying to behead him) in front of the altar. He was 84 years old. Aside from its pure barbarism, the thing about this sad morning that should shock us most is how few will acknowledge that militant...

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