You will be a blessing to others

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Middle East

You will be a blessing to others

  This past November 8th, 2016, we Americans were blessed. After almost two years of argument and tension, we stepped into the voting booth and changed, without violence or terror, the president and political party that will govern our country. This is no small accomplishment. I say this not to celebrate the victory of one candidate over another, but rather to take stock of the great blessing that is our orderly and peaceful transfer of power. That we as Americans are...

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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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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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