Israeli FM Lapid in Washington Ahead of Likely Iran Nuclear Talks Restart; FIFA Prez: Abraham Accords Could See Israel Co-host Soccer World Cup

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was slated to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for a three-day trip that is expected to include meetings with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken,  the United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat and Jewish leaders. The centerpiece of the trip is a trilateral meeting between Lapid, his […]

What Kind Of Muslims Are We Importing Into The West, Anyway?

What Kind Of Refugees Are We Bringing In

There has been a massive migration, of late, of Muslims into countries in the west; particularly now, in large part, because of the crisis of war-torn Syria. In 2010, Europe had a Muslim population of about 13 million people. Now, according to Pew Research, it’s over 20 million. There is a similar phenomenon of an increased … Read more

Islam, Special Interests, And The End-Run Around The Church

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I wouldn’t say that it’s a partnership, to be sure. At their core beliefs, if these groups (the groups like gay rights groups, black lives matter, etc. and hardline believers Islam) were to compare notes, the former groups would be killed by the latter group if the tables were turned and the same players were … Read more

I’m NOT A Liberal

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I have to chuckle at how badly people can take something you say and mangle it beyond recognition. I recently had occasion to be a “victim” of misunderstanding on a recent post I wrote as a guest-blogger on another site. I wouldn’t have even written this post, perhaps, except an article that I wrote for … Read more

Implausible Denial About Islam

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I remember when the Oklahoma beheading incident took place, back in September of 2014. At the time, I, like many others, was posting things on FaceBook as they came across my newsfeed about this incident. Many people reacted to it with horror. Many more reacted with disbelief. Some thought it was a hoax. This surprised … Read more

If Ben Carson Likes Trump, Is He Racist?

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(A guest post by “The Average White Guy”) Being the average white guy that I am, you can imagine the flood of sweet emotions that flowed from my belly this afternoon as I heard a story on NPR‘s “All Things Considered,” which was about a study that explores “the links between politics and racial bias.” The … Read more

True Vs Radical Islam – The Wrong Distinction

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There are few things that confound Evangelical Christians like the love affair the world seems to have with the idea of embracing Islam as a religion of peace. Muslim sympathizers abound; and it seems so often, when there is something outrageous that happens abroad or even on our own soil, we are told it has nothing to do with Islam; after all, Islam is a “religion of peace.”

You’re Only Allowed To Say “Islam” If You Can Tie Them To ISIS

The San Bernadino shooters seemed to be a notable exception in the media. Once the FBI found what they believed were attributable influences on the shooters’ ideologies by ISIS, then they were able to speak freely of the shooters as Islamic; the difference, as far as it seems to pan out in typical fashion in the media, is that once they identified the ISIS connection, they were able to refer to them as radical Muslims, distinguishing them from “normal” Muslims (which would be all the other Muslims – those of the “religion of peace”).

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