Category Archives: Islam

Notes on terrorism

History stands at the beginning stages of Islam’s latest attempt to dominate the world. That’s a very broad statement, of course. Do I mean political subjugation and occupation, as in the Arab conquests of the 7th century? Do I mean … Continue reading

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Moderate Islam doesn’t exist (and neither does radical Islam)

I received lots of feedback on my last post, What Is To Be Done (apologies to Lenin). Some correspondents said that I should have distinguished between ‘radical Islam’ and plain old Islam. The radical kind is our enemy, they suggest, … Continue reading

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What Is To Be Done (apologies to Lenin)

After the recent terrorist outrages in Paris and Beirut, there are many voices calling for Something To Be Done. It’s not as easy as it sounds. But before talking about Daesh (IS, ISIS, ISIL, etc.) and how to deal with … Continue reading

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Nasty, brutish and short

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man. To this war of every man … Continue reading

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Israel’s two greatest strategic mistakes

The murder of Alexander Levlovitz in Jerusalem when he was driving home from a Rosh Hashana dinner, is the latest in a series of cases of Jews killed or seriously injured by rocks and firebombs thrown by Arabs. The daily … Continue reading

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What a historical inflection point feels like

Germany and Austria have announced that they will for now allow all Syrian migrants that reach their borders to apply for asylum, as opposed to EU rules that require asylum-seekers to apply in the first country they enter. I assume … Continue reading

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Breakdown and betrayal

John Kerry in Vienna: It’s now time to see whether or not we are able to close an agreement … But I want to be absolutely clear with everybody, we are not yet where we need to be on several … Continue reading

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Pamela Geller is right

I’m seeing lots of criticism of Pamela Geller for almost getting murdered as a result of organizing a “Draw Muhammad” contest as part of a free speech event. I don’t buy any of it. Here are some of the things … Continue reading

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