Category Archives: Islam

Time to get serious and crush radical Islam

You may know that Da’esh recently released a video of the execution of the Jordanian pilot that they captured in December. After his capture, they asked for suggestions for the best way to kill him, and the method they chose, … Continue reading

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Don’t submit

News item: Charlie Hebdo published a front page showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie” in its first edition since Islamic terrorists attacked the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper last week. With … Continue reading

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Doing the math about Muslim violence

After all, if one in six people in the world is a Muslim, it would mean that five out of six are not. Right? So if there were no inordinate affinity of Islam for violence/terrorism, Muslim acts of terrorism should … Continue reading

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What it will take to preserve civilization

  Yesterday’s post may have exhibited some frustration on my part. As well it might! Since at least 2001 the Western world has been in a life-and-death struggle with the movement that brought us yesterday’s bloodbath in Paris, as well … Continue reading

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Three lessons of 9/11 + 13

…when the Lord your God grants you respite from all your enemies around you in the land which the Lord, your God, gives to you as an inheritance to possess, that you shall obliterate the remembrance of Amalek from beneath … Continue reading

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Waiting for the barbarians

News item: ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey said that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq has become a direct threat to the US homeland, he will recommend the US military move … Continue reading

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The civilized world contracts

Is evil something concrete, or is it just the absence of good? Does it make sense in any way to say that the devil exists? It seems to me that the answers to these questions are not reassuring. The actions … Continue reading

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The rabbi has things backwards

Here is a snippet from a dvar Torah by Rabbi Laurie Rice, which the Reform movement sent to its “Ten Minutes of Torah” email list. The piece was about standing up for moral but unpopular positions, as Calev and Yehoshua … Continue reading

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