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    The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America

    Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

    Daniel Pipes: Reflections on Current Hamas-Israel Hostilities

    If Hamas knows it cannot defeat the Israel Defense Forces and will get a bloody nose for its efforts, it obviously has motives other than victory in mind.

    Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

    Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

    Palgrave Macmillan Participates in ‘Israel Apartheid Week’

    Publishing house Palgrave Macmillan apologized for appearing to endorse "the Palestinian struggle."

    Support the Syrian Rebels?

    If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.

    The Nation of Islam Discovers Scientology

    The Nation of Islam's historic role as a bridge between American blacks and Islam ended in 1975 when W. Deen Mohammed followed his father, Elijah Muhammad, as leader of the Nation and immediately disavowed his father's folk religion, bringing his followers to normative Islam, the Islam of the Middle East. From then on, despite the theatrics of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation has been in a long downward trajectory. Now comes evidence, thanks to Tony Ortega in the Village Voice and Eliza Gray in The New Republic, of a jaw-dropping turn by Farrakhan, 79, to Scientology; as Gray's subtitle puts it, "America's two weirdest sects join forces."

    Futile Israeli Efforts to Win Ankara Back

    The AWACS Israel is selling to Turkey will potentially be used against Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Israelis Have So Many Reasons to Be Happy, Mr. Kerry

    Things have never been so good in the Jewish state.

    Is Netanyahu Again Offering the Golan Heights to Syria?

    Shimon Shiffer reports in Yedioth Ahronoth that in secret talks in 2010 via U.S. government mediator Frederic C. Hof, Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed in principle to a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights to the June 4, 1967, lines in return for the "expectation" of Bashar al-Assad cutting ties with Iran, and that the nearly-completed negotiations ended because of the anti-Assad uprising that began in January 2011.

    The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

    As Netanyahu appears to be making excessive and immoral concessions to the Palestinian Authority, Danon has emerged as a leading dissident ready to challenge his prime minister

    Daniel Pipes: West Must Oppose Islamism (Video)

    Middle East expert Daniel Pipes appeared on the 'Cross Talk' program to argue that the West should use its influence to oppose Islamism instead of supporting it.

    Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression

    "Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."

    Muslim Russia?

    In Russia, Christians are declining by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims are increasing at the same rate, which will have dramatic effects over time

    Developments in Syria and Turkey

    Secure Freedom Radio Originally published at Daniel Pipes

    140,000 US-Made Teargas Canisters to Morsi’s Egypt

    The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt's Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment...

    Islamism in Disarray

    Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.

    Excluding Jews and Others From Juries

    As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.

    Fixing Egypt’s Economy: No More Military Macaroni

    The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.

    Debating on Iranian TV – And More (Video)

    The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.

    Extra Thoughts: Hagelian Dialectic

    Extra thoughts that could not make the main text of "When AIPAC Went AWOL."

    Forget Syria, Target Iran

    By all accounts, the mullahs in Tehran are getting ever closer to the point where they at will can order nuclear bombs to be made and readied for use.

    Islamist Assassinations in the West

    Assassination sends a specific signal to others not to follow in the victim's footsteps.

    Erdoğan’s Decade

    Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.

    Obama Turns on Israel

    Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.

    The State Department of What Planet?

    What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.

    Obama’s Foreign Fiasco

    His singular foreign policy accomplishment, trumpeted ad nauseam, was the execution of Osama bin Laden.

    Reflections on the Second Presidential Debate

    Obama got away with saying that he had characterized the attack on the Benghazi consulate as a terrorist incident because the moderator confirmed his point; in fact he misrepresented the facts when he said "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that … this was an act of terror."

    Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West

    Other characteristically Muslim crimes taking place in Western countries include honor killings, female genital mutilation, and slave holding.

    The Future of Conservatism After the 2012 Election

    It will be a long, hard road to traverse, but there is no short cut and it can succeed.

    Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq, a Decade Later

    Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.

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