Sheikh Obama and His Two Wars

by Daniel Pipes December 10, 2009 A visibly embarrassed Barack Obama shows off his Nobel Peace Prize. Obama’s Nobel “lecture” offers critics the usual cornucopia of opportunities for criticism but I shall focus on just two statements: “I am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars.” And here I thought there […]

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Building Peace Without Obama’s Interference

A promising, independent Palestine is quietly being developed, with Israeli assistance. By TOM GROSS It is difficult to turn on a TV or radio or pick up a newspaper these days, without finding some pundit or other deploring the dismal prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace or the dreadful living conditions of the Palestinians. Even supposedly neutral […]

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Swiss Minarets and European Islam

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 9, 2009 What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? Some may see the 57.5 to 42.5 percent decision endorsing a constitutional amendment as nearly meaningless. The political establishment being overwhelmingly opposed […]

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European Union to Call For Divided Jerusalem

The European Union is set to officially call for Jerusalem to be divided and serve as the capitals of both Israel and Palestine. The Israeli daily Ha’aretz said the declaration will take place next week, according to a draft document authored by Sweden obtained by the newspaper. Sweden serves as president of the European Union, […]

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America’s First Islamic College?

by Stephen Schwartz and Irfan al-Alawi American Thinker December 6, 2009 Who would imagine that a convert to Islam calling himself Hamza Yusuf Hanson, living in the San Francisco Bay Area and in his late ’40s, would be listed as number 38 among the “Top 50 Muslims in the World” by a leading government body […]

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