That Nobel Peace Prize: Bashes Bush, Handcuffs Obama

By Daniel Pipes National Review Online October 9, 2009 “He won what?” is the first universal reaction. And second, at least on the Right: “Why did they do that?” Even the Nobel committee’s citation does not pretend Barack Obama has actually achieved anything. Rather, it was given to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen […]

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Air passengers face full body X-rays after Muslim bombers hide devices INSIDE their bodies

By David Gardner Air travellers could face even more intrusive security checks amid fears that Al Qaeda as well as other Muslim groups are planning a terror campaigns using suicide bombers carrying explosives hidden in their bodies. The body bomb threat was revealed after the tactic was used in an assassination attempt on a Saudi […]

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Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Getting Serious About Honor Violence in the UK

While Islamist groups like CAIR deny the reality of honor killings — which typically involve a young Muslim woman being murdered by one or more male relatives intent on restoring the family’s “honor” after her “un-Islamic” deeds — the British government not only recognizes this scourge, but is taking action to combat it. For the […]

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Israel: As Fanatical as Iran?

Independent columnist believes that Israel is as “fanatic and aggressive” as Iran. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a columnist for the UK’s Independent, regularly features on HonestReporting and its UK affiliate due to her propensity to describe Israel as a “racist” and “apartheid” state. Alibhai-Brown is also fond of taking pains to mention her many Jewish friends, as […]

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Geneva: Big, Ominous Win for Iran

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Thursday’s meeting in Geneva between the great powers and Iran delivered a big win for Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could go to bed that night once again truly believing “America can do nothing” — a phrase his mentor, Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, loved to repeat. The buildup on […]

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Eagleburger: Use Military Option on Iran

By: Jim Meyers Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger says the U.S. should be prepared to take military action to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, because “if we don’t stop it now, we’ll never stop it.” Eagleburger held his Cabinet post under President George H.W. Bush and also served in other positions under Presidents […]

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Netanyahu’s Quiet Success

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 30, 2009 Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing. Barack Obama officiates between Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel […]

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