A Prayer of a Chance for Those Most in Need

World magazine recently highlighted the impressive impact of the community outreach of one urban congregation in Manhattan. This inspiring story is just one example of the uniquely powerful effectiveness of indigenous faith-based service in neighborhoods burdened by enormous financial and societal problems. At a time of cutbacks in government services, the faith community remains as […]

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Back to the Shores of Tripoli?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 10, 2011 The official hymn of the U.S. Marine Corps famously begins with “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles on the land as on the sea.” The reference to Tripoli alludes to the Battle of Derna of 1805, the […]

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Egypt: Two of Sadat’s Killers Released

Egypt’s interim government has announced the release of dozens of political prisoners who have served 15 years or more of their sentence. Among those slated for release are two Islamic Jihad terrorists involved in the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat. The two, Aboud and Tarek el-Zomor, have served their sentences. They were kept in […]

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Lauding a Suicide Bomber

HR Comment: Lauding a Suicide Bomber Nothing prepares you for your first physical encounter with a terror attack. Walking up Jaffa Street, the main thoroughfare in the heart of downtown Jerusalem on January 27, 2002, I happened to bump into a friend. As we chatted, the shockwave of an enormous explosion made us instinctively cower. […]

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Understanding Japan’s Response to Its Nuclear Reactor Emergency

The impact of the Japanese earthquake on its nuclear reactors continues to capture the world’s attention. Reports of radioactive releases, elevated radiation levels, and malfunctioning power systems all strike fear into the public as memories of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl quickly enter the national and global conscious. It is important, however, to understand what […]

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Saudi “Day of Rage” Is Subdued Affair

The March 11 “Day of Rage” demonstrations called for by political opponents of the Saudi monarchy did not materialize as anticipated. Turnout for the protests was sparse in the face of warnings from Saudi officials that laws prohibiting public demonstrations would be strictly enforced. On the day of the protest, the government ordered a massive […]

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A No-Fly Zone over Libya? Take a Deep Breath First

What to do about Libya? First of all, we need to be clear about our national interests. Since we have lived with the Muammar Qadhafi regime for years—and particularly because Libya gave up its weapons of mass destruction program—there is no immediate vital national interest requiring the use of force. That could change. Qadhafi could […]

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