Anti-Islam Trumps Islam in the West

by Daniel Pipes November 24, 2013 As non-Muslims come to understand the Islamist challenge, anti-Islamic sentiments in the West are increasing, probably at a faster rate than Islamic practices. As anti-Islam trumps Islam, (I have concluded) opinions “will grow yet more hostile to Islamism over time. In this way, Islamist aggression assures that anti-Islamism in […]

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Yes, Support the Syrian Terrorist Rebels

by Daniel Pipes December 19, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner In April 2013, I published an article with the slightly inaccurate title, “Support Assad.” Better would have been “Support Whichever Side Is Losing in the Syrian Civil War.” Back then, it seemed that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was doomed; but already […]

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Islam Banned in Angola?

by Daniel Pipes November 23, 2013 Angola‘s Minister of Culture Rosa Cruz e Silva is reported to have declared Islam an illegal religion in the country because it is not an approved list of religions, and to have banned it. Comment: It will be interesting to follow this surely-doomed effort. Muslim-majority countries like Saudi Arabia […]

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Still Blaming Conservatives for Lee Harvey Oswald

In a brilliant 2006 analysis, Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism (Encounter), James Piereson showed how liberals turned the communist murder of John F. Kennedy, a liberal politician, into a stain on conservatives, and how this distortion then caused liberalism to evolve into the sickly phenomenon […]

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Obama and Netanyahu

Obama Turns on Israel

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online, The Corner November 8, 2013 Barack Obama’s March 2013 trip to Israel had a too-good-to-be-true feel about it. While barely pressuring on Israel, he instructed Palestinians not to set preconditions for negotiations and admonished them to “recognize that Israel will be a Jewish state.” It felt out of character, […]

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The division of Cyprus

Cyprus Joins the Middle East

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times November 6, 2013 N.B.: (1) Washington Times title: “Cyprus rides a troubled sea of oil and gas opportunity.” (2) I use Grammarly for proofreading because every time you publish a typo, the errorists win! The Republic of Cyprus has entered the maelstrom of the world’s most volatile region thanks […]

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