Susan Rice embodies America’s decline

Susan Rice ought to stay off “Meet the Press.” The last time she was on, she misrepresented what led to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. On Sunday she was back, this time misrepresenting critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy. Last time her misrepresentation was unintentional. This time it wasn’t. I prefer […]

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The Arabs as Seen Fifty Years Ago

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times March 6, 2012 “Once mellowed and moldering, the far-flung civilization of the Arabs is being swept today by invigorating winds of change. A fruitful kind of disorder is replacing the old fixed patterns of life.” Those contemporary-sounding words were published in 1962, in a glossy, picture-laden, 160-page book titled […]

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Must Islamists Be Autocratic?

by Daniel Pipes July 19, 2013 updated Nov 23, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner Mohamed Morsi’s recent ejection as president of Egypt prompts a contrast-and-compare with his Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Their careers at the top contain major dissimilarities: Morsi’s stunning economic indifference vs. Erdo?an’s very impressive economic management. […]

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Ten Percent of Muslims Call for Niqabs or Burqas

by Daniel Pipes January 11, 2014 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner A survey conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Pakistan) finds that a median of 10 percent of the respondents prefer women to wear either a niqab (#2) or burqa (#1) when in public. The specific […]

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Prince Charles: ‘Muslims Persecuting Christians’

After visiting British branches of Middle Eastern churches, Britain’s Prince Charles reached the conclusion that “Christians in parts of the Middle East are being deliberately targeted by Islamist militants in a campaign of persecution.” The Prince of Wales visited the Egyptian Coptic Church in Stevenage, north of London, and the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in west London. […]

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OPCW Head Defends Iran and Slams Supposed Ally: Israel Should Renounce Chemical Weapons

The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Tuesday called on Israel to renounce chemical weapons and join the convention banning them. Speaking to Reuters, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu, whose organization has been leading the mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, also called on Egypt and North Korea to […]

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Christians ‘face extinction’ amid Islamic Terror,

Exclusive: violence against Christian minorities is now a “global crisis” as worshippers are driven out of their ancient homelands by militants, a senior minister warns. Christianity is in danger of becoming extinct in its ancient homelands because of a rising tide of Islamic attacks, a senior minister will warn on Friday. Violence against Christian worshippers […]

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Morsi Trial Adjourns in Chaos

November 4, 2013 16:47 by Pesach Benson Today’s Top Stories • Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between Hamas and the Israeli media — in this case, YNet: The new spokeswoman has […]

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