"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Weekend Journal  
Dennis Prager provides a thoughtful perspective on Bill Clinton's drama on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace; Hugh Hewitt speaks with Lawrence Wright, author of "The Looming Tower;" Bill Bennett hosts Fran Townsend, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; host Scott Thomas of WYLL Chicago discusses security leaks with Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis; and Michael Medved challenges author Sam Harris on his latest book titled, "Letter to a Christian Nation."
National Council of Churches Ignores Christian Suffering
by Mark D. Tooley
The head of the U.S. National Council of Churches (NCC) has a burden on his heart for prison inmates--if they are former al-Qaeda or Taliban operatives at Guantanamo Bay...

Friday, September 29, 2006

Workers Suffer Continent-Wide Under NAFTA
Economic Policy Institute
...NAFTA has not lived up to its promise of better jobs and faster growth for Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Instead it has promoted an integrated continental economy with rules set by and for the benefit of the political and economic elite...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Socrates or Muhammad?
by Lee Harris
...Shall we be content with lives we refuse to examine, because such examination requires us to ask questions for which science can give no definite answer? The destiny of reason will be determined by how we in the modern West answer these questions.
George W. Bush and the Fancy Theorists
by Peter Mulhern
...If the President accomplishes nothing else in the two years that remain to him, he needs to purge all the guys at Langley who are fatuously pronouncing that resistance to the terrorists is futile as they lie under their desks in the fetal position hiding from a world they dare not face.
Mexican Bank Chief Talks Immigration
by Dianne Solis
...Unlike the current Mexican administration, Mr. Ortiz thinks tougher enforcement policies in the U.S. might help Mexico. "I think Mexico needs its people," said the 58-year-old Stanford-educated economist, on Tuesday in Dallas. "It would be best to keep its people in Mexico, and it would give incentives for Mexico to create the jobs that are needed"...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Former Spanish PM Defends Pope's Remarks
..."The problem is not the statements of the Pope but the reaction of the extremists," the paper quoted him as saying. Referring to the Moorish conquest of much of the Iberian Peninsula from the eighth to the 15th century, Aznar said: “It is interesting to note that while a lot of people in the world are asking the Pope to apologise for his speech, I have never heard a Muslim say sorry for having conquered Spain and occupying it for eight centuries”...
Rockets Still Hitting Southern Israel
by Julie Stahl
The war in Lebanon is over, but Israel is still under attack from terrorists firing rockets from the Gaza Strip...
The Real Clinton Emerges
by Dick Morris
...There he was on live television, the man those who have worked for him have come to know – the angry, sarcastic, snarling, self-righteous, bombastic bully, roused to a fever pitch. The truer the accusation, the greater the feigned indignation...But beyond noting the ex-president’s non-presidential style, it is important to answer his distortions and misrepresentations...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pius Attacked for Not Confronting Evil, Benedict Attacked for Confronting Evil
by Dennis Prager
...the condemnations of Pope Benedict by virtually every major critic of Pius XII lead me to wonder whether the critics really want popes to confront evil or just want popes to think like they do.
Islamic Fascism 101
by Victor Davis Hanson
Make no apologies for the use of “Islamic fascism.” It is the perfect nomenclature for the agenda of radical Islam, for a variety of historical and scholarly reasons. That such usage also causes extreme embarrassment to both the Islamists themselves and their leftist “anti-fascist” appeasers in the West is just too bad...
What Do You Do With All the Farmers?
by Spengler
...Grounds for optimism about the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are thin. The most likely outlet for the surplus population appears to be the same as in the past: war.
Why Clinton "Lost His Temper"
by William Kristol
...What could Clinton have been seeking to accomplish? Three things...Helping Democrats in 2006...Helping Hillary in 2008...Intimidating Critics...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Bill Clinton’s Excuses
by Byron York
...the bottom line is that Bill Clinton, the commander-in-chief, could not find the will to order the military into action against al Qaeda, and Bill Clinton, the head of the executive branch, could not find the will to order the CIA and FBI to act. No matter what the former president says on Fox, or anywhere else, that is his legacy in the war on terror.
'Border Baby' Boom Strains S. Texas
by James Pinkerton
...Immigrants "want a U.S.-born baby" [therefore an automatic U.S. citizen] and know that emergency room staffers don't collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County. "The word is out: Come to Starr County and get delivered for free. Why pay $1,000 in Mexico when you can get it [in the U.S.] for free?" Rodriguez said...
Lifestyles of the Lear Jet Liberals
by Debra Saunders
Limousine liberals, move over. You've been out-glammed by Lear Jet liberals who burn beaucoup fossil fuels in the sky as they soar across the globe fighting global warming...

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend Journal  
Hugh Hewitt talks about the real world implications of a surreal series of events at the United Nations with historian and defense analyst Victor Davis Hanson; Janet Parshall and President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies note the inflamed passions of the Islamic world; and Michael Medved gets himself into trouble rattling off facts that indicate men are more intelligent than women. All this and more on this week's Journal.
Environmentalists Are New Foes of Some of the World's Poorest
by Phelim Mcaleer
...As I spoke to the Western environmentalists it quickly emerged that they wanted to stop the mine because they felt that development and prosperity will ruin the rural "idyllic" lifestyle of these happy peasants. This "lifestyle" includes 70 percent unemployment, two-thirds of the people having no running water and using an outhouse in winters where the temperature can plummet to 20 degrees below zero centigrade...

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Tug-of-the-Day Club
New York Post
...It makes you wonder: Given that America coughs up some $1.3 billion a year to keep the U.N. & Co. afloat, how much would it have to pay to have the organization shut down? It would be well worth every penny. Honestly, why should Americans pony up that kind of cash (Washington is Turtle Bay's top sugar daddy) to fund a forum for anti-American leftist kooks like Chavez or an unhinged, suspected terrorist from the '79 Iranian hostage crisis like Ahmadinejad?...
Tolerance: A Two-Way Street
by Charles Krauthammer
...Today's Islamists seem to have not even a sense of irony..."How dare you say Islam is a violent religion? I'll kill you for it" is not exactly the best way to go about refuting the charge...The rules of the road are enforced by Islamic mobs and abjectly followed by Western media, politicians and religious leaders...
The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing
by Lee Harris
...America-bashing has sadly come to be “the opium of the intellectual,” to use the phrase Raymond Aron borrowed from Marx in order to characterize those who followed the latter into the twentieth century. And like opium it produces vivid and fantastic dreams...

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Opening Day at the U.N.: It Was a Doozy
By Anne Bayefsky
...No doubt, given the hostility of the U.N. forum toward America, nothing but obsequious babble from an American president would be well-received. Which is exactly the real and present danger of the U.N. — only by running from who we are will we win a popularity contest at the U.N. It is a competition we shouldn’t have entered.
Muslim Violence
by Jeff Jacoby
...In every case, the pretext for the Muslim rage was the claim that Islam had been insulted. Freedom of speech was irrelevant: While the rioters and those inciting them routinely insult Christianity, Judaism, and other religions, they demand that no one be allowed to denigrate Islam or its prophet. It is a staggering double standard, and too many in the West seem willing to go along with it...
Terrorist trends: Again Using Children as Shields in Palestine
How Should This Country Treat Its Terror Suspects?
by Mark Davis
...Even without making them full-fledged beneficiaries of Geneva Conventions rules, we are treating this enemy with a dignity unmatched in the history of warfare. From the dietary and religious favors we bestow to the perpetual reviews of their combatant status, it is specious to argue that we are somehow not generous enough with basic rights...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Ahmadinejad at the United Nations: Praying to God for the Return of the Twelfth Imam
by Hugh Hewitt
...Ahmadinejad is setting up Iran to defy the Security Council, and is establishing a precedent for all future rogue regimes. If the Security Council does not rebuke this challenge and impose sanctions, the organization, teetering on the brink of irrelevance, will fall over that cliff.
Backgrounders: Armageddon and the Hojjatieh Sect of Shiite Islam  mMust Read   Modern History of the Middle East
U.S. Taxpayer Subsidies Put Chinese Ethanol in Your Gas Tank
by Timothy P. Carney
...Congress in 2005 passed an energy bill mandating ethanol use, and the EPA’s proposed regulations would require that 3.71% of all fuel sold in the U.S. be “renewable,” of which ethanol is the most abundant. This summer, ethanol demand outpaced supply, so ethanol policy had the effect of driving up gas prices...
The Lesson of the DDT Debacle
by Thomas Bray
...In the real world, DDT is still the cheapest, most effective, and easiest to use anti-malaria agent, a critical consideration in impoverished places like Africa, which accounts for about 95 percent of the one million deaths a year from malaria...
Enviro related: Leading Climatologist Disputes Global Warming is Human-Caused
Low-Paid Illegal Work Force Has Little Impact on Prices
by Drew DeSilver
...The underlying reason, economists say, is that for most goods the labor — whether legal or illegal, native- or foreign-born — represents only a sliver of the retail price...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Political Correctness Now Precludes U.S. Winning a War
by Doug Patton
...American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan...are expected to observe rules of engagement that do not apply to our enemy and are guaranteed to get Americans killed...Sadly, ever since our self-inflicted defeat in Vietnam (or even, some would argue, since our stalemate in Korea a half-century ago) the unwillingness of our leaders to do whatever is necessary to win seems to be the norm rather than the exception...
More: Senators' Tortured Debate     Suicidal Hand-Wringing
Jihad, the Lord's Supper, and Eternal Life
by Spengler
Jihad injures reason, for it honors a god who suffers no constraints on his caprice, unlike the Judeo-Christian god, who is limited by love. That is the nub of Pope Benedict XVI's September 12 address in Regensburg, Germany. It promises to be the Vatican's most controversial utterance in living memory...
More: Reflections on the Pope's Lecture
Related: Where is the Voice of Peaceful Muslims?
Tears in the Darfur Dust: Sudan Backed by Arabs, Beijing
by John Metzler
...For the past few years, the Sudan’s predominantly Arab Muslim leadership has been carrying out genocide against rural black Muslims in the arid region. Para-military Janjaweed militia have done the dirty work for the Khartoum rulers...
More: How Arab Tribes Were Unleashed

Monday, September 18, 2006

Al-Qaida Warns Muslims: Time to Get Out of U.S.
World Net Daily
The new al-Qaida field commander in Afghanistan is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. – particularly Washington and New York – in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, according to an interview by a Pakistani journalist...
Related: Bin Laden Called for Nuke Attack
Unreasonable People Will Not Keep the Pope from Reasoning
by Mary Katharine Ham
...Benedict's [words] were a proclamation that unreasonable people will not keep him from exercising his own capacity for reason. The fact that the New York Times, and much of the West, don't share the same determination is much more dangerous anything Benedict said.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Weekend Journal  
On this week's Townhall.com Weekend Journal former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie comments on last Tuesday's primary elections and the prospects for November, Dennis Prager and author Richard Miniter examine 9/11 and its aftermath, and Michael Medved and filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh discuss his controversial movie "The Path to 9/11." All this and more on this week's Journal.
Stumped by Morality?
by William F. Buckley
The divisions on the question of how to deal with terrorist suspects reminds us that there is confused reasoning in town. This is not unexpected, but this time around it gives especially interesting paradoxes...
Club Gitmo
Daily-News Record
...Few people in the media and the Congress have actually bothered to list the facts about the facility. So here, as David Letterman might say, are the top ten facts about Gitmo...That’s some gulag. Volleyball, anyone?
Related: War Inside the Wire

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Tehran Calculus
by Charles Krauthammer
...The mullahs are infinitely more likely to use these weapons than anyone in the history of the nuclear age. Every city in the civilized world will live under the specter of instant annihilation delivered either by missile or by terrorist. This from a country that has an official Death to America Day...
Those Saudi Students
by Victor Davis Hanson
...Many Americans are not convinced that our magnanimity with the Islamic world wins praise as liberality, rather than earning contempt for our perceived weakness. And if we must let in thousands of students from the Middle East, why not the children of those kindred brave souls fighting for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan?...
Dubai Princes Accused of Masterminding Trade in Jockey Slaves
By Andrew Gumbel
...According to the suit, as many as 30,000 boys from South Asia and Africa could have been victimised in what it calls "one of the greatest humanitarian crimes of the last 50 years"...

Friday, September 15, 2006

Clinton Aides Had Hand in Dubai Deal
by Glenn Thrush
In the spring, when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was denouncing the Dubai Ports World deal, a consulting firm run by her top advisers was quietly lobbying for a Dubai takeover of two U.S. defense plants, Newsday has learned...
If Only Bin Laden Had a Stained Blue Dress...
by Ann Coulter
...Clinton's own campaign adviser on Iraq, Laurie Mylroie, says Clinton and his advisers are "most culpable" for the intelligence failure that allowed 9/11 to happen. Now, after five years of no terrorist attacks in America, Democrats are hoping we'll forget the consequences of the Democrat strategy of doing nothing...
Osama's 9/11 Anniversary
by Victor Davis Hanson
...what does the newly released tape tell us?...Instead of having any precise claim against America, these killers showed that their hurt arose from their own sense of envy and collective failure -- as the now all too familiar references to "being humiliated" and lost honor...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lies They Loved at Harvard
by Amir Taheri
...He used a vocabulary carefully designed to hoodwink the Americans without angering his fellow Khomeinists back home. The trick was reinforced by the fact that he often said one thing in Persian, while the interpreter said something else in English for the benefit of the Harvard audience...
Enact the President’s Code for Military Commissions
by Andrew C. McCarthy
...Though 2008 remains in the offing, we already know the war will still be with us, intelligence will still be vital, and we will still need a president who can uphold our values without empowering the enemy. The next few weeks will tell us a lot about whether John McCain could be such a president.
Liberalism as Condescension
by George Will
...When liberals' presidential nominees consistently fail to carry Kansas, liberals do not rush to read a book titled "What's the Matter With Liberals' Nominees?" No, the book they turned into a best-seller is titled "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Notice a pattern here?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Al-Qaeda's 'Mr. Nuclear' to Head Fresh Attack on U.S.
Adnkronos International
...Born in Saudi Arabia, [Adnan Jumaa] moved to the US where he met a group of a Al-Qaeda members in the Al-Farouq mosque in New York in 2000. He then traveled to an Arab state and from there to Pakistan then Afghanistan. He left there two years ago and since then has smuggled nuclear material from Mexico to the US...
The U.S. War, Five Years On
by George Friedman
...The administration is incapable of admitting that it has overreached and led U.S. forces into an impossible position. Its critics fail to understand the intricate connections between the administration's various actions and the failure of al Qaeda to strike inside the United States for five years.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Five Years On
by Amir Taheri
...The world is witnessing a new type of war in which none of the traditional causes of conflict such as territory, borders, natural resources and markets are the prize. The prize in this war is human freedom. And this is why, no matter how long this conflict takes, the enemies of freedom cannot win.
Five Years In
by Jed Babbin
...We must always remember what happened five years ago today, and since. But any politician who wants to be taken seriously must explain how he will study history, not rewrite it, and use what he learns to steer America toward 9-11-11.
The Facts About Clinton and Terrorism
by Byron York
...“He had almost an allergy to using people in uniform,” Morris explains...“On another level, I just don’t think it was his thing,” Morris says. “You could talk to him about income redistribution and he would talk to you for hours and hours. Talk to him about terrorism, and all you’d get was a series of grunts”...
NY State Law To Require Flight Training Background Checks May Be Challenged
by Jacob Gershman
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is considering filing a lawsuit against New York to block legislation signed by Governor Pataki that would require flight training schools to force its student applicants to undergo background checks before they start instruction...

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11 Enemies Are Still Hiding in Plain Sight
by Mark Steyn
...Five years on, half America has retreated to the laziest old tropes, filtering the new struggle through the most drearily cobwebbed prisms...Meanwhile, Ramzi Yousef's successors make their ambitions as plain as he did: They want to acquire nuclear technology in order to kill even more of us. And, given that free societies tend naturally toward a Katrina mentality of doing nothing until it happens, one morning we will wake up to another day like the "day that changed everything"...
Solidarity: Standing Together Against bin Ladenism
by Christopher Hitchens
...It would have been far better if President Bush had characterized the atrocity as an attack on civilization itself, and it would be preferable if we observed the anniversary in the same spirit...
Unanswered Questions of September 11
by Rowan Scarborough and Jerry Seper
..."Commissioners asked again and again and again, 'What are the facts?' We didn't claim to be infallible here. This will be an event, like the Kennedy assassination, that will be examined by generations to come."

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Weekend Journal: 9/11 Specal Edition  
You will hear live broadcasting from that fateful day by radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Mike Gallagher. Hewitt, Prager and Medved also give their thoughts on how 9/11 has shaped America and comment on what the future may hold for our nation in the War on Terror.
The Sounds of 9/11, Beyond the Metallic Roar
by Peggy Noonan
Everyone remembers the pictures, but I think more and more about the sounds...the phone calls and messages left on answering machines, all the last things said to whoever was home and picked up the phone. They awe me, those messages...People are often stronger than they know, bigger, more gallant than they'd guess...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Clinton Aide Says 9/11 Film 'Correct'
by Art Moore
A former military aide to President Clinton who claims he witnessed several missed opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden says the producer of the ABC mini-series "The Path to 9/11" came to him in frustration after network executives under a heavy barrage of criticism from former administration officials began pressing for changes to the script...
Script changes not enough: Clinton's Lawyers Demand ABC Yank Film
Western Way of War Becoming Irrelevant?
by Victor Davis Hanson
...We may indeed witness eventually the end of the primacy of the Western way of war. Yet that demotion will not be due to the Islamic way of war, but rather to the specter of a thermonuclear exchange with paradise-loving enemies, immune to notions of deterrence — an awful situation in which conventional Western military advantage is reduced to nothing...
Universities and Tolerance
by Alan Dershowitz
...I'm eager to hear Khatami's explanation for his and his country's treatment of women, homosexuals, secularists, Baha'i, and student reformers. And I am confident that Harvard's student body will have the courage to ask Khatami the sorts of questions that mainstream media interviewers have either avoided or have let Khatami evade with empty platitudes...
Palestinian Anger Turns Toward Hamas
by Bryan Bender
..."Palestinian people live on the assistance of the international community," said Jihad Hamad , an analyst at the Independent Center for Strategic Studies and Polls in Ramallah. "This government was not able to find ways to give the Palestinians employment. They were a huge disappointment to the people."

Friday, September 08, 2006

Toppling the Twin Towers of Babel
by Kathleen Parker
..."The Path to 9/11," a five-hour miniseries airing Sunday and Monday nights, suggests that both administrations are culpable to varying degrees. But the present controversy surrounds implications that the Clinton administration bungled opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden...
More: Bubba Goes Ballistic on ABC About Its Damning 9/11 Movie

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Christian Faces Court Over "Offensive" Gay Festival Leaflets
This Is London
...A spokesman for the police said the campaigner had not behaved in a violent or aggressive manner, but that officers arrested him because 'the leaflet contained Biblical quotes about homosexuality'...
How Expensive is Cheap Labor?
by Lynn Woolley
...Dolly Parton once said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.” In the case of immigration -- both legal and illegal -- it costs a lot of money to get all this cheap labor. More and more, the American taxpayer is waking up to the fact that cheap labor is way too expensive.
Couric Looked Like a Little Girl Who Had to Go Potty
by Andrea Peyser
...As of yesterday, network TV has proven it no longer feels the need to pretend that its nightly news broadcast is sober stuff, populated by earnest men and women with serious reporting backgrounds and working blow-dryers...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Does Religion Make People Better or Worse?
by Dennis Prager
...I do not claim to have an answer. I only claim that the question is a legitimate one that all the decent Muslims need to answer. The evil ones repeatedly tell us how Islam is the source of their support for murder and torture. We need to know from the good ones how Islam has made them good. So far we have only heard from one side.
Related: A Post-9/11 Vocabulary Test
And yet: Jewish Man Removed From Airplane for Praying
Busybody Politicians, Get Off Our Backs
by John Stossel
...Political leaders say they work hard to advance the general welfare. What they really do is help vocal and well-organized special interests...Some of these silly laws are old, but dumb as they are, they are still on the books. The bureaucrats' bad ideas never go away. They don't repeal old laws; they just pass new ones...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Do We Really Need Further Convincing of the Threat We Face?
by Victor Davis Hanson
...So while we keep our defenses up at home, foster democracy in the heart of the Middle East in Afghanistan and Iraq, and hope the globalized march of modernity undermines jihadism faster than it can disrupt the 21st century, we also wait — for the next blow that we know will come.
Visiting terrorist Guest of Honor: Welcome to the Land of the Great Satan From Smiling Mullah Khatami
Obstructing Progress
by Jon Kyl
...I am hopeful we will see a constructive and cooperative attitude in Congress; but with the Fall elections just around the corner, don't bet on it.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Celebrate American Labor, Not Unions
by Carl F. Horowitz
...A loss of public credibility explains in part why less than 8 percent of the nonfarm private-sector work force now belongs to a union. If labor leaders want to boost that share, they need to be more honest in their dealings...
Why Abduct Us? We Cede Our Values for Free
by Mark Steyn
Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they'd converted to Islam? The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism...
No More Ambulances for Terror
by Michelle Malkin
...Many of the UN and Red Cross ambulances and ambulance drivers being exploited by the likes of Hamas and Hizballah are supported by American taxpayers and charitable groups. Isn't it time to cut off the ambulances-for-terror lifeline?
'Pork' Traders Unmasked as Bloggers Win Senate Battle
by Alex Massie
Senator Tom Coburn had a simple question: "Why shouldn't the American people know where their money is being spent?" Because some of their representatives don't want them to, was the answer...Now that [senators Ted Stevens and Robert Byrd] have been shamed into releasing their holds on the legislation, Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, has promised to bring the bill before the Senate for a vote when it returns from recess later this month.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Weekend Journal  
Christopher Hitchens of Slate.com speaks about the whole Plame-Wilson-Libby-Niger affair on The Dennis Prager Show; U.S. News and World Report columnist Michael Barone dissects Republican poll numbers with host Hugh Hewitt; and columnist Patrick Buchanan talks illegal immigration on The Michael Medved Show. All this and more.
The Plamegate Hall of Shame
by Fred Barnes
It's as if a giant hoax were perpetrated on the country--by the media, by partisan opponents of the Bush administration, even by several Bush subordinates who betrayed the president and their White House colleagues. The hoax lingered for three years and is only now being fully exposed for what it was. Let's start at the top of the rogues' list...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

End of the Affair: No Blame in Plame Game
New Hampshire Union-Leader
Alas for the conspiracy nuts, a joint investigation by Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff and Nation editor David Corn revealed this past weekend that the person who initially leaked CIA employee Valerie Plame's name to columnist Bob Novak was, as many insiders suspected, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, and not, as the conspiracy theorists believed deep in their hearts, White House adviser Karl Rove...
More: Hitchens: Ridiculous End to the Scandal that Distracted Washington
Our Covert Enemies
by Michael Barone
...At the center of their thinking is a notion of moral relativism. No idea is morally superior to another...Hitler had his way, we have ours -- who's to say who is right?Our covert enemies don't want the Islamo-fascists to win. But in some corner of their hearts, they would like us to lose.

Friday, September 01, 2006

A Different Sort of Virus
by Hugh Hewitt
...It would be very useful if the world began to think of anti-Semitic rage as a virus that has sometimes consumed large parts of the globe and other times been suppressed to the point of invisibility. We have entered a period where the virus is replicating at an extraordinary rate, and where transmission is easy, and the appearance of the violent derangement that anti-Semitic Islamist extremism produces is both sudden and deadly...
The Origins of British Jihad
by Stephen Schwartz
Muslim radicalism in the United Kingdom is not rooted in grievance against British, American, Israeli, or other Western policies. Nor is it a reaction to fear or prejudice by non-Muslims. It originates in a specific ideology imported to the country by two generations of Sunni Muslim radicals from Pakistan. The domination of British Islam by that ideology, generally known as Deobandism, produced the 7/7 bombings and the trans-Atlantic airline terror plot, and has made Britain the epicenter of jihadist violence in Europe...