“Innocence of Muslims” Video Suggests a Fetish for Armageddon

Sam Bacile

I finally sat down and watched the entire 11-plus minute video, “Innocence of Muslims,” which is at the heart of the recent outrage in Islamic countries in Yemen and north Africa.  Suffice it to say that I lost a healthy share of brain cells in the process. The narrative – if you can call it [Read More...]

Anwar Al-Awlaki: Eye For an Eye, Or a Third Way?

(Originally published in the Huffington Post) I’ve been reflecting on the recent killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an Al Qaida leader operating from Yemen, by American forces. A friend asked me if the fact that al-Awlaki was American-born had any impact on how I felt about his death. Those who have followed the story likely realize [Read More...]

Freedom not to be free?

Freedom not to be free? By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) We’ve all watched history revealing itself in real time with the remarkable events in the Middle East. From Egypt and Libya to Yemen and Bahrain, individuals and small groups of protesters are challenging the iron grasps of decades-long dictatorships. It’s enough to give [Read More...]


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