On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we’ve got to ask ourselves: Did the terrorists win? Or did America win? And what did those attacks do to us? Considerations after the jump. [Read more…]
Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Hassad has apparently used poison gas against the insurgents rebelling against him. The London Telegraph is reporting that the United States, along with Great Britain, is preparing a cruise missile attack, possibly to begin this week.
Should we intervene militarily in yet another Middle Eastern country? [Read more…]
In Egypt, the military rulers and the democratically-elected Islamists they overthrew are engaged in a bloodbath. At least 600 people have been killed so far. The Islamists are taking the opportunity to target Christians along with their property and their churches. Houses and businesses owned by Christians are being spray-painted with red graffiti to mark them for burning.
After the jump, to make it seem real, is a list of Christian churches (of many denominations), schools, institutions, homes, and businesses that have been destroyed. [Read more…]
The United States has closed virtually all of its embassies in the Middle East and has issued strong warnings to Americans in that region and in Northern Africa that a terrorist attack may be coming soon. This is reportedly based not just on the usual “chatter” but on eavesdropping on senior Al Qaeda operatives. (So aren’t you glad we have the NSA?) [Read more…]
The overthrow of the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, by the military after popular protests demanding his ouster, is being described as a setback for Islamic radicalism. Morsi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a party that has done much to popularize political Islam throughout the world. So should we be glad about the coup as a defeat of our Islamist enemies or oppose it as a setback for Democracy? [Read more…]
Islamists among the Syrian rebels–whom the United States is supporting–are engaged in “religious cleansing” against that country’s 2 million Christians. Many are being murdered, dying for their faith. Details after the jump. [Read more…]