Photos Confirm Destruction of Another Ancient Site by ISIS

It stood 2000 years. Blown to dust in seconds.

We’ve been hearing rumors that the ancient temple of Baalshamin, a temple to Baal at the ancient site of Palmyra in Syria, was blown up by ISIS. Now there’s proof. These photos were released by ISIS. The temple was completed in 32 AD. It was converted to a mosque in the 12th century. Its destruction has [Read More...]

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ISIS Desecrates Saint’s Remains, Bulldozes Monastery–Priest Still Missing

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In 284 St. Elian, a physician, refused to renounce Christianity and was killed by his father. The site of his death in Homs, Syria soon became a locus of miracles and devotion, and a Church was was raised there in the late 5th century. A stone sarcophagus was built in side chapel to house his [Read More...]

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And Tobit Wept

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, a spokesperson for the Islamic Association of Collin County

From Rod Dreher comes this story of citizens in Farmersville, Texas telling Muslims they don’t want them burying their dead there: The Islamic Association of Collin County purchased 34 acres to develop a cemetery in the sleepy burg of Farmersville because the closest Muslim burial ground is rapidly running out of space. The Dallas-Fort Worth area [Read More...]

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ISIS Is Destroying Ancient Palmyra

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This is the Lion of Al-Lat: It stood at the entrance the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, and dated to the First or Second Century. It was a product of the great Palmyran civilization, which had a brief but prosperous glory while the Roman Empire was beginning its decline. It was built in honor of [Read More...]

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Blasphemy and Desecration: Keeping the Peace in a Pluralistic World

Wikimedia Commons: Mohammed depicted with hands covered and face left blank.

Some people seem to be misunderstanding this post. I can defend Geller’s right to say whatever she wants and still criticize the way she does it without being some kind of apologist for jihad. This is something the libertarian secularists don’t seem to get because they don’t understand religion. I don’t think Geller does either. [Read More...]

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I Wasn’t Charlie, and I’m Not Pamela

The winning cartoon from Pamela Geller's contest.

You don’t get to choose the guy in the trench next to you. The nasty miscreants of Charlie Hebdo would not be my choice for allies, nor would the objectivist idiot Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only people placing themselves in the line of fire in the cultural war [Read More...]

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VIDEO: ISIS Destroys Antiquities

These demons are not merely expunging Christians, but their own past.   [Read more...]

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How Did CNN Report on the New “Charlie Hebdo” Cover?

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Like this: CNN to Muslim world: “Please kill us last.” Duly noted, dhimmis. Here is the actual cover, which a news organization would, of course, show in its reporting in any other circumstance:   Terrorists can murder and bomb and destroy, but whether or not they accomplish their goals–the destruction of civilization–is completely up to us. [Read More...]

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