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With friends like these: Was Egypt involved in the #Benghazi massacre?

Posted by: Phineas on June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The idea seems insane — Egypt participating in the assault on our consulate, when they desperately need outside help to keep their economy (barely) functioning? Sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories, and Egyptian society thrives on such, but journalist Cynthia Farahat presents enough interesting facts to make one go “hmmmm:” The terrorist attack […]

 

[Jihad] Memorial Day weekend and the anniversary of a great defeat

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas (Note: this is a reposting of something I first wrote a couple of years ago. Though the Memorial Day weekend is now past, I still think it fitting.) Memorial Day is a holiday set aside for Americans to honor our servicemen past and present and to remember, if even for a moment, […]

 

What’s going on with that Saudi “person of interest/no interest?”

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I’m not the greatest fan of Glenn Beck (1), but I do think he’s asking some good questions about the Saudi national who, on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing, was held as a “person of interest,” but then declared a nobody but, hey, we’re going to deport him anyway: Background […]

 

Boston bombers: Lone wolves or part of a terrorist sleeper cell? UPDATE: “Sleeper cell” malarkey?

Posted by: Phineas on April 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm » 16 Comments

**Posted by Phineas One of the questions outstanding in the wake of the terror-bombing of the Boston Marathon is whether the Tsarnaev brothers acted on their own, as “lone wolves,” or were they part of a terror cell that might well be planning other attacks. At the Daily Beast, authors Christopher Dickey, Eli Lake, and […]

 

#Israel: Anniversary of a jihad mass-murder

Posted by: Phineas on February 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Two years ago this week, five members the Fogel family of the West Bank village of Itamar were murdered — stabbed and their throats slit by Muslims waging jihad fi sabil Allah: “war for the sake of Allah.” Only three children survived; they’re now living with their grandparents: …14-year-old Tamar, 10-year-old Roi […]

 

Of Lenin and Muhammad, or, “Why totalitarians hate Jazz”

Posted by: Phineas on February 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It turns out Robert Spencer (1), noted critic of Islam and the danger to human liberty posed by the spread of Sharia law, is also, like me, an avid jazz fan. In addition to his own blog and a column at PJ Media, he’s started a new column in PJM’s “Lifestyle” section on the intersection […]

 

If you’re ever taken prisoner by jihadi terrorists…

Posted by: Phineas on January 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pray that it’s the Americans who come to your rescue, not the Algerians: Dozens of foreign hostages may still be held by Islamist extremists who have defied demands to surrender in a besieged Algerian gas-field complex, Algeria’s state-run news agency reported Friday, and the United States said for the first time that […]

 

Egyptian Muslim cleric threatens Copts with genocide

Posted by: Phineas on December 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s that Religion of Peace-thing, you know: Islamic leaders continue to portray the popular protests against President Morsi and his recently passed Sharia-heavy constitution as products of Egypt’s Christians. Recently, Muslim Brotherhood leader Safwat Hegazy said in an open rally, as captured on video: “A message to the church of Egypt, from an […]

 

Obama administration arms Syrian Muslim Brotherhood?

Posted by: Phineas on December 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I recommend reading all of Barry Rubin’s article on the factions in Syria, information that’s becoming more relevant as the civil war there seems to be entering its endgame as the battle for Damascus begins. It’s this last part that jumps out at me, though: –The Libyan government gave 50 percent of the funds to […]

 

Religion of Misogyny: Saudi Arabia tracks wives’ movements, reports to husbands

Posted by: Phineas on November 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas But don’t you dare say Islam doesn’t respect women: As of last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together. Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sherif, who last year urged women to […]