Category Archives: ISIS/Islamic State/The Caliphate

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is Somali-born feminist (the good kind) and political activist. He resume is impressive and her biography is compelling and inspiring. From Wiki: Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Dutch: [aːˈjaːn ˈɦiːrsi ˈaːli] ( listen); born 13 November 1969) — birthname … Continue reading

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How About “Madcap Mussulmen” Or “Jaunty Jihadis”?

Things that make you go WTF?: White House: Inaccurate to use phrase ‘radical Islam’ to talk about terrorists The White House tried to explain Tuesday why it has refused to use the term “radical Islam” in describing the Islamist terrorists … Continue reading

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New Lines are Being Drawn

By the time you read this post, a unity rally in Paris will be winding down. On Saturday over 700,000 people rallied in France in response to the Charlie Hebdo affair, and more than a million, among them the heads … Continue reading

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I Blame Charles Martel

The Blame America First Club is at it again! Check out Juan Cole at Informed Comment: Paris Terrorist was Radicalized by Bush’s Iraq War, Abu Ghraib Torture Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are … Continue reading

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Today in History – The Siege of Vienna

(Because October 12, 1492 wasn’t the only important October 12th in history.) If I say “Vienna” what is the first thing you think of? The Vienna Boys Choir? Apfelstrudel? Mozart? Wiener schnitzel? Vienna sausages? Do you think about one of … Continue reading

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Put Down The Koolaid And Step Away From The Punchbowl

Two entries from the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up. First, Ron Fournier: From History’s Lips to Obama’s: Waging War for Peace at the U.N. With Wilsonian echoes, a pacifist president tries to rally the world on ISIS, … Continue reading

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Nobelol Laureate Bombs Syria

MSLSD: More than 50 airstrikes launched against ISIS The U.S. with the support of several Middle East partners began a heavy bombardment of more than 50 airstrikes in Syria at 8:30 p.m. Monday night aimed at the headquarters and bases … Continue reading

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