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Archive for the ‘Islam’ Category

“Lawfare” Keeps Israeli Officials Home

January 5, 2010

Using the usual tactics of fear and intimidation, Palestinians stop Israeli officials from travelling.  It matters not that the so-called government of the Palestinians is run by groups who are perpetrating violence against a sovereign nation and innocent civilians.  The fact that Palestinians have died makes Israel guilty of “evil.” When will the Palestinians hold […]

The Growth of Islam in the West

May 27, 2009

The frightening part of our current world is not suicide bombers and Islamic extremists. The frightening part is that, simply due to population growth, Muslims will take over and become the dominant culture of the world sometime in the next 30-40 years. That’s what the numbers say. Check it out. Now, admittedly, this comes across […]

One Islamic Currency..To Go With Islamic Financing

May 25, 2009

Did you know that Arab states are trying to create a unified currency? They still have a long way to go, of course, but the discussions have been going on for a while now. Similar economic structures, as well as currencies already pegged to the same standard (usually the dollar) will make that easier. But, […]

History Repeats Itself In Afghanistan and Pakistan

May 10, 2009

Reports on Friday and Saturday indicated that the Taliban is using civilians as human shields. This article seems to imply that this is a surprise. I fail to understand why it should be. This has been a tactic of intimidation used by every terrorist guerilla warfare group, at least in recent history–Hamas, the Taliban, all […]

Banking, Education…and Islam

May 8, 2009

Despite Ben Bernake’s news of increased consumer spending, things are not what they appear. According to The Economist, consumption will remain in a depressed state for years. Why? Since the early 1980s, spending by households on goods, services and homes has grown faster than GDP, making it the locomotive of American—and global—expansion. By 2006 it […]

The Banking Crisis, Anger and Islam

March 31, 2009

There has been a lot of media hype lately about the financial crisis. And, of course, the crisis has EVERYONE’S attention. But, what isn’t covered, or dealt with openly is the seething anger below the surface. This was best revealed on the Tonight show when President Obama was a guest. Jay Leno described the immense […]

Policy, Medicine and Islam

March 27, 2009

After the report on medical information safety by the BBC, the NYT reports that many doctors question whether the cost of implementing digital records may not be worth it. Two articles, to be published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, point to the formidable obstacles to achieving the policy goal of not […]

Abandoned Partners

March 24, 2009

Sunday’s announcement that former insurgents were under Iraqi control was fantastic news. It defied all the gloomy predictions since the plan was announced. Of course, independent journalists, like Michael Yon have been telling the real story of these former al-Qaeda members for a long time. While only about 10-15% of those fighters will actually have […]

bin Laden speaks, Obama changes nothing and Democrats…well…

March 20, 2009

A new tape from bin Laden is calling for the ousting of Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. The tape claims Sharif has sold out to the infidels. Sharif has already called for, and received cabinet backing, for implementation of Shari Law. But, for those who think appeasement will be enough: But the hard line […]

More of the Same…

March 14, 2009

Washington needs to be very cautious making deals with Afghan insurgents? Really? Do you think the Obama administration will listen? The International Crisis Group said previous deals had broken down within months and strengthened the militants. Instead, it said Afghans needed a stronger state and the rule of law. In its report, the Brussels-based ICG […]