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New Yorkers are stupid…

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This past week filmmaker Ami Horowitz  asked people in New York City if Islam “played a role” in the Orlando terrorist attack.   All those in this video said  “no.”    Then he asked them if Republicans or Islam were more to blame for the attack.    Watch,  but put your drink down before you do.

I would like to claim this shocks me,  but it does not.   As  this poll  reveals,  most Democrats are determined to ignore Islamic radicalism in order to protect their skewed view of the world,  and in the process,  make their fellow citizens less safe by disarming them,  seemingly oblivious to the fact that the government CAN NOT KEEP YOU SAFE.    This attitude makes them nearly as dangerous as the jihadis.

 

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June 18, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Toilets not jihad…

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First a French recruit quit because of the smoking ban,  now an Indian one has left ISIS because he was made  to clean  toilets.   One hopes there are many other similarly uncommitted jihadists.

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December 2, 2014 at 11:56 pm

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Stealth Jihad meets PC America…

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William Kilpatrick  wrote a comedy,  but recent events have turned it into something much darker.   Read the article and you;ll have a much better understanding of how stealth activism works,  and how dangerous it is.

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June 21, 2014 at 10:11 am

Jihad harmless….

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Or so says a new online  journalism course  on Islam.  It’s true,  of course,  that jihad is not a leading cause of death,  but it is beyond misleading to pretend,  as progressives do,  that jihad is nothing to worry about.

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September 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

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Libya…

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Anonymous, self-described, long-time foreign-service officer DiploMad  returns to blogging to look at Libya.   You will find more common sense commentary on foreign affairs in the first paragraph here than you will in dozens of other columns combined.    h/t Jim Geraghty

Michael Potemra has an  interesting post referencing a Daily Kos piece about what Iran may be learning from  Hillary’s war.   Mark Steyn digs further to the logic that if you’re a bad guy,  you need a nuke program.

Jamie Fly asks what is  the goal of His Oneness in Libya.   Andy McCarthy  points out that calling the non-governmental fighters in Libya “rebels” doesn’t change the fact that they refer to themselves as  being on jihad,  and that doesn’t fit well with the translation of the term as peaceful self-improvement.   I’m all for doing away with Qaddafi,  but I’d much prefer to let   SAS smash squads do their job effectively and get it over with instead of letting the Whiner-in-Chief blather on about  NOT getting Qaddafi.

Mark Krikorian  agrees that what His Oneness sees as manly action is seen by the rest of the world as a talker hiding behind the skirts of women.   Victor Davis Hanson  helpfully brings up how Obama’s lack of any perceptible Middle East policy will produce new flocks of Jimmy Carter’s chickens coming home to roost in the future.  Add do read John Derbyshire’s piece,  if for nothing besides the translation of the 63rd stanza of the Tao Teh Ching.

And  this transcript  from Sen. Obama on Presidents and undeclared wars is just  too good not to add.

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March 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Presumption of excuse…

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Daniel Pipes has a  jolting post to The Corner pointing out the absolute refusal of almost everyone to assume that the Times Square bomber was motivated by ideology rather than mental illness or some sort of emotional upset.

And bless Pipes for mentioning a pet of mine — if you won’t name your enemy,  you can not defeat him.   Avail yourself of the wealth of information available at  his home site,   here.

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May 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

Jihad pathology…

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I’ve long maintained that extreme Islam has a dire tendency to produce warped personalities.   Miranda Devine has an  excellent piece on the connection between sexual frustrations and jihad as expressedby Abdulmutallab,  the Christmas bomber.    I have never found it surprising that attempting to live a 7th Century life in the 21st Century is a recipe for disaster.

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January 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

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