44% of Democrats Support Taking Refugees From Aladdin’s Hometown of Agrabah

I read that headline to my wife, and she chuckled, “Oh, where Aladdin lives? How nice of them.” Yes, where the Disney character Aladdin lives and the central location of the popular 90’s kids’ animated movie of the same name. According to a poll conducted by WPA Research, 44% of Democrats support taking in refugees from the fictional city. Breitbart reported: WPA Research asked Democrats “Would you support or oppose allowing refugees from Agrabah to be re-settled in the United States?” Read more […]

Why Christian Terrorism is an Oxymoron While Islamic Terrorism is a Truism

In the wake of the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting, many political commentators have been quick to criticize Republicans for being unwilling to call Robert Lewis Dear a “Christian terrorist” though those same Republicans want to call ISIS and its agents “Islamic terrorists.” Here’s a representative example of this argument from (of course) Think Progress: But while some famous conservatives such [as] Mike Huckabee were eventually willing to call the massacre [Does this really count Read more […]

Donald Trump Wants to do What with American Muslims?

So in another Twilight Zone episode of history repeating itself, Donald Trump is not ruling out tagging, logging, and tracking every Muslim in the US just in case one might be a terrorist: “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule,” Trump said. “Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy,” he added. “We’re going to have Read more […]

‘Christian Kindness’ Has Been Weaponized Against Those Wary of Syrian ‘Refugees’

You know when liberals–who have never touched a bible because it would burn them–chuck scripture at you because they want to expose you as a hypocrite, thus making themselves look better? Yeah, it’s that time again. Twenty-seven governors and counting have stated that they will not accept further Syrian refugees in the wake of the mass-casualty attack in Paris at the hands of the Islamic State. There’s little need for me to tell you why these governors are shutting the gates, but I’ll recap Read more […]

Pundits Quick to Blame Snowden for Paris Attacks

If the aftermath of 9/11 taught us anything, it is that centralized governments slouching toward totalitarianism never let a crisis go to waste. And, in a corollary, citizens are far more credulous and trusting when they have just experienced a trauma. So, in the wake of the Paris attacks, it doesn’t surprise me at all that the intelligence community is calling for ever more lenient restrictions on their data collection and powers. And people are giving it to them. In fact, the intelligence Read more […]

On ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Peace Takes Courage, So We Will Have War

A day after ISIS operatives killed over a hundred people in Paris, the French military dropped some bombs on Raqqa, Syria—the de facto capital of the Islamic State. The attack was mostly symbolic, as probably no ISIS agents were killed. But it signaled how the West would be dealing with ISIS. Unfortunately, it also signaled how the West would deal with the Middle East at large. Twenty-seven of 50 US state governors have signed executive orders refusing the relocation of Syrian refugees into Read more […]

Why is it Controversial to Tell the Truth About ISIS Operatives Embedded Among Refugees?

“The truth has become an insult.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi The truth used to be a vaunted thing. Thomas Huxley said that we must learn what is true in order to do what is right. Christ himself said the truth shall set you free. Truth has become a relic; our culture pawned it to buy safe spaces and shiny lies. As a result of our being deprived of such an essential social nutrient, we’ve developed a sort of anaphylactic response when exposed to hard reality. The latest hard truth to which we’ve Read more […]

The Resurgence of Bacha Bazi: How Our War in Afghanistan Put Homosexual Pedophiles Back in Power

The practice of “bacha bazi” goes back many hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years in the Middle East and Asia. Many powerful warlords and rich merchants have long held to a surprising sexual perspective: “Women are for children. Boys are for pleasure.” It might be hard for us to wrap our heads around this, but our Afghan “allies” against the extremist Taliban regularly and commonly practice bacha bazi, which literally translates “boy play.” They dress little boys up as women, force Read more […]

How Iran Will Circumvent the Nuclear Deal to Get a Bomb

If the details of the Iranian nuclear agreement and the rhetoric surrounding it seems overwhelming, you’re not alone. In a sky with a million points of light, it’s difficult to know where to look. The most basic question is the best place to start. Will this deal allow Iran to construct a nuclear weapon? Yes. But how? What components of the deal are most likely to allow Iran the means to build a nuclear weapon? For me, the two components of the nuclear agreement most likely to allow Iran the capacity Read more […]

Are You Ready to Take Responsibility for the Death of Israel?

“Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.” – Alice Sebold For the first time in my life, I’m actually afraid for Israel. Israel is a nation of iron-skinned warriors, and they’ve always been able to take care of themselves. The Iron Dome is a masterwork of defense technology. But now, they’ve been taken out of the equation entirely. Their fate is in the hands of six nations—but really just one. It’s hard to use the word “deal” when writing about Read more […]

The Iran Deal, the Holocaust, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it.” – Elie Wiesel, Night The Holocaust is one of the most significant events in history in which evil was so blatantly evident. As such, many have used it as a marker against which all other evil is measured—the lessers and the greaters. This has led to inappropriate comparisons as well as comparisons that are strikingly relevant. During a radio interview Sunday, Presidential candidate Read more […]

After Iran Nuke Deal, Iran Hates US Even More

It’s often the case with bullies: you give them what they want, and they despise and disrespect you even more for it. Such is apparently the case with Iran. We delivered a pretty lax nuclear deal to Iran, one which almost guarantees that they will have nuclear weapons very soon. And how did they respond to us? Like this: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were “180 degrees” opposed to Iran’s, in a Tehran speech Read more […]