“No Matter How Much You Think You Know, You’ll Learn a Lot from Sword and Scimitar” — Jack Riccardi

I was recently interviewed on the Jack Riccardi Show (550 KTSA).   The succinct, ten-minute discussion revolved around my book, Sword and Scimitar.   Click here to listen.    

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European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred -- meaning that in Europe, criticizing Muhammad is no longer protected free speech. What the court has actually done, however, is rule out the


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URGENT: Democratic Countries Should Back out of the UN Global Compact

The EU has been paying particularly North African governments for years to keep migrants away from the European continent. The effort seems to have yielded few results in terms of stopping migration to Europe. The UN Global Compact stipulates that,


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Fatah posts image of masked men with torches with text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a procession of masked men carrying torches and yellow flags with the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Some of the men are wearing military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses). One man is carrying a poster with a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on it. A banner with a picture of Arafat appears on a building in the background.

Posted text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”

Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


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Report: Muslim Brotherhood-linked Terror Group Killed 14 Egyptians Last Year

A violent Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group, the Hasm Movement, carried out several deadly attacks contributing to an overall increase in terrorism plaguing Egypt last year, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index report. Deaths from terrorist


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Temple Mount described by PA daily as being “invaded” by visiting Israelis; Jewish history at site called “the legend and myth of the alleged Temple”

Headline: “Dozens of settlers invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
   “One hundred and thirty-five settlers invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning hours yesterday [Dec. 6, 2018]… and listened to explanations about the legend and myth of the alleged Temple from extremist guides.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.


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Jewish holiday of Hanukkah called in PA daily “the holiday most identified with the myth of the alleged Temple”

Headline: “Ida’is warned against the settlers’ attempts to organize a procession next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates”
      “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is warned against the settlers’ attempts to organize a mass procession next to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque gates for what is called ‘the Hanukkah holiday,’ which is considered the holiday most identified with the myth of the alleged Temple.”


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Palestinians: No Difference Between Hamas and Fatah

It is supposedly fine for Mahmoud Abbas and his officials to condemn Hamas on a daily basis. It is supposedly not fine, however, for the US administration to condemn Hamas for its terrorist attacks against Israel. "The proposed [unseen] US resolution is


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Why the Press Pays Less Attention to the Murder of Journalists Not Named Khashoggi

Ironically, the same members of the media who have been obsessed with Khashoggi and the Saudi-US alliance have devoted little space to the reality that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has been imprisoning, torturing and killing


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Thousands of American Girls At Risk As Judge Strikes Down Federal FGM Ban

As her aunt held her down, the child screamed and fought desperately to escape. But even as she struggled, the woman sliced at the child's genitals with a razor, sending blood coursing down her legs. Years later, the girl recalled, "They tied my legs


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Fatah Facebook post glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led murder of 37


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children – wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding an assault rifle.

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