Turkey: Detained US Pastor Brunson Vilified by State-Supporting Media

It appears that Pastor Andrew Brunson, as both an American and a Christian, has become a perfect scapegoat for the Turkish government and its media outlets. If Ankara were a genuine ally of the West, Brunson -- who lived and worked peacefully at a small


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Iran: Khamenei’s New Poem – Pure Wine and Deadly Poison

However, one cannot ignore the fact that the man currently ruling Iran appears unsure of his impact on life, feels he is the victim of some unspecified injustice and sees a schizophrenic "id" (in the Freudian sense) that is "sometimes pure wine,


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Ireland’s Anti-Israel Bill and the Muslim Brotherhood

The Irish bill could have a negative impact on American companies with subsidiaries in Ireland: it is illegal under US anti-boycott laws to cooperate with a ban on commerce with Israeli settlements. What is behind the proposed bill? One possible


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Erdoğan’s Turkey: Unwanted in Arab Lands

"[Erdogan] does not even understand that Turks are not Arabs and Arabs have no intention go back to Ottoman rule." — Arab attaché. Erdoğan in fact has succeeded in a rare achievement: making his country equally unloved by Muslim nations and Israel at the


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Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Entity

It can be said that Hamas has more than mere "ties" to the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, its own documents point out that the Muslim Brotherhood has been intrinsically tied to Hamas and the entire Palestinian situation since as early as 1948. Rather than


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