When Will the World’s Largest Sunni Religious Institution Disavow Colonization?

It is difficult to find today Christian clergy proud of their colonial past. In contrast, many Muslims consider Islamic colonialism and imperialism sacred and part of their religion. To be sure, the West has committed sins, but it has apologized for them


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Hamas, Islamic Jihad War Crimes Against Children and Women

It is worth noting that the Hamas and Islamic Jihad members who were killed while participating in the violence near the Gaza-Israel border did not come there dressed in military uniforms or carrying their weapons. Instead, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad


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Turkey: Imprisoned Former Opposition Lawmaker Symbol of Unjust Justice System

During his tenure as an Turkish member of parliament, Eren Erdem exposed ISIS and al-Qaeda activities across Turkey and often called on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government to stop those activities and bring the militants to account.


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Should Washington Heed Intelligence Assessments about North Korea?

In spite of the fact that Reagan ultimately won the Cold War -- and the Soviet Union subsequently fell -- his policies and extraordinary global achievements were partially discarded by the failures and laziness of the U.S. intelligence community.


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Pope Francis Leading His Flock to the Slaughter?

The "Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together" is being portrayed as a "historic pledge of fraternity" and applauded as a "historical breakthrough." The problem is that one of the two men who signed it, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, has


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The 40th Anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran

To harness both the trust and the loyalty of the Iranian people, Ayatollah Khomeini and his followers initially portrayed themselves as spiritual people who had no desire to rule the country. One of the regime's worst mass executions of political


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Syria: French Count Returns as Russian Apparatchik

For Russia, Turkey and Iran, the terrible troika, Syria is an ungoverned territory, the future of which must be decided without its "inhabitants." All three wish to dilute the Arab aspect of Syria's identity. The official media in the troika is full of


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Turkey’s Sweeping “Educational” Penetration into the Balkans

Erdogan repeatedly has said that his government aims to raise "devout generations" in Turkey. To this end, he has Islamized Turkey's education system. Now he is working on exporting Islamized curricula to Europe. "Turkey's experience in religious


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The European Court of Human Rights Does Not Deserve Its Name

It is a shame that voices such as Bahiri's are being drowned out in the West, not only by fundamentalist Islamists but by liberal apologists -- and courts. Evidently they are more fearful of being called "Islamophobic" than they are of protecting the


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Palestinians: The ‘Political Detainees’ No One Talks About

Palestinians say that Shaheen and Fattash are among dozens of "political detainees" who are being held in Palestinian Authority (PA) prisons and detention centers in various parts of the West Bank. According to some human rights organizations, the


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Spain: Catalonia’s Continuing Jihad Problem

Police said that the jihadis were known to have committed at least 369 robberies and thefts in and around Barcelona. In addition to theft, the cell members sustained themselves through drug trafficking and document fraud. "There is little doubt that the


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Termites, Bigots and GOATs: Rationalizing Complicity with Anti-Semitism

Consider the front page story in the New York Times Sunday Review, which singled out the Palestinian issue as "one of the great moral challenges of our time" -- ignoring Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Tibet, Cyprus and many far greater


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Turkey’s Unjust Justice System: Armenian MP Under Attack

Armenian member of parliament Garo Paylan has good reason to fear for his safety. In January 2007, the Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot and killed outside his newspaper's office in Istanbul. Dink, known for his outspokenness on the Armenian


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