Ralph Peters: Lying to ourselves about Islam – NYPOST.com

On Christmas Day, an Islamist fanatic tried to blow up an airplane whose passengers were mostly Christians. And we helped. Our government gets no thanks for preventing a tragedy. Only the bomber’s ineptitude preserved the lives of nearly 300 innocents. How did we help Umar Abdulmutallab, a wealthy Muslim university graduate who decided that Allah […]

Bomb suspect came from elite family, best schools – AP

As a member of an uppercrust Nigerian family, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received the best schooling, from the elite British International School in West Africa to the vaunted University College London. But the education he wanted was of a different sort: Nigerian officials say his interest in extremist Islam prompted his father to warn U.S. authorities. […]

Carter Says Sorry to Jews, Apology Not Linked to Grandson’s Political Ambitions – FOXNews.com

Jimmy Carter’s recent apology to Jews for actions he acknowledged have stigmatized Israel is not timed to a decision by his grandson on whether to enter Georgia politics, the former president told an online Jewish news agency this week.Atlanta attorney Jason Carter, 34, is debating whether to run for Georgia’s state Senate from the district […]

The Palin Wonder – by Jamie Glazov

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Victor Davis Hanson sheds light on why Sarah Plain is gaining momentum and why the Left is foaming at the mouth.

The Haze of Copenhagen – by Michael Reagan

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Why the global climate conference is not in America’s interest.

Politicization of Middle Eastern Studies – by Brendan Goldman

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On blatant display at Columbia U. Iran conference

Jonathan Schanzer and Madeleine Morganstern: Rashid Khalidi Headlines Taxpayer-funded Palestinian Fest – Jewish Policy Center

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), a U.S. taxpayer-funded organization noted for the virulent anti-Israeli attitudes of its academic members, held a conference in October at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Most of the conference was apolitical, but two lectures in particular raise (again) the question of whether PARC should be the […]

The Bukay Affair – by Steven Plaut

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The attack against freedom of speech in Israel.

Rumble in Iran – by Ryan Mauro

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The Iranian people use a pro-regime holiday to demand democracy.

Police, Protesters Clash at Iran’s Universities – WSJ.com

Violence erupted at and around university campuses across Iran on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets during the regime-sanctioned Student Day, but used the occasion to press their months-long protest against the government. Students chanted “Death to the Dictator” and set fire to pictures of Iran’s Islamic leaders and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, chanting anti-regime […]