Saudi religious police launch Valentine’s Day crackdown – AP


The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a Saudi official said. Members of the feared religious police were inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners […]

Meet the future of American diplomacy! (He’ll fit right in…)


I like the irreverent Washington Rebel blog, but unless this post is dripping with more sarcasm than I’m picking up, they missed something.
Yeah, this kid looks harmless (if face-slappingly earnest). But during questioning, I’d become “suspicious” of the “clean cut college guy” too:

The Wyncote native was detained for five hours after Transportation Security Administration screeners [...]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Hip-Hop Expert Hill Opines on National Security


Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill did his usual babbling act on “The O’Reilly Factor” last night.  This time, the issue was putting the Christmas Day underwear bomber and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed on trial in civil court rather than before a military tribunal.
This expert in hip-hop music might have been able to [...]

The Homegrown-Terrorist Threat – Commentary


If 2001 was the year when international terrorism hit American soil, then 2009 was the year when Americans became the targets of domestic terrorism. In November, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, born in Virginia to Palestinian Muslim parents, killed 13 and wounded 30 in his one-man attack on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas. […]

Netherlands: Newspaper withdraws story after threat


Cross-posted at JihadWatch
Welcome to the Brave New World of Eurabian journalism. The Muhammad cartoon dhimmitude displayed by the former lions of free speech in the mainstream media on both sides of the Atlantic was just the beginning. “Newspaper Withdraws Interview following Threat,” from NIS News, February 10:
NIJMEGEN, 10/02/10 – Regional newspaper De Gelderlander has decided [...]

History as Propaganda


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Anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi politicizes and academic awards ceremony.

Paying Tribute to Terror


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Why the United States cannot buy off the Islamic fanatics of the Taliban.

Blinded by Hate


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The Palestinians’ support for Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda explains much about the failures of the “peace process.”

Like Toyota, Obama’s Accelerator Pedal Is Stuck


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The level of red ink just seems inexorably to rise.