Monthly Archives: January 2008

Heshie’s Neo-Con-undrum?

Have any of you guys seen Heshie? From the what took so long to register this absurd accusation file?—comes this appropriately conspiratorial (read Jewish Neo-Cons ad nauseum) story from one of the prototypical our persecutory fantasies are “news” outlets that … Continue reading

Pres. Bush and La Trahison Des Clercs of Our Time

Julien Benda in his classic 1928 La Trahison des Clercs (The Treason of the Intellectuals) decried with prophetic accuracy how the abandonment of objective truth abetted totalitarian ideologies, which lead to the cataclysmic destruction of World War II. La Trahison … Continue reading

Durand—Durand (Line) Jihad: Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s Legacy in Pakistan & Afghanistan

Young Pakistani supporters of President Zia-ul-Haq holding commemorative posters. K.N. Pandita, former Director of the Centre of Central Asian Studies at Kashmir University, writing in The Daily Pioneer (India) examines the roots of the failure to “eradicate” (putting matters mildly) … Continue reading

Where’s Heshie?

(Maybe a little more [divine] light and we’ll find him?) An update on this blog, as the persistent Claudia Rosett follows-up and shares her continuing (and growing) amazement about the real and/or invented—and now erased—exploits of one Hesham “Heshie” Islam, … Continue reading

“Jihad is everything the Golden Rule is not.”

Professor Johannes J.G. Jansen, arguably The Netherland’s leading contemporary scholar of Islam—whose The Neglected Duty: The Creed of Sadat’s Assassins and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East (New York: Macmillan, 1986),  and The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism (London: Hurst … Continue reading

Islam as an “Ur Fascism,” or “Islamo(fig leaf)fascism”?

I have edited, and expanded my earlier blog on Islam as a totalitarian ideology, with particular reference, now, to the at best uninformed and inadequate, or at worst, deceptively employed term, “Islamofascism.”  ####  Cliff May deserves credit for his National … Continue reading

Hesham Islam’s Saidian Narrative?

 Heshie and Eddie: Frauds of a Feather? Claudia Rosett has a superb piece in today’s National Review Online (1/25/08), based upon her dogged investigation of Hesham Islam, the Muslim aide to Deputy Defense Secretary, Gordon England, putatively behind the recent … Continue reading

Verboten Discussion?—Hitler, Muhammad, and Islam

    Hitler, Muhammad, and their respective flocks. Cliff May deserves credit for his National Review Online column of Thursday (1/24/08) which dares to associate—however indirectly, and in the end, I am afraid, inadequately—those he terms, using layers of prophylactic rhetorical … Continue reading

Validating Major Coughlin

Palestinian Arab child holding Qur’an and rifle. Today (1/24/08)  at FrontPage, my essay “Validating Major Coughlin,” has been posted. The essay elaborates on this earlier blog.  

Iannone Sono Buoni, on Coughlin’s Thesis

  Original Ronzoni pasta factory, Astoria Queens Carol Ianonne at Phi Beta Cons (1/23/08) has a clear and concise assessment of Steven Coughlin’s indispensable and irrefragable thesis “To Our Great Detriment’: Ignoring What Extremists Say about Jihad”. For further elaboration on … Continue reading