Monthly Archives: May 2012

Egyptian Women: Voting Themselves (Fully) Backward?

“A Trip to the Orient—The Story of a Mediterranean Cruise,” by Robert Urie Jacob, published in 1907, was “…written at the request of fellow-travelers who did not have time to take notes by the way.” One companion told him, “Do … Continue reading

Egyptian Elections: Confirming Loring’s 1884 Assessment?

William Wing Loring (1818-1886) was a an American soldier, lawyer, and Florida State Representative.  His career as a professional soldier included service in the armies of the United States, the Confederacy, and Egypt. Loring fought in the Mexican War during … Continue reading

Sharia Supremacists Take First and Third Place in Egypt’s Presidential Elections

Morsi, Morsi, Morsi (apologies to Cannonball Adderly) Reports from the NY Times and Reuters confirm that the Muslim Brotherhood’s late entry  “replacement” candidate, Mohammed Morsi, and a rival Muslim Brotherhood member candidate, Aboul Fotouh, garnered first and third place, 25% … Continue reading

The “Af-Pak” Morass: From Churchill’s Clarity, to Crocker’s Fecklessness

From Churchill’s clarity… Crocker’s COIN-driven crock   ***   Yesterday, Tuesday 5/22/12, one year after his appointment, US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, announced he was stepping down, ostensibly for “health reasons.” The announcement followed Monday’s NATO summit … Continue reading

David Littman, 1933-2012: He Showed Us The Mettle of His Pasture

David and Gisele Littman, with their daughter Diana, at the time of Operation Mural (1961) *** My friend and generous mentor, the historian and fearless human rights activist, David Gerald Littman, died yesterday, May 20, 2012, succumbing to acute myelogenous … Continue reading

Sheikh Bakri Helps Wafa Sultan Educate All Americans on Islam

The danger of Islamic convictions The courage of Western convictions Dr. Wafa Sultan, a remarkably courageous and thoughtful Muslim freethinker, recently debated Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad. Dr. Sultan watched passively while the good Sheik expressed without equivocation his pious views—in … Continue reading

Contra Bush 43, Most Americans Aware Muslim World in No Hurr(i)y(ya) for Real Freedom

Dubya Democrats For Hurriyya, Not Freedom, in Egypt Yesterday former President George W. Bush delivered a speech in Washington, D.C., at an event entitled “Celebration of Human Freedom,” sponsored by his presidential foundation, the George W. Bush Institute. The former … Continue reading

Two-Thirds of Likely US Voters Are Islamo-Realistic

A survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide conducted on May 10-11, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports has revealed the following key findings: 63% total—80% of Republicans and 62% of  Independents, but only (or even?) 46% of Democrats—believe there is a conflict … Continue reading

The Vatican and Islam: Has Dhimmitude Prevailed?

  Where are the heirs of Pope Pius V and the heroes of Lepanto? *** Professor Sergio Itzhak Minerbi was a senior lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University and Professor in the Department of Political Science … Continue reading

Reclaiming State Department Clarity on Jihad and Sharia

Islam’s defining doctrine of jihad war against non-Muslims, and resultant 14 centuries of sanguinary imperialism, and accompanying acts of terrorism, through the present, notwithstanding, ad nauseum contemporary State Department pronouncements re-affirm what Muslim propagandists insist—that the creed is an enlightened … Continue reading