Monthly Archives: July 2013

Reza Aslan Fox Interview: Nothing Controversial, Just Another Dishonest Pseudo-Academic

I was asked by my publisher, Prometheus Books, to respond to the Reza Aslan Fox News interview controversy. Here is what I wrote: Matthew Franks at First Things has demonstrated (repeated) claims by Reza Aslan that he has “a Ph.D. … Continue reading

A Very Brief Primer on Islamic Taqiyya (Takiya)—General Features, Not Exclusive to Shiite Islam

(To understand the concept “musically,” think of the refrain from the song “Tradition,” in the musical  “Fiddler on the Roof, ” substitute “Taqiyya” for the word “Tradition,” and sing to yourself—or others, to help them understand, too!.) The great Sunni … Continue reading

The Ultimate “Unmentionable”?: Bernard Lewis Served with Huma Abedin & A.O. Nasseef on the IMMA Editorial Board

This past week my colleagues Andrew McCarthy and Diana West strove gamely to remind (at least) conservatives of “tweet-martyred” Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood/Wahhabist connections, most notably vis a vis her longstanding (and familial) ties to the Institute for Muslim Minority … Continue reading

Horace Silver Quintet – “Song For My Father,” live in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1968

Two Outstanding, Bi-Coastal Talks (Wash, DC & LA) by Diana West on Her Opus, “American Betrayal”

Egypt’s Legacy of Military Coups Confers “Freedom and Hope”?

Pundits have lauded Egypt’s “Second Revolution,” in reality a military coup which ousted the economically and socially failing regime of the country’s first freely elected President, Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, Muhammad Morsi. One “expert” has even declared that Morsi’s removal reflects … Continue reading

Eva Cassidy: “How Can I Keep From Singing”

Ray Charles – “You Don’t Know Me” (Live)

Qutb Fooled ‘Em?—Understanding Sayyid Qutb’s Mainstream Islamic Weltanschauung

Eric Trager, in his July 17, 2013 Wall Street Journal book review  of Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual, by James Toth, is to be commended for insisting Qutb’s views not be whitewashed. Although I … Continue reading

Sharia Rapes Justice

March of this year, a 24-year-old Norwegian woman, Marte Deborah Dalelv, was raped during a Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) business trip, and reported the assault to the local police. Shortly after filing the report, UAE police summarily rejected the … Continue reading