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A Bit on the Buckeye Jihad


On the Ohio State Terror Attack and the Buckeye Jihadi

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Ex DIA Chief Michael Flynn on Foreign Affairs


Ex DIA Chief Michael Flynn on Obama al Qaeda and Islamic Brotherhood Foreign Policy

Louie Gohmert on the Democrat Sit-In


Louie Gohmert on the Democrat Sit In for Gun Control after Orlando Terrorism

Benjamin Watson on Prayers for Brussels


Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson on ISIS

Donald Trump on Waterboarding


Donald Trump on Waterboarding

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien on the Threats to Christianity


Cardinal Edwin O'Brien on Radical Islamism

Barack Obama on the Paris Attacks


Barack Obama on the Paris Attacks

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A Bit on the Paris Attacks: Solidarity Against Barbarism


Paris Attacks: Solidarity Against Barbarism

 

Friday November 13th was a busy night in the City of Lights.  Paris was hosting a friendly soccer match between the French and the German national teams in which French President Francois Hollande attended at the Stade de France. Former American Vice President Al Gore was conducting a “Live Earth” a marathon 24 hour webcast concert to raise consciences about Climate Change at the foot of the Eiffel Tower featuring luminaries like Duran Duran.  The Eagles of Death Metal, a southern California rock band was playing the storied Bataclan music hall. And the bars and cafes in the 11th arrondissement were packed with revelers.

But Paris was rocked with a half dozen coordinated bombings and shootings.  A terrorist tried to come late to the soccer match in Saint Denny but was turned away by security, hence he blew himself up outside of the Stade de France.  Several minutes later, his comrades in arms exploded their suicide vests nearby.  This was a probable assassination attempt against President Hollande with the intent to kill more from the potential of 80,000 spectators.
Five minutes after the bombings at the soccer match, gunmen with submachine guns began shooting people in the sidewalk cafes and bars in the 10th and 11th arrondissements.
But where the most carnage occurred was at the Bataclan Music Hall in which several terrorists took hundreds hostage, killing at least 80 with many more critically injured. These barbarians deliberately shot spectators in wheel chairs one by one.  If there was any doubt as to the motivation of these savages, they shouted Allahu Akbar( (“God is Great” the war chant of jihadists)  and “Free Syria” as they reloaded and continued their atrocities.
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Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo on Syrian Migrants


Hungarian Bishop on Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Intellectual Gymnastics to Avoid Uttering “Islamic Extremism”


DHS Chief Jeh Johnson avoids calling ISIS as Islamic

The Aspen Institute is a non-profit leadership organization which aspire to foster open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s cautious comments about not associating ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) with Islam showed that one can be so open minded that one’s brain falls out.

Of course, Johnson’s conceptual contortions about not naming radical Islam is nothing new.  Avoiding utterances that could be construed as blanket condemnations of the so called “Religion of Peace” (even though Islam is better translated is “Submission”) dates back to President George W. Bush after the September 11th 2001 terror attacks.  Western “leaders” have seemed congenitally skiddish about associating plethora of attacks with perpetrators shouting “Allahu Akbar” with Islam.

Is this reluctance to utter reality because our elites are indoctrinated in political correctness and employ a “real world” version of the UNH Bias Free Language Guide?  Maybe it is the progressive hubris that by changing the lexicon one can alter inherent attitudes.  Or maybe there is the realization that when implemented Islam is a holistic religious and political system and by associating the violence with the religion it enlists otherwise unenthusiastic adherents.

But as Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War”  in the Sixth Century BC “Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time.”