In early 1993 then-Foreign Affairs managing editor Fareed Zakaria asked me to write a commentary for the magazine based on a policy analysis that I had published as a research fellow at the Cato Institute, writes Leon Hadar. In the policy analysis, I challenged the thesis that Islam was replacing communism as the top ideological challenge to the West while ... Read More »
Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their ...
In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities
he past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world’s beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority, writes The Guardian. “In Egypt revolution and coun...
RT: Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential race and upholds to her promises, there’ll still be 50 million people in abject poverty and generations living in debt, ...
The BBC is anti-Christian and ageist – according to a survey it carried out itself. Viewers also felt that minority groups were over-represented by the Corporation, writ...
If there has been one theme that repeatedly gets discussed in the articles and stories I write, it is one that attempts to draw attention to the “change strategies&...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the United States will have to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad to end the war in Syria. In an interview given to CBS on Sunday, Kerry said that the U.S. will have to negotiate in the end, claiming that Washington had always been willing to negotiate on the basis of the Geneva ... Read More »
America, we have a problem. In the blood-soaked chaotic Middle East, with few exceptions like the Kurds, our friends either can’t or won’t fight, writes Patrick Buchanan. (Photo: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Sana) The Free Syrian Army folded. The U.S.-armed Hazm force in Syria has just collapsed after being routed by the al-Nusra Front. The Iraqi army we trained and ... Read More »
Obama on Christianity as the same as ISIS: Christ never justified violence, Mohammad continously did
As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—most recently the immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism, writes Raymond Ibrahim: (Photo: Obama at National Prayer Breakfast) “Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that ... Read More »
“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible!” – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Al-Azhar, January 1. (Photo: Reuters) “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness ... Read More »
Exclusive for VIE, by Raymond Ibrahim: Muslim attempts at “reformation” continue to be limited to words not actions. A few days ago, efforts to set a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia “received a blow after the Grand Mufti said there was nothing wrong with girls below 15 getting married.” (Photo: Illustration, IB Times) Two years earlier, the justice ministry ... Read More »
Understanding America’s Founding documents is essential. Just as important is understanding recent developments that threaten the system of government the Founders put in place. In this excerpt from the best-selling book We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, Matthew Spalding highlights profound changes over the past century that threaten the Founders’ principles. A Great National Community ... Read More »
Putin obviously has his faults and makes mistakes. Based on my earlier experience with him, and the experiences of trusted people, including U.S. officials who have worked closely with him over a period of years, Putin most likely is a straight, reliable and exceptionally inventive man. He is obviously a long-term thinker and planner and has proven to be an ... Read More »
As a country with few socio-economic and political problems Ukraine has turned into a failed state torn by civil war and sectarian violence, with a lack of constitutional order and a destroyed economy, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT. (Photo: Reuters) Malic added that there has been a lot of talk about financial assistance for Ukraine but none of that ... Read More »
Exclusive for VIE by Raymond Ibrahim: News recently emerged that Russia was banning key Islamic scriptures—including Sahih Bukhari—on the charge that they promote “exclusivity [supremacism] of one of the world’s religions,” namely Islam; or, in the words of a senior assistant to the prosecutor of Tatarstan Ruslan Galliev, “a militant Islam” which “arouses ethnic, religious enmity.” (Photo: Syrian man crucified ... Read More »