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Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

Masked Palestinians hold axes and a gun as they celebrate with others an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many Israelis have died; too many Palestinians have died,” he told the White House press pool. “At this difficult time I think it’s important for both Palestinians...

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BEWARE THE STATUS QUO

U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las Vegas

President Obama’s proclamation of executive amnesty for illegal immigrants amounts to an outrageous power-grab and sets a dangerous trap for the GOP. Republicans can’t come across as stubborn defenders of the dysfunctional status quo: even if they rolled back every detail of the new White House initiative, our broken immigration system would still need sweeping reform. Republicans should seize the initiative by passing their own reform bill, rather than fighting unpopular battles on the president’s terms....

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WHEN DISCRIMINATION IS APPROPRIATE

Police display improvised petrol bombs at the Bamburi police station, which were found when they raided Masjid Swafaa mosque in the Kisauni area of MombasaPolice display improvised petrol bombs at the Bamburi police station, which were found when they raided Masjid Swafaa mosque in the Kisauni area of the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

Islamic extremists in Kenya complain about harsh treatment from the government, even as they perpetrate horrific attacks that make such discrimination logical and necessary. In late November, militants fired on a bus with bullets and rocket propelled grenades. They then separated non-Muslim passengers and forced them to lie on the ground, face down. If they couldn’t—or wouldn’t—recite the Shahada (a proclamation of Islamic faith) the victims received gunshots in the head. Nineteen men and nine women died...

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Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

Masked Palestinian distributes sweets as he celebrates with others an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many Israelis have died; too many Palestinians have died,” he told the White House press pool. “At this difficult time I think it’s important for both Palestinians...

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USING LIES TO JUSTIFY TERROR

An Ultra-orthodox Jew leans on a religious Jewish text inside a Jerusalem synagogue

In efforts to explain the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators refer to “Jewish provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. They cite the destruction in this summer’s Gaza War –a conflict that only began in response to incessant Hamas rocket attacks, and ended as soon as those attacks stopped. Apologists also note struggles over “prayer rights” on the Temple Mount site that’s sacred to both Jews and Muslims, without acknowledgment that Muslims pray...

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PROUD TO SHOW THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS OF BUTCHERY

Masked Palestinians hold axes and a gun as they celebrate with others an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Beyond the unspeakable brutality of the crime itself, the most shocking aspect of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre involved the reaction of Palestinian mobs throughout Gaza and the West Bank. Crowds surged into the street in celebration, handing out candies, setting off firecrackers, and wielding axes to honor the killers who had hacked to death four innocent, non-political, religious scholars in the midst of their morning prayers. Street demonstrations only  occur in Palestinian territories with approval from...

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IN 1492, COLUMBUS DISCOVERED….A MOSQUE?!

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Leftwing activists want to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” but the President of Turkey might prefer “Islamic Explorers Day.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a delegation of Latin American Muslims that Islamic sailors discovered the New World in 1178, insisting that when Columbus arrived “the religion of Islam was already widespread.” As evidence, he cited the great explorer’s diary in which Columbus sees a mosque while sailing near Cuba. In the passage in question, Columbus actually...

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WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

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Good intentions hardly guarantee good results, as a young activist in Seattle is about to discover. Eddie Wang, a recent graduate of University of Washington, is raising money to provide comfortable new sleeping bags for all homeless people in the Seattle area – an estimated 3,000 of them. He’s half-way to his goal of $75,000 for the sleeping bags, but he never explains how new bedding would do anything to assist street people in finding shelter or jobs, or turning around their lives. In fact, comfortable...

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Stupid Myths about Turnout, Demographics and GOP Victory

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You’ve heard the nonsense: Republicans swept the nation because turnout in the midterm elections was shamefully low, with people of color staying home and allowing a surge of old, angry white males to dominate the contests in state after state. This narrative may make Democrats feel better about the outcome but it bears no connection whatever to facts readily available through exit polls and Election Day tallies. First, and most obviously, the overall voter turnout wasn’t that bad. The best available...

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Obama, the Role of Race, and GOP Victory

US President Obama answers questions at news conference at White House after mid term elections

To many liberals, it seems obvious that Barack Obama’s problems and setbacks– including the resounding Republican victory on November 4th – stem in no small part from racist reaction to his status as the first non-white president in American history. The facts, however, suggest that racial factors contributed far more to Obama’s successes than they did to his failures. Exit polling reveals the true nature of his decisive triumphs in 2012 and 2008, and the Democrats’ wretched failure in 2014. And the...

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