Ayatollah Khameini has written a fascinating letter to the youth of Europe and North America seeking to defend his brand of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
The splintering of Middle Eastern nation states along ethno-religious lines continues to foster odd alliances. Just as the United States and Iran now form an "axis of the unlikely" in fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, so al Qaeda and conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer are unlikely allies in…
In his state of the Union address, President Obama called for the closure of the U.S. prison at Guatanamo Bay. "It's not who we are," he said.
Fox News erred by believing false claims by Steven Emerson, a reputed expert on terrorism, who initially asserted the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City was perpetrated by Islamist terrorists.
The death toll, guesstimated at 2,000, is unknown. But the satellite imagery suggests more than a thousand structures were razed in the Islamist attack.
Concerning the international talks about the Iranian nuclear program taking place today in Geneva, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, says:
Anwar Awlaki lives—in social media. Before he was assassinated in a U.S. drone attack in September 2011, the U.S.-born jihadist pulled off a neat trick. He established a global media brand that has survived his death and remains politically relevant from Yemen to Paris to Washington.
Israelis are marveling at Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu''s "now-legendary footwork (and elbow-work)" in pushing his way to the front of the Je suis Charlie march in Paris on Sunday. A columnist for the country's most popular news site, YNet News, say Netanyahu "disgraced us." And rivals in the Labor Party put out a …
It's no wonder CNN can't really say what's going on Nigeria. The country's media seems clueless as well.
CNN is still reporting the casualties at Boko Haram's latest attack in Nigeria at 2,ooo or more. But one of the most trusted names in news admits it has no idea where that figure comes from:
At best, the governments in Washington and Tehran don't fully trust each other. More often, they fear and loathe each other. Each government has a record of abusing the interests and the people of the other. The CIA overthrew the Iranian government in 1953; the Iranians took dozens of Americans hostage in 1979. The…
A impious blogger will reportedly be flogged weekly until he has received 1,000 lashes, according to the BBC.
Adam Heffez in The Hill: "Iran is simultaneously contributing to Iraq's destruction and its (re)construction."
That would be yesterday. Speaking to a group of Islamic intellectuals from sixty countries, "Rouhani said a group of mercenaries is sullying the image of Islam and condemned the Takfiri ISIL militants for committing atrocities in Iraq and Syria in the name of Islam."
The international community disarmed Syria of it conventional chemical weapons arsenal last summer but the Assad government failed to kick the chemical weapons habit. Reports of Syria's use of a different kind of chemical weapon—home-made chlorine bombs—have been all but confirmed by the international watchdog, the…
As the world lauds France's dangerously brave commitment to free speech, another test of it arises: Michel Houellebecq's dystopian fantasy about France going Islamic in the near future: Is he xenophobic or prophetic? The UK's right-wing Telegraph sounds approving. I'm reserving judgment until I read the English…