The name game must end

Western intellectuals and commentators refer to the enemy’s ideology as: “Islamic Fundamentalism,” “Islamic Extremism,” “Islamic Totalitarianism,” “Islamofascism,” “Political Islam,” “Militant Islam,” “Islamonazism,” “Radical Islam,” “Islamism,” etc….

The enemy calls it “Islam.”

Imagine, if during past wars, we used terms such as “Radical Nazism,” “Extremist Shinto” and “Militant Communism.” The implication would have been that there were good versions of those ideologies, which would have lead some to seek out “moderate” Nazis, “moderate” Communists, etc., in order to prove that it wasn’t the ideologies that were the problem, but just those who “perverted” them.

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Is Objectum Sexual (OS) the Next Set of Letters in the LGBTQWTF Acronym?

Recently, we all learned about new sexual identities like “two spirit” and “questioning” when a teacher’s group in Canada reeducated us about the latest victim groups that need attention. Right on cue, a new sexual orientation has leapt onto the scene. “Objectum sexual” describes people who are sexually attracted to inanimate objects like cars or statues. Amanda Liberty is one such person whose attraction for hanging chandeliers cannot be suppressed. 

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The West is failing to learn its lesson from the fight against Isis

The last Isis-held town in Iraq, Rawa, has fallen; across the border in Syria, the Russians declared a ‘total rout of the terrorists’. But this tough fight, which has taken three-and-half years, could all be in vain: the coalition which has driven Isis out now faces the gloomy prospect of winning the war and losing the peace. While Isis has been defeated, the next big challenge – how to address the Iranian drive for dominance in the Middle East – goes unanswered.

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Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas after 35-year ban

Movie theaters will reopen in Saudi Arabia next year, the country’s Ministry of Culture and Information said Monday. The move is the latest part of a broader reform effort by the ultraconservative country.

“This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the kingdom,” Information Minister Awwad Alawwad said.

The government had earlier lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas that was passed during a particularly conservative era in Saudi history. Saudi Arabia’s top cleric in January had said the “depravity” of films corrupted the country’s morals.

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President Trump: The Courage to Act

President Trump’s announcement on the status of Jerusalem last week was both historic and commendable. Historic because it is the first time that an American president has not just acknowledged that the Israeli capital is Jerusalem but decided to act on that acknowledgement. Commendable for breaking a deceitful trend and accepting what will remain the reality on the ground in every imaginable future scenario. As many people have pointed out in recent days, there is not one prospective peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians in which Tel Aviv becomes the capital of the Jewish state.

Yet, the Palestinian leadership, much of the mainstream media, academia and the global diplomatic community take another view. They believe that the American president should have continued with the fairy tale and should never have said “That the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and that the United States Embassy to Israel will be relocated to Jerusalem as soon as practicable.” They claim that this is not a simple recognition of reality and not simply the American President granting the State of Israel the same right every other nation on the planet has — which is to have their capital where they like. Such forces claim that this is a “provocative” move. Amply demonstrating the illogic of this position, the first thing the Turkish Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan did after the American president made his announcement was to threaten a suspension of Turkish relations with Israel.

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Diversity Must Not Be Questioned

On Friday, Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King, Congress’ foremost immigration hawk, tweeted out, “Diversity is not our strength. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, ‘Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.’”

The Iowa congressman followed up that tweet with this opinion, “Assimilation has become a dirty word to the multiculturalist Left. Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.”

King’s tweets soon became a lightning rod for outraged liberals and respectable conservatives. Some critics argued diversity was good and King was clearly inbred white trash.

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Accidental Polygamy: Saudi Father Marries His Daughter to 2 Men

A man who gave his daughter in marriage to two men at the same time is being questioned in Saudi Arabia on charges of violating the provisions of Islamic Shariah and deception.

The Public Prosecution said that the behavior of the father was an appalling breach of ethics and that he must be severely punished.

According to the case documents, the first husband married the daughter and lived with her for two months before he left the Jeddah area and the wife went to her family home to stay with them, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Monday.

However, the husband later received a call informing him that his wife got married again. He managed to contact the second husband who confirmed that he had just married the woman and that they were together in their home.

h/t CDN Secret Service

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Media falsely discredit Trump as he confronts UN on Jerusalem

The media has discredited President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital -falsely claiming the President has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy. Trump’s decision has pitted America squarely against the United Nations.

The New York Times led the pack declaring:

“President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy …”

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Firebombing Jewish Children in Sweden

On Saturday, December 9, masked men threw firebombs at a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden. The attack took place shortly after 10:00 pm, at a time when about thirty children and teenagers (the Swedish word “ungdomar”, used in media reports, suggests they were teens, but could be younger or both) were attending a party at the Jewish Center adjoining the main building. When the assault began, the guards rushed them into the cellar, and finally allowed them to go home at about 11:30 pm. (Guards, of course, are a fixture at European synagogues these days.) A mother of one of the girls at the party received a text message from her daughter saying that she was scared and that there was a smell of gasoline.

Yes, in Western Europe, in 2017, a group of young Jews stood huddled in a basement, helpless, amid the gasoline fumes from firebombs.

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NASA Readies Big Announcement on Possible Alien Life

NASA has announced a press conference for Thursday and is expected to confirm a major discovery about life beyond earth.

The announcement will be made by the team of scientists who have been studying the several thousand planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope. Kepler is the most successful planet-hunting probe in history, having identified more than 2500 planets with another 2000 candidates that still need to be studied.

Kepler has found several planets orbiting their star in the so-called “Goldilocks Zone,” where it is warm enough for liquid water to flow. The announcement may be related to one of those planets.

h/t rm

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