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Aleppo in northwestern Syria has become a huge human tragedy. No good options exist for western powers wanting to help. Let’s not make things worse. Continue reading
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The Muslim community in Dearborn, MI, is far different from the Muslim community of Molenbeek, Belgium. The former fights terrorism; the latter fosters it. Continue reading
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ISIS developments as of March 2016 include numerous ISIS setbacks beginning in December, 2015 as well as the Brussels terrorist attack on March 22. Continue reading
For the West to prevail against ISIS is more possible than is commonly recognized. But we may have to change our thinking. Perspectives on ISIS ISIS is vulnerable. In spite of its terrorist attacks, it is not a security threat to any … Continue reading
ISIS is a radical Islamist group that uses military force and terror to seek to re-establish the ancient Muslim caliphate. It has changed its name several times. This one stands for the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.”After its capture … Continue reading
ISIS and the spread of radical Islam pose a threat to peace in many parts of the world today. Similar movements have sprung up in other countries and the Muslim world itself is in turmoil. Large numbers of refugees from … Continue reading
In order to understand what is going on in today’s world, it is helpful to know something about Islamic history. An oversimplified but useful first step in understanding it is to think of it as comprising three periods, the last … Continue reading
Civilian Casualties Most people would consider the deaths of 1.3 million civilians a holocaust. We in the USA hardly hear of the toll our two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken on civilians there. But according to a long and … Continue reading