Written by Rebecca Keller
Periodic media reports of bird flu, a new SARS-like virus and a case of drug-resistant tuberculosis have kept the world informed, but they have also contributed to a distorted perception of the true threat such contagions pose. Perhaps the greatest value of the media coverage is the opportunity it ...
Written by Arnold Ahlert
In the past few weeks, Americans have been subjected to a barrage of doomsday predictions regarding the disaster that would befall us should the sequester come to pass. Many were rightly incensed, then, that last Thursday, only one day before the “devastating” sequester cuts were scheduled to kick ...
Written by Ephraim Asculai
The Iranian Situation INSS Insight No. 409, March 4, 2013
The final week of February 2013 was marked by events that may have changed the perception of Iran's nuclear program and the chances of finding a non-belligerent solution to this problem.
Written by Dr. Ashraf Ramelah
The self-inflicted wounds of an Islamic state begin with words that impound the soul. Issue upon issue upon issue thickens the air and lays heavy on the human spirit suffocating potential. The unpredictability of the fatwa, random and lunatic, holds the populace captive, shackling minds and hearts. ...
Written by Scott Stewart
People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threat posed by fire, even though fire kills thousands of ...
Written by Memri
In a January 17, 2013 article on a PLO-affiliated website, Ahmad Mansour Dughmush, a Fatah activist in Gaza, extolled Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade members who had carried out bombings during the second intifada, both those who were killed and those who were captured and imprisoned. Among the figures he ...
Written by World Watch Monitor
February 25 (World Watch Monitor) — Arsonists burned a Tanzania church Feb. 19 in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, two days after gunmen killed a Catholic priest there.
The Evangelical Church of Siloam was set afire early Feb. 19 by an as-yet-unidentified group of people, police spokesman ...
Written by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Yesterday, I received word of some horrible bombings by Islamic militants in India. 13 were killed and 70 were injured. Not a peep of this on the news. Islam is cutting a bloody swath across the planet and the media is giving us shiny things to chase after as distractions. So much for Peace be ...
Written by Raymond Ibrahim
Does this conflict really revolve around the Muslim desire to never mistakenly to eat unpermitted meat, or are Muslims attacking and killing non-Muslims for being business competitors, while articulating their hostility in the garb of Islamic piety?