Tag Archives: Islam

Religious Violence

I haven’t said anything about either the Christchurch Massacre or the attacks in Siri Lanka, but not because I have not been thinking about them. I haven’t written in part because I’ve already said a lot about this sort of thing over the years: I have expressed opinions on white supremacy (its stupid), on allowing […]

More real news for grown-ups

From the WSJ: Crown Prince Mohammed’s critics describe him as a young man in a hurry. They’re right—and he should be. As he told all of us in his cabinet constantly: “Time is our enemy. We cannot wait any longer to reform our country. The time is now.” He is clear about the problem. “Political […]

My Career as a Hatemonger

A post on Rod Dreher’s blog caught my attention. He describes a Facebook rant by a woman who discovered that when her children go to CCD (after school catechism class for Catholic kids) they are being taught traditional Catholic doctrine on sexuality, including the teaching that homosexual acts are immoral. The post accused the parish […]

I tried to write a post on Brussles

This is the third time I tried to write a few posts on Brussels, but the other two times I never got past the first few sentences. What is there left to say? The cheap symbolic vigils, Obama’s bored blathering, the Pope urging Europe to accept still more rapists migrants… it is like everyone is sinking into self parody. […]

Rationalizing Christianity

In my last post I described the Reformation as an attempt to rationalize Christianity: the Church had grown so corrupt and had resisted reform for so long, that many people of good will began to see tearing it down and rebuilding it from the objective historical documents – scripture – as the best option. They […]

GIVE US MOAR MIGRANTS!

I’m still trying to figure out why exactly it is that the Eurocrats just need themselves waves upon waves of Muslim migrants. Why is it that, inside the skull of a European bureaucrat, Muslim immigration is such an unlimited and vital good that it must be encouraged on grand scale, even at the expense of […]

Some thoughts on Islamophobia

I am not a Muslim and have never studied the Koran. As such, I have no business opining on whether Islam is inherently peaceful or inherently violent. It is simply not my problem, and I have no theoretical interest in it. As an American citizen however I do have an opinion on national security: I […]

Does Injustice Cause Terrorism?

It is popularly asserted that terrorism is a reaction to injustice. If a situation is sufficiently unjust, those who are being wronged will react by blowing up innocent people. My theory is that this is not true. Terrorism – the targeting of non-military targets to inspire widespread fear leading to political change – is not […]

American Sniper, Decadence, and Fascism.

1) American Sniper and American Decadence. Some people are throwing hissy-fits over the success of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, a movie adaption of the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was credited with 160 confirmed kills in Iraq. Hmm. I never tweeted 1word bout AmericanSniper/ChrisKyle. I said my uncle killed by sniper in WWII; only […]

All about the Koran

There is growing consensus among scholars of Arabic that the line in the Koran promising 72 virgins  in paradise to those who die for Islam is actually a result of a scribal error. The original text would have read “72 raisins.” Raisins were a highly prized foodstuff in the ancient Middle East (moist, sweet and nourishing) so it makes sense. […]