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Revisiting the Colloquium on Violence & Religion Conference…

  Because of a scheduling conflict with another conference the topic of which is highly relevent to Gil’s  current writing project he is unable to attend this year’s annual meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion in Madrid being … Continue reading

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Filling the Vacuum….

Virgil tells Dante what it was that caused the Assyrian Queen, Semiramis, to be tormented in the region of the Inferno reserved for the lustful. Her sin, however, seems to have been more than just lust, which for Dante is … Continue reading

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A view of multiculturalism from 1925

The theory was that a Christian and a Mahometan might learn the same lessons in the same class, on ninety-nine subjects out of a hundred, so long as nobody mentioned Mahomet or mentioned Christ, It seems strange that nobody noticed … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal…

Muslims who are working to make the characterization of Islam as a religion of peace into a reality deserve our admiration and support, all the more so inasmuch as the worldwide challenge they face is so seemingly insurmountable. To date … Continue reading

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San Bernardino mass shooting…God have mercy

“To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, ‘When somebody says it’s not about Islam, it’s about Islam.’ Syed Farook did not go to Saudi Arabia to study Zen Buddhism.” — Roger Simon

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The Battle of Lepanto

  The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7th, 1571. Occupied by the Turks in 1498, Lepanto is chiefly celebrated for the victory won by the combined papal, Spanish, Venetian, and Genoese fleets, under Don John of Austria. The Turks had 208 galleys … Continue reading

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An historical perspective…

(Islam] very nearly destroyed us. It kept up the battle against Christendom actively for a thousand years, and the story is by no means over; the power of Islam may at any moment re-arise.” – Hilaire Belloc, 1938  

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Jihad in Sheep’s Clothing

“This confluence of political correctness and cultural jihad has brought Europe to a perilous state. Some observers of the European scene feel that civil wars are just over the horizon. The situation is not nearly so bad in America, but … Continue reading

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How to Alienate Moderate Muslims

  “Any moderately informed moderate Muslim knows that secular pundits have no problem if someone mocks the things held sacred by Catholics or Mormons. He will understand that what’s at issue is not whether religion is insulted, but whether Islam … Continue reading

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