Tag Archives: terrorism

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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“Imagine There’s No Countries”

“Imagine There’s No Countries”: Pianist Plays Vacuous John Lennon Song at Site of Paris Massacre by Charlotte Allen   How brain-dead is the Western cultural elite? This brain-dead: As hundreds of mourners gathered outside Paris’ Bataclan venue, where a terror … Continue reading

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“We have to radically change the way we think”

On Saturday November 14th, the day of René Girard’s funeral Cynthia Haven posted the following review of and excerpt from Girard’s last book, Battling to the End: René Girard on terrorism: “We have to radically change the way we think.” … Continue reading

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Paris: Friday November 13, 2015

The funeral Mass for René Girard will be celebrated today. How tragically ironic that it is a day of grief and mourning in the city he so loved. As Paris reels from yet another eruption of the resurgence of “sacred … Continue reading

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Kiss the Devil – Lyrics

These are the lyrics from a song entitled “Kiss the Devil” written by the band The Eagles of Heavy Metal which was performing at the Bataclan in Paris at the time of the murderous attacks. Nothing better exemplifies the crisis … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht

80 years ago today. Since the liberation of the death camps 70 years ago we have repeated the mantra that we would never forget. In too many places today, not only is the memory fading, but the evil we swore … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie tells Parliament ISIS uses rape as ‘centrepoint of their terror’

“The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today knows what we know, knows that [kidnapping, enslaving and raping women] is a very effective weapon and they are using it as a centrepoint of their terror and their way of … Continue reading

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