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Sisi: the Man of Peace for Islam?

Earlier this year we wrote about the hope that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may be a man of peace. That idea was based on a couple of historical developments: On New Year’s Day 2015, Sisi spoke at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, considered the world’s leading center for Islamic studies.

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FGM: Coming to a Community Near You?

“Women have no need for their genitalia …” “…unless you are a whore.” Those words were allegedly found in a pamphlet promoting sharia law in Britain. The article making the allegation, with this stark announcement, was sent to me by a friend named Ana who works in Southern Europe with trafficked

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Can A Military Dictator Be A Man of Peace?

When the Messiah sent out his disciples two-by-two, he instructed them to identify the man of peace in the community and engage with that person. When you enter a house, first say, “Peace to this house.” If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if

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Charlie Hebdo and an Atheist’s Comparison of Islam and Christianity

The responses to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris include an intriguing reflection from an atheist comparing Islam and Christianity. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. All three trace their linage to the patriarch Abraham. He is father of the Arab (largely Muslim) peoples though his

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Who Wins the Battle of Ideas Wins the War

We’ve written recently about the importance of recognizing that the battle with militant Islam is a battle of ideas. James Glassman was under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy under President George W. Bush. He was recently referenced by Helle C. Dale at The Daily Signal in her excellent piece, “In

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TROUBLE IN TURKEY: Will Jihad’s March Be Turned Back?

Today’s foment in Turkey may be more significant than many people realize. In 632 AD, the long-smoldering feud between the sons of Ishmael and the sons of Isaac again erupted into conflict. Leaving behind their Arabian Peninsula homeland, the Arab nomads challenged the kuffar – Jews and Christians in Babylon, Persia, Syria,

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O’Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

John Richard Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report and its blog, Pro-Existence. Rick has served as managing editor of the Capitol Hill political weekly Human Events, associate editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report, and senior writer with the MacLaurin Institute. He has also held several editorial positions at The World

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Ideas Have Consequences … A Columbus Day Reflection

Per the subtitle of this blog, we believe that truth has the power to transform culture. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we highlighted Dr. Marvin Olasky’s challenging piece Darwin Matters: The Influence of Evolutionary Thinking Far Beyond Biology. This week we want to point to something from Chuck Colson’s

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Freedom: God’s Gift, Man’s Longing

People and nations in north Africa and the Middle East roil under Islamic oppression. What drives this unrest if not the longing for freedom with which the Creator has hard-wired the creatures? As former U.S. president, George Bush, pointed out, to be human is to seek to be free, and not

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You Can’t Legislate Morality?

“I killed my daughter.” Toronto taxi-driver Muhammad Parvez, 60, had just strangled his 16-year-old daughter, Aqsa. So he dialed 911 and reported. Nobody could accuse him of hiding his crime. Maybe no one was surprised when, last week in court, he pleaded guilty to the 2007 murder. People often claim

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