The Difficulty of Sponsoring Yazidi Refugees

Last October, the Canadian government declared that the Yazidi, the indigenous people of northern Iraq, are experiencing genocide at the hands of the Islamic State. Less well known is that according to Yazidi tradition this is the 74th genocide that they have suffered and their numbers in the world have now diminished to just more than a million, many of them dispersed around the world, as the ethnic cleansing from their homeland continues. The new…

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The Ideological Path to Submission: How to handle the Islam problem.

Howard Rotberg interviewed in FrontPage Magazine by  Mark Tapson on Rotberg’s new book The Ideological Path to Submission. In the interview, Rotberg talks about the concept of  intolerism – “a leniency, given to those who themselves are intolerant and illiberal and who, if they obtain power, would want to end all tolerance.” This interview is a brilliant short summary of the problems and consequences of the current liberal post-nationalism that naively  embraces tolerism.  The consequences…

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MOVE OVER MULLAHS: Resetting Persian-Jewish relations back to the time of Cyrus

In 2002, I wrote a novel set during the Second Intifada in Israel, about a professor, son of a Holocaust survivor, who was convinced that the Holocaust had not ended, but was being continued by certain enemies of the Jews – in particular the Arab states and terror organizations, and Iran with its arming of Hamas and Hezbollah, and its obscene vows to use its coming nuclear weapons to wipe Israel and another six million…

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Understanding what freedom really means

Given the latest terror attacks in Britain, and the attacks in Afghanistan, Egypt, and Iraq, and seeing how fairly common events  these events have become, it is a wonder to me that anyone can argue against  the  fact that these attacks were carried out by religious zealots, or give the argument that the risk associated with being blown up in public by these people is somehow acceptable because it is less than the risk of…

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