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Thoughts on the Political Violence in Charlottesville

The recent political violence in Charlottesville has left me angry and sad. The ideas inspiring the violence are symptomatic of a concerning shift in our culture not just in the US but throughout the West. The loss of life and … Continue reading

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Stupid Teachers – Our Synonym Problem

Douglas R. Burgess Jr. authored an op-ed in the New York Times , which stated that piracy is by definition terrorism. Reading it, I wanted to SCREAM! It reflected one of the critical problems with fighting terrorism, the inability that … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 2nd Quarter 2013

The following are the top 10 books for April – June 2013 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. A Turn for DeWurst by Sydney Kendall | Related post: A Turn for DeWurst, an alternative to the state of … Continue reading

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Daniel Pipes Recommends US Actively Prop Up a Failing and Unrepentant State Sponsor of Terrorism, Assad’s Syria

Somehow, Daniel Pipes must have come to the conclusion that there are bad terrorists and worse terrorists, so we should be friends with the bad ones. Last month, Pipes shifted his recommendation of neutrality in the Syrian civil war to … Continue reading

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Understanding Terrorist Organizations and The DIM Hypothesis

Back in September 2001, I was taking a class titled “The Politics of the Middle East and North Africa,” which took an immediate unexpected significance following the 9-11 attacks.  Over the next couple years, on the topic of terrorism, I … Continue reading

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Should We Stop Letting Terrorist Attacks Scare Us?

Related to the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I read a recommendation that we Americans and the media should stop overplaying the significance of the attack as its casualty count is small compared to the violence that criminals commit everyday … Continue reading

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The Occupation Issue and the Middle East

Let us get serious for a moment and discuss the Occupation that is destabilizing the Middle East. Since 1925, the House of Saud has been occupying the Hijaz, which is the region that includes the Islamic holy sites in Mecca … Continue reading

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Islam vs. Islamism?

Whether we agree with it or not, related to Islamic terrorism, the American strategy is to win the hearts and minds of the ummah. One policy in that regard is to attempt to use language to alienate Muslims in general … Continue reading

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