Egypt on the Brink, Obama Doing His Best Carter Imitation

[Updates at the bottom] Egypt has sent out the army to the streets of Cairo with reports of gun-battles and deaths everywhere.  Media sources are reporting 870 wounded, but this can’t be confirmed as of now. How important are the

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As The September 11 Anniversary Nears, A Review Of Al Qaeda's Little Reported-On War Against The Catholic Church

While most of the world mourns the nearly three thousand who were brutally murdered by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, many assume all of Al Qaeda attacks stem from a warped political motive. Most may not be aware that

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Mosque Opponents: Be Careful What You Wish For, You Might Get It

The debate over the so-called Ground Zero mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York has raised public interest in, and opposition to, other proposed or recently built mosques and Islamic centers throughout the country.

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Rank and File Conservatives & The Conservative Intelligentsia United In Outrage Over Mosque Near Ground Zero, Not So With Same-Sex Marriage

The proposed mosque set to be built near Ground Zero, site of the September 11, 2001 attacks has brought a sweeping condemnation from both rank and file conservatives and the Conservative Intelligentsia. Now that President Barack Obama has weighed in the

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On Media and Mosques at Ground Zero

One of the interesting (by which I mean dull, predictable and repetitive) aspects of the 24 hour news cycle is that all forms of media have incentives to magnify and actively seek out controversy. Not only does this increase ratings/page

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The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

This is a viral video sweeping the Internet by a group opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. The Muslims wanting to build the mosque have their reasons of putting on the face of a peaceful and moderate Islam,

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Is Islam Part of Gods Plan?

Most of us are aware of the Christian exodus from the Middle East where the fundamental problem is Muslim intolerance towards non-Muslims. Father Samir hopes to change all of that. In this interview with Father Samir Khalil Samir done by

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Obamas Fly Me To The Crescent Moon

Fellow TAC cohort Donald posted an excellent column on President Obama’s attempt at reimagining NASA as a political experiment in Muslim outreach. My personal opinion is that President Obama could care less about NASA for political reasons.  The biggest one

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Lars Vilks, Gay Muhammad and Freedom of Expression

This past week brings news of yet another fracas involving Swedish cartoon artist Lars Vilks (CNN.com): When Vilks entered a classroom where he was to deliver a lecture to about 250 people — all of whom had passed through a

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Catholic-Islam Dialogue: Reciprocity the Key

For the past few years I have been taking my Catholic school students over to the nearby Mosque, as part of their World Religions research. It has gone well, everyone is on their best behavior, and it gives the students

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Mark Steyn On The Comedy Central Capitulation

Mark Steyn has a good post on National Review Online in regard to the Comedy Central appeasement of the jihadists that I referred to in this post here: Meanwhile, Comedy Central — you know, the “hip,” “edgy” network with Jon Stewart, from

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British Government Shows Prejudice Towards Papal Visit

[Updates at the bottom of this post as of 4-25-2010 AD at 8:28pm Central time] An internal U.K. government memo titled “Policy planning ahead of the Pope’s visit” have caused an uproar in Britain and which included the following suggestions:

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South Park, Fear and Self-Censorship

I confess that I have never watched South Park.  From what I have read about it, the show holds nothing sacred and has had cruel attacks on Christ and other religious figures.  Some people have given it a thumbs up

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The Infidel

A comedy from the U.K. where a devout British Muslim finds out he was not born a Muslim. Watch the rest of the trailer for some really good English humour!

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Bishop Sheen on Fatima

The things that you find on the internet!  Bishop Sheen gives a brilliant exposition of the miracle of Fatima. Bishop Sheen believed that our Lady of Fatima would lead to the conversion of Islam.  Here are his thoughts on that

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Egypt: Christian Convert Asks Obama for Help

A sad story coming from Egypt where a father and daughter recently converted from Islam to Christianity.  They have been attending a different church each Sunday and have slept in a different home each night in fear of the government.

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part IV

The fourth and final part of my presentation of the four sermons on the Anti-Christ delivered by John Henry Cardinal Newman before his conversion during Advent in 1835.  Part I is here, part II is here and Part III is

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Advent and Anti-Christ, Part I

Prior to his conversion to Catholicism, John Henry Cardinal Newman, soon to be Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman,  preached in 1835 a series of Advent Sermons on the Anti-Christ.  I have always found them extremely intriguing, and I am going to present them on

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No Islamic Holy Sites Destroyed in 2012 Movie, Fear of Fatwa

Due to the fear of a death threat in the form of a fatwa from Muslim scholars, movie director Roland Emmerich chose not to shoot any scenes depicting the destruction of Islamic holy sites in his new end-of-the-world film, 2012. 

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New York Times Rejects Archbishop Dolans Article, Why?

The New York Times rejected an op-ed article submitted by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York.  Why may I ask would the New York Times reject an article from His Excellency?  Probably because Archbishop Dolan called out

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Pray for Larry David, Creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

[Warning: Vile language in this posting.] Larry David is the creative producer of NBC’s Seinfeld and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiam.  Over the weekend in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm he relieves himself on the picture of Jesus.  The details

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The Obama Administration and Freedom of Speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government

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Ahmadinejad Had a Jewish Past

The disputed president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, apparently converted to Islam at the age of four (4) from Judaism along with his parents. No joke, the man wanting to “wipe Israel off the map” was born Jewish. Earlier this morning

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Obama The Theologian

It’s interesting that during a Ramadan dinner at the White House President Obama mentioned that Islam is a great religion. Since when is he qualified to make such theological statements when questions of this magnitude are above his pay grade?

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Rifqa, Islam, and the Mainstream Media

You may have heard by now of the case of Rifqa Bary who fled her Ohio home to Florida to escape her father’s grasp.  The reason being is that she converted to Christianity and her family are extremist Muslims.  Meaning

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Iran: Two Former Presidents Speak Out

Many recent developments in Iran, all of them bad for the Iranian regime of Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader, with apologies to Fearless Leader of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Khamenei.  Huge demonstrations rocked Iran on Friday with crowd estimates ranging from

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Prayers requested for Bowe R. Bergdahl

Please pray for the safety and relase of Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho, captured and presently held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Islamic militants released a video of the captured American soldier, whose identity was confirmed

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Iran: The Resistance Lives

No doubt the mullahs who rule Iran had begun to think that they had successfully crushed the resistance.  They thought wrong as the above video of a protest yesterday at the Ghoba Mosque in Tehran amply demonstrates.  Reports indicate that

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Banned in Iran

A bit repetitious of Darwin Catholic’s earlier post on this subject, but I think this is a movie very much worth seeing.  Topical doesn’t begin to describe the film The Stoning of Soraya M. that is opening this weekend.  Starring Shohreh

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Blood in Iran

On June 24, the Iranian regime learned a, to them ominous, lesson.  The protests continued in the face of savage brutality from the ruling mullahs.  Atlas Shrugs has first rate coverage here. Gateway Pundit here has been on top of this

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Pity and Fear

Aristotle taught that the purpose of tragedy is to inspire pity and fear in the audience, thence causing catharsis, a purging of emotion. I’ve always found his explanation of tragedy compelling, but as I get older (queue laughter at the

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Neda Agha-Soltan: "The Voice of Iran"

In a Death Seen Around the World, a Symbol of Iranian Protests, by Nazila Fathi (New York Times): Only scraps of information are known about Ms. Agha-Soltan. Her friends and relatives were mostly afraid to speak, and the government broke

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Iran: Protest Becomes Insurrection

Rioting in Tehran Saturday is shown in the above video.  Protests are quickly developing into an insurrection.  The Iranian government is using brutal force to suppress the dissidents, but reports from Iran clearly indicate that the situation is moving well beyond

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