Tag Archives: Islam

Islamists on Track to Win Egyptian Election

I predicted earlier this year that the Arab Spring would likely result in further Islamic radicalization of the Arab world. According to The New York Times, the “mainstream” Muslim Brotherhood has captured about forty percent of the Egyptian vote, based … Continue reading

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In Libya, the Hits Just Keep on Coming

While I correctly predicted that a more democratic government in Muslim countries like Libya would result in increased Islamic radicalism, I could not have imagined it might spell the beginning of an Arab apartheid regime. Today, the New York Times reported … Continue reading

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Top Turkish Generals Resign En Masse

The New York Times just reported that Turkey’s top military commanders resigned en masse today. This development is a negative one for NATO, Turkey, and the broader Middle East. Historically, the Turkish military has been the sole guarantor of stability … Continue reading

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Koran Burning No Worse Than Flag Burning

All this outrage in America over a Florida pastor’s burning of the Koran is starting to get a bit ridiculous. I understand that it is not in the United States’ interests to inflame the Afghan people. This fact explains why … Continue reading

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An Imam’s Tips for Marital Bliss

The video above calmly and dispassionately discusses the “proper” Islamic etiquette for handling an unruly wife. I wish this were a joke, but it is not. I want to thank my business school classmate, Dina, for bringing this to my attention. She … Continue reading

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Who Are the Libyan Rebels?

I came across this interesting article today on Foreign Policy‘s website. It concludes that the Libyan opposition has two faces: the politicians and the fighters. Furthermore, the fighters are divided into three major camps. The first camp includes “a ragtag bunch of … Continue reading

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