American Spectator

ICNA-MAS in Baltimore: A Meeting of Islamist Minds

This weekend (March 30-April 1), for the fourth year running, the Baltimore Convention Center will host the joint convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS). Alongside a cohort of prominent clerics will also be former Maryland governor …

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Faith on Offense

The best defense is a good offense; this widely acknowledged sports axiom applies to most other spheres of human activity. There is always the exception, but just think a little and you will acknowledge the old tried and true holds. Take the trivial — and …

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A Hero’s Sacrifice: Arnaud Beltrame

Last Friday morning, the small towns of Carcassonne and Trèbes in southern France were terrorized for several hours. The terror started when a local criminal hijacked a car in Carcassonne, killing the driver. He then began shooting at off-duty police officers, injuring one of them. …

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Erdogan Calls Anti-War Students ‘Terrorists’

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again targeting university students over their political dissent, which he considers to be “support for terrorism.” A pro-government group distributed “Turkish delights” on the campus of Turkey’s top institute of higher education, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, to celebrate …

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Pearl Harbor Will Not Happen Again

It’s about time to face reality. There appears to be considerable confusion in the world press regarding the reason Kim Jong Un has so unexpectedly offered to have a meeting with President Donald Trump. Statements from DPRK representatives have repeatedly indicated North Korea will “denuclearize.” …

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Abbas Misses Another Opportunity to Help His People

Once again, the naked truth about Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority henchmen is laid bare: Power and money are the goal — not their people’s welfare. Abbas boycotted a recent Gaza stakeholders’ summit at the White House, called to identify real solutions …

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Stand for Laura Ingraham and a Free Press

But, of course. So Laura Ingraham tweets the mildest of tweets, in this case about the news that David Hogg of Parkland student anti-gun activism fame, has been rejected by various colleges. This news of Hogg’s rejections — something totally normal in the world of …

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Roseanne, You Da Man

Roseanne pulled monster ratings Tuesday night. More than 18 million watched for a 5.1 rating. More watched the reboot’s debut than the original run’s finale. Given broadcast television’s troubles in the intervening two decades, the numbers astound. What accounts for the blockbuster premiere? The X-Files, …

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Slowing Down to Consider Sin

Passover and Easter coincide which means that most of the nation is slowing down simultaneously and taking time to reflect on themselves, on God, on freedom, on slavery, on sin. Jewish people prepare by cleaning their homes and ridding it of leaven and the week …

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Don’t Close Our Open Skies

Open Skies agreements are exactly what they sound like: agreements among countries to keep the skies open to competition where international flights are concerned. They pull states back from meddling in setting routes, mandating capacity, and fixing prices. Consumers benefit like crazy. Economists estimate that …

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