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Attack, Slaughter and Enslave: Gimme That Old Time Religion?

To understand the cultural forces propelling ISIS, analysts turn to the 18th century and the rise of Wahhabism. Unfortunately for Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, who wanted to reform Islam without violence, his movement was taken up for political reasons by Muhammad Ibn Saud, who, like any self-respecting desert chieftain, sought to take over as much of … Continue reading

I came for the Apocalypse and all I got was this lousy T shirt

How have you been? Good I hope. I’ve been writing a grown-up book, and just like when I write kid’s books, it turns out to be a lot more work than I imagined when I launched into the project. Getting anything done requires both inspiration and perspiration, but I prefer the former to the latter. … Continue reading

We are all tribal

You may have noticed references in passing news stories that tribes are still very important in the identities of people in say, Libya or Afghanistan. Tribal chieftains still settle conflicts in tribal councils and tribes form alliances and war with each other. It is always interesting to see how different societies structure themselves and would … Continue reading

Was Einstein an anti-Semite?

What a silly question! How could the poster child for Jewish intellectual superiority be anti-Semitic? It is important to note that Einstein was intimately acquainted with fascism, having fled Nazi Germany in 1933. He knew what he was talking about, unlike Glenn Beck, who comedian Lewis Black says has “Nazi Tourettes.” In 1948 Einstein wrote … Continue reading

Whose Promised Land? The Wrong Question-and then the Right One

Would you like to jump into a swirling sea of violence and race hatred? Of course not, you are a sensible person. And I, apparently am not. It just started out with a simple question: “Why do so many people dislike the Jews?” Well first, you have to define “Jew.” Are Jews a race? That … Continue reading

25% of world is “anti-Semitic,” 0% of Zionists ask “why?”

I have only one dog in this fight; I personally only know two Jews well and I like them both. I am not anti-Jew; I am anti-Liar. The anti-Defamation League conducted a worldwide survey and concluded that “More than one-in-four adults, 26 percent of those surveyed, are deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes.” Hmm, what is … Continue reading

Netanyahu starring as The Messiah

A quote by a former Likud activist reported in The National Interest: “Bibi is a messianist. He believes with all his soul and every last molecule of his being that he is King David.” This explains Netanyahu’s single-minded apocalyptic drive to “mow the grass” around the Middle East so the Zionist neighborhood is tidy. It … Continue reading

The Need for a Common Enemy

A recent Al-Jazeera article illustrates the benefits of a common enemy in turbulent times. A small Lebanese village, Shebaa, on the border of the Israel-occupied Golan Heights and Syria, contains all the ingredients for combustion, yet shows no signs of igniting. The population is largely Sunni, with incursions of militant Islamist groups and recently, Syrian … Continue reading

Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist Apocalypse Nut

You might be a Christian Zionist if you feel particularly proud to be an American every time the U.S. vetoes an otherwise unanimous UN resolution condemning Israel. I spent at least thirty years as a Christian Zionist and changing my mind felt like cult deprogramming. Zionism is a movement for the establishment, development and protection … Continue reading