Islamist extremists up to their old tricks; moderate/reformist Muslims exist and need our support

September 13, 2012


On Tuesday, September 11 Islamist extremists murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staffers in Benghazi, Libya, and others attacked the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Protests continue to rage at U.S. embassies throughout...

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Exclusive: Iraqi Ally of Israel Dispossessed of his Home, he Says by Iraqi PM Maliki

August 31, 2012

From The Algemeiner



Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who in a series of recent interviews with The Algemeiner has spoken of Iran’s alleged bribery of numerous Iraqi officials, says he has received notice from the office of Iraqi Prime Minister...

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Romney at the RJC proposes Rudy Giuliani as potential attorney general; Gingrich floats strange idea about kids cleaning schools

December 8, 2011


Today I was fortunate to attend the Republican Jewish Coalition’s candidates’ forum in Washington D.C. and to meet several of the candidates, including Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum. More to come,...

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If conservatism = common sense, the Repubs will pick Romney

September 22, 2011


Republicans will debate tonight, 9pm, EST, with Fox News’ Bret Baier to moderate with input from Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly.

Apparently FOX News and Google have partnered for the debate so that viewers can weigh in by...

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Iraqi human rights champion to Obama: stop Iran before it’s too late

August 17, 2011


Mithal al-Alusi, human rights leader and former Iraqi Parliamentarian, contacted me last weekend to convey his thoughts about the dire situation for proponents of human rights and liberal values in Iraq. He also urged President...

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A New Middle East?

February 12, 2011


A wise man once told me, “People get the government they deserve.” At the time, I thought this assessment was overly harsh.  After all, what can unarmed civilians do when they are under the control of a dictator? I still believe...

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Who Knows What Will Happen in the Middle East? Omar Sharif Knows as Much as the Pundits Do

February 3, 2011


What the H&^% is going to happen to the middle east? Darned if this middle east commentator knows. I’ve avoided writing about the uprising in Egypt as long as I possibly could because this one’s got me stumped. I have...

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Ex-Iraqi MP urges U.S. to Form Moderate Arab-Israeli Alliance

October 27, 2010

From The Jerusalem Post



Partnership based on economic interest could give US greater leverage against Iran, says Mithal al-Alusi, whose sons were murdered after he came to Israel in ’04.

Oil and water don’t usually mix. But one native son of the Middle East has...

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Independent Journalist, Under Attack, Gets Mixed Signals from the U.S.

May 17, 2010

Since 2003, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a pioneering Bangladeshi journalist who has exposed the rise of radical Islam in his country and promoted good relations between Bangladesh and Israel, has been harassed by his own...

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Frank Gaffney and Heather Robinson Discuss Attempted NYC Car Bomb and Baghdad Recount

May 5, 2010

Yesterday I appeared on Securefreedom radio, the Center for Security Policy’s radio show, discussing the attempted Times Square terror bombing and the Baghdad recount. Frank Gaffney, the show’s host, engaged me in some interesting back and...

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