Posts Tagged ‘ Pamela Geller ’

New Year, New Jihad

New Year, New Jihad

Update: Tommy Robinson right again, the perp arrived in Turkey via Syria.  ISIS claims responsibility.  Burying the dead.  Graphic photos of the Istanbul massacre.  A profile of the victims of jihad.  For good ongoing overage of this attack, follow Abdullah Bozkurt’s Twitter feed. One of the most exasperating parts of following news coverage of the latest...
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The Surveillance State Arrives

This past month has been filled with such a glut of information that it’s no surprise some items slipped past  an already news-saturated public. Unfortunately, one event which deserves more scrutiny is the United Kingdom’s decision to enact one of the most draconian invasions of privacy and restrictions of personal liberty in recent memory....
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No Platforming Half The Country

No Platforming Half The Country

Contrary to the misconceptions perpetuated by the news media, the latest Twitter purge is not confined to accounts belonging to the alt right. Nor is it targeted exclusively at those accounts which violate Twitter’s terms of service. As  acclaimed actor James Woods explained in his farewell to the social networking behemoth, this is actually...
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Squelching Speech

Squelching Speech

Update: More details on Oleg’s political detention, courtesy of CounterJihad.  Despite the hope that President-elect Trump would usher in a new era of political toleration-after 1st Amendment critic Hillary Clinton’s historic loss-the fact remains that our institutions of higher learning are controlled by people who value dogma over truth. The latest illustration of this...
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Electing A New People

Electing A New People

I took the image you see above in my old stomping grounds of Bay Ridge, which has earned the moniker Beirut in recent years, for obvious reasons. Aside from the Alpine Theater-which was in danger of being added to the adjacent mosque at one point-and Galaxy Comics, you would be hard-pressed to find a...
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Sudden Jihadi Syndrome Strikes again

Sudden Jihadi Syndrome Strikes again

Update: Stop carping about your subjugation, you nasty Islamophobe!  This time in France, a nation where 200 people have been murdered-some after undergoing indescribable torture-and over 800 people maimed in the past year alone. Just as previous generations pondered important questions, e.g. is it live, or is it Memorex? So too we have to...
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Rattle On (A Momentous Anniversary)

Rattle On (A Momentous Anniversary)

You are reading the 1,500th (extended) post to American Rattlesnake, a project which began in the febrile imagination of my friend and colleague, Michel Evanchik. If you had told me in 2010 that over half a decade later this website would exist, let alone be flourishing, I would have scoffed. Those of you who...
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From The Head Down

From The Head Down

As if we needed a reminder that the Augean Stables of our federal government need to be cleansed from top to bottom, this week brought news of an FBI agent encouraging a would-be Muslim assassin in the days leading up to the jihadist assault on Garland, Texas. I’m not one prone to conspiracy theories,...
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Leading From Behind

Leading From Behind

I have some thoughts on the Republican ticket, one of them slightly unconventional, but will save them for another day. It’s worthwhile spending a post on what’s occurring in the UK, which has important implications for the West going forward. Peter Hitchens sums up the surreal political dynamics at work within post-Brexit Great Britain....
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Hillary’s Folly

Hillary’s Folly

The Benghazi Report has finally been published, you can read it in its entirety here, which means we’ve been treated to some predictable political reactions, including this illuminating headline from the New York Times. Leaving aside the predictable spin from Hillary boosters in the fourth estate, one of my main problems with the national debate...
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