Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Extremism’

On Muslim Brotherhood — Is Obama Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

July 11th, 2013

By James G. Zumwalt The pro-democracy crowd celebrating President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster in Cairo’s Tahrir Square unfurled a banner-a warning about Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) backing him. It read, “Wake up, America.” Hopefully, President Obama heeds it. The road traveled to join the club of democratic nations is not always an easy one-sometimes

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Muslim chutzpah

July 10th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., July 9 (UPI) — Only the Hebrew word “chutzpah” appropriately describes it but a recent demand of the Vatican by Egypt’s senior Sunni cleric Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb screams for its use. To better understand why, a brief history of recent Muslim/Catholic relations is necessary. In 2006, ties between Muslims and

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Cosby’s Inciteful Insights on Muslims

June 26th, 2013

Bill Cosby’s claim Muslims are “intentionally misunderstood” misses the point. By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., June 25 (UPI) — The story goes a child worried his parents when, by age 10, he had yet to utter a word. One day the boy sits down to breakfast, takes a spoonful of oatmeal

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Military Trials in the Spotlight

June 17th, 2013

by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) June 17, 2013 Within a 48 hour period this month, legal proceedings against three high-profile military defendants simultaneously entered center stage. June 3rd: The court-martial of Army PFC Bradley Manning began for his involvement in the largest leak of U.S. classified information in history. He is being prosecuted

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Osama to Obama: ‘I’m a happy camper’

June 14th, 2013

By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., June 11 (UPI) — If any joy exists in hell, Osama bin Laden is a happy camper. Assuming the Eternal Inferno’s residents occasionally get breaks to view the world left behind, bin Laden is pleased. Despite serious setbacks suffered by al-Qaida, he sees — almost 12 years after 9/11

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Who is winning the coin toss in Syria?

June 5th, 2013

By James G. Zumwalt In an old comedy routine, Bill Cosby jokes about warring parties in history determining terms of battle beforehand by adopting the coin toss—used today by football teams to see who first goes on offense or defense. In the Battle of Little Big Horn, for example, Cosby—playing referee—introduces Indian “team” captain Chief

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Europe’s tolerance tested by Islam

May 29th, 2013

By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., May 28 (UPI) — In 1995, herpetologists began observing frogs in the U.S. with various mutations and genetic defects. Suspecting the cause was environmental rather than natural, they launched a decades’ long study linking pesticides and other toxins to disturbing nature’s balance. If so few herpetologist

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An Ill Wind from Tehran…

May 22nd, 2013

The June 14 presidential election in Iran may already have a foregone conclusion — and it’s likely an ill wind blowing form Tehran. By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., May 21 (UPI) — With Iran’s registration for presidential applicants now closed, the West awaits the outcome of Tehran’s upcoming June 14th election.

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Looking for some good in a loser’s life

May 15th, 2013

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., May 14 (UPI) — In the aftermath of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, efforts have been made to understand the Tsarnaev brothers’ mindset and what motivated them to allegedly carry out a terrorist attack killing three and injuring more than 260 innocent civilians. Despite the

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What 9/11 Is Telling Us Years Later in “Plane” Language

May 9th, 2013

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., May 7 (UPI) — To those Muslims looking to expand Islam’s global reach, symbolism is very important. In the weeks after 9/11, photographs circulated within the Muslim world of the New York skyline, its normally dominant World Trade Center replaced with photo-shopped mosques, identifiable by their prominent

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