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Robert Spencer’s Indispensable Account of the 1500-Year War Islamic Jihadists Have Waged Against the West

Robert Spencer’s <i>The History of Jihad</i> tells, in magnificent measure, the story of how, over 1400 years, the votaries of Islam have observed the …

Islam

Victim of Berlin anti-Semitic attack was an Israeli Arab who 'wanted to see what it was like' to be Jewish

One of the victims of an anti-Semitic attack in central Berlin that shocked Germany this week is not Jewish, it has emerged.<p>Adam Armoush told German television he was wearing a Jewish kippah skullcap in an attempt to prove it was safe to wear one on the streets of Berlin.<p>But the experiment went …

Trump Puts Fact Ahead of Fiction in Israel

Opinion<p>Posted: Dec 08, 2017 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>The most …

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

The ungrateful refugee: ‘We have no debt to repay’

Dina Nayeri was just a child when she fled Iran as an asylum seeker. But as she settled into life in the US and then Europe, she became suspicious of the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful<p>A few weeks ago I dusted off my expired Iranian passport photo, an …

Lips

The Big End-of-Days Ideas of the Breitbart Intellectuals Thinking for Trump

Trump’s chief policy adviser is staffing the administration with other key players who share his end-of-days, clash-of-civilizations perspective.<p>Not …

Austrian Freedom Party leader Strache calls for 'Islamization ban'

Far-right Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache has slammed Islam as "fascistic." And he upped a call by his party's coalition partner, which …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

Science Shows This Is The Only Skill You Need To Be Successful In Life

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

Seven bikes lean against the wall of Jim Papadopoulos's basement in Boston, Massachusetts. Their paint is scratched, their tyres flat. The handmade …

Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.<p>The Council of Islamic Ideology says it has to finalize the 160-page draft before it is …

Muslim countries ban gay and transgender reps from United Nations meeting on Aids

More than 50 Muslim countries have banned gay and transgender groups from attending a United Nations conference dedicated to ending Aids.<p>African Men for Sexual Health and Rights and Ishtar Men Who Have Sex With Men were among those denied access to the meeting, which will be held next month.<p>Though …

'Life is horrible': Syria's Christians fear total genocide

Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation.<p>An estimated dozen Christian families are …

Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization.<p>The newest edition obtained by the …

Turkey's Fake War on Jihadis

<b>Although nominally participating in the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has covertly aided its</b> …

Could paying everyone benefits – rich and poor – be the best way to tackle poverty?

Traditional wisdom suggests that if you give a man a fish, he’ll be fed for a day. Teach him to fish, however, and he’ll be able to eat for a lifetime.<p>But what if we tried giving a man money, so that he can buy what he needs most?<p>Policymakers are now considering this radical option as a solution to …

Sumatran Rhinos: What strategies can be implemented to save the endangered species?

The Sumatran rhino population could flourish if a combination of protective measures and reproduction programs were to be implemented, scientists …

A World War has begun. Break the silence

The world is in the grip of a massive wave of militarism of which most of us are blissfully ignorant, writes John Pilger. When did mainstream media …

Mainstream Media

Persecuted by ISIL, there 'won't be any Yazidis left'

<b>Lalish -</b> Deep in the mountains of Iraq's Kurdish region lies a sanctuary for the Yazidis, a religious minority that has been viciously persecuted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).<p>Lalish, which means both silence and listen, is the oldest Yazidi temple in the world. Usually quiet …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Obama taken for fool by classic Muslim ploy

Secretary of State John Kerry talks with President Barack Obama. The two have led the way in getting Iran to sign a treaty on nuclear weapons in …

Are Fly Farms a Solution to Food Waste?

The Plate<p>You’ve probably heard that more people around the world are eating insects to help reduce agricultural waste and replace protein in meat-based diets. But have you ever seen farmers raise flies to make animal food?<p>A few months ago, the National Geographic video team came across a new …

Agriculture

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA<p>Politicians always try to appear confident, like Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured here confidently exaggerating the size of his... stimulus …

George W. Bush

New to nature No 139: Antechinus arktos

Long mistaken for another species, this Australian marsupial may now be under threat from rising temperatures. That doesn’t stop it from enjoying a vigorous, if deadly, sex life<p>A beautiful new species of carnivorous marsupial has been discovered in far south-eastern Queensland and adjacent …

Trail of Tools Reveals Modern Humans' Path Out of Africa

Early Homo sapiens lingered in a lush Arabia before encountering Neanderthals in the Levant.<p>Where did our species come from, and how did we get from there to everywhere?<p>Genetic studies have supplied a convincing answer to the first question: Our modern human ancestors evolved in Africa, then swept …

How to Sharpen Tools on a Bench Grinder

A bench grinder is all you need to turn rusty old hardened-steel tools, like cold chisels and punches, into useable workhorses.<p>My dad gave me a big box of cold chisels, punches, and other stuff. Most of the tools are in pretty rough condition, with a mushroomed face on one end and a chipped edge on …

The 6 Best Rugged Work Boots You Can Buy

And they're all made in the USA.<p>Work boots are the one of the most important pieces of protective gear you can wear for any project. The days of heavy and bulky boot construction are gone, and have been replaced with comfortable footwear that can be worn all day without fatigue setting in. …

What Will It Take To Find Life Elsewhere In The Universe?

The Hubble and James Webb space telescopes won't find life beyond the solar system. With funding and support, here's what might.<p>The sky was hazy and overcast above Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the morning of July 8, 2011. A light breeze from offshore cooled off an estimated 750,000 onlookers braving …

Universe

Flipping Through History

MagMaker / September 4, 2013<p>Dr. Donna Yates has a PhD in archaeology and a fellowship with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the …