The Moral Myopia of Trump’s Foreign Policy

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by John Bryson Chane Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking May 4 at the State Department outlined a broad overview of President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. Since there has been concern about this new direction for America’s global engagement,… Continue Reading  

Whatever Happened to “Blessed Be the Peacemakers”?

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by Thomas Buonomo John Hagee, San Antonio-based evangelical mega-church pastor and founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), exhorts his followers to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” while exerting pressure on the U.S. government to undermine the conditions necessary for… Continue Reading  

The Druze: Latest Minority to Suffer from Sunni Extremists

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by Emile Nakhleh The Druze, a centuries-old Arab community and an offshoot of Shia Islam, is the latest religious minority in the Levant to suffer the wrath of Islamic extremists. Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliated group fighting… Continue Reading  

Why Is it Specifically Muslims Who are Resisting the West?

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by Graham E. Fuller Many people ask why it appears to be specifically Muslims who are in confrontation with the West today, as compared to other ethnic groups who also bear historical grievances from treatment at the hands of the… Continue Reading  

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Joe McCarthy Would Understand  By Andrew J. Bacevich via Tom Dispatch First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.”  Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.”  Most recently, we have an American posting… Continue Reading