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The tragedy of the Arabs

A THOUSAND years ago, the great cities of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo took turns to race ahead of the Western world. Islam and innovation were twins. The various Arab caliphates were dynamic superpowers—beacons of learning, tolerance and trade. Yet today the Arabs are in a wretched state. Even as Asia, Latin America and Africa advance, the Middle East is held ...

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Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Says ‘Vicar of Baghdad’

It’s considered one of the world’s oldest Christian populations—now it’s poised to become the most recent driven to extinction. So says Canon Andrew White, a prominent churchman known as the “vicar of Baghdad,” about Iraqi Christians.  Via: observer.com Reverend White led St. George’s Church in Baghdad, the only Anglican church in Iraq, until the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered him to leave ...

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Islamic State fighters surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi army

Islamic State fighters are in disarray and struggling to fend off a rapid offensive by Iraqi forces to recapture Mosul and expel the militants from their last major stronghold in the country, a top US military official said. Via: AP “They’re lacking purpose, motivation and direction,” Army Major General Joseph Martin said in a phone interview from Baghdad. “I’ve never ...

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Watch Obama explain why he won’t say “radical Islam”

President Obama has a rather lengthy list of faults and failures under his belt as the commander-in-chief, but perhaps none of them are as glaring as his total inability to handle radical Islamic terrorism. In fact, he’s so eaten up with progressive pandering, despite numerous attacks on our own soil by jihadis, he still refuses to even use the term ...

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Baghdad state of emergency declared after protesters storm parliament

A state of emergency has reportedly been declared in Baghdad after supporters of the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone and entered the parliament building. Hundreds of people gathered in protest at the failure of Iraqi MPs to convene for a vote to approve new ministers. The unrest comes after weeks of political turmoil in Baghdad over efforts ...

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