Category Archives: War Commentary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Why her criticism of Islam enrages western Leftists:

More perplexing to Ms. Hirsi Ali is the hostility leveled at her by some on the left for her efforts to challenge Islamic law and teachings. These critics profess to care about women’s rights but cannot bring themselves to criticize those who trample on them as long as the misogynist possesses an address in the Muslim world. At a recent panel held at the Women in the World summit in New York, the moderator accused Ms. Hirsi Ali of “picking only on Islam.” She countered: “I embrace Muslims but I reject Islamic law … because it’s totalitarian, because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women.” The anger she stirs on the left confounds her. “You have to ask yourself why anyone would align with proponents of Islamic law,” she says with wonder.

It’s pretty simple. They’re totally down with totalitarianism. And they feel an affinity with other enemies of western civilization and liberalism.

I would note that while I disagree with Carolyn Porco on a lot of things politically, she absolutely gets this issue right.

Hillary’s FBI Interview

Salon (of all places) has ten questions that could derail her political career (and possibly send her to Club Fed):

Unlike loyal Hillary supporters who view the marathon Benghazi hearings to be a badge of courage and countless prior scandals to be examples of exoneration, the FBI didn’t spend one year (investigating this email controversy) to give Clinton or her top aides parking tickets. They mean business, and lying to an FBI agent is a felony, so Hillary Clinton and her aides will be forced to tell the truth. The doublespeak involving convenience and retroactive classification won’t matter to seasoned FBI agents whose reputations are on the line; the entire country feels there’s a double-standard regarding this email controversy.

Because there is, of course. But much of the Democrat machine is in denial, and cannot imagine a world in which a Clinton would ever actually have to be accountable for their crimes.

[Update a while later]

Any one or more of these four laws should mean jail for Hillary and her top aides. Here‘s the linked article.

Zoroastrianism

The Kurds are converting from Islam to it in disgust.

Gee, it’s almost as though the see a problem with the religion they were born to.

This is good news, I think. Zoroastrians have been disappearing, particularly in Iran, and I think the world could use a lot more of them. Traditionally, they’ve never caused much trouble. It’s probably one of the most tolerant religions, historically.