Europe: “Je Suis Charlie”? Maybe. “Je Suis Juif”? Not Really.

Europe: “Je Suis Charlie”? Maybe. “Je Suis Juif”? Not Really. - January 18, 2015 (Gatestone Institute)
The four people gunned down in Paris on January 9 had not even been buried yet — four men murdered by a Muslim terrorist just for being Jews — when Amsterdam’s pro-Palestinian student group demanded an academic boycott against Israel.

Anti-Christian prejudice: The last acceptable form of bigotry

Anti-Christian prejudice: The last acceptable form of bigotry - January 18, 2015 (Jerusalem Post)
When it comes to anti-Christian prejudice, we have failed. In some parts of our community, such is the last acceptable form of bigotry. Ö While the stereotype of the ignorant southern Evangelical might make for snarky tweets, collectively, they are far more tolerant of us than we are of them. So which community has a bigotry problem?

Israel kills Iran’s Revolutionary Guard general Mohammed Allahdadi in Golan Heights strike

Israel kills Iran’s Revolutionary Guard general Mohammed Allahdadi in Golan Heights strike - January 19, 2015 (International Business Times)
Iran’s revolutionary guards’ corps (IRGC) has confirmed that one of its senior commanders, general Mohammad Ali Allahdadi (or Dadi), has been killed by an Israeli strike on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights.

Putin prepares bitter and hysterical missile surprise to ‘American partners’

Putin prepares bitter and hysterical missile surprise to ‘American partners’ - January 16, 2015 (Pravda)
Russia’s new sea-based cruise missiles reduce the military power of the United States on a vast geopolitical region from Warsaw to Kabul and from Rome to Baghdad.

Iran and Hezbollah are planning ‘imminent’ joint invasion of Israel’s northern Galilee region

Iran and Hezbollah are planning ‘imminent’ joint invasion of Israel’s northern Galilee region - January 20, 2015 (Daily Mail)
Senior Iranian and Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria this weekend were likely planning an ‘imminent’ attack on Israel, security sources have claimed. A decision to meet in Syria could mean that a ‘high-level’ and ‘sophisticated’ attack on Israel’s northern border is ‘imminent’.

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014 - December 29, 2014 (Bible History Daily)
From the translation of a Babylonian “Ark Tablet” to the resurfacing of a skeleton from Ur in a museum basement, 2014 was a year full of exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries and new interpretations. As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 finds that thrilled us in 2014.

Syria: Isis chief executioner found beheaded with cigarette in his mouth

Syria: Isis chief executioner found beheaded with cigarette in his mouth - January 06, 2015 (International Business Times)
In a grotesque twist of the saying “live by the sword, die by the sword”, an Islamic State executioner in Syria who carried out beheadings for the jihadist group has been found with his head cut off. The body of Egyptian-born Abu Zaid al-Masri, the deputy emir of the feared al-Hesbah (or Hisbah) force in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, was recovered near a power plant in al-Mayadeen city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper; France goes on alert

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper; France goes on alert - January 07, 2015 (Associated Press)
Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

Obama Envoy John Allen: No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State

Obama Envoy John Allen: No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State - December 31, 2014 (Der Spiegel)
General John Allen, 61, has served as special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS under US President Barack Obama since September. He previously served for three years as the deputy commander of the US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Allen uses the Arabic term “Daesh” when referring to IS in order to prevent having to say the word “state”.

Russian Battle Robots Near Testing for Military Use

Russian Battle Robots Near Testing for Military Use - January 02, 2015 (Moscow Times)
Machine-gun wielding battle robots are going to be tested in Russia’s Astrakhan region for use by the country’s Strategic Missile Forces, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.

Egypt’s Sisi: Islamic “Thinking” Is “Antagonizing the Entire World”

Egypt’s Sisi: Islamic “Thinking” Is “Antagonizing the Entire World” - January 01, 2015 (Middle East Forum)
Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015, in connection to Prophet Muhammad’s upcoming birthday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject.

The Western Media and Muslim-on-Muslim Violence

The Western Media and Muslim-on-Muslim Violence - December 29, 2014 (FrontPage Magazine)
Earlier I looked at how Western mainstream media enable Islamic terrorism by employing an arsenal of semantic games, key phrases, convenient omissions, and moral relativism to portray such violence as a product of anything and everything political and historical grievances, “Islamophobia,” individual insanity, poverty and ignorance, territorial disputes, not Islam.