The danger of minimizing Jihad to push an agenda

It took less than a few hours for politicians and their minions wasted little time to exploit the massacre at the Pulse night club in Orlando. President Obama gave heartstring-President Obama continues to use national tragedies to sell agendatugging speeches about the “evils of guns” and, like a child, could not resist making it a campaign speech by zinging Donald Trump. Still, Trump tripped over himself again trying to fuel the fires of the illegal immigration debate and House Democrats resorted to playground antics the moment it went into session after the shooting.

To recap, Radical Islamist Omar Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS and its Jihad against the West on Facebook and to an E911 center, then entered Pulse with a semi-automatic weapon and went on a Terminator-esque shooting spree. Before that, he Continue reading

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Compassion vs. National Security: the Syrian refugee dilemma

The debate over whether the United States should accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees dominates Congressional debates, the Presidential campaign and water coolers nationwide. A simple observation of social media trends over the week after the Paris terrorist attacks show two diametrically opposed emotional arguments: “Let them all in syrian-refugee-teen-takes-selfieor else you are a racist” and “Keep all of them out because we don’t want them here.” The juvenile behavior and playground arguments do not stop with the knee-jerk random poster, President Obama displayed his level of eloquence by accusing Republican opponents of his plan to bring in a plethora of Muslim refugees from the fighting in Syria of being afraid of “women and orphans.”
The truth is, before taking a real side on this issue, it is important to Continue reading

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