The importance of the Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews lay not only in the violence that occurred, but in the incremental measures that preceded it and the unspeakable evil that it would presage in the years to come.
This transformation of Islam into a violent caricature of itself comes at a somewhat strange juncture in the United States. All the elements seemed in place for us to turn the page on an ugly chapter in our history.
Compared to the European writers discovering the great mosques of Islam for the first time, the mention of mosques is more muted and void of romance to the Muslim secularists inured to them from birth.
What has happened to the "Grand Old Party" of George H.W. Bush and James Baker? For one, the GOP has become captive of several groups that now dominate the party's base and have transformed its thinking.
The government's star witness in the sentencing hearing of Omar Khadr continued to talk for hours on the stand today. But it turns out that much of the information relied upon was based on the highly suspect opinions of a Danish psychologist.
The conflation of soccer violence with Islamicization and the influence of immigrants along with the proposed ban constitute an absurd attempt to polarize opinion on a topic as localized and unpolitical as amateur sports leagues.
Obama may reportedly skip a visit to the Golden Temple to avoid covering his head and being confused as "a Muslim." This may send the message that being Sikh is the same as being Muslim, and both are bad.