Muslims have rightly complained about the Israeli government labeling them anti-Semitic for legitimate criticism of Israeli policy, but today Muslims (along with liberal apologist allies) are doing the same thing with their broad use of the "Islamophobia" label against the "new atheists."
Given the lack of any pattern in radicalization, both law enforcement and community leaders face a very difficult task as to how they go about unearthing violence-prone radicals. As a free society, we will have to manage such threats without veering away from our constitutional principles.
It is clear therefore that there are people here in America who feel that when it comes to crimes or acts or terrorism that have been committed by Muslims, we should be changing the U.S. constitution around.
I hate to break ranks with my liberal brethren, but there is a clear pattern in the mass killings that this country has suffered over the past 10 years. If, as the evidence strongly indicates, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the mayhem in Boston, then that pattern extends right up to the moment.
It's not that the torture scenes weren't pretty bad. They were: the bruised face, haunted eyes, scarred skin, and gradual deterioration from arrogant jihadist to a helpless, broken body pleading for mercy.
Jihad, Jihadi, jihadist, even -- most ridiculous of all -- counter-jihadist. These labels are used by laypeople and journalists alike, often using jihad as a synonym for "any violence undertaken by Muslims." So what does jihad really mean?
Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.
The girls, wired to the max (sugar and wi-fi), radically pick up the pace of their texting and talking like some kind of futuristic teenage particle accelerator. After five minutes, the prisoners stop smiling. After ten, they become silent. After twenty, they start twitching. A lot.
While France has spent billions of Euros over the past ten years to battle the threat of radical Islam in Central Asia, they find once again the threat is homegrown, fostered in their own schools, decaying neighborhoods and prisons.
I have difficulty accepting that those who preach hate, intolerance and just plain evil from the pulpit, the Amud, the minbar or from whatever elevated religious or political position they hold, are hearing and relaying the Word of God.
We serve and work in nearly every government and private sector in the United States. American Muslims are law enforcement officers, athletes, artists, musicians, teachers, judges, business owners, you name it. Truly the stuff of nightmares.
Michelle Bachmann and four Congressional colleagues released letters calling for an investigation on whether individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have "had an impact on the federal government's national security policies."