Why the Left Casts a Blind Eye on Radical Islam

Since September 11, 2001, if not since the 1979 Iranian revolution, the American left has sought to minimize or deny the threat to Western civilization posed by violent Islamism. Peter Berkowitz examines the effect of this delusional thinking on the Obama administration and the effort of one notable left-wing figure to counteract it:

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More about: Idiocy, Leftism, Michael Walzer, Politics & Current Affairs, Radical Islam, War on Terror

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror