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Tancredo: Cultural rot back home enhances threat of Islamic terror

Tom Tancredo

Special to Thousands of potential jihadists could become radicalized in the United States, choosing “true Islam” over “the values of our ascendant secular hedonism,” former congressman Tom Tancredo said. “While radical Islam may indeed hold little attraction for the […]

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Should the West simply surrender to ISIL and the ‘religion of peace’?


Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy “France is at war,” President Francois Hollande said after ISIL attack (as if it had not happened before – 9/11, Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Boston in 2003, Marathon bombing, countless acts of […]

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‘People!’ — by Sol W. Sanders — a journalistic tapestry


Special to By Donald Kirk, Correspondents by the time they reach a certain age may look back on an extraordinary range of people encountered in odd situations and settings. We all have stories to tell, uniquely our own, […]

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Iran clips wings of bogus KFC for being too American

Iranian authorities shuttered the fried chicken shop Halal KFC on Nov. 3.

Special to By Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Nothing says “America” quite like the opening of a bogus Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Iranian capital. Too American, it seems, for Iranian authorities, who apparently spoiled the […]

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Canada is cool again with return to trendy Trudeau-mania


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The sweeping electoral victory of Canada’s Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau after ten years of Conservative party government, sets a new agenda and political template for Canada. But beyond retail […]

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Son of Iranian hostage-takers enjoys life in the ‘Great Satan’

American hostages in Tehran after the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979.

Special to By Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The face of the Iran hostage crisis probably never envisioned the day her child would enroll at a university in the “Great Satan.” Yet the oldest son of […]

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Khamenei spooked by potential U.S. cultural influence on Iran’s youth

A woman passes by a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Teheran.

Special to Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has forbidden future negotiations with the United States not only as a warning to Iran’s moderates, but in an effort to keep the nation’s disenchanted youth in line. Khamenei, who issued the […]

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The Trump ‘chaos’: America needs hope and change now more than ever


Special to By Sheda Vasseghi What does chaos theory have to do with Donald Trump and are both just what America needs at this moment in history? In his Sept. 29, 2015, article, Mark Leibovich of The New York […]

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Chinese president snubs Mark Zuckerberg’s request to name his unborn child

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.  /Bloomberg

Special to Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009. And now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s request for an honorary Chinese name for his unborn daughter has been blocked by China’s president. At an exclusive White House soiree on […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

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Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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