Sunni-Shiite divide in Syria may spark wider Middle East war

By RICK MORAN, AMERICAN THINKER— Lebanon’s mulch-religious society has become a tinderbox since Hezbollah, who dominates the government, announced their military assistance to President Assad in Syria. But the Sunni-Shiite divide in Lebanon is only a microcosm of what is occurring elsewhere in the Middle East. The two major sects of Islam, never at peace…

Our shared Islamist enemy

By YAIR SHAMIR, FOREIGN POLICY— George Orwell wrote in his seminal tome, 1984, “The object of terrorism is terrorism … Now do you begin to understand me?” Unfortunately, we live in a world where too many still do not understand. After the recent terrorist attacks in Boston, there was immense incredulity when the ethnic nationality…

Why So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare

By VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— Mahatma Gandhi is quoted in the book, Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism, by Catherine Clement, as follows: “While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest:…