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  • Is ISIS a crisis for the so-called Jewish state?
    • What a ridiculous article. Israel's founder Theodor Herzl was an atheist Jew. The founding of Israel was a secular project. Israel has had atheist Jews as their Prime Minister's. In Israel, gays are free to live their own lives and even serve in the IDF. Women are also empowered inside of Israel and serve in the IDF as well. Arab-Israelis have the same rights as Jews inside of Israel. In contrast ISIS beheads civilians for the sole purposes of their faith or ethnicity. ISIS kills gays, stones women to death and imposes draconian Shariah law. If Israel wanted to do what ISIS wants to do, they would wipe out the Palestinians in one day. To compare ISIS to the democratically elected state of Israel is truly shameless.

  • American airstrikes and the universal 'language of force'
    • It seems as if Nima Shirazi supports ISIS and thinks that ISIS is not inherently evil but rather it is just "propaganda". In the world of people like him, genocides such as that of the Yazidi people would be one that would be in the inherent right of ISIS as this benevolent force. Mind boggling how the hatred of America can cloud and pollute the minds of people so much that they end up becoming defenders of the greatest evil in the world.

  • When Rouhani says blaming ISIS on Islam is Islamophobic, is anyone listening?
    • @Annie Robbins: not to mention that you accept at face value the slanders and lies by the Islamist regime. Everything that happens, Bahai's are the scapegoat without providing a single shred of evidence. Being someone who supposedly supports human rights and are against people being discriminated, the justification for such tyranny and oppression of an entire group of people speaks volumes.

    • @Annie Robbins: Are you seriously posting a link to a website dedicated to bashing Bahai's and justifying their oppression? Bahai people have been executed for not converting to Shiite Islam. This is a fact. Bahai's in Iran are denied the opportunity to get an education and employment. Bahai people in Iran have had their homes taken away for the simple fact that they are Bahai. Bahai's are not considered human by the regime in Iran for the simple fact that they are a faith that came after Islam. Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism are tolerated (although these minority groups are oppressed) since they came before Islam and therefore are "accepted". But those who came AFTER Islam are considered heretics and are systematically oppressed and terrorized. What I am stating are facts. Just look to the U.N. reports on how Bahai's inside of Iran are treated..: link to shaheedoniran.org

    • Well said. Bahai people are persecuted for their faith for the simple fact that they came after Islam. Bahai's have been executed for not converting to Shiism and for being Bahai. Bahai's are systematically oppressed inside of Iran. All this is irony coming from such a regime.

    • I am an Iranian who believes in freedom and democracy. Being born in Iran, having most my family in Iran and having been back to Iran extensively, I feel that I can talk on this subject. This is a regime that rules through terror and tyranny. Nothing more and nothing less.

    • As an Iranian-American, I am offended by the insinuations of this article. Since when do we take seriously the words of a terrorist regime that implements Shariah law in oppressing and terrorizing the Iranian people? This is a regime that hangs gays and stones women to death. I don't think other terrorist regimes guided by an apocalyptic ideology in the "return of the hidden imam" have any business lecturing us on topics of radical Islam and terrorism.

  • Homegrown jihadis and the limits of the Israel lobby
    • How comical. How about because ISIS terrorists want to kill and subjugate each and last westerner while Israeli soldiers are part of a democratic government that has no aspirations for jihad and terrorism?

  • 'NYT' finds a model relationship for Palestinians and Israelis: collaborator and his handler
    • Mosab Hassan Yousef is a hero for humanity. He risked his life and risked everything in order to save innocent lives against terrorists who blow themselves up for Allah. I would rather have seen Mosab go down Ayaan Hirsi Ali's path of rationality and non-belief, but better Jesus than Mohammad. Mosab Hassan Yousef is truly an amazing human being and we should all be thankful for his courage and moral compass.

  • Palestinian refugees displaced again as they flee Islamic State in Iraq
    • What a sheer lie. U.S. NEVER supported ISIS. WE supported the Free Syrian Army which is the direct enemy of ISIS. They kill each other.

  • Israel, your brand is tanking
    • Too bad the polls don't reflect your perceived reality..: link to pollingreport.com

      And what matters is not just youth and non-whites. What matters is everyone based on a representative sample. People who are young tend to be more to the left but when they become older they shift more to moderate levels. The Democratic party is still overwhelmingly behind Israel and self-proclaimed liberals are split. There has been no sea change in America. Again, all one has to do is to look at the totality of the polls.

      For example the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll asked "When it comes to the current conflict in the Middle East, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" 43% Israelis, 14% Palestinians. Asked "When it comes to the current conflict in the Middle East, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with Hamas?"54% Israelis, 7% Hamas.

  • Sam Harris defends his silence on Gaza slaughter (or tries to anyway)

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