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  • Tough love for Islam

    By David Suissa

    January 13, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    We’re conditioned to respect all religions. But what happens when we’re confronted with a religion that looks more like a political ideology? When I criticize Islam, I don’t criticize its spiritual beauty; I criticize the fact that in too many places around the world, the religion...

  • Letters to the editor: J Street students, sharia and inclusion

    May 28, 2014 | 9:43 am

    A Word From J Street Student

    As a student leader of J Street U at the Claremont Colleges, I feel obliged to respond to David Suissa’s recent column, “J Street’s Real Failure.” 

    I have relatives living in Beersheba and have heard from them firsthand the terror of living under...

  • What’s a boycott worth?

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2014 | 12:17 am

    If you walk up the red carpet and into the Beverly Hills Hotel on a Friday evening or Saturday morning, at the left side of the lobby, inside the Sunset Room, you’ll find an Orthodox Jewish prayer service.

    You’ll see the standard mechitzah dividing male and female worshippers,...

  • Denounce Sharia everywhere

    May 14, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    This week, the Hollywood left finally discovered something it had apparently been missing for the last few decades: States that impose Islamic law, known as Sharia, brutally violate human rights.

    This shocking realization came after the Sultan of Brunei, who owns the Beverly...

  • Opinion: Shout down the Sharia myth makers

    August 10, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years. The notion that Islam is insidiously making inroads in the United States through the application...

  • Wait a minute: Nigerian Muslim told he can keep 86 wives, at least for now

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 9, 2008 | 8:44 pm

    The saga of 84-year-old Mohammed Bello Abubakar, the Nigerian Muslim ordered to divorce all but four of his 86 wives, continues. Abubakar had until Sept. 7 to choose which wives he would keep or else be banished from his village. But Abubakar had challenged that edict, and a court...

  • Nigerian Muslim downsizing wives corps from 86 to 4

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 2, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    Just a month ago, Mohammed Bello Abubakar was resolute in his righteousness as the husband to 86 women and refused to divorce all but four, as Islamic leaders in his native Nigeria had ordered.

    “A man with 10 wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah. That...

  • Iran suspends death by stoning

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    The Islamic Republic of Iran continues its international PR campaign, this week announcing a temporary suspension in its policy of stoning to death adulterers and homosexuals.

    Stoning the sinner is not a Quranic but an Iranian one. Though a rare form of punishment, Iranian law...

  • A Jew argues for Sharia in England

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 18, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Geoffrey Alderman, an Orthodox Jew who writes a weekly column for the Jewish Chronicle and teaches politics and history at the University of Buckingham, apparently wants some attention. Why else would he send out this press release promoting a talk he will give Sunday to London’s...

  • The new Muslim smear for Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 13, 2008 | 1:30 am

    I made a mistake Monday morning. I should have read that Edward Luttwak op-ed on Barack Obama the Muslim apostate that I linked to here but didn’t discuss. As the day dragged on, my Google Reader filled up with a few RSS feeds attacking the bankruptcy of Luttwak’s argument that...

  • History Behind What Makes Hamas Tick

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Hamas, which will form the next Palestinian Authority government, has an ideology that is based on the destruction of Israel through jihad, or Muslim "holy war." The group's 1988 charter states that "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as...