The Future of Islam in Western Europe

With the upcoming French Presidential election in France the topic of Islam in Europe has again become central to the political discourse. This is nothing new: we also saw that in the UK, in Holland, in Austria and even in Switzerland, where the Muslim communities were banned – by popular referendum – from building minarets …

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Trump’s Amateur Hour on Israel

President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve, somehow, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is welcome, but the grounds for skepticism about this outweigh the reasons for hope. The principal reason for skepticism is the lack of evidence that Trump has distanced himself politically from the position, embodied in the right-wing Israeli government and its most ardent American supporters, that …

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Why Study History?

As liberal Democrats for the most part, United States historians have no doubt been having a field day with Donald Trump’s recently reported clueless comments on United States history. The president’s moronic take on the nation’s past was front-page news last Tuesday in liberals’ and academics’ favorite newspaper, The New York Times.  Times reporters Peter …

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The assassination of Alexander II, March 1, 1881

The Death Struggle Between Jewish Terror & the Czar

Zionism and Russia by Valuldas Anelauskas In Russian revolutionary history, the eventful years of 1879-81 inaugurated what is generally known as the decade of Narodnaya Volya. While Chernyj Peredel was fighting for its survival, Narodnaya Volya [People's Will] initiated a string of terrorist operations which culminated in the assassination of Alexander II in 1881. When the …

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Trainee Pilot Flew Pakistani Jet with 300 On Board as Captain Slept in 1st Class – Media

A London-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight with over 300 people on board was left in the hands of a trainee pilot for more than two hours while his captain was in the first-class cabin grabbing some shuteye, local media revealed. Amir Akhtar Hashmi, a senior pilot for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), was supposed to train …

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