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State Department Finally Recognizes Genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry determined this morning that ISIS has been committing acts of genocide against Christians and other minorities. The European Parliament made a similar declaration last month and Kerry has faced increasing pressure to make the declaration official. On Monday the House of Representatives voted 393-0 in a nonbinding resolution to condemn ISIS atrocities as genocide. In this interview we talked about it with Nina Shea.

 

Ideology of San Bernardino Shooting

The media is using the San Bernardino attacks as a jumpstarter for conversations on stricter gun control and has not talked intelligently about the ideology that motivated the attack. That’s what Katharine Gorka is here to do.

 

Ten Things America Must do to Defend Itself against Global Jihad

There is no end in sight to the war against ISIS. Meanwhile Boko Haram, al-Shabbab and other terror groups are committing daily atrocities in their own regions. The shooters in San Bernardino were motivated by ISIS, which claims to have fighters already in the US. What must America do to defend itself? Robert Spencer has a list of ten actions.

 

Under Caesar’s Sword Conference Review

Al and Nick recently attended the Under Caesar’s Sword conference in Rome. The conference presented new data on the state of Christian persecution in different areas of the world. The numbers don’t lie: Christians are the most heavily persecuted religious group on earth. We’ll recap the conference with Dan Philpott.

 

The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS

ISIS rocketed onto the world stage seemingly out of nowhere, beheading American hostages, bulldozing international borders, routing the American-trained Iraqi Army, carving out a new state that rules eight million people and a territory larger than the United Kingdom. But who are they? Where did ISIS come from, and how did they rise to power in so little time? What is driving them—and how can they be stopped? Robert Spencer answers all these questions and many more.

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Which Muslim Countries are Models for the Future?

We’ve discussed the horrible suffering endured by Christians in countries like Pakistan and Iraq. What is life like in other Muslim-dominated countries? Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world and most Christians there are able to lead peaceful lives. What is the relationship between Arab and non-Arab Muslim countries? Can other countries eventually function more like Indonesia? We’ll discuss it with Dr. Paul Marshall.

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A Muslim Case for Liberty

Many argue that Islam is incompatible with democracy. Mustafa Akyol is not one of them. He believes that there is an interpretation of Islam that is compatible with Western values of liberty, but also acknowledges that it’s a difficult argument to make. He presents his case to us today.

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