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The Islamic worldview—even concerning things such as disease (e.g., coronavirus)—is fundamentally based on a dichotomy: Anything and everything non-Islamic is evil, dirty, to be shunned, hated, and struggled against (“jihad”); anything Islamic is good, clean, to be embraced, loved, and struggled on behalf. A Christian youth recently found this out the hard way. Saleem Masih,
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Congress passed and the president signed a $2 trillion “stimulus” bill. “Not enough!” shrieked politicians. They said the government must do more. They demanded President Donald Trump reactivate the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that lets government force companies to make things. Trump hesitated. That upset lovers of big dictatorial government. They demanded the
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Israel has been providing the Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza with crucial aid against the coronavirus—not simply out of love and charity, but because populations in such close proximity to each other have a mutual interest in tackling the problem. Israel fears the security implications of a meltdown of Palestinian society in
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Last February 15 marked the five year anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Christians—20 from Egypt and one from Ghana.  One human rights group summarized the incident in a statement: This week in 2015, 21 men were brutally beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in Libya, by members of ISIS. They had been captured by ISIS
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Even amid the throes of the coronavirus crisis, with Americans either at home or practicing heavy social distancing, many companies are looking to hire. Many essential businesses, like grocery stores and delivery companies, need more workers to meet demand. Many other companies have transitioned to telework, and some telework companies may also be hiring. This
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On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package in order to provide essential relief to individuals and businesses struggling with the fallout from the social distancing measures required to fight the spread of the virus. The government arguably had the responsibility to help the economy after the government warned citizens not
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The Iranian regime is trying to exploit the coronavirus catastrophe, which has left 11,900 dead in Iran, to defuse U.S. and international sanctions. The regime’s officials, who downplay the number of fatalities to about one-fifth of the true figure, follow a carefully orchestrated campaign to this end. First, Iran’s Central Bank director asked for a
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempted partisan sabotage of the coronavirus relief bill might mark a new low for her. That the bill finally passed doesn’t excuse her reckless gamesmanship. Republican and Democratic Senate leaders were close to an agreement when Pelosi parked her partisan broomstick and poured poison into the congressional punchbowl. “Talking to some
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From “Russia! Russia! Russia!” to impeachment, the left has been desperately trying to oust Donald Trump from the presidency. After repeated failures, they saw a new opportunity in the coronavirus outbreak, and immediately began politicizing it, accusing him of overreacting, then under-reacting, spreading lies about what he and his administration has done. Over the past
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Rapper and actor O’Shea Jackson, commonly known as Ice Cube, supported President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Ice Cube recently said he “can’t wait to see” Trump in handcuffs. So, the black rapper, who became rich and famous by attacking the country’s “racist” criminal justice system, now cheers on criminal justice — at
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Coronavirus is frightening. I’m working from home, practicing “social distancing.” Experts say it’ll help “flatten the curve” so fewer people will be infected simultaneously. Then hospitals won’t be overwhelmed. But the infection rate grows. Doctors and hospitals may yet be overwhelmed. It didn’t have to get to this point. Coronavirus deaths leveled off in South
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As I said in my previous column, there really is a lot of fascinating scientific detective work going on about SARS-CoV-2, the Wuhan coronavirus formerly known as “Wuhan Coronavirus 2019-nCoV” and COVID-19, the disease it causes. For me, the frustrating thing is that the really fascinating story is being ignored as everyone rushes to find
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