CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

On 30,000 Islamic Terror Attacks

Dec 30, 2016

We all remember the 9/11 Islamic terror attack – or we certainly should remember! The 2001 attacks in America were a wakeup call to many about the enemy we face. Yet sadly for the 15 years that have followed, we

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Coup Attempt in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016

The Islamist-leaning Erdogan government in Turkey is right now in chaos, with a military coup attempt underway as I pen this piece. While the results of this coup are not yet known, I can offer a bit of background in

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Time to Exit the UN

Jul 1, 2016

Brexit was a stunning victory for liberty, independence and self-control, at least for the UK, and it may well be the first shot fired in a new revolution of freedom. Already a number of other European nations are talking about

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Brexit: The Fallout

Jun 24, 2016

Just as soon as I finished writing my first article on the big Brexit win, it has already become dated. The repercussions just keep pouring in. Since then Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned (to take effect in October), stock

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Brexit and Beyond

Jun 24, 2016

What looks to be a great victory in the UK, despite what all the pundits and pollsters said, has ramifications for other places around the globe. I am thinking here especially of the forthcoming Australian and American elections. But first,

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All You need Is Brains

Jun 23, 2016

Contrary to the popular Beatles song, sometimes we need far more than just love. Having some brains would be a good place to start when dealing with complex and vital issues such as national security and foreign affairs. Yet some

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Journalists Are Now Into Kidnapping?

Apr 13, 2016

I thought journalists were meant to be reporting on the news, not creating news. I thought journalists were meant to simply record the facts, not make them up as they go along. I thought journalists were meant to be neutral

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Obama, Cuba and Che

Mar 23, 2016

So while Europe burns, President Obama is in Cuba, singing the praises of our communist enemies. While blood was being washed off the streets of Brussels, he was enjoying a baseball game with Raul Castro. Yes, the leader of the

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The Only Hope for the West

Feb 18, 2016

Leaders come and go and nations come and go. God can use both for his purposes. Think of a Moses, or the judges (as in the book of Judges), or Esther, or even a pagan king like Cyrus of Persia

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Moral and Political Clarity in an Age of IS

Dec 5, 2015

We live in an age which is so reduced to mere emoting, to clichés, to celebrity opinions, and to 30-second soundbites, that properly dealing with vital issues can be quite difficult indeed. We are so dumbed down, so historically illiterate,

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On the Syrian Refugees

Sep 7, 2015

There are always certain issues, especially when clouded with emotive media imagery, which can result in people ceasing to reflect critically but simply run on emotions. The refugee issue is one such topic where emoting instead of thinking tends to

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When Will This Hysteria Die Down?

May 1, 2015

I refer here to the hyper emotionalism and cloudy thinking of way too many Christians in the case of two convicted criminals who met their end recently in Indonesia. I certainly did not plan to say anything further on all

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On the Netanyahu Win

Mar 19, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected in spectacular fashion, and as usual the left is going ballistic. Pitted against Obama and the secular left media around the world, it looked like he was a goner. But he confounded his

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The Feast of Purim

Mar 7, 2015

On March 5 of this year the Jewish world celebrated the Feast of Purim. This of course goes back to the Old Testament book of Esther, and commemorates the saving of the Jewish people through a remarkable series of events.

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Netanyahu at the US Congress

Mar 4, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just delivered his historical address to the US Congress. This has been amazing for all sorts of reasons, not least of which is all the opposition of Barack Obama. The fact that Netanyahu came

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Unemployment Jihad

Feb 18, 2015

The devout Islamic group IS is on a roll, and there is good reason for this: much of the West is either asleep, or is at least indirectly siding with IS. We have so many complete stooges in high office,

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Needed: A Healthy Dose of Reality

Jan 27, 2015

Christians of all people should be realists. We should not be overly optimistic, nor should we be overly pessimistic – we should just be realistic. We should seek to look at the world as it really is – indeed, as

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We Are In a War

Jan 10, 2015

So, yet more dead men and women in France, because of the religion of peace. While the two jihadist brothers are also now dead, along with another one in East Paris, this is of course not the end of the

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