CultureWatch

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

PCUSA: Going, Going, Gone

Jun 24, 2014

‘From mainline to sideline’ is a commonly used description of American mainline Protestant denominations which have made themselves utterly irrelevant, ironically, by seeking to be relevant. These older denominations are dying because they thought they could jettison the core teachings

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The Myth of Moderate Muslims

Jun 17, 2014

So did you hear about the mass demo of Muslims in Sydney worried about Islamic extremism? Did you catch the big turnout of Muslims in Paris denouncing jihad? Did you notice the tens of thousands of Muslims marching in London

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On Iraq

Jun 14, 2014

By now you all should be aware of the horrible situation unfolding in Iraq, with Muslim militants massacring other Muslims and Christians as they capture the major towns in the north, intent on setting up a sharia police state, and

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Alicia Gali, Women and Islam

Mar 17, 2014

So why write about a particular story which first took place some six years ago now? Because this tragic case is all too representative of how women are treated in Islam – even how Australian women are treated in Muslim-majority

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Waking Up To Islam

Dec 19, 2013

When it comes to understanding the true nature of Islam, just like the true nature of communism decades earlier, there are basically two groups of people out there: those who know what a genuine menace and threat it is, and

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Vignettes from the Islam Wars

Sep 10, 2013

Islam is a fact of life, but the facts are not always good about Islam. Indeed, a political ideology which sees as its goal the overthrow of the West and the establishment of a universal caliphate is always going to

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Syria, and Running on Emotion

Aug 31, 2013

I could have entitled this piece, “Let my people think” except I believe I have already used that one before. On a regular basis I find the need to write such articles. We expect those in the world to run

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On Syria

Aug 29, 2013

One thing that can be said with some degree of certainty is that the situation in Syria is a mess. Then again, that largely describes things in all of the Middle East as well. This is one messed up part

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On the Situation in Egypt

Aug 19, 2013

Most people in the West have no idea what is really happening in Egypt right now, because the mainstream media is not doing its job properly. It is derelict in its duties, and most of what you hear about the

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Egypt, Islam, Obama and Freedom

Jul 1, 2013

As we speak, millions of Egyptians are marching in Cairo and elsewhere, demanding the end to the rule of the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a massive protest which shows few signs of ending soon.

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Syria and Role Reversal

Jun 20, 2013

Several things can be said about the incredible move by Obama to side with and arm the Islamist rebels in Syria, and potentially drag the US into war there. The first of course is the sheer hypocrisy of the radical

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Islam: Who Will Stand Up For Women?

May 30, 2013

Women do not fare very well under Islam. They are mainly treated as second-class citizens, and their lot is a very difficult one, certainly in Muslim-majority countries. Given how poorly they are treated, very few Islamic women are willing or

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Islam’s Useful Idiots

May 23, 2013

Lenin called gullible Western supporters of communism “useful idiots”. They were utterly naive about the real nature of bloodthirsty communism, and they became terrific apologists for the communist agenda. They aided and abetted the enemy as it sought to take

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On Israel, Again

Nov 18, 2012

With over 12,000 rockets pouring into Israeli cities in the past 12 years, and another barrage of them in the past week, Israel is again in the news. The trouble is, the leftist MSM is once again getting it all

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Recommended Reading On Islam

Oct 25, 2012

There is a huge amount of material out there on the topics of Islam, the Middle East, the Muslim world, terrorism, jihad, creeping sharia, and so on. The volumes listed here do a number of things: describe Islamic faith, beliefs

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Islam and the Offence Industry

Sep 16, 2012

We have in our society today entire groups of people who have decided that they exist to take offence at things. Not only that, but they think they have some inherent right never to be offended. They think they are

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Democrats, Death and Deicide

Sep 6, 2012

The contrast between the two main American political parties keeps getting more and more obvious. The Republicans, for all their faults, value God, faith, freedom, free markets, family, and support Israel, among other things. The Democrats on the other hand

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