Confronting Islamism

Last Tuesday’s assault on Brussels demonstrates, once again, the extent of ISIS’s sinister capability.  After a string of attacks around the world, and despite Europe on high-alert, the Jihadists evaded security agencies. The result: characteristic bloodshed and mayhem. ISIS’s operatives are capable, determined, and fanatically believe in their purpose.  They are equally certain in the morality of … More Confronting Islamism

The Thin Skins

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.  Once heard resonating around playgrounds, this childhood saying now faces extinction. After all, there was never any doubt that words can cause significant pain. The defiant schoolyard retort contains its own subtle admission of that fact.  Attempting to contrast invisible verbal barbs from the severe … More The Thin Skins