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An Impassioned Cruz Fires Back at Obama: He’s ‘More Mad at Me’ than at ISIS

Tom S. Elliott, National Review

In the aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attack, President Obama is showing more anger toward Ted Cruz — who suggested patrolling areas where Islamic radicalization is occurring — than at the terrorists themselves, the Republican candidate said last week.

Cruz Gets It Right On Securing Muslim Neighborhoods

What should American law enforcement and domestic security agencies do to prevent the creation of Muslim terrorist “safe spaces” here? And what would be the cure for the existence of Muslim no-go zones that breed and offer safe haven to terrorists? How about for the police to go there as Senator Cruz suggested?

The Cruel Inevitability Of Terror In Brussels

Scott Greer, The Daily Caller

The same place that hosts the European Parliament has also become a breeding ground for radical Islam thanks to the large number of unassimilated communities that exist in Brussels.

Giving Hope To Evil

Michael Ledeen, Forbes

President Obama claims he is acting in the cause of peace, but he is actually catalyzing a war that we are currently losing. Obama believes enemies can become friends if they are treated with respect and understanding. But that does not work with convinced and determined enemies of the sort now bombing our cities and shooting our people. 

Warning from Brussels: Ted Cruz Has the Best Team to Defeat Jihad

Ted Cruz’s choice of his national security team shows he gets it and his choice of Frank Gaffney as a member of his national security team proves once again that Cruz is the only candidate for President that conservatives can trust to actually deliver a workable strategy to defeat ISIS and defend our homeland and culture from the Islamist threat.

FLASH: At Least 28 Dead in Brussels Muslim Terror Attack

The usual suspects, such as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Governor John Kasich will say this isn’t about the Muslim religion – like Hell it isn’t. In the face of this latest Muslim terror attack it is past time to ask why does America need over 2.3 million Muslim immigrants? Why would our government willingly import this kind of violence to America?

Syrian Opportunity to Help Those Suffering Abroad

Needy people can be helped overseas as well as at home. Last year I visited Zaartari Refugee Camp, located just a few miles from the Syrian border in Jordan. I was traveling with International Orthodox Christian Charities, which carries out an expansive ministry addressing the many needs of Syrians inside and outside of their country.

Stop Reassuring Saudi Arabia, a Worse Threat to the Middle East than Iran

At the Saudis’ behest Washington backs their misbegotten war in Yemen and remains formally committed to the overthrow of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, the strongest force opposing the far more dangerous Islamic State. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also underwrites extremist Islamic teaching in madrassas around the world.

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

Bandow: Americans Can Bring Aid and Hope to Syrian Refugees in the Middle East

NGOs offer the best means for Americans to help Syrians in need. There are many worthy organizations. Last year I traveled with International Orthodox Christian Charities to Lebanon and Jordan to view several aid projects. Since 2012 the charity has helped more than 3.2 million Syrians throughout the Middle East.

Obama’s Gun Grab Meant to Distract from ISIS Threat

Michael Needham, The Resurgent

Barack Obama’s effort to turn our attention, again, to gun control, is a distraction from our real problems, and most Americans will recognize it as such. But there’s a lesson for conservatives to take from his approach: when the left tries to redirect the conversation, we need to push back with equal and opposite force.

Marco Rubio Desperately Plays the Isolationist Card

Trying to defend his record of supporting such disastrous misadventures as Iraq and Libya, Marco Rubio denounced unnamed foes who he claims seek “to derail the postwar consensus about America’s role in the world.” This anonymous “they,” he added, “will never call themselves isolationists, but that is exactly what they are.” Against Ted Cruz, the likely intended target, Rubio's claim obviously is nonsense.

Religious Persecution in the Middle East Threatens Us All

The current persecutions inflicted on many Christians in the Arab world is nothing new; is an extension of centuries of Islamic law, discrimination and societal bias, which have relegated Christians, as well as other minorities, to second-class citizenship.

Show Me the War That Will End ISIS Money

Lawrence Kudlow, Real Clear Politics

This past week, the U.N. Security Council, including the U.S. and Russia, put together a resolution to strengthen financial sanctions against anyone who does business with terrorist groups -- mainly ISIS. But these are repackaged sanctions that have been in place for more than a dozen years and haven't done any good. We know the ways and means to destroy the Islamic State. But we're not doing it. 

Foreign Liberals Shouldn’t be Liberal with American Lives and Money

Nothing in liberal philosophy requires residents of the globe’s most powerful “liberal” nation to bankrupt themselves, sacrifice their liberty, and court national destruction to try to make the earth a better place. Americans, especially traditional liberals, should choose domestic peace and prosperity over international charity and conflict.

The West Can Defeat ISIS – but What Comes Next?

Pete Hoekstra and Clare Lopez, The Fiscal Times

Arguments could be made that none of the interventions by the West in the Middle East and northern Africa turned out well. The common lesson learned in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya is that nothing is as simple as it looks. Every situation is difficult with many different considerations that all carry grave ramifications.

Islamic State Supporters Speculate Whether Lone Wolf Jihadists Carried Out CA Mass Shooting

Aaron Klein and Ali Waked, Breitbart

Multiple messages were exchanged celebrating the carnage and speculating whether the attack was carried out by lone wolves acting on behalf of ISIS, according to a member of the messaging forum who is an ISIS-supporting, junior-level militant based in the Gaza Strip.

Report: 71 Arrested in U.S. on ISIS–Related Charges – 56 in 2015 Alone

Penny Star, CNS News

A new report by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism reveals that federal and state law enforcement agencies have arrested 71 individuals on ISIS-related charges since March of 2014 – 56 of those in 2015 alone, making it the most terror-related arrests in one year since Sept. 11, 2001. The “vast majority” of those individuals are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, according to the report.

Obama is Far Nastier to Christians Than ISIS

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

Establishment Republicans often tend to be far nastier to conservatives than they are to the Democrats. But establishment Democrats more and more show far more grace to those who’d kill us all than they do to the American voter. They’re just following Barack Obama’s example.

Cruz and DeSantis Pair on Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act

In a not-so-subtle shot at the national security credibility of Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), CHQ’s endorsed candidate in the Florida Senate primary to succeed Rubio, has joined forces with Senator Ted Cruz on the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act.