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EGYPT: Lunacy to send jets, tanks to unstable regime

I find it incomprehensible that our government is going forward with plans to ship 16 F-16 fighters and 200 Abrams tanks to Egypt. This was part of a foreign-aid package negotiated with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. As a result of the Arab Spring, Mubarak has been ousted and replaced with Mohammed Morsi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Morsi has been quoted as saying, “Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them They must be nursed on hatred. The hatred must continue.”


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ISLAM: Gingrich’s concerns aren’t so crazy

Re: “Gingrich’s war on Shariah – something he utterly doesn’t understand” (column, 12-14).

Washington Post columnist David Gerson invites us to understand the craziness of Newt Gingrich’s suspicions toward Muslim Shariah law.

But what about the Turkish secularists, the heirs of Attaturk’s separation of powers during the 1920s? Are they crazy too? And what about the “desperate” efforts of Arab Springers in Cairo to maintain a balance against Islamists rushing into the vacuum left in the wake of Hosni Mubarak’s demise (TNT, 12-15)? Are they crazy?

Understanding what’s at stake is simple. Christ himself separated the spheres of

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