Browsing All posts tagged under »FSM (Laina Farhat-Holzman)«

Israel’s Changing Neighborhood

October 15, 2016 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ When Israel first became a nation, a unified Muslim world (in particular, Arab world) invaded, hoping to destroy the nascent state. The Arabs did not prevail, but that did not stop them for trying 13 other times since 1947. In the past 12 months alone, Israel faced 407 terror attacks, […]

Genocide Extends Back 7,000 Years

April 9, 2016 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Archaeologists have just found a 7,000-year-old Stone Age mass gravesite outside of Frankfurt, Germany! This horrifying find erases what we had always thought about human behavior at the beginnings of agriculture and village life. Genocide has a long human history, but we didn’t know that it was that early in […]

Europe’s Good Intentions Hit The Wall Of Reality.

February 1, 2016 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Casandras (me included) have been writing for 20 years about Europe’s failure to integrate a Muslim immigrant population that resists modern culture. The Islamist terror attacks were alarming enough, but the Yew Year’s Eve sexual assaults, mobs of “North African” men molesting, raping, and robbing women in Cologne, Hamburg, Sweden, […]

ISIS Runs From Amazon Warriors

May 30, 2015 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Even if you do not know the great Greek myths about the ancient women warriors, the Amazons, whom Plato described, most of you do remember Wonder Woman, that beautiful comic book heroine who was an Amazon warrior  princess. Plato’s Amazons were fierce; they could fight as well as any men, […]

Is The Fascist Wing Of Islam Taking Islam Over A Cliff?

March 17, 2015 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ “Not in My Name” said an unhappy French Muslim holding up a sign in a demonstration in Paris in response to the murders in the Charlie Hebdo journal office and the Jewish market. “Islam is a Religion of Peace!” protested American basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on “Meet The Press.  “It’s […]

Whose Fault Are The French Jihadi Murders?

January 22, 2015 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ After a horror such as the French-born Muslim assassinations of the editors and cartoonists of a national humor magazine who “insulted” Islam, everyone asks: whose fault was this? Were the French intelligence sources inadequate? Did the sarcastic humor of the French journal provoke sensitive Muslims? Were the killers not sufficiently […]

Terrorists: “Insult Us And We Kill You.”

January 16, 2015 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ We in the Western World think our sacred cows are strong enough to withstand mockery and humor. We do not like it when an artist’s work shows a crucifix in a tube of urine; we write indignant letters to the editor, we boycott art exhibits, we even become amateur art […]

Europe Rethinks Multiculturalism

December 12, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Americans, unlike Europeans, have always made room for new citizens from other countries.  Since the end of World War II, however, western European countries have been trying to counter their old patterns of bigotry by welcoming all immigrants fleeing horrors in their old countries. The governments of the UK, France, […]

What Makes A British Muslim An Executioner?

October 12, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Are radicalized Muslim youth more dangerous to Europe than to the United States? It is far easier for immigrants to be absorbed in the US, a country created by immigration from its onset, than in Europe. But even in Europe, where immigrants benefit from generous welfare and possible absorption, many […]

Al Qaeda Spawned A Monster Child, The Islamic Caliphate.

August 30, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Middle East analysts are trying to assess this new beast that has emerged out of Islamist dysfunction: ISIL or, as they like to call themselves, The Islamic State. The borders of this imagined “state” are vague because this cult does not recognize borders. Their aim is to melt all the […]

Proxy Wars Have Unanticipated Consequences

August 16, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Getting somebody else to fight while you watch is an old idea. “Let me hold your coat,” says an onlooker in a bar fight. Even better is watching a prizefight in which poor, unfortunate idiots beat each other to a pulp for entertainment and prize money. World War II was […]

An Iranian In Exile Takes On A British MP

July 16, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Ever since the Iranian monarchy fell to a radical Islamic revolution, I have chafed over the nonsense that has passed for history. It has become accepted that Shah Mohammad Pahlavi was evil and that the west had sustained him for too long. I also flinch when Iranians insist that their […]

What Is Boko Haram And Why Should We Care?

June 1, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ An army of dirt-ignorant terrorists has been running rampant in Africa for the past few years. They call themselves “Boko Haram,” which has been liberally translated as “Foreign Education is Sinful.” But this is as misleading as when the Taliban first appeared on the scene in Afghanistan. Their name was […]

Why Are We The World’s Policemen?

May 7, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Cutting the defense budget in the foolish notion that we should not be the world’s policemen is biting us already. We saved the world from great horrors three times. We ended World War I, which was otherwise bogged down in the worst military slaughters since the American Civil War. Instead […]

The Middle East Faces The Revenge Of Geography

April 4, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Today’s Middle East began as an exercise in manipulating geography at the close of World War I, a century ago. The winners of that deadly war were the British and French, who “freed” the Arab world from the imperial embrace of the Turkish Ottoman Empire that dominated them until the […]

Will There Be Two Ukraines?

March 15, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Ukraine is the largest country in Europe (if we exclude the giant, Russia, most of which is in Asia).  The Ukraine is just one more country in the world facing what Robert Kaplan calls “the revenge of geography.” The location of a country can tell us if they are protected […]

The Muslim World Is Facing An Internal Crisis

August 7, 2013 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Since the Iranian Islamic Revolution, the moribund Muslim World has begun the process that the West faced during the 17th Century “Religious Wars.” For Islam, the process of secular rule gradually replacing Islamic rule has stopped, and what has emerged instead is a four-part internal war: a suddenly violent eruption […]

Making Excuses For Jihadis

July 29, 2013 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ With the decline of religious influence on our values, the word “evil” has been largely dropped by the modern educated class. We look to the causes of bad behavior—such as the environment, abuse by parents, or bad wiring in the brain. Bleeding hearts like to think that the malefactor is […]

Russia Is An Enigma Wrapped In A Mystery

July 6, 2013 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Russia never fails to fascinate us. The very scary Cold War has been over for several decades, after a fifty-year period in which the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a conflict that could have ended in nuclear holocaust. But real friendship has not replaced the hostility either. […]

Rape Epidemics May Spell Death Throes For A Culture

March 10, 2013 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ When I first lived in Iran, before the Islamic Revolution, I never felt threatened in the streets. Upper class women went about their errands in Tehran, dressed in the latest Paris fashions of the day, including miniskirts during the 1960s. Other than being pinched in a crowd, the prospect of […]

The Russians Are Looking Like Their Old Selves Again

November 26, 2012 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Russia before the Communist Revolution in 1917 had conflicting cultural characteristics: a relatively small educated class and aristocracy undergoing a European-style renaissance; and the vast peasant and village population, dirt-poor, superstitious, and ignorant. Geography plays a role in shaping a culture. Russia’s vast size and wide-open plains left it vulnerable […]

The Sad Tale of Three Misled Young People Unfolds

October 19, 2012 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Most of us who are conscientious about rearing our children try to let them learn from small mistakes or small bad choices. However, it is difficult to know if a mistake is small or not or if it will blight their lives forever. Three young people in the news have […]

How Does Testosterone Fuel Political Rampages?

October 14, 2012 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Riots by the insulted and furious are not exclusive to the Muslim world, although it has become a standard cultural exercise there. I remember the student demonstrations of 1968, furious demonstrations that spread throughout Europe and America. We came to think that “students” owned revolutions; but they are only cannon […]

The Saudis Have a ‘Modest Proposal’ for Women

October 7, 2012 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ In 1951, Philip Wylie, an American social critic, wrote a novel called The Disappearance. In this fantasy, something happens in the cosmos, a spasm of some sort, that resulted in the disappearance of each gender from the other, both living in parallel worlds. It is always fascinating to contemplate how […]