Video: Middle East Expert Debunks ‘Poverty and Ignorance’ Excuse For Why People Become Islamic Extremists

Haroon Ullah, Georgetown University foreign policy professor who also serves as a senior adviser to the U.S. State Department, shares his views on extremism and debunks the claim that poverty and ignorance are key factors in fostering Islamic extremism.

Video: The Fallen Of World War II

Normandy-American_military_cemetery.Filmmaker Neil Halloran’s video illustrates the numbers of soldiers and civilians killed during World War II.   The numbers are astonishing and show the human cost of war with the gigantic columns of killed soldiers and civilians showing how immense was the conflict.  The columns of numbers of murdered Jews by the Nazis show how and where they were killed making a powerful visual understanding of the enormity of the Final Solution.

The video compares the size and numbers of those killed in World War II with other wars in history, including recent conflicts.  Very well done and powerful.


Should America Be The World’s Policeman?

Americans often say that we are not, or should not, be the policeman of the world.  What is the alternative?

Should America be the world’s policeman? Does the world even need a policeman? Or would humanity be better off if America weren’t the dominant military superpower? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and foreign affairs expert Bret Stephens weighs in.

Raymond Ibrahim Interview: The Ongoing War Between Islam And Europe

Norwegian Hanne Nabintu interview with Raymond Ibrahim on the Middle East and vital facts of history that we often hear little about in the media today. The history of Islam and the West. The forgotten (no longer presented) history of the Crusades, Arab conquests, history facts that are twisted and the demeaning of Western contribution to civilization.  Raymond Ibrahim was born and raised in the U.S.  by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East.

Recommended Resource:

Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians available at Amazon.

11 Year Old Boy Stands Vigil At Omaha Beach

An 11-year-old boy stands alone on Omaha Beach holding an American flag and salutes the fallen soldiers who gave their lives as a sacrifice for freedom on D-Day morning 70 years earlier.

This is beautiful. This Memorial Weekend please watch it and appreciate those who sacrificed for us.

2,600 Years of Cultural History in 5 Minutes

A beautiful visualization of human migration.  The fascinating visualization of births and deaths over roughly 2,600 years shows how human migration affected human culture.  The blue depicts one person’s birth and red depict the person’s death. A line connects the two places showing the distance between where they were born and where they died.

Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, and his colleagues used a public database of “well-known people” called Freebase to show a broad flow of culture over time. Notable people congregating in one place shows a place that is, or becoming, a cultural hub.

Run over time you see how the Roman Empire pulled in people from around the world and all roads leading from Rome.

All roads lead from Rome, according to a visual history of human culture built entirely from the birth and death places of notable people. The 5-minute animation provides a fresh view of the movements of humanity over the last 2,600 years.

Online:  Humanity’s cultural history captured in 5-minute film