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Turkey’s Muslims Take on Atatürk Statues

In Turkey Atatürk is everywhere. Streets, airports, public spaces and institutions are named after the man himself, an atheist and alleged Dönmeh who abolished the Ottoman Empire & sought to replace Islam with his militant secularism in post-WWI Turkey. Imams defying Atatürk were executed, as were countless laymen. Atatürk scorned Islam as a “political instrument” that […]

Marxism and the Fall of the Ottoman Khilafah: The curious case of Alexander Israel Helphand

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1867 -1923 Sometimes called a real life James Bond and described by his biographer as the Merchant of Revolution and at various points in his life an Undesirable Eastern Immigrant in the heart of the West, Marxist Intellectual, Starving Journalist, Theater Producer, Millionaire (Billionaire in modern terms) Capitalist arms dealer,…

Jeff Flake’s Undeserved Acclaim

Arizona senator Jeff Flake launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump and fellow Republicans on the Senate floor, in which he bemoaned his colleagues giving up on core principles “in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment”. He didn’t stop there. “It is time for our complicity and our accommodation for the unacceptable […]

Weev: How the US “Justice” System Shaped a Monster

Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer, better known by his pseudonym Weev, was always a bit of a malicious type. As one of the internet’s most notorious extremist trolls, the young hacker has always deliberately sought after controversy. Although Weev claims he’s always done things “for the lulz” (caused chaos purely for nihilistic satisfaction) and was always […]