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  • National Post Jihadi brides provide an education in gender reality Tuesday November 18th, 2014
     Terrorism is usually some men’s appalling idea of heroism, and we’re not quite sure what or how to think about women who want in on the action. Most of us want to believe women are innately peaceful creatures, more attuned to nurturing than killing. History has a way of subverting gendered stereotypes, though, and today we are faced with the disturbing phenomenon of gir...
  • National Post The unique anguish of a terrorist’s mother Thursday October 23rd, 2014
    Two men died in Ottawa on Wednesday. One was evil and guilty. One was good and innocent. The hearts of all Canadians go out to the parents of the victim, reservist Nathan Cirillo. Including the heart of Susan Bibeau, mother of the alleged murderer, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Ms. Bibeau, who ironically enough works for the federal government from Montreal, has expressed her sympathy for the vi...
  • National Post Threats to civilization abound, even if they can’t be seen out your window Wednesday August 27th, 2014
    The ISIS terrorist that executed James Foley spoke to the world with a British accent. News reports tell us that his identity may soon be revealed. But we already know that British-born and raised jihadists have become a commonplace and that there are hundreds of them known to the authorities. The idea that such fanaticism is being enabled in western nations—in some countries to a grea...
  • National Post The hate that feeds the war Wednesday August 13th, 2014
    As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. In every religious faith, in every ideology, leaders know that the surest route to mass compliance and unshakable faith is through the children. Get ‘em early and, if possible (in democracies it isn’t), insulate them from any competing belief system. If there is ever to be harmony between Israel and the Palestinians, it won’...
  • National Post Huron College should open up its Islam course, or shut it down Tuesday February 11th, 2014
    The late Mary Daly, a militant feminist, was a long-time academic at Jesuit-run Boston College. She was a revered icon in the feminist movement, but largely unknown to the general public until, in the 1990s, a male student initiated a lawsuit against Boston for Daly’s attempt to exclude males from a Womens Studies course. Daly would not back down, the plaintiff was successful in hi...
  • National Post It takes a jihadi village Tuesday March 27th, 2012
    Mohamed Merah is captured in this frame grab from a video broadcast by a French television station.    In the immediate aftermath of the recent bloodbath executed by Mohamed Merah in Toulouse, leaving three French paratroopers, a Jewish teacher, his two sons and another Jewish child dead, a number of observers were quick to label Merah a "psychopath" and a &q...
  • National Post Taking a closer look at Islamic Studies Wednesday October 19th, 2011
     Barbara Kay, National Post · Oct. 19, 2011 | Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2011 3:09 AM ET As an academic discipline, Islamic Studies had a political father and a spiritual mother. Political in that colonizing governments sought to understand the peoples they ruled over for more effective control. Spiritual in that Christian missionaries needed to understand Isl...
  • National Post The blessing of dull literature Wednesday August 10th, 2011
     Barbara Kay, National Post · Aug. 10, 2011 | Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2011 3:03 AM ET What's the worst thing that ever happens in Canadian fiction? Somebody falls through the ice and almost drowns (or occasionally does), causing embedded family woes to proliferate. A woman wrestles over whether or not to have an abortion. A couple is unhappy; one of the...
  • National Post The unholy alliance between radical Islam and the hard left Monday May 7th, 2007
    National Post - FULL COMMENT BLOG - Barbara Kay:  The unholy alliance between radical Islam and the hard left  In English Canada, the name Françoise David is not exactly a household word, but, however little credibility she has even in Quebec, she is still a major presence in, and co-founder of a legitimate – that is to say, politically legitimate, not morall...
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