radical islam

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

By |November 22nd, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act […]

Colorado to Obama: Keep Gitmo terrorists away from our children

By |November 16th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck, ’76 Contributor) Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that’s what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to […]

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

By |October 10th, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, ’76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter.

Such events provoke tendentious reactions on both […]

Applying Lincoln to our culture’s civil wars

By |April 9th, 2015|

Last week, as radical Islamists slaughtered 148 Christian students at a Kenyan university, America’s faithful celebrated Easter and Passover in tranquility, demonstrating why religious liberty is not the eccentric uncle in the human-rights family — it’s the matriarch. […]

The political left’s marriage to the Islamic jihad

By |February 18th, 2015|

This is the first of a four (4) part series on the long historical relationship between the political left/Progressives and the global Jihadi Movement over the last century and its current culmination in the attempt to bring down Western civilization in general, and the United States specifically.

In this first edition, we will review the general history of the relationship between the Left and the Islamic Jihad movement, and the disconnect from reality that must take place for the Left to believe the leaders of any totalitarian movement will allow them to survive despite a hundred years of history to the contrary.


Free speech, tolerance, and security: Where’s the balance?

By |February 8th, 2015|

Free speech is often hailed among the most significant of our fundamental freedoms. In the Western world in particular, freedom of speech and press has allowed for a range of voices, including voices of dissent that seem to indicate that our democracy is in a sense working. However, free speech is not completely free. There are limits and curbs based on what may be of greater importance in various contexts – such as if the speech might endanger others. That is why we can’t yell “fire” in a theater as a joke – the potential chaos and harm it raises in that context outweighs some one’s freedom to say what they want. […]

Escape from Boko Haram: The girls’ story, part 3

By |October 9th, 2014|

“I jumped from the truck. But when I hit the ground I break my legs,” Sarah began quietly. “So I crawled through the bush. I knew I had to get away.” […]

Ex–radical warns of Islamist threat in CCU talk

By |March 4th, 2010|

(’76 Editor) Tawfik Hamid, an Egyptian medical doctor once recruited to a radical Islamist cell by Ayman al-Zawahiri (himself an MD in Egypt who has since become second in command of Al Qaeda), spoke on “Confronting Radical Islam” to a lunchtime audience of almost 100 students, faculty, and friends from the community at the CCU dining commons on March 3.

The violent and brutal doctrines assumed by many Westerners to be part of an extremist fringe are in fact mainstream Muslim teachings, Dr. Hamid said. He described an “ABC list” of such doctrines that can be used to test the claim that Islam is a religion of peace. […]

Reserve now for Centennial coming events

By |February 4th, 2010|

(’76 Editor) This week Centennial Institute officially begins its second year. We’re working to become known in Colorado and nationally as the open forum where current issues are tested against timeless principles.

Our Spring 2010 events calendar features topics from drug policy to mobility strategies to the Christian testimony of an ex-Muslim terrorist. We’ll also feature Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute on capitalism in crisis, Douglas Bruce on taxpayer protection in Colorado, and Michael Poliakoff on the classical legacy of Vergil. […]

Why won’t GOP call jihad by name?

By |January 12th, 2010|

David Petteys of Act for America, Denver chapter, and Michael Del Rosso of the Claremont Institute recently compared notes on the strange reluctance of Republicans running for office to identify our jihadist enemy in plain language. Here is their exchange:

PETTEYS: Our friend Michael Del Rosso recommended that the following question be asked of every candidate: “In your opinion, what is the greatest threat to our country and what would you do about it?” […]