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Paul R. Pillar’s Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform

The latest book from a former CIA agent promises to be a good read, but does it deliver on this promise? by Alyssa A. Lappen Family Security Matters | Oct. 21, 2011 Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and … Continue reading

Sharia Lobby Shifts into 5th Gear

Slow down, moving too fast, got to make the U.S. last… by Alyssa A. Lappen Family Security Matters | Sept. 7, 2011 Sharia advocates desperately want to convince legislators and the public that Islamic law is plain vanilla — and … Continue reading

The Anti-Defamation League’s Flat-Footed, Off-Key Shouter

An open letter to the head of the ADL, denouncing his condemnations of those who see Sharia as a threat to American values and liberty. by Alyssa A. Lappen Family Security Matters | Aug. 18, 2011 Dear Mr. Foxman, For … Continue reading

Is a ‘Little Bit of Sharia’ Okay?

By Alyssa A. Lappen and Andrew G. Bostom American Thinker | Jul. 25, 2011 Some Americans argue that U.S. civil and criminal legal codes and courts should recognize Islamic law (sharia), as applied to Muslim families, at least. But sharia … Continue reading

A Foreign Policy Institute Obamamania Love Fest

Seeing the President as a “Born Again Neocon” by Alyssa A. Lappen Family Security Matters | May 24, 2011 Muhammed Ali (1769-1849) To hear former CIA agent Reuel Marc Gerecht tell it, Ottoman governor Muhammed Ali and his Menemencioglu tribe … Continue reading

Allen West Responds to Obama’s Demands on Israel

By Andrew Bostom and Alyssa A. Lappen American Thinker | May 20, 2011 According to The Blaze, Congressman Allen West decried President Obama’s insistence that Israel return to the 1949 Armistice borders established when the nascent Jewish State thwarted the … Continue reading