Yes. I said it. Don’t jump on me, hear me out. This is not about being derogatory to an entire culture, this is about a little discussed but very dangerous trend that is effecting the entire world. Yes. This is a generalization. Again – this is NOT about individuals, it’s about a culture. To clarify … More The Arab world has an empathy problem
In Jewish tradition a lot of power is associated with words – after all God used words to direct the creation of the universe. In Arab tradition, when the first son is born parents are called “Mother/father of [insert name of son].” Whereas this title becomes an honorific, interchangeable with the father’s name, for the … More What happens when your mother has no name?
The latest Islamic State video is entitled “to the sons of Jews”. It is a message directed not at Jews in general but specifically at Israelis. It begins with a child surfing the web, images of a soldier stopping a child at a checkpoint, the Israeli flag and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then Facebook – … More To the sons of Jews (and the White House)
It is shocking that so many young Westerners leave their homes to join the Islamic State. Why would they want to belong to such an obviously murderous and vicious group of people?! From a marketing perspective it makes sense. The answer is simple: advertising. Advertising works. We all know that. We also know that advertising … More A marketer’s perspective: ISIS propaganda and why it works
As terror attack follows terror attack, the body count rises. How many bodies are enough? 1? 20? 200? 6 million? When will enough be enough? The body count rises. But who counts the bodies of those left behind? Parents murdered, orphans left behind… Who considers the children who have to grow up without parents? The … More Body count
This could never happen where I live! Right? Wrong. There is absolutely nothing that differentiates between Rotherham and anywhere else in the western world. If this can happen there, it can happen in your neighborhood, to your children. The problem is the culture of the politically correct, of not being willing to call a spade … More Not in my backyard (yet)
The world is shocked at the horrific burning of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muaz Al-Kaseasbeh. Shocked. Again. This is not the first time Islamists burned someone alive. This is not the first time Islamists have killed other Muslims in this horrific manner. Just a few months ago over 140 people, most of them children, were murdered in … More Healing the believers’ chests