Saturday, May 18, 2013

Syria: Without Water, Revolution. By Thomas L. Friedman.

Without Water, Revolution. By Thomas L. Friedman. New York Times, May 18, 2013.

Rise of the Militias in Syria. By Michael Weiss. Real Clear World, May 18, 2013.

In the Hills of Alawistan. By Alia Malek. Foreign Policy, May 17, 2013. Alia Malek website.

The Expulsion of the Moors. By Mike Konrad.

Expulsion of the Moriscos at the port of Dénia, by Vincente Mostre. Wikipedia.

The Expulsion of the Moors. By Mike Konrad. American Thinker, May 18, 2013.

Latin Arabia: A World You Never Knew Existed. Website by Mike Konrad.

The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and Expulsion. By Henry Charles Lea. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers and Company, 1901. Also here and here.

The Muslim Expulsion from Spain. By Roger Boase. History Today, Vol. 52, No. 4 (April 2002). Also here.

Spain’s Ethnic Cleansing. By Matt Carr. History Today, Vol. 59, No. 2 (February 2009).

A Conquistador Society? The Spain Columbus Left. By John Edwards. History Today, Vol. 42, No. 5 (May 1992).

The Moriscos: An Ottoman Fifth Column in Sixteenth-Century Spain. By Andrew C. Hess. The American Historical Review, Vol. 74, No. 1 (October 1968).

The expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain in 1609–1614: the destruction of an Islamic periphery. By Már Jónsson. Journal of Global History, Vol. 2, No. 2 (July 2007).

Managing Disaster: Networks of the Moriscos During the Process of the Expulsion From the Iberian Peninsula Around1609. By Gerard Wiegers. Journal of Medieval Religious Culture, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2010).

Empathy for the Persecuted or Polemical Posturing? The 1609 Spanish Expulsion of the Moriscos as Seen in English and Netherlandic Pamphlets. Journal of Early Modern History, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2013).

“Men of the Nation”: The Shaping of Converso Identity in Early Modern Europe. By Miriam Bodian. Past and Present, No. 143 (May 1994).

The GOP’s Hispanic Opening. By Arthur Brooks.

The GOP’s Hispanic Opening. By Arthur Brooks. Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2013. Also find it here.

Larry Kudlow interview with Arthur Brooks. Audio. The Larry Kudlow Show. 77 WABC Radio, May 18, 2013. Interview runs from 39:22 to 51:35 in the audio file.

AEI’s Arthur Brooks: GOP can win Hispanic voters. By Matt K. Lewis. The Daily Caller, May 16, 2013.

Immigration Reform Is Pro-Growth. By Larry Kudlow. National Review Online, May 10, 2013.

Mark Levin on the Immigration Bill. Full Show, May 9, 2013. Audio. Douglas Woods, May 10, 2013. YouTube.

Laura Ingraham: Marco Rubio Has Betrayed Conservatives. Audio. Real Clear Politics, May 16, 2013. Also at Mofo Politics, YouTube.

Conservative Opposition To Immigration Reform Driven By Lack Of Trust. By Jon Ward. The Huffington Post, April 21, 2013.

The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer. By Robert Rector and Jason Richwine. The Heritage Foundation, May 6, 2013. PDF.

The crucifixion of Jason Richwine. By Michelle Malkin., May 9, 2013.

Debating the Heritage Foundation’s Immigration Study. By Jonathon Moseley. American Thinker, May 14, 2013.

Dimyana Abdel-Nour, 24-Year Old Egyptian Christian Woman Charged with Blasphemy. By Maggie Michael.

Egyptians targeted with blasphemy charges. By Maggie Michael. AP. Yahoo! News, May 18, 2013. Also find it here.

Dimyana Abdel-Nour, 24, a Coptic Christian teacher in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, went from classroom to jail after lawyers and parents of three students filed a lawsuit accusing the teacher of insulting Islam. Freed on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 on a 20,000-pound (nearly 3,000 dollars) bail after nearly a week in detention, Abdel-Nour is due to stand trial later this month. Criminalizing blasphemy was enshrined in Egypt’s new Islamist-backed constitution adopted in December.

An undated photo of Dimyana Abdel-Nour provided by her lawyer. AP Photo.

Casual Sex: Why It’s Important After a Split.

Casual Sex: Why It’s Important After A Split. By Jennifer Cullen. The Huffington Post, May 16, 2013. Also find it here.

The Rescue of Jessica Buchanan. By Scott Pelley.

The Rescue of Jessica Buchanan. By Scott Pelley. Video. 60 Minutes. CBS News, May 12, 2013. YouTube. Transcript.

Jessica Buchanan recounts hostage nightmare. Video. Hannity. Fox News, May 17, 2013. Also here and here.

Kidnapped! By Jessica Buchanan. Marie Claire, May 13, 2013.

Interview with Jessica Buchanan. Video. Marie Claire, May 15, 2013. YouTube.

American aid worker describes her 93 days of hell at the hands of Somali bandits who kidnapped her and the dramatic Navy SEAL rescue mission that freed her. By Rachel Quigley. Daily Mail, May 12, 2013.

Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six. By Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, and Anthony Flacco. New York: Atria Books, 2013.

Too Big to Fail Students. By Mary Kissel and James Freeman.

Too Big to Fail Students. By Mary Kissel and James Freeman. Video. Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2013.

Dear Class of ’13: You’ve been scammed. By Brett Arends. Market Watch, May 17, 2013.