End of ISIS?

We are now hearing and reading that ISIS is defeated with the fall of its self-designated capital. But is ISIS dead. All indications are that ISIS will continue and a free-lance terror organization. Also, remember that affiliated groups like al Qaeda and al Shabab are...

Islam in Victorian era

The current very popular movie, Victoria and Abdul, is not only a beautiful, well made, well acted movie, it also presents an interesting and positive view of Islam that was often misunderstood then just as it is misunderstood now. The depiction of women in burkas and...

Was it ISIS?

Very soon after news came out about the horrible mass shooting in Las Vegas, it was reputed that ISIS (or whatever else it is also called) took credit for the act of terror. Very soon, it became apparent and was reported that ISIS could not have had anything to do...

Are you a culture junkie too?

Following the impact of changing culture and culture wars on society and how it affects justice? The N-word is getting attention right now on television, especially with the re-hash of the O.J. Simpson trial and his release on parole. Yet the n-word came up...

Hate Crimes

Hate crimes have been in the news very recently, especially during widely-televised confirmation hearings for Christopher Wray who is nominated to become FBI director. Yet some eight years ago, when writing Day of Judgment, the inspiration came to me to have the...