The headlines were dismal. “US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war,” The Guardian blared. The BBC was more subtle but equally condemnatory: “United States Dilutes UN Rape-in-W…
Sohrab AhmariRead this story and tell me Trump doesn’t have a point when he fumed about fake news.
Sohrab AhmariThe Trump administration does not, in fact, wish to see more women raped in armed conflict. You can breathe a sigh of relief if you figured otherwise.
Sohrab Ahmari“The UN Wanted to End Sexual Violence in War. Then the Trump Administration Had Objections.”
That was a recent Washington Post headline. It made Team Trump look like they support the use of rape in war. It wasn’t true.
Here’s what actually happened.
Sohrab Ahmari"The Bannon anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda has strong backing from within the Vatican, not least in the person of Robert Sarah, an African cardinal who's a traditionalist favorite to succeed Pope Francis."
Ha'aretz, slanders Cardinal Sarah.
Polish scholar speaks out on thought crimes and Middlebury College
Sohrab AhmariTremendous interview with Legutko, Eastern Europe’s preeminent intellectual, who was disinvited by Middlebury College — more ideological kindergarten than college really.
Sohrab Ahmari"You must realize that there is a war of cultures (or rather a war of leftist anti-culture against Western culture) going on in the United States and in Europe, and that very many colleges take part in this war on the side of anti-culture."
Sohrab AhmariRyszard Legutko is a Polish anti-Communist dissident. Now he's having to deploy the same covert tactics he used under Communism to share his ideas---at @Middlebury College in Vermont.
“He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me,” but “he who loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:38-9). By that stark measure of discipleship, Sri Lanka’s…
Sohrab AhmariIslamic marauders are an old, open enemy. More insidious is the persecutor who welcomes Catholicism – provided it’s the bashful, mumbling faith of a Cardinal Joseph Tobin.
My reflections on #SriLanka
Sohrab AhmariThe question the Sri Lanka massacre poses to Christians in the West is: what have we sacrificed for the faith lately? What have we suffered for the suffering God?
Sohrab AhmariGiven a prime-time opportunity to explain the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, @CardinalJWTobin shied away and spat on the Catechism.
Compare his profile in cowardice to the simple, bloodstained faith of Sri Lanka.
Many will find Sohrab Ahmari’s account of coming to faith compelling and moving, while others may find his emphasis on an authoritative church confusing or even off-putting.
Sohrab Ahmari“Ahmari writes beautifully, and the story he tells is fascinating.... Although Ahmari’s context is a different one from [Thomas] Merton’s, more than once while reading the book I saw correlations between their autobiographies.”
Sohrab AhmariInvitation to dialogue over beer or scotch after Mass heartily accepted, @gregorykhillis — I don’t think you were wrong to identify ORDER as what most drew me to Catholicism over other denominations.
Sohrab AhmariICYMI, @gregorykhillis' review of my memoir in @americamag. After Dreher, Hillis is the second reviewer to compare my "From Fire" to Merton's spiritual autobiography. Not sure how I feel about that, tbh.
Can Notre Dame cathedral be destroyed twice — the first time by fire, the second by architects? And will the arrogance of an unpopular president trying for wokeness change the Paris skyline forever…
Sohrab AhmariHey Macron, don't you dare "modernize" Notre Dame.
@moutet at her best in the NYPost.
Sohrab Ahmari"Can Notre Dame cathedral be destroyed twice — the first time by fire, the second by architects? And will the arrogance of an unpopular president trying for wokeness change the Paris skyline forever?"
Years ago, I lived in an old brown house that had been converted into apartments. Next door lived a . . . .
Sohrab AhmariFirst Things' "From the Archives" feature never disappoints. This, from 2009, is chilling, chilling, chilling. And having reported on the culture of death in the Benelux countries, I can tell you that, a decade later, these trends have only accelerated.