Understanding the difference is more crucial than ever.
If we refuse to call terrorists by their proper name — "jihadists" — we will never defeat them. (Also read Phyllis Chesler: Extraordinary Activists Who Stood Against Radical Islam in Times Square.)
The Somali pirates are simply acting on centuries-old doctrines of Islamic warfare.
In the ancient world and throughout much of the Middle East today, bowing is just about the worst thing someone can do.
Political correctness and fear have led to the whitewashing of Islam in books used by American students.
How fear of being pounded by hammers and eaten by serpents for eternity can drive a person to jihad.
Al-Qaeda, the Palestinians, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations have all perfected the use of deception to advance Islamist goals.