The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

In the early years of the blunder known as the Iraq War, Al Qaeda in Iraq originated from a Sunni extremist group called al-Tawhid wal-Jihad lead by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In the 90’s Zarqawi and his terrorist cell was a group of amateurs with more ideology than ability – the 1999 failed bombing in Amman, Jordan was proof of that.

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Ancient Egyptian Series- The Kushite King Piye

Piye was a Nubian King of what we know today as modern day Sudan, southern Egypt, and parts of Ethiopia. Piye’s life goal was to bring the original Egyptian religion […]

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Ancient Egyptian Series – Ramesses the Great

Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt within the period known as The New Kingdom. Ramesses grandfather came to power after the ruling pharaoh […]

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Plight of Christians in the Middle East

This is an archive post—  I wrote it a few years ago. Found it in an old notebook. Recent news of an unknown number of Christians held hostage by ISIL, makes this […]

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Ancient Egyptian Series – Djoser and the first Step Pyramid

The first Step Pyramid was built about 4,700 years ago for Djoser, the first Pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty (hundreds of years after Upper and Lower Egypt was unified by […]

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