On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses:George Friedman’s latest article on the Orlando shootings What Europe and Britain will look like after Britain is out of the European Union Canada’s new gender-neutral national anthem A look into the relationship between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father.
Each time radical Islamists carry out a successful attack on United States soil, the Obama administration’s measured response has been as consistent as it is predictable: steadfastly defend the religion of Islam and furiously attack Americans’ rights to bear arms. Blame the guns—not the killers who pull the triggers. For more on the latest attack in Orlando and the overall increase of terrorist attacks worldwide, listen to Stephen Flurry on today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Russia’s remilitarization is only just getting started, but Europe is already scared. European nato members have reversed course on defense spending, building their armies instead of shrinking them. Poland is encouraging the rise of private militia groups, even allowing them to take part in nato exercises. Yet Britain is moving in the opposite direction: cutting its navy down to impotence. Trumpet staff writer Richard Palmer examines Europe’s remilitarization.
Once upon a time, the media labeled anyone who said “Islam is a violent religion” as Islamophobic. But after the Orlando shooting this weekend, all you need to do to earn that label is mention that the terrorist was Muslim. The shooting has been blamed on “hatred,” “religious fundamentalism, whether your call it ‘Christian’ or ‘Muslim,’” and even “the patriarchy.” One senator was so anxious to avoid the term “Islamic terrorism” that he referred to the attack as a “public health crisis.” No one wants to talk about radical Islam. Even after news media reported Omar Mateen’s pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State, United States President Barack Obama said he had no “judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.” As former CIA director James Woolsey said, “You can’t effectively fight something if you can’t discuss it.” Trumpet writer Richard Palmer explores America’s muddled response to Sunday’s shooting and shows why America cannot solve a problem that it refuses to see.
In just six days in 1967, the nation of Israel beat back three attacking Arab armies, gaining the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights and the West Bank, including all of Jerusalem. Many commentators and soldiers at the time acknowledged God's miraculous intervention in the war. And yet, 49 years later this week, how many remember God's help? In today's program, Jerusalem correspondent Brent Nagtegaal looks back to the Six Day War and then further to the time of Nehemiah to show how and why God once helped the Jews gain victories.
“Britain is going to look back on Monday, Jan. 1, 1973, in all probability, as a most tragically historic date—a date fraught with ominous potentialities!” wrote Herbert W. Armstrong when Britain first joined the European Union. “For that date marked the United Kingdom’s entry into the European Community.” On today’s show, Trumpet writer Richard Palmer looks at the picture 40 years on. Has the EU hurt Britain? How much control does Brussels have? Will leaving the EU solve Britain's problem?
Early into United States President Barack Obama’s first term in office he said he believed in American exceptionalism just as “Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” His comment brought strong criticism from the right. Some even wondered if President Obama understood what the term “American exceptionalism” meant. He later backtracked on the comment and tried to clarify what exactly he meant. Ironically, current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s view of American exceptionalism is even more left than President Obama’s. When asked about it a little over a year ago, he pointedly said, “I don’t like the term.” On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses American exceptionalism, what it is, where it came from and what America must do to hold onto it.
Science has become a god in our society. In today’s world, many carelessly accept what is produced from the scientific community as doctrine. Though, recent studies have revealed that in many areas of science, bias, flawed methodology, fraud and laziness have contributed to wrong conclusions. Yet many still carelessly believe what they read or hear, and any dissenters are cast out of the scientific community. How has modern science gotten so off base? On today’s show, Stephen Flurry explains what is at the core of this problem.
For nearly 20 years, the Trumpet has predicted that Iraq would eventually come under Iranian control. In the recent fight against the Islamic State, the United States has engaged in a limited way in the form of air strikes, while Iran has dominated the ground below. America’s involvement has served as a cover and, in many ways, even cleared a path for Iran to go in and take over Iraq. In a recent piece for Commentary, Max Boot wrote that when the Islamic States is defeated the biggest beneficiary would not be the United States or Iraq, but Iran. On today’s show, Stephen Flurry discusses how Iran’s takeover in the Middle East is fulfilling Bible prophecy.
The United States paid a heavy price to take the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004. When the U.S. pulled out of Iraq under President Barack Obama, the city quickly fell into the hands of Islamic State terrorists. Now Iran is calling the shots in the offensive to retake Fallujah and is absorbing any territory it can in the fight against the Islamic State. On today’s show, we explain how America’s strategy in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq is actually paving the way for Iran to take over.