Around the World in 80 Days, Day 43: Nigeria, Part 4 – The People the West Forgot

At the time of writing this, I have been in Nigeria for almost a week.  My time here defies a simple description or even a simple narrative.  Experiences are intensified by the extreme emotions one feels in a place like this: The encouragement I felt at meeting people with whom I share a common faith, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 42: Nigeria, Part 3 – Heart of Darkness

“Go about this trip confidently and being friendly, but never betraying yourself as a first timer [to Nigeria],” my friend, Jwan Zhumbes, the Anglican Bishop of Bukuru, had warned me.  “Do not ask questions that will sell you off as someone who has never been here before … And answer, if you must, only questions … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 41: Nigeria, Part 2 – Why Go to a Dangerous Country?

Embassies and consulates are a country’s storefront.  In them, nations typically endeavor to put their best foot forward because they know that these outposts not only represent their country, but are quite probably all that most will ever see of it.  The idea is to impress, to make a statement of national greatness.  Tuvalu, for … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 40: Nigeria, Part 1 – The Most Dangerous Country in the World

“Don’t go.  I swore I would never go back there,” came the voice of my friend Jay Smith on a trans-Atlantic Skype call.  “I’ve been in over sixty countries.  I’ve been all over Africa.  I lived there, and I’ve never felt unsafe the way I did in that country.  There is something especially terrifying about … Read more

Why the Left Wants No Walls – And Why We Must Build Them (Townhall)

My latest article was published today in Townhall. Islamic terrorist attacks. People in Western countries blown-up, burned, shot, stabbed, crushed under the tires of automobiles, and, lately, doused with acid. It has become routine. Also, routine is the response of many Western politicians who are to Islamic extremism what Hillary is to Bill’s philandering—de facto … Read more

Theresa May statement

What British Prime Minister Theresa May (and the Left) Doesn’t Understand

As noted in my previous blog, Monday night saw yet another terrorist attack.  A suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others.  Today details of the attack and video of the aftermath have emerged.  As expected, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, condemned the attack. I have nothing against Theresa May.  She seems sensible … Read more