Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at

Friday, October 24, 2008

Proselytizing Islam at Penn

My latest at the Campus Watch blog:
Islam Awareness Week 2008 is underway at the University of Pennsylvania. Organized by the Muslim Students Association, Islam Awareness Week also has academic sponsors, including the university's Middle East Center.

While "awareness" may be a laudable goal, blatant proselytizing is another matter entirely. Yet today's event, "State and Need for Dawah in the West," promises just that....
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Worshipping Obama in San Francisco

The Obama-as-messiah complex continues. Check out this photo of religious votive candles festooned with Obama's image at a San Francisco street fair. I noted this local brand of religious fervor earlier this year in the post, "Barack Obama: Patron Saint of San Francisco?"

As GK Chesterton put it, "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing -- they believe in anything." And then they vote.