Did the Exodus from Egypt Really Happen?

Professor Yigal Levin of Bar Illan University is one of Israel’s top experts in Jewish History and archeology of the Land of Israel. Mottle and Professor Levin discuss the evidence behind this monumental event, as well as its effect on Jewish self identity.


Is Steve Bannon a Racist?

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Does the World Feel Different after Trump?

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I Was Wrong.

Trump won, I was wrong. Here is why I think he won.

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The Case For Trump

Mottle and Brian John Thomas discuss the loss of Shimon Peres. Brian John Thomas then goes on to layout the reasons why he supports Donald Trump for president.


9/11 and The Myth of the Moderate Muslims


Fifteen years ago this morning the world changed forever. Bankers and lawyers, office workers, cleaning people, and firemen, kissed their families and loved ones goodbye not knowing that it was going to be for the last time, headed to work or to the airport, and within the next hours were brutally murdered amidst flames and screams and twisted molten metal.

What began in earnest after this day is what was dubbed by the then president, George W. Bush, ‘The War on Terror’.

NewsFlash.. We are not fighting a war on terror, any more than we are fighting a war on airplanes. Terror is just one of the tools.

We are fighting a global war against the Islamic Holy War being waged on the West.

The reason for the use of the intentionally misleading phrase ‘War on Terror’, is the fact that the one thing that the Western liberal mind fears more that planes crashing into buildings, is being called a racist.

Of course you can not say all Muslims are ‘radicalized’, but the big question is how many are?

Apparently, a good place to start with that question is how do Muslims really feel about the attacks of 9/11?

Think about that question for a moment.

What should the answer be? It should be that they hate Islamic terror as much as any other civilized people in the world. All good people reject the unprovoked targeting and killing of innocents.

And after all, we are led to believe that except for the small minority of ‘radicalized Muslims’, the vast, vast majority of Muslims are just like us. They want what we what, they dream of a good future for their children, they want their businesses to prosper, they want the newest iPhone, they celebrate the gifts of American democracy, and work for the ideal of women’s equality.

The vast majority of Muslims reject the ideology of the radicals as much as we in the West do. Afterall they are just like us.

Here is the problem.  As much as we would like this to be true.  It is clearly not.

It the 2008 book, ‘Who Speaks for Islam?’, written by John L. Esposito, founding director of Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, try to make this case using Muslim attitudes toward 9/11, and extensive and exhaustive polling by Gallup, arguably the world’s most trusted polling company, to show that Globally we have nothing to fear from Muslims.

The book’s stated goal was to “democratize the debate” about a potential clash between Western and Muslim civilizations by shedding light on the “actual views of everyday Muslims”. Esposito and Mogahed were especially interested in the “silenced majority” whose views they argue are lost in the discussion about terrorism, extremism, and Islamofascism.

The book is taken from a monumental, six-year effort to poll and interview tens of thousands of Muslims in more than 35 countries with Muslim majorities or substantial minorities. The polling sample, Esposito and Mogahed claim, represents “more than 90 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims.”

So who in the book’s opinion are the ‘radicalized’ Muslims? The book lists a single criteria from the comprehensive Gallup study.

Muslims ‘radicals’ are those who told pollsters that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were “completely” justified.

Based on this question and this question alone, of the world’s Muslims what percentage were ‘politically radicalized’?

Only.. 7%

All other Muslims in Esposito and Mogahed study were labeled as ‘moderates’.

Get it? Not so scary right? Nine out of ten Muslims, worldwide are moderates and therefore pose no threat to the West.

Putting forth any narrative that would claim 9/11 is anything other than the act of a fringe group of religious extremists that are equally demonized by Muslims is feeding into the Islamophobic, colonial, racist Western disdain for people who are not white.

Here are the problems.  The number 7% should be shocking and horrifying. That means 91 million Muslims around the world feel that the attacks on 9/11 were ‘completely justified’.

But it gets worse.  Much worse. See the question that was asked by Gallup was rated on a scale of 1 to 5. One being ‘not at all justified, 5 being ‘completely justified’. True 7% of Muslims believe that the 9/11 hijackers were completely justified in murdering infidels in their work places and on their airplanes, but another 6.5% not mention in Esposito and Mogahed’s book feel that the attacks on 9/11 were ‘largely justified’, and yet another 23.1% of respondents, 300 million Muslims, support the statement that the attacks of 9/11 were ‘somewhat justified’.

So we are left with multiple definitions of who is a Muslim radical, and who is a Muslim moderate?

The answer that the political left wants you to embrace is that a Muslim that hates America, favors the implementation of Sharia law, supports suicide bombing but doesn’t ‘completely’ justify the attacks of 9/11 is a ‘moderate’.

The West has been fighting this war for fifteen years.  One glance over at the European continent should confirm that we are not winning.

Winning starts with clearly defining who it is we are fighting. If we can not do that, then more and more 9/11 are sure to follow.

9/11 and The Myth of the Moderate Muslims

What percentage of the Muslim world supports the 9/11 attacks? Prepare to be horrified.

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Black Lives Don’t Matter to Black Lives Matter

The question should be a simple one. It should have nothing to do with feelings and everything to do with the data. The question that the entire Black Lives Matter movement centers around is this. Are racist police officers the greatest threat facing young black males in the United States today?

The answer is no, of course not, not even close. That is of course if you go by the facts and the data, and have a thick enough skin to handle being called a racist by the #factsAreRacist contingent.

According the Washington Post database that analyzes police shootings, In 2015, 990 people were killed by the police in the United States. Of that total number, 26% of them, or 258, were black. The vast majority of them were armed and posing a direct lethal threat to the police or someone else.

Many are quick to claim a racial disparity in the fact that blacks represent 26% of all police shootings last year in America, while only constitute 13% of the total population. This seems on its surface disproportionate.

Here is the fact that Black Lives Matter and the Left is trying to obfuscate. Where indeed blacks are 13% of the US population, the crime rate among blacks is much higher than any other racial minority.

According to FBI statistics from 2009 blacks were accused of 62% of all robberies, 57% of murders, 45% of all assaults in America’s 75 largest counties.

Blacks also constitute 40% of police shooters over the past decade.

The actual greatest risk of violent death to young black men in America does not come from the police, but overwhelmingly from other black males.

There are a staggering, approximately 6000 blacks murdered every year by other blacks. Blacks between the ages of 14 and 17 commit murder at a rate ten times that of whites and hispanics in the same age group. The entire black male population commits homicides at a rate eight times greater than that of whites and hispanics combined.

The claim of an ‘epidemic’ of racist cops shooting blacks cannot be justified with the numbers.

So why does Black Lives Matter make this claim? Because if you remove the canard of racist cops being the greatest threat to black lives, you are left with black criminality and violence being the greatest threat to black lives.

The insidious result of the Black Lives Matter movement is that it actually places black lives in more danger by demonizing the police, the only public institution that actually can demonstrate a belief that black lives matter.

In 1990 the New York City police under the leadership of Mayor Rudy Giuliani instituted revolutionary police tactics to prevent crime, rather than respond to crime. Pro-active policing.

The results were astounding. In 1990 there were 2,245 homicides in New York City. In 2014 there were 333. That is an 85% drop.

Similar pro-active policing of high crime areas does indeed result in more confrontations with police, but has slashed crime rates across the United State. Violent crime dropped 40% across America between 1990 and 2014. This means that businesses that would have avoided certain areas have opened up in previously high crime areas. Elderly people and children feel safer walking the streets.

The Ferguson Effect

After the legally justified shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, Black Lives Matter launched a campaign against police. Police officers now routinely find themselves surrounded by people with cell phone cameras hurling insults, abuse, bottles, and as we have seen this past week, the anti-cop sentiment created by Black Lives Matter is turning increasingly violent.

The result is police in high crime areas are understandably engaging less in pro-active crime prevention and as a result the US is witnessing its largest violent crime increase in twenty years. In 2015 murders in America’s largest 50 cities rose 17%.

It has been the predominantly black populated cities however that have seen the largest spike in violence. Milwaukee had a 72% increase in murders last year, Cleveland 90%, Nashville 83%, Minneapolis 61%, and Baltimore had it’s highest per capita homicide year in its history.

Most telling perhaps is in Chicago where pedestrian stops by police decreased 90% after Ferguson, shootings were up 80% as of March of this last year.

Murders of police doubled in the first three months of 2016, that isn’t taking into account the five officers murdered this past week at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas.

The real victims though of Black Lives Matter are the black people themselves living in these Urban areas that are going to face the brunt of the violence that a decrease in policing in America’s highest crime areas are sure to bring about.

Mottle Wolfe is host of The Mottle Wolfe Show available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel here.