Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country by Daniel Pipes. Oman, where I have spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. More.
Europe’s Turkish Awakening by Burak Bekdil. Turkey, officially, is a candidate for full membership in the European Union. It is also negotiating with Brussels a deal that would allow millions of Turks to travel to Europe without visa. But Turkey […]
Report: Homegrown Terrorism is Top Threat to UK by Soeren Kern. Homegrown terrorism inspired by the Islamic State poses the dominant threat to the national security of the United Kingdom, according to a comprehensive new report on violent Islamism in […]
Extremist Muslims’ One-Way Street by Burak Bekdil. President Donald Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017, temporarily limiting entry from seven majority-Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — for 90 days, until vetting procedures can […]
Why Secular Denmark Is Using a Sledgehammer to Protect the Sacred by Erasmus. Denmark is one of the least religious countries in the world; a poll has found that barely one in five Danes considers faith to be a really […]
What Jesus Can Teach Today’s Muslims by Mustafa Akyol. What is the trouble with Islam? Why are there so many angry Muslims in the world who loathe the West? Why do self-declared Islamic states impose harsh laws that oppress minorities, […]
The Blackwater of Jihad by Rao Komar, Christian Borys, and Eric Woods. A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global. More.
Religious Freedom in the Muslim World: A Nuanced Appraisal by Daniel Philpott. What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects? An answer to this question must begin with a nuanced appraisal of the political […]
The Return of Islam’s Child Soldiers by Raymond Ibrahim. An ISIS “cub” prepares to execute a prisoner in an abandoned amusement park in a video released earlier this month. Past and present, Muslim militants continue relying on the same inhumane […]
This Is the Moment for an Israeli Victory by Daniel Pipes. The U.S.-sponsored Israeli–Palestinian “peace process” began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat met American conditions and “accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, […]
Incitement to Hypocrisy by Theodore Dalrymple. The Netherlands unevenly applies a law forbidding provocation. More.
Which American Value Dictates That Jews Can’t Live in Judea or Samaria? by David French. In his bitter, scolding speech defending the Obama administration’s betrayal of Israel at the U.N., John Kerry spoke at length about “values.” Specifically, he declared […]
The Way to Peace: Israeli Victory, Palestinian Defeat by Daniel Pipes. Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy sadly fits the classic description of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The identical assumptions – land-for-peace and the two-state […]
Germany Submits to Sharia Law by Soeren Kern. A German court has ruled that seven Islamists who formed a vigilante patrol to enforce Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal did not break German law and were simply exercising their […]
David Conway reviews Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam Is Reshaping the World by Shadi Hamid.
Final Statement of Geert Wilders at his Trial Mr. President, Members of the Court, When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me […]
The Man Who Could Have Stopped the Islamic State by Brian Fishman. Almost 10 years ago, an al Qaeda emissary was sent to tell Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to tone down his terrorism. The journey, and its failure, gave birth to […]
Seeking Consensus: The Incoherence of a Singular Islam by David A. Rahimi. Debates about whether Islam is inherently violent obscure more than they clarify because they misconceive the nature of religious authority in Islam. A lack of central authority lies […]
What has Jesus got to do with ISIS? A lot by Tahir Nasser. This week, the assault on Mosul — the last stronghold of the Islamic State group — began. As a student of religious history, it reminded me of […]
Islamist Violence Will Steer Europe’s Destiny by Daniel Pipes. While visiting predominantly Muslim suburbs emerging outside nearly all northern European cities, one question keeps recurring: Why have some of the richest, most educated, most secular, most placid, and most homogeneous […]