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8th July 2015 – The Wall Street Journal

The Iranian Nuclear Paradox

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Mark Dubowitz

The lines are clearly drawn in Washington on President Obama’s plan for a nuclear deal with Iran. As negotiations for a final agreement continue well past their June 30 deadline, most Republicans oppose the deal and Democrats will not block it. more...

1st July 2015 – The Jerusalem Post

950 Hezbollah Operatives, 300 Hamas Members in Germany – Intelligence Report

Benjamin Weinthal

The number of Islamists in Germany increased to 43,890 in 2014 from 43,190 in 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday by the country’s domestic intelligence agency. more...

10th June 2015 – The Washington Times

The Rhyme and Reason of Jihad

Clifford D. May

You probably didn’t know it but Osama bin Laden was a poet. In fact, according to Yale’s Robyn Creswell and Princeton’s Bernard Haykel, “of all jihadi poets, bin Laden was the most celebrated, and he prided himself on his knowledge of the art.” more...

3rd June 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Ankara Alone

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

Too Islamist-friendly for NATO, too pro-European for Russia, too pro-Sunni for Iran, and too pro-democracy for Saudi Arabia, Turkey can’t seem to manage lasting alliances. It’s an issue that figures to play a role in the Turkish parliamentary elections on June 7. more...

12th May 2015 – The Washington Times

The Fine Line Between Free Speech and Provocation

Clifford D. May

Rights are like muscles. If not exercised, they atrophy. Freedom of speech, a right guaranteed by the First Amendment, is the most fundamental of rights. Without it, how do you even defend your other rights? more...

13th April 2015 – The Long War Journal - Co-written by Caleb Weiss

Islamic State Assaults Baiji Oil Refinery

Bill Roggio

Islamic State fighters penetrated the perimeter of the Baiji oil refinery complex, the largest in Iraq, after a suicide bomber thought to be from Afghanistan or Pakistan detonated outside the main gate. more...

9th March 2015 – The Weekly Standard

Violent Extremist vs. Holy Warrior

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Is Barack Hussein Obama wrong to avoid appending “Islamic,” “Muslim,” “Islamist,” or even “jihadist” to the terrorism that has struck the West with increasing ferocity since the 1990s? This question has at least two parts: Is the president historically correct to do this? And is he politically smart to do it? more...

18th February 2015 – The Washington Times

The Ideology Whose Name Presidents Dare Not Speak

Clifford D. May

Is there a “Bush/Obama approach” to talking about what drives and justifies terrorism? more...

7th February 2015 – PJ Media

Obama’s in Bed With the Pope, Tony Blair, Ruth Benedict, the UN and Most Universities

Michael Ledeen

There was nothing particularly new about President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast the other day, and most of the opinion makers and shapers who feigned outrage are late to the issue. more...

16th October 2014 – Quoted by Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

Let’s Count the Ways: See How Islamic State Fighters Violate Muslim Law

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State is increasingly struggling to justify its sanctioning of slavery, extortion, smuggling and murder against scholars and religious leaders who say the extremist group’s Mafia-style tactics can’t be reconciled with Muslim law. more...

10th October 2014 – WAVA-FM, Washington, DC

The Don Kroah Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses his column, "The Truth About Diversity." more...

8th October 2014 – CBN

CBN News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May discusses the reluctance of some to criticize radical Islam. more...

13th May 2014 – The Washington Times

Hooray for Hollywood

Clifford D. May

Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres brought a smile to my lips last week – and not by saying anything funny. They were out in the not-so-fresh air on Sunset Boulevard... more...

15th April 2014 – The Washington Times

Academic Dishonors

Clifford D. May

Remember when colleges prided themselves on the diligence and depth of their research? Frederick Lawrence, president of Brandeis University, apparently does not. more...

1st April 2014 – The Jerusalem Post

UN Report Assails Iran for Persecution of Religious Minorities

Benjamin Weinthal

Despite the election last year of Iran’s reform-minded president Hassan Rouhani, there has been no Persian thaw for Iran’s struggling religious minorities. Wide-scale... more...

27th March 2014 – Quoted by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

Obama Asked to Pressure Saudis to Revise Offending Textbooks

David Andrew Weinberg

Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some Americans are asking President Obama... more...

27th March 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Highlighting Hatred in Saudi Textbooks

President Obama is set to visit Saudi Arabia this Friday for discussions with Saudi officials focusing on regional developments and repairing the strained relations between... more...

26th March 2014 – Cited by Elise Labott, CNN

Controversy Stirs Anew Over Saudi Textbooks with Obama Set to Visit

David Andrew Weinberg

President Barack Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week comes amid accusations the State Department has hidden the results of a study that concludes textbooks... more...

25th March 2014 – Cited by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

U.S. Keeps Saudi Arabia’s Worst Secret

David Andrew Weinberg

As President Obama prepares for his first visit of his second term to Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on the State Department to publish the most comprehensive U.S... more...

24th March 2014 – FDD Press

Textbook Diplomacy

David Andrew Weinberg

With President Obama poised to visit Saudi Arabia at the end of this month, America’s relations are strained with the Kingdom. The Saudis do not trust America’s nuclear deal... more...


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29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA