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12th August 2015 – The Hill

The Ayatollah’s Message to the World

Michael Ledeen

The supreme leader of Iran has published a book entitled Palestine. As you would expect, it is a call to the Muslim world to destroy Israel and establish control over its territory for Islam, especially Iran. more...

30th July 2015 – Politico Europe

Turkish Grey Wolves Target ‘Chinese’

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing came at an awkward time. So far this month, Turkish ultranationalists have attacked two Chinese restaurants in Istanbul, assaulted Koreans (whom they mistook for Chinese) at an iconic palace and tried to break into the Chinese embassy in Ankara. more...

29th July 2015 – NOW Lebanon

The ISIS Attack and Turkey’s Islamist Kurds

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

An ISIS-linked suicide bomber attacked the southern Turkish border town of Suruç on Monday, killing 32 and wounding 100. The victims were preparing for a trip to reconstruct the war-torn Syrian town of Kobane, which has held by the Kurdish People’s Democratic Union (PYD) since late January after a four-month battle with ISIS. more...

28th July 2015 – The Washington Times

Defeating Civilization’s Enemies

Clifford D. May

“The enemy has to be defeated,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter last week told American forces stationed in the Middle East. That is a simple truth, one that, regrettably, is not heard often from officials in the current administration. more...

27th July 2015 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen comments on Iran and radical Islamist ideology. more...

23rd July 2015 – The Hill

Radical Islam and the Culture War

Michael Ledeen

What are we to do with radical Islam? Ever since 9/11, Western leaders have insisted that we are "not at war with Islam," have sometimes said that "Islam is a religion of peace" and bent over in a multiculti contortion to avoid criticism of the Islamists' calls, and actions, to destroy us. more...

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...


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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