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2nd November 2012 – Pragati

A Blind Spot

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

One area of study that has significantly grown over the past decade is that of radicalisation. How do individuals come to believe that violence is a proper response to current political problems or unjust... more...

30th October 2012 – National Review Online

Islamists Kill Scores at Nigerian Roman Catholic Church

Benjamin Weinthal

A suicide bomber driving an SUV full of explosives crashed into a Catholic church in a Christian minority enclave of Nigeria during Mass yesterday, killing ten congregants and wounding at least 145. more...

12th October 2012 – Tablet

Sinister Trend in Publishing

Saudi Arabia, a country in which book clubs are required to register for government licenses, is not known for its literary culture. Associating the Land of the Two Holy Mosques—ranked as the eighth “Most Censored... more...

10th October 2012 – The National Interest

The Kingdom Boils

Nearly a month after a crude film caricature of the Prophet Muhammad made headlines, protests in response to it continue across the Muslim world. Yet in the ultraconservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, home to the... more...

1st October 2012 – Standpoint

Confronting Islamic Intimidation

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In 1988, The Last Temptation of Christ, the movie by Martin Scorsese, based on a novel by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, caused a storm of protests. Many Christian groups found it... more...

25th September 2012 – The Australian

Is the Press More Interested in Royal Breasts Than Defending Freedom?

Emanuele Ottolenghi

It came as no surprise that members of the State Department's Camel Corps felt it necessary to condemn the movie The Innocence of Muslims even as a mob of film critics lay siege to a US embassy. more...

24th September 2012 – The Weekly Standard

Living with Islam

Reuel Marc Gerecht

For close to 1,300 years, Muslims cared little what infidels thought of them. The curious caliph, sultan, vizier, or cleric might engage the arguments of Christians questioning the one true... more...

24th September 2012 – The Weekly Standard

The Video Didn’t Do It

It was bad enough, two years ago, that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called fringe Florida pastor Terry Jones to ask him not to burn copies of the Koran, or last week, that chairman of... more...

20th September 2012 – Tablet

How Orientalism Shaped Obama

In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a press release condemning the “continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of... more...

20th September 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Misunderstanding 9/11

Clifford D. May

‘We have seen that the desire for liberty and freedom is, indeed, universal, as men and women in the Middle East rise up to seize it.” I admire Condoleezza Rice and thought... more...

17th September 2012 – Fox News

Do Americans Dare Trust Egypt’s President Morsi?

The dramatic attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo capped off a summer in which Egypt has already seen its greatest political developments in 150 years. The first democratic elections... more...

14th September 2012 – Index on Censorship

Islam Blasphemy Riots Now Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The United States is the world’s undisputed king of culture. No country’s film industry can rival Hollywood; no nation’s musical artists sell more records worldwide than America’s. Boasting... more...

14th September 2012 – Gunpowder & Lead

Free Speech and Political Violence

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

I find the number of people willing to censor offensive speech in the wake of the anti-Islam film, and the reaction that it has provoked, disturbing. One example is this USA Today op-ed... more...

30th August 2012 – Standpoint

Nostra Culpa

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The lazy days of August were overshadowed by the latest round of speculation on whether Israel will attack Iran — an ongoing guessing game that has produced ponderous studies on the pros... more...

21st August 2012 – National Review Online

Obama’s ‘Alert Observation’ of Anti-Christian Violence Must End

Benjamin Weinthal

As Nina Shea discussed below, Pakistani authorities have incarcerated a 12-year-old Christian girl, who is believed to suffer from Down’s syndrome, because she allegedly burned pages of the Koran. more...

11th August 2012 – The Caravan, Hoover Institution

Engaging Fundamentalists

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Given the growing strength and electoral triumphs of fundamentalists in the Middle East, many in Washington fear that the administration just can’t handle Islamists. more...

9th August 2012 – Scripps Howard News Service

Jeane Kirkpatrick’s War

Clifford D. May

Jeane Kirkpatrick spent her life studying — and fighting — totalitarianism. Reading Peter Collier’s illuminating new biography, Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick... more...

6th August 2012 – National Review Online

Why Is the West Ignoring Saudis’ Persecution of Christians?

Benjamin Weinthal

Saudi Arabia’s deportation of 35 Christian Ethiopian workers last week for holding a private prayer in advance of Christmas in December 2011 has brought the anti-Christian violence of the Saudi regime back into the public eye. more...

26th July 2012 – Faster, Please!

CAIR Strikes Out

Michael Ledeen

It’s always a happy day when would-be censors fail to silence voices they don’t agree with, and it’s particularly satisfying when the losers are a well-known crowd of politically correct anti-1st Amendment vigilantes. more...

20th July 2012 – Foreign Policy

Oh, Brother

Mohamed Morsy's young presidency in Egypt hasn't started all that smoothly. It's largely been characterized by a series of standoffs with the Egyptian military, including this week's controversial court case on the legality... more...

Experts

Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

Clifford D. May

President

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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