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3rd January 2013 - Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May critiques a recent article by Robert Kaplan, arguing that Islamists are united by their religion rather than by blood ties. May cites the hostility of Egyptian Islamists towards Egyptian Christians...

3rd January 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Beyond ‘Toxic Nationalism’

Clifford D. May

Robert D. Kaplan has long been among America’s most insightful analysts of global trends. I’d rather argue with him than agree with most others. Right now, I’m going to do a bit of both.

31st December 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: What Do Mideast Christians Face in ’13?

Benjamin Weinthal

Growing persecution of Middle Eastern Christians and holy sites by radical Islamists in the Middle East and Africa in 2012 resulted in large numbers of murders, bombings, imprisonments, church closures...

10th December 2012 - The Weekly Standard

The Quality of Morsi

Egypt’s political crisis seems to be testing the conviction, long held in certain Western circles, that actually having to govern a modern nation-state will moderate Islamists.

6th December 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Islamology 101

Clifford D. May

Google “Islamist” and you’ll get more than 24 million hits. Google “jihadist” and you’ll get millions more. Yet I bet the average American could not tell you what it is that Islamists and jihadists believe.

3rd December 2012 - Syndicated

The Frank Gaffney Show

Sebastian Gorka

Sebastian Gorka discusses Turkey, its growing Islamization and the affect the Syrian civil war is having on that change.

25th November 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

France Slated to Open First Gay Mosque

Benjamin Weinthal

Muhammad Ludovic Lütfi Zahed, a gay French-Algerian man, is slated to open the first gay mosque at the end of November. The Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet first reported...

21st November 2012 - CBN News

Stakelbeck on Terror

Sebastian Gorka

FDD's Sebastian Gorka explains how America is losing the ideological war against Islamists.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17th July 2012 - Gunpowder & Lead

Islamism in the Popular Imagination

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The term “Islamist” has been bandied about frequently since revolutionary events gripped the Arab world last year. It is a term meant to signify those, including political parties.

16th July 2012 - Ordered Liberty

Secretary Clinton and ‘Real Democracy’ in the Middle East

“The era of Big Government is over!” I could not get President Bill Clinton’s famous declaration out of my mind this morning as I read the speech Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave in Egypt yesterday.

27th June 2012 - Edited by Katharine C. Gorka & Patrick Sookhdeo, Isaac Publishing

Fighting the Ideological War

Thomas Joscelyn, Sebastian Gorka

Islamism is a growing and powerful ideology that tolerates no dissent or rivalry. Yet in recent decades the United States has responded only to the violence that Islamism has generated, not to the beliefs and ideas that drive it.

27th June 2012 - Tablet

What’s Next for Egypt?

What’s going to happen in Egypt now that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi has been elected president? That’s the question weighing heavily on everyone’s minds—perhaps no one’s as much as Benjamin Netanyahu’s.

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