Analysis & Commentary

3rd May 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Foggiest War

Clifford D. May

The “fog of war” is a concept derived from the writings of Carl von Clausewitz, the great 19th century Prussian military theorist who recognized that those leading troops into battle often lack data, perspective and situational awareness.

24th April 2012 - American Family Radio

Crane Durham’s Nothing But Truth

Clifford D. May

Jihadism, Islamism, Arab Spring, and the Nahda.

23rd April 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

The Islamist Road to Democracy

Reuel Marc Gerecht

For many on the American left and right, the "Arab Spring" has become the "Arab Winter" of triumphant fundamentalists. In Egypt, where Arab liberalism was once strong, religious parties overwhelmed secularists in recent parliamentary elections.

18th April 2012 - CTV

National Affairs

FDD's James Kirchick looks at the rise of right-wing politicians in Europe.

13th April 2012 - CBN News

Christian World News

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May explains the Arabian Peninsula's threat to religious freedom.

12th April 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

It’s Not the Arab Spring, It’s the Nahda

Clifford D. May

The term “Arab Spring” was born of optimism, not analysis. When a downtrodden fruit monger in Tunisia self-immolated, setting off a series of regional upheavals, many journalists, diplomats and academics thought they heard an echo of the Prague Spring of 1968.

10th April 2012 - CBN News

The 700 Club

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May speaks on the growing Christian persecution in the Middle East following the Arab Spring.

5th April 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Messages of Toulouse

Clifford D. May

To those who proclaim themselves jihadis, Mohamed Merah is a hero and a martyr. He became a hero last month when he attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his two young sons, Gabriel and Arieh, and a seven-year-old girl, Myriam Monsonego.

24th February 2012 - National Review Online

The Sharia Court of Pennsylvania — the Transcript

I have made a transcript of the Pennsylvania case in which state judge Mark Martin, a Muslim convert and U.S. Army reservist who served in Iraq, relied on a sharia law defense (as well as some evidentiary contortions) to dismiss an open-and-shut harassment case against a Muslim man who...

18th February 2012 - National Review Online

First the Ahmadi, Then Everybody Else

Their crime? These Muslims have the temerity to suggest that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, an Indian who died in 1908, was the promised Mahdi — the redeemer of Islam — and not one of the false prophets about whom Mohammed had warned.

15th February 2012 - WAVA - Washington, DC

The Don Kroeh Show

The rise political Islam and jihadi ideology.

15th February 2012 - Syndicated

Lars Larsen Show

The rise political Islam and jihadi ideology.

9th February 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

If You See Something, Shut Up

Clifford D. May

M. Zudi Jasser is a physician, a U.S. Navy veteran, an American patriot and a Muslim who does not hold with those who preach that Islam commands its followers to take part in a war against unbelievers.

5th February 2012 - New York Daily News

Kelly a ‘Ray-cist’? What a Smear

James Woolsey

Recently, interest groups such as the Council of American Islamic Relations have demanded that NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly resign and that an outside inspector general be appointed over the NYPD.

23rd January 2012 - National Review Online

‘Islam Is Islam, And That’s It’

The tumult indelibly dubbed “the Arab Spring” in the West, by the credulous and the calculating alike, is easier to understand once you grasp two basics.

19th January 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Militant Islamism, Islamism, Islam

Clifford D. May

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has described the Muslim Brotherhood as “secular.” Vice President Joseph Biden recently said the Taliban “is not our enemy.”

18th January 2012 - Tablet

Body Politics

Last week I wrote a column about the debate over the rationality of the Iranian regime. On one side of this policy debate are those who believe the regime is rational and therefore will pose little strategic threat to the United States and Israel should it acquire a nuclear weapon.

12th January 2012 - Scripps Howard News Service

Muslims Attacked!

Clifford D. May

It’s funny, in an Orwellian way, that in Europe there are now militant groups with such cutesy names as Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland. Less funny, but perhaps more Orwellian, is this:

8th January 2012 - Faster, Please!

You Cannot Reform a Totalitarian (You’ve Got to Defeat Him)

Michael Ledeen

Back when I was even younger, and living in Rome, the main topic of conversation was of course Communism. Italy had the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union, and it was forever on the cusp of becoming the biggest party in Italy, thus forming the government, thus taking over.

20th December 2011 - The Washington Post

A Blase Reading of the Dangers of Sharia Law

James Woolsey

Michael Gerson’s assault on Newt Gingrich’s opposition to the Arabian version of Islamic law [“Sowing the wind,” Dec. 13] contained an assumption: that in Islam, as Mao Zedong put it in another context, “100 flowers blossom and 100 schools contend.”


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