Religious Freedom for Me but Not for Thee?
A conflict is brewing at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over how the country’s largest protestant denomination will approach religious freedom. The SBC’s International Mission Board (IMB) and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) are both facing criticism …
American Security and Islamic Reform
‘Do you think Islam needs reform?”
Wouldn’t it be interesting, wouldn’t it get us to the crux of the immigration debate, if our best news anchors — I’m looking at you, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier — would put …
President Trump’s temporary ban on entry into the U.S. by various categories of aliens has caused a firestorm. That owes in part to the rash implementation of perfectly legal restrictions, but the hysteria is out of proportion to …
Does Trump Grasp the Reality of ‘Radical Islam’?
It was the key national-security debate of the 2016 election. Donald Trump won the election, in no small part, because he appeared to be on the right side of it. Appeared is used advisedly: Trump was at least in the general …
Why Journalists Always Tap the Brakes on Terrorism Stories
Here’s a paradox for you. Whenever there’s a terrorist attack, the immediate response from government officials and the media is: “Let’s not jump to conclusions.” Yet when there are breaking reports that Muslim or Arab Americans were …
‘German Authorities Are Dangerously Underestimating the Threat of Islam’
Over at the Gatestone Institute, Geert Wilders weighs in on the latest Islamofascist attack in Berlin and claims that “a political revolution is brewing in Europe.”
The Ohio State Terrorist Saw Himself as a Victim of Islamophobia
On August 25, 2016, the Lantern, the student newspaper for Ohio State University, published an interview with a young Somali Muslim refugee, Abdul Razak Ali Artan. “I just transferred from Columbus State,” he told the Lantern. “I wanted to pray in the …
Who Is Terrorist Bomber Ahmad Rahami?
Lo and behold, it turns out that Ahmad Rahami, the 28-year-old naturalized citizen of Afghan descent who detonated bombs in New Jersey and New York City over the weekend, is exactly who you thought he was.
On Wednesday, authorities released …
The Response to This Weekend’s Terror Attacks Showed Willful Blindness in Real Time
In the all too familiar pattern, things are going boom, Americans are under attack, and the American political class is already busy playing the “See No Jihad” minuet.
In a rational world, where our highest imperative would be to understand …
Two Opposing Views of the Islamist Threat
“Hugh Fitzgerald” posted a 3,300-word piece at JihadWatch.com responding to a news item about Thomas Strothotte, president of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, advocating that all school children learn Arabic until 12 or 13 years of age; Fitzgerald called …
Professor Uses Lecture to Defend Islamic Slavery
On February 7, Georgetown University’s Professor Jonathan Brown used his clout as an endowed chair to deliver a defense of the Islamic practice of slavery, which he claimed to be entirely different than slavery in the West.
Brown pointed out …
Leaving Islam in North America
Leaving Islam can be notoriously difficult in many Muslim-majority countries. Certain countries, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have laws that make apostasy an offense punishable by death. In others where apostasy is not explicitly criminalized, accused individuals can still …
The ‘Clock Boy’ Defamation Suit Was Tossed Out in a Victory for Free Speech
Free speech won a victory in Texas on Tuesday when a judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Mohamed Mohamed, father of the “Clock Boy,” Ahmed Mohamed, against me, my employer — the Center for Security Policy — Fox News, Glenn …
Krauthammer’s Take: It’s As If the U.N. Passed a Resolution Declaring Mecca Jewish Territory
Charles Krauthammer said that the recent U.N. resolution must have been influenced by the U.S. and has absurd language about Jerusalem, which would never be allowed regarding Muslim holy sites:
This is very serious damage, and it cannot …
German Lesson: Islamist Enclaves Breed Jihadism
German investigators have named a Tunisian refugee, Anis Amri, as the jihadist whom they suspect carried out Tuesday’s mass-murder attack. Amri is believed to be the man who drove a truck through a Christmas festival in Berlin, killing twelve …
Omar Mateen murdered 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, and Mark Zuckerberg did not.
But Omar Mateen was an Islamic jihadist who now is as dead as fried chicken, while Mark Zuckerberg is a Silicon Valley billionaire who is very much …
The SPLC Finds Niqabs and Kippahs Equally Threatening
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich has distributed a standardized reply to the avalanche of protests (including a particularly eloquent one by National Review) against its wretched Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists (of which I am allegedly one). …
It’s Time We Faced the Facts about the Muslim World
Here is a plain, inarguable truth: A series of Muslim immigrants and “visitors” are responsible for killing more Americans on American soil than the combined militaries of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. Two more attacks over the weekend left 38 Americans …
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Blindness to the Islamist Threat Is Official Policy
If there is a theme to this 15th annual observance — the word “anniversary” just seems so wrong — of the most lethal enemy attack ever carried out on American soil, it is erasure.
At least that’s what they’…
Forced Unveiling of Muslim Women
Like all women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I was forced to veil when visiting that country. Born Muslim, raised by pluralist Muslim parents, I had never been compelled to cover my hair. Arriving in the Kingdom, though, I …