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Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010), is a freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands.

ARTICLES BY: Abigail R. Esman

June 22, 2023 10:11 am

The Jihadist Threat Stills Exists — and Is an Urgent Problem

Has the jihadist threat simply become run-of-the-mill? Or has it just disappeared? You might think either of these to be the case, given how little the...

April 26, 2023 9:56 am

‘Salafist Police’ Are Targeting Westernized European Muslims

Some call them the Salafist police. Others say they are just ordinary extremists. Either way, they are terrorizing other Muslims in the Netherlands, radicalizing Muslim...

April 5, 2023 10:12 am

Turkish Fury Over 6-Year-Old Bride Could Change Country’s Future

It was a game, the child's father and his friend told her. They would visit a photographer. She would wear a beautiful white dress. But by...

February 20, 2023 12:28 pm

Europe Grapples with Independent Koran Schools Radicalizing Students

The exam is multiple choice, with questions about the treatment of enemies -- homosexuals, for instance, and unbelievers. How should they be punished, the children...

January 31, 2023 10:30 am

Is 2023 the Year of Jihad’s Resurgence?

A machete attack in New York's Times Square. A stabbing at the Gare du Nord in Paris. A foiled plot in Germany. A shooting in...

December 19, 2022 11:30 am

Victim Jihad: The Strategy Behind the Jailed Terrorists’ Complaints

Saleh Abdeslam is angry. They weren't nice to him during his first trial in Brussels, in 2018, when he was found guilty of "attempted murder in...

December 2, 2022 10:48 am

Middle Eastern Women Demand to Be Set Free

She walked along Istanbul's Istiklal Caddesi, a bustling pedestrian thoroughfare lined with shops and restaurants, crowded with street performers, chestnut carts, and couples on a...

October 13, 2022 11:05 am

How Iran’s Hijab Protesters Are Fighting for Muslim Women Everywhere

Havva still remembers how it felt the first time she walked in public without a headscarf. "I felt powerful, she recalls now, nearly two decades...

September 16, 2022 10:51 am

Persecuted at Home, Iran’s Christian Converts Finding Europe’s Doors Closed

It was Hassan's brother-in-law who inspired him. "He said ... there is a treasure, there is a living God, Jesus Christ, and we are his...

August 17, 2022 10:35 am

Black Market Repatriation of ISIS Families Fosters New Threats

When Samir Azzuz was convicted of financing terrorism last month in the Netherlands, it was not the Dutch-Moroccan's first terrorism rodeo: in 2006, as a...

July 11, 2022 10:37 am

In Belgium, Jihadists, Guns, and (Drug) Money

Gunshots. Knifings. Cars being set aflame. All in broad daylight, all on the streets of Molenbeek. Molenbeek, Belgium, you may recall, was the Brussels neighborhood that...

July 4, 2022 11:14 am

Artists Under Fire: The BDS War Against Celebrities, Jews, and Israel

The announcement came just recently on social media: the folk band Big Thief would not be performing as scheduled in Tel Aviv. It was a...

June 14, 2022 10:21 am

American Guns; American Rage

Assault rifle bans. Red flag laws. Mental health support. Background checks. Locked schoolrooms. Armed teachers. Armed doctors. Armed clergy. Each a “solution” to America’s ghastly epidemic of gun violence. As if it...

April 29, 2022 9:02 am

Islamist Rise Puts Women at Risk in Turkey

For millions of women in Turkey, life has just become more dangerous. And that puts the future of the entire country at risk. At least one...


IDF Announces Major Eyal Shuminov Killed by Anti-Tank Missile in Gaza

  i24 News - During a raid on Gaza's Zeytun neighborhood, Major Eyal Shuminov of the Givati Brigade was tragically killed by an anti-tank missile. The incident occurred when IDF forces identified...


Israeli Navy Conducts Exercises Amid Rising Tensions in The North

i24 News - The Israeli Navy's fleet of missile boats has recently undertaken extensive exercises, as confirmed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday. The maneuvers come in the wake of...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdish PM Cancels Meeting With Iran Minister in Protest Over Attack

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani canceled a meeting with Iran's foreign minister at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland in protest over Iranian missile strikes on the...

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