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ARTICLES BY: Abha Shankar


September 11, 2017 4:23 pm
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US Islamists Claim Win Over Legislation Banning Funding to Terror-Tied Charity

Legislation seeking to ban US federal funding for a UK-based Hamas charity was withdrawn last week, after Islamist groups advocated voting against the measure. In August, Congressman Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, introduced an amendment to the State...

September 4, 2017 2:22 pm
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It’s Time for Qatar to Stop Its Regional Meddling

Bahrain is threatening to file a complaint with the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court against a fellow Gulf state, Qatar, for supporting terrorism...

November 24, 2016 5:44 am
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A Child Jihadist Calls on Nobel Peace Laureate Malala to Renounce Western Education

In an audio message allegedly posted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan, a young female jihadist calls on Malala Yousafzai to renounce Western education and adopt the path of Allah as laid...

August 12, 2016 3:46 am
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Syrian Terrorist Group Rebrands to Ensure Survival

Jabhat al-Nusra's July 28 announcement of its new name and avatar, the Fateh al-Sham Front ("The Victory in Al-Sham Front"), does not mean that the terrorist group...

August 10, 2016 6:41 am
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Is Turkey Following Pakistan’s Descent Into Islamization?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's oppressive response to July's failed coup attempt -- in which he sacked thousands of government officials and journalists in a sweeping purge -- threatens...

July 10, 2016 4:32 am
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Will Turkey’s New Diplomatic Push Reduce Its American Muslim Brotherhood Support?

Turkey is mending fences with Egypt and cutting back its support for the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the deadly terror attacks that have struck...

June 21, 2016 6:00 am
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Document Reveals Omar Mateen’s Father Tied to Radical Islamist Groups

The father of Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen has longstanding connections to prominent Islamist groups in the US, a document discovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism...

May 16, 2016 6:41 am
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US Islamist Group Condemns Killing of Murderer, Is Silent on Death of Journalists and Minorities

Bangladesh has been wracked by a series of brutal attacks against secular writers and religious minorities. But only the death of a prominent Bangladeshi Islamist prompted...

May 1, 2016 7:02 am
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Social Media Emerges as a Valuable Fundraising Tool for Terrorists

Social media has emerged as a valuable and effective fundraising tool for terrorist groups. The Internet's easy access and relative anonymity allows terrorist groups to solicit...

March 16, 2016 5:29 am
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Toronto Police: Islamist Motivation Behind Canadian Recruitment Center Attack

A top police official has alleged an Islamist motivation in Monday's attack on a military recruitment center in Toronto, Canada. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters at a press...

March 11, 2016 4:41 am
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Terror Groups Across the Middle East and Africa Intensify the Use of Children for Jihad

Children have become a key target for recruitment by terrorist groups who are increasingly turning to social media to showcase their successful efforts in indoctrinating...

February 11, 2016 7:25 am
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Member of ISIS Execution Cell Traveled on George Galloway’s Gaza Convoy

A British member of an ISIS execution cell traveled to the Middle East in 2009 as part of an "aid convoy" to Gaza led by...

January 14, 2016 2:04 pm
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Georgetown Professors Team Up With Suspected Muslim Brotherhood Front Group

Two of Georgetown University's top faculty members in religion are partnering with a private Virginia think tank that has long been suspected of serving as...

January 11, 2016 7:54 am
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2 US Mideast Refugees Charged in Separate Terror Cases

Two men who entered the United States as refugees have been charged separately with attempting to provide material support to terrorist groups in Syria. Aws Mohammed...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Software Giant SAP Buys Israeli Startup Gigya for $350 Million

JNS.org - SAP, the world's fourth-largest software company, announced over the weekend that it has acquired Israeli startup Gigya for $350 million in cash. The deal is expected to be finalized...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Middle East

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to ...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman,...

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