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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


December 19, 2022 11:30 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

March 29, 2022 10:30 am
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The Increasing Danger Facing Women in Turkey

There was Aylin Sozer in Istanbul, whose former boyfriend slit her throat and then burned her alive. There was 23-year-old Sule Cet, raped by her boss...

January 13, 2022 11:37 am
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Getting Away with Murder: The Campaign to End Kuwait’s Honor Crimes Law

After her uncle raped her, after she'd discovered she was pregnant, after she had given birth to her uncle's child, after she'd returned home again,...

December 28, 2021 11:51 am
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Dutch Consider Sending Funds to Terror-Linked NGOs

It was an inspired moment. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs had gathered to discuss next year's budget; and as they debated humanitarian issues in...

December 7, 2021 11:42 am
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Europe’s Jewish Students Face Antisemitic Onslaught

If there were a survival handbook for Jewish students at the universities of Europe, it would probably begin with this: Tell no one that you're...

October 29, 2021 12:20 pm
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Iran’s Atrocious Human Rights Record Must Be Addressed Before New Nuclear Talks

There were days in a cramped, dark room. There were days and nights at Evin prison, with bright lights and interrogations and little or no...

World

Top US Treasury Official to Warn UAE, Turkey Over Sanctions Evasion

The US Treasury Department's top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose access to G7...

Israel

Netanyahu Vows ‘Strong, Rapid, Precise’ Response to Jerusalem T...

i24 News - At an emergency meeting of the security cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a "strong, rapid,...

Middle East

Lebanese MPs Denounce Top Prosecutor’s Moves Against Judge Probing Po...

Some 40 Lebanese lawmakers on Friday became the latest group to back the judge investigating the catastrophic 2020 Beirut port blast and call for the country's top prosecutor to...

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