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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


November 16, 2017 6:11 pm
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The Problem of Funding Palestinian Education

For Palestinians, Dalal Mughrabi is a legend -- a heroine -- celebrated for having killed 38 Israelis (including 13 children) in a 1978 massacre along Israel's Coastal Highway. But when Belgium funded...

November 7, 2017 2:47 pm
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Tariq Ramadan’s Fans Insist He’s Not a Rapist — Then Blame the Jews

From the moment that news broke of Harvey Weinstein's sexual aggressions, men and women alike rushed to express their disgust and disappointment. As the number...

October 18, 2017 10:49 am
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Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenges for US and Europe

For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try to return home. When...

October 17, 2017 10:26 am
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Is Austria’s Burqa Ban an Example for America?

With the number of jihadist terrorists in Europe rising -- and a concurrent increase in the number of women involved in Islamist terrorism and recruiting -- Austria's centrist government passed...

September 28, 2017 1:03 pm
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Bin Laden Heir Breathes New Destructive Energy Into Al Qaeda

Since the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has sworn to destroy ISIS, threatening to be "nasty" and to "annihilate" the terrorist group and its leaders...

August 28, 2017 3:08 pm
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Expensive ‘Bride Price’ May Offer Another Lure to Jihad

Some men join dating sites when looking for a wife. Other men join terror groups. In many North African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, bride price -- a...

August 4, 2017 12:33 pm
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Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning to the West

Australia's arrest last Saturday of four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack on a commercial airliner signaled more than a resurgent terror threat to airplanes. Because the plot involved smuggling explosives...

July 25, 2017 12:00 pm
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Controversial Lessons for America From Europe’s Immigrant Wave

Douglas Murray has long voiced his concern about the growing influence of Muslim culture on the West. The associate editor of Britain's Spectator, a frequent contributor to...

July 19, 2017 11:44 am
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Converts and Jihad

Muslim converts have long been especially valued by recruiters for Islamist terror groups. "Their ability to operate freely in Europe, Asia and North America without...

July 18, 2017 4:34 pm
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Converts and Terrorist Recruitment: The Real Jihadist Threat

Most people can tell you who the potential jihadists are -- especially the ones in Europe and the US. You can point them out in a group:...

June 8, 2017 11:15 am
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The Identity Crisis Fueling European Muslim Radicalization

When tanks entered the streets of Istanbul and Ankara last summer in an attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, people swarmed the streets to fight...

June 2, 2017 2:12 pm
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For Some, Sex Appeal Is Part of Jihad’s Lure

Earlier this month, the US State Department issued a new travel warning for Americans, cautioning them about traveling to Europe this summer. The extent of that warning was remarkable -- not...

May 24, 2017 10:52 am
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Why Is New Jersey’s Governor Protecting Child Marriage?

Jada was looking forward to high school in her New Jersey hometown. But  her father -- a recent convert to Islam -- decided that the family should move to...

May 9, 2017 11:24 am
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Charismatic Islamist Seeks to Shake Up Belgian Politics

He's been called "a pimp for the Prophet," and the "Arab Malcolm X." He has celebrated the 9/11 attacks, been banned from entering the United Kingdom, and rejects Israel's legitimacy. He is...

Culture

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last...

Features

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...

World

Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...

Israel

Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...

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