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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


February 15, 2018 3:20 pm
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The West Embraces the Hijab as Muslim Women Risk Their Lives for the Right to Choose

Of all the photos of my wedding day, one has always carried a particular, unique kind of joy: It is an image of my bridesmaid,...

January 23, 2018 1:38 pm
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Young But Dangerous: Still No Answer to Handling Europe’s Children of ISIS

When Emilie Konig left her home in France to join the Islamic State, she left her two children behind. The former barmaid, who converted to Islam after...

January 14, 2018 12:11 pm
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As Attacks on Jews Rise in Europe, Antisemitism Is the New Cool

More disturbing than the alleged arson at a suburban Paris kosher supermarket on Tuesday -- the third anniversary of the terror attack at the kosher Hyper-Cacher...

December 27, 2017 11:47 am
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Rethinking ‘Radicalization’: Dutch Researcher Discusses What Makes a Homegrown Terrorist

On November 2, 2004, Dutch filmmaker and writer Theo van Gogh left his home and set off to work, riding his bicycle as he did most...

December 19, 2017 1:48 pm
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In Europe, ‘Islamophobia’ Gets the Headlines — Despite Trailing Antisemitic Violence

When Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel earlier this month, many warned of repercussions and attacks against Jews. And within days, a Muslim...

November 22, 2017 12:48 pm
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Terrorists, Victims — or Both? The Children of ISIS Return

They learn to count by attending public lashings. By the age of nine, they know how to use a gun, make a bomb and torture...

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...

Culture

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

Features

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...

World

British Labour Activist Who Called Jews ‘Zios’ Expelled From Party; Jew...

Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the Labour Party’s expulsion on Sunday of a virulent anti-Israel activist, but warned that...

Israel

Israeli Political Leader Lapid on Polish Holocaust Law: ‘On the Verge...

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid continued his war of words with the Polish government on Monday, comparing a new Polish...

Middle East

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Gas and Oil Rigs: We Are Capable ...

JNS.org - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Feb. 16 that “if the Lebanese Higher Defense Council makes an...

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