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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


March 4, 2019 7:49 am
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The Lull in Terrorism Masks a Deepening Jihadist Threat

It's been a relatively quiet year for jihadists in the West. This, combined with the military fall of the Islamic State, has led politicians and...

February 24, 2019 7:40 am
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Immigrant Muslim Youth Being Lured to, Abandoned in Their Homelands

Summertime. For most teens, that means vacation. One 16-year old, Amara, looked forward to spending the warm and lazy days with all her friends. The...

January 31, 2019 10:36 am
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#NoHijabDay Campaign Fights Women’s Subjugation and Indoctrination

The first time that my friend Nour appeared in public without her scarf, a neighbor commanded her to put it on. When she refused, he...

January 16, 2019 9:18 am
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Recent Case Spotlights the Rampant Abuse of Saudi Women

When Rahaf Mohammad Alqunun barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room earlier this month and took to Twitter, begging the world to protect her from...

December 23, 2018 8:29 am
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Who Will Stop Iran’s European Hit Men?

It is just before dusk when gunshots sound on a quiet residential street in November 2017. A man falls to the sidewalk. A dark BMW races...

December 9, 2018 9:11 am
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Are American Girls at Risk After Court Ruling on FGM?

As her aunt held her down, the child screamed and fought desperately to escape. But even as she struggled, the woman sliced at the child's...

November 15, 2018 12:43 pm
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European Intelligence Officials: Islamist Terror Threat Is as Strong as Ever

It has become "the new normal," a structural part of 21st-century life. And the jihadist threat against the West is just as strong now as...

November 7, 2018 9:35 am
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Dutch Help Victim of Pakistan’s Radical Islamic Blasphemy Law

When courts overturned Asia Bibi's blasphemy conviction in her native Pakistan last week, rioters swarmed the streets calling for her to be hung. Pakistani law demands the...

October 25, 2018 8:39 am
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Belgium Fights Islamic Terror, While the UK Enables It

Of late, most of Europe has focused its counter-terrorism efforts on handling the potential jihadi returnees from Syria and possible radicals hiding among migrants from...

October 23, 2018 8:40 am
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Latest Attack, Travel Warning, Expose Depth of Holland’s Terror Threat

Mention Holland, and most people think of brightly-colored tulips, gently-flowing canals, legal marijuana, and Rembrandt. But there is an underside. The US State Department issued a travel...

October 14, 2018 8:46 am
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French Say ‘Non’ to Radical Islamist Performer at the Bataclan

On November 13, 2015, a series of Islamist terrorist attacks shook the city of Paris. One hundred and thirty people were killed, and hundreds others...

September 20, 2018 9:41 am
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Investigation Finds That Dutch Program Aided Terror-Tied Groups

When "Driss M" left his home in the Netherlands to join the fight in Syria, he was, he said later, heading there to fight against...

September 13, 2018 10:05 am
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Pew Skews Study on Muslim Girls’ Education

When a Taliban gunman shot Malala Yousafzai, then a 15-year-old student activist in Pakistan's Swat Valley, it brought long-needed attention to the struggle for girls'...

August 31, 2018 3:38 pm
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New Book Examines the World of Female and Child Palestinian Bombers

The number of Palestinian female suicide bombers are many. There was Muneira, who planned to blow herself up at a hospital near Tel Aviv. There was Jemilla,...

Culture

Jewish Celebrities Share Passover Photos on Social Media

A number of Jewish celebrities took to social media over the weekend to share pictures from their Passover Seders and...

Irish Pro-Israel Groups Condemn BDS Boycott of Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Several top Irish pro-Israel groups and leaders have signed an open letter...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Jewish Couple in Paris Assaulted and Robbed at Home by Gang of Intruders

  A Jewish couple in Paris was assaulted and robbed in their own home earlier this week, a Jewish communal security organization confirmed on Thursday, raising the concern that the attack was the...

Israel

Ancient Golan Heights Stone Marker Finally Deciphered

JNS.org - A large stone artifact that once served as a decoration in the garden of a home in Moshav Ramot has been identified as a rare Roman-era milestone inscribed with the...

April 24, 2019 3:21 pm
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Middle East

Saudi Arabia Considers Relaxing Ownership Limits for Foreign Investors

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) is considering relaxing a 49 percent limit for foreign strategic investors in shares of listed companies due to increased demand, its chairman said on...

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