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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 28, 2019 8:32 am
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Dutch Court Case Reignites Europe’s Focus on ISIS Children

He is a handsome boy, about 9 or 10 years old, with large, pale green eyes and dark hair. He speaks softly, conversing with a...

October 28, 2019 6:52 am
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Neutral Switzerland’s Growing Islamist and Jihadist Challenge

"Respect your wives," admonished the imam of the Dar Assalam mosque. "You have rights over them and they over you." But, he quickly added, women...

May 15, 2019 6:54 am
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The Dutch Struggle to Rein In State-Funded Salafist School

There are two Islamic middle schools in the Netherlands. And one of them has terror ties. This, at least, was the conclusion of the Dutch intelligence...

May 8, 2019 5:47 am
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Muslim Antisemitism Increases the Threat to European Jews

In a part of Amsterdam where Syrian refugees have shattered the windows of a kosher restaurant, men leaving synagogue remind each other to remove their...

May 1, 2019 11:52 am
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Amidst a Devastating War, Child Marriage in Yemen Has Become a Means of Survival

There was no more money. There was only bread and tea for weeks. There was so much hunger, and so many children. And so the couple...

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...

Culture

New Trailer Released for Next Season of ‘Fauda’ Set in Gaza

JNS.org - A trailer for the third season of the hit Israeli TV series “Fauda” was released on Sunday. While the...

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman Wears Custom Cleats to Support Israeli Baseball

JNS.org - New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore customized cleats on...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Malaysian PM: US Sanctions on Iran Violate International Law

The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. ''Malaysia does not support the...

Israel

Israeli Tech Company Aims to Protect Vehicles From Hackers

Just like a smartphone or computer, any object -- even a car -- that is connected to a online network is at risk of being hacked. One Israeli company is...

Middle East

US Sent Troops to Saudi Arabia on Defensive Basis: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that US troops were in Saudi Arabia on a defensive basis only and that the United States would end all sanctions on...

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