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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


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,...

August 9, 2018 8:27 am
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Female Jihadists Are a Growing Problem

Only one person could have written the book Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Female Islamic Radicals. And thankfully, she did. Farhana Qazi, a Pakistani-American counter-terrorism...

August 2, 2018 3:30 pm
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How Quiet Islamization Threatens Secular States

While all eyes have focused on the obvious problem of Islamist violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the Congo, and Muslim communities in Western European cities,...

July 12, 2018 11:18 am
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Reading, Writing, and Jihad: Child Soldiers and a Lost Generation

The child soldiers in Yemen are many. There is "Saeed," 18, who told a reporter that "brave men become martyrs on the battlefields." As a soldier,...

June 19, 2018 7:56 am
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The Horrors of Honor Violence in the West

She was a 15-year-old student at San Antonio's Taft High School with a soft smile and dark eyes. Like most girls her age in Texas,...

June 12, 2018 8:34 am
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When Mental Illness Becomes an Excuse for Terrorists

It was a warm afternoon in the Netherlands on May 5 as the country celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its liberation from Nazi occupation. Some had...

May 9, 2018 8:14 am
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Cloak and Fashion: When a Museum Becomes a Tool for Islam

Look out, Anna Wintour. It's not you, but the world's Muslim women who now rule as the "arbiters of style within and beyond their communities." That...

May 7, 2018 11:07 am
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Threats to Apostates ‘Most Severe’ in Muslim Countries and Beyond

It was the traditional Milad un Nabi, when Muslims commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, and the imam in a small Punjabi village had a...

April 25, 2018 7:41 am
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Behind the Civil Rights Mask of the Women’s March Leaders

Chances are, if you supported the Women's March, you were duped. And if you are Jewish and supported the March, you were duped twice. Even before the event,...

April 18, 2018 9:45 am
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Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization

Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, and even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself....

March 27, 2018 2:53 pm
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What Exactly Is Terrorism? Why Words Matter

It is a concept and a word that has shaped politics worldwide for decades, all the more since September 11: terrorism. But what does "terrorism" really...

March 21, 2018 1:19 pm
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Radicalization in the Classroom: A Continuing Problem in European Schools

For five years, Umar Haque taught children at East London mosques and secondary schools. Then he was arrested. On March 2, Haque was found guilty of...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Iran Will Defeat Trump Just Like It Did Saddam, Won’t Abandon Missile...

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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