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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


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...

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...

Culture

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone...

Food Scholar Adam Richman Shares Emotional Moment at the Western Wall

Jewish TV personality and food expert Adam Richman visited the Western Wall in...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Trump Accuses US Jews Who Vote for Democrats of Being ‘Very Disloyal&...

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered some clarification but no remorse for his earlier comments accusing American Jews who...

Israel

Another Gaza Rocket Fired at Israel’s South, No Injuries Reported

A rocket was fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday. The Israeli news site Mako reported that warning sirens were triggered in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council,...

Middle East

Israeli Expert: Destruction of Iran-Connected Sites in Iraq ‘No Coinciden...

The destruction of several Iran-connected military sites in Iraq over the past few weeks were “no coincidence,” an Israeli expert...

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