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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


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,...

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,...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...

Israel

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...

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