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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 7, 2018 9:35 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Antisemites to the Left of Me, Nazis to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With Jews

We enjoyed a wonderful 60-year run, we American Jews. The postwar boom of...

In Teaching English to Hebrew-Speaking Kids, Educators Learn Their Own Lessons - A teaching program dedicated to tackling the achievement gap in Israel...


Top Trump Administration Official: We Will Make Tehran Regime Pay Price for...

The Tehran regime provides terrorist groups throughout the Middle East nearly one billion dollars a year, a top Trump administration...


Israeli PM Netanyahu Scrambles to Stabilize Governing Coalition After Liebe...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to shore up his governing coalition following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Government Officials: Iraq to Exchange Food for Iranian Gas, Seeks US Appro...

Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials...