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avatar Abigail R. Esman
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


August 28, 2017 3:08 pm
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Expensive ‘Bride Price’ May Offer Another Lure to Jihad

Some men join dating sites when looking for a wife. Other men join terror groups. In many North African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, bride price -- a...

August 4, 2017 12:33 pm
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Sophisticated Australian Airplane Bombing Plot a Warning to the West

Australia's arrest last Saturday of four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack on a commercial airliner signaled more than a resurgent terror threat to airplanes. Because the plot involved smuggling explosives...

July 25, 2017 12:00 pm
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Controversial Lessons for America From Europe’s Immigrant Wave

Douglas Murray has long voiced his concern about the growing influence of Muslim culture on the West. The associate editor of Britain's Spectator, a frequent contributor to...

July 19, 2017 11:44 am
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Converts and Jihad

Muslim converts have long been especially valued by recruiters for Islamist terror groups. "Their ability to operate freely in Europe, Asia and North America without...

July 18, 2017 4:34 pm
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Converts and Terrorist Recruitment: The Real Jihadist Threat

Most people can tell you who the potential jihadists are -- especially the ones in Europe and the US. You can point them out in a group:...

June 8, 2017 11:15 am
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The Identity Crisis Fueling European Muslim Radicalization

When tanks entered the streets of Istanbul and Ankara last summer in an attempt to overthrow the Turkish government, people swarmed the streets to fight...

June 2, 2017 2:12 pm
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For Some, Sex Appeal Is Part of Jihad’s Lure

Earlier this month, the US State Department issued a new travel warning for Americans, cautioning them about traveling to Europe this summer. The extent of that warning was remarkable -- not...

May 24, 2017 10:52 am
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Why Is New Jersey’s Governor Protecting Child Marriage?

Jada was looking forward to high school in her New Jersey hometown. But  her father -- a recent convert to Islam -- decided that the family should move to...

May 9, 2017 11:24 am
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Charismatic Islamist Seeks to Shake Up Belgian Politics

He's been called "a pimp for the Prophet," and the "Arab Malcolm X." He has celebrated the 9/11 attacks, been banned from entering the United Kingdom, and rejects Israel's legitimacy. He is...

April 23, 2017 9:25 am
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Europe’s Rising Islam-Based Political Parties

For the past several months, eyes across the world have been trained on the growing far-right movements sweeping Europe and America -- from the neo-Nazi groups in Germany and the...

April 20, 2017 3:21 pm
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How Erdogan’s Victory Might Be Europe’s Defeat

Over lunch in Istanbul last week, a friend and I spoke about the upcoming Turkish referendum. "Many European Turks are likely to vote 'yes,'" I...

April 3, 2017 6:46 am
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After Surviving Evin Prison, Woman Works to Free Others

At an average pace, most people can cover about three miles if they walk for a full hour. For 105 days in the summer of 2007, Haleh...

March 24, 2017 6:33 am
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Innocent Iranian-British Woman Rots in Infamous Prison

On a warm day last April, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe dressed her toddler, Gabrielle, kissed her parents goodbye and set off to catch a flight back home to...

February 24, 2017 7:48 am
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A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been asking herself for almost 20...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

In UN General Assembly Speeches, Palestinian and Iranian Leaders Savage Isr...

Attacks on Israel's legitimacy were in full flow at the UN General Assembly session in New York City on Wednesday,...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Nixes High Court Request to Reconsider Freeze of Weste...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a request by the High Court of Justice to implement the Western Wall...

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