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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


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...

February 26, 2018 12:24 pm
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Protecting Afghan and Muslim Women Is a National Security Issue

There was the woman whose husband sliced off her genitalia, and then reached inside her with his hand, damaging her inner organs. There was the woman whose husband cut...

February 15, 2018 3:20 pm
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The West Embraces the Hijab as Muslim Women Risk Their Lives for the Right to Choose

Of all the photos of my wedding day, one has always carried a particular, unique kind of joy: It is an image of my bridesmaid,...

January 23, 2018 1:38 pm
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Young But Dangerous: Still No Answer to Handling Europe’s Children of ISIS

When Emilie Konig left her home in France to join the Islamic State, she left her two children behind. The former barmaid, who converted to Islam after...

January 14, 2018 12:11 pm
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As Attacks on Jews Rise in Europe, Antisemitism Is the New Cool

More disturbing than the alleged arson at a suburban Paris kosher supermarket on Tuesday -- the third anniversary of the terror attack at the kosher Hyper-Cacher...

December 27, 2017 11:47 am
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Rethinking ‘Radicalization’: Dutch Researcher Discusses What Makes a Homegrown Terrorist

On November 2, 2004, Dutch filmmaker and writer Theo van Gogh left his home and set off to work, riding his bicycle as he did most...

December 19, 2017 1:48 pm
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In Europe, ‘Islamophobia’ Gets the Headlines — Despite Trailing Antisemitic Violence

When Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel earlier this month, many warned of repercussions and attacks against Jews. And within days, a Muslim...

November 22, 2017 12:48 pm
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Terrorists, Victims — or Both? The Children of ISIS Return

They learn to count by attending public lashings. By the age of nine, they know how to use a gun, make a bomb and torture...

November 16, 2017 6:11 pm
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The Problem of Funding Palestinian Education

For Palestinians, Dalal Mughrabi is a legend -- a heroine -- celebrated for having killed 38 Israelis (including 13 children) in a 1978 massacre along Israel's Coastal Highway. But when Belgium funded...

November 7, 2017 2:47 pm
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Tariq Ramadan’s Fans Insist He’s Not a Rapist — Then Blame the Jews

From the moment that news broke of Harvey Weinstein's sexual aggressions, men and women alike rushed to express their disgust and disappointment. As the number...

October 18, 2017 10:49 am
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Returning ISIS Jihadists Pose Long, Uncharted Challenges for US and Europe

For months now, Western counterterrorism experts have sounded the alarm: as ISIS loses ground, foreign fighters from America and Europe may try to return home. When...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

Russian Envoy Plays Down Tensions With Israel Over Syria Strikes

Russia's ambassador to Israel on Wednesday played down tensions between the countries over Israeli attacks in Syria, saying they were not the reason for Moscow's proposed supply of an advanced...

Israel

Israeli Group Seeks ICC Action Against Hamas for Using Children as Shields

JNS.org - The Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center is seeking International Criminal Court action against Hamas over the terrorist group’s use of children as human shields in the riots that have taken place...

Middle East

Enclave Northeast of Damascus Said to Be Free of Rebels

A media unit run by the Syrian government's Lebanese ally Hezbollah said on Wednesday an opposition enclave northeast of Damascus was now free of rebels and under state control. Under a...

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