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  • December 28, 2009|Daniel PipesFrontPageMagazine.com

    The System "Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly" in Detroit?

    The near-success of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, to set off an explosive on Christmas Day should open the American public's eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11. The incident involved a Nigerian national in Seat 19A –

  • December 24, 2009|Raymond IbrahimPajamas Media

    Shameless Islamist Doublespeak Rages On

    "Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri Accuses Obama of Trying to 'Enslave' Arab World." So reads the headline of a recent Fox News report, which goes on to quote Zawahiri saying things such as "Obama's policy is nothing but another cycle in the Crusader and Zionist

  • December 23, 2009|Daniel PipesJerusalem Post

    Some Common Sense in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

    Invited recently by the newly formed Pechter Middle East Polls to ask three questions of 1,000 representative Egyptians and 1,000 urban Saudis, the Middle East Forum focused on Iran and Israel, the countries that most polarize the region. The...

  • December 18, 2009|Steven J. RosenForeignPolicy.com

    The Mideast Peace Deal You Haven't Heard About

    For a year or two at an early stage in his career, I commuted to and from our adjacent offices each morning and evening with Martin Indyk, later a top peace-process official of the Clinton administration at the Camp David negotiations and now vice

  • December 17, 2009|Michael RubinAEI Middle Eastern Outlook

    The Enduring Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Axis

    The 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel took not only outside observers by surprise, but also Israel and the government of Lebanon. A day after an operation in which Hezbollah killed five Israeli soldiers and captured two others, the Israel Defense

  • December 15, 2009|Shannen RossmillerMEF Wire

    Political Correctness and Fort Hood

    Shannen Rossmiller is a former judge and pioneer of cyber counter-terrorism. Her work has led to the capture of several Al-Qaeda operatives. Regarded an expert on spotting the signs of Islamist radicalization, she contributed to a 2008 Pentagon...

  • December 09, 2009|Daniel PipesJerusalem Post

    Swiss Minarets and European Islam

    [JP title: "Resistance to Islamization"] What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? Some may see the 57.5 to 42.5 percent decision endorsing a

  • December 01, 2009|Daniel Pipes and Wafa Sultan

    Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth?

    Can there be a truly moderate Islam compatible with liberal-democratic notions of human rights and democracy? Is "radical Islam" a modern phenomenon or is Islam itself inherently radical? Such were the questions addressed in a recent debate...

  • December 01, 2009|Michael RubinForbes.com

    Not Nearly Enough On Afghanistan

    Announcing the results of his administration's first policy review on Afghanistan more than eight months ago, President Barack Obama declared, "I want the American people to understand that we have a clear and focused goal: to disrupt, dismantle and

  • November 27, 2009|ריימונד איברהיםמראה

    לשלב עוצמה ונחישות בקול אחד

    מאז ה-11 בספטמבר 2001, כשאור הזרקורים הופנה לאוסמה בן-לאדן, הוא מקפיד להציב בפני האמריקנים שאלות, שעליהן הוא סבור, כנראה, אין תשובות. כך, את המסר האחרון שלו לציון תאריך ה-11 בספטמבר – לאחר שמיחזר שוב את הסיפור שהג'יהאד על אמריקה הוא פרי תמיכתה...

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