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  • December 31, 2013|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiBrown Moses

    The Arab Nationalist Guard: A Pro-Assad Militia

    It is generally held that the ideology of Arab nationalism is virtually dead. At the governmental level, this assertion mostly holds true, with the Fatah-led regime of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank being the last real representative...

  • December 29, 2013|Efraim InbarBESA Center Perspectives

    Erdoğan Is in Trouble

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the charismatic leader of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Prime Minister of Turkey, is embroiled in a significant graft scandal that might precipitate the end of his rule. Erdoğan has won three consecutive

  • December 27, 2013|David P. GoldmanPJ Media

    The End of Erdogan's Cave of Wonders

    Turkey is coming apart. The Islamist coalition that crushed the secular military and political establishment—between Tayip Erdogan's ruling AK Party and the Islamist movement around Fethullah Gulen—has cracked. The Gulenists, who predominate in the

  • December 27, 2013|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times

    A Century of African-American Islam

    The year 2013 marks the centenary of the reported founding of the Canaanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey. That was the very earliest form of an indigenous African-American Islam, one completely distinct from normative Islam, the 1,400 -year-old...

  • December 24, 2013|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiBBC

    The Syrian rebel groups pulling in foreign fighters

    Throughout the Syrian civil war, one of the major concerns of Western powers in particular has been the inflow of Sunni foreign fighters, who come from the wider Arab world, Western Europe, and as far afield as Kazakhstan and Indonesia. According...

  • December 24, 2013|Phyllis CheslerIsrael National News

    Israel vs. Islamists: Setting the Record Straight

    Lets' set the record straight before the year ends: Israel is not an apartheid Nazi state. Islam is the largest practitioner of both gender and religious apartheid. Infidel violence against or hatred of Muslims is a mere drop in the bucket.

  • December 22, 2013|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiSyria Comment

    Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria

    So far I have identified two ex-Guantánamo detainees of Moroccan origin fighting in Syria under the banner of Harakat Sham al-Islam: namely, Abu Hamza al-Maghrebi (Mohammed al-'Alami) and Abu Ahmad al-Muhajir (Ibrahim bin Shakaran). The latter is the

  • December 18, 2013|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiBrown Moses

    The Factions of Abu Kamal

    When it comes to reporting on Syria, much is written about fighting on the frontlines but comparatively little exists on the nature of factions in towns long since freed of regime control, particularly in the eastern areas of the country. Here I...

  • December 17, 2013|Phyllis CheslerIsrael National News

    ASA: To Go From Unknown Group to Media Star, Bash Israel

    The American Studies Association - the organization which just voted to boycott Israeli academics and cultural institutions - did so via a grand total of 1,252 votes. Thus, two-thirds of the voters, or only 826 academics voted to boycott their...

  • December 17, 2013|David P. GoldmanPJ Media

    It's About the Settlements, Stupid

    Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, the misnamed occupied territories, are not the obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. They are the acid test of peace. To argue that peace is conceivable unless the bulk of the settlements...

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