Writings by Topic: Islam

Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
On Islam Apologetics, Only End Results Matter American Thinker August 9, 2016
Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? Markdurie.com January 23, 2016
Is the West Indebted to Islam? Quadrant December 10, 2015
Muhammad in Medina: from Refugee to Conqueror Raymondibrahim.com December 3, 2015
Al Azhar Can't Denounce ISIS as Un-Islamic Even if It Commits 'Every Atrocity' Coptic Solidarity December 3, 2015
Islam and Free Speech on Campus: A Reading List The Legal Project June 1, 2015
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
A Long Journey: Finding Faith The Jerusalem Post April 26, 2019
CAIR Official: "i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl" Islamist Watch April 17, 2019
The New Islamist Lobby American Thinker April 8, 2019
America's 233-Year-Old Shock at Jihad American Thinker March 26, 2019
Judge Jeanine Pirro is Right: The Hijab Reflects 'Adherence to Sharia Law' PJ Media March 17, 2019
Islamic Apologias: Straining at Gnats While Swallowing Camels Coptic Solidarity March 12, 2019
Islamic Necrophilia: Or, "Every Hole Is a Goal" PJ Media February 8, 2019
Prayer Rugs at the Mexican Border: How Important? Center for Immigration Studies January 21, 2019
Re-conquest of Constantinople Sigma Insight Turkey January 16, 2019
Rahaf Case Exposes Some Inconvenient Truths About the Islamic World The Toronto Sun January 16, 2019
'Islamophobia' Invention Has Served Its Purpose Spectacularly Well PJ Media January 15, 2019
Our Dead vs Your Dead Sigma Insight Turkey January 9, 2019
How Twitter Saved Life of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam Toronto Sun January 8, 2019
MAS-ICNA Hosts Several Islamist and Terrorist Speakers in Chicago PJ Media January 8, 2019
Reflections on How Islamist Lawfare Has Succeeded PJ Media December 21, 2018
Killing and Dying for the 'Houris': Islam's Heavenly Whores PJ Media December 12, 2018
Georgetown Panel on 'Islamophobia' Glosses Over Hard Truths The American Spectator October 25, 2018
Eternal Jihad: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop American Thinker October 23, 2018
Bare-Chested Religious Self-Flagellation Has No Place on Our Streets Toronto Sun September 25, 2018
John Esposito: What Everyone Needs to Know The Algemeiner August 15, 2018
The Humble Beginnings of the Reconquest of Spain National Review June 23, 2018
Anti-Muslim Bigotry Enables Islamists Toronto Sun March 28, 2018
What a Crown Prince Wants The New Republic March 20, 2018
Is Israel the Cause of Jihad? Frontpage Magazine March 6, 2018
Liberals Ignore Persecuted Middle East Christians, Worry Instead about Thriving American Muslims PJ Media March 2, 2018
Muhammad and the Virgin Mary: A Match Made in Heaven? FrontPage Magazine February 10, 2017
Can Quranism Save Islam? PJ Media August 12, 2016
Pope Francis Equates Muslim and Christian Violence FrontPage Magazine August 2, 2016
Is the Christian Bible More 'Bloodthirsty' than the Quran? PJ Media February 14, 2016
There's No Excuse for American Ignorance about Islam FrontPage Magazine January 30, 2016
When Muslims Mutilate Themselves for Allah FrontPage Magazine January 26, 2016
An Australian Minister's Misconceptions about Islam and Christianity The Australian January 1, 2016
Is Islam a Religion of Peace? Independent Journal Review December 16, 2015
The Logic of Islamic Intolerance FrontPage Magazine December 1, 2015
When Jewish and Islamic Holy Days Coincide The Huffington Post September 14, 2015
Are Muslims Fatalists? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2015
Introduction to "Nothing Abides" July 28, 2015
Sex Slavery and the Islamic State On Line Opinion July 3, 2015
Does Islam Have a Role in Suicide Bombings? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2015
Does Islam Prohibit Drawing Mohammed? The Toronto Sun May 5, 2015
Why Can't Muslims Laugh at Mohammed? Asia Times Online May 5, 2015
Trusting the Ayatollahs: What's in a Fatwa? The American Thinker March 26, 2015
Missing the Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment PJ Media March 2, 2015
Why Did Kayla Mueller Give Her Life to the Middle East? Breitbart February 13, 2015
What Actually Causes American Fear of Islam and Muslims? National Review Online February 13, 2015
Should Islam Be Banned for Blasphemy? Raymondibrahim.com February 12, 2015
Turkey's Davutoglu Still Wants a "New Middle East" The Gatestone Institute February 10, 2015
Better Late than Never? Qatar Retracts Fatwa Permitting Burning People RaymondIbrahim.com February 7, 2015
Obama: We're No Better than Islamic State FrontPage Magazine February 6, 2015
Muslim and Non-Muslim Persecution of Christians, Compared Breitbart February 5, 2015
Is Sisi Islam's Long-Awaited Reformer? The National Review January 19, 2015
Muslims Shouldn't Pray to Defeat Non-Muslims The Toronto Sun January 13, 2015
Egypt's Sisi: Islamic 'Thinking' Is 'Antagonizing the Entire World' Raymondibrahim.com January 1, 2015
Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam are Similar PJ Media December 5, 2014
The Koran and Eternal War Veritas International Enterprise November 26, 2014
Muhammad and Islam's Sex Slaves FrontPage Magazine October 16, 2014
Ben Affleck: Portrait of Islam's Clueless Apologetics PJ Media October 6, 2014
Interview: Ibn Warraq on the Judeo-Christian Sources of the Koran Breitbart September 29, 2014
Complexity, Truth and the Islamic State: a Response to John Azumah and Colin Chapman markdurie.com September 5, 2014
How Islamic are Muslims? National Review Online July 28, 2014
Muslim Double Standards Abound The Toronto Sun July 15, 2014
The Koran and Child Marriage markdurie.com June 14, 2014
Jihadis Display 'Power of Islam' on Donkey Victims FrontPage Magazine June 10, 2014
Islam: 'Appalling and Abhorrent' in the Eyes of a Blind World? Human Events May 21, 2014
Tony Blair on the Islamist Threat Frontpage Magazine May 1, 2014
Psychoanalysis, Islam, and Joseph Massad FrontPageMagazine.com March 17, 2014
Islam's Inadvertent Patterns The Washington Times March 10, 2014
Islamic Jihad and the Doctrine of Abrogation FrontPageMagazine.com March 6, 2014
Islam's Second Crisis: The troubles to come markdurie.com February 13, 2014
Can Islam Be Reformed? Commentary July/August 2013
Violence and Context in Islamic Texts Gatestone Institute June 20, 2013
Islam's Hatred of the Non-Muslim Middle East Quarterly Summer 2013
The U.S. Government Compiles a Bibliography The Washington Times May 23, 2013
Islam vs. Islamism The Washington Times May 13, 2013
The Politics of Muslim Magic Middle East Quarterly Spring 2013
Islam's Insanities: All Just a 'Hoax'? FrontPageMagazine.com October 11, 2012
The Ramadan Olympics and Islam's "Law of Necessity" Gatestone Institute July 30, 2012
Uncovering Early Islam National Review Online May 16, 2012
Islam's Cartoon Missionaries National Review Online April 17, 2012
The Historical Reality of the Muslim Conquests Jihad Watch March 1, 2012
How Circumstance Dictates Islamic Behavior Jihad Watch January 18, 2012
Collective Punishment Under Islam Hudson New York December 8, 2011
Overviewing Shi'a-Sunni Conflicts Israel National News December 2, 2011
Top Muslim Declares All Christians 'Infidels' Pajamas Media October 28, 2011
Mubarak Deceived Israel as Muhammad Deceived Infidels? Hudson New York August 17, 2011
How Islamic Absurdities Prove Islamic Violence FrontPageMagazine.com June 26, 2011
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Caught Lying - While Swearing to God FrontPageMagazine.com June 17, 2011
Muslim Woman Seeks to Revive Institution of Sex-Slavery FrontPageMagazine.com June 6, 2011
Osama Bin Laden: Chicken or Egg? Pajamas Media May 12, 2011
Caliphate, Jihad, Sharia: Now What? Hudson New York March 8, 2011
Swedish Jihad Revelations Hudson New York December 20, 2010
The Feminist Politics of Islamic Misogyny American Thinker November 13, 2010
Offensive Jihad Pajamas Media October 28, 2010
The Ultimate Lesson of Egypt's Fake Photo Pajamas Media September 22, 2010
The Specter of Muslim Disloyalty in America Pajamas Media September 13, 2010
Top Muslim Cleric Qaradawi Urges Western Muslims to 'Liberalize' Pajamas Media July 23, 2010
New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women's Breast-Milk Pajamas Media June 4, 2010
An Ayatollah Condemns an Unjust Ruler Middle East Quarterly Spring 2010
How Taqiyya Alters Islam's Rules of War Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010
The Qur'an's Covenant with the Jewish People Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009
The Qur'an: Israel Is Not for the Jews Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009
When Will Westerners Stop Westernizing Islamic Concepts? August 25, 2009
The Dark Side of Zakat Pajamas Media August 15, 2009
Respecting the Faithful vs. Respecting the Faith Pajamas Media June 3, 2009
Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2009
Conflating History with Theology Jihad Watch March 15, 2009
Jihad, Martyrdom, and the Torments of the Grave Pajamas Media March 14, 2009
Taqiyya Revisited: A Response to the Critics Jihad Watch February 26, 2009
War and Peace - and Deceit - in Islam Pajamas Media February 12, 2009
Islam's doctrines of deception Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst October 2008
Getting Religion Wrong Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion October 2008
Studying the Islamic Way of War National Review Online September 11, 2008
Ahmadinejad and the Mahdi Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes FrontPageMagazine.com August 25, 2008
Tactical Hudna and Islamist Intolerance Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
Islam's war doctrines ignored Middle East Strategy at Harvard May 29, 2008
Is Turkey's Government Starting a Muslim Reformation? Jerusalem Post May 22, 2008
Preface Soufi ou mufti? Quel avenir pour l'islam? November 15, 2007
Islamic Economics: What Does It Mean? Jerusalem Post September 26, 2007
Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0 National Review Online September 10, 2007
Peace or Jihad? Abrogation in Islam Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
Ban Islam? New York Sun August 29, 2007
Is Islam Worse than Other Religions? FrontPageMagazine.com March 6, 2007
Can There Be an Islamic Democracy? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem? Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
Islam gets concessions; infidels get conquered Los Angeles Times December 5, 2006
Twisted Proverb Private Papers November 24, 2006
Warning: Quote History at Your Own Risk Private Papers September 27, 2006
Islam's Appeal: Boys will be Boys Private Papers September 19, 2006
The Religious Foundations of Suicide Bombings Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
Why Do Muslims Execute Innocent People? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
[Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think New York Sun June 27, 2006
What Jewish Ties to Jerusalem? New York Sun June 20, 2006
Muslim Zionism New York Sun June 6, 2006
What Would Mohammad Do? Private Papers May 18, 2006
The Clash to End All Clashes? National Review Online February 7, 2006
Truce or Taqiyyah Private Papers January 22, 2006
The Pope and the Koran New York Sun January 17, 2006
The Mystical Menace of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad New York Sun January 10, 2006
Is Allah God? New York Sun June 28, 2005
Muslims, Democracy, and the American Experience Middle East Quarterly Summer 2005
Jihad through History New York Sun May 31, 2005
Assessing English Translations of the Qur'an Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Beheading in the Name of Islam Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
[The Search for Moderate Islam:] A Reply to Lawrence Auster FrontPageMagazine.com January 28, 2005
"Allah Will Not Change the Condition of a People" Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005
Islamophobia's Big Day at the UN FrontPageMagazine.com December 15, 2004
Identifying Moderate Muslims New York Sun November 23, 2004
[The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It New York Sun September 28, 2004
The Qaradawi Fatwas Middle East Quarterly Summer 2004
Female Desire and Islamic Trauma New York Sun May 25, 2004
[The RAND Corporation and] Fixing Islam New York Sun April 6, 2004
Hating Valentine's Day New York Sun February 17, 2004
Study the Koran? New York Sun January 20, 2004
[Finding Moderate Muslims:] Do you believe in modernity? Jerusalem Post November 26, 2003
[Moderate] Voices of Islam New York Post September 23, 2003
That Which Gets Lost in Translation Middle East Quarterly Fall 2003
[Fixing] Islam's Image Problem New York Post July 29, 2003
Debate: Islam and Democracy PBS "Wide Angle" July 15, 2003
Must Innocents Die? The Islamic Debate over Suicide Attacks Middle East Quarterly Spring 2003
Letters to the editor: Jihad and the Professors Commentary February 2003
What is Jihad? New York Post December 31, 2002
PBS, Recruiting for Islam New York Post December 17, 2002
Jihad and the Professors Commentary November 2002
Islam's Future [Can Be Modern] New York Post August 13, 2002
The Evil Isn't Islam New York Post July 30, 2002
A New Round of Anger and Humiliation: Islam after 9/11 Our Brave New World 2002
God and Mammon: Does Poverty Cause Militant Islam? National Interest Winter 2002
What's True Islam? Not for U.S. to Say New York Post November 26, 2001
The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem Middle East Quarterly Fall 2001
The Temple Mount's Indian counterpart Jerusalem Post January 17, 2001
"Honor" Murders – Why the Perps Get off Easy Middle East Quarterly December 2000
Military Slaves: A Uniquely Muslim Phenomenon The Arming of Slaves from the Ancient World to the American Civil War November 16-18, 2000
Daniel Pipes Explains 'Islamism' The Minaret September 2000
Who was the Prophet Muhammad? Jerusalem Post May 12, 2000
Islam and Islamism - Faith and Ideology National Interest Spring 2000
Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad's Diplomacy Middle East Quarterly September 1999
You Need Beethoven to Modernize Middle East Quarterly September 1998
Turkish Islam's Moderate Face Middle East Quarterly September 1998
Muslim Fears of the Year 2000 Middle East Quarterly June 1998
Muslim Anti-Semitism Middle East Quarterly June 1998
Blasphemy at the United Nations? Middle East Quarterly December 1997
The Rights of Muslim Women Middle East Quarterly December 1997
Not So Holy City The Spectator November 22, 1997
What Does Jihad Mean? Middle East Quarterly September 1997
If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam? New Republic April 28, 1997
The Minority Plight Middle East Quarterly September 1996
Why Does the Muslim World Lag in Science? Middle East Quarterly June 1996
The Middle East, Westernized Despite Itself Middle East Quarterly March 1996
Islam and Democracy: Rejoinder Middle East Quarterly December 1994
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
The Intrepid Duo: Pipes, Father and Son The Gatestone Institute May 20, 2019
Interview with Rev. Mark Durie on Islam Jewish Australia Internet Radio July 27, 2014
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Did Muhammad Exist? MEF Wire April 24, 2012
"The Muslim World Needs Reform" MEF Wire October 20, 2009
Raymond Ibrahim's Muslim charity debate Al-Jazeera English August 25, 2009
My Year Inside Radical Islam MEF Wire March 5, 2007
The Hidden World of Muslim Women MEF Wire February 26, 1996
Press Releases
Title Publication Date
The 10 Most Widely Read Middle East Quarterly Articles of All Time News from the Middle East Forum February 24, 2016
Migrant Crisis Dominates Most Widely Read Middle East Forum Articles of 2015 News from the Middle East Forum January 11, 2016