Writings by Topic: Conspiracy theories

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Countering 'Pro-Palestine' Propaganda Part 4: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing Investigative Project on TerrorismFebruary 5, 2024
The Islamic State's Attack on a Church in Istanbul SubstackJanuary 29, 2024
Countering 'Pro-Palestine' Propaganda, Part 3: Israel Is an Apartheid State Investigative Project on TerrorismJanuary 29, 2024
Israel Slams Qatar for U.N. Exhibit Rejecting Jewish State's Existence The Jerusalem PostJanuary 2, 2024
Why Türkiye Sponsors a Fake Academic Report on 'Islamophobia' Focus on Western IslamismJune 30, 2023
How Obama's Muslim Childhood Became a Taboo Topic Front Page MagazineJune 23, 2023
Brace for Another Tumultuous Five Years of Erdoğan Gatestone InstituteMay 31, 2023
A Farrakhan Disciple Works for the Boston DA The American SpectatorMay 16, 2023
Germany a Safe Place for Roger Waters' Antisemitism i24 NewsMay 13, 2023
Earthquake Unveils Turkey's Many Ugly Faces Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2023
Erdoğan's Paramilitary Unit SADAT Peddles Conspiracies Amid Quake, NATO Expansion Nordic MonitorFebruary 23, 2023
Roger Waters: The Leni Riefenstahl of Rock and Roll JNSFebruary 7, 2023
Germany Whitewashes Iranian and Palestinian Antisemitism JNSFebruary 7, 2023
Illinois Taxpayers Fund Jew Hatred and Black Separatism Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 2, 2023
Hate-Filled Islamist Clerics Gather in Toronto, Bridging Theological Divides Focus on Western IslamismDecember 20, 2022
Is Erdoğan About to Get His Comeuppance? Gatestone InstituteNovember 1, 2022
Turkish Intel Ran Antisemitic Websites, Financed by Erdoğan's Family Nordic MonitorOctober 31, 2022
Furqaan Bookstore Promoted Anti-Western Hate and 9/11 Conspiracies at ISNA Convention Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 30, 2022
Mosque Founder Says Muslims Should Pray for West's Destruction: Will Pittsburgh's Mayor Honor Him? Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 14, 2022
Conspiracy Theories in a Time of Virus The Washington TimesMarch 17, 2020
Fear and Loathing at DC's 'Israel Lobby' Conference New English ReviewApril 6, 2018
Turkey Is Behaving like an Enemy Now World Affairs JournalOctober 12, 2017
The JFK Assassination's Continued Importance National Review OnlineNovember 22, 2013
Were Conquered Christians Really Liberated Muslims? FrontPageMagazine.comApril 24, 2011
Bewitched Animals and the Muslim Media Hudson New YorkJanuary 26, 2011
Top Muslims Condemn Ground Zero Mosque as a 'Zionist Conspiracy' Pajamas MediaAugust 19, 2010
Norton Mezvinsky: Chelsea Clinton's LaRouchite Uncle American ThinkerJuly 31, 2010
Islamist Groups Push Conspiracy Theories in Homegrown Terror Cases Pajamas MediaAugust 3, 2009
Juan Cole's Crooked Tales of Hormuz FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 15, 2008
Lee Harvey Oswald's Malign Legacy Jerusalem PostNovember 22, 2007
Is Campus Watch Part of a Conspiracy? [On Mearsheimer-Walt and "The Israeli Lobby"] FrontPageMagazine.comMay 12, 2006
Those Danish Cartoons and Me New York SunFebruary 21, 2006
A Conspiracy Theory Spreads Polio New York SunMay 24, 2005
[Michael Barkun on] Old Conspiracies, New Beliefs New York SunJanuary 13, 2004
Deadly Denial [of Muslim Anti-Semitism] New York PostOctober 26, 2003
The "October Surprise" Theory Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia2003
The Paterson 'Protocols' New York PostNovember 5, 2002
A Spy Myth is Born New York PostMarch 11, 2002
Denial: A River in Egypt New York PostJanuary 14, 2002
EgyptAir Probe Uncovers Anti-Americanism Wall Street JournalNovember 24, 1999
How Kosovo Plays in the Middle East National PostMay 19, 1999
Jewish Control – Between Reality and Myth Al-Mushahid as-Siyasi (London)October 18, 1998
Diana and Arab Conspiracy Weekly StandardNovember 10, 1997
JFK Assassination Theories in Their Leftist Context Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes, and Where It Comes From (New York: Free Press), pp. 166-68.1997
Heroes and Knaves of the Kuwait Crisis Restless Mind: Essays in Honor of Amos Perlmutter1996
A Millennium of Paranoia Wall Street JournalApril 26, 1995
The Paranoid Style in Mideast Politics Washington PostNovember 6, 1994
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
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Gary Sick, Discredited but Honored Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Monica Lewinsky in Middle Eastern Eyes Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
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Crude Power: Politics and the Oil Market Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Invisible Enemy: Israel, Politics, Media, and American Culture Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
The Last Days of Israel Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
The Cyprus Conspiracy: America, Espionage and the Turkish Invasion Middle East QuarterlyJune 2000
Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Looking for Farrakhan Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1998
The Farrakhan Phenomenon: Race, Reaction, and the Paranoid Style in American Politics Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1998
The Hidden Hand: Middle Eastern Fears of Conspiracy Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Middle East Forum Blog
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2020's Biggest Hits at DanielPipes.org DanielPipes.orgJanuary 2, 2021
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Ahnaf Kalam on Uthman ibn Farooq: Hate Crime Victim or Hoaxer? Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 2, 2022
David Collier: What Explains Ireland's Extreme Antisemitism? Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 12, 2022
Sam Westrop: Ukraine's Crisis and Islamists' Responses Middle East Forum WebinarApril 11, 2022
Daniel Pipes: COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories "Need to Be Refuted" March 19, 2020