40% of girls under the age of 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage, according to Turkish Philanthropy Funds. In January 2018, a government body under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's jurisdiction suggested that, according to Islamic law, girls as young
Ayatollah Khomeini and his successors branded all accords that Iran signed under the Shah as "a Zionist conspiracy against Islam." Now they are trying to eat humble pie in the hope of regaining some of the privileges Iran lost when they seized power.
"Salafists see themselves as defenders of an original, unadulterated Islam.... As a consequence, Salafists want to establish a 'theocracy' according to their interpretation of the rules of sharia, one in which the liberal democratic order no longer
It appears that Pastor Andrew Brunson, as both an American and a Christian, has become a perfect scapegoat for the Turkish government and its media outlets. If Ankara were a genuine ally of the West, Brunson -- who lived and worked peacefully at a small
"Europeans think it's easy in Australia to control our borders, but they're just making up excuses for doing nothing themselves." — Major General (Ret.) Jim Molan, co-author of Australia's asylum policy. "We have got hundreds, maybe thousands of people
The reason this is important to all Americans, beyond the immediate parties to this taped conversation, is that it may well discourage clients, patients, penitents and others from confiding in their lawyers, doctors, priests and the professionals who
"Cultural anti-Judaism from the Maghreb has been imported in the luggage of some immigrants.... It has often been aggravated by... the image of the man and the father, at the bottom of the social ladder... From there, a focus of resentment on 'France'
It is time for the people of Portugal to take a break from their concern over soccer scores to wake up to the dangerous attempt -- within their own parliament -- to turn their lovely sunny country into a bastion of neo-Marxism.
By targeting Palestinian journalists and university students, the Palestinian Authority shows that it has turned the territories under its control into a dictatorship that systematically grinds public freedoms into the ground. Palestinians are permitted
However, one cannot ignore the fact that the man currently ruling Iran appears unsure of his impact on life, feels he is the victim of some unspecified injustice and sees a schizophrenic "id" (in the Freudian sense) that is "sometimes pure wine,
The armies of ISIS came right up to the villages on the Syrian side along the borders of the Golan. There, they were able to bring that form of peace-through-barbarism which the world has come to know well. If ISIS had triumphed in the Syrian conflict
Disaffection with immigration has affected the two largest establishment parties. "What you read about Sweden on alternative news platforms is true. We are facing problems more severe than ever before in our history, where Swedes face a situation of
The Irish bill could have a negative impact on American companies with subsidiaries in Ireland: it is illegal under US anti-boycott laws to cooperate with a ban on commerce with Israeli settlements. What is behind the proposed bill? One possible
"[Erdogan] does not even understand that Turks are not Arabs and Arabs have no intention go back to Ottoman rule." — Arab attaché. Erdoğan in fact has succeeded in a rare achievement: making his country equally unloved by Muslim nations and Israel at the
In its boldest form, the "foe" is the force that wishes not only to defeat you in a contest or even a war but strives to destroy you. In democratic societies, the choice may be between "friend" and "enemy". Here, the enemy does not want to wipe you out
In an Orwellian nightmare, Eren Erdem, a former MP, journalist and the author of 9 books, who has courageously dedicated his career to exposing and condemning terrorist organizations, is now being accused of "aiding terrorists". The real terrorists he
The Iranian general did not offer to build the Palestinians a hospital or a school. Nor did he offer to provide financial aid to create projects that would give jobs to unemployed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. His message to the Palestinians in the
It can be said that Hamas has more than mere "ties" to the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, its own documents point out that the Muslim Brotherhood has been intrinsically tied to Hamas and the entire Palestinian situation since as early as 1948. Rather than
Aidoudi's asylum request was rejected in 2007 after allegations surfaced that he had undergone military training at an al-Qaeda jihadi camp in Afghanistan between 1999 and 2000. During his training, he had allegedly worked as a bodyguard for Osama
The nations of the world want to know what Israel knows and have what Israel has -- whether they have formal diplomatic relations with Jerusalem or not. Israel's expansive sharing of water, solar and agricultural technology is legendary, as is Israel's