Gaza’s Economy is Hostage to PA-Hamas Rift as Israel, Egypt Weigh Easing Restrictions

In 2007, Hamas seized power in the Gaza Strip in a violent coup, overthrowing the Palestinian Authority (PA) and creating a rift between the two main Palestinian movements that lasts to this day. In the years that followed, Hamas turned its enclave into


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Belgium Terror Attack Mirrors an All Too Familiar Pattern

Watching summer reruns on TV can be entertaining. Watching reoccurring patterns in Islamic terrorist attacks is not. The latest terror attack in the European Union occurred Tuesday in Liege, Belgium, and appears to follow an all too familiar pattern. A


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Ayatollah Thinks United Nations Should Investigate U.S. Human Rights

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei attacked alleged American human-rights violations on his website and on social media Wednesday. His statement coincided with the Trump administration's announcement a new round of sanctions targeting Iranian government officials


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New Analysis Confirms Hamas Organized Violent Gaza Border Riots

The vast majority of Palestinian fatalities during violent demonstrations on the Israel-Gaza border were members or affiliates of terrorist organizations – primarily Hamas. Of the 112 reported deaths from March 30 to May 14, 93 people (83 percent)


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Photos Show IRUSA Chairman’s Muslim Brotherhood Support

Photos shared on Facebook by Islamic Relief USA's (IRUSA) board chairman and others give credibility to Egyptian press reports tying him to the Muslim Brotherhood. They show Khaled Lamada with people who have known Brotherhood loyalties, all displaying


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CAIR’s Ayloush Races Past Hate, Goes Straight to Idiotic

It's one thing to toss out a poorly-formed talking point. But when you cling to it for years, despite its obvious inanity, well, it says quite a lot about the speaker. Hussam Ayloush, head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Los Angeles


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Hamas Leader Acknowledges Iranian Support Amid Fall-Out From Gaza Clashes

While many analysts and most of the international community refuses to acknowledge Iran's role in fueling tensions on Israel's border with Gaza, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar this week boasted of his organization's "strong and warm" ties with Iran and


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Why Egypt Supports U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal focused understandable attention on the parties which negotiated it. But the move also carries implications for other regional states, including Egypt. In 2015, Egypt welcomed any


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Alarming Revelations in Diab Extradition Case Confirm the Need for Changes

Earlier this year, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported on the strange case of Professor Hassan Diab, who was returned to Canada following his 2014 extradition to France on terrorism charges. Diab is a Lebanese-Canadian citizen who French


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American Islamists Celebrate an Avowed Anti-Semite’s Election

Fresh off the increasingly awkward relationship between some of the leaders of the Women's March and their associations with notorious anti-Semites such as Louis Farrakhan, there is a new champion illustrating the consistent disregard for anti-Semitism


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Egyptian Terror Supporters Canvass Capitol Hill

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice (EAFJ) canvassed Capitol Hill last week seeking support against the Egyptian regime's human-rights record. They timed their lobbying Congress about Egypt's mass


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How Hamas Sabotages Gaza’s Economy to Advance Terror Aims

Gaza's dire economic situation is one reason observers cite for the ongoing violent Palestinian protests at the border with Israel. But, Israeli officials say, the blame for the stark economic reality lies with those who control Gaza. Israel is working


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Anti-Semites, Terror Apologists Hide Behind Civil Rights Rhetoric on Capitol Hill

Terrorist apologists and their allies wrapped themselves in civil rights rhetoric on Capitol Hill last week for the 4th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day, sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). The USCMO acts as an umbrella


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Iran May Bank on EU Support After U.S. Leaves Nuclear Deal

As the threat of open warfare between Iran and Israel escalates, experts and world leaders are divided on what President Trump's decision to exit from the nuclear deal means in practical terms. Trump has long criticized the 2015 deal limiting Iranian


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Cloak and Fashion: When a Museum Becomes a Tool for Islam

Look out, Anna Wintour. It's not you, but the world's Muslim women who now rule as the "arbiters of style within and beyond their communities." At least, that is, according to San Francisco's De Young Museum and its curators. And to recognize their


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The Divisive, Hateful People Among CNN’s Influential American Muslim List

CNN's website published a bright, happy feature last week on "25 Influential American Muslims." The people profiled and given brief videos to discuss issues ranged from political figures and religious leaders to entertainers, "and they all have


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Threats to Apostates “Most Severe” in Muslim Countries and Beyond

It was the traditional Milad un Nabi, when Muslims commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, and the imam in a small Punjab village had a question. "Who here does not love the Prophet Mohammed?" he asked. Mishearing the cleric, 15-year-old Anwar


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Palestinian President Claims Jews’ Behavior Caused the Holocaust

In yet another long and disoriented rant, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday took his anti-Semitic sentiment to a new level. Abbas told a Palestinian National Council session that the Jewish people – not anti-Semitism or the Nazis – caused the


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Sen. Murphy’s Misguided “Anti-Muslim” Smear

Some non-Muslim white folks seem to feel comfortable and well qualified to smear advocates for reform in Islam as "anti-Muslim." The Southern Poverty Law Center smeared former radical Maajid Nawaz as an "anti-Muslim extremist" in a 2016 report. After


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Tensions Intensify As Israel Endeavors To Keep Iran From Growing A Second Proxy State On Its Border

Tensions between Iran and Israel have risen significantly following a military strike on an airbase in central Syria this month that targeted an Iranian military presence. Iran blames Israel for the strike and is threatening to respond. But this incident


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