Teflon Antisemites

Antisemites don’t get to determine who or what is antisemitic. Suggesting that Jews have dual loyalty to Israel, that members of Congress are beholden to Israel and Jewish donors, that AIPAC bribes politicians to support Israel, or that “Israel has

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Yazidi and Shi’ite Children Celebrate Freedom from ISIS

Since January, more than 20,000 ISIS supporters have surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces from the last ISIS-held enclave east of the Euphrates river.

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A South Asian Threat in America

Few Americans have heard of Jamaat-e-Islami. But in South Asia, it is notorious. In 1971, Jamaati paramilitary groups slaughtered tens of thousands of Bangladeshis during its War of Liberation from Pakistan. Its terrorist ties today extend from Asia to

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Liwa al-Ahrar: Local Defence Forces Unit

Continuing in the series on units of the Local Defence Forces (LDF), the next LDF unit for consideration is Liwa al-Ahrar (“Brigade of the Free”).* Liwa al-Ahrar was formed around two years ago and is directly affiliated with Hezbollah. Thus, matters

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Iranian Media: Code Pink Defends Iran’s Right to Missiles, Slams Israel

Fars News held a press conference with the group termed “anti-war organization Code Pink in Iran,” at which several of the women activists held signs saying “peace with Iran.”

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Growing Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the U.S.

This is quite convenient: to take a tiny minority group like Jews and accuse them constantly and systematically of being white supremacists.

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Yazidis Rescued From ISIS Face Bleak Future Upon Return to Iraq

Foreign ISIS members appear to receive more aid and better housing than Yazidi victims while fears mount that ISIS is using human shields in Baghuz.

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Iran and Turkey Media Push Conspiracy Theories About U.S., ISIS

Claims pushed by Syrian regime media assert that US gave ISIS safe passage out of Baghuz in return for gold, a conspiracy picked up in Tehran and Ankara.

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Ishmael is Not the Father of the Arabs

The commonly held view that Ishmael was the father of the Arab nations is not supported by the Bible, nor by other historical evidence.

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Yemenis Smuggled over Texas Border Wearing Hard-Hats and Reflective Vests

Three media narratives have surfaced since President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to say out loud this past October that migrants and terror suspects from Muslim-majority nations are routinely smuggled to the American southern border

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The Zilzal Groups: Interview

The Syrian civil war has seen a large number of auxiliary formations arise in support of the Syrian government and its armed forces. Among these formations is the Zilzal Groups (aka Zilzal Brigade). The word ‘zilzal’ means ‘earthquake’ in Arabic and the

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Ilhan Omar’s Offensive Comments About U.S. Jews Extend Disturbing Pattern

This is the third iteration of these kinds of comments, that seem to be increasingly frequent and a growing obsession of Omar.

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Will Washington’s Syria Policy Fail?

U.S. allies in the Kurdistan region want U.S. forces to remain in the country to prevent an Islamic State resurgence.

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11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Faith

Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever before in the modern era â€â€� and this year is expected to be worse: “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons,” according to Open Doors USA in its recently published World Watch List

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Western Imaginings

According to Davis, Wahhabismâ€â€�the puritanical version of Sunni Islam formulated by the eighteenth-century cleric Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab and formally adopted by the Saud family in 1744â€â€�is based on “imaginings” by maleficent Westerners. But Wahhabism

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Postrevolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook

Boroujerdi and Rahimkhani have assembled an extraordinary wealth of information about Iranian politics. The 445-page “Who’s Who” is remarkable for its scope, presenting biographical information on over 2,300 people, noting uniquely important information

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Killing Orders

The Armenian genocide is tied to more than one hundred years of denial, and Akçam of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies claims denial was planned from the beginning. The Ottomans fed Armenians with promises of resettlement as

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Industry of Lies

Edward Said called Palestinians “the victims of the victims,” and such Holocaust inversion has been baked into the Palestinian story, turning Jews and Israelis into Nazis. This strategy of feigned victimhood and weakness underlies the success story of

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Halal Food: A History

Is Cadbury chocolate or Coca-Cola and Pepsi halal? Armanios and Ergene offer a comprehensive overview of Islamic food laws and their modern-day application. Those laws require, they explain, not just avoiding alcohol and pork but the detection of minute

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Christian Martyrs under Islam

Sahner, associate professor of Islamic history at Oxford University, informs the reader that Christian Martyrs under Islam “seeks to explain the earliest stages of a long-term process whereby the predominantly majority-Christian Middle East of late

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