CAIR Instructs the Police about Islam

by Daniel Pipes June 3, 2010 The Council on American-Islamic Relations aspires to guide public policy toward Muslims and toward this end has published a 127-page PDF document for a seminar, “Islam and Muslims: What Law Enforcement Should Know.” How effective is it? As usual with CAIR, it contains its share of eyebrow-raising assertions. Some […]

Full Story

European Immigrants in Marrakech

by Daniel Pipes May 24, 2010  updated May 29, 2010 Here’s a man-bites-dog story, about 8,000 foreigners, mostly Europeans, moving to a city in Dar al-Islam. Amsterdam’s De Volkskrant ran the story by Greta Riemersma under the revealing title, “Has Marrakech sold out to Europe?” Excerpts:  Most of them are entrepreneurs or pensioners who come […]

Full Story

Here Come the Burqa Bans

by David J. Rusin  •  May 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm Call it the fashion trend of the year. Westerners are sick and tired of burqas and niqabs — the face-covering veils worn by a minority of Muslim women — and they are not going to take it anymore. Most remarkable of all, many politicians […]

Full Story

Obama Makes Little Headway among Arabic-speaking Muslims

by Daniel Pipes May 29, 2010 Cross-posted from National Review Online Barack Obama entered with high hopes of improving the U.S. image among Muslims worldwide, hauling out his middle name, giving his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, quoting hadith, giving major speeches in Istanbul and Cairo, and talking ceaselessly of “respect” for Muslims. […]

Full Story

Outcry Over Mosque Plans At Ground Zero

A growing rage is gripping New Yorkers over plans to build a 13-story mosque just two blocks away from the site of the worst terror attack ever perpetrated on U.S. soil. “What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center buildings that were brought down […]

Full Story

How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 25, 2010  The 7/7 bombings in London, in which Islamists killed 52 and injured 700, prompted British authorities to work with Muslims to avoid future violence.  However, rather than turn to anti-Islamist Muslims who reject the triumphalist goal of applying Islamic law in Europe, they promoted non-violent Islamists, […]

Full Story

Trickle-Down Self-Censorship

by David J. Rusin  •  May 6, 2010 at 11:30 am Remember that old public service ad with a father confronting his son about drug use? Asked where he learned to do such things, the son replies, “You, all right? I learned it by watching you!” A similar process applies to self-censorship. When those in […]

Full Story