The European June: Riots, Stonings, and Brawls

by David J. Rusin •  Jun 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm Islamists’ long march through the West involves three interlocking campaigns, each of which can be advanced violently or nonviolently: provoking conflicts with authorities (governments, courts, police, etc.), intimidating the non-Muslim public, and bullying insufficiently radical Muslims. All three facets were on display in Europe […]

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Europe: Worst for Jews Since End of WW2

by Hillel Fendel European Jewry is in its worst condition since the end of World War II. This bleak evaluation was delivered by European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor on Tuesday. “Jews are afraid to walk the streets in Europe with Jewish symbols”, Kantor said. “Synagogues, Jewish schools and kindergartens require barbed-wire fences and security, […]

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Faisal Shahzad, Jihadi, Explains Terrorism

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online June 25, 2010  Islamic Terrorist Faisal Shahzad   Jaw-dropping court testimony by Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, singlehandedly undermines Obama administration efforts to ignore the dangers of Islamism and jihad.  Shahzad’s forthright statement of purpose stands out because jihadis, when facing legal charges, typically save their skin […]

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Islamist Turkey Overreaches

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online June 8, 2010 As typical Islamist-leftist theater to delegitimize Israel, late May’s Turkish-sponsored “Free Gaza” flotilla was tediously repetitious. As an illustration that Israelis don’t understand the kind of war they now must fight, the outcome was drearily predictable. But as a statement of Turkey’s policies and an augur […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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