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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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. […]

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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 […]

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