Islam & Islamism

The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face by Christine Douglass-Williams (review)

Sam Westrop on Islam, Islamism, and ‘Islamophobia’, Common Threads, August 31, 2020 (WGVU audio, 26’57”) See also: Lawful Islamism in the United States by Sam Westrop, Middle East Forum, August 20, 2020

How the ADL Used Fake Stats To Minimize Islamic Terror by Daniel Greenfield,, March 6, 2018

Towards A Definition Of Islam And Islamism by Tufail Ahmad, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1345, September 8, 2017

The unused weapon of mass instruction by Melanie Phillips, The Jerusalem Post, August 4, 2016

The West currently treats Muslim “grievances” as rational. Thus the extremists seem to come from nowhere. They do not.

The Problem with Fighting Islamist Terrorism by George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures, July 26, 2016

Radical Islamism is a movement, not an organization, which makes it much harder to defeat.

Video: Jihad Awakens Europe (5’33”), Daniel Pipes, Gatestone Institute, July 15, 2016

Murder of Israeli-American child offers look at parental terrorism by Andrew Lappin, The Hill, July 10, 2016

Palestinian terrorism and Muslim hypocrisy: An open letter from a Muslim woman by Nadiya Al-Noor, The Times of Israel, July 1, 2016

The Return of Bernard Lewis by Martin Kramer, Mosaic, June 1, 2016

Forty years ago, nobody foresaw the rise of radical Islam—except for the preeminent historian who both predicted and explained it, and much else besides.

Video: The Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to overthrow your country (9’06”), Brigitte Gabriel, May 4, 2016

Stop Asking ‘Why Do They Hate Us?’ by A. J. Caschetta, The Daily Caller, April 11, 2016

Two Weaknesses Could Undo the Islamist Movement by Daniel Pipes, Boston Globe, January 4, 2016

New poll: anti-Semitism markedly higher among Muslims in six European Countries by Ilana Shneider, CIJNews, December 25, 2015

Muslim Migration into Europe: Eurabia Come True? by Daniel Pipes, November 6, 2015

Why does the left care more about Islamophobia than anti-Semitism? by Brendan O’Neill, The Spectator, September 9, 2015

Heroes in Egypt Confront Islamist Ideology by Michael Armanious, Gatestone Institute, March 7, 2015 (see also Egyptian President Sisi Calls for Reform of Islam by Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 15, No. 5, February 15, 2015)

Video: N.Y. Imam on Paris Terror Attacks: We Muslims Must Admit That We Are Time Bombs, Hate Christians (10’00”), Middle East Media Research Institute, January 30, 2015 (sermon delivered on January 9, 2015, by Imam Tareq Yousef Al-Masri at the Brooklyn Oulel-Albab Mosque in New York, about the terror attacks in Paris)

Only Muslims can change the world’s view of Islam by Mohammed Wattad, Jerusalem Post, January 26, 2015

Terrorism today stems primarily from Muslims in the name of Islam, and we cannot brush off accusations about our faith just by saying that the terrorists do not act in our name.

Reframing the Enemy after France’s 9/11 by Jeffrey Herf, The Times of Israel, January 17, 2015

Muslims Shouldn’t Pray to Defeat Non-Muslims by Tarek Fatah, The Toronto Sun, January 13, 2015

Winning Friends of Other Faiths by Rabbi Mark L. Winer, Reform Judaism, Fall 2014

What a Muslim American Learned from Zionists by Rabia Chaudry, Time, June 24, 2014

During a visit to [the Shalom Hartman Institute] in Israel, I gained a new perspective on a belief that I once saw as toxic.

Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation’ by Raymond Ibrahim, PJ Media, June 20 and 27, 2014

Arab and Muslim Antisemitism: A Muslim Perspective by Salim Mansur, Gatestone Institute, June 19, 2014

Tony Blair on the Islamist Threat by Mark Durie, FrontPage Magazine, May 1, 2014

Reimagining Muslim-Jewish Relations: A Response to My Jewish Critics by Yossi Klein Halevi, Times of Israel, April 29, 2014 (on Brandeis University’s decision to rescind awarding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

UK: Multiculturalism vs. Islamism by Samuel Westrop, Gatestone Institute, April 18, 2014

A Zionist Islam: An Interview with Sheikh Ahmad al-Adwan, Mida, March 3, 3014

Who Is to Blame for “Islamophobia” in the UK? by Mudar Zahran, Gatestone Institute, February 24, 2014

Islam’s Second Crisis: The troubles to come by Mark Durie, Middle East Forum, February 13, 2014

Islam and Islamism by Salim Mansur, Gatestone Institute, July 23, 2013

“Islamism as a totalitarian ideology is a perversion of Islam.”

Can Islam Be Reformed? History and human nature say yes by Daniel Pipes, Commentary, July/August 2013

Islam and its infidels by Daniel Pipes, Washington Times, May 13, 2013

Why the CIA Director is Wrong: Rethinking al-Qaida by Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports, February 22, 2013

Where Are the Muslim Anti-Islamists? They’re the People Battling and Being Murdered by the Islamists by Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports, August 29, 2012

The problem today is that we are caught between two lies. The mainstream Western lie is that Islam is a religion of peace full stop. There is nothing at all militant in its texts. A small fringe of extremists have misinterpreted it or are even heretics. So all Muslims are moderates pretty much, either moderate moderates or moderate Islamists. And anyone who says otherwise is an Islamophobic racist.  That is a lie.

But then there are those—far smaller in number and lacking power in the mainstream media or universities but present in other places—who say Islam is the problem full stop. It is inevitably militant, extremist, and violence. There is no such thing as political Islamism because all Muslims want Sharia dictatorships. So the radicals are proper representatives and there are few or no moderates at all. And anyone who says otherwise is a wimpy apologist sell-out.  And that’s a lie.

Why Sunni Islamism is the world’s greatest threat by Barry Rubin, The Jerusalem Post, August 26, 2012

Existential Questions Facing the Muslim World by Harold Rhode, Gatestone Institute, June 1, 2012

Fertility Decline in the Muslim World: A Veritable Sea-Change, Still Curiously Unnoticed by Nicholas Eberstadt and Apoorva Shah, The American Enterprise Institute, Working Paper Series on Development Policy No. 7, December 2011 [pdf]

Georgetown and the Islamist Money Changers by Stephen Schwartz, American Thinker, June 24, 2011

A 57-member international body headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the OIC was founded in Morocco in 1969 to “protect” the Islamic sites in Jerusalem from Israel. It defines “Islamophobia” with considerable and questionable latitude, as any criticism of Muslim individual, institutional, ideological, legal, or cultural behavior. Combating Islamophobia as it conceives it, OIC seeks to prevent free discussion about Islam or the lives of Muslims under, for example, the radical Islamists dominating Saudi Arabia and ruling Iran.

Who’s Corrupting What? by Ira Sharkansky, Shark Blog, May 4, 2011

The pinnacle of incompetence by Efraim Karsh, Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2011

My Optimism About Europe by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online, February 8, 2011

Islam and Democracy – Much Hard Work Needed by Daniel Pipes, National Post (Canada), February 7, 2011

The Feminist Politics of Islamic Misogyny by Phyllis Chesler, American Thinker, November 13, 2010

Ban the Burqa? The Argument in Favor by Phyllis Chesler, Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2010 (pdf)

Offensive Jihad: The One Incontrovertible Problem with Islam by Raymond Ibrahim, Pajamas Media, October 28, 2010

Ehr Kumt by Rabbi Shalom Lewish [Atlanta], PRIMER-Connecticut, September 28, 2010

The Ground Zero Mosque: Lessons from Israel by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, September 3, 2010

Informing or Misinforming the U.S. Military on Islam and Islamism by Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports, September 4, 2010 [a review of Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein]

Islam’s Nowhere Man by Fouad Ajami, Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010 [on Faisal Shahzad and the “Islamists at the gates” of the U.S. and the West]

We are at War – Others May Not Be, The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Report #954, January 11, 2009

Only Muslims Can Stop Muslim Terror by Leslie H. Gelb, The Daily Beast, January 7, 2010

Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth? [full video], A Debate by Daniel Pipes and Wafa Sultan, Middle East Forum, December 1, 2009

Suicide Bombing as Worship: Dimensions of Jihad by Denis MacEoin, Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2009

“Mainstream” Islamist Convention Features Hate Speech and Hezbollah Defense, The Investigative Project on Terrorism, IPT News, July 8, 2009

Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam? by Raymond Ibrahim, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2009, pp. 3-12

Islam Should Prove It’s a Religion of Peace by Tawfik Hamid, Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2009

Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence? by Phyllis Chesler, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2009, pp. 61-69

Freedom of Speech in Jihad Analysis: Debunking the Myth of Offensive Words, U.S. Central Command Red Team, August 21, 2008

CAIR: Civil Rights or Extremism? by Meredith Braverman and Eric Rozenman, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), June 14, 2008

Islam’s war doctrines ignored by Raymond Ibrahim, Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH) blog, May 29, 2008

Book review by Bat Ye’or of: Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t by Robert Spencer, Middle East Quarterly, Volume XV, No. 2, Spring 2008

Book review by Michael Rubin of: World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz, Middle East Quarterly, Volume XV, No. 2, Spring 2008

The Third Jihad: When radical Muslims distort Islam by Stephen Schwartz, The Weekly Standard, Volume 13, Issue 31, April 28, 2008

The Psychological Asymmetry of Islamist Warfare by Irwin J. Mansdorf and Mordechai Kedar, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2008, pp. 37-4

Fatah’s Embrace of Islamism by Ido Zelkovitz, Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2008, pp. 19-26The Crisis of Islam

Contrasting Secular and Religious Terrorism by Jonathan Fine, Middle East Quarterly Winter 2008, Volume XV, Number 1, pp. 59-69

Defending Islamofascism: It’s a valid term. Here’s why. by Christopher Hitchens,, October 22, 2007

Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant by Paul E. Marek,, March 18, 2007

The Roots of Muslim Rage by Bernard Lewis, The Atlantic, September 1990