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El-Sissi Takes the Reins: 3 Big Things to Know about Egypt’s New Pharaoh

Egypt’s new Pharaoh… Continue reading

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Tony Blair on the Islamist Threat

Why Islamism matters… Continue reading

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Why al-Qa’ida Is Attractive (for U.S. Support of Other Islamists)

The wrong ideas are deeply embedded in large parts of the arrogant, ignorant, and financially interested establishment… Continue reading

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Startling Parallels: Obama Appeasement Policy and British Intelligence Files on Hitler

It seems as if nobody will listen to or believe me… Continue reading

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A New Muslim Brotherhood Symbol: R4BIA

A new Islamist symbol… Continue reading

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Obama Administration: The New Seven Pillars of “Wisdom” on the Middle East, Part One

The White House seven pillars of idiocy in the Middle East… Continue reading

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Unlike Madonna, the Middle East Isn’t a “Material Girl”

The problem is radical ideology in command on the sides of both leaders and the masses… Continue reading

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How to Understand Islamism: Read What its Leaders Actually Say

It’s easy to see why al-Qaradawi is the leading Sunni Islamist thinker in the world today… Continue reading

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Violence and Context in Islamic Texts

Knee-jerk proof-texting of the “Islam is peace” claim will benefit no one… Continue reading

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Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque

The ongoing Islamification of Turkey… Continue reading

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What the West is Doing Wrong While Facing Islamist Intimidation

Islamists will intimidate anyone who let them intimidate… Continue reading

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How Islamism Tainted France’s Presidential Election

The recent French presidential election offers insight into the way the Islamist factor may eventually play out in European politics… Continue reading

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Arab Moderation Is Murdered: An Assassination in Tunisia

People who believe the Arabic-speaking world is heading toward democracy don’t understand that Islamist forces are unleashed quite willing to engage in violence until total triumph… Continue reading

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On Mistaking Mohamed Mursi For His Mask

2012 will likely be remembered as the year that Islamists made the greatest gains in their quest for a new caliphate in the region… Continue reading

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Western Leftists Back Islamists; Arab Counterparts Are Their Victims

The Western left were for decades apologists for repression carried out by the USSR, Soviet bloc, and other communist dictatorships, and now they are apologists for Islamist repression carried out against Arab leftists… Continue reading

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What Difference Does It Make that Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Care Why Terrorists Killed Americans in Libya?

Clinton’s show of indifference isn’t just a question of distracting attention or callousness, it is a clear symptom of exactly what is wrong with the Obama Administration’s handling of this and other issues… Continue reading

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The End of Taraf: The Liberals Have Outlived their Usefulness for the AKP

The mood among the few remaining, scattered liberal voices in the Turkish media landscape is gloomy as critical expression in Turkey is being systematically narrowed… Continue reading

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U.S. Policy is Making Syria into an Anti-Western, Antisemitic Islamist State

Western policy is now putting into power yet another anti-Western regime that will oppress its own people and put a high priority on trying to wipe out Israel… Continue reading

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Egypt “Democratically” Adopts an Anti-Western Dictatorship

What are the next steps for Mursi?… Continue reading

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Why Islamists Always Win “Fair” Elections

How politics work in the Arabic-speaking world today… Continue reading

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Analyzing Egypt

Whatever the outcome from the upcoming referendum to begin on Saturday in Egypt for the draft constitution, the superior position of the Islamist factions is unlikely to be overthrown in the near future… Continue reading

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Mishandling Mursi

Only a week after being praised by the Obama Administration for his supposed helpfulness in ending the fighting in Gaza between Hamas and Israel, Egyptian President Mursi apparently decided to cash in his praise “chips” early… Continue reading

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A Turning Point in Egypt: Not on Direction But on the Speed of Islamist Transformation

A critical moment has arrived for Egypt. But what does it mean?… Continue reading

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The Interview: “Explaining the Latest Middle East Developments” (No Satire)

Revised and updated version of an interview Barry Rubin gave recently… Continue reading

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Egypt’s New Constitution: Laying the Basis for an Islamist, Sharia State

Egypt’s population will be given two weeks to consider the Constitution, which has 236 articles, that will govern their lives for decades to come… Continue reading

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