Opinion Headlines

  1. Islam – The Caliphate Rises.  [Osama bin Laden’s political project…] 6-28-14
  2. Islam.  The Christian Purge From Mosul, [… attacks on non-Muslims are a problem for Islam]  7-22-14
  3. Islam. “Let’s Talk About How Islam Has Been Hijacked.” By Aly Salem. [I’m appalled by what is done in the name of my religion. Yet my American friends don’t want to hear it.] 10-27-14
  4. Islam. “Let Islamic Reform Start in America.” By Salam Al-Marayati et. al.. [We must stop looking to the Middle East, where regressive religion and authoritarianism reign. ]   10-31-14
  5. Islam. LTE. “What if Modern Islam Isn’t Being Hijacked by Radicals?” 11-4-14.
  6. Islam. “Defending Satire to the Death.” By L. Gordon Crovitz. [Moderate Muslims are most in need of a robust defense of free speech, especially if it offends.]   1-12-15
  7. Islam. “A Global War on Radical Islam.” By Joseph Lieberman. [Atrocities like those in Paris won’t stop until the civilized world mobilizes to wipe out the forces of violent jihad.] 1-13-15
  8. Islam. “Why We’re Losing to Radical Islam.” By Newt Gingrich. [Fourteen years after 9/11, we still lack a strategy. Congress should lead with hearings on the enemy and how to prevail.] 1-15-15
  9. Islam. LTE. “Think Carefully About a Global War on Radical Islam.” 1-20-15
  10. Islam. “The Collapse of Yemen.” [The country could split into two radical Islamist safe havens.] 1-21-15
  11. Islam. LTE. “No Wonder We’re Failing to Stop the Islamist Radicals.” 1-21-15
  12. Islam. LTE. “Islam’s Reformation May Be a Very Long Time Coming.” 2-6-15
  13. Islam. LTE. “Strategy Deficit Continues to Accumulate Major Costs.} 2-7-15
  14. Islam. “A War on ‘Random Terror.” 2-11-15
  15. Islam. “Distorting Christian History to Defend Islam.” By Michael J. Ortiz. [Secularism didn’t save the West from religious excesses, and it won’t save us from jihadists.] 2-13-15
  16. Islam. “To Defeat Islamic State in Iraq, Bridge the Sunni-Shiite Divide.” By Nussaibah Younis.   [Without political reform in Baghdad, the predominately Sunni-backed fighters aren’t likely to lay down their arms.] 2-13-15
  17. Islam. “The Ideological Islamist Threat.” [The radicals are waging a war of ideas the West refuses to fight.] 2-19-15
  18. Islam. “Islam’s Improbable Reformer.” The Weekend Interview with Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, by Bret Stephens. [‘We are keen on a strategic relationship with the U.S. above everything else,’ says Egypt’s new president. ‘And we will never turn our backs on you – even if you turn your backs on us.’] 3-21-15
  19. Islam. LTE. “Reform, Revision and Encouraging a Nonviolent Islam.” 3-28-15
  20. Islam. “Killing Christians in Kenya.” [“…They knew who to kill because they ordered students to recite an Islamic prayer. Those who could were spared. Those who could not were shot dead, about 147…”] 4-3-15
  21. Islam. “A Verdict in Boston.” 4-9-15
  22. Islam. “Terrorists and Their Quranic Delusions.” By Shawki Allam. [Egypt’s grand mufti on ugly distortions of Islam masking a hunger for power and bloodshed. 4-10-15
  23. Islam. LTE. “Peaceful Islam Must Deal Honestly With the Holy Text.” 4-17-15
  24. Islam. “Bikinis Not Burkas”   Book review by Mari Weiss of “Headscarves and Hymens, Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.” By Mona Eltahawy. [Everyone should know the name of Genet Girma, who wore a placard on her wedding reading: ‘I am not circumcised, learn from me.’] 4-28-15
  25. Islam. “Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer.” By Fethullah Gulen. [Denounce terrorism, defend human rights and promote education.] 8-28-15
  26. Islam. LTE.   “Few Muslims Really Are confronting Extremist Cancer.” 9-4-15
  27. Islam. LTE. “Face It, Islamism Is Islam’s Own Reformation.” 11-6-15
  28. Islam. “The Islamist Tantrum.” By Bret Stephens. [People are dead in Paris because Europe decided to make a fetish of its tolerance for intolerance.] 11-17-15
  29. Islam. “Our Duty as American Muslims.” By Khurram Dara. 12-10-15
  30. Islam. Jihad. “Call Islamic Terrorism by Its Name.” By Rudolph W. Giuliani. [Why ignoring the religious beliefs behind the threat is foolish – and dangerous.] 12-11-15
  31. Islam. LTE. “U.S. Muslimes Must Keep Their Citizen’s Oath.” 12-17-15
  32. Islam. LTE. “Dealing Constructively With Islamic Radicals.” 12-19-15
  33. Islam. LTE. “Muslims Don’t Demonstrate Against Acts of Terrorism.” 12-24-15
  34. Islam. “Are Allah and Jesus the Same God?” by Stephen Prothero. [Wheaton College gets caught in a wrangle over teaching about Islam and Christianity.] 1-8-16
  35. Islam. “Muslims and the Police.” [New York City ignores the lessons of its antiterror success.] 1-9-16
  36. Islam. LTE. “Censorship Is Not the Way to Win Against Terrorism.” 1-14-16
  37. Islam. LTE. “A Terrorism That Dare Not Speak Its Name.” 2-16-16
  38. Islam. LTE. “Muslims Not the Main Target of Hate Crimes.” 2-18-16
  39. Islam. LTE. “The Muslim Public Affairs Council Is Quite Moderate.” 2-23-16
  40. Islam. “Islam and the Radical West.” By Bret Stephens. [The political orthodoxy of the left is the gateway drug to jihad.] 4-12-16
  41. Islam. LTE.  “We Must Realize It Will Be a Very Long War.”  6-25-16
  42. Islam. LTE.  “Can Political Islam Evolve to Tolerant Islam?”  7-30-16
  43. Islam. “French Burkini Nonsense.” [A beach covering isn’t the first line of defense against radical Islam.] 8-29-16
  44. Islam. “Branding Moderates as ‘Anti-Muslim.’  [The American left tries to stigmatize Muslim reformers.]  10-31-16
  45. Islam. “Islam’s Most Eloquent Apostate.” (The Weekend Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, by Tunku Varadarajan.) [The West’s obsession with ‘terror’ has been a mistake, she argues. Dawa, the ideology behind it, is a broader threat.] 4-8-17
  46. Islam. Terrorism.  “How Nationalism Can Solve the Crisis of Islam.”  (The Weekend Interview with Pierre Manent by Sohrab Ahmari.)  [Transnational liberalism breeds resentments and anxieties that are only beginning to surface across the developed world.]  5-27-17
  47. Islam. “How the Saudis Can Promote Moderate Islam.”  By Max Singer.  [Riyadh’s new leaders may be amenable to modestly scaling back the country’s exporting of Salafism.]  8-4-17
  48. Islam. “On Radical Islam, Trump Has Lost His Focus.”  By Ayann Hirsi Ali.  [There’s no ‘extreme vetting,’ no outreach to moderates, and too much coziness with Riyadh.]  8-11-2017
  49. Islam. “Americans May Be More Tolerant of Muslims Than Ever.”  By Paul E. Peterson.  [How would you feel about an Islamic after-school club at a public school?  Support has been rising.]  8-15-17
  50. Islam. “Cutting Young Girls Isn’t Religious Freedom.” By Kristina Arriaga. [The First Amendment doesn’t protect the barbaric act of female genital mutilation.] 8-25-17
  51. Islam. “The Saudis Take On Radical Islam.” By Adel Al-Toraifi. [The crown prince charts a course toward moderation, which prevailed before the 1979 attack on Mecca.] 3-20-18
  52. Islam. “Fear of Islam Leads India to Snub Refugees.” By Sadamand Dhume. [Why a Bollywood star caught flak for visiting a camp for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.] 6-1-18
  53. Islam.  Women. “The #MosqueMeToo Movement.” By Daisy Khan. [Muslim women stop rationalizing or tolerating abuse.] 6-29-18
  54. Islam.  “Two years in Prison for Doffing a Scarf.”  By Roberto Gonzalez and Prachi Vidwans.  [For removing her hijab in a Tehran protest, a 43-year-old woman was convicted and driven into exile.]  8-3-18
  55. Islam.  “Extremism Advances in the Largest Muslim Country.”  By Benedict Rogers.  [Indonesia’s president, once considered an ally of religious minorities, puts a radical cleric on his ticker.]  9-18-18
  56. Islam.  “Politics And Pluralism” (Bookshelf by Thomas Albert Howard.) “Religious Freedom in Islam.”  By Daniel Philpott.  [In the Muslim world, secularly repressive regimes have often fed the very problem they seek to suppress:  religious extremism.]  5-14-19
  57. Islam. “The New War Against Africa’s Christians.” By Nernard-Henri Levy. [Fulani raiders ‘are Islamic extremists of a new stripe, more or less linked with Boko Haram,’ but present throughout Nigeria.] 12-21-19
  58. Islam. “Islam Against Itself.” (Bookshelf by Josef Joffe.) “Black Wave.” By Kim Ghattas. [Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 40-year rivalry that unraveled culture, religion and collective memory in the Middle East.] 1-28-20
  59. Islam.  “When Muslims Leave the Faith.”  By Daniel Pipes.  [Open apostasy can be dangerous, but those who risk it have an impressive reach.]   8-7-20
  60. Islam.  “Hindu Nationalists’ Crazy Crackdown on ‘Love Jihad.’  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Converts will need special permission to marry someone of a different religious background.]   11-27-20
  61. Islam.  “Macron Seeks an Enlightened Islam.”  By Christopher Caldwell.  [Laicite worked well with Catholicism, but how hard is it to tame a domestic religion.?]   12-4-20
  62. Islam.  “Religious Freedom and the FBI.”  [Three Muslim men win at the Supreme Court under RFRA.]   12-14-20
  63. Islam.  “How to Make the Islamic World Less Radical.”  By Yahya Cholil Staquf.  [Recontextualize the teachings of Islam to address extremism – and to inspire reform.]   1-15-21
  64. Islam.  “The Taliban Gain Ground in Islam’s Battle of Ideas.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Their anti-West ideals can be traced to an Indian madrassa and a rift that erupted over 10 years ago.]   9-3-21
  65. Islam.  “The Amess Assassination.”  [Was the killer of a Tory MP motivated by radical Islamic sympathies?]   10-18-21
  66. Islam.  “India’s Hijab Debate Is Both Nuanced and Nasty.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Headscarf bans are a fraught topic, but it’s hard to argue Modi is merely pushing secularism.]   2-18-22
  67. Islam.  “How the Rushdie Fatwa Changed the World.”  By Reuel Marc Gerecht.  [Khomeini’s decree stoked Muslim anger and paralyzed the West’s response.]   8-26-22
  68. Islam.  “Muslims vs. Democrats:  A Story of Betrayal.”  By Shadi  Hamid.  [Disputes over sexual ideology put to a test the left’s commitment to cultural diversity.]   7-28-23
  69. Islam.  “Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital.’ By Steven Stalinsky.  [Imams and politicians in the Michigan city side with Hamas against Israel and Iran against the U.S.]   2-3-24


Issue Headlines

Islam. [WSJ “Review” section, p. C1, Saturday, 3-21-15] “A Reformation for Islam.” [Violent acts committed in the name of Islam cannot be divorced from the religion itself, writes author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Muslims must reject aspects of their tradition that prompt some believers to resort to oppression and holy war.]


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San Bernardino shooting suspect traveled to Saudi Arabia, was married, appeared to be living ‘American Dream,’ co-workers say 

Syed Farook Wrote Of Spending His Free Time At Mosque And ‘Memorizing The Quran’

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“Farook and his wife, 27-year-old Tashfeen Hakim, killed 14 people at a holiday party being held for county workers at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Cal. on Wednesday. Farook worked as a health inspector for the county and had been at the party before he and Hakim began their attack.” Read more:

“We don’t know if this was workplace rage or something larger or both,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in Washington, echoing President Barack Obama. “We don’t know the motivation.”

Investigators are trying to determine whether Farook, who was Muslim, became radicalized — and, if so, how — and whether he was in contact with any foreign terrorist organization, said the U.S. intelligence official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity…”

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California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror


“WASHINGTON — The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001…”

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Muslim preacher says it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves…


Islam. Wall Street Journal. 4-22-17  p. C7: Books. “Distant Suns of Knowledge.” By Bartle Bull. (“The Islamic Enlightenment.” By Christopher de Bellanigue.)  [Modernizers like Egypt’s Muhammad Ali Pasha looked to Europe for models.  Today a Muslim Europe seems at least as likelyas a European Middle East.] 4-22-17




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Mosque sermon in Canada calls on Allah to slay non-Muslims ‘one by one’…



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