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May 31, 2020
Michel Foucault and Iran’s ayatollahs
The Islamic Revolution in Iran, which brought Islamists to power for the first time in modern history, pitted the global left—perhaps best personified by Foucault—against the global right.
Stephen M. Flatow
May 5, 2020
The myth of Saudi moderation
“Umm Haroun” depicts the Saudi version of the “Good Jew”—the one who lives submissively under Muslim domination. They have a word for that in Arabic: “dhimmi.”
Middle East Forum
May 1, 2020
For terror charities, COVID-19 crisis offers legitimacy
Signing on to a bipartisan effort to underwrite nonprofit work offers the overseas charitable arm of America’s Jamaat-e-Islami Islamist network congressional both legitimacy and the chance for a future government subsidy.
April 3, 2020
Daniel Pearl’s murderer gets ready for freedom
Should his release go forward, Omar Saeed Sheikh will become that rare thing—a jihadi who achieved legendary status not through “martyrdom,” but through hunkering down and defeating the system that imprisoned him. That is not an outcome that any Western government should desire.