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Fake Anti-Muslim Backlash

Fake Anti-Muslim Backlash

Originally published under the title “The Curious Cases of Anti-Muslim Backlash That Turned Out To Be False.” Americans are constantly warned by mainstream media that our prejudices and intolerance “radicalize” Muslims. A new study in the journal Personality and Social Science Bulletin finds that the more Muslims feel “dehumanized” by American society, the more inclined […]

Originally published under the title “The Curious Cases of Anti-Muslim Backlash That Turned Out To Be False.” Americans are constantly warned by mainstream media that our prejudices and intolerance “radicalize” Muslims. A new study in the journal Personality and Social Science Bulletin finds that the more Muslims feel “dehumanized” by American society, the more inclined […]

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Only Washington Can Forge a Moderate Mideast Axis

Originally published under the title “The Mirage of the Mideast’s ‘Moderate’ Alliance.” In recent years, it has become customary in much analysis of the Middle East emerging from Israel to divide Middle Eastern countries into a series of alliances or “camps.” These camps are identified in a variety of ways. But the most usual depiction […]

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Trump Emboldens Egypt’s Sisi

Originally published under the title “Why Trump’s Bid to Amplify Muslim Reformers Will Keep Americans Safer.” The recent terror attacks in Berlin and Zurich highlight once again the danger that radical Islamism poses to the West. While many are searching for ways to improve security and defeat the threat on the ground, few appear to […]

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Egypt’s Deadliest Church Attack

The worst attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in recent years occurred yesterday, Sunday, December 11, 2016. St. Peter Cathedral in Cairo, packed with worshipers celebrating Sunday mass, was bombed; at least 25 churchgoers, mostly women and children, were killed and 65 severely wounded. As many of the wounded are in critical condition, the death toll […]

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Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Muslims Bomb Cairo Coptic Cathedral

“What have they done to deserve this?” They were Christians. My latest in FrontPage: As the Divine Liturgy was ending Sunday morning at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, there was, in the words of one man who was there, a “shattering explosion like nothing I had ever heard before.” The latest reports indicate […]

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Egypt: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber carried out attack in Cairo cathedral, four jihad plotters arrested

“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111) Egypt’s Sisi says suicide bomber behind church attack, four captured,” Reuters, December 12, 2016: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday […]

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Muslim-friendly workplaces on the rise out of fear of lawsuits

Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), not surprisingly, yet again plays the victim: “The atmosphere is so toxic now that even having constitutionally protected religious accommodation in the workplace can somehow be controversial.” In reality, however, it is Hooper and Hamas-linked CAIR that practices intimidation on a massive scale, bringing lawsuits […]

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Insult after Injury: Egypt’s Muslim-Christian ‘Reconciliation Meetings’

Originally published under the title “Insult after Injury: Understanding Egypt’s ‘Reconciliation Meetings’.” We often hear about Egypt’s Christians being attacked by Muslim mobs. What we rarely hear about is what happens afterwards. Are the culprits imprisoned? Are the victims compensated? Do authorities take measures to help prevent such attacks from happening again? While the acquainted […]

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Egypt: Muslim cleric calls Christians “criminal, aggressive, and oppressive”

Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, Egypt’s premiere Salafi, was once again videotaped inciting hate for and violence against the nation’s Christians, the Copts—including by decrying the notion of giving them their full human and civil rights: “When you cooperate with a criminal, aggressive, oppressive, infidel minority, you attack the rights of the majority [Muslims].” He went on […]

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