Parasites In The Lands Of The Infidels

Egypt’s Resilient and Evolving Social Activism

Why did Trump strike Syria?

In an interview, Amr Adly discusses his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s large private enterprises.

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Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?

Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century

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Turkey in Transition (?): Before and After the Attempted July Coup

Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog


Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

35 Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World

Trump could cause ‘the death of think tanks as we know them’

The Arabs had a country

The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest

While the Muslim Brotherhood gets all the ink, the Salafists go on a rampage.

Egypt, I like your style

The warning bells are ringing

To the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

A test for the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s changing foreign policy

Egypt beyond Mubarak

The dissolution of the NDP

Remaking Cairo from below

Why Egypt should join the ICC

No citizenship without social justice

Mubarak's message

A new era for US-Egypt relations?

The old regime must be prosecuted

Revolution Interrupted? Liberating the media

The Brotherhood on the edge of reform


Buying the People’s Assembly

What do Salafis really want?

A state of counter-emergency

Minimum wage a cure for 'corruption'

Beyond the referendum

Reform security, secure reform

The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections

The Egyptian Revolution: First Impressions from the Field

Lest the revolution turn into a wasted opportunity

The U.S. Should Not Get Involved in Libya

Five positions on the revolution

Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings

Rethinking Internal Security in Egypt

Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor

Push ahead now for a solution in Palestine

The Ongoing Attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians


Saudi Arabia and the Spectre of Protest

America Quiet on the Execution of Afghan Christian Said Musa

Egypt’s Copts in Al-Qaeda’s Sights

The Worldwide Danger of Religious Fundamentalism

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Some Discussions about Qur’an, Violence and Fitnah

Terror in the Name of God

The Adventure of an Islamic Reformer at Oxford, London, and Istanbul

Thank God for Justice

Using C hristian Principles to Enhance Economic Theory and Practice:

Worldwide Hate Speech Laws?

Freedom Agenda In Flames

Commentary: Candidates should seek votes of Muslim-Americans

Why Barack is Winning?

Indian Muslims and 'Terrorism': Some Searching Questions

Taqlid, Ijtihad, and Democracy

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Struggling against sectarianism: Shia-Sunni ecumenism

“Happy Eid” from Turkey

Book Review: Islam in Post-Modern World

The Concept of Jihad in Islam

Downhill in Afghanistan:

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Manufacturing 'Terrorists' The Indian Way

Madrasas: Reforms a Must


Fort Lauderdale's Anatolia Cultural Center endeavors to 'show the real Islam'

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Book Review: Aurangzeb Revisited

America wants Iraq’s last drop of oil

Terrorising Muslims in the Name of Countering Terrorism

A proposal for new Iraqi/US co-operation and a suggestion of how this can be achieved

How will the Georgian struggle affect Iraq?

Is Obama a man of action as well as words?

Can moderate Iraqis believe Obama’s promises?

Can Iraq be ruled successfully by a Shia/Kurdish coalition?

Name of the Book: Issues in Madrasa Education in India

Dangerous Portents in Jammu and Kashmir: A View From Doda

London School of Islamics

Rethinking Kashmir Politics

Norman G. Kurland, J.D

Sir Salman Rushdie's fatwa against freedom of expression

You Still Can't Write About Muhammad

Muslim Women: The Dangerous Triangle

Judeo-Christian "Rights of Liberty" (and Muslim "Rights of Justice," as well ???)

Turkey's dangerous message to the Muslim world

Captive to a Discarded Cause

Egypt's sexual harassment 'cancer'

The Origins and Legacy of the Movement to Fight Religious Persecution


A secular state must deliver

“Islamic Economics” – Islam less, economics more-1

Exploiting the Muslim- Jewish divide is the wrong way to win votes.

How To Win The War Of Ideas (Glassman, WSJ)

The Olympic Games—Political Games?

Me without my Hijab

The changing face of American Islam

An Islamic case for a secular state

Getting a read on moderation


Muslim Ghettoisation

Hurting their cause

Allah's Miracles in the Qur'an

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Things are calm, time to talk

Awaiting China ’s implosion

The view from Bali

Why Blame Muslims Alone for Terrorism?

Consequences of Religious Extremism and the Lack of Democratic Principles

Cultural Accumulation and Modern Reading

Liberation Without War

Gaza's New Residents: Terrorists from all over.

Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts

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Hurting their cause
Palestinians continue to pursue self-destructive politics

Soon after President George W. Bush arrived in Israel last Wednesday to join the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations, an Iranian-made Katyusha rocket fired by Palestinians from Gaza hit a shopping plaza in the Israeli city of Ashkelon .

This daily feature of rockets fired into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza underscores the abysmal reality of the self-destructive politics pursued by Palestinians.

By any rational calculus it should be amply clear to Palestinians that if their objective is to acquire statehood, then it cannot be achieved militarily by destroying in whole or in part the state of Israel .

But it also should be plainly understood by Palestinians that they can acquire statehood if they meet the requirements set forth by the United Nations in the “land for peace” formula as the basis of final settlement with the Israelis.

During his first official visit to Israel in January, Bush said “establishment of a state of Palestine is long overdue.”

He then went on to say, “No agreement and no Palestinian state will be born of terror. I reaffirm America ’s steadfast commitment to Israel ’s security.”

The question then is why Palestinians, or their leaders, have remained so obdurately stuck for the past six decades to this dead-end politics of mounting misery, when they could have proceeded by renouncing violence and terror against Jews to build a state of their own alongside Israel ?

The answer is not a mystery. Palestinian politics are inseparable from Arab politics. The latter are described by Halim Barakat, an Arab sociologist, this way: “Arab governments tyrannize over society and deny the Arab people their basic human rights.”

Since the early years of the British mandate in Palestine (1920) to the present time, Palestinian leaders beginning with Al-Hajj Amin Al-Husayni – the British-appointed mufti of Jerusalem – have chosen to make Palestinians the spear carriers of the Arab cause against Jews and Israelis, with total disregard to the well-being of the common people.

Al-Husayni collaborated with Hitler and set the pattern for those succeeding him – as did Yasser Arafat and the leadership of Hamas – to disastrously make common cause with Arab dictators such as Saddam Hussein, or Islamist leaders such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran .

There are 21 Arab states – Palestine would be the 22nd – in the Arab League, and the one constant in the politics of the league is the lack of amity among member states with accompanying disregard for non-Arabs (Berbers, Kurds, Darfurians, Turkmen, Assyrians) living in Arab countries.

More Arabs, including Palestinians, have been abused and killed by other Arabs than by non-Arabs or Israelis in the recent history of the Middle East . And in this mayhem of Arab politics the only point of fleeting unity is the common Arab enmity directed towards the Israelis bringing unending grief to the region.

Yet the obverse of this pernicious reality is the situation of Israeli Arabs with their basic human rights protected within a democracy, and none of them readily heading out to join their Arab compatriots outside of the Jewish state.

Six decades of dead-end and self-destructive politics should have taught any Palestinian leader with a twinge of conscience, the path for acquiring a state for his people begins with the first step of abandoning the false promises of Arab-Muslim unity soaked in bigotry and violence.