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Interviews

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamic Terrorists 'Don't Go To Liberals And Say Thank You' For Being PC

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fox News
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses what she considers the "apologetic attitude" some leaders around the world have toward identifying the religious component to Islamic terrorism.

In the News

UAE To Become First Arab Country To Join Civilian Nuclear Club Within Weeks

quoting Yoel Guzanskyvia Al Arabiya
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The United Arab Emirates is set to become the first Arab state with a nuclear power program and the first to join the civilian nuclear club in more than a quarter of a century, a report published by the Foreign Affairs magazine has claimed.

Featured

Report: Allies Against Atrocities: The Imperative For Transatlantic Cooperation To Prevent And Stop Mass Killings

by Tod Lindbergvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This month marks the release of “Allies Against Atrocities: The Imperative For Transatlantic Cooperation To Prevent And Stop Mass Killings,” a report that I co-wrote with Lee Feinstein, dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies and former US Ambassador to Poland, through the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Stanley Foundation.

The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The purpose of this report is to suggest the basis for a new anti-dawa strategy, designed to check the advance of political Islam as an ideology and a movement. In the first part, I describe the constitution of political Islam: the foundational principles, terminology, and objectives of Islamist ideology. In the second part, I analyze the infrastructure of political Islam, in particular the institutions and techniques of dawa. In the third part, I propose a number of policies that I believe will, if properly implemented, halt the spread of political Islam in the United States and perhaps also abroad.

In the News

Muslim Women Protest Australian Visit Of Anti-Islam Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Special Broadcasting Service
Monday, March 20, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's upcoming speaking tour to Australia is not the first time she has visited the country, but it's the first time there has been significant public opposition, as a group of high-profile Australian Muslim women have launched a petition against the outspoken Dutch-American activist, claiming she "does not speak for us."

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Once Upon A Time Jews Lived Here

by Samuel Tadrosvia Analysis
Thursday, March 16, 2017

For over six decades, Arabic-speaking people have undertaken a deliberate effort to erase the memory of the Jews who lived amongst them. The collective decision was successful with governments and citizens joining in eradicating the physical presence of the Jewish presence in Arabic-speaking countries, which had lasted for over twenty-five centuries. For the past decade, Arabic-speaking people have begun to show interest in this erased memory. In this essay, Samuel Tadros reviews two recent novels dealing with the presence and loss of Jews from Arabic-speaking countries. He explores how the authors attempt to depict these Jews against the background of the Arab Israeli conflict, as well as the limitations and taboos still shaping the attempt to remember.

Related Commentary

The Next Revolution in Military Affairs

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

History is replete with examples of revolutions in military affairs, or RMAs, the name for changes in warfare wrought by a combination of technological breakthroughs, organizational adaptations, and doctrinal innovations that lead to new and more effective methods of conducting military operations. 

Analysis and Commentary

Donald Trump Needs To Own The Yemen Raid

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[Subscription Required] Soldiers and civilians die in the war against terrorists. But sending a message to our allies that we’re in the fight is more important.

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Saudi Arabia And Egypt: An Uneasy Relationship

by Bernard Haykelvia The Caravan
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Any observer of the relationship between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over the last few months will have noticed considerable tensions.  This is unexpected since Riyadh had strongly backed President Sisi’s government after the 2013 military coup, offering tens of billions of dollars in aid and fuel supplies, and Cairo in return had pledged its full diplomatic, political and military support for the kingdom. 

In the News

Islam Shouldn’t Be An Exception

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Australian
Sunday, March 12, 2017

[Subscription Required] Ayaan Hirsi Ali is coming to ­Australia soon to speak about ­reforming traditional Islam and confronting militant Islam. There are people and organisations trying to prevent her from coming or speaking. They describe her as an “extremist” who engages in “hate speech”. They are in error. She must be allowed both to come here and to speak. In a liberal society one is free to choose and to change one’s ­religion, one is free to not adhere to any religion and one is free to ­inquire, read, speak and write ­critically of religions, political ­ideologies and other matters, ­including law and morals.

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