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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.

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The Challenge Of Dawa: Political Islam As Ideology And Movement And How To Counter It

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press today released The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It by Hoover research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this free downloadable report, Hirsi Ali argues that the American public urgently needs to be educated about both the ideology of political Islam, dawa, and the organizational infrastructure that Islamists use to inspire, indoctrinate, recruit, finance, and mobilize those Muslims whom they hope to win over to the extremist cause.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Muslim Brotherhood: Terrorists Or Not?

by Mokhtar Awad, Samuel Tadrosvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It’s complicated. The Islamist group splintered after 2011, and some of its spinoffs are violent.

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The Libertarian: The Inevitable Failures Of A Two-State Solution

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why dreams of Israeli-Palestinian peace are destined for failure.

Mousque of Al-aqsa in Old Town - Jerusalem, Israel
In the News

Experts: Supporting Israeli Sovereignty In Golan Could Enhance Middle East Stability

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia The Tower
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Legal scholar Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, argued in RealClearPolitics in February 2016 that Israel's possession of the Golan was “lawful and just” and should be supported by the United States and the international community.

middle east
Analysis and Commentary

The UAE's Nuclear Push

by Yoel Guzanskyvia Foreign Affairs
Sunday, February 19, 2017

And the potential fallout for the Middle East.

In the News

Miranda Devine: We Cannot Be Paying For Junkets For Sharia Law Apologists

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Herald Sun (Australia)
Saturday, February 18, 2017

And as Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is calling for a reform of Islam, points out: “As a moral and legal code, sharia law is among the most dehumanising, demeaning and degrading for women ever devised by man.”

The holy Koran
In the News

Hirsi Ali Reads The Koran To Yassmin

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Herald Sun (Australia)
Friday, February 17, 2017

Muslim apologist and ABC host Yassmin Abdel-Magied must have kept her eyes wide shut when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's department unaccountably sent her to tour hard-line Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Victor Davis Hanson on grand strategy, immigration, and the 2016 presidential election
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Victor Davis Hanson On Grand Strategy, Immigration, And The 2016 Presidential Election

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Uncommon Knowledge with Victor Davis Hanson.

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Strategika: "Empowering Iran: The Weaknesses Of The Nuclear Deal," With Tom Donnelly

interview with Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Friday, October 14, 2016

How the nuclear deal with Iran unleashed Tehran's ambitions in the Middle East.

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