One year ago, news broke that an American doctor was charged in Detroit federal criminal court for performing genital mutilation on young girls. Since then, the case has uncovered a web of secrecy and abuse with seven more charged and up to 100 girls potentially victimized.
The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).
To an outside observer Israel might seem a natural ally for the Middle East’s various Christian groups. But in fact many Middle Eastern Christians are hostile to, or profess hostility toward, the Jewish state.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, supporting both Israel and Christians in the Middle East simultaneously are not mutually exclusive despite the recent moves of certain religious and political leaders, scholars say.
Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about how Friedrich Hayek wrote and thought in the context of the social sciences and whether his insights about knowledge and ignorance point to understandings shared by the Jewish tradition.
Hoover Institution fellow Fabrice Balanche discusses the Syrian war and notes that the sectarian conflict between a Sunni majority population and a minority Shiite ruling elite is only one component of a multi-faceted conflict that is also partially driven by socio-economic grievances.