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Islamism in Disarray

Both Salafis and mild reformers have gained strength.

Video: US Embassy Overreaction

The point of having embassies in the first place is for them to remain open...

The State Department of What Planet?

What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.

Still Blaming Conservatives for Lee Harvey Oswald

Dallas was a bastion of right-wing kooks with a vast legacy -- now, watch how this bastion gets blamed for the communist Oswald...

Mainstream Jewish Institutions Honor Anti-Zionists

What is it about Jewish organizations that they acclaim their opponents?

50 Years of Syrian Misery

Before the "8 March Revolution," Syria had been exceptionally unstable. Then came the heavy hand of the Ba'athists.

Do I Not Criticize Israeli Policies?

In fact, I disagree often and volubly with Israeli policies.

Fixing Egypt’s Economy: No More Military Macaroni

The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.

Developments in Syria and Turkey

Secure Freedom Radio Originally published at Daniel Pipes

140,000 US-Made Teargas Canisters to Morsi’s Egypt

The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt's Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment...

Islamist Media Digitally Cover Prominent Western Women

Even the modestly dressed and Islamist friendly Catherine Ashton did not escape being photoshopped.

No Disagreement Between Hamas and Fatah

Both Hamas and Fatah are playing the game of pretending to end violence.

Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression

"Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."

The Nation of Islam Discovers Scientology

The Nation of Islam's historic role as a bridge between American blacks and Islam ended in 1975 when W. Deen Mohammed followed his father, Elijah Muhammad, as leader of the Nation and immediately disavowed his father's folk religion, bringing his followers to normative Islam, the Islam of the Middle East. From then on, despite the theatrics of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation has been in a long downward trajectory. Now comes evidence, thanks to Tony Ortega in the Village Voice and Eliza Gray in The New Republic, of a jaw-dropping turn by Farrakhan, 79, to Scientology; as Gray's subtitle puts it, "America's two weirdest sects join forces."

Arguing against ‘Limited’ Strikes on the Assad Regime

Surviving the strikes will permit Assad to boast that he defeated the United States.

Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

Daniel Pipes: West Must Oppose Islamism (Video)

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes appeared on the 'Cross Talk' program to argue that the West should use its influence to oppose Islamism instead of supporting it.

Support the Syrian Rebels?

If Assad is winning, Western governments should respond by helping the rebels to prevent Assad from crushing them.

Debating on Iranian TV – And More (Video)

The 25-minute show was the most hare-brained and loony of my 35 years going on television.

Open Letter to Sen. Charles Schumer on the Hagel Appointment

You expressed having had "genuine concerns" about Hagel prior to your White House meeting with him; now is the moment for you to follow the dictates of your conscience.

On Second Thought, Maybe Israel’s Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.

Viscount Samuel, Meet Secretary Hagel

Sometimes one is better off when an opponent feels compelled to prove his bona fides.

Islamist Assassinations in the West

Assassination sends a specific signal to others not to follow in the victim's footsteps.

Impressions of the Veep Debate

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.

Reflections on the Second Presidential Debate

Obama got away with saying that he had characterized the attack on the Benghazi consulate as a terrorist incident because the moderator confirmed his point; in fact he misrepresented the facts when he said "The day after the attack, governor, I stood in the Rose Garden and I told the American people and the world that … this was an act of terror."

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