The beheading of Daniel Pearl in the months after 9/11 marked the inauguration of jihadi execution videos. His killer’s conviction was overturned Thursday.
It’s unthinkable that any other great power would get away without any backlash from either Islamic powers, Islamic civil society, or jihadist groups. And that is one of the biggest puzzles in foreign policy worth probing.
In bias against Israel, The New York Times hasn’t needed much prodding over the decades. But it’s getting worse.
Instead of idealism, ensuring stability and order, regardless of who provides it, should be the key American aim in South Asia.
It makes good sense for someone in fear of her life in an oppressive country to be offered asylum. The UN should apply the same treatment to my Pakistani Christian friend Michael.
The war in Afghanistan is over. If our aim was to reshape Afghanistan as a modern civilized liberal democracy, we lost.
If Europe believes in enforcing blasphemy laws in order to suppress offensive speech is necessary for maintaining ‘religious peace,’ it’s dead wrong.
Chinese leaders are patient, methodical, and relentless. They won’t stop until they accomplish their strategic goal. The world should take note.
One of my best friends, a Pakistani Catholic named Michael, was brutally assaulted by Muslim thugs in a suburb of Karachi this week.
Media outlets weep that this is a crime against humanity, denouncing a Muslim ‘massacre’ going on in Myanmar, almost completely ignoring that this is a vicious, both-sided conflict.
While Trump may have changed his position vis-à-vis troop deployment to Afghanistan, he’s staying true to many of the foreign policy principles he espoused during his campaign.
Conspicuously missing is significant attention to the country that bears a large share of the blame for the current crisis and could play a crucial role in the future: Pakistan.
Being unsure about what’s going to happen and knowing we’re helpless to prevent it increases how afraid we are.
That Sadiq Khan doesn’t take his past appearances with Islamists more seriously indicates either that he seriously underestimates the dangers of Islamism or, worse, that he is open to it.
If our leaders will not be honest about the roots of ISIS’s rage, Americans cannot trust them to protect us.
Pretty Parisians get more attention than the exotic brown people terrorists kill. But we must not avert our eyes or fail to act.
The coming days will show us that American Christians aren’t as numerous as the guide books tell us. They might not be as strong as some assume, either.
Almost every time democracy has been tried in the Islamic world, it’s produced more fanaticism, not less.
Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize was well earned, and it presents a moment to discuss genuine oppression of women worldwide.
Here are 5 recent examples of how bad women have it in the States, each followed by a look at a minor problem faced by women in other parts of the world.
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