Abigail R. Esman

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European Reports Show NSA's Successes

European Reports Show NSA's Successes

Few events in recent years have sparked the kind of global outrage that accompanied Edward Snowden’s revelations, through documents stolen from the National Security Agency, that the organization had been spying on millions of private citizens around the world. Political

Palestinian TV Teaches Kids The Way to 'Jihad Street'

Palestinian TV Teaches Kids The Way to 'Jihad Street'

Every day, hundreds of millions of children in more than 120 countries settle in to watch their local versions of “Sesame Street” or similar shows inspired by the Muppet model. They learn to read, to write, to count. They learn about things

CAIR's Hypocrisy at America's Schools

CAIR's Hypocrisy at America's Schools

Earlier this month, the Muslim Students Association and the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) jointly hosted a Muslim Youth Leadership symposium at George Washington University, open to all Muslims aged 14-22. No featured speakers were publicly named for the event, but the

Experts Warn More European Muslim Youth Are Radicalizing

Experts Warn More European Muslim Youth Are Radicalizing

So violent, so bloodthirsty, is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Syria-based jihadist group, that even al-Qaida will have nothing to do with them. But young European Muslims will–and do. Earlier this month, German authorities arrested two men,

Why Turkey's Local Elections May Have Global Impact

Why Turkey's Local Elections May Have Global Impact

Driving into Istanbul from Ataturk International Airport, the image looms, enormous and omnipresent: the stubbornly stern face of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “I’ve spent a lot of time in Libya and Iraq,” one Turkish businessman told me of

When Democracy and Multi-Culturalism Collide

When Democracy and Multi-Culturalism Collide

Imagine: You receive an e-mail from the friend of a friend, asking if he might stay with you for a week or so while visiting your town on business. “Of course,” you say, but caution him that your home can

Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict

His hands are barely large enough to reach the trigger, but the 5-year-old boy pulls hard on his AK-47 as his father stands beside him cheering. Elsewhere, a boy of 4 raises a machete, then strikes, beheading an unarmed prisoner. These are