Europe’s Coming Battle

by John Feffer In the first Crusade, on their way to fight the Muslim infidels in Jerusalem, the armed pilgrims asked themselves a provocative question: Why should we trek so far to kill people we barely know when we can… Continue Reading  

Charlie Hebdo: Ending the Cycle of Violence

by Shireen T. Hunter The attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, by Muslim extremists reportedly affiliated with or sympathizing with al-Qaeda, is symptomatic of the many ills afflicting Muslim immigrant communities in France and other… Continue Reading  

Charlie Hebdo: A Testimony From Paris

by François Nicoullaud To understand the unanimous emotion which has swept and is still sweeping the French population after the massacre that took place on the premises of Charlie Hebdo, one has to keep in mind that the journalists and caricaturists… Continue Reading  

Charlie Hebdo: Middle East Blowback?

by John Feffer The recent attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left a dozen editors and cartoonists dead, has renewed concerns that blowback from the latest round of fighting in Syria and Iraq is finally reaching Europe.… Continue Reading  

ISIS and the Bolshevik Precedent

by Mark N. Katz All the major actors in the Middle East oppose the rise of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State (ISIS). In fact, ISIS has managed to incur the enmity of a highly diverse set… Continue Reading