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Recent articles by Andrew:

Cyrus the Great’s Ghost Haunts Iran’s Islamic Republic

“There is an underlying tension between the ideology of the Islamic revolution and Iran’s pre-1979 monarchical history,” noted the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change’s (IGC) Iran experts in a 2019 study. This tension is perhaps most vivid in the legacy of Iran’s ancient Achaemenid Empire (559-330 BCE), embodied in its former capital, Persepolis, and... → Read More

Cyrus the Great’s Cylinder Challenges Iran’s Ayatollahs

“Iranians have long been proud of their ancient history and culture,” Iranian journalist and Middle East analyst Saeid Jafari has written. The Achaemenid empire’s (559-330 BCE) founder, Cyrus the Great, looms particularly large in Iranian memory as a proud symbol of enlightened, tolerant rule, notwithstanding the scorn of modern Iran’s theocratic masters. “Cyrus’s reign [559-529... → Read More

“Iran First” Iranians Protest Islamic Rule

“We are of Aryaee race, we don’t worship Arabs,” chanted Iranians during protests that erupted over economic woes on December 28, 2017, and continued for weeks countrywide. Such slogans during popular upheavals rocking Iran until today indicate that after four crises-filled decades Iran’s theocratic Islamic Republic is losing support in a nation with a... → Read More

Leftist Jews Ally with Suit-Wearing Jihadists in New Group (Part Three)

Jews and Muslims “share so much in common about our dreams of what a just, fair, compassionate, whole world should be for all God’s children,” stated Rabbi David Saperstein at Washington, DC’s Newseum on December 3. These remarks at the previously discussed launch of the Inter Jewish Muslim Alliance (IJMA) ignored historic Jewish subjugation under... → Read More

The Ahmadis: Islam’s Moonies

“Ahmadis are the Muslim equivalent of the Moonies,” noted recently one knowledgeable analyst to this author concerning a community often feted by politicians despite their miniscule global presence, as this series previously discussed. Denounced by the late German scholar of Islam Hiltrud Schröter as a “totalitarian brainwashing cult,” the Ahmadis indeed present many worrisome parallels... → Read More

The Ahmadis: Islam’s “Standard Bearers”?

“Although the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a small community, it is a standard-bearer and the representative of the true teachings of Islam,” said the Ahmadi “caliph,” Mirza Masroor Ahmad, on October 22, 2008, to the British parliament. This grandiose statement belies the Ahmadis’ cult-like status among the global Muslim community, an ill repute that calls... → Read More

The Ahmadis: The Establishment’s Favorite Muslims

“Politicians are so desperate to find ‘the moderate Muslims’ that they’ll do extraordinarily stupid things,” wrote anti-sharia activist Pamela Geller in 2014 concerning the formation of a congressional Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus. As this series will show, she had considerable reason to doubt the expectations this tiny Muslim sect, almost universally persecuted by other Muslims, often... → Read More

A Drone’s Eye View of Killing Jihadists

“As strange as it may seem to some, for guys like us it was a scene of somber beauty to see our enemy cut down and lying in pieces on the ground,” writes United States Air Force Master Sergeant Wes Bryant of dead Islamic State jihadists. Such raw intensity characterizes the new book Hunting the... → Read More

Janna Jihad and Professional Israel-Haters Do Washington, DC (Part Two)

“I will always come from a place of love, a place of humanity, and equality. That’s what Detroit taught me,” stated Representative Rashida Tlaib at Capitol Hill’s Longworth House Office Building on July 24. Many would make other associations with crime-ridden Detroit and the Israel-hating Tlaib, but such Orwellian language corresponded to her sponsored panel... → Read More

Janna Jihad and Professional Israel-Haters Do Washington, DC (Part One)

 “Typical Zionist, shameless attitude,” ranted the anti-Semitic professional Israel-hater Miko Peled at this author during a July 23 presentation with the 13-year-old Palestinian Janna Jihad at Washington, DC’s anti-Israel Jerusalem Fund. In an uproar expunged from the event video before its posting online, the audience angrily exploded at any suggested connection between her and... → Read More

Democrats Fiddle While Iran Burns

A serious annual defense budget will have to wait. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces seized the British oil tanker Stena Impero on July 19, an outrage that follows Iran’s June 13 attacks on two oil tankers and the June 20 downing of an American drone. Yet rather than focusing on an increasingly volatile Iran,... → Read More

Muslim Brothers Shut Out Critics

The email announcing the Eventbrite refund of my ticket for Washington, DC’s July 23-24 Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy conference clearly indicated to me a depressingly familiar tactic of controlled public relations. Once again, defenders of Islam such as the Hamas-derived Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had excluded the inquisitive eyes and ears of a... → Read More

Maryland: BDS Occupies Takoma Park

“The partisans to whom Takoma Park provided a platform tonight” want “to destroy the state of Israel and deny its people their rights to self-determination,” stated Jonathan Levy on July 23 at the Maryland Washington, DC, suburb’s community center. This audience member accurately assessed the predominant Israel-hatred of an overflow crowd and panel that attended... → Read More

Democrats Fiddle While Iran Burns

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces seized the British oil tanker Stena Impero on July 19, an outrage that follows Iran’s June 13 attacks on two oil tankers and the June 20 downing of an American drone. Yet rather than focusing on an increasingly... → Read More

New Book Examines Jihad’s Nightmarish Narrative

A new book analyzes regarding particularly Muslim terrorists “what engenders that incredible will—what prompts young Muslims and others to abandon current life pursuits, drop everything, and embark on a journey from which there may be no return.” The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks provides critically important insight on terrorism for a world... → Read More

Rutgers Professor Noura Erakat’s Hatred of Israel is Driving Her Crazy

“I deal with a lot of mental health stuff because of this. I have so much anxiety,” fretted Rutgers University Professor Noura Erakat while discussing her anti-Israel activism at Washington, D.C.’s Busboys and Poets restaurant on K Street. Given Erakat’s ludicrous views on the Arab-Israeli conflict, one might indeed question her mental health. But the like-minded audience of... → Read More

Noura Erakat Recounts Her ‘Anxiety’ Over Israel’s Existence

“I deal with a lot of mental health stuff because of this. I have so much anxiety,” fretted Rutgers University Professor Noura Erakat while discussing her anti-Israel activism at Washington, D.C.’s Busboys and Poets restaurant on K Street. Given Erakat’s ludicrous views on... → Read More

Who is Khizr Khan?

The condition of American border detention centers “reminds us of the concentration camps of the Second World War,” stated Khizr Khan this past July 4 at Thomas Jefferson’s historic Monticello estate near Charlottesville, Virginia. This Holocaust-trivializing hyperbole was among the controversial statements at Monticello’s annual new citizen oath ceremony that indicate the disturbing questions… → Read More

Washington, DC: NYU Brademas Center Panel Claims “Islamophobia” is “White Supremacy”

“Take a deep breath…This topic is heavy,” stated Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) cofounder Namira Islam on June 26 at New York University’s (NYU) Washington, DC, center. Speaking on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s upholding of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel restriction, Islam’s panel presented “Islamophobia” as exemplary of an nonredeemable, bigoted America.… → Read More

Vanessa Taylor, Muslim Social Justice Warrior

Leftist activist Vanessa Taylor, who recently appeared at a June 26, Washington, DC, New York University (NYU) event against “Islamophobia,” is “black, queer, and Muslim,” according to an online description. Her prominence in like-minded circles only highlights that their understandings of these identities are in various ways disturbing, incoherent, and superficial. Taylor’s claims to “know... → Read More