When Islamists Go Woke

July 15 2021

In the U.S., writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali, proponents of radical Islam have “recognized the alluring power of ‘woke,’ and . . . started to adopt the language of civil rights and multiculturalism.” Progressives, meanwhile, tend to remain oblivious to the unprogressive aspects of Islamism, focused instead on finding common cause with “people of color” or Muslims. The resulting alliance has allowed Islamists to embark on a long march through progressive institutions, to borrow the phrase used by German Communists in the 1960s.

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More about: Ilhan Omar, Islamism, Israel, Progressivism, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, U.S. Politics

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war