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Now More Than Ever, Trump Must Protect and Stand by Muslims

President Trump must not only vehemently condemn the New Zealand mosque attack; he must also actively work to protect Muslim Americans and tell the world that an attack on Muslim immigrants is an attack on everything he and our country stand for.

Iran’s Revolution Reconsidered

Iran and the rest of the Middle Eastern world do not need any more revolutions or Western foreign policy interventions. They need a revolution of conscience: the moral power of human dignity.

You Can Hate Me as Much as You Like – It’s Not a Crime

If there is hatred in our society, it does not come from ordinary prejudices, such as those that lead rival groups of citizens to treat each other with suspicion; it stems from those who do not see prejudice for what it is, the natural response to difference, and the desire to live in a comfort zone of one’s own.

What Jamal Khashoggi’s ‘Disappearance’ Means

Sometimes you have to deal with bad actors on the world stage. But you don’t have to delude yourself about who and what they are.

Secular Nationalism, Islamism, and Making the Arab World

What have we learned from our failed Middle Eastern endeavors?

INTERVIEW: God & I: George Weigel

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel discusses his faith, his friendship with Pope John Paul II, and the state of the Church today.

Ironic Consequences of Europe’s War Guilt

Seventy-three years after the fall of the Third Reich and 27 years after the implosion of the Soviet Union, the Western world is forgetting what can happen when the center does not hold. The Jews are now, as they have always been, a bellwether.

The Road to Iranian Democracy

A new book on the movement toward democracy in Iran is meticulous, bordering at times on repetitive. Yet it is a compelling description of the paths of democratization in developing countries, and of the Iranian situation in particular.

Correcting for the Historian’s Middle Eastern Biases

Eugene Rogan’s The Arabs: A History will be of value to readers who wish to understand the Arab world the way Arabs want to be understood. As history it is fabulous, but as analysis, it has a certain bias that I found frustrating as an Arab Christian.

‘Secular’ Is a French Word for ‘Anti-Muslim’

The problems of Muslim integration are much broader than the obstacles thrown up by French secularism. But the secularist mantra stifles public debate and prevents progress on the other dimensions, whether socioeconomic or cultural.