Modern Middle East & Terrorism

Don’t Teach Osama bin Laden’s Version of History

Saladin’s Legacy: Some Thoughts

Some Thoughts on Palestinian Christians and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Originally posted 7/5/2017)

The FBI in the Age of the War on Terror: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Glasser

The Modern Muslim Memory of the Crusades               

A Few Thoughts on Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Chicago vs. Iraq & Afghanistan                                     

ISIS and the Nation of Islam?                                                   

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: An Interview with Dr. Michael S. Neiberg

Nine Days in the West Bank: The Issue of Israel’s Settlements

The Current Status of the Islamic State’s “Caliphate”  

Islamic Law and Homosexuality: An Interview with Theologian Arnold Yasin Mol

Few Warning Signs of Radicalization?                           

Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the United States: My Two Cents

Samuel Huntington’s “Bloody Borders” Revisited 

Martial Arts in the Age of the War on Terror: An Interview with Master Daniel Gimenez

Al-Azhar and the Islamic State                                                

The West, The Muslim World, and Slavery                       

Africa, Islamic Terrorism, and the West: An Interview with Evans Gumbe

Right Wing Extremism vs. Islamic Extremism in the United States: A Look at the Numbers

The Islamic State’s Moral Reasoning on the Sexual Enslavement of Yazidi Women and Girls

The 99.9% Myth                                                                          

A Troubling Analysis of the Recent Pew Poll on ISIS          

Studying Medieval History and Fighting ISIS?     

The Iran Deal and ISIS?                                                            

Learning to Live with ISIS? -The One-Year Anniversary of the “Islamic State.”

President Obama, ISIS, and the Crusades               

The Burning of the Jordanian Pilot and the Legitimacy of the Islamic State’s Caliphate

Will the Real Extremists Stand Up Please?                         

Bill Maher and Mainstream Muslim Beliefs: A Brief Analysis of the Recent Pew Poll on the Issue of Apostasy                                                                                          

Islam, Freedom of Speech, and the Right to Offend      

The Unrelenting and Exhausting Pace of Islamist Violence

Modern Crusaders?                                                           

The Prophet Muhammad’s Eighty-Six Military Campaigns

The Online War Between ISIS and the U.S. State Department

Obama as the “Dog of Rome”- ISIS and Crusading Rhetoric

Paying for Modern Wars by Looting the Past              

The Growing Confidence and Strength of ISIS?                

ISIS and the Medieval Spoils System: The Fate of Captured Women