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Relabeling Europe's "No-Go" Zones

Daniel Pipes, National Review

France Alone Leads Europe

Conrad Black, New York Sun

Jews Are at a Numerical Disadvantage

Jonah Goldberg, National Review

Government hasn’t lost control in these semi-autonomous Muslim sectors, but they present a big problem....(full article)

The aftermath of the French terrorist attacks has, so far, confirmed the helpful resolve that was the general French response to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher-market murders in Pari...(full article)

As the dust and emotions still settle over the attacks by jihadists in Paris, there has been a great deal of commentary on the lessons we should derive from this tragedy. The focus...(full article)

PARIS (AP) -- France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intellige...(full article)

In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don’t particularly like that advi...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

How the Hebdo Attackers Were Made - Spiegel

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers?...

I Lived in a Paris 'No-Go' Zone - L.V. Anderson, Slate

I was part tickled, part chagrined to see that one of Fox & Friends’ seemingly arbitrarily chosen no-go zones was my old, beloved neighborhood, Pont de Flandre in the 19th arro...

Immigration? France Grew Its Own Terrorists - M.G. Oprea, The Federalist

Ending immigration from Muslim-heavy parts of the world will not reduce terrorism in France. The men who murdered 17 people in Paris were French....

Hollande's Popularity Surge - Damien Sharkov, Newsweek

French president François Hollande’s popularity rating has more than doubled in the aftermath of the Parisian jihadist attacks which resulted in the deaths of 17 peopl...

A Word Meant to Silence the Critics of Islam - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

“It is very important to make clear to people that Islam has nothing to do with ISIS,” Valls told me. “There is a prejudice in society about this, but on the other hand, I re...

Defending France and Free Speech - Bloomberg View

Francois Hollande, France's much-derided president, has found his voice in response to last week's terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, the French government has yet to strike the rig...

France's Flawed Integration Policies - Justin Gest, Reuters

The assimilation required by France’s integration policies is at odds with the liberty that its citizens championed in the streets of Paris on Sunday. French policies — and the...

Hebdo Cofounder: Slain Editor Led Team to Death - T. Chester, Mashable

One of Charlie Hebdo's founding members has spoken out about murdered editor in chief Stéphane Charbonnier, who was known simply as "Charb," saying he "dragged the team" mem...

After the Tragedy - Economist

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket brought the French together. But the unity may not last....

Did Charlie Save the French President? - D.R. d'Allonnes, Worldcrunch

PARIS — What just happened? This question, which is still on everybody’s lips after Sunday’s historic rallies, goes beyond the three days of massacres that have s...

Parallels Between Radical Islam and Castro-Chavism - F.R. Fiallo, RCW

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2015/01/15/the_parallels_between_islamism_and_latin_americas_far_left_110908.html...

How to Stop Jihad in America - Washington Times

The Paris atrocities reveal the risks of leaving the border uncontrolled....

Here's What's in the Latest Charlie Hebdo - German Lopez, Vox

We've already seen the cover of the next issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the first since the attack, which will feature the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign readin...

French Authorities Move to Protect Jews - New York Times

Long before Chérif Kouachi burst into the offices of Charlie Hebdo last Wednesday with his brother Saïd to assassinate the journalists and cartoonists gathered at the s...

France's Anti-Terror Laws Were Already Tough - Joshua Keating, Slate

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, has announced that the government is proposing new laws to allow for tighter surveillance of terrorist suspects. And in one sign of the cur...

We Don't Need Another War on Terror - David Ignatius, Washington Post

In the days after the deadly attack on the Paris publication Charlie Hebdo, France declared “war” on terrorism, 10,000 French paramilitary police took to the streets an...

Crises Could Make Europe Stronger - N. Nougayrede, Guardian

The mourning is not over, and the utter awe will be widely felt for a long time. It will take time to come to grips with the magnitude of the Paris events: how such terrorist attac...

If Jews Flee, France's Republic Has Failed - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

Manuel Valls: "If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France."...

Fighting Radicalization in French Prisons - Kristine Bergstrom, Slate

Some of the biggest recent homegrown French terrorists— Mohammed Merah, Mehdi Nemmouche, and now Amedy Coulibaly—were not religious men who suddenly became radicalized. Inste...

The Miracle of the Charlie Hebdo March - Bernard-Henri Levy, Daily Beast

There is something mysterious about Sunday’s mobilization....

For French Muslims, Moment of Truth - Tahar Ben Jelloun, NYT

Most Muslims in France feel completely French, and want the majority of French society to accept them as such. But no matter how categorically they reject terrorism committed in...

French Debate Has Only Begun - Amir Taheri, New York Post

The demonstrations, as the word indicates, merely demonstrated readiness to fight back in what Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called a “global war on terror.” Since ...

U.S. Officials a No-Show at Charlie Rally - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

The lack of senior U.S. government officials at free speech, anti-terrorism rallies in Paris and Washington Sunday left many wondering why President Barack Obama's administration w...

When France and America See Eye-to-Eye - Edward Luce, Financial Times

Effective handling of the attack on Charlie Hebdo has invoked something in America’s DNA....

European Politicians Fail to Fight Jihad - Gunter Bachmann, Asia Times

It is the function of intelligence services to be invisible in the case of success and to be an object of blame in the case of failure. This was certainly the case when it came to ...

Barack Obama's French Kiss-Off - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

Barack Obama n’est pas Charlie — or at least, he wasn’t this weekend....

Do Jews Have a Future in France? - J. Kirchick, Daily Beast

There is no future for Jews in France as long as Europeans refuse to confront the tacit acceptance of violence by many of the continent’s Muslims....

What Does the West Do Now? - Chicago Tribune

With this week's vengeful attack, add one more entry — in French — to a terror timeline scripted in blood. For two decades these militant Islamist assaults on liberal Western l...

Don't Let the Bastards Win - Les Echos

PARIS - Bastards in balaclavas have declared war on France, on our democracy, on our values. On freedom. We felt it rising, this terrorist vermin. We felt it coming to our door, th...

No, It Is not a Clash of Civilizations - Aurelien Mondon, The Conversation

In terrible circumstances, where shock and confusion prevail, it is also crucial to remain level-headed in our response to these horrendous events. While we must stand on the side ...

The Terrorist Must Be Tracked to His Lair - Stephen Carter, Bloomberg

Terrorism isn’t madness. That’s the true lesson that the West keeps refusing to learn. The terrorist isn’t irrational. Evil, yes; irrational, no. So although most of the worl...

Protecting Freedom of (Offensive) Speech - David Brooks, New York Times

In most societies, there’s the adults’ table and there’s the kids’ table. The people who read Le Monde or the establishment organs are at the adults’ table. The jesters, ...

How to Take a Stand for Western Ideals - Independent

Cries of “Je Suis Charlie” have turned from a gesture of solidarity into the practice of it: several French media organisations have pledged to lend Charlie Hebdo every...

Nations Exist to Protect their Citizens - Chris Caldwell, Weekly Standard

This past week, at least a dozen French people, most of them journalists at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, were gunned down during an editorial meeting by the brothers Ch&ea...

Europe's Nightmare Gets Worse - Gregory Katz, Associated Press

In a rare public speech, Andrew Parker, director of the domestic British security service MI5, said Thursday that thwarting terrorist attacks has become more difficult as the threa...

Defending l'Infame - Tom Holland, BBC

Unlike Charlie Hebdo, I had not set out to give offence. I am no satirist, and I do not usually enjoy hurting people's feelings. Nevertheless, I too feel that some rights are worth...

The Growth of Anti-Semitic Attacks in France - Joshua Keating, Slate

While not all the perpetrators of these crimes have been Muslims—police also arrested five men believed to be “far-right” activists for making threats against a s...

"Islam Is not a Country" - Aida Alami, Foreign Policy

PARIS — A few hours after Wednesday’s terrorist attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it was French Muslims who suffered retaliation at the hands of Isla...

An Attack on Time-Honored French Tradition - A Hussey, New York Times

The Attack on Charlie Hebdo and the Tradition of Parisian Wit...

France Imports Middle Eastern Problems - M. Gerstenfeld, Jerusalem Post

The local anti-Semitic incidents largely began to manifest after the year 2000, almost immediately after the beginning of the second intifada....

The Worst Terror Attack on France in 50 Years - Economist

IT WAS the sort of attack that the French government has dreaded for several months. Only in December Manuel Valls, the prime minister, declared gravely that France had “never fa...

An Assault on French Revolutionary Values - A.E. Moutet, Telegraph

Charlie Hebdo is the last true heir of the French revolutionary and republican traditions....

How France Can Weather the Storm - Florian Guckelsberger, The European

It is up to François Hollande whether French democracy can weather the storm of yesterday’s attacks. He would be advised to follow a Norwegian example....

The Front Line Within - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

The 'Charlie Hebdo' attack reminds us that it’s our response to extremist violence that determines its success or failure....

The Massacre in Paris - New York Times

There are some who will say that Charlie Hebdo tempted the ire of Islamists one too many times, as if coldblooded murder is the price to pay for putting out a magazine. The massacr...

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