Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
An al-Qaida compound contained a 1,500-cassette audio library containing sermons, intimate conversations, and music. There’s no N.W.A. or Streisand, but there is an Algerian-Jewish songwriter.
The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war
The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and the Israeli documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
The president says he’s got Israel’s back regarding Iran. So, why hasn’t the White House readied the American public for a possible military strike?
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.
The recent arrest of Pakistani nationals in the aftermath of Bin Laden’s death reveals that the operation was the result of internal Middle East politics—and no coup for U.S. spycraft
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