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This article originally appeared in the print version of the California Courier. Minority communities in the United States are uniting to oppose an increasingly authoritarian and aggressive Turkey, an effort that has taken on new urgency as the Turkish government grows increasingly belligerent overseas and seeks to expand its influence through alliances with U.S.-based Islamist […]

This article originally appeared in PJ Media. For many viewers of this year’s Golden Globes, it appears that the extraordinary opening monologue from host Ricky Gervais was the high point of the evening. In no uncertain terms, he called out Hollywood stars directly to their faces for their self-righteousness political ramblings and overall moral confusion. […]

This is an extended version of an article which originally appeared at PJ Media, now featuring additional photographs and expanded interviews with participants  Halloween ended two days prior, but on the evening of November 2, 2019, plenty of monsters and heroes walked about the Anaheim Hilton, just across the street from Disneyland. Two big events […]

This article originally appeared at the Daily Wire. In Hollywood, playing an imaginary character is not a job limited to actors. It’s an ethos that is visible going back to Raymond Chandler’s 1930s and 1940s detective stories that depicted a particular culture of strangeness and cynicism in Southern California that persists today: Most people are […]

This article originally appeared at PJ Media.  Halloween ended two days prior, but on the evening of November 2, 2019, plenty of monsters and heroes walked about the Anaheim Hilton, just across the street from Disneyland. Two big events bumped up against each other, each constructed on fantasy worlds and drawing distinctly-attired attendees. But the […]

This article was first published at The Daily Wire. Throughout the Islamic world, many injustices committed against women horrify the Western conscience: Polygamy, child marriage, honor killings, female genital mutilation, niqabs, forced hijab, unequal rights codified for centuries under sharia, and so forth. So what do female Islamist activist-scholars dedicate their energies to opposing? “White liberal feminists.” […]

This article was originally published at The Daily Wire under the title, “Islamist Organizations Only Elevate the “Right” Muslims” Among the fascinating phenomena of America’s most prominent Muslim activist organizations is how they decide which Muslims to lift up and which to ignore. Compare two recent comedy specials. One, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special “Sticks & […]

This article originally appeared at PJ Media under the title, “Muslim Public Affairs Council and J Street Accuse Trump and Netanyahu of Fueling ‘Ethnonationalism’“ On the night of August 1, shortly before the pair of horrific shootings the following weekend, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), an Islamist influence organization with roots in the Muslim Brotherhood, and J […]

This article originally appeared in the print version of the California Courier. The Independence Day Holiday is often a time for Americans, of all backgrounds, to relax with family and friends, and celebrate the freedom they enjoy as Americans. But for Hussam Ayloush, the longstanding executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Greater […]

On Saturday, June 29 from 1 PM to approximately 2:45 PM the Muslim American Society’s Greater Los Angeles (MAS-GLA) chapter led its second protest of the month at the Saudi Arabian consulate in downtown Los Angeles’s Japantown neighborhood, allegedly on behalf of three Muslim Brotherhood-linked clerics who are to be executed. Protesters begin to gather […]

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