The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel Harvard. 336 pp. $23.95 Gilles Kepel heads the postgraduate program on the Arab and Muslim worlds...

Only a few years ago, mass-murder attacks on the West in the name of Islam, like those of September 11, would have seemed like a...

The Manhattan attorney Lynne Stewart has been wedded to activist causes since the 1960's, defending a long train of leftists who have had run-ins with...

What are the prospects for the emergence of liberal societies in Muslim countries? Note my choice of words: “liberal,” not “democratic.” Democracy, defined as competitive...

  To the Editor: Alain Besançon’s fascinating article on the Christian understanding of Islam would benefit from a consideration of the role of Judaism [“What Kind of...

It is no secret that, with the return of Islam to the world stage over the last half-century, relations between Muslims and the West, or...

In early March, the man thought to be the mastermind behind the horrific October 2002 bombing of a nightclub in Bali walked out of an...

One of the effects of the attacks on New York and Washington on the morning of September 11, 2001 was to create a surge in...

To the Editor: Robert Satloff’s article on Arab reformers and the second installment of the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) is very useful [“What Do Arab...

To the Editor: Daniel Pipes includes us in a group of university professors who “deny that jihad has any military meaning whatsoever” [“Jihad and the Professors,”...

By some cosmic accident, I spent the most impressionable years of my early childhood in the city of Lahore, in what was then West Pakistan....

Martin Kramer: What happens when a really big reality (like 9/11) collides head-on with a really big idea (like Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history”)? Inevitably, the...