Jordanian Special Forces Thwart Imminent Attack from ISIS

Ironically, only days after King Abdullah II of Jordan met with President Obama to discuss the dangers ISIS poses to Jordan, special forces in the Hashemite Kingdom engaged a heavily-armed ISIS sleeper cell in Irbed Jordan, near the Syrian border. Intelligence reports revealed that the ISIS cell had planned imminent attacks on civilian and military …

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Identifying Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists

Well, I hope you’re buckled in because we’re finishing this week off with two very exciting lessons!  Our excursion today will take us deeper into the world of Muslim activists, and tomorrow’s excursion...well, I’m holding on to that surprise!  But be prepared...it may very well challenge your thinking! It is likely no surprise to you …

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Radicals, Reformers and Revivalists

Well, I hope you’re buckled in because we’re finishing this week off with two very exciting lessons!  Our excursion today will take us deeper into the world of Muslim activists, and tomorrow’s excursion...well, I’m holding on to that surprise!  But be prepared...it may very well challenge your thinking! It is likely no surprise to you …

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In Search of a Rational Voice in the Middle East: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

The Middle East is full of characters!  Some are radicals, some are reformers, and some are revivalists.  Now, lest you think I brilliantly came up with that thought and those descriptors, let me be quick to tell you that Joel Rosenberg, in his book, Inside the Revolution (which I highly recommend), introduced those terms to …

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