Tag: Islamic Extremism

Islamist Terrorism and Antisemitism


Combating Islamist ideology and understanding the Islamism-Antisemitism nexus will be key in the battle against terrorism and antisemitism A review of terrorist acts over the last 15 years shows a sharp rise of Islamist terrorism–[1] that is, terrorist acts justified by an Islamist-Jihadist ideology, the perpetrators’ interpretation of “true” Islam. Most indications suggest that Jihadist […]

Israel and Europe After Brussels: What Insights Can We Share?


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel, which unfortunately has had a great deal of experience with terrorist violence, has much to offer Europe in its own confrontation with Islamist terror. Once Europe has internalized the reality that it is fighting a war, Israel can advise it regarding strategies like effective intelligence collection, disruption of enemy money supply, and […]

Iranian Elections: The Radicals Strike Back


Tomorrow the Iranian people will simultaneously elect a new Parliament (Majlis) and Council of Experts—assigned to monitor the functioning of the Supreme Leader and to choose a new Supreme Leader when the position becomes vacant. The timing, following the nuclear deal, amidst domestic rifts and growing domestic and external challenges make the elections of unique […]

Mimesis, Antisemitism, Terror


How can we explain the virulence and brutality—the gratuitous barbarity—of Islamist mass-murder terrorism? More than ideology, more than neurosis, we should consider mimesis, rivalry and mimetic contagion. Some ten days before the attacks in Paris last November, the immortel René Girard died, bringing to an end a long and uniquely productive intellectual career. For decades, […]

Haras Rafiq – “Pathways to Extremism and Radicalisation”


Title: “Pathways to Extremism and Radicalisation” Speaker: Haras Rafiq, Founding Director of CENTRI (Counter Extremism Consultancy, Training, Research and Interventions) Introductory Remarks by Convener Dr. Richard Stone, Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School Date: November 6, 2013 Location: Jerome Greene Hall 101, Columbia University Law School, as part of the ISGAP Seminar Series, “Antisemitism […]

Haras Rafiq – “Pathways to Islamist Radicalization”


Lecture: Pathways to Islamist Radicalization Speaker: Haras Rafiq, Director of CENTRI (Counter Extremism Consultancy, Training, Research and Interventions) Location: Fordham University Date: November 8, 2012

Charles Asher Small – “Globalization and Contemporary Antisemitisms: From Islamism as a Social Movement to the Acquiescence in the West”


Lecture: Globalization and Contemporary Antisemitisms: From Islamism as a Social Movement to the Acquiescence in the West Speaker: Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011 Location: The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bassam Tibi – “The Islamist Islamization of Antisemitism”


YIISA/IASA “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity” Conference Title: “The Islamist Islamization of Antisemitism” Keynote Speaker: Professor Bassam Tibi, University of Goettingen Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Location: Yale University YIISA/ISGAP Past Conference

Paul Lawrence Rose, Neil Kressel, David Sokol – “The Islamization of Antisemitism”


YIISA/IASA “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity” Conference Panel: “The Islamization of Antisemitism” Speakers: Professor Paul Lawrence Rose, Pennsylvania State University: “Muhammad and the Jews of Medina and Khaybar in Modern Islamic Antisemitic Mentalities” Dr. Neil Kressel, William Paterson University: “The Demonization of Jews as ‘Pigs and Apes’: Theological Roots, History, Extent and Contemporary Implications” […]

“Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah: Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial” Berlin Conference – Part 3


“Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah: Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial” Berlin Conference Part 3 out of 3 Dr. Meir Litvak, Associate Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History, Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, and Senior Research Fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University Dr. David Menashri, President, […]