Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization

Emerging Islamist Political Clout Accelerates Europe’s Self-Islamization by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself, and in the process, the Western values on which its democracies are…

Beyond ISIS: Europe’s Salafists Nurturing Jihad (Saudi Arabia and Gulf Petrodollars)

Beyond ISIS: Europe’s Salafists Nurturing Jihad by Abigail R. Esman Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Before there was the Islamic State, before YouTube videos that seduce Europe’s Muslims to join in the jihad, before Twitter and Tumblr and the many tools of recruitment on the Internet, there was the local mosque. There…