“ISIS and Islam’s Irrationality” – WORLD

Robert R. Reilly recently gave a talk on the irrationality of ISIS at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. WORLD magazine interviewed him afterward. An excerpt from WORLD: The reason ISIS behaves so irrationally can be traced to a ninth-century … Continue reading

How to Make the Voice of America Come Through Loud and Clear

How to Make the Voice of America Come Through Loud and Clear The broadcaster’s purpose isn’t just to entertain, or even to inform. It’s to wage the battle of ideas. By Robert Reilly Feb. 17, 2017 in The Wall Street … Continue reading

Weaponizing History

Weaponizing History Nibras Kazimi Friday, June 17, 2016 Religious extremists in the Middle East, both Sunni and Shia, wield historical precedence to inform and legitimize their actions and strategies. It is one of the most powerful tools in their polemical … Continue reading

Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies

Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies Andrew C. McCarthy From National Review Online: What keeps America from protecting itself against radical Islam? Two weekends ago in Orlando, Fla., in the wee hours of the morning, a gunman opened fire … Continue reading

The Muddled Catholic-Muslim “Dialogue”

By Robert R. Reilly, March 21, 2016 In 2013, the Faith and Reason Institute (parent institution of The Catholic Thing), along with the Westminster Institute, published a monograph that I wrote on The Prospects and Perils of Catholic-Muslim Dialogue. In … Continue reading

Muslims vs. ‘Outlaws of Islam’: Islamic Voices Lead Fight Against Extremists

Reposted from National Catholic Register. By PETER JESSERER SMITH On the occasion of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, the president of Egypt delivered a message for the faculty and imams of Al-Azhar University, the oldest Islamic theological school in the world: … Continue reading

Poles show up the world in rescue of Middle Eastern Christians

Recently I saw a riveting new play, My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski. In 1943, Karski, a member of the Polish Catholic underground, was the first witness to the Warsaw ghetto and a Nazi concentration camp … Continue reading

Counter-Terrorism Policies and Strategies (2001-2014)

The Westminster Institute has released a chronological overview of the counter-terrorism policies and strategies in the West (2001-2014). All policy documents are hyperlinked to their original source. The overview is available here.  

US Must Remember Its Values and Stand Up for Religious Freedom

The U.S. Must Remember Its Values and Stand Up for Religious Freedom Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Chairman of Westminster Institute and International Director of Barnabas Aid February 14, 2014 The United States has a noble history of upholding and defending civil … Continue reading

Muslim Condemnation of Violence Against Christians

By Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo Islamist parties were able to take power in the early phase of the “Arab Spring,” but successive populations quickly became disoriented with their less than democratic behavior. Christians were among those hardest hit by the hard-line Islamist … Continue reading

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