Abigail R. Esman

Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in The West, is an award-winning freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands. Her reporting on post-9/11 politics has received worldwide attention, with articles in such publications as The New Republic, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Salon.com, and Forbes.com, where she penned a column from 2010-2102. A frequent contributor to InvestigativeProject.org, she has appeared on radio and television news and talk shows throughout the world in connection with her work. She is currently working on a book about domestic violence and terrorism. Follow her at @radicalstates.

She can be reached at abigail@abigailesman.com.

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Articles

Title Publication Date
Charismatic Islamist Seeks to Shake Up Belgian Politics Special to IPT News May 3, 2017
Europe's Rising Islam-Based Political Parties Special to IPT News April 21, 2017
How Erdogan's Victory Might Be Europe's Defeat Special to IPT News April 17, 2017
After Surviving Evin Prison, She Works To Free Others Special to IPT News March 31, 2017
In Iran's Women's Prisons, Injustice and Atrocity Special to IPT News March 23, 2017
A Muslim Woman's Fight Against Radical Islam Special to IPT News February 23, 2017
Raheel Raza Hopes To Be The Muslim Extremists Hate Most Special to IPT News February 6, 2017
They Teach Our Children, Advise Our Government, And Support Jihad Special to IPT News January 27, 2017
Beyond ISIS: Europe's Salafists Nurturing Jihad Special to IPT News January 3, 2017
Is National Guilt Making Germany More Vulnerable To Terrorism? Special to IPT News December 23, 2016
Why the UK's Sharia Courts Should Be Banned Special to IPT News December 20, 2016
Women Form A Growing Threat To West In New ISIS Strategy Special to IPT News December 1, 2016
One Year After Paris, What The West Still Needs To Learn About Islamic Terror Special to IPT News November 25, 2016
Europe Gambles on De-Radicalization Programs As Terror Threat Rises Special to IPT News October 27, 2016
Europe's Terror Challenges: The Returnee Threat Special to IPT News October 19, 2016
How Some Muslim Nations are Forging a Real Peace with Israel (1 comment) Special to IPT News September 20, 2016
Raids, Arrests Show 9/11's Lessons Are Global Special to IPT News September 12, 2016
With The Terror Threat Growing, Europe Changes Course (5 comments) Special to IPT News August 31, 2016
How Trains Are A Prime Target for Terrorists Special to IPT News July 26, 2016
Why is Virginia a Haven for Would-be Jihadists? (4 comments) Special to IPT News July 18, 2016
Anger, Honor and Freedom: What European Muslims' Attack On Speech Is Really About Special to IPT News June 30, 2016
Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Syrian Refugees (2 comments) Special to IPT News June 8, 2016
Antwerp Terror Arrests Underscore Growing Threat to Europe and America (3 comments) Special to IPT News June 1, 2016
Erdogan Critic Unfazed by Threats of Prosecution, Violence (4 comments) Special to IPT News May 25, 2016
Dutch Intelligence: Competition Could Fuel Jihadi Plots (1 comment) Special to IPT News April 27, 2016
How Radicalization Was Allowed to Fester in Belgium (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 19, 2016
Europe's Young ISIS Recruits: Should They Stay or Should They Go? (1 comment) Special to IPT News April 6, 2016
The Terror Threat To Europe Is America's, Too (1 comment) Special to IPT News March 25, 2016
How Recent European Terror Wins Led to Abdeslam's Capture Special to IPT News March 20, 2016
Study Shows ISIS' Emphasis on Child Soldiers (1 comment) Special to IPT News March 8, 2016
The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis: Child Brides (3 comments) Special to IPT News February 26, 2016
Dutch Intelligence Report Exposes Horrors of Daily Life Under ISIS (2 comments) Special to IPT News February 4, 2016
We Could Have Seen Europe's Muslim Rape Crisis Coming (6 comments) Special to IPT News January 19, 2016
The New Terror Threat: Organized Rape (15 comments) Special to IPT News January 15, 2016
After Paris, a Global Wave of Terror Arrests (1 comment) Special to IPT News December 30, 2015
#ExMuslimBecause Trend Stands Up To Extremists (1 comment) Special to IPT News December 18, 2015
Belgian Breeding Ground Fuels New Terror Wave Special to IPT News November 23, 2015
Why Turkey's Erdogan Won A Surprise Election Victory (1 comment) Special to IPT News November 12, 2015
ISIS Rapes Women Toward Allah (3 comments) Special to IPT News October 23, 2015
Opportunistic Erdogan Tries to Leverage EU Membership From Refugee Crisis Special to IPT News October 9, 2015
Women Also Kill For Honor: Phyllis Chesler Study (2 comments) Special to IPT News October 1, 2015
Deleted Facebook Posts Jeopardize Major Dutch Terror Trial Special to IPT News September 23, 2015
Canadian "Hate Speech" Proposal Threatens Free Speech (4 comments) Special to IPT News August 27, 2015
Charlie Who? Dutch Muslim Actor Threatened For Playing Jesus Special to IPT News August 19, 2015
A Call to Formally Label ISIS Attacks on Christians, Yezidis as Genocide (4 comments) Special to IPT News July 29, 2015
How ISIS Makes Money From The Art Market Special to IPT News July 27, 2015
Abuse Victim's Fine Exposes Turkish Women's Harsh Reality Special to IPT News June 9, 2015
Erdogan vs. the New York Times, and Democracy Special to IPT News May 28, 2015
Study Exposes the Ugly Depth of European Muslim Anti-Semitism (4 comments) Special to IPT News May 12, 2015
Threatened Dutch-Iranian Dissident: Attacking Free Speech A Core of Terrorism (2 comments) Special to IPT News May 1, 2015
Taking Jihad to School – French Programs Emphasize Secularism (1 comment) Special to IPT News April 22, 2015
Guest Column: No Let-Up in Attacks On Europe's Jews (3 comments) Special to IPT News March 30, 2015
Guest Column: Radicalization of Europe's Muslims Hits a Crisis Point (10 comments) Special to IPT News March 23, 2015
Guest Column: Disturbing Questions Lurk Behind Dutch "Jihad Galas" (1 comment) Special to IPT News February 27, 2015
Guest Column: Europe on Edge One Month After Charlie Hebdo (3 comments) Special to IPT News February 9, 2015
Guest Column - Europe's Radical Muslims: What's True And What's Not (7 comments) Special to IPT News January 20, 2015
Guest Column: Nicholas Kristof & the Spirit of Charlie Hebdo (10 comments) Special to IPT News January 9, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth (7 comments) Special to IPT News January 7, 2015
Guest Column: Erdogan Grooms a New Jihad Generation (5 comments) Special to IPT News January 6, 2015
Guest Column: Europe's Year of the Jihadist (2 comments) Special to IPT News December 29, 2014
ISIS's Stay-at-Home Radicals (3 comments) Special to IPT News December 9, 2014
Guest Column: The Disturbing Heroes of Dutch Muslim Youth (2 comments) Special to IPT News November 25, 2014
Guest Column: Hidden Terror in Europe (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 1, 2014
Guest Column: Where Did IS Come From? (6 comments) Special to IPT News September 12, 2014
ISIS a Jewish Plot? Propaganda and Islamic Jihad (8 comments) Special to IPT News August 22, 2014
Europe's Jihadist Girls: Teen Rebellion That Kills (5 comments) Special to IPT News August 14, 2014
Dutch Jewish Advocate: Rising Anti-Semitism a "Crisis" (2 comments) Special to IPT News August 6, 2014
In Europe, They Call For Death To Jews. Again. (4 comments) Special to IPT News August 4, 2014
Anti-Semitic European Incidents Since May 2014 (3 comments) Special to IPT News August 4, 2014
As ISIS Threatens Europe, Dutch Cut Intelligence Funding (1 comment) Special to IPT News July 1, 2014
European Reports Show NSA's Successes Special to IPT News June 24, 2014
Criticizing Islam Becomes "Incitement to Imminent Violence" (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 11, 2014
The French Jihadist Killings in Belgium: This is Just the Beginning (2 comments) Special to IPT News June 2, 2014
Guest Column: Palestinian TV Teaches Kids The Way to 'Jihad Street' (3 comments) Special to IPT News May 20, 2014
Guest Column: CAIR's Hypocrisy At America's Schools (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 30, 2014
Experts Warn More European Muslim Youth Are Radicalizing (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 25, 2014
Why Turkey's Local Elections May Have Global Impact Special to IPT News March 28, 2014
When Democracy and Multi-Culturalism Collide (6 comments) Special to IPT News March 13, 2014
Children Victimized by All Sides in Syrian Conflict (2 comments) Special to IPT News March 4, 2014
Who Are The Women Fighting In Syria? Special to IPT News February 14, 2014
In Turkey, Terror Probe Infuriates Prime Minister Special to IPT News January 15, 2014
Possible Repercussions From Turkey's Corruption Scandal (1 comment) Special to IPT News January 9, 2014
Esman: Women are "Biggest Losers" in Arab Spring (1 comment) Special to IPT News December 18, 2013
Guest Column: Turkey's Democratic Reforms Aren't All That Democratic (2 comments) Special to IPT News December 4, 2013
Guest Column: UK Child Brides Victims of "Cultural Sensitivity" (6 comments) Special to IPT News November 21, 2013
Guest Column: Canada's Growing Islamic Radicalization a Warning Sign (8 comments) Special to IPT News November 4, 2013
The Growing Terror Threat From Radical Women Converts (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 17, 2013
Diary, Search History Offer Bizarre Insights Into "White Widow" (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 17, 2013
Canadian Muslims Protest "Honor Killing" Label As Racist (22 comments) Special to IPT News October 7, 2013
Kuwait Funding Muslim Brotherhood Growth in Western Mosques (1 comment) Special to IPT News September 13, 2013
Guest Column: Bombing Into Unintended Consequences in Syria Special to IPT News August 30, 2013
Guest Column: The False Religious Argument Over the Burqa (2 comments) Special to IPT News August 6, 2013
Guest Column: "Stress" from Phantom Torture Keeps Terror Suspect in Netherlands (1 comment) Special to IPT News July 30, 2013
Guest Column: Dutch Islamic School's Lies and Threats Offer Broader Lessons (2 comments) Special to IPT News July 19, 2013
Guest Column: What's in a Name? Special to IPT News November 9, 2012
Guest Column: The Dangerous Lie Of The Hijab (7 comments) Special to IPT News August 21, 2012

Blog Posts

Title Publication Date
Paris Jihadist Manages to Grow More Radical in Prison For The Record - The IPT Blog November 22, 2016
Brussels Bombing Suspect Tied to Paris Plotter For The Record - The IPT Blog March 23, 2016
Violence Breaks Out in Molenbeek After Paris Suspect's Arrest (5 comments) For The Record - The IPT Blog March 18, 2016
Dutch Mayor Compares Muslims Joining ISIS to Post WWII Jews For The Record - The IPT Blog October 23, 2014
Dutch Mayor Cancels Anti-ISIS Rally as "Too Provocative" (6 comments) For The Record - The IPT Blog August 14, 2014
As EU Funds Palestinian Terrorists, Holland Says "No." (2 comments) For The Record - The IPT Blog July 18, 2014

Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir (1 comment)
by Phyllis Chesler
Special to IPT News January 3, 2014