Egyptian scholar preaches the malevolent Islamic doctrine of “Love and Hate.”
Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been [...]
The attempted Christmas Day destruction over Detroit of Northwest Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is fading from public memory as a fortunate near-miss. This incident should not fade from view. As more information emerges, the picture it paints about the antiterror mindset of the current U.S. government is—there is no other word—scary. Last week [...]
This excerpt is taken from the introduction to Student, 1962. It was the first book about the New Left, and these chapters were in effect its first Manifesto. I was 21 when I wrote it, and needless to say, I don’t agree with many of the sentiments expressed.
“I have prayed just one prayer in my [...]