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



“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



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



Report on the Rome Colloquium “Amplifying Muslim Voices for Reason & Reform”

On December 7-8, 2012 The Westminster Institute and the Almuslih Reform Project, in cooperation with the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce held the Rome Colloquium which took as its theme “Amplifying Muslim Voices for Reason & Reform”. The Westminster Institute and … 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.  



Boko Haram and its Impact

The Westminster Institute has released a new briefing on the Boko Haram insurgency. The Boko Haram insurgency is both a national and international problem. It has become increasingly violent and is copying the tactics of other Islamist insurgency groups. Its main … Continue reading