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



Syrian Christian Leaders in Washington

From January 26-29, 2014, the Westminster Institute and Barnabas Aid hosted a delegation of Syrian Christian leaders in Washington, D.C., in order to raise awareness of the humanitarian catastrophe that the Syrian conflict has become, and to explore concrete steps … Continue reading



One thousand Days Since the Uprising in Syria: The Battle for the Qalamoun

By Rev. Dr. Riad Jarjour December 23, 2013 A few days past the 1000th day since the uprising started in Syria… After nearly three months of popular protests, June 2011 marked a drastic turn in what had been peaceful demands … Continue reading



Information Operations: Successes and Failures

By Robert R. Reilly From my experiences in the Cold War and since 9/11, I have formulated a few brief principles for the conduct of wars of ideas. First, do not go into a war of ideas unless you understand … Continue reading



Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders.

Westminster Institute sponsored a delegation to Cairo to meet with key governmental, civic and religious leaders. The delegation was led by Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Chairman of the Board of the Westminster Institute, and retired Major General Paul Vallely, US Army. … Continue reading



Stephen Ulph Releases Major New Study on Boko Haram

Stephen Ulph, one of the West’s most insightful scholars of both jihadist and reformist narratives, has just published a study on the Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram.  Ulph sets out to explain the ideological and doctrinal underpinnings of Boko Haram, … Continue reading



Al Qaeda’s failed 2000 hijacking: Recent analysis by Judicial Watch has important lessons for today

Al Qaeda’s failed 2000 hijacking:  Recent analysis by Judicial Watch has important lessons for today In 2002, the government watchdog agency Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request as part of their research into AQ and U.S. … Continue reading



Re-engaging in the War of Ideas: Lessons from the Active Measures Working Group

For all who are concerned about the Islamist threat, these are not happy days.  Our government is not only supporting Islamist groups abroad, but here at home seems to be allowing Islamists to dictate national security policy.  Most infamously, they … Continue reading



Lafif Lakhdar: Is Vatican II a Model for Islamic Reform?

In a new article, the French-Tunisian intellectual Lafif Lakhdar argues that Islam is in need of an “historic re-foundation,” and that the model for that refoundation is Vatican II.  One reason he sees in Vatican II a model for Islamic reform is Pope John … Continue reading