Martin Kramer had the ingenious idea in "Waiter! There's a Kramer in my syllabus!" to offer up some of his web-based writings to university instructors in need of materials for courses. In the same spirit, I suggest some of my articles suitable for the classroom:
"The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem." Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2001. A sweep of 1,400 years' history on one aspect of the Jerusalem issue - the issue that most analysts believe to be the most intractable aspect of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
"Islam and Islamism - Faith and Ideology." The National Interest, Spring 2000. Defines the difference between the religion and the modern political movement, a question on many people's minds.
"The Western Mind of Radical Islam." First Things, December 1995. Argues that Islamists are not medieval or country bumpkins but (with exceptions) modern urbanites - and are the more dangerous for that. This happens to be my one article that meets with the approval of Islamists themselves.
"How Elijah Muhammad Won." Commentary, June 2000. An historical survey of the Nation of Islam and more broadly, the career of African-Americans converts.
"Faces of American Islam: The Challenge of Muslim Immigration" (with Khalid Duran). Policy Review, August-September, 2002. A sociological survey of the other half of American Islam - the immigrants: why they came to the United States, what they do, how they have fared, generational tensions, institutions, and so on. (August 7, 2003)