Few write more insightfully and authoritatively on Islam and Islamists than Andrew C. McCarthy, the man who led the 1995 terrorist prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. [Wikipedia links]
Observers will note that the Obama administration has decided to create a fiction that there are "moderate Islamists," a falsehood examined and dissected by McCarthy in two recent articles, one published last week in "It's Not a Misnomer: The Islamic State has everything to do with Islam" and the second in a follow-up article published today, "In Search of the 'Moderate Islamist.'"
In addition to being in control of historical and contemporary facts (including Muslim theology) and the tricky use of language employed by Islamist apologists, McCarthy has the virtue of writing excellent, readable prose. He is the author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.