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"My Guantanamo Experience:

Support Interrogation,

Reject Torture,"

Sep 9, 2011 


"Secret Tentative Intimation":

an interrogator's reflections on conscience when life throws a curveball.

What if you suddenly found out you were going to be an interrogator?

The Lamp Magazine, Easter Issue 2022

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Terrorism and Other Troubles

Terrorism Triangle in Boston, Public Discourse, Apr 23, 2012


Need for “Sufficiently Profound Responses” to Religion-Related Violence, Apr 28, 2015


Countering Violent Extremism Needs Local Focus, Oct 23, 2014


The Daesh Caliphake and Why They Resemble Marxist-Leninists, Sep 30, 2014


"ISIS" Bans Art and Literature, We Should Promote These, Sep 16, 2014

America’s Torture Treaty, Dec 12, 2014

Interrogators Against Torture, Oct 25, 2014

Pornography and National Security, Public Discourse, Aug 12, 2011

How to Stop the Next Detroit Bomber, Public Discourse, Jan 05, 2010

How Jihadist Education Breeds Violence, Public Discourse, Mar 26, 2010


Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Anti-Semitism Among Islamists in Germany, translated by Jennifer S. Bryson, 2019 report by the German government


Should the German Government Regulate Language of Religious Rites? Aug 10, 2016


Handshakes, Islam, and Religious Tolerance in the West, Public Discourse, Jun 20, 2016


Germany Trying to Squeeze Round Mosques into Square Church Structures, May 12, 2016

Austria's Troubling Quran Law, Public Discourse, Nov 4, 2014

Will Islam in Germany lead to Mufti Merkel?, Public Discourse, Dec 12, 2008

Study in the GDR, Die Unterrichts Praxis, 1989 (Jennifer also discusses her time in the GDR in this video of her presentation "Conversion from Studying Marxism in East Germany into the Catholic Church,"starting at 00:31:17.)


Monks in Algeria: loving thy neighbor at gunpoint, Contending Modernities, Mar 1, 2011. Review of the film Of Gods and Men

Four Lions: The Absurdity of Terror,

Public Discourse, Oct 11, 2010. Review of the film Four Lions




What Fiction Can Tell Us about Afghanistan,

The Public Discourse, April 12, 2013

The Moral Impossibility of Ignoring Fanatics

The Public Discourse, Sep 1, 2010

Horses of God

Arc of the Universe, Dec 3, 2014

What Fiction Can Tell Us about Afghanistan

Image by sebghatullah Moid


Review of Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past, by John M. Owen IV. (Princeton University Press, 2015) in The Review of Faith and International Affairs, December 2015, pp. 95-96.

Review of God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics by M. Toft, D. Philpott, and T. Shah in Marine Corps University Journal, Spring 2012, pp. 119-121

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide by Paul Marshall and Nina Shea in The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 2013.

Review of Arab Society in Revolt: The West’s Mediterranean Challenge. Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, January 2013, Issue 3, Volume 2, pp. 27-28.


Foreign Policy, Religious Freedom, and Public Diplomacy

Why Americans Should Care about the Uyghurs , The Public Discourse, Sep 5, 2018.


Egypt's anti-atheism law would be an anti-honesty law, Arc of the Universe, Jan 6, 2018


Religious Freedom Includes Right to Say “You Are Wrong,” the case of Salem Abdel Gelil in Egypt, Arc of the Universe, May 11, 2017 


Holy Mary in a Bikini? #BurkiniBan, Arc of the Universe, Aug 16, 2016


Does Islamic Theology Matter When Conflict Is (Mostly) Political?, Jul 17, 2015


State Department Discovers Religion, 2015 QDDR, Apr 29, 2015


"ISIS" Bans Art and Literature, We Should Promote These, Sep 16, 2014

Allow nuns as U.S. military chaplains, Washington Post On Faith, Apr 8, 2013


Promote Democracy: Start at Home but Don't Stop at Home, The Public Discourse, Aug 29, 2011


Don’t Forget Religious Freedom, The Public Discourse, Nov 17, 2009


Hillary Clinton, Public Diplomacy, and the Middle East, The Public Discourse, Jan 20, 2009

Encyclopedia Entries by Jennifer Bryson

In Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World, Volume One, ed. Michael Jerryson. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2020:

   Introduction: Islam and Violence (with Ismail Royer), 307-323

   Ahmadiyya, Persecution of 323-325 

   Al-Shabaab, 325-328 

   Assam Bodo-Muslim Conflict, 328-332 

   Boko Haram (with Mazhun Idris), 335-338 

   Boston Marathon Bombing (2013) (with Tania Marie Ghazar), 338-341

   Charlie Hebdo Attack (2015), 341-342

   “The Clash of Civilizations?” (Huntington, 1993), 342-345

   Gender and Sexual Orientation (Islam), 345-347

   ISIS (Islamic State), 356-359

   Jihad, 362-367

   Kashmir and Global Jihad, 367-369

   Maute Group (Islamic State of Lanao), 375-376

   9/11 and al-Qaeda, 382-386

   Salafism, 395-398

   Takfir, 398-401

   Taliban, 401-403

   Wahhabism, 409-411

In War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict, eds. Timothy J. Demy and Jeffrey M. Shaw. ABC-CLIO 2017: 

   Peace in the Quran, 643-644.

   Terrorism and Religion, 790-791.

Articles, academic journals


“U.S. Engagement of Foreign Audiences: Post 9/11 Mistakes and Today’s New Opportunities,” The Muslim World, July 2011, pp. 390-393.

“Toward a Muslim Marketplace of Ideas,” The Review of Faith and International Affairs, vol. 9, no. 2, Summer 2011 issue on Islam and Religious Freedom, pp. 1-2.

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