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Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

by Sebastian Gorka Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2016. Reviewed by Raymond Ibrahim Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017 Those looking for a comprehensive and detailed explanation for defeating jihad might be disappointed in Gorka’s study as his recommendations are confined to the last five pages of the book. The bulk of the work is a rehash […]

Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, a History

by Joseph Yacoub Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Reviewed by Raymond Ibrahim Middle East Quarterly Fall 2017 This important contribution to genocide studies documents how the world’s oldest Christian communities—variously referred to as Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans, but best known as Assyrians—were, along with the Armenians, “victims of the [Ottoman] plan for exterminating Christianity, root […]

“It’s a War on Christians”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April 2017

The Gatestone Institute As in former years, Easter was under attack in various Muslim nations, most spectacularly in Egypt. On April 9, two Coptic Christian Orthodox churches packed with worshippers for Palm Sunday Mass, which initiates Easter holy week, were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers. Twenty-seven people—mostly children—were killed in St. George’s in Tanta, northern Egypt. […]

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Raymond Ibrahim ‘Sets Record Straight’ on Hank Unplugged

I was recently interviewed on the Hank Unplugged podcast, with Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute. We discussed a wide ranging number of topics in the 90 minute interview, including: the West actively undermining itself and the reality of Islam (6:00); the aberration of labeling Islam as one of the Abrahamic faiths (10:00); the […]

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