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When and Why the West Began to ‘Demonize’ Muhammad

PJ Media To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood.  Unfortunately, not only do all discussions on the conflict between Islam and the West tend to be limited to the modern era, but when the past, the origins, are alluded to, the antithesis of reality is proffered: we hear that the West—itself an […]

Will the Return of “Jihad” to Intelligence Trump Decades of Indoctrination?

FrontPage Magazine President Trump’s new national security strategy is set to return words relevant to understanding Islamic terrorism—such as “jihad”—that had been expunged from the Intelligence and Defense communities’ lexicon, most notably under the Obama administration.   According to the new strategy document, “The primary transnational threats Americans face are from jihadist terrorists and transnational criminal […]

Christians ‘Slaughtered Like Chicken’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2017  

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Luc Ravel, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg “went against the grain of Church leaders in France who have largely remained politically correct,” says a report, because he criticized “the demographic shift in France, saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread ‘promotion’ […]

The Jihad on Sufism

FrontPage Magazine On Friday, November 24, some 30 gunmen carrying the Islamic State flag bombed and stormed a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai, about 125 miles northeast of Cairo.  They managed to massacre at least 305 people, 27 of whom were children.  “The scene was horrific,” said Ibrahim Sheteewi, an eyewitness. “The bodies were […]

Luther, Islam, and the Lies that Cripple

FrontPage Magazine In “Islam’s Expansion Across Europe: Not Martin Luther’s Fault,” one Paul Gottfried pretends to respond to my article, “The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 years Ago.”  While many of his own readers saw through and exposed his misrepresentations in the comments section more thoroughly than I ever would have, Gottfried’s piece is still worth […]

The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 Years Ago Today

FrontPage Magazine Five-hundred years ago today, on October 31, 1517, a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a German church, thereby launching what would come to be known as the Protestant Reformation.  Whatever else can be said of him, Luther unwittingly initiated something else that is often overlooked.  […]

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 […]

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Ancient Egyptian Monastery Closed and Christmas Canceled

Coptic Solidarity Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Orthodox calendar.[i]   The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to the historic monastery. […]

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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