Raymond Ibrahim https://raymondibrahim.com Middle East and Islam specialist Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:07:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 103914851 Kresta in the Afternoon: “Raymond Ibrahim Looks at the 9/11 Attacks and the History of Jihad” https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/18/kresta-in-the-afternoon-raymond-ibrahim-looks-at-the-9-11-attacks-and-the-history-of-jihad/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/18/kresta-in-the-afternoon-raymond-ibrahim-looks-at-the-9-11-attacks-and-the-history-of-jihad/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:07:28 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15153 On September 11, Al Kresta of Ave Maria Radio interviewed me on the events of 9/11 in the context of history.  Click here to listen to the roughly 40-minute interview (which starts around 5:36).

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When Vienna Stood against Jihad on 9/11/1683 https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/14/when-vienna-stood-against-jihad-on-9-11-1683/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/14/when-vienna-stood-against-jihad-on-9-11-1683/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:00:34 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15158 PJ Media (This article is adapted from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. All quotes are sourced therein.)  On September 11, 1683 — 335 years to the day before the Twin Towers of New York came crumbling down — another Western city, Vienna, stood between life […]

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Sword & Scimitar: The Lessons from 1400 Years of Warfare https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/12/sword-scimitar-the-lessons-from-1400-years-of-warfare/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/12/sword-scimitar-the-lessons-from-1400-years-of-warfare/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:19:12 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15148 Yesterday, September 11, I appeared on “Oh Hale Yeah,” with TJ Hale.  The official program description and the 33-minute video interview follow: Oh Hale YEAH! Streamed live on Sep 11, 2018 Today is September 11th, but perhaps we should be talking instead about September 11th, 1683. We have 1400 years of documented history from Islamic […]

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Death as Punishment for “Disbelief in Allah the Great”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, February 2018 https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/11/death-as-punishment-for-disbelief-in-allah-the-great-muslim-persecution-of-christians-february-2018/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/11/death-as-punishment-for-disbelief-in-allah-the-great-muslim-persecution-of-christians-february-2018/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:03:25 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15145 Gatestone Institute  The jihadi assault on and massacre of Christians continued unabated throughout the Muslim word.  According to one report titled, “Armed gangs WIPE OUT 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria,” several Islamic terrorists “stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the religion….  Dozens […]

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NY Journal of Books: Sword and Scimitar is “Superbly Written … Enlightening” and “Will Make Some Readers Uncomfortable” https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/10/ny-journal-of-books-sword-and-scimitar-is-superbly-written-enlightening-and-will-make-some-readers-uncomfortable/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/10/ny-journal-of-books-sword-and-scimitar-is-superbly-written-enlightening-and-will-make-some-readers-uncomfortable/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:40:54 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15136 Editor’s note: The following review by Jerry Lenaburg first appeared in the New York Journal of Books: For over 1000 years Christians and Muslims were almost constantly at war throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Near East. From the time that the armies of Muhammad swept out of the desert around 634 until the siege of Vienna […]

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‘Sword and Scimitar’ Offers In-Depth Study of Landmark Battles Between Islam and the West https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/04/sword-and-scimitar-offers-in-depth-study-of-landmark-battles-between-islam-and-the-west/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/09/04/sword-and-scimitar-offers-in-depth-study-of-landmark-battles-between-islam-and-the-west/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:03 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15131 Editor’s note: Middle East Forum director Gregg Roman recently interviewed Raymond Ibrahim, formerly the associate director of the Forum and currently the Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow. Ibrahim’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West—a featured selection of the History Book Club and current best seller in several Amazon categories—was […]

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William Kilpatrick: “Islam’s Thousand Year War on Christendom” https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/29/william-kilpatrick-islams-thousand-year-war-on-christendom/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/29/william-kilpatrick-islams-thousand-year-war-on-christendom/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:30:38 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15124 Editor’s note: Author and former Boston College instructor, William Kilpatrick, has just written the first review of my book, Sword and Scimitar, which was released yesterday.  Published by Crisis Magazine and titled, “Islam’s Thousand Year War on Christendom,” Kilpatrick’s review follows: At a time when Catholic youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Catholic […]

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‘White Whores’: Islam’s Unwavering View on Western Women https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/22/white-whores-islams-unwavering-view-on-western-women/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/22/white-whores-islams-unwavering-view-on-western-women/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:21:21 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15117 PJ Media (Editor’s note: All historical quotes and facts in this article are sourced from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.) A British woman going by the pseudonym of Kate Elysia recently revealed the extent of her sexual victimization by Muslim men. While this included the usual—such […]

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The Battle of Yarmuk: History’s Most Consequential Muslim/Western Clash https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/20/battle-yarmuk-historys-consequential-muslimwestern-clash/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/20/battle-yarmuk-historys-consequential-muslimwestern-clash/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:58:52 +0000 https://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15106 National Review Online Editor’s Note: The following account is excerpted and adapted from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. On this date, August 20, in 636, the first major military clash between Islam and the West was fought. The Battle of Yarmuk is now little remembered, but […]

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The Martyrs of Otranto: Lessons from Christian Victims of Jihad https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/14/martyrs-otranto-lessons-christian-victims-jihad/ https://raymondibrahim.com/2018/08/14/martyrs-otranto-lessons-christian-victims-jihad/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:59:48 +0000 http://raymondibrahim.com/?p=15077 American Thinker A little-remembered event that occurred 538 years ago today—the ritual decapitation of 800 Christians who refused Islam—sheds much light on contemporary questions concerning the ongoing conflict between Islam and the West. Context: Though primarily remembered for sacking Constantinople in 1453, because Ottoman Sultan Muhammad II was only 21-years-old then, he still had many […]

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