Islam’s Erasure of Christianity

FrontPage Magazine A recent article titled “Passages from the Bible discovered behind Qur’an manuscript” is a reminder that for centuries Islam has been literally and figuratively erasing Christianity. The report tells of how an eighth century Koran was found to be written over a Christian book, possibly the Bible: “French scholar Dr Eléonore Cellard … […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians: Past and Present’

Earlier this week I appeared on Ratio Christi’s “Truth Matters,” hosted by Tony Gurule. The topic of discussion revolved around the episode’s title, “Muslim Persecution of Christians: Past and Present,” and was connected to my latest book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. The 30-minute video follows:

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“Go to Hell!” Egypt Responds to French Call to Revise Koran

PJ Media Recently I explained how, by Muslims’ own (inadvertent) logic, various Koran verses stand to be banned on the basis that they defame and incite violence against non-Muslims. Two days later, the French newspaper Le Monde published a letter signed by some 300 French public figures across the party lines including former president Nicolas […]

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Islam’s Impact on the West’s Identity

PJ Media What role if any did Islam play in shaping Europe’s identity, both in the past and the present? Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington, DC, and author of the new book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, claims that Islam had a largely positive impact on Europe’s identity […]

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Without Weapons the West Dies

FrontPage Magazine What would happen if the world took Pope Francis’ advice (via a tweet)?  “Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war,” said the pontiff. While on the surface, the disappearance of all weapons might suggest the inability to do violence, in […]

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The Tired Lies of Taqiyya

FrontPage Magazine Attempts to whitewash the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya are becoming redundantly desperate. Consider BuzzFeed’s recent, “‘Taqiyya’: How An Obscure Islamic Concept Became An Obsession Of Anti-Muslim Activists.”  It offers the same claims and defenses that have been repeatedly discredited. After quoting  Ezra Levant, founder of The Rebel Media, saying that taqiyya “means deliberate […]

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Christian Genocide in Nigeria

Gatestone Institute Two days ago in Nigeria, on April 24, around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen. Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the […]

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Islamophobic, Arabic Cartoons: Not an Oxymoron

While some in the West bend over backwards not to be “Islamophobic” or critical of Islam — and while Muslim heads of state and the OIC scold the West for the same — below is an idea of the sorts of cartoons that appear regularly in Arabic language media (my translations appear beneath each image): […]

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“In Reality,” Judaism and Christianity Are Not Religions, Says Top Egyptian Cleric

Coptic Solidarity Although many in the West insist Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are “sibling” religions with a foundation to build on—also known as the Abrahamic Myth—top Egyptian cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb says that Judaism and Christianity are not even religions.  In a televised interview, he gave the mainstream Islamic view on “religions”: There is only […]

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Muslims Inadvertently Call for Ban on Islam

PJ Media The very same logic that Muslims cite in their ongoing efforts to criminalize anti-Islamic speech in Western nations would require the criminalization of Islam itself. Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Mohammed al-Issa argues that “Europe must do more to … criminalize religious hate speech.” In an April 9 interview with Reuters, this prominent Saudi […]

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Yes, “Italy Must Remember Its … Past” with Islam

FrontPage Magazine Although the conflict between Islam and the West is a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility. Thus, in “Italy must remember its pluralist past,” Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American […]

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“May Allah Destroy Your Houses and Burn You All!” Muslim Persecution of Christians: October, 2017

Gatestone Institute In one of the most brazen attacks on Egypt’s Christians, a Muslim man slaughtered a Christian bishop in broad daylight.  Security camera footage (viewable here) captured a man with a large butcher knife chasing and stabbing Bishop Samaan Shehata—including in the head, neck, and torso—in the streets of Cairo on October 12.   According […]

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Yes, “Islam Is Part of Our History”

FrontPage Magazine European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans recently chaired a roundtable with ten Muslim imams from six EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands).  Afterwards Timmermans announced that “the Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present […]

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Islam’s ‘Abrahamic’ Dilemma

PJ Media Let’s say you have a grandfather whom you are particularly fond of, and out of the blue, a stranger says: “Hey, that’s my grandpa!” Then—lest you think this stranger is somehow trying to ingratiate himself with you—he adds: “Everything you thought you knew about grandpa is wrong!” Would that endear this stranger to […]

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Jizya, “Military Exemption,” and Murdered Christian Soldiers

Coptic Solidarity One of the staples of the Islamic whitewashing industry is the claim that jizya—the extortion money subjugated Jews and Christians were required to pay (a la Koran 9:29)—actually “entitled them to Muslim protection from outside aggression and exempted them from military service,” to quote Georgetown University’s John Esposito. By this widely held logic, […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on ‘Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West’

Last week I spoke before the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute in Naples, Florida.   My 45-minute speech revolved around the topic of my forthcoming book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, and how Americans have been fed a false history that makes the West’s current conflict with Islam incomprehensible, […]

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Hating ‘for the Sake of Allah’

FrontPage Magazine After launching a successful terror attack to free a fellow jihadi that left several slain policemen in its wake last month, the militant commander of Kashmir’s Hizb al-Mujahidin—“the Party of Jihadis”—justified the murders by saying,  “We love and hate for the sake of Allah.” In this otherwise cryptic assertion lies the root of […]

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Medieval Christians Distorted Koran to Prevent Islam from Spreading to Europe?

Coptic Solidarity While discussing the history of the Koran in Europe during a televised interview on the Arabic-language program, “Allah Knows,” Dr. Ali Gom‘a, one of Egypt’s foremost clerics, said that early European translations of the Koran were rooted in Christian desires to learn more about Islam and its language, Arabic.  But then he made […]

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Islam’s ‘Slow Motion Genocide’ of Christians

FrontPage Magazine Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda made the following observation during a recent speech:  “Having faced for 1,400 years the slow-motion genocide that began long before the ongoing ISIS genocide today, the time for excusing this inhuman behavior and its causes is long since passed.” That Muslims have cleansed non-Muslim peoples by the sword since […]

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Audio: Raymond Ibrahim on Islam’s “Slow Motion Genocide” of Christians

I was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio on the topic of my article, “Islam’s ‘Slow Motion Genocide’ of Christians.”  The ten-minute interview can be listened to here.  

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