“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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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on the Doctrine and History of Jihad

I was recently interviewed on Truth Matters, hosted by Tony Gurule. The topic of discussion was “Jihad: Past and Present.” The 30-minute video follows:

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Muslim-on-Muslim Violence Is Israel’s Fault, Says ‘World’s Most Influential Muslim’

PJ Media. One way or the other, Israel is to blame for all of the Middle East’s problems, claim many leading Muslims. Consider the logic of the highly respected Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb—once voted the “most influential Muslim in the world”— as expressed during a televised interview.  After claiming that “the genocides perpetrated by the Zionist […]

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Democratic Dementia: Americans “Mistreat” Muslims More than Muslims Mistreat Christians?

PJ Media A February Rasmussen report sheds light on just how divorced from reality millions of American liberal voters are. After pointing out that “Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world,” the report elaborates: Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats, however, believe most Muslims […]

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Eliminate Israel, Eliminate Islamic Terrorism?

FrontPage Magazine The plague of Islamic terrorism is based on “grievances” against Israel—so says Al Azhar, the world’s most prestigious madrasa (or Muslim “university”) that co-hosted Barrack Obama’s 2009 “A New Beginning” speech.  During a recently televised Egyptian interview, Ahmed Al Tayeb—Al Azhar’s grand imam, once named the “most influential Muslim in the world”—said: I […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on the Steven Solomon Show

Recently on the Steven Solomon Show (AM 980, The Mission, Minneapolis) I discussed a number of topics dealing with Islam and the West — including my latest book — in a 25 minute interview (part one here, part two here.)

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Death to “Filthy, Demonic” Christians: Muslim Persecution of Churches, September 2017

Gatestone Institute Muslim Slaughter of Christians Pakistan:  Sharoon, a Christian boy who achieved academic excellence despite years of entrenched discrimination and bullying—and whose poverty-stricken parents had worked hard to put him in MC Model Boys Government High School—was beaten to death by Muslim pupils.   On his first day at the school, the teacher slapped him […]

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The ‘Baby Muhammad’ Jihad: Europe’s Future Nightmare

Frontpage Magazine If Muhammad cannot beat the infidels on the battlefield, he’ll outbreed them—literally: “Mohammed most popular name for newborn boys in the Netherlands for second year in a row,” is the title of a recent report.  Muhammad is apparently also the most popular name in England. In fact, Muhammad is one of the most […]

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Infidel Women: Islam’s “Spoils of War”

Gatestone Institute One of the greatest but overlooked (or ignored) fact concerning Islamic aggression and violence around the world is that non-Muslim women tend to be its greatest victims.  According to a January report dealing with the Muslim persecution of Christians, “The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in […]

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