Christian Martyrs of Islamic Jihad: A Recurring Theme

American Thinker Last February 15 marked the four year anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Christiansâ€â€�20 Coptic Orthodox from Egypt and one Ghanaian.  It was commemorated by several groups, including Coptic Solidarity, which summarized the event in a February 15, 2019 statement: This week in 2015, 21 men were brutally beheaded on a Mediterranean beach […]

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Raymond Ibrahim and Glenn Beck on Muslim-American Politicians

Earlier today I appeared on Glenn Beck TV. We discussed Islamic tactics of deception and subversion in the context of U.S. politicians, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. The video follows

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Report: “11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their Faith�

Gatestone Institute Last year, Christians were persecuted more than ever in the modern eraâ€â€�and this year is expected to be worse: “4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons,� says Open Doors USA in its recently published World Watch List 2019 of the top 50 nations where Christians are persecuted.  “On average, that’s 11 Christians killed every […]

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Sincere Dialogue with Islam: Its Wages and Benefits

PJ Media What isâ€â€�or rather should beâ€â€�the purpose of interfaith dialogue?  When the Vatican and Pope Francis announce, as they recently did, that they are engaged in interfaith dialogue with leading Muslims, what exactly are they conveying to the world?  What are they accomplishing? The answer to these questions is the difference between what true […]

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Jihad: Violent and Cultural, Past and Present

I was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney. Descriptions of and links to the two segments (as they appear on SFR) follow: RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and Author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West  (PART ONE):• The history of Islamic […]

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Islam: The West’s “Most Formidable and Persistent Enemy�

American Thinker At the height of Western dominance over Islam in the early twentieth century, the European historian Hilaire Belloc made a remarkably prescient observation that may have seemed exaggerated at the time: Millions of modern people of the white civilizationâ€â€�that is, the civilization of Europe and Americaâ€â€�have forgotten all about Islam. They have never […]

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Pope Francis and His Muslim Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Gatestone Institute  The two foremost representatives of Christianity and Islam, Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayebâ€â€�the Grand Imam of Al Azhar who was once named the “most influential Muslim in the worldâ€�â€â€�recently signed “A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.�   This document “forcefully rejects,� to quote Vatican News, “any justification of […]

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Mirage: One Desert Cathedral Does Not Equate Religious Freedom in Egypt

Coptic Solidarity On January 10, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the newly built Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ located some 30 miles east of Cairo, Egypt.   Later, at the Al-Fattah Al-Alim mosque, as the Times of Israel reported, the secretary of state praised Egypt’s “freedoms here in these houses of worship, these […]

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Christian Girls “Are Now Our Slaves”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2018

Gatestone Institute The Slaughter of Christians Nigeria: As many as 55 Christians and one church were torched following a Muslim attack on a crowded market in Kaduna state on October 18.  “A Muslim raised a false alarm about a thief in the market, which caused stampede, and then other Muslims started chanting ‘Allahu Akbar [the […]

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Exposed: Obama Administration Facilitated Christian Genocide in Nigeria

Gatestone Institute In a bombshell revelation, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president (2010-2015), has accused the Obama administration of meddling with his nation’s politics in order to replace him with its current president, Muhammadu Buhari — whom many blame for facilitating the persecution of Christians. In his new book, My Transition Hours, Jonathan writes: “On March 23, 2015, President […]

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“America, Please Stand for Us: We are Dying!” Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2018

Gatestone Institute  The Slaughter of Christians Central African Republic:   As many as 42 people—mostly Christian women—“were hacked to death … after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria” between September 4-5.  Some died by machete, others by gunshot. At least one of the butchered women was pregnant.  “They […]

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Lessons Learned from Nearly 1,400 Years of War with Islam

“IT’S NOT paranoia if they’ve really been trying to kill you for 1,400 years. Raymond Ibrahim, author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, joins us to discuss the lessons we should have learned after 14 centuries of war with Islam.” The above is “View from the Bunker’s” description of my […]

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Killing and Dying for the Houris: Islam’s Heavenly Whores

PJ Media According to a December 5 Palestinian Media Watch report, Following a recent terror attack in which the terrorist stabbed and wounded 4 Israeli policemen, a host on official PA TV read a poem in the terrorist’s honor.  The poem glorifies Martyrdom-death in battle and states that the 72 “Dark-Eyed” Virgins in Paradise who the Martyr […]

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Egypt: Muslim Policeman Murders Two Christians While Guarding Their Church

Coptic Solidarity  A Muslim policeman charged with guarding a Coptic Christian church shot and killed two Christians—a father, 49, and his son, 21—last night in Minya, Egypt. Eyewitnesses say a verbal quarrel had ensued before the officer pulled out his gun and opened fire on the two men. Video footage of the incident shows the […]

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“No Matter How Much You Think You Know, You’ll Learn a Lot from Sword and Scimitar” — Jack Riccardi

I was recently interviewed on the Jack Riccardi Show (550 KTSA).   The succinct, ten-minute discussion revolved around my book, Sword and Scimitar.   Click here to listen.    

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“Burnt Beyond Recognition”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2018

Gatestone Institute Christians Burned Alive and Churches Torched Ethiopia:  Approximately 15 Christian priests were killed—at least four burned alive—and 19 churches torched during Muslim uprisings in the east, where most of the nation’s 33 percent Muslim population is centered.  “Similar tensions are bubbling under the surface in other parts of Oromia,” which is approximately 50 […]

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Video Interview: “Is Islam a Religion of War or Peace?” The Historic Evidence

Gary Lane, the host of CBN News’ “Global Lane,” recently interviewed me about my new book, Sword and Scimitar, in the context of current events. The video follows; our 11-minute segment — titled “Is Islam a Religion of War or Peace?” — begins around 12:35.  (My earlier interview on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson can […]

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“Our Children Were Screaming”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2018

Gatestone Institute Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches Egypt: Police encouraged a  Muslim mob while attacking a church.  After local Muslims in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village learned that Christians, who form about 20 percent of the population, were on their way to legalizing a church building, they surrounded it following Friday prayers on July 6. “The […]

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“Eternal Jihad: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop”

Editor’s note: Andrew E. Harrod, PhD, JD, Esq, recently reviewed my book, Sword and Scimitar on American Thinker.  Titled, “Eternal Jihad: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop,” it follows: The “West and Islam have been mortal enemies since the latter’s birth some fourteen centuries ago,” warns Islam scholar Raymond Ibrahim in his recent book Sword and Scimitar:  Fourteen Centuries of War between […]

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The Dire Consequences of Rewriting Western-Muslim History

Jerusalem Post How can a fundamentally weak Muslim world be a threat to an economically and militarily superior West? One of the least explored answers to this conundrum revolves around an antithesis—namely, how the West portrays Islam today, compared to its actual historic experiences with Islam. In fact, from Islam’s first contact with Western civilization […]

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