Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Raymond Ibrahim on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo

I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Topics ranged from Joe Biden and ISIS to Vlad the Impaler and his Islam connection.  Click here to listen to the 25-minute interview.  

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‘Muslim Reformers’: Forever Talking the Talk, Never Walking the Walk

FrontPage Magazine Due to its rarity, it’s always notable whenever a top Islamic leader publicly acknowledges the threat of Islamic radicalism and terror.   And yet, such denunciations never seem to go beyond words—and sometimes not even that. Thus, in “An Arab Prince Denounces Islamism,” Daniel Pipes highlights “a remarkable but thus-far unnoticed address on Dec. 5” by [...]

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Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

Veritas International Enterprise Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was demolished last November 28.  The church had stood and functioned in the Muslim-majority city of Harar for five years.  In the days preceding the destruction, officials forcibly removed [...]

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Egyptian President Sisi “Has Not Done a Single Thing” About Radicalism

Coptic Solidarity To many Egyptians fed up with the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the most appealing aspects of President Sisi has been his outspokenness concerning the need for a more modern, moderate Islam.  Yet what has he done to realize this goal since becoming president?  “Absolutely nothing,” says one prominent Egyptian journalist, Ibrahim Eissa.  Speaking [...]

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Al Azhar Refuses to Denounce Islamic State as “Un-Islamic”

Jihad Watch For all its talk about “combatting radicalism,” Al Azhar University—perhaps Sunni Islam’s most authoritative voice—will not even denounce the Islamic State as “un-Islamic.” When pressed on it, an Al Azhar spokesman, Abbas Showman, recently said: “As an official entity, Al Azhar has never in all its history proclaimed anyone or any organization as un-Islamic …. [...]

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Raping and Beheading the Faithful: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2014

Gatestone Institute Muslims beheading Christians was a visibly growing spectacle throughout the month of August. Islamic State militants cut off a Christian man’s head—after compelling him to say the shehada, the Islamic profession of faith, “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”  When the shehada is spoken before Muslim witnesses, the [...]

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Islam: Built on the Blood of (Christian) Martyrs

FrontPage Magazine In a recent interview on CBN News, Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” tried to recount the horrific atrocities Christians in Iraq are suffering at the hands of the Islamic State.  After explaining how Christian minorities fled Baghdad to Ninevah when Islamic militants began terrorizing them and bombing [...]

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Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam are Similar

Note: The following article was published on PJ Media where it is supplemented with clips from various mafia-related movies like The Godfather to help demonstrate the ten similarities.  Portions of this article were earlier serialized on FrontPage Magazine.  During a debate on HBO’s Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the [...]

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Christian Convert Illegally Imprisoned and Tortured, Begins Hunger Strike

FrontPage Magazine According to attorney Karam Ghobrial (“Gabriel”), his client, Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Muslim convert to Christianity, remains illegally incarcerated and has “vowed to starve himself to death,” reports MCN. Bishoy, more notoriously known as Mohammed Hegazy, is the first Egyptian ever to try legally to change his religious identity from Muslim to Christian [...]

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The Koran and Eternal War

Originally published by VIE News recently emerged that Russia was banning key Islamic scriptures—including Sahih Bukhari—on the charge that they promote “exclusivity [supremacism] of one of the world’s religions,” namely Islam; or, in the words of a senior assistant to the prosecutor of Tatarstan Ruslan Galliev, “a militant Islam” which “arouses ethnic, religious enmity.” If [...]

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