Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Willful Blindness to Global Jihad: Raymond Ibrahim on Secure Freedom Radio

Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.   Split into four 10-minute segments, the 40-minute interview follows: PART 1:  How ISIS plays into the bigger picture of global jihad America’s willful blindness to the fact that to defeat an enemy, one must know [...]

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One Copt Released, Many Still Captive or Dead

Coptic Solidarity Wadi Ramsis, a Coptic doctor who was kidnapped in Sinai two months ago was released Monday after “payment of large sums of [ransom] money,” said authorities. Targeting Copts—especially professionals, who can afford to pay, or children, whose parents become desperate to pay—is becoming endemic to Egypt. In May, five “unidentified persons” kidnapped a Coptic Christian [...]

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Islamic State Atrocities: Products of ‘Grievances’?

FrontPage Magazine While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama’s recent assertion that the Islamic State “is not Islamic,” some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignored. Consider the president’s invocation of the “grievances” meme to explain the Islamic State’s success: “At this moment [...]

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Forced to Flee for Blasphemy: Christian Experiences in Pakistan

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world. While in Thailand last month, I visited my friend Paul, who, with his family, was forced to flee Pakistan in 2012.  After lunch he introduced me to Stephan, another Christian who fled Pakistan with his family because of [...]

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Islamic State creates jihad video game to inspire and train jihadis; characters scream “Allahu Akbar” and behead opponents

French Jihad Watch According to Arabic media, the Islamic State’s media wing just announced that it has created a new video game where players consist of jihadis battling Iraqi and American forces. Among other things, the purpose of the game is to “raise the morale of the mujahedin and to train children and youth how to battle [...]

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Beheading Infidels: How Allah ‘Heals the Hearts of Believers’

FPM To understand why the Islamic State not only decapitates its “infidel” captives, but also mutilates and mocks their corpses—and all to sadistic laughter—one need only turn to the Koran and deeds of Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Koran exhorts believers to “Fight them [those who oppose Islam], Allah will torment them with your hands, humiliate [...]

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Salafis Return to Egypt’s Mosques and Media

In a move that has many anti-Islamist Egyptians concerned, the government has again allowed the Salafis to return to preaching in mosques and on television. Salafis are Muslims who profess to follow as literally as possible the teachings and habits of Islam’s prophet and his companions. Soon after the June 2013 revolution in Egypt, which saw the [...]

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Islamic Rape Gangs: Raymond Ibrahim on the Franklin Raff Show

Franklin Raff interviewed me yesterday on WCGO concerning my recent article on the international proliferation of Islamic rape gangs.  Click here to listen to the 20 minute discussion.

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Muslims Sexually Enslaving Children: A Global Phenomenon

FrontPage Magazine As shocking as the Muslim-run sex ring in Rotherham, England may seem to some—1,400 British children as young as 11 plied with drugs before being passed around and sexually abused in cabs and kabob shops—the fact is that this phenomenon is immensely widespread.  In the United Kingdom alone, it’s the fifth sex abuse [...]

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Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April 2014

Gatestone Institute From one end of the Islamic world to the other, the abduction and rape of Christian girls at the hands of Muslims—both terrorists and laymen—was a dominant theme in April. On Easter Sunday Morning, for instance, four Muslim men raped a 7-year-old Christian girl named Sara in a Punjabi village.  Last reported, the [...]

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