Translating Words, Interpreting Events

‘With This Sword Is Civilization And Humanity Slaughtered’

The above cartoon from Arabic social media captures well the significance of the Islamic State’s recent destruction of priceless and ancient statues dating back thousands of years and which were once a reflection of the grandeur of early human civilization. In the picture above, an IS member unsheathes his sword as he prepares to behead [...]

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Islamic State: All Churches in Cairo Must Be Destroyed

Hussein bin Mahmoud, a jurist of Sharia law for the Islamic State, said in an article published on February 17 and appearing in various jihadi websites that all Christian churches in Cairo must be demolished. Titled the “Ruling on Egypt’s Christians,” the article, written like a fatwa, asserts that The ruling concerning the churches that are [...]

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Pakistan: Catholic Congregation Held Hostage, Church Robbed by Armed Men

On February 19 around nine in the morning, three armed men entered Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church in Kasur district, Punjab, which is 97% Muslim, and took church personnel, the assistant parish priest Father Ijaz Bashir, and congregation hostage. Before leaving the premises the terrorists stole mobile telephones, cameras and a computer.  This [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim Interview on ISIS Abduction of Christians, Western Indifference, and More

I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Topics ranged from Western desensitization to Islamic atrocities (wrote about here), the recent abduction of Syrian Christians (now reportedly between 350-400 people), and the truth about Muslim reformers.  Click here to listen to the 30-minute interview.  

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Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic Terror

FrontPage Magazine During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and “high horses”).  Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues. In many ways, his comments [...]

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Coptic Monks Lay Before Bulldozers to Protect Ancient Christian Site, Muslim Workers Yell ‘Allahu Akbar!’

A project to build a road around Fayum, Egypt, crosses the territory around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius and threatens to destroy the ancient archaeological site around a church dating from the 4th century, or some 300 years before Islam was born and invaded Coptic Egypt. In response, the monastery’s monks have objected with [...]

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Drive-By Jihadis Murder Another Coptic Christian in Sinai

Coptic Solidarity On February 23, another Coptic Christian man was fatally shot in al-‘Arish, Sinai, by members of the Islamic terrorist group, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. Hani, the Coptic man, was in his shop when three terrorists drove by and opened fire on him; with bullets lodged in his head he immediately died. Earlier, on January [...]

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Cameroon: Boko Haram Slaughters 100, Torches Churches

Islamic militants fleeing a three-nation offensive took revenge Thursday, February 5, by attacking churches and shooting and burning to death as many as 100 people.  According to Cameroon’s Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakari, approximately 800 militants from neighboring Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram entered the Cameroon border town of  Fotokol where, among other things, [...]

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Pictures of Christian Carnage from Islamic State Raid on Khabur Villages

Pictures of the carnage left behind after yesterday’s jihadi raid by the Islamic State on Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur River in north eastern Syria follow:

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Islamic State Torches Churches, Takes 200 Christian Hostages, Western Forces Present Do Nothing

In the early hours of Monday, February 23, Islamic State fighters attacked several Christian villages along the Khabur River in north eastern Syria. Four Christians enrolled in the Assyrian militia were killed and one young civilian child.  One Christian woman was raped by the Islamic invaders before being slaughtered.  As many as 200 Christians—including women [...]

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