Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Koran Discovery: Western Science vs. Muslim Fanaticism

The media is abuzz with news that a portion of the Koran, which Muslims believe was first recited by their prophet, Muhammad, may actually predate Muhammad himself.  Many seem to think that such news will have a large impact on the Muslim world and make Muslims rethink the veracity of their faith. Thus Tom Holland, a British [...]

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Do Islam and Nazi Germany Have Something in Common? Raymond Ibrahim on the Glazov Gang

Ari David recently interviewed me on the Glazov Gang.  The main topic of discussion was my recent article, How Nazism Explains ‘Moderate’ and ‘Radical’ Islam.  The 12-minute video follows:  

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How the Islamic World was Forged: An Exercise in Common Sense

FrontPage Magazine What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order to enjoy the [...]

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Egypt’s Salafi Party Calls on Government to Uphold Islam’s Apostasy Law

Coptic Solidarity The Salafi party in Egypt, the Islamic party that most tries to follow the literal example of Muhammad and his first companions, wants the Egyptian government to uphold Islam’s apostasy law and penalties—punishing any born Muslim from abandoning Islam or even criticizing it (which is tantamount to breaking from Islam in Salafi eyes). [...]

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Saudi Arabia: The World’s Greatest Hypocrite

FrontPage Magazine Saudi Arabia recently preached to the international community about the need to confront “intolerance, extremism and human rights violations.” If this sounds surreal, consider the following excerpts from a July 26 report in the Saudi Gazette (emphasis added): Saudi Arabia has reiterated its call on the international community to criminalize any act vilifying [...]

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The Islamic Roots of the Yellow Badge of Shame

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world. Last week, while reading different articles on the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians in the Middle East, I was made aware for the first time that following the fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul in July of [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on NewsMax TV: Obama Admin’s Anti-Christian, Pro-Islam Bias

On August 13, I appeared on Newsmax Prime, hosted by JD Hayworth and Miranda Khan.  We discussed how the West in general, the Obama administration in particular, not only ignore but exacerbate the plight of Mideast Christians.  The six-minute clip follows:  

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How Nazism Explains ‘Moderate’ and ‘Radical’ Islam

PJ Media If Islamic doctrines are inherently violent, why isn’t every single Muslim in the world—that is, approximately 1.5 billion people—violent? This question represents one of Islam’s most popular apologias: because not all Muslims are violent, intolerant, or sponsor terrorism—a true statement—Islam itself must be innocent. Let’s briefly consider this logic. First, there are, in [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim Video: The Western Establishment’s Concealment of Muslim Persecution of Christians

On June 11, I delivered a lecture on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.  It was part of Coptic Solidarity’s sixth annual conference.  My topic was the failures and cover ups of the Western establishment—academia, government, and mainstream media—concerning the rampant persecution of Christians in the Middle East.  The 15-minute video of the talk follows:  

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Egypt: Christian Pastor Arrested for Preaching Christ to Muslims

Coptic Solidarity  A Christian pastor was arrested in Egypt on the charge of preaching Christ to Muslims. On August 10, Arabic media reported that Islam Dayf, chief prosecutor in al-Minya governorate, ordered the imprisonment of Methat A., 37, who serves as a pastor of a church in the area. He is charged with preaching the [...]

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