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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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Décapitation des Infidèles: Comment Allah “Guérit les Coeurs des Croyants”

Par Raymond Ibrahim, le 11 septembre, 2014 Pour comprendre pourquoi l’État Islamique ne se limite pas qu’à décapiter leur captifs “infidèles”, mais aussi mutile et se moque de leurs cadavres – avec des rires sadiques – il suffit de se tourner vers le coran et les actes du prophète islamique Mahomet. Le coran exhorte les [...]

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L’État Islamique a créé un jeu vidéo pour inspirer et former des djihadistes; les caractères crient “Allahu Akbar” en décapitant leurs adversaires

Selon les médias arabes, l’attaché de presse de l’État Islamique vient d’annoncer que l”État Islamique a créé un nouveau jeu vidéo où les joueurs sont des djihadistes qui luttent contre les forces irakiennes et américaines. Parmi d’autres choses, le but du jeu est  “d’élever le moral des moudjahidine et de former des jeunes enfants et [...]

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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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