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Islamist “Justice”: Slow Painful Death for Christian Mother in Pakistan

Gatestone Institute  Pakistan’s authorities appear to have found a solution to at least one of their problems in the international arena: Aasiya Noreen, or “Asia Bibi,” a 50-year-old Christian woman and mother of five who has been on death row for six years for allegedly insulting Muhammad. Instead of executing Asia Bibi and further advertising [...]

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U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution: Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2015

Gatestone Institute During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities. Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. [...]

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Christian Church Firebombed in Alexandria, Creates ‘State of Panic’

Coptic Solidarity Soon after the end of the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, another Christian church in Egypt came under attack. The Fathers Church on Gamal Abdel Nasser Street in eastern Alexandria was attacked Tuesday, July 21 by unknown assailants—some reports indicate three men—using Molotov cocktails and other homemade bombs which were hurled at the church. Egypt’s [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim Debates ‘Moderate’ and ‘Radical’ Muslims: Is ‘ISIS’ Islamic?

Last week on the Glazov Gang, I debated Isa Hodge, an American convert to Islam (an apparent representative of “moderate Muslims”) and Imam Anjem Choudary of the UK (an apparent representative “radical Muslims”).   The topic under discussion was, “Is the Islamic State Islamic”? The video follows (and here’s a related article I wrote last [...]

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Egypt: Three Christians Accused of Distributing Jesus Pamphlets Arrested for ‘Contempt of Islam’

Coptic Solidarity Three young Christians were arrested last Saturday in Alexandria on charges of “contempt for Islam.” The previous evening, the Christians, reportedly members of the evangelical church, were seen handing out bags of dates to Ramadan fasting Muslims. Some Muslims reported them to authorities, saying that pamphlets containing “the teachings of Christ” were found in the [...]

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When Muslims Turn

I was recently interviewed on the Glazov Gang with Jamie Glazov and Daniel Greenfield. The topic was my recent article, “When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors.” The description of the show and the show itself follow: On this week’s Glazov Gang, two Shillman Fellows from the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Daniel Greenfield and Raymond [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim via Skype: ‘Terrorism in America’

Isik Abla, host of the satellite television show, Embracing New Life, recently interviewed me via Skype on a number of matters dealing with Islam and the West. The nearly 30-minute long video follows:

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When Muslims Betray Non-Muslim Friends and Neighbors

FrontPage Magazine Let believers not take for friends and allies infidels rather than believers: and whoever does this shall have no relationship left with Allah—unless you but guard yourselves against them, taking precautions – Koran 3:28 Days ago, after the Islamic State [IS] entered the Syrian city of Hassakè, prompting a mass exodus of Christians, [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on the Glazov Gang: Islamic Hate for the Christian Cross

Below, Jamie Glazov, host of the Glazov Gang, interviews me about Islamic hatred for the Christian cross, what it signifies, and why the West remains oblivious about Islam:

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‘Incensed’ Muslims Surround Christian Home Accused of Being Turned into Church

Coptic Solidarity Dozens of “incensed” Muslims in Egypt congregated before the house of a Christian on the accusation that was trying to transform his home into a church.  Security arrived in time to disperse angry Muslims before acts of violence were committed. A security source said that clashes between Muslims and Christians were avoided, confirming [...]

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