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“Muslims Have the Right to Lie in a Good Cause”—Paki President to Reagan

Ben Carson recently created controversy by warning against the Muslim doctrine of taqiyya, which allows Muslims to deceive non-Muslims.  I already addressed the accuracy of Carson’s statements here, and the media’s attempts to discredit him here. Soon thereafter, Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum, brought an interesting anecdote to my attention. Back [...]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim Talks Islam and Christianity at North American Lutheran Church

On August 11 in Dallas, I delivered an hour-long talk as part of the North American Lutheran Church’s “Braaten/Benne Lectures in Theology.” The title of my presentation was “Muslim Persecution of Christian Martyrs: Past and Present.”  Topics discussed include Islamic doctrine concerning Christianity; Islamic history as a manifestation of said Islamic doctrine; and, continuity — [...]

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Devastated Christian Family: Our Longtime Muslim Friends and Neighbors Killed Our Children

The above 6-minute video is a must-see.  It offers an up close and personal account of what Christian minorities are experiencing at the hands of jihadis and other Muslim “rebels” being supported in the Mideast by the Obama administration. A Christian family from Iraq narrates how their young children were killed and burned alive, “simply [...]

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Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

American Thinker By Matthew Vadum Was last week’s massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist [...]

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Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State

While Obama sides with the jihad, or “freedom fighters”…

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Turkey: Armenian Neighborhoods Must be Turned into “Cemeteries”

Coptic Solidarity  Turkey’s Muslims recently invaded with violent intent a number of Armenian (Christian) neighborhoods in Istanbul. “These districts must be turned into Armenian and Kurdish cemeteries,” chanted the angry Turks who support the Erdogan government. This came in response to ongoing clashes between Turkish authorities and the Kurdish Worker’s Party in the east and [...]

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Oregon Massacre: Singling Out Christians for Murder Is Standard Practice among Islamic Jihadis

Today, an Oregon gunman curiously singled out Christians during rampage: A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then [...]

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Muslim History vs Western Fantasy: The ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Context

Those who forget or ignore history are destined to be conquered by those who remember and praise it

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Humility and Hubris

Which better describes Pope Francis?

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Tanzania: Six Churches Torched in One Week

Over the course of last week, six Christian churches were burned down in northwest Tanzania. On September 23, the Living Waters International Church, Buyekera Pentecostal Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Assemblies of God Tanzania Church — three churches in total — were burned down. Three days later, on September 26, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitundu [...]

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