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Prisoners of their own Narrative

American Thinker, by Richard Butrick Al Azhar is generally regarded as Islam’s most prestigious university and, according to NYT, is Sunni Islam’s leading religious institution. But just what is the position of Al Azhar regarding ISIS? Islamic or un-Islamic? Al Azhar has never come forward and denounced ISIS or the horrors committed by ISIS as [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Caravan to Midnight: Postmodernism and Jihad

On November 20, I appeared on Caravan to Midnight, a subscription video podcast and syndicated radio talk show hosted by John B. Wells.  Because the Skype video interview lasted nearly 90 minutes, a number of interesting but peripheral topics I normally don’t address were discussed, including how postmodern Western culture is a chief enabler of [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Redeemer Broadcasting

I was recently interviewed on Redeemer Broadcasting’s “A Plain Answer,” with Dan Elmendorf. Many topics were discussed in the nearly 30-minute discussion, including the historic rise of Islam, past and present Christian martyrdom, Egypt’s Sisi and the Coptic plight, and a number of Islamic doctrines, including those of abrogation, loyalty and enmity, dhimmi/jizya, and taqiyya. [...]

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Slain Coptic Soldier: Latest Victim of Egypt’s “Military Jihad” on Christians

Coptic Solidarity A familiar scene recently took place in Egypt: yet another Coptic Christian soldier was killed in his (Muslim majority) unit. Bishoy Nata‘i Bushri Kamal, 21, was found dead in his military unit in Cairo under “mysterious circumstances.”  The military told the family that he was found hanging, and thus committed suicide.  However, Sami [...]

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Why Are We Abandoning the Christians?

Jewish Journal By David Suissa In all the self-righteous talk we’ve been hearing about Muslim refugees from Syria, who’s talking about the Christians? Over the past several years, no religious group has been more persecuted throughout the Middle East than the Christians. And yet, hardly a peep. Yes, the Jewish way is not either/or. We’re supposed [...]

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Jeb Bush Lies, Says Bashar Assad ‘Executes’ Christians

PJ Media In a CNN interview this week, presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that only Middle East Christians should be granted refugee status in the U.S. (a point I argued for two months prior to the Paris terrorist attacks which prompted Bush’s statement). In the midst of an otherwise good interview, however, Bush made a bizarre assertion: [...]

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Exposed: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

On full and open display before an apathetic America.

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Al Azhar and ISIS: Cause and Effect

Coptic Solidarity Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, a scholar of Islamic law and graduate of Egypt’s Al Azhar University—regularly touted as the world’s most prestigious Islamic university—recently exposed his alma mater in a televised interview. After being asked why Al Azhar, which is in the habit of denouncing secular thinkers as un-Islamic, refuses to denounce the [...]

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D.C. Refuses to Arm Persecuted Christians Fighting ISIS

In recent months, Mideast Christians have been forming militias to fight the Islamic State (IS) and other jihadi groups in both Iraq and Syria—even as the Obama administration, which arms the “opposition,” refuses to arm them. In Iraq, some of the few remaining Assyrian Christians have formed militias under the name Dwekh Nawsha (literally meaning [...]

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Radio Interview: Raymond Ibrahim on the Paris Jihad and the Western Enemy Within

Yesterday I was interviewed by Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio.  We discussed last Friday’s Paris jihad and the Western enemy within.  Click here to listen to the interview.  

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