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‘Muslim Reformers’: Forever Talking the Talk, Never Walking the Walk

FrontPage Magazine Due to its rarity, it’s always notable whenever a top Islamic leader publicly acknowledges the threat of Islamic radicalism and terror.   And yet, such denunciations never seem to go beyond words—and sometimes not even that. Thus, in “An Arab Prince Denounces Islamism,” Daniel Pipes highlights “a remarkable but thus-far unnoticed address on Dec. 5” by [...]

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Al Azhar Refuses to Denounce Islamic State as “Un-Islamic”

Jihad Watch For all its talk about “combatting radicalism,” Al Azhar University—perhaps Sunni Islam’s most authoritative voice—will not even denounce the Islamic State as “un-Islamic.” When pressed on it, an Al Azhar spokesman, Abbas Showman, recently said: “As an official entity, Al Azhar has never in all its history proclaimed anyone or any organization as un-Islamic …. [...]

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The Islamic State’s Gold Dinar

According to Arabic media, the Islamic State recently announced that its new currency will appear in a few weeks and that it will be called the “gold dinar.”   Soon afterwards, the image to the right appeared on several jihadi websites, apparently deliberating over its design.  The Arabic states: “For the sake of the return [...]

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Islamic State Calls for Jihad on Egypt, ‘Targets the Copts’

Coptic Solidarity The Islamic State has called on its followers to take the jihad to Egypt, to the heart of Cairo itself. Abu Mus ‘ab al-Maqdisi, a leader in the Islamic State, said in a statement titled “Advice to Egypt’s Mujahidin [jihadis],” published on websites linked to the “caliphate,” that “It is necessary to take [...]

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“Inside Every Brotherhood Member is an Islamic State Member”

French Coptic Solidarity A Muslim Brotherhood dissident recently pointed out that “inside every Brotherhood member is an Islamic State member.” This came in response to the recent revelation that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was once in the Muslim Brotherhood. Abdul Jalil al-Sharnubi, a former Brotherhood leader, made his statements during a satellite interview on the Arabic [...]

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Islam’s ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ Routine

PJ Media French Yet one more piece of evidence tying the United States to the Islamic State recently came to light.  In a new video interview, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most authoritative clerics in the Muslim community who has his own program on Al Jazeera and is chairman of the International Union of [...]

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America’s “Moderate Syrian Rebels” Are All Islamic Jihadis, Says Saudi Intelligence

Jihad Watch More evidence recently emerged indicating that the Obama administration is using the pretext of fighting one set of Islamic State terrorists in a way to help support another set of Islamic State terrorists—those fighting Syria’s Bashar Assad. Back on September 10, Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels [...]

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Egypt’s Salafi Party Defends Islamic State Terrorists

Coptic Solidarity Further demonstrating its true face, Egypt’s National Salafi Party recently refused to count the Islamic State as a “terrorist” organization, or even that it had misinterpreted Islam. Despite the fact that the Islamic State’s many atrocities are well known—crucifixions, beheadings, massacres, enslavements and rapes—Yousry Hammad, the party’s vice president, said: “I hope that a delegation [...]

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Egypt: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped; Indifferent Police Complain about Muslims Dying in Syria

Coptic Solidarity Another Coptic female was kidnapped by Muslims in Egypt earlier this week. The 20-year-old Christian youth was on her way to St. George Church in Sohag governate during the early morning but never returned, according to her brother during a video interview. The family later received a phone call from a certain “Muhammad” [...]

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New Revelation: ISIS Leader Originally from Muslim Brotherhood

In a new video interview, Shiekh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most respected clerics in the Muslim community and spiritual father of the Muslim Brotherhood, confirmed that the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was once a member of the Brotherhood. But he was always “inclined to be a leader,” so after he [...]

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