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Raymond Ibrahim on the Denice Gary Pandol Show

I was interviewed last week on The Denice Gary Pandol Show, discussing Islamic ideologies, historical jihad, ISIS, Muslim persecution of Christians, and more. The 30-minute interview can be heard by clicking here. It begins around the 27:25 mark.

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Raymond Ibrahim on TruNews with Rick Wiles

Last week I was interviewed by Rick Wiles on TruNews. Topics dealt with the Islamic State, Christian persecution, and the Obama administration. The interview can be heard below; it starts around the 9:30 mark:

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A Dead Caliph vs. the Hydra of Jihad

FrontPage Magazine Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled “caliph” of the Islamic State, injured or dead, as some in the media are eagerly speculating? Better question: does it really matter? For almost a decade now, every time an Islamic jihadi leader is killed, the Western mainstream media exult, portraying the death as a major blow [...]

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Who Colonized Whom?

Editor’s note: The following account was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by an anonymous American teacher in the Muslim world. Shortly before I left Tripoli a few weeks ago, a co-worker (Marco) took me to Algeria Square, where we sat at an outdoor coffee  shop to discuss the current issues facing the city since the Islamists took [...]

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Exposed: Decade-Old Plan to Create Islamic State—and Obama Helped

FrontPage Magazine Although the birth of the Islamic state and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The [...]

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Islam and the Mafia: ‘Making An Offer You Can’t Refuse’

FrontPage Magazine Editor’s note: The following is Part Three of a three-part series examining the many parallels between Islam and the mafia following Bill Maher’s recent exclamation that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the [...]

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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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Islam: Victors Vanquishing Victims

Editor’s note:  The following book review of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians was written by Terry Scambray for the New Oxford Review (October, 2014 issue).   Throughout the Muslim world, from Morocco to Nigeria to Indonesia — and even occasionally in Western Europe and North America — Christians are being harassed, tortured, and murdered. Reuters reported in January [...]

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Loyalty and Enmity: Parallels between Islam and the Mafia

FrontPage Magazine Editor’s note: The following is Part Two of a three-part series examining the many parallels between Islam and the mafia following Bill Maher’s recent exclamation that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write [...]

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The Islamic State and Islam

PJ Media What relationship does the Islamic State have to Islam? “Absolutely nothing” is the answer almost every Western politician gives.   For example, U.S. President Obama adamantly stated in a televised speech that the Islamic State “is not Islamic.” This begs the question: How does one determine what is—and is not—Islamic? The traditional answer, the [...]

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