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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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Egyptian President Sisi “Has Not Done a Single Thing” About Radicalism

Coptic Solidarity To many Egyptians fed up with the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the most appealing aspects of President Sisi has been his outspokenness concerning the need for a more modern, moderate Islam.  Yet what has he done to realize this goal since becoming president?  “Absolutely nothing,” says one prominent Egyptian journalist, Ibrahim Eissa.  Speaking [...]

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Ten Ways the Mafia and Islam are Similar

Note: The following article was published on PJ Media where it is supplemented with clips from various mafia-related movies like The Godfather to help demonstrate the ten similarities.  Portions of this article were earlier serialized on FrontPage Magazine.  During a debate on HBO’s Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the [...]

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The Koran and Eternal War

Originally published by VIE News recently emerged that Russia was banning key Islamic scriptures—including Sahih Bukhari—on the charge that they promote “exclusivity [supremacism] of one of the world’s religions,” namely Islam; or, in the words of a senior assistant to the prosecutor of Tatarstan Ruslan Galliev, “a militant Islam” which “arouses ethnic, religious enmity.” If [...]

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Is Russia Banning Islam?

FrontPage Magazine Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the “radicalization” of Muslims within its border. Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia is banning the Islamic hijab—the headdress Islamic law requires Muslim women to wear—and, perhaps even more decisively, key Islamic scriptures, on the charge that they incite terrorism. In the words [...]

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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 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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