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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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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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Shock: The Grand Lesson of the Paris Jihad

Portuguese What is the grand, take away lesson from yesterday’s jihadi/terrorist attack in Paris, that left 129 dead and hundreds injured? Is it a result of the mass influx of Muslim migrants into Europe—including Islamic State operatives? Is it yet another reflection of Islam’s unwavering Rule of Numbers, which holds that, wherever and whenever Muslims [...]

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Newsmax Video: Raymond Ibrahim on Downed Russian Flight and Egypt

Earlier today I was interviewed by JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV.  We discussed the significance of the downed Russian flight over Sinai — including how it ultimately belies ISIS’ weakness vis-a-vis heavy Russian bombardments — and the amorphous nature of Islamist groups in Sisi’s Egypt and elsewhere.  The segment begins right around the 3-minute mark [...]

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Turkey Condemns Russia for Fighting Islam in Syria, Calls on West to Accept ISIS

According to several media, Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, recently condemned Russian military intervention in Syria by saying Vladimir Putin was trying to smother the rise of political Islam in the guise of ISIS, or the Islamic State.  He further urged the world to accept ISIS, reportedly saying: ISIS is a [...]

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Radio Interview: Raymond Ibrahim on the Muslim Migrant Crisis

I was recently interviewed on Rose Unplugged on my article dealing with Muslim migration into Europe, its historic manifestation, including in east Asian nations, and much more. Click here to listen to the 12-minute interview.

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Raymond Ibrahim on Russia’s “Holy War” on ISIS

I was recently interviewed by Erick Stakelbeck on The Blaze TV regarding my article, “Russia Declares Holy War on Islamic State.”  Are Russian claims concerning persecuted Christians sincere or propaganda?  What of Russia’s alliance with Iran?  I respond to these concerns and more in the 7-minute video below:

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Direct Experience: The One Benefit of Accepting Muslim Migrants

If the West cannot learn about Islam from doctrine, history, and ongoing current events, then let it learn from up close and personal contact.

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