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Islamic State Rape: ‘Just Another Form of Warfare’?

FrontPage Magazine In light of the ongoing nightmare that is the Islamic State, Foreign Policy, a magazine somewhat reflective of the establishment, has published an article that once again demonstrates why U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is a disaster: because analysts and policymakers, unable or unwilling to grapple with foreign concepts, opt to [...]

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Willful Blindness to Global Jihad: Raymond Ibrahim on Secure Freedom Radio

Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.   Split into four 10-minute segments, the 40-minute interview follows: PART 1:  How ISIS plays into the bigger picture of global jihad America’s willful blindness to the fact that to defeat an enemy, one must know [...]

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Islamic State Atrocities: Products of ‘Grievances’?

French FrontPage Magazine While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama’s recent assertion that the Islamic State “is not Islamic,” some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignored. Consider the president’s invocation of the “grievances” meme to explain the Islamic State’s success: “At this [...]

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Islamic Rape Gangs: Raymond Ibrahim on the Franklin Raff Show

Franklin Raff interviewed me yesterday on WCGO concerning my recent article on the international proliferation of Islamic rape gangs.  Click here to listen to the 20 minute discussion.

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Raymond Ibrahim on TruNews: The US-Jihad Alliance

Today Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Rick Wiles on TruNews.  The nearly 40 minute interview begins at the 23:30 mark.

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Sharks and Islamists: Equally Misunderstood?

I recently spent some time watching Shark Week on television.  Being fascinated with large predatory fish, I’ve watched many shark programs throughout the years.  And I’ve reached one conclusion: the “liberal” response one is accustomed to when the topic of Islam and Islamists come up—that they are misunderstood, that we need to respect their ways [...]

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Morsi’s Wife Threatens to Expose Hillary Clinton’s ‘Special Relationship’ with Muslim Brotherhood

French The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naïve” and [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim at the Fifth Annual Coptic Solidarity Conference

In late June, Raymond Ibrahim chaired a panel on the Western media at the annual Coptic Solidarity conference held in Capitol Hill, D.C.. His segment follows, starting around the 13:15 mark. Click here for the other panelists’ presentations, including Michael Coren, Erick Stakelbeck, Ryan Mauro, and Raymond Arroyo.

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Sex Jihad: Raymond Ibrahim on HuffPost Live

Raymond Ibrahim recently appeared on Huffington Post’s “Huffpost Live,” discussing the sex jihad in Syria wih host Marc Lamont Hill:

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Raymond Ibrahim Discusses Muslim Persecution of Christians with Michael Coren

In Late June, Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Michael Coren of Sun News inside the Capitol Building, in Washington D.C., where the annual Coptic Solidarity conference was being held (Raymond chaired a panel which included Michael Coren, Erick Stakelbeck, Ryan Mauro, and Raymond Arroyo). The clip follows:

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