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How Western Media Enable Islamic Terrorism

FrontPage Magazine As the West experiences a rise in the sort of terror attacks that are endemic to the Islamic world—church attacks, sex-slavery and beheadings—it is only natural that the same mainstream media that habitually conceals such atrocities “over there,” especially against Christians and other minorities under Islam, would also conceal the reality of jihadi [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo

I was recently interviewed on Reel Talk with Audrey Russo.  Topics ranged from Joe Biden and ISIS to Vlad the Impaler and his Islam connection.  Click here to listen to the 25-minute interview.  

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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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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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Obama Terrorism Advisor’s Book Confuses and Distorts

Reading CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein’s book, Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat, published by the Naval Institute Press (2010), one can see why U.S. leadership is far from “understanding the global threat”; why the Obama administration is supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood; and why so many U.S. politicians rose up in condemnation when one obscure pastor threatened to burn [...]

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McCain and the Caliph?

Did Senator John McCain meet with and possibly even support the current leader of the Islamic State known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — who was released from a U.S. detention camp in 2009? Consider the above picture.  Is the man circled in red in a 2009 meeting with McCain and other Islamists, al-Baghdadi? Compare to [...]

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Today in History: The Battle of Tours

Precisely 100 years after the death of Islam’s prophet Muhammad in 632, his Arab followers, after having conquered thousands of miles of lands from Arabia to Spain, found themselves in Gaul, modern day France, facing a hitherto little known people, the Christian Franks. There, around October 10-11, in the year 732, one of history’s most [...]

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Does Obama Need ‘Time’ to Defeat or Forget ISIS?

FrontPage Magazine During U.S. President Obama’s televised speech on his strategies to defeat the Islamic State, he said, “Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL” (a reference to the Islamic State, “ISIS” or “IS”). Now, why is that? First, we know by “cancer” he is not referring to Islamic ideology—since he [...]

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