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Raymond Ibrahim’s “study diary” where he shares insights derived from his ongoing researches in Islam, including from Arabic and arcane texts.

Syrian Christian Leader: Russia “Really Targeting ISIS,” U.S. Airstrikes Are Just “Window Dressing”

Whatever  Russia’s motives in Syria, one thing is clear: persecuted Syrian Christians favor Russian intervention against the jihadis slaughtering them, while accusing the U.S. and Western allies of only engaging in cosmetic strikes.  Here are the words of a Syrian Christian leader — one well acquainted with the persecution his people are experiencing — concerning [...]

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“Muslims Have the Right to Lie in a Good Cause”—Pakistani President to Reagan

French Ben Carson recently created controversy by warning against the Muslim doctrine of taqiyya, which allows Muslims to deceive non-Muslims.  I already addressed the accuracy of Carson’s statements here, and the media’s attempts to discredit him here. Soon thereafter, Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum, brought an interesting anecdote to my attention. [...]

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Devastated Christian Family: Our Longtime Muslim Friends and Neighbors Killed Our Children

The above 6-minute video is a must-see.  It offers an up close and personal account of what Christian minorities are experiencing at the hands of jihadis and other Muslim “rebels” being supported in the Mideast by the Obama administration. A Christian family from Iraq narrates how their young children were killed and burned alive, “simply [...]

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Turkey’s Jihad on Christian Churches

Note: The following is an excellent article published by the Gatestone Institute and written by Uzay Bulut, a freelance Turkish journalist based in Ankara.  Titled, “Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction,” it closely examines Turkey’s historic and modern antipathy for Christians and their faith: While Eastern Orthodox Christians recently celebrated their Easter holy week, [...]

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Pentagon: Bible and U.S. Founding Documents Promote ‘Sexism’

Here again we see why Western “elites,” including the highest echelons of the U.S. military, are clueless and incapable of acknowledging — much less responding to — Islam: Modern sexism is rooted in the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, according to a Pentagon-approved seminar. In a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management [...]

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‘Devotion to Islam’ — Not Unemployment — Root Cause of Jihad

In light of the State Dept’s recent assertion that economics is what attracts Muslims to join the savage Islamic State, consider the following excerpt from Understanding Terror Networks, by Marc Sageman, a former CIA officer who worked closely with jihadi groups in Afghanistan (emphasis mine): There was a definite shift in degree of devotion to [...]

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Useful Video-Map of Crusades and Jihads

Speaking of the Crusades (as Obama recently did ), Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam has created a nifty video (below) that maps out the location and amount of jihads throughout the centuries versus the location and amount of crusades throughout the centuries.   The sheer volume and ubiquity of [...]

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Islamic State: “Great Reward” for Killing Coptic Christians

The following excerpt from the Islamic State captures well the perverse logic that its many members and even more sympathizers operate on.  It recently appeared in an Islamic State report explaining why the jihadis already did — or soon will — execute 21 Coptic Christian workers abducted in (post-”Arab Spring”) Libya.   The justification begins by positioning [...]

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The Truth about the Crusades

Were the Crusades a reflection of the “terrible deeds [done] in the name of Christ” as U.S. President Obama recently warned, or were they a reflection of something else, namely, centuries of Islamic jihad?  In the following essay, one of the top historians of the Crusades definitively answers the question. Thomas Madden — former Chair [...]

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“How Can Any Man With Good Sense” Overlook the Koran’s Violence?

Portuguese  Bruce Thornton writes another great article today titled “Western Sleepwalkers and the Paris Massacre.” He points out the utter lack of common sense in Western responses to repeated jihadi attacks, which are repeatedly portrayed as aberrations by Western media and leaders.  Towards the end he writes, “Our ancestors for centuries acknowledged the true nature [...]

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