Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Christians ‘Losing Everything’ to Islam

Gatestone Institute “I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things”—Philippians 3:8 When St. Paul wrote the above in his letter to the Christians of Philippi, he and the early church were being persecuted (Paul was eventually executed in Rome).  [...]

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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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Islamic State Calls for Jihad on Egypt, ‘Targets the Copts’

Coptic Solidarity The Islamic State has called on its followers to take the jihad to Egypt, to the heart of Cairo itself. Abu Mus ‘ab al-Maqdisi, a leader in the Islamic State, said in a statement titled “Advice to Egypt’s Mujahidin [jihadis],” published on websites linked to the “caliphate,” that “It is necessary to take [...]

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‘We Need Your Head’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2014

Gatestone Institute The purge of ancient Christian communities throughout Iraq that started in June culminated in a show of great intolerance in July. Among other things, a Christian church that had stood on the ground of Iraq for 1,800 years—a church that was erected less than 200 year after Christ—was reportedly torched by the Islamic [...]

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“Inside Every Brotherhood Member is an Islamic State Member”

French Coptic Solidarity A Muslim Brotherhood dissident recently pointed out that “inside every Brotherhood member is an Islamic State member.” This came in response to the recent revelation that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was once in the Muslim Brotherhood. Abdul Jalil al-Sharnubi, a former Brotherhood leader, made his statements during a satellite interview on the Arabic [...]

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ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity: Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2014

Gatestone Institute  During the Islamic State’s June invasion and consolidation of Mosul, Iraq–where Christians have been present since the first century—numerous atrocities against them were committed.  Accordingly, the region is now reportedly empty of Christian presence. Among other things, the Islamic State reinstituted the collection of jizya, the tribute conquered Christians (and Jews) were historically [...]

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Islam and the Mafia: ‘Making An Offer You Can’t Refuse’

FrontPage Magazine Editor’s note: The following is Part Three of a three-part series examining the many parallels between Islam and the mafia following Bill Maher’s recent exclamation that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the [...]

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Islam’s ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ Routine

PJ Media French Yet one more piece of evidence tying the United States to the Islamic State recently came to light.  In a new video interview, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most authoritative clerics in the Muslim community who has his own program on Al Jazeera and is chairman of the International Union of [...]

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America’s “Moderate Syrian Rebels” Are All Islamic Jihadis, Says Saudi Intelligence

Jihad Watch More evidence recently emerged indicating that the Obama administration is using the pretext of fighting one set of Islamic State terrorists in a way to help support another set of Islamic State terrorists—those fighting Syria’s Bashar Assad. Back on September 10, Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels [...]

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Egypt’s Salafi Party Defends Islamic State Terrorists

Coptic Solidarity Further demonstrating its true face, Egypt’s National Salafi Party recently refused to count the Islamic State as a “terrorist” organization, or even that it had misinterpreted Islam. Despite the fact that the Islamic State’s many atrocities are well known—crucifixions, beheadings, massacres, enslavements and rapes—Yousry Hammad, the party’s vice president, said: “I hope that a delegation [...]

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