Translating Words, Interpreting Events

‘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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

“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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 6 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Islam: Victors Vanquishing Victims

Editor’s note:  The following book review of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians was written by Terry Scambray for the New Oxford Review (October, 2014 issue).   Throughout the Muslim world, from Morocco to Nigeria to Indonesia — and even occasionally in Western Europe and North America — Christians are being harassed, tortured, and murdered. Reuters reported in January [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Loyalty and Enmity: Parallels between Islam and the Mafia

FrontPage Magazine Editor’s note: The following is Part Two 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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

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 [...]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }