Translating Words, Interpreting Events

The Watchman: Jihadists On The March

Recently I appeared on Erick Stakelbeck’s program, The Watchman. The description and video follow: On this week’s edition of The Watchman, we sit down with Middle East experts Raymond Ibrahim and Tawfik Hamid to discuss the latest developments with the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Iran and what can be done to counter the [...]

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Islamic Law Exonerates a Murderous Rapist Father

Editor’s note: The following was written for by an anonymous American teacher living in the Muslim world I first heard of Little Lama’s tragedy in February 2013 while teaching in Saudi Arabia.  Her story still fills me with sadness because of the evil some men can inflict on others, and anger due to the [...]

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Jihadi Rhetoric: Tiresome but Deadly

I just spent the better part of the day reading and listening to sermons by the leaders and jihadis of the new “caliphate” in Mesopotamia, the Islamic State (formerly “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”). I did so in the vain hopes of learning something “new.” But it was absolute déjà vu—taking me back to [...]

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Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: All Educated Women Are “Unoriginal and Common”

Coptic Solidarity In order to expose the Islamist and Salafi mindset, Egyptian journalists continue posting and commenting on the assertions and observations made by the various clerics during former President Morsi’s one year reign and earlier, when the “radicals” felt especially free to speak their mind. One of these, Sheikh Yusuf al-Huwaini—who earlier justified buying and [...]

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What an Islamic Caliphate Would Mean for the West

I was recently interviewed by CBN News’ George Thomas on the rise of the Islamic State, its aspirations for caliphate, and what all that means for free peoples around the world:

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Are Muslims Idolaters?

Editor’s note: The following was written for by an anonymous American teacher living in the Muslim world While living as a Christian in the Islamic world, one should expect the occasional conversation with  a local Muslim regarding Christianity being a religion of idolaters, and as a result of our idolatry, Jesus would be more [...]

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Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

French A recent Gulf News report sheds some light on how and why the United States helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies to power, followed by all the subsequent chaos and atrocities in the Mideast region. Large portions of the report follow with my commentary interspersed for added context: Dubai: For the past decade, two successive [...]

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Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

Originally published by CNN The world heard of the plight of a Sudanese Christian wife and mother who, while eight months pregnant, was arrested and sentenced to public flogging followed by execution. Her crime? An Islamic court in Khartoum found her guilty of apostasy, that is, leaving Islam and converting to Christianity. It’s a crime punishable [...]

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Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation’

Editor’s note: The following article originally appeared in two parts but is being published again as one article due to some confusions prompted by its original appearance as two parts. French In order to prevent a clash of civilizations, or worse, Islam must reform.   This is the contention of many Western peoples.  And, pointing to [...]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim Discusses ‘Islam’s Protestant Reformation’ on Sun News

I recently appeared on Byline with Brian Lilley discussing my recent article, “Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation.’”

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