Translating Words, Interpreting Events

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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Islamic State Breaks Another Church Cross

A good before and after photo of St. Ephrem Cathedral — former seat of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese — in Mosul.  To the right is how it stood before the Islamic State took over in July.  To the left is after — with the Cross broken off the cathedral’s dome.

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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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A Dead Caliph vs. the Hydra of Jihad

FrontPage Magazine Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled “caliph” of the Islamic State, injured or dead, as some in the media are eagerly speculating? Better question: does it really matter? For almost a decade now, every time an Islamic jihadi leader is killed, the Western mainstream media exult, portraying the death as a major blow [...]

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The Islamic State’s Gold Dinar

According to Arabic media, the Islamic State recently announced that its new currency will appear in a few weeks and that it will be called the “gold dinar.”   Soon afterwards, the image to the right appeared on several jihadi websites, apparently deliberating over its design.  The Arabic states: “For the sake of the return [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on ‘A Call to Rights’: The Danger ISIS Poses to America

Raymond Ibrahim was recently interviewed on “A Call to Rights Radio Show” with Steve Kates. Topics ranged from the dangers of the Islamic State, history and the Crusades, Christian persecution, and the Obama administration’s policies.  To listen to the nearly one-hour long interview, click here (interview starts around the 9-minute mark) From A Call to Rights website: [...]

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Who Colonized Whom?

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an anonymous American teacher in the Muslim world. Shortly before I left Tripoli a few weeks ago, a co-worker (Marco) took me to Algeria Square, where we sat at an outdoor coffee  shop to discuss the current issues facing the city since the Islamists took [...]

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New Prager University Course: Raymond Ibrahim on Muslim Persecution of Christians

In the newest Prager University course, I discuss Muslim persecution of Christians. From the Prager University website: “The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.” [...]

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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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