Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Islamic State Torches Churches, Takes 200 Christian Hostages, Western Forces Present Do Nothing

In the early hours of Monday, February 23, Islamic State fighters attacked several Christian villages along the Khabur River in north eastern Syria. Four Christians enrolled in the Assyrian militia were killed and one young civilian child.  One Christian woman was raped by the Islamic invaders before being slaughtered.  As many as 200 Christians—including women [...]

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Claimed as Wife by Muslim Man, Christian Woman Flees: Christian Experiences in Pakistan

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world. As I was writing this story, I could not stop comparing and contrasting the life of Eden, a young Christian woman from Pakistan, to the life of my daughter, a young Buddhist woman from Thailand.  They are both [...]

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Pictures: IS Prepares to Burn Caged Kurds

The following picture stills are from a new propaganda video issued by the Islamic State.  It shows several captured Kurdish Peshmerga fighters being humiliated and in cages awaiting their execution by burning — like the Jordanian fighter pilot before them.  It should be noted that burning humans alive, while common throughout Islamic history — see [...]

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Islamic State Poisons Water Stations

The Islamic State has poisoned the water stations of Anbar, Iraq, where it also recently burned another 50 people alive in their cages. According to Tahrir News, several people got very sick though no casualties were reported. It should be noted that the Islamic State earlier threatened to try to poison the water in the [...]

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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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Obama Admin: Poverty ‘Root Cause’ of ISIS Atrocities

Recent assertions by State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf expose how the Obama administration continues to operate under wildly false — if not ludicrous — premises in its approach to combating the Islamic State. During an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, Harf said: We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep [...]

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American Ignorance of Islam Due to American Muslims

Where Muslims are strong, they coerce non-Muslim “infidels” to do their bidding; where they are weak, they plead and play victim in order for non-Muslims to do their bidding. All throughout the Islamic world — and not just under the Islamic State — non-Muslim religious freedom and freedom of speech  are openly banned, from building [...]

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Coptic Christian Mother ‘Thanks’ ISIS Slaughterers of Son

The mother of Kyrillos (Cyrus), one of the 21 Coptic Christians recently butchered by the Islamic State in Libya, said in a recent interview that she forgives the Muslim murderers of her son — since he is now “with his Lord” — and prays that they see the light and turn from evil. Said the [...]

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Living and Dying by the Sword of Jihad

PJ Media  In a move reminiscent of “ancient history,” Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall”—a combined fence and ditch—to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq: Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors. [...]

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Saudi Arabia: Beheading Bible Smugglers?

As is—or should be—well known by now, wherever Islam has sway, the advertisement of any other faith or creed becomes forbidden, for fear of “completion.”  Accordingly, reports indicate that close U.S. friend-and-ally Saudi Arabia—the birthplace of Islam where not one single church is allowed to exist—has now decreed the death penalty for anyone caught trying [...]

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