Translating Words, Interpreting Events

The New York Times Defends Al-Qaeda

Gatestone Institute Why are some of the biggest Western mainstream media outlets—especially the New York Times (NYT)—often apologetic, not only for radical Islamists, but for al-Qaeda, an organization responsible for, among other atrocities, killing nearly 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001? A recent NYT report titled “Abduction of Girls an Act Not Even Al Qaeda [...]

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Jihadis Display ‘Power of Islam’ on Donkey Victims

French Very graphic videos recently appeared on Arabic-language media portraying Islamic jihadis in Syria slaughtering donkeys in order to consume them. The main point made by some of these websites is that the jihadis are hypocrites for (again) violating Islamic law, which bans the eating of domesticated donkeys. In the words of a fatwa, or [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on CBN News: Christian Woman Facing Execution ‘Tip of Iceberg’

On June 6, Raymond Ibrahim appeared on CBN News discussing the plight of Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim — a wife and mother on death row for refusing to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.

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Sudan Mother’s Case ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ on Islamic Persecution

CBN News Slovak Evidence has again emerged indicting that if Western mainstream media actually reported more on the sufferings of Christians throughout the Islamic world, their lot would likely improve. Meriam Ibrahim, a woman who is imprisoned in Sudan and sentenced to death on the charge that she apostatized from Islam and converted to Christianity—and [...]

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Muslim Brotherhood Threatens EU Not to Recognize Egypt’s New President

The Muslim Brotherhood international wing has reportedly sent a threatening note to several European Union states—including Britain, France, and Germany—demanding that they not recognize Abdel Fateh al-Sisi’s landslide presidential victory in Egypt. An excerpt from the statement follows: There is no legitimacy to a regime that has been rejected by its people, and based on [...]

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Kidnapped, Raped, and Forced to Flee: Christian Experiences in Pakistan

Editor’s note: The following account was written for by an American teacher in the Muslim world. During my recent trip to Thailand, I attended service in a Church where many members of its congregation are Pakistani Christians who have fled religious persecution in their home country. After the service, I was introduced to a [...]

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Islamic Fatwa: Husbands Should Abandon Wives to Rapists in Self-Interest

Arabic French Spanish  Islam permits Muslim husbands to abandon their wives to rapists in order to save their own lives—so says Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, vice president of Egypt’s Salafi party, the nation’s premiere Islamist party since the Muslim Brotherhood was banned. Burhami’s fatwa, or Islamic decree, is not altogether surprising. Earlier the Salafi sheikh said [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim Discusses Christian Persecution with Ex-Muslim Woman

Raymond Ibrahim recently appeared on “Embracing New Life,” a satellite television show hosted by Isik Abla, a former Muslim woman who fled Turkey and Islam and converted to Christianity.  Ibrahim’s book, Crucified Again, and the phenomenon of Muslim persecution of Christians were the primary topics of discussion in the half-hour episode:

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An American’s Experience with Islamic Apostasy

Editor’s note: The following was written for by an anonymous American teacher living in the Muslim world At a recent dinner party, the death sentence of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim for the crime of apostasy by a Sudanese Islamic court came up as a topic of discussion.  Not surprisingly, the progressive elements of the group [...]

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The New York Times’ Propaganda War on Egypt

A recent New York Times article exemplifies why the Times simply cannot be trusted.  Written by one David Kirkpatrick and titled “Vow of Freedom of Religion Goes Unkept in Egypt,” the article disingenuously interprets general truths in an effort to validate its thesis. Much of this is done by omitting relevant facts that provide needed [...]

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