Translating Words, Interpreting Events

The Double-Edged Sword of Jihad

Islamic nations are again learning that the jihad is a volatile instrument of war that can easily backfire on those who preach it; that “holy war” is hardly limited to fighting and subjugating “infidels”—whether the West in general, Israel in particular, or the millions of non-Muslim minorities under Islam—but can also be used to fight [...]

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Crucifix-less Nuns Indirectly Confirm Islamic Hostility for Christians

Now that the group of Syrian nuns held captive for three months by jihadi forces have been released (in exchange for prisoners held by the Syrian government), they have confirmed  that “they did not feel comfortable wearing their crosses and crucifixes.” Indeed, back on February 18, I discussed how pictures of the nuns showed no pectoral [...]

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Terrorist Org. Ansar Bayt al-Muqadas Receives ‘Major Blow’ from Egyptian Forces

Coptic Solidarity Abu ‘Ubaida, a leader of Ansar Bayt al-Muqadas, the most recent terrorist organization to plague post-Muslim Brotherhood Egypt, was killed yesterday by Egyptian forces. According to Egyptian Maj. Gen. Muhammad Nour al-Din, ‘Ubaida was the regional director of the terrorist organization in Egypt, and was directly involved in the planning and implementation of [...]

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Erdogan ‘Ready to Withdraw from Political Life’?

Coptic Solidarity Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current Prime Minister of Turkey, said he would “withdraw from political life” if his Justice and Development party failed to win majority seats in Turkey’s upcoming elections scheduled to be held  on March 30. On March 6 he told reporters, “If my party does not achieve first place in the [...]

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Syria: Christian Mother Describes Slaughter and ‘Cross Stabbing’ of Son

Back on January 17 and based on Arabic media,  I exposed the graphic attack on Fadi, a Christian man in Syria, who, after he was spotted wearing a cross around his neck — and thus exposed as a Christian — was beheaded by U.S.-supported “freedom fighters” and stabbed with said crucifix. According to the original report, [...]

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Islamic Jihad and the Doctrine of Abrogation

While other scriptures contain contradictions, the Koran is the only holy book whose commentators have evolved a doctrine to account for the very visible shifts which occur from one injunction to another. No careful reader will remain unaware of the many contradictory verses in the Koran, most specifically the way in which peaceful and tolerant [...]

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The Past and the Future

Last November Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Egyptian reporter Sherif Awad.  The interview appeared in several Egyptian magazines and websites, as well as American ones, such as the Westchester Guardian.  The interview follows: Awad: Can you tell us about your family and their profession and how and why they decided to migrate to the US? [...]

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Open Season on Christians in Libya

It’s open season on Coptic Christians in Libya. A few days after seven Copts were identified as Christians, pulled out of their homes by “unknown gunmen” and taken out and executed in Jarutha, some 20 miles west of Benghazi (see here for graphic pictures), Egyptian Copts are still being singled out and killed. This comes [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on CBN News

In the following CBN News interview, I discusses the increasingly worsening plight of Christians under Islam, the Obama administration’s role, and much more:

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Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group?

Why are Christians, as a new Pew report documents, the most persecuted religious group in the world?  And why is their persecution occurring primarily throughout the Islamic world?  (In the category on “Countries with Very High Government Restrictions on Religion,” Pew lists 24 countries—20 of which are Islamic and precisely where the overwhelming majority of [...]

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