Translating Words, Interpreting Events

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’

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 Christianity’s Protestant Reformation as proof that Islam can also reform, many are optimistic. Overlooked by most, however, is that Islam has been reforming.  What is today called “radical Islam” is [...]

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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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Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation’ (Part 2)

PJ Media Click for Part 1 How Christianity and Islam can follow similar patterns of reform but with antithetical results rests in the fact that their scriptures are often antithetical to one another.   This is the key point, and one admittedly unintelligible to postmodern, secular sensibilities, which tend to lump all religious scripture together in [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on the 700 Club: Christians as Persona Non Grata

People worldwide embrace Christianity more than any other religion, and Christians are the most persecuted. Mideast expert Raymond Ibrahim warns on The 700 Club that such persecution happens most often in the Muslim world.

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Christians ‘Most Persecuted Group in World’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, February 2014

Gatestone Institute The most historic and emblematic sign of Muslim persecution of Christians returned in February:  Christians in Raqqa, Syria, under the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which has since consolidated more territory), were given the three classic choices of Islam: 1) convert to Islam or 2) pay jizya [...]

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