Translating Words, Interpreting Events

Why Christian Persecution Is Islam’s Achilles’ Heel

FrontPage Magazine Which of the following three headlines is most difficult for the media—including the usual array of liberal pundits, apologists, academics, and politicians—to whitewash or rationalize away?  Which most exposes Islam’s inherent intolerance? A)    “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims fire rockets into Israel B)   “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims riot and commit acts of violence in [...]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on the Jihad Against Christians in the Middle East

On October 12 in Washington D.C., I chaired a roundtable panel discussion at the fifth annual conference of ASMEA (Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa), titled “Persecution, Resistance and Flight: Christian Communities in the Modern Middle East.”  To view my 10-minute introduction and summary of the situation on YouTube, click here. [...]

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“Obey The Prophet, Even If He Tells You To Kill!” – Top Islamic Leader, Yusuf Qaradawi

Originally published on Gatestone Institute Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi—one of the most influential Islamic clerics in the world, author of over 100 books on Muslim doctrine, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood—maintains that Muslims must obey the commands of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, even unto murder.  This would [...]

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Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

Originally published on Gatestone Institute Recently on Egyptian TV, Dr. Abdullah Badr, an Al Azhar graduate and professor of Islamic exegesis, proclaimed that a new day has arrived, when there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its draconian punishments. [...]

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The Jihad on Egypt’s Pharaonic Antiquities

Published on Jihad Watch While Islamic hate for idols is a well documented phenomenon—permeating both the whole of Islamic doctrine and history—the “Arab Spring” has given greater rise to this hate, as it has to all uniquely Islamic phenomena. Soon after Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Morsi became president of Egypt, calls to demolish the Great Pyramids—long seen [...]

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Egypt’s Government and Media Conspire against Christian Copts

Published by Gatestone Institute From top to bottom, from the Muslim Brotherhood president to the Muslim Brotherhood-monitored media, the lies concerning Egypt’s Christian minority—whether presidential lies that claim they are cared for, or whether media lies demonizing them—continue unabated.  Some recent examples follow: After two Christian boys were earlier arrested for allegedly blaspheming a Quran [...]

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Muslim Cleric Condemns Christianity for Teaching Gender Equality

A recent talk show on the Egyptian station Al Hafiz partially explains why it is that Islam’s clerics are staunchly against discussing Christian or biblical teachings in Egyptian schoolrooms—even as the teaching of the Quran is mandatory, for both Muslim and Christian students.  Discussing Christianity’s teachings concerning women, one of the guests, a sheikh dressed [...]

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Did the Muslim Brotherhood Really Win Egypt’s Presidency?

The one and only positive point that every Western commentator, beginning with Barrack Hussein Obama, have pointed to regarding the victory of an Islamist president in Egypt, is that it was done through democracy—through elections, fair and square.  It was the “will of the people,” and so must be respected. Yet, even that, too, is [...]

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The Rape and Murder of Pakistan’s Christian Children

The West sighed in relief when Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian girl arrested in Pakistan on August 16 for allegedly burning pages of the Quran, was finally released.  Yet the West remains clueless concerning the graphic abuses—including rape and murder—Christian children in Pakistan routinely suffer, simply for being Christian.  Consider two stories alone, both of [...]

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Muhammad, the Sexual Superman

Indonesian  Apparently the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, was something of a sexual superman—indeed, possessing the sexual appetite and potency of 4,000 mortal men. According to Islam’s most trusted and traditional sources, the story is as follows: Muhammad used to visit and have sex with his nine wives in a single hour (other accounts indicate 11 [...]

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