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Sheikh Hassan

Egypt: Islamists vs. Copts

As Egypt’s presidential elections come to a close, with the Brotherhood claiming presidential victory, the future of Egypt’s indigenous Christians, the Copts, looks bleak.

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Egypt: Mosque “Prayer Leader” Stabs Nephew to Death

by Raymond Ibrahim  •  Jun 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch According to Egypt’s Al Dostor, earlier this month in Tanta, Egypt, an imam of a mosque—a prayer leader and model of Muslim piety—slaughtered his own nephew with a knife because the latter refused to marry the imam’s daughter. Along with the nephew, a [...]

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Morsi Celebrates

Egyptian Election: Islamist Victory or Deceptive Strategy?

Has anyone stopped to ask where the headlines “Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt’s Presidential Election!” originate? They come, of course, straight from the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies—particularly the Qatar-based Islamist propaganda machine, Al Jazeera—and were then unquestioningly picked up and spread like wildfire by the Western mainstream media and talking-heads.

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Front page of Iran's Ettela'at in 1979

Parallel Betrayals: Iranian Revolution and Arab Spring

Many are the lessons to be learned between the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the current revolutions of the Arab world. Consider the issue of the hijab, the female “veil”—the proliferation of which, according to one former Islamistand associate of al-Qaeda’s Ayman Zawahiri, is associated with a Muslim society’s downward spiral into oppression and terror.

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Islamic Terror vs. Norway Massacre: Chicken or Egg?

Ever since last year’s Norway massacre, when Anders Breivik killed some 70 people, the relativists and Muslim apologists of the world felt exonerated: for here at last, thought they, was proof positive that terrorism had nothing to do with Islamic teachings per se. If Christianity cannot be blamed for Breivik, why blame Islam for al-Qaeda?

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Sheikh Ali Wanis

Salafi Sex Scandals

heikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party—the Salafi party which preaches a return to early Islam based on Muhammad’s practices—was recently caught in a “compromising position” with a female other than his legal spouse(s). According to official reports, police found a parked car on a dark farm road and went to investigate.

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Joel Shrum and Jeremiah Small

A Tale of Two American Martyrs

Apologists for Islamic persecution of Christians regularly argue that the animosity is not driven by religion, but rather a “sectarian” divide, by any number of “indigenous” factors—poverty, intertribal conflicts, political machinations, etc. Other times, persecuted Christians are portrayed as Zionist agents and rapists, spies and traitors—anything other than people killed for their Christian faith.

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Hagia Sophia

Greatest Church Soon To Be Mega Mosque?

Ostensibly dealing with a building, a recent report demonstrates how Turkey’s populace—once deemed the most secular and liberal in the Muslim world—is reverting to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of Islam’s glory days of jihad and conquest.

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Egyptian “Honor”: Brothers Butcher Mother, Sister, and Aunt

According to the June 5 edition of Youm7, two brothers in a village in Assuit, Egypt, slaughtered their mother, sister, and aunt, “after discovering their sister’s actions were contrary to morality.”

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A convert to Christianity

More on Slaughtered Convert to Christianity

just received an email from the editor of a large website, who posted my story from yesterday about theslaughtered apostate. He writes:

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