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Raymond Ibrahim Reviews Beth Baron’s The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

Middle East Quarterly In 1933, Turkiya Hassan, an orphaned Egyptian, Muslim girl, was beaten by a matron at a Swedish missionary school. School authorities later contended that the “rude and aggressive” 15-year-old was ordered “into a room for private chastisement” at which time the girl “showed fight and seized the cane” from the matron who [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on NewsMax: Mideast Christian Extinction

Earlier today I appeared on NewsMax TV’s “America’s Forum with JD Hayworth” via Skype.  The topic of discussion was the very real threat of Christian extinction in the Middle East. The video follows:  

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Coptic Christian Priest’s Car Set Aflame

On February 17, “unknown persons” set fire to the parked car of Fr. Ayub Yusif, the priest of the Saint George Coptic Catholic Church in the village of Dalga, Minya, Upper Egypt. By the time authorities put out the fire, the car was completely charred (see pictured). Dalga has been the scene of many attacks [...]

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West Misses Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

PJ Media Ongoing reports decrying “anti-Muslim” Buddhists seem to miss the point: this antipathy did not appear out of thin air but rather in response to Islamic aggression—the same Islamic aggression the rest of the world is trying to cope with. A Financial Times editorial titled “Buddhist militancy triggers international concern” opens by describing the [...]

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Egyptian Embassy Blasts Washington Post’s Pro-Islamist Bias

The following hard-hitting letter was written by Mohamed Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, and submitted to the editor of the Washington Post. It reiterates many of the points I have made over the years — including the MSM’s pro-Brotherhood bias, its whitewashing of Boko Haram’s anti-Christian jihad in Nigeria, and even its rationalizations for the Islamic [...]

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Muslim Brotherhood Member Killed While Planting Explosive

In the midst of the ongoing terror attacks in Egypt, a bomb blast occurred in Port Said in the early morning of January 30, killing one person — the Brotherhood member who planted the explosive device: 22-year-old student, Bilal Osama Ibrahim al-’Arabi (pictured above).   The man’s father, also a Brotherhood member, is currently in [...]

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After Meeting with U.S. State Dept., Brotherhood Officially Declares Jihad on Egypt

Connections between U.S. leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood — which is banned as a terrorist organization in many countries — have always been there, for those with eyes to see. And now this. According to the Washington Free Beacon: The Muslim Brotherhood called for “a long, uncompromising jihad” in Egypt just days after a delegation [...]

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Muslim Brotherhood Opens Fire on Christian Church

Coptic Solidarity  Muslim Brotherhood affiliates just launched an attack on yet another Coptic Christian church, the Church of the Angel Raphael on 20th Street in the area of Faisal, Egypt. Today, Sunday, January 25, supporters of the banned terrorist organization opened fire, including with bullets, on the church. Because this incident transpired only hours ago, [...]

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“Inside Every Brotherhood Member is an Islamic State Member”

French Coptic Solidarity A Muslim Brotherhood dissident recently pointed out that “inside every Brotherhood member is an Islamic State member.” This came in response to the recent revelation that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was once in the Muslim Brotherhood. Abdul Jalil al-Sharnubi, a former Brotherhood leader, made his statements during a satellite interview on the Arabic [...]

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Islam’s ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ Routine

PJ Media French Yet one more piece of evidence tying the United States to the Islamic State recently came to light.  In a new video interview, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most authoritative clerics in the Muslim community who has his own program on Al Jazeera and is chairman of the International Union of [...]

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