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A Dead Caliph vs. the Hydra of Jihad

FrontPage Magazine Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled “caliph” of the Islamic State, injured or dead, as some in the media are eagerly speculating? Better question: does it really matter? For almost a decade now, every time an Islamic jihadi leader is killed, the Western mainstream media exult, portraying the death as a major blow [...]

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Exposed: Decade-Old Plan to Create Islamic State—and Obama Helped

FrontPage Magazine Although the birth of the Islamic state and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The [...]

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America’s “Moderate Syrian Rebels” Are All Islamic Jihadis, Says Saudi Intelligence

Jihad Watch More evidence recently emerged indicating that the Obama administration is using the pretext of fighting one set of Islamic State terrorists in a way to help support another set of Islamic State terrorists—those fighting Syria’s Bashar Assad. Back on September 10, Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels [...]

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Does Obama Need ‘Time’ to Defeat or Forget ISIS?

FrontPage Magazine During U.S. President Obama’s televised speech on his strategies to defeat the Islamic State, he said, “Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL” (a reference to the Islamic State, “ISIS” or “IS”). Now, why is that? First, we know by “cancer” he is not referring to Islamic ideology—since he [...]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Rino Hour of Power

Yesterday I was interviewed on a number of topics dealing with the Middle East on “The Rino Hour of Power with host Rick Moran.” The 40-minute interview follows: Check Out Politics Conservative Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Rick Moran on BlogTalkRadio

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Morsi’s Wife Threatens to Expose Hillary Clinton’s ‘Special Relationship’ with Muslim Brotherhood

French The wife of former Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi is the latest Muslim Brotherhood “insider” to threaten to expose the special relationship between Morsi and the Obama administration—a relationship the latter insists never existed. Nagla Mahmoud, Morsi’s wife, is reportedly angry at some statements recently made by Hillary Clinton, including that Morsi was “naïve” and [...]

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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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Raymond Ibrahim Discusses Christian Persecution with Ex-Muslim Woman

Raymond Ibrahim recently appeared on “Embracing New Life,” a satellite television show hosted by Isik Abla, a former Muslim woman who fled Turkey and Islam and converted to Christianity.  Ibrahim’s book, Crucified Again, and the phenomenon of Muslim persecution of Christians were the primary topics of discussion in the half-hour episode:

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Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it. That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all [...]

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U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution: Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2014

Gatestone Institute Danish Human rights organization Open Doors published its 2014 World Watch List in January, highlighting and ranking the top 50 nations that persecute Christians.  The overwhelming majority of countries making the list—and nine of the top ten worst offenders—are Muslim, and include nations from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) and its contenders [...]

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