PJ Media Today in history, May 18, 1565, one of the most symbolically important military encounters between Islam and Europe began: the Ottoman Turks besieged the tiny island of Malta, in what was then considered the heaviest bombardment any locale had been subjected to. Around the start of the sixteenth century, Muslim pirates from Algiers began to terrorize the Christian … [Read more...]
A Global Pandemic: The Jihadist Rape of Christian Women
Gatestone Institute The global targeting of Christian women for rape and sexual violence appears to be at an all-time high, especially in the Muslim world, according to a new study. Open Doors, a human rights organization that tracks the global persecution of Christians, recently published reports examining the role of gender. One of these, “A Web of Forces: The 2023 … [Read more...]
Is Any ‘One Culture Superior to Others’?
Recently, while apologizing to “indigenous peoples” and denouncing Christians—without the all-important historical context—Pope Francis declared that “Never again can the Christian community allow itself to be infected by the idea that one culture is superior to others...” This—claiming all cultures are equal—is a very dangerous position, not least as it leads to … [Read more...]
Audio: ‘Hate Crimes against Churches’
Yesterday, Fr. Robert McTeigue of the Catholic Current interviewed me on a number of topics. The nearly hour-long audio and its official description follow: We welcome back author and scholar Raymond Ibrahim to discuss the increase in hate crimes committed against Christians around the world. How can so much vandalism and murder be covered up, and what do we now owe the … [Read more...]
What’s Behind Reports of a ‘Rampant Rise’ of Necrophilia in Muslim Nations?
Connections between the disturbing practice of necrophilia and Islam are back in the news. "In a shocking revelation," starts one Apr. 29 report, "parents in Pakistan now guard their dead daughters against rape by putting padlocks to their graves. ... [N]ecrophilia cases are on the rise in the country." Addressing this same phenomenon, another report states: That a woman is … [Read more...]