Pajamas Media During the pope’s recent Mideast visit, the media reported that he has “deep respect for Islam.” That exact phrase appeared in the Associated Press, AFP, BBC, Jerusalem Post, Washington Times, and Al-Jazeera. Yet he said no such thing; instead, he mentioned his “deep respect for the Muslim community.” There’s a world of difference between respecting a religious group and […]
Knowledge is inextricably linked to language. The less accurate words are, the less accurate the knowledge they impart; conversely, the more precise the language, the more precise the knowledge. In the war on terror, to acquire accurate knowledge — which is pivotal to victory — we need to begin with accurate language. Would the free […]
by Tamar Sternthal CAMERA It takes a savvy news consumer and careful reading between the lines to begin to decipher the May 1, 2009 AFP article by Joseph Krauss entitled “Muslim shrines bear witness to Iraq’s Jews.” Even the headline’s meaning is shrouded, and likely to mislead the casual reader. The article begins: Nearly everyone who could […]
by Alakananda Mookerjee Digital Library Consigned to the literary graveyard by many European countries, Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is being widely read by India’s young business school students. What is lumped together in the West, in the same category as The Al Qaeda Reader by Raymond Ibrahim—as a treatise of terror—is being regarded in (some of) the […]
Translation of the original text: From Barbary Wars to Somali Piracy Κατά τη διάρκεια μιας πρόσφατης πειρατείας στη θάλασσα της Σομαλίας, ο Αμερικανός πλοίαρχος Ρίτσαρντ Φίλιπς, είχε κρατηθεί σαν όμηρος από τους πειρατές. Ο Charles Krauthammer, αναλυτής του δικτύου Fox News, κατέληξε με βεβαιότητα στο συμπέρασμα, ότι «τα καλά νέα είναι ότι αυτοί, (οι πειρατές) δεν είναι […]
The “Water” Jihad has a Long Lineage Pajamas Media Translations of this item: Greek During the recent Somali pirate standoff with U.S. forces, when American sea captain Richard Phillips was being held hostage, Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer confidently concluded that “the good news is that these [pirates] are not jihadists. If it’s a jihadist holding a […]
Ibrahim, an Arabic language specialist at the Library of Congress at the time he wrote The Al Qaeda Reader, has compiled a collection of screeds by Al-Qaeda’s top figures, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, that reveal in full the deranged world-view that drives the global Islamist terrorist network.
Ibrahim’s translations are an important contribution to the field. Rather than serve as a middleman, as most analysts do, Ibrahim allows Al-Qaeda to articulate for itself the anti-Semitism, xenophobia, paranoia, anti-modernism, and anarchism that drive its terrorist agenda against the United States and America’s “infidel” allies.
Jihad Watch I recently taped and am watching a documentary, “The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross,” on the History Channel. While it is more or less historically accurate—names, dates, figures—it suffers from two weaknesses, weaknesses that often take center stage whenever Islam is discussed in the West: 1) biases and apologetics on behalf of Islam, […]
Is Obama’s deep bow (with slightly bent knee) to the Saudi king as bad as it seems? The White House, apparently forgetful that we live in the Internet age, where everything is swiftly documented and disseminated— or else thinking it leads a blind nation — insists the president did not bow. He supposedly always bends in half […]
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