Apologists often try to explain away Islamic terrorism as a byproduct of something else. The usual argument is that, because Muslims are politically, socially, or militarily weak—the archetypal example often given is Israel vis-à-vis the Palestinians—they have no choice but to resort to terror to strike at their stronger adversaries.
We all remember the international uproar that erupted when, during a clash between police and protesters in Egypt, the former beat and partially stripped to her bra a female protester (subsequently known as the “Blue Bra Woman”).
by Raymond Ibrahim • Mar 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Sheikh Yassir al-Burhami, an influential leader in Egypt’s Salafi party—which won some 25% of the nation’s votes, second only to the Muslim Brotherhood—just issued a fatwa banning any participation in Mother’s Day, which is celebrated March 21st in Egypt. According to Ahl Al-Quran, […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Mar 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Yesterday at a conference, Dr. Abd al-Mun’im Abu al-Futuh—the most popular presidential candidate in Egypt and a leading Muslim Brotherhood figure—declared that “Islam must be upheld and Sharia must be applied; nor shall we permit the methods of the former regime—imprisoning our sons […]
by Ahmad al-Baghdadi (translated and introduced by Raymond Ibrahim) Originally published by the Stonegate Institute Translations of this item: Hebrew Spanish Provided they can be objective, members of a civilization are often best placed to critique that civilization. Accordingly, the following article, which recently made the rounds on various Arabicwebsites, is a good example of honest criticism […]
Translations of this item: Dutch According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait, where a parliament member […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Mar 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch According to today’s edition of Egypt’s Al-Wafd, a popular political website, the latest candidate for the Egyptian presidency, Muhammad Muhammad Musa, claims he is the hidden Mahdi — a savior figure in Islamic eschatology. After exiting from the Supreme Council for Elections, Musa […]
Perhaps you have heard of taqiyya, the Muslim doctrine that allows lying in certain circumstances, primarily when Muslim minorities live under infidel authority. Now meet tawriya, a doctrine that allows lying in virtuallyall circumstances—including to fellow Muslims and by swearing to Allah—provided the liar is creative enough to articulate his deceit in a way that is true to him.
by Raymond Ibrahim • Feb 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch This picture has appeared on several Arabic websites. Based on the caption that accompanies it, these dogs appear to be victims of the teargas the Egyptian military has been using against protesters. The caption reads: “Stray dogs passed out all over the streets from […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Feb 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch In a recent TV interview, Hazim Abu Ismail, a candidate for Egypt’s presidency with affiliations to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, made clear that the hijab, or veil for women, would be enforced under his leadership. More importantly, along the way […]