“Clean Our Excrement Every Day or Die”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2017

Gatestone Institute A document drafted by members of the global Christian community convening at the 3rd International Christian Forum held in Moscow, detailed how over the past 10 years the Middle East’s Christian population has shrunk by 80 percent and warned that unless current trends are reversed Christianity “will vanish” from its ancient homelands in a […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on Global Terrorism and Iranian Protests

Last week I was interviewed twice on Ave Maria Radio, with Al Kresta.   During the first discussion we explored some of the biggest stories of terrorism and the position of ISIS in 2017 (click here); in the second interview, we focused on the situation in Iran (click here).  Both interviews are about 15 minutes each.

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Ancient Egyptian Monastery Closed and Christmas Canceled

Coptic Solidarity Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Coptic Orthodox calendar.   The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to […]

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When and Why the West Began to ‘Demonize’ Muhammad

PJ Media To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood.  Unfortunately, not only do all discussions on the conflict between Islam and the West tend to be limited to the modern era, but when the past, the origins, are alluded to, the antithesis of reality is proffered: we hear that the West—itself an […]

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Christians ‘Slaughtered Like Chicken’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2017  

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Luc Ravel, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg “went against the grain of Church leaders in France who have largely remained politically correct,” says a report, because he criticized “the demographic shift in France, saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread ‘promotion’ […]

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The Jihad on Sufism

FrontPage Magazine On Friday, November 24, some 30 gunmen carrying the Islamic State flag bombed and stormed a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai, about 125 miles northeast of Cairo.  They managed to massacre at least 305 people, 27 of whom were children.  “The scene was horrific,” said Ibrahim Sheteewi, an eyewitness. “The bodies were […]

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Luther, Islam, and the Lies that Cripple

FrontPage Magazine In “Islam’s Expansion Across Europe: Not Martin Luther’s Fault,” one Paul Gottfried pretends to respond to my article, “The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 years Ago.”  While many of his own readers saw through and exposed his misrepresentations in the comments section more thoroughly than I ever would have, Gottfried’s piece is still worth […]

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“We Are Going to Burn You Alive!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2017

Gatestone Institute Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite, held no punches in an interview concerning the motives of Islamic terror and Western responses to it.  “Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims,” declared the priest, and those who carry out acts of violence and intolerance are […]

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The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 Years Ago Today

FrontPage Magazine Five-hundred years ago today, on October 31, 1517, a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a German church, thereby launching what would come to be known as the Protestant Reformation.  Whatever else can be said of him, Luther unwittingly initiated something else that is often overlooked.  […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on Egyptian President Sisi and Coptic Christians

In the video that follows, I discuss the situation of the Christian Copts of Egypt in the context of that nation’s president. The clip is from this year’s annual Coptic Solidarity conference held last June in Washington D.C.

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Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

by Sebastian Gorka Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2016. Reviewed by Raymond Ibrahim Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017 Those looking for a comprehensive and detailed explanation for defeating jihad might be disappointed in Gorka’s study as his recommendations are confined to the last five pages of the book. The bulk of the work is a rehash […]

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“Our Lives Have Turned into Hell”: Muslim Persecution of Christians: May, 2017

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute  One month after Islamic militants bombed two Egyptian churches during Palm Sunday and killed nearly 50 people in April 2017.   On Friday, May 26, several SUVs stopped two buses transporting dozens of Christians to visit and pray at the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, in the […]

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Video: Raymond Ibrahim on “The History of Dhimmitude”

Last week I appeared on ABN’s 2nd International Apologetics Marathon, hosted by Tony Gurule, and with Dr. Bill Warner, Beshar Shukri, and Edip Yuksel. In the video that follows, we discuss the history of dhimmitude: The History of Dhimmitude from Tony Gurule on Vimeo.

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