Raymond Ibrahim

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IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed …

Muslim Persecution of Christians: A Centuries Old Phenomenon

The one glaring fact concerning the persecution of approximately 100 million Christians around the world today is that the overwhelming majority of it is being committed by Muslims of all races, nationalities, languages, and socio-political circumstances.

A Nuclear Iran Could be More Dangerous than ISIS

A Nuclear Iran Could be More Dangerous than ISIS

One Mideast reporter recently observed that Washington’s focus on the Islamic State comes at the expense of the more urgent threat posed by a nuclear Iran. This might be because the world has grown accustomed to the Iranian threat.   For years, the international

Guest Column: The 'Sex Jihad'

Guest Column: The 'Sex Jihad'

News emerged a few weeks ago in Arabic media that yet another fatwa had called on practicing Muslim women to travel to Syria and offer their sexual services to the jihadis fighting to overthrow the secularist Assad government and install Islamic law.

Arab Spring Egypt's 'Legal' Persecution of Christians

Arab Spring Egypt's 'Legal' Persecution of Christians

Post “Arab Spring” Egypt continues exposing its true nature, including now legal persecution of Christians. Earlier this month, according to Fox News, Dimyana Abdel-Nour, a “pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions

Radical Cleric Swears to 'Pop America's Eye' if Moderate Morsi Threatened

Radical Cleric Swears to 'Pop America's Eye' if Moderate Morsi Threatened

American Middle East analysts often claim that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization, nothing like the more radical Salafis. If true, what do we make of the fact that the most intolerant, anti-American, hate-filled Salafis and jihadis also happen to be

Guest Column: Islam's Collective Punishment of Christians

Guest Column: Islam's Collective Punishment of Christians

As many of Israel’s critics portray it as collectively punishing the Palestinians, overlooked and unsaid is the greater frequency with which Muslims collectively punish the religious minorities living under their authority, often in atrocious ways. Consider Egypt alone. The most recent attacks

Is Newt Gingrich Wrong to Talk About Sharia?

In a recent article appearing in Tablet, Lee Smith takes Newt Gingrich to task for the latter’s focus on sharia (i.e., Islamic law). The thrust of Smith’s argument is that sharia is a “hopelessly abstract concept” and “a highly idealized