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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim’s dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East—has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.
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  • Total Depravity: Christian Carnage and Western Indifference

    Total Depravity: Christian Carnage and Western Indifference

    The following represents some of the persecution Christians experienced at the hands of Muslims during the month of April, 2015 alone. One wonders how Western media, politicians, and other foolish talking heads would react if Muslims experienced the same sort and amount of persecution in Western nations in just one month—or even a tithe of it.

  • Where’s the Pope’s Encyclical on Christian Persecution?

    Where’s the Pope’s Encyclical on Christian Persecution?

    Pope Francis recently released a new encyclical. Portions of it deal with environmentalism, global warming, and climate change. Naturally, this has prompted controversy.

  • Islamic Hate for the Christian Cross

    Islamic Hate for the Christian Cross

    Last May in Italy, a Muslim boy of African origin beat a 12-year-old girl during school because she was wearing a crucifix around her neck. The African schoolboy, who had only started to attend the school approximately three weeks earlier, began to bully the Christian girl—“insulting her and picking on her in other ways all because she was wearing the crucifix”—before he finally “punched the girl violently in the back.”

  • Will Islam’s ‘Baby Jihad’ Conquer the World?

    Will Islam’s ‘Baby Jihad’ Conquer the World?

    Islamic aspirations to dominate the world are set to happen—if not through might of arms, then apparently through sheer numbers.

  • Turks Glorify Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    Turks Glorify Historic Slaughter and Rape of Christians

    Earlier this week a news report unwittingly demonstrated how Turkey—once deemed the most “secularized” Muslim nation—is returning to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of the glory days of jihadi conquests.

  • Islamic Jizya: Fact vs. Fiction

    Islamic Jizya: Fact vs. Fiction

    Muslim demands for non-Muslim “infidels” to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of “tolerance” in Islam.

  • Exposed: Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS

    Exposed: Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS

    For months, many Western observers have been closely following the minute-by-minute developments concerning the battle between Islamic State and coalition forces in the hopes that such data will help them discern what the future may hold.

  • The Supremacist Roots of Muslim ‘Grievances’

    The Supremacist Roots of Muslim ‘Grievances’

    In the ongoing debate (or debacle) concerning free speech/expression and Muslim grievance—most recently on exhibition at Garland, where two “jihadis” opened fire on a “Prophet Muhammad” art contest organized by Pamela Geller—one thing has become clear: the things non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence is limitless and far exceeds cartoons.

  • How Islam’s ‘Reformation’ Created ISIS

    How Islam’s ‘Reformation’ Created ISIS

    The idea that Islam needs to reform is again in the spotlight following the recent publication of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.

  • Exposed: Egypt’s Institutionalized Persecution of Coptic Christians

    Exposed: Egypt’s Institutionalized Persecution of Coptic Christians

    In a 25-minute interview on Arabic satellite TV with Dr. Mona Roman, Coptic Christian Bishop Agathon fully exposed the plight of his Christian flock in Minya, Egypt—a region that has a large Coptic minority that is steadily under attack.

  • The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

    The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

    A century after the Armenian Genocide, Muslims continue cleansing their countries of Christian minorities.

  • Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State—the self-proclaimed new “caliphate”—today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire—the last caliphate.

  • For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

    For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast

    What do we know about the Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS?

  • Christians Prefer Death to Islam

    Christians Prefer Death to Islam

    Approximately two months after the Islamic State (IS) published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the Islamic jihadi organization released another video of more Christians in Libya being massacred, this time for not paying jizya—extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” according to Koran 9:29.

  • Obama’s ‘Christianity’: A Political Tool to Silence Christians

    Obama’s ‘Christianity’: A Political Tool to Silence Christians

    Here in the United States, where Americans are used to hearing their president always invoke Christianity as a way to silence Christians, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent Easter message was moderately refreshing.

  • Easter Under Islam, Churches Under Attack

    Easter Under Islam, Churches Under Attack

    As millions of Christians around the world were celebrating Easter Sunday, the Christians of the Muslim world were again under attack. The April 2 Islamic jihad attack on a Kenyan school—where the Islamic murderers made sure to slaughter only Christian students, sparing fellow Muslims—was only the most spectacular attack.

  • “Are You Muslim or Christian?  Death to Christians!”

    “Are You Muslim or Christian? Death to Christians!”

    Muslim wholesale slaughter of Christians struck again on April 2 in Kenya.

  • Abusive Christian Missionaries Created the Muslim Brotherhood?

    Abusive Christian Missionaries Created the Muslim Brotherhood?

    In 1933, Turkiya Hassan, an orphaned Egyptian, Muslim girl, was beaten by a matron at a Swedish missionary school.

  • Obama Trusts ‘Word’ of Ayatollahs in Nuclear Negotiations

    Obama Trusts ‘Word’ of Ayatollahs in Nuclear Negotiations

    As Iran continues edging closer to developing nuclear weapons—a major threat to the entire Mideast region, especially longstanding U.S. ally Israel—U.S. President Obama has come to the aid of the Islamic Republic, by citing an Islamic fatwa no less.

  • CIA: Muslims Joining Islamic State Because of Economics and Illiteracy

    CIA: Muslims Joining Islamic State Because of Economics and Illiteracy

    “Devotion to Islam” never makes the cut among progressives.