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Raymond Ibrahim

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; Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow, 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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Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation,’ Part 2

Friday, June 27th, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Can Islam be reformed? Part 2 of 2. (Read the first part of this series here.)

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Islam’s ‘Protestant Reformation’

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Can Islam be reformed? Part 1 of 2.

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Western Ignorance of the ‘Conditions of Omar’

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Syrian Christians are being forced to convert, subjugate themselves, or face death.

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Russian Patriarch to Obama: Syria’s Christians Nearing ‘Extermination’

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The leader of Russia's 150 million Orthodox Christians begs the president not to give aid to Syrian jihadis.

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MSM Blackout? Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, August 9th, 2013 - by Raymond Ibrahim

They detest John McCain’s behavior, though you wouldn’t know that via U.S. media.

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Obama’s Proxy War on Mideast Christians

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Even if Obama really were Muslim, what more could he possibly do to empower Islam?

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Christendom’s Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Turkey is reclaiming its jihadi past, while Europe is simultaneously erasing its own Christian heritage.

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Obama Administration Calls for the ‘Human Rights’ of Jihadi Murderers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Nigerian government is criticized by the U.S. for going after savage terrorists who murder Christians.

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Robert Fisk Demonizes Mideast’s Persecuted Christians

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The reporter castigates Christians for supporting secularists in Egypt and Syria instead of sharia-loving Islamists.

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Why We Need Words Like ‘Islamist’

Monday, February 13th, 2012 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Without such words, meaningful talk becomes next to impossible.

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Christmas Under Islam: Hardly a Season to be Jolly

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 - by Raymond Ibrahim

It is neither a time of “peace” nor “goodwill.”

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Grand Mufti Distorts Word ‘Infidel’ to Dupe Infidels

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Responding to Raymond Ibrahim’s PJM article, Egypt’s second highest Muslim authority goes from the frying pan into the fire.

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Muslim Prayers of Hate

Monday, November 7th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Far from reflecting one's "grievances," prayers reflect the teaching's of one's faith.

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Top Muslim Declares All Christians ‘Infidels’

Friday, October 28th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Quoting the Quran (correctly) may be fueling the recent slaughter of Christians in Egypt.

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Gaddafi Dead — So What?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Gaddafi, Mubarak, Bin Laden — even Obama — are not causes but symptoms of their societies. (Also read: A UN Probe Into Death of Gaddafi? They've Got to Be Kidding...)

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Islam’s History of Forced Conversions

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Apostasy and continuity in Islam. (And don't miss Christian Adams at the Tatler, "Iranian Execution of Christian Convert Would Follow Islamic Law.")

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When Muslims Are More ‘Radical’ than ‘Islamists’

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

A recent Arabic talk show on Hosni Mubarak’s trial sheds some light.

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Exposed: Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy Ignorance and Naivety

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Did it never occur to the congressman that al-Qaeda could be, um, lying when he regurgitates their talking points?

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Winning the Battle Against Al-Qaeda, Losing the War Against Jihad

Saturday, September 10th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Even if al-Qaeda were totally eradicated tomorrow, the terror threat to the West would hardly recede.

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Why the Muslim Beard Bodes Trouble

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Connecting the dots.

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Abdo’s Loyalty to Muslims Always Meant Disloyalty to Americans

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Behold the Koran's doctrines applied in today's terror war.

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Is Simple Attention the Islamists’ Greatest Enemy?

Friday, July 8th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

CAIR's extremism makes Americans care about jihadism.

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Osama Bin Laden: Chicken or Egg?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

It is a sign of the times that the media’s most celebrated “experts” cannot — or will not — distinguish between cause and effect.

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Mosques Flourish in America; Churches Perish in Muslim World

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

As mosques, some of which breed radicalization and serve as terrorist bases, start dotting America’s landscape, churches are on their way to becoming extinct in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity.

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Egypt’s Identity Crisis

Monday, February 14th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Egypt’s future begins when Egyptians see themselves as Egyptians — not Arabs, and certainly not Islamists.

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