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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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Pakistani Christians Slaughtered in Suicide-Jihad

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - by Raymond Ibrahim

A wave of genocidal attacks against Christians hits Pakistan.

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CIA Says Muslims Join ISIS Because of … Economics

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - by Raymond Ibrahim

"Devotion to Islam" never makes the cut among progressives.

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West Misses Point—and Lesson—of Buddhist Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Randomness. Randomness everywhere! Why is the west avoiding the root causes of "Buddhist militancy?"

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Secure the Border! Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Keep Out ISIS

Monday, February 16th, 2015 - by Raymond Ibrahim

ISIS and Saudi Arabia: Living and dying by the sword.

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Sisi’s Brave New Egypt?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 - by Raymond Ibrahim

There is, of course, a reason the MSM, which apparently follows the Obama administration’s lead, has been unkind to Egypt's president.

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ISIS Leader Was Member of ‘Moderate’ Muslim Brotherhood

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Again, Islam’s "good cop/bad cop" routine successfully interrogates the West.

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How Does Islam Determine What Is ‘Islamic’?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The Islamic answer for how to determine what fits the doctrine sure doesn’t match Obama’s process.

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Ben Affleck: Portrait of Islam’s Clueless Apologists

Monday, October 6th, 2014 - by Raymond Ibrahim

A Hollywood actor clueless about his subject playing "Let's pretend."

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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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