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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, an Associate 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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Islamists Targeting Christians ‘Wherever They Can Reach Them’

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Understanding the recent carnage in Baghdad, wherein Islamists killed over fifty Christian worshippers.

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Offensive Jihad: The One Incontrovertible Problem with Islam

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

What is the root problem between the Muslim world and the West? Muslims point to U.S. support for Israel and other grievances; Westerners point to Islam’s lack of freedoms and equality. In fact, the ultimate problem is offensive jihad — and that’s entirely Islam’s problem.

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The Ultimate Lesson of Egypt’s Fake Photo

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Al Ahram’s doctored photo of Mubarak at the White House is a reminder that the Islamic world is in need of a cultural, as opposed to merely a religious, reformation.

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The Specter of Muslim Disloyalty in America

Monday, September 13th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Muslim disloyalty in the military is becoming commonplace, but how prevalent is it in society — not to mention in the U.S. government?

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Is Newt Gingrich Wrong to Talk About Sharia?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

A response to Lee Smith, who says that the former House speaker is wrong to mention sharia, since it is a “hopelessly abstract concept” and an “Orientalist fantasy.”

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Top Muslims Condemn Ground Zero Mosque as a ‘Zionist Conspiracy’

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Why many non-Western Muslims reject the 9/11 mosque, while Western Muslims insist on it.

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The Positive Side of the Ground Zero Mosque

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Just as the 9/11 strikes exposed radical Islam to greater scrutiny, so too is the 9/11 mosque.

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Top Muslim Cleric Urges Western Muslims to ‘Liberalize’

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Outwardly, anyway: Yusuf al-Qaradawi expounds the doctrine of taysir, which allows Muslims to practice a more “relaxed” version of Islam — so long as their hearts cling to the more “uptight” version.

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The Strange — and Tragic — Case of Nagla Imam

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The Muslim woman who reportedly said Arabs can sexually harass Israeli women converts to Christianity, is abused by the Egyptian government and persecuted by the mob — and insists she never made those remarks.

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The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

While the Cordoba Initiative appears to Americans as a sign of good faith and a new beginning with the Islamic world, to Muslims it represents conquest, dominance — even suicidal jihad against the infidel.

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Unprecedented: Egyptian Government Suppresses Christian Doctrine

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The government is forcing the Coptic Church to “liberalize” its position on divorce and remarriage, even as it continues to govern according to the fascistic dictates of Sharia law.

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New Fatwa Calls on Men to Drink Women’s Breast Milk

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The problem isn’t so much that Muslim women have to give men their mammary milk to drink, but rather what such a mentality has in store for us infidels.

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Obama’s Top Counterterror Adviser’s Inability to Think Outside the Box Bodes Disaster

Saturday, May 29th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

John Brennan, the man who recently defended jihad as a"legitimate tenet of Islam,” has come to to personify the misguided phenomenon of westernizing Islamic concepts.

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What Did You Say About Muhammad?!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

As Muslims fume over Western cartoons of Muhammad, check out the disturbing things non-Westerners publicly say — and get away with — about the prophet. (And don't miss Zombie: "Fatwa Headbutt: Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked.")

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Defeating Radical Islam — a Lesson from Hercules

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The recent killings of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayub al-Masri are all well and good, but without killing the ideology that fuels them, Islamists will continue to morph and multiply.

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Was Marco Polo an ‘Islamophobe’?

Friday, April 16th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Fourteen-hundred years is a very long time for “Islamophobic” stereotypes to persist.

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Obama Tries to Eradicate Radical Islam

Friday, April 9th, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Not from America, but from America’s mindset. (And don't miss Bill Whittle at PJTV: Obama Bans "Islam")

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How the Islamist Mindset Rationalizes — and Promotes — ‘Sex Sins’

Monday, March 1st, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Almost anything is permissible if it can help advance the jihad.

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The Lure of Radical Islam, or ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 - by Raymond Ibrahim

For many young Westerners, jihad is merely divine sanctioning for their otherwise violent and anti-social behavior.

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Shameless Islamist Doublespeak Rages On

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

To English audiences, jihadists talk of ending oppression; to Arabic ones, they talk of oppressing the infidel.

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Nidal Hasan and Fort Hood: A Study in Muslim Doctrine (Part 2)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

How Hasan put Islamic teachings on jihad, proselytism, and spiritual calmness into action before and during the Fort Hood massacre.

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Nidal Hasan and Fort Hood: A Study in Muslim Doctrine (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

An in-depth look at the Islamic teachings behind the Fort Hood massacre. First up: Hasan's loyalty to Muslims and deception of infidels.

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Islamist Perfidy and Western Naivety: Which Is More Lethal?

Monday, November 9th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

When the president favorably quotes a Koranic passage popular among jihadists, the answer should be clear.

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An Open Question to Osama Bin Laden — or Any Other Islamist

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The arch-terrorist's real reason for waging jihad has nothing to do with Israel or U.S. foreign policy.

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Why Muslim Charities Fund the Jihad

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The answer is clear, though Obama's commitment to helping Muslims overcome U.S. rules governing charity is not.

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