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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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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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Can American Values Radicalize Muslims Both Here and Abroad?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Far from eliminating radicalization, there is reason to believe that Western values can actually exacerbate Islamist tendencies.

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Is the Leftist Media ‘Fair and Balanced’ on Christian Persecution?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Isn't the MSM supposed to be out to help the “underdog”?

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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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