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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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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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Obama’s Puzzling Approach to the Muslim World

Friday, July 17th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Of all American leaders, he knows enough about Islam to understand that apologies and feel-good talk are destined to fail.

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Respecting the Faithful vs. Respecting the Faith

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Understanding the difference is more crucial than ever.

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Words Matter in the War on Terror

Monday, May 4th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

If we refuse to call terrorists by their proper name — "jihadists" — we will never defeat them. (Also read Phyllis Chesler: Extraordinary Activists Who Stood Against Radical Islam in Times Square.)

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What Piracy? This Is the Same Old Jihad

Friday, April 17th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

The Somali pirates are simply acting on centuries-old doctrines of Islamic warfare.

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Obama’s Abominable Obeisance: Cultural Perspectives

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

In the ancient world and throughout much of the Middle East today, bowing is just about the worst thing someone can do.

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Textbook Lies About Islam

Sunday, April 5th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Political correctness and fear have led to the whitewashing of Islam in books used by American students.

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Jihad, Martyrdom, and the Torments of the Grave

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

How fear of being pounded by hammers and eaten by serpents for eternity can drive a person to jihad.

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War and Peace — and Deceit — in Islam (Part 2)

Friday, February 13th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

Al-Qaeda, the Palestinians, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations have all perfected the use of deception to advance Islamist goals.

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War and Peace — and Deceit — in Islam (Part 1)

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 - by Raymond Ibrahim

To defeat the aims of radical Muslims, the West must understand the role of deception in Islamic warfare.

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