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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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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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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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