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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist and frequent contributor to PJ Media. His books include Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013); and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). Among other media, he has appeared on C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, CNN, NPR, and PBS; been published by the New York Times Syndicate, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Weekly Standard, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. He has guest lectured at many universities, briefed governmental agencies such as U.S> Strategic Command, and testified before Congress. Ibrahim has been a visiting fellow/scholar at a variety of Institutes—from the Hoover Institution to the National Intelligence University—and is currently with the Middle East Forum.

WRITTEN BY Raymond Ibrahim
The pope, of course, lives in Vatican City, the only state to be surrounded by walls, most of which were erected to ward off Islamic invasions.