“Burnt Beyond Recognition”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2018

Gatestone Institute Christians Burned Alive and Churches Torched Ethiopia:  Approximately 15 Christian priests were killed—at least four burned alive—and 19 churches torched during Muslim uprisings in the east, where most of the nation’s 33 percent Muslim population is centered.  “Similar tensions are bubbling under the surface in other parts of Oromia,” which is approximately 50 […]

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Video Interview: “Is Islam a Religion of War or Peace?” The Historic Evidence

Gary Lane, the host of CBN News’ “Global Lane,” recently interviewed me about my new book, Sword and Scimitar, in the context of current events. The video follows; our 11-minute segment — titled “Is Islam a Religion of War or Peace?” — begins around 12:35.  (My earlier interview on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson can […]

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“Our Children Were Screaming”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2018

Gatestone Institute Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches Egypt: Police encouraged a  Muslim mob while attacking a church.  After local Muslims in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village learned that Christians, who form about 20 percent of the population, were on their way to legalizing a church building, they surrounded it following Friday prayers on July 6. “The […]

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“Eternal Jihad: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop”

Editor’s note: Andrew E. Harrod, PhD, JD, Esq, recently reviewed my book, Sword and Scimitar on American Thinker.  Titled, “Eternal Jihad: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop,” it follows: The “West and Islam have been mortal enemies since the latter’s birth some fourteen centuries ago,” warns Islam scholar Raymond Ibrahim in his recent book Sword and Scimitar:  Fourteen Centuries of War between […]

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The Dire Consequences of Rewriting Western-Muslim History

Jerusalem Post How can a fundamentally weak Muslim world be a threat to an economically and militarily superior West? One of the least explored answers to this conundrum revolves around an antithesis—namely, how the West portrays Islam today, compared to its actual historic experiences with Islam. In fact, from Islam’s first contact with Western civilization […]

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“All White Women are ***** and Deserve to be Raped”: The West Adopts Islam’s Perspective?

American Thinker European women are to blame for being raped by Muslim men.  Such is the latest position—the latest apologia—being offered by those dedicated to exonerating undesirable Muslim behavior, particularly in the context of welcoming more Muslim migrants into the West. On October 14, seven Muslim migrants raped a teenage German girl in a park, […]

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“A Pure Genocide”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, June 2018

Gatestone Institute The Jihad on Nigerian Christians In what the Christian Association of Nigeria called a “pure genocide,” 238 more Christians were killed and churches desecrated by Muslims throughout the month of June.  This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 between January and June of 2018 alone.  According to a joint […]

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The Sharia Supremacist Doctrine: Raymond Ibrahim on Secure Freedom Radio

I was recently interviewed on Secure Freedom Radio, with Frank Gaffney.  Titled, “The Sharia Supremacist Doctrine” and made up of four segments, the 43-minute interview follows. (Beneath it is Secure Freedom Radio’s description). RAYMOND IBRAHIM, Author of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War […]

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How Saudi ‘Donations’ to American Universities Whitewash Islam

Gatestone Institute  Why would the center of illiberalism, religious fanaticism, and misogyny ever sponsor the center of liberalism, secularism, and gender equality? This is the question that crops up when one considers the largesse that human-rights-abusing Saudi Arabia bestows on the leading universities — those putative bastions of progressive, free thinking — in the United […]

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Fr. James V. Schall: Sword and Scimitar Is “a Detailed, Well-Researched” and “Most Welcome” Book

James V. Schall, S.J. — a longtime professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University and author of On Islam — recently reviewed my book, Sword and Scimitar.  First published in the Catholic World Report, and titled, “On the Purpose of Islam: A Review of Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar,” it follows: “Unlike most military histories—which no matter how […]

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Canada Upholds Allah/Muhammad’s Ban on Adoption

PJ Media Many in the West were shocked to learn that, in recently ruling that criticism of Muhammad is tantamount to incitement to hatred and thus not protected free speech, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had effectively adopted Islamic Sharia’s ban on free speech — a formerly prized and zealously guarded Western right. The greater […]

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‘Doormat Christianity’ and the Islamic Invasion

PJ Media A Catholic archbishop recently touched on an unspoken but highly subversive phenomenon: How anti-Christian forces exploit Christian teachings to empower those who seek to dismantle Christian civilization, Muslims being chief among them. In an interview published last summer by the Italian outlet IlGionarle.it, Catholic Archbishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan said: The phenomenon of so-called […]

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Arabic-Language Video: Brother Rachid and Raymond Ibrahim on Sword and Scimitar

I recently appeared on the popular Arabic-language program, Su’al Jari’ (“Daring Question”), hosted by Brother Rachid, a Muslim convert to Christianity with penetrating insights.  We discussed my new book, Sword and Scimitar.  Titled “The History of the Wars between Islam and the West,” the hour long video (conducted entirely in Arabic) follows:

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The Annihilation of Iraq’s Christian Minority

Gatestone Institute  “Another wave of persecution will be the end of Christianity after 2,000 years” of it in Iraq, one Iraqi Christian leader recently declared. In an interview earlier this month, Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali of Basra discussed how more than a decade of violent persecution has virtually annihilated Iraq’s Christian minority.  Since the 2003 […]

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Andrew G. Bostom/PJ Media on “Raymond Ibrahim’s Historical Reconquista”

Editor’s note: Over at PJ Media, Dr. Andrew G. Bostom, author of the indispensable Legacy of Jihad, reviews my book, Sword and Scimitar.   Titled, “Ibrahim’s Historical Reconquista: New Book Reveals Christendom’s 1400-Year Struggle Against Jihad,” a portion of the review follows:   […] Like John Quincy Adams’ 1830 essay, Raymond Ibrahim’s new Sword and Scimitar should be requisite reading […]

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Raymond Ibrahim on 700 Club: Sword and Scimitar

Earlier today I appeared on the 700 Club with Pat Robertson. During the segment titled, “Religion of Peace? Historian Documents 14 Centuries of War Between Islam and the West,” we discussed my new book, Sword and Scimitar. Although the interview was originally slated for 7 minutes, we ended up talking for 20 minutes.  The video […]

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You Cannot “Run Away from Allah!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2018

Gatestone Institute The Muslim Slaughter of Christians Inside Churches Indonesia: Six suicide bombers from one Muslim family attacked three churches during Sunday Mass services, on May 13; at least 11 worshippers were killed.   The suicide bombers consisted of a father, mother, and four children, two boys and two girls, aged 9,12, 16, and 18.  According […]

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Asia Bibi and 1,400 Years of Muhammad ‘Blasphemers’

PJ Media “Hang the infidel” is the cry emanating from thousands of Muslim throats in Pakistan. The reason: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of insulting Islam’s prophet Muhammad, has apparently not suffered enough. As the married mother of five wrote in her smuggled memoirs: “I’ve been locked up, handcuffed and chained, banished from the world […]

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Palestinian Authority’s Top Cleric: Jerusalem Is Eternal Jihad’s Greatest Prize

PJ Media The Palestinian Authority has yet again made perfectly clear why achieving peace between Palestinians and Israelis is so difficult. In a speech laden with historical and theological allusions that few in the West — but many in the Muslim world — understand, Mahmoud al-Habbash, the Palestinian Authority’s leading Islamic cleric, supreme Sharia judge, […]

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Hey, Hollywood: Here Are Some Real Historical Epics to Produce

PJ Media Not only is truth stranger than fiction, but it is often more dramatic and inspiring as well. This is the thought I had while doing research for my latest book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. From start to finish, virtually every military encounter in this perennial history […]

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