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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“All Praise is Due to Allah” for “Genocide against Christians”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April 2018

Gatestone Institute  Muslim Slaughter of Christians Pakistan: A Muslim man set a Christian woman on fire because she refused to convert to Islam and marry him.  With burns covering nearly 90 percent of her body, Asma Yaqoob, 25, died five days later, on Sunday, April 22.  According to her father, he and his son were […]

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American Thinker: “How War with Islam Shaped and Defined Us”

Editor’s note: Thomas Lifson, the editor and publisher of American Thinker, recently reviewed my book, Sword and Scimitar.  Titled, “How War with Islam Shaped and Defined Us,” his review follows: Every once in a while, I come across a book that I can say changed the way I understand the world I live in.  Raymond Ibrahim’s […]

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Death or Life for Christian “Blasphemer”? Pakistan Ruling on Asia Bibi Expected

Gatestone Institute  On October 9, Pakistan’s Supreme Court heard the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row for nearly a decade on the accusation that she insulted Islam’s prophet Muhammad.  The woman’s fate is now sealed: “They [judges] have come to a decision, but it has been reserved,” reported Mehwish […]

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Iran’s Idea of ‘Human Rights’: Persecute Christians

Gatestone Institute In his recent speech before the United Nations, and as a way to support his claim that Israel is “a rogue and racist regime [that] trample[s] upon the most basic rights of the Palestinians,” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani repeatedly portrayed his government as dedicated to “moderation and respect for human rights,” adding: “We […]

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Amidst Slaughter of Christians, Sisi Boasts of Egypt’s Human Rights Record

PJ Media It’s always something when the leaders of nations known for abusing human rights preach to others about the need to respect human rights. Take Egyptian President Sisi’s recent admonitions during his address before the United Nations. After saying, “We need to address the major shortcomings in the international community’s handling of human rights  issues,” he […]

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“We Are Bigger than Your Jesus!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, March 2018

Gatestone Institute Muslim Slaughter of Christians Pakistan: In a Lahore hospital, a throng of Muslim doctors, security guards, and medical staff beat Christian family members—one to death—because they tried to prevent another doctor from beating their pregnant sister.   According to Anil Saleem, the pregnant woman’s brother, once they took her to the emergency labor ward, […]

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Kresta in the Afternoon: “Raymond Ibrahim Looks at the 9/11 Attacks and the History of Jihad”

On September 11, Al Kresta of Ave Maria Radio interviewed me on the events of 9/11 in the context of history.  Click here to listen to the roughly 40-minute interview (which starts around 5:36).

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When Vienna Stood against Jihad on 9/11/1683

PJ Media (This article is adapted from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. All quotes are sourced therein.)  On September 11, 1683 — 335 years to the day before the Twin Towers of New York came crumbling down — another Western city, Vienna, stood between life […]

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Sword & Scimitar: The Lessons from 1400 Years of Warfare

Yesterday, September 11, I appeared on “Oh Hale Yeah,” with TJ Hale.  The official program description and the 33-minute video interview follow: Oh Hale YEAH! Streamed live on Sep 11, 2018 Today is September 11th, but perhaps we should be talking instead about September 11th, 1683. We have 1400 years of documented history from Islamic […]

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Death as Punishment for “Disbelief in Allah the Great”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, February 2018

Gatestone Institute  The jihadi assault on and massacre of Christians continued unabated throughout the Muslim word.  According to one report titled, “Armed gangs WIPE OUT 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria,” several Islamic terrorists “stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the religion….  Dozens […]

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NY Journal of Books: Sword and Scimitar is “Superbly Written … Enlightening” and “Will Make Some Readers Uncomfortable”

Editor’s note: The following review by Jerry Lenaburg first appeared in the New York Journal of Books: For over 1000 years Christians and Muslims were almost constantly at war throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Near East. From the time that the armies of Muhammad swept out of the desert around 634 until the siege of Vienna […]

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‘Sword and Scimitar’ Offers In-Depth Study of Landmark Battles Between Islam and the West

Editor’s note: Middle East Forum director Gregg Roman recently interviewed Raymond Ibrahim, formerly the associate director of the Forum and currently the Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow. Ibrahim’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West—a featured selection of the History Book Club and current best seller in several Amazon categories—was […]

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William Kilpatrick: “Islam’s Thousand Year War on Christendom”

Editor’s note: Author and former Boston College instructor, William Kilpatrick, has just written the first review of my book, Sword and Scimitar, which was released yesterday.  Published by Crisis Magazine and titled, “Islam’s Thousand Year War on Christendom,” Kilpatrick’s review follows: At a time when Catholic youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Catholic […]

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‘White Whores’: Islam’s Unwavering View on Western Women

PJ Media (Editor’s note: All historical quotes and facts in this article are sourced from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.) A British woman going by the pseudonym of Kate Elysia recently revealed the extent of her sexual victimization by Muslim men. While this included the usual—such […]

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The Battle of Yarmuk: History’s Most Consequential Muslim/Western Clash

National Review Online Editor’s Note: The following account is excerpted and adapted from the author’s new book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. On this date, August 20, in 636, the first major military clash between Islam and the West was fought. The Battle of Yarmuk is now little remembered, but […]

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The Martyrs of Otranto: Lessons from Christian Victims of Jihad

American Thinker A little-remembered event that occurred 538 years ago today—the ritual decapitation of 800 Christians who refused Islam—sheds much light on contemporary questions concerning the ongoing conflict between Islam and the West. Context: Though primarily remembered for sacking Constantinople in 1453, because Ottoman Sultan Muhammad II was only 21-years-old then, he still had many […]

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The Jihad on Christianity: Then and Now

I was recently interviewed by Sandy Rios on American Family Radio.  We discussed the jihad on Christians, then and now, in the context of my new book  Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.  The 45-minute interview can be listened to by clicking here or below: https://streamer1.afa.net/afr-aod/sandyrios/sr_20180810.mp3

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