Category Archives: July 2008

Al-Jazeera and History: The Fall of Acre

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Amidst the images of suffering and slain Palestinians, Iraqis, and Afghanis, the internationally (in)famous Arabic news station al-Jazeera today had an interesting five-minute segment that it played over several times: the fall of the Muslim city of Acre (Arabic: ‘Akka’) to the Crusaders, which after a nearly two-year siege, occurred on July 12, 1191. Read more →

Excusing Taqiyya?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Instead of trying to be “bold” and tackling a “controversial” topic, innate apologists would do better to simply remain silent. Read more →

Land Dispute or Jihad?

The Coptic monastery raid revisited

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Even though Dhimmi Watch admirably noted the recent attack on the Abu Fana Coptic monastery in Egypt, after just watching a graphic video detailing the affair on the Arabic satellite program Hiwar al-Haq — which makes clear that the raid (ghazwa) was far from being motivated by a “land dispute,” as the Egyptian authorities insist — I figured I’d do a little translating and relaying, thereby giving readers more perspective on the matter: Read more →

Religion and the Age

George Weigel gives Christian answers to the West’s most pressing questions.

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

A review of Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace, by George Weigel (Crossroad, 2008, 352 pp.)
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