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Muslims and Islamists

How do extremists relate to the population in which they live?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

Tweets Won’t Stop Modern Barbarians 

Boko Haram and the Sultan of Brunei couldn’t care less about Western outrage.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online 

Photo by: inquisitr.com

Photo by: inquisitr.com

Nigeria’s homegrown, al-Qaeda linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.

Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of murdering kids who dare to enroll in school, and Christians in general. For years, Western aid groups have pleaded with the State Department to at least put Boko Haram on the official list of terrorist groups. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team was reluctant to come down so harshly, in apparent worry that some might interpret such condemnation as potentially offensive to Islamic sensitivities.

Instead, Western elites now flood Facebook and Twitter with angry postings about Boko Haram — either in vain hopes that public outrage might deter the terrorists, or simply to feel better by loudly condemning the perpetrators.

Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim // RaymondIbrahim.com

Photo via RaymondIbrahim.com

That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.

Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities—comical one might even say—when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public.

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#BringBackOurGirls and the Left’s Empty Moral Outrage

by Bruce S. Thornton // Front Page Magazine 

downloadThe outrage over the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by the Nigerian jihadist gang Boko Haram reeks of Western hypocrisy and moral idiocy. Boko Haram has for years been slaughtering Christians – up to 2500 this year alone – and burning churches in a classic Islamic jihad against infidels. These depredations apparently weren’t enough to get the group designated a terrorist organization by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. But this indifference to what under international law is a genocide has been indulged as well by our celebrities and the mainstream media, who rarely mention that the group is specifically targeting Christians, and before the girls were kidnapped displayed little interest in the suffering of those Christians. So why this sudden attention?

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Obama Administration Calls for the ‘Human Rights’ of Jihadi Murderers

Nigerian government is criticized by the U.S. for going after mass murdering terrorists.

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

It’s well known that whenever jihadis attack and slaughter innocent people — especially Christians — the Obama administration tries to ignore or whitewash. Read more →

Death in Churches: Targeting Christian Holidays in the Islamic World

by Raymond Ibrahim

Gatestone Institute

Last Sunday, many Christians around the world celebrated Easter, taking it for granted that they can congregate and worship in peace. Not so; in the Islamic world, where top religious officials call for the destruction of churches, Christian holidays celebrated in church are increasingly a time of death and destruction, a time of terror. Read more →

When Elections Fail, Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

The Obama administration supports “democracy” and “self determination” in the Middle East — two euphemisms that, in the real world, refer to “mob-rule” and “Islamic radicalization,” respectively. Read more →

Why the President Should Speak Out Against Religious Persecution

by Raymond Ibrahim

Christian Solidarity International

On January 24, during his State of the Union Address, the president of the United States has a chance to expose the plight of religious minorities living in Muslim majority nations. Read more →

Nigerian New Year, Christian Slaughter

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

The New Year’s resolution for “Sunnis for Da’wa [Islamization] and Jihad” — also known as Boko Haram, or “Western education is forbidden” — is to create a Christian-free Nigeria, beginning, naturally, with the north, where Muslims outnumber Christians. Read more →

Nigeria’s Christmas Present: Blown Up Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Several churches in northern Nigeria were bombed December 25, in what has been described as “Nigeria’s blackest Christmas ever.” Read more →

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