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Saudi Police Arrest Flying, Naked, African ‘Sorceress’

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPage Magazine

Last month, according to Emirates247 , “A Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered their lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses Read more →

Iran 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

On the campaign trail, presidential candidate Barack Obama once called for a “reset” policy with Iran. Supposedly, the unpopularity of the Texan provocateur George W. Bush and his administration’s inability to finesse “soft power” had needlessly alienated the Iranian theocracy. Read more →

Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for “Destruction of All Churches in Region”

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” Read more →

In the Jaws of Sharia: The Liberal and the Temptress

by Raymond Ibrahim

Private Papers

Editor’s Note: These postings were taken from Jihad Watch and Pajamas Media, internet journals in which the author posts frequently. Ibrahim’s observations below remind us of the depths of Dante’s Inferno where the three-headed devil masticates the worst criminals of Dante’s imagination: Brutus and Cassius are second only to Judas. Among Muslims, second only to Christians are women and secularists. 

Muslim Brotherhood: Only “Drunks, Druggies and Adulterers” Reject Sharia

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood just made a few assertions that have ruffled the nation’s secular and Christian populace. Read more →

Islam and Reason: New Book Shows Decline after the 10th Century

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

A review of The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis by Robert R. Reilly (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011. 244 pp.) Read more →

New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Muslim “child-marriage” — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” Read more →

The Nature of Arab Unrest

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Across the Middle East, millions are rebelling against their poverty and lack of freedom, blaming their corrupt leaders, who have ransacked their countries’ treasuries and natural wealth. Read more →

Destroying One Koran or Many Christians: Which is Worse?

by Raymond Ibrahim

The now infamous Koran burning by Florida pastor Terry Jones has created hysteria in the Muslim world. In Afghanistan alone, some twenty people, including UN workers, have been killed and beheaded to screams of “Allahu Akbar!” Western leaders around the globe — including Obama and members of Congress — have unequivocally condemned Jones’ actions (without bothering to point out that freedom of expression is a prized American liberty). Read more →

Bewitched Animals and the Muslims Media

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Conspiracy theories emanating from the Muslim world are nothing new — a decade ago, Israel was accused of perpetrating the strikes of 9/11, today it is accused of perpetrating the bombings of a Coptic church — they tend to be dismissed in the West. Read more →

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