Mohamed al-Zawahiri

Al Qaeda: The Defender of Christians?

by Raymond Ibrahim //  Muslim persecution of Christians is the “Achilles Heel” of the global Islamic movement’s image—the surest way of exposing its supremacist and intolerant elements and one of the main reasons the major media and establishment rarely report or address it. The logic (fully explained here) can be summarized as follows: Islamic and …

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President Rouhani and Peace Studies

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  There is a long history of foreign authoritarians channeling left-wing talking points when they appeal to an American audience, apparently on the theory that they score points against the American establishment. Share This

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Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches

by Raymond Ibrahim // Gatestone Institute   Days ago, al-Qaeda’s Egyptian leader, Ayman Zawahiri, portrayed  the overthrow of Muhammad Morsi and the Brotherhood as a “Crusader” campaign led by Coptic Pope Tawadros II who, according to Zawahiri and other terrorists, is trying to create a Coptic state in Egypt. Since then, not only are Egypt’s Christians and churches …

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The Return of Al Qaeda and Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim // FrontPage Magazine With the ousting of Muhammad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, al-Qaeda has been vindicated and the terror-jihad exonerated, in the opinion of many Islamists, that is. Share This

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Storming Embassies, Killing Ambassadors, and ‘Smart’ Diplomacy

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The attacks on the US embassy yesterday in Cairo and the storming of the American consulate in Libya, where the US ambassador was murdered along with three staff members — and the initial official American reaction to the mayhem — are all reprehensible, each in their own way. …

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Christians, Jihadists, and the Fate of Syria

by Raymond Ibrahim Stonegate Institute What is the alternative to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria? A simple if indirect way to find out is to consider which groups in Syria are especially for or against Assad — and why. Share This

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Two Bad September Days

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Two terrible September days sum up the first decade of the new American millennium. Share This

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When Muslims Are More ‘Radical’ than Islamists

by Raymond Ibrahim PJ Media What are the differences between the traditional Muslim and the so-called “Islamist”? As words dealing with Islam continue to morph and multiply, it is important to differentiate, for there are real, if subtle, differences. Share This

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Mubarak Deceived Israel as Muhammad Deceived Infidels?

by Raymond Ibrahim Hudson New York In light of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s ongoing trial, Western readers may be surprised to learn who some of Mubarak’s staunchest defenders are: Salafi Muslims, that is, those Muslims who practice the 7th-century Islam of Muhammad, often referred to as “radicals.” Share This

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