Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the “radicalization” of Muslims within its border, writes expert on Middle Eastern issues, Raymond Ibrahim. Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia is banning the Islamic hijab—the headdress Islamic law requires Muslim women to wear—and, perhaps even more decisively, key Islamic scriptures, on the charge that they incite terrorism. In the ... Read More »
Iraqis were attempting the nonviolent overthrow of their dictator prior to his violent overthrow by the United States in 2003. When U.S. troops began to ease up on their ...
In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities
he past decade has been catastrophic for the Arab world’s beleaguered 12 million strong Christian minority, writes The Guardian. “In Egypt revolution and coun...
RT: Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential race and upholds to her promises, there’ll still be 50 million people in abject poverty and generations living in debt, ...
The BBC is anti-Christian and ageist – according to a survey it carried out itself. Viewers also felt that minority groups were over-represented by the Corporation, writ...
If there has been one theme that repeatedly gets discussed in the articles and stories I write, it is one that attempts to draw attention to the “change strategies&...
“Please accept our apologies for the behavior of our Governments and Media. Western Nations, led by the United States, seem determined to start a war with Russia. A sane person would recognize the terrible consequences of such a war and would do everything in their power to avoid it. In fact it appears that this is exactly what you are ... Read More »
It is seemingly shocking to CNN and others in the West that ISIS is back in Libya, although the removal of Gaddafi by the help of the US and NATO was precicely what put then Al-Qaeda into power in Libya. Then, Al-Qaeda flags were in 2011 flying over government buildings and everyone knows ISIS used to be a branch of ... Read More »
The war against Libya is built on fraud. The United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions against Libya on the basis of unproven claims, specifically that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was killing his own people in Benghazi, DonDeBar blog reported in 2011. “The claim in its exact form was that Qaddafi had ordered Libyan forces to kill 6,000 people in Benghazi. ... Read More »
Noam Chomsky, the most cited scholar in the world, a leading US intellectual and one of the 8 most cited in history:”It’s official: The U.S. is the world’s leading terrorist state, and proud of it.” That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled “CIA Study of ... Read More »
It is widely believed that Muslim ‘martyrs’ enjoy rich sensual rewards on reaching paradise. A new study suggests they may be disappointed. Ibn Warraq reports: “In August, 2001, the American television channel CBS aired an interview with a Hamas activist Muhammad Abu Wardeh, who recruited terrorists for suicide bombings in Israel. Abu Wardeh was quoted as saying: “I described to ... Read More »
Although the birth of the Islamic state and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago, writes Raymond Ibrahim. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What ... Read More »
The Independent: Remember the time when Libya was being held up by the American, British, French and Qatari governments as a striking example of benign and successful foreign intervention? It is worth looking again at film of David Cameron grandstanding as liberator in Benghazi in September 2011 as he applauds the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and tells the crowd that ... Read More »
Raymond Ibrahim: Once again, Islamic State Muslims are pointing to Islam in order to justify what the civilized world counts as atrocities. According to an October 13 report in the Telegraph, Islamic State jihadists have given detailed theological reasons justifying why they have taken thousands of women from the Iraqi Yazidi minority and sold them into sex slavery. A new article ... Read More »
US officials say that a recent Baghdad visit by top Obama aides, including deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken saw them fielding requests from Iraqi leaders for increased deployments of US troops as “military advisers” on the ground in Iraq. The exact number of new troops being sought is not disclosed, but it’s also not the end of the story, ... Read More »