Today in History: Islam Ascends a European Field of Carrion
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Today, June 15, 1389, a pivotal military encounter between Islam and the West took place: the Battle of Kosovo.  In its wake, Islam became a dominant force in Eastern Europe, subjugating much of the Balkans ’til the early twentieth century.  The story of that battle — and why Eastern Europe’s modern-day descendants remain wary of the religion of Muhammad — follows: As …

Raymond IbrahimToday in History: Islam Ascends a European Field of Carrion
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The Battle of Covadonga: A “Mustard Seed” of Christian Liberation from Muslim Rule is Planted in Spain on May 28, 722
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Thirteen-hundred years ago, on May 28, 722,* a little known but profoundly important battle was waged, setting the tone for the next eight hundred years of Christian/Muslim “coexistence” in Spain: the Battle of Covadonga. * Although scholarly consensus currently supports the date of May 28, 722, earlier historians placed the date of the battle to 718. Ten years earlier, Arabs …

Raymond IbrahimThe Battle of Covadonga: A “Mustard Seed” of Christian Liberation from Muslim Rule is Planted in Spain on May 28, 722
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The “Image of Hell”: Islam’s Siege of Malta
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Today in history, May 18, 1565, one of the most symbolically important military encounters between Islam and Europe began: the Ottoman Turks besieged the tiny island of Malta, in what was then considered the heaviest bombardment any locale had been subjected to. Around the start of the sixteenth century, Muslim pirates from Algiers began to terrorize the Christian Mediterranean.  Like …

eHeziThe “Image of Hell”: Islam’s Siege of Malta
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No Break for Islamist Hate
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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At a time when the lives of the people of Egypt have been, like the lives of most people around the world, disrupted by coronavirus; at a time when Egyptians, like others, are wearing masks, staying indoors and social distancing—a group of undeterred Islamic terrorists were preparing to launch a major terror strike on Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches during their …

Raymond IbrahimNo Break for Islamist Hate
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“Defying Islamist Protests: Middle East Scholar Raymond Ibrahim Speaks at U.S. Army War College”
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CARLISLE, PA — March 31, 2020 — On a 500-acre campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Middle East scholar Raymond Ibrahim was finally allowed to give his speech before a packed, mostly civilian audience at the U.S. Army War College’s Heritage and Education Center.  Based on his book, Sword and Scimitar — Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, Ibrahim covered …

Tribune“Defying Islamist Protests: Middle East Scholar Raymond Ibrahim Speaks at U.S. Army War College”
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Palestinian Liberation or Islamic Conquest?
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February 2, 2020 — What drives Muslim animus for Israel: brotherly love for “oppressed” Palestinians or religious hatred for “infidel” Jews? A recent incident in Jerusalem goes a long way in answering this question.  Hizb al-Tahrir—the “Liberation Party”—held a large, outdoor event near al-Aqsa mosque to commemorate the anniversary of the Islamic conquest of Constantinople (May 29, 1453).  There, as …

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“Hating and Loving” for Islam
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During a New Year’s Eve Islamic terror attack that took place in Russia minutes before the clock struck midnight, two Muslim men—Akhmed Imagozhev, 22 and Mikail Miziyev, 18—drove their car into and stabbed to death two police officers, one a married father of four.  Other officers subsequently shot one of the jihadis dead, while hospitalizing the other. This is hardly …

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The Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
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One of the most refreshing aspects of Resolution 296—which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, and which the House recently voted overwhelmingly for—is that it also recognizes those other peoples who experienced a genocide under the Ottoman Turks.  The opening sentence of Resolution 296 acknowledges “the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.” And that …

Raymond IbrahimThe Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
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Turkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
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Turkey’s little remarked on but ongoing mistreatment of historic churches is increasingly reflective of that nation’s growing sense of Islamic supremacism. Before the Turks invaded it, Anatolia (present day Turkey) was an ancient Christian region; a large chunk of St. Paul’s epistles were sent to or dealt with its churches, including the seven of the Apocalypse.  With the Turks’ conquest, …

Raymond IbrahimTurkey: Reliving the Glory/Gory Days of Jihad
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Ilhan Omar’s Anti-American, Pro-Islamic Polemic on the Armenian Genocide
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Last week the House voted overwhelmingly (405-11) in favor of formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide, which was perpetrated by Ottoman Turks.  Among those miniscule few to vote “present,” thereby abstaining from voting, was Minnesotan Democrat, Ilhan Omar.   Her logic was expressed in a tweet: A true acknowledgement of historical crimes against humanity must include both the heinous genocides of the …

Raymond IbrahimIlhan Omar’s Anti-American, Pro-Islamic Polemic on the Armenian Genocide
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