Tagged with "Islamic state"
  • Jesus_as_slave

    First victim of “blasphemy laws” would be Islam itself

    If international laws would ban cartoons, books, and films on the basis that they defame Islam, they would also, by logical extension, have to ban the entire religion of Islam itself -- the only major religion whose core texts actively and unequivocally defame other religions, including by name

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 13 February 2015
  • Charlie-hebdo-pris-pour-cible

    Charlie Hebdo: We should not tolerate the intolerant

    There is something deeply problematic about French society, rooted in the French Revolution. The secular state has made people ignorant about religion, fragmenting society in the process. I obviously condemn the massacres in Paris, but I am not Charlie, says Charlotte Kude

    by Charlotte Kude - 17 January 2015
  • Je_suis_charlie

    Je suis Charlie. Really?

    After the slaughter in Paris it's now become all the rage to say: Je suis Charlie, in an apparent show of solidarity. But the Islamist threat is not simply one to carry out criminal acts, it is one of continuing war against the West. From the US to Europe, do our leaders really get that?

    by Michael Curtis -  8 January 2015
  • Australia_terror_siege

    How Western media enable Islamic terrorism

    The Western media is desperate to whitewash Islamic terrorism, as multiple examples (quoted below) suggest. They try to draw an equivalence between victim and terrorist. But where's the Christian group burning down Mosques to cries of "Christ is Great"?

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 21 December 2014
  • Prince-salman-bin-hamad-al-khalifa

    ‘Muslim Reformers’: Talking the talk, not walking the walk

    Al Azhar University -- perhaps Islam’s most authoritative voice -- will not even denounce the Islamic State as “un-Islamic.” "Moderate Islam" will remain a contradiction in terms until the "moderation" is proved by walking the walk not talking the talk

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 18 December 2014
  • Pakistan_822025c

    Pakistan school massacre and the evils of Islamic extremism

    The latest Islamic attack on a school in Pakistan is a reminder that these terrorists have no limits when it comes to inflicting violence on the innocent and the vulnerable. They must be met with force, whether in Pakistan, Iraq or Britain.

    by Clare George-Hilley - 16 December 2014
  • Isis_killers

    The Koran and eternal war

    As Russia starts to ban Islamic texts on the grounds they incite terrorism, where does that leave the Koran itself which contains the kind of blood curdling injunctions our Western leaders simply won't come to terms with?

    by Raymond Ibrahim -  2 December 2014
  • Putin_and_islam

    Is Russia banning Islam?

    Russia is taking a hard line against Sharia and Islamic texts because, for all of the criticism of Vladimir Putin, the country has understood the link between classical Islam and terrorism. Should we follow suit?

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 25 November 2014
  • Islam-will-dominate-the-world

    Islamist plans right on track, and the West is helping

    If any eyes were opened after the 9/11 attacks, they weren’t Western eyes -- certainly not the eyes of Western leadership, mainstream media, and academia. Islamists believe they're right on track. They could be right

    by Raymond Ibrahim -  7 November 2014
  • Burned_church

    Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians

    The former period of tolerance toward Christians in Muslim lands is an exception, and the present attacks on Christians are the norm. Christians are being slaughtered and the West is making matters worse

    by Terry Scambray -  2 November 2014
  • Sharia_everywhere

    Sleepers, sleepwalking, terrorism and Islam

    The failure of the Ottoman Empire to take Vienna in 1683 put an end to the objective of Islamizing the whole of Europe, and extreme Islamists want this defeat rectified. We must wake up

    by Michael Curtis - 29 October 2014
  • Sex_jihad_latest

    ISIS sex slaves, Muhammad, and Western confusion

    While, preposterously, Western leaders keep saying that Islamic State terrorists are not real Muslims, Islamic State just keeps on pointing to the Koran and the Prophet to justify atrocities. You couldn't make it up, and they don't have to!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 17 October 2014
  • Kobani

    Why Obama must save Kobani

    Instead of preemptively stopping ISIS from spreading into Iraq, Obama effectively waited until some high-profile beheadings forced him to focus on the danger. Kobani is now key. But is Obama up to the task?

    by Noah Beck - 16 October 2014
  • Alan_henning

    Our politicians must end their fear and evasion on Islam

    The fear of offending Muslims by speaking the truth is endemic in the mainstream British political class, and has been so for decades. We cannot afford politically correct evasions

    by Vincent Cooper -  9 October 2014
  • Cameron_rouhani

    Iran, ISIS and Britain: Weakness with a cost

    While the Left loves to fall into the moral relativism of treating hardline Islamist politics as regionally acceptable, this cannot be the position of a country that gave the world the Magna Carta. Why is David Cameron sucking up to Iran?

    by Philip A. Gardner -  7 October 2014