Why ‘Christian’ Persecution?

Some are asking why my new monthly series, “Muslim Persecution of Christians,” wherein I collate and assess some of the atrocities committed by Muslims against Christians, does not include the persecution of other religious minority groups; others are suggesting I broaden my scope to include all minorities, for instance, homosexuals. Of course other minority groups—essentially […]

Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2011

This series was developed in order to collate some—by no means all—of the foulest instances of Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month.  It serves two purposes: 1)      Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians. 2)      Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is […]

Reading Between The Lines

When reading Western reports dealing with Islam, one must learn to read between the lines.  Many of these reports do state the actual facts; but without providing proper context, Western readers are often left to interpret the information according to their own understandings. One example: the ubiquitous term “sectarian strife” to describe Muslim-Christian clashes in […]

This Month in Muslim Persecution of Christians: July

Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is endemic, on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, I begin with this article a new series called “This Month in Muslim Persecution of Christians,” wherein some—by no means all—of the foulest instances of persecution that surface each month will be collated and assessed. The purpose […]

Egypt: Why Are Christian Girls Converting to Islam?

Few things in Islam are as liable to provoke passion and violence as the issue of conversion. The health hazards involved in converting out of Islam—apostatizing—are well known. But even the issue of converting to Islam is fraught with drama. Consider Egypt alone: in recent months, wild rampages, burned churches, and murdered Christians have resulted over […]

Abdo’s Loyalty to Muslims Always Meant Disloyalty to Americans

To anyone familiar with Muslim doctrine, Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo’s actions—from refusing to deploy to Afghanistan lest he kill fellow Muslims, to plotting a terror attack to kill fellow Americans—make perfect sense and accord especially well with Islam’s dichotomous doctrine of wala wa bara, often translated as “loyalty and enmity.” Built atop numerous Koran verses and […]

New Muslim ‘Reality’ Show Is Anything But

American TV network TLC recently announced that it is making a reality series following the lives of Muslims living in America.  The programme—called “All American Muslim”—will follow five Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan hoping to expose the “misconceptions and conflicts” they face “outside and within” their own community. In a statement, TLC’s general manager Amy Winter […]

“Christian Terrorism”?

In light of the Norway terrorist attack, and as expected, the hail of religious relativism has begun—the idea that, if a “Christian,” such as Breivik, commits terrorism, then it is folly to assert that certain Muslim doctrines inspire violence and terror: all becomes relative.  A recent AP report titled “‘Christian terrorist’? Norway case strikes debate,” […]

New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’

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.” Appearing in […]

Casual Hate: The Subtle Side of Christian Persecution

Earlier this month I participated in Coptic Solidarity’s Second Annual Conference in Washington D.C., titled: “Will Religious and Ethnic Minorities Pay the Price of the ‘Arab Spring’?”  Panelists included Middle East specialists, prominent members of the Coptic community, and other minority leaders from the Muslim world, including Kurds, Berbers, and Sudanese animists. Held at the […]