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 […]

The Lone Wolf Jihad

As we near the ten-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 strikes, the Obama administration is stressing that the threat remains, but in a different form.  In a speech at a Chamber of Commerce event last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said: [T]he U.S. has a “layered system of security that would give us […]

Mubarak Deceived Israel Like Muhammad Deceived Infidels?

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.” Sheikh Mahmoud Amer, leader of Ansar al-Sunna in Damanhur, recently appeared on the […]

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 […]

How Jihad Influenced the Norway Massacre

In his manifesto, Anders Breivik, the perpetrator of the Norway massacre, wherein some 80 people were killed, mentioned the Crusades and aspects of it as an inspirational factor. Predictably, Western elites—especially through the MSM—have begun a new round of moral, cultural, and historical relativism, some even conflating the terrorist with former President Bush, who once used […]

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,” […]

Is Simple Attention the Islamists’ Greatest Enemy?

In a world paralyzed by political correctness and warped philosophies, attention is proving to be one of the greatest enemies of Islamist encroachment. Consider the difference between pre- and post-September 11: A decade after the 9/11 jihad got the West’s attention, many people — perhaps not unlike yourself — have become aware of Islam and […]