Posts Tagged ‘Islam’


Turkish Newspaper Close To President Erdogan Calls To Form Joint Islamic Army To Fight Israel

editor 15 March 2018

By MEMRI.. Introduction – On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul,  the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article  titled “A Call for Urgent Action,”[1] which also appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?”[2] The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. (more…)


Islamic Anti-Semitism in France: Toward Ethnic Cleansing

editor 9 March 2018

By Guy Milliere.. Graffiti on Jewish-owned homes warn the owners to “flee immediately” if they want to live. Anonymous letters with live bullets are dropped into mailboxes of Jews. Laws meant to punish anti-Semitic threats are now used to punish those who denounce the threats. A new edition of a public school history textbook for the eighth grade states that in France it is forbidden to criticize Islam. [Photo top right: French soldiers guard a Jewish school in Paris. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)].  (more…)


History Lessons from Years Under Islamism

editor 22 February 2018

By Majid Rafizadeh.. My father’s generation in Iran lived in an environment in which the Islamist party of the country’s clergy cunningly depicted themselves as intending no harm, supportive of the people, and not interested in power. So, before the revolution, many Iranians did not think that Khomeini’s party would be committing the atrocities that they are committing now or that they would have such an unrelenting hunger for power. Instead, during this time, the country thought it was on a smooth path towards democracy, with no expectation of ever returning to a barbaric era. Even the then-US President Jimmy Carter viewed Khomeini as a good religious holy man. [Photo top right: Jahangir Razmi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the execution of Kurdish men and others by the Iranian Islamic regime in 1979].  (more…)


The Islamization of Germany in 2017: Part II July – December 2017

editor 31 January 2018

By Soeren Kern.. “We must expect further attacks by individuals or terror groups. Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany.” — Hans-Georg Maaßen, President of Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany, ed.). Nearly half (45%) of all crime suspects in Berlin in 2016 were migrants, according to official statistics published by the Berliner Morgenpost. (more…)


Dhimmis No More: Christians’ Trauma in the Middle East

editor 23 December 2017

By Daniel Pipes.. Chapter Two of John Eibner, ed., The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), pp. 13-20. For details about the book, click here. To order it from, click here.

This is an edited and updated transcript of a talk delivered by Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes for Christian Solidarity International in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 7, 2012.To view other lectures in this series, click here. (more…)


A Jewish-Catholic Partnership against Islamist Violence?

editor 29 September 2017

By Lawrence A. Franklin.. The Pope’s failure vociferously to denounce Islam-based violence concerns many among both Church hierarchy and lay people. The pope’s statements regarding Islam and his refusal directly to discuss mounting Christian martyrdom in Muslim lands defy credulity. Whether his words are wilful blindness, innocent naiveté, or intellectual ignorance of the nature of Islam itself, it is confusing many of the faithful. [Photo top right: Pope Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)](more…)


The Saudi Islamist Conundrum

editor 12 August 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Modern Islamic Warfare, a monograph by Middle East analyst and former Pentagon staffer Dr Harold Rhode, is essential reading. You can download it  here. Concisely and clearly it explains the Islamic world, the confusions it causes amongst those who don’t understand it and why, as a result, the west is being defeated by it. [Photo top right: Wiki conundrum, Wikipedia Commons](more…)


France: Emmanuel Macron, “Useful Idiot” of Islamism

editor 11 May 2017

By Yves Mamou.. Emmanuel Macron, a “Useful Infidel,” is not a supporter of terrorism or Islamism. It is worse: he does not even see the threat. Louizi’s article (Mohamed Louizi, author of the book “Why I Quit Muslim Brotherhood”, ed.), gave names and dates, explaining how Macron’s political movement has largely been infiltrated by Muslim Brotherhood militants. Is Macron an open promoter of Islamism in France? It is more politically correct to say that he is a “globalist” and an “open promoter of multiculturalism”. As such, he does not consider Islamism a national threat because the French nation, or, as he has said, French culture, does not really exist. [Photo top right:Emmanuel Macron (Image source: European External Action Service)]. (more…)


Jakarta’s Christian governor found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

editor 9 May 2017

By Mike Bambach.. May 9 (UPI) — The outgoing Chinese Christian governor of Jakarta was found guilty of blasphemy Tuesday and sentenced to two years in prison, an Indonesian court ruled. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was accused of insulting Islam by referring to a verse in the Quran during a campaign speech last year. [Photo top right:Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama (C) talks to journalists shortly after investigation by police an Nov. 7, 2016. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA]. (more…)


The Jewish Story: The Rising Crescent

editor 10 February 2017

By Rabbi Mike Feuer.. The rise of Islam will offer new opportunities and pose new challenges for the survival of Am Yisrael. On one hand, the struggle to claim the title of true Israel which dominates life in the Christian world will be absent. On the other, the ease of cultural fusion with Islam will sometime cause confusion about where one leaves off and the other begins. (more…)


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