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  • December 28, 2011|Raymond IbrahimJihad Watch

    Lessons on the Long Road to Hijab

    This caricature, which first appeared on CagleCartoons.com, has been making the rounds on the Arabic blogosphere, and points to how democratic elections are serving to Islamize Egypt: average women enter the ballot box—"overseen" by the Muslim

  • December 28, 2011|Raymond IbrahimHudson New York

    Nigeria's Christmas Present: Blown Up Christians

    Several churches in northern Nigeria were bombed December 25, in what has been described as "Nigeria's blackest Christmas ever." The attacks, perpetrated by the Muslim militant group Boko Haram, killed at least 39 people, "the majority dying on...

  • December 27, 2011|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiThe American Spectator

    The Coming Collapse of Yemen

    Recently, Tawakkol Karman -- a member of the Islah party in Yemen, a women's rights activist and a recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- warned that her country could be facing a civil war, unless the West begins taking financial and legal...

  • December 22, 2011|Efraim KarshHudson New York

    Betraying Ben-Gurion

    It is ironic that Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel's only university bearing the name of the Jewish state's founding father, and established in the ancient desert he dreamt of reviving, has become a hotbed of anti-Israel propaganda...

  • December 22, 2011|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiMERIA

    Assessing the Surge in Iraq

    INTRODUCTION Adopted at the end of 2006–by far Iraq's bloodiest year–the troop "surge" marked a major shift in the George W. Bush administration's Iraq strategy. Indeed, the Iraq Body Count (IBC) project, which prefers to rely on confirmed media...

  • December 21, 2011|Raymond IbrahimHudson New York

    Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2011

    The so-called "Arab Spring" continues to transition into a "Christian Winter," including in those nations undergoing democratic change, such as Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis dominated the elections—unsurprisingly so...

  • December 21, 2011|Raymond IbrahimFrontPageMagazine.com

    Iraq's Christians Near Extinction

    A recent Fox News report tells of how "a rash of attacks on Christian-owned businesses in northern Iraq has raised troubling questions about the future safety of the country's shrinking Christian community, particularly as U.S. forces withdraw...

  • December 20, 2011|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times

    Tehran holds Obama re-election wild card [in Iraq]

    The formal end of the U.S. war in Iraq on Dec. 15 enhanced neighboring Iran as a major, unpredictable factor in the U.S. presidential election of 2012. First a look back: Iran's mullahs already has had one opportunity to affect American politics...

  • December 16, 2011|Efraim KarshHudson New York

    Haaretz: The Paper for Thinking People?

    Of the countless threats of Arab violence in the run-up to the November 29, 1947 Partition Resolution and in its wake, none has resonated more widely than the warning by Abdul Rahman Azzam, the Arab League's first secretary-general, that the

  • December 16, 2011|Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiThe Daily Star (Beirut)

    Iraq's violence is for Iraqis to tackle

    In light of a series of attacks in Iraq at the end of November and the start of this month, there have been numerous warnings of an upsurge in violence in the country. Numerous media outlets have tied the incidents to the withdrawal of U.S. troops...

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