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Islamic Terrorists or Tragic Heroes?

Raymond Ibrahim, The Western media’s ongoing attempts to portray aggressors—even suicide-bombers—as victims. The so-called mainstream media’s approach to and apologias for Islamic terrorism have become as predictable as they are farcical.  In a recent piece titled, “A Mysterious Act of Mercy by the Subway Bombing Suspect,” the New York Times’ Jeffrey Gettleman portrays would-be suicide

Islam’s vicious persecution of Christians ensues

Raymond Ibrahim,  ‘Christians are Untouchables! They Are Meant for Cleaning Our Houses’ Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center At the height of one of the worst months for Christians under Islam—as documented in the report below—both the U.S. government and American “mainstream” media

Christian Persecution in the Muslim World: Christians as ‘Target Practice’

Raymond Ibrahim, Mideast Christian: “Where are the leaders of the West, Ban Ki-Moon, the EU, WHO, and other Christian organisations?” More reports of the brutal treatment that Christians and other minorities experienced at the hands of the Islamic State (SIS) emerged during May. One account told of a couple who, after their children were abducted by

Terror in Nice, France: This is war. It’s aimed at the West. And we must fight back

James Jay Carafano, If ever there were a phrase that ought to be forgotten, it’s the old trope: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Scores of innocent deaths in Nice, France, remind us that terrorists are evil. Many nations have suffered from “weapons of mass disruption” — attacks meant not just to produce

Islam Needs a Reformation

Linda Chavez, Islamic terrorism has become the single biggest threat to stability in the world. Attacks killing many hundreds have occurred over the past 18 months in Bangladesh, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, France, the United States and elsewhere. But fighting this threat will require more

American universities mourn students killed in Bangladesh terror attack

Two prominent American colleges on opposite sides of the U.S. were plunged into mourning Saturday after learning that their students were among the victims of Friday’s terror attack on a restaurant in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.  Emory University in Atlanta announced that students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were among the dead. Kabir, of Miami, Fla.,

U.S. warns banks on cyber threat after Bangladesh heist

U.S. regulators on Tuesday told banks to review cyber-security protections against fraudulent money transfers in the wake of revelations that a hacking group used such messages to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. The notice from the Fed and other financial regulators came two weeks after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation privately

U.S. lawmakers probe Fed cyber breaches, cite ‘serious concerns’

A U.S. congressional committee has launched an investigation into the Federal Reserve’s cyber security practices after a Reuters report revealed more than 50 cyber breaches at the U.S. central bank between 2011 and 2015. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to express

New Cyberattack Evidence Of A ‘Highly Adaptive Campaign Targeting Banks’

The SWIFT messaging network is used by banks to transmit instructions for money transfers around the world. But hackers utilized the network to steal $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in February. Now, SWIFT (an acronym for Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) says a second bank was attacked. Forensic experts said the latest security

‘It Is My Dream to Behead Someone’ American Muslim

Raymond Ibrahim, The dark Islamic world of Khalil Abu-Rayyan. Originally published by the Gatestone Institute. As opposed to their Western counterparts, Christian leaders who live in the Middle East continued expressing their frustration at the West’s indifference and worse. Jean-Clément Jeanbart, the Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, asked during an interview: “Why are your bishops