Entries by Robert Spencer

House Intel Committee: Benghazi not escalation of peaceful protest

The Obama Administration narrative is definitively torpedoed in this report — and yet the mainstream media, even more craven and dishonest than usual, is spinning the report as an exoneration of Obama. “CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report,” by Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, FoxNews.com, November 22, 2014: A leading Republican wants to […]

When presidents say Islam is a religion of peace, “the average American thinks this is crap”

It is good to see that this discussion took place at all, as usually it is foreclosed with charges that even to broach it is “Islamophobic.” But as usual, it was held on a quite superficial level, with Michael Gerson throwing out knee-jerk moral equivalence arguments that don’t appear to have been addressed adequately. Neither […]

Oklahoma: Muslim attacks Christian with knife, says Muslims need to “step up” beheadings

Where did Stepney get the idea that “more Muslims need to step up to the plate” and behead people? Was it at his local mosque? And what mosque does he go to? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? “Man arrested, accused of slashing man after heated religious conversation,” by Dave Detling, KOCO.com, November 18, 2014 (thanks […]

Before synagogue jihad murders, Hamas released video calling for more attacks in Jerusalem

Just as before the jihad murders of two Canadian soldiers a few weeks ago, the Islamic State called on Muslims in the West to target military personnel. “Hamas releases video calling for more attacks in Jerusalem,” by Elior Levy, Ynet News, November 18, 2014: Hamas released a video threatening acts of revenge after the death of […]

The flag of Palestine, 1939

This 1939 flag of Palestine shows that it was recognized as a Jewish entity even then, and that the name “Palestine” historically referred to a region (so named by the Romans after they expelled the Jews in 134 AD, using the name of the Philistines, the Israelites’ Biblical enemies), not to a people. There was […]

Woman proclaiming Christ ejected from Muslim prayers at National Cathedral

It all sounds so high-minded: the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell says: “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamaphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.” But someone threw a rotting cabbage on their lovely […]

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

In the newest Prager University course  Raymond Ibrahim discusses the global Muslim persecution of Christians. According to Prager University, “The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region’s Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.” […]

CNN falsely claims that Islamic law does not justify slavery

“The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery” has published a piece entitled “ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?,” by Professor Bernard Freamon, who “teaches courses on modern-day slavery and human trafficking at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey and also specializes in Islamic Legal History.” We do […]