Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I previously wrote about a disturbing aspect of Islam, that it religiously sanctions deceit and lying. Here is one of the clearest essays on this subject I have seen. The author is Raymond Ibriham. This is a piece about him from his biography on his website.

It was at the Library of Congress that Mr. Ibrahim discovered hitherto unknown al-Qaeda tracts and treatises written in Arabic which he went on to translate and annotate into the well received The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007). Based solely on al-Qaeda’s own words, this collection of translations, according to Mr. Ibrahim, “proves once and for all that, despite the propaganda of al-Qaeda and its sympathizers, radical Islam’s war with the West is not finite and limited to political grievances—real or imagined—but is existential, transcending time and space and deeply rooted in faith [p. xii].”
Mr. Ibrahim is author to dozens of articles, essays, and translations on radical Islam, appearing in a variety of publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Middle East Review of International Affairs, Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, and Middle East Strategy, Harvard; Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, and Financial Times; National Review, Weekly Standard, Pajamas Media, American Thinker, and FrontPage Magazine. (Links to all his writings can be found at

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