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By Raymond Ibrahim Front Page Magazine The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a …

Has the world changed enough to see modern-day Russia in a new light? Vladimir Putin has attacked the United States on ideological grounds. The following is from “Who’s Godless Now? Russia Says It’s U.S.” “At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a ‘godless nation.’ “More than …

Let’s think like a liberal for a moment. We won’t do it too long since some of you are susceptible to headaches and fits of anger and rage at the mere thought of thinking like a liberal. Sometime’s it’s necessary. It called “forcing the antithesis,” adopting the operating assumptions of a worldview and working them …

Islam is antithetical to Christianity and the founding of the United States. Anyone who is curious about America’s history should know this. But because of our government schools and the claim of religious neutrality (atheism), most public (government) school students have never been introduced to America’s Christian history. What follows is a small slice of …

When then candidate Obama chose Joe Biden as his VP, the topic of abortion came up. Biden is Roman Catholic, and if there is a consistent voice of opinion in the Church it’s that abortion is a grave moral wrong. Biden has taken what he describes as a “middle-of-the-road position”: “I remember vividly the first …

Whoopi Goldberg is a classic practitioner of the ignorant expert. She often gets away with her ignorance because her audience is often just as ignorant as she is. Here’s her latest: “The hosts of The View on Tuesday ranted about Catholicism, the Pope and his visit to America. Whoopi Goldberg, offering her thoughts on the faith, …

Can a Muslim swear an oath to uphold the Constitution when the Constitution is contrary to his beliefs? The Constitution states that the document’s drafting took place “in the year of our Lord” 1787, a clear reference to Jesus Christ. For a Muslim, Jesus is not Lord, so his oath would contradict what the Constitution …

The New York Times this weekend ran a horrifying story about how U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are being forced to look the other way as officers among America’s Muslim allies openly sexually abuse young boys. The Times story leads with a recounting of a phone call from Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. to his father, saying that …

I’m amazed that the media and a number of GOPers are saying that President Obama is a Christian. How can he be a Christian when he supports killing unborn babies, supports homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and continues to use his high office to force religious institutions to go against their religious beliefs by forcing them …

Masses of people are leaving countries in the Middle East and North Africa and streaming into Europe for the chance of a better life. It’s an enormous tragedy. More than four million refugees have come out of Syria since 2011 because of its civil war. How did such a disaster happen? No one takes a …

Remember those youthful days when you had that teacher you just really wanted to impress? Maybe you just liked them, thought they were really smart, or whatever. You just wanted to get a smile and an “attaboy” out of them? When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed walked into his Irving, Texas, classroom at MacArthur High School on …

A couple of items in the news confirmed what religious conservatives have known for a long time. First, liberal journalists aren’t very religious. Second, they are ignorant about religion. Third, they believe, according to Paul Waldman who wrote on The Washington Post’s Plum Line blog, that “religious conservatives” are trying to “secure special religious privileges …