Sword and Scimitar

Sword and Scimitar

Sword and Scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom ...

Author: Raymond Ibrahim

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306825554

Category: History

Page: 288

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A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and the scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. Sword and Scimitar chronicles the significant battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the occupation of the Middle East that prompted the Crusades and the far-flung conquests of the Ottoman Turks, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Turkish, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains the effect the outcome had on larger historical currents of the age and how the military lessons of the battle reflect the cultural faultlines between Islam and the West. The majority of these landmark battles are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world, and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.
Categories: History

A Sword Over the Nile

A Sword Over the Nile

Adel Guindy has produced a timely and authoritative account of the Copts' story.

Author: Adel Guindy

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1643787616

Category: History

Page: 416

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Adel Guindy has produced a timely and authoritative account of the Copts' story. It deserves to be widely read... this timely and excellent book will act as a wakeup call.... It reminds us that historically, the Copts have been Egypt's beating heart and that Egypt's future, without them, would be bleak indeed. PROFESSOR LORD ALTON, MEMBER OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF LORDS A Sword Over the Nile is a most welcome book and contribution to the existing literature. Here in one volume, we have the largely unknown historical experiences of Egypt's Coptic Christians under Islam--and from the most primary if previously inaccessible or untranslated sources. Not only is it a window to the past; it may be an ominous look to the future. RAYMOND IBRAHIM, AN EXPERT ON ISLAMIC DOCTRINE AND HISTORY, IS AUTHOR OF SWORD AND SCIMITAR: FOURTEEN CENTURIES OF WAR BETWEEN ISLAM AND THE WEST
Categories: History

Defenders of the West

Defenders of the West

In Defenders of the West, the author of Sword and Scimitar follows up with vivid and dramatic profiles of eight extraordinary warriors—some saints, some sinners—who defended the Christian West against Islamic invasions.

Author: Raymond Ibrahim

Publisher: Bombardier Books

ISBN: 1642938203

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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A riveting account of the lives and epic battles of eight Western defenders against violent Islamic jihad that sheds much-needed light on the enduring conflict with radical Islam. In Defenders of the West, the author of Sword and Scimitar follows up with vivid and dramatic profiles of eight extraordinary warriors—some saints, some sinners—who defended the Christian West against Islamic invasions. Discover the real Count Dracula, Spain’s El Cid, England’s Richard Lionheart, and many other historical figures, whose true and original claim to fame revolved around their defiant stance against jihadist aggression.
Categories: Religion

What Catholics Need to Know About Islam

What Catholics Need to Know About Islam

I just finished reading Raymond Ibrahim's Sword and Scimitar,270 a history of fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the West, and the effect is similar to the shocked-awake effect of a plunge into cold water.

Author: William Kilpatrick

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781644132159

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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It is no longer permissible to have an honest conversation about Islam. Those who warn about Islam’s threat to our way of life are dismissed as racists and xenophobes by social elites and even by many in the Catholic hierarchy. For centuries, the Catholic Church served as a bulwark against Islamic expansion. Today the Church is an enabler of Islam, encouraging mass migration into the West and portraying Islam as a peace-loving religion that has nothing to do with terrorism. In this highly informative, hard-hitting book, Catholic author William Kilpatrick pulls no punches in courageously confronting the threats posed by Islam. He shows how Muslim activists are employing the same tactics that led to the meteoric rise of the LGBT movement and how they have systematically infiltrated the government, media, business, schools, and even churches. He explains how Western self-hatred and political correctness makes jihad possible, and he reveals how the media conceals and covers up for atrocities committed in the name of Islam. In many European countries, you can be arrested for criticizing Islam. Meanwhile, desecration of churches is on the rise, police fear to enter Muslim zones, and London has become the acid-attack capital of the world. Europe is slowly capitulating to Islam, writes Kilpatrick, and the same can happen here if we don’t wake up in time.
Categories: Religion

Sword and Scimitar

Sword and Scimitar

Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West Raymond Ibrahim. IF NOT BY LAND, THEN BY SEA Needless to say, the golden age of Charlemagne could not outlast the jihad, the former of a temporal, the latter a timeless nature.

Author: Raymond Ibrahim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306825569

Category: History

Page: 352

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A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. Sword and Scimitar chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat -- until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West. The majority of these landmark battles -- including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, Manzikert, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world -- and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.
Categories: History

Constantinople AD 717 18

Constantinople AD 717   18

Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times, Routledge: London, 2017 Brooks, E.W., 'The Campaign of 716-718, ... Raymond, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, De Capo Press: New York, ...

Author: Si Sheppard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472836908

Category: History

Page: 96

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The siege of Constantinople in AD 717–18 was the supreme crisis of Western civilization. The Byzantine Empire had been reeling under the onslaught of Arabic imperialism since the death of the Prophet, whilst Jihadist armies had detached Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Carthage from imperial control and were in the process of imposing their ascendancy at sea. The Empire had been reduced to its Anatolian and Balkan heartland, and Arab incursions threatened even this – Arab naval forces had appeared under the walls of Constantinople every year from AD 674 to 678. But all this was only a prelude to the massive combined-arms invasion force that advanced on the capital in 717. This title offers a comprehensive study of the ensuing clash between the ascendant Caliphate and the Empire at bay. It details the forces available to each side, with their respective advantages and vulnerabilities, evaluating the leadership qualities of the rival commanders and assessing their strategic and tactical initiatives. It also accounts for the trajectory and outcome of the campaign and emphasises the fundamental significance of the struggle. By holding the line, the Byzantines gave Europe enough time to develop at its own pace and emerge strong enough to face down its Islamic counterpart on equal terms. If Constantinople had fallen in 717, could Europe have endured as an independent entity? Could Christianity have survived as major religion? What would the future course of world history have been?
Categories: History

The Multifront War

The Multifront War

Defending America From Political Islam, China, Russia, Pandemics, and Racial Strife Kenneth Abramowitz. Chang, Gordon G. The Great U.S.-China Tech War. ... Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West.

Author: Kenneth Abramowitz

Publisher: Dialog Press

ISBN: 9780914153535

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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America is fighting a major international war, says the author. Yet, the country does not really know it. Moreover, the war is being waged on a multitude of distinct fronts—both internal and external. The United States is wholly unprepared to fight a unified battle. Threat analyst Kenneth Abramowitz carefully takes us through the first step—recognition. He then ushers readers into the bold realm of mounting a multifaceted defense that will save America as a Democracy with the capacity to continually improve and thrive.
Categories: Political Science

Lessons Learned From Star Trek

Lessons Learned From Star Trek

... “The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS” by Robert Spencer, “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West” by Raymond Ibrahim, et al., “Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics: 100 Questions and Answers” ...

Author: Nicholas H. Kovacs, O.F.S.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716171161

Category: Fiction

Page:

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This is the third edition of "Lessons Learned from Star Trek". This updated e-book is a collection of articles, which in an entertaining way, discuss important philosophical and moral issues, that our world is facing, by using the themes from the science fiction series, Star Trek. If you are a Trekkie, nor never heard of the TV series; this book is for everybody, and provides an entertaining overview of the franchise. Our world is facing so many problems today, and humanity needs to look to the lessons seen in Star Trek, as the perfect guide to help all of us discuss as a society, on how we can come together to create a better world. The world needs Star Trek, now, more than ever!
Categories: Fiction

Satan is a Socialist

Satan is a Socialist

Hazlitt, Henry, Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics, (New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 1988). Ibrahim, Raymond, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West, ...

Author: Dr. Dennis Clark

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768458534

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Satan a SocialistReally? Conspiracy Theory or Fundamental Truth of the Ages Satan Is a Socialist stirs up a lot of social, political, and spiritual questions such as: What are the real differences between free enterprise and socialism? Just how important are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? What is the real cause of todays turmoil in the streets and homes? What does the Bible say about socialism/communism? Dr. Jennifer B. Clark and her husband Dr. Dennis L. Clark take on this declaration that Satan is a socialist with forthright answers and bone-chilling conclusions that every citizen needs to know. Satan Is a Socialist will surely generate riots of souls and protests of spirits in all who care about their country. Topics in this book include: Freedom and Free Enterprise Satan and the Savior Wealth and Poverty Politics and Power Satan is a Socialist explores deeply the foundation of the United States of America and presents biblical and historical facts, truths, and common sense that are seldom seen or heard on any media outlet. The authors profoundly and rightly proclaim: Americas brilliant Founders judged politics and governments according to freedom. Tyranny was cruel and oppressive while anarchy was violent and unstable. One was total law, the other was no law. They realized that true freedom reflects a balanced center, where citizens could live in the most freedom possibleyet within an ordered and stable society, sliding neither into tyranny or anarchy. Thomas Jefferson called this balanced center Peoples Law. Brace yourself for the reality of life on the brink of a whole new worldviewup close and personal.
Categories: Religion

Diabolical

Diabolical

K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/470/ 470-h/470-h.htm 250Raymond Ibrahim, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West (New York: Da Capo Press, 2018), 9.

Author: Milo Yiannopoulos

Publisher: Bombardier Books

ISBN: 9781642931648

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Who is the real Pope Francis? And can the Church survive him? Milo Yiannopoulos traces the origins of the Church’s descent into sin and shame, pointing the finger at left-wing reformers, trendy progressive bishops, gay clergy, and ultimately, Francis himself. In DIABOLICAL, Milo Yiannopoulos levels his critical eye and legendarily caustic wit at the Catholic Church, an institution he reveres but which, under the leadership of a “Lavender Mafia” of left-wing gay bishops, has become shambolic and depraved. Yes, there really is a gay mafia. And yes, their outfits are fabulous. The Catholic Church hasn’t had a crisis like this since the Reformation. It won’t survive unless it learns how to talk to men again, sets aside transitory political nostrums like environmentalism and identity politics, and gets back to worshiping Almighty God.
Categories: Political Science