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Raymond Ibrahim (born in 1973) is an American author and columnist. He is the author of two books, Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (Regnery, 2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007).
The 9/11 attacks played a pivotal role in framing Ibrahim's outlook. As he explained in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the attacks occurred while he was researching for his M.A. thesis, which centred on the role of jihad in early Islamic conquests; consequently, Ibrahim's study expanded from history and theology to politics, current events, al-Qaeda, Islamist organizations, and watching Al Jazeera.
Ibrahim is the editor and translator of The Al-Qaeda Reader, which he published after discovering a hitherto unknown Arabic al-Qaeda document; Ibrahim holds that the document "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".
Ibrahim is a regular contributor to FrontPage Magazine.
An article Ibrahim wrote on taqiyya that was commissioned and published by Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst on September 26, 2008, was later characterized by another author in Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst as being "well-researched, factual in places but ... ultimately misleading". Ibrahim responded to this charge in his rebuttal, "Taqiyya Revisited: A Response to the Critics."
- The Al Qaeda Reader (editor and translator), Doubleday, 2007, ISBN 978-0-385-51655-6
- "How Taqiyya Alters Islam's Rules of War", Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2010, pp. 3–13
- "Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam?", Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2009, pp. 3–12
- "An Analysis of Al-Qa'ida's Worldview: Reciprocal Treatment or Religious Obligation", Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2008
- "Studying the Islamic Way of War", National Review Online, September 11, 2008
- "Islam's Doctrines of Deception", Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, The Middle East Forum, September 26, 2008
- "Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0", National Review Online, September 10, 2007
- "The Two Faces of Al Qaeda", The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 54, Issue 4, p. B3, September 21, 2007
- "Islam gets concessions; Infidels get conquered", Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2006
- "In Their Own Words; Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri explain their bloody actions.", The Washington Post, October 7, 2007
- "Bin Laden writings to be translated", USA Today, Associated Press, January 20, 2005
- "Interpreting Taqiyya: Special Report", Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst. IHS Jane's Information Group. November 12, 2008.