Raymond Ibrahim is an author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist. His books include Crucified Again and The Al Qaeda Reader. His writings, translations, and observations have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Weekly Standard. He is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center; a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum; and a Hoover Institution Media Fellow. He lives in California.