Raymond Ibrahim is a historian and writer on the Middle East and Islam, and author of THE AL-QAEDA READER. Born in the U.S. to Coptic Egyptian parents, he was raised in a blingual environment, and is fluent in Arabic. He was educated at California State University, Fresno (BA and MA in History) and has done graduate work in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies of Georgetown University.
Ibrahim's op-eds, essays, translations, and al-Qaeda related analyses have appeared in various publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, The Washington Times, Financial Times, National Review Online, and The Washington Post. He has been interviewed on a number of radio and TV programs from across the political spectrum (from "conservative" Fox News to "liberal" NPR), and has lectured at several colleges and universities as well as governmental agencies, such as the U.S. State Department.
THE AL QAEDA READER (Doubleday, 2007)