Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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Who speaks for Islam? How Esposito and Mogahed cooked their data to increase the number of Muslim "moderates"
In "Just Like Us! Really?: Gallup says only 7 percent of the world's Muslims are political radicals. Yet 23 percent think the 9/11 attacks were in some way justified" in The Weekly Standard, Robert Satloff exposes yet more that is...
If Israel can't survive the jihadist onslaught, neither can the rest of the civilized world
Words to ponder. "As goest Israel ... If the Jewish state can't survive the onslaught of militant Islam, neither can the rest of the civilized world," by Lorne Gunter in the National Post, May 5 (thanks to Doug): Israel is...
Meltdown at State: Don't mention jihad, and oh, by the way, hundreds of laptops are missing
As if the new directives forbidding use of the term "jihadist" to name the enemy weren't enough evidence that State is in meltdown, here is more: "As many as 400 of the unaccounted for laptops belong to the departmentÂ's Anti-Terrorism...
Shock horror: Qur'an expert says verses quoted in Fitna "out of context"
The day an Islamic apologist acknowledges that someone who has written about how jihadists use the Qur'an to justify violence has quoted the book in context, I will faint dead away. "Indonesia: Islam film by Dutch MP 'mistaken interpretation' says...
Pepsi: It's a Zionist plot!
Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Alert. "Hamas MP Salem Salamah: PEPSI Stands for 'Pay Every Pence to Save Israel,'" from MEMRITV (thanks to Israel Matsav): Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas MP Salem Salamah, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV...
But I thought they were all moderates!
One might reasonably have thought that those hired to fill government positions by the Karzai government would have supported the Karzai government. Of course, any institution can be infiltrated by its enemies, but compounding the problem here is a fact...
Why must there be four witnesses to establish rape and adultery?
This segment of my Blogging the Qur'an series at Hot Air tells the story of how it came to be that Islamic law requires four witnesses to establish crimes of a sexual nature. Note that every Q-Blog post at Hot...
Friend and Ally: All USS Cole bombing suspects in Yemeni custody have escaped or been released
An update on this story. "Probe of USS Cole Bombing Unravels," by Craig Whitlock for the Washington Post, May 4: ADEN, Yemen -- Almost eight years after al-Qaeda nearly sank the USS Cole with an explosives-stuffed motorboat, killing 17 sailors,...
Pakistan jihadist: "I am reforming these mujahideen as Islam does not allow jihad against Muslims ... Why should mujahideen target Pakistan when this country provides everything for jihad in Afghanistan?Â"
Â"Yes, we do attack the US forces across the border and that is what real jihad is all about.Â" Hey, now. It's an inner spiritual struggle, you Islamophobe. "Â'Anti-PakistanÂ' militants being Â'detoxifiedÂ'," by Iqbal Khattak for the Daily Times, May...
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MILF jihadists withdraw from plundered Christian area, claim leaders had not approved of land seizure
Withdrawing from the area does not undo the damage. Rather, it only completes an act of intimidation, whereby the Christian farmers, if they choose to stay, are on notice that neither they nor their property are safe, and remain subject...
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MILF drives 1,000 Christians from their land
An update on this story. "Mindanao, Islamic rebels drive more than a thousand Christians from their land," by Santosh Digal for AsiaNews, May 3 (thanks to Cindy): Cotabato (AsiaNews) - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has forced about 1,200 Christian...
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European Commission President: Islam is part of Europe
"We can be a European citizen being a Christian, being Jewish or Muslim or having no religion." Yes, and because of you and people like you, Barroso, eventually only Muslims will be European citizens, with Jews and Christians reduced to...
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Pakistan: Grow your beards or else
So said Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad at a mosque. Why didn't the Vast Majority of Peaceful, Modern, Moderate Muslims rise up and denounce his threat as un-Islamic? "Pakistan Taliban leader gives beard warning: residents," from AFP, May 5 (thanks...
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Sam Harris: Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
Sam Harris speaks truth to power with a defense of free speech and Fitna at, of all places, HuffPo. [...] The controversy over Fitna, like all such controversies, renders one fact about our world especially salient: Muslims appear to be...
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Fitzgerald: How dumb do we have to be, and for how long?
SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen,...
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Bangladesh: Leader of Islamic Law Implementation Committee threatens to "paralyze" country if women's rights measures are approved
Those measures could lead to outrageous, horrible, unthinkable, and obscene things like equal property rights. An update on this story. "Amini threatens to paralyse nation if women policy executed," from The Daily Star (Bangladesh), May 5: Leaders of Islamic Law...
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"They preach that girlsÂ' education leads to obscenity and vulgarity": Girls' school torched in northwest Pakistan
"Militants encourage girlsÂ' education in religious seminaries and even collect donations for this purpose. However, they strongly oppose teaching girls modern disciplines such as science, geography, social sciences and mathematics." So, for example, does geography lead to obscenity and vulgarity,...
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