Friday, May 9, 2008
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Thug-In-Chief: "Iran becoming a nuclear country was one of the Imam MahdiÂ's miracles"
Here, courtesy Jihad Watch reader CharlemagneÂ's Funny Bone, is a quick summary -- but fuller than most that have appeared in the mainstream media -- of AhmadinejadÂ's one hour and three minute speech before 200-300 clerics in the City of...
Lebanon declares Hizballah's communications network illegal, Nasrallah says "war has started"
Perhaps the Lebanese government is tiring of the state-within-a-state. An update on this story. " Gunbattles break out in Beirut," from CNN, May 8: BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Gunfire broke out in downtown Beirut on Thursday after Hezbollah leader Hassan...
Rep. Hoekstra tries, fails to kill Orwellian speech codes restricting use of word "jihad"
Â"Trying to impose speech codes on how to describe our enemy smacks of McCarthyism in reverse.Â" "Hoekstra Effort to Strip Earmarks from Intelligence Bill Successful," a press release from Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), May 7 (thanks to Patrick Poole): ...Hoekstra...
Muslim 911 operator fired -- faces felony charges for illegally searching state databases, including terror watch list
She says she's just being singled out because she is a Muslim. And I'm sure that's true. I'm sure there are plenty of 911 operators illegally searching the terror watch list, and they're getting off scot-free. It's Islamophobia, I tell...
New York: 3 Yemeni Muslims charged with money-laundering to aid Hizballah
Yehia Ali Ahmed Alomari, Mohamed Al Huraibi, Saleh Mohamed Taher Saeed ran mini-marts in southwest and northeast Rochester, and were trying to get the money to Hizballah -- or so say the charges. Hizballah's Hassan Nasrallah has chanted, "Death to...
Thug-In-Chief: Israel a "stinking corpse"
More love from the hero of Columbia University students: "Ahmadinejad: Israel a 'stinking corpse,'" from the Jerusalem Post (thanks to Louis): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that the state of Israel is a "stinking corpse" that is destined...
Julia Gorin: This is a Kosovar Muslim?
In this Jihad Watch exclusive, Julia Gorin discusses yet another fruitless search for that ever-elusive unicorn, a genuine and broad-based moderate Islam: In my fellow conservativesÂ' desperation to find a country that doesnÂ't hate America, and in the universal struggle...
Canada: Jihad suspect tries to walk out of his own trial, saying he doesn't recognize Canadian law
Authorities are treating it, of course, as a sign that he may be unbalanced. No one gets the idea that maybe, just maybe, he is acting upon some principle of Islam that it might be good for Western authorities in...
Ahmed, we hardly knew ye
Has Ahmed Bedier, who very recently seemed to be a rising star at CAIR, left the unindicted co-conspirators behind and become a freelance "civil rights activist"? In "The Mystery at CAIR Tampa," May 7, The Investigative Project (thanks to the...
Online jihadist forums teach how to manufacture poisons, weapons, and explosives
And note the quotations from the Qur'an and ahadith which they offer to justify and encourage those activities. For associating violence with Islam, they must be a real bunch of Islamophobes, right? "Islamist Forums Teach Mujahideen How to Manufacture and...
Grand Mufti of Lebanon denounces Hizballah; violent clashes in Beirut
"The clashes threatened to degenerate into an all-out sectarian conflict, with Hezbollah seizing offices of a major Sunni group and the Sunnis' spiritual leader denouncing the militant faction and appealing to the Islamic world to intervene." Sunni-Shi'ite Jihad Update. "Grand...
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German Court: Muslim girl can't skip swimming lessons
A setback for Sharia creep and the Stealth Jihad in Europe. "German Court Rules Muslim Girl Can't Skip Swimming Lessons," from FoxNews, May 8 (thanks to all who sent this in): A German court on Wednesday ruled that a Muslim...
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Chicago school accused of favoring Muslim students
What did they eat at their Ramadan lunch table? But anyway, they got one, while Catholic students did not get one for Lent. I think both are a bit silly, for different reasons: the Muslims aren't eating lunch at all,...
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Shimon Peres: I didn't imagine rocket attacks would come from Gaza after pullout
Why didn't he? It isn't as if the jihadists didn't make their intentions clear -- as if they weren't clear already. This just underscores the willful blindness that afflicts virtually all of the ruling class, all over the West as...
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Malaysia: Islamic court allows female Muslim convert to return to Buddhism
This is a small step in the right direction, but not as much of one as you might think: several schools of Islamic jurisprudence don't mandate the death penalty for women who leave Islam, so it isn't really anything new....
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US spares Afghan poppy crop that funds jihadists
Winning hearts and minds by cutting our own throat in all kinds of ways. "US Spares Afghan Crop that Funds Enemy," from the Associated Press, May 7 (thanks to DFS): GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon...
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U.K.: Amid concerns over funding of Islamic studies programs, Cambridge and Edinburgh to share Â£16 million from Saudi prince
A ridiculous development, in light of this story. "Saudi prince gives universities Â£16m for study of Islam," by Richard Garner for The Independent, May 8: Two of the country's best known universities are to set up research centres aimed at...
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"We are going to get rid of that pastor!": Armed men threaten church in Turkey
"The attempted attack marked the seventh incident in the past four months of threatened violence against TurkeyÂ's tiny Protestant community, most of whom are former Muslims who converted to Christianity." Islamic Tolerance Alert. "Turkey: Armed Men Threaten Church," from Compass...
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Bridge for Sale: Saudi conference insists there is "no justification in Islam for abuse of women and children"
All of this depends on one's definition of abuse. Is child marriage abuse? Is hitting your wife abuse? Not according to the dictates of the Qur'an and Islamic law, and Saudi Arabia of all places about the least likely to...
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Pakistan: Jihadists ban mobile phone ringtones
"Many retailers had started offering phones pre-loaded with 'jihadi' ringtones, but this did not seem enough to appease the militants." See? Sharia can be adapted to modern situations! "Islamic Militants Ban Mobile Phone Ringtones," from Cellular-News: Islamic militants in Pakistan's...
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