Monday, May 12, 2008
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Hizballah attacks Druze villages
A Whose-State-Is-It-Anyway Update. "Hezbollah rocks eastern villages," from the BBC, May 11: Control of several villages loyal to Lebanon's pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has been handed to the army after an attack by Hezbollah. The group's fighters used heavy...
Guess who's speaking at the local mosque
Nope, guess again Unless you live in a rural area, there is probably a mosque (or more than one) in your town, and most people -- including local law enforcement officials -- regard them in much the same way...
MILF ready for war
"Arroyo will leave the presidency with blood on her hands." True to the constant practice of Islamic groups, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front indulges in finger-pointing rather than introspection, and blames the government for the breakdown of peace talks. Nothing...
Israeli Leftist discovers jihad
In "From Dove to Hawk" in Newsweek, May 8 (thanks to Paul Green), controversial Israeli historian Benny Morris finally notices that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not about land, but is fueled by a religious imperative: ...ConÂtrary to current historiographic discourse...
U.S. soldiers learning Arabic at Wahhabist Islamic Saudi Academy
Just when you thought the world couldn't possibly get crazier, yes, it's the Islamic Saudi Academy about which the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom expressed "significant concerns" that the school was promoting, according to Cinnamon Stillwell, "a brand of...
New York Times presents Islamic supremacist as moderate non-zealot
Altered Face? Really? The New York Times, true to the New Duranty Times moniker Hugh Fitzgerald has given it, has run a gushing profile of Ali Ardekani, the young Muslim filmmaker who made "Who Hijacked Islam?," (linked in the...
Somali jihadists retake parts of Mogadishu, enforce Sharia on pain of death
The Islamic Courts Union are back -- in some areas of Mogadishu. "Islamists target Somalis in terror campaign: Islamists target white aid workers," by Alex Strick van Linschoten in the Sunday Times, May 11 (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair): When Ibrahim...
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Saudis hold "women in the workplace" forum -- with no women present
And meanwhile, at the forum a scholar calls into question the commonly articulated view that Islam improved the lot of women in the seventh century. Of course, the blame is rather characteristically placed on the Greco-Roman tradition, but the subtext...
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Scotland: Police bid to tackle Islamophobia
Hmmm. How are they going to tackle Islamophobia? Will they go right to its root cause -- will they get Muslims to stop blowing stuff up in the name of Islam and announcing that they will soon dominate the land...
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Attempts to stem trafficking of teenage girls in northern Nigeria hampered by... Sharia law
"The [Child Rights Act] has been endorsed by the Nigerian federal government but not as yet by the predominantly Muslim northern state legislatures because it contains clauses which many northerners see as going against their religious and cultural values." But...
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Amnesty International to Saudi Arabia: No lashes for coffee klatsch
Earlier coverage suggested Muhammad Ali Abu Raziza was "framed by the religious police after he angered some of their members at a training course." In any event, public pressure may again work to spare individuals the cruel and unusual punishments...
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'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'
"If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her the instant her mother delivered her." An update on this honor-killing story. By Afif Sarhan and Caroline Davies in The Observer, May 11 (thanks to Cindy):...
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US public school history books whitewashing and promoting Islam
"Islamic activists use multiculturalism and ready-made American-made political movements, especially those on campus, to advance and justify the makeover of Islam-related textbook content." "History textbooks promoting Islam: New report says Muslim activists 'succeeding' in expunging criticism," by Bob Unruh at...
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