Saturday, May 31, 2008
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Stop the presses: Pakistan's army, paramilitary forces "may be aiding Taliban fighters"
Friend and Ally Update. "U.S. questions Pakistan force's allegiance, funding," by Kristin Roberts for Reuters, May 30: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed paramilitary force in Pakistan's lawless border area may be aiding Taliban fighters, according to American officials who say...
Chertoff: "Islam has been hijacked by ideologues"
Almost seven years have passed since 9/11, and we're hearing the same thing from our leaders that we've heard since 9/12. It is a reminder that, at the highest level of government, policy decisions are driven -- hijacked, if you...
IAEA "alarmed" by Iranian nuclear weaponization document
"There was no reason why a country would need to possess such a document unless they wanted to produce uranium hemispheres for a nuclear weapon." Alarming, yes. Surprising, no. "US: Strong reasons to suspect Iran was working covertly to build...
Yemen under pressure? Authorities arrest 11 suspected al-Qaeda members
This roundup comes in the wake of a great deal of negative press about Yemen's counter-terrorism efforts, which have been so half-hearted that even al-Qaeda has discouraged attacks on Yemeni authorities since they haven't been "tools in the hands of...
Ethiopia: Hotel bombing kills 3; Somali jihadist group claims responsibility
Somalia Jihad Update. "Somali Islamist group claims responsibility for deadly bomb attack in Ethiopia," from the Associated Press, May 29: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A little-known Somali Islamist group claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb attack that killed three...
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Australia: Spurned Islamic school sponsors resort to blackmail: Give us our school, or "You may have some very extreme imams or religious teachers getting through to the children."
And therein lies an inadvertent admission of the presence and number of "very extreme imams or religious teachers" in Australia. Whoops. An update on this story. "Islamic school imbroglio takes new turn in Australia," by Neena Bhandari for New Kerala:...
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Algeria: Prosecutor demands two years in prison, $8145 fines for ex-Muslims "practicing non-Muslim religious rites without a license"; woman apostate's verdict delayed by international attention
Updates on the separate cases of six men and one woman detained for activities that could "shake the faith of Muslims." As one of the defendants asked: "How can six people shake the faith of 40 million unless the court...
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