Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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Kuwaiti liberal convicted of "harming Islam" for saying it was spread by the sword
I guess this means it wasn't spread by the sword, eh? Someday, far in the future, someone will stumble upon a cache of documents, a few dozen old books, a geniza, a stash plastered into a wall, a long-forgotten or...
Jordan summons Danish cartoonists to answer blasphemy charges
Summon this A fresh assault on freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. Will the Danish authorities cooperate? Probably not. Will Interpol cooperate? I wouldn't put it past them. "Danish editors face trial in Jordan," from the Copenhagen Post,...
Thug-in-Chief: "I do not believe that my declarations create problems," but Israel is "doomed to go"
"Saving all my hate -- for yoooooooou" Once he gets started, he just keeps going. "Ahmadinejad: Europe suffering because of Zionists," by Dudi Cohen for YNet News, June 3: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Rome on Tuesday to...
Calling jihadists by their right name
This New York Times op-ed defends the government's new PC guidelines forbidding use of the term "jihadists" to describe the people who are waging war against the U.S. It does so artfully, but ultimately in a way that exposes the...
Rejecting jihad in Egypt?
Much is being made of "The Rebellion Within: An Al Qaeda mastermind questions terrorism," by Lawrence Wright, in the June 2 issue of the New Yorker. One of Al-Qaeda's chief theorists rejects terrorism! Peace is at hand! Unfortunately, reality --...
British commander in Afghanistan: Taliban "on brink of defeat"
Great news. A few questions: 1. The Taliban seems to be winning in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP). If they are able to push the Taliban over the brink of defeat in Afghanistan, will British and American forces then...
Ohio Misunderstander of Islam to plead guilty to joining Al-Qaeda and plotting to bomb resorts and military bases
What are American Muslim groups doing to make sure that what State, DHS, and everyone in the world knows is a Misunderstanding of Islam is not spreading within the American Muslim community? Why, nothing. Abdulmalek Kenyatta (aka Christopher Paul)...
Iran accuses Qur'an critic of being spy for Israel, US, UK
Dr. Foroud Fouladvand Dr. Foroud Fouladvand is a historian of Iran and Islam who is on death row in Iran after being captured and imprisoned on false pretenses. Here Foroud Fouladvand Update, courtesy of his London office: Dr. Foroud...
Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 27, Â"The AntÂ"
A great romance, a conversion to Islam In this week's segment of my Blogging the Qur'an series at Hot Air, I discuss sura 27, which contains, besides the talking ant of the title, the Qur'anic version of the interaction...
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Free speech under assault: Steyn, Maclean's on trial in British Columbia
A bizarre and frightening spectacle indeed. "The court of last resort," by Brian Hutchinson for the National Post, June 3 (thanks to CGW): VANCOUVER -In the subterranean bowels of a provincial courthouse, a bizarre and frightening spectacle starts to unfold....
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U.K.: Some accused "extremists" may get therapy rather than jail under new "anti-radicalization" plan
"They would not focus only on Muslim extremism but 'anywhere prone to extremist talk and violent behaviour ...This is not an anti-Muslim document,' he said. 'It will cover denominations of all faiths." It's good to know they're taking proactive steps...
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Bardot fined again for complaining that Muslims are "imposing their ways" on France
Not again Muslims, she said, are "destroying our country by imposing their ways." So I guess this fine means either that Muslims aren't destroying France by imposing their ways, or that they aren't imposing their ways on France. The...
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Algerian Christians fined for worshipping illegally
They don't mean this, either -- for that they might have a case. Islamic Tolerance Alert: "Algerian Christian converts fined," from the BBC, June 3 (thanks to all who sent this in): Four Algerian Christians have been given suspended jail...
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Turkish writer wonders if Prince Charles has converted to Islam
Or is he just an indefatigable and useful dhimmi? "Prince Charles, defender of Islam," by Fazile Zahir in Asia Times, June 4 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): [...] One particular member of the royal family, the queen's eldest son, Prince...
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