Saturday, June 28, 2008
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Hamas slams Fatah for violating the truce
In case you've left your scorecard at home, the State Department's version is that Hamas are the bloodthirsty jihad terrorists, while Fatah are the peaceful, pragmatic moderates. Of course, Fatah has never actually been that, and here is yet more...
Jailed jihadist professor indicted for refusal to testify about Islamic charities
CAIR is in his corner, of course, and everyone is working hard to make him seem to be a martyr. But what does he have to hide? What would he be able to reveal about the IIIT, which was listed...
Extra lettuce? Special orders might upset us. (Are you willing to take that risk?) From our ever-expanding You-Can't-Make-This-Stuff-Up File: "Lebanon's 'Buns and Guns' Fast-Food Restaurant Celebrates Hezbollah's Shiite Militants," from the Associated Press, June 26: BEIRUT, Lebanon Â— At...
Mohammed al-Dura was not killed
Melanie Phillips explores a modern-day blood libel that has caused innumerable actual deaths. "Faking a Killing," in Standpoint, July 2008 (thanks to Dave): On September 30 2000, two days after Ariel Sharon, then the leader of Israel's opposition Likud Party,...
Virginia Islamic Academy had its corporate charter revoked and never filled out IRS forms
Surprise, surprise. But will their Saudi connection bail them out? I would guess that it probably will. "VirginiaÂ's Islamic Academy on Shaky Legal Ground," by Patrick Poole for Pajamas Media, June 27: An investigation by Pajamas Media has found that...
Saudis arrest 701 with "deviant" ideology that they themselves promote
This sounds great until one remembers that they have long been financing that "deviant ideology" outside the Kingdom. "Saudi Arabia arrests 700 preparing 'oil attacks,'" from AFP, June 26 (thanks to all who sent this in): OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia...
While jihadists accuse Israel of violating truce, Israel debates whether to fight back at all
Irony. They're being accused of violating the truce and they can't even decide to fight back at all. War Is Deceit Update: "Terrorists: Israel Violated Truce; Livni Wants IDF To Act," by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu for Israel National News, June...
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Switzerland: Muslim immigrants convicted of genital mutilation
It is refreshing to see this prosecuted, rather than being pandered to by bemused multiculturalists. "Parents convicted of genital mutilation," from Swissinfo, June 26 (thanks to Writer Mom): Two Somali-born parents who had their daughter circumcised in Zurich in 1996...
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Conference on antisemitism and "Islamophobia" can't find any Muslim speakers
Not a single one was free. "Jews but no Muslims at Racism Conference," from The Jewish Chronicle, June 27: The first conference to compare antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe was held in London this week Â— but without any Muslim...
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UK: Police dogs trained to sniff out terrorists won't touch Muslims -- it offends them
UPDATE June 27, 9:39AM PDT: It looks as if the dogs will be sniffing around Muslims after all. Muslims objected, but their objections were overruled. See "Muslims will be searched by sniffer dogs despite religious objections, say police," from the...
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Russia paying to support Islam
RussiaÂ's ultimate motivation is the deciding factor on whether this is a good or bad move: Is Russia funding Â"the translation and publication of books on Islam in RussianÂ" in order to objectively learn more about the truths of the...
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Â"All Iraqi Christians paidÂ"
This surprisingly honest account from the New York Times shows the jizya -- the tax on the People of the Book (primarily Jews and Christians) by Qur'an 9:29 -- for what it is: protection money. Pay up, or get killed....
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"Women have slowly, painfully won the right to be considered equal to men in status and freedoms. Do we betray that ideal now by approving a form of union in which women are inevitably subservient?"
With a bit more bite than The Age, the great Andrew Bolt weighs in on the Australia polygamy controversy: "Polygamy - the right to put down women," from the Herald Sun, June 27: WE haven't heard the last of this...
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Gender equality and polygamy not compatible
The Age editorializes about the Muslim push to legalize polygamy in Australia. "Gender equality and polygamy are not compatible," June 27: [...] As The Age has argued before, there are fundamental values that must be accepted by all who live...
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India: Christian pilgrims want concessions govt gives Muslims for Hajj
The Indian government subsidizes the Hajj. Can't Christians get comparable consideration? Or do Muslims have the privileged status in India that they are trying to win in the West? "Christians seek Haj-like sops," from The Hindu, June 27 (thanks to...
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