Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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Jordan charges Geert Wilders with "blasphemy and contempt of Muslims"; OIC "deeply annoyed" at Dutch decision not to prosecute him
An update on the litigation jihad against Geert Wilders. "Jordan charges Dutch politician with blasphemy," from Reuters, July 1: AMMAN (Reuters) - A Jordanian prosecutor on Tuesday charged Dutch politician Geert Wilders with blasphemy and contempt of Muslims for making...
Pentagon: Israel may attack Iranian nuke sites before 2009
1939 Alert. We can probably expect some of the standard, over-the-top rhetoric from Iran in response to this. But, of course, the nuclear program is entirely peaceful. "Pentagon: Israel may attack Iran before 2009," from YNet News, July 1: A...
Spain: Police break up suspected al-Qaeda cell with connections to U.K. jihadists
Eurabia Alert. "Spanish police arrest Islamic terror suspect in Azkoitia," from EiTB24, July 1: Spanish police say they have broken up an al-Qaida-linked cell and arrested three people, including one person in the Basque town of Azkoitia. The Interior Ministry...
Infighting in D.C. hampers move to give Special Forces more latitude in pursuing jihadist leaders in Pakistan
True, that fact alone isn't shocking. But the details are newsworthy. "Amid U.S. Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan," by Mark Mazzetti and David Rohde for the New York Times, June 30: WASHINGTON Â— Late last year, top Bush administration...
Pakistan declares success in frontier campaign, but jihadists flee to fight another day, with popular support
An update on this story. Will Pakistan's military follow through on retaining control of the areas, or have they now looked busy long enough to placate the West for a while? "Pakistani Offensive in Bara Makes Questionable Gains," by Laura...
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Scotland: Muslims offended by picture of puppy on police postcard
Offensive. And the department apologized. "Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat," from the Daily Mail, July 1: A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's...
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India reverses decision on land transfer to Kashmir Hindu shrine after days of Muslim riots, 4 deaths
Rewarding violence, in an update on this story. "Indian Kashmir revokes decision to hand over land to Hindus," from Agence France-Presse, July 1: SRINAGAR, India - Indian Kashmir formally revoked Tuesday a decision to hand over land to Hindu pilgrims...
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Australia: Muslim leaders split on allowing polygamy
At the center of the polygamy issue is this question: Will Muslims in Australia and other non-Islamic countries obey the laws of the lands they live in, or Sharia law? And if they choose the latter, will authorities have the...
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Somali jihadists open fire on dance, injuring two
"The band singers were entertaining guests at the wedding party was told by the gunmen it was performing 'satanic' music contrary to the Quran." "Somalia: Country Islamists Raid Traditional Dance Overnight Injured Two," from Shabelle Media Network, June 30: Mogadishu...
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Kuwait's Sharia Issues Commission decides female cabinet ministers don't have to wear veils, but...
"... Islamic law (Sharia) only requires women candidates and MPs to wear the veil, not female ministers..." An update on this story. "Kuwait: MPs support unveiled women ministers," from Adnkronos International, June 30: Kuwait, 30 June (AKI) - Members of...
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