Saturday, July 12, 2008
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American students "saved" from Islamic indoctrination
Playing hooky would've definitely been justified here. "Bringing American students home," by Todd Boatwright for News 8 Austin, July 11:Friday, July 11 marks a special homecoming from Pakistan for two American boys. The boys were enrolled in schools that teach...
Jerusalem: 2 hurt in shooting called "terror attack"
The gunman is still at large. "2 hurt in Jerusalem shooting," by Efrat Weiss for YNet News, July 11: Two Israelis were hurt in a shooting attack near the Lions' Gate in Jerusalem's Old City Friday night. At least one...
Al-Arian could be released on bail, could be deported soon
This story is ambiguous. The judge ordered him released but said he could be detained. So is the Rumpled Academic out or not? If he is, I hope he is being very closely watched, and will soon be deported --...
Spencer: Ingrid Mattson vs. Freedom of Speech
In a guest column for IPT News, I discuss some seemingly moderate statements by ISNA's Ingrid Mattson that look less moderate the more one examines them (news links in the original): In her statement on Geert Wilders' film Fitna, "Respecting...
The expertness of the learned analysts
Here is the last part of a very illuminating symposium on the Islamization of the West at FrontPage, in which the world-renowned terror expert Rohan Gunaratna demonstrates that he knows nothing about Islamic jihad -- a curious omission. "Symposium: Confronting...
Â"[A]n eighteen-year-old from Casablanca with spiked hair, or a twenty-year-old from Dubai wearing goth makeup, is as representative of the world of Islam today as the Muslims who look and act the way we expect them toÂ"
A fanciful piece by Mark LeVine, an old friend of Jihad Watch writing in, quite appropriately, NPR, tries to explain how Muslims are open to rock and heavy metal, and that that may be why they are so Â"radical.Â"...
Last night I arrived on the last stagecoach into Las Vegas, where I had dinner with the courageous Patrick Boylan. Today at FreedomFest I'll be debating Daniel Peterson, a professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University, on...
J.B. Kelly: Of Valuable Oil & Worthless Policies
Posted at Hugh's request, this article first appeared in the British magazine Encounter in July 1979. 29 years later, Kelly's observations remain relevant, and the situation remains in many ways virtually unchanged (thanks to herroyalwhyness for typing the article into...
Report: Hizballah has tripled its pre-2006 arsenal
Surprising? Not at all. But it demonstrates again the double standard Israel faces from the U.N., driven by the OIC bloc and generally unchallenged by other countries, when trying to defend itself. "'Hizbullah is rearming at a dizzying pace'," by...
U.S. sees rise in foreign jihadists traveling to Pakistani frontier
Another consequence of Pakistan's continued and virtually unchallenged status as a haven for jihadists. "Militant Gains in Pakistan Said to Draw Fighters," by Eric Schmitt for the New York Times, July 10: WASHINGTON Â— American military and intelligence officials say...
Kuwaiti arrested for recruiting jihadists to fight U.S. in Afghanistan
"The suspect insisted he had been carrying out these activities out of 'religious fervor' as a Muslim." Another misunderstander of his religion. And it's interesting to note the Kuwaiti paper's use of terms like "jihad" and "jihadists." They must have...
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Presidential Airways appeals to sharia law to beat case
It appears now that Muslims are not the only ones expecting special treatment based on sharia precepts. More information on this story: Â"Military Contractor Wants Sharia Law Applied In Soldiers' Deaths,Â" by Katie Melone for Courant, July 11:In 2005, Jeanette...
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Pew Forum: Plight of Christians in Iraq continues to worsen
The report's chief researcher remarks, Â"It is no small irony, of course, that the Shiite majority that's now a leading force in Iraq was brutalized and suppressed under Saddam, who extensively curbed the Shiites' religious freedoms." But it is certainly...
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Peshawar's Christians under threat from Taliban encroachment
A little-reported aspect of this story: "Pakistan's Christians Face Taliban Terror," by Gary Lane for CBN News, July 10: CWN.org - The Pakistani military mobilized troops in around the city of Pershawar [sic], launching attacks on Taliban hideouts. The government...
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Iran: "The prisoner told his wife that there had been a misunderstanding and that he could not teach Christianity any more."
The arrests of Mahmood Matin and Arash Bandari were part of a wave of detentions of Christians in Shiraz in mid-May. Here is more on their cases: "Iran: Ex-Muslims detained for 'apostasy'," from Compass Direct News, July 9: ISTANBUL, July...
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