Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Intel bill passes with Hoekstra amendment to ban funding to promote gov't guidance on "jihad"-free lexicon
Some good news, in an update on this story. "Michigan rep fights terrorism words ban," from UPI, July 23: HOLLAND, Mich., July 23 (UPI) -- The intelligence bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a ban on a...
Al-Qaeda group recruiting jihadis with videos of "martyred" children
From adults in bunny suits inciting children to jihad, to the "ghastly" images of dead children inciting adults to jihad -- jihad knows no bounds. "Video of 'martyred' child used for recruitment by Al Qaeda-linked group," by James Gordon Meek,...
Russia to give Iran new anti-aircraft defenses
John VI Cantacuzenes Alert: "Iran to get new Russian air defences by '09 -Israel," by Dan Williams for Reuters, July 23 (thanks to Mackie): TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - Iran is set to receive an advanced Russian-made anti-aircraft system...
New intelligence indicates that "global jihad" is "substantial" threat
Would that the Israeli intelligence's Western counterparts took jihad as seriously. Of course, that the State Department has essentially censored the use of words like "jihad," may be part of the problem. "Intelligence bodies warn threat from global Jihad 'substantial',"...
"Better we go fight for Allah maybe at least we go [to Paradise]...Over there we have good wives, everything."
But despite saying things like that, which makes it clear that these Muslims wanted to kill people at Fort Dix because they thought Allah would reward them for doing so, the defense wants prosecutors to stop talking about "jihad" in...
Fitzgerald: McCain, Bud Day, and Islam
Bud Day was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, but he has a long history of heroism before that. He first went to war at age seventeen (I think), in World War II. He was in that war, and the...
Iraqi forces preparing for grand siege on al-Qaeda bastions
But Shiites trained in Iran may pose a more persistent threat. "30,000 Iraqi troops poised for assault on Qaeda bastion," from AFP, July 23:BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) Â— Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and police are to launch a military assault against...
Losing the war of ideas
In "Winning the War of Ideas" in the New York Sun, July 23 (thanks to Ethelred), James K. Glassman, the new under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, says many positive things. He points out that our...
Indonesia tries selective "deradicalization," condemning only some jihadist violence, leaving political Islam untouched
As with Saudi Arabia's "rehabilitation" efforts, the main goals here appear to be protecting the regime and stopping domestic jihad attacks -- those could hurt Muslims. While the article notes that "the Indonesian police believe 'that if they could overcome...
Iranian blueprint for nuclear talks: Buy time. Lots of it.
"'The paper calls for a huge exercise in talking,' said one senior European official. 'If you were to try to implement it, it would take a minimum of several years'." That's the idea. "Iran Offers 2 Pages and No Ground...
Spencer: McCain vs. Muslim Radicals
My column in FrontPage this week discusses the Muslim outrage over remarks by McCain's friend Bud Day (news links in the original): Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. are outraged over remarks made last Friday by Bud Day, a key supporter...
Spencer: Good Will Wasted
My column in Human Events this week discusses the Administration's continued attachment to Fantasy-Based Policymaking regarding Israel: In a gesture of good will, Israel last week released five imprisoned terrorists, plus the remains of two hundred others, in exchange for...
Jihadi Jack-Rabbit continues vowing death and destruction to infidels
And you thought cartoon characters that inspire children to jump out of windows to see if they can fly were bad. "Pictured: The TV rabbit preaching hatred and telling young Muslims to 'kill and eat Jews,'" from the Daily...
Islamic suicide bombings not a recent phenomenon, as once thought?
We're all used by now to "radical" Imams instructing the Muslim youth to strap on some dynamite, detonate, kill infidels, and enter paradise--as this Imam told British Muslims, or as "superstar" Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi told millions of al-Jazeera viewers--and well...
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Fitzgerald: No more Muslim refugees from Muslim misrule
In general, Western countries should not make refugee status available to Muslims who continue to identify themselves as Muslims. If they claim that they are ill-treated under a Muslim system, perhaps because of political despotism, or perhaps because of inshallah-fatalism,...
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Iran: Tortured Christian, ex-Muslim, flees to Turkey
"I have no doubt they wanted to kill me." Islamic Tolerance Alert: "Iran: Tortured Christian Flees," from Compass Direct News, July 21: ANKARA, July 21 (Compass Direct News) Â– Days after his release from a month of interrogations and severe...
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