Monday, July 28, 2008
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Iraq: from slayings to parliamentary quarrels, Sunnis and Shias continue demonstrating their antipathy for one another
Though the two stories relayed here seem to have nothing in common -- Shia pilgrims being slain and the Iraqi parliament quarreling over laws -- they are in fact related: just as Sunnis and Shias have been at each other's...
Yemen: new al-Qaeda suicide attack
Surely this too has nothing to do with Islam (see previous post). "Al-Qaeda claims car bomb attack on Yemen police compound, from M&C, July 27:Sana'a, Yemen - An al-Qaeda wing in Yemen on Sunday claimed responsibility for Friday's suicide car...
India: Muslim leader insists media should not associate recent bombings with Islam
Ostrich head-in-the-sand behavior or euphemisms will not change the facts about Islam and its "highest summit" -- jihad. "Dont' term perpetrators of blasts as Muslims: IUML," from the Hindu, July 27:Tiruchirapalli (PTI): Condemning Friday's serial blasts in Bangalore, the Indian...
As weapons stream into Gaza, Olmert says of truce: "I fear that a reality is being created in the south, which, in five years we'll be asking ourselves - How could we let this happen?"
Would an aide kindly lean over to Olmert and whisper in his ear: "Mr. Olmert, you're the head of this government"? "'Large amount of weapons and explosives flowing into Gaza'," from the Jerusalem Post and Associated Press, July 26: Hamas...
"The Turkistan Islamic Party warns China one more time"
Here, for a change, is a more primary source discussing jihadist activity in China, minus the usual filtering of state-controlled media. And one might find it interesting that jihadist movements near and far certainly seem to "misunderstand" their religion with...
U.S. military: Iraqi detainees imposed sharia law on other prisoners
They've moved to separate the "extremists" to keep them from influencing the general inmate population in U.S. prisons in Iraq. A wise next step would be to do the same in domestic prisons to prevent prison dawa and plots like...
Jihad group claims credit for India blast
Jihadists possibly trained in Pakistan or Bangladesh. India bombings update. "India on alert after two days of bombings," by Alistair Scrutton and Bappa Majumdar for Reuters, July 27 (thanks to Rightist): NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - India's major cities were...
After satirical cartoon, Taliban tells editor of Pakistan's Daily Times to repent; "otherwise you would meet the fate of other nonbelievers"
"Other clerics of the Red Mosque argued that since Ms Hassan was teaching the Koran to her students in the mosque, any attempt to belittle her was blasphemous." That's quite a stretch. But it underscores how conveniently blasphemy laws and...
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Sudan: land of genocide and teetotalism
In between a very hectic genocide schedule, Khartoum still finds time to wage jihad on alcohol. "Booze blues for Sudan women under sharia," from AFP, July 27:HALFAYA, Sudan (AFP) Â— Zakia is a Muslim woman living under Sharia law, stigmatised...
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While touring Mideast, Obama asked Palestinian PM to intervene in case of American girls held by their father in Palestinian-controlled territories
This process could lead to an instructive moment for Obama in the pitfalls of "dialogue" with parties who are all too eager to appear concerned, and say one thing, but do another or perhaps nothing at all, or do the...
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Iraqi Christians form militias to combat jihadist encroachment
They are paid less than other approved local militias around the country, and they are "only authorised when they act as auxiliaries to the Iraqi police." But in spite of threats, they are no longer completely defenseless. "Iraq's Christians form...
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Israel braces for jihad terror attacks by recently freed Hamas prisoners
This is what gestures of good will get you. "Prisons 'schools' for Hamas, say security sources," by Amos Harel in Haaretz, July 27: Security forces have received a number of warnings of possible terror attacks in the West Bank and...
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South Africa: fatwa against Aids being considered
Even altruism, when expressed through an Islamic paradigm, takes on a tyrannical demeanor: compulsory fatwas. "MP and cleric makes controversial plea to Islamic authority," by Prega Govender, for the Times, July 26:Muslim brides and their future husbands could soon be...
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