Monday, August 4, 2008
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Taliban-trained Muslims infiltrating Britain
In preparation for the jihad against Dar al-Harb. More on this story. "UK faces threat from British Muslims returning from Afghan" from the Economic Times, August 3:LONDON: The UK faces serious security threat from British Muslim extremists returning from Afghanistan...
The Islamic world and explosions #3: Algeria
This one contains that hallmark of Islamist strikes: suicide. "21 injured including six police in Algeria car bomb attack," from AFP, August 3:ALGIERS Â— Twenty one people, six of them policemen, were injured in a suicide car bomb attack early...
The Islamic world and explosions #2: Iraq
As this report notes, the last "major" bombing in Baghdad occurred last Monday -- a whole week. "Truck bombing kills 12 in Baghdad," by Selcan Hacaoglu for the AP, August 3:BAGHDAD Â— A truck bomb exploded during rush hour Sunday...
The Islamic world and explosions #1: Somalia
Islamist "insurgents" strike again, killing women. "Mogadishu blast kills 13, mostly women," by Abdi Sheikh for Reuters, August 3:MOGADISHU - A roadside explosion in Mogadishu on Sunday killed at least 13 people, most of them women who were sweeping a...
Kuwait criminalizes "insulting Islam" on the Internet
The ordinary understanding of slander in the West is that it involves making false charges that defame another person. But in Islamic law, the definition of slander doesn't involve falsehood. The Shafi'i manual of Islamic law 'Umdat al-Salik defines "slander"...
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Setting a minimum marriage age "has been a proposal since 2000, but the Yemeni parliament's Islamic Sharia Codification Committee has not yet presented the amendments to parliament for discussion"
Hmm. Why might that be? As usual, any mention of Muhammad's example as a cause of resistance to any minimum marriage age is distinctly absent. "Yemen: Government body calls for end to child marriage," from IRIN, August 3: SANAA, 3...
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Pakistan: Christian home ransacked, family warned of "dire consequences if they refused to embrace Islam"
Islamic Tolerance Alert. "Christian Family Under Islamic Gunfire," by Jawad Mazhar for BosNewsLife, August 2: SARGODHA, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high Saturday, August 2, in a village on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Sargodha, where gun wielding Muslim...
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Turkish soap opera showing wife as equal called "decadent" and "sinful" in Saudi Arabia
Where it is nonetheless wildly popular. The clash here is between the Saudi authorities, who style themselves as the guardians of what is Islamically correct, and secular Turkish culture, which is comprised largely of Muslims acting in ways that cannot...
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