Saturday, August 9, 2008
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YAF 2007 and 2008
On the road again I just arrived back in Secure Undisclosed Locationville in the Jihad Watch Maxwell Roadster, after speaking earlier today at the Young America's Foundation National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, D.C. This is the fourth year...
Jihadi gasoline hose strangles American motorist!
Alright, look: it's Friday; not looking to make any "profound" point here. Just good humor. So spare me with comments indicating that this doesn't "pertain." Figure since Friday (al-Jum'a) is the day that certain people pray (not to mention...
The Chinese/Uighur conflict about jihad, not "ethnicity"
Update on the Olympic threat. Counter-terrorism expert Walid Phares examines the so-called "ethnic" conflict between the Uighurs and Chinese, concluding that it's simply good ol' jihad fi sabil Allah. "China discovers al Qaeda in its backyard," by Walid Phares for...
Al-Sadr to turn Mahdi Army into "mostly nonviolent" social organization
The announcement does appear to place restrictions on who can use violence, and against whom it can be employed. It appears to codify lessons learned in past months -- namely, that killing Iraqi Muslims, and particularly fellow Shi'ites, is bad...
Philippines: Government gives jihadists 24-hour deadline to vacate occupied villages
"Asked if his warning was an open declaration of war, [Interior Secretary] Puno said: 'No. It's a declaration of the enforcement of the law'." An update on this story. "Philippine govt warns Muslim rebels to leave occupied villages," from Agence...
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Iran: Clerics say female flag-bearer at Olympics "constitutes an obstacle for the appearance of the Mahdi"
Horrors! "Olympics: Controversy in Iran over female flag carrier," from Adnkronos International, August 8: Tehran, 8 August (AKI) - Iranian religious figures have criticised that Olympic female rower Homa Hosseini was chosen as the flagbearer of Iran, calling the move...
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Tyson reinstates Labor Day holiday
Public pressure works, in an update on this story. "Tyson workers revote; Labor Day brought back," from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, August 8 (thanks to Hot Air): Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and Tyson Foods workers...
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"Should one point out that from ancient times a decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?"
Tell-it-like-it-is Diana West puts this story in better context. "Free Speech Jilted by Muhammad Romance Novel 'Warpath,'" by Diana West for Town Hall, August 8:Reading about the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, we are reminded of his epic force of will --...
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You've got mail: "Am dvrcng u"
Update on this story. "Divorce by Text Message," by Jack Fairweather, for Post Global, August 8:Last week defenders of Islamic law received a publicity blow when a Malaysian court evoked Sharia law to allow a man to divorce his wife...
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Indonesia: fistfight erupts between officials over "un-Islamic" dance
Another "you can't make this stuff up" moment from Aceh. "Aceh officers get into fisticuffs over 'un-Islamic' dance," from the Jakarta Post, August 8:A fight broke out between members of the Banda Aceh public order agency and the province's sharia...
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Afghan children raped 'with impunity'; Sharia law prevents accusers from coming forward
Qur'an 24:4 says: "And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony - They indeed are evil-doers." Muhammad announced the "four witnesses" revelation in Sura 24 in...
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Pakistan: Autopsy points to torture and "honor killing" of Christian man with Muslim girlfriend
The local police initially declared the death a suicide on the word of the girlfriend's family, but the evidence detailed below suggests otherwise, and the case has been reopened."Pakistan: Christian allegedly murdered," from Compass Direct News, August 7: ISTANBUL, August...
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Egypt: Second ex-Muslim petitions court to change religious identification
Muhammad Hegazy's case did not succeed. Without batting an eye about the sheer absurdity of it, the judge told a member of Hegazy's legal team, 'He can believe whatever he wants in his heart, but on paper he canÂ't convert'."...
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