Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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Cucumbers broke Al-Qaeda's power in Iraq!
Avert your eyes Iraqis found this as absurd as we did. "Al-Qa'eda in Iraq alienated by cucumber laws and brutality," from the Telegraph, August 11 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): Besides the terrible killings inflicted by the fanatics on...
Pakistani pol: No room for terrorism in Islam
Glad that's settled! Now all those Al-Qaeda types will lay down their arms, and I can go back to my saxophone studies. Or was it fluegelhorn? "No room for terrorism in Islam: Chief Minister," from Associated Press of Pakistan, August...
Pakistan: Zawahiri's English-speaking debut
The polyglot doc calls for jihad and praises "martyrdom"--- all in an infidel language. "Purported al-Zawahiri message criticizes Pakistani leadership," from CNN, August 10:ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- In what's believed to be the first English-language message from al Qaeda's...
MILF jihadists displace 130,000 in southern Philippines
The MILF wants to cancel elections -- they want an Islamic state, and that's all they will settle for. "Thousands flee fighting in southern Philippines," from Reuters, August 11: Fierce clashes between Muslim separatists and government troops have displaced nearly...
UK: Jihadists in prison threaten to behead prison officials
Perhaps this will move British officials to crack down on the Islamic activities of imprisoned jihadists. But, of course, perhaps not. "Islamist threat to behead prison officer," by Graham Tibbetts for the Telegraph, August 11 (thanks to Writer Mom): Prison...
Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 38, Â"SadÂ"
Â"Therein will they recline at ease. Therein can they call for fruit in abundance, and delicious drink; and beside them will be chaste women restraining their glances, companions of equal age.Â" Here is the latest in my Blogging the...
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UK: at long last, Sharia-MasterCard makes its debut
One small step for Muslims, one giant leap for Islam. "Sharia-compliant MasterCard launch," from the Press Association, August 11:The UK's first sharia-compliant prepaid MasterCard has been launched in London - dubbed the "Islamic financial centre of Europe".I still prefer "Londonistan."The...
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Former CIA analyst: "Islam is not the reason for the rise of Islamist movements"
And then they wonder how we reached this pass. According to this book review, former CIA analyst Pollack's "tremulousness about Islam makes nonsense of much of his book." "Ex-CIA Analyst Ignores Islam in Muddled Mideast Strategy," by George Walden, for...
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Egypt: Muslim scholar writes novel defaming Copts, Christianity
Copts, however, did not mimic their Muslim counterparts' reactions when "offended" (or just in general) --- including rioting, attacking Copts, churches, monks, and abducting young Coptic girls, forcing them to convert."Muslim scholar's novel angers Coptic Church," by Ramadan al Sherbini...
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"It would be very tough to convince religious people that [the novel] isn't pretending to be the correct history."
And to that quote in the headline I say, So what? It's a novel. As Diana West has pointed out, this is a dreadful book, but aside from the threats of violence, which should not have made Random House cave...
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