Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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U.K.: Jihadist cell may have been plotting to attack Queen, other royals
Aabid Khan Update. "Islamic terror cell 'may have been plotting to attack Queen'," by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, August 18: A terror cell caught with details of bomb-making and suicide vests may have been plotting to attack the Queen...
"Thank God he's resigned" -- Pakistanis celebrate Musharraf's downfall
Time to party "The root cause of all problems has gone." "Pakistanis jubilant over Musharraf's resignation," by Asim Tanveer for Reuters, August 18: MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistanis danced in the streets on Monday after beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf...
Coming soon: the Islamosatellite
Courtesy Iran -- which, for those of us who are Islamorealistic, is not good news. More on this story. "Iran ready to put Muslim countries' satellite in orbit," by Parisa Hafezi for Reuters, August 18: TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran...
Musharraf: "Whether I win or lose, the nation will lose"
Mushy, departing I think he will be proven right in that statement. More on Musharraf's resignation: "Pakistan's Musharraf resigns," by Kamran Haider for Reuters, August 18: ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, who came to power in a...
MILF jihadists raid towns, burn homes in Philippines
Jihad heating up in the Philippines. "Muslim rebels raid Philippine towns," from ABC News Australia, August 18 (thanks to Sylvia): Muslim separatist rebels raided two southern Philippine towns on Monday, burning houses and taking over local banks and businesses, prompting...
Australia: judge decrees that "lesser jihad" illegal
But still probably best to drop the problematic word, jihad, and just call it "violence," to be on the safe side. "Judge tells terror trial religiously motivated violence illegal," by Gary Hughes, for the Australian, August 18:RELIGIOUSLY motivated violence was...
Mushy, we hardly knew ye Musharraf was ineffectual, corrupt, duplicitous, and brutal. And what ultimately follows him could be even worse -- which is, of course, the stated reason why the U.S. stayed in his corner for so long,...
Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 39, Â"ThrongsÂ"
Â"The Unbelievers will be led to Hell in throngsÂ" Here is the latest in the series, currently running at Hot Air: According to MuhammadÂ's favorite wife, Aisha, Â"The Messenger of Allah used to fast until we would say, Â'He...
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Serbia: Islamic community says withdrawal of novel about Muhammad and Aisha not enough; leader compares book to Muhammad cartoons, demands publisher "repent"
This is the same book that Random House recently withdrew. Ironically, this process has gotten the book much more exposure -- in the U.S. and abroad -- than it likely ever would have garnered if not for Random House's fear...
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Egypt: organ transplants between Muslims and Copts forbidden
According to the man behind this, apparently, "It is very degrading for a human being to do this." One can only suppose he means for a Muslim to give a precious organ to save the life of a Copt? "Syndicate...
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Raymond Ibrahim: the Coptic Conundrum
Based on my recent viewing of one George Sa'ad, a Copt, who, according to some remarks made on American Thinker, is apparently a bought and paid for dhimmi through and through. "The Coptic Conundrum," from American Thinker, August 16:The other...
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Islamic tourism must be halal
Once again, the Islamic world tries to rationalize, through the strict guidelines of sharia, modern-day phenomena that the rest of the world regularly implements and takes for granted -- this time, tourism."Panel discussion defines Islamic tourism," by Putri Zanina and...
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California: Muslim fair answers questions, clarifies "misconceptions" to infidels
Such as the fact that the hijab, far from being a sign of female subjugation, really "represents a step towards freedom." "California State Fair: Muslim booth offers answers on Islam," by Jennifer Garza, for the SacBee, August 18:Cindy Cassidy is...
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New York Times calls Brigitte Gabriel a "radical Islamophobe"
At first I thought it was an encouraging sign that Deborah Solomon interviewed Brigitte Gabriel in the New York Times Magazine: "The Crusader," August 15. After all, the Times has deigned to notice few anti-jihadists, and has never reviewed our...
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