Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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Islamic hackers attack Dutch websites in retaliation for Fitna
Watch Fitna Free speech is under concerted assault by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which is putting pressure on the UN and Western governments to criminalize speech about Islam that they deem offensive (which includes speech about Islam...
Pirates running wild, seize eight ships
Pirates running wild Piracy as a jihadist activity has a pedigree at least as old as the Barbary conflicts with Europe and the new United States, and the Islamic slave raiding pirates vividly described in Giles Milton's book White...
Islamic Jihad holds kidnap training
...while the former University of South Florida professor who heads it up travels to Egypt to try to make peace among the warring factions of Palestinian Arabs -- a quixotic mission if I ever heard of one. "Report: Terrorists hold...
Iraq: Teenage girl in suicide vest
Yet another child pressed into the service of the jihad. "Iraqis show video of teenage girl in suicide vest," by Karin Laub for Associated Press, August 25: BAGHDAD - Iraqi police publicly questioned a teenage girl after she was allegedly...
Former accused jihadist spy, now DNC delegate: "That they'll now read from the Quran at a national political convention Â— that shows we have come a long way in this country"
Reversal of fortune Yee was not exactly cleared. Back in March 2004, AP reported that "in dismissing the charges, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, which operates the detention center, cited 'national security concerns...
Raymond Ibrahim wants your jihad news!
Al-Qaeda's nemesis I am very pleased and honored to have Raymond Ibrahim, the author of The Al-Qaeda Reader, writing at Jihad Watch. And now Raymond wants to hear from you. Have you ever wondered what those "thanks to..." parenthetical...
Leader of Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization gets standing ovation at Democratic Convention
Mattson, standing tall The Muslim Brotherhood is engaged, in its own words, in "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and Â'sabotagingÂ' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of...
Saudi Arabia: Islam religion of "peace," "tolerance," and "pluralism"
Fresh pile of taqiyya, attempting to set the "record straight" about Islam once and for all from the Saudi Gazette. "Islam and concept of peace," by Dr. Ghulam Mursaleen for the Saudi Gazette, August 25:According to Islamic belief, AllahÂ's original...
Muslim Brotherhood top dog admits "relationship" between Brotherhood and CAIR
Habib, before the squirming The stalwart Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey recently interviewed Mohammed Habib, who, he says, "is slated to become the next Supreme Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood." Toward the end of the interview Sandmonkey asks Habib an uncomfortable...
Jihadists gaining in Somalia again -- control key Somali port
In the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs, I published an article, "Somalia: Rise and Fall of an Islamist Regime." But the fall of the short-lived Sharia regime there -- a regime that had been lauded...
Meet Obama's good friend and possible cousin: sharia-advocate Raila Odinga
The importance of the following opinion-letter is that it reminds us of Kenyan sharia-advocate, Raila Odinga -- who claims to be Obama's cousin. According to Atlas Shrugs, Raila Odinga has even stated that he has a "close personal friendship"...
Aafia Siddiqui: Devout Muslim or terrorist?
Aafia Siddiqui's supporters should explain why they believe that a devout Muslim would be incapable of plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty. After all, devout Muslims who explain and justify their actions by reference to Islamic texts and...
In Iraq, it's all over but the suicide bombing
Iraqi Jihad Roundup. "Suicide-bomber driven car injures three policemen, a civilian," from KUNA , August 24 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): IRBIL, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Three Iraqi policemen and a civilian were wounded when a suicide bomber drove a car...
Russia selling advanced weapons systems to Syria
It is odd that Russia is abetting the jihad in some areas and fighting it in others, but then again, so are the U.S. and the Europeans. "Mideast: Russian Weapons To Syria, Concern In Israel," by Aldo Baquis for ANSAmed,...
Pakistan bans Taliban!
Speaking of getting around to things a bit late. In any case, the group may be banned, but the ideology isn't -- and it has many, many adherents in Pakistan. "Pakistan bans Taliban militant group," from AFP, August 25 (thanks...
MILF linked to Al-Qaeda
No surprise here. Philippine Jihad Update: "MILF raiders linked to JI," by Paolo Romero for The Philippine Star, August 25 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Rogue commanders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have strong ties with extremists, including the...
US puts up "wanted" posters of Osama bin Laden
It's hard to believe that they're only now beginning to publicize the large rewards they're offering for Osama, Mullah Omar, and our boy Adam. But in any case, I've imagined above what the wanted poster for Osama might look...
Iraq: Woman with bomb vest changes her mind
Sometimes, human nature cannot quite give way altogether to violent fanaticism. "Iraqi woman with bomb vest turns herself in," from The Associated Press, August 24 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): BAGHDAD: U.S. military officials say a woman wearing a bomb-laden vest...
The jihad will not be canceled for low ratings...
...even as the short attention span of the mainstream media and the popular culture turns elsewhere....
Jihadist was a journalist
Given the state of journalism these days, I see no reason to doubt this. Belal Khazaal Update: "Alleged jihad writer 'was a journalist,'" by Margaret Scheikowski for AAP, August 25 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): POLICE did not check information...
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Â'We are in power to implement ShariaÂ'
A clear statement of intent, and a warning for prospective dhimmis, in Nigeria's Kano state. "Â'We are in power to implement Sharia,Â'" by Nasiru Muhammad for the Daily Triumph, August 25 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): KANO state governor, Malam Ibrahim...
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Egypt: Muslim security forces assault and beat Coptic women trying to repair church floor
Of course, the Muslims are only behaving according to the rules of Islam. As for fixing -- let alone building -- churches, the second "righteous caliph," Omar, clearly addressed this in his famous pact, which governs relationships between Muslims...
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Malaysia: Avril Lavigne concert still on
No longer deemed "too sexy" Update to this story. "Malaysia relents - bans all bans on Avril Lavigne concert," from the Bangkok Post, August 25:Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - Malaysian authorities have reversed their decision to cancel a concert by...
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War Is Deceit Update: Taliban impersonators blamed for burning of girls' schools in Pakistan
But do they do the Taliban? Because the saintly Taliban would not and could not do this. Right? "Â'Taliban not burning girlsÂ' schools,Â'" from APP, August 24 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): ISLAMABAD: Various gangs of criminals are active in...
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Now there will be peace: Israel releases 200 more Palestinian Arab prisoners
Dhimmi Madness Alert: despite the fact that Israel has received warnings of terror attacks by released prisoners, they're releasing more. "Israel releases Palestinian prisoners," from AP, August 25: OFER PRISON, West Bank - Israel has begun releasing nearly 200 Palestinian...
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