Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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The rally was a blast
And shots were fired at U.S. consulate staff in Peshawar. Pakistan Jihad Update: "Blast at Pakistan rally, shots fired at U.S. vehicle," from Reuters, August 26 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A blast hit a rally promoting...
"The Muslim faith disqualifies him from leading the Muslim nation because he is comparable to an infidel"
Infidel "Those who applaud the new government and those who are against it must stop and turn to the strict application of Sharia." That is always and everywhere the goal. Note here, yet again, the strong Islamic content of...
Al-Qaeda group on Facebook: "hey lets shave bush's head off....:p"
Some of the posts on "The Wall" at this Al-Qaeda Facebook page appear to be tongue-in-cheek, but not all of them. There is also jihad recruitment propaganda from YouTube, posted there by the site administrator, Abdul Wahab Al-Nasralla. Via...
Jihadists blow up barber shop in northwest Pakistan
Opening soon in the North West Frontier Province The Taliban soldiers on in the North West Frontier Province, defying the ban that was just put on the group. They don't like barber shops because men run the risk of...
Tar Heel jihadist gets 33 years
The headline to this WXII story is "Former Student Sentenced In UNC Crash." Crash? There was no "crash" in the sense of an accident. Taheri-azar, by his own admission, was trying to kill students by hitting them with the SUV,...
Somalia: "Unknown armed groups" fire on airplane
Gee, who could they be? "Somalia: Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Bullet Damages," from the Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu), August 26 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): A plane that transports Khat to Kismayo town has unpredictably landed at KM50 airport in...
Iraq: Suicide bomber targets police recruits, kills 28
A strike against the governing order. "Suicide bomber kills 28 in strike on Iraq recruits," from Reuters, August 26 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up in a crowd of...
Osama bin Laden: "Battle, animosity, and hatred -- directed from the Muslim to the infidel -- is the foundation of our religion"
A new review for The Al Qaeda Reader, from the Terrorism and Political Violence journal, which was just brought to my attention by a terrorism analyst. Good to know that, while some in the government are still quarreling over...
"Man," probably a Methodist, arrested by terror police in UK
Actually, it's unlikely that he was a Methodist, since this story starts talking about jihadi websites. But rest assured, I will not rest in my determination to find a living, breathing illustration of what everyone knows to be true: that...
Pipes on how the Muslim world perceives Obama
Definitely not as a Christian; sometimes as a Muslim apostate. Always as the best thing for Islam, no matter how much he "distances" himself from the faith. "Obama through Muslim eyes," by Daniel Pipes for the Jerusalem Post, August 25:How...
Indonesian ulema: invoking name of Allah sufficient in court case
The problem with this, of course, is that, not only does Islam permit deception (taqiyya), but Allah himself is described in the Koran as one of the "best deceivers" (3:54), though English translations are fond of euphemizing and translating m-k-r,...
Taliban was "underestimated"
And this "excess of confidence" was nourished by their general ignorance of the nature of the jihad ideology, and of the tenacity and patience it would inspire in the Taliban. "Taliban threat Â'underestimated,Â'" by John Thornhill in Financial Times, August...
Fitzgerald: What is worrisome about Obama
There are many things to worry about Barack Obama in his view of the Middle East and in his view of Islam, including his being opposed to the war in Iraq for all the wrong, and none of the right,...
Somali pirates funding mainland jihad
As random and destructive as Islamists may appear, they are often, one way or another, "supporting" the greater jihad -- which is precisely why they can get away (from an Islamic perspective) with being destructive and violent. These Somali pirates,...
Iraq: Two teenage girls attempted suicide bombing attacks
Not just one, as we noted yesterday. "Two girls attempting suicide bombings caught by Iraq's Diala police," from KUNA, August 25 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): BAGHDAD, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Iraqi police said Monday that they arrested two teenage girls...
Fitzgerald: Yee at the DNC
"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," he says. "That I'm here Â— that shows it, too." Â– Former accused jihadist spy and...
US, Iraq agree: No foreign troops in Iraq after 2011
Will all the Sharia supremacists be gone from Iraq by the end of 2011? Of course not. The Iraqi Constitution already stipulates that no law can be made that contradicts Sharia -- a stipulation that Donald Rumsfeld long ago declared...
Spencer: Questions for Obama and McCain
And Biden, too. My FrontPage article today: As the Democratic National Convention proceeds this week and the Republicans are gearing up for their own party, we are still not hearing the candidates being asked genuinely tough and illuminating questions about...
Biden: Tehran's favorite Senator
"See that man, Barack? That's Ahmadinejad. He's tough, but reasonable. We can talk with him." "Biden's political games have made him Tehran's favorite senator." "Biden's Blink on Iran," by Michael Rubin in the Washington Post, August 26 (thanks to...
Marisol Seibold wants your jihad news!
Yesterday I requested that those of you who are kind enough to send us links to jihad-related stories please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Raymond Ibrahim at email@example.com. Please send them also to Marisol Seibold at firstname.lastname@example.org....
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UK: sharia courts "order[ing] wives to be more attentive to their husbands' needs"
Ten currently operate in the UK, with around 95 per cent of their cases dealing with matrimonial issues. "Sharia courts rule on sex lives in Britain," by Graham Tibbetts for the Telegraph, August 26 (thanks to Shechild):Unofficial Sharia courts are...
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CAIR tries "to force" movie-maker to change title of movie
Which is "Towelhead." The person who came up with that title is an "Arab-American," and sees nothing wrong with the title, which she selected to highlight racism in her novel by the same name. CAIR, however -- and true to...
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Fitzgerald: The rich Muslims should pay for the poor Muslims
Â"Gulf oil producers are expected to earn a record $562 billion in 2008Â…Â" -- from this news article That nearly $600 billion is just this yearÂ's take. And it just counts the Gulf Arabs, not other Muslim states with plenty...
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Iran beating up tourists for not observing dress code
I just canceled my plans to vacation in lovely Qom. Sharia Alert: "Iran: Beating up tourists in Shiraz," from the National Council of Resistance of Iran, August 24 (thanks to Islamo-Nazism): Last week six women and a man touring the...
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Swiss foreign minister: We could negotiate with bin Laden
Credentials on neutrality: Your mileage may vary with jihadist organizations. Of course, there are many other reasons besides the flag with a big cross on it that Al-Qaeda would not appreciate Switzerland's traditional status in the West as a...
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Stop the presses: Sharia law hinders Bahrain's adherence to convention banning discrimination against women
And what is particularly useful and revealing in this article is the item-by-item description of the Sharia-based objections. "Call to review women's rights," by Rebecca Torr for Gulf Daily News, August 24: Bahrain could be forced to pass a family...
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