Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Iran mulling pre-emptive strike against Israel
And the outcome of the presidential election will help them make up their mind. "Top Iran officials recommend preemptive strike against Israel," by Barak Ravid for Haaretz, October 22 (thanks to James): Senior Tehran officials are recommending a preemptive strike...
Al-Qaeda's Internet woes
More on this story. "Al-Qaeda websites 'hit by Western cyber attacks,'" from the Telegraph, October 22:Three al-Qaeda propaganda websites have closed down after reportedly coming under cyber-attack from Western intelligence agencies. The al-Ekhlas, al-Buraq and al-Firdaws websites, all linked to...
Spain (Andalus) remains Al-Qaeda target requiring "cleansing"
So much for the notion that political concessions -- such as withdrawing from Iraq -- would make Spain safe from al-Qaedist terror strikes. A month after the Madrid bombings, the newly elected Socialist government withdrew Spanish forces from Iraq, adding...
Yet another "al-Qaeda leader" killed, prior to detonating himself
Another one bites the dust. For a small, shadowy organization, al-Qaeda certainly has many "leaders." In the last two weeks, the media has reported the killing of any number of al-Qaeda leaders in various Muslim countries. "Saudi leader of Al...
"White boy" terror suspect claims to have "fooled" al-Qaeda
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, death to you So now, along with the I-was-only-kidding line of defense used by jihadis and their lawyers, we can add "I-was-only-exploiting-al-Qaeda." Jihad-Jack Update. "Terror suspect Jack Thomas fooled al-Qaeda,...
Pakistan: Al-Qaeda #4 killed
As we all celebrate this minor victory (it seems almost weekly now that an "al-Qaeda #" from country X is slain) we should also ponder this far more reaching question: will the slaying of individual terrorists -- be they Zawahiri...
Indonesian police arrest 5 in al-Qaeda-linked plot against Jakarta fuel depot
Striving for spectacle and economic impact, along with loss of life. "Indonesian police arrest 5 over fuel depot 'plot'," from CNN, October 22: JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Police in Indonesia arrested five suspected militants Tuesday who they said were planning...
Spencer: The Hate Crimes Racket
In Human Events today I discuss two recent anti-Muslim hate crimes -- and what really happened: Students at IllinoisÂ's Elmhurst College can rest easy: an arrest was finally made last Thursday in the alarming case of Safia Jilani, a Muslim...
Saudis indict jihadists who wage jihad against the Saudis, world fooled again
AP plumps openly for the mujahedin, and drops all pretense of the idea that jihad is a spiritual struggle: "There is a degree of public sympathy for Saudis who carry out jihad in occupied Muslim countries." But still there is...
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Iran to continue executing minors
As this report indicates, though Iran had claimed it was going to commute juvenile executions, it has not. Same thing happened in 2004: Iran said it would ban the executions of minors, but failed. Welcome to taqiyya land (Shia...
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Saudi beheaded for beating wife to death
If he had only stopped at beating her, all would be well. One imam explains it thusly: "The [wife-]beating must never be in exaggerated, blind anger, in order to avoid serious harm [to the woman]. It is forbidden to beat...
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Female Kuwaiti cabinet ministers may face dismissal for not wearing headscarves
Never mind that Kuwaiti women are not required by law to wear them. But when the country allowed women to run for office, legislators added the vague stipulation that they must abide by "Islamic law." And they have wasted no...
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Turkey: Journalist told murderers of Christians that they wouldn't be prosecuted
Islamization of Turkey Alert: "Turkey: Suspect In Malatya Murders Expected State Support," from Compass Direct, October 21: MALATYA, Turkey, October 21 (Compass Direct News) Â– Lawyers and judges in the case of three Christians murdered here in April 2007 are...
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