Saturday, October 25, 2008
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Friday night textbook fun
Can you spot the difference between these two passages? If you can, I'll buy you a beer. Both are from The Western Heritage, by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. Ninth edition, Prentice Hall, 2007. It's an advanced...
Russia: Jihad against slot machines
Morality: gambling? No way! Armed kidnapping? Fine. "Gunmen kidnap up to 15 in Russia's Ingushetia," from Reuters, October 24 (thanks to James): NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) - Armed men drove into Russia's Ingushetia region and abducted up to 15 people...
University of Scranton: The silent treatment
Tuesday night at the University of Scranton some members of the sponsoring group were nervous. The university had taken much longer to approve my speaking at the campus than they had taken to approve other speakers, and had made the...
Fort Dix jihad video depicts gory decapitations and jihadi celebrations
Fort Dix Jihad Update. "Jurors in Fort Dix terror trial view tape from seized computers," by John P. Martin for the Star-Ledger, October 23 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Jurors at the Fort Dix terror trial today watched videos of beheadings...
UNC-CH: Ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind
Last Monday night I spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This was the campus I was most looking forward to visiting and simultaneously least looking forward to visiting, for a variety of reasons: I lived in...
What Obama and McCain will do about the jihad
At last, someone takes up the issue of the nearly forgotten elephant in the living room. "Candidates On Fighting Islamic Extremism," from CBS, October 23 (thanks to Twostellas): Obama: * Says if he gets a shot at bin Laden, he...
France: Nine convicted of plotting armed jihad
"[Safe] Bourada was one of 36 Islamic militants convicted a decade ago for providing support for bombings that terrorized France in 1995. He received a 10-year term, but won early release in 2003 under police surveillance." "9 convicted in Paris...
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Jordan arrests poet for insulting Islam
"[F]or combining the sacred words of the Qur'an with sexual themes. If convicted the poet could face up to three years in jail." Really, this is not so bad. After all, when the poet Ka`b bin al-Ashraf composed some amorous...
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Malaysia: Fatwa bans lesbianism and "tomboy" behavior among women
Short hair is out too. Saudi Arabia, of course -- always at the forefront of this sort of thing -- takes it one step further. Though many Saudi women are overweight, they are discouraged from going to gyms and disrobing...
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Algeria: Three Christians face three years in prison for "blasphemy charges"
How long before the sharia courts in England begin handing down similar sentences? "Three Algerian Christians Face 3 Years in Prison for Blasphemy," from ICC, October 23 (thanks to Kyros):Algeria (International Christian Concern)-On October 21, 2008, an Algerian court held...
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"It seems that the Afghan government has two faces, one for foreign countries and one for the people of Afghanistan ...The real face is very dark and extremist."
Two studies in priorities: First, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, which should -- should -- have its hands full with the Taliban and al-Qaeda, is devoting time and resources to cases like this. Second, where did those resources come from?...
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Malaysia: Student affairs officer hauled before authorities for sarcastic comment involving Islam
"We want the officer in question to be more responsible for his words because they touched on the sensitivities of Muslims." How many times have we heard or read similar words? How often are similar phrases uttered in Western educational...
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