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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Mumbai jihadists 'planned to kill 5,000'

More failure: this guy was captured alive Epic Fail: No virgins for you. "Mumbai gunmen 'planned to kill 5,000,'" from Australia's ABC, November 30 (thank to JE): Indian officials say the gunmen who attacked Mumbai this week planned to...

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"A champion of Western values on a continent that has lost confidence in them"

Although James Taranto in the reliably dhimmi Wall Street Journal is not sure whether or not Geert Wilders is simply an "anti-Islamic provocateur." (You can see my interview with Geert Wilders, in six parts, at the Jihad Watch YouTube...

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U.S. troops kill burqa-clad Taliban jihadist

The head man Courage. "U.S. Troops Kill Taliban Commander, Clad in Woman's Clothes," from AP, November 29 (thanks to Sr. Soph): KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S.-led coalition troops killed a Taliban commander dressed as a women [sic] during a raid...

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Austrian pol who spoke negatively of Muhammad loses Parliamentary immunity

"The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)." -- Sahih...

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Mumbai police: Last Taj hotel jihadists killed

Not all news organizations are ready to declare the siege over at this point. "Taj operation over with all militants dead, police say," from France 24, November 29: Indian commandos on Saturday killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside...

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Captured jihadist: Lashkar-e-Taiba trained us in marine warfare

Ajmal's claim that all of the jihadists were Pakistani citizens does not fit other accounts (except in possible cases of dual citizenship), but he also describes a smaller number of jihadists. Time will tell if the rest of his story...

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Indian government sources: Seven Mumbai jihadists from the U.K.

An update on this story. "Seven Mumbai gunmen are from 'Leeds and Hartlepool'," from the Mirror, November 28: Seven of the terrorists who brought carnage to Mumbai are British, Indian government sources claimed yesterday. They said two British-born Pakistanis are...

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"Oh Allah, destroy the Hindus and do it in the worst of ways"

Piety. "The battle that is underway in Mumbai is a battle for Allah between its servants and the infidels." Will the UN charge the person who wrote that with "defaming Islam"? "India: Al-Qaeda websites rejoice over Mumbai attacks," from AKI,...

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Somali Muslim to Western counterparts: "How dare you sit at home, looking at the TV, seeing people being killed, Muslims getting killed?"

That Somalis are the ones killing other Somalis -- that is, Muslims killing Muslims -- never figures in his speech. Instead, English and American infidels are told, "We're coming for you! We're going to exterminate you all!" More on the...

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UAE to give 1 billion dollars to Pakistan

Wonder if any of this money will -- somehow or other -- find its way to the jihadists, as part of the "financial jihad" (jihad al-mal)? "UAE to give $1bn to Pakistan," from the Daily Times, November 28 (thanks to...

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Al-Qaeda top dog to U.S.: Avoid financial meltdown by converting to Islam

Man with a solution Al-Zawahiri invites us to accept Islam, which Muhammad the prophet of Islam stipulates as the first step when meeting the unbelievers, before going to war with them (cf. Sahih Muslim 4294). But of course, he...

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Zawahiri continues pontificating, predicting, and predicating

Evidencing that al-Qaeda's Internet problems have been, at least for now, solved. "Zawahiri blames global financial crisis on 9/11 in latest al-Qaeda video," by Ben Farmer for the Telegraph, November 28:Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has said in a new internet...

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Rabbi and wife among dead hostages at Jewish Center in Mumbai

How many more such outrages, how many more wanton murders of innocent people, will the non-Muslim world endure before it wakes up? How many more iterations of "It's Just a Tiny Minority of Extremists" and "What About the Crusades?" and...

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Five hostages found dead at Mumbai Jewish center; standoff continues at Taj Hotel

More on this story. "Five hostages killed in Jewish center, chaos at hotel," from CNN, November 28: MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- The bodies of five hostages have been found at a Jewish center in Mumbai, according to reports, but fighting...

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Mumbai jihadists freed Turkish hostages because they were Muslims

Who are the attackers in Mumbai? According to AFP, they're "militants" and "extremists." According to the Press Trust of India, they're "terrorists." According to the Indian Foreign Minister, they're backed by "elements in Pakistan." AP speaks of "suspected Muslim militants,"...

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Two Mumbai gunmen were British

Britain, exporter of jihadists. Will this revelation lead to any searching questions about what is being taught in mosques in Britain? Will it lead to any public discussion about immigration and assimilation, or about British values and Sharia? Somehow I...

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Debate: Islam -- Threat or Not? Part 3

This is the third part of last summer's FreedomFest 2008 debate between Professor Daniel Peterson and me on the topic of "Islam: Threat or Not?" It is the second part of my opening remarks, which turned somewhat unexpectedly into...

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Pakistan warns India: Don't "destroy all the goodwill" by linking us to Mumbai jihad attacks

What goodwill? "Pakistan warns India against attack accusations: Says linking it to Mumbai terrorism would 'destroy all the goodwill,'" from AP, November 27 (thanks to Chaza): ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan warned India against accusing of it links to the Mumbai...

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Fitzgerald: The Mumbai jihadist link to Al-Qaeda, and why it misses the point

Â"Magnus Ranstorp, a terrorism specialist with the Swedish National Defense College, said there are Â'very strong suspicionsÂ' that the coordinated Mumbai attacks have a link to al-Qaida....Â" -- from this news article Yes, yes. We have all heard the solemn...

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"A kind of slow motion, under the radar attack on America"

New book by a "surprisingly mild-mannered" author Kathy Shaidle is a great warrior of free speech in Canada, where that fundamental right is already largely lost -- as she chronicles in her book The Tyranny of Nice (which she...

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Dhimmi shrinks harpoon Obama's choice for CIA director

"Of all the pleasant surprises in the president-elect's appointments, John Brennan might have been the best." And that's almost certainly why he was torpedoed. "Shrinks And Spooks," from Investor's Business Daily, November 26 (thanks to DFS): Some 200 "psychologists and...

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Islamophobe says, "Child marriage in Islam is permissible. In the Koran there is no specific age of marriage" -- no, wait, it was an Islamic cleric

There is not only the lack of a minimum age for marriage in the Qur'an, but also the permission for child marriage implied by the permission granted to divorce prepubescent girls (Qur'an 65:4), and of course, Muhammad's own example in...

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Friday, November 28, 2008

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Mumbai: Indian forces besiege Jewish Center held by jihadists

More on this story. "URGENT: Indian Forces Assault Besieged Jewish Center in Mumbai," from AP, November 27: MUMBAI, India — Security forces assaulted a Jewish center in Mumbai where Muslim militants were believed holed up with possible hostages Friday, with...

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Pakistan involvement in Mumbai jihad attacks?

It wouldn't be a huge surprise. "Indian forces arrest militants, including Pakistani," from News.com.au, November 28 (thanks to JE): INDIAN security forces have arrested three militants, including a Pakistani national, inside a Mumbai hotel attacked by a group of gunmen....

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Fighting erupts at Mumbai Jewish center seized by jihadists

Gunshots were audible on CNN-IBN's coverage, which went dark moments later, at least on the internet feed. "Fighting reported at Mumbai Jewish center," from CNN, November 27: MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- Fighting broke out early Friday between government soldiers in...

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Australian prof: Hindus responsible for Mumbai attacks

More lunacy re the Mumbai jihad attacks -- this time from the Muslim Victimology Department. Marika Vicziany is a Professor of South Asian Studies at Monash University in Victoria, Australia. She isn't saying that the Hindus mounted the attacks, but...

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Saudi funded Mumbai jihadists?

Surprise, surprise: a possible Saudi connection to the Mumbai massacre. Are the "Indian Mujahideen" and the "Deccan Mujahideen" one and the same, or related in some way? Not necessarily, but that there would be a Saudi hand in the jihad...

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Mumbai jihadists: "We urge the Indian government to return stolen Muslim lands"

Any land that once belonged to the Dar al-Islam belongs to it by right forever, at least as far as Islamic jihadists are concerned, and so this strange demand is not all that surprising. "Mumbai hostage rescue raids continue," from...

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Muslim Brotherhood: The Jews and Hindus attacked Mumbai, not Islamic jihadists

Amaresh Misra, conspiracy fantasist It was all a Mossad conspiracy, doncha know. The Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is dedicated in its own words to "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within...

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Jihad in Mumbai: Death toll hits 125

Inner spiritual struggle all over the city Jihad against 73-year-old British entrepreneurs. "Mumbai Massacre: British tycoon killed moments after TV interview as death toll hits 125," by Amar Singh, Richard Orange and Nicola Boden for the Daily Mail, November...

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Be thankful that you are free

Happy Thanksgiving. In past years I've written on this day that I'm thankful that there haven't been more jihad terror attacks on U.S. soil. I am thankful for that this year also, but this year's Thanksgiving comes in the shadow...

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Kabul: Suicide car bomb near U.S. Embassy

"Kabul blast kills four near US embassy," from World News Australia, November 27 (thanks to JE): A suicide car bomb blew up near the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding several more....

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CAIR: HLF verdict based on "fear-mongering"

CAIR, stung by the Holy Land Foundation terror charity verdict, which confirms Awad, Hooper, and Co. in their status as unindicted co-conspirators, says -- predictably enough -- that the case was all about hate and not at all about funding...

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Debate: Islam -- Threat or Not? Part 2

Here is the second part of the FreedomFest 2008 debate between Professor Daniel Peterson and me. The stated topic was something like "Islam: Radical or Peaceful?," which is a false dichotomy, and as you can see in Part I,...

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Mumbai jihadists hold rabbi and wife hostage

Why? Because they see their jihad in India as just one part of the larger jihad against America, Britain, and the West, and against Israel. And because the Qur'an says that "strongest among men in enmity to the believers you...

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Saudis to build mosque in Moscow; Russians want church in Arabia

And why not, exactly? "Saudi Arabia to build a mosque in Moscow," from Interfax, November 21: Moscow, November 21, Interfax – King of Saudi Arabia has initiated construction of a mosque and Islamic cultural center in Moscow. Â"If Russian authorities...

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British barrister calls for incorporation of sharia into British law

"Otherwise we will find that there is a significant section of our society which is increasingly alienated, with very dangerous results." Let's follow the logic here: Hockman must believe there are elements of sharia that are compatible with British law,...

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Malaysia's sultans on yoga ban: Not so fast

What remains to be seen is whether those rulers have the political will to rein in the clerics despite the possibility of being labeled "un-Islamic." If not, they set a dangerous precedent for themselves and their country. "Sultans' remarks cause...

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Jihadists target Penn Station

"These discussions reportedly involved the use of suicide bombers or explosives placed on subway/passenger rail systems." More on the New York City jihad plot. "Sources: Al Qaeda Targets Amtrak N'east Corridor," by Marcia Kramer for CBS, November 26: NEW...

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Intel chiefs expected Al-Qaeda spectacular -- and got it in Mumbai

They expected it to become between the election and the inauguration. And now it has. "Intelligence chiefs were expecting Al-Qaeda spectacular," by Michael Evans in the Times, November 27 (thanks to W): Western intelligence services have been expecting an al-Qaeda...

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20,000 Muslims attack Christian church in Egypt

More disturbing -- but telling -- details regarding this story. "20,000 Muslims Attack a Church in Cairo," from AINA, November 26:One thousand Christians were today trapped inside the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in West Ain Shams,Cairo, after...

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Karzai drops political jargon, makes troubling philosophical observations

Such as, "The Afghans don't understand any more how a little force like the Taliban can continue to exist, can continue to flourish, can continue to launch attacks with 40 countries in Afghanistan, with entire NATO force in Afghanistan, with...

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Jihad group claims Mumbai attacks

The Deccan Mujahideen -- warriors of jihad. Is it all right to mention that fact? As Pamela asks, "Are we allowed to talk about it, or is this insulting to Islam and in violation of the UN resolution against 'defaming...

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Mumbai shooters targeted Americans, British

More on Mumbai, or Bombay, as it used to be more commonly known, in calmer days. "Foreigners targeted in coordinated Bombay attacks," by Rhys Blakely in the Times, November 26 (thanks to Alan): Gunmen stalked a hotel in Bombay looking...

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Shootings at Mumbai luxury hotels: "No doubt in my mind" they were jihad attacks

Mumbai Shootings Update. "Unknown terrorists have conducted a coordinated attack across Mumbai's major tourist hubs, with over a dozen deaths and many injuries reported," from SkyNews, November 26 (thanks to Alan): Gunmen have targeted luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction...

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Series of coordinated "terror attacks" hit Mumbai

Mumbai on high alert No indication yet as to the perpetrator, but of course there are many Islamic jihadists who desire to hit India. They may not be responsible for these attacks, but we have seen coordinated jihad attacks...

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Police flooding into NY subways after warning of jihad bomb attack

Happy Thanksgiving. "Exclusive: NY Rail Plot Details Based on 'Reliable' FBI Source," by Richard Esposito for ABC News, November 26 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Uniformed police officers have flooded New York City's Penn Station, home to the Long Island Rail...

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Taliban repeats: We are not negotiating

An Are-They-Or-Aren't-They? Update. I would say, "Only his hairdresser knows for sure," but the hairdresser has been blown up. "Afghanistan: Taliban leader rejects prospect of truce," by Syed Saleem Shahzad for AKI, November 25 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Kandahar, 25...

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Debate: Islam -- Threat or Not? Part I

Last summer at FreedomFest 2008 I debated Dr. Daniel Peterson, a professor at Brigham Young University and author of Muhammad: Prophet of God, on the topic "Islam: Threat or Not?" The panel was moderated by Matt Sanchez, war correspondent...

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Two German citizens arrested on charges of supporting al-Qaeda

Eurabia Alert. "2 Germans accused of supporting al-Qaida arrested," by Patrick McGroarty for the Associated Press, November 25: BERLIN (AP) — Two German citizens suspected of distributing propaganda over the Internet supporting al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations were arrested Tuesday,...

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Egypt: 13 Injured in Clashes between Muslims and Christians

Once more, the Egyptian press depicts Islamic discrimination/persecution against dhimmi Christians as a product of "sectarian strife," wherein both parties are equally guilty, or "intolerant." But why shouldn't it, when the Western press does the same thing? See the Pact...

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Pope: "[A]n interreligious dialogue [between Christians and Muslims] in the strict sense of the word is not possible"

The Pope evinces that he knows what the average Muslim -- let alone their ulema -- know. If theology represents the dividing-line between Christians and Muslims, and yet, if theology is eschewed at "inter-faith conferences," never broached, what is achieved?...

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Afghanistan: girls attacked with acid were "warned" a week earlier not to go to school

"Warned" And for all the Taliban's atrocities, here's Karzai expressing "dismay" at their tenacity and widespread influence, at the fact that 40 countries are unable to defeat them. More on this story. "Afghan acid attack girls warned not to...

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Malaysia: Eight Islamic groups included as petitioners against Catholic weekly in dispute over use of the word "Allah"

"The interior security minister had prohibited the Herald from using the word 'Allah' in its articles, affirming that its use ' by non-Muslims could increase tension and create confusion among Muslims in the country'." Funny how there's no concern about...

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Shocker in modern, moderate Indonesia: Survey finds most Islamic studies teachers oppose pluralism

Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert. "Most Islamic studies teachers oppose pluralism, survey finds," by Abdul Khalik for the Jakarta Post, November 26 (thanks to Kyros): Most Islamic studies teachers in public and private schools in Java oppose pluralism, tending toward...

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Film producer plans dreary, propagandizing Muhammad biopic

As you can see below, Nonie Darwish and I don't think this film is going to make cinematic history. Raymond posted this article here yesterday, but I didn't want to let it pass without chiming in as well. "Critics Decry...

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Afghanistan: Female member of parliament threatened by fellow legislators

"In parliament, she says, she is often greeted with screams of Â"kill herÂ" when she stands up to speak, and she has had no shortage of personal threats from fellow MPs." "AfghanistanÂ's women lawmakers speak out as conditions worsen," by...

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British law aimed at preventing forced marriages goes into effect

A small step forward. If authorities enforce penalties properly and aren't deterred from pursuing cases for fear of "alienating" or allegedly "radicalizing" Muslim populations, that will be another step forward. British law aims at preventing forced marriage," by Jennifer Quinn...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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"Twin Cities man" blew himself up in Somalia suicide bombing

Killing and being killed for Allah (cf. Qur'an 9:111) More on the Somali jihad in Minneapolis -- home also of several notable Stealth Jihad efforts, including the attempt to impose Sharia law on the patrons of taxicabs at Minneapolis...

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Somalis leaving Minnesota, returning home to wage jihad?

"Some were said to be deeply religious." "The Missing: Somali Men Off Twin Cities Streets, Back in Somalia," by Tom Lyden for MyFoxTwinCities, November 24 (thanks to all sent this in): MINNEAPOLIS -- Young Somali men are vanishing off the...

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CAIR staggered by Holy Land verdict: one of its founding directors could get 20 years in the slammer

Ghassan Elashi, under arrest in 2002 More on this story. "Guilty verdicts in terror case deal blow to CAIR: Founding director of U.S. Muslim lobby group could face 20 years in prison," from WND, November 25 (thanks to Doug):...

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Somali jihadists vow to "throw the West into hell"

An American in Somalia. "Somalian Terror Organization Shabaab al Mujahideen Looks to 'Throw the West Into Hell,'" by Allison A. McGevna for FoxNews, November 25: In the summer of 2007, a 28-year-old father of three from Houston, Texas, shocked his...

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Virginia Methodist offers to sell missile to FBI informant -- no, wait...

Surprise of surprises, he turns out not to have been a Methodist at all, but a Jordanian who was able to supply Palestinian passports, and who said: "You want to hit the Pentagon. You can put the bottle on it,...

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Spencer: Alms for Jihad Convictions

Discussing the Holy Land Foundation convictions in Human Events today: Justice has been served: on Monday, five former officials of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), once the largest Islamic charity in the United States, were found guilty of funneling at...

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Huge victory for the stealth jihad: UN passes measure limiting free speech

This has been a long time coming. The UN anti-blasphemy measure, although non-binding at this point, is part of a larger and long-term effort to restrict speech that Islamic authorities dislike, including honest examination of the motives and goals of...

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Stealth Jihad with Dialogue vs. Freedom of Expression at the UN (Act 2)

Comments by David G. Littman, NGO Representative (UN, Geneva) of the Association for World Education (AWE) and the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ): On 18 November, a grandiose, 1,500 m2 grotto-like ceiling by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo was unveiled...

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CAIR: It doesn't even exist!

Mr. Awad, you are served "They are not allowed to be operating, according to the law." But go and enforce it. "Lawsuit's claim: CAIR no longer even exists," from WND, November 24: The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, a...

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Islam makes modest inroad in fashion

The "Burqini" Where's Naomi Wolf to help explain why Western women should give the hijab a try? More on such stories. "Islam makes modest inroad in fashion," by Liz Gooch, Kuala Lumpur for The Age, November 25 (thanks to...

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Potential Muhammad movie to be "white-washed"

More on this story. "Critics Decry Plans for a Movie Depicting Life of Prophet Muhammad," by Maxim Lott for Fox News, November 25 (thanks to Christopher):If film producer Oscar Zoghbi has his way, Americans will be soon be flocking to...

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Afghani woman, sprayed with acid, seeks reciprocity

Unfortunately for her, revenge in Islam seems to be reserved for men only. More on this story. "Afghan teacher wants acid thrown on her attackers," from the Associated Press, November 25:KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A 23-year-old teacher burned in an acid...

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Jordan: 20% of women think their husbands should beat them if they disobey

Stockholm Syndrome, based on Qur'an 4:34. "Violence Against Women: Jordan, 20% Approve To Be Beaten," from ANSAmed, November 25 (thanks to Insubria): (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, NOVEMBER 25 - Around 20 percent of Jordanian women approve being beaten by husbands to...

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Reciprocity? What's That?

Stella L. Jatras reports on the building of a grand new mosque in Athens: Greek authorities have given approval for a mosque to be built in Athens. Saudi Arabia first requested that the mosque be built near the Athens airport....

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Egypt: Muslims oppose Coptic church gathering, shout "We're going to knock down the church"

Rioting into the night While professing "loyalty to Islam" (e.g., cries of Allah Akbar, no doubt). "Muslims riot over plans for Christian church in Cairo," from the Daily Mail, November 24 (thanks to Robert):A riot broke out over plans...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Comments: Technical difficulties

Wah. We've received a number of emails about difficulties logging in since TypeKey rebranded itself as TypePad at some point late last week. We are aware of the problem, and while the ball is in TypePad's court to fix...

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Guilty, guilty, guilty

I'm very pleased to announce that I have agreed to become a contributing writer for Steven Emerson's Investigative Project -- and here is their report on the Holy Land Foundation verdicts: "HLF Officials Convicted on All Counts," from IPT...

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Guantanamo detainees to receive Game Boys and art lessons

In anticipation of Obama's term. A taste of things to come? Incidentally, why not also teach the jihadists to be stand-up comics -- they seem so serious all the time? "Guantanamo detainees to have art lessons and video games to...

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Spencer not on the Infidel Bloggers Alliance radio show right now

I've been so busy today I haven't had a chance to post today's radio schedule. I was on a few shows earlier today and am scheduled to be right at this very moment on the Infidel Bloggers Alliance Blog...

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U.S. strike kills Zawahiri associate; Pakistani government protests

As expected. Adding, "It would have been better if our [Pakistani] authorities had been alerted for local action." Perhaps the US has learned that "alerting" their Pakistani counterparts of planned strikes results in failed missions. Indeed, Rauf "escaped" from a...

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Justice served: Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts

It was during the first Holy Land Foundation trial last year that the Muslim Brotherhood memorandum about their "grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" came to light. This verdict is a huge official recognition of the...

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Iraqi jihadists send mentally disabled woman to do their dirty work

Courage. "Iraqi bomber was mentally disabled woman," from UPI, November 24 (thanks to Writer Mom): BAGHDAD, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- One of two bombers who struck in Baghdad Monday was a mentally disabled woman whose explosives were detonated by remote...

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Iran: We've arrested Israeli nuclear spy network

Hanged for spying for Israel "This network sought to gather important information from the Guards' military section, the country's nuclear centres and some security officials." "Iran says Israel-linked spy network arrested," from AFP, November 24 (thanks to all who...

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Hizballah has 3 times the missiles it had before Second Lebanon War

UN Resolution 1701: Epic Fail. "Barak: Hizbullah has 42,000 missiles; some can hit Dimona," from the Jerusalem Post, November 24: Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday cautioned that Hizbullah had greatly improved its abilities since the Second Lebanon War and...

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Moroccan "youths" firebomb church in Netherlands

High-spirited "youths" at it again in Europe. "Gouda: Church firebombed," from Islam in Europe, November 24 (thanks to John Doe): Four teenagers of Moroccan origin were arrested Saturday evening for setting fire to the Vaste Burcht Reformed church in Gouda....

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Stealth Jihad: How Islam is Infiltrating Your Neighborhood

Doug Giles of Clash Radio reviews Stealth Jihad: What if Christians demanded the following: 1. If anyone around Christians at work or school eats pork then they would get fired or severely chastised because we believe that scarfing down...

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"Questions remain on 45th anniversary of JFK shooting" -- Syrian economist: the Jews did it!

Today is the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. As the nation remembered this weekend the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a common theme of many stories was that questions still remain about the identity...

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Spencer on the stealth jihad on CBN

The interview was last Thursday. Note: I'd appreciate it if the comments field here did not degenerate into a discussion about the merits or demerits of Pat Robertson. He was courageous enough to want to discuss the stealth jihad...

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"Muslim civil rights" group outraged over NYPD report that says young Muslim men are susceptible to "jihadization"

Young Muslim men are susceptible to "jihadization"? Why, it's an outrage! Everyone knows that's not true! Everyone knows that Methodists and Episcopalians are just as likely to blow themselves up in a restaurant, or fly an airplane into a building,...

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Spencer on The Gathering Storm radio show

The interview was last Friday. You can listen here....

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Castro: U.S. government using al-Qaeda as "bogeyman" to play on American fears

Despite the fact of 9/11. Perhaps Castro is still sore about the fact that U.S. government had more agents tracking him than Osama bin Laden in 2004? "Castro: U.S. uses al-Qaeda to justify foreign policy," from USA Today, November 24:HAVANA—...

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U.K.: Prison staff drive 40 miles, spend £3,500 on takeout food for Muslim inmates

"Some 200 inmates at Whitemoor prison near March in Cambridgeshire had meals worth around £18 each after complaining about the quality of jail food." Whitemoor Prison Follies Update. "Prison staff drove 40 miles to buy £3,500 worth of takeaway curries...

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Bosnia: Two jihadists "disturbed by the church bell," try to enter church

"Such non-Muslim subjects [of the Islamic state] are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they...are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church...

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America's Most Wanted whitewashes honor killing in the U.S.

Never forget Amina and Sarah America's Most Wanted did a story on the honor killings in Texas of Amina and Sarah Said by their father, Yaser Said, but -- not surprisingly -- they glossed over the honor killing angle....

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Monday, November 24, 2008

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CAIR Sued by Former Clients for Racketeering, Fraud, & Breach of Fiduciary Duties

A very important announcement from SANE: November 24, 2008 – Washington, DC: Four clients of the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) have filed a federal civil complaint alleging criminal fraud and racketeering against CAIR, a self-described public interest civil...

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Iran receives al Qaeda praise for role in terrorist attacks

So much for the notion that Sunnis and Shias can never cooperate. They certainly can -- at least where infidels are concerned. The-Enemy-Of-My-Enemy-Is-My-Friend Alert (a, coincidentally, Arabian proverb): "Iran receives al Qaeda praise for role in terrorist attacks," by Con...

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Al-Qaeda closer to developing "dirty bombs"

According to senior U.S. intelligence official, there is a "sudden rise in intelligence which strongly indicates that al-Qaeda has renewed plans to gain access to nuclear material that could form a primitive nuclear device, one perhaps that a suicide truck...

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"Muslim fanatics" launch "reign of terror" in top-security British prison

The culmination of a trend that has existed for quite some time. It's not as if there weren't warning signs. "Muslim Fanatics 'Hijack British Prison'," by James Murray for the Sunday Express, November 23 (thanks to all who sent this...

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"To criticize the religion and Muslims is not Islamophobia; a critical attitude towards religion must be accepted"

An honest statement from Brother Tariq Who said that? Was it...Ayaan Hirsi Ali? Wafa Sultan? Nonie Darwish? Brigitte Gabriel? Daniel Pipes? Steve Emerson? Andrew Bostom? Gregory Davis? Serge Trifkovic? Mark Gabriel? William J. Federer? Walid Shoebat? Was it...Raymond Ibrahim?...

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Blogging the QurÂ'an: Suras 72, Â"The Jinn,Â" 73, Â"The Mantled One,Â" 74, Â"The Cloaked One,Â" 75, Â"Resurrection,Â" and 76, Â"ManÂ"

"Above it are nineteen" In The CaliphÂ's House, Tahir ShahÂ's marvelous account of his adventures moving his family to Morocco and buying and refurbishing a home in Casablanca, Shah is repeatedly amazed by the belief of the locals (including...

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Billboard: Sharia threatens America

The United American Committee has this week put up a billboard on the Detroit-Toledo expressway. As you can see, it says Â"Sharia Law Threatens America.Â" You can see it for yourself in Luna Pier, about 10 miles north of...

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Forced marriages endemic to the UK

Among Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Iranians, Turks, Kurds and Somalis. What do these otherwise "diverse" people have in common? Islam. Koran 4:34 Alert: "Men have authority over women, for Allah has made the one superior to the other." Also, Aisha -- "Mother-of-the-Believers"...

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Maldives shock horror: Man tries to bring Bible into country!

But rest easy, friends: the ever-vigilant Islamic guardians of the Maldives Customs Service are on the case. Islamic Tolerance Alert: "Customs, Police investigating attempt to import Bible," from Haveeru, November 23 (thanks to Michael): The Maldives Customs Service and the...

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National Fatwa Council of Malaysia: Don't question ban on yoga for Muslims

The promised fatwa against yoga has been delivered, and it will be up to the various states within Malaysia to decide on "enforcement." Will there be Yoga Police? Of course, all of this must be taken in the context of...

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Terror-mastermind Rashid Rauf was a "very pious Muslim"

From aspirations of owning a gas station to blowing up ten infidel-laden jets Thanks to Jeffrey Imm, here's an article about Rashid Rauf (just killed, see below) from over a year ago. Like many others Misunderstanders-of-Islam, he seems to...

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Pakistan: US missile strike kills al-Qaeda connected "terror-mastermind"

Dispatched Whose radicalization began in Britain. What a relief for "friend-and-ally" Pakistani government, who will most likely, as is custom, summon and scold the US ambassador. "British terror mastermind Rashid Rauf 'killed in US missile strike,'" by Andrew Alderson...

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Australian army chief says peace not close with Taliban

Yet the Saudi king, Karzai, and reportedly even Bush want Mullah Omar to receive asylum in Saudi Arabia in order to "speed up plans for a reconciliation process." "Australian army chief says peace not close with Taliban," from the Military-World,...

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Saudi king offers Mullah Omar asylum

But it's just as well if the mullah refuses; Pakistan's ISI has been keeping him -- along with, perhaps other notable personages -- safe and sound. "Report: Saudi offer of asylum to Taliban leader," from the Earth Times, November 22:Berlin...

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German police carry out raids searching for jihadist collaborators

The suspects are still at large. Eurabia Alert. "German raids on suspected terror cell supporters," from the Associated Press, November 22: BERLIN – Officials say German police carried out raids in three states searching for suspected supporters of a terror...

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US intel agencies see stronger, Islamic Turkey in 2025

And then they quickly added, "Not that there's anything wrong with that." "US spies see stronger, Islamic Turkey in 2025," by Ãœmit Enginsoy for Hurriyet, November 22 (thanks to Davida): WASHINGTON - The National Intelligence Council, which brings together all...

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Fitzgerald: The ideology of Islam and the "war on terror's" "central front"

Â"CIA director Michael Hayden has warned that every major terrorist threat confronting the world has ties to Pakistan.Â" – from this news article It would be comforting if one had the feeling that Michael Hayden, and Admiral McConnell, and all...

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Fitzgerald: The arrest of Hassan Diab, and idiotic irrelevancies

"When you've never had any problems with the law and all of a sudden to be handcuffed and foot-chained and driven to RCMP headquarters and then to court, it's distressing," Duval [Hassan Diab's lawyer] said from his home in Trois-Rivieres,...

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Fitzgerald: Arab racism and dissing Obama

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term "abeed al-beit," which literally translates as "house slaves." But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as "house negroes."... – from this article When word gets out that...

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Spencer elected "Best Infidel Blogger" in landslide, pledges "New Deal" for Infidel Bloggers

With an eye-popping 80% of the vote demonstrating that the time has come for a Change, I have been elected "Best Infidel Blogger" over at the Infidel Blogger Awards. I thank the electorate for the honor it has bestowed upon...

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Iraq: "Abused" Christian girl, 16, released from prison early; extended Muslim family looking forward to "reuniting"

She spent 2 years in prison for killing her uncle in self-defense: he had stabbed her mother and was attacking her and her brother -- all for, as is common, converting to Christianity. But now that she's been released, her...

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Egypt: Christian boy fails to dismount from donkey in custom for passing funeral procession; Muslims riot, loot Christian shops

More on this story (note the initial, spurious allegations that accompanied the violence), and another scintillating study in proportional response. "Egypt: Christians arrested, shops looted in village," from Compass Direct News, November 21: ISTANBUL, November 21 (Compass Direct News) –...

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Fitzgerald: Tariq Ramadan, using much time seemingly getting to the point, but eventually not really doing so

Anyone who is about to give a public lecture on Islam in which there are Muslims in the audience likely to give trouble during the Q.-and-A., should anticipate in his lecture the kinds of statements that will be made by...

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Husain Haqqani

That smooth man Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, is working hard to persuade the Americans to give still more billions -- is it five billion? ten billion? -- to Pakistan. He is working hard to do this...

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

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UK: Jailed al-Qaeda jihadist enrolled in "comedy-workshop"

Why aren't you laughing, infidel? Along with muderers and rapists, Zia Ul Haq was learning how to be a stand-up comic. Here's one: A man accepts a violent, supremacist ideology; he goes and tries to kill the inferior ones;...

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UK Muslim convert says terrorist operation motivated by British debauchery

Failed Martyr Update Including "animal-like behavior" and "sex in nightclub toilets." All things which are "unacceptable to Allah and the true religion Islam." Peeing in doorways, too. Islamic Holier-Than-Thou Alert and Nicky Reilly update. "White Muslim convert who bombed...

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Taliban kidnap Canadian Muslim journalist with a "clear pro-Islamic slant," accuse her of being a spy

Beverley, AKA "Khadija" A pro-Islamic slant that, according to Glen Cooper, offers a "different perspective," such as supporting the global jihad. "Captors suspect Canadian 'a spy,'" by Mohsin Abbas for The Star, November 21 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):VANCOUVER–Taliban militants,...

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Somali jihadist spokesman: Pirates shouldn't target ships of Muslim countries

Of course, as for those of non-Muslim countries, he does not say one way or the other. But the Islamic tradition regarding the property of unbelievers is clear: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until...

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Goodbye, First Amendment?

As Islamic nations pressure the UN to outlaw "defamation of Islam" -- by which they mean any honest examination of the motives and goals of jihad terrorists -- Obama's pick for Attorney General sends a disquieting signal. A message from...

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US asks oil-rich Muslim countries for $300 billion

But what will they want in return? Or will they help out from the kindness of their hearts? This request could end up being a pivotal element in the effort to make Western finance fully Sharia-compliant. "US seeks 300 billion...

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Florida school board chooses not to reappoint Hamas supporter to "diversity committee"

Why was this guy on the committee in the first place? An announcement from Americans Against Hate: School Board Chooses Not To Reappoint Hamas Supporter To The School BoardÂ's Diversity Committee (Fort Lauderdale, FL) On Tuesday, November 18th, the day...

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Settling for a spitball

A letter to the Jerusalem Post, November 21 (thanks to Mladen), regarding the Israeli government's response to the jihad against Israel: Sir, - Jay Goldstein's letter ("...means our 10 for your one," November 19) proposed firing 10 bombs for every...

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Stealth Jihad exposed on radio

Yesterday I was on five radio shows and one TV show discussing the stealth jihad in America, but in all the excitement of madly rushing to catch planes (missed one, another was canceled yesterday -- I should have stuck...

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UK Sharia judge calls for legal recognition of polygamous marriages

Here is a prime example of the stealth jihad in action: a "Sharia judge" in Britain uses the laws and customs of a Western pluralistic society in order to advance acceptance of an Islamic legal principle that has not hitherto...

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Bostom: Osama Bin Lenin?

Andrew G. Bostom here offers a brief review of The Mind of Jihad by Laurent Murawiec (Cambridge University Press, 2008, 342 pp). A version of this essay will also be appearing in print in the December issue of Mideast Outpost....

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Michael (Mikaeel) Jackson converts to Islam

The way you Mecca me feel He was feeling "a bit down." So he decided to convert to the "funnest" religion in the world -- you know, the one that bans -- and whips people for -- dancing. "Michael...

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Ruth King: Fear of Islam? You Betcha!

At Family Security Matters, Ruth S. King examines the upcoming synagogue/mosque "Week of Twinning": A full page ad in the New York Times of November 11th heralded November 21-23 as a Â"Week of TwinningÂ" when Canadian and American synagogues and...

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Pakistan: Proposed law to improve women's rights causes "uproar"

"The proposal has prompted widespread opposition in the Islamic world." And why is that? After all, isn't Islam and Islamic law supposed to "elevate" women? The problem is, that "elevation" is not established by standards outside of Islam, where there...

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Friday, November 21, 2008

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Not "a shred of evidence" that al-Qaeda suspect Aafia Siddiqui was tortured

The similarities between Aafia Siddiqui and Safia Jilani continue: both appear to be making up stories of suffering, and both are receiving "treatment" for (fictitious?) traumas "suffered." Of course, claiming torture is an old jihadist strategy. And if that doesn't...

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Pakistan: "Unknown miscreants" destroy girls' school

Maybe they were Buddhists? Disgruntled nuns? At any rate, two women were also killed during clashes -- though none were sprayed in the face with acid, this time. "Pakistan: Girls school destroyed by militants," from AKI, November 20 (thanks to...

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Pakistani government condemns US strike against "stronghold of Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters"

"Summons" and scolds US ambassador (once again). More on this story. "Pakistan protests US drone attacks, Taliban warns of reprisals," from AFP, November 20:ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan's government on Thursday condemned the latest US missile strike in its territory while...

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NY Times says Iran has fuel for one nuclear weapon

But Iran will have to take "additional steps." "Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon," by William J. Broad and David E. Sanger for the New York Times, November 19: Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material...

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Tampa Mayor proclaims "Unindicted Co-Conspirator in Hamas Funding Case Day"

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) with dhimmi academic John Esposito at CAIR's banquet in Tampa That is, "Council on American-Islamic Relations Day." "CAIR urges Muslims to define themselves," from WMNF, November 17 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): The Council on American-Islamic...

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'Stealth Jihad' Reveals A New War on U.S. Soil

Rowan Scarborough reviews Stealth Jihad in Human Events: Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Robert Spencer [whose Â"Jihad WatchÂ" is featured weekly in HUMAN EVENTS] has been a one-man warning system against radical Islam. A scholar who has spent...

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International Islamic organization attempts to criminalize criticism of Islam at the UN

This is a key element of the Stealth Jihad: the attempt to silence those who speak about the ideological underpinnings of jihad terrorism. Most Americans probably aren't aware that there are serious discussions at the UN about criminalizing discussion of...

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US airstrike deep inside Pakistan kills six jihadists

Just as Pakistani officials meet with NATO brass to "discuss" these strikes within Pakistan. Friend and Ally Hanging By a Thread Update: "Suspected U.S. Airstrike Kills 6 Fighters in Pakistan," by Candace Rondeaux for the Washington Post, November 20: KABUL,...

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Somali jihadists reaping benefits of piracy

That by itself is nothing new, but the increasingly brazen attacks on increasingly high-value targets are. "Pirates 'working with Islamists'," by Martin Plaut for BBC News, November 19: Somali pirates have been accused of forming what is described as an...

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Al-Qaeda member tells Australian government to "let me get on with my life"

And the government complies. So what if he "took orders from bin Laden" and deemed the latter "lovely"? "Gov't lifts restrictions on Aussie linked to al-Qaeda," from USA Today, November 20:Australia announced today that it's lifting the restrictions that were...

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Australia: Report finds imams sanctioning marital rape, domestic violence, welfare fraud

Islamic Apologetics Rule #7734: Anytime Islamic practices garner bad publicity (child marriage, domestic violence, etc.), they must be blamed on "culture." "Local Muslim clerics accused," by Barney Zwartz for The Age (thanks to JE): SOME Muslim religious leaders in Victoria...

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Somalia's prime minister affirms sharia is law of the land, dodges question on whether stonings would take place under new constitution

He said: "I don't want to anticipate any points on that. This I leave for the constitutional experts engaged in the draft. It will be submitted to the population and they will be the ones deciding." Here is proof again...

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Britain's sharia courts: "There is no outside monitoring, no protection, no records kept, no guarantee that justice will prevail."

Any attempt at monitoring, protection, record-keeping or other oversight would be immediately seized upon as Islamophobic, racist (though they never say which race), colonialist, and just earth-shatteringly gauche. "Britain Grapples With Role for Islamic Justice," by Elaine Sciolino for the...

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