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...
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...
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) Â– Pakistan's government on Thursday condemned the latest US missile strike in its territory while...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
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,...
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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