Monday, December 8, 2008
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Mumbai jihadist is indeed Pakistani: "You're being given misinformation"
In this story we saw a resident of Farid Kot in Pakistan say that rumors that the Mumbai jihadist Kasab was from there were "absolutely wrong, we don't know Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and no person having such name lives here."...
Obama to offer "carrots and sticks" to Iran
But probably mostly carrots. "Obama vows tough diplomacy with Iran," from AFP, December 7 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): WASHINGTON (AFP) Â– US president-elect Barack Obama vowed "tough but direct diplomacy" with Iran, offering incentives along with the threat of...
Somali female hijacker: I should have killed the pilot, but I'm three months pregnant
Waging jihad for two She should have waited until the second trimester to hijack this plane. That's when, I'm told, pregnant women feel most vigorous. But in the first three months, that ol' morning sickness can really slow a...
Somalis leaving Denmark to wage jihad in Somalia
More on the migrating Somalis. "Denmark: Somalis leaving to fight in Somalia," from Islam in Europe, December 6 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):More and more Somalis with a residence permit in Denmark are going to back their former homeland to get...
Steyn: Jews get killed, but Muslims feel vulnerable
Mark Steyn for President! What's that? He wasn't born in the U.S.? Mark Steyn for Pope, then. What's that? He's not a Catholic? All right: just put him in charge of all the major television networks. Shortly after the London...
Ten Questions for the Muslim Next Door
While purporting to clear away "misconceptions" about Islam, Sumbul Ali-Karamali adds some more. Reform or deception? You be the judge. "Ten Questions for the Muslim Next Door," by Kamala at Revuse, December 5: The November/December 2008 issue of Stanford University's...
Saudis form military militia comprised of al-Qaeda members
Let me defend you or I will kill you Friend-and-Ally update. "Al-Qaeda helps curb Saudi unrest," from Press TV, December 7:Saudi security services have formed a military militia loyal to Saudi Arabia comprised of al-Qaeda members, according to opposition...
Iranian prof who "Islamized" Iran's universities now teetering on the edge of heresy
Soroush appears to be calling for genuine reform -- and note that it is by rejecting a literal understanding of many key Islamic texts, just as discussed here. And of course some are following the predictable path and calling for...
Spencer on Sharia Finance and Jihad Watch
In the hallway of the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on November 6, after I spoke at Frank Gaffney's Coalition to Stop Sharia Press Conference....
Whitewash in progress!
A few days ago, Jihad Watch went down for a few hours, and in between emails to the tech people I worked on the Blogging the Qur'an segment posted this morning. In this course of doing so, I made an...
What if Muhammad never existed?
The above picture from Tom Gross Media shows "Salman RushdieÂ's coffin being prepared at the 'International Exhibition of the Koran' at the Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran" in September 2008. Note also the coffin for the state of...
Blogging the QurÂ'an: Suras 87-95
There is yet more doom and judgment in these Meccan suras: in Sura 87, Â"The Most High,Â" Allah tells Muhammad to glorify Allah for his ordering of creation (vv. 1-5). Then Allah assures Muhammad that he will teach him the...
"He decided there should be some meaning to his life and jihad was his calling"
Finding meaning in life "He had always been a religious Muslim" -- that little detail is buried way down in this AP story, while his having been a "crook" is in the headline. That's par for the course in...
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Pipes: "Westerners welcome harems"
And the best Western politicians can do for those Westerners who frown upon Muslim polygamy is to tell them "find a way to live with it" -- you know, be more "open-minded," "tolerant," "multi-cultural." "Westerners welcome harems," by Daniel Pipes...
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Canada defends Saudi policy of shunning tourists who visited Israel
"Jews not welcome" (nothing new here). Meanwhile, the Saudis -- their king no less -- have been fervently calling for "interfaith dialogue" with "our brothers" (Christians and Jews). This is not all that inconsistent, however, as these "dialogues" have never...
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Female doctor from London beaten, held captive by relatives in Bangladesh for forced marriage
How many others like Humayra Abedin are there in the U.K.? Or would asking that question be "Islamophobic?" "London doctor is held as forced marriage hostage," from The Independent, December 7 (thanks to Fugue): British lawyers were this weekend working...
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Philippines: Display of national dish containing pork a focal point for "tensions" between Muslims and Christians in southern city
There is a matter of fundamental importance missing from the story below, and that is the existence of specific injunctions in sharia law against the display of alcohol or pork by unbelievers. Umdat al Salik, a Shafi jurisprudence manual certified...
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