Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Pakistan to UK: No, we will not help you with your Mumbai investigation
Fresh from refusing to help India, Pakistan now refuses to help the UK. Does anyone still have any serious doubt that significant elements within the Pakistani government support the "tiny minority of extremists," or else calculate that the support...
Mumbai-linked jihadist group covering its tracks under the noses of Pakistani authorities
Pakistan's double game continues. Friend and Ally Update: "Cost of delays: Jamaat has flushed accounts, says report," from CNN-IBN, December 15 (thanks to Religion of Peace): New Delhi: Even before Pakistan can walk the talk on terror, a report published...
Prosecutor: Fort Dix defendants meant what they said about waging interior spiritual struggle
The defense says they were just talking tough. "Prosecutor: Fort Dix defendants Â'meant what they said,Â'" by Troy Graham for the Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15 (thanks to James): The prosecution began its closing argument this morning in the Fort Dix...
Debate: Islam -- Threat or Not? Part 5
Here is the fifth part of last summer's FreedomFest 2008 spirited debate between Professor Daniel Peterson and me on the topic of "Islam: Threat or Not?," beginning the Q&A period. You can see Part 1 here; Part 2 here;...
Jihad Watch Awards 2008: Have you voted yet?
Will there be an upset? Voting will continue until Thursday night. DisplayVote54755(); DisplayVote54754(); DisplayVote54756(); DisplayVote54757();...
Jihadists persecuting Palestinian Christians in Gaza
"The small and harassed Christian community of Gaza may simply cease to exist in the near future." Why? Because of the wicked Zionists? No. Because of the jihadists. "Analysis: Cruelty and silence in Gaza," by Jonathan Spyer for the Jerusalem...
Raymond Ibrahim: An Analysis of Al-Qaeda's Worldview: Reciprocal Treatment or Religious Obligation?
A couple of years ago, as I was writing The Al Qaeda Reader, I started noticing a number of contradictory remarks made by the terrorist group. To better chronicle these, I began compiling a rough list for my own use,...
Geert Wilders at Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem: "If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other places to release its energy and its desire for conquest"
Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer the evening before the conference Robert Spencer at the podium Knesset member Arieh Eldad, the conference host, with Robert Spencer Eldad, Shlomo Sharan, and Spencer Spencer and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs I'm on...
U.K.: Counterterror advisor to Metropolitan Police is on Interpol wanted list
He advocated the overthrow of the Tunisian government in favor of an Islamic state. The report below mentions that British security services did not regard him as a threat when Tunisia requested his extradition in 1997. Surely, they'll want to...
British PM: Pakistani jihadists plotting over 20 attacks against Britain
More on this story. "Terrorists in Pakistan planning over 20 attacks on Britain, says Gordon Brown," by James Kirkup for the Telegraph, December 14: The Prime Minister named Pakistan as a haven for terrorists planning attacks in Britain, revealing that...
Hamas: No extension on "truce" with Israel
They must be done re-arming, as was the case with other nominal "cease-fires." "Hamas leaders say will not extend Gaza truce," from Reuters, December 15: GAZAÂ– Hamas leaders said on Sunday they did not expect to extend a six-month ceasefire...
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UK sharia courts "biased against women," says Muslim think tank
So, why does the UK permit sharia courts in the first place? The logic seems to be that, if the two contending parties are willing to abide by the decision of a third party, in this case, the sharia court,...
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UK prison: No to crucifixes; Yes to Muslim footbaths
An imam advised the prison chaplain that a "toned-down" wooden cross would be less offensive to Muslim prisoners. "Prison chapel not to have a crucifix," by Tom Whitehead for the Telegraph, December 15:A new prison chapel has been stopped from...
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UK: Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims
Brave New Britannia Update: "Blind man's guide dog barred from restaurant for offending Muslims," by John Bingham for the Telegraph, December 15: A blind man has been turned away from a fashionable Indian restaurant because his guide dog offended Muslim...
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Bangladesh: Captive doctor in forced marriage case set free
A success for Britain's Forced Marriage Act, in an update on this story. "'Forced marriage' Bangladeshi doctor set free," from Agence France-Presse, December 15 (thanks to JE): A Bangladeshi doctor whose parents held her captive for four months in Dhaka...
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