Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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UK: Iraqi doctor guilty in Glasgow airport jihad plot
The good doctor on the day of his grand jihad Cambridge alum guilty of plotting the jihad deaths of untold numbers. Poverty Causes Terrorism Update: "Iraqi doctor found guilty of Glasgow airport bomb plot," by Steve Bird in the...
Paris: Seven suspected jihadists arrested
And among them is yet another convert to Islam who has somehow "misunderstood" Islam's vaunted peaceful teachings. "Suspected Islamist extremists arrested in Paris area," from Agence France-Presse, December 16: Police arrested seven suspected Islamic extremists in Paris on Tuesday who...
France detains man linked to jihadist recruitment ring
With a connection to the recently arrested Malika El-Aroud. "France detains man linked to Afghan jihadist recruitment ring," from the Canadian Press, December 15: PARIS Â— French authorities have detained a suspect accused of participating in a recruitment ring for...
Premature Detonation Syndrome kills three jihadists in Afghanistan
No virgins for you, fellas. "IED kills three insurgents in Oruzgan," from Centcom, December 16 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): KABUL, Afghanistan - Three insurgents attempted to plant an IED in Deh Rawod district, Oruzgan province, approximately 200 km southwest of...
Wafa Sultan: "Is it not a duty for each one of us to view Islam not frivolously but in a most serious manner?"
One of the heroes of our age When Colin Powell endorsed Obama in October, he went out of his way to criticize those who were troubled by the idea of a Muslim President. Hugh Fitzgerald explained what was wrong...
A Christmas card from The Free Press Society
Kurt Westergaard, the creator of the most notorious cartoon of Muhammad, the one with the bomb in his turban that can be found in the sidebar at left, has drawn this Christmas card for The Free Press Society. It...
Federal lawsuit filed to stop bailout funds going to group that promotes Sharia Finance
Â"This lawsuit is as much about protecting constitutional principles as it is about protecting our national security and preventing another 9/11 Â– whether it be overt through flying planes into buildings or covert through appropriating taxpayer money to fund an...
India not planning to attack Pakistan
"However, unless Pakistan takes action against those terrorists who are operating from its soil and against India, and also against all those who are behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks, things will not be normal." Indeed not. Update on this story....
"Afghan Revolutionary Front" plants explosives in Paris department store
Jihadists or their Leftist allies. "Explosives Found, Defused in Paris Department Store," from FoxNews, December 16 (thanks to all who sent this in): PARIS Â— French police neutralized five sticks of explosives discovered in the restrooms of a prestigious department...
India prepared to attack Pakistan after Mumbai
So say U.S. officials. "US: India prepared for Pakistan attack, say Pentagon officials," from AKI, December 15 (thanks to C. Cantoni): Washington, 15 Dec. (AKI) - India began preparations to attack Pakistan in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, Pentagon...
Debate: Islam -- Threat or Not? Part 6
Here at last is the final segment 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...
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"Moderate" Turkey oppresses Christian churches
Nothing new here. "Turkey: Regulations hobble Protestant churches, from Compass Direct News, December 15:ISTANBUL, December 15 (Compass Direct News) Â– In the city of Samsun on the north coast of Turkey, the beleaguered congregation of the Agape Church Association struggles...
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Egypt's first female mayor
Eva Habil Good luck! "Egypt's first woman mayor takes role in her stride," from AFP, December 15 (thanks to Janet):KOMBOHA, Egypt (AFP) Â— Eva Habil has just become Egypt's first female mayor but already she seems relaxed in her...
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Egypt: "Tension between Muslims and Christians ... tend to flare up ahead of Christmas"
Islamic-Intolerance Alert: "Muslim-Christian clashes erupt in Egypt," from the Media Line, December 14:Several people were wounded in renewed clashes between Muslims and Christians in Egypt over the past week. Christians, also known as Copts, were on their way to a...
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Pakistan religious panel: Concept of gender equality against Islamic principles
They said it. If I had done so, it would be "Islamophobic." As it is, it's multicultural, and everybody knows multiculturalism is da bomb. "Concept of Gender Equality Against Islamic Principles: Panel," from PTI, December 16 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):...
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Fjordman Essay: A History of Optics, part 2
Fjordman's "A History of Optics," the first part of which was published here, continues over at Atlas Shrugs....
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Pakistan: Dowry demanded from Muslim captor of 13-year-old Christian girl
A small attempt to bring sanity and justice to this incident, amid monstrous injustices still unaddressed. "Pakistan: Dowry Demanded From Captor Of Christian Girl," from Compass Direct, December 16 (thanks to James): ISTANBUL, December 16 (Compass Direct News) Â– After...
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