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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Stop the presses: Pakistan's army, paramilitary forces "may be aiding Taliban fighters"

Friend and Ally Update. "U.S. questions Pakistan force's allegiance, funding," by Kristin Roberts for Reuters, May 30: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed paramilitary force in Pakistan's lawless border area may be aiding Taliban fighters, according to American officials who say...

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Chertoff: "Islam has been hijacked by ideologues"

Almost seven years have passed since 9/11, and we're hearing the same thing from our leaders that we've heard since 9/12. It is a reminder that, at the highest level of government, policy decisions are driven -- hijacked, if you...

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IAEA "alarmed" by Iranian nuclear weaponization document

"There was no reason why a country would need to possess such a document unless they wanted to produce uranium hemispheres for a nuclear weapon." Alarming, yes. Surprising, no. "US: Strong reasons to suspect Iran was working covertly to build...

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Yemen under pressure? Authorities arrest 11 suspected al-Qaeda members

This roundup comes in the wake of a great deal of negative press about Yemen's counter-terrorism efforts, which have been so half-hearted that even al-Qaeda has discouraged attacks on Yemeni authorities since they haven't been "tools in the hands of...

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Ethiopia: Hotel bombing kills 3; Somali jihadist group claims responsibility

Somalia Jihad Update. "Somali Islamist group claims responsibility for deadly bomb attack in Ethiopia," from the Associated Press, May 29: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A little-known Somali Islamist group claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb attack that killed three...

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Australia: Spurned Islamic school sponsors resort to blackmail: Give us our school, or "You may have some very extreme imams or religious teachers getting through to the children."

And therein lies an inadvertent admission of the presence and number of "very extreme imams or religious teachers" in Australia. Whoops. An update on this story. "Islamic school imbroglio takes new turn in Australia," by Neena Bhandari for New Kerala:...

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Algeria: Prosecutor demands two years in prison, $8145 fines for ex-Muslims "practicing non-Muslim religious rites without a license"; woman apostate's verdict delayed by international attention

Updates on the separate cases of six men and one woman detained for activities that could "shake the faith of Muslims." As one of the defendants asked: "How can six people shake the faith of 40 million unless the court...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

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The great war against nothing in particular

Andy McCarthy wonders, since "war" and "terror" are no good, if it's okay if we call this present conflict the "On" -- "or would that offend all the moderate prepositions?" "War on terror" has always been a stupid and misleading...

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Qur'an critic to be executed in Iran within days

Dr. Foroud Fouladvand This message comes from an Iranian ex-Muslim and lover of freedom in London: Urgent Attention Another free thinker is to be executed in Iran in the coming days It is with great regret that I inform...

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Former Saudi Info Minister explains dialogue with Jews and Christians: "You know that the books you have are not the divine gospel and the divine Torah"

Since there is so much high hopes put on these calls for "dialogue," such as the letter from the 138 scholars to the Pope, it is useful to remember some of the core assumptions involved. Note also that the...

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Syria stonewalls on inspections of possible nuclear reactor support sites

1938 Alert. "Search Is Urged for Syrian Nuclear Sites," by Joby Warrick and Robin Wright for the Washington Post, May 29: The Bush administration is pressing U.N. inspectors to broaden their search for possible secret nuclear facilities in Syria, hinting...

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Bush: "Now, in the 21st century, our nation is once again contending with an ideology that seeks to sow anger and hatred and despair -- the ideology of Islamic extremism"

Uh oh, he said "Islamic." Will Condi call him on the carpet? "Bush likens war against Islamic extremism to fight against fascism," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to all who sent this in): COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AFP) - US President...

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The Nakba, May 29, 1453

Today marks the anniversary of the real Nakba, or perhaps more precisely the &#954;&#945;&#964;&#945;&#963;&#964;&#961;&#959;&#966;&#942; -- the Catastrophe: on this day in 1453, the armies of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II entered Constantinople, marking the end of the Eastern Roman...

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ACLU, CAIR ask for Congressional hearings on monitoring of California mosques

CAIR's Corey Saylor asks: "Has faith moved from a personal choice to probable cause?" He asks this, mind you, about apparent surveillance of The Islamic Center of San Diego, where, according to the article, "two of the 9/11 hijackers worshiped...

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Fitzgerald: UNRWA and the "Palestinian" "refugees"

"Reform in UNRWA"? UNRWA is at this point a wholly-owned subsidiary of the PLO, or the "Palestinian" Authority, or of the Arab League, or of the two slightly-diverging branches of the PLO, the Fast Jihadists of Hamas and the Slow...

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Keith Olbermann: anti-jihadists are the "equivalents of jihadists"

Recently Pamela Geller, Charles Johnson and Michelle Malkin pointed out that a new Dunkin' Donuts ad featured Rachael Ray wearing a Palestinian kaffiyeh. What's wrong with that? People in the Middle East, including Arabic-speaking Christians, wore it long before...

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Merkel's party in Germany: Only Christians from Iraq, please

The clear subtext here is that Christians will assimilate better into Germany than Muslims will. The addition of Mandaeans and Yazidis also suggests that there is a tacit recognition, among the CDU at least, that Muslim refugees bring with them...

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Cardinal Tauran: "Sometimes you should like religious authorities to be more outspoken about violence in the name of religion. But Muslims believe the Qur'an is the divine word of God, so it is a problem"

The Cardinal's point is well-taken, and one we have made many times here: violent jihad and Islamic supremacism are deeply rooted in the Qur'an, so the only way Muslims could possibly reject them would be to reject Qur'anic literalism --...

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UK Bishop: Radical Islam filling void left by collapse of Christianity

A fearless Christian cleric makes a series of extraordinary and enormously important observations. "Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: Radical Islam is filling void left by collapse of Christianity in UK," by Martin Beckford for the Telegraph, May 29 (thanks to all who...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

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U.K.: Muslim gangs 'taking control' at high-security prison

"Staff appear reluctant to challenge inappropriate behaviour ... for fear of doing the wrong thing." "Muslim prison gangs 'taking control'," by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, May 27: Muslim gangs are threatening to take control of one of Britain's top...

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Church of England: UK will be "Islamic nation" in 2038

"This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims." "Religious trends and our religious future," from the Church of England News (thanks...

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CAIR Board Chairman: War on Terror is war against Islam

There is a great deal of whining victimology in this article. I have not reproduced below the material about the disproportionate percentage of Muslims in European prisons. There is in the article, of course, no consideration at all of the...

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"The Palestinians are in the refugee camps because the Arab nations want them in refugee camps in order to perpetuate political hatred against Israel"

Eliot Engel speaks truth to power. "US congressmen demand UNRWA reform," by Etgar Lefkovits for the Jerusalem Post, May 27 (thanks to Louis): A group of bipartisan US congressmen is urging reform in UNRWA, the UN body that deals exclusively...

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"Jamaat-e-Islami is fighting for an Islamic revolution in Pakistan so that people can be liberated from their problems and difficulties"

That'll do it, all right. Here is yet another update from our bulging "Not Just Al-Qaeda" files: "Jamaat-e-Islami Leader: We Are Fighting For Islamic Revolution In Pakistan," from the MEMRI Blog, May 27 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): PakistanÂ's Jamaat-e-Islami leader...

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The naive New Republic

The New Republic shares this naivete with many, many analysts in the West. From "Dangerous naivety" in The Spectator, May 28 (thanks to Mick): The New Republic has published an article by Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank which claims that...

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Muslim woman wages Internet jihad in Belgium

Guess who Belgian authorities ought to see this as sedition, for Malika El Aroud would certainly want to see Sharia come to Belgium, and non-Muslims and women subjugated. And she is working for that end by agitating for jihad....

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Fouad Ajami

Al-Sistani, who doesnÂ't want jihad against the Americans for the Â"time being,Â" was, some will recall, "nominated" in print by excitable Tom Friedman, always-ready-to-declare-his-latest-enthusiasm Tom Friedman, grand-simplifier Tom Friedman, as a suitable candidate for a Nobel Prize for Peace. That...

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Thai jihadists ambush wedding party

But the wedding guests fought back. "7 killed in Thai south: police," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to Twostellas): YALA (Thailand) - THREE Thai soldiers and four suspected separatist rebels have been killed in a series of incidents across Thailand's...

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Iran arrests ten converts to Christianity

Islamic Tolerance Alert from the Islamic Republic. "Iran: Ten Christian converts arrested," from AKI, May 28 (thanks to Religion of Peace): Tehran, 28 May (AKI) - Ten Iranians who converted from Islam to Christianity in recent months have been arrested...

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Muslim workers complain to EEOC after firings for refusing to wear uniforms

Have you ever noticed how many of these things happen in Minneapolis? The Sharia cab controversy, the Target checkout personnel refusing to handle pork, the publicly-funded Islamic school, and now this. The Muslim Brotherhood -- the Muslim American Society --...

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Australian Muslim group cries "racism" after Islamic school rejection

A couple gazillion people sent me the story yesterday about the Australian council's refusal to allow an Islamic school. I didn't put it up, since council officials insisted that the refusal had nothing to do with resisting Islamic supremacism or...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Taliban recruiting for jihad at Kabul University

Sounds a lot like university students stateside. "Afghanistan: Secret Taleban cells spread lessons of jihad in Kabul University," by Jeremy Page for the Times, May 27 (thanks to all who sent this in): To his professors and peers at Kabul...

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Fitzgerald: Some key propositions about the war in Iraq

Let me list some of them: 1. The correct definition of "victory" in Iraq should be an outcome that weakens Islam -- the Camp of Islam and Jihad -- not only in Iraq but elsewhere. There is no other justification...

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Arizona: Muslim engineer guilty of illegally accessing nuclear plant computer

I'm sure he only wanted the nuclear information in order to generate electricity. "Iranian engineer guilty in Arizona nuclear plant software case," from The Associated Press, May 27 (thanks to Sr. Soph): PHOENIX: An Iranian engineer has been convicted of...

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Taliban leader: Mistah bin Laden, he dead

The horror, the horror? Nah Is Osama bin Laden dead? Yet? Still? More importantly, does it really matter? It does not. The jihad, as Joe Biden and almost everyone else doesn't realize, is not a movement organized around a...

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Iran promises Hamas more weapons, money

Buds In case Hamas can't seize enough American-made weapons from Fatah, they can always fall back on Iran. The pretext here is the Israel-Syria talks, which makes this even more of a cruel joke, since -- as always --...

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Teenage wasteland: Al-Qaeda starts teenage terror cell in Iraq

Rebels with a cause Al-Qaeda forms a youth group, but campfires and archery are not quite what they have in mind. "Iraq: Al-Qaeda creates teenage terror cell, says report," from AKI, May 27 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Baghdad, 27...

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Stop the Presses: UN says Iran ignoring its demands to suspend nuke work

As a great philosopher once told me, "Well, duh." "Iran: Tehran pursuing its nuclear programme, says UN," from AKI, May 27 (thanks to Twostellas): Tehran, 27 May (AKI) - Iran is ignoring United Nations' demands that it suspend its uranium...

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One of the oddest reviews ever

Jihad Watch reader Vince has alerted me to a review of my book The Truth About Muhammad by the respected blogger Gay Patriot. Vince has been kind enough to post my response there, but this review by "Average Gay...

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"Pray, pray, Allah is great. America is destroyed by a fatal jihadist nuclear strike"

Is it a coded message? An attempt to "strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah" (Qur'an 8:60)? Or something more? "Terrorism: New al-Qaeda video calls for nuclear strike," by Hamza Boccolini for AKI, May 27 (thanks to...

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Fitzgerald: Defeating the Jihad by Dividing the Jihadists

The way to divide the Camp of Islam and Jihad is to first identify those pre-existing fissures, large and small, that exist, and to figure out what should, or should not be done, to widen them. I have written many...

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Fitzgerald: Clarifying my positions

A poster here at Jihad Watch recently made a series of statements in attempted rebuttal of my position, long available here, at the "Articles by Hugh Fitzgerald" link, from early 2004 -- a position from which I have not wavered,...

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Spencer: CAIR's Continuing Mystery

In Human Events today I discuss the strange circumstances surrounding the departure of Ahmed Bedier from CAIR, and what it all may and may not mean. Joe Kaufman has a better piece on the same issue today at FrontPage, but...

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Honor killing in Germany: she wanted to live like other German girls

She wanted to live like a German, as did Hatin Sürücü. And so again, the same question that was asked when Hatin Sürücü was murdered: "How many more women have to die before this society wakes up?" "Honor Killing Victim...

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50,000 to 100,000 U.S. Muslims in polygamous families

"Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that a minority of Muslims take second wives, and that Islamic scholars would differ on whether one could do so while living in the United States." He didn't say...

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Winning in Iraq for Allah: Alcohol banned in Basra

As the last paragraph shows, this is a reaction to the recent return of alcohol to Basra. A What-Are-We-Fighting-For Sharia Alert from Iraq: "Iraq: Alcohol banned in southern city of Basra," from AKI, May 22 (thanks to Stlreader): Baghdad, 22...

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UK: Cops tell motorist to remove "racist" England flag from his car

To avoid offending Poles? Come on. It is clear which immigrant group, and the only immigrant group, that this hyper-PC police officer had in mind. "Motorist told flag could be racist," by Charley Morgan for This Is Wiltshire, May 23...

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Iran fights "whores" who "want to destabilise the Islamic Republic"

A noble aspiration for "whores," or anyone. "Iran: Cleric 'calls all feminists whores and foreign spies,'" from AKI, May 27 (thanks to all who sent this in): Tehran, 27 May (AKI) - A top Iranian cleric from the northeast, Ayatollah...

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Amsterdam police get cheap deals for QurÂ'an

I am all for non-Muslim officials reading the Qur'an in order to gain more insight into Islam, but I doubt that any genuine insight that they get from reading it will be encouraged by Amsterdam police authorities. Also, I get...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Churchill predicts "Islamophobia"

Â"In a very few years, perhaps in a very few months, we shall be confronted with demands with which we shall no doubt be invited to comply. Those demands may affect the surrender of territory or the surrender of liberty....

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Al-Qaeda tells jihadists: Don't attack Yemeni police; they're not "tools in the hands of the crusaders"

No kidding. "Al-Qaeda urges attacks on US interests in Yemen," from Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 26: Sanaa (Yemen), May 26 (DPA) The Al Qaeda terrorist network asked Monday its supporters in Yemen to limit their attacks to Â"effectiveÂ" operations against...

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Is the price too high?

Last March, scarcely a day after Geert Wilders's film Fitna was released on LiveLeak, LiveLeak pulled it, explaining: Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British...

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Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 26, Â"The PoetsÂ"

Â"And the Poets, it is those straying in Evil who follow themÂ…Â" The latest in my Blogging the Qur'an series at Hot Air (links in the original): This is a Meccan sura; its name comes from v. 224, which...

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Fitzgerald: The Alawites and Hizballah

The Alawite despotism may seem to be calling the shots in Lebanon, but it is Hizballah that, by enraging the Sunnis in Lebanon, may cause all kinds of problems for the Alawites of Syria. The Alawites who rule Syria constitute...

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Row in Church of England over call to proselytize Muslims

Why is this controversial? Christianity, like Islam, is a missionary faith. Muslims, as Mohammed Rasheed/Nicky Reilly newly reminds us, are energetically proselytizing among Christians. But no, say the dhimmi bishops, it is not a two-way street. If no coercion is...

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Fitzgerald: The immigrant's bad faith

In February, Hussain and 24 other Muslims joined a statewide lawsuit against Citizenship and Immigration Services and the FBI for what they called unusually lengthy delays in processing their citizenship applications. Some waited as long as five years. ''The...

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Fitzgerald: McCain, Parsley, and the larger Jihad

"In a statement to ABC News about Parsley's comments, McCain's campaign said the senator 'obviously strongly rejects such statements.'Â" -- from this article Senator McCain both "obviously" and "strongly" rejects "such statements"? Why "obviously"? And why "strongly"? If he wishes...

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Fitzgerald: The Times tells us what to think about Israel and Syria

In the Times a few days ago Ethan Bonner notes that most Israeli "strategists and generals" have "said that giving up the strategic advantage of the Heights in exchange for promises or even written treaties makes no sense." And he...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

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Diana West: Sniper shooting Koran hardly 'criminal behavior'

More common sense from Diana West: It is late August 1939. American columnist Augusta "Gusto" Nash, played by the incomparable Claudette Colbert in the 1940 movie "Arise, My Love," is sitting in a French railway car taking her from Paris...

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Sistani: Not so fast

Earlier today I posted denials from the Iraqi press, via Gateway Pundit, that Ayatollah Sistani was issuing anti-American fatwas. I did not, however, look closely at what the denials actually said. The ever-perceptive Diana West did, however, and she kindly...

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Will jihadis use mentally ill as suicide bombers?

What the Mohammed Rasheed (Nicky Reilly) case tells us. "MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers," by David Leppard and Abul Taher for the Sunday Times, May 25 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): Islamic terrorists may be...

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Fitzgerald: The half-wit, his nail bomb, and his Islam

Devon and Cornwall Deputy Chief Constable Tony Melville said Reilly appeared to be a "vulnerable" individual who had been "preyed upon" and "radicalised". He said: Â"Our investigations so far indicate that Reilly, who has a history of mental illness, had...

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Iraqi press denies AP report that Sistani is issuing anti-American fatwas

At Jihad Watch we have never shared in the general enthusiasm for the Ayatollah Sistani, with his classification of unbelievers as "unclean" on a par with blood, urine, and feces, but there is no doubt about which side the mainstream...

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Iran paid Iraqi jihadists to kill UK soldiers

$300 a month. "Iran 'paid Iraq insurgents to kill UK soldiers,'" by Sean Rayment for the Telegraph, May 25 (thanks to Sr. Soph): Iran has secretly paid Iraqi insurgents hundreds of thousands of American dollars to kill British soldiers, according...

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CAIR whines that Seattle police training course links Islam to terrorism

The unindicted co-conspirator CAIR tries to stop a police training course that sounds more realistic than most. "But Solomon Bradman, CEO of Security Solutions International, which is conducting the program, said, 'I can't take the responsibility of my course linking...

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Fitzgerald: What would Israel get for the Golan Heights?

What would Israel get for giving up the Golan Heights, a tangible and, many generals think, an indispensable asset? Oh, it would get a promise, by the trustworthy Syrian government, to end its support of Hizballah. But how likely is...

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Fitzgerald: Olmert the Golem and the Golan

The Golem of Hebrew legend is a creature who is formed of inanimate clay, but is wonder-working and beneficent. However, in modern Hebrew slang the word Â"golemÂ" is used, presumably because only the Â"made from inanimate clayÂ" part is implicated,...

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Enforcing Sharia at UC-Irvine

In "UC Irvine Still Enforcing Sharia Law" by Jonathan Constantine Movroydis and Reut Cohen at Pajamas Media, May 22, we see how dhimmi university administrators allow Muslim students to enforce Sharia provisions (no filming of the "sisters") on the campus...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Afghanistan urges Pakistan to stop jihad attacks

"Islam does not recognise boundaries and jihad (holy war) in Afghanistan will continue," said Mehsud, as we noted earlier. This kind of talk has made the Karzai government nervous, and for very good reason. "Afghanistan urges Pakistan to stop attacks,"...

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Barry Rubin: The Fall of Lebanon

Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, explains why May 21, 2008 is a date that should live in infamy. Â"If you have...

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Abysmally clueless Biden: "to compare terrorism with an all-encompassing ideology like communism and fascism is evidence of profound confusion"

This is the fruit, of course, of talking about terrorism rather than jihad. In "Republicans and Our Enemies" in the Wall Street Journal, May 23 (thanks to George), Senator Joe Biden shows that he, like almost everyone else, still has...

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Happy birthday, Bob

"Neighborhood Bully," 1983: Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man, His enemies say he's on their land. They got him outnumbered about a million to one, He got no place to escape to, no place to run. He's the...

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"Islam does not recognise frontiers and boundaries. Jihad in Afghanistan will continue"

Mehsud affirms the traditional supranational unity of the Islamic umma, and portrays himself as a "true Muslim," which is always and everywhere the substance of the jihadist appeal in the Islamic world. "Pakistani Taliban vows jihad in Afghanistan," from Reuters,...

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Benazir's bank accounts offered to Jihad Watch!

Imagine my surprise, after Benazir Bhutto attacked me from the grave, when I received this email from Bilawal Zardari. This one immediately lays claim to being the second-best money-scam spam ever: Hello, I want to take this opportunity to express...

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Muslim friend of UK restaurant nail-bomber shocked, shocked that he would do such a thing

What? No "hate" here! This Mohammed Rasheed (Nicky Reilly) character, he had trouble pronouncing his T's, and so he must have been mentally ill, and so he must have been led into "extremism" that way. UK Nail Bombing Update. "Islamic...

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Sherlock-Holmesian Lefties find the source of the "Obama is an apostate" claim

Jihad Watch reader James sends me this from Digby's Hullabaloo: In response to my question about how the new Muslim Apostate meme got started, Gavin at Sadly No emailed with this link to Jihad Watch from David Horowitz's FrontPage magazine....

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part XI

This is it for CAIR wannabe Omer Subhani: he has had eleven tries to produce even one error on my part, and like so many other Islamic spokesmen in the West when confronted with the teachings of Islam that jihadists...

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Surge in honor killings, women committing suicide in Iraqi Kurdistan

Last December, this article noted: "Families in predominantly Kurdish southeast Turkey are pressing young daughters or wives to take their own lives to spare the men of the family from serving time." Given the prevalence of honor killings in the...

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Algeria: Ex-Muslim faces 3 years in jail for practicing Christianity "without a license"

Islamic Tolerance Alert. "Algeria: Court pressures woman to renounce Christ," from Compass Direct News, May 23: ISTANBUL, May 23 (Compass Direct News) – An Algerian public prosecutor has demanded a three-year sentence for a convert to Christianity in western Algeria...

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Japanese bow and scrape over new Cartoon Rage

We're still waiting for a government to say, "Grow up." An update on this story. "Japan says Muslim offense at cartoon 'regrettable,'" from Japan Today, May 24 (thanks to Twostellas): TOKYO — The government said in a statement Friday that...

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Al-Qaeda top dog: "If it wasn't for our heroes, today we would have many churches in the Arabian Peninsula, as we have already seen with the opening of one in Qatar"

I thought they were just nationalists fighting against American imperialism. What are you, al-Libi, some kind of Islamophobe? "Terrorism: Al-Qaeda halts spread of the church in Arab world, claims leader," from AKI, May 23 (thanks to all who sent this...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

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UK restaurant nail bomber was sent text message encouraging him

So evidently Mohammed Rasheed (Nicky Reilly) wasn't a freelance jihadist or a random fellow acting out his random mental illness at all. He seems to have been part of a jihadist group. And two more men have been arrested in...

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"The enemies of Islam have launched their campaign against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad and recently against the holy Quran"

"Do not think this is a defeat for us, but it will create enthusiasm to stand up more for this religion." "Sunni preachers denounce Quran shooting by sniper," by Hamid Ahmed for the Associated Press, May 23 (thanks to JCB):...

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Missile launchers found in Gaza schoolyard

Still more evidence of how the Palestinians try to provoke civilian casualties which they can then use for propaganda purposes. "Gaza Schoolyard Missile Launchers Discovered," by Hana Levi Julian for Israel National News, May 23 (thanks to Sr. Soph): (IsraelNN.com)...

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Muslim English teacher admits threatening to blow up Europe's largest shopping centre with limousines as moving bombs

More mental illness, no doubt. From the Daily Mail, May 23 (thanks to Sr. Soph): A Muslim English teacher today pleaded guilty to threatening to blow up the giant Bluewater shopping centre. Saeed Ghafoor said he was going to bomb...

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UK Muslim covert nail bomber had burning World Trade Center screen saver

Yet more on the UK restaurant nail-bomber: they're already playing the ever-present "mental illness" card, as we have often seen in freelance jihad cases. Why "mental illness" seems again and again to play itself out in this way when found...

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UK restaurant nail-bomber was "radicalized" convert to Islam

More on this story. "Man arrested over Exeter blast a 'radicalised' convert to Islam," by Vikram Dodd and Matthew Weaver in The Guardian, May 22 (thanks to all who sent this in): A man arrested in connection with a city...

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Indian Muslim clerics reject terror despite accusations of apostasy

Note that the Indian Mujahideen have accused Khalid Rasheed and his colleagues of apostasy. This is the jihadists' consistent line: that they represent the truth and purity of Islam, and those Muslims who reject their perspective are, in effect, rejecting...

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part X

As we come close to the end of CAIR minor leaguer Omer Subhani's eleven-part attempt to "expose" me, we find our hero scraping the bottom of the barrel, tossing kitchen sinks, trying anything he can to prove me wrong --...

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Muslim immigrants: Hop to it, dhimmis

''The lawsuits say: Listen this is ridiculous and prejudicial. 'They force the FBI to finish the background check and immigration to act.'' Horror of horrors! The FBI has to finish a background check before Muslims can become citizens? Why, it's...racism!...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

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Report: Iraq's al-Sistani quietly issuing fatwas in support of armed conflict with U.S.-led forces

"A longtime official at al-Sistani's office in Najaf would not deny or confirm the edicts issued in private, but hinted that a publicized call for jihad may come later." A call for what, now? That would make it sound like...

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Convert to Islam sets off nail bomb in UK restaurant

You guessed it: yet another convert to Islam who misunderstands his new, peaceful religion. Watch for a new crop of "backlash fear" stories! Watch also for the Organization of the Islamic Conference and all sorts of Muslim leaders to protest...

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Afghanistan: NATO soldier, two civilians killed in Qur'an-shooting protest

Qur'an-Shooting Rage turns lethal. "1 NATO soldier killed in Quran protest," by Alisa Tang for the Associated Press, May 22: KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunfire broke out Thursday at a protest in western Afghanistan against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who...

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Tehran University to host international conference on "Israel's End"

Genocidal dreams. From the Islamic Republic News Agency, May 22 (thanks to Sr. Soph): Iranian Justice Seeking University Students Movement and University Students Mobilization Basij will jointly sponsor International Conference on Israel's End on May 26th, 2008. According to public...

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McCain praised pastor who called Islam "a conspiracy of spiritual evil"

America was founded in order to destroy Islam? Statements like that give the anti-jihad movement a wingnut patina that, of course, ABC is happy to perpetuate in this anti-McCain hit piece, which breezes by the fact that his campaign has...

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Sometimes, the name "Jihad Watch" gives rise to...misunderstandings

This email just came in from a UK email address: salamun alaikum brothers,,, my name is rashid and i will get married soon and i want to know in islam which sex intercourse is haram and which sex intercourse is...

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Iranian official "hurt" by Qur'an-shooting

No Muslims protested this Quran shooting (click on the pic for details) No, he didn't catch a stray bullet. Anyway, look: "Husseini called on the UN to formulate a plan that would prevent the desecration of the religion's holy...

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La Trahison des Clercs of our time

Got Bostom? Andrew Bostom, editor of the essential new collection The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, addressed the Hudson Institute yesterday. His concluding sentence: "La Trahison des Clercs of our time remains the nearly complete failure of Western intellectuals to...

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part IX

Omer Subhani is a CAIR-South Florida rep (maybe we should ask him what happened to our old pal Ahmed Bedier, although I'm not sure we could believe the answer) who is one of the very few people who has had...

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Iranian customs official: Neckties "contradict the nature of Iranian culture," so imports must end

What about Iranian client states? Are bow ties also out in the Islamic Republic? What about ascots? Just curious. "Iran's new enemy: Imported ties," by Dudi Cohen for YNet News, May 22: Iran's war on neckties: The importation of...

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Japan: Publisher to suspend cartoon sales after Muslims say it insults Islam

Here we go again. All over the world, there are Muslims reading the Qur'an and committing acts of violence because of what it says, and peaceful Muslims don't do a thing about it. But when a Japanese cartoon depicts a...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

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We know too much!

The Pakistan Daily has apparently removed the detailed exposition of jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism, explaining that jihad is not spiritual struggle, but war, and that it is offensive, not defensive, that I linked to this morning. Could it be...

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Afghanistan: Taliban claim death of 'female US spy'

"Her information caused a lot of American attacks on the position of the mujahadeen, their killings and arrests." By Syed Saleem Shahzad for AKI, May 21 (thanks to Sr. Soph): Karachi, 21 May (AKI) - (by Syed Saleem Shahzad) -...

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French media watchdog acquitted of libel for calling the Muhammad Al-Dura tapes "pure fiction"

"In acquitting Philippe Karsenty, the court ruled that he had acted in good faith and 'exercised his free criticism against a power, that of the press'." An update on this story. If the ruling holds up to promised challenges from...

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Funding jihad with pirated films

Buy a legit copy, will you? Drug dealing and now film piracy -- no criminal activity is off limits to the jihadists. "Islamic militants may be behind film piracy: Philippines official," from AFP, May 21 (thanks to Twostellas): MANILA...

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Hizballah wins veto power over Lebanese gov't actions at peace talks in Qatar

Hizballebanon Update. "Lebanese Rivals Reach Agreement Seen as Major Triumph for Hezbollah," from the Associated Press, May 21: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon's feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country's long political stalemate, but also gives the...

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Pakistani govt makes peace with jihadists: stop attacks in area and hand over foreign militants in exchange for prisoner release and Sharia

Surrender. "Pakistani authorities, militants agree peace deal for insurgency-torn valley," from The Associated Press, May 21 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan's new government signed a peace deal Wednesday with Islamic militants in a valley of northwestern Pakistan, in...

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Afghan MPs protest Iraq Qur'an-shooting

Demands for the soldier to be put on trial (for what?), and for more kowtowing to Islamic Sharia norms. "The people of Afghanistan can tolerate anything but we would never tolerate insult to our religion and the Koran." "Afghan MPs...

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Muslim translator who stole classified Iraq maps gets 11 years

Why just 11 years? Because maybe he "was only a troubled man who gathered the material for no apparent reason." Yeah, that's it! "Translator Who Took Classified Iraq Maps Is Sentenced," by Joseph Goldstein for the New York Sun, May...

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"Jihad is carried offensively to cleanse the earth from the kufr [unbelief], with the implementation of Islam as a system"

I turned to "Clarifying the meaning of Jihad" in the Pakistan Daily, May 21 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist), expecting more of the same old denial and obfuscation we see so often from Muslim spokesmen -- as we saw yesterday...

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Iranian dissidents would welcome U.S. strike against Iran

Iranian freedom-fighters would like to see the U.S. act against the mullahcracy. "Iranians Would Welcome Airstrikes, Sources Say," by Kenneth R. Timmerman for NewsMax, May 20 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): As Barack Obama and John McCain thrash it out...

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Spencer: How Would Iran Read Obama?

In "How Would Iran Read Obama?," the feature article at Human Events today, I discuss the Let's-Sit-Down-And-Talk stance of Obama the Unready: Reeling from President BushÂ's criticism of the proposition that we should negotiate with terrorists, Â"as if some...

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part VIII

Omer Subhani is the CAIR rep who has undertaken in a multipart series to expose my "errors," but, typically, all he ends up exposing is his utter disregard for truthfulness and honesty. Here you can find Parts I, II, III,...

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Nigeria: Muslims destroy six churches in protest of police rescue of kidnapped Christian girls

"These girls are usually kidnapped, forcefully converted to Islam, and then married out to other Muslim men against the will of both the girls and their parents." And this is nothing new. "Nigeria: Rescue of Girls Ignites Islamic Rampage," from...

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Iranian police arrest members of 3 families of converts from Islam to Christianity

No compulsion in religion: Just arrests and possible execution for leaving Islam. "Iran: Police arrest 12 Christian converts," from Compass Direct News, May 21: ISTANBUL, May 21 (Compass Direct News) – Police in the southern Iran city of Shiraz this...

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The "unescapable" stench of sewage and executions in the park: The joys of Basra under militias enforcing Sharia law

Another "success" story for Sharia law, which the jihadists want to impose on all of us. "Iraqi: 'I killed her with a machine gun'," by Arwa Damon for CNN, May 21: BASRA, Iraq (CNN) -- The man, blindfolded and handcuffed,...

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Gambian Prez vows to behead every homosexual in the country

While the gay rights campaigners in the West target Christians for opposing gay marriage, this is what is going on elsewhere in the world. Sharia Alert from Gambia: "President plans to kill off every single homosexual," from Afrik.com, May 19...

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Fitzgerald: The innocents in charge of us

Another part of Bush's speech dealt with the supposed spread of "democracy" in the Muslim world: "He [Bush] also offered plenty of praise for democratic advances, naming countries like Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco and Jordan. 'The light of liberty is...

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Fitzgerald: Bush, democracy, Islam

This is how the part of BushÂ's recent Knesset speech that dealt with democracy has been reported: "Bush rebutted what he said are the many arguments from 'skeptics about democracy in this part of the world,' without specifying who they...

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Qaradawi: Churches in Qatar OK

Here at last is Qaradawi the reformist, about which we have heard so much and seen so little. He readily admits that his is a minority view, not supported by more than one school of Islamic jurisprudence, but hey, this...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Best way to remove this "misperception": stop beheading people and shouting "Allahu akbar"

Or do something to stop those who do this. "NA Speaker for removing WestÂ's misperceptions about Islam," from Associated Press of Pakistan, May 20 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): ISLAMABAD, May 20 (APP): Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza said...

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Jihad leaders threaten "war in Islamabad and Lahore" if Pakistan compromises on Jammu/Kashmir issue

Keeping hate alive. "Top militant leaders threaten to wage a 'war in Pakistan' if government softens its stand in talks with India," from RTT News, May 20 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): (RTTNews) - On the day India and Pakistan...

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Spencer: Not So Fast on the Qur'an Apology....

In FrontPage today I discuss the Qur'an-shooting incident and the abject and counterproductive apology that followed it. The subhead on FrontPage's front page reads: "Accidentally shooting a Qur'an was stupid; the way we apologized may have made matters worse." This...

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Cries of "Allahu akbar," and 12-year-old boy beheads man in Al-Qaeda video

Â"There is no harm in taking Â'jehadÂ' (holy war) for the right causeÂ" -- yet more Misunderstanders of Islam think jihad has something to do with warfare. Ibrahim Hooper, call your office! "Boy, 12, Beheads Man In Al Qaeda Video,"...

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Palestinians admit they left their homes on their own to facilitate destruction of Israel

"The Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel" -- so we have pointed out here many times, and yet the received mainstream media version of...

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"islam is war against satan and his soldiers"

This email just in: we are against satan and chiristian satanism we are the enemy of christian not jewish not budhism not hindusm because chrisrian is our rael enemy Logged and noted!...

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Fitzgerald: Saudi Arabia and the Islamintern

In 70 years, from roughly 1918 to 1988, with its Comintern, and Willi Munzenberg, and subventions to "The Morning Star" and "L'Humanite" and "L'Unita," and to such people as Gus Hall, and to pay for all those Peace and Youth...

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"German" jailed for stabbing rabbi he called a "Jewish pig"

The "German"'s name is Sajed Aziz. What do you think? A neo-Nazi? Or maybe...just possibly...influenced by Islamic antisemitism? "German jailed for stabbing rabbi," from the BBC, May 20 (thanks to all who sent this in): A German court has jailed...

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Fitzgerald: McCain, Obama, Jihad

We have at this point two candidates. Neither one is nearly sufficient in his grasp of this problem. One, McCain, apparently is willing to go down with the ship of fools that is the Administration, and its mad effort, and...

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"Yes, the word 'jihad' has several, including some peaceful, meanings - but that doesn't change the fact that most authoritative Islamic texts and systems of jurisprudence maintain that its primary meaning is 'warfare to subjugate the world to Islam'"

This is what I have been saying for years. It is surprising, and refreshing, to see it said in the New York Daily News. "Call radical Islam by its name," by Tawfik Hamid in, of all places, the New York...

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"Far from being a by-product of Western anti-Semitism or the creation of Israel, animosity toward the Jews has a firm doctrinal base tracing back to Islam's most authoritative texts"

In "Islam's history of anti-Semitism" in the Washington Times, Raymond Ibrahim, editor of the superb Al-Qaeda Reader, reviews the also superb Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew Bostom. Is there such a thing as Islamic anti-Semitism? That is the...

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Spencer on the G. Gordon Liddy Show

I have gotten out of the habit of posting radio appearances here -- lately I've been on Mancow, Mike Reagan, Jerry Doyle, and some others. And in a few minutes I'll be on the G. Gordon Liddy Show. You can...

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Violent attacks: Minnesota madrassa 1, anti-jihadists 0

It has been an ironic day up in Lake Wobegon: one week after Charles C. Haynes, a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center in Washington, blamed me for death threats supposedly received by the operators of the Tarek ibn...

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Jane Novak's heroic fight to save dissident Yemeni journalist

Wonder of wonders, even the New York Times has noticed, and has written about Jane without the customary superciliousness and venom it reserves for anti-jihadists. Send your letter as part of her "Protect Media Freedom in Yemen" campaign here. "A...

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Bush apologizes to Iraq's President for Qur'an-shooting

Adding to Major General Hammond's abject apology from Saturday, Bush apologizes, although apparently without using the word "apology." Whatever that means. "Bush calls Iraqi leader about soldier's Quran desecration," from CNN, May 20 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): BAGHDAD, Iraq...

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'Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term'

The source says Bush and Cheney are pro, Gates and Rice are con. From the Jerusalem Post, May 20 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end...

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part VII

Omer Subhani is a CAIR-South Florida rep whose talent for ad hominem smears and outright lies is such that he might have a bright future with the national organization. Over the last few days I've been responding to his rather...

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Iran confirms the arrest of 6 Baha'i leaders for "connections with foreigners, especially Zionists"

The Baha'i World Centre and many other shrines and administrative centers are located in Haifa and Acre. In fact, according to the Baha'i website, the religion's connection to this area goes back to the 1860's when the Bahaullah and his...

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Sweetheart deal for jihadists: Pakistan's envoy to Afghanistan released in exchange for 55 Taliban jihadists (one former Gitmo inmate) and 20 million rupees

Almost as lopsided a deal as Nolan Ryan, Leroy Stanton, Frank Estrada and Don Rose for Jim Fregosi. Or Paul O'Neill and Joe DeBerry for Roberto Kelly. Or maybe Rico Carty for Jim Panther. Or Manny Trillo, Julio Franco, George...

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Iran cracks down on women's rights websites

Sharia Alert: "Iran launches fresh crackdown on websites: report," from AFP, May 20 (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair): TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian authorities have blocked access to several websites and blogs of women's rights advocates and journalists critical of the government,...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Minnesota madrassa officials attack news crew

Tarik ibn Zayad Academy Update. "News crew attacked during report at TiZA charter school," by Nicole Muehlhausen for KSTP, May 19 (thanks to Itachi): The state Education Department on Monday directed a Minnesota charter school to "correct" two areas related...

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UK Muslim charged with poisoning food, children's books with urine, feces

Poisoning food with feces is detailed as a tactic in the Al-Qaeda manual found a few years ago by British intelligence. Also, there are precedents, both involving Muslims, as does this story: UK: Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human...

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Geert Wilders to Bush: "Saudi Arabia is no good and won't be for the foreseeable future"

Geert Wilders for President! "Analysis: Dutch critic of Islam warns Bush," by Leander Schaeraeckens for UPI, May 19 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): BRUSSELS, May 19 (UPI) -- As President George W. Bush wraps up his trip to the Middle...

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Iraqi Sunni party demands tough action against Qur'an-shooting soldier

An apology, however groveling it may have been, is not enough. More on this story. "Iraqi Sunni party demands tough action against U.S. soldier shooting Quran," from Xinhua, May 19: BAGHDAD, May 19 (Xinhua) -- A key Iraqi Sunni party...

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Morocco arrests 11 Methodists for planned terror attacks -- no, wait...

Once again, initial assumptions that Christianists were behind this have proved to be incorrect. "Morocco 'holds 11 over planned attacks,'" from AFP, May 19 (thanks to Louis): RABAT (AFP) - Moroccan police have broken up a "terrorist network" of 11...

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Shock horror: Aussie Muslim clerics on Saudi payroll

No surprise here. And remember: with Saudi money comes the Saudi ideology. While Wahhabism is not the only violent or supremacist strain of Islam, it is a violent and supremacist strain, and it is the one the Saudis are bankrolling....

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"Critics may be as surprised at his conclusions as they are unable to refute his carefully compiled corpus of evidence"

What some readers are saying about Andy Bostom's new book: "The publication of the present anthology...is a ground breaking event of major scholarly, cultural, and political significance....Everyone interested in Jewish and Islamic history, as well as current events in...

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"One can hardly exaggerate the vast importance of this volume, which will henceforth become indispensable for any student of Islam, of Judeo-Islamic relations, of anti-Semitism in particular and of hate-literature in general"

More on Andy Bostom's great and essential new book. "Bostom's legacy," by Raphael Israeli in the Jerusalem Post, May 15: Following the recent publication of his massive compendium The Legacy of Jihad - a breakthrough inasmuch as the enormous...

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Ali Sina's book Understanding Muhammad available again

Ali Sina, the courageous, unfoolable, and intimidation-proof ex-Muslim who runs the superb Faith Freedom site, has once again made available his book Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of AllâhÂ's Prophet. The book description begins: "Why are some Muslims intolerant, violent...

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D.C. Watson: CAIR's Omer Subhani: Playing for the wrong team

Our friend D. C. Watson weighs in on Omer Subhani, the CAIR op who has been engaged in increasingly paltry and desperate attempts to "expose" my work as inaccurate. Over the past several days, readers of Jihad Watch have been...

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Fighting back: the Stop the Madrassa Coalition's defamation complaint

Here is a pdf of the full defamation complaint that the Stop the Madrassa Coalition has filed against the former principal of the notorious Brooklyn madrassa. It is very heartening to see someone fighting back against the defamation weapon that...

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US Army Colonel: "The enemy weÂ're facing in the war on terror, al Qaeda, says they are fighting a jihad against the West to establish the faith of Islam"

Lt. Col. Joseph Myers bucks the establishment. "Army Colonel Says U.S. Needs Better Focus in the War on Terror," by Matt Korade for CQ Politics, May 15: To better understand the Quranic basis of jihad as practiced by extremists without...

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Bostom's new book smashes myths about Islam and the Jews

Huge, in all senses of the word The indefatigable anti-jihadist Andrew Bostom's new book is out, and it is huge: not just because it is a massive compendium of information (700 pages in double columns), but because it will...

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"Strive against the unbelievers with a great jihad"

The "great jihad" in Jaipur last week This latest section of my Blogging the QurÂ'an series at Hot Air takes up Sura 25, Â"The CriterionÂ" (links in the original): The name of this late Meccan sura is Al-Furqan (&#1575;&#1604;&#1601;&#1585;&#1602;&#1575;&#1606;),...

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New OBL tape: Secular Arab leaders "agents of the Crusaders"

Probably he had people like Mubarak and Musharraf in mind, although in my book both could be much more effective agents of the Crusaders than they have been up to now. "Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders," by Omar...

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CAIR rep Omer Subhani exposes Robert Spencer! Part VI

The rollicking series continues. Here you can find Parts I, II, III, IV, and V. In today's installment, our hero begins chasing his own tail. Back in his Part II, he said this: Taqiyya is a Shia concept that essentially...

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Germany: Brother stabs sister in honor killing; had prior record of assaults against her, another sister

"The man was sentenced in March on an assault charge to one year and five months without possibility of probation ... The man had requested his March sentence be deferred, prosecutors said. He was notified in writing on Wednesday -...

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Taliban chief escapes: "Bridge builder" German forces not allowed to fire

Absurdity. "Top Taliban chief escapes," from The Sun, May 19 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): A TOP Taliban commander in Afghanistan with links to the killers of several British Army soldiers has escaped from German special forces because they were not...

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Pakistan moves towards Sharia in seven districts

This will mean, of course, the subjugation of women and non-Muslims. "Pakistan Takes Steps Towards Shari'a State In Seven Districts," from MEMRI, May 16 (thanks to Sr. Soph): On May 11, 2008, the secular government in Pakistan's North West Frontier...

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