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Thursday, July 31, 2008

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

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Ding dong, the dhimmi's gone: Olmert to quit

Of course, the equally clueless Livni will probably succeed him. "PM announces he will resign after Kadima elects new leader," from the Jerusalem Post, July 30: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held a special press conference on Wednesday at 8 p.m....

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Iran preparing nuke strike on U.S.?

They did "exactly what you would do if you had a nuclear weapon on a Scud or a Shahab-3 or other missile, and you wanted to explode it over the United States." "U.S. Intel: Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S.,"...

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Afghan charged with blasphemy faces death if convicted, vigilante murder if acquitted

The Qur'an, according to traditional Islamic theology, exists and can exist only in Arabic. Its Arabic language is essential to its character. Translations have long been forbidden, but they are allowed for purposes of da'wah -- Islamic proselytizing. Muslims themselves...

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Rand declares new strategy to defeat al-Qaeda!

Basically, to replace the term "war on terror" with "counter-terrorism." More silly semantics. "New strategy 'can beat al-Qaeda,'" from the BBC, July 29:Al-Qaeda can be defeated if the US relies less on force and more on intelligence and policing to...

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Ethiopia: Muslim mobs stone Christians

Guess this is the "thanks" the descendants of the great "Negus" -- the king of Ethiopia during Muhammad's time who provided shelter and refuge to the first Muslim community -- get in return. "Muslim Mob Stones Christians in Eastern Ethiopia,"...

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India: Almost 2 dozen bombs found, defused in Gujarat

India Bombings Update. "Gujarat on the edge as more bombs found," from Indo-Asian News Service, July 30: SURAT/AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: Just when Gujarat was returning to normalcy after 50 people were killed in SaturdayÂ's serial bombings in Ahmedabad, 23 low-intensity bombs...

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Call for whitewashing Islam to be taught as a compulsory subject in universities

The call comes from Malaysia, but it is in response to the "Western mediaÂ's misrepresentation of Islam." Only in the eighth paragraph do we get any hint of the possibility that Muslims, and not just the Western media, might be...

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CIA confronts Pakistan over top-level ties to jihadists

Direct links between the Pakistani spy service and an Al-Qaeda group. Surprise, surprise. "C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants," by Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt for the New York Times, July 30 (thanks to all who sent this in): WASHINGTON...

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Male Saudi professor sentenced to 600 lashes and 8 months in jail, female student gets 350 lashes and 4 months in jail for "phone relationship"

The original story earlier this month noted that the stated purpose of the calls was to discuss research, but the Saudi court ruled in favor of the husband's allegations that it was a front for an affair. Sharia Alert. "Saudi...

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No pets, please, we're Saudi

Muhammad said: "Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal)." However, he also said, "A woman was tortured and was put in...

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Banning all religions the only solution to combatting radical Islam?

Reacting to the recent poll which revealed some "disturbing" things about the UK's Muslim youth, and instead of having the guts to simply lay the blame where it belongs, Ms. Marrin thinks the only remedy is to ban all religous...

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UK: play director fears "offending" Muslims

While the director of the National Theater revels in offending Christians, he is ultra careful not to offend Muslims. What's worse, he offends Christians by introducing extra-scriptural material (such as Jesus being "a bit gay"), which is offensive for the...

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to James K. Glassman

Â"This is an effort that requires credible Muslim voices to work effectively — especially voices of those, like Fadl, born Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, and known as Dr. Fadil, whose story was told recently by Lawrence Wright in the New Yorker....

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Fitzgerald: "Islamism" and Islam

"Islamism" is not a helpful invention. Apostates from Islam, Wafa Sultan and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Ibn Warraq, treat it dismissively. It represents an attempt to somehow appeal to Muslims -- that is, to those who are thought of as...

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Marriage, blackmail, rape: Al-Qaeda's methods for recruiting female suicide bombers in Iraq

Here, al-Qaeda is exploiting the injustices of Sharia law -- including the subjugation of women, and the danger of reporting a rape without four witnesses -- and the culture it creates to trap women into doing their bidding to advance...

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Indonesian Christian leader: "We are praying for Obama because we feel he can help reduce the widespread stigma and misperception that Muslims in Indonesia are fundamentalists"

The Rev. Ishak Pule, chairperson of the Christian Church of Central Sulawesi synod, is praying for an Obama victory "because we feel he can help reduce the widespread stigma and misperception that Muslims in Indonesia are fundamentalists." Now how can...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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Hirsi Ali seeks police protection in US

She's seeking it from the Dutch government. But if the American government had any sense of what it is really up against in this conflict against jihadists worldwide, and who the real warriors are against those jihadists, Hirsi Ali...

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Ahmadinejad says "big powers" are "going down," blames them for AIDS, criticizes indictment of Sudanese president for genocide

Playing the blame game like a pro. "Ahmadinejad blames West for AIDS," from the Associated Press, July 29: Iran's president on Tuesday blamed the US and other "big powers" for nuclear proliferation, AIDS and other global ills and accused them...

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Amidst carnage, "Holy War leader" calls for "inter-Palestinian dialogue"

Trying to pull taqiyya on seasoned veterans of taqiyya. Regardless, Hamas and Fatah -- one nationality, one language, one religion (the one that "counts," anyway) -- continue persecuting and killing each other, all for the whole world to see, while,...

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UN diplomat: Pretending that Pakistan is not supporting the Taliban is similar to "pretending that Niagara Falls doesn't flow"

Nice when politicians and diplomats -- you know, they who have so much influence on the world -- speak the simple truth."Courage, at last," by Jiti Khanna, for the Globe and Mail, July 29:Vancouver -- At last, a Western diplomat...

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U.S. air strike kills al-Qaeda's "mad scientist"; Pakistan complains

The strike was too unilateral, says Pakistani army, and "could be detrimental to bilateral relations." "U.S. air strike on al-Qaeda hideout lays bare Pakistan's border," by Saeed Shah and Graeme Smith, for the Globe and Mail, July 29:ISLAMABAD AND KABUL...

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Jihadist website urges attacks on Canadian, other Western targets

"[According to the website], urban cells should seek economic targets, such as Jewish investments in Muslim countries, international companies, international economic experts, exports from 'Crusader countries' and raw materials being 'stolen from Muslim countries by the enemies'." Surprising? No. But...

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Indonesia: Muslims storm Christian school, injuring 265 students

While trying to chase a mouse into the street, a Christian student threw a slipper against a house owned by a local Muslim. The Muslim homeowner, enraged, kicked and punched the student. A crowd gathered. Rumors flew. Â"Many students suffered...

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Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 36, Â"Ya SinÂ"

Â"The trumpet shall be sounded, when behold! From the sepulchres men will rush forth to their Lord!Â" Here is the latest in my Blogging the Qur'an series at Hot Air: Sura 36, Â"Ya Sin,Â" is a Meccan sura that...

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Iran arrests 16 converts to Christianity

And they're hoping to give them the death penalty, in accord with Muhammad's dictum: "If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him." "Iran: Sixteen Christian converts arrested," from AKI, July 29 (thanks to Insubria): Tehran, 29 July (AKI) -...

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UK: poll results finding that 1/3 of Muslims support murder in the name of religion are a result of "vague" and "misleading" questions, which were "willfully misinterpreted," say Muslims

All in order to comport with the right wing's "own tawdry obsession with Islam." "Muslims under renewed attack in UK, from Mathaba, July 29:The National Union of Students (NUS) has joined Muslims in criticizing a report on 'Islam on Campus',...

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Sharia courts: husbands can legally divorce wives via text messaging

At least repeating three times "you're divorced" in the face of women is a bit more "intimate," but this? "SMS divorces spur call for family law," by Rebecca Torr, for Gulf Daily News, July 29:BAHRAIN could soon follow a growing...

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"Non-Muslims have survived centuries of Islamization, but just barely"

Don't miss Jamie Glazov's FrontPage interview with the Rev. Keith Roderick of the Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, the largest umbrella organization representing religious minorities in the Islamic world. A sampling: Non-Muslims have survived centuries of Islamization, but...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Al-Qaeda calls for death of Saudi king for interfaith dialogue

Slow jihad? Dissimulation and creeping sharia? Al-Qaeda can't drive 55. "Al-Qaida urges Muslims to kill Saudi king for hosting interfaith dialogue," from the Associated Press, July 28: An al-Qaida commander who escaped from a US prison has posted a Web...

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Indonesia: Jihadists killed Christian teacher, had planned to kill American

More on this story. "Official: Terrorists killed Christian teacher, planned to kill American," from the Associated Press, July 28: JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian terror suspects executed a Christian teacher in front of his family and were planning to assassinate...

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Condemned Indonesian jihadists: Decapitation, please

"According to a defense attorney, the men have asked for judgment to be carried out according to 'the dictates of sharia,' which provides for death by decapitation." On the other hand, wouldn't it only be correct if they deserved execution...

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Suicide bombings target Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq

Sunni-Shi'ite Jihad Update. "Spate of suicide attacks kill more than 50 in Iraq," from Agence France-Presse, July 28: Three women bombers blew themselves up on Monday in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, one of a string of attacks...

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Somalia: Come, let us resolve our differences by "using Allah's book [the Koran] and traditional practices of Prophet Muhammad," offers clansman

Which can spell a lot of trouble for a lot of people. "Somali leaderÂ's Clan urges opposition to unite, condemns Ethiopian troops," by Abdi Gulad, for Mareeg, July 28:The Darod Council for the Implementation of Sharia law has said it...

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UN notes that Gaza has world's highest jobless rate, blames Israel

Remember when, during the Gaza pullout, former World Bank President James Wolfenson, Mortimer Zuckerman and others raised $14 million to buy the Gaza greenhouses and give them to the Palestinians? At that time the New York Times reported that his...

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UK: dhimmified presentation of Quran not good enough, "angers Muslims"

It dared allude to some factual aspects. "British Qur'an film angers Muslims," from Press TV, July 28: A British documentary on the Qur'an has angered leading Muslim scholars for making inaccurate statements about the Shia branch of the faith. The...

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Malaysia: sharia raid on tranvestite beauty pageant

So much for the notion that Malaysia -- or was it Indonesia? -- is the great representative of "liberal" Islam. "Malaysian transvestites appeal sentence," from the Age, July 28:Four transvestites arrested in a raid on a beauty pageant have appealed...

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Like the schoolyard bully, Islam "radicalizes" in the face of passivity

The following is a good introductory essay which should be read in its entirety, especially by those still "confused" about Islam. "Moderate Islam?" by Sam Solomon, for Europe News, July 28:Where is moderate Islam? Does it exist? If so, then...

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Yale hosts "high-level Christian-Muslim dialogue"

That this is being hosted at Dhimmi Yale is enough to expose its true nature. "Yale to host high-level Christian-Muslim dialogue," from the Daily Times, July 28:NEW HAVEN: Senior Christian and Muslim scholars and leaders are meeting in the United...

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UK: sharia compliant insurance now available

One small step for Britain; one giant leap for Islam -- or something like that. "First sharia-compliant insurance firm launched," from AFP, July 28:LONDON (AFP) — Britain's first sharia-compliant insurance company was launched Monday, offering motoring policies in line with...

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Monday, July 28, 2008

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Monday, July 28, 2008

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Iraq: from slayings to parliamentary quarrels, Sunnis and Shias continue demonstrating their antipathy for one another

Though the two stories relayed here seem to have nothing in common -- Shia pilgrims being slain and the Iraqi parliament quarreling over laws -- they are in fact related: just as Sunnis and Shias have been at each other's...

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Yemen: new al-Qaeda suicide attack

Surely this too has nothing to do with Islam (see previous post). "Al-Qaeda claims car bomb attack on Yemen police compound, from M&C, July 27:Sana'a, Yemen - An al-Qaeda wing in Yemen on Sunday claimed responsibility for Friday's suicide car...

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India: Muslim leader insists media should not associate recent bombings with Islam

Ostrich head-in-the-sand behavior or euphemisms will not change the facts about Islam and its "highest summit" -- jihad. "Dont' term perpetrators of blasts as Muslims: IUML," from the Hindu, July 27:Tiruchirapalli (PTI): Condemning Friday's serial blasts in Bangalore, the Indian...

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As weapons stream into Gaza, Olmert says of truce: "I fear that a reality is being created in the south, which, in five years we'll be asking ourselves - How could we let this happen?"

Would an aide kindly lean over to Olmert and whisper in his ear: "Mr. Olmert, you're the head of this government"? "'Large amount of weapons and explosives flowing into Gaza'," from the Jerusalem Post and Associated Press, July 26: Hamas...

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"The Turkistan Islamic Party warns China one more time"

Here, for a change, is a more primary source discussing jihadist activity in China, minus the usual filtering of state-controlled media. And one might find it interesting that jihadist movements near and far certainly seem to "misunderstand" their religion with...

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U.S. military: Iraqi detainees imposed sharia law on other prisoners

They've moved to separate the "extremists" to keep them from influencing the general inmate population in U.S. prisons in Iraq. A wise next step would be to do the same in domestic prisons to prevent prison dawa and plots like...

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Jihad group claims credit for India blast

Jihadists possibly trained in Pakistan or Bangladesh. India bombings update. "India on alert after two days of bombings," by Alistair Scrutton and Bappa Majumdar for Reuters, July 27 (thanks to Rightist): NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - India's major cities were...

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After satirical cartoon, Taliban tells editor of Pakistan's Daily Times to repent; "otherwise you would meet the fate of other nonbelievers"

"Other clerics of the Red Mosque argued that since Ms Hassan was teaching the Koran to her students in the mosque, any attempt to belittle her was blasphemous." That's quite a stretch. But it underscores how conveniently blasphemy laws and...

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Sudan: land of genocide and teetotalism

In between a very hectic genocide schedule, Khartoum still finds time to wage jihad on alcohol. "Booze blues for Sudan women under sharia," from AFP, July 27:HALFAYA, Sudan (AFP) — Zakia is a Muslim woman living under Sharia law, stigmatised...

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While touring Mideast, Obama asked Palestinian PM to intervene in case of American girls held by their father in Palestinian-controlled territories

This process could lead to an instructive moment for Obama in the pitfalls of "dialogue" with parties who are all too eager to appear concerned, and say one thing, but do another or perhaps nothing at all, or do the...

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Iraqi Christians form militias to combat jihadist encroachment

They are paid less than other approved local militias around the country, and they are "only authorised when they act as auxiliaries to the Iraqi police." But in spite of threats, they are no longer completely defenseless. "Iraq's Christians form...

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Israel braces for jihad terror attacks by recently freed Hamas prisoners

This is what gestures of good will get you. "Prisons 'schools' for Hamas, say security sources," by Amos Harel in Haaretz, July 27: Security forces have received a number of warnings of possible terror attacks in the West Bank and...

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South Africa: fatwa against Aids being considered

Even altruism, when expressed through an Islamic paradigm, takes on a tyrannical demeanor: compulsory fatwas. "MP and cleric makes controversial plea to Islamic authority," by Prega Govender, for the Times, July 26:Muslim brides and their future husbands could soon be...

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Ibrahim: Islam's appeal and Captain Hook

In recent headlines, three American converts to Islam—Gregory Patterson, Levar Wasington, and Kevin James—were recently arrested and tried for intending to wage jihad against the U.S. They are by no means the first American converts to Islam to go...

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Grover Norquist: "Spencer hates Muslims"

A week or so ago Ed Morrissey put up a post at Hot Air lauding Grover Norquist for his work for tax reform. I added this comment: Grover Norquist has been responsible, more than any other individual, for the infiltration...

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India: Second serial bombing in two days

"Suspicion is already falling on Islamist militants intent on destabilizing India by fanning tensions between Hindus and Muslims..." Breaking reports point to higher casualties and more bombs than reported below. "Seven bombs hit India's Ahmedabad, two killed," by Rupam Jain...

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Iraq: "Vengeful" women increasingly engaging in suicide attacks

Despairing women and the craven men who exploit them -- is this what the "great" jihad has come to? "US says women suicide bombers seeking revenge in Iraq," from AFP, July 26:BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) — In the war-ravaged streets of...

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ISNA, NAIT admit ties to Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas

A very significant update on this story: in trying to get themselves off the uninidicted co-conspirator list in a Hamas funding case, two of the leading Islamic organizations in the U.S. admit that they have been connected with the Muslim...

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Somali jihadists denounce "recent peace talks," prepare to renew jihad

They must be getting stronger again, no longer in need to feign an interest in "peace talks" with their "apostate" countrymen -- which, according to sunna, is to be resorted to only when jihadists are weak, needing time to regroup....

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"Islam is no more immune from criticism or mockery than Christianity, Judaism or Scientology"

Or at least it shouldn't be. There are some terrific points made along these lines in "Nobody Is Murdered for Christian or Jewish Satire" in the Wall Street Journal letters section, July 26 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist) -- and...

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1/3 of UK Muslims believe murder in the name of Islam is justifiable, according to new poll

And the other 2/3 are perhaps engaging in taqiyya. "Killing for religion is justified, say third of Muslim students," by Patrick Sawer, for the Telegraph, July 26:A third of Muslim students in Britain believe killing someone in the name of...

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"The Islamic regime greatly fears the women, because they are considered a symbol of change"

"They were even escorted when they went to the toilet, as if they were dangerous terrorists or spies that had arrived from Europe to try and overthrow the Iranian regime." "Iran: Film on female footballers exposes more about regime," from...

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

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The Muslim Brotherhood: Now on Facebook

Forget Scrabulous, will there be a Halal or Haram application? "Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood goes on-line on Facebook," from Adnkronos International, July 25: Cairo, 25 July (AKI) - The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has launched a discussion forum on Facebook, the...

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Serial bombings in Bangalore, regional jihadist groups suspected

Another serial bomb attack in India; the various news organizations differ on the exact number of bombs. "7 blasts rock Bangalore; two killed, 20 wounded," from the Times of India, July 25: BANGALORE: Seven synchronized small bombs shook Bangalore during...

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"I'm Muslim and hate Jews"

Now why would a Muslim say such a thing? It's all about Israel, right? Wrong. Note, for example, this exposition of Qur'anic antisemitism from IslamOnline. In it, Sheikh 'Atiyyah Saqr, the former Head of the Fatwa Committee at Cairo's Al-Azhar...

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Mysterious blast in Iran: sabotage of Hizballah arms convoy?

Good news -- sabotage inside Iran? "'Mysterious Iran blast likely an attack on Hizbullah arms convoy,'" from the Jerusalem Post, July 25 (thanks to Dennis): A mysterious explosion in a suburb of Teheran that killed 15 people last Saturday was...

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Turkey's dilemma

Can democracy be protected by the court-ordered closing of a political party, and possibly even by a coup d'etat? If democracy is simply head-counting, as Hugh Fitzgerald puts it, then no, it cannot. But Turkey faces the possibility that its...

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Australia: Police raid Muslim "charity" that admitted channeling aid to organization banned for jihadist links

And the executive director says he's shocked -- shocked! -- that the illegal activity was still going on. "Police raid on Muslim charity," by Richard Kerbaj for the The Australian, July 25: A SYDNEY charity that admitted channelling aid through...

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Maliki tells Pope: No persecution of Christians in Iraq

Never mind stories like this. Or this, this, and this. Nope. It's all copasetic. "Pope tells Iraqi leader Christians need protection," by Phillip Pullella for Reuters, July 25: CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Benedict told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri...

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Magic Mountain to become "Muslim Mountain" for a day

Can't help but wonder if on "Muslim Day" the theme park's "six flags" will depict swords with the words "There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" -- you know, to better help foster a...

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Obama promises to "tear down walls" between Muslims and the rest of the world

More meaningless chatter that only belies Obama's ignorance -- real or feigned -- of Islam. "Walls separating Muslims, Christians, Jews must be torn down," from Khabrein, July 25:Obama BERLIN, (KUNA) -- Democratic candidate for US Presidency Barack Obama on Thursday...

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Saudis continue "reaching out" to Jews and Christians, while simultaneously teaching their children to hate those same Jews and Christians

But then again, they are our politicians' "friends and allies." A closer look into Saudi textbooks for children: "Saudi schoolbooks teach piety, hate," by Anne Applebaum, for GoErie.com, July 24Here, for example, is a multiple-choice question from a recent edition...

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Obama's win-win position with Muslims

"Obama and Muslim voters a 'double whammy'?" by Michael Conlon, for Reuters, July 25:CHICAGO (Reuters) - Barack Obama should be able to count on heavy support from U.S. Muslims in the November election, if polls are correct, but he risks...

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UN demands British government take "energetic measures to eliminate" Islamophobia

UN continues down the road of unabashed dhimmitude. "Treat Muslims better, Britain told by UN," by Chris Irvine for Telegraph, July 25:The nine-member human rights committee composed of legal experts, said it was concerned "negative public attitudes towards Muslim members...

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Dearborn: Two Muslim women sue McDonalds for $10 million for not hiring them over Islamic attire

Fast food restaurants have employee dress codes not only for appearances, but for hygiene and safety. With that in mind, this case is sounding a lot like the case of the women wanting to wear Islamic attire in a Midwestern...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

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Thug-In-Chief: August 5 will be "Islamic Human Rights Day"

Will they have a parade of amputees? A gallery of stoning victims? A museum of dhimmitude? Seminars on the how-tos of wife-beating? "Iran: President declares 5 August 'Islamic human rights day,'" from AKI, July 24 (thanks to C.C.): Tehran, 24...

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American Spectator: Isn't it great that all this snake oil is being peddled?

Peter Hannaford, a member of the Committee on the Present Danger, announces in "Mozart in Arabia" in The American Spectator, July 22, that "the forces of moderate Islam are finally beginning to emerge vocally and in numbers." Great news! After...

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Bicycle thieves to have their hands amputated in Britain!

An accurate perception of Islam, or subconscious dhimmitude in the guise of humor. "British opposition leader eyes 'Sharia law for bike theft,'" from AFP, July 23:LONDON (AFP) — The man who could become Britain's next prime minister joked Thursday that...

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Raymond Ibrahim: Survival of the fittest, the Arab-Israeli conflict in context

The Palestinian-Israeli question has been a thorn in the worldÂ's side for some time now. And clearly, many people—not just Arabs—sympathize with the uprooted Palestinians. The argument, in a nutshell, is that Israel was forcefully and artificially created and populated...

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Airlines must not be affiliated with, or promote any religion -- except, of course, Muslim ones

A nice reminder of the double-standards Muslims expect, and get -- even regarding subtle things as this anecdote relays. "EgyptAir subjects passengers to Islamic prayer," from Stop the ACLU, July 23:Let me give you a hypothetical situation. You board a...

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"Real" trouble with radical Islam is that Muslims sometimes also get hurt, decries Muslim

According to this apparently "moderate" Muslim, the real problem with Islamic extremism is not that jihadis wage war against infidels, subjugating dhimmis, and, in general terrorizing people all around the world, but that Muslims are also sometimes killed. "Real issue...

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Arab media: "Jews control US elections"

Conspiracy paranoia update. "'Jews control US elections,'" by Stephanie Rubenstein in the Jerusalem Post, July 23 (thanks to all who sent this in): Increasing numbers of anti-Semitic cartoons depicting US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama have surfaced throughout...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

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Intel bill passes with Hoekstra amendment to ban funding to promote gov't guidance on "jihad"-free lexicon

Some good news, in an update on this story. "Michigan rep fights terrorism words ban," from UPI, July 23: HOLLAND, Mich., July 23 (UPI) -- The intelligence bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a ban on a...

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Al-Qaeda group recruiting jihadis with videos of "martyred" children

From adults in bunny suits inciting children to jihad, to the "ghastly" images of dead children inciting adults to jihad -- jihad knows no bounds. "Video of 'martyred' child used for recruitment by Al Qaeda-linked group," by James Gordon Meek,...

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Russia to give Iran new anti-aircraft defenses

John VI Cantacuzenes Alert: "Iran to get new Russian air defences by '09 -Israel," by Dan Williams for Reuters, July 23 (thanks to Mackie): TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - Iran is set to receive an advanced Russian-made anti-aircraft system...

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New intelligence indicates that "global jihad" is "substantial" threat

Would that the Israeli intelligence's Western counterparts took jihad as seriously. Of course, that the State Department has essentially censored the use of words like "jihad," may be part of the problem. "Intelligence bodies warn threat from global Jihad 'substantial',"...

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"Better we go fight for Allah maybe at least we go [to Paradise]...Over there we have good wives, everything."

But despite saying things like that, which makes it clear that these Muslims wanted to kill people at Fort Dix because they thought Allah would reward them for doing so, the defense wants prosecutors to stop talking about "jihad" in...

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Fitzgerald: McCain, Bud Day, and Islam

Bud Day was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, but he has a long history of heroism before that. He first went to war at age seventeen (I think), in World War II. He was in that war, and the...

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Iraqi forces preparing for grand siege on al-Qaeda bastions

But Shiites trained in Iran may pose a more persistent threat. "30,000 Iraqi troops poised for assault on Qaeda bastion," from AFP, July 23:BAQUBA, Iraq (AFP) — Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and police are to launch a military assault against...

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Losing the war of ideas

In "Winning the War of Ideas" in the New York Sun, July 23 (thanks to Ethelred), James K. Glassman, the new under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, says many positive things. He points out that our...

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Indonesia tries selective "deradicalization," condemning only some jihadist violence, leaving political Islam untouched

As with Saudi Arabia's "rehabilitation" efforts, the main goals here appear to be protecting the regime and stopping domestic jihad attacks -- those could hurt Muslims. While the article notes that "the Indonesian police believe 'that if they could overcome...

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Iranian blueprint for nuclear talks: Buy time. Lots of it.

"'The paper calls for a huge exercise in talking,' said one senior European official. 'If you were to try to implement it, it would take a minimum of several years'." That's the idea. "Iran Offers 2 Pages and No Ground...

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Spencer: McCain vs. Muslim Radicals

My column in FrontPage this week discusses the Muslim outrage over remarks by McCain's friend Bud Day (news links in the original): Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. are outraged over remarks made last Friday by Bud Day, a key supporter...

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Spencer: Good Will Wasted

My column in Human Events this week discusses the Administration's continued attachment to Fantasy-Based Policymaking regarding Israel: In a gesture of good will, Israel last week released five imprisoned terrorists, plus the remains of two hundred others, in exchange for...

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Jihadi Jack-Rabbit continues vowing death and destruction to infidels

And you thought cartoon characters that inspire children to jump out of windows to see if they can fly were bad. "Pictured: The TV rabbit preaching hatred and telling young Muslims to 'kill and eat Jews,'" from the Daily...

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Islamic suicide bombings not a recent phenomenon, as once thought?

We're all used by now to "radical" Imams instructing the Muslim youth to strap on some dynamite, detonate, kill infidels, and enter paradise--as this Imam told British Muslims, or as "superstar" Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi told millions of al-Jazeera viewers--and well...

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Fitzgerald: No more Muslim refugees from Muslim misrule

In general, Western countries should not make refugee status available to Muslims who continue to identify themselves as Muslims. If they claim that they are ill-treated under a Muslim system, perhaps because of political despotism, or perhaps because of inshallah-fatalism,...

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Iran: Tortured Christian, ex-Muslim, flees to Turkey

"I have no doubt they wanted to kill me." Islamic Tolerance Alert: "Iran: Tortured Christian Flees," from Compass Direct News, July 21: ANKARA, July 21 (Compass Direct News) – Days after his release from a month of interrogations and severe...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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"You will not meet a young Muslim man in the world who is not angry about something"

More on this story: how would you like your ex-fiancee to say this about you? "He wasn't the brightest crown in the box . . . not the handsomest guy in the world . . . thick mentally. My sister...

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"Levant and Steyn are fighting for the defining ideal of Western civilization which, once lost, would spell the beginning of the end of all our other freedoms"

In "Paving the way for 'soft jihad,'" Barbara Kay ably explains the significance of recent Islamic advances against free speech -- which are part of what I call the stealth jihad. From the National Post, July 22: When Ibn WarraqÂ's...

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Fitzgerald: Churchill and beyond

Many at this site are familiar with Churchill's comment about the menace of Islam to Western Christendom, and the fanaticism of Muslims (whom he called "Mohammedans" -- a term that, given the centrality of Muhammad to Islam, as uswa hasana,...

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"Lions of Islam" joining jihad in Afghanistan from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Chechnya and Turkey

The recruit for jihad across borders always proceeds along explicitly religious lines, with stress placed upon the supranational character of the Islamic umma, and upon the traditional Islamic idea that defensive jihad becomes obligatory upon each and every Muslim if...

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Former fiancee of convicted jihadist could have sworn that he was only interested in the "greater jihad" against one's daily struggles

Daddy always warned me about men like that. Odd too that "Khawaja" is the Arabic word for "Westerner" or "Christian." "Terrorism claims against Khawaja stunned his ex-fiancée," from CBC News, July 22:The ex-fiancée of the Canadian man accused of involvement...

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Iranian government response to Fitna "aims to introduce the real Islam"

Fitna, of course, simply contains Qur'an verses and depicts Muslims preaching violence and committing acts of violence on the basis of those verses. So the best response to it from the Iranian government or anyone else would be a comprehensive,...

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Lawmakers call on NYC to pull Islamic subway ads

Snapped Shot has some ideas for Wahhaj's marketing campaign The ads are being paid for by the Islamic Circle of North America, which, as Marisol noted here, is one of the organizations listed in the infamous 1991 Muslim Brotherhood...

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Another tractor attack in Jerusalem

"A man" is responsible for this one. Time to turn over all the tractors to women. "New digger 'attack' in Jerusalem," from the BBC, July 22 (thanks to Visvas): A man driving a mechanical digger has carried out an attack...

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Chad: after listening to "an inflammatory sermon" against Christians and atheists, jihadis become "intoxicated by indescribable extremism...almost mad," and go on wild rampage

As the following anecdote demonstrates, when infidels do not overly concern themselves with "winning the hearts and minds" of jihadis, success quickly follows. Â"Counter-Insurgency, Chad-Style,Â" by David Axe for Danger Room, July 21:Â"An alleged [up]rising led by an Islamic preacher...

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Canadian Islamic Congress plays race card, says PM Harper indifferent to "brown-skinned" Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr

Never mind the fact that Khadr was captured in a jihadist compound in Afghanistan after killing a U.S. Army medic, according to survivors. "Harper indifferent to 'brown-skinned' Khadr: Islamic group," from the Canadian Press, July 21: Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

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Fitzgerald: Call journalists and politicians to account

"Â…the group says the ads -- which will coincide with the holy month of Ramadan -- aim to educate non-Muslims and reach out to those interested in joining the faithÂ…" -- from this article The Â"holy month of RamadanÂ"? No,...

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Pakistan: Christian teenager beaten to death for his relationship with Muslim girl

Islamic law allows a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman, but does not allow a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man. Since in Islamic cultures a woman generally joins her husband's household, this is yet another provision that...

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UK govt drops plan to allow Muslim schools to police themselves

A glimmer of sanity in Insane Britannia. "Government drops plan to allow Muslim schools to police themselves," by Graeme Paton in the Telegraph, July 21 (thanks to Twostellas): Under proposals unveiled earlier this year private Muslim schools were to be...

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Philippines: Bishop receives threats to convert to Islam, pay jizya, or face war

In accordance with Qur'an 9:29. "Philippine bishop reports receiving threat to convert to Islam," from Catholic News Service, July 22: MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- A bishop in the southern Philippines reported receiving a letter threatening him with harm if he...

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as Gospel in Iran

Released yesterday, a new report reveals just how rampant anti-Semitism is in Iran, from the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, July 21:The Hate Industry: a blatantly anti-Semitic series which incorporates The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has recently been...

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80% of Muslim literature in Russia "contains appeals not to observe laws of non-Muslim states" and "to liquidate peoples with other religious convictions"

Update to this story. Earlier, Russia's Council of Muftis had "accused the experts who compiled the list [banned books] of doing so "tendentiously and subjectively" advising them to be more "balanced." Russia"80% of Islamic literature in Russian offers wahabi ideas...

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Bahrain defies human rights, opts to govern according to sharia, releasing kidnapper

Here is what that women who may be deported from the UK to Jordan to have a sharia court decide who gets her son is up against. Considering the mother in the following story has been trying to finalize this...

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Islamic version of YouTube "allows Muslim users to feel safe"

Surely the Taliban, which is adamant that Muslims watch only Islamic programming, would approve of this. "Temecula group starts Web site as Muslim alternative to YouTube," by David Olson, for the Press Enterprise, July 20:A Temecula group has launched a...

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Obama campaign throws the color green under the bus

Someone in charge of pre-emptive damage control decided green is the color of Hamas. Hamas does use the color, but green is also, as the article notes, traditionally associated with Islam itself in Muslim communities. So much for cultural sensitivity....

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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California: Member of jihadist cell targeting military sites and other "infidel" interests sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison

Note the origins of the plot in the California prison system in the 1990s. What precautions are in place to keep that from happening again? Gregory Patterson Update. "Homegrown U.S. terrorist sent to prison," from UPI, July 21: SANTA ANA,...

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NYC: Siraj Wahhaj, unindicted co-conspirator in '93 WTC bombing, to appear in planned pro-Islamic subway ad blitz for Ramadan

As the ads say, you deserve to know. "Train-ing Day for Jihadists: Muslim Subway Ads Have Terror Tie-In," by Jeremy Olshan for the New York Post, July 21 (thanks to Awake): Allah board! An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000...

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Pakistan: Madrassa ignores deportation order for female American student

"Yes we have received the deportation orders but we will not hand her over" How many more "Karachi Kids" are there? "US American girl's fate hangs in balance in Pakistani madressa," from Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 21: KARACHI - Pakistan's immigration...

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Muslims trying to blow up a British plane admit they were "conspiring to commit public nuisance"

In this context, would hate to consider what one has to do to be considered a "public menace." "Two British Muslims admit conspiring to commit public nuisance," from the Herald.ie, July 20:In the UK, two British Muslims accused of plotting...

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Muslims outraged over McCain backer's words: "The Muslims have said either we kneel or they're going to kill us"

Will McCain throw Bud Day under the bus? More on this story. "McCain's war buddy riles Muslims," by Marc Caputo and Beth Reinhard for the Miami Herald, July 19 (thanks to Alan): A war buddy of John McCain's upset Muslims...

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Is CAIR using political alliances and legal threats to get special treatment for Muslims from courts?

Patrick Poole asks the question and marshals the evidence in "Are Muslim Defendants Getting Special Treatment in Court?" at Pajamas Media, July 16 (thanks to Isabella the Crusader): An otherwise unremarkable hearing in the Fairfax County, Virginia, general district court...

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Iraqi women to be trained in neutralizing "al-Qaeda's aspiring female suicide bombers"

The "Daughters of Iraq" to do battle with the "Female Martyrs of al-Qaeda. "Terrorism: Women trained to tackle al-Qaeda's female suicide bombers," from AKI, July 21: Baghdad (AKI) - Iraqi authorities have trained 130 women from Sunni tribes to seek...

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Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 34, Â"Sheba,Â" and Sura 35, Â"The AngelsÂ"

Â"And the Unbelievers say of the Truth when it comes to them, Â'This is nothing but evident magic!Â'Â" The latest in the ongoing series at Hot Air: Sura 34 dates from the Meccan period, during a time when, according...

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Obama to hire a "Muslim liaison," who insists that "American women need to understand that what is best for them is not necessarily what is best for Muslim women"

Since American women consider freedom, equality, and independence to be "best for them," does that mean Muslim women don't, or rather, wouldn't, if given the chance? "Obama campaign hires Muslim liaison," from Politico, July 21:Obama's campaign has created a Muslim...

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Islam to become Russia's dominant religion in decades

What would Marx and Lenin think? Islam as "opiate of the masses"? "Islam to become RussiaÂ's predominant religion by 2050?" from Pravda, July 21:Islam is likely to become the primary religion in the Russian Federation by 2050 due to the...

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Iranian woman, 31, to be hanged after 18 years in jail

False accusations and injustices happen everywhere, but the fact that her accuser was a full-grown man and she was a little girl meant, in Iran -- given the general Islamic devaluation of women -- that the court was more likely...

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Gay-rights activists decry Iran's abuses, but reject action, in fear of being labeled "Islamophobes"

Typical liberal indecisiveness. Portray Iran as a great human-rights abuser, but insist on no action. Sometimes it's hard to have it both ways -- to both defend the rights of the oppressed and appear "tolerant" at the same time. That's...

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UK woman may be deported to face sharia charges

Once again, sharia exposes its double-standard concerning women, and, once again, dhimmis equivocate. "UK court to rule on Islamic law case," by Meera Selva, for the AP, July 21:LONDON (AP) — Britain's highest appeals court is scheduled to decide this...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

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Jordan: "Islamists" push to free killer of Israeli schoolgirls

You might call it the Samir Kuntar Effect. "Jordan urged to free killer of Israeli schoolgirls," from Agence France-Presse, July 21: AMMAN: King Abdullah II was urged on Sunday to pardon a Jordanian soldier who is serving a life sentence...

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Al-Qaeda's finances in Algeria targeted

Great. Thereafter, tackle the billions of Wahhabi petro-dollars that fund the jihad. "A road map to dry financial sources of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb," from El Khabar, July 20:Experts from the US Bureau of Terror Proprieties Control participate today and...

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Palestinians complain of Zionist rats

They were probably trained by the same crack force that unleashed the Zionist squirrels. You Can't Make This Stuff Up Alert: "Palestinians: Israel uses rats against J'lem Arabs," by Khaled Abu Toameh for the Jerusalem Post, July 20 (thanks to...

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Jihadists kill three in Thailand after "ceasefire"

At Hudaibiyya in the year 628, Muhammad concluded a disadvantageous treaty with the pagan Quraysh. Then, when he was in a position of strength, he broke that treaty. This has become the pattern for treaty-making in Islamic jurisprudence. Treaty of...

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"Those who don't want to convert will be able to live in peace under the authority of Islam. Then we have to fight -- just like our brothers on Sept. 11"

Stop the presses: New jihadist group follows Muhammad's teachings! "'Compared to Us, Hamas Is Islamism Lite,'" by Ulrike Putz in Speigel, July 18 (thanks to all who sent this in): Global power is their goal, and they are willing to...

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Somalia: Jihadists killing aid workers

Gratitude. "Somali killings of aid workers imperil relief," by Jeffrey Gettleman for the IHT, July 20 (thanks to DFS): NAIROBI, Kenya: At a time of drought, skyrocketing food prices, crippling inflation and intensifying street fighting, many of the aid workers...

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Al-Qaeda's star falling in Iraq but rising in the Maghreb

That is, rising again in the Maghreb. And then there are the jihadist groups that are not formally or closely affiliated with Al-Qaeda, but which share the same ideology. But of course, the prevalence and spread of that ideology is...

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Big-budget Egyptian movie portrays Copts as fanatical as Muslims

Strangely, however, it is only the Muslims who have boycotted the film, charging one of the Muslim actors of apostasy for playing the role of a Coptic infidel priest."Egyptian movie confronts sectarian rift," by Nadia Abou el Magd, for the...

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Nine Iranians to be stoned to death for adultery

While Islamic apologists in the West continue to claim that Islam forbids stoning, the records from countries that implement Islamic law in this particular show otherwise. "Activists: 9 Iranians Convicted of Adultery Set to Be Stoned to Death," from AP,...

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Obama vows to get Osama (at the expense of Iraq)

"Blessing" Obama (yes, that's what "Barack" means in Arabic), who believes that radical Islam is a product of failed US foreign policy, reacts to rumors that jihadis are flocking to Afghanistan. "Obama Urges Increase in U.S. Forces in Afghanistan on...

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Bahrain: "Shariah courts have dismissed many cases filed by women against their husbands for forced or unwilling sex ... because the religion allows a man to establish physical contact with his wife as per his wish"

"Rights activists have been pushing for the law for the past 20 years with no hope despite governmentÂ's support because of the objections of religious leaders who fear adverse judgments in Shariah courts." But let Muslim communities establish Sharia law...

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Muslim group in the UK insists that young Muslims "are at greatest risk from the corrupting influence of Western liberalism"

Fair enough. Here's a solution: don't voluntarily immigrate to the UK and West in general, where your children, immersed as they will inevitably be in infidel culture, may have their Islam compromised. Logical enough, no? "UK Islamic group against Western...

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Fitzgerald: What NPR did, and what it should have done

"The State Department has issued a memo to all its employees cautioning them against using Islamic references whenever condemning terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security has also advised its employees to avoid those same mistakes." -- from this NPR...

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Pakistan: Court grants custody of Christian girls to Muslim kidnappers

Because they converted to Islam, you see. More on this story. "Pakistan: Court Grants Custody of Girls to Kidnappers," from Compass Direct News, July 18: ISTANBUL, July 18 (Compass Direct News) – A Pakistani couple has appealed a court decision...

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