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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Hillary: Yes, the "war on terror" really is over

Let the good times roll Does this mean that Islamic jihadists worldwide will no longer try to "strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah" (Qur'an 8:60)? "Clinton: 'War On Terror' Phrase Won't Be Used," from NPR,...

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Arab League rejects arrest warrant against Sudanese president

An update on this story which speaks volumes about the priority of "human rights" in the constituent countries. Now, if there were some "defamation of religion" going on in Darfur, it might be quite a different story! "Arab leaders reject...

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Obama nominee sees no "reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States"

Big fan of "transnational legal process" On top of that, this Obama pick believes that "America's focus on the War on Terror [is] 'obsessive.'" And his list of countries that flagrantly disregard international law highlights North Korea, Iraq, and...

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Qatar: Gadhafi throws a fit, storms out of Arab summit

"King of kings of Africa and the imam (leader) of Muslims" After calling the Saudi king a "British product and American ally," and a "liar," the Libyan leader stormed out and went sightseeing at a local museum. "Libya's Gadhafi...

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UK "Pamphlet-jihad" woman sentenced

Now, when will Anjem Choudary also be arrested and tried for inciting jihad? "Leaflet-jihad update. "Woman sentenced for jihad leaflet," from the BBC, March 30:A woman who wrote a leaflet encouraging people to carry out jihad, or holy war, has...

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Raymond Ibrahim and Laurent Murawiec debate the "mind of jihad"

Some time back, I wrote a book review for The Mind of Jihad by Laurent Murawiec for the Weekly Standard. Soon thereafter, Mr. Murawiec wrote something of an angry rebuttal -- accusing me of having an "agenda" and "disfiguring"...

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Shhh! Don't talk about "freedom" and "tolerance" in front of Muslims! You might offend them!

So says Chris Seiple in the reliably dhimmi Christian Science Monitor. "Chris Seiple is the president of the Institute for Global Engagement, a 'think tank with legs' that promotes sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide." Apparently promoting sustainable environments for...

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Turkey: Male relatives tell women, "You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself so we don't go to jail"

As modern, moderate Turkey (finally) begins taking a tougher stance against honor killings (it's apparently still serious about gaining entry into the EU), "honor suicides" have emerged: by not having to do the actual dirty work, men can now totally...

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Gitmo detainees to be freed in U.S., given welfare benefits

Coming to your neighborhood? Why not? What could go wrong? "Official: Mexico not in danger of collapse," by Pam Hess for AP, March 27 (thanks to LGF2): [...] During his news conference, Blair also said the Obama administration is...

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Fitzgerald: The "New" Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The policy announced for Afghanistan and Pakistan depresses. ItÂ's all about training the locals. ItÂ's all about helping them. ItÂ's all about giving them aid, and still more aid, from the depleted, practically cupboard-is-bare coffers of the Americans, and other...

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"Conservative" prince edges closer to Saudi throne

Fun time's over, boys and girls Prince Nayef is "casting a shadow over the Kingdom's tentative reforms." Including those "modest" moves, such as the hiring of a female minister. If, in fact, he is known for being a "hardliner,"...

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China cracks down on jihad in Muslim Western China

Closing Islamic schools and conducting house-to-house searches. The ChiComs, of course, are ruthless against dissent. Their regime is abhorrent in it authoritarianism and brutality, and certainly Western governments should not imitate it in that. At the same time, China is...

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Pakistan: Lahore attack shows "the question related to extremism in the country has not yet been confronted in an adequate manner"

"The entire nation must be united in the fight aimed at uprooting extremism." Vague language won't win the war. Politically, it is a useful term -- nobody likes "extremism." But as "moderation" is a uselessly relative construct from a strategic...

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Pakistan: Jihadists attack police academy, take hundreds hostage

Escalation. "Pakistan: Army fights militants after storming police academy," from AdnKronos International, March 30: Lahore, 30 March (AKI) - Militants on Monday killed at least 25 people and injured scores of others after attacking a police training academy in the...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009

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Does "Islamophobia" exist? Nope

In "Islamophobia is a fabrication" in the Sydney Morning Herald, March 30 (thanks to JE), Paul Sheehan tells the truth about the manipulative neologism "Islamophobia": I've been considering a request from a post-graduate student who wants to do a thesis...

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Just like us after all: Islamic supremacists in Somalia ban cigarettes

Better not choose Mogadishu for that major address from a Muslim capital And khat, which has financed jihad activity in other contexts. In any case, maybe this sort of thing is why Nanny State Leftists have such an easy...

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Christians inciting Muslims in Morocco!

Horror of horrors! Inciting them to what? To violence? To hatred? To (gasp) creationism? Naaah. They were inciting them to convert to Christianity. And in a land that respects Muhammad's dictum "If anyone changes his religion, kill him" (Bukhari 9.84.57),...

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Beware of what you wish for: you might get it

From this afternoon's Hate Mail Bag: Robert Spencer: Did you ever stop to think that if we had Sharia Law in this nation stupid and evil (bush/cheney for the uninitiated)might not have been able to create the economic horror that...

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Palestinian authorities disband youth orchestra that played for Holocaust survivors

Speaking of genocide denial, nothing throws a wrench in the works of indoctrination like contact with actual Holocaust survivors. Hence, authorities termed this event the "dangerous" work of "suspicious elements," alleging threats to the "cultural and national identity of Palestinians."...

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Wanted by International Criminal Court, Sudan's president gets lavish welcome at Arab League meeting in Qatar

Holocaust denial, Armenian genocide denial, Darfur genocide denial... Say, is anyone else noticing a pattern on the part of Islamic countries? An update on this story. "Sudan's wanted president welcomed at Arab summit," by Brian Murphy for the Associated Press,...

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Morocco announces end to homosexual tolerance

You see, many in the Muslim nation are "asking for a strong hand against perverts." Of course, this should not be surprising since the Muslim penalty for homosexuality is death. According to Minhaj al-Muslim (the "way of the Muslim"), Â"Gay...

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Muslim leaders "still angry" over secretary-general nominee's "stance during the so-called cartoon row three years ago"

More on this story, where, among other things, the nominee was criticized by Ankara of having "an irresponsible and unsentimental attitude during the [Muhammad] cartoon crisis." "Muslim nations ask Turkey to veto Rasmussen as NATO head," from DW World.DE, March...

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Muslim lawyer: "Sharia will be implemented in Pakistan, it will be implemented in India and Bangladesh and even down the road in Downing Street"

Behold! Sharia is coming! Moreover, apparently Choudary (who else?) sees himself as Noah: "'People said look at that man building that boat in the mountain. Now they say look at that lunatic calling for the Sharia in Britain they...

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Iranian experts in North Korea ahead of missile launch

The collaboration continues. "Iranian missile experts in North Korea ahead of rocket launch," from The Australian, March 29 (thanks to JE): A GROUP of Iranian missile experts is in North Korea to help Pyongyang prepare for a rocket launch, Japan's...

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Shocker: Hamas continues to smuggle arms into Gaza

Imagine if Islamic states had put this amount of effort and resources over the past 61 years into developing Gaza and the West Bank. They could have created the equivalent of a Monaco or Dubai in those areas. Instead, they've...

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Philippines: Jihadists in 8-hour battle with army

Mindanao Jihad Update. "Bloody clash in south Philippines," from BBC News, March 28: Muslim rebels and the army have fought an eight-hour battle in the southern Philippines, leaving 20 insurgents and seven soldiers dead, the military says. Lt Col Jonathan...

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Pakistan: Christians face discrimination, persecution under Sharia

Once again giving the lie to the common myth that Islamic law is tolerant of non-Muslims and accords them equality of rights. "Pakistan: Christians Brace for Sharia in Swat Valley," from Compass Direct News, March 27 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):...

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Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) slams warrant for Sudan's Beshir

Even though Beshir's Khartoum government is responsible for mass genocides (not to mention mass rapes) in Darfur, where some 300,000 people have been killed, this story is a reminder that, to many Muslims, "justice" has no "universal" meaning, but rather...

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Rape victim converts to Islam to marry Muslim who raped her and thus end social stigma

Either that or else she is being coerced by the rapist's mother to marry him so he can get out of jail. "Rape victim converts to Islam to marry accused," from Hindustan Times, March 27:A rape victim has told a...

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Taliban: Polio vaccinations cause infertility and are part of a U.S.-sponsored anti-Muslim plot

From their point of view, it must be so. After all, since the world is divided between good and evil -- (real) Muslims representative of the former, infidels the latter -- who, according to the sharia they are fighting so...

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Converts accused of "insulting Turkishness" fear ruling sets dangerous precedent

According to this week-old account, these men "insulted Turkishness" simply by speaking about their faith. Now, isn't it clear that Turkey is "modern" enough to enter the EU? "Turkey: Christians may appeal fine for 'illegal' funds," from Compass Direct News,...

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Hizballah using Mexican drug routes to enter U.S.

The Taliban makes much of its money through drugs, and Hizballah "has long been involved in narcotics and human trafficking in South America's tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil." This is not inconsistent with their self-image as pious Muslims...

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Food jihad? Muslim woman puts needles in meat in Canada

Poisoning food with feces is detailed as a tactic in the Al-Qaeda manual found a few years ago by British intelligence. If feces are acceptable for such use, why not needles? It would be interesting to know if Mastoora Qezil...

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Obama wants more Muslims in his Administration, and to work closely with Muslim community in U.S.

But no worries: his list of potential Muslim appointees has been "carefully vetted." How carefully? We can get a hint of the answer from the involvement of Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN). Congressman Ellison recently made the Hajj, the pilgrimage to...

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New York Muslim child: "Who are struck by Allah's wrath?" "The Jews"

More on teaching children to hate: watch this cute little Muslim girl answer a series of questions about Islam (thanks to Martin for the heads-up). Note the ones about hating Jews and Christians, and about rejecting the idea that...

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UK: 200 jihadist schoolchildren identified!

Hey, kids! What time is it? It's jihad time! "Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists," by Mark Hughes for the Independent, March 28 (thanks to all who sent this in): Two hundred schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as...

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Germany: Several hundred "potentially dangerous Islamists" within the country

Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert. We're always told that people like these "potentially dangerous Islamists" have somehow misunderstood Islam. And yet there are ever more purported "misunderstanders" coming out of the woodwork and recruiting still more of the same. We...

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Free speech death watch: Finnish politician to be tried for blaspheming Islam

Blasphemer Besides blasphemy, Halla-aho was "ordered to stand trial for publishing on his blog that Islam's prophet was a pedophile." Here again we encounter the Orwellian, or perhaps more precisely Alice-In-Wonderland, Through-the-Looking-Glass quality of today's public discourse. The collection...

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Honor killing on the rise in Turkey -- "his son gouged out her eyes, cut her tongue off and put her remains in a plastic bag before burning her"

A television documentary from the UK sheds new light on the phenomenon of honor killing -- which has now "reached record levels." Failure to confront the Islamic justifications for this practice, which are nowhere mentioned in this story, will only...

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Saudi cleric teaches boy to hate, curse Jews

Khaled Al-Khlewi is clearly a Misunderstander of Islam, isn't he? Can we get Honest Ibe Hooper of CAIR or some other enlightened moderate to go over to Saudi Arabia and straighten him out? Note that this vile bit of hatred...

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Saudi women fume over salesmen in lingerie shops

First Saudi women were upset for not being allowed to go workout in gyms; now they're upset because they don't like being leered at by salesmen at lingerie shops. They better be careful lest a fierce fatwa descend upon them,...

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Filipino group with al-Qaeda ties threatens to behead Red Cross hostage

Unfortunately, nothing new here. "Filipino group with al-Qaeda ties threatens beheading," from World Focus, March 26:A radical Islamic militant group from the southern Philippines, Abu Sayyaf, has threatened to behead a Red Cross hostage unless the military withdraws from the...

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Terror suspect faked mental illness

Faker "War is deceit" -- prophet of Islam. Aafia Siddiqui update. "Terror Suspect Faked Mental Illness, Prosecutors Say," by Benjamin Weiser for the New York Times, March 26:A federal prosecutor in Manhattan said Thursday that two government psychiatrists had...

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Al Qaeda claims Yemeni suicide attack killing four South Koreans

Tourists who, somehow or other, were conflated with "crusaders." More on this story. "Qaeda says hit Koreans in Yemen over U.S. ties," from Reuters, March 27:DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's wing in Yemen said it carried out the suicide attack...

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Somalis in America are "very, very rude, inconsiderate, very demanding"

"They would go into stores and haggle over prices. They would also demand to see a male salesperson, would not deal with women in stores... some Somali students won't talk to female administrators... Somalis have isolated themselves from the rest...

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U.S. official: Al-Qaeda plotting new attacks against U.S.

While the cost of Obama's new operations in Afghanistan are expected to rise 60 percent from the current $2 billion a month. "New U.S. Afghan strategy focuses on Qaeda: officials," from Reuters, March 26:WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new...

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Christian extremist kills 48 at Pakistan mosque -- no, wait...

"A government official accused Islamist militants of carrying out the bombing in revenge for a recent offensive aimed in part at protecting the major supply route for NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan that passes in front of the mosque."...

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U.S. to take in 5,000 Iraqi refugees

And Europe will take more. What measures will be taken to make sure they are not jihadists and Sharia supremacists? Why, none whatsoever, of course. What are you, some kind of Islamophobe? "Syria: Iraqi refugees to move to Europe and...

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"Islamist threat to Turkey's secular system" set to win fresh mandate

Turkish secularism on the ropes. Sharia is advancing in what is always held out to be that exemplary beacon of democracy in the Islamic world, Turkey. The reasons why Sharia supremacists are advancing there have not -- unsurprisingly -- been...

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Friday, March 27, 2009

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Friday, March 27, 2009

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Pakistan still aiding Taliban

Pakistan's double game is still alive and well, and yet no one in official Washington seems to be even getting close to suggesting that maybe we should cut off the jizya to Pakistan. "Afghan Strikes by Taliban Get Pakistan Help,...

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Muslim "Reformist": Muslim countries must have nukes in order to "strike terror in the hearts of the enemies"

Al-Qaradawi has been praised by establishment dhimmi Islamic scholar John Esposito as a champion of a "reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights." He counts among his friends Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London....

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UN passes resolution calling for criminalization of criticism of Islam

And that includes, of course, any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to make recruits. So not only does this herald the death of free speech, but it also leaves us mute and defenseless before the...

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Whoops: Afghan suicide bomber accidently blows up fellow jihadists

No virgins for you, buddy. Just imagine how embarrassed he will be in front of Atta and the gang when he shows up expecting to be admitted into Paradise (Qur'an 9:111), welcomed by the virgins (Qur'an 44:54), and finds out...

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Jihad against grocery stores and 48-year-old Buddhist women

Note also AFP's casual placing of blame for the conflict on the non-Muslim Thais who imperialistically annexed the Malay Sultanate, thus provoking tension. AFP does not mention, of course, that the Malay Sultanate was making war against the Siamese during...

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Knoxville: Mosque demands that nearby restaurant not sell alcohol

Stealth jihad in Knoxville: mosque attempts to impose Islamic restrictions on alcohol upon non-Muslims. "Mosque disputes sale of alcohol at nearby Knoxville restaurant," by Ann Keil for WATE, March 25 (thanks to Pamela): KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Plans are underway to...

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Vatican: "The land that was the cradle of Christianity risks ending up without Christians"

True: Many forget that the Middle East was indeed, particularly Egypt and Syria, the "cradle of Christianity" and played a major role in the articulation of Christian theology and the concept of monasticism. So what happened? Basically, what has been...

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Bangladesh: Infidels funding British-run orphanage that "is Islamist training camp"

Peaceful and serene on the outside, violent on the inside As if it weren't bad enough that Muslim-funded schools were indoctrinating children in the rites of the jihad against infidels; now infidel money -- here, specifically in the guise...

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Bangladesh orphanage that was really a jihad training camp run by British Muslim twice acquitted of bomb plots

The twice-acquitted Mostafa: third time's a charm? Faisal Mostafa has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Manchester Polytechnic. But -- but -- I thought poverty caused terrorism! More on this story. "Police swoop on British man accused of running arms...

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Pakistan: "Schools" preparing boys for jihad, via "martial arts, archery and horse-riding skills"

Raising "questions about the Government's pledge to crack down on terror groups accused of high-profile attacks in Pakistan and India, and ties to global terror plots." "The schools where pupils prepare for jihad," by Chris Brummittin for the New...

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Mahdi Bray unveiled!

End of the Mahdi revolt The Investigative Project has a terrific expose on the slick Mahdi Bray, whose antics have been featured many times at Jihad Watch: "Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past," from the Investigative Project, March 25 (thanks...

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Men who burned 16 year-old girl alive were asked to "straighten" her out by father

More on this story. "2 more in net for Gzb honour killing," from Times of India, March 26:GHAZIABAD: The police on Wednesday arrested two more persons in connection with the honour killing case, in which a 16-year-old girl was burnt...

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Pakistani Muslim cleric: U.S. shouldn't resist jihad, because doing so will only lead to more jihad

In other words, don't resist. Submit passively. "U.S. strikes in Pakistan 'justify jihad': cleric," by Kamran Haider for Reuters, March 26 (thanks to James): QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - An expansion of America's secret war in Pakistan to Baluchistan province would...

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French "human rights organization" suing Wilders

Galloping Eurabian dhimmitude: a French human rights organization is suing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, but what they cannot do is show that anything he has said about the Qur'an or how Islamic jihadists use it to incite Muslims to violence...

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Indian jihadist used Yahoo training to hack sites, send jihadist emails, and order Mumbai jihad attacks

Indian jihadists are taking advantage of the outsourcing of IT jobs by companies such as Yahoo -- advantage for the larger jihad effort. "Yahoo created Mujahideen hacker: Learned all he needed on a staff outing," by Nick Farrell in ITExaminer.com,...

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In Loving Memory of Aqsa Parvez and All Victims of Honor Killings Worldwide

Some time ago, as you may recall, Pamela Geller took up a collection to provide honor killing victim Aqsa Parvez with a headstone -- at present Aqsa lies in an unmarked grave, plot #774 in Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario....

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Spencer: Fighting to Keep the Jihad in Prisons

No, I'm not fighting to keep the jihad in prisons. The ACLU and some allied groups are. My column in FrontPage this morning: An unlikely alliance of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian...

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Rights and justice at Washington U

Here is Washington University student Natalie's account of my talk there Tuesday night. [...] Mr. Spencer began his speech by saying that despite the ideological differences we may have with people, we do have a shared interest in defending rights....

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Spencer: Returning to Jihad in Iraq

No, I'm not returning to jihad in Iraq, that is the title of my Human Events column this week: The United States is closing Camp Bucca, a prison camp in Iraq, releasing hundreds of prisoners into the general Iraqi population....

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

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All smoke and no fire at Washington University

Peace Last night I spoke at Washington University in St. Louis. The threatened disruptions did not happen, and the protests called for by the student paper did not happen either -- in fact, the local MSA and its Leftist...

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India: Four men beat and set on fire 16 year-old Muslim girl for having relationship with boy

According to this account, "The victim had screamed for help for about 20 minutes before neighbours arrived only to find her still smoldering." "Villagers burn girl alive in 'honour killing,"' from News.scotsman.com, March 24 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):A TEENAGE[R] was...

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Juan Cole explains it all for us

The learned analyst Jihad Watch reader Alan attended establishment Islamic scholar Juan Cole's talk Tuesday morning at the New America Foundation, and kindly sent in the following report: I attended Juan Cole's talk this morning at the New America...

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Al-Qaeda calls on Sudanese president to "take the path of Islam and jihad"

"Repent!" After pointing out that Khartoum's taqiyya -- in the guise of "political maneouvres, diplomatic ruses and international smooth-talking" -- has failed, Zawahiri insists the only alternative now is for the people to wage a full-blown jihad against "the...

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Al Qaeda-trained Britons return from Pakistan

Asked why friend and ally Pakistan didn't notify U.K. Intelligence about the return of these ticking time-bombs, Pakistani officials responded with a "it's-not-our-problem" answer: "We know the number of British Pakistanis engaged in what we would call suspicious activities is...

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Substantial percentage of Turkish population "support" honor killings

More on modern, moderate Turkey's approval of honor killings. "Media help escalate honor killings, study reveals," from Today's Zaman, March 24:A study titled "Honor Killings in the Media and Their Impact on Students and Parents" conducted by the Ministry of...

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Afghanistan: Manager of television station is arrested after refusing to censor programming

All of this is made possible by the clause in the Afghan constitution that stipulates that "no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam" (Chapter 1, Article 3). Accordingly, in spite of...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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It's not a War On Terror, it's an "Overseas Contingency Operation"

And it certainly isn't a defense action against the global jihad and Islamic supremacism. Well, after sputtering and coughing for many years, the War On Terror appears to be finally over. It was always a silly thing, a war on...

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NATO secretary-general candidate deemed "disrespectful toward Islam"

Among other things, he is accused of having "an irresponsible and unsentimental attitude during the [Muhammad] cartoon crisis." In other words, he seems to be an advocate of free speech. "Rasmussen disrespectful toward Islam: Turkey's senior AKP official," from World...

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Saudi Arabia: Women fight to stop gym closures

Not only is walking in public restricted for Saudi women; now they can't go to all female gyms for a bit of exercise. "Saudi Arabia: Women fight to stop gym closures," from Adnkronos, March 24:Dubai, 23 March (AKI) - A...

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Somalia: Jihadis destroy graves

For being "un-Islamic." Will the Muslim world find this, the willful destruction of graves belonging to self-identified Muslims (Sufis) at the hands of jihadis, anywhere near as offensive as Israel's attempts to build a "museum of tolerance" atop a long-abandoned...

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Michael Jackson and Nation of Islam accused of making death threats

You've come a long way, habibi It's only been a few months since Jacko converted to Islam and already he's begun to threaten others with violence and "bloodshed." "Claim: Jacko's Rep Threatened Harm From Nation of Islam," from Fox...

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Virginia: Officials giving Islamic Saudi Academy special consideration not given to other schools

Over at Snapped Shot, Brian C. Ledbetter compares and contrasts the treatment that Fairfax Christian School and the Islamic Saudi Academy have received from Fairfax County Officials -- and the Washington media. Unfortunately, I think the political reality on the...

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Islamophobes plant weapons in Islamic school!

Will the Islamophobia never end? Can't the poor Religion of Peace catch a break? "Weapons found at Bangladesh Islamic school," from The News International, March 24 (thanks to Kapil): BHOLA: A local television says authorities have recovered a cache of...

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Nepal: Muslims want sharia law incorporated into nation's constitution

First, the Maoist government of Nepal pledged to grant Muslims "special rights." Then, Muslims began disregarding civil marriage laws in favor of sharia. Now, they're making this demand of the once-Hindu state, along with others described below. "Nepali Muslims want...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Sharia and Islamberg (and a little touch of Spencer) on Fox

Spencer, looking a little sleepy, shows up around 4:50. Only tiny fragments of what I said were used, but that's television for you. (Thanks to Kaosktrl for the video.)...

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In response to inflammatory editorial, Spencer listens and questions

I haven't even left the Jihad Watch offices in Kalispell, Montana to make my way to St. Louis yet, but the editorial staff of Student Life, the independent paper of Washington University in St. Louis, has already decided that my...

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Author aims to dispel "fallacies" about Saudi Islam

Please bury your head in the sand and ignore what the Saudis do From the "expert" who found it hard to differentiate between Sarah Palin and Osama bin Laden comes this: an exhortation to not condemn the Saudi government,...

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Arizona: Muslim woman arrested for DUI claims she was "racially profiled"

"Offended" by standard police procedures Her car was swerving into the bicycle lane; she failed a field sobriety test and was arrested (though she resisted); and she found standard prison procedure "offensive." Not to worry: the ever discredited but...

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Pakistan: "Unidentified men" blow up a(nother) school for girls

More on the Taliban's jihad against girl-schools. "GirlsÂ' school blown up in Mardan," from the Daily Times, March 23:MARDAN: Unidentified men blew up a girlsÂ' school in Mardan on Sunday. According to police sources, the men planted explosives near Government...

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Taliban orders the shut down of NGOs -- another name for "vulgarity and obscenity" -- for allowing women to work with men

They are also "against polio vaccination because it causes infertility." "Taliban order NGOs to leave Swat," from the Daily Times, March 23:KARACHI: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday ordered all non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to immediately leave Swat. In an exclusive...

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Public interest law firm sues AIG for promoting Islam

Why? See here. And Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center explains: Â"Although widespread public anger has rightfully focused on bonuses AIG paid to top executives using taxpayersÂ' money, that anger would be at an even higher pitch if...

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Ongoing comments trouble

Many, many people have written in to tell me that comments are disappearing from threads, that comments fields from one thread are suddenly showing up on another, etc. etc. Folks, I find this just as annoying and frustrating as you...

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Iraq: U.S. prison closing, most prisoners returning to jihad

And why not? What has been done while they were in prison to change their minds about anything? Why, nothing. Nothing at all. "In Iraq, Chaos Feared as U.S. Closes Prison: Ex-Inmates Reanimate Sunni, Shiite Militias," by Anthony Shadid for...

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Foiled Haifa jihad attack may have been work of Hizballah

Hamas says they weren't involved, although a Hamas spokesman says that this attempt at mass murder "should be hailed as an heroic operation." An update on this story. "Israel: Failed Attack In Haifa 'Work Of Hezbollah', Press," from ANSAmed, March...

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Yemeni sentenced to death for "making illegal contact with the Zionist Jewish Israeli entity"

This whole episode has the ring of conspiratorial fantasy -- which is so popular in the Islamic world. Haidari is supposed to have written Olmert saying: "We are the Organisation of Islamic Jihad and you are Jews, but you are...

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Anti-dhimmitude in Oz: University rejects Muslim demand for separate prayer room

"Australian universities are responsible for providing quality education, not consecrated religious spaces." At last a university administration shows some common sense and unwillingness to be intimidated by Islamic supremacists. An update on this story. "Uni rejects demand for Muslims' prayer...

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Fjordman essay: Alhazen, Kepler and the History of Optics

Here's the latest from the European essayist Fjordman: My full history of optics and modern science, published in stages at Jihad Watch, Atlas Shrugs and the Gates of Vienna blog, has been published at the GoV. Why do I write...

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It is not forbidden to think...is it?

Freedom of Speech Death Watch Update: Gates of Vienna kindly provides a translation of the posters here by Iranian dissident Ahmed Mashhouri, which the cringing dhimmi Norwegian authorities have asked him to remove. The exhibition is called "It is...

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"There is essentially one battle going on, and it is a battle about Islam"

So says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. And he makes it all very simple and Manichaean: there are "two elements in Islam: one wanted to work with the West; the other did not." We just have to work with...

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ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad

Many of you are already aware of the fine work of anti-jihad artist Bosch Fawstin. Now his book is available: A collection of illustrations, cartoons & essays that serves as a preview to Bosch Fawstin's upcoming graphic novel, The...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

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New York Times gets to the verge of a thought, draws back

In the New York Times Book Review today is a review of Joker One: A Marine PlatoonÂ's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell: "Soldiers of Misfortune" by James Glanz (dated March 19). Glanz recounts an incident from...

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Iran dismisses Obama outreach as a "slogan"

Ayatollah Khamenei brushes aside Obama's "unprecedented" overture to Iran; Iranians continue developing nukes while chanting "death to America"; and Obama? He "intends to press ahead with efforts to open a dialogue with Iran." More on this story. "Report: Iran Dismisses...

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"No Saudi women should appear on TV, no matter what the reason"

According to "conservative" Saudi clerics. "Hardline Saudi clerics urge TV ban on women, music," by Donna Abu-Nasr for AP, March 22:RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom's new information minister on Sunday to ban...

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Pakistan: Woman set ablaze by husband dies

And police fail to arrest husband. "Woman succumbs to burn injuries," from The News, March 22 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):A 32-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries on Saturday six days after her husband allegedly set her ablaze over domestic issue...

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Al-Qaeda well entrenched in UK, directly recruiting Muslims at street level - report

Al-Qaeda "continues to operate through a traditional hierarchical structure based on face-to-face contact" and is able to recruit directly in Britain. "Report claims al-Qaeda can recruit in UK at street level," by Helen McArdle for the Sunday Herald, March 22:THE...

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UN urges Obama to talk to all of the Taliban, not just "moderates"

Quickly degenerating from bad to worse: "UN envoy urges Obama to talk to Taliban," from the Daily Times, March 22:PARIS: United States President Barack Obama should start a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan, a top United Nations (UN) envoy...

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UK: Muslim threatens postmaster who refused to serve customers who couldn't speak English, postmaster moved to undisclosed location

Deva Kumarasiri said that he believes immigrants should take pride in their new culture. This has made local Muslims "very, very angry." Taking pride in their new culture would require them to accept that a jahili society -- a society...

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Australia: Muslim university students demand Muslims-only prayer rooms

The Muslim students say they're victims of harassment and discrimination. But university officials say they're already getting preferential treatment, and that gestures of good faith have been rejected. Does any of this sound familiar? The Islamic supremacist agenda is encapsulated...

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Obama complains that some released from Gitmo have rejoined the jihad

"President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't done a good job sorting out who should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center." Of course, his administration bears the responsibility for that. "Obama criticizes some Guantanamo release decisions," by Lolita...

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Minnesota: Muslim "recruited for jihad" returns from Somalia, FBI investigating

Recruited for Inner Spiritual Struggle, possibly in Minneapolis mosques. Note that Omar Jamal won't say who paid for the man's trip to Somalia. More on this story. "Somali man's return to Minn. has locals buzzing," by Abby Simons and Richard...

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Jordan: Muslim beats daughter to death for wearing makeup

Yet another honor killing in modern, moderate Jordan, where Islamic clerics resist attempts to stiffen the existing light penalties for honor killings, on the grounds that to do so will lead to immorality. "Jordanian beats daughter to death for wearing...

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Israel: "Major" bombing attempt fails at Haifa mall

Economic jihad. Even a failed attack creates costs in terms of increased security and keeping people from going about their business. "Major terror car bombing averted at Haifa's Lev Hamifratz mall," by Yaakov Lappin for the Jerusalem Post, March 21:...

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Father Zakaria Botros on "The perverse sexual habits of the Prophet" Part IV

"This is all from your own books, O Muslims!" This being the continuation of Fr Zakaria BotrosÂ' examination of Muhammad's sexual morality (or lack thereof). See here for Part I, Part II, and Part III. Once again, at the...

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UK jihadist: All homosexuals should be stoned to death

Yes, of course it's Choudary again. But all he is doing is repeating traditional precepts of Islamic law. Patrick Mercer is shocked, shocked, and calls for an investigation -- but what will he say when he finds out that this...

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Fort Dix jihad attacker rejects American legal system, calls on judge to convert to Islam

Not that this has anything to do with Islam! Fort Dix Jihad Update: "Convict in Fort Dix plot case tries to oust lawyer," from Newsday, March 20 (thanks to Samir): CAMDEN, N.J. - One of the five men convicted in...

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Glick: "Today Hamas stands on the cusp of international acceptance"

And only because Western officials so deeply long to be lied to. "Column One: Hamas's free lunch," by Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post, March 19: Today Hamas stands on the cusp of international acceptance. It may take a week...

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Riding the Islamic Saudi Academy railroad

The Islamic Saudi Academy, which has taught jihad and hatred of Jews and Christians and still teaches that non-Islamic governments are "committing unbelief and allowing us to wage war against them," wants to expand, and it looks as if local...

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India: We have Â"overwhelming evidenceÂ" that Pakistani Â"official agenciesÂ" were involved in Mumbai jihad attacks

Again. "India says has proof Pakistan involved in Mumbai attacks," from AFP, March 21 (thanks to Sr. Soph): NEW DELHI - IndiaÂ's government says it has Â"overwhelming evidenceÂ" that Â"official agenciesÂ" of Pakistan were involved in the Mumbai attacks that...

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A 'toon for Saturday morning

Wishing I could get some of that coffee Well, it's Saturday morning: time for Scooby Doo, Superfriends...and Spencer. Here is "Global Headlines & Defining Dhimmitude with Robert Spencer" from PJTV, March 18. I'm speaking with Reut Cohen, the host...

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"No concession which has been made has produced any very marked appearance of gratitude"

No Peace In Our Time yet Words to live by, from Winston Churchill (thanks to Martin Greenspan): . . . I do not think that we need break our hearts in deploring the treatment that Germany is receiving now....

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Dhimmitude in Norway: Iranian dissident asked to remove Qur'an exhibition

"I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them" -- Qur'an 8:12 "I'm insulted. Is it necessary to create blasphemy and hate in this way? One...

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Hamas top dog: We may be "forced" to kidnap more Israeli soldiers

"The Israelis just don't learn." "Hamas: We may be forced to kidnap more Israeli soldiers," from the Jerusalem Post, March 20 (thanks to all who sent this in): In June 2006, Hamas kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit because Israel refused...

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Eleven jihad terror suspects still in UK five months after Home Secretary vowed to deport them

Dhimmitude from, of all people, Jacqui Smith. And note that the Telegraph, like all mainstream media sources, identifies these suspects by their nationality, not by the belief-system that motivates and animates their terror activity. "Terror suspects still in UK despite...

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Greece: Iranian group threatens to murder ex-Muslim Christian pastors

"Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" -- Muhammad Threat to apostates and a larger threat also: "Very quickly all the Europe, America, Israel, and all other satanic authorities of the world will be destroyed with the hands of...

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Iran responds to Obama's olive branch by announcing they'll be operating their nuke plant by year's end

But Obama should take heart -- their response wasn't all negative! They also said that the President was making progress! He just needs to back up his words of appeasement with actions of appeasement! Hey, maybe they really can be...

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Chicago: Muslim arrested for threatening Jewish school

"Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews..." -- Qur'an 5:82. And vice versa. "Jordanian charged in threat to Jewish school," by Jeff Coen and Jeremy Gorner for the Chicago Breaking News Center, March 20...

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Jihadist warns UK of another attack like 7/7: "You want to declare war against us? We will declare Islam against you!"

Not that this has anything to do with Islam, of course. "'Wake up before it's too late': Hate preacher Omar Bakri warns of another 7/7 terror attack," by Sam Greenhill in the Daily Mail, March 20 (thanks to Red Wine):...

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Cameroon Muslims becoming "radicalized"

On the heels of the Pope's visit to Cameroon, where he lauded the generally peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims, this report reveals that, not only is "wahhabism" (i.e., literal and thus violent and intolerant Islam) becoming more mainstream, but...

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Taliban threatens to behead founder of jihadist website

To be bitten by the dog she fed? Over the years we've linked to Jihad Unspun several times to illustrate jihadist perspectives. The site's founder, Beverly Giesbrecht, is a Canadian convert to Islam who now goes by the name...

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Fitzgerald: That Nowruz Message

There are those who are certain that the message sent to Iran by President Obama can only be a strategic and moral error, that will confirm the rulers of Iran in their arrogance and hatred and folly. But there is...

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Â"One of the biggest problems in Bosnia is the unity of Bosniac politics and Islam which is turning Bosnia into a Sharia stateÂ"

On the wild and woolly Internets, useful-idiotbloggers and libelbloggers continue to claim that anyone who notices the advance of Sharia in Kosovo and Bosnia must be a supporter of Milosevic and an advocate of genocide. But back in the real...

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Missing Somalis back in U.S., possibly not to be investigated

After all, if Gitmo detainees are going to be set loose on American soil, what's the big deal with some "American" Somalis who went to gain jihadi experience with al-Shabaab terrorists -- who recently got done beheading several men and...

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Fitzgerald: Husbanding, And Not Squandering, Resources In The War Without End Against Jihad

Those in the military who understand the problem of Islam, which is to say, for Infidels, the problem of Jihad, conducted by all means available, surely must also understand that the war of self-defense that needs to be fought is...

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West: "Since we the people own 80 percent of AIG, we the people now promote Sharia, too"

Uncle Sam's Sharia Board Yes, there is a stealth jihad angle to the AIG debacle. In "Forget bonus outrage, what about Â'ShariAIGÂ'?," March 20, Diana West explains: [...] Fume, baby, fume. But there's more. The nationalization of AIG is...

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Somali Shabaab behead two sheikhs

And three women for "good measure." "Somali Islamists behead two sheikhs - group," by Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled for Reuters, March 20:MOGADISHU, March 20 (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline al Shabaab [the "youth"] insurgents have beheaded two sheikhs from a...

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Brother of girls murdered in honor killing threatens to kill their aunt

Amina and Sarah Said were murdered by their father, Yaser Said, on New Year's Day 2008, because they had non-Muslim boyfriends. Yaser Said has never been caught. Islam Said, the girls' brother, has apparently gone to Egypt, where he...

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Mullahs to Obama: "The United States must discontinue its violent behavior, it must stop arresting Muslims and must stop supporting terrorist groups around the world!"

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi kindly sends along her translation of Tehran's reaction to Obama's Norooz message. Most of this was in the New York Times article discussed here, but the Times left out that last sentence: According to Agence France Presse from...

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Virginia: Bullying Mob Packs Govt Meeting in Support of Islamic Supremacist Institution

Over at his excellent site United States Action, Jeffrey Imm, a great friend of Jihad Watch, reports on this meeting regarding the Islamic Saudi Academy: Imagine facing the overwhelming odds of fighting for equality in Islamic supremacist Saudi Arabia or...

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Obama to the mullahs: We have so much in common, let's be friends

"There will be no more stupidity, no more mistakes. It's a new day. God help you all." -- the sinister new President in his Inaugural Address, in the movie Masked and Anonymous "God help you all" indeed. Obama's message...

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Pakistani Taliban knock out electricity in half of Peshawar

This attack is an act of intimidation, aimed at affecting as many people as possible and demonstrating the ability to create chaos -- and perhaps in the future, significant casualties. One has to wonder if the ironic symbolism of the...

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

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Friday, March 20, 2009

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"Your temple is a threat to our religion"

More on the persecution of Hindus in Pakistan: the very existence of a non-Muslim house of worship is considered to be a threat to Islam. Islamic Tolerance Alert: "'Your temple is a threat to our religion,'" from Rediff, March 16...

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CAIR seeking special rights for Muslim cabbies in Cleveland

Honest Ibe Hooper and his merry band of irrepressible unindicted co-conspirators is trying again to subvert the American principle of equality of rights of all people before the law, and seeking special rights and privileges for the Muslim cab drivers...

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Obama secretly ends program allowing pilots to carry guns

Why not? What could happen? "EDITORIAL: Guns on a plane: Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns," from the Washington Times, March 17 (thanks to Pamela): After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry...

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"Uncovered meat" Sheikh damages door, calls cops to reports vandalism

He is not the first to trump up a "hate crime." "Hilali kicks door, blames vandals," by Natalie O'Brien and Angus Hohenboken in The Australian, March 19 (thanks to all who sent this in): AUSTRALIA'S most controversial sheik, Taj...

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Released Gitmo detainees may be granted asylum on American soil

Such as the Uighur jihadis, whom China has warned the world against offering asylum. More "magnanimity" (that is, naivete) from our "progressive" leaders. "Gitmo detainees could wind up in U.S., AG says," from the Denver Post, March 19:WASHINGTON — Some...

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Hindus in Pakistan made to wear distinctive clothing, face other harassment and discrimination, flee to India

Islamic Tolerance Alert from Pakistan: in Islamic law, dhimmis must be made to wear distinctive clothing so that a Muslim does not mistakenly greet them by saying As salaamu aleikum, "Peace be upon you" -- a greeting that can only...

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UK: Head teacher wins £400,000 after false accusations of "racism" and "Islamophobia"

Muslims on the school's board of governors "wanted more formal Islamic worship in the school and closer links with the local mosque." When they didn't get what they wanted, they accused the head teacher of "racism" and "Islamophobia." But in...

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Iran says uncovers "anti-religious" Internet plot backed by "foreign-powers"

Among others things, it "insults" the Koran and spreads "moral deviation." "Iran says uncovers foreign-backed Internet plot," from Reuters, March 19:TEHRAN, March 19 (Reuters) - Iran has arrested a number of people accused of setting up anti-religious and obscene web...

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Osama urges Somalis to "fight on"

Desperately trying to be relevant As if Somalis need exhortations from him to kill each other. "Bin Laden Urges Somalis To 'Fight On,'" by Khaled Wassef for CBS News, March 19:Al Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden, speaking in a...

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Pope Benedict to Muslims: True religion is rational, peaceful, and non-totalitarian

Subtle In other words, true religion is made up of three qualities Islam generally lacks: based on the words and deeds of a 7th century Arab who told woman to "breastfeed" men, sick people to drink camel urine, and...

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"God in the Holy Quran makes jihad a duty on the shoulders of every Muslim who is able to fight"

Yemen Times columnist Mofeed Al-Gaad insists that jihad is not terrorism, that America and Israel are the real terrorists, and that jihad warfare is a religious duty for Muslims. If by "terrorism" is meant a strike on innocent civilians in...

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Where have the jihadis gone? Return to Islamberg

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D., with the able assistance of Patrick Walsh and Michael Travis, returns to Islamberg, New York: Islamberg resembles a ghost town. The Muslim settlement captured national attention two years ago when a story entitled Â"Springtime in...

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Thailand considers greater autonomy, sharia law for southern provinces

After all, the Pakistani agreement is working so well. Not to mention Somalia. But comparing these conflicts, which are so far removed from each other, is like comparing apples and oranges, right? Not at all. The fundamental goal of jihad...

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"Fundamentalist elements" suspected in torching of music school in Jenin

Where did they learn that, the Taliban? No. Muhammad said: "Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the...

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