Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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"According to Civil Law in Egypt, Muslim converts can return to Christianity only by producing a certificate from a Â'body of jurisdictionÂ' confirming their latest conversion"
Is there any other religion that makes it this difficult for its adherents to leave? And this is the "secular" government version of coercion; the standard religious version -- i.e., according to sharia -- is simply death. More on this...
Episcopal priest to be defrocked unless she renounces Islam
Confused; very, very confused Ann Holmes Redding update. "Bishop orders Episcopal priest to renounce Islamic faith," from USA Today, March 15:PROVIDENCE (AP) Â— An Episcopal priest in Seattle is fighting attempts by Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop Geralyn Wolf to...
Gaffney: "Friends of the Muslim Brotherhood are no friends of America"
In "Shariah's Brotherhood," at the Center for Security Policy, March 16, Frank Gaffney explains what is wrong with the "U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project that is being aggressively promoted to the Obama administration and Congress by a number of its non-Muslim participants":...
UK jihadist investigated for fundraising for the jihad
Why wouldn't he try to raise money for the jihad? Hasn't he made it abundantly clear that he believes in it? Why would there be any doubt in anyone's mind that he would fundraise for jihadists, or at very least...
Muslim blames American culture for beheading
We have seen many times over the years the absolute inability of Islamic apologists to take responsibility for anything, or ever to avow that any Muslim has ever done anything wrong at any point in human history. It is always...
Al-Qaeda: We caused the global financial crisis
Zawahiri's been doing some heavy reading (yes, of course it's a Photoshop job) It is not at all clear that Al-Qaeda has "altered its central message," as is asserted here -- it is much likelier that Al-Qaeda has shifted...
Yemen: South Korean tourists blown up as they admire the sunset
Tourist Jihad -- which we have seen in Egypt, Morocco, Jammu/Kashmir, and elsewhere -- now comes to Yemen. "Tourists blown up as they admire sunset in Shibam, Yemen," from Agence France-Presse, March 16 (thanks to all who sent this in):...
Raymond Ibrahim: Jihad, martyrdom, and the tortures of the grave
Why do some Muslims become suicide bombers or Â"martyrsÂ"? In fact, these two near antithetic words Â— on the one hand, broken, desperate suicides, on the other, heroic martyrs Â— intrinsically demonstrate the radically different epistemologies the average Westerner...
Al-Maliki to Obama: US will stay and do the dirty work
"This guy's got the Great Satan doing the tough jobs for him!" Apparently an order, not a request. The U.S. "will" stay in insecure areas. He has "informed" Obama of this. "Iraq's Al-Maliki: US Will Stay in Insecure Areas,"...
Thousands of girls in Britain have suffered genital mutilation
Circumcision is "obligatory" for "both men and women" -- so says a legal manual of the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence, 'Umdat al-Salik (e4.3). This school is dominant in Egypt, where 97% of women have suffered genital mutilation. The Hanbali...
UK: Imam's daughter converted to Christianity, and her father came after her with an axe
"Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" -- Muhammad "My imam father came after me with an axe," by Dominic Lawson in the Sunday Times, March 15 (thanks to all who sent this in): We are all too familiar...
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