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...
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...
"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) Â— A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom's new information minister on Sunday to ban...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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