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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
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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