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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Taliban again threatens to behead founder of jihadist website

They may really mean it this time The founder of the jihadist website Jihad Unspun, Beverly Giesbrecht, is a Canadian convert to Islam who now goes by the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar -- but her open allegiance to the...

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Karzai: Law permitting men to rape wives under review

Karzai -- another U.S. "friend and ally," by the way -- is being criticized for permitting a law that would make it legal for men to rape their wives. So he said that it will be reviewed and if anything...

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Fashion show for Muslim women hits runway, supports Gaza

Two brief observations: 1) Aren't we always told that the whole point of the hijab is to preserve female modesty? Conversely, since "fashion shows" are about anything but modesty, having a hijab fashion show goes to prove it's not...

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UK Defense Minister: "There is an enemy within, but it isn't the Muslim community in this country, it is extremism in any and all of its forms"

And to battle this extremism, he is asking more Muslims to join the military, since it is "vitally important that our army, navy and air force are reflective of the hugely diverse society in which we live." "Defence minister urges...

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Obama: Al Qaeda not motivated by Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Rather, they are motivated by a "twisted, distorted ideology." Is this progress in the president's way of thinking? Anyone who closely examines al-Qaeda's words (see The Al Qaeda Reader) will know that their angst far transcends the temporal realities of...

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Suicide bomber kills 6 soldiers in Islamabad

Concessions to the jihadists continue to fail to bring peace. "Suicide bomber kills 6 troops in Pakistani capital," from the Associated Press, April 4: ISLAMABAD – Officials say a suicide attacker has blown himself up inside a base housing paramilitary...

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"Shamed" relatives kill 2 gay men in Baghdad

"No family members have claimed the bodies or demanded an investigation." "Iraqi police: 2 gay men killed in Baghdad slum," by Sameer N. Yacoub for the Associated Press, April 4: BAGHDAD – Iraqi police say the bodies of two gay...

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Pakistan: Islamic groups reluctant to condemn lashing of 17-year-old girl

"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that...

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Just answer the question, please

"What is America doing to help India tackle terrorism emanating from Pakistan?" A reporter from the Times of India asked Obama that question. In response, Obama bantered, bloviated, and bafflegabbed, mumbled something about "dialogue," but didn't actually say anything...

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Danish PM named NATO secretary-general despite Turkish attempts to block candidacy

"He infuriated many Muslims by defending freedom of speech during an uproar over a Danish newspaper's publication of the cartoons in 2005." An update on this story. "NATO names Danish prime minister secretary-general," from the Associated Press, April 4: STRASBOURG,...

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Nine Maldivian jihadists held in Pakistan

"Growing numbers of Maldives nationals have been drawn to Pakistan-based Islamist groups in recent years. Many were recruited by the Lashkar-e-TaibaÂ's charitable front, the Idara Khidmat-e-Khalq, which carried out extensive relief operations in the southern atolls after the 2005 tsunami."...

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Jihadist chief claims responsibility for Binghamton massacre

Fanciful, sure -- but imagine being proud of something like this, and wanting to be identified with it. "Taliban Chief Claims Responsibility for N.Y. Shooting Massacre," from FoxNews, April 4: A Pakistani Taliban militant leader has claimed responsibility for the...

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LA Times: Obama should say US is not at war with Islam

This seems a strange point for Jack Miles of the LA Times to think that Obama has to emphasize, since no one thinks the US is at war with Islam except Islamic jihadists. Bush spent seven years emphasizing that the...

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