Monday, April 6, 2009
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Pakistan: Anonymous "miscreants" blow up girls' school
Once again, the unknown miscreants vent their rage on girls' schools. Of course, had this report explained the stated goals of these "miscreants" -- the total application of sharia, including keeping females uneducated -- this story would make a bit...
Baghdad: Clerics urge clampdown on homosexuality
There may be a bit of paranoia at work here: "Many young men who might have cut their hair short and grown beards when religious gangs controlled much of Iraq now dress in a more Western style as government forces...
Pakistan: Taliban plans on carrying out two suicide attacks per week
This from the Taliban leader, and "rising star," who recently promised that "Soon we [Taliban, al-Qaeda, jihadists -- or simply believers -- in general?] will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world." "Pakistani Taliban carried...
Obama outraged at Afghani laws oppressive of women, but seeks no change
Even though the new law Â"is extraordinary, reprehensible and reminiscent of the decrees made by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in the 1990s,Â" this is of secondary importance (if that) to Obama. Here, then, is a classic example of how...
U.K: Gov't-funded charity's cartoon portrays child wearing cross as backward Islamophobe; org's chief says cross just "bling"
That the supposed insignificance of the cross was the chief executive's only defense represents a much larger problem: the double standard whereby Western and Christian traditions and symbolism are meaningless and therefore expendable in order not to offend, but...
Obama calls for Turkey's admission to EU; France, Germany not thrilled
It's easy for Obama to play "armchair quarterback" and spout platitudes and "friends" and "partners," while France and Germany have to contend with the reality of Turkey's increasingly Islamist bent, and their own domestic issues with hostile and unintegrated Muslim...
Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills 22 in Shi'ite mosque
"Violence in Pakistan has spread well beyond the dangerous Afghan border region." The government has set the disastrous precedent of imposing sharia law to stop it, and the jihadists are pressing the advantage. "Suicide bomber kills 22 in Pakistan Shiite...
UK jihadist sending messages to his followers from prison
Dhimmitude in the UK: why are British authorities allowing this? "Abu Qatada 'issues jail edicts,'" by Dominic Casciani for the BBC News, April 5 (thanks to James): Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has been issuing messages to his followers from...
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