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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
Sunday, April 19, 2009

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Pirates seize Belgian ship, while NATO forces free detained pirates due to lack of legal framework for holding them

"I'll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places..." "Pirates seize Belgian ship; NATO frees 20 hostages," by Katherine Houreld and Tom Pittman for the Associated Press, April 18: NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates attacked two ships off the...

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Iran convicts American journalist of espionage, sentences her to 8 years in prison

Anybody? Obama? An update on this story. "Lawyer: Iran convicts US journalist of spying," by Ali Akbar Dareini for the Associated Press, April 18: TEHRAN, Iran – An American journalist jailed in Iran has been convicted of spying and sentenced...

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As expected, Somali parliament approves sharia law

An update on this story. And it will not bring peace; concessions never do. It only sets a disastrous precedent for more concessions -- including ever stricter enforcement of sharia, as any laxity now becomes a political and military liability....

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Pakistan: High court in Lahore clears two Christians of blasphemy charges

An update on this story, in which a local bishop had aptly summarized the situation: Â"What usually happens is that word [that someone has committed blasphemy] spreads like wildfire and emotions take over ... All it takes are one or...

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Raymond Ibrahim: From Barbary Wars to Somali Pirates, the Water-Jihad has a long lineage

Jihad -- high seas style In a recent Pajamas Media article, I discuss the doctrinal and historic roots of the sea-jihad. Hyperlinks can be found in the original:During the recent Somali pirate standoff with U.S. forces, when American sea...

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Afghan cleric: New law does not allow marital rape, but lets men deny food to wives who deny them sex

As if that's supposed to quiet all the fuss over the law. We have another, four-syllable term here in the West for sexual favors rendered according to a quid pro quo arrangement. An update on this story. "New Afghan law...

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Ruling Turkish party, "which has its roots in political Islam," targeting secular opponents

EU entry now! "More Turks in 'coup plot' charges," from the BBC, April 17:Eight Turks, including some top academics, have become the latest people charged in connection with an alleged plot to topple the government. Professor Mehmet Haberal, the rector...

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Iraq: "They kill the gays, they beat them upÂ… I have a lot of friends that have been killed - 15 or 16"

Surely all the gay rights activists here in the West are going to vociferously condemn this? Then again, maybe not; after all, doing so might make them appear "closed-minded" and "intolerant" of different cultures -- anathema for all "enlightened" and...

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Somali parliament on the verge of implementing sharia law

"If the parliament endorses the Islamic Law, it will be difficult to the Islamist rebels to get support from the population in their fighting against the government." Then again, the main reason Islamists wage jihad in the first place is...

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Pakistan: Islamic cleric hailed by thousands of followers as he calls for imposition of Islamic law over the whole country

Aziz said: "Islam has been successfully brought to Swat because of the sacrifices of the students of the Red Mosque. The day will come, not long from now, when Islam will spread to the entire country." Now, probably many Westerners...

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Stop the presses! Pakistan on the road to becoming an Islamic state

The learned analysts begin to catch up to manifest reality. "U.S. experts: Pakistan on course to become Islamist state," by Jonathan S. Landay for the McClatchy Newspapers, April 16 (thanks to all who sent this in): WASHINGTON — A growing...

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NYC demonstration against the United Nations' failure to address worldwide human rights abuses

From Stand With Us (thanks to Joseph), a stand against the UN's jihad against Israel and indifference to the jihad against Darfur. If you're in the great city, please make every effort to be there: NYC DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UNITED...

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Irony: Islamic scholars will meet to discuss religious tolerance under sharia in Mecca, where non-Muslims cannot enter

After last year's farcical conference in Madrid, here comes another round of Saudi-led interfaith monologue. "Islamic world discusses religious tolerance under Sharia," from Asia News, April 17: Mecca (AsiaNews) - Religious tolerance under Sharia and freedom of expression will be...

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Hizb ut-Tahrir, whom Tony Blair promised to ban, calls for jihad and elimination of Israel at London rally

Hizb ut-Tahrir is banned in numerous countries -- even by the prolific exporters of jihad in Saudi Arabia -- but legal in Australia and the U.K. Now, according to a spokesman for Britain's Home Office, "the group's status was being...

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