Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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5 convicted in Sears Tower jihad plot
"Men." "Miami men." "Men mostly of Haitian descent." And then, finally, al-Qaeda is mentioned and some partial ideological context is established. An update on this story. "5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot," by Curt Anderson for the...
Guest commentary at CNN: Nothing in Islam says you can hit your wife
Nothing. Not a thing. Except, well, Qur'an 4:34: 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...
Israeli analysts: Iran's missiles not an existential threat to Israel
All that stuff about "wiping Israel off the map" and talking stones and trees helping Muslims kill Jews in the end times -- it's just for "effect," nothing "existential" there. "Iran's missiles not an existential threat, study says," by Amos...
Breaking news! Pakistani soldiers prefer fighting "pagan" India than Muslim Taliban
The Muslim doctrine of wala wa bara at work again. "Pak soldiers prefer fighting 'Hindu India' than Taliban Â'muslim friends': Report," from Thaindian News, May 10 (thanks to Kyros):London, May 10 (ANI): Pakistan Government may claim that it is fighting...
Female member of Muslim Brotherhood claims movement "would give more freedom for all aspects of Egyptian society, including women"
Nor does it end there; according to her, "Islamic law would provide benefits for women similar to those of American women, such as equality between the genders ... and the ability to choose what to wear without discrimination." Obviously, she...
Ayman Zawahiri "holed up"; U.S. forces closing in?
Maybe. Or maybe not. The most revealing aspect of this report is that Zawahiri "roams openly and with impunity in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan." "Manzoor: Al Qaeda No. 2 hiding in Quetta," by Jasmeen Manzoor for the...
Eleven suicide bombers, including one in a burqa, set off pitched battle in eastern Afghanistan
The burqa benefits the Taliban on multiple levels: If all women must wear burqas, the Taliban has a visible sign of their control over the population, and an inconspicuous disguise from which to launch attacks. "20 dead as US, Afghans...
Koran-memorization children's show indoctrinates kids in antisemitism
Why don't they learn the Qur'an's true, peaceful teachings of love and respect for the People of the Book? Will Honest Ibe Hooper of CAIR please explain how it is that on a Qur'an memorization show they get what we're...
U.S. military: Afghan jihadists using white phosphorus
Here is another story detailing Afghan jihadists' increasing use of chemical weapons. "U.S. says Afghan insurgents use white phosphorus," by Peter Graff for Reuters, May 11: KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it had documented 44 incidents...
Afghanistan: 84 girls hospitalized in school poisoning
This is the third such incident in three weeks. "84 Afghan girls hospitalized in apparent poisoning," by Amir Shah and Heidi Vogt for the Associated Press, May 12 (thanks to Sr. Soph): MUHMUD RAQI, Afghanistan Â– At least 84 Afghan...
European rabbis to boycott EU interfaith conference over Muslim Brotherhood connections of participating groups
Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood's mission in the West -- "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and Â'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it...
Pakistani army insider expresses concern about young officers aiding Taliban
He said it. Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert: "Young Pakistan Army Officers May Be Turning to Taliban, Insiders Say," by Jeff Stein for CQ Politics, May 11: A retired Pakistani general confided a deep worry to a friend in Washington...
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