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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Christian creationist guilty of firebomb plot on publisher of DaVinci Code -- no, wait...

Actually it was a jihadist with a plot to firebomb the publisher of a silly novel of Muhammad. Why is it that these people who are no longer a threat don't seem to be getting the message that their movement...

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Spencer on Historical Myths and Modern Propaganda

Robert Spencer in Copenhagen, I from IFPS on Vimeo. Robert Spencer in Copenhagen,II from IFPS on Vimeo. Speaking to the Free Press Society in Copenhagen, Denmark, last Tuesday night....

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Taliban jihadists shaving their beards and trying to flee

The great courageous mujahedin crumble at the first sign of resistance. "Taliban men shaving beards to flee: Army," from the Times of India, May 16 (thanks to Read): KOTA: Taliban fighters are shaving off their beards and trying to flee...

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Did Afghan troops help Taliban with attack on American soldiers?

Why not? What's to prevent Afghan troops from sharing the same jihadist perspective as that held by the Taliban? "U.S. Probes Whether Afghan Forces Colluded With Taliban in Deadly Attack," by Wade Zirkle for FoxNews, May 15 (thanks to Maxwell):...

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Brussels: Capital of EU, center of Al-Qaeda recruiting network

Italian jihadists tied to Brussels-based Al-Qaeda recruiting network. "Italy arrests linked to Brussels 'al Qaeda' recruiting network," by Paul Cruickshank for CNN, May 15 (thanks to James): (CNN) -- European intelligence agencies are on alert for new al Qaeda terrorist...

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UK: Muslim doctor says she was fired for attending Friday prayers

Here again we see the same phenomenon playing out that we have seen many, many times over the last few years: a Muslim demands that a workplace change its practices to allow for Islamic observance, rather than dealing with the...

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Muslim gang kidnaps Christian teacher in Iraq

"In an effort to save this young manÂ's life, the Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako, has intervened appealing to the sheiks and imams in the area to help gain his release. The prelate hopes that 'these attempts at mediation...

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Miami: Iranian gets 17 months for conspiring to ship military aircraft parts to Iran

A "naturalized American." But his loyalties seem to lie with the Iranian jihad. "Iranian-American sentenced in Iran smuggling plot," from Reuters, May 14 (thanks to Sr. Soph): MIAMI (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has sentenced an aviation company owner to...

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Grand strategy of top US military adviser to combat al-Qaeda: Stop invading Muslim lands

After all, al-Qaeda is "burn[ing] itself out" -- even if reality says otherwise. Consistent thinking for this Western analyst who once said that, if he were Muslim he'd be a jihadi. "David Kilcullen's Iraq invasion lesson for the US: don't...

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Turkey: Top court lenient on honor killing

Because the culprits "involved in the case faced social estrangement if they had not acted as they did." And what's that say about Turkish -- or shall one say Muslim -- society? "Top court lenient on Â'honor killingÂ'," from Hurriyet,...

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Jihadists recruiting in prisons through aggressive indoctrination, refuse to cooperate with prison authorities

And -- surprise of surprises! -- "by wanting to avoid offending European Muslim ideologues, RAND offers an incomplete analysis." "Jihadism in European Prisons," by Imaad Malik for Islamist Watch, May 14 (thanks to R.): Jihadists are radicalizing Muslims in prisons...

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Egypt: Thousands of Muslims congregate, go on rampage due to rumor Copt hurled stone at mosque

"Until when will this silence continue and for how long will Copts continue to be treated so lowly, while the regime is boasting about how we live in the best era of democracy and citizenship? But it appears to be...

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US still worried about ISI links with Taliban

But Pakistan's nuclear weapons are "secure," sort of: "there are limits on what we know in terms of a lot of the specifics, but I'm comfortable that from what I know of what we actually know and also what they...

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"Long live Taliban! Death to infidels!Â'" -- the rhetoric Pakistani Christians must endure

Not to mention the actual violence. More on this situation. "Spiralling violence targets minorities," from the Times of India, May 15:KARACHI: Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of...

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Spencer: Muslim Persecution of Christians

In FrontPage this morning is an update on my earlier articles on this topic, and an introduction to the new DHFC video: Christianity, born in the Middle East, is in danger of losing its two millenia-long presence there. If...

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