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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Pentagon: Yes, one in 7 released from Gitmo really do return to jihad

This statistic came out in the New York Times last week, and then the Times reporter seemed to backpedal on it. Now the Pentagon has reaffirmed it. "One in 7 who leave Guantanamo involved in terrorism," from ReutersReuters, May 26...

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Greece: Muslim associations sue policeman for allegedly desecrating a Koran

And "demand" an apology. More on this story. "Greek Muslim associations sue policeman," from SETimes.com, May 26:ATHENS, Greece -- Muslim associations in Athens have filed a lawsuit against a policeman who allegedly desecrated a copy of the Koran last week,...

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Saudi arrested in Pakistan asked mother's blessing to perform jihad

"And left despite her refusal." This account tries to imply that, by going against her wishes, this young jihadi was behaving erroneously. In fact, he almost certainly was aware of that centuries old ruling that, when jihad becomes an individual...

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Somalia: Al-Shabaab challenged by another Islamist group

Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca ("The people of sunna and consensus"). Reading this report, however, one would think they're just another "armed" Somali group, with no Islamist overtones. "Somali Armed Group Says ItÂ's Poised to Defeat Al-Shabab," by Peter Clottey for the...

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Taliban: Â"We will fight for the enforcement of sharia law till the last drop of our blood"

However, the Taliban now claims to be concerned for the "safety of civilians" in the Mingora region -- where it once ordered the killing of women seen in the market place. "Taliban will avoid combat in Mingora," from the Daily...

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"If We Now Kill Schoolgirls, You Shouldn't Be Surprised"

I promise not to be. But many of the learned analysts will be -- after all, why doesn't Obama's Moderate Taliban rise up and put a stop to this sort of thing? "'If We Now Kill Schoolgirls, You Shouldn't Be...

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Woman caned 39 times for claiming that a neighbor was her son's father (he said he wasn't while holding a Koran)

In Sharia court a womanÂ's testimony is worth half as much as that of a man. Says the QurÂ'an: Â"Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot be found, then one man and two women...

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Taliban to Pakistani govt: Hey, how about if we stop fighting if you allow Sharia in Swat

In other words, can we just have the deal you offered us before we tried to take over the whole country? But this time the Pakistani government is saying No Dice. "Taliban seek return to peace deal in Pakistan," from...

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Turkish author on trial for insulting Islam

Think this can't happen in the West? Geert Wilders is already on trial in The Netherlands for insulting Islam. But this can't happen in the United States -- we have the First Amendment, right? Sure. But the Organization of the...

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Chicago: Police raid in case "similar" to New York synagogue jihad bombing plot

"A source in federal law enforcement told Fox Chicago that the case is similar to one that unfolded in New York yesterday" -- that is, May 21, when the Bronx synagogue plot was foiled. Bronx synagogue plot background here. "Police...

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Fitzgerald: Countering Da'wa In American Prisons

FBI Director Robert Mueller was recently quoted saying that American prisons were "fertile ground for extremists." And a 2006 study, "Out of the Shadows," said that "tight-knit communities of Muslims in prison are ripe for radicalization, and could easily become...

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MILF attacks village, forces 250 people to flee their homes

True to form, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) jihadists claim they are only responding to aggression -- despite the fact that the Filipino government allowed them to establish Sharia in the southern part of the country. "Muslim rebels bomb...

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"Recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan's tortured screams could be heard in the background"

In "The Halimi Cover-Up" in Israel National News, May 26, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs discusses the strange silence surrounding the trial of the killers of Ilan Halimi -- a silence that is sadly typical when it comes to incidents...

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Mona Charen: Is It All About Britney?

In her May 22 column "Is It All About Britney?" (thanks to Boneshack), columnist Mona Charen takes down Dinesh D'Souza's ridiculous 2006 book The Enemy At Home, which I discussed here and in many other places at Jihad Watch. In...

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Spencer: Muslims Commit Terror, Muslims Condemn Terror

In FrontPage this morning I discuss Muslim condemnations of the Bronx synagogue jihad plot: The Muslims who were arrested last week for plotting to blow up two Bronx synagogues and bring down an airplane have exposed yet again the virulence...

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Islam and the Golden Rule

Yesterday a Jihad Watch reader wrote to me taking issue with an article I posted here at Jihad Watch four years ago, "The Golden Rule and Islam," by Ali Sina of Faith Freedom, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of...

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"If the terrorists misinterpret Islam, then so does Mohammad"

Common sense analysis -- such as is sadly lacking in Washington -- on the jihad threat. "If the Terrorists Misinterpret Islam Â…," by David Steinberg for Pajamas Media, May 25: [...] The world&#8217;s current conflicts: an Islamic revolt in Pakistan,...

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