Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Afghanistan destroys books deemed insulting to Sunnis
In the recent case, it was a load of pro-Shi'ite books from Iran that was destined for the bottom of the Helmand River. Ironically, the Afghan government has thus ignited sectarian strife by supposedly aiming to prevent it. And the...
Pakistan: Jihadists attack historic church, burn Bibles, destroy altar and cross -- police reluctant to investigate
Â"They are not investigating it as they would if the attack had been on a mosque.Â" "Suspected Al Qaeda, Taliban Militants Destroy Pakistan Church, Christians Say," from Worthy News, May 26 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (Worthy News)-- Suspected...
Hamid Dabashi and Raymond Ibrahim debate "Islam and the West"
"Clash of Civilizations" The Intercollegiate Studies Institute recently posted a video of a debate I had with Columbia UniversityÂ's Hamid Dabashi, entitled, Â"Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations?Â" In part due to Dabashi's adamant and passionate position, I...
Holy Land Foundation chief sentenced to 65 years in jail
"Jurors found him guilty on 34 charges, including support of Hamas, money laundering and tax fraud." An update on this story. "Holy Land Foundation chief sentenced to 65 years," by Jason Trahan for the Dallas Morning News, May 27: DALLAS...
Pakistani government vows to wipe out Taliban from Swat in the next 2-3 days
"In Swat valley's capital, Mingora, the business and administrative hub of the district, the military said troops carried out house-to-house searches, while clashes in the area left eight insurgents dead." Now the Taliban's "concern" for the people of Mingora makes...
Bostom: Stop ignoring Islam's antisemitic doctrine: Bronx bomb plot reminds us of a core religious problem
In "Stop ignoring Islam's antisemitic doctrine: Bronx bomb plot reminds us of a core religious problem" in the New York Daily News, May 27, Andrew Bostom tells some truths about the Bronx synagogue bomb plot that have been largely ignored...
Coptic organization to Obama: "Reconciliation with the Islamic world is a two-way street"
"Mr. Obama: reconciliation cannot be separated from reciprocation. The Islamic World must not demand from us that which they are unwilling to return to us and to extend to their own citizens of other religions. I hope you help them...
Uzbek jihadis claim latest attack
No surprise, since five years ago, Uzbekistan was predicted to be the "New Terror Central." "Islamic Jihad admits responsibility for attacks in Khanabad," from Interfax, May 27:Moscow, May 27, Interfax - The Islamic Jihad group has said it was responsible...
Obama to visit Saudi Arabia -- will he take in a beheading or an amputation?
Speak out against religious apartheid, Mr. President! The story says he will attend no public events, but why not? As long as he wants to show the Islamic world that he respects Muslim culture, why not pay his respects...
Muslims kill Hindu boy for dating a Muslim girl
"They have confessed to having strangled Amandeep and smashed his face with stones.Â" Islamic law, of course, forbids a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, although a Muslim man may marry a non-Muslim woman -- thus ensuring that non-Muslim...
New book explains the price of U.S. failure to understand Pakistan -- and what we should do instead
A much-needed review of an important new book, Defeating Political Islam: The New Cold War by Moorthy S. Muthuswamy. "BOOK REVIEW: Reversing U.S. policy in AfPak," by Diana West in the Washington Times, May 27: As the U.S. military...
Saudi Gazette: "Negative coverage of Islam and Muslims in the media is no secret and itÂ's making people averse to Islam"
Once again, it doesn't seem to occur to this writer that "Islamophobia," if any irrational hatred of Muslims actually exists at all, is caused by Islamic jihadists doing evil and justifying it in the name of Islam -- not by...
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