Monday, June 8, 2009
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U.S. Mid East expert: Americans stereotype Muslims
And the solution? Try to "initiate dialogue." "Stereotypes must be overcome in improving U.S.-Muslim ties: expert," from the China View, June 7: NEW YORK, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Stereotypes must be overcome before the U.S.-Muslim relations could be improved, a...
India: Pakistan's release of Mumbai mastermind reflects "insincerity and lack of commitment"
More on this story."No dialogue until Pak acts against terror," from the Daily Times, June 6:NEW DELHI: Upset with Pakistan for releasing suspected Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna on Friday said there is no...
Somali president says al-Qaeda infiltrating nation
As it did in Afghanistan. "Somali president warns of Al-Qaeda setting up base," from AFP, June 7:ROME (AFP) Â— Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, a moderate Islamist, warned on Sunday that there was a "real risk" of Al-Qaeda setting up...
Pentagon: 74 Gitmo recidivists and counting -- and jihadist books are readily available there
And why not? "Detainees are fed a diet of violent anti-Western agitprop by sympathetic Muslim chaplains and librarians who have unfettered access to their cell blocks." "Terrorists Free to Kill Once Again As They Slip the Grasp of Gitmo's Kid...
"Convert or die, Jew!" -- the last Jews in Yemen are leaving now
"Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." -- Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009 Islamic Tolerance Alert: "The tragedy of the Yemeni Jews," by Lyn Julius in The Guardian, June 7 (thanks to Paul): The last Jews of Yemen are...
Obama flunks history in Cairo
Still more on the President's disastrous Cairo speech -- as I pointed out here, he drastically overstated the achievements of Muslims in science and other areas. "Obama Flunks History at Cairo U: Almost every advance he attributed to the Muslims...
Somali teen from Minnesota killed in Mogadishu warfare
As usual, the flow of Somalis living stateside to the join the jihad is blamed on anything but ideology. It's "despondency." "Disenfranchisement." One wonders if being in a digital TV-unready household will emerge as a source of "radicalization." But no...
Attorney for one of the Bronx synagogue jihadists: my guy must be craaazy
Of course Payen has "psychological issues." Virtually every Muslim who ever plots violence against unbelievers is, according to Western courts and analysts, insaaaaaane. Would it be possible for a perfectly sane Muslim to believe in Islam's teachings regarding warfare against...
Obama throws women under the bus
Obama is not in favor with at least one blogger at the generally reliably dhimmi Economist. "Next time he would do better to remember, as the secretary of state famously put it, that women's rights are human rights." Indeed. "Throwing...
Al-Qaeda continues expansion in North Africa
Since November of 2003, we have reported a number of times on the gradual migration and expansion of al-Qaeda's assets in northern Africa, alongside similar developments in Somalia and Pakistan. Taken together, the three countries' cases belie the notion that...
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