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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jihad Watch Digest

Jihad Watch Digest
Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Obama gives up idea of settling Gitmo jihadists in US; Palauans not happy to get them, either

The Obama Administration has apparently abandoned plans to free Gitmo inmates who were members of the Al-Qaeda-trained East Turkestan Islamic Movement in the American civilian population. "Obama Bows on Settling Detainees: Administration Gives Up on Bringing Cleared Inmates to U.S.,...

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Unfinished Business in the Balkans?

Greg Davis here. Recent conferences in Washington, DC and Berkeley, CA sponsored by the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies and the American Council for Kosovo addressed rumblings that the current US administration may be hatching something in the Balkans....

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UK: Classroom assistant at Muslim girls' school forced out by Muslim parents insisting she is a man

Even though she says she has irrefutable medical evidence, due to some pictures of her with short hair, "police had to be called in when an angry mob of parents gathered at the school gates demanding that she be sacked."...

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Breaking news: Iran playing double-game in Afghanistan

Lest Pakistan get all the glory for duping naive infidels. "Iran playing double game in Afghanistan: Gates," from The News, June 12:BRUSSELS: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Iran Friday of playing a "double game" in Afghanistan, by professing to...

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Singapore: Protestant couple sentenced to jail for mailing "offensive" (i.e., pro-Christian) material to Muslims

More on this story. "SINGAPORE Protestant couple sentenced to jail for sedition," from UCANews, June 12:SINGAPORE (UCAN) -- A Protestant couple found guilty of sedition for mailing religiously offensive material to three Muslims have been sentenced to eight weeks' jail...

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Islamists expect to advance in Morocco local polls

Once again, giving the lie to the notion that Morocco is modern and moderate. "Islamists expect to advance in Morocco local polls," from the Khaleej Times, June 12: RABAT - Moroccans voted on Friday in a local election that opposition...

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Pakistan: Muslims tell Christians to convert to Islam, pay the jizya, or die

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book,...

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Muslim scholar opposed to suicide bombing killed by a suicide bomber

Another indication of the difficulty of Islamic reform. "Bomb kills senior Pakistan cleric," from the BBC, June 12 (thanks to Alan of England): A leading anti-Taliban cleric has been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack at his Islamic religious...

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"Traditional concept of Jihad does allow Slavery as a by-product."Sudan: UN affirmation by former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi

Comments: David G. Littman, representative of Association for World Education (AWE) and World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) to the UN in Geneva: A month ago, I provided a long description of my incredible experiences at the UN Human Rights...

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Father kills daughter to "preserve family honor"

"Retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2.)...

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D.C. Watson: Enough With Blaming Americans, Already

A new article by our old friend D. C. Watson: After Barack ObamaÂ's recent speech to the Â"Muslim worldÂ", U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder followed up with this statement: "The President's pledge for a new beginning between the United States...

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"Who should we believe, Obama or you?"

They're asking Wafa Sultan, and in "Who Should We Believe?" at Hudson New York, June 12 (thanks to Rachel), she answers. After President ObamaÂ's Cairo speech, many of my Middle Eastern Arab readers reacted with bewilderment. As one of them...

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U.K.: Foreign Office minister says Red Cross logo evokes Crusades, should be replaced with "neutral" symbol

The matter of the Crusades is ultimately beside the point. The Islamic aversion to the cross and what it stands for in Christianity is what is truly at issue, and preceded the Crusades by several centuries. By the precedent set...

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EU court rules Britain was wrong to freeze Abu Qatada's assets, clearing the way for compensation

Hey, the man likes to shop. "Britain was wrong to freeze assets of Abu Qatada, rules EU, clearing way for him to get compensation," by James Slack for the Daily Mail, June 12 (thanks to InfidelAkbar): EU judges overruled the...

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Dozens of al-Qaeda jihadists migrating from Pakistan to Yemen and Somalia

"The terror groups in all three locations are now communicating more frequently, and apparently trying to coordinate their actions." An update on this story. "Some Pakistan Qaeda Fighters Now in Yemen and Somalia," by Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger...

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Thailand: Jihad against Buddhists, pregnant women, and the elderly

Thailand Jihad Update. "Three killed in southern Thai violence," from Reuters, June 11: BANGKOK, June 11 (Reuters) - Three people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in shootings by suspected separatist insurgents in Thailand's restive deep south, police said on...

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