Monday, June 29, 2009
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Anjem Choudary filmed "converting" 11-year-old boy to Islam on British street
This incident raises many of the usual questions of why Choudary is still operating freely when his intentions and agenda are obvious. But the ultimate questions here are: How did "Sean" get to this demonstration, and where on earth were...
Jihadists kill nine government troops in southern Philippines
When asked about the attack, the spokesman for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front took advantage of plausible deniability, saying "Our forces on the ground have autonomy. They can do whatever they want but it's not sanctioned by the entire organization."...
Iran arrests local staff of British Embassy
Continuing the campaign against Great Satan 2.0, in a move evocative of the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis three decades ago. "Britain assails Iran over embassy staff detentions," by Karin Laub for the Associated Press, June 28: Iranian authorities have detained...
At sentencing hearing for Canadian jihadist, attorney claims client was "'kept in the dark' about what the bombs would be used for"
For most people, the intent to set off bombs in the first place is kind of a red flag. An update on this story. "Terror suspect's fate could hinge on how much he knew about bombing plot," from the Canadian...
Nearly 60 Pakistani Air Force personnel arrested for jihadist connections in past two years
Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert. This story corroborates an earlier one detailing a retired Pakistani army general's concerns about jihadist sympathies within the officers' corps. "Pak AF personnel with jihadi links spark alarm," by Omar Farooq Khan for the Times...
CNN journalist asks: "'Punished mercilessly' Â– Is this Islam?"
There are two distinct, but converging forces at work that make the answer "yes." The first is the despotism inherent in Sharia, or Islamic law. A kinder, gentler Sharia remains a theoretical construct of apologists and revisionist historians; it would...
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