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Thursday, August 20, 2009

JihadWatch Daily Digest for 08/20/2009

Aug 20, 2009 04:36 am | Robert

We have seen this appropriation of other traditions many times in the past -- indeed, the Qur'an's depiction of the Biblical prophets as Muslim prophets indicates that this kind of appropriation is foundational in Islam: "Abraham was not a Jew,...


Aug 20, 2009 04:18 am | Robert

Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim and author of the superb book on Sharia, Cruel and Usual Punishment, comments on the Rifqa Bary case: "Former Muslims need protection now from the US government and court system. We need protection from Sharia Islamic...


Aug 20, 2009 04:02 am | Marisol

An appalling update on this story. "Father Wants Public Caning for Malaysian Woman Who Drank Beer," by Ranjeetha Pakiam for Bloomberg, August 20: Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The caning of a Malaysian mother for drinking a beer should be conducted...


Aug 19, 2009 10:40 pm | Marisol

An update on this story. "Swimming pool's dress code for non-Muslims is scrapped," by Neil Millard for the Evening Standard, August 17: A London council has backtracked on rules forcing swimmers to cover up at a public pool to avoid...


Aug 19, 2009 07:16 pm | Marisol

A government spokeswoman said: "The role of the internet in radicalisation is an area of concern." The role of canonical Islamic texts... not so much. "Sick fanatics cheer body bags," by Padraic Flanagan and John Ingham for the Daily Express,...


Aug 19, 2009 05:52 pm | Marisol

Fatah. You know, the "moderate" guys. "Head of Fatah Militia in Lebanon Munir Al-Maqdah: Fatah Does Not Recognize Israel; Israel Will Be Removed from Palestine," from MEMRI, August 17 (thanks to Sr Soph): Following are excerpts from an interview with...


Aug 19, 2009 12:38 pm | Robert

But what serious assurance does he have that Pakistan is no longer playing its double game? Are all the players of that game gone from the high levels of the Pakistani government? "U.S. general in Pakistan for talks on equipment,"...


Aug 19, 2009 12:35 pm | Marisol

"The rattan cane to be used on Kartika would be lighter than the one used on men, and its purpose was to 'educate' rather than punish." A moderate caning in modern, moderate Malaysia. An "educational" one, to boot. The ability...


Aug 19, 2009 11:44 am | Robert

Actually, I am in England, having arrived this morning via transatlantic kayak from Jihad Watch headquarters in Secure Undisclosed Locationville. I'll be working this week on a documentary about the Islamization of the U.K. and Europe with the Christian Action...


Aug 19, 2009 11:25 am | Marisol

The bombings targeted Iraqi government ministries, demonstrating again that the only casus belli needed for violent jihad is "occupation" by an insufficiently pious government -- even a Muslim one, in spite of the fact that prime minister Nouri al-Maliki called...


Aug 19, 2009 10:34 am | Robert

"As a general proposition, democracy in Pakistan is fragile enough now that negotiating with people that some on the democratic side of the Pakistani spectrum would think themselves are terrorists strikes me as fairly risky." That's an understatement, Mr. Bolton....


Aug 19, 2009 10:10 am | Marisol

Philippines Jihad Update. In the past, the MILF brass have blamed incidents like this on "renegades." They sure seem to have a lot of them. "Philippines: Troops clash with gunmen in south," from AdnKronos International, August 19: Manila, 19 August...


Aug 19, 2009 09:52 am | Marisol

The Afghan government's response: A media blackout on reports of attacks, continuing their none-too-stellar record where transparency is concerned. Among other things, the attacks are a reminder that the resurgence of the Taliban is partly of the Karzai government's own...


Aug 19, 2009 04:02 am | Marisol

Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert, both for the bombers and the external sources of funding described below. "Indonesia: Up to 450 'recruited by Islamist terrorist'," from AdnKronos International and the Jakarta Post, August 18 (thanks to Sr Soph): Jakarta, 18...


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