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Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Geert Wilders: The World Needs an International First Amendment and a Ban on All 'Hate Speech' Laws

I was at this press conference this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Wilders stated the case for free speech forcefully. Will post video when available. Geert Wilders will also be speaking tonight at 6PM EST...

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U.S. pulling out of Durban II conference!

At last, a bit of good news from the Obama Administration. An update on this story: "U.S. pulling out of Â'Durban IIÂ' conference," by Ron Kampeas for the JTA, February 27 (thanks to Pamela): The Obama administration has decided to...

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Egyptian cleric: "The Jews conspire to infect the food of the Muslims with cancer. It is the Jews who infect food with cancer and ship it to Muslim countries"

Bitterly ironic in light of this. Projection Alert: "Egyptian Cleric Ahmad Abd Al-Salam: Jews 'Infect Food with Cancer and Ship it to Muslim Countries,'" from MEMRI, February 24 (thanks to all who sent this in): Following are excerpts from a...

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Afghans riot over rumor that NATO troops fired guns in a mosque

Hypocrisy Alert: you notice there have never been any riots or protests of any kind when Islamic jihadists have used mosques in Gaza and Iraq to store weapons and launch jihad attacks. "Afghans protest alleged NATO gunshots in mosque," from...

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Raymond Ibrahim: A Response to the Critics: Taqiyya Revisited (Part II)

[See here for part I.] Regarding my more recent Â"War and Peace—and Deceit—in Islam," others have written to me complaining that, by not juxtaposing more Â"moderate interpretationsÂ" to the mainstream ones I delineated (e.g., Tabari, Ibn Kathir, al-Qurtubi, al-Razi, al-Arabi,...

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Obama target of "HIV Jihad"

An Ethiopian man with HIV sent Obama letters tainted with the former's blood. Officials believe the man is "mentally disturbed" (perhaps not even fit for trial). Yet, this same man "was arrested by police in 2006 after starting a...

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Truth is no defense: Muslim Congressman expresses "concern and disappointment" with Senator's decision to show Fitna

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), whose recent Hajj was paid for by a Muslim Brotherhood front group, is unhappy that Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) sponsored a showing of Geert Wilders's film Fitna at The Capitol yesterday. Yet he does not, of...

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Why is the U.S. still entertaining Durban II?

This hatefest will only abet the global jihad. Yet Obama still has not come out against it, and probably will not do so at all. "Why is the U.S. still entertaining Durban II? Obama should have nixed UN's hatefest by...

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Malaysia: Christian publication allowed to use the word "Allah" for God as long as it states it's "For Christians Only"

Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Malaysia: the Catholic Herald magazine had been forbidden to use the word "Allah" for God, despite centuries of use of the word by Arabic-speaking Christians and others Christians in the Muslim world as a...

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Friday, February 27, 2009

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Egypt: Over 20 lawyers attend court hearing for ex-Muslim to endorse his conviction and execution for apostasy

Muhammad commanded: "If anyone changes his religion, kill him (Bukhari vol. 9, bk. 84, no. 57)." But they're keeping their grievances current, too: "Memos submitted by opposing lawyers asserted that cases such as El-GoharyÂ's form part of a U.S. Zionist...

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Yemen: Fatwa condemns new law setting minimum age for marriage

A predictable response, in an update on this story. "A ' fatwa' against Yemeni law setting minimum age for marriage," from Asia News, February 26: SanaÂ'a (AsiaNews) - Some Yemeni religious figures have launched a "fatwa" against the law recently...

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Raymond Ibrahim: A Response to the Critics: Taqiyya Revisited (Part I)

Having written at length on various aspects of Islam, it is always my writings concerning doctrinal deceit that elicit (sometimes irate) responses. As such, the purpose of this article is to revisit the issue of deceit and taqiyya in Islam,...

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Al-Qaeda top dog: "Islam is the only way to escape from the economic crisis"

This is not a new theme. In Milestones, written in the 1960s, the renowned jihad theorist and popularizer Sayyid Qutb recommended Islamic law as the viable alternative to what he termed the failed ideologies of capitalism and Communism. Here, then,...

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Thailand: Jihadists behead three people this week, bringing their total to 47

"Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks..." Qur'an 47:4 They just want Sharia -- as always. "Thailand: More beheadings in troubled Muslim south," from AKI, February 26 (thanks to C. Cantoni): Narathiwat, 26 Feb. (AKI)...

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New Jersey public school accommodates Muslim prayer

There is no problem with this as long as non-Muslim students are accorded the same privileges. However, the involvement of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case and an organization that has had several...

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Spencer: Beheading Moderate Islam

Aasiya Hassan In my column in Human Events today I discuss the Buffalo beheading: Muzzammil Hassan allegedly beheaded his wife Aasiya on February 12 in the offices of Bridges TV, the Muslim-oriented cable channel that he founded in 2004...

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British Army fights British jihadists in Afghanistan

They should have been prepared for this. This should surprise no one -- except, of course, those who have actually believed that the mosques in Britain have departed from Islam's traditional teaching and are not preaching jihad and Islamic supremacism....

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

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U.K.: Thousands of Muslim men using welfare system to support multiple wives

"... the Taxpayers' Alliance, a lobby group, has complained: 'Polygamy is not officially condoned here, so why should British taxpayers have to pay for extra benefits for men to have two, three or four wives?'" For that matter, how many...

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International poll: Muslims support strict Sharia, Islamic supremacism

They differ with Al-Qaeda on the means, not on the goals. Here is a pdf of the full report. See especially pages 27 through 30: "Islamist Groups and Shari'a." On page 27, the report says: "The Islamist goal of giving...

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Wilders: "Our enemies should know: we will never apologize for being free men, we will never bow for the combined forces of Mecca and the left"

Here is Geert Wilders' speech at the Four Seasons in New York on February 23: Thank you. Thank you very much for inviting me. And – to the immigration authorities – thank you for letting me into this country. It...

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New York Times notices how jihadists echo Nazi Jew-hatred

While hate bloggers continue to defame anti-jihadists with false and libelous charges of connections with or allegiance to white supremacism, neofascism, and neo-Nazism, back in the real world even the New York Times has begun to notice that the ones...

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Jihad gaining ground in Bosnia

The genuine atrocities committed by the Milosevic regime have become an all-purpose excuse for many to ignore the growing influence of the jihad doctrine and Islamic supremacism in the Balkans, and to defame those who oppose the jihad in Bosnia,...

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Ahmadinejad urges Muslims to unite against "the enemy"

Muslims! Unite! This report vaguely refers to "the enemy." But what "enemy" would Muslims in general -- from Morocco to Indonesia -- have if not their famous nemesis and natural counterpart, the infidel? Had Ahmadinejad urged national or regional...

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One of the men who created Al Qaeda rips into bin Laden and Zawahiri

Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, AKA, the Pragmatist Much has been made of former al-Qaeda leader Sayyid Imam al-Sharif's criticism of al-Qaeda. As is evident to anyone who closely examines his words, however, the man is not disavowing jihad or Islam's...

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FBI Director: "Mumbai attacks could happen in the US"

And, of course, they already have -- at a much grander scale via the devastating strikes of 9/11. It is good that Mueller is pointing out the obvious, but also troubling that this even needs to be pointed out in...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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U.K: Analysts find new culprit for "radicalization": Old people

Don't trust any imam over 30. That'll fix it, right? Once again, a theory that attempts to explain away the obvious nexus between Islamic teachings and violence in the name of Islam simply puts a spotlight on the elephant in...

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Mullah Omar: Â"If anybody really wants to wage Jihad, he must fight the occupation forces inside AfghanistanÂ"

Not against one's fellow Muslims in the Pakistani security forces. After all, many of those among those forces are on the Taliban's side, and the Qur'an forbids Muslims to kill fellow Muslims (4:92). "Mulla Omar orders halt to attacks on...

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Obama sacrifices Israel

More on how Obama is abandoning the country that stands in the front line of the West's defense against the global jihad. "The Obama Administration Sacrifices Israel," by Anne Bayefsky in Forbes, February 22 (thanks to Bob): The Obama administration's...

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Obama's New Spy Chief Publishes a Vicious Anti Israel Journal

Abandoning the country that stands in the first line of the West's defense against the global jihad. Sammy Benoit of Yid with Lid has the story in The American Thinker, February 24: Ben Smith has confirmed that Chas Freeman has...

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This jihad ain't worth--

Poisoning food with feces is detailed as a tactic in the Al-Qaeda manual found a few years ago by British intelligence. Also, there are precedents, both involving Muslims, as does this story: UK: Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human...

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Kyl under pressure for hosting Fitna

Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) is coming under pressure from stealth jihad groups and their allies and dupes for his plan to host a showing of the film Fitna in The Capitol. Please contact Senator Kyl and declare your support for...

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FBI chief on Somali suicide bomber: Â"It appears that this individual was radicalized in his hometown in MinnesotaÂ"

Who "radicalized" him? Who else was "radicalized"? Are the teachings that "radicalized" Shirwa Ahmed being taught in any mosques in America? (Of course they are.) Shirwa Ahmed Update: "Militants Drew Recruit in U.S., F.B.I. Says," by David Johnston for...

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Bruce Riedel

What can be said about the likes of ObamaÂ's Â"Policy Review Panel Co-chair,Â" Bruce Riedel? One would love to get such a man, such an adviser, in a room in front of a large number of other people (ideally, with...

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Wilders on Beck and O'Reilly

Both last night. Thanks to Awake for the heads-up....

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Iraq police open fire on US soldiers

They were invited to lunch. They probably thought that they were doing important work winning Iraqi hearts and minds. The politically correct ethos that prevails in official Washington, and in all too much of the military establishment, prevented them from...

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Obama to give $900 million to Gaza

The Obama administration, like the Bush administration, will not give the money to Hamas. However, with even the UNRWA halting aid to Gaza after Hamas kept stealing it, what safeguards will the U.S. have that this near-billion will not go...

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Fitzgerald: Why the Americans Might Accept Taliban Rule in the Swat Valley

Why might rule by the Taliban, or their Pakistani allies, and the imposition of ShariÂ'a in the Valley of Swat, ever be seen as "acceptable" by the Western powers? Because the Americans are now at their wits' end, and don't...

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Iran: It is "impossible" to stop nuclear plan

Just give it up, infidels This seems like a bold statement until one realizes that Larijani made it to former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder -- a man who believes that "it was wrong to have ignored and isolated Palestinian...

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Malaysia: Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion "doesn't apply" to Muslims who want to leave Islam

Why? Muslims in Malaysia are subject to sharia law. None of those secular shenanigans apply. It is an instructive case for Western countries pondering or already embarking down the slippery slope of granting legal legitimacy to sharia rulings within their...

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Taliban to begin waging jihad "in an organized manner"

Against all those infidels -- including Obama -- who are "carrying out acts of barbarism against innocent people": Irony. "Waziristan Taliban set up shura to wage jihad," by Haji Mujtaba for the Daily Times, February 23:Pamphlets call for holy war...

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UK Foreign Secretary praises Obama for the release of man charged with making dirty bombs in Kabul

However, we're still waiting for the total closure of Guantanamo More on this story. "Miliband: Binyam release is the 1st step towards shared goal to close Guantanamo," from the Kuwait News Agency, February 23:LONDON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Foreign...

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Spain: Trial begins for suspected Misunderstanders of Islam

They got those vaunted peaceful teachings wrong again, in an update on this story."Islamic terrors [sic] suspects on trial in Spain," from the Associated Press, February 23: MADRID — Fourteen people went on trial today in Spain on charges of...

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Pakistan: Faith healers being shot, blown up, and beheaded

For failing to stop their Â"illegal and un-IslamicÂ" business. "Faith healers: another casualty of lawlessness in Frontier," from The News, February 23:PESHAWAR: Faith healers have either stopped practicing or have gone underground because of threats to their lives. The faith...

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Algeria: Jihadists kill nine private security guards

Algeria is several weeks away from a presidential election; unfortunately, there will likely be more attacks like this. "Algerian Islamists kill nine security guards: residents," from Agence France-Presse, February 23: ALGIERS (AFP) — Nine members of a private security firm...

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Pakistan: Man hacks 60 year-old sister to death

In the name of, you got it, "honor." Incidentally, since Pakistan is 97% Muslim, there is a 97% chance this honor-zealous man was Muslim. "Man slays sister for honour," from the Daily Times, February 23:KARACHI: A man surrendered himself after...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Wilders to screen Fitna at the Capitol!

Stand up for free speech -- and the truth Three cheers for John Kyl! "US lawmaker hosts anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker," by Associated Press, February 23: WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jon Kyl is hosting a film screening at the Capitol...

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Bill Clinton: "The Israelis have to decide whether they want to share the future in a positive way with a constructive Palestinian state"

The Israelis have to decide that? The Palestinians apparently are already all on board with the idea of peaceful coexistence with Israel, and have forgotten all about that jihad business? What planet is Bill Clinton on? The same planet,...

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Fitzgerald: Iran and its Science Project

Has the Western world, and has the American government in particular, gone mad? Does it not see, with Pakistan, the hideous situation created when a Muslim state acquires nuclear weapons? The Americans now are in the position of having to...

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Steyn: "If it weren't for the frothing loony ranting wackjob haters of the blogosphere a 16-year old girl murdered for not wanting to be imprisoned by her family's culture would be entirely forgotten"

Mark Steyn weighs in on the National Post's Chris Selley's smear of Pamela Geller's attempt to memorialize honor killing victim Aqsa Parvez -- an attempt I have been proud to support and assist: "Aqsa to grind," by Mark Steyn, February...

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Photo of former Boston-based jihadist does not depict her torture by Americans, as was widely reported

A milk bottle incident So says her husband, anyway. You may have seen the picture above last year, when the formerly Boston-based jihadist Aafia Siddiqui was captured in Afghanistan. The photo was widely circulated as indicating that Siddiqui had...

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Pakistan Airline bans employee beards, jihad group fumes it's a "stark violation of Sunnah and an attempt to please the West"

Not on Pakistan International Airlines, please It's an anti-Islamic attempt to please the West! The upshot of this, then, is that any mitigation of Sharia norms is illegitimate: Western governments should take careful note of the invoking of France...

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Global jihad groups could be behind rocket attacks from Lebanon and Gaza

And certainly there are many groups worldwide that share the same beliefs as those held by Hizballah and Hamas. "'Global jihad could be behind rockets,'" by Yaakov Lappin for the Jerusalem Post, February 23 (thanks to Sr. Soph): Al-Qaida affiliated...

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Thomas Friedman

Unimportant in himself, Tom Friedman has become important by virtue of his station: he is one of the columnists for The New York Times. He is read, and by many, and is assumed to know whereof he speaks. He has...

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Al-Qaeda second banana: "The jihad to liberate Palestine and all the homelands of Islam mustn't cease...and Crusader and Jewish targets are spread all over the world"

Fighting phantom Crusaders He doesn't want Hamas to accept a truce with Israel -- despite the fact that Hamas would only do so in order to gather strength to fight the Israelis more fiercely later. "Al-Qaida No. 2 urges...

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Geert Wilders is coming to America!

Here's the press release: AN EVENING WITH GEERT WILDERS Geert Wilders, chairman of the Freedom Party in The Netherlands (PVV), maker of the film Fitna, and brave fighter for Western values, will speak in Washington, DC, this week. Wilders,...

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The Bulletin of Christian Worldwide Persecution

As one reads the following numerous anecdotes of Christian persecution at the hands of Islam, the one thing to bear in mind is that this is but a tithe of what really goes on in the Islamic world (and possibly...

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Yemen: Muslim anti-Semitism prompts Jewish immigration

Persecuted for being Jewish Considering that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad himself, said, "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim," it is difficult to find fault in the...

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And now, introducing the "Heroin Jihad"

"[A] two-pronged attack which peddles death and misery [to infidels] with heroin while netting massive sums to pay for future terror attacks," that is, the jihad. "Asian terror gangs target UK with killer heroin," by Scott Hesketh for the Daily...

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Under Taliban, "misogyny is being systematized in Swat" in an "unprecedented" manner

"The Swat Taliban have also announced that families with unmarried females should come forward in mosques so that the women/girls may be married off – to the Taliban. Or else, they are to be forcibly married (read raped)." "Whither SwatÂ's...

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Bridges TV exec: Beheaded wife of network founder "has given her life to protect the image of American Muslims"

Muzzammil Hassan founded Bridges TV in order to improve the image of American Muslims. He ended up beheading his wife in the Bridges TV offices. Now Faizan Haq says, bizarrely: Â"I think of Aasiya as a martyr. She has...

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Canada: Non-Muslim's human rights complaint against the Qur'an dismissed

Incitement to hatred against non-Muslims? In the Qur'an, the Book of Peace? You gotta be kidding! (9:5) Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare...

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Cairo: bomb in cafe packed with French tourists

No one has claimed responsibility at this point. We have seen jihadists target tourists in Egypt before. "Tourists hit by Cairo bomb blast," from the BBC, February 22 (thanks to Larry): A bomb explosion in Cairo has killed at least...

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Thug-In-Chief: "Iran, along with other world countries, is waiting to witness real changes in the U.S."

U.S. "bullying" is no good, but it's OK for me to bully Israel Here again we see, as discussed here, that appeasement only emboldens the power that is being appeased. While Ahmadinejad rails about "bullying," it is of course...

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Jihad against peacekeepers in Somalia

"Holy fighters carried out suicide attacks ... in the national university." "Somali suicide bomb kills 6 peacekeepers," from AFP, February 23 (thanks to JE): Six Burundi peacekeepers in Somalia were killed Sunday and another 20 injured in a suicide attack...

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Released Guantanamo man accused of plotting to detonate a dirty bomb "can settle in UK"

Out to "settle" with infidels one way or another But there is some "concern." For example, Lord Carlile "expect[s] a light and gentle touch to be applied to ensure that he [Mr Mohamed] is not harassed in any way...

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Hamas letter calls Obama to "dialogue"

"[The letter] doesn't change our policy in not dealing with terrorists" Even though the Hamas author of the letter reminds Obama, "There can be no peace without Hamas." At any rate, it appears the Hamas letter will be going...

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Calls for execution, accusations of "false prophethood," and all around takfir leveled against Koran translators

But, "mercifully," they only get 20 years in prison. More on this story. "Afghan Court Upholds Sentences in Quran Trial," by Rahim Faiez for the Associated Press, February 22:KABUL - An appeals court in Afghanistan upheld 20-year prison sentences for...

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Pakistan taking steps in right direction: Hillary

Hillary has made it a point to express continued support to Pakistan, implying that the government of "the land of the pure" -- which recently surrendered to the jihadis in the Swat Valley by supporting full sharia law -- is...

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Jihad against rubber-tappers: Married couple shot, husband beheaded in southern Thailand

"It was the third decapitation in the insurgency-hit far south in three days after militants beheaded two soldiers on Friday." "Couple beheaded in Thai south," from Agence France-Presse, February 22: YALA - A married couple were shot dead by separatist...

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Turkey: Jihadists attack Christian bookstore, smashing windows -- second time in a week

"They came at it like a target. They attacked in a very cold-blooded manner, and then they walked away as if nothing had happened." Just doing their religious duty, as they understood it. "Turkey Militants Attack Christian Bookshop," from Worthy...

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Nigeria: Muslims attack Christians, burn churches in retaliation for burned mosques

It all started with a broken-down truck that Muslims saw as a provocation. Then the local imams apparently fueled anger at Christians during their sermons at Friday prayers. "Five killed in Christian-Muslim clashes in Nigeria," from AFP, February 21 (thanks...

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Aqsa will not be forgotten

Unwept, unremembered Some time ago Pamela Geller began to take up a collection to provide honor killing victim Aqsa Parvez with a headstone -- at present Aqsa lies in an unmarked grave, plot #774 in Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton,...

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"We canÂ't have chaps walking around saying Muslims are violent because theyÂ'll go bananas and smash the place up"

Steyn on truth, Wilders, Muslims, and the inimitable dhimmi Jacqui Smith: "From Islamabad to Bradford: Degrees of accommodation," by Mark Steyn in National Review, February 21 (thanks to Hugo Schmidt): Anyway, Geert WildersÂ's short film is basically a compilation video...

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Cute kid in football jersey wants a place to pray; what could be wrong?

A fine, pious young man This is the kind of story that is designed to tug on the heartstrings: here is a good boy, a pious boy, and all he wants is a few minutes out of the school...

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Egypt: Christian mother wins right to appeal law that automatically gives custody of children to Muslim parent if one parent converts to Islam

A small ray of hope that the freedom of conscience might gain some ground in Egypt. An update on this story. "Egypt: Law Granting Twins To Muslim To Be Reviewed," from Compass Direct News, February 20 (thanks to Ibrahim): ISTANBUL,...

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U.K. think tank: "Fundamentalist" sentiments found on Islamic schools' websites

Tiny Minority of Extremists Update. "Islamic fundamentalism promoted on websites at some Muslim schools in the UK, think tank finds," by Tom Whitehead for the Telegraph, February 20: Islamic fundamentalism that encourages children to despise British society is being promoted...

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British Muslims providing Taliban with electronic devices for roadside bombs to kill British troops

With fellow countrymen like these, who needs enemies? Electronic devices such as "mobile phones filled with explosives, which could kill or seriously injure British soldiers patrolling on foot, and more sophisticated devices that can be used against military vehicles."...

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Iran offered to halt attacks on UK troops in nuclear pact

The Iranians' impeccable logic to the British infidels was this: We will stop killing some of you in Iraq now, if you allow us to develop nukes unhindered, so we can kill many more of you later. "Iran 'offered to...

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IAEA: Military strikes against Iran have been ruled out

Searching for a "political solution" According to the UN nuclear watchdog, now that Bush is gone, a military strike against Iran is no longer an option -- followed by the same old mantra: "Force can only be used as...

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

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John Kerry turns over Hamas letter

Exonerated! More on this story. "Kerry Turns Over Hamas Letter to U.S. Consulate," from Fox News, February 20:There were conflicting reports over whether U.S. Sen. John Kerry accepted a letter from Hamas to President Obama while traveling in the...

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Slate assures us that people besides Muslims behead people, too

Slate notes that "a Muslim man was accused of beheading his wife last week" -- a cursory and uninformative way to explain what happened in Buffalo last week -- and Slate's Explainer feature today undertakes to explain whether or not...

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"Everyone in the Muslim community was aware" that Aasiyah Hassan was "going through abuse" before her husband beheaded her

They knew They knew, and apparently kept silent. "Muslim community knew of Hassan's abuse," by Mylous Hairston for WIVB, February 19 (thanks to Axel): ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A grand jury will now decide whether the founder of...

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Israel says that Iran and Syria working on secret nuke projects

Dr. Strangelove inspects the Natanz uranium enrichment plant 1939 Alert. "Israel: Iran, Syria secretly continuing nuclear projects," from the Jerusalem Post, February 20 (thanks to Louis): "Iran and Syria are secretly working on nuclear technology in a manner which...

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Obama's adviser: Solve Arab-Israeli conflict, end global jihad

Possible victim of "all-jihadi-violence-traces-back-to-Israel" syndrome Or simply just another delusional/wishful-thinking ex-CIA agent? "An Obama Adviser's Not-So-Bright Idea for Winning in Afghanistan," by John McCormack for the Weekly Standard, February 20: President Obama named Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official...

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Egyptian cleric: I am 'absolutely' calling to wage jihad against the Jews, who are devils in human form

The jihadists and their supporters keep telling us that this is a religious issue, not a political one, and the learned analysts in the West keep refusing to believe it, and keep telling themselves and us that a concerted...

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Ibn Warraq deconstructs Edward Said

A.J. Caschetta reviews Ibn Warraq's monumental deconstruction of the work of the single individual who was most responsible for the effacing of honest discussion about Islam and jihad from America's universities: Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's...

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Taliban: Afghanistan Will Be 'Graveyard' For U.S.

Winning trust is going to be tough! "Taliban: Afghanistan Will Be 'Graveyard' For U.S.," from CBS News, February 19 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): A former government minister from the Taliban regime that ruled Afghanistan says the United States can throw...

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West: Win the "trust" of people who hate us? What?

The always perspicacious Diana West discusses the wrongheadedness of American policy toward the jihadists in Afghanistan: "Win the 'Trust' of People Who Hate Us? What?," by Diana West, February 19: The buzzword on Afghanistan is "trust." Having routed the Taliban,...

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Somali jihad ultimatum: Government has 120 days to fully implement sharia -- or else

Will the Somali government buckle the way the Pakistani government recently did? "Somali clerics call for rule of Islamic law," by Abdi Guled for Reuters, February 19:MOGADISHU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Somali religious leaders have given the new government 120...

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Thailand jihadis decapitate soldiers

More on this story, including the fact that the slain soldiers were beheaded -- increasingly, the hallmark of jihad. "Attackers behead 2 soldiers in southern Thailand," from AP, February 20:PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents ambushed a military convoy...

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Pakistan: Suicide-attack claims over 30 lives

"Sectarian violence" According to a retired Pakistani official, "frustrated" people are unwittingly undergoing "Talibinization." "Over 30 Dead in Pakistan Bombing," by Pir Zubair Shah for the New York Times, February 20:ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful explosion blamed by police...

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Top al-Qaeda leader incites Yemenis to overthrow their government

A message from the "most wanted al-Qaeda fugitive in Yemen," whose name, "al-Wahishi," somewhat appropriately means "savage" or "barbarian." "Al-Qaeda leader urges Yemeni tribes to rise up against government," from the Earth Times, February 19: Sana'a, Yemen - The leader...

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Magic Madrassa Bus comes to San Fran

Magic Madrassa Bus or Dawa Trolley? Note the standard dissimulation tactics below, in an update on this story. "SF: Islamic Circle of North America kicks off bus ad campaign," from KPIX, February 19: The Bay Area Chapter of the...

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U.S. Dept. of Transportation rules U.S. Airways didn't discriminate against Flying Imams

An update on this story, found buried in a set of Associated Press news briefs -- hence the highly unusual headline. "MINNESOTA: Man faces life ... Mercury in fish ... etc," via the Grand Forks Herald, February 19: Imams lose...

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Epic Fail: British Government apologizes for endorsing lesson plans calling for students to think like 7/7 bombers

Hey, now, mass-murderers have feelings too. But it doesn't mean young students should be encouraged to empathize or identify with them. At best, it's creepy, and in horrendously poor taste. At worst, it could validate the supposed grievances of the...

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Thailand: Jihadists kill 2 soldiers in ambush

Thailand's jihadists continue their persistent, random acts of violence to advance the cause of what, we're told, is a Religion of Peace. Funny how that keeps happening. "2 soldiers killed in Yala ambush," from The Nation, February 20: Yala -...

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Disgusting Buffalo News story portrays moderate Muslim who beheaded his wife as victim

Poor, poor Muzzammil The poor thing is "almost in shock." Almost! Here is an appalling farrago attempting to portray a man who beheaded his wife as a victim -- and in the process, of course, to exonerate Islamic teaching...

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Iranian lesbian granted asylum in the UK after girlfriend sentenced to death in Tehran

Ahmadinejad famously avowed at Columbia University that there were no gays in Iran. And why not? Because they kill them. Yet all too many gay rights activists in the West are far more exercised about Pat Robertson than about Sharia....

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"They wanted to use the Internet to distribute messages to encourage people in the Muslim world to carry out terrorist attacks in Spain, mixing nostalgic calls for the liberation of Al Andalus with praise of terrorists"

Nostalgic for the good old days. "Spanish soldier arrested over Islamist videos," from Reuters, February 17 (thanks to all who sent this in): MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish soldier and his Russian girlfriend were arrested on Tuesday for posting videos...

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Bangladesh govt reverses itself: Er, yes, Bangladeshis were involved in Mumbai jihad attacks after all

The Saudis, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Dubai, and now Bangladesh. This is getting to be quite the jihad house party. "Bangladeshis involved in Mumbai raids," from Press TV, February 19 (thanks to James): Bangladesh has officially admitted that a terror outfit...

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US backs Pakistan's surrender to Sharia

And that means this for the people in the Swat Valley. And this. And this. Western governments ought to oppose the rule of Islamic law on human rights grounds. But ignorance and political correctness, of course, prevent that. More on...

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Sarajevo: Islam classes in kindergarten seen as part of "obvious attempt to Islamicize the city"

Anybody want to guess where this is going, even in modern, moderate, secular Bosnia, where everyone knows there is no jihad or Islamic supremacism? Â"It is yet another step in an obvious attempt to Islamicize the city.Â" "Islam classes cause...

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Hamas sends letter to Barack Hussein Obama

Kerry in Gaza Which may have been received by John Kerry, who is willing to "listen and learn." "Hamas 'sends Barack Obama letter,'" from the BBC, February, 19:The Palestinian group Hamas has sent a letter addressed to the US...

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Iran: We'll talk if U.S. policy changes

Just so that everyone is aware who is calling the shots here. "Iran considers offer of US talks," from AFP, February 19 (thanks to News4U): Iran is considering holding face-to-face talks with Washington but first needs to see a concrete...

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Raymond Ibrahim's testimony to Congress concerning jihad

Can now be heard. When I originally posted it, many wrote to me saying that the audio link wasn't working. It appears to have been fixed and can be heard here....

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Syria building chemical weapons plant

And why not? Why shouldn't the Assad regime be encouraged by the White House's lifting of sanctions against Syria, and by all the other conciliatory signals coming out of Washington these days? It's time to step up the jihad, boys!...

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Hillary seeks to improve US image with Muslims

"Smiling and swaying to the music" All while clueless to the more deep-seated reasons behind "Muslim anger." More on this story. "Clinton seeks to improve US image with Muslims," by Matthew Lee for the Associated Press, February 18:JAKARTA, Indonesia...

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"Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" gets $3,600 from European Court of Human Rights

Gotcha again, kuffar "Qatada issued a 1995 fatwa or religious edict justifying the killing of converts from Islam, their wives and children in Algeria. In a 1999 sermon he called for the killing of Jews and praised attacks on...

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UK: Muslim preacher calls for people who get drunk to be flogged

This man hates you, kuffar When the Archbishop of Canterbury calls for Sharia in the UK, this is what he is asking for, although he almost certainly does not realize that. Anjem Choudary, who believes that no non-Muslim can...

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Pakistan: Christian daughter fights Muslim tenant for family farm

And even though the daughter -- her father died during the "stress-jihad" -- is clearly in the right, guess who the (overwhelmingly Muslim) police are siding with? "Daughter Fights Muslim Tenant and Police for Family Farm," from Right Side News,...

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In wake of beheading, call on Verizon to drop Islamic TV Network!

A press release from the Philadelphia chapter of Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI): CONTACT: Moshe Phillips, Director of Public Relations, info@phillyafsi.com IN WAKE OF BEHEADING GROUP CALLS ON VERIZON TO DROP ISLAMIC TV NETWORK (PHILADELPHIA, PA) The Philadelphia chapter...

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UK: Any Muslim advocating for the caliphate, sharia, jihad, and the slaying of homosexuals to be branded "extremist" -- new anti-terror code

In other words, the overwhelming majority of Muslims in Britain. Yet "opponents say the strategy would brand the vast majority of British Muslims as extremists and alienate them even further." If a Muslim believes in all the above, he/she has...

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Muslim with suicide bomber vest arrested in secular, moderate Kosovo, where there is no jihad

Yet another blow to the prevailing wisdom. "Kosovo Albanian with suicide vest arrested," from Serbianna, February 16 (thanks to Islam In Action): A Kosovo Albanian from the city of Kacanik has been arrested in a cafe in the southern village...

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Spencer: Terror Training Camps On American Soil

My column in Human Events today: Â"We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.Â" So said the Pakistani Sheikh Muburak Gilani, leader of the jihad terrorist group Jamaat...

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Jihadists in Europe meeting in private homes, forming "study groups" to avoid detection

All the more reason to stem the uncontrolled tide of immigration until governments decide what is truly a "moderate" Muslim (more specifically than "not as extreme as the next guy"), and figure out who is already within their borders. "Europe...

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Pennsylvania: Muslim students intimidate Jewish classmates, but attempts to take action lead only to calls for "education" and "dialogue"

In any event, the ban on kaffiyeh headscarves came as "an attempt to diffuse tension between Jewish and Muslim students, after three students wore shirts to school saying 'RIP Israel'." (Weren't there any consequences even for that?) Wearing the scarves...

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Oh, maaaaan: British troops wreck Taliban drug factory

Bummer, man. "Taliban drugs factory wrecked," by Thomas Harding for the Telegraph via The Age, February 19 (thanks to JE): BRITISH forces have seized heroin worth £50 million ($A111.2 million) and killed at least 20 Taliban fighters in a daring...

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Muslim employers mock, then murder, Christian milkman

After a month of work and no pay, he dared to ask for his paycheck. "Christian milkman murdered by Muslim employers," by Daniel Blake for Christian Today, February 18:A Christian milkman has been murdered in Pakistan after demanding his pay...

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After living abroad and experiencing the jihad, Muslims are returning to the U.K.

If Somalis are leaving the U.S. to wage jihad in Somalia, Somali jihadists are returning to the U.K., just waiting to roost. More on this story: "Why Somalia must rise up UK agenda," by Jonathan Rugman for Channel 4 News,...

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Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch combining

In October 2003 I started not one, but two daily weblogs: Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch. The rough idea at the outset was to report on violent jihad activity at Jihad Watch, and at manifestations of dhimmitude by Western officials,...

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More than 500 American Somalis go to wage jihad in their homeland

Mixed loyalties? Surely they would show this same zeal and alacrity if their host country, the U.S.A., needed them to serve in the military -- you know, to fend off, say, another terrorist attack? More on this story."US-Somali youth...

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Hillary: Implementation of sharia in Swat Valley needs to be "thoroughly understood"

Trying to understand While she expressed "concern" that the Pakistani government relented to demands for sharia, State Department spokesperson Gordon Duguid made the "curious statement here that Islamic law is within the constitutional framework of Pakistan." "Situation in Pak...

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UK: Accused jihadists "wanted to commit mass murder in the name of Islam"

Eight Islamophobes on trial in Britain: "TERROR TRIAL: Accused 'aimed to cause death on unprecedented scale,'" by Mhairi Macfarlane for This Is Local London, February 17 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): A GROUP accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic...

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UK: Jihadist ordered deported, but he's staying

He's stayin' Thumbing his nose at the spineless dhimmis: "the extremist could still remain in the country for many months if he takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights." And he's doing that, which could keep...

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UK: Jihadist murderer plots poison terror strike from prison cell

The mujahid What to do with a life sentence: dawah and jihad. "Cop killer Kamel Bourgass plots poison terror strike from cell - Exclusive," by Jeremy Armstrong for the Mirror, February 17 (thanks to Mackie): Osama bin Laden's "master...

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Jihad against joy continues

Hadith Qudsi 19:5: "The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance." The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are those in which Muhammad transmits the words of Allah,...

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Asian Football Confederation chief threatens to behead Korean Football Association head

Hammam: Just a metaphor It's just a "harmless and widely used Arabic metaphor." Of course. Just ask Muzzammil Hassan. "SKorea slams AFC chief over 'beheading' comment," from AFP, February 17 (thanks to all who sent this in): SEOUL (AFP)...

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Sweden: City council in jihadist enclave rules tennis match with Israel must be held without spectators

Instead of standing up to jihadist intimidation. Malmö, of course, is infamous as a jihadist enclave. "No fans allowed for Israel tennis match," from The Local, February 18 (thanks to Josephine): Sweden's upcoming Davis Cup tennis match against Israel will...

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Obama's Foreign Policy of Obsequiousness

Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute and at Touro College, New York, details Obama's alarming decision to participate in the antisemitic, jihadist-enabling railroading of Durban II. "A Foreign Policy of Obsequiousness," at The Corner, February 17: Yesterday...

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Spencer on Bill Bennett's Morning in America

This morning. Here is an mp3 of my appearance on Bill Bennett's Morning in America this morning: Robert Spencer on Bill Bennett's Morning in America, February 18, 2009 Catch me again this afternoon at 3PM EST on the Joyce Kaufman...

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Wilders coming to U.S., Newsweek in a snit

Ignore him at your own risk A now, a word from Snoozeweek. Bob Dylan: "Mavis, I've had the blues." Mavis Staples: "Oh, Bobby, don't tell me you got the blues." Bob Dylan: "Yeah, I've been up all night, laying...

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Former President of American Muslim Brotherhood group enters race for Virginia House of Delegates seat

The Muslim Brotherhood "must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so...

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Spencer: Beheading in Buffalo

In the feature story at FrontPage this morning I consider the question, "How Â"moderateÂ" was Muzzammil Hassan after all?" But one thing must be made clear: MPAC's Khalid J. Qazi said that "domestic violence" had no place in Islam,...

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Islamic clerics gather in Turkey to declare new jihad over Gaza

What happened to the old one? "Clerics urge new jihad over Gaza," from the BBC, February 17 (thanks to all who sent this in): At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met with senior Hamas officials...

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Top Pakistani cleric: Democracy is kufr (infidelity)

"Just say no to democracy" He was originally jailed in Pakistan for sending thousands of jihadis to battle the Americans in Afghanistan. Maybe if the Pakistani government hadn't released him in 2008, he wouldn't now be actively working for...

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Shimon Peres gets hit with a giant cluebat

Awakening to the futility of Land for Peace deals? Not quite Or does he? "Peres on pullout: We should have done things differently," by Ronen Medzini for Ynet News, February 18 (thanks to Writer Mom): President Shimon Peres made...

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UK libraries put Qur'an, Bible on top shelf to avoid offending Muslims

Once this accommodation is granted, what will stop the granting of a request to put the Qur'an alone up top, rather than lump it together with Scriptures that Muslims consider corrupted? "Libraries put Bible on top shelf in a sop...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Former FBI special agent: Every major Muslim organization in the U.S. is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood

Man of courage A former FBI special agent sounds the alarm about the stealth jihad. The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words to "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within...

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"From the very beginning, I have viewed democracy as a system imposed on us by the infidels. Islam does not allow democracy or elections"

Doesn't Sufi Muhammad know that only venomous Islamophobes believe there is any incompatibility between Islam and democracy? "Sufi wants Islamic rule worldwide," from the Daily Times, February 18 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, who...

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Authorities in Buffalo: Maybe this beheading was an honor killing

Before he beheaded her No kidding, really? Moderate Beheading Update: Possibility of 'honor killing' mulled in Orchard Park slaying," by Fred O. Williams for the Buffalo News, February 17 (thanks to Axel): The gruesome death of Orchard Park resident...

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"Mr. Todd, if you hold nothing so sacred as to wish death upon those who would defile or dishonor it, then you are lost and will never understand."

This morning I was on the Garrison show, which airs Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30AM EST on 93.1 FM, WIBC in Indianapolis. Former Jerusalem Post Publisher Tom Rose was sitting in as guest host for Greg Garrison, and Tom and...

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Ayatollah Khomeini / Â'Rushdie SyndromeÂ' / the United Nations and ShakespeareÂ's words: Â"Silence that dreadful bellÂ" (Othello)

Further Comments by David G. Littman, twenty years after the Rushdie Fatwa: Following my three statements at the UN Commission on Human Rights soon after the 1989 Rushdie fatwa, I again referred to this Â"greatest freedom of opinion and expression...

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Clinton: Obama Administration will "enlist the help of Muslims around the world against the extremists"

Hoping to communicate more effectively Of course, that's just what the Bush Administration tried to do -- and ended up taking the advice of Muslim Brotherhood operatives, and enabling jihadists to gain access to high levels of government. Will...

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"Mohammed said, 'War is deceit,' and they are doing an awfully good job so that very few in America even recognize the risk"

Alyssa A. Lappen is a freelance investigative journalist. She has served as a senior fellow of the American Center for Democracy, a senior editor of Institutional Investor, Working Woman and Corporate Finance, and associate editor of Forbes. She is also...

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CAIR gave award to moderate Muslim who beheaded his wife

Moderate Beheading Update: "Muzzammil Hassan receives award from CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed," from CAIR-PA (thanks to Steve). Of course, CAIR didn't know he was going to behead his wife. But if, say, Geert...

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WSJ calls for defending free speech, sort of

Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal calls for liberals and conservatives to defend Geert Wilders and freedom of speech. The WSJ has not always been this understanding of what is at stake in the Wilders case -- this piece...

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"Jailhouse Islam" claims another cop's life

Senselessly murdered by a prison convert to Islam Far from ameliorating criminal impulses, here, once again, is more evidence that prison conversion to Islam only exacerbates criminal tendencies. "Jailhouse Islam Behind Cop Killing?" from my My-Fox-Philly, February 16:PHILADELPHIA -...

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On Al-Jazeera, Kuwaiti professor suggests a biological attack on White House

According to the professor: "One person, with the courage to carry four pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this 'confetti' all over them, and then will do these cries of joy. It will...

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Gitmo detainee: "I do pose a threat to the United States and its allies.... I am a Muslim jihadist"

"But despite his statements and some potential evidence — he was captured with a bag of various currencies and passports from several countries — some legal experts say it may be difficult for the United States to bring charges against...

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Afghanistan: Danish army negotiating with "more moderate" Taliban

"Pragmatism" "We cannot get around it. We must intensify the dialogue and the negotiations with the Taliban if we want to have peace in Afghanistan, because we cannot eliminate the enemy." "Danish soldiers negotiating with Afghan Taliban: report," from...

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Al-Qaeda rapist captured

Unlike other mujahidin ("holy warriors") who are in the habit of raping men and shaming them into becoming suicide-bombers (i.e., "martyrs"), this jihadist appears to simply be a serial rapist, with no "nobler" motives (i.e., shaming others into martyrdom). "Suspected...

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Turks nab two more suspects in murder of Christians

One of the earlier suspects who was arrested said: "We didn't do this for ourselves, but for our religion. Our religion is being destroyed. Let this be a lesson to enemies of our religion." An update on this story. "Turkey:...

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