Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Iran goes through motions of a partial recount and figures that ought to settle things
Of course, a recount is inconsequential if the investigation doesn't address how the ballots got there. The "travelers" explanation below rings profoundly hollow. "Iran's election authority: Partial recount shows election valid," from CNN, June 29: TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Saying...
Bangladesh: Widow whipped 202 times, man whipped 101 following cleric's fatwa against them for "anti-social activity"
Sharia Alert. And yet another cleric "misunderstands" the vaunted compassion and mercy of Islamic law. "Fatwa: Bangladeshi woman brutally whipped," from Indo-Asian News Service, June 29 (thanks to Twostellas): DHAKA: A widow was whipped 202 times and a man 101...
"Where Islam touched, there is no recognition of the ways of life of the people. Islam, being a way of life, swallowed all that was African in the people."
Here is a stinging indictment of the historical revisionism and outright denial surrounding the treatment of black Africans under Islamic regimes. "The trouble with Black Muslims," by Rudolf Okonkwo for the Examiner, June 28: Even Obama cannot say it. But...
Philippines: 3 dead as jihadists bomb cafÃ© on Mindanao
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is suspected, again. "Three dead, 15 hurt in Philippines blast," from Agence France-Presse, June 29: Bombs have ripped through a cafe in the southern Philippines, killing three people and wounding 15, the military and witnesses...
85 Sharia courts now operating in Britain
According to the think tank Civitas, "Among the rulings ... we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British courts." But to intervene would be "Islamophobic." It might "radicalize"...
Turks increasingly turning to Islamic "extremism"
Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert, as still more "misunderstanders" of Islam emerge. The article provides a good account, however, of how the perceived "moderation" in Turkey is not because of Islam, but in spite of it, and due to the...
Taliban jihadists returning to territory held prior to 9/11
"[General Stanley] McChrystal, touring Afghanistan after taking command of about 90,000 US and NATO forces mid-June, said separately the Â"most dangerous thingÂ" in Afghanistan was not attacks by insurgents but their infiltration into village structures." "Afghan insurgents returning to pre-9/11...
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