Sunday, February 10, 2008
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Jordan: Hamas picking off humanitarian aid sent to Gaza
"We are surprised it should be confiscated and distributed in a manner based on political considerations...this only penalises those who really deserve this aid." You're surprised? Really? "Jordan says Hamas seizes aid covoy sent to Gaza," by Suleiman al-Khalidi for...
Jordanian student to ex-Muslim speaker: "You are an enemy of Islam and you must die"
He is under investigation, which is good. But what will they find? If he believes in Islam, and in Islam's death penalty for apostates, what will they do then? "Muslim Student Threatens Former Terrorist's Life at Air Force Academy Even,"...
Fitzgerald: Barack and Iraq
It is idiotic to accuse Barack Obama of being a Muslim or a secret Muslim. He is not. It is not idiotic, however, to attack the miscomprehension of Islam that surely explains such a remark, one he might wish to...
Fitzgerald: Hillary, Obama, McCain
Hillary Clinton has not uttered a word to distance herself from her husband's insensate courtship of Yasir Arafat, or his unshakeable determination to misunderstand the Islamic basis of Arab opposition to Israel -- a misunderstanding that explains not only his...
"yall are stupid morons get a life"
That headline is the entirety of a message I received in the Hate Mail Bag yesterday. Ironically enough, it came from a jihad apologist who has recently sent me 62 email messages claiming that the global jihad is a reaction...
"Germany is at the centre of Al-Qaeda's attention and in their line of fire": interior ministry
Recent news amply demonstrates that all metropolitan areas of Western Europe are in jihadists' crosshairs, but Germany is certainly high on the list of targets, with one imminent attack thwarted in September. Once again, however, authorities appear to view the...
Misunderstanding of religion kills 8 in Algeria
Algeria Jihad Update. "Algeria rebels ambush and kill 8 soldiers," from Reuters: ALGIERS (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist rebels killed eight paramilitary gendarmes when they ambushed their convoy in eastern Algeria, a security source said on Friday. The ambush on Thursday...
Somalia: Interior spiritual strugglers of Religion of Peace attack "relatively peaceful" autonomous region
Too peaceful, apparently. Or not "peaceful" enough. Somalia Jihad Update. "Islamist Insurgents Claim Somalia Attacks That Killed 20," from Agence France-Presse: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AFP)--Islamist insurgents in Somalia have claimed responsibility for twin attacks in the northeast port city of Bossaso...
India: Jihadists scoping targets in Goa
"Militants had visited Goa thrice just to survey the coastal areas and crowded places," and reportedly sought to target tourist attractions. "Terror alert in serene Goa," from the Press Trust of India: PANAJI — An alert has been sounded in...
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Iranian ambassador: "Our laws allow for the amputation of the hand that steals ... the field of human rights should take into account the customs, traditions, religion and economic development"
In other words, the field of human rights should take into account the fact that human rights can be kind of inconvenient, especially when the penalty of amputation for theft comes from Qur'an 5:38: "As for the thief, both male...
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Fitzgerald: Rowan Williams, Beth Din courts, and Shari'a
The Archbishop of Canterbury is unrepentant. He thinks that the Shari'a, or at least the family law part of Shari'a, or at least some part of the family law part of Shari'a, would not contradict the laws and mores of...
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Fitzgerald: Louise Arbour and human rights
In an unprecedented reversal, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has backed off from her earlier endorsement of an Arab text calling for the "elimination" of Zionism, in response to a UN Watch protest. News of the controversy...
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Fjordman: The European Union and the Islamization of Europe
Here's the latest from the noted European essayist Fjordman: Hugh Fitzgerald of Jihad Watch recently suggested a number of things Europeans can do to halt Islamization. The proposals were good, but I think we should focus on the most important...
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Egyptian court: "Islam is the final and most complete religion and therefore Muslims already practice full freedom of religion and cannot convert"
Muhammad Hegazy Update. "Egypt Rules Christian Convert Must Remain Legally Muslim," by Ethan Cole for the Christian Post: An Egyptian judge ruled this week in an unprecedented case that a Muslim who converted to Christianity cannot legally change his religious...
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Iran's parliament set to mandate death penalty over lighter sentences for apostasy from Islam
Islamic Tolerance Alert. "Iran: Death Penalty Proposed for 'Apostates'," from Compass Direct: ISTANBUL, February 8 (Compass Direct News) – The Iranian parliament may mandate the death penalty for citizens who leave Islam, a human rights group announced this week. For...
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