Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Al-Qaeda in Islamic North Africa kidnaps two Austrian tourists: "The apostate Tunisian state cannot and will not be able to protect you"
Of course, Al-Qaeda in Islamic North Africa (not Islamic enough for them, clearly) was formerly the Algerian Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC). The fact that they invoke Israeli action in Gaza -- never mind the Qassams-- as an...
Thousands of Afghan Motoon, Qur'an film protesters chant 'Long live al Qaeda'
Tiny Minority of Extremists™ Update: "Afghan protesters chant 'Long live al Qaeda,'" from CTV.ca (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Thousands of Afghan students chanted "Long live al Qaeda," during a protest aimed at Denmark and the Netherlands. Protesters accused the two...
This is how all the learned analyses should be received
From our massive Emperors-New-Clothes File comes this letter from Jihad Watch reader Dr. Robert A. Koslover to UCLA Professor Michael Ross, architect of the trail-blazing new study that has discovered that oil, not Islam, accounts for the oppression of Muslim...
New Jihad Watch video: Afghans with fake Mexican passports
Thanks to a generous Hot Air reader who volunteered to edit my Jihad Watch video series, we are back at work. This one discusses the strange case of three Afghans who were arrested recently with...Mexican passports....
Spencer Blogging the Qur'an: Sura 18, "The Cave," verses 1-59
Here is the latest installment in my ongoing Blogging the Qur'an series at Hot Air: the first part of one of the most popular, influential, and fascinating suras of the Qur'an, sura 18, "The Cave." Sura 18, "The Cave," another...
New study: Oil, not Islam, oppresses women
The never-ending quest to find something, anything, anything but Islam, to explain Islamic violence, Islamic supremacism, and -- in particular here -- the oppression of women in Islam continues. This one is particularly egregious: it's all about oil, you see,...
Fatah leader, school books support terror against US in Iraq
But remember: they sincerely want peace! "Fatah Leader, School Books Supports Terrorism Against US in Iraq," by Ezra HaLevi for Israel National News (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): (IsraelNN.com) A leader of Mahmoud Abbas's US-backed Fatah party has come out in...
"Leading expert" again cites jihadists' "boredom"
Marc Sageman rides again. "Latest terrorists are 'looking for thrills'," by Natalie O'Brien for The Australian: The third wave of terrorism facing the world is a leaderless mishmash of young and bored terrorist wannabees, according to a leading US expert....
"Aggressive policing" turns Muslims to terrorism, Australian study claims
Thought Experiment: Ever get pulled over for a traffic violation -- perhaps even one that seemed absurd? Did it "radicalize" you so that you resolved to become a worse driver? "Aggressive policing turns Muslims to terrorism: study," from the Australian...
U.K.: "No intervention available to us to counter terrorist behaviour or to counter the threat of radicalisation" by prison da'wa
Here's a start: What are prison officials doing about those inmates who are "radicalizing" others? What do the chaplains say they are doing about it? Are they sure of where each chaplain's sympathies lie? "Jailed Muslims a terrorist target," by...
Report: Syria 'intensely' arming itself
Russia factors heavily in this situation, reportedly extending weapons discounts and other benefits to Syria. A rather myopic move by a country that is battling its own jihadist insurgency. "Syria 'intensely' arming itself," by Aaron Klein for World Net Daily:...
Analysts say Malaysian Islamic party wins big with "gentler image"
They changed their image and their talking points, but did not repudiate the agenda they emphasized earlier. Western policymakers should take note, and ponder what lessons may be applied to the Palestinian Authority, and other purported bastions of "moderation." "Analysts...
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Jordan: Man faces only one year in jail for honor killing
More on this story -- I believe I misunderstood the earlier one as suggesting that since he was charged with premeditated murder, he would face a longer sentence. That doesn't appear to be the case. "Jordan: Man Faces Only 1...
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Islamic leader: Jewish Temple never existed
Of course. No reason why it should have, since, after all, even long before the Temple was built, Abraham was a Muslim (Qur'an 3:67). Note also this Sheikh's blood libel. "Arab leader denies temple ever existed," from the Jerusalem Post...
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Motoon cartoonist: Dutch "must show" Wilders' Qur'an film
"In Denmark, we have criticism of everything: the Queen, politicians, religion... provoking debate is the job of the newspaper and so also of the cartoonist. Muslims have to accept that." Yes. "Dutch 'must show' anti-Islam film," from the BBC (thanks...
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Woman shot in honour killing a virgin
If she hadn't been a virgin, he would be facing only a light sentence. From Agence France-Presse (thanks to JE): POLICE said they had charged a Jordanian with premeditated murder after his 23-year-old sister and her boyfriend were shot dead...
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British Army builds mosque in Afghanistan
The lead paragraph here says that the soldiers are "building bridges in Afghanistan." The bedrock assumption here is that the Afghans who come to worship in the mosque will see that the British built it and think, "Say, they aren't...
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Palestinian use of bulldozers, heavy equipment at Temple Mount endangers Jewish artifacts, exposes double standard
Remember the outrage and threats of jihad that erupted when Jewish workers were constructing a bridge near the Temple Mount? The Islamic Waqf has been working with bulldozers and other heavy equipment on the grounds-- something which Olmert approved, and...
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Saudi woman defies driving ban; society collapses -- no, wait...
Civil disobedience. "Saudi woman defies driving ban to mark women's day," from Agence France-Presse: RIYADH (AFP) — A Saudi woman activist marked this year's International Women's Day by defying a ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom and posted...
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