Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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Pakistan: Jihadists "despise the aid groups because they employ women and work for women's rights"
"Letters from extremists distributed March 13 and 14 also warned schools to make sure girls are covered from head to toe and to avoid coeducation." Sharia Alert. "Extremists target aid groups in Pakistan," by Kathy Gannon for the Associated Press:...
Obama: My pastor sounded like a jihadist
Here is a paragraph from Obama's speech on Jeremiah Wright today (thanks to James): But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm werenÂ't simply controversial. They werenÂ't simply a religious leaderÂ's effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead,...
Rabbi stabbed in neck in East Jerusalem jihad terror attack
"Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks..." (Qur'an 47:4). "Rabbi stabbed in neck in E. Jerusalem terror attack," by Jonathan Lis for Haaretz (thanks to Twostellas): A Palestinian stabbed a Haredi rabbi in the neck...
ACLU opens investigation of Islamic public school in Minnesota
It must be a cold day in Hell today. Anyway, here is the ACLU's March 18 press release (thanks to Richard) about their investigation of the school, and here is the article I wrote last week about the Tarek...
Algeria: Al-Qaeda raids mosque, kills two, saying "We kill you with Allah's consent"
I don't know what a "moderate Salafite" would be. A Salafi is one who adheres to "pure Islam," and hence holds to the same goals regarding political Islam that Al-Qaeda itself champions. Perhaps they differ on the means to attain...
Unknown attackers explode morter shell near US embassy in Yemen, killing one
Hmmm. Now who could they be? "Mortar near US embassy in Yemen kills 1," by Ahmed Al-Haj for Associated Press (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist): SAN'A, Yemen - A mortar shell exploded Tuesday by a high school next to the...
Poll: Hamas Leadership Gains in Popularity
Tiny Minority of ExtremistsÂ™ Update. By Richard Boudreaux for the Los Angeles Times via the New York Sun (thanks to all who sent this in): JERUSALEM Â— During three months of floundering peace talks overshadowed by violence, the American-backed Palestinian...
Daily Digest still down
I am receiving a large number of emails telling me that people are no longer receiving the Jihad Watch Daily Digest in their morning email. I am aware of the problem, which has been going on for almost a week...
Virginia: Yemeni man yells that he has a bomb, forces evacuation of train
Apparently Basel Saleh Salem Kassem simply lost his temper, and began crying out that he had a bomb. Happens all the time. But whether knowingly or inadvertently, he served to strike terror into the hearts of the infidels on the...
Islamophobic suicide attacker kills 39 near Karbala mosque -- no, wait...
What's that? It wasn't an Islamophobe? It was a Muslim, laying claim of the promise of Paradise to those who "kill and are killed" for Allah (Qur'an 9:111)? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe? "Suicide bomber kills at least...
Al-Arabiya in a froth over Spencer book
Al-Qaeda's Azzam Al-Amriki, however, loved it* Al-Arabiya discovers a sixteen-month-old promotion for my book The Truth About Muhammad, and the spittle starts flying. As for the headline of their piece, I challenge anyone at Al-Arabiya, or anyone anywhere, to...
Somali jihad leader: Beheadings will continue
After all, they're in the Qur'an: "Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks..." (47:4). "Somali Islamist leader rejects talks with gov't," by Aweys Yusuf for Reuters (thanks to Twostellas): MOGADISHU, March 16 (Reuters) - A...
Spencer Blogging the QurÂ'an: Sura 18, Â"The Cave,Â" verses 60-82
This week's installment of my Blogging the Qur'an series takes up the wild and wonderful story of Moses and Khidr. Many links are in the original at Hot Air, including the Home Depot one at the end. Sura 18Â's importance...
Jihadists kill 3, wound 21 with remote-controlled bombs in Thailand
Who did it? Reuters says in the first paragraph that "bombs" killed three and wounded 21 in "Thailand's troubled Muslim far south." So far we have no idea who is doing the bombing and who are the victims. The second...
Spencer: Complicity in Iran's Anti-Gay Jihad
In FrontPage's featured article this morning, I ask: Why was Britain ready to send a young man to certain death in Iran? And why didnÂ't Leftists protest? The British government announced Thursday that it was ending efforts to deport Mehdi...
Say, has anyone noticed?
I stand by this assessment! Almost a year ago, in this video, I said this of the "Obama-Is-Secretly-A-Muslim" rumors: "That's a lot of hooey." That, of course, didn't stop the Washington Post (and specifically, its reporter Perry Bacon, Jr.)...
Still no Daily Digest
Many people continue to write me to tell me they haven't received the Jihad Watch Daily Digest lately. I myself haven't received it since last Wednesday night. I apologize for the inconvenience. A tech expert is trying to find out...
Â"Islamic governments have never been established through peaceful solutions . . . They are established as they [always] have been by pen and gun, by word and bullet, by tongue and teeth.Â"
This manual has been around for years. I quoted the above in my 2002 book Islam Unveiled. But it's something useful to keep in mind -- when jihadists are speaking to jihadists, they drop the pretense we forever hear from...
Cartoon Rage flares again in Pakistan: 15 shot, nine cars torched
Being violent to prove Islam is peaceful Yet in all the firing, no bullets hit the cartoonists. "Strike against blasphemous cartoons: Nine vehicles torched, over six injured in Karachi," from the Daily Times (thanks to Twostellas): KARACHI: Nine vehicles...
Is Fitna imminent?
Fitna -- disturbance in Arabic -- is the name of Dutch politician Geert Wilders' film on the Qur'an which is already inducing paroxysms of rage before anyone has even seen it yet. It was first announced as coming by the...
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Saudi 11-year-old marries 10-year-old cousin
If he were 40, we almost certainly wouldn't be hearing about it at all. From Agence France-Presse: RIYADH - An 11-year-old boy has married his 10-year-old cousin in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a newspaper reported on Tuesday....
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FBI feeds Muslim victimhood mau-mauing, submits to interrogation at CAIR event
An unindicted co-conspirator in a terror funding case holds an event that puts the FBI on the hotseat. The Feds could have seized the opportunity to ask the CAIR rep some questions about that organization's own origins in the Hamas...
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Dutch Christians joining Muslims to criticize Wilders' Qur'an film
Not that they've seen it yet, of course. "Dutch Muslims, Christians prepare jointly to criticise Koran film," from Expatica (thanks to Sr. Soph): AMSTERDAM - Dutch Protestants and Muslims have joined in preparing a statement critical of the yet-to-be-released Koran-film...
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Woman sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran freed
Apparently because of international outrage over the stoning of her male partner last year, indicating that international pressure works. "Woman escapes stoning for adultery," from Agence France-Presse (thanks to JE): IRAN has freed a woman convicted of adultery who faced...
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Not a word about the dhimmi laws...
...which institutionalize the oppression of non-Muslims under Sharia rule. And that's enough in itself to discredit Noah Feldman's extended valentine to Sharia in the New York Times Magazine....
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Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, oh my
Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic. "Iran bans magazines for showing 'corrupt' foreign stars," from AFP (thanks to Mackie): TEHRAN (AFP) Â— Iran has banned nine lifestyle and cinema magazines for publishing pictures of "corrupt" foreign film stars and details...
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Vatican plans to open church in Saudi Arabia?
I very seriously doubt this will ever happen, in light of the restrictions Muhammad himself placed on the presence of non-Muslims in Arabia: "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but...
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Honor killing in Pakistan
Her brothers had a grudge against her. "Girl killed over honour," from the Daily Times (thanks to Twostellas): LAHORE: A 22-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her two brothers for honour in Baghbanpura on Saturday. The victim was identified...
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Church in Filipino Islamic city has no cross
To avoid "misunderstandings," no doubt with Misunderstanders of Islam. While Muslims in the West complain about largely trumped-up discrimination, this is life for Christians in majority Muslim areas, where the spirit of the dhimmi laws is alive and well. Islamic...
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Hamas using U.S. weapons
More evidence of the folly of the Fantasy-Based Policymaking that has us pouring money and materiel into the Palestinian Authority. By Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily (thanks to Sr. Soph): JERUSALEM Â– The Hamas terrorist group used U.S. weapons against the...
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Another attempted honor killing by Muslims in Israel
Closely following after this recent case. "Another attempted Israeli-Arab honor killing," from Israel Today (thanks to JS): Male members of an Israeli-Arab Mulsim [sic] clan on Saturday attempted to murder a female relative for having allegedly brought dishonor to the...
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Jihadists torch co-ed school in Afghanistan
Sharia Alert from Kandahar: "Insurgents torch school in Afghanistan," from AFP (thanks to Twostellas): KANDAHAR: Militants set ablaze a secondary school in AfghanistanÂ's southern city of Kandahar on Friday, authorities said, in at least the third attack on educational institutes...
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Former Blair aide: We must talk to Al-Qaeda
In this Jonathan Powell reveals that he has no understanding of the jihad ideology at all, and figures that Al-Qaeda is just like the IRA: if we sit down and talk with them and work through all our disagreements, we'll...
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First Catholic Church opens in Qatar, Christians hoping no one will notice
No cross, no bell, no steeple, no sign. Why? Because that's Islamic law for churches: Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:...
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to fight violence against Islam
Yes, you read that right. Not "violence perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam." No, Ban is ready to fight violence committed against Islam. "Senegal: Ban Ki-Moon to Fight Violence Against Islam," from Agence de Presse SÃ©nÃ©galaise (Dakar) (thanks...
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Fitzgerald: Well done, Laurie Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs
In the Rudd Government's first statement on Muslims, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Laurie Ferguson yesterday told The Australian it was time to tackle the myths surrounding Islam, arguing religious leaders were not representative of the mainstream Muslim community. "We...
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Fitzgerald: Imitatio Dei
"My theology prompts me to opt for a concept of liberty that includes the free choice not to exercise it. God may, indeed, be all-powerful but were the divine power to be always applied to the full, humanity couldn't exist....
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Brothers sentenced to life in honor killing; one tells judge: "the penalty is a little severe for us ... I ask you to take into consideration our situation. My family is bereaved."
Aren't you forgetting something? Perhaps, for instance, your role in their being bereaved? "Brothers sentenced to life in jail for 'honor killing' of sister," by Eli Ashkenazi for Haaretz: The Haifa District Court on Wednesday sentenced two brothers to life...
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Fitzgerald: Bernard Lewis's ill-considered remarks
There are so many disturbing things about Bernard Lewis' interview, but the most disturbing is the possible effect of his ill-considered remark counseling against the use of force with Iran, because Iran, you see, has a venerable history, and the...
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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Katha Pollitt
Self-described red-diaper baby, Radcliffe girl with cheek of tan (a little weak sun-taking, during that first job at Johnson State College, Vermont), a naif who -- in the middle of New York City -- was completely oblivious to, and shocked,...
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