Thursday, April 17, 2008
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Mistrial declared in Sears Tower jihad plot
An update on this story. "Judge declares mistrial in 'Liberty City 7' terrorism case," from CNN: MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- A judge has declared a mistrial in the retrial of six men accused of plotting terrorist acts with al Qaeda....
Seattle jihad shooter was calm
He may have been calm because he knew he was going to do a great act to serve Allah. (After all, it was he himself who mentioned that he was a Muslim in his first explanation of why he did...
Britain to import "moderate" imams from Pakistan to counter misunderstanders of Islam
The hope is that the largely Pakistani Muslim population in Britain would be more receptive to messages of moderation from Pakistani clerics. But this is ultimately rather useless as long as "moderation" is such an ill-defined term. What specific ideas...
Pakistan: Fitna Rage from 500 Lahore lawyers: "Death is acceptable in the service of the prophet"
"Manzoor Qadir, the president of the Lahore Bar Association, said that the present government was not doing enough to rein in foreigners indulging in blasphemous acts." "500 Pak lawyers protest against anti-Islam Dutch film," from Asian News International: Lahore, Apr.15...
Australia: 12 misunderstanders of Islam stand trial for plot to bomb packed stadium
Not the first case of soccer jihad, either. An update on this story. "12 stand trial in Australia terror plot," from the Associated Press: MELBOURNE, Australia - Twelve terror suspects planned to bomb a packed sports stadium during the grand...
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Rice calls Hamas 'resistance movement' during unscripted remarks
From our Why We're In The Fix We're In Department: "Oops, she did it again! Rice calls Hamas 'resistance movement' during unscripted remarks," by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily: JERUSALEM Â– For at least the fourth time in recent months, Secretary...
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Malaysia Council of Churches: Fitna distorts Islam
"Wilders is provocative in his comments on selective readings of the Quran and seeks to present a distorted portrayal of Islam as a violent religion." Predictably enough, there was nary a word from the august churchmen about the Islamic preachers...
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Iranian authorities destroy seven ancient synagogues in Tehran
Jahiliyya Update: The artifacts of the pre-Islamic period or non-Islamic cultures are, to traditional Islam, worthless trash -- the society of unbelievers. "Iran: Seven historic synagogues in Tehran destroyed," from AKI (thanks to Sr. Soph): Tehran, 15 April (AKI) -...
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Eight-year-old girl wins divorce in Yemen
"Her lawyer compared the case to thousands of others in Yemen, which has no minimum age of marriage." An update on this story. "Eight-Year-Old Girl Divorces Husband From Arranged Marriage," from FoxNews (thanks to all who sent this in): An...
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Hugs for thugs: Dhimmi Carter meets Hamas politician, also lays wreath on Arafat's grave
Surprising? No. Appalling? Yes. "Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting," by Josef Federman for the Associated Press: JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank,...
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"Up to 48 universities in Britain have been infiltrated by fundamentalists financed by Muslim groups."
"Eight of Britain's leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have accepted more than 236 million pounds sterling, about $460 million, in donations from Muslim organizations, 'many of which are known to have ties to extremist groups, some have links to...
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