Opposition group: Iran leaders planned capture of Britons

Big surprise here. From Iran Focus, with thanks to Mackie: London, Mar. 31 — Iran’s main opposition movement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said on Saturday that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) had planned the recent capture of 15 British marines and naval personnel and are holding the group in an […]

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Iranian Official: Sailors May Be Tried

The provocations just keep coming. By Naser Karimi for AP, with thanks to Mackie: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s ambassador to Russia renewed a threat Iranian officials made earlier this week, saying 15 British sailors held by Iran could be tried for violating international law, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported Saturday. Gholam-Reza Ansari told […]

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Malaysia: Woman fails in bid to renounce Islam

Sharia (Syaria) Alert from modern, moderate Malaysia: you have to apply to leave Islam, and your application may not be accepted. “Woman fails in bid to renounce Islam,” from New Straits Times, with thanks to Teri: KOTA KINABALU: A 24-year-old Muslim woman yesterday failed in her application to renounce Islam on the grounds that she […]

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Muhammad Dawood gets 9-month sentence for supporting terrorism

Muhammad Dawood (aka David Hicks) Update: a slap on the wrist. “Hicks gets nine-month sentence,” from Australia’s ABC News Online (thanks to JE): A US military tribunal has sentenced confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks to seven years in jail but he will only have to serve nine months. The tribunal judge accepted Hicks’s guilty plea […]

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1 teacher, elderly couple shot dead in Thailand’s restive south

Jihad against retired teachers and elderly couples. This Associated Press , however, stays in passive voice as long as it can, before gingerly identifying the culprits as “suspected insurgents,” who of course just happen to target Buddhists. BANGKOK, Thailand: A retired teacher and an elderly couple were shot dead Saturday while four other civilians were […]

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Pakistan: “Creeping Talibanisation is now a reality across the country”

And the creeps are creeping fast. “The creeping coup,” by Zaffar Abbas in Dawn, with thanks to Sr. Soph: ISLAMABAD, March 30: The primary theatre of battle may still be North and South Waziristan, as evidenced by the Pakistani Taliban’s recent bloody assault on the settled town of Tank that borders the tribal areas. But […]

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Saudi Arabia: Another Wife for 110-Year-Old Man

The key part of this story is not that a 110-year-old is marrying, but that his present wife no longer “satisfies his needs.” Of course, many in the West think of marriage in this selfish way also, but the traditional understanding of marriage — for worse as well as for better — is still alive. […]

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Saudi Arabia: Parental opposition spawns secret marriages

“He felt that women are resorting to ‘secret marriages’ to escape from flogging or torture by their family members, or expulsion from their family homes.” “Parental opposition spawns secret marriages,” by Mariam Al Hakeem in Gulfnews, with thanks to Sr. Soph: Riyadh: Many young Saudi women are finding themselves in a knot after secretly marrying. […]

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Imams narrow target of ‘Does’

Now we learn that they’re only going after the “racist” passengers. And “there is no way Mr. Mohammedi can possibly determine whether the John Does ‘knowingly made false reports’ against his clients ‘with the intent to discriminate against them’ without taking their testimony under oath, at least during pretrial discovery.” That in itself will discourage […]

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“It’s clear that what Ramadan wants isn’t a modernised, secular Islam, but an Islamised modernity”

In “Squinting at Extremists,” David Thompson exposes the hollowness of Tariq Ramadan’s claims to moderation: “Those willing to trawl through Ramadan’s written and recorded output will find no shortage of material calling into question his supposedly liberal intent. It’s clear that what Ramadan wants isn’t a modernised, secular Islam, but an Islamised modernity.” Over at […]

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Spencer on CSpan this morning

I just found out that CSpan Book TV will be repeating my Heritage Foundation talk about my book The Truth About Muhammad this morning at 7:30AM PST, 10:30AM EST. You can watch online here.

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Seven rallies today against the global jihad

Rally Against Islamofascism Day. All rallies will be held TODAY, Saturday, March 31st. For details, see the UAC site. West Coast: Southern California: In front of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)’s Southern California Office We will be hanging an effigy of bin Laden Location: 2180 W. Crescent Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 Time: 1:00 […]

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Qaddafi: “All those believers who do not follow Islam are losers”

No word on whether he extended his right thumb and forefinger in the shape of an “L” and held it up to his forehead to drive the point home. “Gaddafi says only Islam a universal religion,” by Salah Sarrar for Reuters: AGADEZ, Niger (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Friday that it was […]

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EU’s classified handbook bars governments from speaking of “jihad” or linking Islam and terrorism

Apparently they think that if they don’t talk about it, it will go away. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that while their governments are punctiliously refraining from linking Islam and terrorism, the Islamic terrorists will keep on doing so, right under their noses, and they will be powerless to stop it — because […]

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Forty-eight percent of Germans think the United States is more dangerous than Iran

What else would you expect, given the state of news reporting in Eurabia? “Evil Americans, Poor Mullahs,” by Claus Christian Malzahn in Spiegel Online, with thanks to all who sent this in: Forty-eight percent of Germans think the United States is more dangerous than Iran, a new survey shows, with only 31 percent believing the […]

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UN Human Rights Council condemns “attempts to identify Islam with terrorism”

And mind you, they don’t mean attempts to identify Islam with terrorism such as those perpetrated by Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahri, Omar Bakri, Abu Hamza, and the rest. They meant non-Muslims who analyze those connections and try to alert people to their existence, so that non-Muslims and genuinely peaceful Muslims can take realistic and […]

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Libertarian Live!

Andre Traversa had me on his talk show yesterday to talk about my book, “Religion of Peace,” and asked me to post the link for all Jihad Watchers. I understand the first ten minutes concern Rudy Giuliani, then Phyllis Chesler comes on, then me.

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Iran issues another letter purportedly from female sailor

Grammatical errors and non-standard spelling join the the odd, stilted language of the previous letters that Iran claims were composed by Faye Turney. Iran can only hope that some of its own people buy into the propaganda, as their tactics are utterly transparent to the rest of the world. “Text of 3rd letter allegedly written […]

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New video shows British detainee ‘confession’

Imagine the international upheaval if a Western country showed a detainee’s face for a moment. It’s simply not done. Meanwhile, in Iran… From CNN: TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iranian Arabic language network Al Alam on Friday aired new video showing one of 15 British detainees apologizing to Iranians for “entering your waters without permission.” The […]

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