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  • CAIR: Remove ‘Islamist Extremism,’ ‘Jihadism’ From 9/11 Museum Video

    05/13/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 13, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, seen in the left of this picture, will open to the public on May 21, 2014. (Photo: National September 11 Memorial Museum) (CNSNews.com) – Days before the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is stepping up its campaign to urge organizers to edit a video presentation on al-Qaeda, to remove terms such as “Islamist extremism” and “jihadism.” An earlier CAIR initiative – a letter last month co-signed by several other Muslim and Arab-American organizations, complaining to museum directors about what they called “academically controversial terminology”...
  • Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

    05/10/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | May 8, 2014 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Boko Haram .."Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden"... But little attention has been paid to the group's formal Arabic name: Jam'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da'wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as "The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War." That's a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative. The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists...
  • Feinstein: Jihadists Will Stop Hating the West Only When They Achieve Shariah Law

    12/03/2013 10:05:23 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2013 | Frank Gaffney
    Yesterday was a red letter day--or perhaps it should be called an Islamic green letter one--for U.S. intelligence. For the first time I can recall, the top legislator on a congressional oversight committee actually made clear what motivates our enemies in what used to be called euphemistically the “War on Terror,” ... What makes this incontrovertible statement so noteworthy? It is the fact that the intelligence community is not allowed to say it. Under Obama administration guidelines, for intelligence officers–and for that matter, law enforcement, Homeland Security and military personnel–to talk about Islamic jihadism and shariah as the motivation for...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Sue Gov't for Role in 2009 Massacre (claim gov't PC ignored Hasan's jihadism)

    08/07/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2013 | Caitlin Burke and Charlene Israel
    The trial for the suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is underway. Since he is representing himself, he could end up cross examining the victims of his own attack. Witnesses say Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at Fort Hood nearly four years ago, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others. Hasan isn't denying the allegations. In a brief opening statement Monday, he said "the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." Hasan called himself a "mujahideen" -- a Muslim holy warrior. "He further stated he realized during the war that he eventually found himself...
  • Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, Brother Of Al-Qaeda Leader, Proposes 10-Year 'Hudna' To The West

    09/16/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 72 replies
    Memri ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Staff
    On September 15, 2012, the Saudi daily Al-Shuroukh published a document authored by Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, the brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, proposing a 10-year hudna to the U.S. the West. The document's publication followed Al-Zawahiri's presentation of the main points of the initiative in interviews with Western media. In the preface to the document, Al-Zawahiri put himself forward as mediator, and explains the need for the initiative, and the reasoning behind it. He presented himself as a member of what he referred to generally as "the Islamic movement," and noted that the initiative aims to serve the interests of...
  • Book links Awalki to 9/11 attacks

    06/19/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    Thw Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2011 | Eli Lake
    The American-born Jihadist cleric Anwar Awlaki likely played an important support role in the September 11 attacks nearly ten years ago, according to a new book that examines the threat of home-grown terrorism. The book, “The Next Wave,” by Fox News national security reporter, Catherine Herridge, reveals new documents that find Mr. Awlaki was nearly arrested after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon for providing false information on his passport application. Today Mr. Awlaki is one of the leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Mr. Awlaki is also the only known American citizen on a...
  • Geert Wilders in Tel Aviv

    12/05/2010 3:48:21 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Andrew Bostom ^ | Andrew Bostom
    Israel is often being treated unfairly. The world looks at the plight of the Palestinians in refugee camps in Lebanon, Gaza, and other places, and many blame Israel. The UN claims that there are over 4.7 million Palestinian refugees, and many blame Israel. These voices say the Palestinians should be allowed to return to “Palestine.” But where is Palestine? Many say Israel must solve the problems of Palestine. But is Israel guilty of the plight of the Palestinian refugees? My answer is “No.” The Arab leaders are to be blamed – and Islam is to be blamed. Let me first...
  • Time to Arm Airline Passengers?

    11/23/2010 2:01:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2010 | The American Thinker
    <p>As opposed to the increasingly absurd steps being taken to identify and keep weapons off commercial aircraft, it would be advisable and practical to identify and empower volunteer counter-terrorists among the passengers, initially at least on domestic flights or on international flights by domestic carriers. This could even extend to arming those passengers on the aircraft.</p>
  • The 9/11 Mosque

    05/27/2010 7:43:06 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 50 replies · 1,035+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2010 | Editorial
    The area around the former World Trade Center is a sacred space. It is a place where thousands of Americans' lives were taken by the purveyors of a hostile ideology based on Islam. The Cordoba House, a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center planned for a site near Ground Zero, is at best inappropriate, and at worst an attempt to hijack the memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.... The United States should ban any overseas funding for construction of religious sites originating in countries that do not allow religious freedom and end the one-way relationship that allows those promoting...
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • Comedy Central caves to terrorism: 'South Park' was censored to pander to Islamist sentiment

    04/23/2010 7:31:50 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 28 replies · 915+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2010 | Editorial
    If the war against Islamic extremism were left to Comedy Central, it would have been lost by now. The network's decision to censor last week's episode of "South Park" depicting Muhammad was an act of unilateral surrender in the face of violent jihadist threats.... Comedy Central was not taking a principled stand against blasphemy because the episode showed Buddha snorting cocaine and - most outrageously - Jesus downloading Internet porn. "South Park" is an equal-opportunity slayer of sacred cows, both sectarian and secular, but the network is sending a message that it plays favorites to jihadists because they are the...
  • Jihadism's War on Democracies

    04/19/2010 12:02:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 349+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2010 | Walid Phares
    The term "War of Ideas" began appearing in the years following al-Qaeda terror attacks against the United States on 9/11. In the days following the massacres, the mainstream media displayed a stunning lack of determination in identifying where aggression was coming from and why.  In the hours following the bloodshed in Manhattan, Pennsylvania, and Washington, where about three thousand -- mostly civilians -- were killed, the main question raised by networks, publications, and commentators was "Why do they hate us?" Incredibly revealing, this slogan told the world and public at home that America did not know who the "they" (i.e.,...
  • India's Strategic Role in Countering Jihadism

    03/08/2010 9:29:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 38+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 08, 2010 | Walid Phares
    The confrontation in the Indian subcontinent among al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their allies on the one hand, and the three democracies they target -- Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India -- on the other hand must be reevaluated in terms of international cooperation against the jihadi threat. A regional system should be established to integrate the struggle against all jihadi forces in the subcontinent. There needs to be a separation of the ethnic and territorial questions from the fight against terrorism. Once that distinction is made, the possibility of internationalization of counterterrorism will be high. Jihadists based in any country of the...
  • STOP HER!: Carly Fiorina Praises Buddy Jesse Jackson, Islam.... (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    02/01/2010 1:03:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 810+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 2/1/2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    My friend, Orthodox Rabbi, California-based writer, blogger, and fellow political conservative, Rabbi Dov Fischer, has the disturbing scoop on Ms. Fiorina. He is the head rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, a Modern Orthodox synagogue, of whose Detroit branch both my grandfathers were co-founders. Rabbi Dov notes a very recent video, posted below, in which Ms. Fiorina details her very friendly, “working” relationship with shakedown artist, anti-Semite, and racist Jesse Jackson, when she welcomed him to his shakedown stop at Hewlett-Packard while she was CEO. Anyone who describes Jackson with the word “gracious,” as she did, is simply brain...
  • Code Red On Code Pink (Caroline Glick On The Moonbat Sponsors Of Obama Alert)

    01/15/2010 9:24:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 658+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/15/2010 | Caroline Glick
    Oh the shame of it all. Last month, 1,300 pro-Palestinian activists from the US and Europe came to the region in the name of peace and social justice to demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. Led by the self-declared feminist, antiwar group Code Pink, the demonstrators' plan was to enter Gaza from the Egyptian border at Rafah and deliver "humanitarian aid" to the Hamas terrorist organization. But it was not to be. Led by Code Pink founder and California Democratic fund-raiser Jodie Evans, the demonstrators were not welcomed by Egyptian authorities. Many were surrounded by riot police and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Abdulmutallab Lawyer, Prosecutors, Obama US Atty Mocked 9/11... (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    01/07/2010 12:30:28 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 1,447+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 1/07/2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    The “Mr. Koubriti,” referred to in the letter from Helfrick, is Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist who plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Incirlik Turkey, as well as Disneyland and hotels in Las Vegas. (More details about him here.) Though two federal juries said he was an Islamic terrorist, Mr. Koubriti now lives free in the Detroit area, where he is on the fast-track to become a U.S. citizen, and has a Commercial Drivers License (he drives a truck–just what you want Islamic terrorists in the U.S. doing as a profession). Mr. Straus worked with Mr....
  • Lions' Den: Security Theater Now Playing At Your Airport (Daniel Pipes On Israelification Alert)

    01/06/2010 3:01:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/06/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    As hands are wrung in the aftermath of the near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit, a conversation from London's Heathrow Airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, Murphy met Nizar al-Hindawi, a far-leftist Palestinian who impregnated her. After instructing her to "get rid of the thing," he abruptly changed his tune and insisted on immediate marriage in "the Holy Land." He also insisted on their...
  • "Outsmarting" The Terrorists By Being Incredibly Stupid? (Barry Rubin Alert)

    01/06/2010 12:01:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,312+ views
    Rubin Reports | 01/06/2010 | Barry Rubin
    Here’s my usual disclaimer: I would love to be able to stop criticizing the Obama Administration but it keeps saying and doing things that shock and surprise me or—if you want to put it this way—live up to my worst expectations. I’m sitting on a U.S. army base briefing officers along with a high-ranking State Department official who works on the Middle East. At one point, he gets a quaver in his voice and starts talking about the Arab-Israeli conflict making quite clear which side he’s on. Sounding scared he says: “While a lot of problems in the world can...
  • Is Profiling The Solution To Stopping Terrorists? (Its The Muslim Immigration Stupid, Alert)

    01/04/2010 8:20:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 671+ views
    Sultan Knish | 01/04/2010 | Sultan Knish
    The Northwest Flight 253 bombing attempt has once again reignited the debate over using profiling as a security technique. Many have pointed out over the years that ethnic profiling could have stopped the attacks of September 11. And it probably could have. But profiling alone is not the solution. First of all let's concede that America's intelligence capabilities are virtually useless. Shoe bomber Richard Reid was spotted by the Israelis. British intelligence knew about Umar. Nidal Malik Hasan did everything but walk around within the military establishment carrying a sign, "I Will Kill You All". And had he even actually...
  • Congratulations, Osama (Why Profiling Matters Alert)

    01/03/2010 2:37:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 2,637+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/03/2010 | David Lapin
    Congratulations on an outstanding job, Osama. You masterfully pulled the strings, and the most powerful nation in the world jumped. You caused turmoil in major airports around the world on the busiest travel day of the year, cancelling and delaying thousands of flights. Now we discover that there is a new place to hide explosives as we scurry around to devise solutions. Passengers go through a pre... Passengers go through a pre-flight security screening at Ben-Gurion Airport. Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski [file] Creating havoc at airports will divert our attention from your real targets. Perhaps our fragile electricity grid? Or our...
  • Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark (Mark Steyn: Echoes From "Hamlet" Alert)

    01/02/2010 12:12:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,751+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/02/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Remember the Danish cartoons? A 27-year old Somali does: Danish police on Friday shot and wounded a man trying to enter the home of an artist who drew controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The man, a 27-year-old Somalian who was armed with an axe, was caught trying to break into the home of Kurt Westergaard at 10pm local time, police said. Police shot the man, injuring him in his leg... Mr Westergaard's cartoon was seen at the time as the most controversial, as it depicted the Prophet with a bomb in his turban. "Controversial" but entirely vindicated by events...
  • Profile This (Mark Steyn: If You Can't Even Discuss The Problem, How Can You Fix It Alert)

    01/02/2010 12:02:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 1,196+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Andy, you're right to call out the President for taking refuge in discredited cliches about "crushing poverty" as a "root cause" of terrorism: Young Mr Abdulmuttalab lived in a London flat worth £2.5 million - ie, four million bucks. Still, it's good to know the President has abandoned his laughable assurances that the Pantybomber was an "isolated extremist". After all, when the leader of the global hyperpower says things that any reasonably informed person at home and abroad knows are complete twaddle, he makes his country look stupid to the world. But I think we're still missing the larger point...
  • Danish police shoot terrorist trying to enter Mohammed cartoonist's home

    01/02/2010 5:08:20 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 2, 2010
    Danish police have shot a Somali man linked to al-Qaida who tried to enter the home of an artist who drew controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The man, 28, who was armed with an axe and a knife, went to the home of Kurt Westergaard at 10pm local time on Friday, police said. Police shot him in the leg and arm and he was arrested. He is expected to recover. Mr Westergaard, 74, was commissioned by the Jyllands-Posten newspaper to produce caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed five years ago, including one which depicted the Prophet with a bomb in...
  • The Joke's On Us (Mark Steyn On Obama's KeyStone Cops Approach To Islamic Terrorism Alert)

    01/02/2010 4:24:07 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies · 2,876+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/02/2010 | Mark Steyn
    On Christmas Day, a gentleman from Nigeria succeeded (effortlessly) in boarding a flight to Detroit with a bomb in his underwear. Pretty funny, huh? But the Pantybomber wasn’t the big joke. The real laugh was the United States government. The global hyperpower spent the next week making itself a laughingstock to the entire planet. First, the bureaucrats at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) swung into action with a whole new range of restrictions. Against radical Yemen-trained Muslims wearing weaponized briefs? Of course not. That would be too obvious. So instead they imposed a slew of constraints against you. At Heathrow...
  • Fort Hood Denial: Why the hard Left can’t accept the Islamic roots of Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree

    12/28/2009 10:43:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,160+ views
    City Journal ^ | 22 December 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Why the hard Left can’t accept the Islamic roots of Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree As the United States prepares to try Nidal Malik Hasan for 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder at Fort Hood last month, few question the suspect’s guilt, but many disagree about his motives. Yet the evidence is now conclusive: the Fort Hood massacre was an act of Islamic terror. Before his shooting spree, Hasan told colleagues that non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell and that they should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats. Hasan traded 18 e-mails with...
  • Pope Leo XIII on True Liberty: A Great Pontiff Condemns a Modern Error

    12/04/2009 11:25:38 AM PST · by B-Chan · 19 replies · 544+ views
    Catholictradition.org ^ | Michael Davies
    Pope Leo XIII on True LibertyA Great Pontiff Condemns a Modern ErrorMICHAEL DAVIES IN his encyclical letter Libertas, Pope Leo XIII warns that there are certain so-called liberties which modern society takes for granted that every man possesses as a right. These are the liberties "which the followers of liberalism so eagerly advocate and proclaim." (The terms freedom and liberty will be considered synonymous for the purposes of this article; the Latin word libertas is expressed by either, depending on the translator.) The essence of liberalism is that the individual human being has the right to decide for himself the...
  • Why I Murdered 13 People At Fort Hood: Nidal Hassan Explains It All To You (Barry Rubin Alert)

    11/14/2009 10:43:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 40 replies · 1,967+ views
    Rubin Reports | 11/14/2009 | Barry Rubin
    How do we know that the attack at Fort Hood was an act of Islamist terrorism? Simple, Major Nidal Hassan told us so. You’ve seen reports of a long list of things he did and said along these lines. But what’s most amazing of all is this: Hassan is the first terrorist in history to give an academic lecture explaining why he was about to attack. Yet that still isn’t enough for too many people—including the president of the United States--to understand that the murderous assault at Fort Hood was a Jihad attack. It was reported that the audience was...
  • The War on '9-11'

    09/11/2009 2:52:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 606+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2009 | Walid Phares
    The Jihadi attacks against New York and Washington created an unforgettable date in the collective psyche of Americans: this nation was bled by men indoctrinated by an ideology that, both in its texts and in its actions, knows no mercy for free societies. The terrifying three numbers and a hyphen 9-11 took their place in the country's national identity, alongside Pearl Harbor in the high drama of American history. But 9-11 became also a benchmark to other nations and regions of the world. In Europe, Russia, and India, civil societies began identifying the date 9/11with their own subsequent traumas. Madrid...
  • Walid Phares: The War on '9-11'

    09/10/2009 11:14:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 660+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2009 | Walid Phares
    The Jihadi attacks against New York and Washington created an unforgettable date in the collective psyche of Americans: this nation was bled by men indoctrinated by an ideology that, both in its texts and in its actions, knows no mercy for free societies. The terrifying three numbers and a hyphen 9-11 took their place in the country's national identity, alongside Pearl Harbor in the high drama of American history.  But 9-11 became also a benchmark to other nations and regions of the world. In Europe, Russia, and India, civil societies began identifying the date 9/11with their own subsequent traumas. Madrid...
  • Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

    07/17/2009 6:24:16 AM PDT · by my small voice · 17 replies · 1,132+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/17/09 | Diane Macedo
    Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference Friday, July 17, 2009 Diane Macedo Print ShareThis YouTube The Khilafah Conference 2009 is scheduled to be held July 19, 2009 at the Hilton Oak Lawn hotel. A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq's onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It has operated discreetly in the U.S. for...
  • KUHNER: A religion of peace? Not for the jihadist movements

    04/13/2009 5:23:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 343+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Jeffrey Kuhner
    President Obama seeks to realign relations between the West and the Muslim world, calling for a "broader engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect." In particular, while on his visit to Turkey, he tacitly criticized the Iraq war. Mr. Obama blamed it for triggering tensions with Ankara and for fanning the flames of anti-Americanism on the Arab street. "I know that the trust that binds the United States and Turkey has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced." There is something not only grotesque, but also pathetic about...
  • Obama's Faustian Bargain

    04/01/2009 3:41:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 408+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 01, 2009 | Mark Silverberg
    The assumption that the Obama administration's diplomatic initiative to our enemies will enhance America's image in the world has yet to be proven. What should concern us more however is the price our enemies will exact from us as part of that rapproachement, and whether it is really and truly worth the cost? As Barry Rubin of the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Israel wrote recently: "In the Middle East, it is not so useful to think yourself popular and show yourself to be friendly. You have to inspire fear in your enemies and confidence in your friends....
  • BRITAIN IS IN GRAVE DANGER FROM THE NEW ENEMY WITHIN

    03/12/2009 2:55:02 PM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | March 12,2009 | Leo McKinstry
    ONE of the most moving but little-known episodes of the Second World War was Operation Exodus when, in the early summer of 1945, the RAF flew home tens of thousands of liberated British prisoners of war from northern Europe. Many had been incarcerated for five years in German PoW camps until they were freed by the Allies. As the planes flew over the English Channel and the white cliffs of Dover came into view, the spirits of this bedraggled but heroic army soared. Some cheered, others whistled. A few brave souls sat still with tears rolling down their cheeks. They...
  • Moderate Islam Needs to Condemn Jihadism Unequivocally

    02/24/2009 5:21:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 496+ views
    Thaindian News ^ | February 22nd, 2009 | Dr. Bhamy V Shenoy
    There has been an outpouring of sympathy for India from all over the world after the recent Mumbai carnage just like what the US received after 9/11. In recent years there have been such senseless killings in Bali, Indonesia (October 2002), Madrid train killings (March 2004), and the London bombings (July 2005). Between 9/11 in the US and 26/11 in India, there have been regular jihadi killings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Algeria, China and Russia. But jihadi terrorism involving the World Trade Center (New York), Madrid, Bali and London has been getting the world attention without any attempt to...
  • Troops battle to end Mumbai siege

    11/28/2008 4:29:17 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Commandos are battling the last few militants at a landmark Mumbai hotel, two days after the start of attacks which have killed at least 144 people. While almost 100 people were rescued from a second hotel, six bodies were found at a Jewish centre and battles rage on at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. A 29-year-old rabbi and his wife were confirmed as among those killed. India's foreign minister has said "elements with links to Pakistan" were involved in the attacks on Mumbai. See a detailed map of the area However, his Pakistani counterpart has urged India not to bring...
  • Europe must realize: Jihadism is an ideology, not a theology

    08/08/2008 8:30:22 AM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies · 106+ views
    worlddefensereview. ^ | Aug 7, 2008
    Europe must realize: Jihadism is an ideology, not a theology World Defense Review - Aug 7, 2008 The Jihadists in Sudan, for example, have clearly displayed racism in Darfur. c. New theories are claiming that the root causes are socio-psychological ...
  • Anatomy Of A Massacre (Caroline Glick Explains The Truth Behind Thursday's Terrorist Atrocity Alert)

    07/04/2008 11:01:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 252+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/4/2008 | Caroline Glick
    Government and police spokesmen would have us believe that the carnage in Jerusalem on Wednesday was unavoidable. Husam Taysir Dwayat, the convicted rapist, burglar and drug dealer turned jihadist who mowed down innocent people with his bulldozer on Jaffa Road was not suspected of links to terrorist organizations. The sociopathic, violent criminal who had "returned" to Islam over the past month raised no red flags. There was nothing to be done. No one is to blame. If the protestations of the government and the police that nothing could have prevented Dwayat from using his bulldozer to murder three people sound...
  • Fear Of Democracy (Why The Left Refuses To Stand Up For Free Speech Alert)

    04/04/2008 3:05:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 128+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/04/2008 | Caroline Glick
    The West stands by idly as its foundations are rent asunder.Last Friday the UN's Human Rights Council took a direct swipe at freedom of expression. In a 32-0 vote, the council instructed its "expert on freedom of expression" to report to the council on all instances in which individuals "abuse" their freedom of speech by giving expression to racial or religious bias. The measure was proposed by paragons of freedom Egypt and Pakistan. It was supported by all Arab, Muslim and African countries - founts of liberty one and all. European states abstained. The US, which is not a member...
  • Jihad, Islamism, and Non-Interventionism (Part 2 of 3)

    03/20/2008 7:15:15 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 1 replies · 145+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 20 March 2008 | Jeffrey Imm
    Jihad, Islamism, and Non-Interventionism Part Two of Three Jeffrey Imm3. Non-Interventionism: U.S. Foreign Policy to Blame for Islamist Terrorism3.1. Occidentalism and Non-Interventionists - Islamist Terrorism as a Reaction to U.S. Foreign PolicyIn his book "Marching Toward Hell", Mr. Scheuer mocks those concerned about Islamism as "Cold Warriors" (p. 148), while adopting a Cold War mentality towards Islamism himself. In Mr. Scheuer's efforts to promote Non-Interventionism, his argument is that Islamist terrorism is exclusively a reaction to U.S. foreign policy. Since logical contortion is inconsequential to the larger Non-Interventionist cause of preventing America from recognizing an enemy, Mr. Scheuer does not...
  • Welcome to a new type of war

    02/02/2008 4:30:10 AM PST · by Clive · 10 replies · 128+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2008-02-02 | Salim Mansur
    In his final State of the Union address on Monday, President George W. Bush spoke again at length about the war on terror, and the strategic importance of a "free Iraq" in securing a beachhead for freedom and democracy in the Arab heart of the Middle East. Bush reminded Americans and others that the free world is "engaged in the defining ideological struggle of the 21st century" against those -- the Islamists and their supporters -- opposed to "every principle of humanity and decency" that free people hold dear. Iraq and Afghanistan liberated from the clutches of tyranny will be...
  • The Candidate Who Can See the Enemy, Can Defeat It by Walid Phares

    02/01/2008 3:35:02 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 17 replies · 147+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/01/2008 | Walid Phares
    The Candidate Who Can See the Enemy, Can Defeat It by Walid Phares The post 9/11 era has changed the rules of engagement for national security experts and for those who can read the mind of the Jihadists, when it comes to US Presidential elections. While the principle was that the counter Terrorism community should let the voters chose their candidates and select their chief executive first, then offer the expert advice to the President later, unfortunately for that principle, things have changed. Indeed, since the attacks against New York and Washington and the engagement of the nation in the...
  • The War Against Jihadism. Why can't we call the enemy by its name? We're going to have to ...to win

    01/31/2008 8:17:47 AM PST · by Tolik · 32 replies · 736+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb 4, 2008 Issue | George Weigel
    What kind of campaign is this? Six-plus years after 9/11; while the Taliban attempts an Afghanistan comeback; as Islamist terrorists cause mayhem in Algeria and occupy huge swaths of tribal Pakistan; despite "United 93" and "The Kite Runner," a library-full of books, presidential commissions, congressional hearings, and four election cycles—despite all of that, a strange, Victorian reticence about naming the enemy in the contest for the human future in which we are engaged befogs this political season.Such reticence is an obstacle to victory in a war we cannot avoid and in which we must prevail. For if there is...
  • More on England and Islam ( Hasham Islam , aide to England turfs anti jihadist scholar and expert

    01/05/2008 1:55:51 PM PST · by Candor7 · 54 replies · 977+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 01/05/08 | Andy McCarthy
    As noted in Cliff's post yesterday (relying on a Bill Gertz report in the Washington Times), the Pentagon has sacked an authentic, influential scholar of Islam, Stephen Coughlin, who evidently refused to lie about — er, I mean, "soften his views on" — Islamic extremism (which, like it or not, is rooted in Islamic scripture) at the insistence of one Hasham Islam, Army Chief Gordon England's Islamophilic factotum (one of countless such creatures now pervading the federal government). For more on this, check out this post on the new website of Andrew Bostom, another scholar of Islam. Andy knows Coughlin...
  • Who's Being Rational? (Appeasement And Peace Through Strength Schools Compared Alert)

    12/15/2007 3:15:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 255+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/14/007 | Caroline Glick
    Life in southern Israel is unbearable. Since last January, on average, 6.3 mortars and rockets have been fired from Gaza on southern Israel every day. As Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i warned the heads of the communities around Gaza last week, due to the improvements in the Palestinian arsenal since Israel vacated Gaza two years ago, the Palestinians now field missiles and rockets with extended ranges that place 130,000 Israelis under threat of missile attack. Wednesday, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi made clear that if Israel wishes to secure its citizens there is only one thing it...
  • JIHADISM, LIBEALISM AND PERVERSION

    12/09/2007 6:11:47 PM PST · by ritt · 2 replies · 57+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-9-2007 | Stephen Rittenberg
    Our frequent exposure to the exhibitionistic snuff porn of Jihadis has prompted numerous attempts at psychological explanation. Clinicians know how comforting it is to have a diagnostic label. Correct diagnosis can be the first step to cure...
  • Interview with Hirsi Ali @Reasononline

    12/07/2007 11:56:41 AM PST · by PGR88 · 2 replies · 42+ views
    And by and large, Muslim immigrants in Europe do not come with the intention to assimilate. They come with the intention to work, earn some money, and go back. That’s how the first wave of immigrants in the Netherlands was perceived: They would just come to work and then they’d go away. The newer generations that have followed are coming not so much to work and more to reap the benefits of the welfare state. Again, assimilation is not really on their minds.
  • War Like Life - Is Not A Movie (Mark Steyn Reconsiders "Deliverance" In 2007 Alert)

    10/27/2007 4:14:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 341+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/27/2007 | Mark Steyn
    That's the real flaw in Christopher Dickey's "Deliverance" metaphor: If Cheney is Burt Reynolds, and the rest of America is Jon Voight, and the river is Iraq, who are the hillbillies? Well, presumably (for he doesn't spell it out) they're the dark forces you make yourself vulnerable to when you blunder into somewhere you shouldn't be. When the quartet returns to Atlanta a man short, they may understand how thin the veneer of civilization is, but they don't have to worry that their suburban cul-de-sacs will be overrun and reduced to the same state of nature as the backwoods. That's...
  • The jihadist elephant

    10/23/2007 11:33:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 128+ views
    JPost ^ | Sep. 25, 2007
    The jihadist elephant Jerusalem Post, Israel - Sep 25, 2007 http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1189411488287&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull ... while the greatest threat to the whole process - the rise of an Islamofascist arc from Hamas in Gaza, to Hizbullah in Lebanon, to Palestinian terror ...
  • Mitt Romney Utters a Forbidden Word

    10/17/2007 4:45:42 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 57 replies · 48+ views
    Human Events Online / Jihad Watch ^ | 10/16/2007 | Robert Spencer
    In a new TV commercial, Mitt Romney utters one of television’s new forbidden words. “It’s this century’s nightmare: jihadism. Violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism,” he says. “Their goal is to unite the world under a single Jihadist caliphate. To do that, they must collapse freedom-loving nations like us.” The forbidden word? Jihadism. Romney says in the commercial that in response to this threat he’ll beef up America’s intelligence services, monitor Al-Qaeda’s calls into the U.S. (a clear reference to a controversial Patriot Act provision), strengthen the armed forces, and stop Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. None of these recommendations, however, are...
  • A MONSTER WITH CHUTZPAH [Ahmadinejad]

    09/20/2007 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies · 326+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09/20/07 | Steven Emerson
    In other words, a request to visit the site of the worst terrorist attack in history - from a guy who's involved in terrorism up to his neck. Iran's government has actively and proudly supported terrorism for decades. It created and directs Hezbollah while funding Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations. Iran coordinates its terrorist sponsorship largely through its Ministry of Intelligence and Security and via the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Guard is also Ahmadinejad's chief power base - he's an IRGC veteran. At the time of the Iranian Revolution, Ahmadinejad was a member of the executive committee of...