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Problems on hold

State-sponsored fanaticism

Youssef Sidhom

It appears that ridiculing other religions has become a lucrative business in Egypt these days. Those who make it a calling to disdain other faiths find a handy venue in the media to promote their ideas.

Islamism's poison tree 

The Pioneer  

Teacher, I want to go London next month. I want bomb, big bomb in London, again. I want make jihad!"
 

Saudi Arabia the "Mother of all Terrorist Sponsors"

For some reason (oil) Saudi Arabia is considered a "moderate" Arab state. Yet internally it is just as repressive as Syria and Iran (see Saudi Arabia: An Aparthied State Practicing a Racist Religion) and it is the "mother of all terrorist sponsors" as Dore Gold reported in 2003.

Preliminary Observations from the June 2007 UK Plots

07/19/2007 - By Jeffrey Cozzens (from Terrorism Monitor, July 19) -
On June 29, the Tiger Tiger nightclub in London was targeted by a gas cylinder-based car bomb studded with shrapnel—one of two found in central London. The following day, two men, Kafeel Ahmad and Bilal Abdullah, rammed a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport in an apparent attempt to detonate the petrol canisters under their car.

THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 373 

Controversy Among Reformists in the Arab World Over Dialogue With Islamist Groups
By: Y. Yehoshua

Debate has recently reawakened in the Arab media over the initiative for dialogue between the West and the political Islam movements, in particular the Muslim Brotherhood. The debate has resurged in the West due to renewed interest in the initiative, which was reflected in various articles published on the issue in Western papers and journals. [1]

Women in hijabs 'need sunlight or risk illness'

Evening Standad 

The traditional hijab could be preventing some women from receiving enough sunlight on their skin

Muslim women who wear the hijab are at risk of serious illness because they do not get enough sun, doctors have warned.

Do we have to treat Muslims as Muslims?

Will the advent of Gordon Brown seriously change the Government’s approach towards radical Islamism? Since the abortive attacks on a London night club and Glasgow airport, much energy has been expended on two issues: whether we can or can’t call terrorists Muslims and the number of days that the police can detain jihadi suspects.

Red Mosque in Rebellion

by Daniel Pipes  
 

Imagine that an Islamist central command exists — and that you are its chief strategist, with a mandate to spread full application of Shariah, or Islamic law, through all means available, with the ultimate goal of a worldwide caliphate. What advice would you offer your comrades in the aftermath of the eight-day Red Mosque rebellion in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan?

Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and the Spread of Sunni Theofascism
by Ambassador Curtin Winsor, Jr.


Curtin Winsor, Jr. is a former US ambassador to Costa Rica (1983-1985). He was Special Emissary to the Middle East at the outset of the Reagan administration. He is chairman and owner of the American Chemical Services Company of Marmet, WV and serves on the boards of several public policy organizations, including the William H. Donner Foundation, the Atlas Foundation for Economic Research, the Media Research Center and the Hudson Institute.

Radical Islam Called Largest Threat to Global Religious Freedom

CNSNews.com 

A conservative watchdog group has issued a report claiming that religious freedom is deteriorating worldwide and that radical Islam is the largest threat to people's ability to worship according to their beliefs.

'De-Islamatization': Why it must be done

World Net Daily 

Is there not a cause?

~ David (c. 1040 B.C.)

Until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide, while the many natures who at present pursue either one exclusively are forcibly prevented from doing so, cities will have no rest from evils ... nor, I think, will the human race.

What About Muslim Moderates?

Wall Street Journal          

By R. JAMES WOOLSEY and NINA SHEA

Islamist terrorism has led the American and British governments in the past month to launch separate public diplomacy programs aimed at engaging Muslims at home and abroad. A quick comparison shows the two initiatives are headed in opposite directions. At least the Brits have finally got it right.

First Freedom

Preying on prayer.

By Paul Marshall

In his recent speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush once again stressed the fundamental importance of religious freedom. It is “the very first protection offered in America’s Bill of Rights. It is a precious freedom. It is a basic compact under which people of faith agree not to impose their spiritual vision on others, and in return to practice their own beliefs as they see fit.” He does this repeatedly, and emphasizes its significance through other events, such as his private meeting with Cardinal Joseph Zen, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Hong Kong, something the State department reportedly opposed.

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. Courts

By Jeffrey Breinholt

 

The most pointed and interesting discussions at the recent NEFA Conference on the Muslim Brotherhood involved the issue that is the subject of so much recent public commentary: whether Western governments should embrace the Brotherhood as an effective counterweight to Al Qaida. Meanwhile, the lawsuit filed by several Arizona-based Muslim leaders against US Airways, after passenger complaints led to their being pulled from a recent Minnesota flight, along with the libel actions filed against those who have dared to write about Islamic charities in the U.S., raises an interesting issue that was not addressed at the NEFA event nor, to my knowledge, by any legal commentatory: what is the Muslim Brotherhood’s history with the American courts?

From kids' quarrel to religious strife in Alexandria

Cairo - Fifty years ago, no Egyptian would have believed that a fight between two children - a Muslim and a Christian - could ignite violence requiring the presence of truckloads of heavily-armed riot police to contain it. But this happened last month in the once cosmopolitan Mediterranean city of Alexandria, albeit in one of the city's poorer districts. There, a fist fight between two boys in front of a church turned into a full-blown sectarian clash between Muslims and Christians.

Muslims declare sovereignty over U.S., UK
Hear Islamic leaders in London: 'Queen Elizabeth, go to hell!
'

WorldNetDaily.com


Protesters at London Central Mosque
Across town from the site of the recent attempted car-bomb attacks, several thousand Muslims gathered in front of the London Central Mosque to applaud fiery preachers prophesying the overthrow of the British government –

 

Who Dispatched Saudi’s Youth?

Mshari Al-Zaydi

 Forty-five Saudis have been fighting with the terrorist group Fatah al Islam in Nahr al Bared camp. So far, 23 of them have been killed and were buried in a mass grave, as stated by the Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in Lebanon [Brigadier General Sultan Abul Ainain] in Asharq Al-Awsat last Monday. The names of some of those killed were published in ‘al Hayat’ newspaper.

can't believe my son's a fanatic'

Evening Standard 

They spent yesterday being questioned at at a high-security police station after they were dramatically arrested on the M6 at the weekend.

Junior doctor Mohammed Asha, 26, and his university-graduate wife Marwah were held because he is suspected of playing a key role in the car bomb plot.

A cry of anguish and pain, please help.  Egyptian police

and persecution of converts.  

Let My People Go 

With a cry of anguish and pain, Moses once cried out to Pharaoh saying “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness” (Exodus 5:1). This same cry is the cry of the persecuted in our beloved Egypt for the past 1428 years –years where we have been living under the shadows of fire. Today we, too, cry out to our own Pharaoh, Hosny Mubarak and his party, to let Abdullah Ahmad Reyad go.

Abdullah Ahmad Reyad, a 54 year old engineer, has known God for many years through Yusuf Reyad, his father, also a Muslim Background Believer (MBB).

Shoeless George Bush

by Daniel Pipes

http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4739
[With slight differences from the NY Sun version]

When Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., in June 1957, his 500-word talk effused good will ("Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements") even as the American president embarrassingly bumbled (Muslims in the United States, he declared, have the right to their "own church"). Conspicuously, he included nary a word about policy.


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