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Posts Tagged ‘Geert Wilders’
Things have been relatively quiet on the Jihad front this week, but there’s always something happening:
(Hat tips: JihadWatch, Fark, Instapundit, Michael Totten, and the usual suspects.)
Though I’m going to be concentrating heavily on election coverage the next three weeks, the rest of the world doesn’t stop just because the U.S. is having an election. Here’s a roundup of this week’s problems with Jihad, Islamists, Sharia, Islam, and the Middle East in general. (You might also have noticed that I’ve added a Foreign Policy/Jihad links section.)
So here’s a week’s worth of (mostly depressing) developments:
- Michael Totten notes (by way of the the Gloria Foundation) that The Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on the United States. (If you’re not familiar with the Muslim Brotherhood, they are, if not Patient Zero, then Patient One or Two of the modern Islamist movement, founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna.) Here’s the text of the declaration via MEMRI. As Totten notes, the Muslim Brotherhood has “one hundred times more activists than al-Qaida.”
- The Jawa Report on a homegrown Jihadi who recently defected to al Qaeda in Yemen.
- Advice Goddess Amy Alkon recently got in touch on Facebook via a mutual (non-political) friend. (Yes, I’m on Facebook. No, I don’t take friend requests from people I don’t already have some sort of personal connection to, which excludes most political figures; as one friend put it, “I don’t friend anyone on Facebook who couldn’t pick me out of a police lineup.” I also don’t post political links on my Facebook feed. What would be the point?) Anyway, she’s been doing a lot of coverage on the Jihad front. This week she links the complete text of this Geert Wilders speech that’s well worth reading.
- Thinking of eating at a Washington, DC restaurant? Congratulations: you’re now a Jihad target.
- Not this week, but I only recently became aware of the honor killings of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters, by their own father in Irving, Texas. Updated: Dwight emailed to note that not only was the father/killer Yaser Said still at large, but that he’s been featured on America’s Most Wanted.