Posts Tagged ‘This Week in Jihad’

The Unexpected Return of This Week(ish) in Jihad

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Bombing, revolution, and other jihad-related news breaking out, so let’s dust off this old headline category and throw up some links.

  • Our air force continues to bomb ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, including hitting their oil refineries.
  • France has been helping us bomb ISIS in Iraq as well, though evidently not in Syria.
  • Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey.
  • Did Hamas just give up control of Gaza? If so, I’d say Israel won the war decisively…
  • Houthi rebels have taken Yemen’s capital of Sana’a just a day after signing a peace treaty with the government. They follow Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, a Zaidi Shia (i.e., Fivers rather than Twelvers) as opposed to the formerly ruling Sunnis. I can’t tell from scanty news reports how interested they are in jihad or imposing Sharia law (or imposing more Sharia law, since the existing constitution is evidently partially based on it).
  • Jury finds Arab Bank liable for supporting Hamas by paying out martyrdom payments for suicide bombings in Israel.
  • “Coming Soon in Aceh [Indonesia]: Shariah Law for Non-Muslims. (Hat tip: Jihad Watch.)
  • Jihadists are eyeing the porous Mexican border as a way to launch terrorist attacks in the U.S.
  • Obama praises “moderate” Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah who backed a fatwa on U.S. soldiers. (Hat tip: Jihad Watch.)
  • From French fries to fatwa: the deadly path to jihad of Numan Haider.”
  • Actual ABC headline: “How #ISIS Is Complicating Al Franken’s Reelection Bid.” (Hat tip: Creeping Sharia.)
  • This Month in Jihad

    Monday, July 11th, 2011

    Well, I’m not really updating it weekly anymore, am I?

    So here are some notable Jihad-related stories from the last month or so:

  • Geert Wilders acquitted.
  • Pakistani generals helped sell nuclear secrets to North Korea. Lovely.
  • Christopher Hitchens, who is probably considerably more pro-Palestinian and skeptical of Israel than I am by a good measure, questions the motives of the “Gaza Flotilla,” noting the many ties of the organizers to Hamas, and of Hamas to Assad’s Syria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. “The intended beneficiary of the stunt is a ruling group with close ties to two of the most retrograde dictatorships in the Middle East, each of which has recently been up to its elbows in the blood of its own civilians.”
  • Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan will face the death penalty. Good news, but why did it take a year and half to get to this point?
  • Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri is dead.
  • At least 29 women in Leeds have UK courts to thank for preventing forced marriages.
  • Baby’s first jihad.
  • Robert Spencer on the possible Hindu roots of Islam.
  • The Unexpected Return of This Week in Jihad

    Friday, June 10th, 2011

    I stopped doing This Week in Jihad because it was eating up too much of my time. But this week there were enough big Jihad-related stories to justify putting one up:

  • Michael Totten has an interesting interview with Claire Berlinski on the situation in Turkey. If Turkey put up a status update, it would read “Mood: Delusional.” Also, is it just me, or does Berlinski look an awful lot like Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House?
  • Rep. Peter King to hold a hearing on Muslim radicalization in U.S. prisons.
  • Extensive New York Times piece on the Cosmos Foundation, Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, Atlas Construction, and charter schools in Texas. NYT calls Gulen a moderate. JihadWatch disagrees. Also, Gulen has hired George W. Bush’s PR rep Karen Hughes.
  • You know that “unarmed peace flotilla”? Yeah, not so much.
  • Female Kuwaiti “activist” calls for the return of sexual slavery to keep rich Muslim men from committing adultery. Sisters are doing it to themselves. And somewhere, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is kicking himself.
  • Strafor analyzes the latest al Qaeda video and sees a message of defeat. “The very call to leaderless resistance is an admission of defeat and an indication that the jihadists might not be receiving the divine blessing they claim.” The also show how al Qaeda ignorance of American gun control laws (no, you can’t buy automatic weapons at a gun show, since you need to fill out a form, undergo a background check that can take up to 90 days, and have a local law enforcement “chief” authorize your form (among other requirements), and that assumes you live in a state they haven’t been outlawed in) has lead to the arrests of several Jihadests looking to purchase them.
  • This Week in Jihad for March 18, 2011

    Friday, March 18th, 2011

    Been one of those weeks, so this is a little shorter and later than usual:

  • Army reprimands 9 scapegoats for its own political correctness in Nidal Hasan’s Ft. Hood shooting.
  • U.S. resident Pakistani charged with illegally smuggling nuclear material to Pakistan. Lovely.
  • Stratfor on Saaudi Arabia’s intervention in Bahrain.
  • The UN approves imposition of a no fly zone over Libya, and Gadhafi announces a ceasefire.
  • “Less than an hour after the cease-fire was declared, there were reports that it was already being violated.”
  • Richard Cohen says the Bosnian no-fly zone was a sham to assuage the west’s guilt over genocide and asks: “Should President Barack Obama lead a coordinated, Arab League-backed Western military intervention in Libya to stop Qaddafi?”.
  • Over a dozen states are now on the anti-Sharia bandwagon.
  • Jihadists hiding bombs in books.
  • “Al-Qaeda has launched a women’s magazine that mixes beauty and fashion tips with advice on suicide bombings.”
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Israelis seize Iranian ship loaded with weapons heading for Gaza.
  • Congressman King isn’t the one fomenting hysteria.
  • JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer on the King hearings.
  • Pam Geller thinks King blew it.
  • This Week in Jihad for March 10, 2011

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    Another week of Jihad news from the usual sources:

  • Multiculturalism is a failure in France, Germany, and the UK.
  • Egypt has sent special forces into Libya to help topple Gadhafi.
  • Turkey cracks down on critics of the Islamic government.
  • Alabama latest state to have law introduced banning Sharia.
  • Death penalty suggested for Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. Given that the shooting happened all the way back in 2009, isn’t this a little slow even for the usual wheels of American justice? Maybe if we’re lucky, the actual trial will occur in the home stretch of the 2012 election…
  • France recognizes the rebel government in Libya.
  • What’s the best way to protect the rights of women worldwide? Obviously, appoint the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Iran is arming the Taliban with rockets.
  • Zimbabwe to sell uranium to Iran. Chalk up another victory to the Axis of Assholes…
  • Fire a disc jockey for expressing reservations about Islam? WMAL decides to Gopher it.
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY) to hold hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims.
  • Cops agree with King that they don’t get enough tips from the Muslim community.
  • Mark Steyn thinks that if we are going to be doing nation-building, we shouldn’t do such a half-assed job of it.
  • C.) The Jews.
  • You’ve probably seen the news that another James O’Keefe sting caught the director of NPR on camera bashing Republicans, Christians, and Zionists.

  • Today brought followup news that O’Keefe caught another NPR promising to shield members of the group from a government audit.
  • Even NPR staffers are offended. Or at least pretending to be, in order to prevent that sweet, sweet taxpayer teat from being turned off.
  • This Week in Jihad for March 3, 2011

    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

    Another week, another Jihad roundup. I’m not sure I can keep up…

  • Both sides suck in Libya.
  • Moammar Gadhafi’s top ten international ass-kissing toadies.
  • The man who threatened South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to join a terrorist group. “Screw you, hippie Jihaddi!”
  • There’s one unqualified success story in the Middle East that Arab countries could use as a template to improve their societies. The problem? It’s Israel.
  • Member of the Muslim Brotherhood says that peace treaties between Egypt and Israel are null and void.
  • Our kids may play Cops-and-Robbers or Cowboys-and-Indians. Pakistani children play suicide bomber.

  • Daniel Pipes (hardly a pushover) is cautiously optimistic about events in the Middle East.
  • Another reason to get tough with Somali pirates: One fifth of their money goes to jihadests.
  • Mosques in London start putting up “Gay Free Zone signs.
  • Here’s a good place to start cutting the budget deficit: u.S. government spends $770 million to restore mosques in the Middle East.
  • A Muslim might have converted to Christianity? That’s a school burning.
  • (Hat tips: JihadWatch, Instapundit, Michael Totten, Creeping Sharia.)

    This Week in Jihad for February 24, 2011

    Thursday, February 24th, 2011

    All eyes on Libya this week, but, as usual, there’s a lot more Jihad-related news from around the world:

  • Saudi man arrested in Lubbock on terrorism charges.
  • “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
  • Hillary Clinton says the Taliban are just peachy with her.
  • The failure of multiculturalism in France.
  • Hezbollah told to be ready to invade Israel. In other news, Woody Allen is “getting ready” to kick Mike Tyson’s ass.
  • “Fifty members of the military community were gunned down, their ears still ringing with ‘Allahu Akbar!’ shouted by a man wearing their own uniform. And the official DOD report on the attack never mentions Islam once.”
  • Add South Dakota to the list of states outlawing Sharia.
  • Australia struggles with un-assimilated Muslim immigrants.
  • Stratfor on Libya’s deep roots in Islamic radicalism.
  • Important safety tip: Try not to go skiing in regions where Jihadests kill skiers.
  • Mullah’s insistent that there will be no math
  • (Hat tips: JihadWatch, Stratfor, Michael Totten, Instapundit)

    This Week in Jihad for February 9, 2011

    Thursday, February 10th, 2011

    Things have been relatively quiet on the Jihad front this week, but there’s always something happening:

  • BBC Presenter: “Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
  • Synagogue torched in Tunisia.
  • Reading the Bible? You know that’s a shooting.
  • Meet Yussuf al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian version of the Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • Over at JihadWatch, Roland Shirk offers up parallels between the modern Middle East and World War I.
  • Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey reveals identity.
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sees more parallels between the Iranian revolution and the situation in Egypt.
  • Geert Wilders: “All over Europe multicultural elites are waging total war against their populations. Their goal is to continue the strategy of mass-immigration, which will ultimately result in an Islamic Europe – a Europe without freedom: Eurabia.”
  • “Renegade ex-MILFs burn Christian village.” (Attention Farkers: This link is probably a lot less gratifying than you might believe…)
  • Pakistani suicide bomber kills 31 at army base.
  • Today’s latest American convert to Islam Jihadi comes to you from Baltimore.
  • Georgia is the latest state to ban Sharia.
  • German state Hesse bans face veils for public workers.
  • “Islam: The Religion of Sauron”. (No, really, that is the title. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that this comparison is a tad overwrought…)
  • (Hat tips: JihadWatch, Fark, Instapundit, Michael Totten, and the usual suspects.)

    This Week in Jihad for February 3, 2011

    Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

    All eyes are still on Egypt, but that’s not the only hotspot for jihad:

  • Suicide bomber prematurely detonates thanks to spam text message. (Via Slashdot)
  • “Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.”
  • The current unrest in Egypt makes makes things look pretty grim for the Copts: “I’ve pored over every news report I can find, and have seen no sign that local Christians are involved in this uprising against Mubarak. This tells me all I need to know about the calls for ‘democracy’ and ‘reform’ in Egypt. They know that Mubarak’s fall would mean to them what Hussein’s fall meant to Iraqi Christians: the end.”
  • More from JihadWatch’s indefatigable Robert Spencer on the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in the unrest in Egypt. The amount of writing and analysis keeps up on the topic of jihad is positively dizzying. It’s hard to keep up just summarizing him…

    Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey (whom I linked to a few days ago), has been arrested and then released by the Egyptian government. “I am ok. I got out. I was ambushed & beaten by the police, my phone confiscated , my car ripped apar& supplies taken”

  • While everyone was paying attention to Egypt, Hamas fires rockets into Egypt.
  • Fifteen-year old Bangladeshi girl whipped to death in Koranic punishment for fornication.
  • Tell a Muslim their food smells bad and lose your house in Canada. This decision was overturned, but it proves Mark Steyn’s point that all Canadian “Human Rights Tribunals” need to be eliminated as threats to free speech…
  • Add New York City building code to the list of rules that are no longer applicable to Muslims.
  • A white Vietnam Veteran jihadi?
  • More reports of an al Qaeda dirty bomb.
  • This Week in Jihad for January 20, 2011

    Thursday, January 20th, 2011

    Another roundup of jihad-related news from jihadWatch and elsewhere.