The father of one says his son had been “‘misled’ into thinking he could fight a holy war.” “Two Cardiff men, 18, held by Kenyan anti-terror police,” fromÂ BBCÂ News, October 18:
- Jihadist car bomb kills 4 as Kenyan gov’t ministers visit Mogadishu–-Â Al-Shabaab: just doingÂ what they do best. An update onÂ this story. “Somalia bomber hits as Kenya ministers visit Mogadishu,” fromÂ BBCÂ News, October 18:
Pal-Arabs standing under a flag readingÂ “there is no god but Allah”Â jubilantly welcome home hundreds ofÂ cold-blooded terroristsÂ whoÂ slaughtered men, women and children in the name of their religion.
(So just where do Islamophobes come up with Â Â this crazy idea that Islam supports terror?)Â
Austria: Â corrupt politicians brush off criticism over Saudi Islam promo centre:
They will even put an interfaith Jew on the payroll even though Prince Saud said there was no need for them because “there are no Jewish people in Saudi Arabia”.
Â Buyers Remorse:
- Pan-Arab Gulf News: “It is humiliating that a large number of Palestinian detainees will be exchanged for a single [Israeli] soldier”
“Islamophobia, the greatest crime against humanity”
Muslims, Â we have the cure:
If Muslims want toÂ reduceÂ fear and dislike of Islam in the West, they should:
If Muslims do those five things, voila! “Misperceptions” of Islam will no longer hold sway among Americans. And “outright bigotry”? Forget it! It will be about as common as outright anti-Buddhist bigotry!
Â Islamic Medicine:
Woman set on fire by husband and in-laws
- Â Israeli held by Egypt as “spy” to be released in return for “all Egyptians held in Israeli prisons”—The case againstÂ Ilan GrapelÂ sounds utterly laughable, the result of a heightened climate ofÂ antisemitic paranoiaÂ in post-revolutionary Egypt.Â Various concessions and incentivesÂ were already under consideration before the deal to release Gilad Shalit was announced, but that deal threatens to become the template for conflict resolution with Israel: create a conflict, demand resolution, or the Israeli gets it.In that regard, it encourages the future abduction of Israeli soldiers and civilians. Behavior that is rewarded is likely to be repeated. “Israeli spy ‘to be swapped for Egyptian prisoners’,” fromÂ Agence France-Presse, October 17: