Money v Jihad

U.S. pledges $11 million toward jihadist rehab in Yemen

Crayons, water colors and paper. Spray-cans for the progressives, graffiti  vs jihad?

What could possibly go wrong? Oh, yeah. Jihadists go through the motions and resume the jihad. That’s all. “Indonesia tries rehabilitation to wipe out extremism,” by Anuj Chopra for The National, thanks to JW

Palau gets 250-million dollar aid package from the United States for Gitmo apes resettlement

Palau needs a giant mosque….

Palau had earlier rejected a 156 million dollar offer and the settlement came after the island nation agreed to resettle six Muslim Uighurs who had been held for more than seven years at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

The six arrived in Palau in November. But Johnson said the two issues were not related.  Australia Network News

Fillon’s Feelosophy: “we can’t hurt Muslim feelings…”

But… “Fillon’s letter stressed the need for a consensus and that it was important not to hurt the feelings of Muslims.”

Somewhat mixed signals, in an update on this story. What if standing up for Western values like equality and an open society hurts feelings? “French PM asks government body to study burqa law,” from the Associated Press/JW

Dollars can’t stop it, missiles can’t stop it, rockets can’t stop it: what to do, what to do?

Jihad/martyrdom bomber kills 14 in Pakistan

Only 14 this time.

“Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain…” — Qur’an 9:111

“Bomb blast in NW Pakistan kills 14,” from Reuters, January 30, via JW

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suspected suicide car-bomber set off his explosives near a security check-post in the northwestern Pakistani region of Bajaur on Saturday killing 14 people, police said.Pakistani security forces have in recent days stepped up operations against militants in Bajaur, an ethnic Pashtun militant stronghold on the Afghan border, as part of efforts to defeat Pakistan Taliban militants fighting the state.

“It looks like a suicide attack,” said Fazl-e-Rabi, a police official in the region, adding at least seven of the dead were passersby.

“I suspect the number of dead might go up as many of the wounded are in critical condition,” he told Reuters….

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