KRudd looking for votes in Afghanistan?

For a Prime Minister who claims to be more interested in governing, Kevin Rudd sure is doing a lot of campaigning lately.

No,  Ms Rein is not the  first wife of an Australian prime minister to visit a war zone. (Tim Blair)


ABC and Fairfax fall for more Rudd spin -  (The most interesting story of this trip may be how that claim came to be made and reported.)


MuBro’s in the White House


Not to worry: Obama will stand with his muslim brothers when the political wind shifts, no doubt about it:

Hamas-linked CAIR calls on Obama to condemn attacks on Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

The Investigative Project reported in 2007 that the FBI had identified CAIR as part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee.

Muslim Brotherhood top dog blames bloodshed on “haters of Islam”

True love can only be found among the brothers…….

263 Central Asians Detained at “Prayer House” in Moscow Suburb  (Vlad Tepes)

Imagine the valuable skillz these young men acquire during their jihadist adventures!

More Western jihadis fighting in Syria than in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia or Yemen

Eventually they will return home — to stop them would be “Islamophobic.” And then then it will get even more interesting. “Worries Mount as Syria Lures West’s Muslims,” by Eric Schmitt for the New York Times, July 27

Egypt: Assassin of secularist Farag Foda justifies his act:

“The punishment for apostasy is death”

Muhammad said: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. The Tafsir al-Qurtubi, a classic and thoroughly mainstream exegesis of the Qur’an, says this about Qur’an 2:217: “Scholars disagree about whether or not apostates are asked to repent. One group say that they are asked to repent and, if they do not, they are killed. Some say they are given an hour and others a month. Others say that they are asked to repent three times, and that is the view of Malik. Al-Hasan said they are asked a hundred times. It is also said that they are killed without being asked to repent.”

All the schools of Islamic jurisprudence teach that a sane adult male who leaves Islam must be killed. They have some disagreements about what must he done with other types of people who leave Islam, but they have no disagreement on that.

“Egyptian Islamist Justifies His Assassination of Secularist Intellectual Farag Foda in 1992,” from MEMRI, June 14 (thanks to JW)