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The Jihadist Next Door

The Terrorism Quiz

Who, really, is behind the epidemic of global terrorism against civilians? Whom should airport security personnel view carefully—respectfully—but very, very carefully?

Oh the irony! A hijabbed muslimah is frisking a nun…..

A friend just sent me the following “laugh until you cry” quiz. One hopes that the folks screening us at airports are given this quiz and are guided accordingly. Perhaps passengers should carry it with them; as they say: “Don’t leave home without it.”  Read the complete original version of this item…

By ANDREA ELLIOTT/ The New York Times

ON A WARM, cloudy day in the fall of 1999, the town of Daphne, Ala., stirred to life. The high-school band came pounding down Main Street, past the post office and the library and Christ the King Church. Trumpeters in gold-tasseled coats tipped their horns to the sky, heralding the arrival of teenage demigods. The star quarterback and his teammates came first in the parade, followed by the homecoming queen and her court. Behind them, on a float bearing leaders of the student government, a giddy mop-haired kid tossed candy to the crowd.

Left, Omar Hammami as a freshman in high school. Right, in a Shabab propaganda video released in March 2009.

Omar Hammami had every right to flash his magnetic smile. He had just been elected president of his sophomore class. He was dating a luminous blonde, one of the most sought-after girls in school. He was a star in the gifted-student program, with visions of becoming a surgeon. For a 15-year-old, he had remarkable charisma.

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Italy, Ramadan, Prison Jihad, Prison Da'awa: One Third of Inmates are Mohammedans

Not to worry:

according to Solkar, our resident Islamo-troll, Islam does not breed criminals and terrorists…

Italian authorities fear “radicalization” of prison inmates during Ramadan

But it just can’t have anything to do with Islam — it’s overcrowding. Yeah, that explains everything. Or, if you don’t buy that, more on Ramadan and jihad can be found here. “Italy: Ramadan may be used to ‘recruit militants’ in prison,” from AdnKronos International, September 4 via JW


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UK: Security Minister Blames Da Jooozzz For Radicalization of Muslims in Britain

* The Guardian:Government efforts to prevent the radicalisation of British Muslims have been set back by Israel’s assault on Gaza”,  the security and counter-terrorism minister, Lord West of Spithead, announced yesterday.

‘Rubbish!’: Security minister’s verdict on Tony Blair’s approach to foreign policy

By Kirsty Walker/Mail Online

Gordon Brown’s security minister last night launched a scathing attack on Tony Blair, describing his approach to foreign policy as ‘rubbish’ and ‘b*******’. 

Lord West criticised Mr Blair for pretending that decisions – such as the war in Iraq – had no impact on Islamic extremism in the UK. 

The former head of the Royal Navy told a conference in London: ‘Tony Blair would never accept that our foreign policy actually had any impact on radicalisation . . . well that is clearly b*******. 

* Well, the answer cannot be found where the good Lord West points his sausage fingers. Perhaps he should look here: a past that’s rosy – with blood

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