Pakistan mounts huge offensive against Taliban
US hails operation as appropriate response
Coptic (Egyptian Christian) priest is unjustly tried and imprisoned in Egypt.
Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state poses temporal and religious problems for Abbas & Co.: Acknowledging and accepting Israel's Jewish identity disqualifies Muslims' future claims on the land for negotiation, armed conflict, the claim to a "right of return," and so forth. Doing so would also acknowledge the historical identity of the region as a Jewish homeland (as opposed to the revisionist story of the allegedly "uncorrupted" followers of a proto-Muslim Abraham). Lastly, it accepts something other than Islamic law as legitimate, which is out of step with the fundamental reason for waging jihad: Imposing Islamic dominion and law.
President to be first Israeli leader to hold White House meeting with US president. Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet Obama in mid May
The FBI has finally stopped working, at least for the moment, with the unindicted co-conspirators of CAIR, and so the Detroit News throws them this helpful puff piece.
This is fueled by the fact that the Qur'an teaches that the chief enemies of the Muslims will be the Jews (5:82). Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: "When hatemongering is common currency," by Barbara Crook in the Ottawa Citizen, April 27 (thanks to Block Ness):
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas jihad terror funding case, and an organization that has had several of its officials convicted of various terrorism-related offenses, as well as one whose co-founder and principal spokesman have made Islamic supremacist statements, is now demanding that an American politician be punished for exercising his right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly --
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that Hizbullah is making an effort to create "intimidation" in Lebanon ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for June, AFP reported late Monday. He was also quoted as voicing concern for Hizbullah activities in Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
This Easter the Egyptian president sent the Copts a greeting in the Diaspora. Some of the greetingâ€™s points were discussed in previous articles.
That's been rather obvious all along. And now that their advance into Buner has been halted for the moment, the peace deal has reach the end of its useful life, in accordance with Islamic tradition, of buying the Taliban time at a moment of weakness: "Truces are permissible, not obligatory....Interests that justify making a truce are such things as Muslim weakness because of lack of numbers or materiel, or the hope of an enemy becoming Muslim..."