Germany considers increased spying on Muslims

BERLIN — After thwarting what might have become a "massive" attack on American installations, German authorities will review ways to fight homegrown terrorists, including a proposal to allow Internet spying on all German converts to Islam.

USF Muslim students' box of bullets adds intrigue

 Bullets were in the car of arrested USF pair.

St. Petersburg Times 

TAMPA -- Bullets were among the items investigators found in the car of two University of South Florida students.

Radical books in London libraries

 BBC News 

Public libraries serving the densest population of Muslims in London have been inundated with extremist literature, according to a report.

Multiple copies of books were found in Tower Hamlets that would feature on any jihadist reading list, the report obtained by the BBC said.

Books by radical cleric Abu Hamza were found in London libraries

'New Al Qaeda plot to blow up planes on September 11' smashed

 Daily Mail 

Police have smashed a suspected al Qaeda terror cell nursing a "profound hatred of US citizens" plotting to bomb civilian and military jets.

The force of the planned explosions would have been worse than the train bombings in Madrid and the Tube and bus attacks in London on 7 July, 2005, according to German security sources. Those attacks killed 191 and 52 people respectively.

5 sentenced for Christian doctrine preaching and public order offences

 Al-Khaber 

 

Five people were sentenced earlier in June for charges related preaching Christian doctrine and public order offences by virtue of the law on the religious practice in Algeria approved by the government in 2006. The sentences vary between one year sentence with no remission and one year suspended sentence with a 5000 AD fine.

Three held in German terror raids

 BBC News 

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks, officials have said.

Federal prosecutors said the three were suspected members of "an Islamist terrorist organisation", but gave no further details.

Denmark arrests 8 terror suspects 

 Associated Press  

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's intelligence service early Tuesday arrested eight Islamic militants linked to leading al-Qaida figures, and said the suspects were plotting an attack involving explosives.

Swedish Muslim group to sue newspaper over Muhammad drawing

 

Israel News

 

A Swedish Muslim group on Tuesday said it plans to sue a local newspaper for publishing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body. The Nerikes Allehanda newspaper in Orebro printed the

cartoon made by artist Lars Vilks in an August 19 editorial that criticized

Swedish art galleries for not displaying Vilks' art.

Turkey’s Christians Face Ongoing Intimidation

Following April stabbing deaths in Malatya, church building in Izmit vandalized.

by Barbara G. Baker

ISTANBUL, September 4 (Compass Direct News) – Police in Turkey’s western city of Izmit have arrested a man who set a fire early yesterday morning at the entrance of the local Protestant church and then shot off his pistol several times.

THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE 

Islamist Websites Hosted in Minnesota on How to Join Al-Qaeda, Form a Jihad Cell, and Select a Western Target – '[Is] Assassinating the American Ambassador... Difficult For Someone Who Has Already Crushed America in Her Own Home?'

On August 26, Islamist websites hosted in Minnesota [SiteGenie, LLC, Rochester, MN] posted an item titled "How to Join Al-Qaeda." It is not clear when the item was written; it was produced by the website Al-Thabitoun 'Ala Al-'Ahd, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Egypt and is currently inactive.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Cleans Up Its Act

By Daniel Pipes
FrontPageMagazine 

A week ago, at "Uniting to Exclude Saudi Arabian Airlines," I called on Westerners to deny the Saudi flag carrier access to their airports on the basis of an unacceptable passage in the company’s English-language website (which I saved and have posted on my website):

Taliban beat South Korean hostages as punishment for refusing to "convert to Islam"

Yonhapnews  

ANYANG, South Korea, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) -- A pastor at the South Korean church whose volunteers were held hostage for six weeks by Afghanistan's Taliban said some of the captives were "severely beaten" by the insurgents when they refused to convert to Islam.

Indicted USF Student has Terror Past in Egypt

Two Egyptian students enrolled at the University of South Florida have been indicted for carrying explosive materials across states lines. One of the defendants also is charged with teaching the other how to use them for violent reasons.

School to provide Muslim students with foot baths

washingtontimes

By Andrea Billups
DEARBORN, Mich. — Plans to construct two foot-washing stations continue at the University of Michigan at Dearborn amid concerns that such action would constitute an establishment of religion by the public university.

Thai PM says peace talks fruitless in Muslim south

news.yahoo 

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Wednesday that separatists fighting in Muslim-majority provinces have refused to take up his offer to launch peace talks.

Muslim charity trial may shed new light on terror aid

Evidence against Dallas group may link other U.S. organizations to financing for Hamas

DALLAS — Prosecutors have produced scores of documents, audio and videotapes, and intercepted phone calls in their attempt to prove that a Muslim charity based in a suburban Dallas office park was actually a fundraising arm of Middle Eastern terrorists.

Dr arrested for suspected links with Al-Qaeda movement

onlinenews 

CHAKANDRA: Security agencies in a raid at the residence of the house of prominent doctor here have recovered 6 suicide jackets and explosive materials.

Security agencies early Monday morning raided the house of child specialist Dr Mohammad Rasool and arrested him along with his wife and son and recovered 6 suicide jackets and explosive materials from his house.

THE ISLAMIST, Book Review by Amir Taheri
 aawsat.com.  

During the past six months, more than 300 Muslims have been arrested in five European countries, and charged with involvement with terrorism. Most are young, often aged between 16 and 30. Almost all were born in Europe and hold the nationality of the European country in which they were plotting terrorist operations. European intelligence services claim that large numbers of young Muslims may have already stepped into the antechamber of terror. In Britain alone, the number of young Muslims suspected of flirting with terror is put at over 4000.

Two Christian girls of 11 and 16 kidnapped, converted to Islam and forced to marry
by Qaiser Felix
Faisalabad (AsiaNews)

Two Christian girls, little more than children, were kidnapped from their families recently, forcibly converted to Islam and then married off to strangers.  Both of the kidnaps took place in Faisalabad, the third largest city in Pakistan, and both were completely ignored by the police.  The phenomenon is not a new one however, underlined numerous human rights activist, but it is dangerously on the increase.

Newly translated writings of the al Qaeda leadership
by Bruce Thornton
Private Papers

The Al Qaeda Reader, ed. Raymond Ibrahim, Introduction by Victor Davis Hanson, Doubleday.

Given that war, as both Sun Tzu and Mohammed preached, is deception, it behooves us to understand accurately the enemy’s motivations and not be fooled by his deceiving propaganda. Yet in the current war against Islamic jihad, the West has stubbornly refused to take seriously what the jihadists tell us, believing instead what Thucydides called the “pretexts” with which an enemy rationalizes his aggression.


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