June 2008 Entries
North Korea is apparently "coming clean" about it's nuclear program after years of false starts and mind games (and nuclear tests). Some initial questions:
The Saudi government has arrested more than 700 suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants this year, officials announced Wednesday.
An important story that slipped through the cracks somewhat over the weekend. from ABC News:
An update on yesterday's post. It only gets worse. from the UK's Sun:
Incredibly, Abu Qatada is a free man. From BBC:
And you thought this weekend' s news of a huge Taliban jailbreak in Kandahar was ominous. From Fox News:
A follow up to my post from yesterday. The State Department says it will not close the Islamic Saudi Academy, despite a call from the Commission on International Religous Freedom to do so. Here's more, from The Washington Times:
CBN News has covered the ongoing controversy surrounding the Islamic Saudi Academy in northern Virginia extensively. As I reported back in June 2006, this K thru 12 school--which is owned and operated by the Saudi government and sits just 14 miles from the White House--has used textbooks that vilify Jews and Christians and promote a radical Wahhabi strain of Islam. The Academy is basically an American-based extension of Saudi Arabia's educational system. No wonder, then, that The U.S.
Call in the Swedish bikini team. But make sure they bring their burqas. From the Swedish Local:
And that' s not his only demand (see here). Here's more, from CBN News.
And their answer is: there is no relationship, at least not directly. I spoke with State Department spokesperson Nicole Thompson about a report that State had awarded a grant to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) that would help fund ISNA"s "Citizen's Exchange Project." Sounds like an innocent enough program, except that ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism case just last year (for more background, read my original blog here). Obviously,
More of the same from our old pal. From the Jerusalem Post :