Erick Stakelbeck

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June 2008 Entries

North Korea: What Now?

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:

posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Saudis Arrest Hundreds in Major Anti-Terrorism Sweeps

The Saudi government has arrested more than 700 suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants this year, officials announced Wednesday.

posted @ Wednesday, June 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Stepping up Recruitment of White Europeans

An important story that slipped through the cracks somewhat over the weekend. from ABC News:

posted @ Monday, June 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Follow Up: Bin Laden Sidekick Receiving Welfare Benefits From British Govt.

An update on yesterday's post. It only gets worse. from the UK's Sun:

posted @ Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

British Prison Releases Bin Laden's "Right Hand Man" in Europe

Incredibly, Abu Qatada is a free man. From  BBC:

posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Taliban Taking Over Afghan Villages?

And you thought this weekend' s news of a huge Taliban jailbreak in Kandahar was ominous. From Fox News:

posted @ Monday, June 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

State Dept. Will Not Close Controversial Virginia Islamic School

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:

posted @ Friday, June 13, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Virginia Islamic School Teaches It's OK to Kill Converts From Islam?

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.

posted @ Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

"Honour" Violence Comes to Sweden

Call in the Swedish bikini team. But make sure they bring their burqas. From the Swedish Local:

posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

9/11 Mastermind Says He Wants Death

And that' s not his only demand (see here). Here's more, from CBN News.

posted @ Thursday, June 05, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

State Department Responds About Relationship with ISNA

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,

posted @ Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Ahmadenijad: "Israel Will Soon Disappear"

More of the same from our old pal. From the Jerusalem Post :

posted @ Monday, June 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)