August 2008 Entries
I've written about Hezbollah's presence in South America before--specifically in the lawless "tri-border" region where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. The group is now apparently moving on to the friendly confines of Venezuela, courtesy of President Hugo Chavez, a staunch ally of Hezbollah's "parent company," Iran. This obviously gives Hezbollah an even stronger base from which to launch attacks against American and Jewish interests throughout the Western Hemisphere.&nbs
The Swiss Embassy has responded to this blog from Tuesday. In it, I cited an Agence France Presse report alleging Swizerland's Foreign Minister favored talks with Osama Bin Laden. Apparently. AFP was wrong:
If you'd like a window into the mind of Europe's radical Islamists, watch this chilling clip from Islam in Europe. Notice the Western-style dress and decidedly non-radical outward appearance of the man being interviewed. Remind you of any other young European chaps with an affinity for Islamic extremism?
CBN News has been reporting since 2006 (see here and here) about the Pakistani government's disastrous "peace deals" with the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other radical Islamist elements in the country's northwestern tribal regions.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb--the group's North Africa branch--is a dangerous group that should be familiar to CBN viewers. I focused on them last year (watch story here) and also mentioned their disturbing growth in a recent piece on the state of Al Qaeda that you can watch here. It's an organization that is growing increasingly bold, as evidenced by it's latest deadly act of terror. Here's more, from Reuters:
More Euro-craziness. Hey Switzerland: do the West a favor and stay neutral. From AFP:
I delved into this question towards the end of this post about Aafia Siddiqui from last week. The answer is no. Here's yet another example affirming it:
And for good measure, celebrating wedding anniversaries is also off limits. Bear in mind that this guy is no mere crank (at least to millions of Muslim eyes) and is considered a leading Islamic authority--Saudi Arabia's most prominent, in fact. From Arab News:
I discussed the resurgence of terror training camps in northwest Pakistan in my piece yesterday on the state of Al-Qaeda. Here's more from our friend Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal:
It's not the first time Russia has engaged in cyber warfare against its neighbors (see here), but obviously, the stakes are much higher in this instance:
That didn't last long. A "sanity prevails" alert, from Shelbyville's Times-Gazette:
To assimilate or not to assimilate? It isn't exactly Shakespeare, but it is a question that a new generation of Muslim immigrants to the United States is asking itself. I've covered this issue extensively for CBN News, including this story in Minneapolis--a city with a large Somali Muslim population--last year. At the heart of the matter is this question: should America's non-Muslim majority bow to the demands of a small but vocal Muslim minority? Or should that sma
Despite an attack yesterday that killed 16 policemen in Xianjing--a Muslim region in China's far West--jihadist message boards close to Al-Qaeda are urging that the group leave well enough alone in regards to the Chinese. And with good reason: Al Qaeda is already being pursued at every turn by the U.S. and other powerful Western nations. Why make an additional enemy of the world's most populous country, China (which is, not to mention, an emerging military and economic superpower)? And
Pakistan's government can't seem to make up it's mind whether its intelligence service--the ISI--support jihad or is a staunch enemy of it. In this article alone we get two conflicting accounts from the same Pakistani government official. It's a microcosm of Pakistan's schizophrenic approach to the War on Terror, which we've discussed at length on CBN News. From BBC: