Erick Stakelbeck

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October 2008 Entries

Al Qaeda Commander Wants Republicans "Humiliated"

Finally, an Al-Qaeda official weighs in on the U.S. presidential election (disregard this seemingly bogus endorsement released by an Al-Qaeda linked site last week). Top al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya al-Libi didn't directly endorse any candidate, but it's clear who he doesn't want to win. From Reuters:

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The "A Team" of Terrorism?

Essential reading for the next U.S. president. From the Jerusalem Post:

posted @ Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Fort Dix Jihad Update

Remember these guys? Theri trial is going on right now in New Jersey, and it's not pretty:

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Iranian Regime Continues to Execute Juveniles

Most Americans are consumed right now with the presidential election and ongoing economic crisis, and understandably so. But in case anyone has forgotten, we are also still embroiled in an existential struggle with forces that seek to destroy our very way of life. And after the election on November 4th, you will start hearing a lot about them once again. To put it bluntly, these are not "diplomatic" people. An example , from BBC:

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New Al Qaeda Tape Slams Iran

Looks like their long-running  "wink and a nod" relationship--an unspoken agreement to not work against each other's interests as they pursue the common cause of destroying America and Israel--may be out the window. From AKI: 

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Goes on Trial in Saudi Arabia

Sounds like a welcome move by a regime which, strangely enough, plays such a large role in the spread of the radical Islamist ideology to which Al Qaeda subscribes. The big question; will the Saudis dispense punishment like only the Saudis can? Or will it  just be more celebrity jihadi rehab? From The Telegraph:

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

MIlitary: Let Us Say Jihad

I reported on the U.S. government's gag order on  worlds like "jihadist" and "Islamist" back in August (watch here). Now the military is having its say. From The Washington Times:

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Taliban Vows Suicide Attacks by Women

So much for negotiations. From MEMRI:

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Saudis Buying Influence in America's K-12 Schools

class="MsoNormal">My latest piece examines how Saudi Arabia is using American taxpayer dollars to promote its worldview in America’s elementary and secondary schools.

posted @ Thursday, October 09, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas Offering Online Courses in Jihad

Judging by the curriculum, graduates may have to receive their degrees posthumously.  From Israel National News:

posted @ Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

More Rumblings Out of Afghanistan and Pakistan

I'll be out of pocket until next Tuesday, but wanted to leave you with a recent appearance of mine on CBN Newswatch concerning the possible demise of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud (as of this writing, the rumors of his death appear to be false, although he is having potentially serious health problems). Watch here. CBN Correspondent Chuck Holton  is also featured, discussing the situation on the ground in Afghanistan.

posted @ Thursday, October 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)