Fatah student leaders in Gaza Strip announce ‘state of alert’

October 17, 2008

Students called upon the Palestinian people to “stand together” to protect the university in Gaza City from “attacks by the Islamic bloc.”

The Fatah students also accused Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, of being responsible for attacks against students and workers at the university earlier this week, according to the statement.  >>>>>

It seems as if the pitting against a people against themselves is working.  Unless there is truly representation of honest-brokering, the fear is that the Palestinians will be doing the Israelis a favor by destroying themselves.


Egypt: Sunni scholars sanction ‘electronic Jihad’

October 16, 2008

Attacking American and Israeli websites by hacking and sabotage is allowed under Islamic law and is a form of ‘Jihad’ or holy war, top Muslim scholars have decreed.

The religious edict (fatwa) issued by a committee from the highest authority in Sunni Islam, Egypt’s Al-Azhar University in Cairo, was published on the website of the Islamist Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement on Thursday.  >>>>>

This comes years after the West has used their electronic warfare against even something as innocent as Islamic charities.


AKP accused of Islamist staffing of Turkey’s TRT

October 15, 2008

Turkey’s first and only official national public broadcaster, TRT, is currently facing a radical wave of internal appointments, a move accepted as aiming to shift TRT’s autonomies policy toward a more Islamic axis, the Turkish Daily News (TDN) wrote on Monday.  >>>>>


Troop pull-out leaves government on brink

October 12, 2008

The US must now be wondering whether it was all worth it. Western backing for the unpopular Somali government and US support for the Ethiopian intervention has created a groundswell of anti-West sentiment in Somalia.

The Islamist leaders they were so keen to oust are the same ones they are now engaged in negotiations with. US officials have met both Sheikh Sharif and the more hardline Sheikh Aweys in an effort to find a peace deal.

Meanwhile, in Somalia, the Islamists taking control of towns and villages across the country are considered far more extremist than Aweys. “They are real international jihadis,” said one Nairobi-based diplomat. “The Americans’ fear of al-Qaeda in Somalia is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.”  >>>>>


Morocco’s king launches offensive against radical Islam – Feature

October 9, 2008

Morocco is trying to stem radicalism with a two-track approach, combining attempts to promote a tolerant brand of Islam with the detentions of thousands of extremist suspects.

 

The arrests have elicited criticism from human rights groups, which say that the secret service has abducted dozens of suspects illegally, taking them to detention centres such as the ill-famed Temara near the capital Rabat.

 

Police have also cracked down on non-violent Islamist movements, such as the non-parliamentary (), which many analysts regard as Morocco’s biggest de-facto political party.  >>>>>

Therefore, this is stating that Morocco is cutting out their competition which would otherwise win in a democratic election.  It seems like the burying of this data within stories that talk about matters that are highly disturbing to most people is an effective propaganda tool to rid any Islamic reference to an otherwise uncorrupted democracy.


Distorting the Meaning of Shariah

October 8, 2008

The tsunami of Islamophobia continues to roll in.  The article by Frosty Woolridge, ”America Must Never Succumb to Islam’s Shariah Law,” in today’s NewswithViews.com is perhaps the clearest distortion yet of Islamic law.  He supports Congressman Tancredo’s “Jihad Prevention Act … which would deny U.S. visas to advocates of ‘Shari’a’ law and expel Islamists already here.” >>>>>


Islamic Group Gains Power in Indonesia

October 7, 2008

JAKARTA — In a sign of its growing prominence, Indonesia’s Council of Ulemas moved its headquarters from the basement of a major mosque here into an expensive new office tower in the heart of downtown. The council was established in 1975 as a quasi-governmental body of Muslim scholars by Suharto, the country’s leader for three decades, partly as a tool to keep politically minded Islamic organizations in check. But in the decade since the dictator’s fall, the group — whose leaders have increasingly espoused a radical form of Islam — has worked to establish itself as an assertive political force. >>>>>