“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly.
But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he seeks to infect the foundation so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and statesman, circa 45 B.C.
SMS divorces spur call for family law
Islam uses 21st century technology but still manages to stay in the stone age.
Al-Qaida-linked group targets Olympics
“This is our last warning to China and the rest of the world. The viewers and athletes, especially those who are Muslim, who plan to go to the Olympics should change their plans and not go to China. The Turkistan Islamic Party plans military attacks on people, offices, arenas, and other activities that are connected to the Chinese Olympic Games.”
Remember, there is no fun in Islam.
Muslim faith schools cause segregation, say teachers
Hell will freeze over before Muslim schools give children a liberal education, teachers were told today.
Female guards to fill a ‘void’ at checkpoints
“But in Iraqi culture, it is very difficult to search women. We had to find a way to fill this gap.”
An Iraqi policeman counts women in the first class of Daughters of Iraq on their first day of training as security volunteers in al Abara, north of Baghdad in Iraq’s volatile Diyala province. Unlike their male counterparts, the women will not carry weapons. (Associated Press)
Local police commanders who once laughed off the idea of women working in security have slowly warmed to the program, which is also seen as a source of intelligence.
“The danger is normal for me,” she said. “If I don’t help my country, who will?”
Girlfriend, I hear ya’.
US: Iraqi fighters extort, kidnap to raise funds
Ninety percent of the foreign fighters enter through Syria, according to U.S. intelligence. Foreigners are some of the most deadly fighters in Iraq, trained in bomb-making and with small-arms expertise and more likely to be willing suicide bombers than Iraqis.
Love, blackmail and rape – how al-Qaeda grooms women as ‘perfect weapons’
Another method is for a member of al-Qaeda to marry a woman and then dishonour her in some way, such as letting someone else rape her. “This would leave her with no choice but to end her life,” Captain Shown, 34, said.
“Isn’t it romantic…”