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The Washington Times
October 20, 2008

Military report: Terms 'jihad,' 'Islamist' needed

Bill Gertz


A U.S. military "Red Team" charged with challenging conventional thinking says that words like "jihad" and "Islamist" are needed in discussing 21st-century terrorism and that federal agencies that avoid the words soft-pedaled the link between religious extremism and violent acts.

"We must reject the notion that Islam and Arabic stand apart as bodies of knowledge that cannot be critiqued or discussed as elements of understanding our enemies in this conflict,"
said the internal report, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.
UPDATES FOR NOVEMBER 6 10:00 a.m. Press Conference on US Treasury Shariah Seminar:

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[The November 6, 10:00 a.m. Press Conference statements will be posted in the afternoon.]
Islamist Watch

October 19, 2008
Islamism and PC Accommodation Haunt the Bereaved

by David J. Rusin

A proverb advises us that "death cancels everything but truth." Two grief-stricken families recently encountered disagreeable aspects of the truth that death leaves unaltered: aggressive elements of the Islamic community who seek to impose their faith upon others, and multicultural policies that grant certain benefits to Muslims alone.

First, when Shafayet Reja was killed last month in a car accident on Long Island, NY, his parents — one Hindu and one Muslim — decided to cremate his remains. In contrast, Islam requires that bodies be buried. A group of irate Muslims, among them local imams insisting that Reja had practiced Islam, crashed the funeral to demand that the cremation be called off — or else:
Family Security Matters
October 22, 2008

Wake up to Iran's Dark Dream to Disable U.S.

James Carafano, PhD, Clifford D. May

Which world leader is on record musing about "a world without America" — a goal he calls "attainable"? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Until recently, it was possible to believe that whatever Ahmadinejad's intentions, Iran was a long way from acquiring the capabilities it needs to achieve its goals. But a blue-ribbon commission has reported to Congress on what appears to be an Iranian drive to obtain the means to carry out an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) attack.

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