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Citizen Warrior
 
September 2, 2008
 
Weapons of Influence in the War of Ideas

BELOW IS an excellent list of materials you can use to help the education of your friends and family. The list was contributed anonymously, and is reprinted with permission. I have often recommended sharing DVDs as a way to influence your friends, but as our anonymous list-maker has pointed out, sharing audiobooks is a great idea too. Lots of people have long commutes to work every day, and wouldn't mind listening to something you loaned them.
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United States Action
 
False Reports of Jihadists "Quitting" or Abandoning Islamic Supremacism
 
By Jeffrey Imm
 
Another strategic error in the failure to address the ideological basis of Jihad in Islamic supremacism is that the lack of such a strategic debate allows a series of false and misleading reports about Jihadists allegedly "renouncing" jihad or abandoning Islamism. The point of these media reports are to suggest that either (a) there is no jihadist threat, or (b) what threat does exist is diminishing as "extremists" realize the folly of violence. Such reports have one clear purpose: quash public debate on the real ideological basis behind Jihad, with the secondary purpose of questioning Jihad as a "real threat."
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Campus Watch
 
August 29, 2008

Widely Used Arabic Textbook Called Anti-Western [on "Al-Kitaab"; incl. Abbas Al-Tonsi, Ahmad Dallal]

by Emily McGinnis

The Hoya (Georgetown University)

An Arabic textbook authored by a Georgetown professor, published by the Georgetown University Press and used widely on campus and throughout the United States has come under fire in recent weeks for allegedly containing anti-Western and anti-Israeli undertones.
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MovieMaker Magazine

08.28.2008

Warner Bros. Remains Firm on Towelhead

by Kyle Rupprecht

Recently the Council on American-Islam Relations (CAIR) asked Warner Bros. and Warner Independent Pictures to change the title of Alan Ball’s upcoming film, Towelhead. Warner Bros. has refused to change the name and, several days ago, writer-director Alan Ball expressed in a statement why the title would remain. Now, Alicia Erian, author of the novel on which the film is based, and Warner Independent Pictures have released their own statements explaining the reasoning behind their decision.
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