Tonight’s selection is a bit sparse, due to the fact that our email was out for a large part of the day.
- Norwegian Minister of Justice Assaulted by Iranian
- The Fifth Generation Warfare
- Obama’s Liberal Shock Troops
- Doors Open to Europe’s Biggest Islamic Cultural Extravaganza in London
- “Criaremos a Nuestros Hijos Para La Yihad”
Thanks to Steen, TB, and the other tipsters who sent these in. Details are below the fold.
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Norwegian minister of justice assaulted by Iranian
(article in Norwegian)
Knut Storberget slått og sparket midt i Oslo sentrum
Angrepet skjedde utenfor Torggata bad, noen meter fra inngangen til Politidirektoratet og Sentrum politistasjon. Storberget og hans politiske rådgiver, Eirik Øwre Thorshaug, var på vei tilbake til regjeringsbygningen etter å ha benyttet pausen i en regjeringslunsj til å gjøre et ærend.
The Fifth Generation Warfare
by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
The United States and the West cannot win the war against radical Islam merely with the most sophisticated military strategies. Winning requires understanding the role of shari’a and the Muslim Brotherhood in developing a global ideological and political movement supported by a parallel “Islamic” financial system to exploit and undermine Western economies and markets. This movement is the foundation and the major funding source for the political, economic, and military initiatives of the global Islamic movement.1
Shari’a finance is a new weapon in the arsenal of what might be termed fifth-generation warfare (5GW).2 The perpetrators include both states and organizations, advancing a global totalitarian ideology disguised as a religion. The end goal is to impose that ideology worldwide, making the Islamic “nation,” or ummah, supreme.3
Obama’s Liberal Shock Troops
By John Fund
While he is a skilled candidate, Barack Obama’s ability to surprise, stun and sweep over the vaunted Clinton Machine to capture the Democratic nomination was rooted in his background as a community organizer. He’s now turning those skills to the general election.
But liberals aren’t just on the march on the presidential level. This year, liberal activists are spending parts of the fortunes of their wealthy donors to transform politics at the state and local level.
In 2005, billionaire investor George Soros convened a group of 70 super-rich liberal donors in Phoenix to evaluate why their efforts to defeat President Bush had failed. One conclusion was that they needed to step up their long-term efforts to dominate key battleground states. The donors formed a group called Democracy Alliance to make grants in four areas: media, ideas, leadership and civic engagement. Since then, Democracy Alliance partners have donated over $100 million to key progressive organizations.
Doors open to Europe’s biggest Islamic cultural extravaganza in London
London’s Olympia exhibition halls opened its doors Friday to tens of thousands of visitors attending IslamExpo 2008, Europe’s largest celebration of Islamic culture, tradition, innovation and art.
The five-day all-encompassing event follows the successful launch of the unique opportunities for Muslims and non-Muslims to appreciate the best of Islamic heritage at the first IslamExpo in 2006.
“This year promises to be bigger and better. Visitors can expect to enjoy concerts, fashion, comedy and cuisine from all over the Muslim world,” said Ismail Patel, Director of IslamExpo.
Guests and speakers include:
- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
- Wadah Khanfar, Director General of Aljazeera
- Tariq Ramadan, Lokahi Foundation
- Frank Gardner, BBC Journalist and correspondent
- Salma Yaqoob, Birmingham City Councillor
- Anas Altikriti, CEO of The Cordoba Foundation
- Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion
- Yusuf Islam, Singer (formerly known as Cat Stevens)
- Douglas Murray, Director of Social Cohesion
- Azzam Tamimi, Director of Islamic Institute for Political Thought
- Sarah Joseph, Editor of Emel magazine
- Ziauddin Sardar, Writer and broadcaster
- Yasmin Alibai-Brown, Columnist & Journalist
- Seumas Milne, Guardian columnist and former editor of its comment page
- Martin Bright, Political editor of the New Statesman
- John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs (Georgetown University)
- Soumaya Ghannoushi, Academic and freelance writer
- Andrew Gilligan, Evening Standard columnist
“Criaremos a nuestros hijos para la yihad”
Centenares de mujeres corean en un mitin en la Mezquita Roja de Islamabad, Pakistán: “Criaremos a nuestros hijos para la yihad” (09/07/08)
Video — hundreds of women shouting “We will raise our children for jihad…”