Suspected Islamic extremists arrested last week in Barcelona were planning al Qaeda-style attacks in Spain, Germany, France, Britain and Portugal, according to an informant who “infiltrated” the group, Spain’s El Pais newspaper reports. – CNN
Archive for January, 2008
It can’t get any stupider than this folks…
Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism.
In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing “anti-Islamic activity”.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.
Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion. – Daily Mail
Israel needs to remove the smile…
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says his armed group has body parts of Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon during the 2006 conflict.
He said they had the “heads, the hands, the feet and even a nearly intact cadaver” in a speech marking his first public appearance in more than a year. – BBC
Wow and I thought Christmas was a pain in the ass.
Devout Shiites cut their heads with blades during an Ashoura procession to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Ashoura, the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram, is marked by Shiite believers as the day that Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and one of their most revered saints, was killed in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D. – Yahoo