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  • Burn books or kill people?

    By David Suissa

    February 29, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Imagine being the mother of one of the U.S. soldiers murdered last week in Afghanistan in retaliation for the burning of Korans on a U.S. military base there. First, you discover that the Korans had already been desecrated by the jihadist prisoners themselves, who purloined the holy...

  • Islamic Jihad cell arrested in West Bank

    January 19, 2012 | 5:56 pm

    Ten members of an Islamic Jihad terror cell were arrested near Jenin in the West Bank.

    The cell was planning attacks against Israeli soldiers and the abductions of Israelis, according to reports Thursday after the Shin Bet security services lifted a gag order on the case. It also...

  • Israeli airstrikes kill Islamic Jihad member

    December 7, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Air Force killed a Palestinian gunman in Gaza.

    The Islamic Jihad member was killed, and five comrades wounded, after midnight Wednesday in airstrikes that Israel said prevented terrorists from firing rockets across the border. The Palestinians said Israeli ground forces...

  • Militant makes death threat against David Letterman

    August 17, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    A Muslim militant has urged American followers to assassinate U.S. talk show host David Letterman, saying his tongue deserves to be cut out, a U.S. intelligence monitoring group said on Wednesday.

    The SITE intelligence group said the death threat was posted on an online website used...

  • Grand jury indicts man for encouraging attacks on synagogues

    July 15, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    A federal grand jury indicted a man for encouraging Islamic terrorists to target U.S. sites, including synagogues.

    Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., “is accused of repeatedly using the Internet to promote violent jihad against Americans,” U.S. Attorney Neil...

  • Israel kills Gaza terrorist in targeted attack

    January 11, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    An operative of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization involved in planning a massive attack on Israel was killed in a targeted attack, the Israeli military reported.

    Mohammed Najar, 25, was hit by an Israeli airstrike Tuesday while he was driving a motorcycle in the southern Gaza...

  • North Carolina crew charged with plotting ‘violent jihad’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 28, 2009 | 2:29 pm

    Last week, Long Island boy Bryant Vinas pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. This week it was a North Carolina father and son, and a few others, who were charged with planning “violent jihad” against the United States. From the Daily Mail:

    The group was led by Daniel Patrick Boyd, a...

  • Bin Laden been in Los Angeles

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 8, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    Last week, Steve Coll, who has spent the past decade digging deep into the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, wrote on the New Yorker’s Think Tank blog that the question of whether bin Laden had ever been in the United States had finally been answered. Coll wrote:

    The question of whether...

  • Bronx terrorists ‘wanted to commit jihad’ [VIDEO]

    May 21, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    The four men who planned to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx “wanted to commit jihad,” the New York Police commissioner said.

    James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen also wanted to shoot down military planes, according to reports.

    The four men, all of...

  • Dangerous memes: When ideas can kill [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    January 4, 2009 | 3:51 am

    Philosopher Daniel Dennett says ideas can live and evolve just like living organisms—for better or for worse.  (Dennett is the author of one of my favorite books “Conciousness Explained.”)

    These living, evolving ideas are called memes.

    Some memes turn into dangerous ideological...

  • Rick Warren loves Muslims

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 24, 2008 | 2:05 am

    It all makes sense now: President-elect Barack Obama asked the Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration because Warren, one of the world’s widest-read Christians, is, in fact, a Muslim.

    Yep. The proof is below: Warren delivering the keynote address over the...

  • Prop H8, gratuitous, immature, Islam

    December 4, 2008 | 2:07 am

    Proposition 8

    I have read the articles about how gay couples are distraught at the passage of Proposition 8 ("Where's the Struggle," Nov. 21). How about an article from The Jewish Journal about how devastating it is for faithful Mormons to see their temple property trashed? Why not...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 criticizes Obama for praying with Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 20, 2008 | 5:55 pm

    From JTA:

    An al-Qaida online message mocks U.S. President-elect Barack Obama for praying with Jews.

    The audio message, by Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy, appears against a backdrop of Malcolm X, the slain 1960s Muslim black leader, and Obama wearing a kipah, praying...

  • Obsessing over Aish HaTorah and ‘Obsession’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 28, 2008 | 2:57 pm

    Before the whole Clarion controversy, I only knew a few things about the Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah: they offer private Torah study at a hefty price and one of their rabbis considered Luke Ford “one of the Torah weirdos.”

    But then the organization got caught up in...

  • Paul McCartney is ‘shocked but not intimidated’  by jihadi threats re Israel concert [VIDEO]

    September 14, 2008 | 8:05 pm

    LONDON (JTA)—Suicide bombers will target Paul McCartney unless he cancels his concert in Tel Aviv, a Muslim cleric said.

    Omar Bakri said the ex-Beatle’s decision to perform in Israel “is creating more enemies than friends,” London’s Sunday Express reported.

    “If he values his life...

  • Iran is bombastic but Pakistan has the bomb

    September 3, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    If you think Iran is scary, just consider what would happen if Islamic extremists took over Pakistan.

    It's a very real possibility in that increasingly worrisome country that helped spawn the Taliban and which Foreign Policy magazine has called "the country most likely to...

  • Al Qaeda: jihadi country club

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 4, 2008 | 5:25 pm

    “Country club fundamentalism.” That’s how Jeff Sharlet described the right-wing Christian organization The Family. If you know the right people, you can join; if not, you’re outta luck.

    Not equating Christian fundamentalism with the most notorious terrorist organization of our time,...

  • Terror cell member sentenced for plotting LA attacks

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 23, 2008 | 5:23 pm


    Levar Washington, a prison convert to an extremist brand of Islam, was sentenced today to 22 years for planning to blow up Los Angeles military institutions, synagogues and the Israeli consulate. Washington and two other members of the cell pleaded guilty in December:

  • The inner jihad: Islamic extremism attacks itself

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 11, 2008 | 11:58 am

    Still not a good guy

    It’s an ancient lesson that for every warrior/gangster/terrorist the good guys kill, five more step up to fill the void. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi gets killed but Al Qaeda in Iraq persists. Don Corleone dies at the end of “Godfather,” and his son Michael steps up to...

  • Muslims leading the war on terror

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 30, 2008 | 10:17 am

    FaithWorld recently had a post worth reading about how Indian Muslims are fighting the anti-jihad jihad. A snippet:

    Apparently a “Movement Against Terrorism” has been created by clerics to exhort imams to use Friday prayers at mosques across India to speak out against terrorism....

  • The ‘sexy’ jihadist

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 27, 2008 | 6:39 pm

    From The New York Times

    BRUSSELS — On the street, Malika El Aroud is anonymous in an Islamic black veil covering all but her eyes.

    In her living room, Ms. El Aroud, a 48-year-old Belgian, wears the ordinary look of middle age: a plain black T-shirt and pants and curly brown hair....

  • Summer reading: ‘No god but God’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 26, 2008 | 11:05 am


    At the used book store this weekend, I stumbled across Reza Aslan’s “No god but God,” a book I have wanted to read, and not simply because it sounds like the slogan I used to use for this blog (“There is no god blog but The God Blog”).

    I neglected to buy it, settling only for a...

  • U.S. prez says Islam ‘fanatic and fraudulent’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 19, 2008 | 2:49 pm

    Not that president. But give me a second to mention this week’s paper first.

    I like The Jewish Journal‘s cover for Israel@60 because it shows some of the diversity of Israeli society. Inside is the thickest issue we’ve published since at least High Holy Days, and quite a few notable...

  • Sitting down with NY’s most influential Muslim

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 16, 2008 | 10:37 am

    Reuters religion editor and FaithWorld administrator, Tom Heneghan, recently interviewed Mohammad Shamsi Ali, New York’s “most influential Islamic leader” and the Muslim emissary to local police and the mayor’s. Here’s what Ali had to say about being Muslim in America and dealing with radical Islamists:

  • Paradoxes characterize life in Israel

    By Yossi Klein Halevi

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    To be an Israeli at the time of the state's 60th anniversary means to be resigned to living with insoluble emotional and political paradoxes. It means living with a growing fear of mortality, even as we celebrate our ability to outlive every threat. We are almost certainly the only...
  • Lord Hameed: suicide bombings ‘un-Islamic’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 2, 2008 | 3:16 pm

    No kidding. Maybe someone should share Lord Hameed’s recent speech with those young American Muslims who think Islam sometimes justifies suicide attacks ... on civilians:

    Many now viewed and with scepticism Islam’s message of peace and compassion, for if this were true, why, they...

  • Egypt-born Arab-American woman fights Islamic culture of hate

    By Ayala Or-el

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Before Sept. 11, 2001, Nonie Darwish led the quiet life of a suburbanite with three kids, a husband and a dog. She was semi-retired after 13 years as a claims adjuster and was spending her time with her family and remodeling her fairy-tale dream home in the San Fernando Valley. But...
  • What traveling to Mecca does to Muslims

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 30, 2008 | 5:52 pm

    Last December, more than 2 million Muslims from around the world converged on Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy site of Mecca. The Hajjis spent a month performing religious rituals, mingling with Muslims from all walks of life, and, in some...

  • Singleton confuses Osama and Obama

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 14, 2008 | 6:13 pm

    Yeah, the guy who is running into the ground the parent company of my old papers, media baron Dean Singleton, showed the error today of axing so many of his editors when he referred to Mr. Most Wanted as “Obama bin Laden.” From the AP wire:

    Sen. Barack Obama’s name has been...

  • That anti-Islam film getting all the attention

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 28, 2008 | 7:49 pm

    Geert Wilders’ new film, “Fitna,” has been getting a lot of attention. A former Malaysian diplomat said the film, which is highly critical of Islam, would make the rioting and violence sparked by the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad look like a “picnic.”

    The film was originally...

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