On October 7th Molten posted this
conclusion regarding first world countries with muslim populations exceeding 3.5%
of their total: Relatively small muslim populations are already potent political forces in some countries and can be considered politically assistive to the islamist terrorist threat regardless of intent or denials.
If you found this easy to believe, you did not have to wait long for confirmation:
October 12, 2005 at 21:56:35 PDT Dutch Court Won't Extradite Terror Suspect"This ruling is unique in Dutch legal history. Never before has a judge ruled that an extradition to the United States could not take place because the rights of a defendant could not be guaranteed,"
Nooitgedagt said. (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Muslim population 5.5%)<> Bad News (The Caliphate): Religious Leader Wants Islamic Somalia
An influential religious leader and alleged al-Qaida collaborator vowed
in an interview Wednesday to establish an Islamic state in Somalia.
<> Good News (Muslim Backfire at last) Abdullah Urges Muslim Nations to Unite against extremists
"who are distorting the teachings of Islam," Jordan's King Abdullah II said Wednesday. Islamic militants have launched several attacks in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, and in Jordan in recent years. More than 80 percent of Indonesia's 220 million people are Muslims. Most practice a broadly tolerant version of the faith.
<> Neutral News (Not buying this suicide) Syria Says Minister Committed Suicide
Asked whether it was possible such a crime could have taken place without his knowledge, Assad replied: 'I wouldn't think so. As I said, if that happened, this is treason.'
'Everything seemed normal,' Habash told Al-Arabiya TV. 'Certainly, the indications that came before it did not show he was under pressure here, or that his political situation was shaky.'
'I don't believe it was a suicide,' Ross said. 'The timing is extraordinarily coincidental. It certainly would look as if someone was trying to create the impression the person responsible for (the Hariri murder) is dead.
<> Man Arrested on Charges of Stealing Jet
The 22 year old
guy who flew the Cessna Citation Jet from Florida to Atlanta Sunday arrested Wednesday. Motive?
<> The Iranian government dismisses these charges.
But there are counterfeits of such high quality found in the Middle East, they're called Supernotes
. They have the raised ink feel of bills printed on intaglio presses, equipment generally owned by governments.
Now: U.S. accuses North Korea of $100 bill counterfeiting The Bush administration formally has accused North Korea of manufacturing high-quality counterfeit $100 "supernotes" for the first time, according to an indictment made public yesterday as part of a 16-year probe.
A May 19th indictment was unsealed Saturday after Mr. Garland had been arrested in Belfast. He is leader of the Marxist-Leninist Worker's Party leader, arm of the Official Irish Republican Army, and used party contacts to purchase fake $100 bills forged in North Korean, the indictment stated. Garland and six other men allegedly conspired from 1997 to 2000 to buy $1 million of supernotes from North Koreans during travels in Ireland, Britain, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany and elsewhere. (Anyone suspect IRAN yet?)