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The 05/02/2015 Jihad Watch Daily Digest:

Germany: Frankfurt professional bike race canceled over jihad plot
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 11:44 pm

Germany: Frankfurt professional bike race canceled over jihad plot
This is just what the jihad terrorists want: to compel non-Muslims to curtail their behavior and live in fear. This cancellation will only provoke more jihad terror threats. “Frankfurt bike race cancelled over Islamist terror plot arrests,” by Justin Huggler, Telegraph, May 1, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Police in Frankfurt ordered the cancellation of […]

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Islamic State demands $23 million for Christian hostages
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 11:24 pm

Islamic State demands $23 million for Christian hostages
They’re acting in full accord with Islamic law. Here is a salient passage on this issue from a Shafi’i manual of Islamic law: When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests … (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself […]

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Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs complain about anti-terror program
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 07:16 pm

Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs complain about anti-terror program
Have you ever — ever! — seen Muslim organizations anywhere in the U.S. express their unreserved support for any anti-terror program? Instead, again and again we get this complaining that such programs stigmatize and discriminate against them. One might almost get the impression that Hamas-linked CAIR and the other Muslim groups involved here don’t want […]

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Muslim cleric: Jews “malignant tumor” that “can only be treated by eradication”
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 06:36 pm

Muslim cleric: Jews “malignant tumor” that “can only be treated by eradication”
This is not what the world considers hate speech. What the world considers hate speech is opposing this. “Egyptian Cleric Saad Abu Aziz: Jews Are a Malignant Tumor That Must Be Eradicated,” MEMRI, April 24, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): In an April 24 Friday sermon, which he posted on the Internet, Egyptian cleric Saad […]

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Islamic State hides heavy weaponry at mosques and occupied churches
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 04:12 pm

Islamic State hides heavy weaponry at mosques and occupied churches
“They use the mosques and churches because they know that the coalition jets won’t shell holy locations.” “IS Hides Heavy Weaponry at Religious Sites,” by Sardar Sattar, BasNews, May 1, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A member of the Nineveh Province council has revealed that Islamic State (IS) hides heavy weapons in mosques […]

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Ex-Muslim: Qur’an revealed a religion I did not like
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 03:55 pm

Ex-Muslim: Qur’an revealed a religion I did not like
Mona Walter grew up a Muslim in Somalia. When she moved to Sweden, she started studying Islam, and found that she did not like what she was learning. Now she has left Islam and is called an “Islamophobe” and worse. What should she have done? Stayed in a religion she disliked and believed to be […]

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India’s spy agency warns of threat from Islamic State’s Af-Pak group
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 09:17 am

India’s spy agency warns of threat from Islamic State’s Af-Pak group
The Islamic State now has a presence not just in Iraq and Syria, but in Libya, Nigeria, the Philippines, Egypt, Yemen, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its influence is spreading rapidly among Muslims worldwide while Western leaders wave it away and insist that it has nothing to do with Islam. “Islamic State’s Af-Pak Group a Cause […]

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Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 5, “The Table”
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 08:31 am

Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 5, “The Table”
Newly revised edition up at PJM: Allah spends most of Sura 5, “The Table,” castigating the Jews and the Christians for their various sins and offenses. If you think he was angry with them in suras 2-4, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This sura dates from the Medinan period (as do suras 2-4) — according […]

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Turkey: Historic 12th-century church to be reopened as a mosque
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 08:18 am

Turkey: Historic 12th-century church to be reopened as a mosque
Turkey’s rapid re-Islamization and assertion of Islamic supremacism continues. “Historic Hagia Sophia in a Turkish province to be re-opened as mosque,” by Serdar Korucu, Hürriyet Daily News, May 1, 2015: A ruined Hagia Sophia dating back to the 12th century in the western border province of Edirne will be renovated as a mosque, despite former […]

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3,000 more foreign jihadis join the Islamic State
By Robert Spencer on May 01, 2015 07:06 am

3,000 more foreign jihadis join the Islamic State
The lure of the concept of the caliphate continues to be ignored and dismissed. The mainstream media is too busy declaring victory: A CNN headline asked in November 2014: “Has ISIS peaked? Terror group suffers setbacks in Iraq.” The Atlantic announced in January 2015: “ISIS Is Losing Its Greatest Weapon: Momentum: Evidence suggests that the […]

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