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Friday, November 21, 2003

University for jihadic sciences launched on the internet

and other headlines from the Arab world, translated by MEMRI:
November 20, 2003
‘IL-QA’IDA UNIVERSITY’ FOR JIHADIC SCIENCES HAS BEEN LAUNCHED ON THE INTERNET. THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE OPEN TO ‘ZEALOTS AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISLAM AND THOSE LOYAL TO THEIR UMMA (COMMUNITY) AND RELIGION.’ (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 11/20/03)

November 20, 2003
GERMAN INTELLIGENCE SAID ISLAMISTS ARE RECRUITING FIGHTERS IN EUROPE FOR FIGHTING IN IRAQ WITH THE INTENTION OF CREATING A SITUATION SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN AFGHANISTAN DURING THE SOVIET OCCUPATION. (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 11/20/03)

November 20, 2003
INTELLIGENCE REPORTS WERE RECEIVED BY COALITION FORCES ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS BEING USED IN THE CITY OF KUT IN SOUTHERN IRAQ AND ABOUT MORE SUICIDE ATTACKS AGAINST ITALIAN FORCES. (AL-ZAMAN, IRAQ, 11/20/03)

November 20, 2003
MEMBERS OF THE EGYPTIAN PARLIAMENT CALLED ON THEIR GOVERNMENT TO SEEK INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION ON THE ISRAELI CITY OF EILAT WHICH THEY CLAIM WAS AN EGYPTIAN TERRITORY KNOWN AS ‘UM AL-RISHRASH.’ (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 11/20/03)

November 19, 2003
ACCORDING TO TURKISH SECURITY SOURCES THE PERSON BEHIND THE ATTACKS ON TWO ISTANBUL SYNAGOGUES HAS ESCAPED TO SYRIA. (AL-BAYAN, UAE, 11/19/03)

November 19, 2003
HAND GRENADES PLACED BY ISLAMISTS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND CHRISTIAN INSTITUTIONS IN MOSUL WERE DISARMED WITHOUT DAMAGE. (AL-ZAMAN, IRAQ, 11/18/03)