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Thursday, February 19, 2004

February 18, 2004

DR. MAJID HUSSEIN ALI, AN IRAQI NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, WAS MURDERED IN BAGHDAD. HE IS THE NINTH LEADING IRAQI SCIENTISTS TO BE MURDERED. (AL-QUDS AL-ARABI, LONDON, 2/18/04)

THE IRAQI DAILY AL-MASHRIQ MAINTAINED THAT THE PREVAILING LANGUAGE IN THE SHI'ITE HOLY CITY OF KARBALA TODAY IS PERSIAN, AND SAID: 'DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU SEE THE IRANIAN FLAG FLYING IN THE CITY.' (AL-MASHRIQ, BAGHDAD, 2/17/04)

JORDAN REITERATED ITS REFUSAL TO ADMIT ANY REFUGEES AND SAID THAT THE IRAQI REFUGEES AT THE BORDER BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES SHOULD RETURN TO THEIR HOMES VOLUNTARILY OR BE SETTLED IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN JORDAN. (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 2/17/04)

JORDANIAN INTERIOR MINISTER SAMIR HABASHNA SAID THAT JORDAN WAS CONFISCATING JORDANIAN PASSPORTS FROM PALESTINIANS WHO SERVE IN THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATION, PALESTINIANS WHO MISTAKENLY RECEIVED JORDANIAN PASSPORTS, AND JORDANIAN WOMEN WHO MARRIED PALESTINIANS. (AL-QUDS, PA, 2/18/04)

February 17, 2004

P.A. DAILY AL-HAYAT AL-JADIDA PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE BY A LEBANESE JOURNALIST CALLING PRESIDENT BUSH THE 'FUHRER' OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER, QUOTING FIDEL CASTRO WHO STATED THAT BUSH IS THE 'FUHRER' OF THE GLOBALIZATION ERA. (AL-HAYAT AL-JADIDA, PA, 2/16/2004)

THE IRAQI DAILY AL-MU'TAMAR PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS CONNECTING FAISAL AL-QASSIM, ONE OF THE LEADING PERSONALITIES ON AL-JAZEERA TV, WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FORMER INTELLIGENCE SERVICES. (AL-MU'TAMAR, IRAQ, 2/16/04)

THE SAUDI PRESS AGENCY IS DENYING A REPORT PUBLISHED BY REUTERS WHICH CLAIMS U.S. OFFICIALS BELIEVE SAUDI ARABIA HAS BEEN TRYING TO ACQUIRE CHINESE MISSILES AND THAT THE KINGDOM HELPED FINANCE PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. A DEFENSE MINISTRY OFFICIAL SAID THE REPORT WAS 'FABRICATED AND BASELESS!' (SAUDI PRESS AGENCY, SAUDI ARABIA, 2/16/04)

AN IRAQI DAILY DESCRIBED THE KUWAITIS AS 'THE JEWS OF THE GULF' AND SAYS THAT THE KUWAITIS AND THE ZIONISTS ARE THE GREATEST ENEMIES OF THE IRAQIS. (AL-MASHRIQ, IRAQ, 2/16/04)

THE RESEARCH CENTER OF AL-AZHAR UNIVERSITY IS MOVING TOWARD ISSUING A FATWA ENCOURAGING MEN TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE WIFE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF 10 MILLION UNMARRIED WOMEN IN EGYPT. (AL-SHARQ AL-AWAT, LONDON, 2/17/04)

THE PALESTINIAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED YESTERDAY THAT THE SALARIES OF SECURITY APPARATUS PERSONNEL WOULD BE PAID THROUGH BANK ACCOUNTS AND NO LONGER BY THE DIRECT AUTHORITY OF CHAIRMAN ARAFAT. (AL-QUDS, PA, 2/15/04)

February 13, 2004

THE BRITISH ISLAMIST GROUP AL-MUHAJIROUN WILL BE HOLDING A CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY IN LONDON.

February 12, 2004

LEBANESE MP WALID JUMBLATT SAID: 'WE ARE ALL HAPPY WHEN U.S. SOLDIERS ARE KILLED [IN IRAQ] WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. THE KILLING OF U.S. SOLDIERS IN IRAQ IS LEGITIMATE AND OBLIGATORY.' (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 2/12/04)
LOTS MORE at MEMRI.org. See especially this Special Dispatch: The Mufti of Australia Calls for Jihad.