Center for Strategic Communication

News & Opinion on Terrorism & Strategic Communication — November 7, 2007

How to beat women. And-they-say-WE-have-a-public-diplomacy-problem Dept.: “If he beats her, the beatings must be light and must not make her face ugly. He must beat her where it will not leave marks. He should not beat her on the hand… He should beat her in some places where it will not cause any damage. He should not beat her like he would beat an animal or a child – slapping them right and left.” (MEMRI,11/6)

Bush Has One Last Chance on Public Diplomacy. “Four Americans have now held the title of undersecretary of state for public affairs — three of them under the current administration. President Bush has one last chance and one more year to get it right.” (Scripps News, 11/7)

Pakistan Media Hides Islamists’ True Intentions. “In the media coverage of Pakistan President Musharraf’s declaration of emergency and martial law, Islamists objecting to his emergency declaration are being portrayed as defenders of Pakistani freedom, when in fact they represent Islamist anti-freedom ideologies.” (CT Blog11/7)

Ba’shir: Bomb Americans, Not Muslims. “Jihad should be waged in places where there is war. Bombings in places where there is no war is not a good thing.” (MEMRI,11/7)

Kuwaiti MP Praises Jihad, Advises Bin Laden. “In a letter to Osama bin Laden, published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Watan, Kuwaiti MP Dr. Walid Al-Tabatabai… praised the jihad fighters’ activities and advised him on avoiding mistakes in the jihad that Al-Qaeda is waging. ” (MEMRI, 11/7).