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Jordanian Islamist endorses Syrian protest wave

A prominent Jordanian Islamist who inspired al Qaeda in Iraq has endorsed protests in Syria, saying the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad would be a step toward implementing Sharia law. Full story

Hotel blast in northeast Nigeria kills 3; 14 hurt

An explosion at a hotel killed three people and wounded 14 others in northeastern Nigeria only days before the state's gubernatorial election, police said Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast came as a radical Muslim sect vowed to keep up its fight. Full story

Egypt Islamists defiant over Christian governor

Protesters led by hardline Islamists in southern Egypt held their ground Monday, saying they won't end their campaign of civil disobedience until the government removes a newly appointed Coptic Christian governor. Full story

Tajik Muslims to ban text message divorces

Tajik religious authorities say divorce by text message will soon be banned, as they seek to stamp out the practice in the mainly Muslim Central Asian nation. Full story

Saudi clerics condemn protests and "deviant" ideas

Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests, which the rulers of the U.S. ally and key oil exporter fear could spread following demonstrations by minority Shi'ites. Full story

Fox News fugitive from Sharia?

   Rachel Maddow has some fun with an out-of-context Fox News clip.

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  Congressman defines enemy threat doctrine

Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Fla., said in an interview that the United States needs to identify its greatest threat – the Sharia Law.