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  • Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings

    02/22/2014 9:56:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 11:05 AM EST | Maggie Michael and Mariam Rizk
    An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers Saturday on charges of killing 83 protesters during the country’s 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the country’s security forces accountable for demonstrators’ deaths. The acquittals come as ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, toppled in July by the military, faces a host of criminal charges. Morsi appeared Saturday in court and shouted from inside a soundproof defendants’ cell, urging his supporters to continue protests and vowing to try the country’s military chief and Republican Guards commander for killing his supporters. The police officers’...
  • (Fairfax County, VA) Muslim Immigrant Builds Shrapnel Bomb for 'Self-Defense'

    09/10/2013 9:00:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | Monday, Sep 9, 2013 | NBC 4 Washington
    Afghan National Charged With Explosives Possession • Bomb squad searching a car near a Fairfax County shopping center A Fairfax County man has been charged with possessing a crude homemade bomb constructed out of fireworks. Thirty-eight year-old Atal Bashar of Burke is a native of Afghanistan and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria. According to an FBI affidavit, a cleaning service hired by a real estate agent found what appeared to be a bomb while cleaning Bashar's father's home in the Alexandria section of the county in March 2012. According to...
  • Italians Discover Hoard Of Roman Statues (Libya)

    06/11/2005 12:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 857+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 6-11-2005 | Edek Osser
    Italians discover hoard of Roman statuesThe works have been protected by a temple wall which collapsed during an earthquake 1,600 years ago By Edek Osser CYRENE. An Italian team of archaeologists has discovered 76 intact Roman statues at Cyrene in Libya. The discovery is remarkable because the site, once a thriving Greek and then Roman settlement, has been under excavation for the last 150 years. With a nearby coastal port, Apollonia, serving it, Cyrene was once a conurbation equivalent to Alexandria, Carthage and Leptis Magna. An important Dorian colony, founded by Greek settlers from the island of Thera in 631...
  • Video shows anti-Mursi protesters thrown off building in Alexandria

    07/06/2013 7:48:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    al arabiya ^ | 7/6/13
    Egyptian activists circulated on Saturday an online video showing what appeared to be Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammad Mursi throwing two young men off a building during clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. On Friday, clashes between opponents and supporters of Mursi flared in Egypt, killing at least 46 people nationwide, with the heaviest death toll registered in Alexandria. The footage of the young men thrown off a building in Alexandria’s Sidi Jaber has been widely circulated. One of the young men was killed; he was identified as Hamada Badr and activists say he was celebrating Mursi’s ouster...
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Clashes break out at protests in northern Egypt

    06/28/2013 12:30:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/28/2013 | BBC
    Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have staged rival rallies across the country but there has been violence in the north. Tension has risen ahead of a mass protest planned by the opposition for Sunday. Thousands of Morsi supporters rallied outside the main mosque in Cairo's Nasr district. At least one person was killed in Alexandria as protestors stormed a local Muslim Brotherhood office. Dozens more were injured when anti-Morsi protestors and Islamists clashed in the northern city, the second biggest in Egypt. The office of the Muslim Brotherhood, which backs Mr. Morsi, was set ablaze and birdshot...
  • Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio Finds 1,600-Year-Old City that Vanished 1,200 Years Ago

    06/18/2013 12:45:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Core77 ^ | June 6, 2013 | hipstomp / Rain Noe
    ... [Franck Goddio's] results were impressive ... But it was an expedition he undertook in 2000 that really put him on the map, so to speak: He managed to locate Thonis-Heracleion, an ancient port city (built circa 800 B.C.!) that's now completely submerged off the coast of Egypt. The hyphenated name hints at its cosmopolitan nature: The Egyptians called it Thonis, the Greeks, Heracleion after a massive temple to Heracles that once stood at the site ...
  • Embassy bomb attack foiled, say Egyptian police

    05/11/2013 8:57:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 11/05/2013 | Wire
    Egypt’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday that it had detained men belonging to an al Qaeda-linked group who were planning a bomb attack on a foreign embassy in the country. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that Egyptian security forces had intercepted a terrorist cell linked to al Qaeda that was on the verge of carrying out a suicide attack on a foreign embassy. “The Interior Ministry was able to direct a successful blow to a terrorist cell that was planning suicide operations,” Ibrahim said during a televised news conference. The minister did not specify which embassy was being targeted,...
  • AP: Gosnell’s co-defendants really needed jobs, you know

    04/13/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/13/13 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press has been one of the few national media outlets providing at least some coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, presumably from their local partners, so they certainly deserve some credit for going where their competitors wouldn’t — at least not until recently.  As with most news outlets following an ongoing story, the AP started looking for fresh angles to frame their stories.  Last night, though, the AP sent out a wire story headlined “Philly abortion workers saw few options,” in which Maryclaire Dale focuses on the employment woes of Gosnell’s co-defendants to explain why they followed Gosnell’s orders...
  • Research Sheds Light On Ancient Egyptian Port And Ship Graveyard

    03/29/2013 9:49:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | unattributed
    New research into Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken port-city that served as the gateway to Egypt in the first millennium BC, was examined at a recent international conference at the University of Oxford. The port city, situated 6.5 kilometres off today’s coastline, was one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Mediterranean before the founding of Alexandria... This obligatory port of entry, known as ‘Thonis’ by the Egyptians and ‘Heracleion’ by the Greeks, was where seagoing ships are thought to have unloaded their cargoes to have them assessed by temple officials and taxes extracted before transferring them to Egyptian ships that went...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Library of Alexandria discovered

    05/17/2004 10:10:51 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 103 replies · 2,950+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 12 May, 2004 | Dr David Whitehouse
    Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the site of the Library of Alexandria, often described as the world's first major seat of learning. A Polish-Egyptian team has excavated parts of the Bruchion region of the Mediterranean city and discovered what look like lecture halls or auditoria. Two thousand years ago, the library housed works by the greatest thinkers and writers of the ancient world. Works by Plato and Socrates and many others were later destroyed in a fire. Oldest University Announcing their discovery at a conference being held at the University of California, Zahi Hawass, president of Egypt's...
  • Saddam Lookalike Attacked & Almost Kidnapped & Forced To Impersonate Dictator In Porn Film

    09/14/2012 9:02:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2012 | Rebecca Seales
    Saddam lookalike attacked by gang who tried to kidnap him and force him to impersonate the dictator in porn film An Egyptian Saddam Hussein lookalike claims an Iraqi gang tried to kidnap him and force him to make a pornographic film impersonating the late dictator. Mohamed Bishr, who comes from Alexandria, said the group hoped to sell their video as exclusive erotic footage of the former leader. He claims the gang beat him severely when he refused to go along with the plan, despite being offered $333,000 (£205,000). The devout Muslim says the gang made threatening phone calls saying they...
  • Local officials look at BRT options as transportation budgets shrink

    06/10/2012 9:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Government officials in the Washington region, as well as nationwide, are looking increasingly to bus rapid transit for new transit options as they face tightening public purses. BRT plans are under way in Alexandria and Arlington County, where buses are planned to travel from Braddock Road to Pentagon City. Alexandria expects to begin construction in July and start running buses in dedicated lanes in December 2013, said Abi Lerner, Alexandria's deputy director of transportation. Arlington expects to complete its half of the system in spring 2014. Across the Potomac, Montgomery County officials have proposed a 160-mile system with 23 routes....
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Why Orthodox Christians Prefer the Septuagint (Ecumenical)

    01/03/2012 5:58:04 PM PST · by rzman21 · 13 replies
    Why Orthodox Christians Prefer the Septuagint Third Edition By Metropolitan Ephraim Preface All told, there are some 300 textual differences between the Masoretic and the Septuagint texts, some of them important and some of them insignificant. These articles will explain why Orthodox Christians prefer the Septuagint, despite some admittedly beautiful and eloquent passages found in the Masoretic text. The articles by Metropolitan Ephraim were originally published on the internet in the Spring of 2009, and they appear here in a slightly edited and augmented form. ONE - HONOR THE PHYSICIAN In the Wisdom of Sirach, it says: “Honor the physician...
  • Arm of Crucified Jesus Sheared Off by Earthquake (Catholic Caucus)

    08/25/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/25/2011 | Penny Starr
    The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the East Coast on Tuesday rattled a church in Alexandria, Va. so hard that bricks fell through a stained glass window in the ceiling and then broke off the right arm of Jesus Christ on a large crucifix above the altar. The damage occurred at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria, just a few miles across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Further damage to the church included collapsed chimneys and brick walls crumbling. It was the latter that sent bricks tumbling through a stained glass window above the crucifix in the...
  • Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges (Alexandria VA)

    08/04/2011 3:15:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    A former fourth-grade teacher in Alexandria has pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Justin Coleman videotaped himself with two girls, who were unaware of what they were being told to do, engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He also allegedly altered existing child pornographic images to depict former students engaging in sexual conduct. Prosecutors say the girls in the videotape were not his students.
  • Marine Reservist Detained Near Pentagon Linked to D.C. Military Building Shootings, Sources Say

    06/22/2011 5:04:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 22, 2011 | Foxnews.com
    “It may be that he feels he has been wronged by the Corps in his professional and or personal life,” said FBI Acting Assistant Director John Perren, whose Washington Field Office has been leading the FBI investigation. “The subject of his grievance does appear to be the institution of the United States Marine Corps and not the individual men and women Marines for whom he may feel a great deal of respect, admiration and even loyalty.”
  • In Moran Case, Color Helps Block the Light

    04/09/2011 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2000 | Marc Fisher
    And now, a case of black and white that is anything but black and white. A white congressman, Jim Moran of Alexandria, goes to pick up his kids at a recreation center where most of the children are black. Moran parks his Toyota Avalon and as he's getting out, he's approached by an 8-year-old boy, who is black. (The boy's parents don't mind if I use the child's name. I mind.) The boy says something. That much everyone agrees on. Moran says the boy said: "Give me your keys. I have a gun." The boy says he said, "I like...
  • It’s Official: Egypt Will Hold Parliamentary Elections in September

    03/29/2011 1:11:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    The military junta ruling Egypt has announced that parliamentary elections will be held in September. Rather than spending the next five months complaining, those who aren’t supporting the Muslim Brotherhood better get started actually working and organizing. I’ll analyze this a lot more in the coming months but briefly the blocs are as follows: Islamists: The Muslim Brotherhood says it is aiming at getting 30 percent of the seats. I think they’ll succeed. A smaller, moderate Islamist party — whose members split from the Brotherhood because they say it is too extremist — would be lucky to get any seats....
  • Va. State Sen. Ticer Calling It Quits

    02/18/2011 3:53:52 AM PST · by csvset · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | JULIE CAREY
    A longtime northern Virginia political figure has decided to calls it quits. In an emotional speech on the Virginia Senate floor, Alexandria Democrat Patsy Ticer told her colleagues, "I have finally come to the end of the line." Ticer's 30th senate district covers Alexandria and parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties. She's been a fixture in local politics since 1982 when she was first elected to Alexandria's City Council. She became the city's first female mayor in 1991 and held that position until she was elected to the state Senate in 1995. As Alexandria mayor, Ticer helped lead the high...
  • Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

    04/07/2005 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 3 replies · 1,053+ views
    First Things ^ | March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern
    Let My People Go  Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic EqualityBy S. S. HasanOxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95.Reviewed by Robert W. ShaffernSana Hasan, an Egyptian scholar best known for her Enemy in the Promised Land, has written another important book in Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt—a book in which she honestly confronts the sorry condition of Christians in Egypt, where the “problems faced by the Christian minority are for many . . . a taboo subject.” Hasan courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianity’s oldest communions—the Coptic...
  • Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt's Chaos (Zahi Hawass interview)

    01/30/2011 10:42:21 PM PST · by pillut48 · 45 replies
    NatGeo ^ | January 30, 2011 | David Braun
    Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country's museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In a Sinai store containing antiquities from the Port Said Museum, "a large group, armed with guns and a truck, entered the store, opened the boxes in the magazine and took the precious objects. Other groups attempted to enter the Coptic Museum, Royal Jewellery Museum, National...
  • Al Jazeera English: Live Stream

    01/28/2011 8:15:20 AM PST · by MNConserv · 59 replies
    Al Jazeera English: Live StreamIncredible live coverage in Cairo. Now reporting that the military has been ordered into the streets to enforce the curfew. They have already set a troop carrier on fire.
  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Coptic Church Bombing In Egypt

    01/07/2011 5:16:15 PM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 7 January AD 2011 | John Brooks
    ELCA Presiding Bishop Addresses Coptic Church Bombing In Egypt 11-002-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), assured the bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles of the ELCA's "heartfelt desire" to stand in solidarity with Coptic Christians in the United States and the world in the wake of the New Year's Day bombing in a Coptic congregation in Egypt. At least 22 people were killed and 79 injured as a result of the car bombing that occurred as worshipers were leaving a Mass at the Church...
  • Divers explore sunken ruins of Cleopatra's palace

    05/25/2010 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 840+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2010 | JASON KEYSER
    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) -- Plunging into the waters off Alexandria Tuesday, divers explored the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from which Cleopatra ruled, swimming over heaps of limestone blocks hammered into the sea by earthquakes and tsunamis more than 1,600 years ago. The international team is painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.
  • The Fate of the Library of Alexandria

    05/02/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 3,039+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2010 | John O'Neill
    The great Library of Alexandria, established by Ptolemy II (circa 280 BC), has come to symbolize the receptacle of knowledge of Classical civilization. This great repository was barbarously razed in the Middle Ages. At its height, the Library contained an estimated forty thousand volumes on a wide variety of topics. It held works on astronomy, mathematics, physics, medicine, and philosophy -- many of which were copied from the hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts of the Egyptians and Babylonians. It also stored histories of all the countries of the known world: histories of Egypt, of Babylonia, of Persia, of the lands of...
  • GOVERNMENT PAYS MOSQUE IT CONSIDERS RADICAL [CENSUS/GSA lease]

    05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 443+ views
    SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members." SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year. SNIPPET: "The...
  • Police: Six illegal immigrants raped Alexandria woman

    03/19/2010 7:22:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2010-03-18 | Freeman Klopott
    A 30-year-old woman accepted a ride home from Fast Eddie's night club, but instead of returning her to her Alexandria home, the man and five of his friends drove her to a Waldorf house and held her hostage for several hours as they repeatedly raped her, authorities said. The Charles County Sheriff's Office said all six men appear to be illegal immigrants. The men, ages 18 to 28, have been charged with rape and false imprisonment. Authorities say the men were in the car when the woman accepted the ride home late Monday night. They drove to a house on...
  • Arrested Americans SHOW NO REMORSE about their terror plans

    12/21/2009 2:08:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1,406+ views
    (PTI) via DNAINDIA.com ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST | n/a
    “Arrested Americans show no remorse about their terror plans” PTI Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST SNIPPET: “Lahore: Five American Muslim youth arrested by Pakistani authorities on suspicion of terror links have shown no remorse about their plans to commit terrorist acts and one has even said they should be hanged so that they could become martyrs, a senior police official said today.” SNIPPET: “Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, 22, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, 20, Iman Hasan Yemer, 17 and Omar Farooq, 24, were arrested in Sargodha, located 200km from Islamabad, on charges of planning terror attacks in Pakistan and abroad.” SNIPPET:...
  • Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror

    12/09/2009 2:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,837+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | Updated December 9, 2009 | n/a
    Breaking News: Pakistan Reportedly Detains Five D.C.-Area Muslims on Suspicion of Terror IPT News December 8, 2009 **Updated December 9, 9:00 a.m. EST A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001. According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of...
  • Virginia State Delegate [David Englin]: 'If Rush Limbaugh is For It, I'm Probably Against It'

    10/23/2009 12:33:32 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 663+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/23/2009 | Matthew Balan
    The tactic of bashing Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk show hosts to score political points is apparently no longer the exclusive realm of national-level Democrats and moderate Republicans. Now, even local politicians are adopting this political maneuver in their local campaigns. Democrat David Englin, member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 45th District (and currently my own delegate), sent out a direct mail piece which I received on Thursday where Englin boldly proclaimed his opposition to the top conservative talk show host: “If Rush Limbaugh is for it, I’m probably against it.” (image at right).Englin’s mail piece, paid...
  • EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS

    07/09/2009 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 963+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | July 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: 09 July 2009 EGYPT ARRESTS TERRORIST CELL OF 25 MEMBERS CAIRO, July 9 (Xinhua) The Egyptian authorities have arrested a terrorist cell of 25 members, 24 Egyptians and one Palestinian, for plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in Suez Canal, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in statement issued on Thursday. According to the statement, the members of the cell who believe in Jihad (Holy War) were located in Cairo, Alexandria and Daqahlia governorates and communicated through internet with other terrorist groups outside Egypt. The cell's members, mostly engineers, were developing high-tech and electronic devices...
  • EDITORIAL: Al Qaeda in Alexandria

    05/11/2009 6:43:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 796+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2009 | Editorial
    It's not every day that a congressman asks for terrorists to be shipped to his hometown. So we were surprised to see Rep. Jim Moran, Democrat of Virginia, pen a column entitled "From Guantanamo to Alexandria" in Saturday's Washington Post. He actually championed the idea of bringing terrorists like 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other al Qaeda detainees to historic Alexandria. What's next? Does he want the nuclear waste that Nevada won't take? We understand why congressmen work to bring federal office buildings to their district or fight off noisome incineration plants. So we read Rep. Moran's column with...
  • Independent elected in Blue Virginia City makes Dem machine threaten Hatch Act "persecution"

    05/08/2009 8:38:55 AM PDT · by RecallMoran · 6 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Campaign Spot, NRO ^ | May 8, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Alexandria Democrats Allegedly Pledging Vengeance Ms. Hughes is a federal employee who ran as an independent. An African-American non-democrat with tax lowering sensibilities drives the local Democrats bonkers. Democratics are gearing up to attack her election as improper under the Hatch Act which would go to the Obama Office of Special Counsel.
  • Gitmo Detainees Coming to Virginia, Local Dems Freak

    03/25/2009 8:10:18 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 20 replies · 1,052+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | March 25, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    This morning, the liberal Democrats who run Alexandria, Virginia learned that beloved president wants to bring terrorists to Northern Virginia. And the wailing from the NIMBY lefties began.
  • A Landlord’s Revenge Divides the Neighbors

    03/21/2009 3:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2009 | THEO EMERY
    In the Old Town historic district here, tourists and shoppers stroll brick sidewalks along King Street and peer into a wide range of boutiques — rug shops, antiques dealers, a cheese shop, even a comic book store. Old Town’s latest offering, though, has been stopping visitors in their tracks since it opened in January. It is called Le Tache, a “couples boutique,” more commonly known as a sex shop, which is sandwiched between art galleries whose offerings are more common in Old Town than colorful vibrators and steamy DVDs. The boutique’s owner leased the building after a dispute between the...
  • In Old Town, The Sex Shop is a Kiss-Off (Hilarious!)

    03/01/2009 9:02:17 AM PST · by Dems_R_Losers · 56 replies · 2,601+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2009 | Allison Klein
    To many in Old Town Alexandria, the sex shop that opened recently on King Street is nothing short of scandalous, a historical desecration just blocks from the boyhood home of Robert E. Lee. But to Michael Zarlenga, it's justice. Zarlenga spent $350,000 on plans to expand his hunting and fishing store, the Trophy Room. He worked with city officials for almost two years and thought he had their support -- until the architectural review board told him he couldn't alter the historic property. Furious and out of money, Zarlenga rented the space to its newest occupant, Le Tache. "I can't...
  • According to expert guest on CoasttocoastAM - Christians burned the library at Alexandria

    12/22/2008 8:37:30 PM PST · by edcoil · 31 replies · 1,205+ views
    Coast to Coast idiots | 12-22-08 | edcoil
    While driving into the office this morning I heard the "expert" guest on Coast to Coast tell everyone not once but several times it was the terrible Christians that burned down the Library at Alexandria. Sadly, facts do not matter or go challenged on that political show any longer. The fact is: Amr bin Aas at the behest of the Second Caliph, Umar burned the Library in Alexandria. Umar the Great or Omar the Great was a Muslim convert from the Banu Adi clan of the Quraysh tribe,[1] and a sahaba (righteous companion) of Muhammad. He became the second Caliph...
  • A City Looks To Its Moral Compass in Lean Times [Alexandria VA Hires Ethicist to Make Budget Cuts]

    12/20/2008 9:47:21 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,036+ views
    Washpost ^ | 12/14/08 | Michael Laris
    Faced with painful choices about who will suffer most from looming budget cuts, Alexandria officials have taken the unusual step of paying a professional ethicist to help them grapple with the moral issues involved. Just a few of the vexing decisions his advice helped Alexandria policymakers confront in recent weeks: They took apartments being built for the mentally ill and temporarily turned them into housing for the disabled. They cut a parenting counselor for jailed minors with kids but preserved aid for belligerent preschoolers. They scaled back drug prevention but kept the methadone pills available to ease the cravings of...
  • In search of Western civilisation's lost classics

    08/11/2008 1:45:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 148+ views
    The Australian ^ | 8/6/08 | Luke Slattery
    The unique library of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, buried beneath lava by Vesuvius's eruption in AD79, is slowly revealing its long-held secretsSTORED in a sky-lit reading room on the top floor of the Biblioteca Nazionale in Naples are the charred remains of the only library to survive from classical antiquity. The ancient world's other great book collections -- at Athens, Alexandria and Rome -- all perished in the chaos of the centuries. But the library of the Villa of the Papyri was conserved, paradoxically, by an act of destruction. Lying to the northwest of ancient Herculaneum, this...
  • Tsunami that devastated the ancient world could return

    03/09/2008 7:17:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,192+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - "The sea was driven back, and its waters flowed away to such an extent that the deep sea bed was laid bare and many kinds of sea creatures could be seen," wrote Roman historian Ammianus Marcellus, awed at a tsunami that struck the then-thriving port of Alexandria in 365 AD. "Huge masses of water flowed back when least expected, and now overwhelmed and killed many thousands of people... Some great ships were hurled by the fury of the waves onto the rooftops, and others were thrown up to two miles (three kilometres) from the shore." Ancient documents...
  • Cold Spring pastor arrested on gun charges

    12/31/2007 9:30:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 331+ views
    The Enquirer ^ | 12/28/2007 | CHRIS MAYHEW
    A pastor at a Cold Spring church was arrested on two counts of carrying a concealed weapon on Christmas Eve. According to the Cold Spring Police Department, Johnny R. Coleman (Randy), 1069 Parkside Drive, Alexandria, the pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring, was arrested after police found him at 12:30 p.m. with a loaded Glock 9mm handgun and a loaded .25 caliber handgun, in a briefcase at the Mr. Spotless Car Wash in Cold Spring. Cold Spring Police Chief Ed Burk III confirmed Coleman is a pastor at the church. According to the police report, Coleman told an...
  • Alexandria ready to serve illegals (Va)

    10/09/2007 11:09:36 AM PDT · by JZelle · 65 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-9-07 | David C. Lipscomb and Gary Emerling
    The city of Alexandria, Va., is expected to pass a resolution tonight renewing its commitment to extend public services to illegal aliens. "We are reaffirming and recommitting our services and outreach to international citizens," Mayor William D. Euille, a Democrat, said yesterday. The seven-member City Council will vote on a two-page resolution that outlines Alexandria's intent to comply with state and federal immigration laws but not question the immigration status of people seeking public services. Mr. Euille said that the resolution should pass unanimously but that Alexandria has no figures on the cost of providing services to illegal aliens. "We...
  • St. Cyril of Alexandria

    10/03/2007 8:32:32 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 328+ views
    Papa Ratzinger Forum & Vatican ^ | October 3, 2007 | Benedict XVI
    St. Cyril of Alexandria VATICAN CITY, OCT. 3, 2007.- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered today at the general audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! Today, continuing our itinerary following the footsteps of the Fathers of the Church, we meet another great figure: St. Cyril of Alexandria. Linked to the Christologic controversy at the Council of Ephesus in 431, and the last outstanding representative of the Alexandrian tradition, Cyril was later defined by the Greek eastern church "the custodian of exactitude" - in the sense of being custodian of the...
  • Alexandria sanitation agency to try seizing 10 acres after unsuccessful bid[Virgina-Eminent Domain]

    08/03/2007 10:49:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 647+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 03 Aug 2007 | Maria Hegstad
    Alexandria’s sanitation authority is trying to take more than 10 acres of property through an eminent domain seizure, offering nearly $10 million less than it bid on the land in 2005. The authority needs to expand its wastewater treatment plant, according to a condemnation petition filed in Alexandria Circuit Court in June. But it is not willing to pay the $51 million value of the property located between Eisenhower Avenue and the Beltway, said the property’s owner, Charles Hooff III. The sewer authority has made several offers on the property over more than two years, according to the authority’s petition....
  • Park Authority Employee Charged In Sex Assault Of Teenager[Alexandria-VA]

    07/26/2007 12:35:07 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 888+ views
    News4 ^ | 26 July 2007 | News4
    Fairfax County police said they arrested an Alexandria man in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage boy. Raymond Craig Alexander, a 34-year-old Fairfax County Park Authority employee, was arrested Wednesday after property taken during a search of his home established probable cause, according to police. Alexander is charged with aggravated sexual battery, forcible sodomy and custodial indecent liberties with a child. Federal authorities also are investigating Alexander, and more charges could be filed. Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131
  • Hidden City Found Beneath Alexandria

    07/25/2007 1:59:45 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 973+ views
    Yahoo News/Live Science ^ | 7-24-2007 | Charles Q Choi
    Hidden City Found Beneath Alexandria Charles Q. Choi Special to LiveScience LiveScience.com Tue Jul 24, 4:45 PM ET The legendary city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great as he swept through Egypt in his quest to conquer the known world. Now scientists have discovered hidden underwater traces of a city that existed at Alexandria at least seven centuries before Alexander the Great arrived, findings hinted at in Homer's Odyssey and that could shed light on the ancient world. Alexandria was founded in Egypt on the shores of the Mediterranean in 332 B.C. to immortalize Alexander the Great. The...