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  • Iran says will hold ‘high-level talks’ with EU

    07/28/2015 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 9:45 AM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister says “high-level” talks will soon be launched with the European Union following a nuclear agreement reached with world powers earlier this month. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that the talks “in the near future” will focus on energy, environmental and human rights issues, as well as “extremism, terrorism and sectarianism” in the Middle East. …
  • Jewish Democrats Livid over Huckabee's 'Oven' Comment

    07/27/2015 4:30:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/27/15 | Gil Ronen
    Jewish Democrats are very upset with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after he compared the nuclear deal with Iran to “marching [Israel] to the door of the oven.” Following Huckabee’s comments, Representative for Florida and head of the Democratic National Committee Deborah Wasserman-Schultz called on him to apologize for what she called “cavalier analogies” to Nazi death camps. “This rhetoric, while commonplace in today’s Republican presidential primary, has no place in American politics,” she said. The National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement, “Republicans have fallen over themselves to speak out against Donald Trump’s outrageous rhetoric on immigration and...
  • US Willing to be as ‘Flexible’ With North Korea as With Iran

    07/27/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 7/27/2015, 5:28 PM | Ari Soffer
    Fresh from forging a controversial deal with Iran, which critics have blasted as a capitulation to Tehran’s demands, the Obama administration is willing to be just as “flexible” with North Korea, a US government envoy has said. Sydney Seiler, US special envoy for now-defunct six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, told Reuters Monday he hoped Pyongyang would take note of the Iran deal and return to the negotiating table. “The Iran deal demonstrates the value and possibilities that negotiation bring,” Seiler said. …
  • U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution...

    07/27/2015 1:40:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/27/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their...
  • American politicians want WWIII by opposing Iran deal: Analyst

    07/26/2015 8:10:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Press TV of Iran ^ | July 26, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An American analyst believes that US politicians do not care about another global war as they insist to cancel the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers. David Christie, a broadcast journalist based in New York, said US politicians, including Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who criticize the nuclear agreement, are more concerned about Israel. “For GOP senators and congressmen, what Israel wants is their guiding principle and that trumps the safety and security of America for Americans every time,” Christie told Press TV on Sunday. “If anybody is confused about the current hostile and predictable rhetoric...
  • UK: Muslims slash tires of immigration-raid van, shower officers with eggs

    07/26/2015 4:04:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/15 | Robert Spencer
    All the appeasement, all the pandering, all the accommodation, all the bowing before Islamic supremacists, all the hounding and demonization of foes of jihad terror, and this is what the British government gets for it. One might almost get the idea that the Muslims in Shadwell know that British authorities are weak, and have contempt for them. “Welcome to East London: Muslim gang slashes tyres of immigration-raid van before officers showered with eggs from high-rise,” by Michael Powell, The Mail on Sunday, July 26, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A gang of Muslim youths launched an astonishing attack...
  • Saudi official calls on international community to criminalize criticism of Islam [Nuts!]

    07/26/2015 1:24:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/15 | Robert Spencer
    “This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship.” What is wrong with this? Who wants to insult “heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship,” anyway?One problem with it, among many, is that at a time when hatred and violence are being preached and perpetrated in the name of a “heavenly religion” and justified by reference to a “holy book,” to criminalize criticism of such things would be tantamount to muzzling all resistance to that hatred and violence. And that may be precisely the agenda.“Criminalize...
  • Iran’s Khamenei Sends U.S. Message With Obama Silhouette Suicide Tweet

    07/25/2015 4:42:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted a picture Saturday of President Obama committing suicide. Mr. Khameneitweeted “US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but…" The tweet was accompanied by an image of a silhouetted Mr. Obama holding a gun to his head with the caption “We welcome no war, not do we initiate any war, but If any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal U.S.” The tweet has gained over 500 retweets and nearly 200 favorites so far....
  • Tancredo: Muslim Immigration Should Be Halted in Wake of Chattanooga Terrorism Attack

    07/25/2015 5:53:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/24/15 | Tom Tancredo
    Okay, “Muslim immigration halted in wake of Chattanooga terrorism attack” isn’t today’s newspaper headline. But it ought to be.We ought to halt all legal immigration and refugee resettlement from Muslim-majority countries and declare an indefinite moratorium — until two changes occur. First, we must devise a better way to identify and deny admission not only to terrorists but also to persons who sympathize with radical Islamism. It will surprise the average American to learn we are not capable of doing that today.The need for those new rules is highlighted by a recent poll showing more than 40 percent of Muslims...
  • Kerry told Iranians: ´Death to America´ chants are ´pretty stupid'

    07/24/2015 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he told Iranian officials during the nuclear talks that "death to America" chants at public rallies in their country were "pretty stupid." "I told them that their chants of ´death to America´ and so forth are not helpful, and they´re pretty stupid," Kerry said, lowering his voice, during a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where he sought to sell the controversial nuclear deal. Critics have long seized on the chants, saying it shows Tehran is hostile to the United States and that the international community should not trust negotiations
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Kerry calls talk of better Iran deal a ‘fantasy’

    07/23/2015 4:14:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 4:00 PM EDT | David Espo and Deb Riechmann
    Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is “fantasy plain and simple” to claim that President Barack Obama failed to insist on enough restraints on Iran’s nuclear program before agreeing to lift economic sanctions long in place. “So what’s your plan? … Totally go to war?” he challenged lawmakers who want to torpedo the deal. Republicans were unpersuaded—and said so—at an occasionally contentious Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that marked the opening of a new phase in the administration’s drive to prevent Congress from undermining the accord. “You guys have been bamboozled,” said Sen. Jim Risch,...
  • Tourists in Alps warned of French burqa ban

    07/23/2015 3:48:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Police in the French Alps have been forced to hand out notices to tourists wearing the full face veil, many of whom have come for a day trip from Switzerland, to remind them that France has a total burka ban in public. The picturesque town of Annecy, in south eastern France, is described in tourist brochures as the Venice of the Alps, and it draws in tourists from all over the Alps region, especially from Switzerland. However, locals in the idyllic tourist hotspot complained to authorities last summer that some of these tourists were wearing full face veils - known...
  • What? Evangelicals Come Against Franklin Graham's Views on Islam

    07/22/2015 5:18:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/22/15 | Jennifer LeClaire
    After five members of our military were killed in cold blood—and two others wounded—on our own soil in an act of domestic terrorism in Chattanooga, evangelist Franklin Graham dared to say what many in America were thinking:"We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim who comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized—and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad," Graham said."During World War II, we didn't allow Japanese to immigrate to America,...
  • Obama: ‘We’ve Ended Two Wars;’ State Dept:Iraq Has ‘Lost Effective Control’ Over Large Areas to ISIL

    07/22/2015 3:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2015 | 5:08 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser in New York on Tuesday evening that he had “ended two wars” during his presidency. In its recently released human rights report on Iraq, however, the State Department said that the Iraqi government had “lost effective control” over a large part of Iraqi territory to the Islamic State terrorist group. Also, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2014, the group that the administration now calls ISIL was founded in the 1990s by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and fought against U.S. forces in Iraq before Obama removed U.S. troops from that...
  • IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with Congress

    07/22/2015 6:51:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | by FRED FLEITZ
    Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressmen Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) issued a press release today on a startling discovery they made during a July 17 meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency officials in Vienna: There are two secret side deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that will not be shared with other nations, with Congress, or with the U.S. public. One of these side deals concerns inspection of the Parchin military base, where Iran reportedly has conducted explosive testing related to nuclear-warhead development. The Iranian government has refused to allow the IAEA to visit this site. Over the...
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Ron Paul: “Zionism Has Played A Role In Our Post-9/11 March Toward Empire”

    07/21/2015 4:30:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Megan Apper
    “The U.S. Empire received a big boost from the 9/11 attack.” Former Rep. Ron Paul, the father of presidential candidate Rand Paul and past two-time candidate for the Republican nomination himself, writes in his new book that he believes “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire.” Paul’s book, Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, was released last Friday. “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East,” Paul writes in a chapter entitled “Making America...
  • Nuclear Arms Race: Saudi Source Reveals Plan for the Bomb

    07/21/2015 11:29:35 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ari Yashar
    Head of state-affiliated Saudi TV channel reveals Saudi Arabia will 'seriously try to get' nuclear weapons following Iran deal. While US President Barack Obama claimed he prevented a nuclear arms race in the Middle East when he presented the Iran deal last Tuesday, a key source in Saudi Arabia laid bare that claim by expressing the country's sense of urgency to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Jamal Khashoggi, head of the Saudi Al Arab news channel that is owned by a prince of the ruling Saudi royal family, and who previously was the media aide to Saudi Arabia's ambassador to...
  • Defiant Ayatollah: Deal Changes Nothing

    07/21/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    If President Barack Obama and other world leaders hoped the nuclear agreement with Iran would lead to normalized relations down the road, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has nipped that prospect in the bud. Speaking Saturday about the deal, the Islamic holy leader denied a wider shift in foreign policy. “We have repeatedly said we don’t negotiate with the U.S. on regional or international affairs; not even on bilateral issues. There are some exceptions like the nuclear program that we negotiated with the Americans to serve our interests,” Khamenei said. Iranians are excited about the ramifications of the deal,...
  • Kerry says Iran vow to defy U.S. is 'very disturbing'

    07/21/2015 4:30:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program was "very disturbing".
  • If Charlie Hebdo Won’t Draw Muhammed, Who Will?

    07/21/2015 4:28:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/21/15 | Daniel Payne
    A short while after the Islamist terrorist attack in Chattanooga, it came out that the French magazine Charlie Hebdo—its staff members the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack in France—will no longer draw cartoons of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want,” Laurent Sourisseau, the magazine’s editor, said. “We’ve done our job. We have defended the right to caricature.”One can understand the impetus: Sourisseau survived the shooting after taking a bullet to the shoulder. When you just barely make it out of a slaughter in which 11 of your...
  • UN approves accreditation for Palestinian Return Center

    07/20/2015 11:20:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 11:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United Nations approved U.N. accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel which claims the organization is affiliated with Hamas and “openly promotes terrorism.” The center, which describes itself as an independent consultancy dedicated to find a solution for the Palestinian refugees in accordance with international law, has denied the Israeli allegations. It announced last Friday that it was starting legal action against Israel’s U.N. Mission for alleged defamation. […] Israel’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador David Roet said before the vote that the center “is not what it claims to be.” Roet said world media...
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...
  • White House Seeks to Soothe Jewish Community Concern Over Nuclear Deal

    07/20/2015 6:02:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/20/15 | Adam Kredo
    Vice President Joe Biden and a team of senior White House officials on Monday attempted to placate the American Jewish community’s concerns about the recent Iranian nuclear deal during an hour-long conference call with leaders and rabbis, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Biden spent nearly an hour trying to convince top Jewish leaders to support the nuclear accord and promised them that if Iran ever violates the deal, the United States is still prepared to carry out a military strike against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites. However, Biden also conceded that the United States...
  • Is Jeb caving on Iran? Scott Walker stokes Republican friction over whether to unravel nuke deal

    07/20/2015 1:53:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Is Jeb 'caving' on Iran? Scott Walker stokes Republican friction over whether to unravel nuke deal on 'day one' in 2017 or let it simmer. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, the two calmest legs of the Republican Party's leading presidential triumvirate, are turning Iran into a vicious political primary footbal. The Wisconsin governor, Walker, is seizing on Bush's calm and unexcited approach to a nuclear deal reached last week by the Obama administration. He has pledged to invalidate the bargain on the first day of his presidency. The former Florida governor with the more famous political surname has said a...
  • Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons (Barf)

    07/20/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ron Paul
    Last week's successfully concluded Iran agreement is one of the two most important achievements of an otherwise pretty dismal Obama presidency. Along with the ongoing process of normalizing relations with Cuba, this move shows that diplomacy can produce peaceful, positive changes. It also shows that sometimes taking a principled position means facing down overwhelming opposition from all sides and not backing down. The president should be commended for both of these achievements. The agreement has reduced the chance of a U.S. attack on Iran, which is a great development. But the interventionists will not give up so easily. Already they...
  • UN Security Council unanimously approves Iran deal; EU Ministers Approve Pact Ahead of UN Vote

    07/20/2015 7:55:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 07/20/2015 | BY MARISSA NEWMAN AND AP
    The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal and paving the way to lifting longstanding sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The 15-0 approval of the Iran nuclear deal clears one of the largest hurdles for the landmark pact, which will now go before the US Congress where it may face an uphill battle for confirmation. The UN vote came shortly after the European Union approved the nuclear deal, okaying the pact between the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and Iran that lifts punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange...
  • [Germany’s Economy] Minister: Iran must rethink stance on Israel

    07/20/2015 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jul 2015 14:21 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany believes Iran should rethink its stance on Israel as last week’s nuclear deal means it must “bear new responsibilities, at home and abroad”, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday during his visit to the Islamic republic. […] “With the nuclear agreement and the economic recovery that will surely come after it, Iran will also bear new responsibilities, at home and abroad,” he told delegates at a conference in the capital. “You must understand that for us Germans, the security of the state of Israel is also of great importance. I understand how difficult the debate is, and we...
  • Exit of Anti-Defamation League head marks shift for US Jews

    07/20/2015 1:05:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2015 11:43 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    Over 28 years as head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman emerged as a forceful torchbearer for American Jews. He counseled presidents and diplomats, CEOs and celebrities. He took on prominent figures over anti-Semitic remarks or representations—actor Mel Gibson among them—and accepted any ensuing apologies on behalf of an entire community. No other U.S. Jewish leader has wielded as much influence with policymakers, faith leaders and U.S. Jews. On Monday, Foxman retires as national director, a major moment of transition in American Jewish life that raises questions about the future of the organization known as the ADL. […] The ADL...
  • 'Fifty girls' taken from UK to Somalia for FGM

    07/19/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/15
    Reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation are being investigated by Scotland Yard.Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Tonge contacted the Metropolitan Police after spotting a large group of girls on a flight from Heathrow last Saturday.The girls were said to be aged 11 to 17 and with their mothers or grandmothers.It comes as Bedfordshire Police secured the UK's first FGM protection order, preventing two girls from going abroad.The Metropolitan Police said officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command were investigating Lady Tonge's report.Speaking to the BBC, Lady Tonge said the...
  • Kerry: It Would Be 'Presumptuous' to Go to Congress Before Going to UN

    07/19/2015 11:32:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/19/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to take the Iran deal to the United Nations before the U.S. Congress votes on it. Kerry made the remarks in an interview this morning on ABC News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ABC reporter, Jon Karl, asked, "But the bottom line, the UN is going to vote on this before Congress gets to vote on this?" "Well, they have a right to do that, honestly. It is presumptuous of some people to say that France, Russia, China, Germany, Britain ought to do what the Congress tells them...
  • Shooter's family says he suffered from depression

    07/19/2015 8:31:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2015 | JAY REEVES, MICHAEL BIESECKER and KATHLEEN FOODY
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga said in a statement that their son suffered from depression and was not the person they knew. "There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided Saturday to the Associated Press by a lawyer representing the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its...
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • Obama praises moves to recognize Eid as holiday

    07/18/2015 5:25:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    AFP ^ | 7/16/15
    President Barack Obama on Thursday wished Muslims in America and around the world "Eid Mubarak!" or a blessed Eid, praising efforts to recognize the end of Ramadan as a holiday. "The holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs," he said in a statement that also hailed New York City's decision to add Eid to the official school calendar.
  • New York's Empire State lit green for Eid holiday

    07/18/2015 6:37:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Al Arabya ^ | 7/18/15
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit up green on Friday evening in celebration of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It has been reported that the famous skyscraper will glow green until it closes to the public at 2:00 am (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally turns out its lights. A spokeswomen of the building told Agence France-Presse that the skyscraper is annually lit up for Eid, stating that the tradition has been carried out “for several years now.” The Empire state Building is also known for honoring other religious holidays, turning pastel...
  • [Libya] Daesh seizes three foreign “Christians” [calling them "Crusaders"]

    07/17/2015 6:55:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Libya Herald ^ | 7/17/15
    Daesh has said that it has seized three foreign “Crusaders” and published photos of the men and their passports on social media. “Crusader” is the terrorists’ term for “Christian”. There are no details of when and how the three, an Egyptian, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian were kidnapped. Their documents show them to be respectively as Bekhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid, Kofi Frimpong Sekyere and Ibrahim Adeola. In its publicity, the terrorists muddle up the first and family names. Daesh’s “Barqa Province” claimed that the men were picked up at roadblocks during a “security” operation. The picture published of the blindfolded...
  • ITALY: Riots Break Out As Outraged Italians Demand And Get North African Muslim Illegal Invaders...

    07/17/2015 6:30:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/17/15
    Some 100 North African Muslim potential jihadis whose presence in a small town near Treviso sparked two days of protests from local residents and anti-Islam activists were bused Friday to a former barracks located between Treviso and Casier.ANSA Police on Friday clashed with a group of protestors who had set up a road block against the arrival of a group of Muslim illegals in a northern suburb of Rome as they broke through the cordon. The police responded with a baton charge after coming under a barrage of objects at Casale San Nicola, including sun umbrellas and chairs.ANSA Their respective...
  • Hamas leader, Saudi king shake hands after Muslim prayers

    07/17/2015 11:06:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 12:06 PM EDT
    Hamas says its leader shook hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after Muslim holiday prayers, signaling an easing of tensions over the Palestinian group’s ties with Saudi regional rival Iran. There was no official announcement in Saudi state media of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit came days after Iran reached a nuclear deal with Western powers, prompting concern among its regional rivals. …
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Barack Obama praises Putin for help clinching Iran deal

    07/16/2015 6:44:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 15, 2015 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian-American cooperation on the Iran nuclear deal could pave the way for an agreement on Syria, Barack Obama has said, despite the current confrontation between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. Mr Obama praised Vladimir Putin for his role in the agreement and said there could now be an “opening” for further detente in the worst crisis in American-Russian relations since the Cold War. Speaking shortly after a historic agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme was signed in Vienna, Mr Obama said that there was now an opportunity for a "serious conversation" with Mr Putin about the fate of Bashar...
  • Chattanooga Jihad Murderer Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s Sister Complained of “Anti-Muslim...

    07/16/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    Ironically, the sister of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga jihad mass murderer, whined about “anti-Muslim sentiments”. Now that’s rich. ‘Do you really know what Islam is?’ ” Abdulazeez said. “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.” Apparently her murderous brother voiced similar complaints.Her Facebook page is here (thanks to Pamela Hall) Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding (Abdulazeez’s Sister from 2010)Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | November 12, 2010 | By Michael Reed (thanks to Free Republic) … She’s among several Muslin teens voicing concerns over anti-Muslim sentiments they believe are rising as controversies surrounding...
  • Despite nuclear deal, U.S. and Iran locked in regional shadow war

    07/16/2015 3:05:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM | Missy Ryan
    Even as their highest-ranking diplomats were shaking hands this week on a landmark nuclear accord, the United States and Iran continued moving weapons, money and fighters across the Middle East in an uninterrupted shadow war. At secret CIA bases in Jordan, U.S. operatives continued to arm and train fighters being sent into Syria to oust a critical ally of Iran. In Saudi Arabia, U.S. military advisers remained in place at a command center selecting targets for airstrikes in Yemen against Shiite rebels allied with Tehran. […] The agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program was hailed by President Obama and other...
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, ‘Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes’

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with “tears in their eyes.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Obama Taunts GOP on Iran Deal by Comparing Himself to Reagan

    07/15/2015 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | July 14, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    President Obama has two routes for getting the Iran nuclear deal approved by Congress. The more difficult path involves attempting to woo Republicans, though they've already vowed to kill the deal. Or Obama could just shore up support among Democrats so when he vetoes the GOP's "resolution of disapproval" Congress won't have the votes to override him. Supposedly the White House has not settled on which path it will pursue, but Obama's decision to invoke the name of the GOP's favorite human in explaining his rationale for the deal suggests he isn't all that concerned about angering them further.
  • Key Nuclear Installations Missing from Iran Deal (bomb could be built in weeks)

    07/15/2015 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2015, 11:32 AM | Ari Yashar
    As experts got a chance to examine the details of the 159-page Iran nuclear deal signed Tuesday, they warned that it ignores various key aspects of the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, and that the lifting of arms sanctions may pave Iran’s path to nuclear-capable missiles. A glaring omission is seen in the absolute lack of any reference to the highly covert Parchin military base located southeast of Tehran, which is suspected of being the center of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iran has admitted to testing exploding bridge wire nuclear detonators at...
  • Obama Not Waiting for Congress to Review Iran Deal Before Going to UN

    07/15/2015 6:49:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 15, 2015 | 5:03 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Despite a legal obligation to allow Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement for 60 days, the Obama administration will press ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution enshrining the deal, likely within days. “We will be introducing a U.N. Security Council resolution perhaps as early as next week,” a senior administration official told reporters in a background conference call from Vienna, hours after the final agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was announced. The official said the resolution wording had already been drafted in Vienna, with the U.S. in the lead. …
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Dismisses Bibi's Criticism of Iran Deal: 'Not a Serious Person'

    07/15/2015 6:31:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Zbigniew Brzezinki is the man who infamously recommended shooting down Israeli warplanes should they attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. So when David Ignatius asked him today what he thought of Bibi Netanyahu's condemnation of the Iran deal, Zbigniew knew he was being teed up to unload on the Israeli PM. By Zbig's vituperative standards, his response was in fact relatively measured. Still, the utter disdain with which he regards Netanyahu was evident, calling him "not a very serious person" who can entertain Congress but is not good for Israel. View the video here.
  • Forget Obama...Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible(bypassed Constitution)

    07/15/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/15 | newsmachete
    Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs: Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote...
  • Ron Paul Praises Iran Nuke Deal, Says Critics 'Misinterpreted' It

    07/14/2015 11:39:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 14, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The Iranian nuclear deal is a big step toward world peace, and Republicans would be praising it if one of their own had negotiated it, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul told Newsmax TV's "The Hard Line."Paul told host Ed Berliner that the deal echoed Ronald Reagan's deal with the Soviets in the 1980s. Paul's biggest problem with the deal was that the United States had to work under the confines of the United Nations and NATO. "There's something to be said about moving in the direction of at least talking to people instead of saying, 'All right, you're scoundrels, we'll...