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  • Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

    02/11/2016 12:25:26 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-11-2016 | Staff
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.
  • Algerian shouted "Inshallah" - if Allah wills it - as he raped a 25-year-old German student

    02/10/2016 4:53:50 PM PST · by ghosthost · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-10-2016 | Corey Charlton
    He had banged her head on the ground repeatedly until she was almost unconscious, and she thought she was going to die. She said: 'He put his hand over my mouth and closed my nose, and I thought I was going to suffocate. I then indicated to him that I had given in, and would do what he wanted if he let me breathe.' He then raped her and she said that throughout he was talking to himself, shouting 'Inshallah' - which is Arabic for 'if Allah wills it'. She said: 'Afterwards he asked me if it was good, and...
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Congress Considering Safe Zone for Persecuted Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

    02/10/2016 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 5:37 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said that Congress is considering the creation of an autonomous region in Iraq to protect Christians and Yazidis from persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and criticized the State Department's lack of involvement in the ongoing discussions. "There are discussions and there will be a resolution introduced in the House, I believe, to set up an into-the-plains, basically a protectorate, whereby Christians, Yazidis and other minorities [will be protected]," Wolf said at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington. However, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's...
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • In Tehran, Tsipras says he hopes Greece will be Iran-EU bridge

    02/08/2016 10:18:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 8, 2016, 3:49 pm | (Times of Israel Staff and Agencies)
    Greece aims to play the role of an economic force to strengthen ties between the European Union and Iran, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday after he arrived in Tehran for an official visit. "Greece will become an energy, economic and trade bridge between Iran and European Union," Tsipras said, according to a translation by the Mega television channel. He further called Iran "a key player for stability and peace in the Middle East, and a significant economic partner." Tsipras's comments come after Iran's nuclear deal with world powers came into force, allowing the United States and the European...
  • UN chief admits bias against Israel

    08/16/2013 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 08.16.13, 20:20 | Omri Efraim
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with students at the UN headquarters in Jerusalem on Friday afternoon, and admitted that his organization was biased against Israel. Responding to a student who said Israelis felt their country was discriminated against in the international organization, Ban confirmed that there was a biased attitude towards the Israeli people and Israeli government, stressing that it was an unfortunate situation. Addressing the attitude towards Israel, Ban said that the Jewish state was a UN member and should therefore be treated equally like all other 192 member states. Unfortunately, he added, Israel has been criticized...
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe

    02/07/2016 11:16:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 6, 2016
    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.Pegida supporters took to the streets of a number of other European cities, including Prague and the northern French port of Calais, home to the infamous "Jungle" refugee camp for migrants seeking passage across the Channel to Britain. Pegida and fellow anti-Muslim groups called the rallies following last month's signing of an agreement to create a "Fortress Europe" coalition against a backdrop of Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War...
  • Exclusive: Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales - source

    02/07/2016 9:36:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    rueters ^ | 02/05/2016 | Nidhi Verma
    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil...
  • Merkel Says EU Must Take in Refugees Directly From Turkey

    02/06/2016 4:06:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bloomberg | February 6, 2016 — 5:28 AM EST | Patrick Donahue
    Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-06/merkel-says-eu-must-take-in-refugees-directly-from-turkey
  • Right-Wing Extremists Are Bigger Threat to America Than ISIS [Rev 12: Coming Conservative Holocaust]

    02/04/2016 2:34:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/4/2016 | Kurt Eichenwald
    [...] Clearly, these were not the typical "Islamic terrorists" described in the boogeyman stories of American politicians who exploit fear for votes. Glendon Crawford, the industrial mechanic who conceived the plan, has all the panache of a Macy's shoe salesman; Eric Feight, a software engineer who helped build the device, looks like a less impish version of Kurt Vonnegut. But their harmless appearance belies their beliefs—Crawford was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the plot he hatched with Feight involved killing scores of Muslims, as well as officials at the governor's mansion in Albany, New York and at...
  • AN UPDATE ON THE “ISLAMO-CHRISTIAN”

    02/02/2016 5:36:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 2, 2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Why he continues to exist despite Islam's continued slaugher of Christians. The phenomenon of the Islamo-Christian” deserves wider attention, and the word wider use. An “Islamo-Christian” is, in its strictest sense, a Christian Arab who identifies with and works to advance the Islamic agenda, out of fear or out of a belief that his “Arabness” requires loyalty to Islam. Islamization by the Arab Muslim conquerors of Mesopotamia, Syria, and North Africa was a vehicle for Arab imperialism. This imperialism, the most successful in human history, convinced those who accepted Islam to also forget their own pre-Islamic or non-Islamic pasts. It...
  • US general says carpet bombing against 'our values'

    02/01/2016 11:31:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the US commander in charge of the coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, said Monday that carpet bombing the terrorists would be "inconsistent with our values." The remark is seen as being aimed at Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). In December, Cruz pledged to "utterly destroy ISIS," and vowed: "We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion." He even hinted at the use of nuclear weapons, saying: "I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." After being asked to explain why carpet bombing would...
  • Obama to meet, hold talks with Muslims in Baltimore

    01/30/2016 11:17:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:25 PM EST
    President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members this coming week in a public show of support. The White House says Obama plans to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and hold talks with Muslim community members. Obama has been outspoken in pushing back against calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to block Muslims from entering the U.S. over fears of domestic terrorism linked to extremist groups. ...
  • Italian academics call for boycott of Israeli universities

    01/30/2016 7:17:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.29.16, 23:33 | Itamar Eichner
    The academic boycott against Israel continues to broaden, with a new petition signed by 168 academics and researchers in Italy calling to suspend all agreements with Israeli universities as well as the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology in Haifa. The petition comes three months after 343 British academics signed another petition calling for an academic boycott of Israeli universities on the grounds that they participate in violations of international law and support the occupation. [...] Among the boycott measures proposed by the petition are the cessation of all collaboration with the Technion and other Israeli universities, including academic and cultural...
  • France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

    01/29/2016 1:16:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 1/29/2016, 8:26 PM | Ben Ariel
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared on Friday that his country would recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states," Fabius said, according to Reuters. He added that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France had a responsibility to try to keep up efforts to find a two-state...
  • 40 percent of Germans want Merkel to quit over refugees: poll [What about the other 60%?]

    01/29/2016 9:42:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Berlin (AFP) - Nearly 40 percent of German voters think Chancellor Angela Merkel should quit over her liberal asylum policy after almost 1.1 million newcomers arrived last year, a poll showed Friday. As the mood in Germany has shifted from a euphoric welcome for people fleeing war and persecution last September to growing doubts about the country's ability to accommodate and integrate the record influx, the popular Merkel has come under increasing pressure. However, the poll for Focus news magazine conducted by the independent opinion research institute Insa among 2,047 German citizens showed that a larger share -- nearly 45...
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • Anger Grows in Italy Over Covering Statues for Iran’s President

    01/27/2016 12:03:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Arab News ^ | Wednesday 27 January 2016
    In the 16th century, Daniele da Volterra was mocked by contemporary artists for agreeing to paint loincloths on Michelangelo’s nudes in the Sistine Chapel. Italian protocol officials must now know how da Volterra felt. Italy’s opposition leaders, commentators and media grew increasingly vocal in their criticism on Wednesday of ancient nude statues being covered by white boxes in Rome’s city hall and museum complex for a visit by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. Italian newspapers ran photographs of the boxes on their front pages and even the minister of culture called the decision “incomprehensible.” He suggested a different venue could have...
  • French Minister Christiane Taubira resigns amid terror row

    01/27/2016 11:10:39 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Jan. 27 , 2015 | BBC
    he French justice minister has resigned, blaming a "major political disagreement" with her government. Christiane Taubira stepped down from her job shortly before anti-terrorism proposals that she disagreed with went before parliament. If passed, the laws would mean that people who are convicted of terrorism offenses are stripped of citizenship. The plans were put forward after the 13 November Paris attacks in which 130 people were murdered.
  • Iran warns US warship to leave naval drill area

    01/27/2016 6:13:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 7:56 AM EST
    Iran's semi-official FARS news agency says that the country's navy has warned a U.S. warship to leave an area in the sea of Oman where Iran has been conducting a naval drill. [...] Iran on Wednesday began a naval drill near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world oil supply passes. The warning was the first such incident since 10 U.S. sailors were briefly captured by Iran on Jan. 13 after drifting into Iranian territorial waters. ...
  • Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine

    01/26/2016 12:58:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    The Local ^ | January 26 2016
    A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg on Wednesday at around 10pm by an English-speaking man in dark clothing. She said the man knocked her to the ground and then unbuttoned her pants and attempted to undress her. The girl was able to save herself from further assault by using pepper spray on the attacker, but now she may be the one who ends up in legal trouble. “It is illegal to...
  • Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Iranian president (dhimmitude)

    01/26/2016 11:59:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2016 2:50 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. When images of the cover-up made the Italian media Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum decried and derided the decision. The museum said Tuesday that the premier's office wanted the statues along Rouhani's path to the news conference covered up. Renzi's office declined to comment. ...
  • Romans cover their nudes for Iranian leader's visit

    01/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
    The Romans have censored themselves to make visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel more comfortable during his historic stop in Italy. Rouhani -- the first Iranian leader to visit Europe in almost 20 years -- met Tuesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, but another stop on his agenda was the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the Muslim president.
  • When North Korea Tests a Nuke, Assume It's Iran's as Well

    01/16/2016 2:18:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Wed, January 13, 2016 | Ryan Mauro
    North Korea briefly reclaimed the global press' attention again by claiming to have tested a hydrogen bomb. While coverage focused on whether that was an exaggeration, the press missed a much more important question: Was this test only for Kim Jong-Un or was it also for the Iranian regime? The North Korean and Iranian nuclear and ballistic missile programs should be seen as a single entity, as should be their shared cyber warfare programs. The advance of one is an advance of the other. Differences in their activity should be seen as a common-sense division of labor. Gordon Chang, a...
  • Could Paris, Cologne Attacks Happen in America?

    01/23/2016 11:22:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A number of U.S. experts on policy and migration have shot down fears of the shootings in Paris and the sex attacks in Cologne happening in America, noting that a direct link with the influx of refugees has not been established in either case, and affirming that America has a strict vetting system. There has been significant debate in the U.S. over the question of whether 100,000 refugees fleeing war and terrorism should be allowed into the country. Some notable voices, such as evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham, have directly suggested that attacks, such as the major shootings in...
  • RT journalist attacked by knife-wielding gang in Calais (France; religion de paix)

    01/23/2016 5:30:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    RT ^ | 22 Jan, 2016 18:20
    RT UK's journalist Rob Edwards was attacked by a gang of knife-wielding 'Arabs' in the refugee hub of Calais. He made a narrow escape after being pinned down. Edwards reported that the scene had been pretty peaceful in the daytime. He had been there for one week. However, on Friday, the situation has changed. ...
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • Facebook Unfriends Free Speech

    01/21/2016 6:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    LifeZette PoliZette ^ | 01/21/2016 | Edmund Kozak
    In a worrying development for free speech and the free exchange of ideas, Facebook has announced a Europeanwide initiative to combat so-called online extremism and "hate speech." The social media giant pledged to spend over $1 million on the new "Initiative for Civil Courage Online," which it launched in Berlin in partnership with the German Ministry of Justice and other organizations. It has even hired a unit of publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete "racist" posts on its site in Germany. But critics are concerned the initiative will be used to suppress the free speech of conservative and populist critics...
  • Secret 1970 agreement between Swiss, PLO revealed

    01/20/2016 11:12:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/20/2016, 6:10 PM | Matt Wanderman
    A secret deal between Switzerland and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1970 has recently come to light. The Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung reports that then-Foreign Minister Pierre Graber offered to support Palestinians diplomatically in exchange for assurances the PLO would not carry out terror attacks against Swiss targets. [...] The meeting between the Swiss government and the PLO was arranged by long-time Israel hater Jean Ziegler, who was a member of the Swiss parliament at the time. Within diplomatic channels, he has encouraged the International Criminal Court in the Hague to charge Israel with war crimes and referred...
  • Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq Razed

    01/20/2016 6:22:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/20/16 | Martha Mendoza, Maya Alleruzzo, Bram Janssen
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical. St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of...
  • Austrian Catholics decry lack of refugee charity

    01/18/2016 10:11:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 01/19/2016 | Herbert Vytiska (Translated by Samuel Morgan)
    European borders are gradually becoming more opaque, as national governments struggle to come up with answers to the refugee crisis. The Catholic Church has criticized moves to limit the number of refugees entering the country. EurActiv Germany reports. According to the latest opinion polls, 75% of Austrians want the country to stop admitting refugees. Although their choice of words may differ, the two coalition partners appear to be working towards the same goal, namely, reducing the size of the influx of people. Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner (Austrian People's Party) has not minced her words and now has the...
  • Edmund Stoiber delivers ultimatum to Merkel

    01/18/2016 9:50:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    News.Az (Azerbaijan) ^ | Mon 18 January 2016
    The former head of the "Christian Social Union" party and former Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber delivered an ultimatum to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, demanding reduce the number of refugees in the country until the end of March, 2016. According to Oxu.Az, Stoiber called for the permanent closure of the refugee border with Austria. ...
  • US criticism of Israel reaches boiling point

    01/18/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    inn ^ | 1/18/16 | Cynthia Blank
    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro voiced a particularly sharp attack against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria on Monday, accusing Israeli authorities of holding them to different standards of law. He expressed the unusually harsh criticism during a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv. Shapiro condemned two brutal stabbing attacks on Sunday and Monday as "barbaric acts of terrorism," before launching into a critique of Israel's policies concerning the communities in Judea-Samaria. "We are concerned and perplexed by Israel's strategy on settlements," Shapiro stated. "This government and previous Israeli governments have repeatedly...
  • Iran deal 'historic success for diplomacy' - Germany

    01/18/2016 12:02:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jan 2016 14:23 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The July 2015 agreement officially entered into force after key United Nations confirmation that Tehran has shrunk its atomic program, triggering the lifting of painful international sanctions on the Islamic republic. "The Iranian nuclear program will now for many years be subjected to strict technical restrictions and close monitoring," said Steinmeier, whose country was among the six world powers that negotiated the landmark deal with Tehran. ...
  • Germany's finance minister proposes petrol tax to fund refugees (gasoline tax)

    01/17/2016 6:50:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.01.2016 | [mg/jlw (AFP, Reuters)]
    Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says an EU-wide tax on petrol could help finance refugees and strengthen the bloc's borders. His comments come after sexual assaults by foreigners in Cologne caused uproar. "I've said if the funds in the national budgets and the European budget are insufficient, then let us agree to set up, for instance, a tax on a certain amount on each liter of gasoline," Schaeuble told the "Sueddeustche Zeitung" daily. "We have to secure Schengen's external borders now. The solution to these problems must not founder due to a limitation of funds," he added. Schaeuble went on to...
  • Germany's Vatican ambassador: 'Islam is part of the solution'

    01/17/2016 6:39:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.01.2016 | (Astrid Prange/gro)
    Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions. [...] 'There are warmongers who embrace religion. But that does not mean that religion promotes war. Religion has the great power to bring peace. People are upset by the numerous attacks and wonder, "Should we equate these images of violence with Islam?" One gets the impression that Islam is part of the problem. But that's not true. It must become clear that it is part of the...
  • 'Zuckerberg don't kill us!' Facebook incitement battle heats up

    01/17/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2016, 7:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    Since the major escalation in Arab terrorist attacks in Israel began at the start of October last year, Israelis have consistently complained about the use of social media to incite terrorism and glorify "martyrdom," and the lack of enforcement by social media companies. [...] Perhaps the worst offender in this regard is Facebook, which now faces legal action over its slow, minimal reaction to the reams of anti-Semitic incitement uploaded daily. Now, the Israeli rights NGO which is leading the legal campaign against Facebook incitement is taking the fight directly to the digital giant's CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Shurat...
  • Obama says 'tireless' effort led to prisoner release (barf)

    01/17/2016 9:09:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 11:14 AM EST
    President Barack Obama says Americans long held in Iran will soon be reunited with their families and says "tireless" diplomacy made it possible. [...] Under the deal, the U.S. was pardoning or dropping charges against seven Iranians citizens accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions.Obama says the released Iranians weren't charged with terrorism. He says their release is "one-time gesture" to Iran. ...
  • Rouhani: All happy about deal except Israel, US hard-liners

    01/16/2016 10:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2016 1:39 AM EST
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the official implementation Saturday of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Speaking in the parliament in comments broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said, "In (implementing) the deal, all are happy except Zionists, warmongers, sowers of discord among Islamic nations and extremists in the U.S. The rest are happy." ...
  • US, EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

    01/16/2016 2:12:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2016 4:52 PM EST | George Jahn and Bradley Klapper
    The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer's landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran's ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran, the move lifts Western economic sanctions that have been in place for years, unlocking access to $100 billion in frozen assets and unleashing new opportunities for its battered economy. "The multinational economic and financial sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted," Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, said in a joint statement also read in Farsi by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad...
  • Iran to buy 114 jets from Airbus - Tasnim news agency

    01/16/2016 11:58:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:23pm GMT | Sam Wilkin and Tim Hepher
    Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. "We have taken the first step in agreeing with Airbus to buy 114 planes," Abbas Akhoondi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. ...
  • Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high

    01/14/2016 9:57:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2016 10:03 AM EST | Aron Heller
    Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a leading nonprofit group said Thursday. The Jewish Agency, which works closely with the Israeli government and acts as a link for Jews around the world, reported that 9,880 western European Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015 -- the highest annual number ever. The vast majority, close to 8,000, came from France where a rise in anti-Semitic attacks has shattered the sense of security of the world's third-largest Jewish population. ...
  • Politician Sends Busload of Refugees to Germany's Merkel

    01/14/2016 8:55:28 AM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2016 | ANDY ECKARDT
    Officials in a small German community have sent a message to protest the government's open-arms refugee policy: A busload of migrants bound for Chancellor Angela Merkel's office. Bavaria's Landshut district put more than 30 migrants on a 340-mile journey Thursday to Merkel's office in an attempt to highlight the difficulties it is facing in coping with an influx of migrants. "The housing situation in our region is very difficult and there is a good chance these people will become homeless," Elmar Stoettner, a spokesman for the district, told NBC News by telephone on Thursday. All the migrants had chosen to...
  • White House denies there was an apology to Iran

    01/13/2016 4:46:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The White House said on Wednesday that it is pleased that Iran released 10 American sailors it had detained, but continues to have concerns about Tehran's sponsorship of terrorism and threats to Israel, Reuters reports. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told Reuters he was not aware of any discussions between Washington and Tehran about an American apology for the incident and noted one "certainly" had not been given. Earnest explained that President Barack Obama had not mentioned the incident during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night so as not to elevate the issue and jeopardize the sailors'...
  • US Supreme Court lets stand rejection of pro-Israel ad

    01/11/2016 10:04:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 1/11/2016, 10:00 PM | Cynthia Blank
    The US Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal from a pro-Israel group seeking to place ads on the Boston-area mass transit system, AP reports. The ads are sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), also known as Stop Islamization of American, and they describe the Israel-Palestinian conflict as a war between the "civilized man and the savage." The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) initially rejected the AFDI ads, asserting they could be construed as "demeaning or disparaging" to Palestinian Arabs and Muslims. ...
  • Trump Warns Britain: Ban Me and You’ll Lose $1B in Investments

    01/07/2016 8:50:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 4:16 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Britain will lose out on more than $1 billion in planned investment in Scottish golf resorts if it bans Donald Trump from entering the country, the Republican presidential candidate's company said on Wednesday. It also warned that the millions of Americans who support Trump would be alienated by such a move. The Trump Organization issued the caution after a parliamentary committee on Tuesday set a January 18 date for a House of Commons debate on the issue. A petition on the Commons website calling for Trump to be barred has drawn more than 570,700 signatures -- well over the 100,000...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2015

    01/03/2016 12:23:31 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 31, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Hospitals across Britain are dealing with at least 15 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) every day. Although FGM has been illegal in Britain since 1984, there has not been a single conviction. At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013 in the town of Rotherham, mostly by Muslim gangs, but police and municipal officials failed to tackle the problem because they feared being branded "racist" or "Islamophobic." Reverend Giles Goddard, vicar of St John's in Waterloo, central London, allowed a full Muslim prayer service to be held in his church. He also asked his congregation...
  • Bavaria demands control of own borders

    12/28/2015 12:22:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Dec 2015 08:36 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The conservative state government in Bavaria has called on Berlin to allow the Free State's own police to secure its border with Austria, saying that federal officers are overwhelmed. But Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Sunday that the federal government had rejected the request from Munich. "I can't understand at all," Herrmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. "That we are not carrying out reliable controls, even five weeks after the Paris attacks and despite the blatant danger, is a sign of weakness." ...
  • 15 Questions in Search of a Democratic Debate

    12/24/2015 10:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Larry Elder
    1) Polls show that, by a large margin, Americans feel we're on the wrong track, both economically and as to foreign policy. Yet none of you offers any criticism of President Barack Obama, who has been in charge for the last seven years. Why, then, should Americans believe that four more years, under your leadership, would be any different from the last seven? 2) Sen. Sanders, you've called for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. But even Vice President Joe Biden's economist, Jared Bernstein, considers a $15 hourly rate so high that it would cause an unacceptable loss of jobs. Is he...