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  • EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens

    05/04/2016 4:17:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips. […] The move is part of a package of incentives offered to Turkey — including up to €6 billion ($6.8 billion) in aid for Syrian refugees and fast-track EU membership talks — to persuade Ankara to stop migrants heading to Europe and take thousands back from Greece. …
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Obama: 'We Are Fortunate to Be Living in the Most Peaceful...Era in Human History'

    04/25/2016 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 6:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said we’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history. […] “That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones,” he said, “and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider it’s been decades since the last war between major powers.” […] “Around the world we’re more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice,” he said. (He notably did not mention transgenders, a topic that is making headlines...
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ‘LET DOWN’ BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

    04/20/2016 2:48:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 3:37 AM EDT | Dan Elliott
    This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents. The council decided Tuesday to hire a moderator and convene a citizen panel in hopes of settling differences between two sides arguing about whether Boulder should have a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. …
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

    04/18/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:00 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies, Obama's first stop will involve more damage control than nostalgia, more friction than fondness. When Obama lands in Riyadh on Wednesday for a Persian Gulf summit, he’ll be met by leaders roiled by his recent public complaints about global “free riders” and harboring deep distrust of his dealings with Iran and his posture in Syria. Before heading on to what will likely be...
  • Democrat lawmakers rage over 'Mosques Exposed' video [2 Thess 2]

    04/08/2016 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/7/2016 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    A Republican state lawmaker from Tennessee is under attack from Democrats because he disseminated a video that criticizes Islam. Mt. Juliet Rep. Susan Lynn found herself likened to racists from the 1960s on Tuesday for sharing copies of a DVD, titled "America's Mosques Exposed: Video Evidence They Are War Factories," on behalf of a constituent. Democrats and allied activists denounced Lynn as a hate-monger. "It hit me really personally because I remember the 60s. I remember the discrimination. I remember having to sit in the back of the bus," state Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday during...
  • Bernie Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director is outspoken critic of Israeli occupation

    04/13/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 12, 2016 4:04pm | Uriel Heilman
    Simone Zimmerman, the Bernie Sanders campaign’s newly hired national Jewish outreach coordinator, is quite familiar with the American Jewish establishment. She is used to fighting against it. During the 2014 Gaza war, Zimmerman was one of the leaders of a group of young Jews that held regular protest vigils outside the offices of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, reading the names of Palestinians and Israelis killed in the conflict. She opposes Israel’s occupation, wants Hillel to allow participation by groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is against Jewish federation funding for...
  • Russia starts S-300 missile systems deliveries to Iran

    04/11/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2016 4:48 PM EDT
    A senior Russian official says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who spoke on Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio, wouldn’t say how many systems have been delivered or provide any other specifics. […] The S-300 deal has long worried the U.S. and Israel, which see it as destabilizing. …
  • Palestinians hope for Obama change of heart with UN vote

    04/10/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2016 12:23 PM EDT | Aron Heller
    With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking “accountability” for Israeli West Bank settlement building. In an interview, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the hope is that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, will break with American protocol and refrain from vetoing it this time around. …
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

    04/05/2016 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/5/2016 | Ari Soffer
    Grossly inflating casualty figures, Jewish Democratic presidential candidate condemns Israel's defensive actions in Gaza. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accused Israel of killing over 10,000 innocent civilians during 2014's war with Gazan terrorists - in a gross inflation of the casualty statistics enough to make even Hamas's own propaganda chiefs blush. Sanders, who trails Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by a significant margin, made the comments in a meeting with the New York Daily News editorial board, a transcript of which was published Tuesday. Despite being the only Jewish candidate in either party (and despite a stint as a youngster...
  • Get burkini body ready! Now House of Fraser launches a new range of 'modest sportswear' [tr]

    04/05/2016 6:19:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2016 | Naomi Greenway
    For those who don't want a trip to the beach to involve flashing their body, retail giant House of Fraser today unveiled their latest range of burkinis. The new season's launch comes hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer's new full-body swimwear range, which was introduced on their website earlier this month. House of Fraser's legging and tunic sets cover the body from the neck to the ankles - and also come with a separate hijab head covering.
  • Muslim school in England teaches hate for Jews, Europe

    04/04/2016 9:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/4/2016, 7:52 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A private Muslim school in England is again drawing attention, this time for teaching anti-Semitism and a strong anti-European ideology. The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy, located in the northern town of Dewsbury, offers classes for 140 children, as well as hosting an after-school religious program and adult education classes. It is still run by its founder, Mufti Zubair Dudha. Sky News recently revealed that a significant portion of Mufti Dudha’s teachings revolve around convincing his students that the outside world is dedicated to attacking Muslims. To counter this, Dudha treats interactions with the wider society as a battle of life and...
  • New York gives pro-terror Palestinian activist $500,000

    04/03/2016 2:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2016, 12:07 PM | Ari Yashar
    Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who recently raised an uproar for her open support of rock-throwing terrorism against Israel, has been awarded over $500,000 by the City of New York. The activist, who is a longtime ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has helped him get votes, has led the Arab-American Association of New York based in Brooklyn since 2005. […] Sarsour is the daughter of Palestinian Arab immigrants. Last October she exposed her blatant anti-Israel bias during a Twitter debate with Queens Councilman Rory Lancman, who is Jewish. …
  • US senator tells Arab world: US hasn't changed despite Trump (Linda Graham)

    04/03/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2016 | MARAM MAZEN
    Residents of the Middle East should not be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around no matter who is the president," Graham, who is leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Graham said he and el-Sissi discussed Trump, among other issues. "All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at home get...
  • Foreign fighters are evading Europe's security net

    04/02/2016 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 9:05 AM EDT | Lorne Cook and Dominique Soguel
    When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent months. Suspected by Turkey of being a “foreign terrorist fighter” and known at home in Belgium as an ex-con wanted for parole violations, Bakraoui was still allowed to board a commercial airliner unaccompanied last summer, flying freely from Istanbul to the Netherlands and disappearing without a trace. The ease with which he did so raises questions about how much governments know about the movements...
  • Obama hails Iran deal as a model for nuclear diplomacy

    04/01/2016 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a “substantial success” and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world’s most worrisome nuclear threats. Hosting his last nuclear security summit, Obama sought to use the controversial Iran deal as an argument for his carrot-and-stick approach to deterring nuclear proliferation, and he credited Iran with taking steps to meet its commitments. Critics of the deal in the U.S. and abroad are livid about the sanctions relief Iran is receiving in response. “It will take time for Iran to reintegrate in the global...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Love’ Will Defeat Islamic State

    03/30/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the “fear and distrust” caused by recent Islamist terror attacks and has called for more “love” as a means of stopping them. The billionaire Facebook owner argued that recent attacks in Belgium, Turkey, and Pakistan are specifically designed to “sow seeds of hatred” between countries and their Islamic communities.
  • Migrants Profane Italian Flag in Protest over Change in Dinner Menu

    03/31/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A number of mostly Muslim migrants hosted in a hotel in the northern Italian town of Chioggia ripped down the Italian flag in protest of an Easter meal of pasta in place of their usual chicken and french fries. The owners of the Al Bragosso di Sant’Anna Hotel usually give the 45 migrants a dinner consisting of chicken and French fries on Sundays, but on Easter they decided to serve the pasta instead to properly celebrate the holiday.
  • Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

    03/31/2016 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 3:35 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran’s sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions said the Treasury Department is considering issuing a general license that would permit offshore financial institutions to access dollars for foreign currency trades in support of legitimate business with Iran, a practice that is currently illegal. Several restrictions would apply, but such a license...
  • Belgian crisis center tells Jewish victims Israel doesn't exist

    03/31/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2016, 1:00 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Brussels terror attacks which killed 35 people earlier this month also injured hundreds more — among them many foreign citizens, including several Israelis. But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government’s Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator — who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria — chose to inform him that Israel doesn’t exist, and insisted the victims should be sent to “Palestine.” The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel. …
  • Right-wing, anti-Islam protest in Brussels' Molenbeek district banned

    03/30/2016 10:10:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 31.03.2016 | [bw/jr (AFP, dpa, Reuters)]
    With the city of Brussels still on edge after last week’s terror attacks, authorities have banned far-right extremists from holding a planned anti-Islam rally in the troubled neighborhood of Molenbeek. The French far-right youth group Generation Identitaire had posted a message on their website invoking members to march through the neighborhood Saturday under the banner “Let’s expel the Islamists!” Molenbeek, an impoverished and largely Muslim neighborhood in the Belgian capital has long been viewed as a hotbed of Islamist extremism. Earlier this month, Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in November’s Paris terror attacks, was arrested in the neighborhood near his...
  • The Church of Universal COEXISTence

    03/29/2016 8:29:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 28 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    A woman named Dawn sent us the following disturbing information about a church she used to attend. She’s asked that her anonymity be preserved, so I’ve edited out anything that might indicate where she lives and which church is referred to. This sort of “educational” material can only gain traction where there is widespread ignorance about the history and doctrines of Islam. Disinformation flourishes among well-meaning but ill-informed people. This is why websites such as Gates of Vienna, Vlad Tepes, Tundra Tabloids, The Religion of Peace, Politically Incorrect, Snaphanen, Jihad Watch, and Pamela Geller exist — to provide an education...
  • Belgian Imams refuse to pray for non-Muslims killed in Brussels

    03/29/2016 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 3/29/2016, 6:26 PM | Ari Soffer
    Controversy has erupted in Belgium after it emerged that some Belgian mosques were refusing to join public prayers for non-Muslim victims of the recent terror attacks in the capital Brussels. A report by the United Arab Emirates TV station Al-Ghad Al-Arabi explained that the Council of Belgian Imams rejected the prayer initiative, saying that praying for the souls of non-Muslims runs counter to Islamic law (Sharia). During the report, which aired March 26 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, Chief Imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels, suggested Muslims might be able...
  • Obama: 'Divisive' rhetoric of campaign is corroding democracy

    03/28/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Screengrab President Barack Obama on Monday night condemned the "divisive rhetoric" and the omission of facts on the campaign trail. During the keynote address at the Toner Prize of Excellence in Political Reporting, Obama took several swipes at the GOP presidential candidates — without mentioning any names. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels, GOP hopefuls Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have called for monitoring Muslim neighborhoods and Trump, the GOP front-runner, has previously proposed banning Muslims from entering the country. “The divisive and often vulgar rhetoric that’s aimed at everybody, but is often focused on the vulnerable...
  • A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

    03/28/2016 11:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ron Paul
    It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure. I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and...
  • New York Daily News: An early look at tomorrow's front page..."THIS IS HOW WE FIGHT TERROR, TED"

    03/26/2016 6:49:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/26/2016 | New York Daily News
    EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz knows 'absolutely nothing' about counterterrorism in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says.
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • Europeans ignored danger, criticized Israel instead: minister

    03/25/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AFP via London Daily Mail ^ | 08:22 EST, 23 March 2016
    An Israeli minister on Tuesday suggested Europeans had ignored the danger of “Islamic terror cells” and focused on criticizing Israel instead, in a statement in response to the Brussels attacks. While offering condolences over the deadly bombings, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis also hit out at Europe over its labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. “I will repeat: many in Europe have preferred to occupy themselves with the folly of condemning Israel, labeling products, and boycotts,” Akunis, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on his Facebook page. …
  • British man charged with race crime after anti-Muslim tweets

    03/25/2016 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 7:10 AM EDT | Gregory Katz
    A British man has been charged with using social media to incite racial hatred after posting anti-Muslim tweets in the days after the Brussels attacks. Matthew Doyle was charged Friday after more than a day of questioning by police. The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Saturday. He is charged with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting and likely or intended to stir up racial hatred. …
  • Anonymous Calls for Understanding, and Hacks, After Brussels Attack

    03/24/2016 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 24 2016, 9:21 AM ET | Kalyeena Makortoff, CNBC
    Activist hacker group Anonymous is calling for people to stand up against discrimination as part of its fight against Islamic State in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. […] “You don’t have to hack them. If you stand up against discrimination in your country, you harm them much more than by hacking their websites,” the video said. “The Islamic State cannot recruit Muslims in Europe if they are accepted and included in the society,” the speaker for Anonymous says in the video. “So we want all of you to stand together against discrimination.” It comes amid criticism over the...
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem. […] “And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…” At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • Obama pledges US support to Belgium after attacks

    03/22/2016 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2016 10:30 AM EDT | Josh Lederman and Alicia C. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama is pledging that the U.S. will “do whatever is necessary” to help Belgium bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks that killed more than two dozen people at the airport and a subway station. He says the U.S. stands “in solidarity” with Belgium in condemning “these outrageous attacks against innocent people.” …
  • AIPAC rebukes Trump for anti-Obama comments

    03/22/2016 6:59:18 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 85 replies
    The hill ^ | 3/22/16 | Julian Hattem
    The president of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC rebuked of Donald Trump on Tuesday, scolding him for his harsh comments about President Obama. “Last evening something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart, to divide us,” AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus said during the final day of the organization’s annual policy conference in Washington. “We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks and we take great offense against those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage.” “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of...
  • Biden defends Israel and takes a shot at Trump

    03/21/2016 8:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2016 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Biden delivered a passionate defense Sunday of President Obama’s policy toward Israel and took a direct shot at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s divisive and polarizing rhetoric. Biden, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference in Washington, where Trump is expected to appear Monday, didn’t mention the billionaire businessman by name. But it was clear that he was speaking of Trump when he condemned those political candidates who seek to divide Americans. “As the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one religious or ethnic group imperils us all,” Biden...
  • Obama to meet with Nordic leaders in May

    03/18/2016 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 10:16 AM EDT
    … The White House says the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet with Obama at the White House on May 13. The summit will include talks on environmental initiatives, nuclear security and countering violent extremism. …
  • Tenn. Rep: ISIS should be allowed to recruit at state universities

    03/17/2016 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    News 2 WRNTV Nashville ^ | March 17, 2016 | WATE web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A state lawmaker from Knoxville said Wednesday that ISIS should be allowed to recruit at the University of Tennessee and other state universities during discussion about a bill protecting free speech on college campuses. The bill, called the “Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act,” is sponsored by Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) and would require the governing boards of Tennessee higher education institutions to adopt a policy on freedom of speech and expression. Martin said during a subcommittee meeting that he believed students’ free speech had been diminished due to unfair policies.
  • Man arrested after 2 Canadian Forces members stabbed at Toronto recruitment centre

    03/14/2016 9:09:18 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 14, 2016
    Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders says a 27-year-old man is under arrest after two members of the Canadian Forces were stabbed in north Toronto earlier on Monday. A man walked into the recruitment centre, pulled out a knife and attacked the person behind the counter, Saunders said. The attacker attempted to move farther into the building, but was taken down by a group of between six and eight soldiers, the chief said. The suspect uttered the word "Allah" the Toronto Sun reports, citing police sources. A source with knowledge of the investigation has also told CBC News the same thing.
  • How does John Kasich feel about Islamic Refugees? Facts only please.

    03/14/2016 3:15:27 PM PDT · by inchworm · 12 replies
    3/14/16 | unknower
    Bernie Sanders has criticized Trump about his pause for Islamic immigration and said all the great religions of the world promote love. But there's a major religion that advocates killing people who do not believe the same thing. This should be an important concern. It would be interesting for people to list facts here what John Kasich has indicated about Islamic immigration. Please list your referenced facts here.
  • Germans flock to vote in "Super Sunday" test

    03/13/2016 9:37:22 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 March 2016 | Paul Carrel, Joseph Nasr
    Germans turned out in force to vote in three state elections on Sunday, with the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party looking to profit from popular angst about Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcome of more than a million migrants. The election is the biggest test year of the German public response to the influx, totaling more than a million last year alone and showing no sign of halting, of refugees and other migrants from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Merkel, who says Germany is a rich enough country to host desperate people and has a moral obligation to shelter...
  • (Taxpayer-Funded) NPR Touts Muhammad’s Example as Means to Counter “Extremism”

    03/12/2016 8:46:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    NPR touts Muhammad’s example as means to counter “extremism” This article is more ridiculous than most. Muhammad loved dates, melons and cucumbers and that’s supposed to make Muslims less susceptible to “extremist propaganda”? His non-snoring blowing sound while sleeping is supposed to make Muslims “emphasize charity and respect for other faiths”? “Hassan argues that if Muslims had more knowledge of how the Prophet Muhammad actually lived and what he taught, they would be less vulnerable to extremist propaganda. Counterterrorism officials — who’ve focused largely on surveillance, sting operations and community policing — would have more success countering extremism, he says,...
  • German interior minister calls for 'travel registry' in Europe

    03/11/2016 7:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.12.2016 | [dj/sms (KNA, dpa, AFP)]
    EU countries should record data on visitors entering the visa-free area in Europe, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said. “We want to know who is coming,” he added. The new travel registry would boost the security of European nations, de Maizière said in (an) interview (with) “Die Welt” published on Saturday. Specifically, the interior minister referred to the so-called Schengen visa-free zone, which currently incorporates 28 European countries, most of which are EU members. According to de Maizière, officials need to gather data on the visitors from countries outside the Schengen zone. …
  • Lockdown at US embassy as man calls ‘revenge for Osama’ [Berlin, Germany]

    03/11/2016 10:45:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Mar 2016 09:46 GMT+01:00
    Police closed off Pariser Platz in central Berlin on Friday morning after a man placed a suitcase in front of the US embassy, demanding revenge for Osama bin Laden. The man arrived at the embassy, which lies adjacent to the Brandenburg Gate, at 7.25 am, a statement from the embassy reported. Going to the main entrance, the man handed a guard a US passport and said he wanted to renew it. The guard told him he had to go to consular services and provided him with the address. Out of nowhere, the man punched the guard in the face, the...
  • German Muslim organizations form umbrella group to help refugees

    03/10/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/10/2016 | Chase Winter
    Three major German Muslim organizations have come together to establish a new umbrella organization to better coordinate and expand assistance to refugees. More than a million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year. The Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD), Islamic Council of Germany and Islamic Society of Shiite Communities announced the formation of the refugee aid umbrella group in an effort to coordinate and expand services to refugees. “The refugee situation presents all of us Muslims with great challenges. It is important and necessary to pool our forces in order to support newly arriving people in the best...
  • London ‘more Islamic’ than Muslim world — scholar

    03/09/2016 10:02:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:25PM GMT 09 Mar 2016 | John Bingham
    London is a more “Islamic” city than much of the Muslim world put together, a leading Muslim scholar has argued. Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, a prominent Shia cleric, who was born in Pakistan and studied in Iran, said he “feels more Islamic” in Britain than other countries because of the freedom to worship and the multicultural mix. He said Islam could be summed up as being about “love and justice”, but that the “Muslim political leadership” around the world was failing to foster this. …