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  • Muslim History Is Rife With ISIS-Style Executions

    08/30/2015 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/8/15 | Yasmin el Khatib
    "I do not understand why, after every perverted [act of] execution carried out by ISIS, most Muslims insist that these actions have nothing to do with Islam. After all, Muslim history is rife with terrifying forms of execution, similar or even identical to those used by ISIS. I am not talking of executions motivated by revenge, such as the crucifixion of Al-Khallaj,[2] the killing of Suhrawardi,[3] or the slaughter of Ibn Al-Muqaffa.[4] [Nor am I speaking of] the mutilation of dead bodies, such as the practice of displaying the heads of decapitated [victims], which was invented by the Umayyad [caliphs]....
  • [Islamic] Militants posing as migrants? Unlikely, say European experts

    08/30/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 | 7:15 AM EDT | Mark Trevelyan
    The risk that groups like Islamic State could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies. By the end of July, more than a third of a million migrants and refugees had entered the European Union, mainly via Italy, Greece and Hungary, according to EU border agency Frontex. The flow has continued unabated through August. Once inside the bloc’s borderless Schengen zone, the new arrivals—many from countries like Syria and Iraq where Islamic State holds sway over...
  • Khamenei Aide: Fighting the ‘Zionist Regime’ is Our Policy

    08/30/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/2015, 6:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran is continuing its verbal attacks on Israel, with the latest remarks coming on Saturday by a close aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The aide, Seyed Mahmoud Nabavi, was replying to British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond’s recent remarks that Tehran has changed its policy on Israel, and underlined that fighting the “Zionist regime” is Iran’s everlasting policy. “Fight against the illegal Zionist regime is one of the immutable policies of Iran which has always been maintained,” Nabavi told the semi-official Fars news agency. He blasted Hammond’s comments and said, “Such words are incorrect since one...
  • Half of American Jews Support the Iran Deal. Why?

    08/25/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The more one knows about the Iran Deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran Deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations.No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran.The agreement obligates all the parties, including the...
  • Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

    08/28/2015 3:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2015 3:15 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants. The webcast is being organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. …
  • IAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin

    08/27/2015 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/27/15 | Ben Ariel
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report obtained by the Reuters news agency on Thursday. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report obtained by the news agency says, "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency...
  • Fake pro-Israel Democrats (One by one, they fall in line to Stand With Iran)

    08/25/2015 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    One by one, U.S. Senate Democrats are announcing that after much deliberation ‎‎(translated as arm twisting by President Barack Obama), they have decided to support the ‎Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite serious misgivings. Each of the senators wants you to ‎know that they were personally wrestling with this decision for weeks, talking to ‎experts (provided by the Obama administration for the most part), reading the ‎agreement carefully, weighing and balancing risk versus reward. Each Senate ‎Democrat joining the charade of moving from indecision to decision, makes sure to add that they want to do everything to...
  • Obama Brands Iran Deal Opponents as ‘The Crazies’

    08/25/2015 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama on Monday let loose with a condescending insult against opponents of the Iran nuclear deal he is trying to force through Congress, claiming those who are critical of the controversial agreement are “crazies.” Obama arrived in Las Vegas on Monday after a two-week vacation in the posh Martha’s Vineyard. He spent Monday evening with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaking at a green energy conference hosted by Reid, and then riding with him to a fundraising event for the Democratic candidate seeking to become Reid’s successor. Obama said after his vacation he was “refreshed,...
  • Schumer May Save the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/2015 | PATRICK H. CADDELL and DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    The Iran deal has potential, both because of public opinion and the way the administration is positioning itself, to hurt Democrats in much the same way that the Iranian hostage crisis did in 1980 and 1981. Should New York Senator Chuck Schumer succeed in killing the deal, he will be saving the Democrats from what appears to be a grave political mistake. President Obama has branded opponents of the deal as either ideological extremists or ignorant. In his speech at American University, he compared the agreement’s opponents with Iranian extremists chanting “death to America.” He pointed out that most of...
  • The Latest: French official confirms ID of train attacker

    08/22/2015 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2015 3:06 PM EDT
    A French official close to the investigation says police have positively identified the train gunman as 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said earlier Saturday that Spanish authorities had alerted French intelligence to him in February 2014 because he “belonged to the radical Islamist movement,” and the French put him on a security watch list. El-Khazzani was identified through his fingerprints, according to the official, who insisted on not being identified by name because of the ongoing probe. …
  • Gunman 'injures three after firing Kalashnikov' on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest

    08/21/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15 | James Rothwell
    A man has been arrested after firing a Kalashnikov rifle on board an Amsterdam-Paris train, according to French media. Le Parisien reports that a Briton and an American are "seriously" wounded. A third person, the French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, was also wounded and is said to have raised the alarm. La Voix du Nord, a newspaper in the Calais region, said a man was arrested on suspicion of firing the weapon on a Thalys train near the northern town of Arras. Police say that have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister,...
  • UK embassy in Tehran to reopen after thaw in British-Iranian relations

    08/20/2015 12:16:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 August 2015
    Britain is to reopen its embassy in Tehran, four years after it closed. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will visit Iran at the weekend with a delegation of business leaders, a senior government source said. The embassy was closed in 2011 after it was stormed by Iranian protesters during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by Britain. The visit comes weeks after Tehran reached a deal with six world powers aimed at curbing its nuclear program. …
  • Obama admin assures foreign governments they won’t be penalized for doing business with Iran

    08/20/2015 3:49:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/20/15 | Pamela Geller
    Has Obama registered as an agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran yet? Why not? What would he be doing differently if he were one? “Senators: Obama Admin Hiding Secret Iran Deal Letters,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, August 19, 2015:Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco...
  • AP Exclusive: UN to Let Iran Inspect Alleged Nuke Work Site

    08/19/2015 12:01:39 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    AP | 8/19 | George Jahn
    Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press. The revelation is sure to roil American and Israeli critics of the main Iran deal signed by the U.S., Iran and five world powers in July. Those critics have complained that the deal is built on trust of the Iranians, a claim the U.S. has denied. The investigation of the Parchin nuclear site...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Draw Mohammed’ UK Exhibition Cancelled After Security Service Pressure…

    08/18/2015 5:23:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/18/15 | Oliver Lane
    Sharia Watch director and former UKIP candidate Anne Marie Waters has announced today that a forthcoming exhibition of Mohammed cartoons to be shown in London has been cancelled after discussions with counter-terror police.Writing for Breitbart London, Waters revealed the security services believed the event would be attacked, leading to a “very real possibility that people could be hurt or killed – before, during, and after the event”. The organisers of the event had approached over 200 galleries with requests to host the exhibition and were turned down by almost all of them. After the final gallery, which had initially agreed...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    08/16/2015 9:34:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start putting the accord in place. While he probably would take some heavy criticism, this course would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishments.
  • Pat Buchanan stands up for Obama against that mean Netanyahu

    08/15/2015 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Pat Buchanan has for years been such a virulent opponent of Israel that he has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism, and this column condemning Benjamin Netanyahu for supposedly interfering in America’s internal affairs by opposing the Iran deal is not going to erase that impression. The paleocon Right hates Israel with such abiding passion that it is increasingly self-contradictory: for a small government advocate like Buchanan defending Barack Obama and tacitly supporting a deal that threatens not just Israel, but the U.S. as well, manifests a moral myopia of catastrophic immensity. But it’s no surprise. I’ve noted before how the...
  • Islamic State posts pictures of Christian women threatening that they will become...

    08/15/2015 10:08:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or killing them, as well as enslaving them if that option is deemed most advantageous for the Muslims, is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may...
  • Iraqi archbishop: US more concerned about image of Islam than victims of persecution

    08/10/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    Archbishop Warda said: “All the statements (by U.S. government and media) have not condemned strongly what damage it is doing. What they are saying is just ‘This is not the true Islam. This is violating the picture of Islam.’ The issue for them is the image of Islam, but none of these statements speak about the victims, about what has been done to the victims, they are not even mentioned. And that is one of the questions our people have.”Indeed so. But most of his coreligionists in the U.S. don’t dare press this point, for to do so would harm...
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

    08/07/2015 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-15 | Julian Hattem
    Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White House’s nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution. Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration are openly contemplating whether Schumer’s stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader — which he is primed to do — and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. It’s unclear whether Schumer’s announcement will have a devastating effect on the White House’s efforts to prevent Democrats from killing the deal when it comes up...
  • Obama Pentagon: Too Many White Males in Special Forces

    08/07/2015 5:47:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | august 7, 2015 | jonah bennett
    Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity in terms of increasing operational capacity. Data provided by each individual service to USA Today illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in...
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance According to Islamic Law

    08/06/2015 2:37:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law.On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized.The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law.Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to exclude these two...
  • Obama: "Netanyahu refuses to meet with me, wants to continue fighting over Iran

    08/05/2015 8:41:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 08.05.15, 08:14 | Itamar Eichner
    In a briefing before 22 Jewish leaders US President Barack Obama said that he is ready to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and discuss the necessary measures needed to make Israel feel safer after the Iran deal. According to Obama, sadly Netanyahu refused to hold a meeting. Saying the meeting would be seen as waving a white flag, because Netanyahu wants to continue fighting over the deal.
  • Kerry ‘Doesn’t Know’ if Iran is Serious about Destroying Israel

    08/05/2015 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    INN ^ | 8/5/2015, 4:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed the nuclear deal signed with Iran is “as pro-Israel as it gets,” and claims he “doesn’t know” if the Iranian leadership is serious about destroying the State of Israel. The comments were made in an in-depth interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, which was published Wednesday following intense lobbying for and against the deal as it heads to a fateful vote in Congress. Kerry warned Goldberg that if Congress voted down the agreement, it would “be the ultimate screwing” of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. “The ayatollah constantly believed that we are...
  • Obama: Terrorist rockets will 'rain on Tel Aviv' if Congress rejects Iran deal

    08/05/2015 11:26:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | august 5, 2015 | kelly cohen
    In an attempt to appeal to American Jewish leaders, President Obama warned of the consequences Israel would face should Congress reject the Iran nuclear deal. "I can assure that Israel will bear the brunt of the asymmetrical response that Iran will have to a military strike on its nuclear facilities," Obama told roughly 20 American Jewish leaders during a two hour meeting at the White House Tuesday night. "It would be destructive both to the U.S. and to Israel," Obama warned. "An American military action against Iran's nuclear facilities will not result in Iran deciding to have a full-fledged war...
  • TCU student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots

    08/04/2015 5:42:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-4-15 | Todd Starnes
    All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans. TCU banned Harry Vincent from most campus activities, ordered him to perform 60 hours of community service and attend a diversity training class. The 19-year-old, who is a member of the College Republicans and the Young Americans for Freedom, said he was told by the university that his conservative views were “inappropriate.”
  • IS selling captured women, kids as sex slaves: UN official [with a price list]

    08/03/2015 7:24:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, Bloomberg reported, citing a senior United Nations official.The official, Zainab Bangura, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an IS pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one year old fetch the highest price. The bidders include both the group’s own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and was also in Jordan and Turkey, said she has verified that the document came from IS...
  • Obama detains 27 Christian asylum seekers [proves he's serious about illegal aliens]

    08/03/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 8/3/15 | Leo Hohmann
    <p>More than two dozen Iraqi Chaldean Christians forced from their homes by ISIS have been detained at an ICE detention center in California for six months after crossing the border from Mexico.</p> <p>The San Diego Union reported July 31 that 20 of the 27 Chaldeans at the Otay Detention Center in Otay Mesa, California, have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.</p>
  • Burqa Ban Expanding In Africa

    08/03/2015 2:39:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephen Brown
    Only a month after the Muslim-majority nation of Chad announced in June a ban on the burqa and full-face veils, neighbouring Cameroon has done likewise. And for the same reason – to save lives. Female suicide bombers wearing the Islamic garments left a trail of death and destruction in July in Cameroon, a West African nation of 22 million. Forty-three people perished in different attacks and dozens more were injured in the first suicide bombings ever to take place there. The previous month, Chad had experienced the same devastation from suicide bombers, involving both men and women dressed in the...
  • DHS Chief: Don’t Call it 'Islamic Extremism' Because it Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With... [barf]

    08/02/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/2/15 | Michael Graham
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't. (video at link)During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.Disagree with what?Even if you buy Johnson's intellectually feeble claim that the Koran-quoting, Allah-praising, Halal-keeping members of Islamic State have "no connection to Islam," they certainly believe they do. Denying a connection between al Qaeda and Islam would be like...
  • Iran Announces Two New Nuclear Facilities

    07/30/2015 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2015, 7:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    Just half a month after the Iran nuclear deal was signed in Vienna on July 14, the Islamic republic of Iran announced on Thursday that it plans to build two new nuclear facilities in its southeastern Makran region on the Indian Ocean. Mohammad Ahmadian, Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), announced the plans as quoted by the semi-official Fars News Agency. “Two 100MW (megawatt) nuclear reactors will be constructed on Makran coastline of the Sea of Oman to generate electricity,” Ahmadian declared. […] The nuclear deal stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment...
  • Kerry: ‘I Have No Specific Knowledge of a Plan by Iran to Actually Destroy Us’

    07/30/2015 9:29:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 8:40 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he does not know whether the Iranian regime truly wants to destroy America, but views its policy as one “of opposition to us and of great enmity.” When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) asked him about Tehran’s policy in the light of the “death to America” chants common at events presided over by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hasan Rouhani. […] “Do you think it’s their policy to destroy us?” (Poe said.) “I think they have a...
  • Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

    07/30/2015 2:51:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/30/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim penchant to target “white” women for sexual exploitation—an epidemic currently plaguing Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia—is as old as Islam itself, and even traces back to Muhammad.Much literary evidence attests to this in the context of Islam’s early predations on Byzantium (for centuries, Christendom’s easternmost bulwark against the jihad). According to Ahmad M. H. Shboul (author of “Byzantium and the Arabs: The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature”) Christian Byzantium was the “classic example of the house of war,” or Dar al-Harb—that is, the quintessential realm that needs to be conquered by jihad. Moreover, Byzantium...
  • 14-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Hopes Israel <em>Disappears

    07/29/2015 6:52:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/29/15 | Trey Sanchez
    A 14-year-old Palestinian girl has garnered international attention recently after being brought to tears by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told the young girl that her family may be deported because Germany "can't manage" everyone coming from refugee camps. And now she's back in the headlines after telling German paper Die Welt her feelings on Israel: My hope is that at some time, [Israel] is no longer there, but only Palestine. This country should no longer be called Israel, but Palestine. It is reported that Reem Sahwil, quoted above, was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon but currently...
  • Kerry: Iran Deal Not a Treaty ‘Because You Can’t Pass a Treaty Anymore’ (quoi?)

    07/29/2015 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about the administration’s approach of seeking a political accord between governments rather than an international treaty. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) recalled Kerry saying earlier in the hearing that if Congress rejects the JCPOA, other countries will in the future not...
  • Iran says will hold ‘high-level talks’ with EU

    07/28/2015 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 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 · 64 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,...