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  • Top Muslim University Rejects Reform, Stands by ‘Terrorist Curriculum’

    12/02/2016 5:47:50 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 1, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Much of the curriculum of Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s most prestigious university, located in Cairo—is based on Islamic books written in the medieval era or earlier.  These books—histories, biographies of Muhammad, hadith (words and deeds of the latter), tafsirs (Koran exegeses), etc.—are often criticized by more reform-minded Muslims for being too backwards, teaching things such as unrelenting jihad and hatred for non-Muslims. During a recent televised interview, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egypt’s highest authority on Islam and Grand Imam of Al Azhar, was asked about his university’s reliance on these books.  His responses left many reformers disappointed.
  • Egyptian actor announces he is Jewish - on Egyptian TV

    11/29/2016 10:51:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Gabe Friedman
    JTA - If an actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the United States, he wouldn’t make headlines. But in Egypt — where levels of anti-Semitism are high and Jews are often ridiculed on TV shows and in other aspects of popular culture — that kind of revelation is a big deal. Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish. Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said...
  • Hundreds arrested for plotting assassinations in Egypt

    11/22/2016 3:07:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/16
    Egypt announced that 151 ISIS terrorists are behind bars, after conspiring to kill the country’s president and other prominent figures. Failed video link You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijWHPZrG7m4
  • Egypt to Rebuild Its Air Force

    11/14/2016 5:42:16 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    TASS Defense ^ | Nov 11, 2016
    MOSCOW --- Egypt might acquire new combat aircraft, including the Russian-originated ones to recapitalize its fighter fleet, according to the IHS Jane`s think-tank. "Egypt appears to be poised to commit to the procurement of nearly 50 fourth-generation+ fighters from Russia, perhaps one of the final stages of the recapitalization of its fighter inventory," Reed Foster, a defense analyst with IHS Jane`s said. According to the Military Balance 2016 report issued by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Egyptian Air Force operates 584 fixed-wing aircraft, including 26 F-16A Fighting Falcon, 6 F-16B Fighting Falcon, about 30 J-7, 29 F-4E...
  • Egypt's Sisi says spoke to Donald Trump by telephone, congratulated him on win

    11/09/2016 10:47:14 AM PST · by 867V309 · 28 replies
    yahoo ^ | November 9, 2016 | Rooters
    The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed his utmost appreciation to the president, pointing out that his was the first international call he had received to congratulate him on winning the election,
  • Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump

    11/09/2016 8:44:19 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | November 9, 2016 | none stated
    Egypt’s President Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Trump Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sent his congratulations to Donald J. Trump, stating that Egypt is confident that cooperation will continue between Cairo and Washington DC.In a statement, President Sisi wished Trump the best of luck and success in the coming steps.Trump won the U.S. Presidential elections on Tuesday in what has been described as a major upset and potentially one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Presidential election history. The Republican President-elect met with President Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September earlier this year.Following the meeting,...
  • 30-Year Muslim Plan to Control America has Six Years to Go [ Muruna - Huma Abedin ]

    10/30/2016 4:17:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Twenty-five years ago, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradwai traveled to America and unpacked his plan for a Muslim takeover that would begin one year later and take 30 years to complete. It included a key component and tactic known as Muruna... ... Dar al-Hijrah was opened in 1991 and MAS was founded in 1992, seven years before al-Qaradawi was banned from the U.S. in 1999. Elsayed did not become an Imam at Dar al-Hijrah until 2005. Yet, somehow he was able to have a seat at the table with al-Qaradawi inside Dar al-Hijrah years before becoming a leader with...
  • Muruna: Violating Sharia to Fool the West ( Huma Abedin )

    10/30/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2012 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Westerners who understand Islamic deception often refer to “taqiyya” as being the tactic of lying... Sunni Muslim apologists counter that taqiyya is a Shiite doctrine, while accusing Shiites of being rabblerousers who sanction “mut’a” (pleasure marriage), which is nothing more than prostitution. Shiites can easily find equivalents to taqiyya and mut’a in the Sunni Muslim world. They are called “misyar” and “muruna.” While Westerners cringe at .. religiously sanctioned prostitution like mut’a, they are less familiar with the Sunni-sanctioned misyar, which literally means “the traveler's marriage.” ... Misyar was first made legal in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Sunnis who approve...
  • Bedouin family: We will continue to serve Israel

    10/27/2016 2:40:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/16
    President Reuven Rivlin visited the home of Nimer Abu Amar, the 15-year-old youth from the Negev Bedouin town of Lakiya who was killed by fire from an Egyptian soldier at Israel's southern border Tuesday, to express his condolences to the boy's family. "We are all citizens of the same country." Rivlin told the boy's father. "We have come to share in your profound grief." "We are all equal in this country, and there is no difference between a child in Lakiya and a child in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Haifa." he added. The Defense Ministry treats a child from Lakiya...
  • The Algerian Su-34 Is a Myth

    10/24/2016 6:50:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 24, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Su-34. Photo via Wikipedia On Dec. 30, 2015, some Russian media outlets—this one, for example — claimed Algeria had placed an order for powerful, twin-engine Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers. Western observers concluded that the order was a given — and now it’s only a matter of time until the Algerian air force starts operating Su-34s. No so fast. In fact, the Algerian Su-34 story is mostly rumor and hyperbole. In the immediate aftermath of the Russian intervention in Syria in late September 2015, world media attention focused on the Russian air force and, in particular, Russia’s photogenic Su-34s. The reporting had a profound effect on...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • Egypt Appeals Reversed Ruling Ceding Islands to Saudi Arabia

    10/09/2016 11:21:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 9 October 2016
    An Egyptian court on Saturday held its first hearing on a government appeal against a lower court ruling in June that rescinded an agreement to hand over control of two key Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The Supreme Administrative Court heard prominent rights lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali argue that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir belonged to Egypt. Ali submitted evidence, including Egyptian atlases dating back to the early 20th century. Egypt’s government, which announced the agreement in April, argues that Saudi Arabia had only temporarily handed over control of the Islands to Egypt in 1950,...
  • Egyptian lawmaker wants virginity tests for women seeking university admission

    10/02/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    680 News ^ | Oct. 2, 2016 | Hamza Hendawi, AP
    A women’s rights group has filed a legal complaint against an Egyptian lawmaker who called for mandatory virginity tests for women seeking university admission, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Sunday. It quoted Maya Morsi, head of the state-sanctioned National Council for Women, as saying the complaint demands the expulsion from parliament of Ilhami Agena and a criminal investigation into his actions. She said the lawmaker was harming the reputation of Egyptian women, men and the country itself. Agena said in an interview last week that virginity tests were needed to combat the proliferation of informal marriages, known as “gawaz orfy,”...
  • HEAD CHEF Merciless Iraqi housewife ‘beheads and COOKS ISIS fighters’...........

    09/29/2016 10:30:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 29th September 2016, 11:18 am | By DANNY COLLINS
    Full Title: HEAD CHEF Merciless Iraqi housewife ‘beheads and COOKS ISIS fighters’ to avenge her family’s death making her terror group’s most wanted =============================================================================== Um Hanadi has survived seven assassination attempts and is 'more wanted than the Iraqi Prime Minister' THIS is the head-cooking housewife and militia commander so feared by ISIS she has even received personal death threats from the terror group’s leader. Machete-wielding Wahida Mohamed has been battling ISIS in its various guises since 2004. The machete-wielding housewife leads a band of around 70 militia in her Iraqi hometown ================================================================================ And her grim methods of disposing with enemies...
  • N.J. firm backed terrorists linked to Hamas, al Qaeda

    03/28/2004 11:15:41 PM PST · by csvset · 6 replies · 222+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 29, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A now-defunct New Jersey firm that offered investments to wealthy Muslims, including housing developments in suburban Maryland, raised millions of dollars for what law-enforcement authorities describe as a "who's who" of international terrorists and Islamic extremists.</p> <p>BMI Inc., founded by Soliman S. Biheiri, an Egyptian convicted of immigration violations, reported more than $25 million in projected revenues and leases as early as 1992 in a business that solicited real-estate investments and offered leasing services for Muslims in what authorities said was a scheme based in Virginia and Maryland to raise cash for terrorists.</p>
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Hillary Clinton Sponsored Secretive Arab Spring Program that Destabilized Middle East

    09/24/2016 5:18:31 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The U.S. State Department under the leadership of Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a program to embolden foreign, revolutionary, social media activists to agitate for regime change in various parts of the world. The program arguably had major, detrimental consequences for the trajectory of the Middle East. Recent leaks show a memo that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss stating, “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the ‘peaceful’ protests,” with regard to Egypt, with quotation marks around the word “peaceful.” The United States government is believed to have utilized a program called the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit,...
  • Egyptian Leaders Praise Donald Trump, Blast Hillary Clinton After President El-Sisi [tr]

    09/21/2016 12:21:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jen Lawrence and Dustin Stockton
    Members of the Egyptian delegation to the United Nations blasted Hillary Clinton just a day after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with both Clinton and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. They also had high praise for Trump—and while not an official endorsement, it is a positive outcome for Trump’s first and only meeting with Muslim world leaders thus far. Egyptian officials expressed frustration and outrage over the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood and expressed concern that a Clinton administration would continue to undermine Egyptian efforts to dismantle Brotherhood terrorists attempting to destabilize the democratically elected Egyptian government.
  • Egypt’s President Al-Sisi Will Meet Donald Trump For First Time During New York Visit…

    09/18/2016 5:26:35 PM PDT · by lafroste · 30 replies
    The Last Refuge (Breitbart) ^ | 9/18/2016 | Sundance
    This is almost,.. almost, too much winning. According to Egyptian news media President Fattah al-Sisi will meet republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for the first time during his visit to New York for a scheduled U.N. General Assembly meeting. el-sisi United Nationstrump-winning-2 Dear readers, we cannot adequately encapsulate the incredible potential, what is entirely possible, in our future if these two leaders can unify their demonstrably effective goals. We’ll expand on that, but first, here’s the breaking news:
  • Egyptian Christians at a ‘Breaking Point’ After Summer of Attacks

    09/12/2016 7:58:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 11, 2016 | John Hayward
    In a lengthy and disturbing piece on Egypt’s Coptic Christians this week, Rod Nordland of the New York Times described them as a community at the “breaking point,” to borrow the words of Bishop Makarios of Minya. This is not what a casual consumer of Egyptian news would expect, and it is not what the Copts expected, either. Nordland writes of high hopes for protection after the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi was topped by the current Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is often given solid marks by foreign observers for his stance against Islamist oppression. Egypt’s Christians...
  • Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country’s ‘Sexually Weak’ Men

    09/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | September 3, 2016 | Egyptian Streets
    Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has encouraged women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to “reduce their sexual desires” to match that of Egypt’s “sexually weak” men, Parlmany reported. “We are a population whose men suffer from sexual weakness, which is evident because Egypt is among the biggest consumers of sexual stimulants that only the weak will consume,” Agina said. “If we stop FGM, we will need strong men and we don’t have men of that sort.” The parliamentarian, who hails from Daqahliya, said that it is therefore better for women to undergo FGM because it “reduces a woman’s...
  • Obama Administration's Pro-Islamist Foreign Policy

    08/26/2016 7:56:03 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies
    FSM ^ | 8/26/16 | Slater Bakhtavar
    As we near the end of President Barack Obama's administration, it becomes fitting to review his global policies during his time in office and determine whether he was an effective leader who left the US and the world in a better place than it found itself when first he took office. Unfortunately, any such review cannot help but reveal that his foreign policy has been a series of unmitigated disasters, especially as it relates to the highly volatile Middle East.
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Egypt’s state broadcaster orders eight female TV presenters to lose weight....

    08/18/2016 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph
    Egypt’s state-run television has suspended eight of its female presenters for being overweight — telling them they can return to the air only after they go on a diet. The move sparked outrage among women’s groups and members of parliament but state television authorities show no sign of backing down. The presenters were given a month to lose weight and told they will not be allowed back on screen until they have an “appropriate appearance,” according to the Youm7 newspaper. The decision was made by Safaa Hegazi, the female chief of Egypt’s ERTU public broadcaster. .... Khadija Khatab, one of...
  • Egyptian judoka sent home after refusing to shake Israeli's hand

    08/16/2016 12:16:19 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Ben Rohrbach
    A week after a female Saudi Arabaian judo competitor allegedly forfeited her first-round match to avoid meeting an Israeli in the second round, Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been banished from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for refusing to shake hands after losing to Israel’s Or Sasson. Sasson twice bowed in El Shehaby’s direction and approached him with his hand extended after the victory, but the Egyptian backpedaled before walking away from the Israeli’s appreciative gesture. The International Olympic Committee reprimanded El Shehaby after the act of poor sportsmanship, and the Egyptian Olympic delegation sent the judoka home on...
  • Israel-Middle East tension boils over at Olympic judo match

    08/12/2016 10:31:01 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/12 | Eric Adelson
    He moved toward his opponent in a gesture of sportsmanship, reaching out his hand. And the other man turned away. Then the boos came like rain. Or Sasson, a long-shot medal contender for Israel, had just defeated Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby in their early-round 100-plus kg judo match in front of a packed house, and El Shehaby refused to shake his hand. The referee of the match forced El Shehaby to bow, and he did so, but by then the Israeli man was gone.
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS

    08/12/2016 10:20:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Trump Is Right, Obama and Clinton ‘Facilitated the Growth of ISIS Into the Most Powerful Jihadi Insurgency the World Has Ever Seen’ = full title = .. Appearing on Fox News Thursday, Breitbart News National Security Editor Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, addressed Donald Trump’s comments that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS,” and the response from Democrats. “I’m not his spokesman, I’m not part of his campaign, so let him talk for himself,” Gorka said of Trump. “But if he means that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton facilitated the...
  • Conservative Leaders Call on Media to Report on Genocide of Christians

    08/12/2016 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 11, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In an August 10 letter to ABC, CBS, and NBC, more than 30 conservative leaders called on the networks, and the media overall, to seriously and aggressively cover the genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, “and continue to do so until the civilized world puts an end to this evil.” “Christianity is on the verge of being wiped out in the Middle East,” the letter reads. “Ancient communities that have existed since the time of the apostles are being systematically eliminated. In Iraq alone, the number of Christians has plunged from one million to under...
  • The cover-ups versus the cover-nots: Egyptian and German beach volleyball players

    08/08/2016 8:08:42 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8 August 2016 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    It is a fast and furious sport played under the sun and famed for its revealing attire - with a practical uniform of bikinis for women and board shorts for men . But these pictures show the contrasting cultures among some of the nations taking part in the Rio Olympics after the Egyptian women's beach volleyball team took to the sandy arena wearing long sleeves and leggings. The outfit, used by Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy, who also covered her head with a hijab, was in stark contrast to their German rivals Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst who stuck to...
  • Clinton Foundation Employee Arrested in Cairo… Chilling Past Exposed

    A senior Muslim Brotherhood official was reportedly arrested in Cairo on Tuesday and charged with inciting violence, according to The Washington Times. Gehad el-Haddad, a top communications official for the Muslim Brotherhood, was seized by Egyptian security forces over his loyalty to former President Mohamed Morsi. However, it’s his previous job that has Americans concerned. Prior to his stint as a senior Brotherhood official and adviser to Morsi, el-Haddad reportedly served for five years as a top official at the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit group founded by former President Bill Clinton. El-Haddad was the face of the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • No, the Constitution Does Not Bar ‘Religious Tests’ in Immigration Law

    07/31/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a “religious test” in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong. The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI. As you’ll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration. The clause states, “no religious Test shall ever be...
  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:27:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people. Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.” “FDR and...
  • Who is Russia Secretly Supplying with MiGs?

    07/20/2016 10:28:11 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 20 2016 | Matthew Bodner
    After years languishing behind competitors at home and abroad, Russia's iconic MiG aircraft manufacturer has been thrown a lifeline. The company is now building 46 brand-new MiG-29M fighter jets in a contract reported to be worth at least $2 billion dollars. Yet despite the hints which have appeared in the Russian press over the past year, official confirmation remains elusive. The jets are being built for an unspecified buyer. Only a shareholder’s report released by a MiG component supplier has confirmed that the order is real. The document outlines a deal for 92 engines used in the MiG-29. With two...
  • Muslim mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt over feud

    07/18/2016 11:59:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
    A Muslim mob in southern Egypt stabbed a Coptic Christian to death over a personal feud, officials said Monday, stoking anger among Christians amid a spike in assaults on their community. Bishop Macarious of the southern Minya governorate said the mob attacked the families of two priests with knives and batons in the village of Tahna al-Gabal late Sunday. A family member, Fam Khalaf, 27, was killed and the father of one of the priests was wounded. Police said they arrested four people in connection to the incident. …
  • Egyptian TV Panelists Make Obama Look Like The Wimp Fool He Is (Video at link)

    07/11/2016 2:38:42 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 13 replies
    Egyptian TV ^ | Retired Egyptian General
    Watch the video. These 3 Egyptian realists take Obama apart. Granted, there is a slight chance it might be a mistranslated hoax, but I don't think so. The gestures and repeated words seem to fit. Enjoy.
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Iranian commander: Ground is ready to destroy 'Zionist regime'

    07/06/2016 10:55:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/16 | Elad Benari
    A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently threatened Israel, saying the ground is ready for the annihilation of “the Zionist regime”. The comments by IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami were made at a sermon in Tehran this past Friday prior to prayers marking Al-Quds Day. He also declared that Iran has over 100,000 missiles waiting in Lebanon alone and that tens of thousands of other missiles were placed throughout the Muslim world in order to wipe "the accursed black dot" – that is Israel – from the map of the world. Salami also threatened Kurdish leaders...
  • In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

    06/20/2016 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/20/16 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama's foreign policy doctrine published last March. The former Pentagon chief said the White House, at the time, was deeply concerned that Israel was preparing to unilaterally strike Iran. Simultaneously, the administration was also hoping to complete with Riyadh a significant sale of fighter jets....
  • The continuing reign of terror in Iran

    07/04/2016 3:34:37 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Three years into the tenure of Hassan Rouhani who himself and many in the West promised to be a “moderate” and “reformist” poised to bring about change in Iran, we have only witnessed an unprecedented spike in human rights violations, including horrendous public floggings and especially executions. Overt 2,400 executions in the past three years is the report card Iran and Rouhani carry, with Amnesty International and many other international human rights organizations registering Iran sent nearly 1,000 people to the gallows in 2015 alone. Various religious minorities, including Arabs, Baha’is, Christians, Jews and others have also been targeted...
  • Newest VH1 Talk Show Host Supports Boycott of Israel, Defends Hamas

    07/05/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/5/16 | Ronn Torossian
    Reports indicate that a supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement and a self-proclaimed radical who has supported numerous anti-American initiatives has been named the host of a new late night talk show on VH1. Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN commentator, will launch VH1 Live which will begin airing weekly on the Viacom-owned cable network on Sunday, July 17 at 10 PM. Would a supporter of segregation be rewarded with a talk show? How about someone who is fiercely anti-LGBT? It seems that bigotry is only OK if it is directed at Israel. Hill is a staunch opponent of Israel, a...
  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham

    04/12/2002 4:36:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 11 April, 2002, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK | BBC Staff
    Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham Was Moses was an Egyptian official called Tuthmosis? An ancient staff in a British museum may be connected to the Biblical figure of Moses, a new book claims. Coventry writer Graham Phillips believes the staff, on display at Birmingham Museum, belonged to the historical Egyptian official Tuthmosis, whose life had strong parallels with the Moses of the Bible. "I am certain that this is the actual staff that the Bible asserts Moses used to perform the miracles of the Exodus," he told BBC News Online. But his claims are disputed by the curator...
  • Palestinian Historian: Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Build Pithom and Raamses

    11/17/2009 5:42:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,162+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-09
    MEMRI: Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews MEMRI No. 2260| November 16, 2009 Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar, a lecturer on Islamic history at the Islamic University of Gaza. The interview aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 31, 2009. To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2260.htm Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: The...
  • Egypt marks new holiday amid violence in Sinai, near Libya

    07/02/2016 8:37:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    (AP) ^ | June 30, 2016 | HAMZA HENDAWI (Associated Press)
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai and clashes with smugglers near the nation's porous border with Libya. In Cairo, warplanes flew overhead in honor of the holiday as supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi - who as defense minister led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi three years ago - planned rallies later in the day. more detail at link.
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    06/29/2016 6:01:40 PM PDT · by wildbill · 30 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 6/07/2016 | Robin Ngo
    King Tut owned a dagger that was out of this world—literally. Researchers have recently published a study in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science that supports what has long been suspected: The ancient Egyptians were using meteoritic iron well before the spread of iron smelting technology. The recent study on King Tut’s dagger, led by researchers from Italy and Egypt, used X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry to analyze the composition of the iron blade. Iron meteorites mostly contain iron and nickel, and the results of the XRF analysis on King Tut’s dagger confirm that the blade is mostly composed of iron...
  • Trump gets it right on Jerusalem

    06/29/2016 7:11:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jason Greenblatt
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    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
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  • Russia Hands Egypt Keys to Brand-New Corvette Warship

    06/27/2016 2:12:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 25.06.2016
    The Russian Project 1241 class R-32 missile corvette has been handed to Egypt, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Navy spokesman Viktor Kochemazov as confirming on Saturday. The warship will help Cairo counter terrorism not only on land but also at sea, Kochemazov said, without elaborating on when the vessel was delivered to Egyptian Navy. In August 2015, it was reported that the Egyptian Defense Ministry said that they received the R-32, equipped with the Moskit missile system.The Ministry said at the time that a group of Egyptian sailors and engineers will be sent to Russia, where they will be trained ahead...
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    07/19/2005 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 304+ views
    Zaman ^ | July 20, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
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