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  • Egyptian-American Activist Calls for Boycott of Copts: Crescent Must Always Be on Top of the Cross

    09/26/2016 9:59:13 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 19 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9/21/16
    In a video posted on her Facebook page on September 21, New York-based Egyptian-American activist Ayat Oraby called the Coptic church "a gang, striving to establish a Coptic mini-state," and "a full-fledged mafia," and described Pope Tawadros as "a criminal." Oraby called upon Muslims to participate in an economic boycott of Copts, saying that: "They must be made to understand that the crescent must be on top of the cross."
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • 120 Years Ago: CAUSE OF ENGLAND'S APATHY- Why She Will Not Stop Turkish Massacre of Christians

    09/22/2016 3:50:39 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Sept 22, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • 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.
  • 2005 Flashback: Condoleeza Rice Calls for Freedom and Democracy in Egypt (Moral Clarity Alert)

    01/29/2011 8:56:07 PM PST · by GVnana · 2 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 1/29/2010
    Here is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrating what real moral clarity sounds like at a speech at the American University in Cairo in June 2005. Watch:
  • *Update* Tonight Donald Trump Meets With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…

    09/20/2016 7:43:48 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/19/2016 | Sundance
    NEW YORK, NY – Donald J. Trump met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in New York today during his visit to the UN General Assembly. Mr. Trump and President el-Sisi discussed the strategic bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Egypt focusing on political, military and economic cooperation between the two countries. The meeting also included Mr. Trump’s senior advisors, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (Ret.).
  • Trump has sit-down with Egypt's president

    09/20/2016 7:04:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    NY POst ^ | September 20, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    “Mr. Trump emphasized to President el-Sisi his high regard for peace-loving Muslims and understands that every day there are people of goodwill that sacrifice their lives and fortunes to combat the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism.” Trump also reportedly said that if he wins in November, the Egyptian president can expect an invitation for an official visit to the US. Top advisers Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn joined the mogul for his bilateral meeting.
  • Tonight Donald Trump Meets With Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…

    09/19/2016 7:44:37 PM PDT · by kabar · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 09/19/2016 | Sundance
    Egyptian President Sisi has 5 advisers in the room with him. Trump has 2 - Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and US Sen Jeff Sessions.
  • 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:
  • Egypt’s President Al-Sisi Will Meet Donald Trump For First Time During New York Visit

    09/18/2016 6:14:44 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 18, 2016 | Sundance
    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. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is expected to meet US republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the sidelines of his visit to New York, state news agency MENA reported. Al-Sisi will arrive in New York on Sunday afternoon to attend the 71st debate of the United Nations (UN) general assembly. Besides this, the Egyptian president is also expected to hold a set of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from...
  • 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...
  • New Billboards Across Egypt's Capital Extol Austerity

    09/05/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03 September 2016 | hamza hendawi
    Billboards and street signs have gone up across Egypt's capital extolling austerity and hope, part of a pro-government public relations campaign aimed at preparing Egyptians for sweeping economic reforms. The advertising blitz follows last month's provisional agreement by the International Monetary Fund to give Egypt a $12 billion loan over three years to help President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government overhaul the ailing economy. The agreement has yet to be ratified by the IMF's executive board, but the first installment of the loan is expected to be disbursed later this year. The campaign's main slogan is: "Oh, Egypt, with bold reforms, we...
  • Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

    09/05/2016 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Theoria · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 02 September 2016 | Ricardo Lewis
    A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China's national identity. On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in eastern China. But the professor didn’t just talk about geochemistry. He also cited several ancient Chinese classics, at one point quoting historian Sima Qian’s description of the topography of the Xia empire — traditionally regarded as China’s founding dynasty, dating from 2070...
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed with 3D printing

    08/31/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2016 13:38 BST | By Léa Surugue
    The face of an ancient female Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed with the help of 3D printing and forensic science techniques, an important step to better understand who she was. Other crucial details about her health have also been gathered, completing the picture. This reconstruction was only made possible due to the work of a multi-disciplinary team led by scientists at Melbourne University, combining medical research, forensic science, computerised tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art. It all started when Dr Ryan Jefferies, curator at the University's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, stumbled across the skull...
  • Strawberry smoothies linked to Hepatitis A illnesses in Virginia

    08/20/2016 11:04:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and used by Tropical Smoothie Café locations in Virginia are possibly linked to a cluster of Hepatitis A infections, spurring state health officials to issue a public health warning. The restaurant chain has already pulled the implicated strawberries from all of its restaurants, not just the 100 locations in Virginia, according to a company statement issued today. “Individuals who consumed a smoothie from a Tropical Smoothie Café in Virginia that contained frozen strawberries on Aug. 5, 6, 7 or 8 may still benefit from vaccine or immune globulin to prevent Hepatitis A,” the Virginia Department...
  • Egypt-Ordered Mig-29 Fighter Jets to Carry Cutting-Edge IRST, EW System

    08/16/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    TASS-Defense ^ | Aug 15, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets to be exported to Egypt will be fitted out with advanced infrared search-and-track (IRST) stations and electronic warfare (EW) pods, according to the Izvestia daily. According to representatives of the defense contractors taking part in executing the contract, Egypt’s MiG-29s will feature the latest OLS-UE IRST capable of not only detecting enemy aircraft by their infrared signature, but also acquiring surface threats, getting their coordinates and showing the imagery on a display in the cockpit. In addition to the IRST, the MiG-29s ordered by Egypt will be equipped with...
  • Groom Flees When Bride Arrives at Airport

    08/10/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Married her after seeing photosAn Egyptian groom waited for several hours at a Saudi airport for his bride to arrive. When he finally saw her, he fled. The man said he decided to marry that girl after he saw her pictures sent by his brother in Egypt when he asked him to search for a bride for him. “When he saw at the airport in Saudi Arabia, instead of rushing to hug her, he fled. People chased the man and caught him as they thought he stole something from the bride, but she told them he is her husband,” an...
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    me-confidential.com ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Muslim Mob Attacks Copts in a Beni Suef Village in Egypt following Rumor about Church Construction

    07/25/2016 9:35:44 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/22/16
    A video, which was posted on YouTube on July 22 and and which circulated on social media, shows a Muslim mob throwing stones at families in the village of Saft Al-Kharsa in the Beni Suef governorate. The video was shot from the balcony of one of the Coptic families. According to reports, the attacks followed the Friday sermons at the local mosques and were instigated by rumors that Copts had converted their homes into churches. albawaba.com reported that the tension started when security forces apprehended Ishaq Fahim, a Copt whose home was used as a church since the nearest church...
  • BREAKING: Clinton Foundation Employee Arrested in Cairo… Chilling Past Exposed

    07/23/2016 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 67 replies
    World News ^ | June 19, 2016
    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 became well-known for supporting the organization’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt as part of their Islamist agenda. He achieved this role...
  • Remember the Copts ISIS Martyred in Libya? This Priest Does.

    07/20/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/19/16 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one. Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com“It is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life,” Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. “And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift.” The Islamic State’s beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man shocked the world in February...
  • 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. …
  • EXCLUSIVE – Arab Intel Source: Turkey Convinced Egypt, UAE Behind Coup Attempt

    07/17/2016 2:11:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 07/17/2016 | by Aaron Klein and Ali Waked
    Turkey is convinced Arab countries were involved in Friday night’s failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem. The source said that Ankara believes the UAE and Egypt, two of the bitterest enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world, sought to undermine Erdogan’s regime, one of the movement’s staunchest allies and sponsors. Turkish embassies and intelligence agents across the Middle East have been trying to accumulate damning evidence of the involvement of these countries’ espionage agencies in the failed coup, he added. Turkey has also inquired whether the Turkish cleric Fethullah...
  • Egypt Blocks UN Security Council Condemnation of Coup in Turkey

    07/16/2016 12:07:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7-16-2016 | haaretz
    "Statement which urged all parties to 'respect the democratically elected government of Turkey' opposed by Egypt, which officials say argued that UNSC not in position to determine whether a government had been democratically elected" The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said. The U.S.-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any violence or bloodshed, and called for an urgent end...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Angry Dead ‘White People’ In France Stealing Their Limelight

    07/15/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters have claimed the deadly terrorist attack in France was “to make people lose attention” [sic] in their movement and focus on “white” lives instead. “Ok I’ve come to the conclusion that what happened in Nice was to make people lose attention off [sic] #BlackLivesMatter and focus and unite against us”, wrote Twitter user Semsa, who is based in London but says “Egypt’s the motherland”. She has since made her account private. “Don’t #PrayForNice we are fighting a civil war against whites. #BLM”, tweeted Franklin Omar, an activist who also appears to be from London, and...
  • Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time

    07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/14/16 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday. The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said. The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure. One document...
  • What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai

    07/13/2016 1:25:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 12, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Considered one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to more than two centuries of history — and more than that of legend. Tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush first addressed Moses. But the monastery, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, also holds other seats of honor. For example, it accommodates the oldest continuously operating active library in the world.From the day it was founded in the sixth century (between 548 and...
  • With Egypt’s blessing, Israel conducting drone strikes in Sinai — report

    07/12/2016 9:01:31 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 11, 2016 | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel has carried out drone strikes against terrorists operating in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years, according to a Bloomberg news report Monday that quoted an unnamed former senior official. The airstrikes were conducted with Egypt’s knowledge and blessing, according to the ex-official, who spoke to the US-based news site on condition of anonymity. While it has become a well-known secret that Jerusalem and Cairo cooperate closely on security measures in the Sinai and Gaza, many of the details of that relationship have been kept a closely guarded secret. This report, published during Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to...
  • Coptic Archbishop: Sectarian Attacks Increase, One Every Ten Days

    07/12/2016 10:20:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 7/11/16
    Minya (Agenzia Fides) - An appeal to ask the police to enforce the law protecting citizens from any sectarian discrimination was launched yesterday by Anba Makarius, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Minya, after the series of incidents which in recent weeks have again recorded a sharp rise in cases of violence suffered particularly by Egyptian Christians. Now – highlighted Coptic Orthodox Archbishop - such violent attacks from the assault on homes to targeted kidnappings for ransom, are continuing at an average of one every ten days. In recent times the assault on homes of Christian families perpetrated in the village of...
  • 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).
  • Palestine—Quartet and Two-State Solution Sink into Political Oblivion

    07/07/2016 7:50:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | David Singer
    The time has surely arrived for trilateral negotiations to be commenced between Israel, Jordan and Egypt to allocate sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza between their respective sovereign States The Quartet—America, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—has effectively consigned any negotiated two-state solution to political oblivion with its latest Report. Two statements in the Report stymie any resumption of negotiations—stalled since April 2014.
  • 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...
  • Iranian military official: We have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

    07/04/2016 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Roberts · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/3/16 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    President Hassan Rouhani said the last year’s nuclear deal “was the cheapest way to achieve Iran’s goals and interests.” Speaking in Tehran on Saturday at an iftar meal breaking the Ramadan fast, Rouhani said the pre-Iran nuclear-deal era is past and Iran now needs to take advantage of the new atmosphere to pursue its “national interests more than before,” Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for student associations to establish a “unified anti-US and anti-Zionist front” among the Muslim world’s students, Tasnim News Agency reported. “By using advanced means of...
  • 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...
  • EgyptAir voice recorder indicates fire on doomed plane [and they tried to put it out]

    07/05/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/05/2016
    The plane’s cockpit voice recorder indicates there was a fire on the aircraft before it crashed — and an attempt to put it out, a senior source from the airline told CNN Tuesday. The revelation adds another detail to a picture that’s been slowly emerging since the May 19 crash. But investigators have said it’s still too soon to say what happened aboard the flight. The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds from the flight deck, including flight crew conversation, alarms and background noise that can help investigators understand what the flight crew was doing. Authorities haven’t released a transcript or...
  • WORD FOR THE DAY: DEMOTIC

    07/05/2016 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 33 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | July 56, 2016 | Norman Schur
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". demotic [dig MOT ik]hear it pronounced adjective Demotic pertains to anything relating to the common people. In that sense, it can be use as synonymous with "popular."Demotic has a narrow, specialized sense as a designation of a simplified form of ancient Egyptian writing in which the priests kept their records.The adjective comes from the Greek demotikus (popular, plebian), based on 111111111111,i1.demotes (a plebian) and demos (the common people, the populas.King Demos is a facetious...
  • 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...
  • EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 bodies are recovered

    07/03/2016 9:51:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    bbc ^ | 07/03/2016
    A search vessel looking for the remains of victims of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May has recovered all of the mapped bodies from the sea floor, investigators say. The Mauritian-based ship John Lethbridge is now sailing to Alexandria in Egypt. It will later return to the crash site to look for more bodies. ... It said Egyptian and French forensic doctors on board the vessel oversaw the body recovery process. The remains are due to be examined by prosecutors and forensic specialists in Alexandria before going to Cairo for DNA analysis.
  • Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes

    07/03/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 14, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Conclusively, Semitic slaves there were. However, critics argue there's no archaeological evidence of a Semitic tribe worshiping Yahweh in Egypt. Because of the muddy conditions of the East Delta, almost no papyri have survived -- but those that did, may provide further clues in the search for the lost Israelites. The papyrus Anastasi VI from around 3200 years ago describes how the Egyptian authorities allowed a group of Semitic nomads from Edom who worshiped Yahweh to pass the border-fortress in the region of Tjeku (Wadi Tumilat) and proceed with their livestock to the lakes of Pithom. Shortly afterwards, the Israelites...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Examination of MS804’s CVR shows no damage of memory chips

    07/02/2016 3:53:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    However, other supportive components related to communication to and from the memory chips “had to be removed and replaced with new ones, whereas advanced high technology will be used to extract the recordings of these units”, according to a statement by the committee. The test results were satisfactory after replacing the mentioned components, which enabled the committee to read the CVR’s output. The committee members will return to Cairo with the fixed boards to continue reading and analysing the flight data recorder (FDR) and CVR at the central department for aircraft accidents at the Ministry of Civil Aviation. ... The...
  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • King Tut's Dagger Made of Extraterrestial Material

    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...