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  • Islam in the News (Taqiyya and Nikah Mutah)

    10/18/2019 7:42:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/18/19 | Gerard Perry
    I look at the recent BBC investigation of mutah wives in Iraq's Shia heartland, and explain why this is not a Shiite practice so much as an Islamic practice. One that is still embraced by millions of Muslims throughout the Middle East.
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • Trump did not betray the Kurds

    10/12/2019 8:31:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Caroline Glick ^ | October 11, 2019 | Caroline Glick
    The near consensus view of President Donald Trump’s decision to remove US special forces from the Syrian border with Turkey is that Trump is enabling a Turkish invasion and double crossing the Syrian Kurds who have fought with the Americans for five years against ISIS. Trump’s move, the thinking goes, harms US credibility and undermines US power in the region and throughout the world. There are several problems with this narrative. The first is that it assumes that until this week, the US had power and influence in Syria when in fact, by design, the US went to great lengths...
  • Turkey's Syria Offensive 'Invasion' of Arab Land: Arab League Secretary General

    10/12/2019 6:55:56 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 13 replies
    US News ^ | October 12, 2019
    CAIRO (REUTERS) - ARAB League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty". Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, president of the current Arab League session, also condemned Turkey's offensive into Syria during an emergency meeting of the body, called by Egypt. The offensive "will exacerbate humanitarian crises, increase the suffering of the Syrian people, and strengthen the ability of terrorists to reorganize their remnants," Alhakim said. Alhakim and Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called...
  • Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria with air strikes

    10/09/2019 9:49:32 AM PDT · by tkocur · 91 replies
    Turkish warplanes have bombed parts of north-eastern Syria at the start of an offensive which could lead to conflict with Kurdish-led allies of the US. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house Syrian refugees. The strikes have killed at least two civilians, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. The group vowed to resist any Turkish advance across the border. It asked the US and the coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) to establish a no-fly zone in the area to stop "attacks on...
  • Ted Cruz, McCaul blast Trump for unleashing Turkey against Syria’s Kurds ...

    10/07/2019 6:21:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 109 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Todd. J Gilman
    President Donald Trump's staunchest allies voiced outrage Monday after he suddenly declared that U.S. troops would allow Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds who have fought as U.S. allies for years to tamp down the Islamic State. The president later threatened to destroy the economy of Turkey, a NATO member, if it goes too far against the Kurds. But that did little to mollify concerns overseas or in Congress after Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw troops and get them out of the way of Turkish forces. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said it would be "disgraceful if we sat...
  • Trump threatens to OBLITERATE Turkey’s economy if it does ‘anything off limits’

    10/07/2019 3:47:28 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    rt ^ | 10.7.2019 | RT
    In a fairly blunt warning to the NATO ally, US President Donald Trump vowed to “obliterate” the Turkish economy if he thinks it’s stepped out of line in Syria. He then told Ankara to “watch over” ISIS fighters in the US’ absence. “If Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)” the president threatened via tweet on Monday – an odd turn of phrase for what otherwise seemed like a dire warning to a supposed ally.
  • Turkey to send troops into northern Syria as US pulls out of area, White House says

    10/07/2019 2:29:41 AM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 35 replies
    (CNN) — In a remarkable announcement late Sunday night, the White House said that United States forces in northern Syria would move aside in advance of a planned Turkish military offensive. The move marks a major shift in US foreign policy and effectively gives Turkey the green light to attack US-backed Kurdish forces. The group, long considered as among Washington's most reliable partners in Syria, has played a key strategic role in the campaign against Isis in the region. Following a phone call between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said that Turkey...
  • Turkey set to invade Syria; US to remove forces from area

    10/06/2019 9:10:07 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 61 replies
    Turkey is set to invade Syria, as the country had been threatening in recent months, with the U.S. saying it will remove all of its forces from the "immediate area," according to the White House. The news came late Sunday after President Donald Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone earlier in the day.
  • Erdogan says Turkey to launch 'air and ground' operation in Syria

    10/06/2019 6:05:30 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 5 Oct 2019 | Staff
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will carry out an "air and ground military operation" east of the Euphrates River, prompting US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to warn of an "all-out war" to defend the region they control. It was Erdogan's most direct indication of a unilateral incursion into Syria since Ankara and Washington decided to establish a "safe zone" there. The operation, which aims to clear groups Turkey considers "terrorists" from the border region ...
  • Turkey threatens solo army operation into northeast Syria

    10/05/2019 10:10:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 10/5/2019 | ZEYNEP BILGINSOY
    Turkey’s president, in his strongest warning yet, threatened Saturday to launch a military operation into northeastern Syria, where U.S. troops are deployed and have been trying to defuse tensions between Washington’s two allies — Turkey and the Syrian Kurds. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threats were a warning that a U.S.-Turkish deal to secure Syria’s troubled border with Turkey was faltering. He said a Turkish military operation against the U.S-backed Kurdish forces could begin “maybe today, maybe tomorrow.” The Turkish military has been dispatching units and defense equipment to southeastern Sanliurfa province in the past month. Erdogan had expressed frustration, threatening a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/6/2019 Paris Terror, Turkey Invading Northeastern Syria

    10/06/2019 9:07:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    French Premier Edouard Philippe announcing the creation of two "missions" to detect "radicalization" in police anti-terrorism operations.... Castaner also cited no information in Harpon's personnel file to indicate he was associated with terrorism.... The Turkish President spoke by phone Sunday with President Trump...... The latest word from the White House tonight is that Turkey will invade northeastern Syria and that US troops will not be part of the Turkish operation..... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group, aligned with Syria's opposition, says US warplanes are conducting patrols on the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey. The report comes amid concern from...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Latest News, Politics, Tommy Robinson, More....

    10/05/2019 8:39:59 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the week, at least the good story of the week described on You Tube by activist Gavin Seim.... Onto politics and President Trump fighting to defend himself amidst wobbly knees from many elected Republicans..... A caller challenged Rush Limbaugh Thursday on why the GOP doesn't go after President Trump's enemies and El Rushbo noting that the Republicans will only support things that have popular support..... Outsiders like Roy Moore in Alabama and Kris Kobach in Kansas running for US Senate in 2020 but will President Trump support business as usual or people who will support him all...
  • 'Widespread sniper fire' as death toll soars in Iraq protests (Please pray for Iraqi protesters)

    10/05/2019 2:27:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    france24.com ^ | 10/5/19 | Simona Foltyn.
    The toll from four days of violent unrest in Iraq rose to 72 killed and hundreds more wounded, police and medics said on Saturday, as authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad that protesters had defied. FRANCE 24's correspondent Simona Foltyn has the details. More than 3,000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment, poor public services and widespread corruption erupted in the capital on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. Rights activists said police snipers shot at protesters on Friday, escalating violent tactics used by the security forces that have included live fire, tear gas and water...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/4/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/04/2019 9:56:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/4/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal court case about a Louisiana law that regulates abortion clinics and the doctors who perform abortions will be heard by the US Supreme Court...... The man behind the knife attack that killed four and wounded on at the Paris police headquarters Thursday had converted to Islam in 2008..... The "Wall Street Journal" reporting Friday increasing concern from US officials that Turkey will launch a major military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria.... "This has nothing to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This has to do with their corruption" In part that is one...
  • Gunfights breakout in southern Iraq as protests spread nationwide

    10/02/2019 11:33:20 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | 10-2-19 | Ahmed Rasheed, Ahmed Aboulenein
    Gunfights between protesters and security forces broke out in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Wednesday, with elite counter-terrorism troops deploying after police “lost control” of the situation, police sources told Reuters.
  • Joe Wilson, Skeptic On Iraq War Intelligence, Dies At Age 69

    09/29/2019 7:59:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP News ^ | 09/29/19 | MORGAN LEE and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity as a CIA operative was exposed days after Wilson’s criticism of U.S. intelligence that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase uranium. The leak of Plame’s covert identity was a scandal for the administration of President George W. Bush that led to the conviction of vice presidential...
  • Hezbollah Refrained from Assassinating Obama Because Iraq's President Was Standing Next to Him

    09/25/2019 2:05:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | September 17, 2019 | Hashem Al-Kindi:
    September 17, 2019 Clip No. 7493 Iraqi Researcher Hashem Al-Kindi: Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades Refrained from Assassinating Obama Because Iraq's President Was Standing Next to Him Hashem Al-Kindi, an Iraqi researcher who works with the Al-Hadaf Research Center, said in a September 17, 2019 interview on Al-Diyar TV (Iraq) that dozens of operations against U.S. targets in Iraq that the Islamic resistance in Iraq had planned to carry out have been canceled because of the presence of Iraqi civilians and "out of respect for Iraq's sovereignty." He claimed that in 2009, the Hezbollah Brigades had even identified U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the same system that brought down two other 737s?

    09/20/2019 6:26:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had .. assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell phone. ... Doesn't everyone with labor beefs against his boss have ISIS video murders on his cell phone? ... Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani might just have been motivated by ISIS's brand of Islamism, not a woikin' man's desire for more overtime. The gullible media reported it otherwise, always eager to look the other way on Islamist terror. ... Alani's phone also had a...
  • The overcomer[charismatic Caucus]

    09/18/2019 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Overcomer I've pushed through the wings and stepped onto the Throne, I AM now with The LORD never alone, Vanquished the flesh across the Threshing Floor, Now Heaven is open as never before, The Eyes of Understanding now cover me, For now it is through His eyes I see, The wings represent the rest I now know, For now as Enoch it is with The LORD that I go . . .