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  • After Muslim outrage, Miss Iraq apologizes for selfie with Miss Israel

    11/17/2017 5:59:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/17/17 | Robert Spencer
    This anger is not just political, just as the political conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” isn’t political, either. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion...
  • Bans Spread for Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star Gal Gadot

    07/03/2017 3:58:00 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2017 | Simon Kent
    Qatar has joined Lebanon and Tunisia to become the latest state to ban the screening of the hit movie Wonder Woman starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot. As Breitbart Jerusalem reported, Gadot, who served in the IDF during the 2006 Lebanon war, has come under fire for her open support of Israel, in particular for a tweet during 2014’s conflict with Gaza in which she prayed for the safety of Israel’s citizens. Now Doha News reports the presence of the Israeli star in the blockbuster is enough for authorities in Qatar to ban the screening. Wonder Woman was initially scheduled...
  • Iran vs. Saudi Arabia: Dangerous war looms between Middle East powerhouses

    11/12/2017 2:51:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2017 | Carlos Munoz
    It’s a looming heavyweight prizefight that nobody wants to see come off. But should escalating tensions between bitter regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia break out into open conflict, Riyadh’s formidable military arsenal would quickly overwhelm Iranian forces in a conventional war, while Tehran would hold the advantage against any Saudi forces in a proxy guerrilla war, analysts say. The animosity between the two main pillars of power in the Middle East has escalated over the past week, when Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry ordered all Saudi nationals to immediately evacuate Lebanon. The move was presumably targeted at the growing power...
  • Lebanon’s PM Says Resignation His Own Decision

    11/12/2017 11:11:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    AP News ^ | 11/12/17
    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his resignation was his decision, dismissing reports he was forced to quit a unity government with his rival Hezbollah militant group. Speaking Sunday in a live interview to his station Future TV, Hariri held back tears. He said his resignation was designed to “cause a positive shock” in the country, warning against Iranian interference that is, he said, ruining relations with other Arab countries. Hariri said he “can’t be the only one making concessions while the others do...
  • Israel Shoots Down Drone at Border, Issues Stern Warning to Syrian Army

    11/12/2017 1:08:38 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 11, 2017 | Yochanan Visser
    ...shot down a Syrian drone about to enter Israeli airspace over the border town Kuneitra on the Syrian Golan Heights. Israeli media reported the unmanned aerial vehicle belonged to the Syrian army, which consists today of mainly Shiite volunteers and mercenaries flown in from Iran. The IDF used a Patriot missile to down the drone, which was on a reconnaissance mission, just as it did in September when a Hezbollah-operated UAV entered Israeli airspace at about the same spot near the Israeli border... Israel has... demanded that any solution to the 6-year-old Syrian war must involve the creation of a...
  • Lebanon-Hariri crisis: Tillerson warns against Saudi-Iran proxy war

    11/11/2017 2:03:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/11/2017 | BBC
    US Secretary of State has warned other countries against using Lebanon for proxy conflicts, following a crisis triggered by the resignation of its Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. Iran and its Lebanese ally, the militant Shia group Hezbollah, claim the Saudis detained Mr. Hariri and forced his resignation. Mr. Tillerson said he had received assurances that Mr. Hariri was free. Mr. Hariri resigned a week ago while in Saudi capital, Riyadh. "There is no legitimate place or role in Lebanon for any foreign forces, militias or armed elements other than the legitimate security forces of the Lebanese state" Mr. Tillerson said...
  • Kuwait Orders Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately

    11/09/2017 10:13:22 AM PST · by JP1201 · 100 replies
    According to the Kuwait News Agency, citing a foreign ministry statement, Kuwait citizens currently in Lebanon are urged to leave the country immediately. The statement said the order is due to the "circumstances experienced by Lebanon at the moment, as well as a precautionary measure against any negative impact that might take place."
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately

    11/09/2017 7:02:51 AM PST · by JP1201 · 64 replies
    Riyadh, Safar 20, 1439, November 09, 2017, SPA -- Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible. The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations. --SPA 17:24 LOCAL TIME 14:24 GMT
  • Former diplomat warns about 'Triple Alliance' threat against Iran [other side POV]

    11/08/2017 7:06:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | 2017/11/08 | Hossein Musavian [Present senior researcher at Princeton University]
    Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA – During the past few months, the triple lobby of Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi have been whispering in the ears of Washington to cut off first what they claimed to be the tale of snake in the Middle East (the Hezbollah of Lebanon), and then behead the snake itself (Iran). Killing of the Iran Nuclear Deal as well as intensifying the sanctions against Iran and Hezbollah in the US Congress; commemorating the death of 241 US [Marines] in Beirut and accusing Iran and Hezbollah for that; inviting Iraq's [Prime Minister] Heidar al-Abadi to Saudi...
  • Lebanon - Hariri's Resignation - The Opening Shot Of The Saudi War On Hizbullah

    11/06/2017 12:17:48 PM PST · by rx · 12 replies
    Moon of Alabama ^ | 11/6/2027 | staff (b)
    Four days ago we asked: Is The "Moderate Al-Qaeda" Set To Target Hizbullah?. The implied answer in that piece was "Yes, the war is coming to Lebanon." Today the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri resigned with a statement issues from Saudi Arabia on the Saudi Arabian TV station Al Arabia (video). This is the opening shot of the war. The Saudi-Israeli-U.S. axis will lose this war while Iran and Russia will win from it.
  • Hezbollah: Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia

    11/05/2017 1:36:40 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | philip issa the associated press
    The head of Lebanon's powerful militant group Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia Sunday of forcing the country's prime minister to resign after less than a year in his post, as Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to "leave immediately" and banned travel there. Prime Minister Saad Hariri stunned Lebanon and its leaders Saturday when he announced his resignation in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian and Hezbollah meddling in Arab affairs. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, one of Lebanon's most powerful figures, said the statement was "dictated and forced upon" Hariri and called for calm as Lebanese leaders consult...
  • Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, stresses ‘Iran’s hands will be cut off’

    11/05/2017 4:40:51 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 4, 2017
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, stressing that “Iran’s hands in the region will be cut off,” emphasizing the fact that “wherever Iran is involved, there is nothing but devastation and chaos.” "In his speech, he said the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. “We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of (his father the late prime minister) martyr Rafik al-Hariri. I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to...
  • Lebanon’s PM resigns, says he fears for his life, slams Iran and Hezbollah

    11/04/2017 3:18:16 PM PDT · by rx · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/4/2017 (1:46pm) | TOI STAFF and AGENCIES
    Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia less than a year after taking office, in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.
  • Gabon students angry over sex-for-grades pressure

    10/22/2017 7:51:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    In Gabon, they’re called “sexually transmitted grades” – when university teachers use the threat of giving low marks in order to coerce female students into providing sexual favors. “He started coming on to me. I began refusing him, refusing and refusing ... until the day when he gave me zero for my main piece of work,” Melanie told AFP, speaking on condition of using a pseudonym.Another student said that she was forced to switch courses after she rejected the advances of a teacher who had “made my life hell.”Student leader Franck Matoundou said that he had brought the problem of...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • (Aug 30, 2016) Clinton Foundation Donor Denied Entry Into U.S. Due To Ties To Hezbollah

    12/28/2016 1:16:23 AM PST · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Sharia Finance Watch ^ | Aug 30, 2016 | Christopher W. Holton
    Gilbert Chagoury donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. He also donated to a Lebanese organization with financial ties to Hezbollah, designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department. Let that sink in. Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. A huge donor to her family foundation had ties to an organization that the State Department had designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. How extensive were Chagoury’s ties to an organization that funded Hezbollah? So extensive that he was denied entry into the U.S.
  • BREAKING: Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home

    09/25/2017 7:58:42 PM PDT · by Sign Petition to Arrest Comey · 22 replies
    Fox News: World ^ | 09/25/2017 | Associated Press
    PARIS – The Lebanese president says he wants some 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in his country to henceforth start returning to their homes, voluntarily or NOT. President Michel Aoun, in a state visit to France, said Monday that U.N. assistance given to aid Syrian refugees in "camps of misery" in Lebanon would be better used to return them to their country "from now on." "We don't want to wait for their voluntary return," Aoun insisted, speaking at the Elysee Palace alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. Aoun said that most of the Syrian regions from which the refugees hail are...
  • Hezbollah Raging at US for Blocking ISIS Fighters’ Passage into Iraq

    09/04/2017 11:52:50 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 22 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 3, 2017 | David Israel
    A convoy of 17 buses loaded with at least 300 armed ISIS fighters, their families and other civilians is stuck in the Syrian desert, unable to continue on its approved retreat into Iraq since the US-led coalition air forces have been target practicing on them since Tuesday. A commander in the Syrian regime’s military alliance – which includes Hezbollah and Iran – one Saturday told Reuters “Work is under way to change the course of the convoy for a second time.”

    08/30/2017 5:07:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    Iraqi politicians condemn agreement allowing ISIS fighters to leave besieged Qalamoun. In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are taking that bus route. Under an agreement with the Syrian regime they are being evacuated from the pocket they have held on the Lebanese-Syrian border for several years to areas ISIS controls near the Euphrates Valley between Deir al-Zor and Albukamal on the...