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  • Islamic State executes Syrian teenager on charges of homosexuality

    05/27/2016 3:36:06 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    ARA News ^ | 5/24/2016 | Serbaz Yusif
    DEIR EZZOR – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) stoned to death a teenage boy in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of being gay, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Monday. Jamal Nassir al-Oujan, 15, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in the Mayadin city of Deir ez-Zor province earlier on Sunday. The Sharia Court accused him of sodomy and decided to stone the boy to death. “Al-Oujan was brutally stoned to death by ISIS militants in Jaradiq square in the Mayadin city on Monday afternoon,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Also, some...
  • Mob Attacks Christian Woman, Torches 7 Homes in Egyptian Province

    05/26/2016 10:42:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016
    A mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church. Released late Wednesday, it said that during the May 20 attack, the mother of the Christian man, who had fled the village, was publicly stripped of her clothes by the mob to humiliate her.
  • Trump adviser vows billionaire will 'soften' on Muslim ban

    05/26/2016 5:15:44 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 72 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-26-2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    But part of the campaign’s upcoming strategy includes fine-tuning previously made platforms and statements, Manafort said, And on one of his most controversial, the temporary ban on Muslims, Manafort hinted at a Trump softening. “He’s already started moderating on that,” Manafort told the Huffington Post. “He operates by starting the conversation at the outer edges and then brings it back towards the middle. Within his comfort zone, he’ll soften it some more. He’ll still end up outside of the norm, but in line with what the American people are thinking.”
  • Muslims Think US 'Has Gone Completely Insane' Over LGBT Issues, Muslim Leader Says

    05/26/2016 4:32:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 5/25/16 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Peaceful Muslims who live outside the United States think American society "has gone completely insane" over LGBT issues, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf said on a Monday panel hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. After discussing President Barack Obama's edict directing all public schools to base their bathroom use policies upon gender identity rather than biological sex, the moderator turned to Yusuf to ask how Muslims view the issue. Even to think about thinking about it is probably difficult for a lot of Muslims. In the Muslim world ... they think we're a society that's gone...
  • Mixed-Gender Party Sparks Furore in Saudi

    05/25/2016 11:56:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Medical students celebrate their graduation A film showing male and female medicine graduates together at a party in Saudi Arabia has triggered furore, with some viewers calling for their punishment. The film, carried by Ajel newspaper and social networks, showed several men and women celebrating their graduation from the faculty of medicine at a shopping mall in the Western Saudi town of Taif. “Many viewers called for the punishment of the participants and the mall which allowed the organization of the party,” the paper said. “The participants in the party defended themselves, saying the event was characterized by respect...
  • Five ISIS fighters who tried to flee Fallujah have their TONGUES cut off in public

    05/25/2016 10:13:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    Five ISIS militants had their tongues cut off by their own fighters after they tried to flee Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the Iraqi city. The terror group has led a brutal and desperate crackdown on deserters after government forces launched a massive offensive on its Iraqi stronghold. Sources inside the city said five of its members had their tongues hacked out after being sentenced by a sharia court.
  • The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis-It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door

    05/25/2016 4:38:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door. May 25, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be a permanent Muslim refugee crisis.  The vast majority of civil wars over the last ten years have taken place in Muslim countries. Muslim countries are also some of...
  • UAE deal drives interest in Saab's GlobalEye

    05/24/2016 10:55:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 24 MAY, 2016 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Saab has begun work to modify a pair of Bombardier Global 6000 business jets to its “swing-role” GlobalEye configuration for lead customer the United Arab Emirates. “We are building as we speak,” Saab chief executive Håkan Buskhe told journalists during a 17 May briefing in Stockholm. “It’s full speed ahead in our workshop.” The Swedish company signed a $1.27 billion deal with the UAE at the Dubai air show in November, with the heavily adapted Global 6000s to be capable of conducting airborne early warning and control (AEW&C), maritime and land surveillance and electronic intelligence duties. Saab Speaking during a...
  • Nigeria: An OPEC Country On The Brink Of Collapse

    05/23/2016 4:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 22, 2016
    Situation in Nigeria For a country that produced nearly 2.4 million barrels of oil (NYSEARCA:USO) per day just a few months ago, Nigeria is facing some really serious issues. A militant group called the Niger Delta has disrupted the country's 2.4 million b/d of production by blowing up pipelines, hassling producers, and threatening to destroy additional oil producing facilities. As a result, Nigeria's oil production has fallen from 2.4 million b/d to 1.4 million b/d and further pressuring a growing nation more and more reliant on its oil as revenue. Nigeria is a fast growing country. Its economy is the...
  • ISIS Bombings in Syrian Government Strongholds Kill 80

    05/23/2016 12:37:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    time.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sarah El Deeb / AP
    A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The morning blasts in pro-government cities of Tartus and Jableh were the first of their kind targeting civilians in those areas in the course of Syria’s civil war, now in its sixth year. The targets included bus stations, a gas station and a hospital, marking a sharp escalation in the conflict as world powers struggle to restart peace...
  • Mohammed Inaugurates World’s First 3D-Printed Office in Dubai

    05/23/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016
    UAE is an incubator of innovation and future technology: MohammedHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the UAE has emerged as one of the major incubators of innovation and future technology in the world today, and its focused initiatives to shape the future have become global models that can be emulated in all sectors. "We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development, for history does not recognize our plans but...
  • Greenfield: Only Islam Can Save Us From Islam

    05/19/2016 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Only Islam Can Save Us From Islam If we didn’t have Muslim immigration, we wouldn’t need Muslims to help us fight Muslim terrorism. May 18, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. In the Washington Post, Petraeus complained about the “inflammatory political discourse that has become far too common both at home and abroad against Muslims and Islam.” The former general warned that restricting Muslim immigration would “undermine our ability to defeat Islamist extremists by alienating and undermining the allies whose help we most need...
  • Iran using commercial airliner to fly fighters, weapons to Syria

    05/19/2016 8:35:14 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 11 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Iran is using a commercial airliner with ties to the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to ferry fighters and weapons to Syria. Sanctioned by the United States for its support of terrorism, Mahan Air operates regular flights from Tehran to Dusseldorf and Munich. But now German politicians are seeking to ban the airline for its alleged ties to Iran's regime. With a fleet of over 50 aircraft, Mahan Air has been making secret trips to Syria since August 2015 and has been delivering weapons and fighters from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon to support and reinforce Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s...
  • ISIS execute 25 people by DISSOLVING them in nitric acid: 'Iraqi spies' were tied up with [tr]

    05/19/2016 7:52:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS has executed 25 people in Mosul, northern Iraq, by lowering them in a vat of nitric acid, according to several local news reports. The men had been accused of spying on ISIS on behalf of Iraqi government security forces. According to witnesses, the 25 alleged 'spies' had been tied together with a rope and lowered in a large basin containing nitric acid until their organs dissolved.
  • Egypt's tourism industry 'one disaster from being finished' after MS804 crash, say experts

    05/19/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Qin Xie
    After a decade of political turmoil and the downing of a holiday jet last year, tourism in Egypt was left in a desperate state - so will the MS804 tragedy sound the death knell for the industry? Figures from February this year show that visitor numbers to Egypt practically halved and the average number of nights spent in the country is down by 67.2 per cent compared to 2015. The country's tourism industry, says one expert, is now one disaster away from being finished altogether.
  • FBI Asks For Help Investigating Rampant Female Genital Mutilation (Clitoridectomy)

    05/15/2016 5:10:26 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/14/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The gruesome practice of female genital mutilation is at record highs in America due to the influx of Muslim immigrants. The FBI is asking for help in investigating these vicious acts of misogyny. But at the same time, the FBI goes out of its way to say that it is not Islamic in practice — dhimmis even in this. But they need help, because the Muslim community is very secretive and protective of this ghastly custom. Muslim Immigration Puts Half a Million U.S. Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) or clitoridectomy is an Islamic tradition, rampant...
  • The Beautiful Reasons Why These Women Love Wearing A Hijab

    05/13/2016 5:46:48 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/11/2016 | Yasmin Nouh
    The New York Times recently published a “guide“ to Muslim headscarves. The article intended to illuminate an Islamic concept that promotes modesty, but the associated images showed styles specific to a few countries and all of the silhouettes were faceless. These types of portrayals can contribute to a misperception among some that Muslim women who don the headscarf may lack agency. In today’s political climate, the headscarf has become more than just a spiritual symbol of modesty. At one point, women working in government positions were not allowed to wear it in Turkey. In France, the niqab — a version...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million

    05/12/2016 4:29:39 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/2016 | Richard Pollock
    A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary’s claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies. http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/11/exclusive-persian-gulf-sheikhs-gave-bill-hillary-100-million/
  • Hillary’s Latest Scandal: She And Bill Siphoned $100 Mil From Mideast Leaders

    05/13/2016 2:28:29 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    IBD ^ | April 13, 2016
    Scandal: A new investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton took in at least $100 million from Middle East leaders. Can such a financially and ethically compromised candidate truly function as our nation’s leader? The investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation has uncovered a disturbing pattern of the Clintons’ raising money for the Clinton Foundation from regimes that have checkered records on human rights and that aren’t always operating in the best interests of the U.S. By the way, the $100 million we mentioned above doesn’t appear to include another $30 million given to the Clintons by two Mideast-based...
  • Libya’s Oil Exports Could To Go To 0 bpd Within One Month

    05/10/2016 11:57:07 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Libya oil
    Libyan officials attached to the government in Tripoli are warning that the country will have to halt the majority of its output from southeastern fields within a month’s time as the Hariga port remains under blockade over an export dispute between rival governments. Fields in the south-east which provide the majority of the Libyan oil output will be shut down in a month unless blockade on the Mediterranean Sea terminal Marsa el-Hariga if lifted, officials in Tripoli have warned on Tuesday. Factions loyal to the eastern government in Tobruk, and the parallel National Oil Company in Benghazi, have been in...
  • Fast Islamization of Europe, with Christian Assistance

    05/09/2016 5:28:40 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 34 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Fast Islamization of Europe, with Christian Assistance By Julio Severo A liberal Muslim who backs homosexual “marriage” was elected the first Islamic mayor of London, the capital of England and one of the most important cities in the West. Sadiq Khan, the first Islamic mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the new Muslim mayor of London, said, “This election was not without controversy and I’m so proud that Londoners have today chosen hope over fear and unity over division.” A Muslim teaching “unity” to a nation with a Christian past and majority? His election victory was celebrated in a multi-denominational...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • London’s new Muslim mayor: I’ll visit U.S. soon ‘in case Donald Trump wins’

    05/09/2016 3:05:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sadiq Khan, London’s newly elected mayor and the first Muslim to hold the office, said he plans to visit the United States some time before January of next year, “in case Donald Trump wins” the presidency and bars him from entering the country. “Clearly [I’ll visit] before January in case Donald Trump wins,” Mr. Khan, 45, told Time magazine in an interview published Monday. “I think to try and look for differences, to try and turn communities against each other is not conducive to living successfully and amicably.” “Hope, I think, is a good way of persuading people to vote...
  • WATCH: ISIS in Philippines Beheads Canadian John Ridsdel (NSFW OP)

    05/08/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 50 replies
    HEAVY ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sam Prince
    In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded after Canada’s refusal to pay the terrorists his ransom. In the latest video, ISIS crudely beheads Ridsdel. Watch the video above. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Pakistan girl, 16, burned alive for helping couple to elope: Police

    05/05/2016 8:03:14 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jibran Ahmed
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elope in a so-called "honour killing", police said. The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district police chief Saeed Wazir. Police said the honour killing was ordered as punishment for what the council deemed irreparable damage to the village's reputation. The couple appeared to have escaped....
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • Bosch Fawstin’s winning Muhammad cartoon removed by eBay on ‘technicality’

    05/04/2016 5:52:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The artist who won the “draw Mohammed” cartoon contest attacked by terrorists last May in Garland, Texas, said his drawing was removed from eBay Wednesday on a “technicality.” Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim, won $12,500 in prize money at the May 3, 2015, event, sponsored by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), for a drawing that showed a sword-wielding prophet in a turban shouting, “You can’t draw me.” In reply, a cartoon bubble portrayed the artist as writing, “That’s why I draw you.” Two terrorists opened fire on officers outside the event before they were fatally shot by police.
  • Trump doubles down on call to slow Muslim immigration

    05/04/2016 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Milhous · 46 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    'Have to do the right thing and that's the way I've been guided' Donald Trump, in a Wednesday interview on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, doubled down on his previous calls to stem the tide of Muslim immigration – calls that set him at fierce odds with civil-rights activists and pro-Muslim organizations – and said he didn’t care so much about hurting his presidential chances as about protecting America from danger. The question posed to Trump was this: Do you still believe “Muslims should be banned from entering the country until we can figure out what’s going on?” The ‘Stop Hillary’...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons “swimming” in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. “It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed,” shouts one of Musharif’s handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharb’s work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...
  • ‘I Wish It Was Me:’ Syrian Boy Weeps Over Brother’s Body

    04/30/2016 10:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 29 April 2016
    Tragic footage of a Syrian boy crying over his brother’s dead body has drawn global attention, as the country’s half-decade long conflict continues to escalate. In the video, the boy cries “I wish it was me, not you.” His brother was killed after several airstrikes hit Syria’s second city of Aleppo. The bombing raids on Thursday killed dozens of civilians in rebel-held areas of the city, which include a hospital where more than 50 people were killed. The video also showed the boy stroking his dead brother’s face, calling him “the love of my father” before workers came and took...
  • Number of Muslim Migrants in Austria Converting to Christianity on the Rise

    04/26/2016 7:07:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    In 2016 more than half of converts in Vienna were Muslim, according to reports An increasing number of Muslim migrants in Austria are converting to Christianity, according to reports. According to Austrian website Kurier, 83 adults were approved for baptism in Vienna in 2016, with Friederike Dostal of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference estimating that about half of them were Muslims, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. This figure is up from one-third in 2015. There is expected to be a further rise of Muslim converts in 2017 due to the fact that there has been an increase in the number...
  • Saudi to Have Cinemas Again

    04/26/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016
    Reopening of cinemas is part of social changesSaudi Arabia is expected to give permission to cinema companies to open houses again after all of them were shut down many years ago because of Islamist and social opposition, a newspaper in the Gulf kingdom reported on Monday. “Cinema houses will reopen in Saudi Arabia soon…the decision is not in our hands but they will open again because of social changes and the fact that they do not contradict religion,” said Sultan Al Bazi, Chairman of the Saudi culture and arts association. “The current period in the kingdom is witnessing real changes...
  • Two people hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital(glbt haters?)

    04/25/2016 8:44:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | unknown
    Two people have been hacked to death at an apartment, including an editor of a transgender magazine in the Bangladesh. Another person was also killed and one person injured when three attackers entered their apartment in Dhaka posing as couriers and attacked them with sharp weapons, police said on Monday. Julhas Mannan ran a transgender magazine Rupban and previously worked at the US embassy.
  • Saudi Arabia is a Cancer on the World (video)

    04/23/2016 5:32:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 19, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
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  • Obama in Riyadh: Iran nuclear deal sign of 'strength, not weakness'

    04/21/2016 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama vigorously defended his nuclear negotiations at the end of a summit of Persian Gulf state leaders and a rocky visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at reassuring the anxious ally and seeking more support for the fight against the Islamic State. While the president acknowledged Saudi concern that the United States should not be "naïve" when dealing with Iran, he cited previous presidents' willingness to engage in talks with Russia during the height of the Cold War as models to follow. "John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan still negotiated with the Soviet Union even when the Soviet Union was...
  • Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival amid growing tensions

    04/20/2016 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/19/16 | cnn
    (CNN)President Barack Obama received a chilly reception from Saudi Arabia's leaders as he landed in Riyadh Wednesday, a clear sign of the cooling relations between once-close allies amid regional upheaval and dropping oil prices. When Obama touched down in Riyadh shortly after 1 p.m. local time, there were no kisses with the kingdom's ruler as President George W. Bush once exchanged. The Saudi government dispatched the governor of Riyadh rather than a senior-level royal to shake Obama's hand, a departure from the scene at the airport earlier in the day when King Salman was shown on state television greeting the...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • Lindsey Graham blocks Saudi 9/11 bill

    04/19/2016 3:41:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has placed a hold on legislation that would open the door for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Graham (R-S.C.), who is a co-sponsor of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, put the hold on his own bill over concerns that new changes could expose the U.S. to legal attacks.
  • Superman and Batman in $1-Billion Handshake for Mega Theme park in UAE

    04/19/2016 2:03:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Bindu Rai and Parag Deulgaonkar
    Theme park will create 1,000 jobs, Phase 1 opens in 2018 on Yas IslandStep inside the Gotham City and Metropolis in Abu Dhabi. Meet your superheroes - Superman and Batman – in the UAE capital. How? Abu Dhabi-based Miral and US-based Warner Bros. on Tuesday officially announced the launch of Dh3.67 billion ($1 billion) Warner Bros.-themed destination on Yas Island, which is home to the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park. Construction is already underway on the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park with rides in production, which opens in 2018. Phase 2 will house a Warner Bros.-branded hotel and...
  • White House signals veto on Saudi 9/11 bill

    04/18/2016 6:11:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2016
    The White House on Monday signaled President Obama would veto legislation to allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role officials played in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “Given the long list of concerns I have expressed ... it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which the president would sign the bill as it's currently drafted,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Earnest argued the legislation could jeopardize U.S. citizens overseas if other countries were to pass reciprocal laws that remove foreign immunity in their courts. “It could put the United States and...
  • Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"

    04/18/2016 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 151 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the U.S. with dumping billions in Treasuries if Congress were to pass a bill probing into their alleged support of Sept 11 terrorists in the aftermath of last weekend's 60 Minutes report on the classified "28 pages" from the Septemeber 11 commission, moments ago the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time it revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda. As Politico reports, Obama's deputy national...
  • Sharia Law Indonesia Canes Christian For Selling Alcoholic Drinks

    04/13/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.
  • American woman held in Abu Dhabi for refusing to talk to men at airport

    04/12/2016 12:09:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/11/16
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A US woman has appeared in court for allegedly insulting the United Arab Emirates in public while waiting for a taxi at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The National, a state-owned newspaper in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, says the 25-year-old woman appeared Monday in the Federal Supreme Court. The newspaper says the woman, whom it did not identify, told the court she’s been jailed since Feb. 23. It quoted her as saying two men approached her at the airport and that she “refused to engage with them and nothing happened.” The report did...
  • ’60 MINUTES’: Lawmakers Say Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report Show Saudi Official Met Hijackers In LA

    04/12/2016 5:22:12 PM PDT · by WENDLE · 35 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 11. 2016 | Steve Kroft
    Bob Graham won't discuss the classified information in the 28 pages, he will say only that they outline a network of people that he believes supported the hijackers while they were in the U.S. Steve Kroft: You believe that support came from Saudi Arabia? Bob Graham: Substantially. Steve Kroft: And when we say, "The Saudis," you mean the government, the-- Bob Graham: I mean-- Steve Kroft: --rich people in the country? Charities-- Bob Graham: All of the above. Graham and others believe the Saudi role has been soft-pedaled to protect a delicate relationship with a complicated kingdom where the rulers,...
  • Dubai Developer Emaar Plans New ‘World’s Tallest’ Tower

    04/11/2016 9:03:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2016 | NICOLAS PARASIE
    DUBAI—Dubai’s flagship developer Emaar Properties on Sunday unveiled plans to construct the world’s tallest tower in the Middle Eastern emirate, set to rise slightly above the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the title. The announcement by Emaar underlines Dubai’s ambition to establish itself as a global investment and tourism hub by often pursuing futuristic megaprojects such as artificial islands off its coast or an indoor ski slope. Emaar aims to deliver the tower, which won't be for residential use but contain an observation deck and possibly a small hotel, before Dubai hosts the World Expo fair in 2020. It will...
  • Kuwaiti writer tells Arab world: Recognize Israel

    04/11/2016 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11/4/16 | Yousuf Abd alKareen AlZinkawi
    "....Today, when the [UN] General Assembly has swelled to include 193 states, I believe that the proportion of states that support Israel is even greater, and is over 83%. This, especially after some five Arab states and quite a few Muslim ones have recognized the state of Israel, [that state] which the dreamers – those who dream of restoring the stolen homeland [Palestine] – so expertly call by a whole bunch of names, such as 'the Zionist entity' or 'the Israeli occupation,' etc. Today, there are only 32 countries that don't recognize Israel, in different parts of the world... It...
  • Justice Department Kept Public in Dark About Iranian Hackers Until After Obama’s Nuclear Deal

    04/11/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 06, 2016 | Riley Walters
    On March 24, the Department of Justice indicted seven Iranian hackers for two cyber-crimes. The charges result from the individuals’ attacks on U.S. bank websites and the breach of a New York dam’s control systems.
  • Driving 'exposes women to evil' claims Saudi Arabia's top Islamic cleric as he defends ban

    04/11/2016 2:48:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Express-UK ^ | April 11, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin-Abdullah al-Sheikh attempted to justify the ban on religious television channel Almajd. He warned "weak-spirited" men who are "obsessed with women" could hurt female drivers. The cleric added family members would not know where their female relatives were if they were allowed to drive. . . . The sheikh is known for being outspoken and in 2014 claimed Twitter was "the source of all evil". He has also spoken out on animation films, reportedly issued a fatwa allowing men to eat their wife if they are starving and banned Muslims from playing chess.
  • Majority Of Muslim Students Think Brussels Terrorists Are ‘Heroes’ Say Teachers

    04/11/2016 11:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Teachers working in the predominantly Muslim districts of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek in Brussels have reported that “90 percent of their students, 17, 18 years old” called the Islamist terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels “heroes”. The revelation came in an article in the New York Times, wherein Steven Erlanger spoke to a Belgian policymaker who relayed the information from Belgium.
  • New Dubai skyscraper to surpass the world's tallest

    04/11/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2016 | Soo Kim
    Emaar Properties, the same developers behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has announced plans to build a $1 billion (£710 million) tower in Dubai that will exceed the height of the 828m (2,716 ft) record-holder.