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  • Ramadan Rage 2017: Deaths Reach 1,627, Marking One Of The Bloodiest Islamic Holy Months

    06/25/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Edwin Mora
    Islamic extremists killed more than 1,620 people during this year’s holiest month for Muslims, marking one of the deadliest Ramadans in modern history, reveals a Breitbart News tally. The large majority of Ramadan violence victims are Muslims. At the end of Ramadan on Saturday, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory. The 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last...
  • UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus

    06/25/2017 2:08:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    A mosque in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi was renamed on Wednesay to “Mariam Umm Eisa” – meaning mother of Jesus in Arabic. The move was aimed at promoting social connections between followers of different religions and strengthen the common characteristics between them, local media reported. The name of the mosque, previously known as “Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque,” was changed by order of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions”. UAE's Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna al-Qasimi said the move reflected...
  • Erdogan tones down rhetoric in light of Qatar's fate

    06/22/2017 7:00:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    al-Monitor ^ | June 21, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    Will Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ever be welcome in Washington again? Many US legislators would like to think he wouldn't dare come back after the horrid events of May 16, when his security detail attacked peaceful protesters. Just days later, a bipartisan House resolution was introduced to condemn Turkey and ask for the perpetrators to be prosecuted. Dana Rohrabacher, Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Europe, said Erdogan "is an enemy of everything we stand for. … More importantly, he is an enemy of his own people.” These are some of the strongest words of public...
  • Anger in Mosul as Islamic State Destroys Historic Mosque

    06/22/2017 12:32:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Kawa Omar and Ahmed Rasheed | MOSUL/BAGHDAD, IRAQ The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. "I felt I had lost a son of mine." His words echoed the shock and anger of many over the destruction of...
  • Turkish troops cross the border into Southern Kurdistan

    06/17/2017 5:15:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 17 Jun 2017, 09:13 | ZAP
    Turkish troops have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan. Clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas continue. Turkish troops moving in Çukurca district of Hakkari have crossed the border into Southern Kurdistan last night. During clashes that erupted upon the response of guerrillas, 14 soldiers have been killed. Clashes and Turkish airstrikes continue in several locations. ANF reporters on the ground provided the following details: Turkish fighter jets started to shell Çukurca borderline at 20:00 Friday evening. Turkish troops started to move and crossed the border following the aerial strikes. Heavy clashes erupted between guerrillas and Turkish soldiers that...
  • United Arab Emirates Renames Mosque ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus’

    06/18/2017 7:35:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/16/17 | Staff Reporter
    Abu Dhabi's crown prince ordered the change to 'consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions'A mosque in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital, has been renamed “Mary, Mother of Jesus”. Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, ordered that the mosque be renamed to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions.” Mary plays a prominent role in the Christian and Islamic traditions. Reverend Canon Andrew Thompson of St. Andrew’s Church, an Anglican parish near the newly renamed mosque, expressed is gratitude in an...
  • Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror

    06/17/2017 2:34:51 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 17, 2017
    Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing. | Photo Credit: Reuters Two top lawmakers have accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism and urged the Trump administration to cut military aid to the country, saying the US should make it more difficult for Islamabad to get its hands on American weapons. During a Congressional hearing this week, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Ted Poe, alleged that Pakistan is engaged in terrorism and asserted...
  • Did the CIA Create ISIS?

    06/14/2017 4:45:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Last November, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange declared that the “CIA created ISIS” alongside a release of 500,000+ cables from 1979. Assange said that the decision made by the CIA, along with Saudi Arabia, to send large sums of money into arming the Mujahideen in Afghanistan during their fight against the Soviet Union, eventually led to the creation of al-Qaeda. This terror group was responsible for the 9/11 atrocities in New York, which resulted in the invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq by the U.S. and the inception of ISIS. The bloody year of 1979 would prove a pivotal one for...
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • 'Wonder Woman' suspended in Tunisia, pulled from film fest in Algeria following ban in Lebanon

    06/08/2017 2:35:36 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08, 2017 | FNC
    “Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, shattered box office records in the U.S. But the film isn’t getting as warm a reception from some countries due to Gadot’s Israeli heritage. Lebanon became the first country to outright ban the film last week, and now, according to the Jerusalem Post, it’s been removed from a film festival in Alegeria. Tunisia has also suspended showing the movie, the newspaper reports.
  • Saudi Arabia Prepares for War: Issues 24-Hour Ultimatum to Qatar

    06/08/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 75 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 7, 2017 | Benjamin Arie
    The situation in the Middle East may be heating up rapidly. Not long after several countries cut ties with Qatar and enacted a blockade against its shipments, one of the most powerful Arab nations has just issued a serious ultimatum. “Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 24 hr ultimatum to fulfill 10 conditions that have been sent,” stated Reza H. Akbari from the Institute for Peace and War Reporting. The indications are that if Qatar ignores those conditions, Saudi Arabia is prepared to take military action. Sky News Arabia confirmed Akbari’s report. “Our sources: Saudi Arabia has informed Kuwait of 10 conditions...
  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Qatar Following Bahrain

    06/05/2017 4:08:21 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 41 replies
    SputnickNews ^ | 05.06.2017 | Middle East
    "The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exercising its sovereign rights guaranteed by the international law, and protecting national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism, decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar," the statement read.
  • 2 Republican US senators slam Egypt's NGO law as 'draconian' [guess which ones]

    06/01/2017 10:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 10:42 AM EDT | Menna Zaki
    Two Republican U.S. senators slammed Wednesday a law recently passed by Egypt’s president as “draconian” for imposing heavy restrictions and effectively banning the work of non-governmental organizations — the latest among measures cracking down on dissent in the country. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to bring the law on NGOs in line with international standards and the Egyptian constitution. “Congress should strengthen democratic benchmarks and human rights conditions on U.S. assistance for Egypt,” they said in a statement. […] The law has triggered wide international backlash and raised concerns over human rights conditions in...
  • Abbas rejects Trump's peace proposal

    05/29/2017 2:45:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/17 | Dalit Halevi
    Fatah's Revolutionary Council congratulated the "heroic" hunger-striking terrorists for their "victory" over Israel in what the terror organization called a "fight for freedom and honor." In a committee meeting titled "The meeting for freedom and honor in support of our heroic prisoners," the Council expressed its pride and admiration of the prisoners for "standing strong," and said the Fatah leader and their freedom and their families' honor would continue to top Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' priority list. The Council also gave full support to Abbas' "nationalist" views and credited him with expressing "Palestinian" values in his meeting with US...
  • Erdogan Signals To Extend Political War In Turkey, Abroad

    05/29/2017 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Globe Post ^ | 5-23-17 | Abdullah Ayasun
    Turkey has literally become a party-state after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned to the party as its leader in a party congress on Sunday. He added the title of party leadership to his staggering presidential status, solidifying his already omnipresent mark on every layer of the party with the new move, making a de facto situation a de jure reality. He even did not wait for 2019 when the constitutional amendment approved by a popular vote last month takes effect, allowing the president also to retain party leadership. In the presence of a loyal constituency of the ruling Justice and...
  • An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations - May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople.

    05/29/2017 6:27:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/29/2017 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to an Ottoman army under the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II after a siege of seven weeks. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Paliailogos, died in the final defense of the city, and the ensuing orgy of pillage and massacre brought the eastern Roman empire to a decisive end. Founded as Byzantium in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists from Megara, Constantinople (now Istanbul) sits at the junction of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, which leads to the Black Sea, about 15 miles to the northeast. This...
  • Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus

    05/28/2017 11:40:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians. Survivors of the attack said that the ten masked Islamic State militants did not merely open fire on the bus full of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confesor, but that the victims were made to descend from the bus and asked one by one whether they were Christians before being shot by the assailants. According to one of the chaplains of...
  • Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me

    05/28/2017 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 99 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/17 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claims the PA leader deceived him regarding his party’s involvement in anti-Israel incitement. Trump met with Abbas in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time the president praised Abbas’ commitment to restarting negotiations with Israel for a final status agreement. But according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening, the closed-door meeting between the president and the PA chairman was anything but cordial. A US official present during the meeting claims...
  • The World Is Problematic

    05/26/2017 5:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    American commentators object to Trump’s visiting countries that haven’t yet adopted the egalitarian mores of a liberal-arts college. The president will soon be returning from his first foreign trip, in which he gave a speech about Islam in Saudi Arabia, had a short meet and greet with the Supreme Pontiff in Rome, and lectured the leaders of our NATO allies. And the commentariat has noticed something about the cultures of the world now that the cultures of the world have become a backdrop to photos of the American president they dislike. The commentators have noticed that the world is problematic....
  • Gingrich: Trump Trip Will Be Remembered as 'Historic Turning Point'

    05/26/2017 1:24:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 05/25/2017 | Theodore Bunker
    "The speech was so powerful," Gingrich said to host Sean Hannity. "I think people will look back on this and say, 'What a historic turning point.' ... He's talking to the leadership of the Sunni world and they're taking it. They're applauding it." On Wednesday, Gingrich wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he praised Trump's speech as a "decisive shift in U.S. foreign policy." "Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism," he wrote. "Never before has...