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  • The UAE created a minister of happiness, but what does that even mean?

    02/10/2016 2:17:45 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-10-2016 | Adam Taylor
    Can a government regulate happiness? That's the question being asked now by many in the United Arab Emirates, after the government announced that it would be creating a "minister of state for happiness" on Monday -- a move that is part of a broader shake-up of the Gulf states' leadership that also saw the creation of a minister of state for tolerance and a number of young politicians appointed. On Twitter, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, said that the happiness minister position would "align and drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction." Judging from...
  • Obama’s Disastrous Betrayal of the Syrian Rebels

    02/07/2016 1:05:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 5, 2016 | Emily Hokayem
    What a difference a year makes in Syria. And the introduction of massive Russian airpower. Last February, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Shiite auxiliaries mounted a large-scale attempt to encircle Aleppo, the northern city divided between regime and rebels since 2012 and battered by the dictator’s barrel bombs. Islamist and non-Islamist mainstream rebels — to the surprise of those who have derided their performance, let alone their existence — repelled the offensive at the time. What followed was a string of rebel advances across the country, which weakened Assad so much that they triggered Moscow’s direct intervention in September,...
  • No Women Allowed in Saudi Arabia Starbucks

    02/05/2016 3:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Shawn Paul Wood
    Let’s start with when Starbucks opened up its location in Riyadh. The coffee siren is the face of Starbucks. Her flowing locks of java love strike those brand affinity chords nationwide and across the pond, so why not in the Middle East? Because boobies or some such. The logo was considered a bit too randy for the locals, so Starbucks completely caved and came up with a falling star on the Sydney Opera House in Australia. That story didn’t gain a lot of traction, but this more recent one is definitely approaching #PRFail territory. Women have been officially “barred” from...
  • Terror threat in Europe 'as high as it's ever been,' officials say

    02/04/2016 7:47:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | February 3, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    Terror threat in Europe 'as high as it's ever been,' officials say By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent Updated 1943 GMT (0343 HKT) February 3, 2016 Washington (CNN)-The terror threat in Europe is at as high a level as it's ever been, a U.S. official told CNN Wednesday, and nearly 2,000 foreign fighters who went to Iraq and Syria from Europe have returned home -- with some potentially plotting new attacks. The latest European and U.S. estimates show as many as 1,900 of those foreign fighters are back in Europe after stints in Iraq and Syria, the official said. The...
  • Rape Epidemic In Europe: Why Won't European Politicians Do Anything To Stop It?

    01/18/2016 4:00:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    EAD ^ | 01/11/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Rape Epidemic In Europe: Why Won’t European Politicians Do Anything To Stop It? By Michael Snyder, on January 11th, 2016 An epidemic of rape is sweeping all across Europe, and yet European politicians seem almost completely unwilling to stand up and do something about it. In some major European cities, women are absolutely petrified to go out by themselves – especially at night. Things have gotten so bad that some people are now making up entirely new words to describe what is going on. Steve Quayle has labeled this crisis “rapeageddon“, and I think that fits. Things are particularly...
  • End of Europe? Berlin, Brussels' shock tactic on migrants

    01/18/2016 3:19:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18th, 2016 | By Alastair Macdonald and Noah Barkin
    Is this how "Europe" ends? The Germans, founders and funders of the postwar union, shut their borders to refugees in a bid for political survival by the chancellor who let in a million migrants. And then -- why not? -- they decide to revive the Deutschmark while they're at it. That is not the fantasy of diehard Eurosceptics but a real fear articulated at the highest levels in Berlin and Brussels. Chancellor Angela Merkel, her ratings hit by crimes blamed on asylum seekers at New Year parties in Cologne, and EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker both said as much last...
  • Priority Should be Given to Christian Refugees

    01/18/2016 2:41:51 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | PETER MAURICE
    “Dhimmitude,” like takfir and sharia, is a word of which Americans were happily ignorant not so long ago. Events, unfortunately, have expanded our Arabic vocabulary. As with other Islamic concepts, the meaning of dhimmitude, even its existence, is contested among Muslims. And misuse is not always merely semantic for those prone to issuing fatwas.No matter how nuanced the definition, dhimmitude always entailed a degree of subordination under Muslim rule. Historically, the dhimmi accepted second-class status as an alternative to conversion, death, or enslavement. For the privilege of being tolerated in lands under the Prophet’s sway, Christians, Jews, Hindus—any infidel—renounced...
  • McDonald's in Iran? It's VERY complicated

    01/18/2016 11:43:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    wsbt ^ | 1-18-2016 | Heather Long, CNNMoney
    How McDonald's gets to Tehran American titans like McDonald's or Apple are left in a very awkward place by the deal. There's clear demand for their products (at least from some Iranians), and it's a "new" market of 80 million people, about 60% of which are under age 30. The problem is, U.S. companies still can't open a store or restaurant in Iran. However, a European subsidiary could. "If a company like Apple or HP wants to get involved with Iran, it would have to do it with their foreign subsidiaries," explains Patrick Clawson, research director at the Washington Institute...
  • Life before the Taliban: Fascinating photos show short skirts, flash cars and no burkas

    01/18/2016 12:41:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2016 | BECKY PEMBERTON
    These fascinating photographs from Afghanistan in the 1960s are a far cry from the war-torn images in the news today. The eye-opening collection was captured by university professor Dr Bill Podlich from Arizona, who swapped life in America to travel to Kabul with his wife, Margaret, and two teenage daughters, Jan and Peg. Using his Kodachrome film, his images show a peaceful Afghanistan making strides towards a more liberal and Westernised lifestyle - a stark contrast to harrowing sights seen during Taliban regime.
  • Female al-Azhar prof: Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women

    01/17/2016 8:19:09 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 90 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan 17, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Qur’an. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general. The Qur’an says that a man may have sex with his wives and with these slave...
  • 2015 Deadliest Year for Christians Worldwide, Open Doors' World Watch List Finds

    01/13/2016 3:49:43 PM PST · by detective · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | January 13, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors has released its annual list of countries where Christians face the greatest persecution and found that it has reached unprecedented levels worldwide as over 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015. Although the California-based ministry, which works in over 60 countries, stated last January that 2014 was the worst year for Christian persecution than any other time in modern history, the organization said during the rollout of its 2016 World Watch List that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the deadliest year for Christians worldwide.
  • Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

    01/13/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Keach Hagey and Joe Flint
    When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013 its then-leader told The Wall Street Journal that it planned to skip tabloid fare in favor “fact-based, in-depth, long-format news” in part because it didn’t have to worry too much about profits. After all, it was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government of Qatar, and oil was trading around $100 a barrel. On Wednesday, with oil trading near $30, Al Jazeera made an about-face, announcing it was shutting down American cable channel by April 30 for economic reasons. “While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the U.S. and...
  • ISLAMISTS WITH SUICIDE BELTS Open Fire on Tourist Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt

    01/08/2016 11:25:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ISLAMISTS WITH SUICIDE BELTS Open Fire on Tourist Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
  • Migrants in Germany fear backlash after sex assaults

    01/08/2016 9:36:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan.8, 2016 | Romain Fonsegrives
    Cologne (Germany) (AFP) - When asylum seeker Asim Vllaznim heard about the New Year's Eve spate of sexual attacks in Germany, blamed on a crowd of migrants, he says his spirits fell."Our first reaction was: now the Germans will hate us," said the 32-year-old Kosovar, sitting with his family in their room at a migrant shelter in the western city of Cologne. The city's ugly mob violence -- including groping, other assaults, thefts and two reported rapes -- has inflamed public opinion already strained by the influx of a record 1.1 million refugees and irregular migrants last year. Germany has...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • German women report string of sexual assaults by 'Arab and North African men'

    01/05/2016 9:31:18 AM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01-05-2016 | Justin Huggler
    Police in Germany are investigating an alarming series of sexual assaults on women trying to celebrate the New Year by large groups of single men “of Arab or North African appearance”. Authorities in the city of Cologne are to hold a crisis meeting on Tuesday after police described a group of some 1,000 men who took over the area around the main station on New Year’s Eve. Women were robbed, groped, and had their underwear torn from their bodies, while couples had fireworks thrown at them. Police have received 90 criminal complaints, around a quarter of them for sexual assault,...
  • Even The New York Times Is Beginning To Get It That Erdogan Is A Hitler Antichrist

    01/01/2016 5:52:40 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 11 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    [Too long title - Wake Up You Sleepy Heads The End Is Near Even The New York Times Is Beginning To Get It That Erdogan Is A Hitler Antichrist] This is no time to slumber. Instead keep watch. We said that 2016 will be an interesting year. After posting last night, while the world played with fireworks and watched Times Square nonsense awaiting a “happy new year” with the rest of the worldly, we stated that 2016 will not be a happy new year and initiated the year as we watched Erdogan proclaiming his Hitler remarks. The times that are...
  • It is our misfortune that part of Muslim world is convinced that current times are the end times

    12/23/2015 12:25:15 PM PST · by se99tp · 26 replies
    New World Standard Critique ^ | December 23rd, 2015 | Bernard Lewis
    For the first time in a millennium, as I said, the Arabs are in charge for their own affairs, responsible for their own affairs. (...)Khomeini in one of his writings talks about the need to drive out the Americans and that little protégé, the illegitimate offspring, he calls it, in the region.(...) In much of the Islamic world the defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union is seen as an Islamic victory.
  • December 24 is UAE public holiday to mark Prophet's birthday

    12/23/2015 8:34:37 AM PST · by SIRTRIS · 14 replies
    EMIRATES 24/7 ^ | December 13, 2015 | By Wam
    Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, has declared Thursday, December 24, an official holiday for the public sector to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), postponed from December 23. A circular issued by the Minister of Education stated that the decision is in implementation of the provisions of Paragraph 5, Article 100 of the Cabinet Resolution No. 13 of 2012 and regulations of the decree of Federal Law No. 11 of 2008 on human resources in the federal government and its amendments, which defines the...
  • Passenger says Muslims protected Christians in Islamist attack on Kenyan bus

    12/22/2015 5:12:10 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Joseph Akwiri
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali Islamist militants sprayed a Kenyan bus with bullets on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to help identify Christians traveling with them. The attack took place in Mandera, in northeast Kenya. A year ago, al Shabaab gunmen stormed a Nairobi-bound bus in the same area and killed 28 non-Muslim passengers execution-style. Abdi Mohamud Abdi, a Muslim who was among the passengers in Monday’s incident, told Reuters that more than 10 al Shabaab militants boarded the bus and ordered the Muslim passengers to split away...
  • The super-rich ruler who stones gays, now bans Christmas: Sultan of Brunei threatens [tr]

    12/21/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    Lighting candles, putting up decorations and even wearing Santa hats will be off the cards in Brunei this Christmas – with offenders threatened with up to five years in jail. The tiny oil-rich nation has banned the public celebrating of Christmas, following concern that it will affect the faith of its Muslims. Any Muslims caught celebrating Christmas, and non-Muslims who are discovered organising celebrations, could face the lengthy prison sentence.
  • Living In the Arab World

    12/13/2015 6:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    You are going where? And why are you going there? And you are doing it over Thanksgiving? Those were the universal questions when we told people that we were going to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. And, to boot, flying on Air France through Paris a week after the heinous attacks. The immediate reason for the trip was the final Formula 1 race of the season taking place in Abu Dhabi. The proximate cause was that my long-time friend and business associate had a son living with a very influential family from the Emirates and we wanted to take advantage of...
  • Why Does Obama Call ISIS 'ISIL'? The distinction is worth more than just one letter.

    12/10/2015 7:34:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2015 | Amil Imani
    Many who closely follow the dueling Islamic terror narratives emanating from the White House are mystified by Mr. Obama's inability (or deliberate unwillingness) to utter the phrase "Islamic terrorists." Many are curious, too, about why he refuses to call ISIS "ISIS," steadfastly insisting instead that everybody in his administration call the terror group "ISIL." What's the difference, and why is it important? The agendas behind each diverge widely. In fact, the variance between the two is elephantine in scale. ISIS stands for the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria," a terror group controlling a large swath of both Iraq and...
  • Want to Understand How Syef Farook and Tashfeen Malik Could Leave Behind a Baby Daughter to Kill?

    12/04/2015 3:35:16 PM PST · by LSUfan · 50 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 4 Dec 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    In monitoring the TV news in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack one theme we hear over and over again has to do with the question of how a young, prosperous couple with a baby girl could leave all that behind to launch a murderous attack on innocent civilians. For the answers we need only look to Islamic doctrine.
  • Muslim World Reacts to Obama's Speech

    11/24/2015 12:54:46 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 20 replies
    For those that understand "Poe's Law" no further disclaimer is required. For those that don't.........I suggest you look it up.
  • Watch Turkey Shoot Down Russian Jet

    11/24/2015 5:06:06 PM PST · by lbryce · 30 replies
    The view is a bit far but a beautiful shot, nevertheless. Skip thee ad. MarketWatch:Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet
  • For centuries, Islam and Christianity were locked in a brutal conflict most have forgotten.

    11/21/2015 3:58:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/12 | Tom Holland
    Unsurprisingly, then, during the 8th century, Muslims began to conceive of the world as divided between the House of Islam and a Christian 'House of War', sinister in its disbelief, obdurate in its defiance of the message of the Holy Koran. Sayings became attributed to Muhammad which cast warfare in the cause of the Muslim God as a duty of the Faithful, such as: 'I was ordered to fight all men until they say, 'There is no god but Allah.' ' Slaughtering Christians was cast not merely as an option for dutiful Muslims, but as a positive obligation. One veteran...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • At least 37 killed in Beirut twin suicide bombings

    11/14/2015 1:25:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Jordan Times ^ | Nov 12,2015 | Reuters
    BEIRUT — At least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by the Daesh terror group in a crowded district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shiite group Hizbollah. - See more at: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/least-37-killed-beirut-twin-suicide-bombings#sthash.khqiQOZu.dpuf
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • It Is Now Being Declared That Soon There Will Be A MUSLIM Pope

    It Is Now Being Declared That Soon There Will Be A MUSLIM Pope Who Will Rule The Union Of Muslim States (full title) Yeni Akit columnist, Abdurrahman Dilipak, is one of the most prominent columnist in Turkey. His promotion this week should raise the eyebrow of everyone who tracks the Bible, especially its prophecies regarding the man of sin. Surprisingly to many speculators and conspiracy theorists, this man of sin will not come out of the papacy in Rome, but is already emerging as a ‘Muslim Pope’ from Turkey. Dilpak is already declaring that soon, Erdogan will announce himself as...
  • Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL

    10/26/2015 9:50:25 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04 | TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL
    Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04/ TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL After weeks of political wrangling, the Iraqi parliament finally agreed to allow Russia to launch air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, paving the way for the involvement of a powerful new combatant in an already complex battleground in a move that will likely incense the US. Russia now has official permission to strike ISIL in Iraq, following the launch of an air campaign to degrade and defeat the militant group in Syria...
  • Suicide blast in Saudi mosque kills at least 3

    10/26/2015 10:24:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    al arabiya ^ | Oct 26, 2015
    At least three people were killed and 19 others were wounded Monday after a suicide bomber targeted worshipers who were exiting a mosque after finishing their prayers in the Saudi city of Najran, close to the Yemeni frontier, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
  • What Egyptians think of Obama

    10/22/2015 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Kozy · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2015 | Unknown
    Don't know if this has been seen before. These Egyrtian commentators don't think to highly of Obama. They laugh at him, his body, his wife and how no one can trust him.
  • Cutthroats of the Holy Land

    10/21/2015 9:10:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Cliff May
    Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers and missiles. Over recent weeks, theyve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians wielding butcher knives. Unlike the cutthroats of the Islamic State and al Qaeda, these fanatics arent able to bind their victims and behead them. But videos on social media teach would-be assassins how to use sharp instruments to inflict maximum damage on unsuspecting Israelis. An imam in Gaza has been recorded on the pulpit brandishing a six-inch knife, urging his brothers to go out in the streets, find a Jew and Stab! Attacks...
  • Islam and dogs

    10/20/2015 6:48:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2015 | Carol Brown
    In the UK, handlers with dogs who sniff out explosives in settings like airports, railways stations, and bus terminals have been taught to tread lightly and be aware of cultural sensitivities. That, of course, is code for dont offend Muslims. Also in the UK, police dogs must wear special booties when entering Muslim homes so as not to offend. In addition, Muslim prisoners are given fresh sheets and clothes after dogs search their cells. The dogs are also not allowed to have any direct contact with prisoners Qurans.
  • Horrifying moment suspected terror blast goes off at Turkish peace march, killing 97

    10/10/2015 4:44:09 PM PDT · by jonatron · 12 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 10/ 10/ 2015 | Sam Rkaina , Daren Butler
    There are also almost 200 injured after two explosions in capital Ankara, with unconfirmed reports they were caused by a suicide bomber The death toll from a suspected terrorist blast in the Turkish capital has risen to 97, with dozens more seriously injured. Two suspected terrorist blasts rocked Ankara on Sunday morning, leaving 200 people hurt. Unconfirmed reports said the explosions were caused by a suicide bomber targeting a peace rally, where demonstrators were singing, dancing and waving flags Footage shows dozens of people waving flags and singing before theyre rocked by a huge blast behind them. Pictures from the...
  • Saudi Arabia kicking up the bribes to Washington in wake of Putin.

    With an already outsized influence over the United States, Saudi Arabia is spending millions to bolster its image in Washington. Despite repeated calls from the United Nations and human rights groups like Amnesty International and Reprieve, Saudi Arabia still plans to execute Ali Mohammed al-Nimr for participating in anti-government protests when he was a minor. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, right, meets with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal. AP PHOTO/ AKIRA SUEMORI REVEALED: UK, Saudi Arabia Conspired in Secret Deal to Clinch UN Human Rights Seats While the international community has condemned Riyadhs insistence on crucifying...
  • Russia Bombs Syrian City, Where Isis Asked Christians to Convert, Pay Tax or Leave

    10/03/2015 6:28:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 6 replies
    IBTimes ^ | October 03, 2015
    Russia on Friday bombed a major strategically important Syrian city - Qaryatain, held by the Islamic State militants, according to Reuters. It is reported that the area is heavily populated. More details of the bombing are still awaited. The Sunni terror group captured Qaryatain, located 130 km northeast of Damascus in August, after expelling the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Then last month, the Sunni terror group gave an ultimatum to the Christian population living in Qaryatain to either pay exorbitant taxes, convert to Islam or leave. Qaryatain is said to be a strategic town located along a road...
  • Christian and Muslim Refugees Should be Separated, Says German Police Chief

    09/29/2015 6:50:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/29/15 | Staff Reporter
    Violence in camps has intensified as the country expects 800,000 people this yearChristian and Muslim refugees should be housed separately to prevent the escalation of religious violence, one of Germanys leading policeman has said. Jrg Radek, deputy head of Germanys police union, told the German newspaper Die Welt that I think housing separated according to religion makes perfect sense. On Sunday there were two separate fights between refugees at a temporary migrant shelter in Kassel-Calden in northern Germany, which left 14 people injured. The second involved almost 400 people. Earlier on Thursday a fight broke out between 200 Syrians and...
  • The last 15 years of Saddam Hussein's regime are crucial to understanding ISIS

    09/28/2015 8:58:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/28/2015 | Kyle Orton, Now Lebanon
    American intelligence analysts have been pressured into giving a more positive assessment of the progress of the war against ISIS, it has been reported, confirming what was obvious to everyone not subject to influence from the White House: the anti-ISIS campaign is failing. To devise an effective strategy involves understanding where ISIS came from, and that involves examining the Saddam Hussein regime. Saddam is commonly regarded as the quintessential secularist, and he was initially. But the Saddam regime Islamized over its last 15 years, effectively creating a religious movement under Saddam's leadership, giving additional space and power to the non-governmental...
  • Sixty hurt in mass brawl over food at German refugee camp

    09/28/2015 12:28:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/28/15 | Simon Tomlinson
    Sixty people were hurt when a mass riot broke out over food at a tented refugee camp in Germany. Police used tear gas to break up brawling between around 400 refugees. The riot at Calden near Kassel came on the the same day Germany's biggest police union called for a new 'apartheid' system to be enforced in refugee homes the separation of people according to religion after a number of flare ups in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned of a radicalisation of right-wing groups amid a record influx of migrants as xenophobic rallies and clashes...
  • Saudis Bulldoze Dead Hajj Pilgrims Like Garbage

    09/27/2015 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday 769 Muslims were killed in a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials blamed pilgrims for not following the rules for the deadly stampede. Others blamed the convoy of the son of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the tragedy. About two million Muslims from 180 countries arrived in Saudi Arabia this year for the annual pilgrimage. The Saudis bulldozed the bodies after the deadly stampede.
  • Pope wrong in appealing for aid to refugees; this is actually Muslim invasion of Europe, says bishop

    09/24/2015 2:00:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Christian Today ^ | September 8, 2015 | Andre Mitchell
    Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, received on Monday an extraordinary rebuff from the top Catholic leader in southern Hungary, Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, who said the pontiff was wrong in saying that Catholics had a moral duty to help the hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern refugees streaming into Europe. "They're not refugees. This is an invasion," said Kiss-Rigo. "They come here with cries of 'Allahu Akbar.' They want to take over." Europe is being overwhelmed by non-believers posing as refugees who pose a serious threat to the continent's "Christian, universal values," he said. The bishop is...
  • GOING TO MECCA HAS KILLED 4,000 MUSLIMS IN 40 YEARS

    09/24/2015 10:45:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Making Haj may be one of the deadliest things for a Muslim to do. The latest "stoning the devil" accident, in which Muslim pilgrims to Mecca reenact an ancient pagan ritual involving Mercury, has led to a huge death toll that currently stands at 717 dead and 863 wounded. "Stoning the devil" has been a killer for Muslims before. 23 May 1994: About 270 people die in a stampede at the "Stoning of the Devil" ritual. 9 April 1998: On the third and last day of the Haj pilgrimage, a stampede at Jamarat Bridge kills at least 118...
  • At Least 450 Crushed To Death, 600 Injured In Mecca Pilgrimage Stampede

    09/24/2015 5:40:59 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2015 | Dina Spector
    Dina SpectorSeptember 25, 2015More than 453 people were crushed to death and another 610 injured in a stampede on Thursday during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the Guardian reports, citing Saudi Arabian authorities. The stampede happened at a pilgrimage camp in Mina, located outside the holy city of Mecca. The incident happened on Street 204 one of the two main roads that lead through the Mina camp to Jamarat when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together, Reuters said. Jamarat is where pilgrims stone the devil by throwing pebbles at three large pillars. Thursday is Eid al-Adha, or...
  • White House seeks Pope's help on prisoners in Iran

    09/21/2015 3:44:58 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2015 | By Nahal Toosi
    The Obama administration has been quietly in touch with the Vatican about ways that Pope Francis can help free three Americans imprisoned in Iran a major source of friction as President Barack Obama and Iranian leaders finalize their nuclear deal. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics who already has helped the U.S. mend fences with Cuba, another long-time nemesis visits Washington this week as the dust is still settling from a contentious congressional debate over the nuclear deal, in which the fate of the three prisoners was repeatedly invoked by Republicans as a reason not...
  • Isis uses churches as torture chambers where Christians forced to convert to Islam or killed: Report

    09/21/2015 3:32:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Johnlee Varghese
    Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by the Islamic State (Isis) who use churches as torture chambers where Christians are forced to convert to Islam or are killed, a faith-based human rights group said.According to the report released by the Christian Freedom International, Christians are being singled out in Isis-controlled areas in Iraq, where they face the option of either converting to Islam or get slaughtered by Isis. The report published inExpress.co.uk, noted that a Christian is killed every five minutes in Iraq by Isis and other terror groups. "Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture...
  • "Arm yourselves' Says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews

    09/15/2015 5:14:43 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    wnd ^ | 02/15/2015
    "Arm yourselves' says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews Asks governments for police protection or more attacks 'going to happen' Rabbi Menachem Margolin is the director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe and the European Jewish Association, the largest federation of Jewish organizations and communities in Europe. Last month Margolin called for European Jews to arm themselves. Asking for law enforcement protection for European Jewish institutions, Margolin said institutes not protected should work to secure themselves with armed guards. This is a very dangerous situation, he said. It is clear that it is the obligation of each European...
  • Obama has already chosen 190 U.S. cities to dump Jihadists in

    09/15/2015 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Lucy Hamilton · 102 replies
    Obama has already chosen 190 American cities to dump the "poor Syrian refugees"* in. *AKA Radical Islamic Jihadists. I read this on several websites earlier, the Tea Party has it for one, 'um I haven't figured how to post a link yet :( Don't shout at me please. What are you going to do, if it gets crazy, where are you going to flee to? What if all air flights are stopped? You can't go to Canada, because they're determined to import them as well, you can't flee to Mexico. You'll be stuck :( We've already decided our escape route...