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  • Why an Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict Is More Likely Today Than Ever Before

    10/23/2016 5:26:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 25 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 10/18/16 at 12:05 PM | Bilal Y. Saab
    Much has been written about the cold war between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Though this deadly strategic competition has not caused the sweeping disorder in which the Middle East finds itself, it has widened and deepened it.Whether in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon or elsewhere, the feud between Riyadh and Tehran has heightened societal divides and inflamed sectarian tensions, harming any efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), end the civil war in Syria, stabilize Iraq, stop the fighting in Yemen, and solve the political crisis in Lebanon.While both countries have always preferred...
  • Iraq Parliament in Surprise Vote to Ban Alcohol

    10/23/2016 12:06:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016
    Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities.
  • Death of Muammar Gaddafi 20october 2011

    10/20/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    It is unclear if NATO aircraft were involved in helping secure Gaddafi's capture by Libyan forces on the ground. A group of rebels approached the pipe where Gaddafi was hiding and ordered him to come out, which he did, albeit slowly. He was then dragged up to his feet as rebels shouted "Muammar, Muammar!" Gaddafi was killed shortly afterwards. There are conflicting reports; according to one report, Gaddafi said "Please don't shoot!" prior to being shot, and when questioned by Misratan rebel fighters about the damage done to Misrata by his forces, denied any involvement, and begged his captors not...
  • Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder - official media

    10/18/2016 6:52:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    MSN Reuters ^ | October 18, 2016
    A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow Saudi, official media reported, in a rare example of a ruling family member subjected to the death penalty. Prince Turkic bin Saud al-Kabir had pleaded guilty to shooting Adel al-Mohaimeed after a brawl, the ministry of interior said in a statement on state news agency SPA. It did not say how the prince was killed. Most people executed in the kingdom are beheaded with a sword.
  • Trump thrashes Clinton on ending sexual violence in Syria and Iraq

    10/16/2016 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/16 | David Singer
    • Horrific sexual violence perpetrated on women and children in Syria and Iraq •Trump may not be perfect but America’s media should hang its head in shame Mainstream American media’s obsession with groping allegations against Donald Trump going back twenty years or more has papered over public discussion of major policy differences between Trump and Hillary Clinton on defeating Islamic State and end the horrific sexual violence perpetrated on women and children in Syria and Iraq for the last two years. In a stark report to the UN Security Council on 30 September—UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon warned:
  • Christian Mom Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal of Death Sentence for Her Faith Set to be Heard in Just Days

    10/12/2016 8:41:57 AM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies ^ | 10/8/2016 | Shaheryar Gill
    The Supreme Court of Pakistan is finally scheduled to hear Asia Bibi’s case in just five days. Asia, a Christian mother of five, has been in prison for seven years for allegations of blasphemy, facing execution by hanging. Her co-workers alleged that she blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad’s name. According to Pakistan’s constitution, all laws must be consistent with Sharia, Islamic law. True to its constitution, Pakistan’s penal code punishes any insult to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad with the death penalty. Asia’s crime was to offer water to two women who were picking berries with her at a farm. The two...
  • Woman Says Airline Made Her Move Because 2 Pakistani Monks Can’t Sit Next To Female

    10/11/2016 6:15:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    An Orange County woman said she is the victim of discrimination. Mary Campos says her pre-booked ticket was given away by United Airlines. The reason? She’s a woman, and two men didn’t want to sit next to a female. It’s a story that is Only On 2. Stacey Butler spoke to Campos. A a million-mile flier, Campos — a mom who lives in Coto de Caza — said she thought she’d seen it all. Until a gate agent handed her a new boarding pass just before she got on a flight to Houston last Monday. “He said this is your...
  • Now All That is Gone”: The Vanishing Christian Communities of Iraq and Syria

    10/07/2016 4:58:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/5/16 | K.V. Turley
    An interview with the filmmakers behind “Our Last Stand,” a new documentary about the on-going genocide perpetrated against Middle Eastern ChristiansA young boy, 10 years old or so, faces the camera. Like many young boys, he is happy to be interviewed. This is war-torn Iraq, however, so he tells of the day ISIS came to his village. He starts to recount, horror after horror, what took place. It is hard to accept that one so young has already seen so much evil. Gradually, his retelling of what happened slows and he breaks down. It is hard to watch as the...
  • Pink Floyd “Reunite” to Support Pro-Palestinian Activist Group

    10/07/2016 12:04:30 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 57 replies ^ | Amanda Wicks
    It may not be the reunion fans were hoping for, but Pink Floyd have come together to support a pro-Palestinian activist group. The Women’s Boat to Gaza is part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. It contains 13 women, including the 1976 Nobel peace laureate from Northern Ireland, Mairead Maguire, and it journeyed from Barcelona to Gaza in September in order to bring attention to the Israeli’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The organization posted on its website that they lost contact with the boat on October 5th, and presume that the Israeli Occupation Navy has surrounded it in international...
  • Queen of Jordan calls on Europe to rethink refugee crisis

    10/06/2016 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/06/2016 9:34 | By | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    Queen Rania of Jordan has called on Europe to collaborate with her country and make the refugee crisis a “joint success” and insisted that it is about humanity’s “common future”. EurActiv Spain reports. Addressing the annual meeting of the Federation of German Industry (BDI) in Berlin today (6 October), Rania called on the business leaders in attendance to work together and face up to the challenge. […] At another event in London, she addressed concerns that terrorists could make their way across borders under the guise of seeking asylum, Rania said that “they are not extremists; in fact, they are...
  • US Chess Champ Won't Compete for World Title if it Means Wearing a Hijab

    10/06/2016 11:13:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/6 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    After years of playing with pawns and bishops, the reigning queen of US chess finds herself in the biggest stalemate of her career. Nazi Paikidze, 22, shook up the chess world over the weekend when the US women’s champion announced she’s boycotting the Women’s World Chess Championship in Iran in February instead of complying with the country’s law that women cover up with a hijab. The Russian-born star, who now lives in Las Vegas, told The Post she won’t budge unless FIDE — the world chess federation — moves the competition to a “no-conflict” zone or makes wearing the hijab...
  • New Film Documents the Persecution of Christians

    10/06/2016 6:43:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 6, 2016 | K. V. TURLEY
    A young boy, 10 years old or so, faces the camera.Like many young boys he is happy to be interviewed.This is war-torn Iraq, however, so he tells of the day ISIS came to his village. What took place, horror after horror, he starts to recount. It is hard to accept that one so young has already seen so much evil. Gradually, his urgent retelling of what happened slows and he breaks down. It is hard to watch as the tears flow down his cheeks. He tries to stem them, brushing them away Â… but to no avail. His grief...
  • DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings

    10/05/2016 4:42:47 PM PDT · by MrChips · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela K. Browne
    An arms dealer who had threatened to reveal potantially damaging information about Hillary Clinton's alleged role in arming Islamist militants until federal prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against him Tuesday, told Fox News the case has cost him everything. Federal prosecutors faced a Wednesday deadline to turn over discovery documents to the legal team of American Marc Turi, who had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. Late Tuesday, an announcement came that the government was dropping the case, which was set to go to trial on Nov. 8 – the day American voters choose between Clinton and GOP...
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly poisoned

    10/04/2016 8:27:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is at death’s door after being poisoned by a mystery assassin in Iraq, it has been reported. Three other senior jihadis were also afflicted by the toxin in Al-Ba’aj, southwest of Mosul – Islamic State’s biggest city in Iraq. The four have reportedly been rushed for treatment at a secret location. FARS, an Iranian news agency, say that ISIS is now arresting several suspects to find out who has struck a blow at the terror group’s self-proclaimed ‘Caliph’. The evil Iraqi cleric is known to have been personally responsible for the rape and torture of...
  • Egyptian lawmaker wants virginity tests for women seeking university admission

    10/02/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    680 News ^ | Oct. 2, 2016 | Hamza Hendawi, AP
    A women’s rights group has filed a legal complaint against an Egyptian lawmaker who called for mandatory virginity tests for women seeking university admission, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Sunday. It quoted Maya Morsi, head of the state-sanctioned National Council for Women, as saying the complaint demands the expulsion from parliament of Ilhami Agena and a criminal investigation into his actions. She said the lawmaker was harming the reputation of Egyptian women, men and the country itself. Agena said in an interview last week that virginity tests were needed to combat the proliferation of informal marriages, known as “gawaz orfy,”...
  • Obama wants to create a new racial category

    10/02/2016 6:07:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/2/2016 | J Marsolo
    Obama proposed to create a new racial classification of "MENA" for Middle East and North Africans. On Friday, the White House Office of Management and Budget advanced the proposal with a notice in the Federal Register, seeking comments on whether to add Middle Eastern and North African as a separate racial or ethnic category, which groups would be included, and what it should be called. Under the proposal, the new Middle East and North African designation – or MENA, as it's called by population scholars – is broader in concept than Arab (an ethnicity) or Muslim (a religion). It would...
  • Christian boy, 16, facing death penalty for offending Muslims in Facebook post

    09/30/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    UK Express ^ | Sep 30, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    A 16-YEAR-OLD Christian boy faces the death penalty after he was accused of insulting Islam in a Facebook post. The boy has been arrested and charged with blasphemy after a photo of the Kaaba in Mecca, one of the holiest sites in Islam, appeared on his profile. A Muslim man told police the image, which was part of an alleged derogatory post against Islam on the boy’s profile, was insulting and sacrilegious. The black cube-shape is built around an ancient stone at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Locals reportedly claimed the image...
  • Muslim cleric calls Jews “brothers of apes and pigs,” prays, “O Allah, destroy America”

    09/23/2016 7:13:51 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies ^ | 09/23/2016 | Robert Spencer
    In a sermon marking Eid Al-Adha, delivered at the Al-Maqari Mosque in Irbid, Jordan, Sheikh Ahmad Mana’i talked about “conspiracies” carried out by America, Russia, and Europe, along with the Jews, whom he called “the brothers of pigs and apes,” and traitors from among the Arabs. He prayed to Allah to support the Sunnis in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and to destroy the “criminal Rafidites” and the “plundering Jews,” and called upon Him to “destroy America completely” and to “destroy Russia completely as well.” The sermon aired on Yarmouk TV on September 12. Sheikh Ahmad Mana’i: “We are witnessing conspiracies by...
  • Muslim migrant boat captain 'threw six Christians to their deaths because of their religion'

    09/22/2016 2:49:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/22/16 | Burke
    Muslim migrant boat captain who 'threw six Christians to their deaths from his vessel because of their religion' goes on trial for murder The man and his second-in-command feared storms were getting worse each time Christians prayed, it is claimed The captain, identified as Alain N.B, is accused of beating a Nigerian pastor and throwing him overboard Five more passengers were also forced off the boat, prosecutors believe 29 people were rescued after the perilous crossing in December 2014 A boat captain from Cameroon murdered six passengers crossing from Morocco to Spain because they were Christian, prosecutors claim. The Muslim...
  • Depths of depravity: Muslim Terrorists Take Six Boys And Torture Them To Death(tr)

    09/22/2016 11:27:15 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 35 replies ^ | 09/22/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    In another act of horror from ISIS, six boys have been taken and tortured to death with welding rods on welding equipment for the “crime” of playing soccer:  Islamic State has executed six boys with a welding rod and flogged three young men for playing football, it has been reported. The six boys from the Nineveh area in Iraq were said to have been handcuffed before a welding machine and rod was used to kill them in a public execution by the terror group in central Mosul. “ISIS said that the youths belonged to a resistance faction,” a source...
  • First on CNN: ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops

    09/21/2016 5:25:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-21-2016 | Barbara Starr
    ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. One official said the agent had "low purity" and was "poorly weaponized." A second...
  • Muslims Ambush Christians Coming Out Of Church And Massacre Them With Machine Guns

    09/21/2016 5:09:44 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies ^ | September 20, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Shortened title. Full title: Muslims Ambush Christians Coming Out Of Church And Massacre Them With Machine Guns, Then Hunt Down the Survivors As They Try To Flee Muslims have launched another terrorist attack against Christians. As they were coming out of church, a group of terrorists drove up to them, pulled out a machine gun from their truck, and began massacring everybody in sight and then hunted down the fleeing survivors: ď„Ť According to local residents, the fatalities occurred shortly after morning service on Sunday in the village of Kwamjilari, located about 30 kilometers east of the town of Chibok,...
  • Why has Saudi Arabia lost the ‘war for talent’ to Dubai?

    09/19/2016 10:27:04 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Al Arabia ^ | 19 September 2016 | Najah Al-Osaimi
    At a discussion about Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 in London recently, I found myself engaged in a conversation with young Saudi female students. The conversation mainly revolved around how they wanted to move to Dubai after completing their degrees in the UK. Indeed, the vast majority of Saudi women after graduating from universities abroad, find themselves facing two choices: either to return home to work and be subject to social and regulatory limitations, or to take the harder choice and move elsewhere. It is mostly Dubai due to its proximity to home. ... Looking at the figures released by the...
  • Archbishop of Vienna: 'Many Muslims' Want European Conquest

    The Archbishop of Vienna added his name to the growing list of prelates who are publicly recognizing the ultimate aim of Muslims is the conquest of Europe. In his homily at Sunday Mass, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (pictured) warned that "Europe is on the verge of forfeiting its Christian heritage," this loss, which is already being felt, is "not only economic, but above all human and religious." The Viennese Cardinal asked the large congregation in Saint Stephen's cathedral church: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe?" VIDEO: Friday prayers in Falluja unite rival Muslims "Many Muslims want that and say:...
  • Woman allegedly lured on FB and gang-raped near Eiffel Tower

    09/17/2016 4:06:23 AM PDT · by RouxStir · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 16, 2016 | Associated Press
    PARIS – French officials say three men have been charged and jailed after a woman was allegedly lured on Facebook by one of them and then gang-raped near the Eiffel Tower. A police official said Friday that three Algerian men were arrested earlier this week in a Paris hotel under suspicion of taking part in the rape of the French woman in the Champ-de-Mars garden, close to the famous tower.
  • Islamic animal sacrifice goes high-tech

    09/14/2016 6:20:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Sep, 2016 | John Smith
    Warning: This is not from The Onion. Are you a devout Muslim worried about completing your Eid al-Adha animal sacrifice? Are you tired of fighting the crowds to get that goat or lamb you’ve had your eye on since the hajj started? Tired of cleaning up all the blood and guts while your family impatiently waits to prepare the meal? Well, fear no more. The Islamic Development Bank, based in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, takes all the worry out of your animal sacrifice needs by offering the electronic coupon animal sacrifice system.
  • ISIS 'celebrate Eid’ by hanging 'US spies' from meat hooks and butcher them 'like sheep' [tr]

    09/13/2016 8:21:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    ISIS has marked Eid by hanging prisoners upside down from meat hooks and 'butchering them like sheep' in a gruesome new execution video. In one sickening scene, men accused of being US spies are filmed having their throats cut in a slaughter house in Deir ez-Zor, north-eastern Syria. The video, named 'The Making of Illusion' was released on the first day of the Muslim holy time of Eid al-Adha and, bizarrely, features short clips showing actors Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise in the 2015 movie Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Rivers of blood flow through the Bangladeshi capital [Animal Sacrifice]

    09/14/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Poat ^ | September 14, 2016 | Max Bearak
    What happens when millions of people in a city with poor infrastructure ceremonially sacrifice animals before a torrential monsoon downpour? Rivers of blood flow through the city. On Tuesday, Bangladeshis celebrated Eid al-Adha -- known in South Asia as "bakri eid" or "goat eid" for the animals most commonly sacrificed as an offering to God, commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son. It is one of the holiest days on the Islamic calendar.
  • Muslim Man And His Sister Attack A Woman, And Her Own Mother Helps Them Behead Her

    09/10/2016 8:16:09 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies ^ | 09/10/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Afghanistan, alongside her son-in-law and daughter-in-law, beheaded her own daughter. As we read in one Afghan report: ď„Ť The girl named Raihana, from Sheikh Almand village of Ghor province, married a young man last year and moved to Jowand district of Badghis province. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor said that the girl was killed by her brother-in-law, with help from her mother and sister in-law. Her body had been transferred to the government hospital of Ghor province.He added that security and local officials of Badghis province have been notified to find...
  • Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report

    09/07/2016 9:12:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 07, 2016 | Yara Bayoumy
    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the most of any U.S. administration in the 71-year U.S.-Saudi alliance, a report seen by Reuters has found. The report, authored by William Hartung of the U.S.-based Center for International Policy, said the offers were made in 42 separate deals, and the majority of the equipment has yet to be delivered. Hartung told Reuters the report would be made available publicly on Sept. 8. The report said U.S. arms offers to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office in January 2009...
  • ISIS terror fanatics tie nine Iraqi youths up in Mosul and cut them in half with a CHAINSAW

    09/01/2016 6:18:31 PM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    ISIS thugs have a chainsawed nine youths in half in front of a crowd after they were accused of belonging to a “resistance faction”. The young men were lashed to iron poles in Tal Afar Square, Mosul, and then bisected with an electric cutter. All nine had been sentenced to death by a sharia court for their supposed involvement in a resistance movement. An anonymous source told Iraqi News: “ISIS fighters have executed nine youths of Mosul. The outfit accused these youths of belonging to an anti-ISIS resistance faction. “The death sentence pronounced by ISIS sharia court stated that the...
  • Wikileaks Outlines How Hillary Clinton Did Bidding Of Her Saudi Masters & Turned Libya Into ISIS He

    08/28/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | August 27 2016
    It’s called the “tick tock” email, just recently released by Wikileaks. The email shows Hillary Clinton’s office outlining how Mrs. Clinton must be given full credit for what took place in Libya before and after the fall of the Gaddafi regime – a fall that resulted in a missing 1.5 billion dollars sent to Libya by Hillary Clinton, the subsequent death of four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in more than thirty years, and thousands more deaths as Libya descended into anarchy. And it was all done after the House of Saud wished it so...
  • Clinton Foundation Tied to Hezbollah

    08/29/2016 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 22 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 8/28/2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    Hillary Clinton’s rendezvous with scandals during her tenure as Secretary of State has refused to subside yet again – this time linking her and the Clinton Foundation to a donor who allegedly has ties to Hezbollah. When the latest batch of emails sent and received from Clinton’s private email server were released this month, the Democratic presidential nominee faced backlash as they were compared with the portions of her daily schedules released from her time as Secretary of State. A report from the Associated Press found that more than half of Clinton’s meetings or phone calls with government outsiders were...
  • Hillary Clinton: Islam's Whore

    08/25/2016 2:10:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Audrey Russo
    The Left's hypocrisy has never been as evident as in this election cycle. The Democrat candidate is the most corrupt politician to run for the White House - and that's before ever being elected. The MSM have worked arduously to cover for their nominee, and it's been no small task, with her history. The list is humongous:~SNIP~This is also a candidate who purports to be a proponent of women's rights and the rights of the LGBT community. Yet, she had no problem taking millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation, from Islamic countries: • Algeria donated $250,000 to $500,000 •...
  • ISIS Tosses Four More Gay Men from Top of Mosul Building (kids brought out to watch)

    08/24/2016 2:10:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Iraqi News/Religion of Peace ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 9:14 | Jim Hoft Aug 24th
    ISIS hurled several gay men from the op of Mosul’s tallest building recently. Of course, the kids were brought out to witness the gory execution. via Religion of Peace: Four men were thrown to their deaths after being found guilty of homosexuality and sodomy in the Nineveh province in Iraq. Two of the men were allegedly part of the ISIS organisation. The men were thrown from the top floor of a former insurance company’s offices in Mosul. The location is apparently used often for such executions. A local source told that “ISIS members executed four people, including two of...
  • Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation

    08/22/2016 8:14:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22 August 2016 | Russ Read
    Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation. The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation’s donors. Band and Abedin’s email exchanges show that Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former...
  • Officials: 30 Killed, 94 Hurt in Wedding Attack in Turkey

    08/20/2016 6:28:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | August 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    ANKARA, Turkey — A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials said it could have been the carried out by either Kurdish militants or Islamic State group extremists. Photos taken after the explosion showed several bodies covered with white sheets as a crowd gathered nearby. The Gaziantep governor's office early Sunday raised the death toll from...
  • As Turkey "Considers Military Cooperation" With Russia, US Said To Move Nukes Out Of Turkey

    08/18/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | August 18, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past month, ever since the "failed" Turkish coup, there has been a dramatic, and surprising, deterioration in the of Turkey with various European states, most notably Austria and Germany, as well as with the US, and NATO in general. This was confirmed once again earlier today when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashed out at NATO, in an interview with Russian Sputnik, saying the alliance is not fully cooperating with Ankara. More importantly, he hinted that Turkey would consider military cooperation with Russia. In the interview, Cavusoglu said that Ankara has become alarmed at the lack of willingness...
  • Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood

    08/18/2016 1:04:23 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of...
  • Turkish Newspaper Editor Advocates Seizing US Nuclear Weapons at Incirlik

    08/17/2016 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ibrahim Karagül
    "The nukes in Incirlik must be handed over to Turkey. Or else, Turkey should take control of them."
  • Tim Kaine: U.S. Behind Some Muslim Countries in Electing Women

    08/17/2016 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 08/17/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office. Kaine said in a speech at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina Tuesday: It took 144 years before women even got the right to vote in this country. What were we thinking when we said equality mattered, but no. One hundred and forty-four years. It took us that long to say in 1920, to say women get a right to vote. And now we’re...
  • New markets for Qatari gas without Al Assad (Why Qatar Spent $3B on Terrorists & US/EU Lobbying)

    08/16/2016 8:01:14 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    ansamed ^ | Oct 1st, 2012
    Why would Qatar want to become involved in Syria where they have very few investments? This is the question the analyst Felix Imonti poses in an article recently published by specialized website '' and by Joshua Landis' Syria Comment. The kingdom, Imonti explains, ''is a geographic prisoner in a small enclave on the Persian Gulf coast. It relies upon the export of LNG, because it is restricted by Saudi Arabia from building pipelines to distant markets. In 2009, the proposal of a pipeline to Europe through Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the Nabucco pipeline was considered, but Saudi Arabia is...
  • NB: Civilizations Can Change, Quickly: In Pictures (my title)

    08/15/2016 7:03:06 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 20 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | JULY 3, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Women in Kabul in the 1950's and 60's Women at a record store: Women at Kabul University: Nurses in a hospital maturity ward: A half-century later:
  • U.S. Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Detainees

    08/15/2016 5:51:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 15, 2016 | Jess Bravin and Carol E. Lee
    The U.S. transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the largest such movement yet in President Barack Obama’s push to remove most prisoners from the offshore prison before he leaves office in January. The transfer of 12 Yemenis and three Afghans from the Cuba facility to the U.A.E. leaves 61 detainees, a significant drop from the 242 men imprisoned there in 2009 when Mr. Obama took office but short of the president’s longtime goal of closing the lockup. The Obama administration has faced persistent resistance from Congress and the Pentagon to closing the prison.
  • US nukes at Turkey base at risk of seizure: report

    08/14/2016 11:54:43 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Thomas WATKINS
    Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank claimed Monday. Critics have long been alarmed by America's estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the border with war-torn Syria. The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base's Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.
  • ISIS Threaten French Magazine Charlie Hebdow With 'Imminent Attack' After New Cartoons

    08/14/2016 7:49:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    Tornos Greek News ^ | 14.08.2016 | 14:22
    Charlie Hebdo staff have been threatened with a new attack following the publication of their latest edition, the cover of which features a cartoon naked Muslims at a beach, with the words “Muslims loosen up”. The latest issue of the controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo features a naked man and woman running towards the shoreline of a beach.The man’s penis can be seen through his long beard, and the woman is totally naked except for her veil over he head and shoulders.The caption reads “The reform of Islam: Muslims, loosen up” or “Musulmans decoincez vous”. The issue was released on...
  • Kurdish forces launch fresh thrust to retake Mosul from Islamic State

    08/14/2016 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 14th, 2016 | By Saif Hameed
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (IS) forces early on Sunday as part of a campaign to capture Mosul, the militants' de facto capital in Iraq, Kurdish officials said. The advance began after heavy shelling and air strikes by a United States-led coalition against IS forces, a Reuters correspondent reported from Wardak, 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Mosul. The militants fought back, firing mortars at the advancing troops and detonating at least two car bombs. A Peshmerga commander said a dozen villages had been taken from the ultra-hardline Sunni militants as Kurdish forces headed toward...
  • Turkey Heads Toward Radical Islamic Dictatorship

    08/14/2016 10:40:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/10/16 | Victor Gaetan
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Post-coup actions turn precarious for Christians, and potentially fatal for a vision of a civil Islam. In Turkey, a failed military coup against President Recep ErdoÄźan on July 15, squelched in about six hours, has triggered a fierce government response: mass civilian arrests, declaration of a state of emergency giving ErdoÄźan authoritarian power for at least three months and a hateful atmosphere of accusation that puts Christians at risk. As a longtime American ally, a member of NATO since 1952 and a country where important American military assets are located, TurkeyÂ’s stability has special significance for the U.S....
  • Turkey Bans Orthodox Christian Liturgy in Historic Monastery

    08/14/2016 10:27:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/12/16 | Ralph Sidway
    The doors of the Sumela Monastery reopened in June 2010, after 88 years. The Turkish government had given permission to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to have a patriarchal liturgy for the Feast of the Assumption every year. That permission has been suddenly revoked, perhaps permanently. That the Greek Orthodox need special permission to celebrate divine services in any of their churches in what is now Turkey is a dark reminder of the Islamic oppression of Eastern Christians from the mid-7th century to today, and for the Greeks, especially from the Muslim conquest of Constantinople in 1453 through the defeat of the...