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  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • Indonesia's Sharia law province considers BEHEADING as a punishment for murder

    03/14/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Staff
    Aceh province in Indonesia is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder. The conservative Muslim province is known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers and applying Islamic Shariah law. The local government has asked the Acehnese Shariah Law and Human Rights Office to research beheading as a method of execution to punish certain crimes.
  • Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies (suicide upon being ordered to leave the UK)

    03/13/2018 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 146 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | 3/13/18 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Monday, March 12, the Royal Court announced in a statement. His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah following Asr (afternoon) regular prayer on Tuesday, March 13, the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Prince Bandar bin Khalid’s death, official news agency WAM reported. Similar cables were also dispatched by the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • Islam’s ‘Slow Motion Genocide’ of Christians

    03/12/2018 1:06:10 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 12, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda made the following observation during a recent speech: “Having faced for 1,400 years the slow-motion genocide that began long before the ongoing ISIS genocide today, the time for excusing this inhuman behavior and its causes is long since passed.” That Muslims have cleansed non-Muslim peoples by the sword since the seventh century to the present is of course factually well-documented. But what of the more subtle “slow-motion genocide”? How does that work? The answer is connected to another question: Why did so many non-Muslims become Muslim in the first place? Many modern day Muslims and Western...
  • Christian doctor, wife, and mother stabbed to death in Baghdad

    03/11/2018 10:55:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 3/10/18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Christian doctor, his wife, and mother were stabbed to death on Thursday evening in Baghdad’s eastern neighbourhood of al-Mashtal. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a native of Baghdad, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were killed, according to Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, known as the Christian Hashd. The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi media reported. The attackers also stole some money and expensive items from the house, according to unverified media reports. This is not an isolated incident, Fr....
  • 'No Dancing': Saudi Concert Edict Stirs Ridicule

    03/07/2018 1:27:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March 07 2018
    A "No dancing or swaying" instruction on tickets to Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny's upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia has triggered an avalanche of mockery and ridicule on social media. Thousands of fans were taken by surprise when tickets for Hosny's first-ever Saudi concert in the western city of Jeddah on March 30 came with the edict that dancing was "strictly prohibited". "Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts," one Twitter user said. "The corridors and seats will be equipped with sway detectors. Anyone who thinks about swaying will be kicked out."
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt

    03/04/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | news agencies
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Egypt as he begins his first official trip overseas since assuming the powerful role last June. Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as he disembarked from the plane on Sunday. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. His visit comes a day after Egypt's top court upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The agreement was first announced during a...
  • Two Christians are flogged in Indonesia for playing a children's game that violates Islamic law

    02/27/2018 5:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in Banda Aceh province on Tuesday for playing a children's entertainment game. The game is seen by authorities in the conservative Muslim province as 'gambling' and therefore it violates Islamic Sharia law. Some 300 people jeered and held up their mobile phones to record when Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, were flogged six and seven times respectively.
  • Shadow War Between Iran And Israel Erupts Into Open Warfare-bliterates Syrian, Iranian targets

    02/12/2018 5:22:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 12, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    Israel obliterates Syrian and Iranian targets following brazen UAV intrusion. The shadow war between Israel and Iran burst into open warfare over the weekend with a brazen and reckless Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intrusion into Israeli airspace. The drama unfolded on Saturday at 4:25 a.m. when an Iranian reconnaissance drone, believed to be a knockoff of the American RQ-170 Sentinel UAV, penetrated into Israeli airspace for approximately 90 seconds before being shot down by an Israeli Apache attack helicopter of the 113th Squadron near the Israeli town of Bet Shean in the Jordan Valley. Israeli intelligence had been monitoring...
  • Macy's to launch a clothing line geared toward Muslims

    02/07/2018 2:20:44 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 60 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | 02/07/18 | FOX 5 Staff
    Macy's is launching a women's clothing line aimed at Muslim shoppers. The department store chain says it teamed up with a boutique called Verona Collection and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online. The clothing will launch on Macy's website on Feb. 15. The brand was developed by Lisa Vogl, a graduate of Macy's minority- and women-owned business development program, which aims to offer more fashion diversity.
  • Women around the world burn their hijabs for #NoHijabDay

    02/07/2018 12:59:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 2/7/18 | Pamela Geller
    This is the real women’s rights movement, while feminists in the West actively support the oppressors and name sharia-enforcers such as Linda Sarsour to their leadership. The left is evil. Posted online with the hashtag #NoHijabDay, a response to last week’s World Hijab Day event, the videos show women removing their headscarves and setting them on fire in front of the camera. For the millions of women and girls forced to wear the cover-up, such a tribute is ghastly.
  • Syria Christians hold first prayer in years in ravaged church

    02/04/2018 1:03:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St. Mary in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor city. Stones, strips of wire, papers and remnants of rockets were strewn across the church floor, and bright sunlight streamed in from the blown-out windows. Holding thin white candles under pockmarked archways, the congregation of less than two dozen worshippers relished their first service in nearly six years. Fighting has gripped Deir Ezzor since rebels captured part of the city in 2012, and grew worse when the Islamic State jihadist group shot to prominence...
  • Gays, Unmarried Couples Face Jail for Sex as Islamists Push Legal Changes

    02/01/2018 5:17:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ben Otto and Anita Rachman
    Gay sex, cohabitation, and sex outside marriage would become illegal and punishable with prison terms under proposals from Islamic parties that could soon become law in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Critics say the moves, which are being negotiated among Indonesia’s political parties and government legislative drafters, would, if enacted, be a major blow to democracy in this Southeast Asian nation of 250 million.
  • Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

    01/20/2018 7:15:50 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    Rooters Ottoman Empire Nuze ^ | January 20, 2018 | Mert Ozkan and Ellen Francis
    Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.The operation, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch" by Ankara, pits Turkey against Kurdish fighters allied to the United States at a time when ties between Turkey and Washington - NATO allies and members of the coalition against Islamic State - appear dangerously close to a breaking point.The strikes on the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia hit some 108 targets, the Turkish military said. On land, the Turkey-backed Free...
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • ‘Scientific American’: Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests

    01/11/2018 10:39:34 AM PST · by bar sin·is·ter · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A recent article in the Scientific American titled “Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests” suggests climate – not Iran’s active export of terrorism and neglect of its civilian population – is responsible for the second consecutive week of protests in the Islamic Republic. “The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic,” the publication wrote. At least 22 people have died during the protests, which began on December 28. One young man, 23-year-old Sina Ghanbari, reportedly died while in custody at Iran’s notorious...
  • The Iranian Regime's Days May Be Numbered (This is good)

    01/03/2018 9:07:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies ^ | Michael Ledeen
    Is it a revolution? Can it succeed? Should we support it, and if so, how? Surely this tumult is very different from the protests of 2009. It’s different in at least two ways, geographical and demographical. Geographically, whereas the 2009 protests were mainly limited to Tehran, today’s phenomenon covers the whole country, from major cities to smaller towns and even rural villages. That’s significant, because those who do not believe in the prospects of an Iranian revolution invariably argue that opposition to the regime is restricted to the elites of the big cities, and that rural populations are pro-regime. It’s...
  • Trump Rips Pakistan In First Tweet Of 2018

    01/01/2018 5:15:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.” “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added. The New York Times reported late last week that the Trump administration might withhold $225 million in aid over frustration with...
  • President Donald J. Trump 1-1-18 Morning Tweet on Pakistan

    01/01/2018 4:44:24 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 38 replies
    Trump's Twitter ^ | 1-1-18 | President Donald J. Trump
    The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
  • Tehran Police: No More Arrests for Flouting [Islamic] Dress Code

    12/30/2017 5:54:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 12/28/17 | Amir Vahdat
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution. The announcement signaled an easing of punishments for violating the country’s conservative dress code, as called for by the young and reform-minded Iranians who helped re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, earlier this year. But hard-liners opposed to easing such rules still dominate Iran’s security forces and judiciary, so it was unclear whether the change would be fully implemented.