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  • Syria civil war 'kills over 150,000 people' in three years

    04/01/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Apr 2014 | Olivia Nwabali
    Over 150,000 people have lost their lives since the March 2011 outbreak of the devastating civil war in Syria, according to new figures. The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which closely monitors the conflict using a network of activists and medical staff in Syria, has documented the deaths of 150,344 people. More than a third of those killed in Syria – by shellfire, air strikes and bullets – are civilians, the rights group said. Now in its third year, the war, which continues, unabated, has ravaged entire cities, leaving whole civilian neighbourhoods flattened by shell fire and...
  • Taliban Suicide Bomber Turns on His Own Commanders, Kills 15

    04/01/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    TOLOnews.com ^ | 01 April 2014
    At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by a suicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday's elections, according to Afghan officials. In addition to the 15 confirmed dead, nine other militants were wounded by the blast, which occurred in the Gelan district of Ghazni, according to the National Directorate of Security (NDS). Among the casualties were said to be Pakistani Taliban leaders. Insurgents have publicly stated their intent to derail the elections, which will mark the country's first democratic transition of presidential power in history. The Taliban...
  • Saudi Arabia woos Pakistan with $1.5 billion grant. Why now?

    03/30/2014 7:01:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 28, 2014 | Taha Siddiqui
    As US president Barack Obama looks to mend ties with Saudi Arabia in Riyadh today, the Saudis hope to shore up regional support. Their $1.5 billion gift has raised suspicions among Pakistanis. Pakistan announced last week that it received a $1.5 billion grant from Saudi Arabia, which it termed a “friendly gift” and an “unconditional grant.” Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long had warm ties, but the no-strings-attached gift sparked immediate concern from Pakistani journalists, security experts, and opposition politicians, who question whether the grant is part of a behind-the-scenes deal for Pakistan to provide weapons for Syrian rebels. “There...
  • Muslims Slaughter 400 People In Killing Fields And Impregnate 3000 Women

    03/22/2014 1:16:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Wahlid Shoebat ^ | 3/22/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Syria have butchered 400 people in mass killing fields, and have also impregnated 3000 women through sex jihad. We have learned this information through our Middle East contact Sister Hatune Dogan, who we partnered with in order to rescue Christians in Syria and Iraq, Turkey and Jordan. “Abd Alluhud tells his story driving to his farm, taking the regular route near Idlib and what he sees was so horrific; hundreds of bodies on the side of the road, all decapitated”, so reports Sister Hatune Dogan to Shoebat.com after she came back from her mission to aid Christians in...
  • Worldwide Christian persecution a growing trend, report shows

    03/19/2014 3:13:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | March 19, 2014 | Carl Bunderson
    (Click on image to see full size) Infographic: Persecuted and Forgotten? Credit: Aid to the Church in Need New York City, N.Y., Mar 19, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth in discrimination against Christians in scope and frequency. The persecution of Christians “has increased over the last 10 to 15 years,” said Ed Clancy, director of evangelization and outreach at Aid to the Church in Need, in an interview with CNA last month, adding that “persecution has many faces,...
  • Herdsmen Kill 100 In Attacks On Nigerian Villages [Translation: Muslims Murder Christians]

    03/16/2014 12:15:03 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    Gunmen shot, hacked and burned to death at least 100 people and razed homes in central Nigeria.
  • State Department: 60% of Afghan Girls Are Married Before 16

    03/16/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    CNS ^ | March 14, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    60 percent of girls in Afghanistan are married before their 16th birthday. “Despite a law setting the legal minimum age for marriage at 16 for girls and 18 for boys, international and local observers estimated that 60 percent of girls were married before the age of 16,” the State Department said in its most recent human rights report. ... Some girls as young as six or seven were promised in marriage, with the understanding that the actual marriage would be delayed until the child reached puberty. Reports indicated, however, that this delay was rarely observed and that young girls were...
  • 5 Muslim Movie Reviews: What films get the thumbs up and the thumbs down from the Imams?

    03/15/2014 11:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/15/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Siskel and Ebert they ain’t, but Islamic scholars, supremacists, jihadists and pressure groups have made their views known, often in quite colorful ways, about numerous motion pictures that you may want to catch. So grab some popcorn and some old tomatoes: it’s movie time down at the mosque!5. Thumbs down: Noah Russell Crowe’s lavish Biblical epic Noah is about to be released in the Middle East, and Muslim scholars are enraged. It has been banned in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Cairo’s Al-Azhar, which Barack Obama has praised as “a beacon of Islamic learning,” issued a statement denouncing...
  • SOMALI SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS SELF

    03/15/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 34 replies
    AP/Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber accidentally detonated his explosives near a popular hotel in the Somali capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber appeared to have prematurely detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday as he tried to park near a hotel. No others were hurt or killed in the blast...
  • Catholicism Growing in Heart of Muslim World

    03/10/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/10/14 | John L. Allen Jr
    From the “not what you might expect” files, here’s a fact about Catholicism in the early 21st century that flies in the face of conventional wisdom: It’s growing by leaps and bounds in the heart of the Muslim world. Many Americans have heard or read reports about an exodus of Christians out of the Middle East, and in terms of the indigenous Arab Christian population that’s all too real. Christians now make up only 5 percent of the region’s population, down from 20 percent a century ago. In places like Iraq, whole Christian communities are on the brink of extinction....
  • ‘I am a Lesbian and I am a Muslim’

    03/08/2014 2:12:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Asian Image ^ | Tuesday 4th March 2014
    An Asian lesbian has spoken of her experiences about hiding her sexuality from her family. “I know this sounds like a complete paradox. But I am a lesbian. And I am a Muslim. A practising Muslim,” she says. Jay, as she wanted to be referred to said she rarely talks of her feelings to anyone and growing-up she felt ostracised. But at university she was able to be a little more open about her sexuality. “I can’t talk about this to anyone apart from my close friends. I would never dare to admit this to my family. “At school, all...
  • U.S. Military Hires Terror-Tied Muslim Chaplains

    03/07/2014 6:08:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | newseditor
    The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains.
  • Tatar Sunni Muslims pose a threat to Russia's occupation of Crimea

    03/05/2014 11:50:42 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    Russia may be tightening its grip on Crimea, with little resistance to date, but they have yet to face the Crimean Tatar factor. There are 266,000 Crimean Tatars in Crimea, over 13% of the local population. They are Sunni Muslim, traditionally pro-Ukrainian, and much better organised than the local Ukrainians, who make up 23% of the population.
  • Banned from Facebook for insulting Muslims

    03/01/2014 5:32:36 AM PST · by Redleg Duke · 110 replies
    A couple of days ago, I commented on Facebook about how the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other undesirables in Germany was being denied now. How Ike ordered that as many photos as possible be taken because eventually, the incident would be denied. Now, the Muslims are denying that it happened and are trying to continue the Nazi's work on Jews in the Middle East. I commented that in the end, all we needed to know about Muslims was how to killed them as efficiently as possible. I hate to be that way, but I do not see any...
  • Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers

    03/02/2014 10:44:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/2/14 | Ezra Levant
    So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a “businessmen’s haircut”. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint. Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesn’t like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boy’s hairdo. Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they don’t believe in touching women...
  • Turkish PM says tapes of talk with son a fabrication (Turkey the next Ukraine?)

    02/25/2014 10:18:21 AM PST · by mojito · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2014 | Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's Prime Minister accused political enemies of hacking encrypted state communications to fake a phone conversation suggesting he warned his son to hide large sums of money before police raids in a graft inquiry that reached into government. In a dramatic session of parliament after posting of an 11-minute audio tape on YouTube, Tayyip Erdogan described it as a shameless and treacherous "montage". He did not name those he held responsible but made it clear he was talking of a network run by former ally, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The head of the main parliamentary opposition insisted the conversation was...
  • Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

    02/24/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2014 | Matthew Boesler
    Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food Matthew BoeslerFeb. 24, 2014, 8:28 PM Renaissance Macro Research, Congressional Research Service This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country. Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets in the top-left region of the chart (India, China, Indonesia, and Nigeria, to name a few). "Food prices are climbing for a range of items including cattle,...
  • You Go Girl! Jordanian Woman Married to Four Men in Rare Case of Middle Eastern Polyandry

    02/24/2014 4:19:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Bawaba ^ | February 24th, 2014
    A rare polyandry case in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan has sparked controversy when the four husbands take a dispute over the pregnancy of their shared wife to court. The London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat reported this week that a court in Jordan’s northern town of al-Ramtha is considering the case, which reportedly involves two Syrian men, a Jordanian and a Saudi Arabian. Each man claimed to be the real impregnator of the wife, denying awareness that she was married to another man, according to al-Hayat. The court resorted to DNA tests to resolve the dispute. Many people expressed their...
  • Is polygamy the cause of Muslim violence?

    02/23/2014 1:15:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 18, 2014 | William Tucker
    Syria is submerged in civil war. The Sunni and the Shi’ia of Iraq are renewing their 1300-year-old conflict. Libyan rebels have shut down the nation’s oil industry. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been suppressed and is resorting to terrorism. Pakistan is a cauldron of violence and assassinations. In short, the Muslim world, as usual, is at war with itself. This is not a contemporary phenomenon. Islam has been attacking its neighbors ever since the Prophet Mohammed received the Koran from the Angel Gabriel in the 7th century. Within 50 years of his death, Muslim armies had conquered the known world from...
  • Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain

    02/23/2014 9:21:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 2/21/14 | Soeren Kern
    Observers say that by granting citizenship to all descendants of expelled Muslims, Spain, virtually overnight, would end up with the largest Muslim population in the European Union."Is Spain aware of what might be assumed when it makes peace with some but not with others? Is Spain aware of what this decision [not to include Muslims in the return] could cost?... Does Spain have alternatives to the foreign investment from Muslims? — Ahmed Bensalh, Morisco-Moroccan journalist. "Persecution of Jews was just that, while what happened with the Arabs was part of a conflict. There is no basis for comparison." — Jose...
  • Al-Qaeda: Defender of Christians?

    02/05/2014 8:21:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/05/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim persecution of Christians is the “Achilles’ Heel” of the global Islamic movement’s image—the surest way of exposing its supremacist and intolerant elements and one of the main reasons the major media and establishment rarely report or address it. The logic (fully explained here) can be summarized as follows: Islamic and jihadi attacks targeting the West or Israel pose no problem to the image of Islam. No matter how violent or brutal, no matter how many Islamic slogans are shrieked—“Allah commands the subjugation of infidels!”—Muslim violence against the West and Israel will always be dismissed as desperate acts of disempowered,...
  • Official: Al-Qaeda has enough arms to take Baghdad

    01/21/2014 8:03:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | January 20, 2014
    BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi official claims Al-Qaeda fighters hunkered down in a city they seized late last month west of Baghdad have enough heavy weapons to allegedly take the country's capital. Senior deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Asadi said Monday that Iraqi forces are fighting "fierce battles" against heavily armed militants to recapture parts of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar province, and also the nearby city of Fallujah. He says the weapons in Fallujah that are in the hands of Iraq's Al-Qaeda branch and other Sunni militant groups battling the Shiite-led government are "advanced and huge and enough to...
  • Syria: Muslims see cross hanging from Christian's neck, immediately behead him

    01/19/2014 6:03:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    "When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4"Violence against Christians in Syria is becoming 'one of the worst persecutions endured by Christians in this part of the third millennium.'" Shhh! "Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims." -- Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013"Syria: Beheading of a Christian terrifies community," by Martin Barillas for Spero News, January 16:Islamists beheaded a young Christian man and seriously wounded another...
  • Syrian rebels accidentally decapitate the wrong man, ask for public for ‘understanding and forgivene

    01/19/2014 12:15:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    nationalpost ^ | | November 15, 2013 | Richard Spencer,
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar Al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as belonging to a member of Ahrar Al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often...
  • Syrian Rebels Are Cutting Off the Heads of Hezbollah Fighters

    01/12/2014 5:18:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Vocative ^ | 16/12/13 | Adi Kochavi
    Lebanese militants have been streaming into Syria in recent months to help that government in its war with the rebels—and by all accounts, they’ve been making a difference in an ongoing and critical battle in eastern Syria. Desperate to slow that tide, Syrian rebels are trying a brutal new tactic to dissuade Hezbollah militants from crossing the border: They’re decapitating captured fighters and sending the heads back home to Lebanon, according to several reports and pictures posted on various sites. One Israeli Facebook page called “News In SOS” quoted and translated Syrian rebel sources late last month saying they sent...
  • Osteen Books Flop in 10/40 Window

    01/10/2014 1:06:21 PM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    For "America's Pastor," everything seems to be going extremely well right now in the USA. Lakewood Church is bursting at the seams. Pastor Osteen continues to be invited to speak on TV shows such as Larry King Live. AIROST will soon be adding routes to five new cities. Your Best Life Now has set numerous sales records. And now his new book (Become a Better You) is ready to come into stores all over the USA. One problem remains for Pastor Joel. His books are not selling well in a large part of the world: the "10/40 window." The "10/40...
  • The Return of the Twelfth Imam: A prophecy has been fulfilled.

    01/06/2014 8:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/06/2014 | David Solway
    In a fascinating article for FrontPage Magazine titled “Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come,” scholar of Islam Robert Spencer provides a crash course on the nature of Twelver Shi’ite theology, with particular reference to a nuclearizing Iran. Shi’ites believe in the return of the so-called Twelfth Imam who is descended from Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali ibn Abni Talib, the fourth caliph assassinated in 661 in a succession war, after which the split between Sunnis and Shi’ites eventually became permanent. As Spencer explains, the Shi’ites continued a line of imams, “members of Muhammad’s household and his prophetic heirs. Each one in...
  • Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq [Liberated Fallujah Falls!!]

    01/03/2014 10:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 03, 2013 | Liz Sly
    Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq By Liz Sly, January 3 BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago. The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly...
  • Emir of Abdullah Azzam Brigades detained in Lebanon

    01/01/2014 11:37:46 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 1, 2014 | By Bill Roggio
    Lebanese security forces have captured Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi jihadist who leads the al Qaeda-associated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, according to reports. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has stepped up attacks against Hezbollah for its involvement in the Syrian civil war. Majid was reportedly detained on or before Dec. 29, according to Reuters, but the circumstances of his capture were not disclosed. Lebanon's defense minister told AFP that Majid is in custody and is being interrogated. US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal said that Majid is in Lebanese custody and was detained in early December. The...
  • Obama To Give PA $440 Million in 2014 (Palestinian Authority)

    01/01/2014 7:06:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 1/1/2014, 2:22 PM | Ari Yashar
    The US financial aid designated for the Palestinian Authority (PA) is set to grow considerably in 2014 to $440 million, up from $426 million in 2013. The aid aims to bail out the PA, which in June was revealed to owe $4.2 billion in internal and external debt. Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) representative in Washington DC, Maen Erekat, reported the figure, saying the transfer was already agreed upon by Congress, but will be influenced by progress in the peace talks with Israel. The PA recently declared the talks have failed, and threatened diplomatic action against Israel. …
  • Report: Kerry Offers Pollard's Release to Israel

    12/27/2013 11:47:49 AM PST · by cll · 241 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/27/2013
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Israel the release of Jonathan Pollard, Channel 10 News reported on Friday. According to the report, Kerry’s offer was made as part of the discussions surrounding the upcoming planned release of 26 terrorists from Israeli jails as a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Kol Yisrael radio, which also reported about Kerry’s offer, said it relates to the fourth stage of the terrorist release and is conditional upon Israel agreeing to release Israeli Arabs who have committed acts of terrorism. Israeli officials were quoted by both outlets as having said...
  • Hagel Deployed to Press Egypt on Being 'Inclusive' Toward Muslim Brotherhood

    12/30/2013 7:01:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/30/13 | Bridget Johnson
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Egyptian counterpart, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Sunday to again tsk-tsk the interim government for not being “inclusive.” It was the first such call in a month and comes after Egypt branded the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. That came in the wake of a bombing at the security directorate headquarters in Mansoura that killed 16, but Egyptians made clear that the designation was warranted by a long history of incitement and violence by the MB. “Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi today to discuss recent events in...
  • Volgograd: 'Ten dead' in second blast to hit Russian city

    12/29/2013 9:19:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 117 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, December 30, 2013
    At least 10 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an explosion on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, Russian media report. The blast comes a day after 17 people died in a suicide bomb attack at the central station in the city. Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia. Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run-up to the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi. The Olympic venue is close to Russia's volatile north Caucasus region. Volgograd lies about 900km (560 miles) south...
  • Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

    12/29/2013 4:40:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2013 1:05 PM EST | Adam Schreck and Lori Hinnant
    Increasingly vocal in its frustration over U.S. policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is strengthening ties elsewhere, seeking out an alignment that will bolster its position after it was pushed to the sidelines this year. It may find a solution in France, whose president is ending the year with 24 hours of high-level meetings with the Saudi leadership in a visit intended to showcase commercial and diplomatic strength. […] The Saudis also watch with trepidation at the warming ties between Iran and the West. The way the nuclear talks were handled—with U.S. officials secretly meeting their Iranian counterparts before more...
  • At least 11 killed, over 100 wounded in big blast in Egypt's Nile Delta

    12/23/2013 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    rueters ^ | Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:57pm EST
    Cabinet spokesman Sherief Shawki blamed the blast on the Muslim Brotherhood group of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, and said Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had officially declared the group a terrorist organization.
  • With the failures of Obama, it is time to find a military conflict

    12/23/2013 6:32:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 30 replies
    Vanity | December 23, 2013 | Trueblackman
    As most Americans are planning for this week's Christmas Celebration, it seems the Obama Administration has found itself a nice little military conflict to get us involved in with the possible hope of deflecting from the failures that is Obamacare. CBS Evening News tonight reported that more than 120 U.S. troops station in Spain are heading for the African Nation of Djibouti to help with the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy Personnel from the nation of Southern Sudan, which has been in the grips of a civil war for months now. Last week 4 U.S. Military Personnel were wounded as...
  • The End of Erdogan? (Turkey)

    12/22/2013 11:34:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2013 | John Hannah
    There's a very big story developing in Turkey that all foreign policy mavens should be watching closely. Exactly how big remains to be seen, but the stakes are huge. At issue: Will the decade-long domination of Turkish politics by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP) continue? Or is the Erdogan era about to come crashing down, fatally weakened by scandal, infighting, and authoritarian overreach? Early Tuesday morning, police in Istanbul and Ankara carried out a wave of stunning arrests that included powerful businessmen, the sons of three cabinet ministers, and the head of...
  • YouTube:No Black Women or Asian Women Found or Wanted in Muslim Heaven! ABSOLUTE BARF ALERT

    12/19/2013 2:59:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2009 | MEMRI-TV
    This is by far the most bizarre, repulsive observation, overview of the extent in which the Arab/Muslim culture defies the very concept of what it means to be human. I've taken to make the full transcript of the entire interview available here below as it appears on screen as translated by MEMRI-TV. MEMRI_TV is known to the West for their absolutely accurate transcription of the local Arab language into English. I do make an occasional comment of my own on specific statements that can not otherwise be described. I just want to state for the record that the content of...
  • Prince Charles: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Middle East

    12/19/2013 7:06:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/19/13 | Simon Caldwell
    Prince Charles has said he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. In an address on Tuesday at London’s Clarence House, the Prince of Wales said that Christians in the Middle-East were being persecuted by “Islamist fundamentalist militants,” and he called upon the followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to unite to end the suffering. Prince Charles said: “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by the Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians...
  • Three American Teachers Slaughtered for Christian Faith

    12/16/2013 4:48:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 16, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Three American Teachers Slaughtered for Christian FaithPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On December 16, 2013 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Originally published by CBN NewsWhy was Ronald Thomas Smith II, an American teaching at Benghazi’s International School, shot to death last Thursday in Libya, even as he “was looking forward to his first Christmas in the United States with his wife and toddler son”?Most Western media and analysts dismiss the killing as a random act of violence incited by a recent al-Qaeda video.However, by connecting the dots and looking at precedence, it...
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Former Turkish Cathedral Hagia Sophia May Become a Mosque

    12/04/2013 1:45:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2013 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI,
    Members of the government of the Republic of Turkey have expressed consideration in turning a notable landmark that was once a church into a mosque. Hagia Sophia, originally built as a cathedral and presently a museum, may be turned into a mosque, recently commented Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc. "We are looking at a sad Hagia Sophia, but hopefully we will see it smiling again soon," said Arinc regarding the possible change. Such a possible move has garnered controversy both within Turkey and internationally, as many believe such a decision could put the country at odds with its generations...
  • Temple Mount Closes After Jewish Visitors Sing Hanukkah Songs

    12/01/2013 1:10:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/1/2013, 12:10 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Israeli police closed the Temple Mount Sunday after Jewish visitors to the Mount—which is Judaism’s holiest site and the exact spot of the events of the Hanukkah holiday—broke out into Hanukkah songs, enraging Muslim worshipers. Following the song, a scuffle broke out between Jews and Muslims. Four people were arrested. Police have decided to close the Mount to all visitors until further notice. …
  • Mortar Shells Strike Predominantly Christian Areas in Syria

    11/12/2013 5:44:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Zenit ^ | 11/12/2013
    Violence against predominantly Christian areas continues in Syria; news came Monday of mortar shells striking a Christian school. According to Fides News Agency, St. John Damascene Primary Christian School, located in the Al-Qassaa district of Damascus, was hit yesterday, leaving five children dead and wounding 27 others. This recent mortar strike follows another rocket attack in Bab Touma, a predominantly Christian suburb of Damascus, which wounded five students. The suburb of Bob Touma has been the target of such attacks where rockets struck two churches in the area. Fides also reported that the Apostolic Nunciature was hit by a rocket,...
  • Islamic Dog Hatred & Animal Rights Activists’ Silence

    11/12/2013 2:50:25 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 November 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri [Note: in the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, two German Shepherd dogs are attacked and pelted with bricks by Muslims in a street of Casablanca, Morocco.] In the UK a Muslim taxi driver recently refused to give a lift to a disabled woman's dog, alleging that it broke the rules of Ramadan. Despite the fact that by law no taxi driver can refuse to carry a disabled passenger or assistance animal unless he is medically exempt, the man has not lost his taxi licence...
  • The Psychology of Islamic Culture (Read and Heed)

    11/07/2013 12:41:10 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 5, 2013 | EDWARD CLINE
    The Psychology of Islamic Culture by EDWARD CLINE November 5, 2013 It is commendable that someone should address the psychological profile of Muslims - that is, of individuals born into the culture of Islam - and Nicolai Sennels does that in his Jihad Watch article of October 30th, "Cultural psychology: How Islam managed to stay medieval for 1,400 years." I began reading it with some eagerness. Over the years I have had nothing good to say about the psychology or mindset of anyone who was either born into the religion/ideology and never challenged it or attempted to escape it, or...
  • New Hamas textbooks: Torah and Talmud are 'fabricated'

    11/04/2013 12:24:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel HaYom ^ | 11/4/13 | staff
    New York Times reports that Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into Gaza schools, as part of effort to spread its ideology • Books do not recognize Israel and describe Palestine as encompassing all land between Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea. Hamas has introduced its own textbooks into schools in the Gaza Strip this fall, as part of an effort to spread its militant ideology among Palestinian youth, The New York Times reported on Sunday. According to the report, the books do not recognize modern Israel, or mention the Oslo Accords that Israel signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization in...
  • Ohio Students Chained to Wall and Beaten With Sticks at Local Mosque (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:32:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Islamic students were chained to the wall and beaten at the Masjad As-Salaamah Mosque in Ohio. The mosque’s name translates to “Mosque of Peace.” Via IM41:
  • Security adviser to Obama says U.S. is an ‘Islamic country’

    11/02/2013 2:05:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 1, 2013 | By Douglas Ernst
    A member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council is under fire for tweeting that America is “an Islamic country.” After a Twitter user asked Mohamed Elibiary on Thursday to “show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality,” he responded with the controversial tweet, which was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon: “America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!” The back-and-forth between Mr. Elibiary and the Twitter user, who identified himself as Tim Lee, started when...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in northern Mali

    11/02/2013 5:21:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Nov. 2, 2013
    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58-year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead.