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  • Personalized Drone Delivery: the new Personal Computer?

    02/18/2014 11:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    IEET Blog ^ | February 18, 2014 | Melanie Swan, MBA
    Miniaturization, robotics, and the hastening automation economy are coming together in interesting new ways. Personal drone delivery services could be a fast-arriving concept. Amazon announced PrimeAir in November 2013, to possibly be ready for launch in 2015 pending US FAA regulations of personal drone airspace. In the ideal case, the service would deliver ordered items within 30-60 minutes. Similarly, Dubai and the UAE announced a personalized drone delivery service including eye-scanning verification for government documents. Personalized or at least targeted micro-delivery via drones is not a new idea. One obvious use is delivering aid, medicine, and other supplies to remote,...
  • Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign

    02/08/2014 11:08:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/8/14 | Pamela Geller
    Top ten languages spoken by recent refugees Top 10 Languages Spoken by Arrived Refugees as of Sep 30, 2013 Arabic, the language of Islam. I warned of the consequences of the refugee resettlement programs, the “diversity visas”and the “religious visas” (with only one particular religion enjoying preferential status) in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. This runs counter to recommendations made by the AFDI 18-point platform in defense of freedom: AFDI calls for an immediate halt of immigration by Muslims into nations that do not currently have a Muslim majority population. AFDI calls...
  • ‘My thoughts were misread,’ says Halla Diyab [anti-refugees from Syria]

    02/03/2014 11:37:19 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Al-Aarabia ^ | Al-Arabia News | Eman El-Shenawi
    A British-Syrian TV pundit is threatening to sue social media users who slander her or threaten her life after her recent controversial views regarding not allowing Syrian refugees to come to Britain were aired on a BBC program. Halla Diyab, a writer and producer based in London, told BBC One’s This Week news program that Syrian refugees would be better off seeking asylum in neighboring Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt - rather than coming to England where they will face a cultural barrier such as not being able to speak English. Syrian refugees shouldn’t be...
  • Report: Up to 600,000 Christians Have Fled Homes in Syria

    01/08/2014 5:49:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Up to 600,000 of Syria’s 2.2 million Christians have fled their homes and are now either refugees or internally displaced persons, according to Aid to the Church in Need. In all, 1.8 million Syrians have left their homes, the charity reported. “The number of Christians killed because they are targeted for their faith is growing,” said Father Andrzej Halemba, the charity’s Middle East projects coordinator. Referring to an October massacre, the priest said that “Sadad is a very clear case. They were slaughtered like animals.”
  • UNHCR Blasts Israel: They Are Refugees, Not Illegal Aliens

    01/05/2014 4:43:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”. “We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the...
  • UNHCR Blasts Israel: They Are Refugees, Not Illegal Aliens

    01/05/2014 4:16:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/6/2014, 1:14 AM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations on Sunday night criticized Israel’s policy towards illegal immigrants, as thousands of them protested in Tel Aviv, demanding that Israel recognize them as refugees and grant them asylum. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) released a statement in which it accused Israel of “sowing fear and chaos” among the illegal aliens who, it said, should be referred to as “asylum seekers” and not “infiltrators”. “We demand that the government examine the asylum requests of the foreigners, and stop the large-scale arrests in south Tel Aviv,” said the UN agency, adding that while it supported the...
  • Canada: Palestinian Refugees—Fleeing Hamas

    12/10/2013 11:36:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 12/11/2013, 8:40 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    Three Palestinian residents of Ramallah, Mohammad Adawi and his two sons Naser and Nasim, arrived in Canada in 2010 requesting refugee status. According to Adawi, he was forced to flee Samaria following death threats from armed members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The three recently applied for a judicial review of a 2012 decision that refused them refugee status and claimed their story was likely fabricated, reports Shalom Toronto. The federal courts involved in the review canceled the earlier decision and opened a new hearing of their case. Adawi reports that his eldest son refused to help Hamas and Islamic...
  • Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

    11/20/2013 6:00:43 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | JAMES GORDON MEEK, CINDY GALLI and BRIAN ROSS
    Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan. The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky -- who later admitted in court that they'd attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known...
  • EU court: homosexuality can be grounds for asylum

    11/07/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 11:59 AM EST | Juergen Baetz
    Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc’s top court ruled Thursday. The existence of laws allowing the imprisonment of homosexuals “may constitute an act of persecution per se,” if they are routinely enforced, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said. A homosexual cannot be expected to conceal his sexual orientation in his home country to avoid persecution since that would amount to renouncing a “characteristic fundamental to a person’s identity,” the EU court added. …
  • Two states, two sets of refugees

    10/31/2013 5:23:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2013 | LYN JULIUS
    As the current negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians lurch forward, the burning question is: will Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank put an end to Palestinian claims? According to an Israel TV scoop, the Palestinians in the current peace talks seem not to have budged an inch on their “right of return.” Even if Israel is negotiated back to the 1967 lines, will the Palestinians renounce their “right of return”? This issue cannot be brushed aside as rhetoric: it is intimately bound with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. >>SNIP<< The...
  • Syrian Christians turning to Russia for protection (Abandoned by U.S. Christians ask Putin for help)

    10/23/2013 7:55:18 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://voiceofrussia.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Artyom Kobzev
    About 50,000 Syrian Christians want to apply for Russian citizenship. In a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry, they said that they were not planning to flee Syria, but if threatened with physical elimination, they would pin their hopes on Russia as the guarantor of their survival. Analysts think that despite the difficulties their request may involve, it won’t go unheeded. The letter reached Moscow through diplomatic channels. It says that the West-backed terrorists are prepared to go to any lengths to wipe Christians out of Syria. The authors of the letter have no intention of fleeing the “land on...
  • Eritrea: the African North Korea which thousands will risk anything to escape

    10/04/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6:30PM BST 03 Oct 2013 | David Blair
    There is no civil war in Eritrea: its people flee because their isolated homeland could pass as an African version of North Korea. Like the Kim regime in Pyongyang, President Isaias Afewerki keeps Eritrea on a permanent war-footing. Most adults are conscripted into the army or forced to perform compulsory labour of some kind. Today, one Eritrean in every 20 serves in a bloated army with 320,000 soldiers. Mr Isaias justifies this eternal mass mobilisation by claiming that neighbouring Ethiopia is scheming to re-conquer Eritrea. Just as the fictional state of “Oceania” was always at war in George Orwell’s “1984”,...
  • Let Refugees Remain in Their Own Culture Zones: How to Solve the Muslim Refugee Problem

    09/26/2013 11:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/26/2013 | Daniel Pipes
    The lull in the chemical weapon crisis offers a chance to divert attention to the huge flow of refugees leaving Syria and rethink some misguided assumptions about their future. About one-tenth of Syria's 22 million residents have fled across an international border, mostly to neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. Unable to cope, their governments are restricting entry, prompting international concern about the Syrians' plight. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, suggests that his agency (as the Guardian paraphrases him) "look to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in countries better able to afford to host them,"...
  • UN refugee agency awards Congolese nun with world’s top refugee honour

    09/17/2013 6:17:32 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    UN News Centre ^ | September 17, 2013
    Sister Angélique Namaika is a familiar sight on her bicycle, which she uses to visit the girls she helps in Dungu and nearby villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: UNHCR/B. Sokol 17 September 2013 – A Congolese nun known as ‘mother’ by women and girls displaced and abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is being honoured with a top prize from the United Nations refugee agency, it was announced today. Sister Angélique Namaika will receive the Nansen Refugee Prize for extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, internally displaced or stateless people, as well...
  • Pope visits refugees in Rome Jesuit center

    09/10/2013 3:26:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Pope Francis urged members of religious orders on Tuesday to use empty convents and other structures to house refugees fleeing war and hardship, not as hotels. The pope spoke during a visit to refugees at a Jesuit-run center in Rome's historic center. Francis urged members of religious orders to welcome refugees "in the empty houses and convents. Dear religious men and women, the church does not need the empty convents to be turned into hotels to earn money....
  • In Egypt, a Welcome for Syrian Refugees Turns Bitter

    09/08/2013 9:17:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2013 | SARAH MOUSA and KAREEM FAHIM
    Dozens of men with clubs and knives stormed a charity for Syrian refugees a few days after the Egyptian military ousted President Mohamed Morsi — making it clear they were no longer welcome in Egypt. “You Syrians — you’re setting the country on fire,” the attackers yelled in July as they beat Raqan Abulkheir, who is originally from Homs in central Syria. He runs the refugee center out of an apartment in a Cairo suburb where thousands of Syrians have settled. His 25-year-old son was bludgeoned over the head and left in a coma. During the two and a half...
  • The Coming Flood of Syrian Refugees to Sweden

    09/06/2013 6:14:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/06/2013 | Bruce Bawer
    Another week, another jaw-dropping development in Sweden. A couple of weeks ago it was the cockamamie “hijab solidarity” campaign, in which non-Muslim women all over the country donned head coverings in tribute to a Muslim woman who claimed a man had yanked hers off. This week, the eyebrow-raising news is that Sweden is offering instant permanent residency to any and all Syrian refugees who apply. These newly minted residents, moreover, will be entitled to bring over their spouses and kids. The reasoning behind this new policy is that the situation in Syria is extremely dangerous right now and not likely...
  • The [Catholic] Church and the Syrian Refugees

    09/02/2013 9:05:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 1, 2013 | William L. Patenaude
    Syrians fleeing violence in their country wait to cross the border into the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq Aug. 25. (CNS photo/Azad Lashkari, Reuters) In a region that has seen increasing threats to ancient Christian communities, the Catholic Church is helping many of the two million refugees of Syria’s civil war. Besides physical aid, Church workers offer the Syrians the simple truth that they haven’t been forgotten—that they are loved and will be cared for. Most refugees are Muslim, children Sean Callahan, the Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)—the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of...
  • Springfield city officials decry housing for refugees, ask for accountability

    08/18/2013 12:11:47 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 7 replies
    The Republican ^ | August 18, 2013 | Stephanie Barry
    SPRINGFIELD — From a refugee camp in a war-torn area of Africa, to a stopover in Turkey to an apartment building near downtown Springfield, 21-year-old Hiboxasan Iyai found the challenges of her birthright were not yet over. Among hundreds of Somali Bantu refugees resettled here since 2003, Iyai – a mother of a 3- and 1-year-old, has been struggling to feed and clothe her children since she arrived two months ago – she said during an interview hobbled by communication barriers. With her limited English, Iyai attempted to sum up her plight through what amounted to an elaborate game of...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Will Now Let in Thousands of Syrian Refugees

    08/08/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 126 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 08, 2013 | John Hudson, Noah Shachtman
    With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned. The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it's a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it's not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for...
  • The Guardian asks if 4.9 million Palestinian “refugees” will “return” to cities…where they never

    07/30/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cifwatch.com ^ | 7/30/13 | staff
    Those who get their news from the mainstream media (or the Guardian) could be forgiven for believing that there are nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees from the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War. So often is that figure bandied around that most don’t understand that it only reflects the number of Palestinians qualifying for “refugee” benefits under the bizarre formula of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency by which the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (ad infinitum) of actual refugees continue to inherit this status. This designation is even bestowed upon those Palestinians who are already citizens of other countries. (Using such demographic...
  • 31 dead on doomed voyage to Italy

    07/28/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | July 28, 2013
    Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy on a dinghy according to survivors who managed to complete the journey. A dinghy carrying 53 migrants capsized on Friday evening, and witnesses said 31 of those who had been thrown off it drowned in the accident. The twenty-two survivors, who come from Nigeria, Gambia, Benin and Senegal, said the dinghy had capsized after three days at sea. They were rescued by a passing merchant ship and taken to Lampedusa island, the reports said.
  • To die of hope - Pope Francis commemorates migrant dead at Lampedusa

    07/08/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 8, 2013
    One of the first things he did upon his arrival on the Island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis laid a wreath in the waters in memory of the tens of thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach Europe in unsafe and overcrowded boats. Most of them have no names. We do not know their personal stories, their hopes and certainly not their faces. But almost 20.000 people are thought to have died during their journey of hope, across the Mediterranean sea, in the past 25 years. The migrants are all illegal so of course there are no official...
  • A Refugee Family’s First Fourth

    07/06/2013 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    All the “POPS!” and “BANGS!” from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans ‘round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.) All those bombs and gunshots were only months distant on July 4th 1962--the Fontova family’s first Fourth in the U.S. We landed in south Louisiana, deepest darkest Dixie. Castro’s propaganda constantly hammered that such areas of the U.S. were infested by "gun and religion-clinging...
  • Obama Admin Considers Resettling Thousands Of Syrian Refugees In U.S.

    06/14/2013 3:41:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration is considering resettling thousands of refugees who left Syria during the country's ongoing civil war to multiple towns and cities across the United States, the L.A. Times reports.
  • U.S. considers taking in (up to 1.6M) Syrian refugees

    06/10/2013 10:55:09 AM PDT · by pabianice · 106 replies
    la times ^ | 6/9/13 | Richer
    WASHINGTON — Two years into a civil war that shows no signs of ending, the Obama administration is considering resettling refugees who have fled Syria, part of an international effort that could bring thousands of Syrians to American cities and towns. A resettlement plan under discussion in Washington and other capitals is aimed at relieving pressure on Middle Eastern countries straining to support 1.6 million refugees, as well as assisting hard-hit Syrian families. The State Department is "ready to consider the idea," an official from the department said, if the administration receives a formal request from the United Nations Office...
  • 'Palestinian' refugees from Syria burn Hezbullah aid

    05/30/2013 6:47:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/30/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    'Palestinian' refugees from Syria who are staying in the Ain el-Hilweh 'refugee camp' near Sidon have burned aid that was provided to them by Hezbullah, and told Hezbullah to stay out of Syrian affairs. The refugees at the Palestinian Ain el-Hilweh camp in Sidon called on Hizbullah to withdraw its fighters from Syria and not to interfere in Syrian affairs, NNA said. The military support of Hizbullah has helped Syrian regime forces gain the upper hand in the battle for control of Qusayr, a key town for both the regime and the insurgents, where a fierce army assault began 12...
  • Why Are We Importing Jihadists To America?

    05/22/2013 5:58:26 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 22, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    The Washington Times reported Sunday that “the Homeland Security Department has granted legal status to 99.2 percent of all illegal immigrants who have applied under President Obama’s new non-deportation policy for young adults, according to the latest numbers released Friday.” It’s another giant middle finger to the American people by the Obama administration, endangering national security and guaranteeing higher unemployment. Supporters of this policy, according to the Times, “say the high rate makes sense given the motivated pool of youngsters, known as ‘Dreamers’ because of the Dream Act legislation that would give them full citizenship rights.” Yes, the motivated pool...
  • Why are we importing jihad invaders? (Geller calls for immediate halt of immigration by Muslims)

    05/21/2013 9:46:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Snip: We have been importing jihadists for years now with Muslim immigration programs under the Refugee Resettlement program, diversity visas and religious visas. The Refugee Council USA says: “The U.S. has historically maintained a policy of admitting refugees of special humanitarian concern into the country.” Yet what that means in practice is very different from what most Americans would expect. It’s always a shock to people when they first find out how Refugee Resettlement works. Instead of giving refuge to the religious minorities that are persecuted, oppressed and subjugated under the Shariah, we are opening the floodgates to Islamic supremacists...
  • Massachusetts Town Becomes Refuge for Fleeing Egyptian Christians

    04/29/2013 4:43:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    JNS.org ^ | 4/29/13
    (JNS.org) A small Massachusetts town has become a growing refuge for Egyptian Christians fleeing persecution in their homeland. Milford, located approximately 40 miles from Boston, has been drawing increasing numbers of Christians from Egypt, bolstering an existing community of Egyptians who settled in the area in the 1980s and founded St. Mark’s Church in nearby Natick, Mass. “Milford is one of the most famous cities that has a lot of Egyptians,” Maged Saad told the Boston Globe. “It is just by luck. We have no experience in USA, but we just asked one friend. He is here also.” As a...
  • Carr: USA needs refuge from refugees

    04/20/2013 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Boston Herald.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Howie Carr
    So once again, no good deed goes unpunished. Uncle Sam lets another bunch of leeching future terrorists into the country who have absolutely no business being here, gives them “asylum,” making them immediately eligible for welfare, and this is the thanks we get? They turn into mass murderers. We bring in thousands of Muslims from a primitive society that has been battling Christians for centuries, and put them into a peaceful Christian society — what could possible go wrong? This is what I was thinking about yesterday, with much of the city under what amounted to martial law. Once more,...
  • Chechen president: ‘Seek the roots of this evil in America,’ where Tsarnaevs were raised

    04/19/2013 12:03:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/19/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    The statement of Ramzan Kadyrov, Kremlin-backed president of Chechenya, blames the Tsarnaevs’ American upbringing for their actions and criticizes law enforcement for killing Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a shootout Thursday night: “Tragic events have taken place in Boston. A terrorist attack killed people. We have already expressed our condolences to the people of the city and to the American people. Today, the media reports, one Tsarnaev was killed as [police] tried to arrest him. It would be appropriate if he was detained and investigated, and the circumstances and the extent of his guilt determined. Apparently, the security services needed to calm...
  • Muslim Marathon Massacre Terrorists Were Admitted to US as Refugees

    04/19/2013 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/19/19 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are numerous lessons to take away from the Marathon Massacre, but one of these is that it’s time to rethink our immigration policy, especially when it comes to refugees. The Tsarnaevs came to the United States as refugees. And like so many other Muslim refugees, they brought terror to our shores. Tamerlan fled Chechnya with his family because of the conflict in the early 90s, and lived for years in Kazakhstan before getting to the United States as a refugee.
  • Has Clash Of Civilizations Comes To America? (UPDATE)

    04/19/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 19, 2013 | AnneM040359
    A few days ago, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, what has been done each year, the major marathon road race of the Boston Marathon, the 117th, which honors physical strength in the area of running, was marred by the horrible event of two pressure cooker bombing attacks towards the finish line. The result was nothing but horrible, 3 people killed, one of them, an 8-year-old boy and close to 170 injured, many losing limbs in the process. Today, a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings attacks, and the presentation of a video and pictures...
  • Beslan Comes to America

    04/19/2013 8:19:32 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Posted By Daniel Greenfield On April 19, 2013 @ 10:14 am In The Point | 1 Comment There has been too much sympathy in some circles for Chechen terrorists. After the Beslan Massacre, Time Magazine asked, “Does Russia Share Blame for Beslan?” The London Times reported that the mastermind of the massacre was “is in a state of shock over what happened, but blames the Russians.” This was Beslan. “Other survivors told how screaming teenage girls were dragged into rooms adjoining the gymnasium where they were being held and raped by their Chechen captors who chillingly made a video film...
  • Aunt of suspected bombers in Toronto

    04/19/2013 9:12:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2013 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - The Etobicoke aunt of two men tied to the Boston Marathon bombings doesn’t want to believe her nephews are being labeled terrorists. In an exclusive interview with the Toronto Sun Friday morning, Maret Tsarnaev said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, were being framed. “This is a huge tragedy for the family,” Tsarnaev, 45, said. “My brother’s two boys, they are growing up so fast. My first reaction is, ‘Why the hell would they do this?’ But when I go through all the material, it’s not giving anything … the whole world is now making...
  • Video: Bombers’ father tells son to surrender, threatens US

    04/19/2013 8:47:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 0:31 am on April 19, 2013 | 1 Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I said that we should cut the father of the two bombing suspects some slack for calling his younger son– now on the run from police — “a true angel.” On the other hand, the apple does not fall far from the tree, apparently:Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.Watch More News Videos at ABC |Technology News |Celebrity News The father of suspected Boston Marathon bomber called on his son today to give up peacefully, but warned the U.S. that if his son is killed “all hell will break loose.”Anzor Tsarnaev spoke to ABC News from his home...
  • Suspects’ father warns ‘all hell will break loose’ if son killed

    04/19/2013 8:54:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/19/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of the two suspects in the Boston bombings, called on his 19-year-old son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to give up peacefully. He also said, in an ABC report, that "all heal will break loose" in the United States if police kill him. He did not specify further in the ABC report. The father made the statements from his home in the Russian city of Makhachkala. He told The Associated Press in an earlier telephone call that ended angrily: My sons "were set up. I saw it on television. They killed my son."
  • Chechen Terrorists Probed (border problems from 2004)

    04/19/2013 7:32:57 AM PDT · by abishai · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13 2004
    U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July. The Chechen group is suspected of having links to Islamist terrorists seeking to separate the southern enclave of Chechnya from Russia, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports. Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona that is difficult for U.S. border security agents to monitor, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. The intelligence report was supplied to the...
  • Al Qaeda Operative Indicted

    03/21/2013 2:56:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | March 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Harun, described as “a prototype al Qaeda operative,” was “arrested by Italian authorities on board a refugee ship and was indicted by the United States in February 2012. Italy extradited him to the United States on Oct. 4, 2012,” the Hill reported. Harun could face life in prison if convicted."
  • Donors pledge over $1.5bn to help Syrians

    01/30/2013 10:19:59 AM PST · by bert · 2 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 30, 2013 | staff
    Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion for Syrians displaced by nearly two years of fighting, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, after a donor conference in Kuwait. Ban told the final session of the one-day conference that the meeting has "reached its target" of $1 billion of aid for Syria's neighbours hosting refugees and another $500 million to fund humanitarian work for 4 million Syrians afflicted by the civil war inside the country. But the funds are only expected to cover the coming months, highlighting the massive burden to cope with needs from Syria's civil war and its...
  • Mayhem in Mali: Implications of the Military Coup in Bamako

    03/24/2012 1:20:28 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 5+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 3/23/2012 | Andrew McGregor
    Executive Summary:On March 21, 2012, a group of Army mutineers appeared on Mali's national television station to declare that they had ended President Amadou Toumani Toure's regime and put in place the “National Committee for the Return of Democracy and the Restoration of State” (CNRDR). In the days following the coup, the leader of the CNRDR – Captain Amadou Sanago, a virtually unknown junior officer, has shown an inability to command discipline from his troops – who have looted the capital. The disappearance of President Toure and the factional infighting of the Army have made the country defenseless against AQIM’s...
  • Hamas, PA Leaders Refuse to Assist Suffering Syrian Brethren

    01/08/2013 12:14:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Palestinian leaders, who court international sympathy by portraying their people as displaced victims of Israel, are refusing to help tens of thousands of their brethren who have been displaced from homes and refugee camps as a result of the civil war plaguing the neighboring country of Syria. Leaders of both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have rebuffed requests by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency's (UNRWA) for assistance in stemming the humanitarian crisis in Syria, causing 150,000 Syrian citizens who claim “Palestinian” origins, to remain homeless and “facing freezing temperatures, missiles, bombs and food shortages,” as Paul Alster of...
  • Feet In Two Worlds (Somalian Refugee Resettlement in the United States)

    12/12/2012 7:28:44 AM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 11, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the themes we’ve emphasized on American Rattlesnake this year is the damage inflicted upon American society by ill-conceived policies of refugee resettlement carried out by the federal government. Unlike past generations of refugees who came here from nations behind the Iron Curtain, Cuba, or other Communist states, the ones transplanted to the United States now are not educated, white collar elites or aspiring middle class professionals who have been dispossessed of their property and wealth by tyrannical despots. Unlike the much-maligned Polish plumbers who have migrated to the United Kingdom in order to increase their earnings before returning...
  • U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria

    10/10/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael R. Gordon and Elisabeth Bumiller
    The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict. The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian...
  • Mali Rebels Merge, Plan to Create Islamic State

    05/27/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 27 May 2012 | Anne Look
    BAMAKO - Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants have joined forces in northern Mali and say they will create an independent Islamist state. The groups took advantage of a military coup in Bamako to seize control of the territory in early April. Resistance is growing in the north to the efforts to introduce Islamic law. In the northern Malian town of Gao, court is in session. Commissioner Abdoulaye Maiga begins by reading from the Quran in the roadside courtyard outside the former police station. Once an area businessman, Maiga is a member of the militant Islamist sect Ansar Dine that residents...
  • Ahamadinejad Spokesman assaulted on New York street by Iranian refugees (Video)

    09/26/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2012 | Ramin Moradi
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  • Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands: Redressing the Injustice

    09/13/2012 2:32:10 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | September 10, 2012 | Aharon Mor
    For over 2,500 years, Jewish communities have existed in the lands now known as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Iran. Around one million Jews lived there at the start of the twentieth century; today less than 3 percent of that one million still remain (including Iran). Upon the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of Jews in Arab countries changed dramatically. The Arab world’s rejection of the Jewish state triggered a deliberate surge in state-legislated discrimination and abuse by Arab regimes and their citizenry, making Jewish residence in Arab countries simply untenable. As...
  • Op-Ed: A Strategy for Making Peace with the Palestinian Arabs

    09/05/2012 2:45:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/12 | Dr. Max Singer
    Israel will not attain peace with the PA Arabs until that community gives up its goal of destroying Israel. They will abandon this goal only when they are convinced that there is no way they can succeed. The most important ways to work towards peace are: resettling the Palestinian “refugees” outside of Israel; encouraging reform in the Palestinian education system and speaking the truth regarding the Jews’ ancient roots in the land; reducing the ability of PA leaders to personally benefit from the conflict; and encouraging free debate in PA society. ..... What Can Be Done for the Sake of...
  • Syrian refugees try to tear down Jordan camp fence

    08/13/2012 2:18:57 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT | unattributed
    ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) -- More than 50 Syrian refugee youths have tried to tear down an enclosure fence at Jordan's first refugee tent city, saying they wanted to flee. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the incident at the Zaatari camp near the Syrian border says government security guards fired three warning shots in the air to disperse the angry crowd. No injuries...