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  • World Ignores as Hamas Boasts of Continued Tunnel-Digging

    10/19/2014 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/2014, 7:25 AM | Hillel Fendel
    The destruction of the widespread Hamas tunnel network was considered a major Israeli achievement of the recent war in Gaza, but the Hamas weekly newspaper Al-Risalah reports that Hamas continues digging tunnels from Gaza into Israel. A reporter for Al-Risalah claims to have visited an “offensive tunnel”—a term referring to an underground conduit planned to be used in an attack against Israel. Hamas has attacked Israel via tunnels of this nature in the past, either by sending armed terrorists into Israel to target Israelis, or—as in the famous case of Gilad Shalit—by capturing a soldier nearby and abducting him into...
  • Muslim Man Beats Wife, Drags Her Body with Car as his Children Watch (Dearborn, MI)

    10/19/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 81 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Aurelius
    Hassan Sayed is looking at years in prison after beating his wife as their children looked on, then dragging her with a car. The incident was caught on tape. Sayed's wife was driving when he started to threaten her. She was so frightened, she pulled over and began to run from Hassan as their children watched. Away from her enraged husband, she called police. In the meantime, Sayed had gotten into the driver's seat. When his wife started to walk back to the car, Sayed started pushing her and punching her in the face. As she stumbles back to once...
  • Shocking: Muslims Daub Swastika on Temple Mount

    10/19/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 10/19/2014, 12:08 PM | Ari Soffer
    On Sunday morning, Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount—the holiest site in Judaism—were appalled to find that Muslim worshipers had daubed anti-Semitic graffiti equating the Jewish Star of David to the Nazi swastika. Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick first uploaded a photo of the shocking graffiti onto his Facebook account, along with a statement blaming the lack of proper response by authorities to Islamist rioting and provocations, and accusing the government of burying its head in the sand. “When they make light of the torching of a police station on the Temple Mount, when the sole response to daily Muslim...
  • Abbas Calls Jews Visiting Temple Mount 'Herd of Cattle'

    10/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman called Jews visiting the Temple Mount a "herd of cattle" on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he incited violence against Jews visiting Judaism's holiest site and called to prevent their access "by all means." "The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party. "We will not allow settlers to attack the mosque," he added, referring to Jews visiting the site as a "herd of cattle." On Saturday, Abbas...
  • Boko Haram attack survivor: I'm ready to die as a Christian (Fascinating video interview with Greta)

    10/18/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    VIDEO (19:55)- Uncut: Victim recounts how Boko Haram extremists attacked him in front of his wife and children just because he is a Christian and left him for dead, plus the plight of hundreds of kidnapped girls.
  • German judge sparks outrage, says anti-Semitism was only limited to Nazi period

    10/18/2014 1:29:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/17/2014 04:28 | Benjamin Weinthal
    A regional judge in Munich is embroiled in a highly charged dispute over her statement in a civil case that German anti-Semitism was limited to the Nazi period of 1933-1945, suggesting that post-Holocaust anti-Semitism is not a factor in Jew-hatred. The Munich regional judge, Petra Grönke-Müller, sparked outrage on October 8 with her courtroom assertion during a civil case that “a fiery anti-Semite is someone in Germany who talks, with conviction, in an anti-Semitic way and, with conviction, does not condemn the Third Reich and cannot view the period 1933-1945 as separate from the background of history.” […] Speaking to...
  • Palestinians want Israel pullout vote this year

    10/18/2014 12:13:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:34 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Friday his government wants the U.N. Security Council to vote on a resolution before the end of the year that would set November 2016 as the deadline for Israeli troops to withdraw from all Palestinian territories. Riyad Mansour said Friday that if the resolution is defeated—which is almost certain because of opposition from Israel’s closest ally the United States and others—the Palestinians have other options. …
  • Abbas suggest banning Jews from holy site (i.e. Temple Mount)

    10/17/2014 9:49:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.17.14, 21:34 | News Agencies (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days. […] Abbas said Jews should be prevented from entering the site “by any means,” adding that “this is our Noble Sanctuary… they have no right to enter and desecrate it.” Palestinians also say Israel is unfairly restricting access at the site. Israel limited male Muslim worshippers this past week to...
  • [Germany] Diverse Berlin could get first mayor ‘with accent’ (a ‘Palestinian’ candidate)

    10/17/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.10.2014 | Jefferson Chase
    For more than a decade, Berlin has been governed by an openly homosexual mayor. But is the city, renowned for its tolerance, ready for a leader from a Palestinian background? It may have to be. […] … Berlin SPD parliamentary leader Raed Saleh only needs to open his mouth to stand out from the crowd. Saleh came to Berlin at the age of five with his Palestinian parents, and although his German is beyond reproach, he speaks the language with a distinct Arabic twang. “Berlin is a city of diversity; a city of 100 different accents,” Saleh told DW. “People...
  • Boko Haram agrees to ceasefire, release of school girls

    10/17/2014 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.10.2014 | slk/shs (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped school girls, according to Nigerian officials. The girls were abducted six months ago from a school in Chibok. […] “Boko Haram issued the ceasefire as a result of the discussions we have been having with them,” said Hassan Tukur, who represented the Nigerian government at talks with the militant organization in neighboring Chad. “They have agreed to release the Chibok girls,” he continued. The girls have been missing for the past six months, despite international efforts mobilized by the Twitter hashtag...
  • UK Student Union Boycotts Israel—But Won’t Condemn ISIS (or support Kurds against them)

    10/17/2014 10:50:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/16/2014, 11:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    The UK’s National Union of Students (NUS) has rejected a motion condemning the radical Islamic State terrorist group—also known as ISIS or ISIL—on the grounds that it could be considered “Islamophobic,” sparking a row over the dominance of radical-left groups within the student body. The decision by NUS’s National Executive Committee to shoot down the motion is all the more shocking given that the same body adopted an aggressive bill just over two months ago condemning Israel and calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. The anti-Israel motion was adopted despite objections that it risked alienating Jewish students, who...
  • ISIS in Jets for First Time, US Reportedly Trains Rebel Pilots

    10/17/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 10/17/2014, 1:59 PM | Ari Yashar
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed on Friday that the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terror group has begun training pilots on three captured fighter jets, relying on the knowledge of Iraqi pilots who have joined the group. Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the monitoring group, said witnesses in northern Syria have seen the group flying the three MiG 21 or MiG 23 model jets above the al-Jarrah airbase east of Aleppo, in the first instance of ISIS going airborne, reports Reuters. […] ISIS has captured several fighter jets during its conquest of Syria and Iraq. In August it...
  • (George) Galloway Won’t be Prosecuted Over ‘Israel-Free Zone’ Remarks

    10/17/2014 1:46:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 10/15/2014, 7:17 PM | Elad Benari
    Anti-Israel British MP George Galloway will not be prosecuted over remarks in a speech during which he declared that his constituency, Bradford, was “an Israel-free zone”, reports Jewish News Online. The comments, made by the Bradford West MP in August, caused an outcry on social media and complaints were made to West Yorkshire Police. On Wednesday, the force said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) did not believe there was sufficient evidence to support charges but also said it had logged it as a “hate incident”. …
  • Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg

    10/16/2014 8:36:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 15, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Germany: Holy War Erupts in Hamburg by Soeren Kern October 15, 2014 at 5:00 am "We are living in Hamburgistan." — Daniel Abdin, imam of Hamburg's Al-Nour Mosque.One politician has been repeatedly threatened with beheading as the price to pay for leading a fundraising campaign to provide food and water for Kurds in northern Iraq."As a society we must ask ourselves: how can it be that people who live in Germany and... born and raised here, are supporters of a brutal, inhuman and fundamentalist group such as the IS and attack peaceful protestors with knives, sticks and machetes. Here...
  • Is the Islamic State the Islamic "Reformation?"

    10/16/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Fjordman
    The self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world with its brutality. The British Prime Minister David Cameron, along with other Western leaders, claims that the Islamic State has “nothing to do with the great religion of Islam, a religion of peace.” The former British PM Tony Blair states that IS’ ideology is “based in a complete perversion of the proper faith of Islam.”
  • German jihadist in Syria threatens ‘filthy’ Merkel

    10/16/2014 5:59:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Oct 2014 10:50 GMT+02:00
    A German Islamist fighting for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria has released a propaganda video threatening Germans and Chancellor Angela Merkel. […] The German jihadist, who has the name Abu Dauoud al-Almani, first rants against the US and President Barack Obama, before turning his attention to his homeland. “The same to you O Germans and to filthy Merkel who gave gifts to Israel” He then calls for his “brothers” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to join jihad. …
  • Turkish football coach attacked by fans after trainer’s anti-ISIL tweets

    10/16/2014 4:58:38 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    hurriyet daily news ^ | October/15/2014
    A group of Sarıyer supporters attacked coach Turhan Özyazanlar on Oct. 14 outside the club’s facilities as he was trying to defend trainer Erdal Elgörmüş (L). The coach of Sarıyer, a third-division football team headquartered on Istanbul’s Bosphorus, was beaten by fans after the team’s goalkeeper trainer posted messages on social media decrying atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Kobane. A groups of Sarıyer supporters attacked coach Turhan Özyazanlar on Oct. 14 outside the club’s facilities as he was trying to defend trainer Erdal Elgörmüş. Ergörmüş, who was born in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Cited for Anti-Semitic Works at Int’l Book Fair (Frankfurt, Germany)

    10/15/2014 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:39 AM | Moshe Philips and Benyamin Korn
    International donors this week praised the leaders of the Palestinian Authority as moderate peace-seekers who can be trusted with billions of dollars in aid for Gaza—at the very same time the PA was being named “second worst offender” for distributing anti-Semitic publications at Europe's largest book fair. The European branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, headed by Dr. Shimon Samuels, this week released its list of those who circulated anti-Semitic books and magazines at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest annual gathering of publishers in Europe. Qatar was cited as the “Worst Offender of 2014.” But the Qataris had stiff...
  • ISIS ‘Declares War on Christians’

    10/14/2014 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/2014, 4:00 PM | Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
    Islamic State (ISIS) has published a new edition of the propaganda booklet Dabiq, which is again signaling its primary enemy—Christianity. On the cover page of the booklet is a photo of the Vatican bearing the ISIS flag, along with the terror group’s desires to conquer Rome and “break the cross.” According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah. The declaration surfaces amid growing concern over the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle...
  • CNN lays off New York staff of correspondent Christiane Amanpour in network-wide restructuring

    10/14/2014 4:26:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/14/14 | DON KAPLAN
    The ax has fallen on the New Yorkers who work for storied foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour. CNN has canned Amanpour's entire New York City-based staff — four producers — as part of the troubled cable news channel's restructuring, sources said.
  • British ex-PM Blair may have been terrorism target, court hears

    10/14/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:07am EDT | Michael Holden
    A man charged in Britain with terrorism offenses at a trial so sensitive that prosecutors sought to have it heard entirely in secret might have been planning an attack on ex-prime minister Tony Blair, a court heard on Tuesday. Erol Incedal, 26, was arrested in October last year with another man, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadja, who last week admitted possessing a bomb-making document on a memory card, prosecutor Richard Whittam said. Incedal, who lives in London and is a British citizen, denies charges of preparing for acts of terrorism with unnamed others abroad and possessing information useful to terrorism. …
  • Diplomats: EU weighs steps to curb settlements, including blacklisting convicted settlers

    10/14/2014 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters via Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/14/2014 17:29 | (Luke Baker)
    European officials are looking at new ways to press Israel to halt its building of settlements on land the Palestinians want for a state, as frustration over the construction program reaches a new high, European diplomats say. The discussions are at an early stage, but officials say the European Union may look at stopping Jewish settlers convicted of crimes from visiting the EU and could examine the fine print of a free-trade agreement, although there is no talk of sanctions. A series of steps by Israel in recent weeks, including the seizure of 1,000 acres of land near the Palestinian...
  • France says will recognize Palestinian state if negotiations fail

    10/14/2014 10:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters via Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/14/2014 19:18 | (Reuters: John Irish)
    France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture. However, if negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel fail, Paris “would not shirk its responsibilities” but would recognize the Palestinian state, the minister, Laurent Fabius, said in answer to a question in parliament. His remarks came a day after British lawmakers voted to recognize Palestine. Their vote will not alter government policy, but it does carry symbolic value as Palestinians pursue international recognition. “From the moment when we say that there are two states,...
  • Golders Green MP Resigns Gov’t Role Over UK ‘Palestine’ Vote

    10/14/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/2014, 2:18 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The British MP representing two of London’s primary Jewish neighborhoods resigned as a parliamentary private secretary on Monday, in direct protest of the UK’s vote to recognize “Palestine.” Following the resignation—which he announced on Twitter—MP Mike Freer stated he had no regrets. “I had to vote and it was therefore easy to quit,” Freer told the British Jewish News daily on Tuesday. “It would have been easy to hide behind the protocol, but the two-state solution we all want to see should be the end, not start, of the process. The Government had to follow the protocol, but the irony...
  • Divided Bosnia elects nationalists

    10/13/2014 10:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 13/10/2014 - 10:53 | Updated: 13/10/2014 - 14:52 | (With Reuters)
    Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future were in the lead in an election for the three-person presidency yesterday (12 October), likely portending more dysfunction in a country still haunted by the divisions of a 1992-95 war. Based on a partial vote-count, authorities said Bakir Izetbegović, Dragan Čović and Željka Cvijanović were out in front in the race for the tri-partite state presidency, as the Bosniak, Croat and Serb representatives respectively. […] Izetbegovic campaigned on the need for a strong, unified state, Čović on the creation of a Croat entity within Bosnia, while Cvijanović is part of...
  • Kissinger: ‘Iran Is a Natural Ally of the United States’

    10/13/2014 9:15:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 191 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 13, 2014 - 11:49 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “Iran is a natural ally” of the U.S. “As long as Iran is ruled by the ayatollah and bases itself on its sectarian philosophy, we have to be careful. But basically, as a country, Iran is a natural ally of the United States. It’s the ideological, religious component that makes it an antagonist,” said Kissinger, who served as Secretary of State for the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. …
  • British Parliament Votes to Recognize Palestine

    10/13/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 10/14/2014, 12:29 AM | Elad Benari
    The British parliament on Monday night officially voted in favor of recognizing the “state of Palestine”. The non-binding resolution was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”, according to AFP. The motion, while non-binding, is heavy with symbolism but is unlikely to change government policy, the report noted. […] British Prime Minister David Cameron said prior to the vote that he would not take part in it. …
  • Arabs Caught on Film in Another ‘Tree Libel’ (cut down olive trees, blame Jews)

    10/13/2014 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 5:29 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Arabs on Monday were caught red-handed cooking up another “tree libel” against Jewish residents of Samaria. The Arabs were seen cutting down olive trees and demolishing fences in an Arab olive grove near Har Bracha in Samaria, apparently intending to blame the damage on Jews. Two volunteers working with the Samaria Residents Council caught the vandals on film. The volunteers were on special patrol, after Council director Benny Katsover urged Jewish residents of the area to watch out for Arab provocations during the olive harvest season. Katzover called on residents to carry video-filming equipment as they traveled the roads, in...
  • Abbas Threatens, Again, to Cut Ties With Israel

    10/13/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Elad Benari
    PA Chairman says he plans to move ahead with his latest unilateral UN move and if all else fails, he will hand the keys to Netanyahu. video .....
  • Tenant nearly beheaded Brooklyn landlord who had 'humiliated'him...

    10/13/2014 2:47:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/14 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    ...for being short on cash: NYPD sources The Brooklyn tenant accused of butchering his landlord nearly chopped the man’s head off in a fit of rage because he felt the 57-year-old victim had “teased" him for being poor, police sources said on Wednesday. Hours after the NYPD pulled off a nick-of-time arrest as Mohammed Siddiquee tried to flee the country, the suspect admitted to perpetrating the vicious killing of Mahuddin Mahmud. “Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, said nervously when the Daily News asked if he was the culprit as cops hauled him out of a Brooklyn police station...
  • Arab MK Tibi Leads Push for ‘Palestine’ in London

    10/13/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 2:44 PM | Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar
    Despite being a citizen of Israel and a member of the Israeli Knesset, radical Arab MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) is in London on Monday to take part in a diplomatic push urging the British parliament to recognize “Palestine” in a non-binding vote. Tibi is talking with British MPs of the Labour Party, whose member Grahame Morris proposed the vote, and trying to convince them that voting to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state will advance the “peace process.” In fact, the Labour Party is reportedly highly divided over the vote, with many senior members of the...
  • Merkel ‘wants to extend Afghan mission’

    10/13/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Oct 2014 08:34 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel wants German troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2016, fearing Afghan security forces will not be ready to take over by then, according to a report on Sunday. News weekly Der Spiegel reported that Merkel told a parliamentary committee that she doubted the Afghan army and police would be ready to take over by the time the final German troops are slated to withdraw. She said the complete withdrawal in 2011 of US troops from Iraq, which is now engulfed in Islamist violence, served as a cautionary tale and wanted to talk to Washington about an extension...
  • Diplomat Warns Obama May Be Holding Secret Iran Talks

    10/13/2014 10:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 10:02 AM | Ari Yashar
    According to a senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem, the chances of a deal being reached on Iran’s nuclear program between it and world powers before the November 24 deadline are slim—but US President Barack Obama is liable to flex on several points, including the deadline. “When there’s a will on the part of both leaders everything is possible, but Israel needs to stand guard so that a bad deal won’t be made,” the source told Walla!, warning against a deal that will leave the Islamic regime with thousands of centrifuges and breakout capability to quickly create a nuclear bomb. The...
  • Police Storm Temple Mount, Lock Rioters in Mosque

    10/12/2014 10:25:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 8:00 AM | Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen
    The Jerusalem Police stormed the Temple Mount Monday morning and locked Arab rioters inside the Al Aqsa Mosque. The police had gathered intelligence about Arab youths who had spent the night at the Temple Mount compound. The youths had collected rocks and fireworks and prepared firebombs, which they stored inside the Al Aqsa Mosque in order to use them against police and interfere with non-Muslim visits to the Mount. In addition, they created obstacles to prevent the closing of the last open door into Al Aqsa. These included shoe cabinets that were nailed onto the mosque doors, iron bars, wooden...
  • Baghdad car bombs kill 43 in Shia neighborhoods

    10/11/2014 5:46:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-11-2014 | Ralph Ellis
    At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday. The three attacks took place in Shia neighborhoods, the sources said.
  • America Praises and Supports Terrorist Government (“Palestinian” unity government)

    10/10/2014 1:33:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2014, 1:25 PM | David Rubin
    The post-Gaza war period has seen some disturbing statements and actions by the United States political leadership that call into serious question its reliability as the leader of the free world and as a trusted ally of Israel. […] Closer to home, the latest evidence that Uncle Sam can no longer be counted on is its reaction to the first meeting of the Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government in Gaza. The Hamas-Fatah leadership meeting was praised by U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki as “a positive step”. So that we won’t doubt that its words will also be followed by...
  • ISIS Bearing Down On Baghdad Even As World Watches Kobani Siege [Blood & Treasure Wasted?]

    10/10/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 10, 2014
    ISIS Bearing Down On Baghdad Even As World Watches Kobani Siege October 10, 2014 Waves of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters appear to have done little to stem the terrorist army’s advance in Syria, and now the militants are close to overrunning key positions on the outskirts of Baghdad. With the world’s eyes on the terrorist army’s siege of the Syrian border city of Kobani, where U.S.-led airstrikes are backing Kurdish fighters, some 500 miles southeast, Islamic State fighters are within eight miles of the Iraqi metropolis. The Islamic militants have reportedly infiltrated the Baghdad suburb of Abu...
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times Again In Cuckoo-Land (antisemitism)

    10/10/2014 12:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:28 PM | Jack Engelhard
    The good news is that The New York Times has to dump another hundred reporters. The bad news is that Tom Friedman is still on the beat. But the paper, constantly eyeing Der Sturmer for inspiration, keeps losing readers in droves. People have begun to catch on. They’re catching on to what I’ve been saying for years, that The New York Times is the most anti-Semitic newspaper in the entire world. […] Today’s op-ed needle comes from yet another scoffer named Roger Cohen—or is this the same dunce who appears time and again? I don’t know. […] So what’s the...
  • U.S. Destroys $500M Planes, Sells for 6 Cent Scrap

    10/10/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT · by mykroar · 30 replies
    WA Free Beacon ^ | Adam Credo
    Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program. The Department of Defense purchased for the AAF a total of 20 Italian-made G222 military transport planes at a cost of $486 million. However, the fleet was grounded in March 2013 “after sustained, serious performance, maintenance, and spare parts problems” were discovered,...
  • US Praises Hamas-Fatah Unity Meeting as ‘Positive Step’

    10/10/2014 5:49:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2014, 7:25 AM | Ari Yashar
    The Hamas terrorist group was present as the Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government held its first full cabinet meeting on Thursday in Gaza, and according to the White House it was a “positive step.” […] America has previously claimed Hamas is not represented in the unity government to justify its supportive stance on that government—despite the fact that one of the unity government ministers was previously the education minister in Hamas’s Gaza government. However, following the meeting Thursday that Psaki termed a “positive step,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and unity government Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah vowed in a press conference...
  • Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing ‘jihad’

    10/10/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing “jihad,” in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam. Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.” […] In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters … have a greater rank in the eyes of...
  • Kotel Rabbi: ‘Temple Mount has Turned into a Terror Base’

    10/10/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2014, 1:31 PM | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) and Holy Sites, decried the Arab attempts to wreck the week-long Sukkot holiday by launching violent riots against police and Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, the rabbi argued that the Arab rioters are intentionally trying to prevent Jews from reaching the site on Sukkot, one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays that in ancient times required Jews to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem, a practice maintained by many. “The Arab leadership’s feigned ignorance in the face of these acts...
  • U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …

    10/09/2014 9:08:22 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.09.14 | Jamie Dettmer
    Airstrikes that appear to be coordinated with Kurdish guerrillas have escalated dramatically, but they may not be enough to save the town. SURUC, Turkey — High in the blue sky above I think I can make out a dart of silver—or maybe it is a trick of sunlight and puffy white clouds and my imagination trying to match the sound of warplanes zooming back and forth with an actual glimpse of them. All day there has been the distant roar of U.S. fighters over the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, and for much of Wednesday night, too. One local...
  • Could terrorists turn themselves into Ebola suicide 'bombs'?

    10/09/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    Terrorist group Isis may be considering using Ebola as a suicide bio-weapon against the West, according to a military expert. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person who is showing the symptoms – and it wouldn't be difficult for fanatics to contract it then travel to countries they want to wreak havoc in, according to a military expert. Capt. Al Shimkus, Ret., a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, said that the strategy is entirely plausible. He told Forbes: 'The individual exposed to the Ebola Virus would be the carrier. In...
  • Head of Hebrew association attacked outside Barclays Center (Brooklyn NY, by “pro-Palestinians”)

    10/08/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | 3:08p | Kirstan Conley
    The head of the Brooklyn Young Men’s Hebrew Association was viciously attacked by hate-mongers outside the Barclay’s Center after a game and celebration honoring the Israel Defense Forces, the Post has learned. Leonard Petlakh, 42, was inside the arena with his children and friends for the Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game on Tuesday night, when a group tried to disrupt the event by unfurling the Palestinian flag, according to a statement released by the Kings Bay YMHA. An argument broke out between several groups and people were asked to leave. As Petlakh was walking out with his children, video captured...
  • State Department Endorses Handbook Calling Jihad ‘Noble’

    10/08/2014 10:36:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/8/14 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. State Department endorsed on Wednesday a controversial anti-terror handbook published by Canada’s Muslim community that refers to jihad as “noble” and urges law enforcement to avoid using terms such as “Islamic extremism.” The handbook, published earlier this month by two Canadian Muslim community organizations, was so controversial that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) flatly rejected the manual and ordered its officers not to use it. Yet the State Department’s official anti-terrorism Twitter feed, called Think Again Turn Away, appeared to endorse the controversial handbook on Twitter and linked to a positive article about it.
  • Catholic Bishop: Fight ‘Satanist-Driven Islamic Organizations’

    10/08/2014 9:08:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/6/14 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – “Christians must do everything within their powers to protect their lives from being snuffed off by Satanist-driven Islamic organizations,” Bishop Joseph Bagobiri, the Roman Catholic head of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese, said Sunday, according to Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper. Bishop Bagobiri also noted, according to the Vanguard, that Christians have a "grave duty" to use “moderate and proportionate force” to defend their families against Islamic groups such as Boko Haram, which is responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians since 2009. Boko Haram became internationally known after it staged a mass kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls in...
  • My Brother’s Keeper focus of Black Caucus conference (Valerie Jarrett poses with NOI leader)

    10/08/2014 12:18:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Final Call ^ | October 7, 2014 | Starla Muhammad and Nisa Islam Muhammad
    My Brother’s Keeper, the initiative introduced by President Barack Obama earlier this year, was a major focus of what was a full schedule of activities and events during the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference weekend in the nation’s capital. This year marked the 44th year of the event. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement, guilty of walking while Black, or driving while Black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness. We know that, statistically, in everything from enforcing drug policy to applying the death penalty to pulling people over,...
  • Australia will soon ban foreign 'hate preachers'

    10/07/2014 3:43:10 PM PDT · by keat · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 7, 6:36 PM EDT
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister says his government will soon introduce a system for banning foreign "hate preachers" from entering the country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott also told Sydney Radio 2GB on Wednesday that he will attempt to outlaw the radical Islamic group Hizb-ut-Tahrir under proposed tougher counterterror laws. Abbott says he is angry and frustrated that under existing counterterror laws his government cannot outlaw Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which is banned by several other countries. But under amendments before the Parliament, groups that promote terrorism would be banned. The current prohibition only applies to groups that engage in terrorism. Abbott...
  • Israel police, Palestinians, clash on Temple Mount

    10/08/2014 12:00:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 2:46 AM EDT
    Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Wednesday, leaving three policemen lightly injured, a police spokeswoman said. The clashes erupted after several dozen masked Palestinians began throwing rocks, fire crackers and other pyrotechnical devices at police when the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary,” opened for prayers on Wednesday morning, said the spokeswoman, Luba Samri. […] Police chased the demonstrators toward the Al-Aqsa mosque, where they barricaded themselves inside and continued hurling objects in the direction of the police, said Samri. She said that at least one Molotov cocktail was thrown at the...