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  • Terror situation in Europe is the 'new normal', says Swedish security boss

    08/18/2017 10:53:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 18 August 2017 17:22 CEST+02:00
    The head of Sweden’s security police called the threat of terrorism in Europe the “new normal” on Friday as his Spanish counterparts continued to investigate Thursday’s deadly attacks in Spain. There were no immediate reports of any Swedish nationals injured when vans drove into pedestrians in Barcelona and Cambrils, killing at least 14 and wounding some 100 others, but citizens from more than 30 countries were among the dead and wounded, reported The Local Spain. Sweden’s security services Säpo said they were ready to offer assistance if needed. “Our thoughts go to those affected by the attacks in Spain and...
  • 'Unprecedented interference' as Erdogan tells Turks in Germany not to vote for 'enemies of Turkey'

    08/18/2017 10:26:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 August 2017 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling grand coalition or the Greens in next month’s legislative elections, calling them “enemies of Turkey”. Upping the stakes in an intensifying row with Berlin, Erdogan said ethnic Turks in Germany should not cast their ballots either for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, or the Greens. “I tell all my kinsmen in Germany… not to vote for them. Neither the Christian Democrats nor the SPD nor the...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei Demands America ‘Tackle White Supremacy’ After Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | John Hayward
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account on Wednesday to declare, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.” Khamenei linked this comment to the Twitter hashtags for #WhiteSupremacy and #Charlottesville. He included a photo of indeterminate origin showing a younger version of himself holding a black child, which is presumably supposed to demonstrate his superior racial sensitivity. To its credit, the Washington Post was sharply skeptical of the tweet, noting that Khamenei routinely seeks to exploit American crimes and tragedies for political advantage....
  • Iran could quit nuclear deal in 'hours' if new U.S. sanctions imposed: Rouhani

    08/17/2017 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 / 3:18 AM | (Dubai Newsroom/Michelle Nichols)
    Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time — not a week or a month, but within hours — to conditions more advanced than before the start of negotiations,” Rouhani told a session of parliament broadcast live on state television. Iran says new U.S. sanctions breach the agreement it reached in 2015 with the United States, Russia, China and three European...
  • AfD top candidate Alexander Gauland: Close Germany's borders

    08/16/2017 11:12:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.16.2017 | Nina Werkhauser
    Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany’s interest, he said. Alexander Gauland is the top candidate for Alternative for Germany (AfD) in September’s general election. In an interview with DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl and moderator Jaafar Abdul-Karim, he said that Germany and Europe’s borders should be closed. The former, long-time member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) said it is wrong that people without papers can enter Germany. “These people shouldn’t even be allowed into...
  • Quaint U.S. town: Man named 'Hussein' tries to behead police officer with sword

    08/16/2017 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/16/17 | Leo Hohmann
    A 46-year-old Somali refugee identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he was shot and killed. A spokesman for the police said two officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 6:38 p.m. Sunday about a man walking down Olympia Street near 10th Avenue armed with a sword. The two officers arrived on the scene at the same time in separate cars at about 6:40 p.m. One officer got out of his car to confront Hassan and police say the man started swinging the...
  • Authorities Find No Evidence in Damond's Home

    08/16/2017 9:19:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Court documents show that authorities found nothing when they searched the home of Justine Ruszczyk Damond shortly after an officer fatally shot her. Damond called for police assistance July 15 because she believed she had heard a sexual assault taking place in the alley behind her house. Mohamed Noor, one of the two responding officers, shot her. He has declined to be interviewed by investigators. Hours later, police obtained a search warrant for Damond's house and checked inside for blood, hair, guns, ammunition, knives, drugs or writings. They took nothing from the home. The Damond family attorney, Bob Bennett, says...
  • Girl killed after car drives into pizzeria east of Paris

    08/14/2017 1:08:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    Skynews.com ^ | August 14, 2017
    Not much more than a banner on the site yet. Another report said eight people have been injured at the pizzeria. Here we go again.
  • Deposed Pakistani PM calls for 'revolution' in talk to crowd

    08/13/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 3:06 PM EDT | Anjum Naveed
    Deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif called Saturday for “a change and revolution” in the country to ensure the sanctity of the vote as he addressed a large gathering of his supporters in his home town of Lahore. Concluding his four-day journey, which began in Islamabad and culminated in a rally in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, Sharif was clearly delighted to address the tens of thousands who gathered near the famous shrine of Data Darbar. After a Supreme Court decision disqualified him last month for concealing assets, Sharif traveled with a long cavalcade from Islamabad Wednesday. He stayed...
  • 'Meet a Muslim' events hope to dispel misconceptions [Fremont CA]

    08/13/2017 8:54:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2017 10:31 AM EDT | Kristin J. Bender (and Noreen Nasir)
    When Moina Shaiq realized even her own friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: “Questions and answers about being Muslim.” […] With an uptick in anti-Muslim crimes in the U.S., Shaiq said she started the “Meet a Muslim” talks to educate people about her faith and culture while addressing people’s misconceptions and stereotypes. …
  • Al Qaeda has drawn a bullseye on a new American target: Subway trains

    08/12/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Al Qaeda is about to take on a new target — America’s trains — in an upcoming edition of its terror magazine Inspire. Issue No. 17 is headlined “Train Derail Operations,” and will spell out ways to create rail disasters in a transportation system that lacks the stiff security procedures of airline travel. Its competing Sunni extremists group, the Islamic State, for more than a year has advocated using vehicles to mow down innocents. Its murderous followers have weaponized vehicles in Nice, Berlin and London, creating hundred of deaths and injuries. […] The U.S. maintains over 100,000 miles of rail....
  • Atta’s Rage Rooted in Islam’s Misogyny

    08/10/2017 11:38:35 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | October 12, 2001 | Jamie Glazov
    In Islam, sex is allowed only in marriage, but even then it is not viewed as an act between two complementary and equal human beings. It is an act concerning only the orgasmic need of the male. Since this need is prioritized, Islam allows the male to marry four wives at a time. The male can also go through serial marriages, since he is allowed to dissolve a marriage unilaterally at any time by simply saying to his wife: "you are repudiated." Thus, a man does not have to invest in one woman. The concept of "the couple" is shattered;...
  • The Sexual Rage Behind Islamic Terror

    08/10/2017 11:33:25 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | October 4, 2001 | Jamie Glazov
    In this culture, males sexually penetrating males becomes a manifestation of male power, conferring a status of hyper-masculinity. It is considered to have nothing to do with homosexuality. An unmarried man who has sex with boys is simply doing what men do. As the scholar Bruce Dunne has demonstrated, sex in Islamic societies is not about mutuality between partners, but about the adult male's achievement of pleasure through violent domination. There is silence around this issue. It is the silence that legitimizes sexual violence against women, such as honor crimes and female circumcision. It is also the silence that forces...
  • Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson 'pretended to be Muslim' to survive

    08/10/2017 9:52:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 10 August 2017 10:26 CEST+02:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Swede Johan Gustafsson, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has spoken publicly for the first time since his release this summer after almost six years in captivity. Gustafsson, from Värnamo, southern Sweden, returned home in June after five years and seven months in captivity in Mali. Sweden has refused to provide details about how his release was secured, describing it only as the result of “years of efforts” by police, diplomats and Swedish and international authorities. […] Gustafsson, 43, was abducted in Timbuktu, northern Mali, in November 2011 along with South African national Stephen McGown and Dutchman...
  • Iran-born AfD politician investigated over Islamophobia accusations [Germany]

    08/09/2017 9:28:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 August 2017 11:36 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Prosecutors in the southwest German city of Saarbrücken are investigating an Iran-born AfD politician over accusations that she made Islamophobic statements. A prosecutor’s office spokeswoman said on Wednesday that AfD politician Laleh Hadjimohamadvali — a candidate in the upcoming national elections — is suspected of defamation of religious groups, as well as incitement to hatred. Hadjimohamadvali was born in Iran and has said that she fled to Germany to get away from Islam in the 1980s after the 1979 Iranian Revolution led to the establishment of an Islamic Republic. According to the Saarbrücker Zeitung, Hadjimohamadvali said during a party gathering...
  • Germany urges 'restraint' from North Korea and Trump

    08/09/2017 8:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 August 2017 12:50 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Wednesday urged North Korea and the United States to show “restraint” after apocalyptic threats from President Donald Trump and Pyongyang in their mounting war of words. “We are watching the increasing rhetorical escalation regarding the Korean Peninsula with the greatest concern,” foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer told reporters. “That is why we call on all sides to use restraint.” Schäfer said Berlin was convinced a “military option” could not be “the answer in the quest for a nuclear weapon-free” region. He urged the international community to “thoroughly implement” the latest round of sanctions against North Korea approved by...
  • 'Europe must not follow Trump's military build-up logic': a chat with Merkel's main election rival

    08/09/2017 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 August 2017 17:04 CEST+02:00
    Angela Merkel’s main rival in the upcoming election opened up this week in an interview about the balance between freedom and security, as well as about what Europe’s military strategy should be. Six weeks before Germany’s national election in which Merkel will seek a fourth term, her main rival Martin Schulz is lagging behind in the polls. In the most recent survey at the end of July by Stern, RTL and Forsa Institute, Schulz sank to his lowest level of support since being nominated as the Social Democrats’ (SPD) chancellor candidate. Just 21 percent of respondents said that hypothetically speaking,...
  • The Awans, Obama, and Saddam Hussein and Iran's nuclear programs

    08/07/2017 11:51:37 PM PDT · by Fedora · 40 replies
    Original research | 08/08/2017 | Fedora
    As many of you will recall, Obama made a trip to Pakistan when he was at Occidental College. I am seeing indicators that this relates to the Awans' network and to Iraq and Iran's nuclear programs, which I'm putting out here for others to help fill the missing pieces in and to get this to the right people. First, a recap of Obama's Pakistan trip:Obama’s Russia Problem: Obama's Links to Soviet-era Spy Rings and Terrorist NetworksAt Occidental College, Obama became involved in radical student politics, deliberately networking with activist students and professors, as he mentions in his autobiography. In 1981,...
  • Israel slammed over Al-Jazeera 'repressive clampdown'

    08/07/2017 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | ls/cmk (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Human rights groups have denounced attempts by the Israeli government to shutter Al-Jazeera’s operations in the country. Israeli officials have accused the Qatari-owned broadcaster of “supporting terrorism.” Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticized the Israeli government for attempting to shut down the Al-Jazeera bureau in Jerusalem. “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” Amnesty said in a statement on Monday. On Sunday, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara announced the government’s intention to shutter the Qatari-owned broadcaster’s...
  • Trump’s immigration bill seeks to ‘Make America White Again’ — and English-only

    08/06/2017 8:47:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 03, 2017 | Fabiola Santiago
    Under President Donald Trump’s immigration bill, today’s Miami wouldn’t exist. A vibrant metropolis heralded as a showcase for what refugees and immigrants from all over the Americas can achieve isn’t good enough for his idyllic USA (with an exclamation point).