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  • NYC may yank terrorism report to appease mosque ‘spying’ critics

    01/27/2015 12:07:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2015 | 6:33am | Susan Edelman
    In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned. The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time—after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa. …
  • The character assassination of Yasser Arafat by western media

    11/24/2004 3:09:39 PM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies · 2,516+ views
    The Final Call ^ | 11-24-04 | A. Akbar Muhammad
    FinalCall.com) - The outpouring of people in Ramallah, the West Bank, at the funeral of Yasser Arafat was a sign to the world of the love that his people had for the man that embodied their struggle. What most of the world does not realize, and the press is not saying, is that there would have been 10 times the number if the people from Gaza and other West Bank cities and towns had been permitted to travel to Ramallah. Because of the apartheid system that the Israelis have imposed on the Palestinians and the blockade against Gaza, people did...
  • Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

    01/26/2015 10:45:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 1:37 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, “there were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin.” As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. “There have been times where my faith has at times...
  • Sir Ben Kingsley: Europe Did Not Grieve the Holocaust

    01/26/2015 2:01:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2015, 5:59 PM | Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer
    Award-winning veteran actor and storyteller Sir Ben Kingsley was among the dignitaries at the first day of the Let My People Live Forum in Prague, and used the opportunity to explain why in his view Europe has failed to fully come to terms with the crimes of the holocaust. […] One of the greatest tragedies, he insisted, was the fact that in his view, “Europe did not grieve in 1945. It moved on. It found another enemy; it found other issues. The first step in healing is for us to collectively grieve—we have missed that crucial step.” As a result,...
  • Rand Paul spars with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio over Iran and Cuba in Florida summit

    01/26/2015 11:02:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul prefers exhausting diplomatic efforts in dealing with overseas conflicts, and on Sunday he highlighted the difference between his softer approach to foreign policy and that of two other senators who are likely 2016 presidential candidates -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Cruz of Texas and Rubio of Florida on stage Sunday evening in California for a summit organized by Freedom Partners. That group is the central hub of the powerful network of organizations backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch....
  • US Embassy in Yemen Releases Emergency Message “Depart Immediately” You Are On Your Own

    01/26/2015 10:02:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    The US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen released an emergency message today warning ALL US CITIZENS to “depart immediately.” The embassy went on to say US citizens are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
  • Germany halts arms exports to Saudis

    01/26/2015 2:38:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jan 2015 08:56 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of “instability in the region,” German daily Bild reported on Sunday. Weapons orders from Saudi Arabia have either been “rejected, pure and simple,” or deferred for further consideration, the newspaper said, adding that the information has not been officially confirmed. The decision was taken on Wednesday by the national security council, a government body that includes Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and seven other ministers, it said. …
  • And Now, Israel’s Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

    01/26/2015 1:58:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2015, 9:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    Leftist Israeli filmmakers are known for negatively portraying IDF soldiers, as recently exemplified by “5 Broken Cameras,” but a new documentary is seeking to push the envelope and go back in time to the 1967 Six Day War. The film, “Censored Voices,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, reports the New York Times. It takes snippets from interviews conducted after the war with soldiers from Israel’s socialist kibbutz movement, using them in an apparent attempt to portray the IDF as immoral, even though the war has always been in the Israeli consensus as a justified and miraculous victory....
  • 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists

    01/23/2015 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Full title: TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists The three major networks have, so far, devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided in terms of journalistic priorities. From Monday through early Thursday,...
  • European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for Judeo-Christian Culture’

    01/24/2015 5:57:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2015 - 10:17 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    European socialists are united with radical Muslims by a “mutual hatred for Judeo-Christian culture,” which is why they continue to defend failed multicultural policies that are promoting the Islamification of Europe, says Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute. “It’s called the Red-Green Alliance, red being the socialists and the green being Islam. There’s sort of a mutual interest on both sides to deconstruct the Judeo-Christian culture in Europe,” he explained. “What the socialists don’t realize is that the Muslims hate them even more than they hate the Judeo-Christians, and so once it works out to...
  • Obama Feuds with Bibi Because He's 'Like a Republican'

    01/24/2015 4:31:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Video Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Speaking about the tense relations between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Sheinkopf remarked that how the world feels about Netanyahu is not important to Israelis, whereas it is very important to American Jews...
  • Kerry at Davos: Don’t Blame Muslims for Crimes Not Committed by Muslims Alone

    01/24/2015 5:19:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Here is an excerpt from John Kerry's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Against this enemy, we are increasingly organizing and fighting back, but in doing so we have to also keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone – crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose, crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals with a distorted...
  • Hundreds join peaceful ‘Je suis Muslim’ rally in Sydney

    01/24/2015 4:48:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 6:03 PM EST
    Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Sydney on Friday night to protest negative media coverage of Islam and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. Police said 14 people were moved on from the rally for breaching the peace. But no one was charged and the event was peaceful. Some of the 800-strong demonstrators in the Muslim enclave of Lakemba held placards with the slogan «Je suis Muslim,» French for “I am Muslim.” …
  • Obama WH Says Netanyahu “Spat in Our Face” for Agreeing to Speak With US Congress on Iranian Threat

    01/23/2015 6:34:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-23-2015 | Jim Hoft
    How dare he speak out on the Iranian nuclear threat!On Thursday the Obama White House said they would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because they wanted to “avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country.”The Israeli elections are two weeks after Netanyahu is set to address a joint session of Congress.On Friday an Obama administration official told reporters Netanyahu “spat in our face.”The Times of Israel reported: The White House’s outrage over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration...
  • Kerry: Violent extremism is not Islamic

    01/23/2015 10:10:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 12:58 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. …
  • Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

    01/22/2015 11:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 1:28 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too gloomy. The advocacy group founded by the creators of the atomic bomb moved their famed “Doomsday Clock” ahead two minutes on Thursday. It said the world is now three minutes from a catastrophic midnight, instead of five minutes. “This is about doomsday; this is about the end of civilization as we know it,” bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict said at a news conference...
  • Yemen's president and PM 'resign

    01/22/2015 10:48:38 AM PST · by navysealdad · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 1-22-2015
    The crisis in Yemen deepened on Thursday as officials reported that both the president and his government had resigned.
  • Iran’s Khamenei urges Western youth to examine Islam

    01/22/2015 3:35:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | January 22, 2015
    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Western youth to examine Islam for themselves rather than swallow prejudiced views, in a message posted on his Twitter account. “The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them,” he wrote in reference to the January 7-9 jihadist attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. “Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy,” Khamenei said of...
  • #notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

    01/21/2015 9:41:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21, 2015 – 01:22 PM | Laura Backes, Markus Deggerich, Jan Friedmann, Maximilian Popp, Barbara Schmid and Steffen Winter
    The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. […] Germany has experienced a fundamental shift, from a republic that sought to keep immigrants at arm’s length to one that is now the second-most attractive immigrant country after the United States. But societal cohesion is currently being tested. The anti-immigration, Islamophobic protests in Dresden organized by PEGIDA have shown that there is still a significant amount of angst about foreigners in Germany and the Paris attacks have triggered...
  • White House: Boehner Invite to Netanyahu Breach of Protocol

    01/21/2015 9:21:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2015
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. President Barack Obama's press secretary, Josh Earnest, says the White House has not heard from Israelis about whether Benjamin Netanyahu plans to speak to Congress Feb. 11. Earnest says they are reserving judgment about the invitation until they've had a chance to speak to the Israelis about what Netanyahu might say.
  • Say It Like It Is (NYT columnist criticizes Obama over Islamic terrorism)

    01/21/2015 8:18:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this? When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions...
  • Why Hitler wished he were a Muslim (WSJ)

    01/21/2015 8:33:33 AM PST · by wtd · 20 replies
    Elder of Zion blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | Elder of Zion
    Why Hitler wished he were a Muslim (WSJ)From The Wall Street Journal, a book review of two new books on Nazi Germany, ATATÜRK IN THE NAZI IMAGINATION by Stefan Ihrig and ISLAM AND NAZI GERMANY’S WAR by David Motadel. : ‘It’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion,” Hitler complained to his pet architect Albert Speer. “Why did it have to be Christianity, with its meekness and flabbiness?” Islam was a Männerreligion—a “religion of men”—and hygienic too. The “soldiers of Islam” received a warrior’s heaven, “a real earthly paradise” with “houris” and “wine flowing.” This, Hitler argued, was...
  • CELEBS WHO SUPPORT PALESTINE

    01/21/2015 8:23:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Press Room VIP ^ | 1/7/15 | Sean Haspel
    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged for decades, and despite numerous attempts to broker peace, an end to the violence does not appear likely anytime soon. Opinions on both sides of the debate are fierce and passionate, and nearly everyone has feelings of some kind regarding the geo-political situation.
  • Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: ‘We’re Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex’ (barf)

    01/20/2015 10:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 20, 2015 – 02:55 PM | Britta Sandberg
    Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. […] He was accused of having been acquainted with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and of having provided them with support and sending them to Afghanistan to receive training. He has also been accused of involvement in the Millennium Plot, the foiled terrorist attack targeting the Los Angeles International Airport. At least that’s the claim made by Ahmed Ressam, the...
  • [May 11, 2014] French police chased from Muslim zone [You Tube Video w/ English subtitles]

    01/20/2015 7:26:11 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Published on May 11, 2014
    French Police investigating a rape are run out of a Muslim neighborhood by "youths".http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ca4_1421804623
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

    01/20/2015 4:44:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    US Embassy Yemen ^ | January 20, 2015 | US State Department
    The U.S. Embassy warns all U.S. citizens to avoid the areas around 50 and 60 Meter Road near the Presidential Palace, Presidential residence, and Haddah Area in Sana’s due to heavy fighting. While the fighting appears to be politically motivated and an internal domestic dispute not directed against foreign interests, all U.S. citizens should be vigilant of the continued high risk of kidnapping and terrorist attacks throughout Yemen. U.S. citizens living in Yemen should take extra precautions and consider leaving the country. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen...
  • Shiite rebels shell Yemen president’s home, take over palace

    01/20/2015 11:01:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 11:37 AM EST | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Yemen’s powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the country’s embattled president Tuesday and simultaneously swept into the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, as a top military commander warned that a full-fledged “coup” was underway. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was inside the residence as it came under “heavy shelling” for half an hour but he was unharmed and protected by guards, officials said. In New York, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting over the chaos in Sanaa. The shelling was a dramatic development that put the U.S.-backed Hadi into a precarious position and represented the...
  • German official urges Israel: work with international court

    01/20/2015 9:40:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 8:37 AM EST
    Germany’s top human rights official has urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. After the investigation was announced last week, Israel’s government immediately said it would not work with The Hague-based court and called for its funding to be cut. The government’s human rights commissioner, Christoph Strässer, said in an interview published Tuesday that Israel’s reaction was counterproductive. …
  • Egypt’s ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nation’s attitudes

    01/20/2015 12:24:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 18, 2015, 7:00 AM | Laura King
    Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypt’s Nile Delta—joyous celebrations honoring a 19th-century Jewish sage. In its heyday, the festival drew thousands of Jewish pilgrims paying tribute at the tomb of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, a revered Moroccan holy man who died in Egypt while on a pilgrimage to what is now Israel. Although the celebrations had been all but extinct for a few years, an Egyptian court in December formally outlawed the festival marking the rabbi’s birth date, which this...
  • ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

    01/19/2015 11:17:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    INN ^ | 1/20/2015, 9:15 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The Islamic State (ISIS) group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays a $200 million ransom within 72 hours, in a video posted on jihadist websites on Tuesday. In the video, a black-clad terrorist brandishing a knife addresses the camera in English standing between two hostages wearing orange jumpsuits. “You now have 72 hours to pressure your government into making a wise decision by paying the $200 million to save the lives of your citizens,” he says. The terrorist says that the ransom demand was to compensate for non-military aid that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to support...
  • EU calls for anti-terror alliance with Arab countries [Eurabia]

    01/19/2015 8:30:01 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/19/2015 | Lorne Cook
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday called for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of deadly attacks and arrests across Europe. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that "we need an alliance. We need to strengthen our way of cooperating together."...
  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/19/2015 9:22:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM EST | Lori Hinnant
    One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European...
  • Muslims Tell Muslims: No Violence, No Terrorism

    01/17/2015 9:46:05 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 36 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew England, USA — January 17, 2015 … The above mosque is not in Iraq, Syria, Turkey or Iran. But one would have wished it was. The speaker was Dr. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut. Dr. Anwar is respected for saving lives. Saud Anwar is a physician who specializes in Lung Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for...
  • Europe Offers Israel the Peace of the Dead

    01/19/2015 5:16:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    As parliaments in more and more European nations vote to recognize “Palestine,” European politicians insist they are doing so to promote the objective of an independent Palestinian state living in peace beside a secure Israel. But both the declared aims of Palestinian leaders and the pattern of European policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians give the lie to European averments of benign intent. Neither party of the divided Palestinian leadership has, to say the least, demonstrated an interest in peace with Israel. Hamas, now controlling Gaza and enjoying extensive popularity in the West Bank, openly trumpets its objective not only...
  • Birmingham laughs off Fox News commentator’s caliphate claim

    01/12/2015 2:21:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 12, 2015 | by Robert Booth
    The train passengers’ calm consumption of crisps and bored checking of emails on the 11.43am to Birmingham suggested they hadn’t heard the news. Their destination, a city of more than a million people, had shockingly become Britain’s first caliphate and a no-go zone for non-Muslims – at least, according to an “expert” on Rupert Murdoch’s US-based Fox News channel. “There are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in,” Steve Emerson, a commentator on terrorism, told millions of viewers on Sunday. Raja Mohammed Ishtiaq, co-owner of the Raja Brothers grocery set up in...
  • German parliament concerned training mission in Iraq could be unconstitutional

    01/18/2015 11:49:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01/15/2015 | [ng/sb (dpa, AFP)]
    The German parliament’s scientific research service says the government’s legal argument to justify a training mission for Kurds in Iraq has “no constitutional basis,” according to a survey seen by both the news agency DPA and Der Spiegel magazine. Berlin is planning to send up to 100 soldiers to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help train Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting “Islamic State” (IS) terrorists. The cabinet approved the plans last December. As the mission is not part of a formal NATO or United Nations operation, it is not clear whether it is legal. The parliamentary survey says the...
  • Israel: First known local Islamic State cell arrested

    01/18/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 1:22 PM EST | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s Shin Bet security service says it arrested the first known Islamic State cell operating inside the country. The intelligence agency said Sunday that the seven cell members belong to the country’s Arab minority. It said they were caught just before executing an attack and were practicing on animals how to behead people. …
  • Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

    01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 09, 2015 – 09:20 PM | Erich Follath
    For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. […] Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. According to information they have obtained, approximately 8,000 fuel rods are stored there. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site—a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences. Some of the...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • Another national campaign for McCain—to define his legacy

    01/18/2015 9:35:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Laurie Kellman
    Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign—this time, to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old former Navy pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war has rebounded as the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. The post gives the Arizona Republican a significant say on national security—and a chance to ensure that his loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 White House race isn’t the final word in the colorful McCain chronicles. McCain wants to prod the Obama administration, which he derides as feckless, to adopt a tougher policy against worldwide threats. He wants budget...
  • Turkish PM: If Europe persists in its ‘Holy Roman attitude’, it is over

    01/17/2015 10:00:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 16/01/2015 - 09:38 | Georgi Gotev
    As a consequence of the Eurozone crisis, racism is on the rise, in the same way that the 1929 crisis inspired anti-Semitism. But this time the scapegoats are Muslims, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a Brussels audience on Thursday (15 January). […] One important message was that the EU, and the West in general, had missed the opportunity provided by the Arab revolutions. The West didn’t mobilize, as it did for Eastern Europe, after the end of the Cold War, Davutoğlu argued. More concretely, he blamed the West for not having supported the “moderate young generation” in Syria, the...
  • Latest Charlie Hebdo cover continues to roil Muslim world

    01/17/2015 7:13:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2015 5:34 PM EST | Ashraf Khalil
    The famed French weekly Charlie Hebdo has continued to draw a somewhat contradictory reaction across the Muslim world. Many Muslims have expressed disgust at the deadly assault on the magazine’s Paris office by Islamic extremists who killed 12 people. However, many also remain deeply offended by the magazine’s record of publishing cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad. Those passions were further inflamed this week when the magazine’s first issue following the attack carried a cover cartoon depicting Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad—even a respectful one—is considered blasphemous....
  • Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations

    01/17/2015 5:55:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
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  • Myanmar Woman Screams Innocence Before Saudi Beheading [Duke Student Protestors?]

    01/17/2015 1:08:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 17, 2015
    Myanmar Woman Screams Innocence Before Saudi Beheading video A Myanmar woman beheaded in a Saudi street this week for killing her husband's young daughter is seen screaming her innocence in a video posted on the Internet Saturday. Saudi authorities have arrested someone for filming the incident, said local newspaper websites, including Okaz and Al-Riyadh, in reports accompanied by still shots from the recording. They did not say what the arrest was for. The official Saudi Press Agency said Monday that Layla bint Abdul Mutaleb Bassim was executed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca for killing her husband's six-year-old daughter.
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become “hooked with the importance of Islam.” Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • Denazification Post WWII an example of what needs to happen with Islam?

    01/16/2015 9:27:02 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Various | 1/16/2015 | Various
    Okay, I'm reading about a movie The Counterfeiters when I come across a reference to Bernhard Krüger, a real life basis for the main Nazi character Herzog. Who went through a special trial court for denazification, post allied victory of WWII.
  • Obama says Europe should integrate Muslims to curb terrorism

    01/16/2015 8:51:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2015 | Kathleen Hennessey, White House Correspondent
    President Obama warned Europeans "not to simply respond with a hammer" in working against radicalization among its Muslim populations, and argued that the United States had an advantage on this front because American Muslims are better integrated into society.. “Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans. There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength,” Obama said Friday, as he stood next to British Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference. “There are parts of Europe in which that's not the case, and...
  • Top Democrat: ‘Un-American’ to Question Muslim Lawmaker on Intel Panel

    01/16/2015 8:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 16, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said those who criticize the appointment of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the Intelligence Committee because he is a Muslim are “un-American.” Schiff, who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he has been “deeply disturbed” by the reaction by some to Carson’s appointment last week. “I am deeply disturbed that since his appointment to the committee, Congressman Carson has been subject to vicious, anti-Muslim attacks online and in social media, questioning his loyalty to our country solely because of his faith.”(continued)
  • America’s Muslim in chief

    01/14/2015 3:40:00 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 1/14/2014 | John Myers
    President Barack Obama wants gays to come out of the closet. I think it is time for him to come out of the closet as a Muslim. Point in fact: In the wake of the Paris slaughter that took place last week at Charlie Hebdo, the President’s mouthpieces have already busied themselves in explaining away any connection between that act and the peace-loving followers of Islam. It makes sense given that the Obama administration called out Charlie Hebdo in 2012 for publishing cartoons satirizing Islam. Then-White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters: “Well, we are aware that a French...
  • Palestinians admit attack on Wuppertal synagogue (in Germany)

    01/15/2015 12:24:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Jan 2015 15:38 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Three Palestinian men admitted on Wednesday that they carried out an arson attack on a synagogue in North Rhine-Westphalia in June 2014. One 24-year-old man told a court in Wuppertal that the group had carried out the attack in despair at violence in their homeland between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinians. But while they wanted to “send a signal”, he say they did not want to set fire to the place of worship or hurt anyone. …