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  • Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    01/17/2018 5:44:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 11:39 AM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.” Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a conference in Egypt that the United States has disqualified itself from continuing as a broker in the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a role America has had for decades. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he was certain the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem sometime this year, much sooner than Trump administration...
  • After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

    01/17/2018 5:04:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 17, 2018 1:43 PM EST
    The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants said Wednesday it would launch a global fundraising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States. The Trump administration on Tuesday suspended $65 million for UNRWA, demanding it undertake a “fundamental re-examination.” The U.S. provides roughly one-third of UNRWA’s budget, and the agency has warned that it now faces the “most dramatic financial crisis” in its nearly 70-year history. The agency provides health care, education and social services to 5 million Palestinians across the Middle East. UNRWA’s secretary-general, Pierre Krähenbühl, said the fundraising appeal...
  • Fire Four Imams Who Called for Murder of Jews [US, including refugee]

    01/17/2018 5:27:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | January 16, 2018 | Zionist Organization of America
    In recent weeks three more Imams – Syrian-American Imam Abdullah Khadra in Raleigh, NC; Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan in Houston, TX; and Imam Aymen Elkasaby in Jersey City, NJ – preached sermons in U.S. mosques calling for murdering Jews. In addition, a fourth, Imam Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas, called for murdering Jews via Facebook. This is intolerable. Advocating genocide is an internationally recognized crime against humanity. These threats must be taken seriously and responded to with strong action. ZOA calls upon appropriate officials, including the U.S. Justice Department, government officials and Islamic organizations, to assure that these Imams...
  • Pope Francis says he fears 'accidental' nuclear war

    01/16/2018 5:14:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 January 2018 08:44 CET+01:00 | AFP/Catherine Marciano
    Pope Francis admitted on Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear apocalypse, as he began a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru to bolster a local Catholic Church riven by sex abuse scandals. “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked about the threat of a nuclear war in the wake of a recent string of tests by North Korea and a false missile alert last week that sparked panic in the US state of Hawaii. “I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to...
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA

    01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Elad Benari
    MainAll NewsMiddle EastUN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA Antonio Guterres says UNRWA is "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East. Contact Editor Elad Benari, 17/01/18 00:06 Share Antonio GuterresAntonio GuterresReuters UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he was "very concerned" by reports that the U.S. had cut its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, by half. According to AFP, Guterres said he had not been informed of Washington's decision. "I strongly hope that in the end, it will be possible for the...
  • Subway drivers REFUSE to stop at several stations in Paris because of huge rise in violent crime

    01/16/2018 12:06:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Subway drivers are refusing to stop at some stations in Paris because of a surge in violent crime at some stops, it has emerged. Frightened drivers say they are not calling at certain stations in the French capital's north east in order to 'protect passengers' and themselves. Some stations are increasingly being used by crack dealers, they say, with Marx Dormoy on line 12 and Marcadet-Poissonniers on lines 12 and 4 said to be among the worst hit.
  • Irish passport holder in Waterford admits to funding Islamic State terrorists

    01/16/2018 7:53:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 12, 2018 03:13 PM | Frances Mulraney
    A British-born man living in Waterford for the past decade has pleaded guilty to charges of receiving or sending money intended for terrorist group Islamic State. Hassan Bal, who is an Irish and British passport holder, on Friday pleaded guilty to the two charges at Waterford Circuit Court. He has been in police custody since May 2017. Bal, 26, was charged with a number of offenses last year, appearing in court on Friday to face two charges relating to the providing of funding to the so-called Islamic State organization. On October 2, 2015, Bal allegedly sent €400 ($487) to Bosnia,...
  • ISIS propaganda found in Central Nebraska

    01/16/2018 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    KHGI via WOLF ^ | Friday, January 12th 2018 | Lauren Kummer
    Suspected ISIS propaganda was found in Central Nebraska not far from the small town of Elm Creek. Somewhere along an Eastbound off-ramp on I-80 and Hwy 183, a computer disc was found along with literature that appeared to be ISIS propaganda. “There’s a lot of vehicle traffic in that location,” said Captain Bob Anderson with Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. The disc was found by a man Thursday afternoon sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:18 p.m. […] According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the disc was logged into evidence and forwarded to the FBI. …
  • US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees [fakenews headline: UNRWA]

    01/15/2018 5:06:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2018 1:07 AM EST | Matthew Lee and Julie Pace
    The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. President Donald Trump hasn’t made a final decision, but appears more likely to send only $60 million of the planned $125 million first installment to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. Future contributions would require the agency,...
  • Germany expands anti-terror squad GSG 9

    01/15/2018 4:27:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.15.2018 | Ben Knight
    The German federal police are expanding its anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a special squad in Berlin. The move is a reaction to ongoing terrorist threats in the capital. The federal police squad that deals with terrorist attacks is to become significantly larger, and will set up a second base in Berlin. “We’re talking about around a third of the current strength of the unit,” GSG 9 commander Jérome Fuchs told Berlin state broadcaster RBB on Monday, before adding that finding the right personnel would be a “big challenge,” and that “fitness, strength of character, and teamwork” were particular...
  • Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

    01/13/2018 9:51:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.13.2018 | Natalie Muller
    Berlin fears the European Parliament’s planned amendment to the so-called Dublin Regulation could see many more refugees settling in Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The Dublin Regulation requires people seeking asylum to register in the first EU state they enter, and for that state to assume responsibility for processing their claim. But if the proposed reform is passed, responsibility could shift from the arrival state to the EU country where any of the applicant’s relatives live. Under such a change, “Germany would have to accommodate significantly more asylum seekers,” said an Interior Ministry memo, quoted by Der Spiegel....
  • Islam Has Massacred Over 669+ Million Non-Muslims Since 622AD

    01/11/2018 7:02:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    In the total numbers we have updated over 80 million Christians killed by Muslims in 500 years in the Balkan states, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia. Then we have India. The official estimate number of Muslim slaughters of Hindus is 80 million. However, Muslim historian Firistha (b. 1570) wrote (in either Tarikh-i Firishta or the Gulshan-i Ibrahim) that Muslims slaughtered over 400 million Hindus up to the peak of Islamic rule of India, bringing the Hindu population down from 600 mil to 200 million at the time.With these new additions the Muslim genocide of non-Muslims since the birth of Mohammed would be...
  • What Cannot Continue Eventually Won't

    01/11/2018 6:51:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    A worried dictator sings a worried song, even if he feels obliged to deliver its refrain with a fired gun in place. For even Hassan Rouhani, leader for now of Iran's theocracy, seems to have felt obliged to note publicly that the natives have grown restless. And has had to add his support of their expression, if through clenched teeth. "People want to talk about economic problems, corruption and lack of transparency in the function of some of the organs (of the state) and want the atmosphere to be more open," he has been forced to admit on Twitter. He's...
  • Alert called off at Copenhagen U.S. Embassy after object found to be harmless

    01/10/2018 4:42:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 10 January 2018 16:53 CET+01:00
    A suspicious package found near the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen on Wednesday proved to be harmless. Police in the city have now removed a temporary cordon in the area of the Østerbro neighborhood around the embassy premises, reports Ritzau. Earlier on Wednesday, police were dispatched after receiving a report of what was described as a “suspicious situation” near the embassy. Army bomb disposal technicians and the Fire Service were also called to the scene. After bomb disposal experts investigated the package that had given rise to the suspicion, police confirmed that it had not been found to...
  • Norway wanted to assist Israel-Palestine peace process: foreign minister

    01/09/2018 9:46:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 9 January 2018 10:19 CET+01:00
    Both Israeli and Palestinian leaders want Norway to facilitate future peace talks, says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide, who met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. Søreide also met with Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat. Following the meetings, the foreign minister told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that leaders in both Palestine and Israel want Norway to facilitate future peace talks between the two countries. “Both Israeli and Palestinian leaders would like Norway to facilitate potential future peace talks,” she told NRK. Søreide also stressed that the situation remains difficult and that she was realistic about the peace process. The minister...
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Créteil to the south east of Paris in France’s Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Créteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...
  • For the first time Mohamed is among the most popular baby boy names in St. Cloud <TR>

    01/09/2018 7:11:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/9/18 | Kelly Smith
    The most popular name for newborn boys in St. Cloud is now Henry. But closing fast is a name that reflects the central Minnesota city’s growing diversity — Mohamed. For the first time, Mohamed cracked the most popular boys’ names in 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital, which delivers nearly 3,000 babies a year. Sixteen newborn boys went home from the hospital last year with the name Mohamed, which tied with Liam for second place. Eighteen baby boys delivered at the hospital were named Henry. And for the first time, Salma, an Arabic name, cracked the top 10 list of...
  • Muslim Asylum Seeker and Dating Website Partner Guilty of Bomb Plot

    01/09/2018 6:41:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    An Eritrean asylum seeker and his British Muslim partner have been found guilty of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terror attack over the Christmas period. Munir Mohammed, 37, a resident of Derby, met Rowaida El-Hassan, 33, from London, on a Muslim dating website, and was said to be days away from launching a bomb or poison attack, the Derby Telegraph reports. Police had found two of the three chemicals needed to make explosives, bomb-making manuals, and the poison ricin when they raided his flat in December 2017. According to Jeremy Ball, a BBC East Midlands correspondent, he planned to make a...
  • Vermont: Muslim attacks 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer with machete, smashes car windows

    01/07/2018 4:15:16 PM PST · by Lera · 45 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jan 7, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Diversity and multiculturalism in Bernie Sanders’ backyard. No doubt there will come reports claiming that Abukar Ibrahim is mentally ill, etc. But randomly attacking elderly people with a machete is something we have seen from Islamic jihadists before.