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  • Turkey accuses EU of 'enmity' over 1915 Armenian genocide recognition

    04/17/2015 1:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/15 | Richard Spencer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has accused the EU of declaring “enmity” on his country as next week’s centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the killings as a genocide, a term recognised by much of the rest of the world but fiercely disputed by Turkey. The European decision prompted a furious response from Mr Erdogan. “Such decisions are nothing but expressions of enmity against Turkey by abusing Armenians,” he said while on a visit to...
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard to their deaths during Mediterranean crossing

    04/17/2015 11:35:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-16-2015 | Sara Malm
    A group of Muslim migrants have been arrested for 'aggravated murder' after allegedly throwing 12 Christians into the Mediterranean sea during a recent crossing from Libya, Italian police reports.
  • Police: 5 found dead in Phoenix home after shooting; may have started as 'family dispute' [ROP]

    04/17/2015 7:15:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.abc15.cm ^ | 04-16-2015 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said. Phoenix police said a dispatcher received an "unknown trouble" call around 2 p.m. and then heard gunshots in the background. The names and ages of the three men and two women weren't immediately released. But police said the three men were brothers and the dead women apparently were the men's mother and a wife of one of the brothers. Police said a gun was found next to one of the men who had a...
  • EU Label on Israeli ‘Settlement’ Goods: A Yellow ‘Jude’ Badge

    04/16/2015 10:25:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2015, 8:36 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Sixteen out of the 28 EU countries want the bloc to label products from Judea and Samaria in an economic attack on the Jewish state, diplomatic sources told AFP Thursday, confirming a Haaretz report. The plan was first mooted in 2012, but the 16 member states told EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini it was now time to press ahead as part of efforts to force Israel to divide in a “two state solution.” The 16 include Britain, France, Spain and Italy but not Germany. […] … (A) senior Israeli diplomat told the EU “labeling products from Judea and Samaria...
  • Clinton Foundation to Drop Saudi Donations After Firestorm

    04/16/2015 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2015, 7:49 AM | Yaakov Levi
    The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept donations from foreign countries—but not from Saudi Arabia, donations from which have set off an embarrassing protest movement against newly-declared Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton resigned from the Foundation’s Board of Directors last week as protests mounted in the media and on the campaign trail over the family foundation’s acceptance of donations from Saudi Arabia, which denies women many of the rights Clinton and the foundation claim to stand for. …
  • Guest Column: President Obama's Passover Seder

    04/16/2015 7:10:28 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 4/16/15 | Reuven Berko
    President Obama's recent statement saying that requiring Iran to recognize Israel would not be part of the agreement with Iran did not surprise Israelis, many of whom feel that the more he tries to assuage their fears, the more they have to worry about. As president of the United States, his first commitment is to the welfare of his country, but it would not have been out of place for him to demand that Iran publicly declare it would not destroy Israel, one of America's closest allies.Obama is clearly aware of Israel's concerns, promising the United States would "be there"...
  • [Pakistan] Christian Missionary Wounded in Apparent Terrorist Shooting

    04/16/2015 6:21:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/16/15 | Abigail Robertson
    A Christian missionary is critically wounded after being shot in the head in Karachi, Pakistan, in an apparent terrorist attack.Fifity-five year old Debra Lobo was hit twice when four men fired shots from motorbikes as she was leaving work. Lobo has lived in Pakistan for thirty years and is married with two children. She serves as vice-principal of Jinnah Medical and Dental College. Lobo has been hospitalized with two bullet wounds, one in the chin and one in the arm.According to police, "The initial investigation suggest that this was a pre-planned terrorist attack and was made over the lady because...
  • Ohio public high school hosting “A Covered Girl Challenge,” asking students to wear hijab for a day

    04/16/2015 12:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-16-15 | Robert Spencer
    Mason High School is in Mason, Ohio. Several parents have passed on to me the notice below, which they received from the school. Note that the Muslim Student Association is involved — a group with tie to the Muslim Brotherhood. When is A Cross-Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? When is A Yarmulke Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? Or is it only Islam that gets this treatment?
  • Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus [Hosea 2:7]

    04/15/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | ARIEL COHEN
    Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the “imminent” return of Jesus Christ, during a recent radio interview. Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. But, Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that “these are the most exciting days in history” because nothing is more important than the...
  • Obama Hid North Korea Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

    04/15/2015 12:44:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 4/15/2015, 3:17 PM | Ari Yashar
    US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions—and the US hid the violations from the UN. The officials, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said more than two shipments of missile parts since last September have been monitored by the US going from North Korea to Iran. One official detailed that the components included large diameter engines, which could be used to build a long-range missile system, potentially capable of bearing...
  • Cubans hail removal from US list of state terrorism sponsors

    04/15/2015 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2015 12:05 PM EDT | Michael Weißenstein and Anne-Marie Garcia
    Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island’s removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore diplomatic relations. “The Cuban government recognizes the president of the United States’ just decision to take Cuba off a list in which it should never have been included,” Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs, said Tuesday night. […] In a message to Congress, Obama said Tuesday that Cuba’s government “has not provided any support for international terrorism” over...
  • Liberal Jews Push Obama to Drop Support for Israel at UN During White House Parley (J Street)

    04/15/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 15, 2015 11:22 AM | Dovid Efune
    Members of a group of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party who met with President Barack Obama this week urged him to remove the long-standing American veto protection of Israel at the United Nations. The group, affiliated with the left-wing lobby group J Street, pledged to support the president within the Jewish community in the event of a Security Council resolution calling for the creation of a Palestinian State. The exchange took place in the second of two meetings Obama held with American Jewish leaders to discuss the current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as other...
  • Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview (extreme barf alert)

    04/15/2015 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, went around the table and kissed reporters before an interview this morning on MNSBC's Morning Joe. The moment was briefly captured on live television before the network cut away to a commercial break. Watch here:
  • The Christian boy burnt alive by young Muslims has died

    04/15/2015 4:25:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 4/15/15
    Nauman Masih, the 14-year-old Pakistani Christian, who was burnt alive by a group of unknown young Muslims a few days ago (see Fides 13/04/2015), passed away this morning in the hospital in Lahore. The news was reported to Agenzia Fides from local sources in Pakistan. The boy had been stopped and assaulted after declaring he was a Christian. The young Muslims poured petrol over his body. He had severe burns on 55% of his body. According to some observers, the gesture may be a revenge after the lynching of two Muslims which happened in Youhanabad - declared innocent - following...
  • Grover Norquist Suspends Himself from NRA Board Amid Investigation into Allegations of Islamist Ties

    04/14/2015 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/15 | AWR Hawkins
    The NRA announced Grover Norquist’s re-election to the NRA Board of Directors on April 11 — but on Tuesday, the organization confirmed that Norquist has “voluntarily suspended” himself from NRA board activities. Breitbart News spoke with an NRA spokesman who said that Norquist has indeed distanced himself from the board. The spokesman confirmed that “Grover Norquist has voluntarily suspended activities with the NRA Board of Directors as he awaits the outcome of an investigation into allegations against him.” Breitbart News has previously reported that those allegations were leveled by Glenn Beck and Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney, both...
  • Did Former Powell Aide Wilkerson Just Threaten Schumer for Supporting Israel?

    04/14/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You're a TV show host, and your guest has just suggested he'd like to "do something" to a sitting US senator such that he doesn't even want to describe it on air. Think you might challenge him about it? Not if you're Ed Schultz. On this evening's Ed Show, renegade "Republican" Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a big supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, was complaining about Democrats who have questioned the deal. According to Wilkerson, the problem is people who are too "enamored about the State of Israel." Singling out Chuck Schumer, Wilkerson said...
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

    04/14/2015 3:21:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2015 6:05 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann and Laurie Kellman
    Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject the emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president and the Republican-led Congress came after the White House maintained for weeks that congressional interference could jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Tehran. But lawmakers refused to back down from their insistence that Congress have a formal role in what could be a historic nuclear weapons deal. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the compromise bill shortly after White House spokesman Josh Earnest conveyed the...
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsors of terror list

    04/14/2015 1:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced. The president submitted a statement to Congress that read, "I hereby certify, with respect to the rescission of the determination of March 1, 1982, regarding Cuba that: (i) the Government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding 6-month period; and (ii) the Government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future."(continued)
  • UK Report: Muslim Women Being Abused By Sharia Law Courts

    04/14/2015 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Mon, April 13, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim women across Britain are being systematically oppressed, abused and discriminated against by sharia law courts that treat women as second-class citizens, according to a new report, which warns against the spiraling proliferation of Islamic tribunals in the United Kingdom. The 40-page report, “A Parallel World: Confronting the Abuse of Many Muslim Women in Britain Today,” was authored by Baroness Caroline Cox, a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords and one of the leading defenders of women's rights in the UK. The report shows how the increasing influence of sharia law in Britain today is undermining the fundamental...
  • Bring Back Our Girls: One Year Later, Still Sex Slaves to Boko Haram

    04/14/2015 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, April 14, 2015
    Today marks one year since the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 Christian girls from a school in the town of Chibok, Nigeria. In the days before the kidnapping, Boko Haram had massacred some 200 schoolboys at a nearby school who had been on their way to take exams. Despite initially being sent home, the girls had been called back to their school to take their final exams when the middle-of-the-night attack occurred. The regional government had closed all of 85 of its secondary schools and sent 120,000 students home because of previous attacks. […] The girls were...
  • UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’

    04/13/2015 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal justice. From January 1 next year, Iran will be a member of the executive board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), the executive board of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and Commission on Narcotic Drugs. […] Iran each time was on a “closed slate” of candidates put forward by its...
  • Once Again: Waqf Illegally Digging Up Temple Mount

    04/13/2015 11:34:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 6:49 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Using the excuse of “replacing carpets,” the Waqf (Islamic Trust) on the Temple Mount began digging up the stone floor today inside the Mosque of Omar—the site of some of the most sacred areas of the two Holy Temples of Kings Solomon and Herod. A small tractor was brought into the famous gold-domed structure and dug and removed earth there, with no permit to do so. Such work requires permission from and supervision by the Antiquities Authority, as well as approval from the Ministerial Committee on Archaeological Digs in Holy Sites. Neither body was consulted beforehand, and certainly did not...
  • Israel: Russian missile sale ‘direct result’ of nuclear deal

    04/13/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 12:12 PM EDT
    Israel says Russia’s decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran is the “direct result” of the international community’s framework nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. […] Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said the framework agreement helped legitimize Iran and cleared the way for Monday’s announcement by Russia. …
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? It’s not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the world’s fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the world’s largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • Ron Paul criticizes Iran position taken by his son, Rand Paul

    04/13/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/13/2015 | By Brian M. Rosenthal
    AUSTIN - Well, this could make for an awkward conversation at Thanksgiving dinner. Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Saturday dismissed as a "joke" the demand by U.S. senators of his party that they must approve a potential agreement over the Middle East country's nuclear capabilities. "I strongly disagree with the motivation of that statement made by so many members of Congress, especially in the Senate," Paul said at a conference on liberty at the University of Texas at Austin, presumably referring to an open letter senators sent to Iranian officials describing any deal not approved by them as...
  • Taliban attack kills 18 Afghan soldiers; some beheaded

    04/13/2015 3:39:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 4/13/15
    Taliban fighters swarmed over Afghan army posts in the country's northeast, killing at least 18 soldiers and beheading some in a major attack to mark the start of the country's summer fighting season, authorities said Monday.The assault marks a grim first summer battle for Afghan forces, now fighting largely alone after the U.S. and NATO ended their combat mission in the country at the start of this year. The attack in Badakhshan's Jurm district happened Friday, though officials only offered details about it days later as they pledged to investigate the apparent rout.Some 250 Taliban fighters overran the posts, said...
  • Mullah Obama compares IRANIAN ‘hard-liners’ to American Republicans

    04/13/2015 3:20:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/12/15 | Pamela Geller
    An enemy of the state elected to the President of the state. Six years of destruction and ruin.Michael Goodwin described this way in the NY Post: First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet.He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican “enemies.” He abandons our ­allies, appeases tyrants, coddles ­adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse...
  • How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11

    04/12/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 April 15 | Paul Sperry
    Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food. About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and...
  • Sudan’s al-Bashir set to extend 25-year reign despite war crimes charges, insurgencies

    04/12/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015 10:44 AM EDT | (Maggie Michael)
    Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the world’s only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession of the oil-rich south. Despite Sudan’s seemingly perpetual unrest, al-Bashir survived the 2011 Arab Spring. His ruling party dominates the parliament and local councils, and the massive security apparatus has left the once-vibrant opposition a husk of its former self. Al-Bashir has ruled the country since taking power in a 1989 coup, but billboards across Khartoum showing him in traditional robes...
  • BREAKING: The State of Iowa Just Bowed Down to Shariah Law

    04/11/2015 11:37:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Here’s a quick question for you: Have you ever once in your life heard of a state designating a day of the year as Christian Recognition Day, Buddhist Recognition Day, Hindu Recognition Day or Jewish Recognition Day? Earlier this week, Iowa state Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation designating Wednesday, April 8, 2015, as Muslim Recognition Day. The proclamation reportedly also “recognizes the many individuals and families of Muslim faith who make this state their home and willingly share their rich tradition and culture with other Iowans.” Apparently, the governor has been signing an Iowa Muslim Day proclamation for a number of years. However,...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Chelsea Clinton: America Needs a Female President

    04/11/2015 12:44:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2:39PM BST 11 Apr 2015 | Rob Crilly
    Chelsea Clinton has given an interview about life in the public eye, being a new mother and her hope that the US one day elects a female president. While she stops short of naming a potential runner there can be little doubt – given the timing of her comments – about who she means. It is no secret that her mother, Hillary, is due to announce her run for the White House on Sunday. Ms Clinton told Elle magazine: “One of our core values in this country is that we are the land of equal opportunity, but when equal hasn't...
  • State Dep’t: Concerns About Iran’s Ballistic Missiles ‘Don’t Go Away’ Even If Nuke Deal Happens

    04/11/2015 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department said Wednesday that U.S. concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile program will remain, even if a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is implemented. “As we’ve said, we have concerns about Iran’s conventional weapons, including ballistic missiles, separate from the nuclear program, obviously,” said spokeswoman Marie Harf. “That doesn’t go away—those concerns don’t go away with the nuclear agreement.” […] On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in another pointed attack on the nuclear agreement asked on his Twitter feed: “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?”...
  • Graham: Obama, ayatollah talking about two different Iran deals

    04/10/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2015, 02:30 pm | Mark Hensch
    President Obama and Iran’s supreme leader appear to think they have negotiated different nuclear deals based on their public comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the different public accounts of a framework deal suggest Obama has rushed into a tentative agreement with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. “The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I can’t say I’m surprised,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his...
  • Fort Hood shooting victim denied benefits, despite Purple Heart decision

    04/10/2015 1:56:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration has finally acknowledged that those hurt and killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings were victims of terrorism—and not “workplace violence,” as it was previously described. But while formal recognition of that is set for Friday, when victims will receive the Purple Heart, it may only be symbolic. Fox News has learned as part of its ongoing investigation of the 2009 terrorist attack that the military, at least in one case, is still denying benefits for injuries sustained in the attack.“I think it's almost unheard of for someone to receive the Purple Heart but not have their...
  • Did a Leading Saudi Cleric Permit Men to Eat Their Wives? (i.e. cannibalize)

    04/09/2015 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 3:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: A report circulating throughout the Arabic-language media claims a leading Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious ruling) permitting husbands to eat their wives (yes, eat them) in the event that they are really, really hungry. The report appeared among other places in the major pan-Arab, London-based Al Quds Al-Arabi, which cited the alleged edict by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh permitting a husband to eat his wife if he is afflicted with “severe hunger”. It claimed Al-Asheikh clarified that the husband could choose to eat...
  • Syria and Iraq Are Awash With Russian, Iranian and Chinese Weapons

    04/09/2015 4:07:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 7, 2015, 1:36 PM | Jeremy Bender
    As ISIS first blitzed across northern Iraq in June 2014, the militants seized large quantities of US arms and vehicles from the fleeing Iraqi forces. Over the almost past year of fighting, however, ISIS has gone from fielding large quantities of US weapons to using a mixture of Iranian, Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and Sudanese ammunition. According to a fact sheet from the Forum on Arms Trade, citing the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and the Small Arms Survey, ISIS was largely able to acquire this ammunition from the constantly shifting battle lines of the Syrian civil war. A large amount of...
  • Yazidi women bought back from Islamic State after being raped in public and sold to jihadis

    04/09/2015 3:29:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/9/15 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war” (33:50). 4:3 and 4:24 extend this privilege to Muslim men in general, as does this passage. “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive, and they who turn away from ill speech, and they who are observant of...
  • Another American Charged With Attempted Islamic State Support

    04/09/2015 2:23:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    A 34-year-old man from Madison, Wisc. was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Joshua Ray Van Haften's arrest at Chicago's O'Hare Airport marks at least the 11th case of Americans charged with trying to join or help the Islamic State in 2015.Van Haften has been in custody in Turkey since October, however, and his criminal complaint remained sealed until he was sent back to the United States.According to an FBI affidavit, Van Haften wanted to travel to into Syria via Turkey to wage jihad with ISIL forces....
  • State Dep’t Sees Lots of ‘Big Words and Big Thoughts’ in Iran Warnings From Kissinger, Schultz

    04/09/2015 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 1:08 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf sounded a dismissive tone Wednesday about warnings from two former secretaries of state about the nuclear agreement negotiated with Iran, saying she saw lots of “big words and big thoughts” in their evaluation but not “a lot of alternatives.” Harf was asked during her daily press briefing about a Wall Street Journal column by Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, which a reporter pointed out “raised a lot of questions about the deal.” “I think their piece was a little more nuanced than that,” Harf said, then also disputed another reporter’s suggestion that the assessment by...
  • Desperate White House ‘Trolls’ Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/09/2015 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 1:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    With its much trumpeted “framework deal” with Iran coming under increasing criticism, the White House is on the defensive. Almost immediately after it was signed late last week, the deal has come under attack for missing key details such as how and when sanctions on Iran would be lifted, while Washington and Tehran have reportedly been “irritating” each other over their competing interpretations of the deal itself. As if that wasn’t enough, in an interview Tuesday President Barack Obama made an astonishing admission, telling NPR the agreement he lauded as a “good deal” would enable Iran to easily acquire a...
  • OBAMA’S ‘HISTORIC’ IRAN DEAL FALLS APART, AS MULLAHS REV UP HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGES

    04/08/2015 10:44:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The very thin fiction of Obama’s “historic” agreement with Iran is unraveling with amazing speed. It’s notable that the Iranians never felt any urge to play along with Obama, not even for a few hours. They were loudly announcing his spin on the deal was false before the sun set on the day the agreement was announced. And now the Iranians are actively violating the terms of the agreement, which hasn’t even been formally written down or signed yet, according to the Times of Israel: Iran will begin using its latest generation IR-8 centrifuges as soon as its nuclear deal...
  • Chinese Authorities Kill Three, Jail Two Members of Uyghur Family in ‘Anti-Terror’ Raids

    04/08/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-04-07 | Joshua Lipes
    Authorities in northwest China’s restive Xinjiang region have killed three people and jailed two others from an ethnic Uyghur family during a three-month operation targeting suspected terrorists, according to state media and a relative of one of those killed. A verdict issued by the Purchaqchi township court in Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) prefecture’s Hotan county in late March announced that Tursun Hoshur, 52, and his daughter Maynur Tursun, 24, were sentenced to 12 and eight years in prison, respectively, for harboring “terrorists,” state media reported. The two had been recovering from wounds sustained after being fired on by authorities during...
  • 'America is the real terrorist and my boys are the best': [...bombers' mother] [barf]

    04/08/2015 6:54:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/15 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Boston Marathon bombers' mother stood defiant in the wake of Dhozkhar Tsarnaev's guilty verdict Wednesday, declaring in a message to a supporter that her convicted mass-murderer son is 'the best of the best.' The 21-year-old Tsarnaev was found guilty by a Boston jury this morning of all 30 counts - 17 of them carrying the death penalty - in connection to the deadly 2013 attacks. But the bomber's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, continued asserting Dzhokhar and his late brother Tamerlan's innocence.
  • Kissinger Slams Obama for Conceding to Iranian ‘Nuclear Arsenal’

    04/08/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2015, 12:04 PM | Ari Yashar, Cynthia Blank
    Joining the outpouring of criticism against the Iranian nuclear framework deal announced last week on Tuesday were legendary former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz, who warned of the implications of the deal. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, the two veteran diplomats wrote that “debate regarding technical details of the deal has thus far inhibited the soul-searching necessary regarding its deeper implications.” […] Kissinger and Shultz noted that by “mixing shrewd diplomacy with open defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran has gradually turned the negotiation on its head. Iran’s centrifuges have multiplied from about 100...
  • Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran would take 'several days'

    04/08/2015 12:06:51 PM PDT · by balch3 · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | eric bradner
    Washington (CNN)A U.S. military campaign against Iran's nuclear facilities would only take "several days" of bombing, Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.
  • State leader warns of widespread xenophobia (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

    04/08/2015 11:16:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Apr 2015 10:57 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    After a home for refugees in the town of Tröglitz was burned down on Saturday, Saxony-Anhalt Minister-President Reiner Haseloff warned that “Tröglitz is everywhere.” Speaking to Die Welt, Haseloff said, “We are talking about a nationwide problem.” “The number of attacks in the whole country has risen sharply,” said the east German state’s most senior politician, cautioning that arson against refugee centers was something that had been seen in other federal states too. […] In a survey conducted by the University of Leipzig to track the prevalence of xenophobia and anti-Semitism in German society, Saxony-Anhalt performed worst in comparison with...
  • CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

    04/07/2015 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 4/7/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" and claiming Tehran had made considerable concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was announced last week, the spy agency chief said the deal would impose a litany of restrictions on Iran's nuclear work, reports AFP. "I must tell you the individuals who say this deal provides a pathway for Iran to a bomb are being wholly disingenuous, in my view, if they know the facts, understand what's required for a (nuclear) program,"...
  • Iran's Holocaust Cartoon Contest Receives 839 Submissions (RoP Promotes Holocaust Denial)

    04/07/2015 8:03:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    i24 News ^ | April 07th 2015 | I24NEWS
    Iran Holocaust cartoon contest receives hundreds of submissions • Over 300 artists from Iran and countries such as France, China sent in entries for controversial competition Hundreds of people from Iran and around the globe submitted entries for the Islamic Republic's Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest, a competition official announced Monday. "839 artworks have also been sent to the secretariat, 686 of them have been sent to the cartoon section and 153 more are related to caricature section," Secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii told the semi-official Fars News Agency, marking the second time since 2006 that the country has held the controversial...