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  • Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism, Says ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak

    05/23/2016 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 20, 2016 9:43 PM
    Israel has been “infected by the seeds of fascism,” former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said during a TV interview on Friday night. Responding to the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon earlier in the day, Barak said that it “should be a red light for all of us regarding what’s going on in the government.” “Life-sustaining Zionism and the seeds of fascism cannot live together,” Barak told a Channel 10 interviewer. …
  • Anti-Israel protesters hunt Jews at UC Irvine

    05/23/2016 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 4:47 PM | Ari Yashar
    Pro-Palestinian activists turned violent last Wednesday night as they protested a pro-Israel movie screening at University of California, Irvine (UCI), and in the process hunted down a Jewish woman who was forced to hide and call for police rescue. At least 50 anti-Israel protesters from the Muslim Student Union and the group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCI physically blocked the screening of “Beneath The Helmet,” a documentary about the IDF shown in an event hosted by Students Supporting Israel at UCI as part of a series of Peace Week events. The protesters blocked the exits to the...
  • AfD meet with Muslim leaders breaks down in acrimony [Germany]

    05/23/2016 6:28:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 May 2016 14:32 GMT+02:00 | [DPA/The Local]
    A meeting between far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Muslim leaders ended bitterly on Monday after just an hour of talks. It was meant to be a chance for the heads of Germany’s rising far-right party to meet face-to-face with leaders of the Muslim community for clear-the-air talks. […] AfD leader Frauke Petry “wants to go further along the path of populism, defamation and above all prejudice,” Aiman Mazyek, president of the Central Council of Muslims, said after the meeting in Berlin. For her part, Petry claimed Mazyek and his colleagues were calling for her to override the democratic...
  • 'No Muslims allowed': how nationalism is rising in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

    05/22/2016 9:16:14 PM PDT · by Cronos · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 May 2016 | Poppy McPherson
    At the entrance to Thaungtan village there’s a brand new sign, bright yellow, and bearing a message: “No Muslims allowed to stay overnight. No Muslims allowed to rent houses. No marriage with Muslims.” The post was erected in late March by Buddhist residents of the village in Myanmar’s lush Irrawaddy Delta region who signed, or were strong-armed into signing, a document asserting that they wanted to live separately. Since then a couple of other villages across the country have followed suit. Small but viciously insular, these “Buddhist-only” outposts serve as microcosms of the festering religious tensions that threaten Myanmar’s nascent...
  • Sanders wants Democrat platform to support 'Palestinian rights'

    05/22/2016 6:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 2:55 PM
    Bernie Sanders wants to make “Palestinian rights” more of a priority in the Democratic Party platform, according to a report. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Sanders, the Vermont Independent Senator seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, wants to see changes to a platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations for statehood. Sanders, the only Jewish candidate to ever have won major party nominating contests, has throughout the campaign defended Israel’s right to security, but also has called for an end to “settlement expansion”, and has criticized what he has said has been Israel’s “disproportionate response” to Palestinian terrorism. His grasp...
  • UK: Muslim, 66, stabs four women in supermarket parking lot

    05/22/2016 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAY 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Why would a “pensioner, 66,” suddenly go on a stabbing spree and try to murder four women? Maybe Ethem Aydin Orhon is mentally ill; we will certainly be told that he is, whether he is or not. But there is also the possibility — one which neither authorities nor the mainstream media are likely to pursue — that this Turkish Muslim had a different motivation, say, something like this: “If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or...
  • German investigative police report increase in violent Islamists

    05/22/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22.05.2016 | [ss/rc (dpa, AFP, KNA)]
    Germany’s investigative police agency reported that the number of dangerous Islamists in Germany has sharply risen over the past year. In a report published in the Sunday edition of the German daily newspaper “Die Welt”, the German Criminal Police Office (BKA) said it had tracked 497 instances of “threats” or individuals with extremist views who could be suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks. The agency added that an additional 339 Islamists were also being tracked as “relevant persons,“ or individuals who may assist and sympathize with terrorist causes. […] Austria’s domestic intelligence agency also reported several days earlier that the...
  • Ontario parliament shoots down anti-BDS law

    05/22/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 6:41 AM | Dalit Halevy
    A bill that would have banned the Canadian province of Ontario’s public institutions from doing business with companies which support an anti-Israel movement was shot down Thursday, reports The Toronto Sun. The bill, co-sponsored by Progressive Conservative MPP Tim Hudak and Liberal MPP Mike Colle, would have prohibited the government from entering into contracts with businesses that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. It was defeated by a vote of 18-39, with largely Liberal and NDP MPPs voting against the measure, according to The Sun. Hudak challenged the majority government to adopt the measure and accused Liberal MPPs...
  • Ex-Grand Mufti of 'Palestine' calls for pre-67 Temple Mount

    05/22/2016 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2016, 11:55 PM | Dalit Halevy
    Around 60,000 Muslims took part in Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem yesterday, and among them were 300 residents of Gaza aged 50 and above who were let in by Israel through the Erez crossing. Amid the large turnout Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri, chairperson of the Supreme Muslim Council and former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and “Palestine” for the Palestinian Authority (PA), gave a sermon in which he called to ban all non-Muslims from the Temple Mount. Sabri in his sermon claimed that the Palestinian Arabs were expelled from their land by force and they...
  • Hating America at Google

    05/21/2016 9:23:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Hating America at Google
    This week Facebook made nice with conservatives who were worried about reports about it censoring its trending-news section to reflect the liberal bias of those who work for the social-media company. But maybe the conservative activists and media figures were worried about the wrong Internet giant. Yesterday, anyone who clicked on the Google home page saw a curious “doodle” honoring someone who most users had probably never heard of. But rather than the usual anodyne historical figure or celebrity, yesterday’s honoree was a woman that Google identified as “one of the most overlooked and dogged civil rights activists of our...
  • Muslim Boils Bride Alive When He Finds What She Didn’t Bring On Wedding Day

    05/21/2016 7:56:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Mad World News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Dom the Conservative
    A Muslim man held a festering grudge against his young bride since the day of their wedding, prompting him to take gruesome revenge. Finally fed up, he took a large pot of boiling water from the stove and poured it over his wife’s head, literally melting her face and body. When police arrived, they were told that the horrific scene was all because of what the woman still hadn’t given to her husband since the day of their wedding. The barbarity of Islamic culture has not only survived 1,400 years of the rest of the world’s progress, but it is...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:30:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2016, 9:13 PM | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President’s chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an “echo chamber” in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • 'Its a synagogue, church, and mosque all in one' [2 Thess 2]

    05/19/2016 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/19/2016 | David Rossenberg
    An interfaith group is laying the groundwork for what will likely be the world’s first ever joint house of prayer. The center of worship, which will be called the "House of One," will combine simultaneous Jewish, Muslim, and Christian prayer services. The House of One is planned to be built on the site of Berlin’s first church, the Petrikirche. One of the organizers of the interfaith group behind the planned church/mosque/synagogue, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin, said that the House of One is a reminder that despite the dark history of Berlin in the 20th century it is now a center...
  • Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to answer questions

    05/20/2016 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:39 AM EDT | Philppe Sotto
    The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November’s Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges amid frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his cell, his lawyer said. The much-awaited questioning session ended abruptly, dashing French authorities’ hopes that Abdeslam would provide clues about the Islamic State group’s strategies and what exactly happened Nov. 13.Abdeslam’s lawyer, Frank Berton, said his client invoked his right to silence. […] Abdeslam, 26, had said last month he wanted to explain his path to radicalization and his role in the Nov. 13 attacks. Berton expressed...
  • It was 1979 (not 2003) that Unleashed Political Islam

    05/20/2016 7:59:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Manda Zand Ervin
    It has become the fact in American political talking points, even Mr. Trump insists that what is going on in the Middle East today is the result of the President Bush’s 2003 policy in Iraq that opened the doors to chaos and the creation of ISIS. No one, however, is going back to search for the root causes of the events in today’s complicated and problematic Middle East. The facts are, notwithstanding the forever continuing Palestinian/Israeli war, that the Middle East was kept relatively peaceful and political Islam and its terrorism was kept under control in a secular Iran until...
  • Israel defense minister quits, warns of "extremist" takeover

    05/20/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:38 AM EDT | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced. Moshe Ya’alon’s departure removes a strong voice of moderation in the Cabinet and deepens the rift between the security establishment and the hardline politicians. Ya’alon told reporters that “Israel is a healthy society” with a “sane majority” that is tolerant of minorities and strives for a liberal and democratic society. “But to my great dismay extremist and dangerous elements have taken...
  • [Israel] Coalition negotiators agree: Death penalty for terrorists

    05/19/2016 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 5/19/2016, 5:05 PM | Ari Soffer
    Negotiators from the Likud and Yisrael Beytenu parties have agreed to accept the latter’s demands for the death penalty for terrorist murderers, as a condition for entering the coalition government. According to the agreement, the IDF military court — which is technically able to level the death penalty, but maintains an unofficial moratorium on it — will be issued new instructions, by which a simple majority of two judges can hand down a death sentence to terrorists convicted of murder. Currently, the law requires all three judges to unanimously agree. …
  • French police protest 'anti-cop' violence, police car burned

    05/18/2016 11:14:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2016 10:45 PM EDT | Sylvie Corbet
    Protesters in Paris attacked a police car with two officers inside with iron bars and set it alight in a dramatic unleashing of new anti-police violence, as officers across France took to the streets to denounce violence they say has been repeatedly directed at them. An investigation for attempted homicide was filed, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said. One officer was hospitalized. Protesters in Paris and elsewhere alleged the police have instigated the violence during a series of demonstrations against a controversial labor reform. …
  • 'Known Salafist' allowed to work at Berlin airports

    05/18/2016 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 May 2016 14:49 GMT+02:00
    A worker was allowed access to secure areas of both of Berlin’s airports for up to 10 months after authorities found out he had links to fundamentalist Islam, media reported on Wednesday. Recep Ü., a Turkish-born aircraft cleaner for a private firm at the airport, was allowed into the secure areas of Tegel and Schönefeld airports to do his job. German air security law states that only people who have passed a security check can work in such sensitive zones of an airport. But although Ü. had passed such a check in 2011, he did not lose his security clearance...
  • Muslim Kills 2-Year-Old Christian Child When Father Won’t Work For Free

    05/16/2016 4:55:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 05/16/16 | Team DML
    Approximately 1.6 percent of the 17 million people in Pakistan are Christians. They are treated like second class citizens and often suffer violent attacks by Muslims, but get little protection from officials, especially when crimes are committed by wealth and influential Muslims. Recently, Haji Rasheed, a wealthy Muslim landowner in Naximabad, Pakistan, hired a Christian man, Samsoon Masih, to paint his house, then refused to pay Masih for the work he had done. Masih stated he would no longer work for Rasheed without pay. In retaliation, the landowner and his son, Bahsrat, broke into Masih’s home and just started shooting...
  • Revealed: Hamas using Gazan fishermen to smuggle weapons

    05/16/2016 6:29:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 5/16/2016, 3:55 PM | Ari Soffer
    A Gazan fisherman arrested by Israeli security services has revealed how Hamas regularly uses fishermen to smuggle weapons and other military equipment into Gaza. The Shin Bet security service (Israel Security Agency), Israeli navy and Israel Police released for publication Monday afternoon the arrest of 39-year-old fisherman Salim Jamal Hasan Na’aman back in April. Na’aman, a resident of the Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, was initially detained by Israeli naval forces after straying beyond the zone permitted for fishing, as part of the Israeli military’s blockade aimed at containing the Hamas terrorist group. Under Shin Bet interrogation, the...
  • Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

    05/16/2016 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 4:49 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman “repeatedly commended the military’s actions on the night of the attacks during closed interviews with Defense Department officials,” including a Jan. 8 interview with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Democrats on the committee say. […] The Democrats’ letter quotes Chipman as telling Panetta: “I think you ordered exactly the right forces to move out...
  • Erdogan's passion for building mosques in Europe

    05/16/2016 6:40:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:46 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a great passion for mosques. Since he took power in Turkey, Mr. Erdogan has built 17,000 Islamic prayer sites. The largest in the world stands on the Camlica Hill, dominating the Asian side of Istanbul, where the East, in the words of Cocteau, extends to Europe “its old bejeweled hand”. The Turkish president is committed to the construction of mosques in European capitals as well. Erdogan seeks to create the image of an Islamic civilization on the rise once again with the Turks acting as the vanguard of this revival. Ten mosques have been financed by...
  • Report: Army at Smallest Since WWII

    05/08/2016 12:24:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsmaax ^ | 5/8/16 | Cathy Burke
    The Army's active force has shrunk to its lowest level since before World War II, Army Times reported Saturday. According to the military's headcount by the Defense Manpower Data Center, nearly 2,600 soldiers left active duty in March without being replaced, the news outlet reports, adding that during the past year, the size of the active forced has been reduced by 16,548 soldiers. At the end of March, there were 479,172 active-duty soldiers – 154 fewer than when the Army halted its post-Cold War drawdown in 1999, the smallest force since the 1940 count of 269,023 soldiers, Army Times reports.
  • Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler

    05/15/2016 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 7:39 AM EDT | Danica Kirka
    Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union’s aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent. Johnson, the most prominent political figure arguing that Britain should leave the EU, says the past 2,000 years of European history have been dominated by doomed attempts to unify the continent and recreate the Romans’ golden age. “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods,” he was quoted by...
  • Israeli leader: Iran mocks WWII Holocaust, prepares another

    05/15/2016 3:46:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 5:26 AM EDT
    Israel’s leader says Iran mocks the Holocaust while preparing another one against the Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday following an international cartoon contest Iran staged over the weekend depicting the Holocaust. Iran has long backed armed groups committed to Israel’s destruction and its leaders have called for it to be wiped off the map. …
  • Germany creates website to teach Muslims not to rape

    05/14/2016 9:08:03 PM PDT · by LCrane · 27 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 5/14/16 | Newsmachete
    Germany has created a website to help "integrate" "migrants" from "certain regions" about "sex education"; or, to put it more directly, to teach Muslims not to rape German women. Germany’s Federal Center for Health Education has gone live with a sexual education website for adult migrants. Using highly graphic diagrams and images, the $136,000 site outlines everything from first-time sex to how to perform far more advanced sexual acts. After a rash of sexual assaults allegedly committed by suspects including asylum seekers on New Year’s Eve, the Germans have been on a mission to re-educate migrants, especially males, about sexual...
  • Bill Clinton: I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state

    05/14/2016 3:21:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 75 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    Former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned defense of both his own foreign policy legacy and that of his wife, Hillary Clinton, who is currently the Democratic front runner for presidential elections later this year. During a Friday campaign event in Ewing Township, New Jersey, Clinton was heckled over his wife's support for Israel - prompting the former president to hit back, blaming the Palestinians for turning down generous peace offers. "She and the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt stopped the shooting war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza," Clinton responded to the heckler, who had shouted "What about Gaza?"...
  • UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel

    05/13/2016 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 8:39 AM EDT | Jamey Keaten
    A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of “excessive use of force,” including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors. The Committee Against Torture, which works under the office of the U.N. human rights chief, released its “concluding observations” about Israel and five other countries — France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Philippines — as part of regular reviews by the panel. […] In a 12-page segment on Israel, the committee pointed to “allegations of excessive use of force, including lethal force,...
  • Obama hosts summit of Nordic leaders at White House

    05/13/2016 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 9:58 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    … Obama welcomed the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark to the White House on Friday morning. At a simple indoor ceremony, Obama says the countries are a “model of cooperation” and “punch above their weight” particularly on humanitarian and environmental efforts. …
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Illegal to Ban Any Alien Based on ‘Religious Litmus Tests’

    05/12/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of Democratic lawmakers, joined by religious leaders of various faiths, have announced a bill that would make it illegal to deny entry to the United States of any alien on the basis of religion. Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by scores of lawmakers, the vast majority Democrats, the bill comprises a single short sentence: “An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.” Although the text does not further define the alien in question, Beyer’s office said in a statement that the bill...
  • US says banks won't be punished for lawful business in Iran

    05/12/2016 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 5:06 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Thursday to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating business with Iran, as he worked to address Tehran’s grievance that businesses are still staying away despite the nascent nuclear deal. At an unusual meeting in London, the top U.S. diplomat joined Britain’s top commerce official to challenge what Kerry called “misinterpretations or mere rumors” about U.S. sanctions on Iran, the most sweeping of which were lifted in exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program. The list of banks whose leaders attended was a Who’s Who of powerful financial...
  • First Muslim woman elected speaker of state parliament [Baden-Württemberg, Germany]

    05/12/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 May 2016 08:21 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A Muslim woman will sit in the speaker’s chair at sessions of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from now on — a first for any German state. “We wrote history today,” Green Party politician Muhterem Aras said after being elected with a large majority as president (speaker) of the state legislature. The southwestern state had sent “a message of openness, tolerance, and successful integration,” by electing her, she went on, promising to ensure a lively but fair debating culture in the chamber. …
  • Islam doesn’t belong here, say two-thirds of Germans

    05/12/2016 5:56:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 May 2016 12:25 GMT+02:00
    The number of Germans who say that Islam is not a part of Germany has risen sharply over the previous two years, a new poll shows. For 60 percent of Germans, Islam does not belong in their culture, with only 34 percent of respondents saying that yes, Islam does have a place in Germany, a poll published by Infratest dimap on Thursday shows. […] The Infratest dimap poll showed that 72 percent of Germans worry that there will be a terror attack in their country, while a quarter of respondents said they don’t believe that will happen. …
  • Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

    05/10/2016 3:14:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
    The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party was executed early Wednesday for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Motiur Rahman Nizami, the 73-year-old leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight security. […] Nizami is the fifth senior official from opposition parties to be executed since 2013 for war crimes carried out during the 1971 war. Three other senior members of Nizami’s Jamaat-e-Islami party and a top leader of...
  • London Buses To Feature ‘Praise Allah’ Ads

    05/10/2016 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:33am ET | Dan Joseph
    Following the swearing in of London’s first Muslim mayor, many of the city’s buses will sport advertisements that read “Subhan Allah,” which translates to “Glory be to God.” The paid advertisements are part of a push by England’s largest Islamic charity group, “Islamic Relief,” to help victims of the Syrian war. The ads will run throughout the Muslim holy week of Ramadan. …
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight America’s commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • Sadiq Khan: There are too many white men on Transport for London

    London's transport authority is far too dominated by white men, Labour's mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan said today. There are currently 13 white men on the Transport for London board and just three women. Khan said he would ensure the board better reflected the "diversity" of Londoners if he becomes mayor. "I will reshape TfL's board," he said during a speech in Brixton this morning. "It needs to better reflect London's diversity in the interest of Londoners."
  • Iran test-fires ballistic missile, latest after nuclear deal

    05/09/2016 2:59:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2016 5:47 AM EDT
    Iran test-fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a spate of tests following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers earlier this year, according to a report Monday by the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency. The test-firing of the missile, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, was carried out two weeks ago, the agency quoted Gen. Ali Abdollahi, deputy chief of headquarters of armed forces, as saying. Iran, which insists the ballistic tests do not violate the nuclear deal, is likely seeking to demonstrate it is pushing ahead with its ballistic program despite scaling back...
  • UK's Cameron says leaving EU would increase risk of war

    05/09/2016 2:50:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2016 5:27 AM EDT
    Raising the stakes in Britain’s European Union membership debate, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that leaving the bloc would increase the risk of war in Europe. Cameron’s speech on national security came as campaigning ahead of a June 23 vote on the country’s EU membership moved into its final weeks. Cameron said it would be rash to assume that “peace and stability on our continent are assured beyond any shadow of doubt.” He said the EU “has helped reconcile countries which were at each other's throats for decades.” …
  • US struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn't support IS

    05/08/2016 11:24:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2016 6:27 AM EDT | Sinan Salaheddin and Susannah George
    For nearly two years, U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and weapons shipments have helped Iraqi forces roll back the Islamic State group. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 5,000 airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq at a total cost of $7 billion since August 2014, including operations in Syria. On Tuesday a U.S. Navy SEAL was the third serviceman to die fighting IS in Iraq. But many Iraqis still aren’t convinced the Americans are on their side. Government-allied Shiite militiamen on the front-lines post videos of U.S. supplies purportedly seized from IS militants or found in areas liberated from...
  • Canada: Fatah is a terrorist group

    05/08/2016 10:26:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2016, 9:05 AM | Dalit Halevy, Shoshana Miskin
    The Federal Court of Canada validated the decision of the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada which denied a Palestinian man refugee status in Canada because of his affiliation with the Fatah terrorist organization. Akram Muslih Anteer, a permanent resident of Sweden, joined Fatah when he was ten years old and recently worked with high ranking Fatah officials in the Jenin area, including the head of Fatah, Ata Abu Rumeila. Fatah is the main Palestinian faction of the PLO, and its leader — Mahmoud Abbas — governs the Palestinian Authority. …
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    05/08/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Williams · 36 replies
    Vanity
    Watching the Sunday news shows, I realize America is finished if we have to rely on the Republican party. I just watched Senator Flake (R Ariz.) smugly go on that we will lose the war on terror because of Trump having a "religious test" for admission to our country. Also he says that's why we will lose the election not because Senator Flake isn't supporting Trump. We are facing Hillary Clinton and these republicans are everywhere saying Trump has to come to each of them and explain himself. Then he has to change to agree with them. These republicans don't...
  • Spy agencies are pushed to reveal extent of US surveillance

    05/07/2016 7:59:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 10:21 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Even though the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records has ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many. Six Republicans and eight Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have asked the nation’s top intelligence official for the number of Americans’ emails and phone calls collected under programs authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. […] Intelligence officials have tried to assuage concerns of Congress and others by saying that any domestic communications collected are “incidental” to the targeting of...
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements

    05/07/2016 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 2:57 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper
    The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press. The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in anti-Israeli violence. But the diplomats involved in drafting the document said its primary focus will be a surge of construction in Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The U.S. approval of the harsh language marks a subtle shift....
  • Bosnia's Muslims reopen mosque Serbs blew up during the war

    05/07/2016 8:04:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Radul Radovanovic
    Over 10,000 people turned out Saturday for the reopening of a mosque in Bosnia that was blown up by Christian Orthodox Serbs during the 1992-1995 war and that became a symbol of the effort to destroy Bosnia’s centuries-long multireligious fabric. The Ferhat Pasha mosque — also called Ferhadija — was a masterpiece of 16th-century Ottoman architecture and one of the 16 mosques in Banja Luka — or one of the 534 throughout the country — that were destroyed or damaged by Bosnian Serbs in order to erase any traces of those they were expelling or killing. Their aim was to...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • Most Germans don't have any Muslim friends

    05/06/2016 5:48:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 May 2016 08:51 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Almost two-thirds of non-Muslim Germans don’t know any Muslims personally, a new survey has showed, casting light on increasing unease over the religion’s place in society. The YouGov poll for press agency DPA found that 62 percent of people said that they didn’t count a single Muslim among their close personal friends. […] Public anxiety about Islam has led to increasing calls from politicians in recent weeks to police the religion and its followers. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) called recently for state surveillance of preachers in all mosques to make sure they weren’t spreading radical ideas. …
  • Labour suspends Momentum supporter who claimed Jews caused ‘African holocaust’-Leicester Victory

    05/04/2016 5:36:50 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JEWISH CHRONICLE ONLINE/Jerusalem Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Marcus Dysch,
    A leading member of the pro-Corbyn Momentum hard-left activism group claimed Jews were responsible for an “African holocaust”, the JC can reveal. Jacqueline Walker is a vice-chair of the movement’s national steering committee and activist in south-east England. Labour suspended Ms Walker from the party after the JC brought her comments to the party’s attention. She has repeatedly claimed the ongoing allegations of Jew-hate against party members are part of a “witch-hunt” against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Describing herself as an anti-Zionist, Ms Walker responded to a critic who asked her about the Holocaust on Facebook in February by writing...