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  • Hedy Epstein, Fake Holocaust Survivor, Gets Desperate for Attention, Goes to Ferguson (& arrested)

    08/19/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 19 | Daniel Greenfield
    Making a career for yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor is horrible enough. Marketing yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor who attacks Jews is even worse. But that’s what Hedy Epstein, a “Holocaust Survivor” who survived the Holocaust in the UK, has been doing. But then Michael Brown stole the spotlight from Hedy Epstein‘s latest Gaza tantrum, so she headed to Ferguson to get herself arrested.
  • Lovers Of Ecumenicide Pretend Muslims Worship Our God - They DON'T!

    08/19/2014 7:33:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    There is a great deal of confusion in the Church today as to whether or not Muslims worship the same God as do we. In fact many prelates, including our own Cardinal McCarrick, either are honestly confused about the matter or they exploit general confusion so that they may appear to be "ecumenical". Indeed, nine years ago at Catholic University His Eminence addressed some Muslim dignitaries; in that address he invoked "allah" three times but he gave not one mention to Jesus Christ. That address, which can be called de facto idolatry, is here. Cardinal McCarrick and other devotees of...
  • Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

    08/19/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/19/2014
    The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas. "Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future," Archbishop Emil Nona told Italian daily Corriere della Sera Aug. 9 from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Archbishop Nona has been forced from his home by the Islamic State, a caliphate recently established in Iraq and Syria. He is among five bishops who have been forced from Mosul....
  • “ISIS here” banner in Ferguson, Missouri as jihadis try to exploit race conflict

    08/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This banner is in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks. The objective is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) and to emphasize the desire of Islamic State jihadis to strike within the U.S. The fact that they have supporters here in the U.S. who can hold the banner in Missouri and the sign at the White House shows that such a strike is a very real possibility.Meanwhile, not just the jihadis quoted here but Hamas-linked...
  • Egypt urges U.S. restraint over Missouri unrest

    08/19/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:19pm EDT
    CAIRO - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year. U.S. foes Iran and Syria also lambasted the United States, but while they are frequent critics of Washington, it is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor. It was not immediately clear why Egypt would issue such a statement. Ties between Washington and Cairo were strained after Egyptian security forces killed hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters following the army's ousting of...
  • Wedding rings cut off fingers, bibles burned. Chaldean Catholics Remain Faithful

    08/19/2014 7:05:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 3/19/2014
    Your Catholic Voice Foundation is continuing in its sincere and faithful mission to save and support Chaldean Catholics displaced by the Islamic State in northern Iraq. These amazing and resilient people belong to some of the oldest Christian communities and societies on the planet. This is literally true, their Christian communities easily date to the time of the earliest apostles. Despite their ancient, fruitful and peaceful presence - they have never fought wars against their neighbors - they have been systematically rooted out of their homes and forced to flee. Those who stayed behind have been killed in one of...
  • ISIS IS True Islam

    08/19/2014 6:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/19/2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Reading the papers is reading authors of confusion. They say “Saudi top cleric blasts al-Qaida and ISIS as ‘enemy No. 1′ of Islam” in a statement issued in Riyadh.“The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism … have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said.He cited jihadists from the Islamic State, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global al-Qaida terror network. Really? ISIS and al-Qaida do not represent Islam? ISIS IS ISlam and ISlam is ISIS.Muslims frequently say that we, the...
  • ISIS militants appear to behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video

    08/19/2014 5:02:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/19/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    An American freelance photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria some 22 months ago was apparently beheaded by an Islamic State militant in a graphic video released Tuesday. Titled “A Message to America,” the gruesome clip shows a masked militant saw away at the neck of James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old New Hampshire native captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The family, on its "Free James Foley" Facebook page, has yet to confirm his death. (snip down to Foley's statement)“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government....
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it." While the latest truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end at midnight on Tuesday, Hamas violated...
  • Thousands march on Pakistan’s guarded parliament

    08/19/2014 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 12:32 PM EDT | Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan
    Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Thursday, planning to remove barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country’s government. Pakistani television channels showed live footage of the troops taking positions in the so-called “Red Zone,” which also holds the president and prime minister’s ceremonial homes and many diplomatic posts. That set up a possible showdown between hundreds of soldiers and some 30,000 protesters backing opposition candidate Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men have called on by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over allegations...
  • Egypt: Brotherhood Supporters Torch Butcher Shop

    08/19/2014 2:46:00 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/19/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Supporters of the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group, report Egyptian media, set fire to a butcher shop Saturday evening in Aim Shams, a suburb in Cairo.The reason for this latest Brotherhood arson attack is that the owner of the shop objected to one of the Brotherhood’s protests. Three of the Brotherhood’s supporters were detained by intervening locals.Violence from Brotherhood supporters during their marches and protests is common in Egypt. One of the worst incidences is when a Coptic Christian woman was attacked and murdered by a protesting Brotherhood mob—simply because they saw her cross, which exposed her as a Christian.Retribution against...
  • Why Is the Islamic State Behaving This Way? [Because they're good Muslims]

    08/19/2014 2:24:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Islamic State is turning into a huge public relations problem for groups like the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its allies. For years they have insisted that Islam is a religion of peace that has nothing whatsoever to do with the terrorism committed with alarming regularity in its name, and that the people responsible for linking Islam with terrorism were not Islamic jihad terrorists, but “Islamophobic” opponents of jihad terror. But then comes along a group calling itself The Islamic State, committing unimaginable atrocities and presenting each one as an authentic embodiment of Islamic texts and teachings,...
  • Choosing The Right Side In Conflict: Israel

    08/18/2014 8:10:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 1 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 16th, 2014 | R. Rados
    When choosing a side in conflict, it should be our moral dispositions that trump political correctness and ideology. Morality offers a simple solution to an array of complex problems. Secondly, knowledge and facts are powerful tools for determining which side is worthy of our support. Choosing to support a side that promotes everything that goes against our own common morality makes the least amount of sense. Murder, tyranny, genocide, racism and indiscriminate hatred (or the advocacy of those things) go against our common morality. To most of us, it's incomprehensible to accept any of those things as conducive to the...
  • Caged Women Being Sold By ISIS as Slaves

    The real tragedy are things you'll never get to see that occur after the women are sold.
  • Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women

    08/18/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Circumcision: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh 'female circumcision']).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64Sex slavery: “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 zakah, and they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their...
  • Islamic State: "We Will Take Spain Back"

    08/18/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/17/2014 | Soeren Kern
    Calls to reconquer al-Andalus are becoming more frequent and more strident."Clearly Spain forms part of the strategic objectives of global jihad. We are not the only ones but we are in their sights." — Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz. Radical Muslims in Spain have launched a social media campaign aimed at generating support for the jihadist group Islamic State [IS].The campaign involves posters that include images of famous Spanish landmarks and monuments emblazoned with Arabic slogans such as, "We are all the Islamic State" and "Long Live the Islamic State."One poster includes an image of the medieval Islamic...
  • Islam in Australia: Living and dying for the flag of Allah

    08/18/2014 5:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | 8/19/2014 | Geoff Chambers
    Wissam Haddad, the head of the al-Risalah Islamic Centre in Sydney’s southwest, yesterday told The Daily Telegraph he followed the “flag of Allah” rather than the flag of Australia. The flag, called the Shahada, is the same as the one used by Islamic State terrorists who have been spreading death and terror across the Middle East. “I’m not comfortable personally holding the (Australian) flag because this flag does not represent me as a Muslim. My flag is the flag of Allah. That’s my flag. “For me to have the Shahada flag, as it’s called, that’s a flag that I stand...
  • ISIS Kidnaps, Sells Women as 'Sex Slaves' While Obama Declares U.S. Mission Not Over Yet

    08/18/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Reissa Su
    As ISIS continues to take over more towns in Iraq, at least 500 women believed to be Christians were allegedly kidnapped from Mosul to be sold as "sex slaves." Reports said the Islamic militants have overrun Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city. Believers have reportedly flocked to the city to escape the militants. A spokesman from the Kurdish forces said ISIS has kidnapped Yazidi and Christian women to be turned as "Sabaya" or "war booty slaves." He added that ISIS also plans to sell the women. According to accounts of witnesses, the most beautiful of the kidnapped women were handed to...
  • Survivor tells how Isis gunmen killed scores of defenceless villagers

    08/18/2014 5:07:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 8/18/2014 | JOE CHURCHER
    Islamic extremists have shot dead scores of Yazidi men in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before seizing their wives and children. A Yazidi politician cited the mass killing in Kocho as evidence that his people were still at risk after a week of US and Iraqi air strikes on the militants. Meanwhile, warplanes targeted insurgents around a large dam that was captured by the Islamic State extremist group earlier this month. It's believed that the Mosul dam was under the near-complete control of Kurdish fighters last night. The US began strikes against...
  • London Store Removes Kosher Food to 'Support Gaza'

    08/18/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-18-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A British supermarket chain is at the center of an anti-Semitism row, after a Jewish shopper found that the Kosher section had been completely removed, and was told by the store manager that Kosher food has been taken down because "We support Gaza." Anti-Israel demonstrators had picketed the branch of Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London, part o fa pattern of aggressive calls to boycott Jewish-made Israeli goods - calls that often spilled over into violence. In one incident Saturday, anti-Israel activists trashed a Tesco store in Hodge Hill while waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags, throwing produce on the ground...
  • Rant over veil on beach sparks furore in France

    08/18/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 18 Aug 2014 18:00 GMT+02:00 | Joshua Melvin
    A French politician was so upset after seeing a Muslim woman sitting on a French beach fully clothed and in a headscarf that she decided to take a picture and write a provocative opinion piece on Facebook. In her rant former minister Nadine Morano, from the UMP party, said Muslims should go elsewhere if they don’t want to integrate. The former French deputy used a picture of former sex icon Brigitte Bardot alongside that of the veiled woman on the beach to make her point that France has a proud history of women being free to dress how they wish....
  • Emboldened by their victim’s fear and inaction, Islamist thugs running wild in Sweden

    08/18/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    hey are making their move. With the world busy trying to blame Israel for killing “innocent” Palestinians, Islamist thugs in Sweden are flexing their muscles and starting their attacks. They are threatening Sweden by saying, “Until the day we die, we will engage in war against Sweden and Europe.” Sweden and Europe invited these savages into their midst. They feed them, clothe them, give them free housing and offer them education, yet all the while allow these vicious sub-humans to openly hate their Swedish benefactors and rape their women without lifting a finger to defend themselves. Sweden is in desperate...
  • Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

    08/17/2014 9:54:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2014 10:29 AM EDT | Nasser Karimi
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday that Tehran will not discuss its long-range missile program as part of talks aimed at resolving a decade-long nuclear dispute, official media reported. “Iran’s missile power is not negotiable at any level under any pretext,” Rouhani told Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the official IRNA news service reported. The president added, however, that Iran is prepared to cooperate with the IAEA’s probe into whether its civilian nuclear program has a military component, “since there is no room for using a...
  • Israel to Stop Exports of 'Settlement Products' to EU

    08/17/2014 6:09:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel will end its export of poultry and dairy produce to the European Union from Jewish communities beyond the Green Line, Israeli and European officials said on Sunday, according to AFP. The restrictions stem from directives issued by the European Commission in February and affect chicken and milk products from communities in eastern Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria. "In keeping with previous decisions, the EU no longer recognized the authority of the veterinary inspections services of Israel to approve the export of poultry and (dairy products), the origin of which are in settlements," a European official told...
  • The fantasy of Middle Eastern moderates

    08/17/2014 7:24:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Fareed Zakaria
    For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has been to support “moderates.” The problem is that there are actually very few of them. The Arab world is going through a bitter, sectarian struggle that is “carrying the Islamic world back to the Dark Ages,” said Turkish President Abdullah Gul. In these circumstances, moderates either become extremists or they lose out in the brutal power struggles of the day. Look at Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and the Palestinian territories.
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans'

    08/16/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August16, 2014 | AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR
    Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans' BY AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR After two years of fighting alongside al Qaeda-backed militants in Syria, Abu Saif thought he was done with jihad and ready to return to his “normal” life as a chef in Belgium. But everything changed when Sunni militants swept through northern Iraq and brought their brand of holy war to a global audience. The 31-year-old cut ties with his old fighting force and put in with the rival Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), setting out for the militants’ stronghold of Raqqa and then, he...
  • Abbas’s Fatah Declares a Return to Terror Against Israel

    08/16/2014 5:14:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 8/16/2014, 8:40 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, often touted internationally as a “moderate” alternative to Hamas, has declared its intentions to further increase its terror attacks against Israeli citizens. A new video released to YouTube by Fatah’s “military wing,” the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, declares the unity of Fatah’s various military branches, and announces a recent decision to strengthen Fatah’s military activities. […] In Judea and Samaria, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades have likewise declared “open war” on the Jewish state. …
  • Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two

    08/16/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:45pm EDT | Adama Diarra
    Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday. A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the village of Ber, about 60 km (40 miles) east of the desert city of Timbuktu, the statement said. It did not give the nationalities of the soldiers, although one MINUSMA official said that both the soldiers who died were from neighboring Burkina Faso. …
  • Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war: Hamas

    08/16/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:16pm EDT | Ali Abdelatty
    Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas’s head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: “Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war.” […] Hamas’s demands include lifting a blockade on Gaza, reducing movement restrictions on the territory’s 1.8 million residents, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh told Al-Aqsa Hamas television last week. …
  • Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

    08/16/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    Autz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far. The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates. Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis...
  • EU Offers to Take Charge of Gaza Border Crossings

    08/16/2014 10:00:00 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The European Union (EU) on Friday offered to take charge of Gaza's border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, according to The Associated Press (AP). The EU is prepared "to play a strong role" in managing the crossings while assuring that Israel's security is guaranteed, said the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton. The EU offered to reactivate and extend its monitoring of the Rafiah crossing with Egypt and other border posts, provided there will be a UN Security Council mandate for the mission and a sustainable cease-fire in place, according to AP. In addition, the EU...
  • Lying Obama Lying About Halting Ammunition Shipments To Israel

    08/15/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/15/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Through his State Department ventriloquist dummy, Barack Obama is denying that there is any truth to a Wall Street Journal article that Obama put a halt to ammunition shipments to Israel. The problem for Obama is that his credibility has long been shot so nothing he or any of his underlings asserts can be believed.At some point, credibility matters and the lack of it can reach a point so low that the default position of those you’re trying to convince is justifiably that you’re lying.Advantage, Netanyahu. White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in...
  • Fleeing child abduction, slavery, rape and theft in Iraq

    08/15/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/15/2014 | Lara Marlowe
    “My neighbour in Erbil has a two-year-old daughter. They said, ‘Give her to us. We will raise her.’ My neighbour cried and pleaded for half an hour. Then they forced the baby’s father to kiss their shoes, to humiliate him.” Stories of gang-rape by jihadists, a practice known as “jihad al-nikah” or “sexual jihad,” abound. It was allegedly “legitimated” by a religious leader in Tunisia to help the Islamic State recruit young men. Sunni girls in Mosul have reportedly died by suicide rather than accept multiple forced “marriages”. Kidnapped and raped Members of the Yazidi community who met French foreign...
  • Hamas Admits Harassing, Deporting Journalists Who Filmed Rockets

    08/15/2014 10:51:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/15/2014, 4:14 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a remarkably candid interview on Lebanese TV, the head of foreign relations at Hamas’s Information Ministry in Gaza explained how harassment, interrogations and deportations were used to ensure that journalists reporting from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge stuck to Hamas’s official line and did not report “the Israeli narrative”. […] Foreign journalists have regularly complained of being harassed by Hamas authorities in Gaza, directly leading to biased coverage in favor of Islamist terrorists and against Israel. …
  • Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

    08/15/2014 4:14:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2014 5:54 AM EDT | Lori Hinnant and Juergen Baetz
    France’s decision this week to arm Kurdish fighters in the battle against Islamic militants marked a turning point in Europe’s wavering stance on Iraq, with an EU emergency meeting on Friday seeking to forge a unified response to the Sunni insurgents’ advance. The 2003 U.S.-led Iraq invasion created a bitter rift across the European Union and the bloc has since been loath to get involved in the country, but the militants in Iraq and Syria who threaten to reshape the Middle East have raised the stakes by drawing more than 1,500 European radicals to their ranks. After weeks of near-silence...
  • Poll: Most Americans Disapprove of Obama’s Israel Policy

    08/15/2014 1:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/15/2014, 8:37 AM | Tova Dvorin
    The great majority of Americans reject US President Barack Obama’s policies on Israel, according to a recent poll. The poll, which studied the telephoned responses of over 1,000 random US voters, was conducted by Fox News. Fifty-four percent (54%) of respondents noted their disapproval of Obama’s policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, whereas just 30% approved. The responses showed deep divides between Republicans and Democrats, White and Black Americans, as well as different age brackets. Among Republicans, 74% disapproved of Obama’s policies toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, compared to just 34% of Democrats; 59% of White Americans gave Obama a low approval...
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    08/15/2014 1:08:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 9:14 PM EDT | Robert Burns and Ken Dilanian
    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide threat to thousands trapped on a mountaintop but said the situation “remains dire” throughout the country. Obama also said U.S. airstrikes would continue to protect Americans and U.S. facilities in Iraq, and he said Washington has increased its delivery of military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State. But he gave no indication he intends to shift from the limited, defensive military campaign he announced last week...
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • NJ man says ISIS flag flown on porch a misunderstanding

    08/15/2014 12:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 44-year-old Muslim convert says it was news to him that the flag he hung outside his house is the same banner waved by the murderous jihadist group known as Islamic State. Neighbors and passersby who took to Twitter were alarmed at the black flag emblazoned with the Arabic words “The only god is Allah” flying from above the porch of Mark Dunaway, in Garwood, N.J. The chilling banner flew next to a red flag of Islam, but Dunaway said he never intended to show support for the terrorist group infamous for beheading Christians. “I hang it every Friday and...
  • Emotions spill over at Lincolnwood meeting about Palestinian flag (Illinois)

    08/14/2014 5:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 11, 2014, 10:25 PM | Angie Leventis Lourgos
    A Monday night meeting over a Palestinian flag in north suburban Lincolnwood was intense but civil much of the way before emotions spilled over among some in attendance, with one man leaving after being chastised by the mayor. The flag that was the subject of heated debate is part of a display of about 60 international flags along Lincoln Avenue that stretches from Devon to Touhy. Several residents have recently asked that the Palestinian flag be removed, but village officials say they have no plans to do so. Community members spoke in favor of and against the flag before the...
  • Rob Reiner Likens HAMAS To The TEA Party

    08/14/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Thursday on Ora TV's "PoliticKing with Larry King," left-leaning actor and director Rob Reiner compared the designated terrorist group Hamas to the American political conservative movement, the Tea Party.
  • Allen West Declares Obama An Islamist

    08/14/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:55 PM 08/14/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former Florida Rep. Allen West declared President Obama an Islamist who is intentionally working against the security of the United States. “The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America,” the former Florida congressman and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel wrote in the post published Wednesday. …
  • Obama, Netanyahu clash on phone as U.S.-Israel relations sink to new low

    08/14/2014 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 14, 2014
    U.S.-Israeli relations sink to new low. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “particularly combative” phone call Wednesday over efforts to secure a lasting peace in Gaza, a sign that relations between the two countries have fallen to a new low, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Jerusalem. White House officials are said to think Netanyahu and his national-security team are both reckless and untrustworthy. The U.S. administration was caught off guard when it learned the Israeli military had been quietly securing tank rounds from the Pentagon during the Gaza conflict.
  • Steinmeier considers weapons exports to Iraq (Germany foreign minister)

    08/14/2014 6:52:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Aug 2014 11:16 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The conflict against religious minorities in Iraq has more officials speaking out in support of exporting arms to the marginalized groups. “As long as the threat is holding, I will not rule out the option that [Germany] will also deliver weapons,” Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the evening news program Heutejournal on Wednesday night. “The brutality of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) could make it necessary.” Steinmeier voiced his options despite opposition from his own party, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), which principally bans the sales of arms into conflict zones. …
  • Radical Islam: The Monster in the Room

    08/14/2014 3:44:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/2014 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven
    It’s not the elephant in the room — it’s the monster in the room. Radical Islam is the monster, and it is on the march in the Middle East. And those who are suffering the most from radical Islam’s rise there are Muslims themselves, although Christians, Jews, and ethnic minorities of all kinds — gays too — don’t have it much better. The pictures from Iraq are horrifying, as the world watches in real time radical Islam’s ruthless intentions; as we watch Muslims, Christians, and ethnic minorities stagger to safety under treacherous conditions near the Syrian border; as we watch...
  • The Fifth Crusade?

    08/14/2014 3:36:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/14/2014 | Fay Voshell
    Things are bad when even Pope Francis, known as a holy and peaceable man, is pragmatically calling for the world to act against the atrocities happening in Iraq. Things are very bad indeed when Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, the Vatican's nuncio to Iraq, recently told Vatican Radio concerning military action "This is something that had to be done, otherwise [the Islamic State] could not be stopped." Meanwhile, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, who is also known as the Patriarch of Babylon, is saying the U.S. military strikes have been of little or no help, adding that "There is a need...
  • Glad tidings to you; come join the CALIPHATE [soliciting recruits in Central London]

    08/14/2014 3:24:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/14/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    ISIS supporters brought “glad tidings” (as they put it) to shoppers on Oxford Street in London today. The “Khilafah [sic] has been re-established” and “the dawn of a new era has begun,” read their posters. The bearers of glad tidings encouraged shoppers to “resettle” in the newly proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. It could be a tough sell. The shopping is much better in London. On the other hand, there’s plenty of space in the new Islamic State. The territory under ISIS control is larger than Great Britain.Actually, it is estimated that approximately 500 Brits have already joined...
  • Dutch Justice Ministry employee: ISIS a Zionist conspiracy

    08/14/2014 2:44:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    A senior employee of the Dutch Justice Ministry said the jihadist group ISIS was created by Zionists seeking to give Islam a bad reputation.Yasmina Haifi, a project leader at the ministry’s National Cyber Security Center, made the assertion Wednesday on Twitter, the De Telegraaf daily reported.“ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name,” wrote Haifi, who described herself on the social network LinkedIn as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party, or PvdA.Haifi later removed her original message, explaining, “I realize the political sensitivity in connection...
  • Hamas Breaches New Ceasefire With Rocket Attack

    08/14/2014 12:53:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2014, 10:03 AM | Ari Yashar
    Hamas already breached the last 72-hour ceasefire three hours ahead of its conclusion Wednesday at midnight; on Thursday morning it proved that it does not intend to honor the newly achieved five-day ceasefire either. Rocket warning sirens were sounded just after 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Eshkol Regional Council and Hof Ashkelon region, as well in the Kerem Shalom area. Shortly afterwards it was reported that a rocket fell in open ground in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage. The attack comes after Hamas fired at least one rocket at the Hof Ashkelon region on Wednesday...