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  • FBI arrests brother of San Bernardino terrorist and 2 others on marriage fraud charges

    04/28/2016 10:49:01 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    ederal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, on charges of marriage fraud, conspiracy and lying to federal investigators on Thursday morning, according to a criminal complaint. Syed Raheel Farook, the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook; his wife, Tatiana Farook; and her sister Mariya Chernykh were all arrested Thursday morning and charged in a five-count indictment filed in federal court that centers around a fraudulent marriage between Chernykh and Enrique Marquez, who has been charged with aiding in the deadly Dec. 2 attack at the Inland Regional Center. Two people were arrested...
  • Former Islamist: Ideology and Theology, Not Grievances or Poverty, Produce Radicalization

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Turkey's parliament speaker seeks religious constitution

    04/26/2016 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    AFP via Daily Telegraph ^ | 26 April 2016 12:34am
    Turkey should have a religious constitution, parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman said on Monday, in comments that will likely add to concerns of creeping Islamization under the ruling AKP party. “As a Muslim country, why should we be in a situation where we are in retreat from religion?” state-run news agency Anatolia quoted him as saying. “We are a Muslim country. As a consequence, we must have a religious constitution,” the AKP lawmaker told a conference in Istanbul. “Secularism cannot feature in the new constitution.” …
  • Canadian Tourist John Ridsdel BEHEADED in Philippines by ISIS-Tied Muslim Group

    04/26/2016 12:34:59 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 25, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the beheading "an act of cold-blooded murder." Yes, and the sky is blue. But what is he going to do about it? Nothing. ISIS and this Islamic group, Abu Sayyaf, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS, have nothing to fear from this dandy. He has said repeatedly that Canada was not at war with ISIS. Well, ISIS is at war with you, damn fool. Obama's lapdog, PM Trudeau, would not comment on the fate of the other hostages -- fellow Canadian Robert Hall, Hall's Filipino girlfriend, Marites Flor, and a Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad. Of course...
  • Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in West Bank

    04/26/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 1:04 PM EDT
    A 6-meter-high (20-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah. […] … (Ramallah’s Mayor Mussa) Hadid says the statue reflects the “special relationship between South Africa and Palestine.” It was erected in a new square named after Mandela. …
  • US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2016, 9:55 AM | David Rosenberg
    The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade. With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion. Israel has stated that it must increase its military spending to cope with growing threats from ISIS and the Iranian regime following last year’s nuclear deal. …
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • Obama: 'We Are Fortunate to Be Living in the Most Peaceful...Era in Human History'

    04/25/2016 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 6:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said we’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history. […] “That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones,” he said, “and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider it’s been decades since the last war between major powers.” […] “Around the world we’re more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice,” he said. (He notably did not mention transgenders, a topic that is making headlines...
  • 'Keep Germany at heart of united Europe': Obama

    04/25/2016 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Apr 2016 13:22 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    Germany and its European allies must not give up on the values that have brought the continent unparalleled peace and prosperity, US President Barack Obama said on Monday. On what is expected to be his last visit to Germany as President, Obama told an audience in Hanover that Europeans ought not to allow the different crises facing the world to scare them away from their values. […] Obama ticked off a checklist of successes to highlight the strength of US-EU cooperation — from the historic achievements of bringing a peaceful end to the Cold War, to overcoming the financial crisis,...
  • China's Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad

    04/25/2016 1:39:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 11:10 PM EDT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad. His comments over the weekend follow a tightening of religious space that has seen bans on the wearing of veils and beards in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang and the removal of church crosses in eastern China. “We must resolutely guard against overseas infiltrations via religious means and prevent ideological infringement by extremists,” Xi said at a Beijing conference on religions attended by top leaders, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. …
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts [Elmwood Park NJ]

    04/22/2016 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims. […] (Gladys) Gryskiewicz posted on Facebook earlier this year that Muslims should stay “in your desserts (sic) and follow your religion in your own countries.” In another post, she wrote: “Why now are we giving into (sic) the Muslims way of life? The French told them to get lost. This is what our President should be emulating.” Her comments drew outrage, including from some students, state lawmakers and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for her resignation. …
  • 'Islamist' teens arrested for blast at Sikh wedding in Germany

    04/22/2016 12:36:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Apr 21, 2016 | AFP
    German police Thursday arrested two teenagers with Islamist backgrounds over an explosion that wounded three people at a Sikh temple, labeling it a "terrorist attack". The blast that hit an Indian wedding party at the entrance to the temple in the western city of Essen last Saturday injured three men, one of them seriously. Police arrested two 16-year-olds with known links to regional Islamists over the attack, said city police chief Frank Richter. "We have to presume it was a terrorist act -- religiously motivated terror by the Islamist scene," Richter said in a statement, without linking the youths to...
  • What the media didn’t tell you about Muslim student kicked off Southwest Airlines

    04/21/2016 5:31:51 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    [Original title too long: What the media didn’t tell you about Arabic-speaking Muslim student who got kicked off Southwest Airlines] The mainstream media went ballistic after learning that an Iraqi student was removed from a flight after an alleged ‘Islamophobic’ woman reported him because she heard him speaking Arabic. Left wing pundits and Muslim advocacy groups demanded to know why “speaking Arabic” is a reason to remove someone from a plane and were calling for boycotts of Southwest Airlines. What the media conveniently left out is that the (see-something-say-something) woman is a native Arabic speaker and said he was talking...
  • A 1979 Time Magazine Article about Islam

    04/21/2016 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Media spins Islam then and now: Sharia Law, our U.S. Constitution are not compatible. Moral relativism, tolerance to the point of ignorance will result in national suicide “We Muslims are one family even though we live under different governments and in various regions.” —Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s revolution Thirty-seven years ago, Time magazine dedicated its cover to “Islam, The Militant Revival,” and published a lengthy article, “The World of Islam,” in which John A. Meyer wrote, “We want to examine Islam’s resurgence, not simply as another faith but as a political force and potent third ideology competing with...
  • UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem stirs Israeli anger

    04/21/2016 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 12:52 PM EDT | Raphael Satter
    The Israeli government and Jewish groups have expressed outrage at a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall Plaza in quotation marks, described Jewish sites as “so-called” and even claimed that some Jewish graves were bogus. The resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries and adopted by UNESCO’s 58-nation executive board last week, condemned the Israeli government’s stewardship of east Jerusalem, home to the city’s most sensitive holy sites. The April 15 document also decried the renovation of “so-called Jewish ritual baths” and the alleged creation of “Jewish fake graves.” Sites were either referred to by...
  • Republicans want Obama to rule out Iran's access to dollar

    04/21/2016 10:06:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 12:51 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on the Obama administration to rule out the possibility Iran will be given access to the dollar and the U.S. financial system. The Wisconsin Republican on Thursday criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for leaving the door open for Tehran to score what he describes as an unprecedented economic windfall as part of sanctions relief from the landmark nuclear deal. Administration officials have said repeatedly Iran will not get access to the dollar. …
  • Concern over requirement to study Koran as part of Leaving Cert Arabic exam [Ireland]

    04/20/2016 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 09:15 | Carl O’Brien, Brian Mooney
    A requirement that all students who sit the Arabic exam in the Leaving Cert must study the Koran is to be reviewed by education authorities. Ever since the subject was introduced to the Leaving Cert in 2004, extracts from the “Holy Koran” have been prescribed material for all candidates. However, a Syrian father whose Christian daughter is due to sit the exam says the requirement is unfair for students and discriminatory. “She, as a Christian, has never studied the Koran,” said Marwan, who asked that his surname not be used. “I am very distressed that having arrived in Ireland and...
  • Backlash grows over Obama’s Iran concession

    04/20/2016 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Jennifer Rubin
    The Obama administration’s hint that it was considering allowing Iran to access directly or indirectly U.S. dollars drew furious, negative reaction from both sides of the aisle. On Monday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denounced the effort and called for the administration to reaffirm definitively its explicit promise that barriers to Iran’s accessing dollars would remain in place. “Our concern is that there are at least four workarounds to provide Iran with access to the dollar, including dollar-denominated transactions, dollar-clearing, dollar-based conversions, and dollar-related foreign currency transactions,” he said. “Here’s the bottom line: The administration should definitively rule out any potential...
  • Germany to consider stripping IS fighters of citizenship: document

    04/20/2016 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:06pm EDT | (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrew Roche)
    Germany’s ruling coalition plans to look into stripping Islamic State fighters of their German citizenship to prevent them from coming back to the country, a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. More than 800 people have traveled from Germany to Syria and northern Iraq in recent years and around 70 returnees took part in combat or military training there, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said earlier this month. […] The coalition is also considering depriving German supporters of Islamic State of identity cards and passports to prevent them from traveling to areas controlled by Islamic State,...
  • Germany plans to strip citizenship of citizens which join Islamic State.

    09/21/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 25 replies
    German Islamists who join the IS have forfeited their citizenship many Union politicians say. They are planning a change of legislation. Union politicians want to avoid any german national to fight for the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). A corresponding change in the law would achieve a "huge deterrent effect," the chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Internal Affairs, Wolfgang Bosbach (CDU)told "Welt am Sonntag". Those who join this "terrorist army" ng document their departure from the values of the Federal Republic he said.
  • Harvard Students Hurl Anti-Semitic Slurs at Liberal Israeli MK “A question about the odor of

    04/20/2016 12:40:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Just when you think once-prestigious Harvard could fall further from grace, Harvard students hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent talk at the University. Last Thursday, Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion with guest speakers Dennis Ross and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. During a question and answer session a president of a student organization mocked the Israeli leader, asking her, “How is it that you are so smelly?” When his question drew stunned silence, he clarified his "question." “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I...
  • Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

    04/20/2016 2:48:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 3:37 AM EDT | Dan Elliott
    This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents. The council decided Tuesday to hire a moderator and convene a citizen panel in hopes of settling differences between two sides arguing about whether Boulder should have a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. …
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • Sanders Yiddish ads blast 'wicked' Netanyahu, rightwing Zionists

    04/19/2016 8:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2016, 10:30 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Both Republican and Democratic candidates have been courting Jewish voters ahead of Tuesday’s New York primary vote, looking for an edge in competitive districts with large Jewish populations. Orthodox Jews, who make up a significant portion of New York’s Jewish population, have become an important bloc in the New York primary for both parties. […] While Orthodox Jews tend to lean more Republican than Democrat by a margin of 55% to 31%, some Hasidic sects, including the staunchly anti-Zionist Satmar, have lent their support in the past to Democratic candidates. Yiddish flyers distributed by a pro-Sanders group and bearing the...
  • Muslims label AfD 'Nazis' over plan to ban minarets [Germany]

    04/18/2016 10:50:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Apr 2016 13:35 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The Central Council of Muslims responded in unequivocal terms to a hard anti-Islam stance announced by the populist Alternative for Germany party over the weekend. “For the first time since Hitler’s Germany there is a party that once again is discrediting a whole religious community and threatening its existence,” Central Council of Muslims chairman Aiman Mazyek told public broadcaster NDR on Monday morning. He was responding to interviews with the AfD leadership published on Sunday that commit the party to a tough anti-Islam line. […] The party’s deputy chairman, Alexander Gauland, went further in comments to the FAS (Frankfurter Allgemeine...
  • Russia and America should unite against Saudi-China alliance

    04/18/2016 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 51 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 4/18/2016 | Rachel Marsden
    <p>If there's a single issue on which the U.S. and Russia should urgently cooperate, it's Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>If the Central Intelligence Agency's role is to discreetly promote the economic and political interests of the United States, then there's one country that ought to be awfully disappointing to the agency right now: Saudi Arabia. In fact, if there's an issue on which America and Russia could potentially agree, it would be the damage Saudi Arabia has recently wrought upon the national and economic security of both nations.</p>
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Buffalo’s Muslim immigrants wary of Trump, Cruz (But mostly Trump. Okay, just Trump)

    04/18/2016 7:47:05 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 57 replies
    Buffalo news ^ | 4-18-2016 | Jay Tokasz
    But Donald Trump says he wants to block Muslim refugees from entering the United States, and Ali, who is Muslim, worries about the possibility if Trump is elected president. “If he wins the presidency, how are my wife and kids going to come to this country?” said Ali, who works as a machine operator at a local chocolate maker. “There’s definitely a real fear of, what is our future in this country?” said Mohammed Shariff, 20, of Clarence Center. “The stakes are high and the stakes are real.”
  • Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

    04/18/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:00 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies, Obama's first stop will involve more damage control than nostalgia, more friction than fondness. When Obama lands in Riyadh on Wednesday for a Persian Gulf summit, he’ll be met by leaders roiled by his recent public complaints about global “free riders” and harboring deep distrust of his dealings with Iran and his posture in Syria. Before heading on to what will likely be...
  • State Dept. Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations—for 14th Straight Year

    04/18/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2016 | 4:17 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    For a record 14th year in a row, the State Department has overruled the advice of an independent statutory watchdog and decided not to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom abuses. The decision not to designate Pakistan a “country of particular concern” under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) comes despite its government’s continuing rejection of calls to amend or rescind the world’s most notorious blasphemy laws — which carry the death penalty and are frequently used to target Christians and other minorities. It also comes just days after a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report highlighted...
  • Air France plane lands in Iran for first time in 8 years

    04/17/2016 8:56:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2016-04-18 | (AFP News Wires)
    The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran for eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. However, sanctions have been lifted under an accord with world powers that has now been in force for three months. […] Frederic Gagey, the airline’s chief executive, spoke of its “great pride in returning to Iran”. However, resumption of the service caused controversy in France after unions said the airline sent an internal...
  • Obama’s Security Advisor: ‘Promoting Sustainable Development’ Will Help 'Defeat ISIL's Ideology'

    04/17/2016 5:15:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/17/16
    Susan Rice, who serves as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, told the Air Force Academy on Thursday that the United States is in a “battle for hearts and minds” against ISIL and that to “defeat ISIL’s ideology for good,” the United States must “offer a more compelling vision.”“Around the world, countries and communities—including the United States—must continue working to offer a better, more compelling vision,” Rice said.  “We must demonstrate, as President Obama has said, that the future belongs to those who build, not those who destroy.  That includes promoting sustainable development and economic opportunities.” Here is an...
  • Sanders: Obama not far enough on the Palestinians' side

    04/17/2016 3:38:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has recently had a spate of anti-Israel comments, and on Sunday he continued the streak as he said US President Barack Obama has not been far enough on the Palestinians' side. Video In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Sanders was asked about his debate with frontrunner Hillary Clinton last Thursday, in which he attacked Israel for taking "disproportionate" measures in defending itself from Hamas terrorists in 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Stephanopoulos showed a clip from the debate in which Sanders called for the US to take an "evenhanded" approach vis-a-vis Israel...
  • Horror as Turkish is made an 'official EU language' before ANY voters support membership

    04/17/2016 3:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 12:57, Sun, Apr 17, 2016 | Marco Giannangeli
    Not a single voter from the EU’s 28 member states — which have a total population of 508 million — has yet to vote in favor of Turkish membership. But MEPs voted 375–133 to back the initiative by President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, who asked the Dutch EU Presidency to add Turkish to the bloc’s 24 official languages in order to boost attempts to reach a reunification agreement on the Mediterranean island. The move, expected to add £25m to the EU’s annual budget, has infuriated critics who last night said it was further proof that Turkey’s accession to the EU...
  • UNESCO renames Western Wall “Al-Buraq Plaza”

    04/17/2016 3:07:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/17/16 | Robert Spencer
    There is a concerted effort among “Palestinians” and their supporters to erase all evidence of the historical connection of Jews to Israel. The UN, controlled by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is a willing partner in these efforts. Besides being motivated by Islamic Jew-hatred, this endeavor is in line with the Islamic supremacist tendency to appropriate the holy places and sacred figures of other religions.“UNESCO Renames Western Wall ‘Al-Buraq Plaza,’” by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News, April 17, 2016 (thanks to Janice): On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a...
  • Muslim Refugee’s Riot in France (video) – While Obama’s State Department Rushes to Import Jihad

    04/17/2016 1:34:43 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 16, 2016 | Sundance
    President Obama is fast-tracking the import of Syrian Islamists prior to the end of his administration. Simultaneous to the State Department’s heightened activity video now surfaces of the Islamists blending their cultural jihad with the nice people of France.
  • US Election 2016: Top UN official condemns Trump

    04/16/2016 10:04:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 April 2016 | BBC News
    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the policies of US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, equating them to bigotry. Zeid Raad al-Hussein did not mention Mr Trump by name, but he singled out the businessman's support of torture and his policies towards Muslims. "Bigotry is not proof of strong leadership," Mr Hussein said.
  • Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictions

    04/16/2016 11:34:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2016 8:39 AM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday called on the United States to ease restrictions on non-American banks doing business with the Islamic Republic, saying it would help reassure Iranians over last year’s nuclear deal. “Iran will definitely put pressure on the United States to pave the way for the cooperation of non-American banks with Iran,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a press conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. “The other party, particularly the United States, is required to implement its commitments in banking cooperation,” he said, referring to the historic agreement, which lifted sanctions on Iran in return...
  • What British Muslims really think

    04/16/2016 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Katya · 7 replies
    Channel 4 Television ^ | 2016 | Trevor Phillips
    British Docu Film based on in depth survey on current beliefs of British Muslims. Hosted by Trevor Phillips.
  • Pope Francis takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

    04/16/2016 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/2016 | BBC
    Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The three families boarded the papal jet as the pontiff departed following his trip......
  • [April 6, 2016] BERLIN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON FAR-RIGHT HATE POSTINGS

    04/15/2016 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | AP
    <p>BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've raided 10 residences in the German capital in a crackdown against far-right hate speech on social media.</p>
  • Billionaire Bunkers: Inside the World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

    04/15/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/16 | Jim Dobson
    Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire. The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of...
  • German conservatives call for Islam Law

    04/15/2016 6:22:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 13.04.2016 | Carla Bleiker
    The CSU aims to ban foreign funding of German mosques to stave off extremism. The proposal has Muslim supporters, but opponents say the regulation violates a key constitutional right. […] “German must become the language of the mosques,” (CSU General Secretary Andreas) Scheuer said in the conversation that covered integration issues, among other topics. […] Scheuer has two main measures in mind for a potential new law. First, mosques, Islamic cultural centers and other Muslim institutions, like kindergartens, should not be allowed to take money from abroad anymore. The CSU hopes that this ban on foreign funding would stop the...
  • Study: Public School Textbooks in Pakistan Teach Intolerance of Non-Muslims

    04/14/2016 9:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A new study released Tuesday found that Pakistan’s public school textbooks negatively portray the country’s religious minorities, including Hindus, Christians and Ahmadis, as “untrustworthy, religiously inferior, and ideologically scheming.” […] The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sponsored the study, which was conducted by the Pakistan-based NGO Peace and Education Foundation (PEF). The study found 70 new instances of bias in addition to finding that some problematic content found in a 2011 study conducted by USCIRF had remained and even been expanded upon. “Pakistan’s public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and...
  • Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats [TN]

    04/14/2016 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 8:17 PM EDT
    Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly’s legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination. […] The directors of the Legislature’s Office of Legal Services and the Office of Administration warned (Susan) Lynn in a letter earlier this week about her distribution of a video titled “America’s Mosques Exposed! Video Evidence They are War Factories.” …
  • Democrat lawmakers rage over 'Mosques Exposed' video [2 Thess 2]

    04/08/2016 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/7/2016 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    A Republican state lawmaker from Tennessee is under attack from Democrats because he disseminated a video that criticizes Islam. Mt. Juliet Rep. Susan Lynn found herself likened to racists from the 1960s on Tuesday for sharing copies of a DVD, titled "America's Mosques Exposed: Video Evidence They Are War Factories," on behalf of a constituent. Democrats and allied activists denounced Lynn as a hate-monger. "It hit me really personally because I remember the 60s. I remember the discrimination. I remember having to sit in the back of the bus," state Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday during...
  • Anti-Muslim sentiment in US so high DOJ launches campaign against it (57 Threats since 9-11!)

    04/14/2016 9:14:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 4-14-2016 | Reporter Staff
    Concerned with increased anti-Muslim threats and backlash in the wake of terror attacks in Europe and San Bernardino, California, numerous attorneys from the US Justice Department are launching a campaign to combat discrimination. US attorneys from 11 states will meet with local officials, community leaders, and law enforcement between April 12 and May 6 in order discuss the potential threats against Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian Americans.