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  • Kingdom Comedown: Falling Oil Prices Shock Saudi Middle Class

    09/25/2016 2:32:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 23 September 2016 | Ahmed Al Omran, Nikhil Lohade
    Lower revenue hurts economy, prompting government to withdraw some benefits; as cost of living rises, consumers cut back on spending ___ With a slowing economy and shrinking foreign reserves, the kingdom is coming under pressure to take steps that support the price of oil, as it did this month with an accord it struck with Russia. ... a sharp drop in the price of oil, Saudi Arabia’s main revenue source, has forced the government to withdraw some benefits this year—raising the cost of living in the kingdom and hurting its middle class, a part of society long insulated from such...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • Exclusive: SAUDI CHARITY DESIGNATED AS TERRORIST REOPENS OFFICE IN U.S.

    03/15/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 245+ views
    http://globalmbreport.com THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT "EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Charity Designated As Terrorist Reopens Office In U.S." SNIPPET: "The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), a Saudi charity whose Indonesian and Philippine offices have been designated by the US. Treasury in connection with the financing of Al Qaeda, has registered a new office in the United States. According to Florida State records, the IIRO (U.S.A.) Inc. was registered as a non-profit Florida corporation in Hialeah, Florida on April 28, 2009. After being required by regulators to provide a street address rather than a PO Box, the office address for IIRO USA...
  • SAUDIS KEPT TWO TERROR GROUPS OFF U.S. LIST (and Huma Abedin has ties to both of them)

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 20, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Saudi Arabian government apparently had so much clout with previous U.S. administrations that they refused to designate as terrorist organizations two terror-funding Islamofascist groups linked to Huma Abedin, now the vice-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Abedin is joined at the hip to Hillary. She is to Mrs. Clinton what Valerie Jarrett is to President Obama. That two deadly terrorist groups avoided proper scrutiny for years is a chilling reminder of how close Mrs. Clinton's political network is to the brutal Muslim Brotherhood, possibly the Left's favorite Islamist operation. It also underlines the extent to which Islamist enemies of...
  • Hillary Clinton, International Arms Dealer

    09/24/2016 9:00:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Hillary Clinton as secretary of state approved of selling  $316 billion of our most powerful American weapons and war planes to foreign countries, many of which throw homosexuals off buildings, murder their political enemies, force women to live in black cocoons, don’t let them drive or attend school, and fund terrorism against us and Israel.  In turn, these dozens of foreign nations and the American weapons manufacturers forked over tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton-controlled slush fund called the Clinton Foundation.  The most stunning example uncovered in a 2015 International Business Times (IBT) investigative article : a sweet...
  • The PIRI Calls For An Open Public Forum Debate On Rising Oil Imports

    09/23/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 1 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/21/16 | Daniel Fine
    Mr. Drangmeister of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is invited to debate us (Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative) on OPEC , free trade and the price war against in the American Southwest. Apparently, he missed our presentation at the Independent Producers Association of New Mexico (IPANM) Convention recently in Santa Fe. This OP-ED is a response to his comments in a news article in this newspaper by Maddy Hayden It is not too late for him to learn that as a communications officer in an oil and gas trade association he should support an open forum of all ideas...
  • Obama to Veto Saudi 9/11 Prosecution

    09/23/2016 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 23 September 2016
    Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency. The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation – unanimously passed by Congress – allowing 9/11 families to launch civil suits against Riyadh.
  • Crude Crashes As Saudis Kill OPEC Meeting Before It Even Started

    09/23/2016 10:10:35 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-09-2016 | Matt
    Crude prices are selling off, aided by Saudi comments that a decision will not be forthcoming from next week's OPEC meeting in Algiers. Add to this news that the Federal Reserve is looking to restrict bank involvement in physical commodities...and dollar strength as the cherry on top...and oil is heading lower into the weekend.
  • Senators Struggle With Geography

    09/21/2016 7:19:57 PM PDT · by notscj · 4 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Two longtime senators leaned on questionable geographic analysis Wednesday as part of their successful defense of a $1.15 billion proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The Strait of Hormuz would be threatened if Houthi rebels had taken over all of Yemen before Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention last year, they agreed before leading colleagues to shoot down a bid to block the arms sale. But the shipping bottleneck actually separates Iran and an Omani peninsula hundreds of miles north of Yemen, where Shiite rebels and backers of a deposed and formerly U.S.-supported strongman are resisting a Saudi-led campaign that...
  • McConnell: Senate will delay vacation to override Obama veto

    09/20/2016 11:52:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will take up an expected veto override of legislation that lets families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts before breaking for the elections. "Both of those we'll have to deal with before we depart," the Senate Republican Leader told reporters. He was referring to the veto override and a separate push to block a proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The Senate had been expected to leave town this week, but McConnell said it was "safe to say" that the Senate would be in town next...
  • After the hajj: Mecca residents grow hostile to changes in the holy city

    09/14/2016 1:40:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Raya Jalabi
    Millions of hajj pilgrims are preparing to head home, after five days performing ancient rites, revering a God omnipresent in the city of Mecca. They have stoned figurative devils, they have slept in the world’s largest tent city, they have drunk water from the Zamzam well together: a heaving throng of nearly two million people from all over the world. Circling the Kaaba, the black cubic epicentre of this sanctuary city, pilgrims would have looked up to see one of the minarets of the Grand Mosque, dwarfed by Abraj al-Bait clocktower, a much-maligned luxury hotel and commercial complex and the...
  • White House says Obama intends to veto Sept. 11 bill

    09/12/2016 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2016 4:39 PM EDT
    The White House says President Barack Obama is intent on vetoing legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. […] White House spokesman Josh Earnest says other countries could use the legislation as an excuse to haul U.S. diplomats or U.S. service members into court. …
  • President Obama Will Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

    09/12/2016 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 12, 2016 | ARLETTE SAENZ
    President Obama will veto a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced today. "That is still the plan," Earnest said. "The president does intend to veto this legislation." He added, "It's not hard to imagine other countries using this law as an excuse to haul U.S. diplomats or U.S. service members or even U.S. companies into courts all around the world." The measure, which passed the House and Senate by a voice vote, would give families of 9/11 victims the ability to sue Saudi Arabia for any...
  • “Getting Things Done” – Brother of Clinton Campaign Chair is Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia

    09/12/2016 7:50:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 19 April 2016 | Michael Krieger
    encourage international investment. The Podesta Group is the key firm in question for the purposes of this article. So what is the Podesta Group? From the firm’s website we learn that: The Podesta Group is a top-ranked bipartisan team of tested global advocacy and strategic communications specialists. With that out of the way, who runs the show at the Podesta Group? Well that would be none other than Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, John Podesta. Here’s a description of Tony Podesta from the firm’s site: Many people in Washington can tell you what just happened to...
  • ‘Slaughter The Christians,...Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’

    09/09/2016 2:11:39 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Original title too long: Major Islamic Leader In Mecca Declares This Command To All Muslims: ‘Slaughter The Christians, I Pray That Allah Will Give You Strength To Kill And Crush The Christians.’ A major Islamic leader recently did a speech in Mecca in which he commanded Muslims to slaughter Christians, even praying to Allah to give victory to the Muslims over the followers of Christ. Here is the report: A top imam in Saudi Arabia has called for the killing of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Jews in a prayer broadcast at the Masjid al-Haram mosque. In a video showing a...
  • Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report

    09/07/2016 9:12:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 07, 2016 | Yara Bayoumy
    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the most of any U.S. administration in the 71-year U.S.-Saudi alliance, a report seen by Reuters has found. The report, authored by William Hartung of the U.S.-based Center for International Policy, said the offers were made in 42 separate deals, and the majority of the equipment has yet to be delivered. Hartung told Reuters the report would be made available publicly on Sept. 8. The report said U.S. arms offers to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office in January 2009...
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • Yemeni Rebels Claim Unconfirmed Second Strike On Saudi Aramco Oil Facilities

    08/30/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-08-2016 | Irina
    Yemeni Houthi armed forces today purportedly struck facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia as well as the airport of Abha in the kingdom, Iranian Fars News reports. The attacks—the second such reported incident in a week--according to Iranian media reports citing Yemeni sources, came in retaliation for Saudi air strikes targeting civilians in Yemen. The attack that prompted the retaliatory move took place on Friday, when Saudi fighters, according to Iranian media, targeted residential areas in the district of Baqim, in the northwestern Sa’ada province. The attack resulted in 11 casualties and came...
  • Wikileaks Outlines How Hillary Clinton Did Bidding Of Her Saudi Masters & Turned Libya Into ISIS He

    08/28/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | August 27 2016
    It’s called the “tick tock” email, just recently released by Wikileaks. The email shows Hillary Clinton’s office outlining how Mrs. Clinton must be given full credit for what took place in Libya before and after the fall of the Gaddafi regime – a fall that resulted in a missing 1.5 billion dollars sent to Libya by Hillary Clinton, the subsequent death of four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador to die on duty in more than thirty years, and thousands more deaths as Libya descended into anarchy. And it was all done after the House of Saud wished it so...
  • Saudis Revealed as Possible Secret Buyer of Ukraine's 'Grom' Missile System

    08/29/2016 2:33:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 28.08.2016
    Earlier this month, Ukrainian media reported that significant progress had been made on the development of a Grom-2, a new tactical ballistic missile system meant to compete with Russia's Iskander SRBM. Now, new information has become available regarding the weapons system, including its secretive financier. At the beginning of the month, speaking to local media, Pavlograd Chemical Plant director Leonid Schiemann revealed that after receiving financing of about one billion hryvnia ($40 million) from an unnamed investor, engineers at enterprises under the umbrella of the Ukrainian State Space Agency had made significant progress in the development of the Grom-2, an...
  • Huma Abedin and Our Government (Journal objective: conquest of the west)

    08/26/2016 8:38:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | June 20, 2015 | John Velisek
    The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is more than a journal. It is a book commissioned by the house of Saud and published by the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA). The book contains plans for Muslim conquest and includes a blueprint for the infiltration of non-Muslim lands. It all starts with the father of Huma Abedin, Sayed Zaynul Abedin, and this Journal paid for by the Al Saud dynasty in Saudi Arabia. Huma Abedin served on the board of the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs for many years at the same time she worked for Hillary Clinton. The agenda...
  • Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?

    08/25/2016 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 45 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Glenn Greenwald
    Key excerpts: All those who wish to argue that the Saudis donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation out of a magnanimous desire to aid its charitable causes, please raise your hand. Or take the newfound casting of the Clinton Foundation as a champion of LGBTs, and the smearing of its critics as indifferent to AIDS. Are the Saudis also on board with these benevolent missions? And the Qataris and Kuwaitis? ... The reality is that there is ample evidence uncovered by journalists suggesting that regimes donating money to the Clinton Foundation received special access to and even highly...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • US military distances itself from Saudi-led war in Yemen

    08/22/2016 3:17:07 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2016 | Staff
    The US military is distancing itself from the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen following airstrikes against civilian targets, including hospitals. The United States has withdrawn from Saudi Arabia a planning team that was coordinating with the coalition air campaign and moved it to Bahrain. The move is intended to better coordinate with naval commandes in Bahrain, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said. The United States stepped up military assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in April, using tankers to refuel coalition jets bombing targets in Houthi rebels' territory to allow them to complete more missions, sharing intelligence, expediting deliveries of munitions, and...
  • War Inside Saudi Arabia : US Withdraws Military Advisors, Cancels Arms Shipments.

    08/21/2016 9:19:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Oilpro ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Farizah Asker
    I think the Saudi goose is getting cooked. Folks, the following has been going on in Saudi Arabia. The ground war has now come inside Saudi Arabia. Yemeni forces are poised around Najran. Since June this year the US has steadily been cutting off arms, bombs, weapons and support to the Saudi aggression on Yemen. The US has cancelled a tank deal to replace Abrams tanks destroyed by the Yemenis. Resupply of cluster bombs have also been cancelled. Now military advisors have been withdrawn from Saudi Arabia. Here is the news :
  • Is Saudi Arabia About To Cry Uncle In The Oil Price War?

    08/14/2016 6:04:37 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 33 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Rakesh Upadhyay
    The Kingdom is struggling with weak GDP growth, higher fees and taxes, and an economy that is unable to pay the dues to its workers, leaving thousands of workers from South Asia with an uncertain future. When a nation is unable to provide food to its migrant workers, it says a lot about their financial condition. The oil price crash has forced the oil-rich Kingdom to introduce austerity measures, and delay payments to already cash-strapped contractors.
  • Groom Flees When Bride Arrives at Airport

    08/10/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Married her after seeing photosAn Egyptian groom waited for several hours at a Saudi airport for his bride to arrive. When he finally saw her, he fled. The man said he decided to marry that girl after he saw her pictures sent by his brother in Egypt when he asked him to search for a bride for him. “When he saw at the airport in Saudi Arabia, instead of rushing to hug her, he fled. People chased the man and caught him as they thought he stole something from the bride, but she told them he is her husband,” an...
  • US approves US$1.15 billion tanks, military equipment deal with Saudi Arabia

    08/10/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, 10 August, 2016
    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armoured recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about US$1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval for land force equipment coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military coalition in support of Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are trying to oust Iran-allied Houthi forces from the capital, Sanaa. Human rights groups have criticised the coalition’s air strikes because of the deaths of civilians. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency, which implements foreign...
  • Finnish Official SLAMS Islam: ‘One day Europe will rise against you…’ (video)

    When it comes to politicians and Muslims, we’ve seen a lot of politically correct rump-kissing. Especially when those politicians hail from Europe (see Angela Merkel: ‘Germany is Ravaged by Terrorism… But We Want More Refugees!). That’s why this speech is refreshing, and rather entertaining. This Finnish MP has no qualms about telling it like it is. The result? Pure awesome. "Especially you migrants, and Muslims, I know you. I lived in your country for 10 years, and have seen how cruel, arrogant, and stupid you are. You don’t respect your women. You force them to be your slaves. You are...
  • My children die from a lack of knowledge[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/08/2016 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible. Holy Spirit ^ | 8-8-16 | Bible,Jesus The Word
    My children die from a lack of knowledge from rejecting My Spirit for as My word speaks truth the denial of it grieves me and My Messenger of Truth their comforter. So do not despise the gift of prophecy or any other gift for they all come down from the Father of lights and these are all found in My Spirit of Truth and to deny Him is to deny Me as well for I and The Father are one . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 20 Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations-words of...
  • Women Banned from Dunkin' Donuts in Saudi Arabia - unless they are accompanied by a man

    08/06/2016 3:19:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Express-UK ^ | August 6, 2016 | Leda Reynolds
    WOMEN in Saudi Arabia have been banned from the American chain Dunkin' Donuts – unless they are accompanied by a man. Signs have been daubed on doors to the shops in the capital Riyadh saying "unescorted women" are not allowed inside. Dunkin' Donuts is famous for its sugary treats and the American chain has outlets across the world. Western eateries McDonald's and Pizza Hut have separate entrances for men and women who are also seated apart once inside.
  • Shale Production Has Reduced Energy Prices To Levels Where Saudi Arabia Can't Fund Its Welfare State

    08/04/2016 12:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Saudi Arabia knew that North American shale production could potentially torpedo their hold on the energy market via oil. So, they decided to trounce the natural gas market by opening the floodgates with petroleum. It didn’t work. The Telegraph now reports that shale production has cut prices so low that they can produce at prices that are lower that what’s required to keep Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic fabric healthy: Opec's worst fears are coming true. Twenty months after Saudi Arabia took the fateful decision to flood world markets with oil, it has still failed to break the back of the US shale...
  • Saudi Arabia's Twitter: Meet The 2nd Boss

    08/05/2016 9:51:10 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 1 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st, 2016 | R. Rados
    Saudi Prince, Alwaleed Bin Talal, became the second largest stakeholder of Twitter in 2015 after increasing his combined shares in the company to over 30 million. With his total holdings increased to 5%, his stake in the company has made him the second most powerful person at Twitter. Alwaleed's Saudi Kingdom was responsible for the spread of Wahhabism across the Middle East, which is the same dangerous version of Islamic ideology the Islamic State subscribes to. Even though Saudi Arabia has played a pivotal role in the fight against ISIS, forces inside the country have directly and indirectly sponsored global...
  • Clinton Cash: Khizr Khan’s Deep Legal, Financial Connections Hillary’s Clinton Foundation (trunc)

    08/04/2016 8:56:50 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Clinton Cash: Khizr Khan’s Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Hillary’s Clinton Foundation Tie Terror, Immigration, Email Scandals Together Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to...
  • Anonymous Leaks Clinton Foundation Payoff to Khan

    08/04/2016 12:44:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Over the past weekend and for the past few days since asinine Khan spoke alongside his goofy wife Ghazala Khan about their son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, incompetent mainstream media pundit, editors, producers, and anchors have been hammer-bashing Trump over what should have never been a matter. Crooked Hillary and her merry-band of moron pundits thought they had a good one, a specific line of attack that pitted Trump against the military—and supposedly showed him as a big meanie racist in the process. However, as Breitbart News reported on Monday midday, that...
  • World’s largest hotel with 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants to open in Mecca by 2017

    08/04/2016 12:39:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 4, 2016
    The Abraj Kudai hotel reportedly costs a whopping $ 3.5 billion. (Source: dar.dargroup.com) If all goes according to plan, by 2107 Mecca will be home to the largest hotel in the world with 10,000 rooms! According to reports, the Abraj Kudai hotel, which is the labour of love and a lot of finance – around $3.5 billion of funds are in play – should be ready for visitors in 2017. Touted to be the largest hotel in the world, the project is owned by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance and is being designed by the Dar Al-Handasah group. It will...
  • Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Khizr Khan’s Saudi Ties

    08/02/2016 6:04:24 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/02/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Are the Saudis trying to make sure that the candidate of their choice is elected President of the United States this November? Khizr Khan is more than just the father of slain Muslim U.S. serviceman Humayun Khan and the mainstream media’s flavor of the moment in its ongoing efforts to demonize and destroy Donald Trump. As far as the Obama administration and Hillary campaign are concerned, he is a living validation of the success of their strategy against “extremism”: by refusing to identify the enemy as having anything to do with Islam, they draw moderate Muslims to their side and...
  • Khizr Khan, Servant of the Global Umma--Khizr Khan’s Saudi Ties

    08/02/2016 4:23:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-1-16 | Robert Spencer
    Khizr Khan, Servant of the Global Umma Khizr Khan, Servant of the Global Umma ​His son died in service of the U.S. military; now his father is using his memory to advance a different cause. August 1, 2016 Robert Spencer    The mainstream media is wild with enthusiasm these days over Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier, Humayun Khan, who was killed fighting in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan, brimming with self-righteous anger, spoke at the Democratic National Convention, where he delivered what the Washington Post dubbed a “brutal repudiation of Donald Trump.” Trump responded, elevating Khizr Khan...
  • Khizr Khan’s Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Clinton Foundation (short title)

    08/01/2016 11:37:25 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to the “Clinton Cash” narrative through the Clinton Foundation.
  • Texas shale oil has fought Saudi Arabia to a standstill

    08/01/2016 10:08:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | July 31, 2016 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The Saudi-led Gulf states have certainly succeeded in killing off a string of global mega-projects in deep waters. Investment in upstream exploration from 2014 to 2020 will be $1.8 trillion less than previously assumed, according to consultants IHS. But this is a bitter victory at best. North America's hydraulic trackers are cutting costs so fast that most can now produce at prices far below levels needed to fund the Saudi welfare state and its military machine, or to cover Opec budget deficits. Scott Sheffield, the outgoing chief of Pioneer Natural Resources, threw down the gauntlet last week - with some...
  • How to End Radical Islam

    08/01/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Scot Faulkner
    It is time for moderate, forward looking Muslims to regain control of their religion. They need to take historic steps to bring Islam into the 21st century, returning it to an honored place among the world’s great religions. Slaughter in an Orlando Nightclub, slaughter on the streets of Nice, slaughter in Paris and in a Normandy church, slaughter at airports in Brussels and Istanbul, slaughter at a San Bernardino picnic, slaughter at Fort Hood, slaughter at the Boston Marathon, attacks on trains in France and Germany, the list is endless. The weapons used were diverse – guns, trucks, pressure cookers,...
  • Clinton Cash: Khizr Khan’s Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia

    08/01/2016 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/01/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to the “Clinton Cash” narrative through the Clinton Foundation. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million...
  • Saudi Arabia doubles female Olympic athletes from 2 to 4

    07/31/2016 4:00:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2016 1:52 PM EDT | Aya Batrawi
    Saudi Arabia will send four women to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, doubling its female participation after two women competed for the first time at the 2012 London Games. Hosam al-Qurashi, executive director of the Saudi Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press on Sunday that two of the women will participate in track and field, one in judo and one in fencing. The track and field athletes are Sarah Attar, who competed in 2012, and Cariman Abu al-Jadail. Judoka Wujud Fahmi and fencer Lubna al-Omair are the other competitors. …
  • Hillary Must Come Clean about Huma Abedin

    07/29/2016 9:44:55 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 69 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs Department website contained a passage extolling jihad: "The Muslims are required to raise the banner of Jihad in order to make the Word of Allah supreme in this world…” (As published by The Middle East Media Research Institute) The Saudi government and some of its influential radical Islamic citizens and groups are pursuing the export of jihad in two ways. The first is through what has been referred to as “civilization jihad.” Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars in funding Sunni mosques, madrasas, and Sunni cultural centers all over the world, which spread the Saudis’...
  • 'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

    07/31/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/31/2016
    Sushma Swaraj said "large numbers" of Indians had lost their jobs in the kingdom, leaving them with not enough money to buy food. The Indian community in Jeddah, with the government's help, has distributed food to those in need at the weekend. Growth has slowed in Saudi Arabia as the country suffers the effect of lower oil prices. Ms Swaraj appealed on Twitter for the three-million-strong Indian community in the country to "help your fellow brothers and sisters". "I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food," she wrote. A government minister is...
  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan: America's Worst 'Allies'

    07/28/2016 3:10:20 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    With friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies? Last week we learned that the Saudi government almost certainly played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attack and that our government kept that secret from the public for about fourteen years. A brief history of the coverup is in order here. In 2002, a joint congressional committee investigated the intelligence failures that led to the attack. That committee found suspicious clues that pointed toward Saudi Arabia--an official "ally" of the United States known for exporting radical Wahhabi Islam across the world. In a 28-page summary, the committee detailed the connections between...
  • US board declines to release '20th hijacker' from Guantanamo

    07/27/2016 6:49:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:41 PM EDT
    A board reviewing the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has decided against releasing a Saudi who U.S. authorities believe narrowly avoided becoming one of the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Lawyers for prisoner Mohammed al-Qahtani asked the Periodic Review Board last month to send the prisoner to a rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia for treatment of severe mental illness. The board, made up of representatives of six government agencies, turned down the request in a statement released Wednesday. …
  • Welsh woman beaten and starved in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour'[tr]

    07/27/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/27/16 | Ward
    Welsh woman, 21, claims her father ‘beats and starves her in Saudi Arabia because of un-Islamic behaviour' and is begging British court to allow her to return home Amina Al-Jeffery allegedly kept prisoner by father in Saudi for four years Said to have been held there after being accused of un-Islamic behaviour Miss Al-Jeffery born in Swansea but taken to Saudi Arabia at the age of 16 Her father did not agree with her western lifestyle the High Court was told A Welsh schoolgirl who has been 'beaten, starved and locked up' by her father for four years in Saudi...
  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...