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  • The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs

    11/04/2019 2:18:03 PM PST · by Ken H · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 04, 2019 | Anneken Tappe
    New York (CNN Business) .US stocks hit historic highs again on Monday. But this time the Dow joined the record-setting club as well. All three major stock indexes -- the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite -- finished at their highest level on record. Markets around the world were trading higher on hopes that the United States and China will reach a full trade agreement. The Dow (INDU) closed up 0.4%, or 115 points, at 27,462 points, succeeding the record its set on July 15.
  • On Syria, Trump is playing the lousy cards Obama dealt him

    10/20/2019 11:30:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Chaos and horrors followed President Trump’s needlessly abrupt withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, but much of the mess was baked in long before Trump ever took office. In other words, this president played the anti-ISIS hand that the last president had left him: An American exit was always in the cards, and all the players are falling into positions prompted by Obama-era US policy. Thus the Syrian Kurds have allied with bloody Bashar al-Assad in the face of the Turkish invasion. This is less strange when you realize that the Obama administration chose the Kurds as its anti-ISIS...
  • Islam in the News (Taqiyya and Nikah Mutah)

    10/18/2019 7:42:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/18/19 | Gerard Perry
    I look at the recent BBC investigation of mutah wives in Iraq's Shia heartland, and explain why this is not a Shiite practice so much as an Islamic practice. One that is still embraced by millions of Muslims throughout the Middle East.
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • Ashura festival sees children left covered in blood as devout Muslims use knives to slice [tr]

    09/10/2019 10:48:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Sun ^ | September 10, 2019 | Christy Cooper
    FASCINATING images show devout Muslims using knives to cut open their heads during a traditional show of faith. Every year, thousands of Shia worshippers take part in the ceremonies, performed to mourn the death of Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Iraq: 31 killed, 100 injured in stampede during Ashura rituals in Kerbala city

    09/10/2019 10:47:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 10, 2019 | Staff
    Part of a walkway collapsed as tens of thousands of people celebrated Ashura on Tuesday, causing a stampede and killing at least 31 pilgrims on one of the most sacred religious holy days for the Shia sect, officials said. Around 100 others were injured in the incident, which occurred toward the end of the Ashura procession, causing a panicked rush, according to two officials who spoke to The Associated Press from Kerbala. Hundreds of thousands of people converge on the holy city, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, for the occasion every year. The somber day of Ashura...
  • Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul

    08/17/2019 2:36:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    BBC World ^ | Aug 17, 2019
    Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul An explosion has ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and many casualties are feared. Eye witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. Witnesses said they had seen bodies. The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time (18.10 GMT) in an area mostly populated by Shia residents. No group said it carried out the attack, which happened in the west of the city. Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban and the Islamic State group, have repeatedly targeted Shia Hazara minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
  • He was arrested at 13, now Saudi Arabia wants to execute him

    06/07/2019 11:28:54 PM PDT · by Cronos · 56 replies
    cnn ^ | 7th June 2019 | cnn
    Foot on pedal, 10-year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. In video footage obtained by CNN, he is wearing rolled up denim jeans and black flip-flops on his feet, and grinning at the camera recording the event. It may look like a regular bike ride, but the group is staging a protest. Moments after they set off, Qureiris gets lost in the sea of boys, struggling to keep up as he lifts a megaphone and presses it against his lips. “The people demand human rights!” he shouts. As a boy, Qureiris participated in demonstrations...
  • Toronto: Sign threatening massacre of Jews at Al Quds Day event

    06/02/2019 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/19
    A sign alluding to a historical massacre of Jews was carried openly at the annual al-Quds Day hatefest in downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon, the B’nai Brith of Canada reported Sunday. The sign depicts the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and warns that, “The last Khayber is ready,” an allusion to an ancient battle in which a Muslim army defeated and slaughtered Jews in the Arabian Peninsula. It also predicts the coming of “the last Hayder,” a nickname for Ali, the leading figure in Shi’a [Shi’ite] Islam. Shi’a [Shi’ite] clerics are among the speakers and organizers of the Toronto...
  • Sweden: Shia Muslims fearful of returning Islamic State jihadis

    03/21/2019 11:56:16 AM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/21/19 | Robert Spencer
    The Shia Muslim community in Sweden is concerned about its safety “if Islamic State militants return home.” Unfortunately for the Shia, Leftist Swedes believe that it is “racist” for Sweden not to embrace Swedish jihadis as they would any other Swedish citizen. Many other nations, such as Canada, hold the same view. Leftists and the many charlatans who are gainfully employed in the anti- “racism” industry have managed to exacerbate racial divisions. In this industry, those who do not fit their narrative do not exist. Muslims who are threatened by other Muslims do not exist; neither do blacks who are...
  • Revolutionary's Daughter Says Iran's Islamic Republic Weakened, Could Collapse

    01/01/2019 1:59:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2018 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    The daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic republic has warned that, while still strong, the system her late father helped establish some 40 years ago is weakened and could someday collapse. Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in an interview with a Tehran daily published on December 27 that "intimidation" and "fear" were the main things propping up the Islamic establishment. "In my view, a breakdown of principles has already happened, there hasn't been a physical collapse, but I see that as very likely," Hashemi told the independent Mostaghel newspaper. Hashemi,...
  • There is No Difference Between Shias and Sunnis - Ayatollah Khamenei

    08/10/2018 2:06:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Khamenei Iran ^ | 2016 | Ayatollah Khamenei
    One of the instruments that the enemies use is creating discord among us. I insist that we stress and place great emphasis on this matter. Brothers, sisters, Muslims in the world of Islam, if this call reaches your ears, you should know that the day when the words “Sunni” and “Shia” appeared in the American discourse, we became concerned. Every insightful person became concerned. What does America have to do with Sunni and Shia? What does such and such a Jewish Zionist politician in America – who has done nothing except for showing malevolence against Islam and Muslims – have...
  • Nationalist Sadr’s Iraq election wins surprises regional rivals

    05/17/2018 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Ahval (events) ^ | May 16 2018 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Shia populist cleric and Iraqi nationalist Moqtada al Sadr won the May 12 Iraqi elections to the surprise of Iran, Turkey, the United States and many Iraq experts. Sadr is against Israel, the United States and Iran, and also opposes the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi territory. Now he is the kingmaker of Iraq’s elections, winning 54 out of 329 seats in the Iraqi parliament. Washington was hoping Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi would win as a result of his defeat of Islamic State (ISIS), while Iran backed the Conquest alliance headed by the leader of the paramilitary...
  • Justin Trudeau’s holiday on Aga Khan’s island comes under investigation

    01/16/2017 4:04:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    the guardian ^ | Monday 16 January 2017 13.14 EST
    Trudeau may have violated the federal ethics code during his holiday with the Aga Khan, the philanthropist and hereditary spiritual leader to the world’s Ismaili Muslims who Trudeau says is a family friend. It is the first time the ethics commissioner has opted to investigate the actions of a sitting prime minister. In a letter to opposition Conservative politician Blaine Calkins, who was among those who filed formal complaints, Dawson said she was looking into Trudeau’s stay at the island and his use of the Aga Khan’s private helicopter to get there. ... The Conflict of Interest Act and Trudeau’s...
  • Trudeau, John Kerry discussed incoming U.S. administration during Aga Khan trip (lobbying scandal)

    01/18/2018 5:01:41 AM PST · by jerod · 10 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press
    Prime minister says it's not up to him to determine who the Aga Khan invites to his residences Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the then-incoming Trump administration and the general state of the world when the two of them were on the Aga Khan's private island in late 2016. During an interview this week with The Canadian Press, Trudeau shed a bit more light on his direct interactions with Kerry, who happened to be at the spiritual leader's island in the Bahamas at the same time as the prime...
  • The Disruptive Regional Role of Iran’s Ideology

    02/12/2018 2:06:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | Feb. 12, 20018
    On December 8, 2017, the leader of Iraq’s Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Qais al-Khazali paid a visit to the Lebanese-Israeli border to inspect Lebanese “Hezbollah” resistance positions and to issue a threat to the southern neighbor. In a leaked video, he was shown as saying: “We are here with ‘Hezbollah’ and we announce our complete readiness to stand side by side with the Lebanese people and Palestinian cause against the Israeli occupation.” Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, or Khazali Network, is affiliated with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). -excerpt- His statement however demonstrated the common interests of pro-Iran regional militias to allow Tehran...
  • Are Russia’s 20 million Muslims seething about Putin bombing Syria?

    02/04/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Egor Lazarev and Anna Biryukova
    Many observers have warned that Putin’s military campaign in Syria may backfire at home. Russia’s 144 million people include about 20 million Muslims; the overwhelming majority are Sunnis. Some analysts believe that these Russian Sunnis will recoil from Russia’s support for Assad’s Alawite-dominated regime and its attacks on Sunni rebels, and from Russia’s effort to lead a coalition of Shiite powers, Iran, Iraq and Syria. If pundits’ predictions were true, Muslims would be more likely to choose the anti-war response and less likely to support Putin’s intervention. But that’s not exactly what we found. ...There wasn’t a consensus among any...
  • The Latest: Iraqi militias claim success in Kirkuk [against Kurds]

    10/16/2017 4:54:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    FoxNewsJacksonvilleFl ^ | 10/16/2017 | Fox30jax
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have attacked the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A spokesman for Iraq's state-sanctioned militias says they have "achieved all our goals" in retaking areas from Kurdish forces in and around the disputed northern city of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Assadi says federal forces came under fire from "some rebels" after launching the operation early Monday and returned fire. He says federal forces have been deployed in the area of the K-1 military base, the Kirkuk airport and a number of oil fields and installations. But he says...
  • Drunken Liberal Shia LaBeouf Boasts of His Millionaire Lawyers When Arrested

    07/11/2017 2:10:46 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    In vino veritas. And with failed actor, Shia LaBeouf, we learned that a lot of vino led to a lot of veritas when he was arrested for drunken and disorderly conduct in Savannah, Georgia on July 8. The leftwing LaBeouf, while heavily under the influence of his alcoholic truth serum revealed himself as the worst stereotype of the one percent rich folks when he drunkenly boasted of his "millionaire lawyers." It is unknown at this writing what his sentence will be but his worst punishment is that the highly embarrassing police bodycam footage obtained by TMZ will follow him around...
  • Turkey to fast track bill to send troops to Qatar.

    06/07/2017 10:35:57 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 47 replies
    Cnbc ^ | 6/7/2017 | Staff
    Turkey's parliament is expected to fast-track on Wednesday a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, officials from the ruling AK Party and the nationalist opposition said. The move appears to support the Gulf Arab country as it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers.