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  • Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time [Sunni vs Shi'ite]

    04/01/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/1/14 | By Mariam Karouny
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest across the Middle East. Iranian forces battle anti-Shi'ite fighters in Damascus, and the region braces for an ultimate showdown. If the scenario sounds familiar to an anxious world watching Syria's devastating civil war, it resonates even more with Sunni and Shi'ite fighters on the frontlines - who believe it was all foretold in 7th Century prophecies. From the first outbreak of the crisis in the southern city of Deraa to apocalyptic forecasts of a Middle East soaked in blood, many combatants on both sides of...
  • Iraqs Sunni tribal leaders say fight for Fallujah is part of a revolution

    03/13/2014 8:30:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Arraf
    AMMAN, Jordan In offices above busy commercial streets here in the Jordanian capital, Iraqi tribal and religious leaders are plotting a revolution in their own country. It is a war, said Muthana al-Dari, surrounded by satellite maps of flash points in western Iraq, where government security forces, tribes and al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents are engulfed in a complicated clash.
  • Iranian School Teacher Programs Robot to Pray to Allah ... Uses Prop to Brainwash Children

    02/28/2014 11:02:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday 25 February 2014 | euronews
    Iranian teacher uses hi-tech robot to encourage prayers An Iranian schoolteacher has come up with a novel way of encouraging young children to learn their daily prayers. 27-year-old Akbar Rezaie, who teaches the Quran at the Alborz elementary school in Varamin, near Tehran, took a robotics course and applied his knowledge to help modify an educational robot kit. He says the aim is to provide pupils with a stimulating visual example of a variety of Shiite worship. I used to pray hastily but now I want to pray more slowly like this robot, said one student. Now, pupils in this...
  • Iraq politician warns elections may further alienate Sunnis

    01/25/2014 8:27:00 AM PST · by mac_truck · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/25/2014 | Missy Ryan
    The speaker of Iraq's parliament warned on Friday that upcoming elections might be used to further marginalize already-frustrated Sunni Muslims, who have chafed against what they call unfair treatment from the country's Shi'ite prime minister. Usama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni, said in an interview during a visit to Washington that he feared attempts to discourage voting or "provoke the situation" in Sunni areas, or to sideline certain would-be candidates, were designed "to weaken Sunni representation in parliament." He also warned that poor security could pose problems for the parliamentary polls, scheduled for April 30. "If the security conditions worsen, the elections...
  • Bomb hits Pakistani bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims, 22 dead

    01/21/2014 10:24:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    QUETTA, Pakistan- A bomb ripped through a bus full of Shi'ite pilgrims in western Pakistan and killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, police said, extending a spate of sectarian attacks that have shaken the South Asian nation. The bomb exploded near a bus carrying pilgrims returning from neighboring Iran to their home city of Quetta in Pakistan, officials said. At least 20 people were wounded, said the assistant police commissioner for Mastung district, Shafqat Anwar Shawani, and many of the victims were women and children. .....
  • The Return of the Twelfth Imam: A prophecy has been fulfilled.

    01/06/2014 8:35:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/06/2014 | David Solway
    In a fascinating article for FrontPage Magazine titled Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come, scholar of Islam Robert Spencer provides a crash course on the nature of Twelver Shiite theology, with particular reference to a nuclearizing Iran. Shiites believe in the return of the so-called Twelfth Imam who is descended from Mohammeds son-in-law Ali ibn Abni Talib, the fourth caliph assassinated in 661 in a succession war, after which the split between Sunnis and Shiites eventually became permanent. As Spencer explains, the Shiites continued a line of imams, members of Muhammads household and his prophetic heirs. Each one in...
  • Syria's Assad urges fight against Saudi religious ideology

    12/31/2013 7:13:51 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | December 30, 2013 11:16am | Global Post
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Monday called for a battle against Wahhabism, the political and religious ideology embraced by the Saudi government, a key backer of the uprising against his regime. The comments came amid ongoing tensions between the two countries, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
  • Shiites staging religious procession beat 7 Sunnis to death in Pakistan

    11/15/2013 5:15:53 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    ap ^ | November 15, 2013 | ZARAR KHAN
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Shiite Muslims staging a religious procession near Pakistans capital Friday killed seven Sunnis from an Islamic seminary for insulting them as they passed, officials said. ... The Shiites were observing Ashoura, which commemorates the 7th century death of the Prophet Muhammads grandson. The schism between Sunnis and Shiites dates back to that time.
  • (Theft by $haria) Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire

    11/12/2013 8:00:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 11/12/2013 | Elad Benari
    Revealed: Iran's Supreme Leader is a Billionaire Iran's supreme leader controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, exposes Reuters. While Iran has been buckling under the sanctions that have been crippling its economy, the countrys supreme leader is apparently enjoying the billions he has in the bank. The Reuters news agency exposed on Monday that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion, a sum exceeding the value of his nations current annual petroleum exports. The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leaders enduring power and now holds...
  • Americans performing Hajj attacked in Saudi Arabia

    10/21/2013 4:20:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Afshain Afzal
    A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists. On one of the nights where Hajj pilgrims are required to stay overnight in the city of Mina, a group of young men began asking different sets of pilgrims if they were from the United States. When they encountered a group that identified themselves as not only Americans, but also as Shiite Muslims, they were threatened and attacked by the group of men, who were apparently armed with knives and other blades. During the...
  • Saudis fear tide of Syria war turning against their interests

    10/07/2013 3:38:49 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 38 replies
    Financial Times (FT.com) ^ | Oct 6, 2013 | Abeer Allam in Abu Dhabi
    Until a few weeks ago, Saudi Arabia was riding high. Its regional policies, based on countering revolutionary fervour and containing Iran, appeared to be bearing fruit. Egypts army ousted the Islamist president, to plaudits and generous funding from Riyadh; the Syrian opposition elected a new pro-Saudi leadership; and the US seemed poised to launch military strikes on the regime in Damascus that Saudi Arabia has tried to dislodge. ... As the challenges in Syria grow, there are fears in Riyadh that the war could drag on for more than a decade, draining Saudi coffers and destabilising the region. There are...
  • Abdul Kadir Arrested in JFK Plot (Guyana news source)

    06/03/2007 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Shermy · 31 replies · 2,150+ views
    Starbroek News, Guyana ^ | June 3, 2007 | Heppilena Ferguson
    Four men including former PNCR Member of Parliament Abdul Kadir were yesterday charged by United States law enforcement officials with allegedly conspiring to blow up the John F Kennedy International airport as well as tanks storing aviation fuel and underground fuel pipelines. Those charged with Kadir are former JFK worker Russell Defreitas, a Guyanese-born US citizen; Kareem Ibrahim, an imam from Trinidad; and Guyanese Abdel Nur. Kadir and Ibrahim were arrested in Trinidad, while Defreitas was held in New York. Up to press time, however, Nur had not been apprehended and was thought to be still at large in Trinidad....
  • Video: Clerics Joyful Over Murder of Four Shiites in Egypt

    06/30/2013 7:22:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/13 | Elad Benari
    Egyptian clerics expressed joy last week over the brutal murders of four Shiites in the Giza-district village of Zavia Abu Muslam. About 3,000 Sunnis murdered the four, beating them and burning their houses down. The incident was recorded on video. Among those killed was prominent cleric Sheik Hassan Shehata. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has translated and posted excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Walid Ismail, which aired on Dream 2 TV on June 24, 2013, and a statement made by Egyptian cleric Mazen Sarsawi, which aired on Amjad TV on June 25. Both expressed their satisfaction...
  • Sectarian tensions underlying conflict in Syria erupt in Sydney and Melbourne

    06/30/2013 10:28:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | June 4, 2013 | Caro Meldrum-Hanna
    The sectarian tensions underlying the conflict in Syria have erupted in Australia, with acts of violence, harassment and threats ... Jamal Daoud, a high-profile community leader in western Sydney, says the situation is becoming "very vicious". Although he is a Sunni Muslim, because of his opposition to removing the Syrian regime by force, Mr Daoud says extremists at home view him with the same hatred they have for Shiites and Alawites. ... the source of the violence in Sydney, the Jabhat al Nusra supporters," he said. "The last two years they have flourished in western Sydney, they have flourished. We...
  • Officials: Egyptian villagers kill 4 Shiites

    06/23/2013 6:57:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 06/23/2013 | TONY G. GABRIEL
    Sunni Muslim villagers killed four Shiite men on Sunday, accusing them of trying to spread their version of Islam, according to Egyptian security officials. ... A Salafi preacher, Mohammed Hassan, called on Morsi "not to open the doors of Egypt" to Shiites, saying that "they never entered a place without corrupting it." Salafis consider Shiite as heretics.
  • U.S. strategy puts it in middle of 'holy war'

    06/18/2013 10:41:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | June 18, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Obama weapons plan seen as adding to all-out sectarian conflict in Mideast WASHINGTON Not only has the United States decided to begin providing weapons to the Syrian opposition, now Sunni Muslim clerics from the Gulf Cooperating Council countries, which are backed by the U.S. in arming and providing fighters to the opposition, have issued a fatwa calling for a holy war against Syria and its Shiite allies, principally Hezbollah, according to Joseph Farahs G2 Bulletin. The fatwa, which signals the beginning of an all-out Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict, comes as foreign fighters led by the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra killed 60...
  • Sunni insurgents take revenge in eastern Syria, kill 60 Shiite

    06/12/2013 8:40:12 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    xinhua ^ | 2013-06-13 06 | LCG
    <p>DAMASCUS, After the Syrian army of Bashar al-Assad's semi Shite, Alawites and some visiting Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah crunched Sunni resistance at al-Qussair... Sunni Muslim thugs pillaged Hatla Shiite villagers (killing men, women, children, dogs, cats, and whatever else Shittes) burning out their homes.. "All atrocities committed in the Shiite town were carried out on sectarian basis"</p>
  • The Muslim Civil War (Sunni vs Shiite)

    06/04/2013 5:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2013 | BRET STEPHENS
    Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the prominent Sunni cleric, said Friday that Hezbollah and Iran are "more infidel than Jews and Christians." Coming from the guy who once lauded Hitler for exacting "divine punishment" on the Jews, that really is saying something. That the war in Syria is sectarian was obvious almost from the start, despite the credulous belief that Bashar Assad ran a nonsectarian regime. That a sectarian ruling minority fighting for its life would not fold easily was obvious within months, despite happy guarantees that the regime's downfall would come within weeks. That a sectarian war in Syria would stir similar...
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A terrorist cell believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the countrys security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Syria Rebels Threaten to Wipe Out Shiite, Alawite Towns

    05/22/2013 11:16:06 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 69 replies
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  • Free Syrian Army Terrorists Sawed an Alawites Militiaman

    05/17/2013 1:29:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Al-Hamad, who is Wahhabi (extremist Sunni) and harbors a sectarian hatred for Alawite and Shiite Muslims, said he has another gruesome video of his killing a government soldier from the Alawite faith. Hopefully we will slaughter all of them [Alawites]. ... Human Rights Watch (HRW), which validated the video, released a report on May 13 identifying al-Hamad as a well-known commander responsible for the recent cross-border shelling of a Shiite Lebanese village that killed two. The organization called on the U.N. Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International Criminal Court to ensure accountability for all war crimes...
  • Fear In Lebanon Over Possible Slide Into Sectarian War

    05/11/2013 1:41:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 9/5/13 | E.B. Picali
    The recent months have seen a considerable increase of tension between Sunnis and Shi'ites in Lebanon, to the extent that there is growing fear of a confrontation between the two sides especially between the Shi'ite Hizbullah and Sunni Salafi elements. On February 27, 2013, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki both of them Shi'ites expressed concern that a sectarian war might break out in the region, including in Lebanon.... ..... The sectarian tension in Lebanon has expressed itself in several violent incidents. The severest of them occurred on March 17, 2013, when four...
  • Iraq Sunnis rally against Shiite-led government

    01/18/2013 9:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 10:18 AM EST | Sameer N. Yacoub
    Thousands of Sunnis rallied Friday in western and central Iraq, denouncing the Shiite-led governments policies they claim sideline their sect and saying that recent concessions by the authorities are not enough. The proteststhe fourth Friday in a row of rallies in Sunni parts of the countrycome as tensions are rising among Iraqs ethnic and sectarian groups, threatening to plunge the country into more instability. Sheik Hassan al-Samarie, one of the organizers of the Samarra rally, said the Sunnis there are disappointed by the slow response of Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikis government in fulfilling their demands. We are fed up...
  • Five teenagers raped after relative demands wages ( Pakistan )

    11/29/2012 7:25:26 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Indian Express - DG ^ | Nov 29, 2012 | Greta McClain
    Five girls were gang raped in the Pakistan province of Punjab after a relative of the girls asked a landlord to pay him his wages.... Boota agreed to harvest the crops of two local landlords, Mara Jat and Zaheer Jat. When Boota asked to be paid the previously agreed upon amount, the landlords became irate and warned Boota there would be "dire consequences". Both landlords, along with an unidentified number of aids, returned to Boota's home later in the evening and proceeded to tie up Boota and his wife... the group then kidnapped and gang raped Boota's 13-year-old daughter, along...
  • Islam Sunni Awakening in Lebanon

    11/24/2012 1:06:27 PM PST · by Katechon · 15 replies
    In-Extremis | November 24 | Katechon
    Syrias Civil War is leaking out of its borders into Lebanon. The two countries share a porous border and very close communal ties. As tensions between Sunnis and Shiites rise in Syria, so too do they mount in Lebanon. The Sunni-Shiite faultline in Lebanon is being projected onto the Syrian civil war. Sunni militants view their jihad against the Shiite movement as a mirror image of the Syrian rebels fight against the Alawite-dominated regime of Assad. They see the Lebanons Shiite movement of Hezbullah and the Assad regime as both enemies of the Sunnis. In 1970, Hafez al-Assad, an...
  • Sunni Muslim 'Extremists' Committed 70% of Terrorist Murders in 2011

    10/04/2012 7:17:54 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    CNS ^ | Aug. 2012
    Sunni Muslim 'Extremists' Committed 70% of Terrorist Murders in 2011 cnsnews.com News Aug 3, 2012 The report says that in 2011, a total of 10,283 terrorism attacks across the world killed 12,533 people. Terrorism also is blamed for 25,903 ... By Edwin Mora August 3, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - Sunni Muslim terrorists committed about 70 percent of the 12,533 terrorist murders in the world last year, according to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The information comes from the 2011 NCTC Report on Terrorism, which is based on information available as of March 12, 2012. Sunni extremists...
  • OBAMA AND IRAN'S URANIUM

    09/17/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    Breitbart - Big Peace ^ | 9-17-2012 | William Bigelow
    OBAMA AND IRAN'S URANIUM William Bigelow It seems as if the Obama Administrations animus toward Israel and its plans for Israels destruction are moving swiftly toward completion. ....snip... Step Three: Obama's has armed Iraq with 36 new US F-16I Block 52 interceptor combat aircraft. Because Obama retreated in Iraq, President al Maliki, a Shiite sympathetic to Iran, now rules Iraq. Obama has even expedited delivering 18 F16IQs to Iraq at the start of 2013. And heres the kicker: a WikiLeak document claimed that "Iran has assassinated 180 Iraqi pilots." This paves the way for al-Maliki to form a fully Shiite...
  • Saudi police arrest wanted Shiite

    09/03/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 03 September 2012
    Saudi security forces have arrested a man who figured on a list of 23 wanted people for causing trouble in the mostly-Shiite Qatif district ... Confrontations have intensified recently between police and protesters from the Sunni-dominated kingdom's marginalised Shiites -- estimated at about two million and mostly concentrated in Eastern Province. A policeman and an armed protester were killed in clashes in early August, as a security patrol came under heavy gunfire from four armed rioters on motorbike in Qatif, the interior ministry said. Two Shiite protesters were killed in July, triggering attacks on government buildings in Qatif... Qatif witnessed...
  • Its all about power: Al-Quds Day a celebration of hatred and terrorism

    08/18/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    torontosun ^ | 17AUG12 | Michael Coren
    Beyond the hatred, the racism and the anger, theres a certain irony surrounding Al-Quds Day, commemorated this weekend internationally and to its shame in Toronto. The event was founded by the Ayatollah Khomeini, and is an overwhelmingly Shiite Islam event. Anybody who knows Islam will understand that the Shiites are despised in most of the majority Sunni world. They were treated as second-class citizens in Lebanon, they are murdered in Pakistan, they are thought as being, golly, even worse than the Jews in Syria, and there arent any in Egypt because Saladin killed them all. So spare me the...
  • Lebanon breaks w/ past in Syrian bomb probe (Syria / Hezbollah attempted to ignite civil war)

    08/17/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Tom Perry
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A plot hatched by Damascus and allegedly aimed at igniting a Lebanese civil war through a series of bomb attacks has come as little surprise in a nation where blame for political violence has often been laid at Syria's door... Hezbollah has said little on the case. Marwan Hamadeh, an anti-Syrian politician targeted by assassins in 2004, said that was telling. "It is noticeable and indicates that Hezbollah has some wise people, some people who are reading the geostrategic map of the region," he said in a televised interview.
  • 20 Shiites pulled off Pakistani bus and shot dead

    08/16/2012 8:18:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 16 August 2012
    Gunmen on Thursday pulled 20 Shiite Muslims from a bus and shot them dead in northwestern Pakistan, the second such incident in six months
  • Iran preparing Mahdi's Special Forces

    07/31/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Army of operatives planning for terror, destruction of the West The Quds Forces, a special Iranian unit of thousands of operatives tasked with exporting Irans Islamic revolution, are being told to step up preparations for terrorism for the coming of the last Islamic messiah and the destruction of the West. Ali Saeedi, the Iranian supreme leaders representative to the Revolutionary Guards, emphasized during a Friday sermon in Tehran that the Islamic republic must directly confront America so that the necessary environment is created for the reappearance of Mahdi, the Shiites 12th imam, who will kill all infidels and raise the...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • The Middle East's Real Apartheid

    04/30/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March, 2012 | E. Karsh
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.Peace seeking and/or prosperity are...
  • Baghdad Arab summit spotlights fault lines

    04/01/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT · by U-238 · 1 replies
    Space Wasr ^ | 4/1/2012 | Space War
    The Arab League summit that began Thursday in Baghdad has illuminated the political and religious divisions splitting with Arab world, while powerful eastern non-Arab neighbor Iran looks on and tries to pull Iraq's strings. One of those fractures is between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, branded a would-be dictator by domestic rivals, who is sitting down with the new leaders of countries that have overthrown tyrants in the often-bloody Arab Spring revolutions. The meeting of Arab leaders in the cavernous Republican Palace built by Saddam Hussein is the first such gathering since those political convulsions began in Tunisia in January...
  • Ax-wielding arsonist kills imam in Brussels mosque (muslim on muslim crime)

    03/12/2012 7:46:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    AFP / NEWSCORE ^ | March 12, 2012
    BRUSSELS -- An ax-wielding arsonist burst into a Shiite Belgian mosque Monday, killing the imam and destroying much of the building in an attack local Muslims tipped as the work of Sunni extremists. Police said the man, detained after mosque personnel trapped him inside the building, apparently used fuel to set fire to the Rida mosque near Brussels' international rail hub, killing 46-year-old father-of-four Abdallah Dadou. The victim, who died of smoke inhalation, was described by worshipper Abdel Adouzeyneb, a 39-year-old real estate agent, as "a person who was loved by everybody -- he was open, well integrated, smiling and...
  • Bomb Kills at Least 53 Pilgrims in South Iraq

    01/14/2012 9:49:27 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | January 14, 2012 | ADAM SCHRECK and NABIL AL-JURANI
    A bomb tore through a procession of Shiite pilgrims heading toward a largely Sunni town in southern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 53 people in the latest sign of a power struggle between rival Muslim sects that has escalated since the American military withdrawal. Fears of more bloodshed have risen in recent weeks, with the U.S. no longer enjoying the leverage it once had to encourage the two sides to work together to rein in extremists. Most of the latest attacks appear to be aimed at Iraq's majority Shiites, suggesting Sunni insurgents seeking to undermine the Shiite-dominated government are...
  • Iranian regimes media is dismayed over Christmas Displays

    01/08/2012 2:08:59 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Mohabat News ^ | 05 January 2012
    Although a large number of shops in Tehran put a Christmas tree in their windows to welcome Christmas season, the Christmas theme in several shopping centers has displeased the regime dependent media. Last week you could sense the Christmas season in several streets in Tehran. Many shops had placed a decorated Christmas tree where it could easily capture the attention of passersby. But it seems that this trend has upset the pro-government media! ... "One of the main symbols of Christianity, the majority religion of the world, is Christmas which is known by a colorfully decorated tree. What's the point...
  • Russia warns of wider Sunni-Shiite rift after Arab Spring

    12/23/2011 11:23:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | December 23, 2011
    Russia is concerned that the Arab Spring revolutions could sow further turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa by provoking a potentially catastrophic rift between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. In written answers to Reuters, Lavrov said the events in the region were still unfolding and cautioned that social, political and religious tensions showed signs of increasing. There are serious fears about the possible emergence of new zones of instability in the region that could become potential sources of challenges to international stability and security, Lavrov said. Such threats, he said, included the spread of...
  • Iraq PM tells Kurds to hand over Sunni leader

    12/21/2011 6:17:47 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    ABC/AFP ^ | December 22, 2011 | Anne Barker
    Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has urged Kurdish officials to hand over the country's Sunni vice-president on terrorist charges, in a row that has raised communal tension. Mr Maliki, a Shiite. ... Mr Maliki has also called for the sacking of Sunni deputy prime minister Saleh al-Mutlak, who has decried the Shiite-led national unity government as a "dictatorship". All this comes just days after US troops completed their withdrawal from the country, leaving behind what US president Barack Obama described as a "sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq". Mr Maliki ..."We gave Saddam a fair trial, and we will give Hashemi...
  • Tensions rise as Iraq seeks Sunni VP arrest

    12/19/2011 2:38:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:26pm EST | Rania El Gamal
    Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Muslim Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi on Monday for suspected ties to assassinations and bombings, a decision likely to fuel sectarian tensions after the U.S. troop withdrawal. The move risks unraveling Iraq's fragile power-sharing deal among Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs who have struggled to overcome tensions just a few years after sectarian slaughter drove the country to the edge of a civil war. The political struggle between Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his Sunni rivals in the country's delicate power-sharing deal has intensified during the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops...
  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/17/2011 5:59:21 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DAILY CALLER ^ | Published: 2:26 PM 12/16/2011 | Kenneth Timmermen
    NEW YORK In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court, Judge Daniels said. The court accepts as true the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and will issue an order in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing material support to...
  • IRAN GOVT RADIO ATTACKS HERMAN CAIN ON "ISLAMOPHOBIA" (Japanese Broadcast-My Translation)

    11/20/2011 5:16:22 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 55 replies · 1+ views
    IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting), Japanese Language Service ^ | 20 November 2011 | Islamic Republic of IRAN News Japan (Japanese)
    Iran-inspired Shiite Muslim men beating themselves to pulp in a sick religious display. Coming soon to a shopping mall parking lot close to you in the USA. OUR HERO Translation to English Synposis Provided by Freeper "AmericanInTokyo":(Original Iranian Article: "時期米大統領候補、イスラム教徒に侮辱的な発言" (Next Presidential Candidate, Makes (Insulting Comments to Islamists")(MY SYNOPSIS): "Herman Cain is the Republican candidate for the next U.S. presidential election, and much was made by him of the so-called Muslim extremist presence in the United States. According to Mefuru press reports on communications coming from Candidate Cain, he claimed "(and) what with special attention to trends regarding extremist...
  • Vanity: Is Ron Paul anti-Semitic?

    10/19/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 67 replies
    I've heard the accusations, but is it true? I don't support him for POTUS by the way, I'm just curious what others think.
  • A Snapshot of the Islamic-Fascist Republic of Iran [1979-2011]

    10/12/2011 5:07:42 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Here is what the Iran-Hezbollah Islamo-fascistic entity has been contributing to humanity, since the Islamic Revolution. Religious apartheid and ethnic apartheid: Since the revolution, a total Islamic oppression has been in place, yet, there was always a "special" place for oppression on non-Muslim, racism on non-Ethnic Iranians like; Kurds, Turkmen, Arabs, etc. - Hijacking Americans for 144 days in 1979. - Bombing US and French barracks in 1983. - Multiple kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in the 1980s. - Bombing shopping malls in France 1985-6 - Torturing Lebanese Jews in the 1980s. - Bombing Israeli embassy in Argentina 1992...
  • 'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate World

    10/05/2011 9:04:36 AM PDT · by STD · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/11 | American Thinker
    'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate By Reza Kahlili For the first time, an official entity of Iran's Islamic government has detailed the horrific goal of the regime: destroy America and Israel as part of the Muslim "awakening" sweeping Africa and the Middle East. That "awakening," which the West has labeled the "Arab Spring," is all part of Iran's messianic complex in which it sees itself as the spearhead of a worldwide revolution in which the Shiite version of Islam will dominate humanity.
  • Gunmen attack Shiite pilgrims in Pakistan; 26 dead

    09/20/2011 9:32:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | September 20, 2011 | ABDUL SATTAR
    Sunni extremists opened fire on Shiite Muslim pilgrims traveling by bus through southwest Pakistan on Tuesday on their way to in Iran, killing 26 people...Sunni militants with ideological and operational links to al-Qaida and the Taliban have carried out scores of bombings and shootings against Shiites in recent years... The passengers tried to run away, but the gunmen opened fire, killing 26 people and wounding six others...The attackers then drove off, leaving the dying and wounded where they lay. It was nearly an hour before rescue teams arrived, he said. There were around 40 people on the bus.
  • Will The Fish and Crabs in the Sea, Convert Osama From a Sunni Muslim to a Shi'ite Muslim?

    05/11/2011 3:29:44 PM PDT · by pinochet · 17 replies
    Today, a redneck friend was trying to explain the difference between a Sunni Muslim and a Shi'ite Muslim. He says that, when Osama was dumped into the sea, he was a Sunni Muslim. But after being eaten by the fish and crabs, he was digested and converted into a Shi'ite Muslim. Somehow, my friend does not strike me as an expert on Islam, and I have to seek a second opinion. What is the difference between a Sunni and a Shi'ite Muslim?
  • What divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

    04/02/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | Apr 2, 2011 | Eveline Kobler,
    Tensions and violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are often in the news in countries like Iraq, Pakistan and Bahrain, but why are they at daggers drawn? swissinfo.ch: How did it come about that a Sunni minority should rule over a Shiite majority, as for example in Bahrain, where there are currently popular protests? Arnold Hottinger: This is a matter of power which has historical roots. Bahrain has a Sunni government but the majority of the population 70 per cent - is Shiite. The example of Iraq, which also has a Shiite majority, can be easily explained in the...
  • Bahrain's Blow-up (Arab Islamic Apartheid regime)

    04/01/2011 9:14:55 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 17 Feb 2011
    Bahrain's Blow-up--Amir Taheri - NYPOST.com - 17 Feb 2011 ... Bahrain, the smallest of the 21 Arab states, is often deemed a success ... " Second, the global recession has hit Bahrain hard, reducing job opportunities. Shiites claim that they're the victims of an undeclared "religious apartheid" that reserves the best jobs for Sunnis, including non-Bahraini Arabs.