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  • House Dems Paid $4 Million to Pakistani IT Professionals Now Under Criminal Investigation

    03/03/2017 7:36:09 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 2, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    Dozens of House Democrats have collectively paid $4 million since 2009 to Pakistani IT professionals now under criminal investigation who had access to House members' email and computer files. Capitol Police is investigating whether five members of the Awan family from Pakistan engaged in criminal activity, including theft, as computer administrators for dozens of House Democrats, some of whom serve on the intelligence, homeland security, and foreign affairs committees. Democratic members from multiple committees "were inexplicably paying" the suspects who "they rarely or never saw," the Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday. The suspects–brothers Imran, Abid, and Jamal, and two...
  • Muruna: Violating Sharia to Fool the West ( Huma Abedin )

    10/30/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2012 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Westerners who understand Islamic deception often refer to “taqiyya” as being the tactic of lying... Sunni Muslim apologists counter that taqiyya is a Shiite doctrine, while accusing Shiites of being rabblerousers who sanction “mut’a” (pleasure marriage), which is nothing more than prostitution. Shiites can easily find equivalents to taqiyya and mut’a in the Sunni Muslim world. They are called “misyar” and “muruna.” While Westerners cringe at .. religiously sanctioned prostitution like mut’a, they are less familiar with the Sunni-sanctioned misyar, which literally means “the traveler's marriage.” ... Misyar was first made legal in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Sunnis who approve...
  • ( Sunni Moslems ) Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, killing at least 16

    02/13/2015 8:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 February 2015
    Three attackers with grenades, Kalashnikovs and explosive suicide vests struck at the Imamia mosque in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's restive northwest, around the time of the main Friday prayers. The attack comes two weeks after a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan killed 61 people ... violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in recent years, most of it perpetrated by hardline Sunni Muslim groups against minority Shiite Muslims, who make up around a fifth of the population. The suicide bombing at a mosque in southern Sindh province on January 30 was the deadliest...
  • 4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013

    11/19/2014 10:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study. Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year. ... Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror fatalities in 2013. In order of...
  • After victory in key Iraqi town, time for revenge ( Islamic State ; Sunni vs Shi'ite )

    10/26/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ahmed Rasheed
    JURF AL-SAKHAR, Iraq - After helping government forces break Islamic State's grip over a strategic town just south of Baghdad on Saturday, Shi'ite militias decided it was time for payback ... As the angry crowd of militiamen around the unarmed militants swelled, shots rang out. The three men lay soaked in blood in the dirt with gunshot wounds to the head. "Those dogs are Chechens. They don't deserve to stay alive. We took confessions from them and we don't need them anymore," said one of the Shi'ite militiamen. The victory could allow Iraqi forces to prevent the Sunni insurgents from...
  • Iraq Yazidis say their neighbours enabled jihadist attack

    08/14/2014 1:38:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/14/2014 | By Serene Assir
    Yazidis fleeing a jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq say neighbours took up arms alongside their attackers, informing on members of the religious minority and helping the militants take over. "The (non-Iraqi) jihadists were Afghans, Bosnians, Arabs and even Americans and British fighters," said Sabah Hajji Hassan, a 68-year-old Yazidi who managed to flee the bloody offensive by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. "But the worst killings came from the people living among us, our (Sunni) Muslim neighbours." "The Metwet, Khawata and Kejala tribes -- they were all our neighbours. But they joined the IS, took heavy weapons from them,...
  • Iceland to Get its First Mosque

    09/27/2013 9:34:39 PM PDT · by cutty · 59 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 27, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    The Muslim Association of Iceland now admits that foreign donors will be paying for the mosque's construction costs. The former mayor of Reykjavik says he believes it is outrageous for the city to give Muslims a site at no cost at a great location in the center of the city, and asks why political and feminist groups are so tolerant of a religion that he says degrades women. The Reykjavík City Council has approved a building permit for the construction of the first mosque in Iceland. The mosque will be built in Sogamýri, an upscale district near downtown Reykjavík on...
  • Obama no longer a Democrat

    09/14/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 13, 2013 | Keith Davies
    Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the “Muslim Agenda”. What is this agenda? The answer is simple – the Caliphate. Obama is setting up the Caliphate as quickly as possible for his Sunni Muslim Brotherhood brethren ... Ed Klein wrote a book about Obama called “The Amateur” .. Klein interviewed Obama’s former Reverend, Jeremiah Wright .. Wright stated that he guided Obama to accept Christianity without affecting his faith...
  • Obama’s Two Masters and the Smell of Desperation

    09/05/2013 7:42:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 5, 2013 | Keith Davies
    the president’s loyalty to the interests of the United States and its Constitution has been trumped by a different agenda or ideology. While many have suspected this since his initial presidential campaign, the Syrian Crisis makes it more obvious than ever for those who are informed and who understand the background of Barrack Hussein Obama. We know of Barack Obama’s past associations, we know that he was brought up a Muslim, and we know based on his policies over the last few years, that he wishes to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. He’s been notably frustrated...
  • Evidence: Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad)

    08/27/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | August 27, 2013 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Recent news of a chemical weapons attack in Syria smacks of desperation. The question comes down to who is most desperate right now, the Assad regime or the Muslim Brotherhood rebels? Consider that since June, Assad’s forces have been winning. According to a CBS News report from last month, victories for the rebels had become “increasingly rare” and that the Muslim Brotherhood-backed opposition fighters were sustaining “some of their heaviest losses” near Damascus. The New York Times echoed this sentiment, even saying that before gaining the upper hand, concerns were that Assad would use chemical weapons; he did not. In...
  • PRINCE ALWALEED: Fracking Is Going To Crush The Saudi Economy If Nothing Is Done

    07/29/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2013 | Rob Wile
    Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has warned shale oil and gas development poses a threat to the kingdom's economy, the Wall Street Journal's Summer Said reports. In an open letter to Saudi oil minister Ali al Naimi [in Arabic], Alwaleed also warns the kingdom must diversify its revenue streams in the face of flagging oil demand. A source translated the key portion of the note: With all due respect to your Highness’ viewpoint about shale gas and that it poses no danger on Saudi economy at ‘the present time’, I was hoping that your Highness would also shed light...
  • Why is Al-Jazeera giving Money to Weiner?

    07/20/2013 9:41:08 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 14 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | July 20, 2013 | Shoebat Foundation
    Why is Al-Jazeera giving him money in the first place? We can’t figure it out except for one reason – his wife is a devout Muslim with extensive, irrefutable familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, whose propaganda is piped all over the Middle East by… Al-Jazeera.
  • 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.
  • Top Sunni Cleric Al-Qaradawi: Hezbollah Is “Party of Satan”

    06/09/2013 7:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, says the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization is the “Party of Satan.” In an interview with Al Arabiya aired on Sunday, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, slammed Lebanese Hezbollah group as “party of Satsan” that seeks to “sow discord” among Muslims.
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is...
  • Tide of Iraq’s Sunni-Shia violence

    05/28/2013 3:12:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    euronews ^ | 28/ 05 / 2013
    The Sunni minority in Iraq as a whole held power under Saddam – had done since Ottoman rule. That’s over. Their geographic distribution does little to guarantee their place in Iraqi society today. They are more divided than ever from the country’s Shiites. They feel they are second-class citizens, stigmatised and repressed. This has added fuel to the Sunni insurgence, invoking the spectre of al Qaeda extremism. ... The tensions are sustained by violence committed on both sides. The Shiite militias have not been disarmed; attacks against towns or Sunni mosques are frequent. Twenty-nine mosques were targeted in April and...
  • Time to re think Islamic terrorism - It’s a war stupid

    05/28/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Irish Central ^ | , April 24, 2013 | Ed Farnan
    The Boston terror bombing brings home the fact we are in a state of war, even though our government leaders don’t want to acknowledge it. The attitude by the present administration is eerily similar to what the Clinton administration had, that lead up to the 9/11/2001 terror attacks. Criminalizing terror is in fact ignoring the active war being waged against our country and western society. As if we don’t name it, then it doesn’t really exist. During the Clinton administration, our world trade center was attacked with a truck bomb and our embassies in Africa were bombed killing hundreds. ......
  • Betrayal in Benghazi

    05/17/2013 2:59:40 PM PDT · by Hulka · 31 replies
    Fighter Pilot Friend | 17 May 2013 | Hulka
    Betrayal in Benghazi The combat code of the US Military is that we don’t abandon our dead or wounded on the battlefield. In US Air Force lingo, fighter pilots don’t run off and leave their wingmen. If one of our own is shot down, still alive and not yet in enemy captivity, we will either come to get him or die trying. Among America’s fighting forces, the calm, sure knowledge that such an irrevocable bond exists is priceless. Along with individual faith and personal grit, it is a sacred trust that has often sustained hope in the face of terribly...
  • 15-year-old raped by stepfather faces flogging for ‘fornication’ ( Sunni Muslims ?)

    01/07/2013 8:13:20 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | January 08, 2013 | Patrick Walters
    A 15-year-old girl in the Maldives whose stepfather is accused of repeatedly raping her and killing the resulting baby risks being flogged for “fornication” with another man under the nation’s strict Islamic law. In the course of inquiries into the rape case, police investigators say they unearthed evidence of the girl having had consensual sex with another man, which is an offence in the Indian Ocean holiday destination, a police source said. Women, including minors, having consensual sex outside marriage can be charged in the Maldives, where convicts can be publicly flogged. Minors receive the punishment when they reach 18,...
  • What divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

    04/02/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies ^ | 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? 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...
  • ( Sunni Muslim ? ) Suspect in mosque bomb plot rejects Shiite attorney

    02/06/2011 9:27:00 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | February 5 , 2011
    Roger Stockham ... The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court-appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic center where he was arrested. There are two main sects within Islam, Shiite and Sunni. The schism between Sunni and Shiite stems from the early days of Islam and arguments over the Prophet Muhammad's successors as the faith's spiritual leader.
  • Iranian Threat Grows Daily

    04/20/2010 10:53:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies · 538+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2010 | Edward Koch
    The silence continues to be deafening with no Democrat in Congress, to my knowledge, crying out against President Obama for continuing to try to diminish the U.S.’ closeness to Israel. The president is apparently attempting to placate the Sunni Muslim countries in order to establish a coalition opposed to the increasing power of the Shiite Muslim state of Iran that towers in the region like a colossus. The president fails to realize, however, that sacrificing the U.S.-Israel relationship is both unnecessary and dangerous. The Sunni Arab countries are petrified of Iran’s growing power and are actually aligned with Israel in...
  • Saudi woman sentenced to whipping over judicial complaints

    03/03/2010 9:01:48 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 641+ views
    Malaysia Sun ^ | 3rd March, 2010
    A woman from Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to receive 300 lashes and 18 months in prison over complaints against court officials. Sawsan Salim, who was taken to court last month in a court in Rass, in Qassim province, was sentenced after a judge decided that a petition she filed had contained 118 spurious complaints against officials, including the judges themselves, and she had appeared before him without a male guardian. Salim also claimed officials had chided her for not being accompanied by a male guardian, as required under Islamic law, during her visits to their offices.
  • Student Says Mention of 'Prayer' Enrages Professor

    10/18/2006 4:29:18 AM PDT · by bennyjakobowski · 98 replies · 2,948+ views
    Agape Press ^ | October 17, 2006 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - "For Christ and Humanity." That's the motto of Olivet College in Michigan, where a Christian student says he was punished by one of his professors for making a reference to God in the classroom. Olivet College freshman Jeremiah Bannister, an aspiring journalist, claims he was recently the target of anti-Christian bigotry and grade retaliation in his "Writing and Rhetoric" class. Bannister says Professor Austin Jackson, a Sunni Muslim, took exception to an essay he and another student had written opposing affirmative action and slavery reparations. The freshman shares that when he was asked by the professor to voice...
  • Iraqi Islamic Party quits govt

    11/09/2004 5:51:55 AM PST · by 4kevin · 19 replies · 794+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11.09.04
    A leading Sunni Muslim political party pulled out of Iraq's US-backed interim government today in protest at the onslaught by American forces on the rebel-held city of Falluja. "The Iraqi Islamic Party has decided to withdraw from the government in protest against the attack on Falluja that is harming the people," said Mohsen Abdul Hamid, senior party official and member of Iraq's provisional National Assembly. US forces pushed deeper into Falluja today in an assault to root out foreign Islamic militants and Saddam Hussein loyalists they say are entrenched in the Sunni Muslim city. The party's decision to quit the...
  • Canadian arrests mirror 9/11 [19 Pakistani's interested in Nuke Plant]

    08/23/2003 6:19:16 AM PDT · by MalcolmS · 43 replies · 768+ views
    National Post ^ | Sat Aug 23, 2003 | Adrian Humphreys et al
    TORONTO - An anti-terrorism probe that led to the arrest of 19 Pakistani men, including one who took commercial flight training over a nuclear power plant, highlights security holes that should have been plugged after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, Ontario officials said. The Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Unit, a federal national security task force, quietly arrested the group of mostly young men last week. The men appear to have used fraudulent student visas to enter Canada or to maintain their residency here. Federal authorities documented a pattern of suspicious behaviour that shows an interest in Ontario's nuclear generators...
  • 'Don't Call Me Osama,' Iraqi Imams Tell U.S. Troops

    12/29/2003 7:42:30 AM PST · by TexKat · 15 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/03 | Robin Pomeroy
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Sunni Muslim imams have a message for U.S. troops -- don't call us Osama. As the U.S. curries support with Iraq's religious leaders, some soldiers are undermining the battle to win Muslim hearts and minds by accusing local clerics of links to al Qaeda, imams in Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland said on Monday. "Some of the coalition forces describe us as an Osama Bin Laden group because of the beard," said Abaas Zedaan, an official at the Committee of Religious Advocation, the official body which represents the clergy in the region of Tikrit. "Osama doesn't...
  • Police Flee As Saddam Loyalists Fuel City Revolt

    10/05/2003 3:42:01 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 271+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-6-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Police flee as Saddam loyalists fuel city revolt By Patrick Cockburn in Baiji 06 October 2003 Iraqis shouting pro-Saddam Hussein slogans have staged an uprising in the important oil refining city of Baiji, burning down the mayor's office, fighting with American troops and forcing local police to flee. About a thousand people, some holding pictures of Saddam Hussein, were in a stand-off with American troops last night, with tanks surrounding the police station in the city, 160 miles north of Baghdad. Loyalty to the ousted president, who is still being sought by Allied troops, is strong in the Sunni Muslim...
  • Saudis Looking To Go Nuclear?

    06/19/2003 4:33:35 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 7 replies · 150+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 19, 2003 | Geostrategy-Direct
    GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF Saudis looking to go nuclear? Intel analysts say royal family wants to keep up with Tehran Posted: June 19, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily brings readers exclusive, up-to-the-minute global intelligence news and analysis from Geostrategy-Direct, a new online newsletter edited by veteran journalist Robert Morton and featuring the "Backgrounder" column compiled by Bill Gertz. Geostrategy-Direct is a subscription-based service produced by the publishers of, a free news service frequently linked by the editors of WorldNetDaily. © 2003 For those with a benign view of Iran's nuclear program, consider this: Saudi Arabia is already...
  • Debating jihad [headache alert]

    03/30/2003 7:17:05 PM PST · by gaucho · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Al Ahram - English Weekly ^ | 03/30/2003 | Gihan Shahine
    SubHead: Jihad need not imply a war of religions. Gihan Shahine reports on the state of the debate Signalling what may be a change in official discourse, a recent statement by the scholars of Al-Azhar has urged Muslims worldwide to declare jihad against the US invasion of Iraq. Al-Azhar is considered to be one of the foremost seats of Sunni Muslim scholarship and as such the call has sparked heated debate all over the world. Al-Azhar's Islamic Research Academy (IRA) issued a statement on 10 March ruling that, "according to Islamic law, if the enemy steps on Muslims' land, jihad...

    03/26/2003 1:53:30 AM PST · by kattracks · 169+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/26/03 | ALY SUJO
    <p>Thousands of Iraqi civilians rose up yesterday against forces loyal to Saddam Hussein in Basra - the second-largest city in Iraq - and the revolt was swiftly supported by Britain's famed Desert Rats.</p> <p>Civilians rampaged through the streets in the first large-scale uprising of Gulf War II, but the unexpected rebellion provoked a brutal backlash from Saddam loyalists who opened fire with mortars and "horrific" artillery fire, observers said.</p>
  • Tens of Thousands in Egypt Protest War

    02/27/2003 11:39:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 236+ views ^ | 2/27/03 | Rawya Rageh - AP
    CAIRO, Egypt -- An estimated 100,000 chanting protesters crammed Cairo's main stadium Thursday in Egypt's largest demonstration against the U.S. threats of war against Iraq. "We came here because we cannot watch our sisters and brothers being killed in Palestine and about to be killed in Iraq and remain silent," said Safeya Mohamed a 20-year-old student from the Suez Canal city of Ismailia. Rally protesters began arriving at the stadium early Thursday from across the country, yelling chants such as "down with America," waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags and kicking effigies of President Bush.