Syria (News/Activism)

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  • Russia planes pound Aleppo as Syria army closes in

    06/26/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | AFP
    Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) - Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of divided second city Aleppo on Saturday as government forces closed in on the rebels' sole remaining supply line, a monitoring group said. An AFP correspondent in the rebel-held east of the city said the air strikes lasted throughout the night into the morning. Aleppo, which was Syria's commercial and manufacturing hub before civil war broke out in 2011, has been a key battleground ever since rebels seized eastern neighbourhoods of the city the following year. A two-day truce brokered by Moscow and Washington earlier this month in a...
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • ISIS suicide bomber targets Syrian Christian patriarch

    06/23/2016 12:56:50 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Crux Now ^ | June 21, 2016 | Inés San Martín
    Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was unharmed in the attack on Sunday, which left three people dead and dozens injured. It was the fourth assault on Assyrian Christians in the region in the last six months, and most of the church's members now live in diaspora communities. ...
  • Syrian Christian leader tells West: 'Stop arming terror groups who are massacring our people'

    06/23/2016 12:46:49 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 1 July 2015 | Ruth Gledhill
    The world leader of Syria's besieged Christians has issued a heartfelt plea to the West to "stop arming and supporting terrorist groups that are destroying our countries and massacring our people." The Patriarch of Antioch, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, said he was not asking the West for military intervention to defend Christians. If the West wants to do something about the present crisis, the most effective thing would be to support local governments, which need sufficient armies and forces to maintain security ...
  • Syria strike: Russia unleashes lethal aerial arsenal on Aleppo

    06/22/2016 10:12:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 23, 2016 | Hannah Lucinda Smith, Catherine Philp
    Syria strike: Russia unleashes lethal aerial arsenal on Aleppo Hannah Lucinda Smith, Catherine Philp The Times 12:00AM June 23, 2016 Russia is breaching international conventions by dropping incen­diaries similar to white phosphorus on to residential neighbourhoods in the Syrian city of Aleppo in what is thought to be the prelude to a ground assault to retake the city from rebel forces. Photographs have shown what experts believe to be a thermo­baric bomb, the most powerful explosive apart from a nuclear weapon, being detonated next to urban areas, with potentially devastating effects for civilians.
  • Read This Before The Government Uses the Orlando Shooting to Start Another War

    06/21/2016 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 17 June 2016 | Claire Bernish
    Late Thursday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported, 51 State Department officials signed a statement condemning U.S. policy in Syria in which they repeatedly call for “targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.” “In other words,” as Zero Hedge summarized, “over 50 top ‘diplomats’ are urging to eliminate [Syrian Pres. Bashar al] Assad in order to ‘defeat ISIS’, the same ISIS which top US ‘diplomats’ had unleashed previously in order to … eliminate Assad.” This gordian knot created by United States foreign policy — and intensified by that...
  • U.S. military says will not disclose details on injured service members

    06/21/2016 1:53:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 21,2016 | (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Leslie Adler)
    The U.S. military will not provide details on specific cases of American service members injured in Iraq and Syria because it could give information to Islamic State militants, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday The spokesman, Peter Cook, was responding to a question at a Pentagon press briefing seeking confirmation that four Americans had been wounded in Syria earlier this month. Cook said there had been no a change in policy and aggregate numbers would still be provided. "Our policy is not to identify wounded service members for a variety of reasons, including operational security, including privacy reasons," Cook said....
  • Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after 'swearing to Allah'

    06/21/2016 9:13:28 AM PDT · by posterchild · 48 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | William Watkinson
    Sick jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be. According to reports, a jihadist...
  • Trolling for War with Russia

    06/21/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A "judicious use of stand-off and air weapons," they claim, "would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed U.S.-led diplomatic process." In brief, to strengthen the hand of our diplomats and show we mean business, we should start bombing and killing Syrian soldiers. Yet Syria has not attacked us. And Congress has not declared war on Syria, or authorized an attack. Where do these State hawks think President Obama gets the authority to...
  • Isis beheads 4-year-old girl (RoP Alert)

    06/20/2016 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 31 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 21, 2016 | William Watkinson
    Sick jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be.
  • General Staff: It is Russian Patience, not US’, that is Waning over Syria

    06/20/2016 1:18:52 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 44 replies
    TASS ^ | June 20, 2016 | TASS
    It is Russia’s patience - and not the United States’ - that is waning over the situation in Syria, the chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, has told the media. Earlier, US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that while the Syrian President, Bashar Assad and Russia were demanding strict compliance with ceasefire in the whole territory of Syria, the Syrian government troops were pushing ahead with their operation to recapture Aleppo. He remarked that Russia should be aware that patience on Assad’s Syria was wearing thin. "If anyone’s patience on Syria is waning, it is our patience, not...
  • Twin Falls City Council makes headlines as Muslim Migrants rape 5yr old girl at knife point.

    06/20/2016 11:58:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Published on Jun 19, 2016 Twin Falls City Council makes headlines as Muslim Migrants rape 5yr old girl at knife point stripping her naked and urinating upon her when done.
  • Univ. of Jordan Prof. on Orlando Attack: Shooter Evoked Western, Not Islamic, Model of Heroism

    06/20/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/17/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    Following the Orlando terror attack, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said in his weekly program that gunman Omar Mateen was a "sick personality" with "perverse tendencies" and that "[homosexuality] is controlled and imposed upon the world by global Zionism, Allah's number one enemy on Earth." Professor Nofal added that Mateen "evoked the Western model of heroism," represented in the massacre of Native Americans. His address aired on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel on June 17. Ahmad Nofal: "(Omar Mateen) is a dramatic character that requires a film - a Hitchcock-style horror movie, like 'Psycho' from over 50...
  • U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    06/19/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 189 replies
    American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating...
  • At least 8 Syrian refugees killed by Turkish border guards

    06/19/2016 10:58:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16
    Eight displaced Syrians, including four children, were killed by Turkish border guards while trying to flee their war-torn country Sunday morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The National Coalition umbrella opposition group - based in Istanbul and backed by Turkey - gave a higher toll of 11 killed and condemned the "terrible tragedy." Turkey has repeatedly denied accusations of its security forces firing on Syrians trying to cross the frontier, which has been closed for several months. But the Observatory has recorded numerous incidents this year, and said Sunday's toll was among the highest. The Britain-based Observatory said...
  • Race to Complete Border Security Fence Nearing Finish

    06/16/2013 7:55:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Sunday, June 16, 2013 | Chana Ya'ar
    The race between the deteriorating security situation north of Israel’s border, and the need to complete the border fence, is tightening. But the fence and systems are nearly in place. As the raging civil war between loyalists to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel factions continues to spill over into the Golan Heights, workers are moving to replace border installations. Several countries have pulled their troops out of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan demilitarized buffer zone as the situation has become increasingly dangerous, including Austria, which began withdrawal of its troops last week. Elbit Systems' "MSS...
  • Mounting pressure unlikely to sway Obama on Syria

    06/19/2016 2:10:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Andrew Beatty
    (AFP) Exasperated US diplomats are in open revolt over Barack Obama's Syria policy, but radical change is unlikely in the twilight of his presidency. More than 280,000 people have been killed. Millions more have fled their homes. A relentless drumbeat of cluster bombs, barrel bombs, chemical bombs, murder, rape and torture has turned swaths of Syria to dust. Humanitarian aid sometimes drips into the beleaguered cities, but when it does, President Bashar al-Assad's regime makes sure "punishment" bombings quickly follow. "The Assad regime's actions defy all definitions of human decency," said one US official. There are ominous signs the regime...
  • Iranian TOW Missile Knockoffs Spread to War Zones

    06/18/2016 11:47:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 18, 2016 | ADAM RAWNSLEY
    The CIA program to supply Arab rebels in Syria has made TOW anti-tank guided missiles a nearly ubiquitous sight in media coming from the conflict. But the United States might not be the only country waging a covert war with TOW (or TOW-like) missiles in the Middle East. Iranian reverse-engineered TOW anti-tank guided missiles, dubbed “Toophan,” have been been sighted headed toward Yemen with additional suspected appearances in Iraq and Syria — all in the hands of Tehran’s allies and proxy groups. Iran’s production of reverse-engineered TOW missiles is no great secret. In official news outlets, documentaries and on Iran’s official arms...
  • Pro-Hamas Online Media Outlet Dramatizes Tel Aviv Terror Attack

    06/18/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 4 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/9/16
    A video-clip, titled "Thirst Has Gone, the Veins Are Moist, and the Reward Is Certain, If Allah Wills," dramatizes the preparations leading up to the June 8 terror attack in Tel Aviv. A young man is shown in his home, breaking the Ramadan fast with dates and dressing as a Jewish orthodox man, prior to arming himself with a submachine gun and spraying bullets in the restaurant. As the man lies dying, the words "Reward is certain, if Allah wills it" - part of a hadith associated with Ramadan - appear on the screen. The video was posted on the...
  • GMA Allows Just 18 Seconds for ‘Unprecedented’ Revolt Against Obama Policy

    06/17/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Although NBC and CBS on Friday covered the “unprecedented,” “deep frustration” that diplomats at the State Department have for Barack Obama’s Syria policy, ABC’s Good Morning America allowed a scant 18 seconds to the move against Obama. This is despite allowing 14 minutes to a Demi Lovato rock concert, clearly not as important a topic.  Here is the total of GMA’s coverage on Friday from news anchor Amy Robach: “President Obama's policies in the Middle East coming under fire. This time from diplomats at the State Department. More than 50 diplomats have signed a memo urging the President to launch...
  • On the Brighter Side: Hezbollah Getting Hammered

    06/17/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Last fall, amid concerns that the Iran deal would result in a financial windfall for Iran’s proxy terror organization, Hezbollah, Congress passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. It mandated new, stringent sanctions against banks and other financial institutions doing business with Hezbollah.The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, leaving President Obama little choice but to sign it into law on December 18.Though less in the spotlight recently than the Islamic State, Lebanese-based Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terror organization except al-Qaeda; has a vast global reach encompassing Europe, Africa, and Central and South...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • More than 50 State Dept. officials want strikes on Assad

    06/17/2016 7:42:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | June 17, 2016
    More than 50 State Dept. officials want strikes on Assad Fifty-one State Department officials have signed an internal memo calling for the U.S. to take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a bid to force regime change in the country. Signed by officials working on U.S. Syria policy, the "dissent channel cable" makes repeated references to "targeted military strikes" against the Damascus government, according to multiple reports published on Thursday. “Failure to stem Assad’s flagrant abuses will only bolster the ideological appeal of groups such as ISIL, even as they endure tactical setbacks on the battlefield,” the cable...
  • Dozens of Officials Break With Administration, Call for Strikes Against Assad

    06/17/2016 7:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Protesting the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, dozens of State Department officers have signed an internal document calling on the administration to order targeted military strikes against Damascus to force regime change as the only way to defeat ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reports. The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy in various capacities, according to an official familiar with the document. The Wall Street Journal reviewed a copy of the cable, which repeatedly calls for “targeted military strikes” against the Syrian government in light of the near-collapse of the ceasefire...
  • Dozens of U.S. Diplomats, in Memo, Urge Strikes Against Syria’s Assad

    06/16/2016 8:20:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 June 2016 | Mark Landler
    More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country’s five-year-old civil war. The memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times by a State Department official, says American policy has been “overwhelmed” by the unrelenting violence in Syria. It calls for “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and...
  • 31 Years After Terrorists Murdered Malcolm Kerr, His Son Coaches on Brink of NBA Title

    06/16/2016 11:41:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Thirty-one-years ago, Islamic terrorists murdered the president of the American University of Beirut. Tonight, his son coaches a Golden State Warriors team on the verge of an NBA championship. “The president of the American University of Beirut, Malcolm H. Kerr, was killed here today when unidentified gunmen fired two bullets into his head while he was walking to his office,” Thomas Friedman reported from Beirut on January 18, 1984. The New York Times correspondent continued, “Dr. Kerr, carrying his briefcase in one hand and an umbrella in the other, stepped off the elevator on the third floor and walked about...
  • Mathews: "I Don't Get Hillary's Foreign Policy" On Iraq War,Libya,And Syria

    06/15/2016 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews stated that he doesn’t get Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy with regards to the Iraq War, Libya, and Syria on Tuesday.
  • US Accepting Only 28 Christians vs. 5,435 Muslim Refugees, Despite ISIS' Unstoppable Genocide

    06/15/2016 1:53:09 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The United States government is processing an unbelievably low number of Christian refugees despite the ongoing genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria, the American Center for Law and Justice reports. The conservative law group cited numbers from the Refugee Processing Center, noting that while the U.S. has processed 11,086 Muslims from Iraq since the beginning of 2015, only 433 Christians have been added to that number. And in Syria, there have been 5,435 Muslims welcomed and only 28 Christians.
  • Russia Might Use Veto Power to Protect Israel at United Nations, Israeli Official Says

    06/14/2016 6:37:46 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JUNE 14, 2016
    Russia is not ruling out using its veto power at the United Nations Security Council to thwart anti-Israel resolutions, an unnamed Israeli diplomatic official involved in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Moscow last week told the Israeli news site nrg. However, the official did qualify his statement, saying that the chances of Russia wielding its veto power in such a manner were very low. The official noted that the high level of respect Russian President Vladmir Putin demonstrated toward Netanyahu and his traveling entourage last week was unprecedented and indicated Russia’s deep desire to bolster its relationship with Israel....
  • Russia's YAT TV Video: Merkel Madness

    06/14/2016 5:43:32 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 14 replies
    Russia's YAT TV YouTube Video via Mustafa ibn Tropiciel You Tube ^ | Published on March 18, 2016 | Mustafa ibn Tropiciel YouTube account
    https://youtu.be/40U6VKq-2yk
  • Preoccupied Western Media Fails to Appreciate the Historic Revival of Ties Between Russia and Israel

    06/14/2016 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    TASS Russian News Agency via CAMERA ^ | June 13, 2016 | TASS Russian News Agency via CAMERA
    A Preoccupied Western Media Fails to Appreciate the Historic Revival of Ties Between Russia and Israel Putin Netanyahu.JPG The recent meeting in Moscow between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin marks a milestone in the continuing rapproachment between Israel and Russia. The growing engagement between these former bitter adversaries has attracted limited attention in the Western media, obsessed as it is with Israeli-Palestinian issues. In its prior embodiment as the Soviet Union, the Russian government armed and abetted Israel's enemies and had a central role in the worldwide campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state. Ironically, while...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Professor Obama Uses Briefing On ISIS To Lecture Us About Banning Assault Weapons, Bashes Trump

    06/14/2016 12:32:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    resident Obama held a press briefing, updating the nation on the threat posed to us by the Islamic State. He said that first and foremost, our minds are with those who have suffered unbearable loss and grief in the wake of the Orlando attack on Sunday. He reiterated that the victims are not alone. The American people, our allies, and friends all over the world stand with them. FBI Director James Comey updated the president on the terror investigation, saying that there is no credible evidence that a foreign terrorist organization ordered this attack, but repeated the point that the...
  • Justice minister wants to end toleration of polygamy [Germany]

    06/14/2016 8:21:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Jun 2016 14:16 GMT+02:00
    Justice Minister Heiko Maas said this week that he wants to bring an end to the practice of tolerating polygamous marriages among immigrants in Germany. “No one who comes here has the right to place their cultural entrenchment or religious thinking over our laws,” Maas told Bild newspaper. “Therefore, no multiple marriages will be allowed to be recognized in Germany.” In Germany, marrying another person after you are already married is illegal and punishable by up to three years in prison. …
  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘killed in US air strike in Raqqa’ (truncated)

    06/14/2016 4:47:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 14 | Chris Summers
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been killed in a US air strike in Raqqa. His death, reported by the AlhlulBayt news agency, would be a major blow for the jihadists and comes only days after 50 people were killed in an Orlando nightclub by a man pledging allegiance to ISIS.
  • Fed Up With Europe, Syrians Are Paying Smugglers To Take Them Home Again

    06/13/2016 1:06:32 PM PDT · by russbart · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Virginia Hale
    The narrative that Syrians are “fleeing war” has been shattered again as dozens of migrants in Greece pay smugglers to return them to Turkey and Syria. Living safely in camps, they say Europe isn’t the “better life” they hoped for.
  • French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS' (Killed Two, Killed by police)

    06/13/2016 6:46:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/13/2016 | BBC
    A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed a French police commander to death before being killed when police stormed a house, officials have said. The attacker took the officer's partner and their son hostage in their home in Magnanville, near Paris. The partner was found dead but the child was rescued. French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror investigation, AFP news agency reports. Islamic State's Amaq news agency said an IS fighter carried out the attack, although there has so far been no official claim of responsibility........
  • Germany mulls stricter child marriage laws

    06/13/2016 5:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Jun 2016 12:56 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    With hundreds of cases of child brides reportedly coming to Germany among recently arrived refugees, German politicians are considering tightening the rules. Authorities have registered hundreds of cases of children being married to adults before they arrive as refugees in Germany, Bild reported on Saturday. In nearly all of the cases, underage girls had already been married in their homelands to grown men. …
  • EXCLUSIVE: Top Gazan Jihadist Claims Orlando Shooter Was Terror Group Member

    06/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12,2016 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A top Islamic State-tied jihadist in the Gaza Strip claimed in an interview on Sunday that he “knows” that Omar Mateen, the Orlando club shooter, was a member of a terrorist organization. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, claimed he was told that Mateen was a member of one of the groups that fall under the jihadiya Salafiya franchise, meaning the network of loosely-based Salafist jihadist groups such as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and the Al Nusra Front. Ansari made the claim in a pre-recorded interview to air in full tonight...
  • Obma Administration Surge Agenda Threatening U.S. With 100 Syrian Refugees Per Day

    06/11/2016 2:27:36 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Obama Administration Surge Agenda Threatening U.S. With 100 Syrian Refugees Per Day by Lana Shadwick 11 Jun 2016 http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/06/11/obama-administration-surge-agenda-threatening-u-s-100-syrian-refugees-per-day/ Over 100 Syrian refugees have been admitted every day in June according to the federal government’s own database from the Refugee Processing Center. More than 1,000 were admitted in May. The rate of those admitted has sky-rocketed when compared to the 3,755 accepted in fiscal year 2016.
  • Jordanian Professor Ahmad Nofal: Jews Were in Charge of the Holocaust

    06/11/2016 2:43:02 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/27/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    In his weekly lesson, which is broadcast on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said that the Holocaust happened because of the "treachery" of the Jews and that "most of Hitler's ministers who perpetrated the Holocaust were Jews." Citing Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy, he said that the number of Jews killed had been 600,000, and not six million. "They added a zero," he said. Nofal further claimed: "We, the Palestinian people, are the victims of your Nazism... Your Holocaust lasted six months, but ours has been going on for 68 years."
  • The Israeli Left's War Against the Israeli Flag (and the true impulses behind it)

    06/11/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 3 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 9, 2016 | Steve Plaut
    The Israeli Left has a serious flag problem. Well, a problem with the Israeli flag to be precise. The one with the six-pointed blue star. Not the ISIS flag. The Left intensely dislikes people who wave Israeli flags, although I think it would be okay with those radical anti-Trump protesters waving Mexican and Iranian flags. At the Israeli Left's own rallies, like one widely reported recently, one sees oodles of Stalinist red flags, lots of PLO flags, and sometimes one may see Hamas flags, but no Israeli flags. In a few famous cases, the Left's contempt for the flag goes...
  • U.S.-backed forces cut off all routes into IS-held Manbij: Syrian Observatory

    06/11/2016 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10th, 2016 | by John Davison
    U.S.-backed forces seized control of the last route into Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria on Friday, completing their encirclement of the main target in a major advance against the militants, a monitoring group said. The Syria Democratic Forces, supported by U.S.-led air strikes and American special forces, launched and advance last week to seize Islamic State's last territory on the Syria-Turkey border and cut the self-declared caliphate off from the world. Other enemies of Islamic State, including the governments of Syria and Iraq, also launched major offensives on other fronts, in what amounts to the most sustained...
  • Militants Captured First Russian-Made T90 Battle Tank Ever

    06/10/2016 11:15:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    southfront.org ^ | June 10, 2016 | southfront
    A militant group, called “Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki” or “Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement” has reportedly captured a sophisticated Russian-made T-90S main battle tank. The group posted the image of T-90 claiming it was captured on June 9 in battles around the Mallah Farms in Northern Aleppo. The report says this T-90 had been used by the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces before it was captured by al-Zenki Movement units.
  • 'There is no money left, bye!': Russian PM causes social media storm

    06/09/2016 12:16:09 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 15 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | June 9, 2016 | CNBC
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev has whipped up a storm on Russian social media for an off-the-cuff comment he made to a Russian pensioner last month. Medvedev was caught on camera telling an elderly woman in Crimea, a region annexed by Russia from Ukraine in spring 2014, that there was "no money left" in Russia's budget when he was asked why the state pension of 8,000 Russian rubles a month (around $125 a month) was not higher given the rising cost of living. "There just isn't any money now. When we find money, we'll make the adjustment," Medvedev replied to...
  • Syrian man detained in France reportedly reveals large terror cell in Germany

    06/08/2016 10:59:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016 | FoxNews
    A Syrian man who was detained in France and exposed a terror ring in Germany, told officials that the cell contained more people than the three who were arrested last week, according to officials familiar with the man’s testimony. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the man’s revelations are increasing concerns that the Islamic State (ISIS) could be close to carrying out an attack in Europe once again.
  • Op-Ed: Roundup the usual suspect, Mahmoud Abbas

    06/09/2016 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 09, 2016 | Jack Engelhard
    He is the head of the snake. There will be the usual roundups after Wednesday's bloodshed in Tel Aviv - four dead, more wounded from the hands of Palestinian Arab terrorists. Two men are said to be responsible for this act of savagery against innocent civilians enjoying a day at the Sarona Market in the heart of town. This was Israel's mistake. The mistake was to grant respectability to a group of thugs. They were captured. They are in custody and Israel's law enforcement and security services are in the process of finding out who they are, where they came...
  • Refugee camp in Dusseldorf is burned down by migrants 'who were furious they had not received [tr]

    06/09/2016 8:42:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    A refugee camp in Germany was burned down by migrants amid claims they were angry they had not received a wake-up for Ramadan breakfast, it has been reported. The large fire ripped through the centre - home to 280 refugees - completely levelling the hall in the western German city of Dusseldorf on Tuesday. Emergency crews treated 25 people for smoke poisoning before police started an arson investigation amid claims a mattress had been sprayed with lighter fluid then torched.