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  • British DJ sentenced to jail in Tunisia over dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer

    04/09/2017 6:44:59 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7 April 2017 | Helena Horton
    A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail by Tunisia for remixing a Muslim call to prayer. Dax J, who was born in London, was charged with public indecency and offending public morality. However, he had already fled the country and issued an apology before the court case. ... Dax J offered his “sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit Festival in Tunisia on Friday,” but deleted his Facebook page after allegedly receiving death threats. "It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody," he...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Germany deports Tunisian terror suspect to 'likely torture'

    03/08/2017 6:05:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.08.2017 | Ben Knight
    Germany has been accused of allowing Tunisia to “do its dirty work” after deporting Tunisian Charfeddine T., alias Ashraf Al-T., despite concerns he would be jailed and tortured on arrival. The 24-year-old, deported on Wednesday morning, was arrested in Berlin last November, when federal state prosecutors first said he was an IS member. “Current investigations suggest the suspect had contact with an IS member in Syria who was responsible for operations abroad,” a prosecutor’s statement read. “From there he is thought to have had permission to plan an attack on people in Germany.” At the time, German media reports followed...
  • Merkel seeks speedier deportations to Tunisia

    02/17/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    DW (Deutsche Welle) ^ | 14 February 2017
    In a meeting with her Tunisian counterpart Tuesday in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, German Chancellor Angel Merkel pushed for ways to encourage rejected Tunisian asylum seekers living in Germany to depart the country and return home. Germany plans to offer stronger support for measures facilitating voluntary return, such as educational incentives and financial support for entrepreneurs. In addition, Merkel emphasized that the German government would seek to deport individuals who refuse to return to Tunisia of their own violition. "We must make it clear: whoever does not choose to return of their own free will then have to be...
  • Hamas Engineer assassinated in Tunisia working to attack Israeli gas platforms

    12/27/2016 9:28:24 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 15 replies
    legal insurection ^ | December 26, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    Tunisian authorities say elaborate operation planned abroad, as Hamas holds 2-day funeral honoring fallen “martyr” ... Mohammed al-Zawari (also spelled Alzoari and al-Zoari), who also reportedly worked for Hezbollah, was killed in a hail of bullets while sitting in his car, not long after he had reportedly met with a woman claiming to be a Tunisian journalist living in Hungary. Tunisian authorities say the hit was planned abroad: According to [Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi] Mejdoub, a Tunisian journalist told local investigators that she was hired by foreigners posing as a media company planning to make documentaries in Tunisia for a...
  • Former Gitmo Detainee Arrested as Top ISIS Recruiter

    08/23/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Whether or not President Obama wants to publicly admit that he is harming the security of the United States, the proof is in the pudding. Fox News reported last Saturday that a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner released by Obama was arrested recently after being identified as a top recruiter for ISIS. According to Fox News:
  • Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel smuggled £84,000 to his family in Tunisia

    07/16/2016 6:54:49 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/16/16 | Mohamed Krit In Msaken, Tunisia and Nick Fagge
    ISIS killer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel sent his family £84,000 just days before his Bastille Day atrocity, his brother told MailOnline. The Islamic fanatic persuaded friends to smuggle the bundles of cash back to his family in their hometown of Msaken, Tunisia. Although Bouhlel had been sending small sums of money to his family, his brother admitted that they were stunned by the size of the 'fortune'.
  • "But, But, But, Mohamed Bouhlel Ate Pork and Drank Alcohol….”

    07/15/2016 3:53:28 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 43 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Of course he did. Because as I keep saying and BEGGING people to comprehend, islam is not a religion, it is a political system. All of the seemingly-religious aspects are pure theater, which only the truly gullible (due often to low IQs resulting from centuries of epidemic inbreeding) follow. The 9/11 hijackers spent their final days as fixtures in strip clubs, drinking like fish. The largest cultural block of pornography consumers is musloids. The highest per capita rates of homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality are among musloids. Think of it in terms of Communism. I mean by-the-book Communism. NO ONE believes...
  • French Terror Suspect Named As Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, A "Well-Known" Tunisian Criminal

    07/15/2016 4:34:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph via zerohedge ^ | 7/15/16 | UK Telegraph posted on zerohedge by Tyler Durden
    Now that the initial shock of the Nice Bastille Day terror attack which claimed at least 84 lives has passed, and the investigation into the causes and motives behind the latest tragic mass killing has begun. Earlier this morning it was revealed that the driver of the truck used to attack Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named in local reports as 31-year-old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian criminal, who is reported to be a French passport holder, and well-known to the police. According to newspaper Nice-Matin, quoted by the Telegraph, the identity of the driver of...
  • France: Nice jihad murderer is Muslim of Tunisian origin

    07/14/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 123 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jul 14, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    A 31-year-old Niçois of Tunisian origin was driving the truck that claimed over 70 people on the Prom in Nice on Thursday night. The Frenchman was 31 years old.
  • 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...
  • Waitress 'Attacked by Muslim Men for Serving Alcohol During Ramadan'

    06/09/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/9 | Jamie Bullen
    A French waitress was allegedly assaulted by two Muslim men for serving alcohol during Ramadan. The woman, a practising Muslim of Tunisian origin, was working on the terrace of the Vitis Café in Nice when she was reportedly insulted by two passers-by on Wednesday. The men are said to have started to abuse her when they saw she was serving alcohol to customers, The Times reported. She said one of the men screamed she was a “whore” and slapped her across the face, leaving her with a black eye after she was knocked to the ground. The incident has been...
  • Migrants Burn Down Lampedusa Refugee Welcome Center

    05/18/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | May 17, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph. D.
    A group of Tunisian migrants set fire to the main pavilion in a Lampedusa refugee welcome center Tuesday night, causing severe damage, after learning they would be repatriated to their home country, according to reports. The fire enveloped the first aid and reception center of Imbriacola in Lampedusa, which presently houses some 530 asylum-seekers, though no injuries have been reported. This is not the first time that migrants have set the pavilion ablaze. Similar acts of arson occurred in 2009 and then in 2011. After hours battling the fire, which was set around 10:30pm, teams of firefighters stationed on the...
  • UN panel against torture flags 'excessive force' by Israel

    05/13/2016 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 8:39 AM EDT | Jamey Keaten
    A U.N. panel against torture on Friday expressed concerns about allegations of “excessive use of force,” including deadly force, by Israeli security forces in Palestinian areas, and warned about authorities barring access to detained suspects, including minors. The Committee Against Torture, which works under the office of the U.N. human rights chief, released its “concluding observations” about Israel and five other countries — France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Philippines — as part of regular reviews by the panel. […] In a 12-page segment on Israel, the committee pointed to “allegations of excessive use of force, including lethal force,...
  • DITHERING AT PENTAGON AS ISIS CRISIS IN NORTH AFRICA WORSENS

    03/16/2016 7:15:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 7 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 16, 2016 | Susan Katz Keating
    A security crisis in North Africa is on the verge of exploding while defense bureaucrats in Northern Virginia postpone sending long-promised support to an embattled ally. The crisis centers on Tunisia, which finds itself in the gunsights of an increasingly aggressive ISIS while the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency repeatedly defers deadlines for awarding a desperately needed security contract. The United States pledged support to Tunisia last summer after terrorist gunmen massacred 38 people at the popular Sousse beach resort. At the time, the U.S. offered a “Jordan lite” style program to fortify the porous border between Tunisia and neighboring...
  • 'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

    01/21/2016 10:43:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 26 replies
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | January 21, 2016 | Clemens Höges
    Hosni Kaliya pulls a cigarette out his pack with his mouth. When he poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire, most of his right hand was consumed by the flames and all that remains is a stump without fingers. He still has four fingers on his left hand, but they jut out like claws, burned, stiff and contorted. His fingernails are curled. He wears black wool gloves with the fingertips cut off, so that they won't dangle emptily. A knit cap protects Kaliya's head, where his hair was burned off, and his unusually small ears. But the...
  • US-Russian marines set up bridgehead in E. Libya for campaign against ISIS

    01/24/2016 6:13:42 AM PST · by PIF · 17 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | January 23, 2016, 6:25 PM (IDT) | DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
    President Barack Obama resolved earlier this month, much to the surprise of Washington insiders, to open a third anti-terror front in Libya to eradicate the Islamic Front’s tightening grip on the country. This top-secret decision was first revealed by DEBKA Weekly 692 on Jan. 1. --snip-- At the peak of the assault, large-scale US, British and French marines will land on shore for an operation first billed as the largest allied war landing since the 1952 Korean War. The attachment of Russian forces was negotiated later. According to this scenario, one group will be dropped ashore from the Gulf of...
  • Tunisia holds emergency cabinet meeting over unrest

    01/23/2016 4:45:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    .dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/23/2016 | afp
    Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid held an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday, after authorities declared a nighttime curfew nationwide following the worst outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution. Five years after the ouster of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, street demonstrations against unemployment and poverty have again shaken the North African nation. Anger erupted over the death on January 16 of Ridha Yahyaoui, a 28-year-old unemployed man who was electrocuted when he climbed a power pole while protesting in the central town of Kasserine. The unrest spread around the country, including to Tunis where shops were burnt...
  • Tunisian Professor Amel Grami: Homosexuality Emerged from Our Heritage

    01/17/2016 5:20:25 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 12/20/15 | Al-Wataniya TV (Tunisia)
    In an interview with the Tunisian Al-Wataniya TV channel, Professor Amel Grami said that in the days of early Islam, "society was more aware of its diversity and more pluralistic, while today we are more rigid and unaccepting of the other." According to Grami, a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Manouba, Tunisia, and an authority on gender studies, "many judges talked openly about their passion for boys, and said that they have their own boy, whom they meet intimately, and so on. Many jurisprudents had such relations." The interview aired on December 20, 2015. Video at link
  • Good News: Muslim Yelling 'Allahu Akbar' While Driving Into Troops Not Charged with Terrorism

    01/07/2016 11:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Relax. The "Frenchman of Tunisian descent" (as Reuters described him) who drove his car at French troops -- who were, ironically enough, guarding a mosque -- was no terrorist. He just had a "fit of anger" according to Prosecutor Alex Perrin of Valence, the city in which the attack occurred. Perrin says it was a spontaneous thing: He explained that when he parked his car in front of the mosque and saw the soldiers, he got the urge to ram into them because French troops are killing civilians in Syria. Ah, sure. No problem, then. Any "Frenchman" would react that...