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  • Cologne police arrest Tunisian man on suspicion of possessing toxic substance

    06/13/2018 2:55:59 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 17 replies
    The Local.de ^ | 13 June 2018 | Staff
    German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive. The man and his wife, whose nationality was not released, were detained late Tuesday night after officers raided their flat and came across "unknown substances" that are now being analysed by specialists, Cologne police said in a statement.
  • Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia

    04/26/2018 3:13:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 26.04.2018
    Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia Report in The New York Times cites intelligence officials saying Batsh was killed as part of Mossad attempt to stop Hamas operations overseas, reveals ties to North Korea Haaretz | 26.04.2018 09:19 Updated: 12:26 PM Fadi al-Batsh, the Hamas engineer gunned down in Malaysia last week, was reportedly involved in talks with North Korea on arms intended for Gaza, The New York Times reported Thursday. To really understand the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz According to the report, Batsh was killed as part of an alleged operation by...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interestsin oil, above allabove the dignity and self-determination of the regions inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the regions meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbacheva Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • Man with hotel room overlooking Womens March caught with tricked out assault rifle...

    03/12/2018 8:26:28 PM PDT · by semaj · 146 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 12, 2018 | Jared GIlmour
    ...Alaklouk a Saudi citizen and native of Tunisia had no gun permit, an expired Indiana drivers license and had been living in Indiana illegally on a terminated student visa since September 2017, according to the criminal complaint. Hes now facing federal charges for possessing a gun while living in the country illegally. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.... Realizing his room overlooked the march, the hotel asked police to remove Alaklouk. Indianapolis police had Alaklouk and two unidentified men leave the room, according to the criminal complaint, and then authorities monitored Alaklouk...
  • Sunken History

    03/05/2018 8:38:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    DocuWiki ^ | 16 August 2016 | Added by Harry65
    History Documentary hosted by Ewan Bailey, published by History Channel in 2012 - English narration The shipwreck of Mahdia was found by Greek sponge fishermen off the coast of Tunisia in June 1907. The shipwreck near the modern town of Mahdia is dated about the 80s BC, or even later. In a series of underwater campaigns a large number of items were recovered and placed on display at the Muse National du Bardo, Tunis. The greater parts of the sculptures were salvaged between 1907 and 1913 by French archaeologist Alfred Merlin, at that time Director of Antiquities in the Protectorate...
  • Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed, Israel Has Excelled

    02/22/2018 3:58:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*21*18 | Karam Al-Hilu
    In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel. He noted that Israels supremacy in the areas of science, economy, society and politics is the source of its strength, as well as the source of Arab failure in confronting it. The following are excerpts from his article:[1] A century after the Balfour Declaration . . . the Arabs have not managed to build...
  • Secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth

    12/15/2017 7:55:41 AM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 December 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The secrets of the Roman Empire's ancient and 'luxurious' harbour of Corinth have been revealed in a series of new underwater excavations. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large-scale engineering' at the port of Lechaion, which was mostly destroyed in the 6th or early 7th century AD by a massive earthquake. Wooden foundations preserved so well they look new have been found at the site, as well as a host of Roman artefacts including fishing lines and hooks, wooden pulleys and ceramics imported from Tunisia and Turkey. These discoveries are helping researchers understand the infrastructure and layout of an ancient port...
  • Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

    12/16/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 16 December 2017 17:30 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Swiss police said on Saturday they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security. [] According to Swiss media, the man is a French-Tunisian national in his 40s who was working as a taxi driver when he was arrested in Geneva last June. He had reportedly attempted to travel to Syria with his family and also helped recruit others to join the jihadists there. He was released from Swiss detention last Wednesday and has since been sent back to France, where he is...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterdays post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticuts Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen arent they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Bans Spread for Wonder Woman Over Israeli Star Gal Gadot

    07/03/2017 3:58:00 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2017 | Simon Kent
    Qatar has joined Lebanon and Tunisia to become the latest state to ban the screening of the hit movie Wonder Woman starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot. As Breitbart Jerusalem reported, Gadot, who served in the IDF during the 2006 Lebanon war, has come under fire for her open support of Israel, in particular for a tweet during 2014s conflict with Gaza in which she prayed for the safety of Israels citizens. Now Doha News reports the presence of the Israeli star in the blockbuster is enough for authorities in Qatar to ban the screening. Wonder Woman was initially scheduled...
  • Danish woman is deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at...

    09/18/2017 12:37:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Harvey Day For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Danish woman is deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at Brussels Airport A Danish woman has been deported from Belgium to Tunisia because she refused to take off her niqab at Brussels Airport. Theo Francken, the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, said the unidentified traveller was sent back to Tunisia on Friday because police could not identify her. He said on Twitter: 'A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis.'
  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken ✔ @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • A BDS Lesson from Tunisia

    07/18/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-17-17 | Ben Cohen
    JNS.org To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel which is about much more than just boycotting Israel it can be helpful to see how this issue is presented in the Arab world, and how it plays out there. The prestigious international culture festival in Carthage, Tunisia, opened July 13 under the shadow of a call to boycott one of the performers: Michel Boujenah, a French-Jewish actor and a proud son of Tunisia, the land of his birth. Boujenah is not an Israeli citizen, nor does he live in Israel. But...
  • 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 prosecutors 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: