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  • EU tells Turkey to forgo move in Syria

    12/17/2018 12:45:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    The Japan News (from AFP) ^ | 7:15 pm, December 16, 2018 | BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji)
    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Saturday asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. “The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern,” Federica Mogherini said in a statement. “We share the goal of ending violence, defeating terrorism and promoting stability in Syria and the wider region. We expect the Turkish authorities therefore to refrain from any unilateral action likely to undermine the efforts of the Counter-Daesh Coalition or to risk further instability in...
  • Dozens of al-Shabab Extremists Killed in Somalia Airstrikes, U.S. Military Says

    12/17/2018 6:30:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/17/2018
    All six strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia’s government, it said. The airstrikes were “conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks,” it said. Al-Shabab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct extremist attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radicals, said the statement. With these attacks, the U.S. military has carried out at least 46 airstrikes so far this year against al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida and Africa’s most active Islamic...
  • Iran says general fatally shot himself by accident

    12/17/2018 4:55:02 AM PST · by billorites · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 17, 2018
    TEHRAN, Iran – The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun. Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri allegedly shot himself in the head by accident while cleaning his pistol, according to the Sunday report. The report added that Mansouri was veteran of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war and a "defender of the shrine," a reference to Iranians who fight against the extremist Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria and Iraq. Since 2014, Mansouri was a regional commander of the Guard's ground forces in the northeastern city...
  • Democrat Ted Lieu Affirms Support for Extremist, Terror-Supporting Linda Sarsour

    10/23/2018 9:19:01 AM PDT · by gattaca · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 22, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told an audience at Politicon in Los Angeles on Saturday that he continues to support extremist Linda Sarsour because of her leadership role in organizing the Women’s March last January.
  • Former Green Beret Charged In The Death Of Suspected Taliban Bomb Maker.

    12/15/2018 10:02:08 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army. The murder charge facing Maj. Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment. A military tribunal that probed the killing years ago initially cleared Golsteyn -- but the investigation into him was re-opened after he spoke...
  • Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    12/15/2018 8:22:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2018
    Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The Australian Embassy won’t be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government would establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and would also start looking for an appropriate site...
  • France and the Media During the Jihadist War

    12/14/2018 1:10:43 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 13, 2018 | Howard Rotberg
    It is safe to say that there are now two main fronts in what we need to term the Islamist War Against the West. The first has been for many years now the Western liberal democracy of Israel surrounded by genocidal neighbors; the second is France, followed closely by other European countries, Australia, and America. During the week of December 11th, 2018, two sad things happened and this essay shall attempt to enlighten by placing them together. The first is the recent terrorist attack in Strasbourg France, and the second is the signing by most of the world (with the...
  • Natalie Portman slams Israel’s nation-state law as ‘racist’

    12/14/2018 12:27:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/14/18 | JOSEFIN DOLSTEN
    JTA — Natalie Portman isn’t a fan of Israel’s controversial nation-state law, which defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people but does not specify equal rights for all Israeli citizens. The Jerusalem-born actress slammed the law, which was criticized as it was debated and adopted over the summer, in an interview with BBC’s Arabic language channel broadcast Sunday. “It’s racist and there’s nothing else to say about that,” Portman said. “It’s wrong and I disagree with that.” Israel passed the law, which was sponsored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, in July. It drew ire from Jews...
  • ‘Theresa May has failed Pakistan’s Christians’: An interview with Asia Bibi’s lawyer

    12/14/2018 8:06:20 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Spectator ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Iram Ramzan
    ..In 2009, Bibi was at her work on a farm when she stopped to drink some water from a well, using someone else’s cup. She was told that she could not share utensils with a Muslim because she was ‘unclean’. This led to an argument about religion, and Bibi and her family were later beaten by a mob who extracted a ‘confession’.She was then arrested and imprisoned for more than a year before being formally charged. She was the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for blasphemy, and would have been the first to be executed for...
  • 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go' (trunc)

    12/13/2018 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sergio · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/18 | Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries. Egypt's President has told his people they should not expect the West to 'open their doors' to migrants who refuse to integrate. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.' Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's leader told guests they had to 'completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture'...
  • Trump signs bill to aid ISIS genocide victims; Iraqi Christians ‘beginning to see a difference’

    12/13/2018 8:04:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2018 | Samuel Smith
    President Donald Trump is joined by legislators and Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil-Kurdistan, Iraq, left, as he signs H.R. 390-Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018 Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in the Oval Office of the White House. | Photo: White House | Shealah Craighead)Religious leaders and human rights activists are rejoicing after President Donald Trump signed a bill that supporters say will “boost” efforts to help Christians and other religious minorities victimized by the Islamic State’s genocide in Iraq and Syria.Surrounded by religious leaders and respected religious freedom advocates, Trump signed on Tuesday the Iraq...
  • OBAMA’S WAR IS UPON US: How our Radical-in-Chief created a security vacuum that Iran rushed to fill

    12/13/2018 7:59:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/13/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Donald Trump has a name for everything and everyone, from Crooked Hillary to Little Rocket Man, who for a time became his best friend. Will he call the next region-wide conflagration in the Middle East, when it breaks out, Obama’s War? If he hasn’t thought of that already, he should start considering it now. Because the catastrophic policies of our former president have emboldened the Islamic state of Iran and enabled it to threaten the United States and our allies militarily in ways never before possible. When Obama took office in January 2009, he inherited a strong U.S. military and...
  • Donald Trump Signs Genocide Relief Act for Christians in Iraq and Syria

    12/12/2018 1:44:18 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump signed a law on Tuesday combatting genocide of Christians in the Middle East, legislation supported by the Knights of Columbus and a broad array of faith-based organizations. Christians are being systematically wiped out in Syria and Iraq, along with other religious minorities in parts of the Middle East. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) spearheaded the passage of H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, which the president signed in an Oval Office ceremony. Both congressmen stood with the president as he signed the...
  • Strasbourg shooter was radicalized in prison, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during attack

    12/12/2018 4:07:16 PM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | John Sexton
    The Strasbourg shooter has been identified as Chérif Chekkat, a 29-year-old man born in France who has a long criminal history. Having been convicted 27 times for robbery and other crimes, Chekkat was sent to prison between 2013 and 2015. That’s where he became radicalized and was placed on a watch list by French authorities. From
  • With Friends Like Angela Merkel, Does Israel Need Enemies?

    12/12/2018 11:30:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 12, 2018 | P. David Hornik
    Last Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party voted down a motion to freeze funding for the Palestinian Authority until it stops its “pay to slay” imbursements to terrorists and their families. The motion stated that “with the payments, the PA knowingly and willingly supports terror against Israel and makes this a worthy financial business.” But Merkel’s party wasn’t moved. One day later, a Palestinian terror attack seriously wounded a pregnant woman. The baby, who was delivered in an emergency procedure, held out for a few days and died on Wednesday. In October during a visit to...
  • Trump uses France terror attack to call for US border security

    12/12/2018 9:12:16 AM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec, 12, 2018 | Cheyenne Haslett
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday used a terror attack at a famous Christmas market in a small, scenic town in France on Tuesday night to once again argue for more funding for U.S. border security - despite no evidence of links between terror attacks in the U.S. and illegal immigration over the southern border. His call came a day after he threatened to shut down the government if he doesn't get $5 billion for a border wall. "Another very bad terror attack in France," Trump tweeted. "We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give...
  • Man who stabbed Irish lecturer, 66, to death ..claims he 'insulted Prophet Mohammed'

    12/12/2018 3:37:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Irish post ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Aidan lonergan
    THE Pakistani man who brutally stabbed to death a Dublin-born lecturer outside a university in France this week has claimed the Irishman "insulted" the prophet Muhammad. English language teacher John Dowling, 66, was knifed 13 times outside Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in northwest Paris as he left for lunch on Wednesday. Now 'Alli R.' – the 37-year-old former student student under arrest for the killing – has confessed that he held a personal grudge against the teacher after being kicked out for failing exams last year. Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured...
  • France - Islam Cherif flees after Strasbourg attack: 3 killed and 12 wounded

    12/12/2018 2:14:04 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Asia news ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Asianews
    The young 29 year old of North African descent, but born in the French city, fired at a Christmas market. He later collided with the security forces. He is wounded. Six injured are in serious condition. Cherif, 29 years old, born in Strasbourg, but of North African origins, the attacker who killed three people last night in the French city and wounded 12 others. Cherif was reportedly radicalized during one of his periods in prisons and was listed as dangerous on police records.  In fact security forces had wanted to arrest him just yesterday morning for involvement in a robbery...
  • Strasbourg Shooting Leaves Several Hurt

    12/11/2018 12:18:59 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2018 | BBC reporter
    Several people have been wounded in a shooting incident in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, police say. The French Interior Ministry confirmed a "serious public security incident" in the city and urged residents to stay indoors. The shooting is said to have happened close to a Christmas market in one of the central squares, Place Kleber. One report citing the French fire department said one person had been killed, but this was not confirmed. Security official have cordoned off the area and trams have been stopped, according to reports. Local journalist Bruno Poussard wrote on Twitter that there had...
  • Former ISIS sex slave Nadia Murad urges world to protect Yazidis as she accepts Nobel Peace Prize

    12/10/2018 7:27:32 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Published 1 hour ago, 10 Dec 2018 | OSLO (AFP)
    OSLO (AFP) - Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a survivor of sex slavery by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), implored the global community to help free hundreds of women and girls still held by the militants in her Nobel acceptance speech on Monday (Dec 10), saying the world must protect her people. "The protection of the Yazidis and all vulnerable communities around the world is the responsibility of the international community," Ms Murad told the ceremony in Oslo.The 25-year-old shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has spent more than two decades treating appalling...