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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • After Muslim outrage, Miss Iraq apologizes for selfie with Miss Israel

    11/17/2017 5:59:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/17/17 | Robert Spencer
    This anger is not just political, just as the political conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” isn’t political, either. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion...
  • German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

    11/16/2017 6:43:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2017 10:35 AM EST
    A German court has ruled that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its verdict Thursday that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to close contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti law because of the Middle Eastern country’s boycott of Israel. […] An Israeli citizen sued the airline after he booked a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok with a stop-over in Kuwait City. …
  • North Korea Says It May Give Up Nuclear Weapons If U.S. Abandons Them First

    11/15/2017 10:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom O’Connor, Newsweek
    North Korea suggested Wednesday it may be open to giving up its nuclear weapons, but only if the U.S. did so first. Ruling Korean Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a commentary Wednesday in which the country's authoritarian leadership challenged President Donald Trump to reverse his support for a bigger, stronger U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and adopt a non-proliferation policy. North Korea has argued its weapons of mass destruction stockpile was necessary only to prevent the U.S. from overthrowing the government of Kim Jong Un, which the U.S. has threatened to do by force if he did not abandon his...
  • Islamic State threatens “Christmas blood” at the Vatican

    11/15/2017 6:54:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/15/17 | Robert Spencer
    No problem. Pope Francis can just step out of his luxurious apartments, embrace the Islamic State jihadis, kiss their feet, and explain to them that authentic Islam and the proper understanding of the Qur’an reject every form of violence. Then they’ll share a hearty laugh over their former misunderstanding of Islam, and all will be well.“ISIS’ Christmas threat to the Pope: Terror group threaten vehicle and gun attack on the Vatican,” by Chris Kitching, Mirror, November 14, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): The terror group ISIS has made a chilling threat against the Vatican just weeks before tens...
  • Danish-Born Islamic State Fighter Stripped of Citizenship

    11/15/2017 5:55:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/15/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    For the first time in Danish history, a citizen born in Denmark has had his citizenship revoked after being convicted of being a member of the Islamic State terror group.Danish-born Muslim Enes Ciftci, 25, who is also a citizen of Turkey, was found guilty of supporting the terror group and sentenced to six years in prison and expulsion. The court found that Ciftci had expressed support for terrorist attacks committed by the group and had actively tried to raise funding for them, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reports. The case is the first time a Danish citizen born in the country has had their...
  • Readout of the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Jordan

    11/15/2017 4:34:19 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Media NoteOffice of the Spokesperson (U.S. Department of State) Washington, DC November 15, 2017 Senior diplomatic representatives from the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met today in Jordan to review our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition Brett McGurk provided an update on progress in Iraq and Syria. He noted since our coalition was formed in 2014, ISIS has lost 95 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. More than 7.5 million people have now been liberated from ISIS, 2.6 million displaced Iraqis...
  • Top US counterterrorism chief stepping down at end of year [Nick Rasmussen]

    11/15/2017 12:45:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2017 1:45 PM EST
    The top U.S. counterterrorism official is leaving the federal government at the end of the year, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said Wednesday. When President Donald Trump took office in January, administration officials asked Nick Rasmussen to stay on as director of the National Counterterrorism Center through the transition. […] Russ Travers, the deputy director of the counterterrorism center, will be acting chief until Trump nominates a successor. …
  • Operation Swedistan - Plan to Change the Swedish Flag to Be More Inclusive

    11/15/2017 12:09:28 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 16 replies
    Wild Smile via YouTube ^ | 11/14/2017 | Wild Smile
    Video at link.
  • Israel as a Strategic Asset-Fail to Mention the British White Paper of 1939 when Discussing Refugees

    11/15/2017 4:54:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11-13-17 | Colonel Richard Kemp
    Israel as a Strategic Asset of the WestBy Colonel Richard Kemp 25 Heshvan 5778 – November 14, 2017 Hanit is the Hebrew word meaning spearhead. That word explains why Israel is a vital strategic asset not just to Great Britain, but to the West as a whole. Hanita is also the name of a settlement established in the western Galilee in March 21, 1938. Geographically, Hanita is literally the spearhead of Israel, hard up against the front line with Lebanon. It lies about 15 kilometres northeast of Nahariya.Advertisement The story of Hanita encapsulates Britain’s longstanding and too often dishonourable relationship...
  • The U.S. Middle East Peace Plan?

    11/15/2017 4:42:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 13, 2017 | Bassam Tawil
    No American or European on the face of this earth could force a Palestinian leader to sign a peace treaty with Israel that would be rejected by an overwhelming majority of his people. Trump's "ultimate solution" may result in some Arab countries signing peace treaties with Israel. These countries anyway have no real conflict with Israel. Why should there not be peace between Israel and Kuwait? Why should there not be peace between Israel and Oman? Do any of the Arab countries have a territorial dispute with Israel? The only "problem" the Arab countries have with Israel is the...
  • PINING FOR FIG LEAVES-Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US confront reality on Iran

    11/15/2017 4:20:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 15, 2017 | Caroline Glick
    Obama partisans fret as Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US confront reality on Iran. Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Friday, long-time US diplomats and Middle East experts Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky published an article in Foreign Policy expressing “buyers’ remorse” over Saudi Arabia’s newfound willingness to take the lead in regional affairs. Titled, “Donald Trump has unleashed the Saudi Arabia we always wanted – and feared,” Miller and Sokolsky note that for generations, US policymakers wanted the Saudis to take a lead in determining the future of the region. . In their words, “During decades of service...
  • China Will Send A High-Level Envoy To North Korea On Friday, After Met With Trump

    11/14/2017 8:03:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | 11/14/17
    China will send a high-level envoy to North Korea on Friday, days after President Xi Jinping met with Trump
  • Raqqa’s dirty secret: Hundreds of ISIS fighters allowed to escape from Syria by US Coalition

    11/14/2017 11:03:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/14/2017 | By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati
    Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job. He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery. But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp...
  • Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

    11/14/2017 6:43:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 November 2017 10:45 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany. “You can’t just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licenses,” said al Nahjan in an interview with DPA. He added that the problem existed in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, arguing that Muslims were becoming radicalized in mosques where the authorities were not exerting strong enough control. […] In the authoritarian UAE, mosques are comprehensively controlled by the authorities....
  • French leader: State's failure to help poor fueled extremism

    11/14/2017 5:56:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2017 7:24 AM EST
    President Emmanuel Macron says the French state fueled homegrown extremism by abandoning its poorest neighborhoods, and is promising tough and “sometimes authoritarian” new measures to combat the problem.The pledge is part of a multibillion-euro plan that Macron is laying out Tuesday focusing on suburban housing projects plagued by crime and joblessness. Macron was unusually harsh in his criticism of previous governments, saying radicalization took root because the state abdicated its responsibility in impoverished public housing, and extremist preachers filled the void. …
  • Celebrating Islam across North America

    11/14/2017 5:30:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 14, 2017 | Bruce Bawer
    From Mississippi to Ontario, adults and children alike are being fed the most grotesque of lies. It's happening all over North America – including places you might think were too remote to even conceive of such activities. Take Missoula, Montana, where the local newspaper, the Missoula Current, reported last April on a group called Standing Alongside America's Muslims (SALAM), formed a year earlier “to push back against a rising tide of Islamophobia.” The Current report on SALAM, as it happened, appeared two weeks to the day after the deadly suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg, Russia, Metro, by an affiliate...
  • Without Victory, There Can Be No Peace

    11/14/2017 5:24:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 13, 2017 | Oded Forer
    Ninety-four years ago, on November 4 1923, Ze’ev Jabotinsky published an essay that would shape the worldview of the nationalist Israeli Right. Known as the “Iron Wall” doctrine, it stated that, so long as the Arabs have even a sliver of hope regarding the outcome of the Israeli-Arab conflict, the conflict will not end. Peace would only be achievable, Jabotinsky argued, once the “Iron Wall” of Israeli military superiority was completely solid. Even so, in the years following the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the foundational ideas of the Iron Wall doctrine have steadily faded from Israeli political discourse. The first...
  • What Is Being Taught at Islamic Schools and Mosques in the West?

    11/14/2017 5:05:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    P. J. Media ^ | 2017-11-13 T16:59:47 | Uzay Bulut
    Every time jihadi terrorists murder innocent people, political commentators and analysts rightfully start trying to find answers to questions such as: “What made the terrorists do that?” “How were they radicalized?” “Where were they brainwashed?” A look at Turkey -- whose constitution states it is a secular republic, but whose educational system functions otherwise -- may yield some eye-opening answers.
  • Police launch two-week weapons surrender in England and Wales

    11/13/2017 8:47:46 PM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/17 | BBC
    People in England and Wales have two weeks to hand in guns, other weapons and ammunition to police stations without being punished for possession. People who surrender firearms will not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime. Police say many firearms are held in ignorance of their illegality. The parents of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko, who was shot dead in Liverpool on 2 June, have called on people to hand in any firearms. Papa and Kajdijah Sonko spoke to BBC Breakfast about finding out that their son had been killed. Mr Sonko said he...
  • North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

    11/13/2017 10:00:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/12/2017 | By CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean troops fired on a fellow soldier who was defecting to South Korea on Monday across the heavily armed border dividing the countries, South Korean officials said, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program. The soldier was shot but succeeded in reaching the South, its military said in a statement. The North Korean soldier defected through Panmunjom, a village that straddles the border between the two Koreas. Alerted by gunshots, South Korean guards found the North Korean soldier about 55 yards south of the border line that bisects Panmunjom. He was taken to...