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  • FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother

    01/26/2020 11:25:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 1:42pm | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing claims Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother, The Post has learned. Two FBI agents held an hours-long meeting in Minnesota in mid-October with a concerned party who handed over a trove of documents regarding Omar’s 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a source with knowledge of the event said. At the meeting, first reported by website The Blaze, the agents discussed concerns the Somali-born Democrat married Elmi, a British citizen rumored to be her brother, so he could obtain a green card and study in America, the source said.
  • Lesbos: 'We want our island back'

    01/25/2020 1:00:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.25.2020 | Max Zander
    Mytilini is normally just a small, sleepy town, but today it’s thronged with people. The town center is a sea of white and blue — the colors of the Greek national flag. More than 9,000 people have followed a summons by the local governor, Konstantinos Moutzouris, and have come from all over Lesbos to Mytilini to protest against the Greek government’s migration policy. It’s the biggest protest in the island’s history. The road around the little harbor is packed with people of all ages. They’re joining forces to make their voices heard and do something about the situation on their...
  • Lawyer says heroic police officer should be disciplined for saving his life during vicious machete attack

    01/24/2020 9:58:04 PM PST · by Cronos · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 Jan 2020 | Rebecca Camber
    Solicitor Sophie Khan argued the convicted criminal acted in 'self defence' She also accused PC Stuart Outten, 29, who was injured, of 'excessive force' Muhammad Rodwan, 56, jailed for 16 years after wielding a machete at officer A lawyer was condemned for her ‘despicable’ suggestion yesterday that a heroic police officer should be disciplined for saving his life with a Taser during a vicious machete attack. The row erupted as smirking Muhammad Rodwan, 56, was jailed for 16 years for attacking PC Stuart Outten after he stopped his white van because it was not insured. The 29-year-old victim, later dubbed...
  • Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

    01/24/2020 8:55:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ben Fox and Emily Swanson
    A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was taken about two weeks after the Jan. 3 strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. It found that 41% of Americans approved of the action while 30% disapproved of it. The rest didn’t express an opinion either way. …
  • Fun with Fashion

    01/24/2020 3:59:09 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    email from friend | 01/24/2020 | unknown
    A young Arab boy asks his father “What is that strange hat you are wearing? The father said: “Why, my son, it is a ‘chechia.’ In the desert it protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.” “And what is the long flowing robe you are wearing?” asked the boy. “Oh, my son!” exclaimed the father “It is very simple. This is a ‘djbellah.’ As I have told you, in the desert it is not only very hot, but the sand is always blowing. My djbellah protects the entire Body, The son then asked: “But Father, what about...
  • French publisher apologizes after history textbook suggests CIA 'orchestrated' 9/11 terror attacks

    01/23/2020 10:20:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/21/2020 | Stephen Storace
    A French publisher has issued an apology after one of its history textbooks suggested that the CIA “orchestrated” the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed. The textbook titled “History of the 20th Century in Flashcards” was published last November through Ellipses publications to present the entire last century in French, European and world history to undergraduate students. The sentence appeared on page 204 of the textbook in a chapter about the creation of the Al Qaeda terrorist group and the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, French daily Le Monde reported....
  • Merkel in Davos: 'Our mistake was not being prepared for refugee crisis'

    01/23/2020 7:47:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | Elizabeth Schumacher, Kate Martyr
    In a wide-ranging speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that Germany had made a mistake during the 2015 refugee crisis. Not, she said, by welcoming asylum-seekers fleeing conflict, but by not preparing for their arrival as civil conflicts began cropping up across the Middle East and northern Africa. “The mistake was not to have paid attention to create an environment where people can stay in their own country,” the chancellor said. She warned that the mistake should not be repeated with Libya, where the conflict between the UN-backed government and rival...
  • Rohingya face genocide threat, rules UN top court

    01/23/2020 4:54:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | kmm/sms (AP, Reuters)
    The UN’s top court ruled on Thursday that the Rohingya face a “real and ongoing” threat of genocide in Myanmar, and emergency provisional measures should be implemented to protect the Rohingya inside the country. The provisional measures should be implemented to protect the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar during the next stage of the hearing, said the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The court also ruled that it has jurisdiction over the genocide case and the next stage of the hearing can go ahead. The Gambia brought the case to the ICJ on behalf of an organization of Muslim nations,...
  • German army employee goes on trial for spying for Iran

    01/21/2020 6:16:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.20.2020 | kmm/rt (dpa)
    The trial of a suspected spy for Iranian intelligence begins Monday in the western German city of Koblenz. Prosecutors have charged the 51-year-old, known as Abdul S., with one count of treason, in addition to 18 cases of violating official secrets. […] The suspect’s wife will also stand trial, facing charges of aiding and abetting the activities of her husband. The 16 days of trial allocated for her, however, will take place in March. Abdul S. worked for the Bundeswehr in the small town of Daun, in the Eifel region in western Germany, before he was arrested in January 2019....
  • 2 GTA men indicted in U.S. for allegedly trafficking items for Pakistan nuclear program [Greater Toronto Area]

    01/21/2020 3:48:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Jan 16, 2020 6:14 PM ET
    Two Mississauga, Ont., men have been indicted for allegedly helping to run an international procurement network over a five-year period to traffic materials such as aircraft parts and satellite communications equipment to support Pakistan’s nuclear program. Father and son Muhammad Ahsan Wali, 48, and Haji Wali Muhammad Sheikh, 82, are among five men accused of being associated with an alleged front company called Business World, based in Rawalpindi, a city in northern Pakistan, according to the United States Department of Justice. The other three charged include another one of Sheikh’s sons in Pakistan, as well as one man in Hong...
  • Islam's Liberties With Scripture

    01/19/2020 3:59:36 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/19/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Surah 69, The Sure Calamity, and examine how Islam distorts key aspects of the End Times, including the great tribulation, and role of Christ in judgment.
  • Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran

    01/18/2020 7:17:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 1/17/20 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Saturday the Oval Office requires a wartime veteran, a niche he occupies exclusively among top-tier candidates in his party’s race for the 2020 nomination. During an interview on Iowa PBS in suburban Des Moines, Buttigieg was asked if there’s value in a president who had faced hostile fire. Buttigieg, a Naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan in 2014, noted he had been present for rocket attacks while stationed at Bagram Airfield, and later faced potential danger as an armed driver in Kabul. Another presidential candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, served...
  • Swedish Police Chief: Despite Full Prisons, Shootings Remain High

    01/18/2020 11:11:50 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/18/2020 | Chris Tomlinson
    Swedish National Police Commissioner Anders Thornberg has admitted that despite large numbers of weapons seizures and full prisons, the rate of shootings in Sweden remains high. Thornberg, who was also formerly chief of the Swedish Security Service (Sapo), said that police must “get better at their work” to tackle the problem of gang violence, claiming that children as young as eight were running drugs and helping criminal gangs in the multicultural city of Malmo, broadcaster YLE reports.
  • Putting The ‘Fat’ In Fatwa: ‘Big’ ISIS Head Arrested In Mosul — Twitter Reactions Are Comedy GOLD

    01/17/2020 7:09:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Clashdaily.com ^ | on January 17, 2020 | by Wes Walker
    Not to brag or anything but this arrest was HUGE. Not much of a flight risk, this one. Even if he CAN make it up to his feet, how fast could his mobility scooter possibly go? ___________________________________________________________________ Ali Y. Al-Baroodi @AliBaroodi Latest photos for #ISIS Mufti. He was the strongest supporter of demolishing Mosul heritage. He used to give the Friday Sermon in my neighborhood. He cheered up in the very Friday after the blowing of Prophet Jonah Mosque in the early days of their invasion. 📷 Social media https://twitter.com/AliBaroodi/status/1217752217639362561 … View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Ali...
  • Sweden suffers surge in bomb attacks as gang violence rises

    01/17/2020 4:20:46 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 39 replies
    Reuteurs ^ | 1/16/20 | Simon Johnson
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A surge in drug-linked gang-violence in Sweden led to a 60% increase in bomb blasts in 2019, government statistics showed on Thursday, as police work to rid the streets of explosives and guns with more officers on patrol.
  • US tariffs on autos not mentioned in talks, EU trade chief says

    01/16/2020 9:02:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.17.2020 | cw/sms (AFP, dpa)
    US threats to impose tariffs on European autos did not come up in trade talks in Washington, European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday. “It was not mentioned; it was hardly mentioned,” Hogan told reporters in the US capital. “I think it should be good news for Germany.” The Trump administration has repeatedly threatened to put tariffs on European automobiles imported into the US, citing threats to national security. But a deadline to make a decision passed last November without a comment from the White House after the EU threatened to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports. Hogan’s remarks...
  • Norway’s government nears crisis over return of former ISIS member: ‘The terrorist won’

    01/16/2020 7:21:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2020 | Adam Shaw
    Norway seems headed to a political crisis after one of the members of the ruling coalition threatened to quit over the government’s decision to bring back a woman who joined Islamic State — a move that could lead to the government falling. According to Norway’s VG, the family — a 29-year-old woman and two children — was moved from northern Syria to Iraq in preparation for them to be moved and repatriated back into Norway. One of the children, 5 years old, is believed to be seriously ill. According to The Local, the woman is described as Pakistani and traveled...
  • Iran threatens European troops for 1st time as it admits it "lied" about jet

    01/15/2020 9:54:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 15, 2020 | by Associated Press
    Tehran, Iran — Iran's president warned Wednesday that European soldiers in the Mideast "could be in danger" after three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal. Tehran's top diplomat meanwhile acknowledged that Iranians "were lied to" for days following the Islamic Republic's accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people. President Hassan Rouhani's remarks in a televised Cabinet meeting represent the first direct threat he's made to Europe as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's admission that the Islamic Republic lied to its own people, meanwhile, came...
  • Germany: 'No Arabs please' job rejection controversy

    01/15/2020 4:46:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.15.2020 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    A German architecture firm was in hot water on Wednesday after it emerged that one of its leaders had responded “no Arabs please” to a prospective job candidate. Yaseen Gabr shared the e-mail on his Facebook page, calling it “the worst rejection letter you may ever have,” and the story began to spread rapidly on German social media. The firm, GKK+Architekten, touts its international credentials on its website, where the 30 flags representing the origins of all of the employees it has had since its founding in 2000. Based in Berlin, it has a second office in China. In a...
  • EU rebukes Iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible

    01/14/2020 10:12:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 14, 2020 | Lorne Cook and David Rising
    Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nations sanctions. The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the United States, Russia and China, said in a letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief that they had no choice but to trigger the deal’s “dispute mechanism,” given Iran’s ongoing transgressions. The three said they rejected Tehran’s argument that Iran...