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  • Zamzam Water to Be Distributed among COVID-19 Patients in Saudi Arabia

    04/17/2020 6:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    IQNA ^ | April 13
    The head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has ordered distribution of Zamzam Water among coronavirus patients. According to Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, Abdulrahman Al-Sudais has issued the order for helping the patients spiritually. Zamzam water will be distributed in hospitals where there are patients being treated for the coronavirus. Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca. It is believed in the Islamic faith that it is a miraculously generated source of water from God. Saudi Arabia has reported 4,462 cases and...
  • Attorney General Barr Refuses to Release 9/11 Documents to Families of the Victims

    04/16/2020 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Theoria · 41 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 15 April 2020 | Tim Golden and Sebastian Rotella
    The move comes after President Donald Trump promised to help families, who accuse Saudi Arabia of complicity in the attacks. Barr says he cannot even explain why the material must stay secret without putting national security at risk. Months after President Donald Trump promised to open FBI files to help families of the 9/11 victims in a civil lawsuit against the Saudi government, the Justice Department has doubled down on its claim that the information is a state secret. In a series of filings just before a midnight court deadline on Monday, the attorney general, William Barr; the acting director...
  • $1 Oil: Saudi Arabia's Attempt To Crush U.S. Shale

    04/01/2020 3:41:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    Oilprice ^ | Tom Kool
    After having crashed nearly 70 percent in the first three months of 2020, benchmark WTI prices are trying to form a bottom around $20 per barrel. But this psychological threshold is looking increasingly shaky as global crude storage facilities are filling up at an unprecedented pace. OPEC and its partners officially ended their output cut deal today, following the words of Russian Energy Minister Novak that every producer is ‘’free to pump at will’’. With a flood of physical crude set to hit the market, it will take weeks, not months, for global oil storage space to run out. The...
  • Prince Charles blames “foreign Jews” for Middle East conflict, calls on US to confront...

    11/12/2017 6:30:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/12/17 | Robert Spencer
    This may offer some insight into why the UK government is inviting in so many Muslims, and doing everything it can to appease and accommodate them, even to the extent of letting Muslim rape gangs run wild for years, with British authorities too afraid of being called “racist” and “Islamophobic” to do anything about: key members of the British political elite, including Prince Charles, don’t find the Islamic supremacist world view, particularly in its hatred of and paranoia toward Jews, all that different from its own.“Prince Charles blames ‘foreign Jews’ for Middle East turmoil in 1986 letter,” by Chantal Da...
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.” Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the...
  • 'The Palestinians can go to hell, they betrayed the Arab world'

    02/03/2018 1:22:34 PM PST · by Lera · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 02/02/18 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Saudi blogger slams Palestinian Authority in viral video, calling PA 'ungrateful dogs'. *snip* "This message is for the Palestinian pigs who only know how to curse and defame the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its citizens. "With all due respect to the Palestinian Arab minority, you've been milking our economy for decades. We've given you billions upon billions of dollars. Our citizens needed that money, but it went to you. "That's right, we gave preference you over ourselves. We gave to you, instead of to our citizens. And what have we gotten in return? You're a bunch of dogs, rabid...
  • Two million Muslims arrive at Mecca in Saudi Arabia for hajj pilgrimage two years after [tr]

    08/29/2017 9:21:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Two million Muslims from around the world have arrived in Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage two years after a deadly stampede killed more than 2,000 worshippers. Shiite Muslims from Iran returned to Mecca in Saudia Arabia, following the biggest catastrophe in the history of the hajj. Last year the tragedy killed nearly 2,300 pilgrims with 464 Iranians among the fatalities, leading to officials in Tehran criticising Saudi Arabia's organisation of the pilgrimage.
  • Nonprofit with ties to Sen. John McCain got $1 million from Saudi Arabia

    07/29/2017 1:18:31 PM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    ABC-15 ARIZONA ^ | April 4, 2016 | Antony Cave
    [SNIP]Saudi Arabia's government donated $1 million to a nonprofit that has ties to Sen. John McCain, according to federal tax filings obtained by ABC15. [SNIP] Foreign campaign contributions to political candidates are prohibited, according to the Federal Election Commission.
  • Hacked Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollars

    11/01/2016 5:06:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/31/16 | Tyler Durden
    Just call it the Sheik shake down... * * * In one of the more prominent early Podesta email revelations, we learned that Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-'Amoudi, a Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian billionaire businessman, whose net worth was estimated by Forbes at $8.3 billion as of 2016, was one of the very generous donors to the Clinton Foundation... up to a point. As a November 2011 email from Ira Magaziner, Vice Chairman and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, sent to John Podesta and Amitabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy at the Clinton Foundation, revealed, the "CHAI [Clinton...
  • Amid Iran tensions, Saudi holds live-fire drills in Persian Gulf

    10/04/2016 3:40:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 4, 2016
    Kingdom’s navy, air force, marines and ‘special units’ take part in war games to protect against ‘any possible aggression’Saudi Arabia is conducting live-fire drills during war games underway in the Gulf, official media said on Tuesday, as tensions simmer with Iran. Exercise Gulf Shield 1 has begun with naval ships, aircraft, marines and “special units,” the Saudi Press Agency said. The manoeuvres are also taking place in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • Merkel Deputy Lashes Out At Saudi Funding Of Militant Mosques

    12/07/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured) urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop supporting religious radicals amid growing concern among some lawmakers in Berlin about the funding of militant mosques by the world's biggest oil exporter. The unusual criticism of the Gulf state follows a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency which suggested that Saudi foreign policy was becoming more "impulsive". The German government rebuked the BND agency for making such suggestions about Saudi Arabia, an important business partner which is involved in international talks to find a political solution to the Syria crisis. "We need Saudia...
  • Never Forget: Qatar’s Role in the September 11 Attacks

    09/10/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. On that infamous day, 19 hijackers killed 2,996 innocents in a grand declaration of war against the United States, leaving a permanent scar in Manhattan’s skyline. Two wars followed, both which were tentatively won by President George W. Bush, and subsequently lost by President Barack Obama. Indeed, the emergence of the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) can be traced directly back to the events that followed September 11, 2001. Today, leaders in our federal...
  • Saudi Establishes Camel Milk Firm in California

    07/04/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A young Saudi has established a company selling camel's milk in the United States, despite the animals reportedly being the source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. According to a report in a Los Angeles newspaper, Walid Abdulwahab, 23, set up the company as part of his class project at the University of Southern California. The lighthearted slogan of his company, Desert Farms, is "Make every day a humpday." Supplied by seven small camel farms, most of them owned by Amish, the Santa Monica-based company recently sold camel milk of $100,000, as it spreads its claims of nutritional...
  • Joke Pushes Man to Marry Again

    06/27/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A married young Saudi man attending his sister’s wedding accepted a bet by friends and jokingly asked a man at the party to let him marry his daughter. To his shock, the man quickly agreed and called a Maazoun (marriage performer) to finalize the contract as friends stared in disbelief. “The young man then said he was joking and that he does not have money to pay dowry…but the man told him he would let him marry his daughter even for SRone,” the Arabic language daily Jazan News said in a report from the southern Jazan province. “The young man...
  • Saudi death toll from MERS virus rises to 186

    05/30/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 9 replies
    Israel News ^ | Published: 05.29.14 | Staff
    RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says 13 people have died over the last two weeks from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. The ministry says 186 people in total have died from the virus since it was discovered in 2012. The ministry said late Wednesday another 565 people had contracted the virus
  • Alwaleed warns of US shale danger to Saudi

    07/29/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | July 29, 2013 7:23 pm | By Ajay Makan in London and Abeer Allam in Abu Dhabi
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire Saudi Arabian investor, has warned that his country’s oil-dependent economy is increasingly vulnerable to competition from the US shale revolution, setting him at odds with his country’s oil ministry and Opec officials.In an open letter addressed to Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, the prince called on the government to accelerate plans to diversify the economy.
  • Saudi Arabia May Be Tied to 9/11, 2 Ex-Senators Say

    03/05/2012 12:56:02 PM PST · by bayouranger · 21 replies
    post-gazette ^ | 01MAR12 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON -- For more than a decade, questions have lingered about the possible role of the Saudi government in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, even as the royal kingdom has made itself a crucial counterterrorism partner in the eyes of American diplomats. Now, in sworn statements that seem likely to reignite the debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis' activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks. "I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the...
  • Saudi Study: Nearly a Quarter of Children Raped; Up to 46% of Students Suffer from Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 8:29:37 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 24FEB12 | translatingjihad
    Video translated from clip posted on YouTube in December 2008. Clip originally aired on the Arabic-language satellite station 'al-Hurra', on the program 'Misawa'. Subtitled video is above, full transcript below (thanks to Nonie Darwish for finding the video): Guest - More than 23% of children in Saudi society have been raped. Host – So about a quarter of Saudi children have been-- Guest - About a quarter of Saudi children have been raped. Sixty-two percent of those people— Host – Those children. Guest - No, I’m sorry, the study was directed at university students. Twenty-three percent had been raped during...
  • Saudi Arabia Makes War On Bangladesh

    01/25/2012 8:55:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    strategypage.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Rajeev Sharma
    Much to the distress of Indian leaders, on January 19 the Bangladesh army announced it had thwarted a coup attempt against the government, conceived and nearly executed by some mid-ranking officers. Five army officers, including a lieutenant colonel and two Majors have already been arrested, while a top army officer is under investigation. The attempted coup was instigated by Islamic radical military personnel, including some Bangladeshis living abroad and retired and serving officers. Ever since the India-friendly government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came into office in December 2008, her arch-rival Begum Khaleda Zia and elements of Pakistan’s military establishment...