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  • China in Afghanistan: The secret game plan

    08/29/2021 4:06:15 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, August 29, 2021 | Dr. Makhan Saikia
    The Taliban leaders are desperately looking for global recognition and ties with world powers, while China under Xi aims to exploit the war-ravaged country for its economic interests. Therefore, the China-Taliban relationship seems symbiotic. However, looking at the Taliban’s past, the future of this new-found bonhomie looks bleak China is in Taliban’s Afghanistan. President Xi Jinping is all out to make a deal with the mullahs. And it seems China is rejoicing the exit of the American and its allied forces from the Afghan soil. For China, it is a new ground to advance a unique model of foreign relations...
  • Former Afghan mayor pledges to fight for women's rights in exile

    08/24/2021 10:16:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 24, 2021 | Joseph Nasr;
    DUESSELDORF, Germany - An Afghan mayor who fled to Germany said she would work in her host country to draw attention to the plight of those left behind who are living in fear of Taliban militants running Afghanistan. Zarifa Ghafari, who was one of the country's first female mayors in Maidan Shahr west of Kabul until the Taliban seized power last week, thanked the German government and people for "saving" her life and that of her family. "I am just here to raise the voice of those 99% of people in Afghanistan who are not able to come out of...
  • Belgian MPs confront Iran regime’s ‘lies, racism and deep-rooted hatred’

    08/02/2021 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | Aug 2, 2021 | Lahav Harkov
    “If there is anything outrageous, then it is your incredible audacity in making these claims that are known to be based on lies, racism and deep-rooted hatred,” they wrote. The legislators decried the hypocrisy of the Iranian regime accusing others of violating freedom of expression, assembly and other human rights. “In 2019 alone, you murdered 1,500 protesters in the streets of Tehran... Your country routinely hangs or throws LGBTQ+ individuals from public buildings... Let’s not forget your recent attempts to kidnap an Iranian dissident journalist in New York or your country’s flagrant involvement in a major terrorist plot on European...
  • Pakistan Continues to Sacrifice Shia Hazaras to Safeguard Jihadist ‘Assets’

    01/20/2021 5:47:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 13 January 2021 | Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on January 10 claimed that India is backing the Islamic State (IS) and facilitating attacks in the country. Khan’s statement came a week after 11 Shia Hazara coal miners were brutally massacred by IS affiliated militants. In the interim, the Pakistani premier labeled the mourning families as “blackmailers” for refusing to bury their dead until Khan visits them to hear their demands for justice and security. Protesting with unburied coffins has become a means of expressing outrage against the state for the Shia Hazaras, thousands of whom have been targeted and killed since the turn...
  • Pakistan: Sunni Muslims slit throats of 11 coal miners for the crime of being Shi’ite

    01/05/2021 6:47:18 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch .. Reuters ^ | JAN 5, 2021 | ROBERT SPENCER
    When you meet the unbelievers, strike necks.” (Qur’an 47:4).. “Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite Hazara minority that kills 11,” by Gul Yousafzai, Reuters, January 3, 2021 (thanks to Henry): QUETTA, Pakistan -Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shi’ite Hazaras in Baluchistan province. The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta, killing the miners who were in a shared residential room near the coal mine where they worked, officials said. “The throats...
  • Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73

    01/23/2020 6:29:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73 JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “At least 73 soldiers killed in missile attack ‘on mosque’ in Yemen,” by Samuel Osborne,” Independent, January 19, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least 73 soldiers have been killed in a missile attack reportedly launched by Houthi rebels at a mosque in Yemen. Dozens more were left wounded in the attack, which targeted a mosque in a military training camp in the city of Marib, two medical sources told Reuters. The Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately...
  • In The Muslim Sunni World, Many Applaud Soleimani Killing

    01/09/2020 2:17:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    VOA ^ | 01/09/2020 | By Jacob Wirtschafter
    AMMAN - Security sources in the Sunni states mostly applaud the assassination of Quds Force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IRGC, and his deputy in Baghdad, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah. "There has long been a hostile feeling by the Arabs and [Sunni] Muslims toward Qassem Soleimani," said Nabil Al-Otoom, a Jordanian analyst focusing on Iran. "The American move drew a strong positive reaction from public opinion in the region, and a strengthened U.S. presence in Iraq is becoming more important to stop Iranian plans to build a regional...
  • UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis

    12/01/2019 12:59:19 PM PST · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER LEAVE A COMMENT How many of these attacks on mosques were presented by the political and media elites as instances of “Islamophobia”? In any case, the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad, having been fought for fourteen centuries in Muslim countries, has now come to diverse Britain. How far gone is Britain? This far gone: the non-Muslims are aware of Sunni-Shia hostility, and fear the consequences. In 2014, an 84-year-old non-Muslim, Kenneth Peters, who lived in a Shi’ite area,...
  • Let God Be True, But Every Man A Liar (Islam's Lousy Arguments)

    11/29/2019 9:11:34 PM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/19 | Gerard Perry
    I address some of the faulty arguments used to claim Islam isn't a false religion. I also explore how we should examine truth claims and compare Islamic growth rates with the popularity of previous heresies.
  • On Syria, Trump is playing the lousy cards Obama dealt him

    10/20/2019 11:30:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Chaos and horrors followed President Trump’s needlessly abrupt withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, but much of the mess was baked in long before Trump ever took office. In other words, this president played the anti-ISIS hand that the last president had left him: An American exit was always in the cards, and all the players are falling into positions prompted by Obama-era US policy. Thus the Syrian Kurds have allied with bloody Bashar al-Assad in the face of the Turkish invasion. This is less strange when you realize that the Obama administration chose the Kurds as its anti-ISIS...
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul

    08/17/2019 2:36:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 36 replies
    BBC World ^ | Aug 17, 2019
    Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul An explosion has ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and many casualties are feared. Eye witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. Witnesses said they had seen bodies. The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time (18.10 GMT) in an area mostly populated by Shia residents. No group said it carried out the attack, which happened in the west of the city. Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban and the Islamic State group, have repeatedly targeted Shia Hazara minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
  • Sri Lanka attacks: 'International network' linked to bombings

    04/22/2019 10:42:08 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    BBCNews ^ | Apr. 22, 2019 | BBC
    A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said. The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings. Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on churches and hotels. Police arrested 24 people in a series of raids and the president's office declared a state of national emergency.
  • Revolutionary's Daughter Says Iran's Islamic Republic Weakened, Could Collapse

    01/01/2019 1:59:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2018 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    The daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic republic has warned that, while still strong, the system her late father helped establish some 40 years ago is weakened and could someday collapse. Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in an interview with a Tehran daily published on December 27 that "intimidation" and "fear" were the main things propping up the Islamic establishment. "In my view, a breakdown of principles has already happened, there hasn't been a physical collapse, but I see that as very likely," Hashemi told the independent Mostaghel newspaper. Hashemi,...
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • Report: Terrorists Exploit Food Stamps To Fund Domestic, International Attacks

    10/27/2018 8:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 25, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The report provided numerous examples of fraudsters exploiting the food stamp program to fund terrorist activities. A grocery store owner in Chicago was imprisoned in 2006 for stealing $1.4 million through food stamp fraud and aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2010, two Somali store owners in Michigan pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud and running an unlicensed money transfer business that sent money to “hot spots” in the Middle East and Africa. In Indianapolis, a ring of convenience stores bought food stamps from customers for 50 cents on the dollar. The ringleader was arrested on a return flight from...
  • 100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

    10/19/2018 10:28:09 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 18, 2018 | Staff
    Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education. A terrorist could have...
  • Man convicted of helping 9/11 terrorists is all smiles after early release (Germany)

    10/18/2018 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ruth Brown
    That’s a real killer smile. A Moroccan man convicted of helping the 9/11 terrorists carry out their plot flashed a huge grin as he flew home a free man on Monday after being released early from his meager sentence in Germany. Mounir el Motassadeq was sentenced to just 15 years behind bars for accessory to murder in 2006, but received credit for time served after his initial arrest in 2001 — and was freed shortly before finishing even that stretch to be deported to his homeland. German courts ruled that he was part of the so-called “Hamburg cell” with ringleader...
  • ISIS Warns of Knife Attack 'Surprises' at Concerts

    10/05/2018 7:28:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2018 | Bridget Johnson
    In May 2017, a suicide bomber claimed by ISIS killed 22 people leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the UK. Since the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre on a country music festival, ISIS has both claimed and idolized shooter Stephen Paddock, encouraging would-be terrorists to poach from his tactics such as how he used a sniper's perch in a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more. Previous releases from Remah Media Production included a January poster showing a jihadist standing in front of a cityscape vowing to...
  • Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians

    09/23/2018 10:40:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    VOA ^ | 09/23/2018
    GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area. The latest outbreak of the deadly disease has been focused in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which have been a tinder box of armed rebellion and ethnic killing since two civil wars in the late 1990s. Militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan Islamist group active in...