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  • Biden’s Afghan Weapons in Hands of Terror Group That Plotted U.S. Attacks: They scouted the Capitol building and killed Americans, now they have our guns.

    02/03/2023 7:38:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/03/2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lashkar-e-Taiba caught the world’s attention during the Mumbai massacre in 2008 when terrorists trained by the Jihadist group funded by Osama bin Laden unleashed a wave of violence across the Indian city that killed over 150 people including six Americans.After murdering Americans and scouting potential targets in the United States, including a chemical plant and the Capitol Building, harboring the 1993 World Trade Center bombing operative and a terrorist who opened fire at CIA headquarters, the Islamic terror group is now arming its men with the weapons that Biden abandoned to the Taliban in Afghanistan.NBC News reported that police in...
  • JK Rowling secretly donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to rescue female lawyers from the Taliban

    02/01/2023 1:30:38 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | January 31, 2023 | Mia Ashton
    It has been revealed that world-renowned author and philanthropist JK Rowling donated hundreds of thousands of British pounds to rescue over 100 female lawyers and their families who were facing possible execution in Afghanistan. According to the Daily Mail, Rowling made the donation after Britain and the US withdrew from Kabul, leaving hundreds of female judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel at risk of execution by the Taliban. With the help of fellow philanthropist Lord Michael Hintze, who contributed nearly one million British pounds, as well as large sums from other prominent donors and smaller sums from the public, a total...
  • BREAKING. Iranian Defense Facilities Under Drone Attack

    01/28/2023 7:36:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/28/2023 | streiff
    Multiple blasts were reported in Iran Saturday night, as drones of an unknown origin carried out attacks on critical Iranian defense production facilities. At the time of this writing, there are no confirmed details on the number of attacks and the targets other than the major ammunition plant at Isfahan. Isfahan is Iran’s third largest city and located about 270 miles south of Tehran.UPDATE: Explosion at Military Plant in Isfahan #Iran, local media saying it’s by drone targeting munitions manufacturing centers. Video: pic.twitter.com/t7sLXENoZK— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 29, 2023The below map shows the unofficial tally of strikes.Tehran’s Mehrabad airport is...
  • Report: Putin and Taliban Negotiating Sale of US Arms Left Behind by Biden in Afghanistan

    01/26/2023 6:26:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/26/2023 | Brandon Morse
    President Joe Biden’s failure in Afghanistan continues to haunt the United States, now by potentially assisting the army we’ve spent billions helping another army to defeat.On Wednesday night, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana told Newsmax of a report that indicates Russian President Vladimir Putin is in negotiations with the Taliban to purchase the weapons the U.S. left behind when Biden ordered a sudden withdrawal.The sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 not only left behind over $7 billion in military equipment and weapons, but American personnel as well. Russia is in need of this equipment for its own army as it...
  • Kabul's mannequins hooded and masked under Taliban rules

    01/16/2023 12:43:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 16, 20232:10 AM ET
    Initially, the Taliban wanted the mannequins to be outright beheaded. Not long after they seized power in August 2021, the Taliban Ministry of Vice and Virtue decreed that all mannequins must be removed from shop windows or their heads taken off, according to local media. They based the order on a strict interpretation of Islamic law that forbids statues and images of the human form since they could be worshipped as idols — though it also meshes with the Taliban's campaign to force women out of the public eye. Some clothes sellers complied. But others pushed back. They complained they'd...
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang calls on Israel to stop worsening Palestine issue with provocation

    01/16/2023 9:39:23 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/16/2023 | South China Morning Post
    "Israel should stop all incitement and provocation and avoid any unilateral actions that might lead to aggravation of the situation," the Chinese diplomat said at a joint press briefing on Sunday with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. Qin also called for "maintaining the status quo" at Jerusalem's most important holy site - after an ultranationalist Israeli cabinet minister visited the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary - or the Al-Aqsa Mosque - Islam's third holiest shrine. The visit by Itamir Ben-Gvir, Israel's national security minister, was seen by Palestinians as a provocation...
  • The Taliban woo China as ISIS threat grows

    01/15/2023 9:17:35 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    While turning a blind eye to the starving Afghan population, on Jan. 4, a Taliban senior leader professed the group has an "obligation" to protect Chinese nationals looking to invest in the country’s mineral and oil wealth. The comment comes on the heels of a December attack that targeted Chinese investors who frequent Kabul’s Longan Hotel. The Islamic State – Khorasan Province, ISIS-K, claimed responsibility for the assault. On Jan. 5, the Taliban announced it had killed eight ISIS-K members, including those responsible for the hotel attack. The following day, China’s Xinjiang Central Asia Petroleum and Gas signed a significant...
  • Suicide bomber attacks Taliban regime in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing at least 13

    01/11/2023 1:12:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    see bs ^ | 1-11-23 | AHMAD MUKHTAR
    A large explosion caused by a suicide bomber in Kabul's diplomatic district left at least 13 people dead and others injured Wednesday in the latest attack targeting Afghanistan's Taliban regime, according to a CBS News source. The blast happened at the main entrance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs just as employees were leaving for the day, and images shared on social media showing multiple people on the ground on the road in front of the building's entrance.
  • US-collected biometric data in Taliban’s killer hands

    01/10/2023 6:43:20 AM PST · by FarCenter · 4 replies
    In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul and the ouster of the Afghan national government in August 2021, alarming reports indicated that the insurgents had potentially accessed biometric data collected by the U.S. to track Afghans, including people who worked for U.S. and coalition forces. Afghans who once supported the US have been attempting to hide or destroy physical and digital evidence of their identities. Many Afghans fear that the identity documents and databases storing personally identifiable data could be transformed into death warrants in the hands of the Taliban. A March 30, 2022, report from Human Rights...
  • Veterans call Prince Harry’s claim that he killed 25 Taliban fighters ‘foolish,’ ‘distasteful’

    01/08/2023 3:28:37 PM PST · by RandFan · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 6 | By Mike Glenn
    Prince Harry’s claim in his new book that he killed 25 Taliban fighters during his military service in Afghanistan is drawing extensive pushback from veterans, who say publishing a head count is violating an unspoken code and could jeopardize security for the British forces as well as himself. Retired British Army Col. Tim Collins, who led troops in battle during the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, was harshly critical of the claim. “This is not how we behave in the army. It’s not how we think,” Col. Collins said in an interview with the Forces News British military news organizations....
  • China Strikes A Deal To Get Oil From The Taliban

    01/08/2023 2:11:12 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 6, 2023 | Jack McEvoy
    A subsidiary of a Chinese state-run energy firm signed a deal Thursday to extract oil in the Taliban-run Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Xinjiang Central Asia Petroleum and Gas, a subsidiary of the state-run Chinese National Petroleum Corporation, will invest up to $150 million annually, which will increase to $540 million in three years, to pump oil in the Amu River Oil Basin, according to a statement released by the Taliban government. The contract, which represents the Taliban administration’s first international energy deal, was signed in the presence of the Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar...
  • NYPD Allege New Year’s Eve Machete Attack Suspect Wanted to Join Taliban

    01/03/2023 11:02:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/03/2023 | John Hayward
    New York police officials claimed on Monday that 19-year-old Trevor Bickford, charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted assault for allegedly attacking police with a machete on New Year’s Eve, kept a diary in which he expressed a desire to join the Taliban and die as a “martyr” in the cause of Islamic extremism. The Maine teenager allegedly approached three police officers near Times Square at around 10:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and assaulted them with a machete. ABC News on Monday quoted sources who said Bickford took a sip of water and then...
  • Beauty queen-turned 'anti woke' journalist Sameera Khan claims the Taliban is 'worried about Andrew Tate' and wants the influencer freed because 'Westerners are oppressed by feminists'

    01/01/2023 8:37:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1 January 2023 | LAURENCE DOLLIMORE and VIVEK CHAUDHARY FOR MAILONLINE
    The Taliban is requesting updates on the arrest of Andrew Tate and is 'worried' about the influencer following his detainment in Romania, one of his biggest supporters has claimed. Sameera Khan, a former beauty queen based in the US, claimed on Twitter last night that she was hosting a meeting with the ruling powers of Afghanistan via the social media app. The ex-Miss New Jersey, who was once branded 'wifey' by Tate following her unwavering support of him, said the Taliban believes the West 'needs' him. Tate, 36, his brother Tristan, 34 and two women - one a former police...
  • Respect and protect rights of all Afghan women, revoke policies targeting them: UN to Taliban

    12/27/2022 12:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    First Post ^ | December 27, 2022
    Afghanistan's hardline Islamist rulers last week banned women from working in non-governmental organisations. The Taliban have already suspended university education for women and secondary schooling for girls ... Geneva: The Taliban must immediately revoke their policies targeting women and girls in Afghanistan, the UN rights chief insisted Tuesday, condemning their “terrible” consequences. “No country can develop — indeed survive — socially and economically with half its population excluded,” Volker Turk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement. “These unfathomable restrictions placed on women and girls will not only increase the suffering of all Afghans but,...
  • Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from universities amid condemnation

    12/24/2022 10:12:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect. The ban further restricts women's education - girls have already been excluded from secondary schools since the Taliban returned last year. Some women staged protests in the capital Kabul on Wednesday. "Today we come out on the streets of Kabul to raise our voices against the closure of the girls' universities," protesters from the Afghanistan Women's Unity and Solidarity group said. The small demonstrations were...
  • Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from working for NGOs

    12/24/2022 10:10:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Women's freedoms have been further curtailed in Afghanistan, after the Taliban barred them from working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Islamist rulers said female NGO employees had been breaking Sharia law by failing to wear the hijab. It comes days after female students were banned from universities - the latest restriction on their education since the Taliban regained power. Women prevented from going to work told the BBC of their fear and helplessness. One said she was the main earner in her household, and asked: "If I cannot go to my job, who can support my family?" Another breadwinner insisted...
  • Taliban bar women from university education in Afghanistan

    12/20/2022 5:25:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    KCRA ^ | December 20, 2022 | Associated Press
    Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Tuesday banned female students from attending universities effective immediately in the latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms. Despite initially promising a more moderate rule respecting rights for women and minorities, the Taliban have widely implemented their strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia.
  • Millions in Hundred Dollar Bills Flown to the Taliban for “Humanitarian Aid”: Terrorists are Being Funded in Plain Sight

    12/19/2022 2:11:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/19/2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    As the Taliban were taking over Afghanistan, I predicted that Biden would fund the Taliban using “humanitarian aid” as a pretext. Since then, Biden has provided $1.1 billion in Afghan aid.Despite assurances that the money would not go to the terrorists, the Biden administration issued global licenses authorizing financial transactions with the Taliban and the Al Qaeda allied Haqqani Network that include the “delivery and provision of humanitarian aid”.Biden looted $3.5 billion from money awarded to the families of 9/11 victims in a lawsuit against the Taliban and put in a “trust fund” to provide “humanitarian aid”. His DOJ then...
  • A loud blast and gunfire were heard in the Afghan capital Monday near a guest house popular with Chinese business visitors.

    12/13/2022 1:48:40 AM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Al Aribiya ^ | 12 December ,2022: 03:32 PM GST
    A loud blast and gunfire were heard in the Afghan capital Monday near a guest house popular with Chinese business visitors. AFP, Kabul Published: 12 December ,2022: 02:32 PM GST Updated: A loud blast and gunfire were heard in the Afghan capital Monday near a guest house popular with Chinese business visitors, a witness said. Although the Taliban claim to have improved national security since storming back to power in August last year, there have been scores of bomb blasts and attacks -- many claimed by the local chapter of the ISIS group. Advertisement For all the latest headlines follow...
  • Afghanistan's Taliban displays pallets of cash received for 'humanitarian aid'

    12/13/2022 12:26:08 AM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Dec 2022 | Louis Casiano
    The Da Bank of Afghanistan, the Taliban-controlled central bank of Afghanistan, tweeted images of the cash A large package containing around $40 million in cash for "humanitarian aid" was seen on an airport tarmac in Afghanistan, officials there said last week. The money was handed over to the Da Bank of Afghanistan, the Taliban-controlled central bank of Afghanistan, which is headquartered in Kabul. The bank tweeted several images of the cash. One shows packages of U.S. $100 notes bound in plastic... ...In September, the Biden administration announced the creation of a fund to assist the people of Afghanistan, apart from...