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  • Sidi Bouzid runs dry after Salafists destroy last remaining bar

    09/06/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    afp ^ | 06/09/2012
    Tunisia’s western city of Sidi Bouzid is now dry... Chanting “al-Charab haram” (“alcohol is sin”), dozens of Salafists burst into Sidi Bouzid’s Horchani hotel on Monday, September 3. The throng of men quickly homed in on the hotel’s liquor stock, seizing bottles of alcohol and throwing them against the walls or smashing them on the floor. The incident comes around four months after the city’s Salafist community first launched a war against alcohol consumption, pressuring or intimidating several bars into shutting down. Those who tried to resist saw their businesses come under attack, much like the Horchani hotel. ... I...
  • Dozens of rockets, mortar shells explode near Gaza, southern Israel

    08/05/2012 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/5/12 | Gili Cohen , Yanir Yagna, Avi Issacharoff and Reuters |
    Dozens of rockets and mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening. Residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, near the meeting point of the Egypt-Israel-Gaza borders, were told to stay in their homes, for reasons of safety. Palestinians sources in Gaza reported exchanges of fire in the area of Kerem Shalom, including shells fired from the Israeli side, and according to the report, Palestinians have been wounded. Israeli tanks reportedly fired at least 15 shells in the area near Kerem Shalom. Egyptian state television also reported that an Islamist militant group was behind the attack....
  • Egypt: Fatwa Bans Christian Priests from Public Transportation to Church

    07/24/2012 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/24/12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt's Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call—the same sheikh who seeks to punish Muslim apostates, condemns Mother's Day, and advocates deceiving Israel—has just issued a fatwa, published in the "Voice of the Righteous Salaf," forbidding Muslim taxi-drivers and bus-drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as "more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar." This analogy, of course, does not begin with Sheikh Burhami, but traces back to some of Islam's early giants, including Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim, who agreed that "building churches...
  • Egyptian Salafists Demand Legalization Of “Sex-Slave” Marriages…

    While world attention has been focused on the political faceoff between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Muhammad Morsi, away from the cameras Islamists continue pushing to consolidate power. Egyptian Salafists are demanding the legalization of Islamic “sex-slave” marriages and are calling on Morsi to expel all Shi’ite Muslims and Bahai from Egypt. Prominent Muslim clerics are demanding the destruction of Egypt’s Great Pyramids.
  • Mob attacks not about race (**wink, wink**)

    06/14/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | MARY MITCHELL marym@suntimes.com
    I have never responded to the columnist down the river. But I was fascinated by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass’ take on the recent mob attacks in and around the Streeterville neighborhood. In his interview with the unidentified doctor who was injured in the attack, Kass asked if the attack was “racial.” “I don’t think it was racially motivated,” the doctor said. “They were black, I’m Asian, but I think it was something else. I think it was about having fun because they could.” Still, whether white people are comfortable saying it out loud or choose to keep a lid...
  • NYC thieves now stealing cooking grease

    06/10/2012 7:10:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2012 | MICHAEL GARTLAND
    City thieves are getting slipperier. They’ve taken to ripping off the rancid cooking oil left at the curb by restaurants — as the list of strange “commodities” sought by sticky-fingered opportunists grows. In a sputtering economy, the price of resale goods like cardboard, scrap metal, old appliances and even grease has spiked — and criminals have taken notice. Used cooking oil cost next to nothing four years ago. Now it goes for 38 cents a pound. Cardboard and other paper goods went for about 1 cent a pound two years ago. Now it costs 6 cents. “It’s really crazy out...
  • New Jersey: Arab Voters Trying To Unseat Pro-Israel Dem, “We Want This Jew Out Of Office"

    06/02/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/2/2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Via Washington Free Beacon: A Democratic primary race in northern New Jersey has devolved into a highly competitive proxy war over Israel, pitting the state’s pro-Israel community against a growing constituency of Arab voters who have accused a sitting congressman of putting Israel’s interests before America’s. As the race between Democratic Reps. Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell nears its Tuesday finish, veteran political observers on the ground have expressed concern at the way the battle between the two veteran lawmakers has transformed into a troubling ethnic brawl. “One side says, ‘We want this Jew out of office’ and, frankly, it’s...
  • Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate?

    05/30/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 30MAY12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said. According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya," the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute. In a brief report written by Samuel al-Ashay and published by El Bashayer on May 27, Morsi allegedly made these...
  • Muslim Brotherhood claims lead in Egypt presidential vote

    05/24/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    CBC News ^ | 5/24/12 | Staff
    The Muslim Brotherhood is claiming a lead in Egypt's historic presidential elections after polls closed on Thursday and vote counting began. A Brotherhood spokesperson said exit polls conducted by the party's campaign workers all over Egypt suggested Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi is out front of the rest of the pack. (Snip) CBC's Derek Stoffel visited four polling stations in the capital Cairo, but said most appeared deserted. The Associated Press said there were lineups in a few areas during the morning and the government had given people the day off work to encourage a good turnout.
  • The Culture of Death’s ‘golden idols’: six roasted abortion victims found on black market

    05/21/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life news ^ | 5/21/2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    A British citizen native to Taiwan was arrested in Bangkok Thursday after Thai police discovered in his belongings bodies of six tiny children, apparently all young enough to be victims of abortion, roasted and covered in gold leaf. The UK’s Independent newspaper reports that the children, aged between two and seven months’ gestation, were roasted “as part of a black magic ritual.” No word on whether any of the “foetuses” were still alive when the ritual began. Chow Hok Kuen, 28, faces a 2,000 baht fine ($64 U.S.) and a year in prison for possessing the bodies. “He said he...
  • Iran Declares Victory in Nuclear Talks

    05/16/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/16/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Since the beginning of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran, foreign policy establishment figures have been bubbling with optimism about the negotiations leading to a deal that will settle the crisis. The inauguration of the talks is considered a master stroke that will head off the possibility of a Western or Israeli attack on Iran and allow the European Union to back off its pledge to implement an oil embargo on the Islamist regime. All that will be needed, we are told, is a little patience, and then EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will broker an agreement that will...
  • 2.2 Million Go On Disability Since Mid-2010; Fraud Explains Falling Unemployment Rate

    05/06/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Since mid-2010, precisely at the time millions of US citizens used up all of their 99 week of unemployment insurance, disability claims have risen by 2.2 million. Those on disability are not counted in the workforce and are not considered unemployed. Please consider Disabled Americans Shrink Size of U.S. Labor Force
  • Russia official warns of pre-emptive strike against U.S.-led Europe missile defense

    05/03/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Haaetz | AP ^ | 3/5/12
    Moscow rejects Washington's claim that a planned missile defense system is solely to deal with any Iranian missile threat and has voiced fears it will eventually threaten Russia. Russia's top military officer has threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if Washington goes ahead with its controversial plan to build a missile shield. President Dmitry Medvedev said last year that Russia will retaliate militarily if it does not reach an agreement with the United States and NATO on the missile defense system. Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov went even further...
  • In N. Mali, Islamists flex muscles, banning booze, uncovered women and whipping violators

    05/03/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 2, 2012
    BAMAKO, Mali — In one town in northern Mali a man has been whipped for drinking alcohol. In another, pictures of unveiled women have been torn down. In a third, traditional music is no longer heard in the streets.
  • How US debt risks dollar doomsday

    05/01/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/01/2012 | Scott S. Powell
    The US dollar is getting perilously close to losing its status as the world’s reserve currency. Should it cross the line, the 2008 financial crisis could look like a summer storm. Yes, worries about insolvency in Europe dominate the headlines. Last week, Standard & Poor’s cut Spain’s bond rating to BBB+ — a clear sign that Europe’s financial crisis is far from over. But America’s escalating debt problem is far more likely to precipitate a truly global crisis, because the dollar has for decades played such a central role in the world economy. How bad is the US problem? Former...
  • Muslim mob burns Catholic church in Sudan capital

    04/22/2012 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2012 | MOHAMED SAEED
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday. The church in Khartoum's Al-Jiraif district was built on a disputed plot of land, but the Saturday night incident appeared to be part of the fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over control of an oil town on their ill-defined border.
  • Egypt Unilaterally Breaks Off Gas Deal, Cairo breaks agreement that is part of the peace treaty

    04/22/2012 11:16:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/12 | Gil Ronen
    Egypt informed Israel Sunday afternoon that it is unilaterally cancelling the agreement of supply of gas to Israel. The announcement was made to EMG, the firm that receives the gas from Egypt, and reported on Channel 2 news. The peace treaty with Egypt includes a financial appendix, in which Egypt agrees to supply Israel with oil. Several years ago the appendix was changed so that the oil was replaced by gas. The treaty commits Egypt to supply Israel with the amount of gas it requires for a specified period, in exchange for payment.
  • Boko Haram Islamikaze Car Bomb Kills 38 Christians Outside Easter Service in Kaduna, Nigeria

    04/08/2012 1:48:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    Another Christian Holy Day and another murderous attack by Jihadists in Nigeria. This time 38 Christian worshippers were killed by a vehicle-born explosive device driven into a crowded area near an Easter worship service in the Nigerian city of Kaduna.
  • Zeta hit man details killings on both sides of border

    01/24/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Jason Buch
    LAREDO — A former hit man for the Zetas cartel calmly related to jurors his role in killings on both sides of the border, testifying Monday in the drug conspiracy trial of a man prosecutors say was also a hired killer. From the witness stand in U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez's courtroom here, Rosalio Reta pointed to Gerardo Castillo Chavez, 25, and identified him as a fellow Zeta. Pressing his fingertips together and speaking in a slow, soft voice, Reta, 22, told jurors that he had been in a team of hit men headed by Gabriel Cardona, an admitted Zeta...
  • Nigeria: Scores Killed by Bomb Attack and Gunfire

    01/21/2012 3:05:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12
    Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew Saturday in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others in a hail of gunfire and coordinated bombings of eight government sites. The Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast....
  • Iranian Grad Student, Women's Civil Rights Activist Assassinated in Houston

    01/17/2012 4:44:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    http://networkedblogs.com/sOfEu ^ | 1/17/2012 | Pamela Geller
    This is chilling. This is in Texas. Iranian grad student, activist killed in Houston KSAT News (hat tip Armaros) HOUSTON - A woman whom Houston police described as an activist on behalf of Iranian women's civil rights was found shot dead at the wheel of her car after it crashed into a townhouse garage. Houston police said the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday in a posh development near the Galleria. According to investigators, someone walked up to the passenger's side of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh's car and shot her in the head. Bagherzadeh's body was found inside her running car,...
  • Islamist parties score a crushing victory in Egypt elections

    01/10/2012 3:24:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    South Asian News Agency ^ | January 10, 2012
    CAIRO (SANA): Egypt’s two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far. Egyptians were voting on Tuesday in second-round run-offs for the third and final phase of staggered elections to choose the first parliament since mass protests ousted Hosni Mubarak in February last year. Egypt’s two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far, reflecting a regional trend since Arab Spring uprisings overthrew authoritarian secular regimes. Under the complex electoral system, voters have been asked to cast three ballots — two for individual candidates and one for a...
  • Sold For Sex, in Our Backyards

    01/07/2012 4:15:02 PM PST · by floridarunner01 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/12 | Elizabeth Prann
    Today, Keisha Head is a wife and mother of three. But more than decade ago, she was the victim of a notorious human trafficker. At 16-years old, Head says she was being sold on the streets of Atlanta for sex. “I did not know that a normal, average man who was a preacher, who was a lawyer, who was a senator - could turn into this monster,” Head said. “That is the scariest moment when you are amongst people who claim to be normal yet they purchase you and they turn into these monsters. They rape you. They beat you....
  • Iran Warns Israel will be Destroyed Sooner if it Names Jerusalem as Capital

    01/07/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by bayouranger · 29 replies
    atimetobetray ^ | 1-5-12 | Reza Kahlili
    According to MehrNews, the mouthpiece of the Islamic regime in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the Knesset’s decision to declare al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel not only will not save the Zionist regime but also will speed up the regime’s annihilation. Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with the head of Turkey – Iran parliamentary friendship group, Murat Yildirim, in Tehran on Tuesday. He said that the Judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) is in line with the domineering powers’ colonialist policies to save the Zionist regime and dominate the region. Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said that...
  • ‘Egyptian Revolutionary Guard’ says it is inspired by Iran’s Khamenei

    01/06/2012 7:00:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 03 January 2012 | (Translated from Arabic by Stanela Khalil)
    A group of young Egyptians launched a page on Facebook entitled “The Egyptian Revolutionary Guard” and their profile pictures show the Iranian flag with modified colors to match the colors of the Egyptian flag. Other profile pictures show the Egyptian flag where the picture of Ayatollah Khamenei replaces the eagle. These young Egyptians declared on their page that the Islamic revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Khamenei, is their source of motivation and inspiration. … In a call to Al Arabiya, the reporter Mustafa Barakat affirmed that the movement is currently calling for people storm the U.S. embassy on the...
  • Boko Haram issues three-day ultimatum to Christians

    01/03/2012 7:43:53 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    vanguardngr.com ^ | 1-2-12 | Not Listed
    MAIDUGURI (AFP) – A purported spokesman for Islamist group, Boko Haram, has issued an ultimatum to Christians in the country’s north and threatened to confront troops after the president declared a state of emergency in hard hit areas. Abul Qaqa, who has spoken on behalf of the group blamed for scores of attacks in numerous times in the past, said he was giving southerners living in the north a three-day ultimatum to leave. “We find it pertinent to state that soldiers will only kill innocent Muslims in the local government areas where the state of emergency was declared,” he told...
  • The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

    01/01/2012 9:42:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren't the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the best time of their lives since the last Caliphate. The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia's elections, Turkey's Islamist AKP Party purged the...
  • Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

    01/01/2012 1:16:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 7:17PM GMT 01 Jan 2012 According to the FBI, over 1.5 million background checks on customers were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in December. Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days before Christmas. It was the highest number ever in a single month, surpassing the previous record set in November. On Dec 23 alone there were 102,222 background checks,...
  • Antisemitic Banner Raised at Egyptian Soccer Game: "One Nation for New Holocaust"

    01/01/2012 8:51:02 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 2011
    This clip presents footage of an Egyptian soccer game, in which an antisemitic slogan appeared on a huge banner held by soccer fans. The footage was posted on the Internet on April 6, 2011. Slogan: "One Nation for New Holocaust"
  • The Salafist party's plan for the Pyramids? Cover them in wax

    12/27/2011 7:06:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/2011 | By MICHAEL BURLEIGH
    The pyramids at Giza are the most stunning sight I have ever seen. True, their lonely eminence is threatened by Cairo's unlicensed building sprawl, with half completed houses inching their way towards them. Surveying them at night as the calls to prayer multiplied into a thunder of sound from central Cairo already told me a few years back what was coming. For now members of the Nour (The Light) Salafist party, which won 20 per cent of the vote in recent elections, are talking about putting an end to the 'idolatry' represented by the pyramids. This means destruction - along...
  • The Arabic School Textbooks Which Show Children How To Chop Off Hands and Feet Under Sharia Law

    12/23/2011 6:05:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 23, 2011 | LEON WATSON
    The Arabic School Textbooks Which Show Children How To Chop Off Hands and Feet Under Sharia Law By LEON WATSON 23rd December 2011 Barbaric textbooks handed out in Saudi Arabian schools teach children how to cut off a thief's hands and feet under Sharia law, it has emerged. The shocking books, paid for and printed by the Saudi government, also tell teenagers that Jews need to be exterminated and homosexuals should be 'put to death'. Recent editions were obtained by the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington, D.C., which says they should raise fears in the West over the use...
  • Report: 675 Honor Killings in Pakistan during 9 month period.

    12/20/2011 10:02:05 AM PST · by mk2000 · 16 replies
    (The Australian) — At least 675 Pakistani women and girls were murdered during the first nine months of the year for allegedly defaming their family’s honour, a leading human rights group said today. The statistics highlight the scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence. Despite some progress on better protecting women’s rights, activists say the government needs to do far more to prosecute murderers in cases largely dismissed by police as private, family affairs. “A total of 675 women and...
  • Oakland toddler in rap video shooting dies

    12/10/2011 6:56:34 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/10/2011 | TERRY COLLINS
    A 1-year-old boy who was shot in the head during the filming of a rap music video in Oakland was taken off life support Friday. Hiram Lawrence, who would have turned 2 on Dec. 28, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m., the Rev. Roosevelt Taylor said. Hiram was being held by his father, also named Hiram Lawrence, when gunfire erupted as about 20 people gathered outside a west Oakland liquor store Nov. 28, police said. Six other people were wounded, including Hiram's father, who was shot in the hand. Investigators have said the shooting occurred after one group of people...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt

    12/07/2011 12:15:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 7, 2011
    CAIRO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood claimed its political party won the majority of runoffs in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary election. Meanwhile, representatives of several political parties and organizations said Wednesday they will move their demonstrations from Tahrir Square to outside a government building to protest the appointment of Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, saying he doesn't represent them, al-Masry al-Youm reported. Ganzouri's cabinet was sworn in Wednesday. Official election results aren't expected until Thursday, but the Freedom and Justice Party said it had won 36 of the 56 seats available in the first round of voting...
  • Under Seige: Arizona Border Farmer Works Fields With Bulletproof Vest and Glock

    12/07/2011 12:32:41 PM PST · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with ArizonaThere was a time when farmers were just concerned with protecting their animals. That's no longer the case. "Now I'm worried about am I going to come home at night after work," said Scott Blevins. The Pinal County farmer and father has every reason to worry. A recent run-in with drug smugglers on his farm hit way too close to home. That's why this farmer isn't playing around. For safety he wears a bullet proof vest and packs a handgun and rifle to work. "I’m convinced somebody’s going to see something they shouldn’t see and somebody’s...
  • Occupy Oakland in flames: Cops use tear gas and protesters are run over on violent night..

    11/03/2011 7:46:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Hannah Roberts and Mark Duell
    Occupy Oakland protesters claimed victory after they shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports - escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and camps. In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades. The California demonstrators blocked operations at the city's port and stopped traffic on Wednesday in protests against economic inequality and police brutality, marred by scattered vandalism. Police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters who had marched...
  • Occupy Phoenix Asks: When Should You Shoot a Cop?

    10/28/2011 12:50:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 50 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | 10/28/2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Welcome to Occupy Phoenix, the latest violent embarrassment to American society. This group of occupiers is asking, "When should you shoot a cop?" Pamphlets asking this question and laying out justifications for doing so were left at the Occupy Wall Street location in Phoenix, Arizona and found by a Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy. That's right folks, according to the OWS crowd, changing society "almost always requires" killing law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officers in the Grand Canyon state have been placed on high alert and the Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center has published a safety memo in response to the threats...
  • Egypt PM: Israel Treaty 'Not Sacred'

    09/15/2011 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 9/15/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Egyptian prime minister Isam Sharaf told Turkish television the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty wasn't sacred and was subject to change. Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Thursday said the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty is not sacred and is subject to change. "The Camp David agreement depends on what benefits the region," Sharaf said in an interview on Turkish television, adding, "Egypt will make changes to the treaty if necessary." Sharaf's statements follow the popular sentiments of the street in Cairo, but altering the treaty would require the consent of all three signatories - Egypt, Israel, and the United States. Contrary...
  • Wiam Wahhab : If NATO Intervenes in Syria, Hizbullah and Syria Will Fire 100,000 Rockets at Israel

    07/13/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | July 9, 2011 | Al-Jadid/New TV (Lebanon)
    Following is an excerpt from a public address delivered by former Lebanese minister Wiam Wahhab at Damascus University. The address aired on New TV on July 9, 2011. Wiam Wahhab: They are trying to scare you that NATO will intervene [in Syria]. As soon as this happens, Syria and Hizbullah will fire 100,000 rockets at Israel. I say this loud and clear. Any NATO intervention will place Israel – not only Syria – in danger.
  • Spike in U.S. Deaths in Iraq Raises Worries

    06/27/2011 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2011 | TIM ARANGO
    BAGHDAD — Two American soldiers were killed Sunday in Iraq, the military command said, making June the worst month in combat-related fatalities for United States forces in Iraq in more than two years. The casualties also reflected the dangers ahead as the United States prepares to withdraw all its troops from Iraq by the end of the year. The June total of so-called hostile-related deaths of American soldiers is now 11, the most since May 2009, when 12 were killed, according to icasualties.org, an online database that tracks the deaths of foreign forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In...
  • Lebanon PM: New Government To Liberate Land Under Occupation Of 'Israeli Enemy'

    06/13/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT · by edpc · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 13 June 2011 | Reuters
    Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Monday a long-delayed new government dominated by allies of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers. Mikati was appointed to form a government after Hezbollah and its allies toppled Western-backed former premier Saad al-Hariri's coalition in January over a dispute involving the United Nations backed tribunal investigating the assassination of statesman Rafik al-Hariri, Saad's father. "Let us go to work immediately according to the principles and basis that we have affirmed our commitment to several times, namely ... defending Lebanon's sovereignty and its independence and liberating land that remains...
  • Great news: Deficit set to blast past $1 trillion for third straight year

    06/11/2011 10:37:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 11, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, the federal deficit is already almost at $1 trillion for FY2011 after just eight months, as The Hill reports this morning (via Instapundit): Still, through eight months of the 2011 fiscal year the nation is facing its third straight $1 trillion-plus deficit — totaling $927.4 billion so far compared with $935.6 billion during the same period in 2010, about $8 billion less, according to the report. Taking the average of eight months and extrapolating it out to the end of the fiscal year, we will run a deficit of $1,391,100,000,000 by September 30th. That will be the third straight...
  • RAND Corp: Iran 8 weeks from the Bomb

    06/08/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 08, 2011 | James Lewis
    According to a RAND report, the United States and the world have blown the chance to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon.  Half a year ago, US air strikes and a no-fly zone might have prevented a nuclear bomb in the hands of the martyrdom ideology of Khomeinist Iran.  That window has now slammed shut.  In about 8 weeks, the RAND report concludes, Iran will have the nuclear material for its first bomb. RAND Corporation's Gregory S. Jones believes that Iran has produced almost 40 kilograms of uranium enriched near 20% percent.  Jones suggests that air strikes can no longer stop Ahmadinejad's...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • Libyan rebels accused of arbitrary arrests, torture [Obama's support for torture?]

    06/06/2011 1:41:32 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2011
    Libyan rebels accused of arbitrary arrests, torture ... and because the rebels do not clearly distinguish between civilian detainees and... At least one person is thought to have died while in the custody of Libyan rebels, Human Rights Watch said in its report.
  • PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We Refuse to Recognize a Jewish State"

    06/05/2011 6:36:03 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Memri tv ^ | June 2, 2011 | Palestinian Authority TV
    Following are excerpts from an interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV on June 2, 2011: Mahmoud Abbas: With regard to [Palestinian recognition] of a Jewish state, or whatever, this has never been an issue. Throughout the negotiations between the Israeli and us, from 1993 until a year ago, we never heard the words "Jewish state." Now, they have begun to talk about it, and our response was: "Go to the UN, and call yourselves whatever you want. We are not the party to address. Not only that – we refuse to recognize a Jewish...
  • More Americans Think Economy Will Never Recover

    06/03/2011 7:33:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2011-06-03
    The mixed signals regarding the economy's health are taking a toll. Americans are growing increasingly doubtful about direction of the US economy, according to the latest survey from business-advisory firm AlixPartners. In fact, an increasing number, some 61 percent, say they don't expect to return to their respective pre-recession lifestyles until the spring of 2014, if ever. What's worse, a full 10 percent said they expect they will never return to pre-recession spending. That's a more pessimistic view than last year, when those surveyed expected that they could be back to pre-recession spending levels by the middle of 2013. "Americans...
  • Al-Qaida seizes another large city in southeast Yemen

    06/02/2011 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    Xinhua net ^ | 2011-06-02 00:01:08 | Editor: Mu Xuequan
    SANAA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Al-Qaida's regional branch in Yemen took control over another large city in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa on Wednesday, a week after they controlled the southern Abyan province, local officials and residents said. "Following fierce battles with government forces, fighters of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) managed to seize the whole city of Azzan in the southeast province of Shabwa on Wednesday, announcing that the city of Azzan joins in their Islamic emirate," one local official told Xinhua. Some tribal leaders and residents confirmed the news in phone conversations with Xinhua. The tribal leaders...
  • EDITORIAL: Wishing away Iranian nukes--The mullahs are working on the bomb, like it or not

    05/31/2011 5:41:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2011 | Editorial
    The Iranian nuclear threat is much ado about nothing, says reporter Seymour Hersh. Writing in the latest issue of the New Yorker, the professional left-wing cynic ignores numerous signs that the Islamic Republic is dead set on achieving nuclear-weapons capability and claims there is “a large body of evidence … suggesting that the United States could be in danger of repeating a mistake similar to the one made with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq eight years ago - allowing anxieties about the policies of a tyrannical regime to distort our estimations of the state’s military capacities and intentions.” For Mr. Hersh, it’s...
  • 'Double-Dip' in Housing Prices Even Worse Than Expected

    05/31/2011 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/31/2011 | reuters
    U.S. single-family home prices dropped in March, dipping below their 2009 low, as the housing market remained bogged down by inventory and weak demand, a closely watched survey said Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas declined 0.2 percent in March from February on a seasonally adjusted basis, in line with economists' expectations. The price index was below the low seen in April 2009 during the financial crisis. The glut of houses for sale, foreclosures, tight credit and weak demand have kept the housing market on the ropes even as other areas of the economy start to...