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  • Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

    12/10/2018 10:31:24 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | December 9, 2018
    Some 1,200 people, including pilgrims, relatives and friends of the beatified, filled the Chapel of our Lady of Santa Cruz [Abdelaziz Boumzar/Reuters] The Catholic Church has beatified in Algeria seven French monks and 12 other members of the clergy killed during the country's civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim country.Papal envoy Cardinal Angelo Becciu read the official decree on Saturday, stating that the 19 men and women would "from now on be called blessed" at an event in the coastal city of Oran. Some 1,200 people, including pilgrims and relatives and friends of the...
  • THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR

    05/06/2005 9:01:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies · 1,803+ views
    Volume 7, No. 3 - September 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE COLD WAR'S LONGEST COVER-UP: HOW AND WHY THE USSR INSTIGATED THE 1967 WAR By Isabella Ginor The Soviet warning to Egypt about supposed Israeli troop concentrations on the Syrian border in May 1967 has long been considered a blunder that precipitated a war which the USSR neither desired nor expected. New evidence from Soviet and other Warsaw Pact documents, as well as memoirs of contemporary actors, contradicts this accepted theory. The author demonstrates that this warning was deliberate disinformation, part of a plan approved at the highest level of Soviet leadership...
  • Religious freedom at risk in one of five countries: report

    11/22/2018 6:03:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Religious freedom is under threat in one of every five nations around the globe, in part because of an increase in “aggressive ultranationalism”, a Catholic NGO said in a report Thursday. Aid to the Church in Need found incidents of religious persecution in 21 countries in the two years to June 2018, including Niger, Myanmar, India and China. Acts of discrimination were reported in 17 other countries such as Algeria, Turkey and Russia, it said. It was the 14th edition of the aid group’s report covering all religions in 196 countries, carried out every two years with the assistance of...
  • Migrant suspected of 542 crimes can't be deported from Germany as he doesn't have PASSPORT

    09/03/2018 2:27:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | TOM PARFITT
    A MIGRANT facing hundreds of criminal investigations cannot be deported from Germany – because officials have no idea where he is from. The man, who came to Germany in 1998 without a passport, claims to be from various North African countries including Algeria and Morocco. He has allegedly been using legal loopholes to stay in Germany despite having a staggering 542 criminal investigations against him. The migrant has been accused of a string of crimes including assault, theft, robbery and buying drugs, local media said. He was recently arrested by police but authorities have clue what the man's name is...
  • Migrant in Germany with 542 criminal investigations against him cannot be deported (tr)

    08/28/2018 3:20:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/27/2018 | Phoebe South Worth
    An EU migrant facing 542 criminal investigations - including robbery and drugs offences - cannot be deported because authorities don't know where he came from. The man, who arrived in Germany in 1998 without a passport, has allegedly been using legal loopholes to remain in the country. After being was arrested by German police, he claimed to be from North African countries including Algeria and Morocco. ... High commissioner Ruedigar Buchta told German newspaper Bild: 'A third of the proceedings were for possession and purchase of narcotics. 'Some were for the fraudulent acquisition of services like fare dodging. Added to...
  • Meanwhile, There's A War On

    01/12/2006 4:15:22 AM PST · by saveliberty · 45 replies · 1,082+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 1/11/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Meanwhile, There's A War On by John HinderakerWe noted here the mysteriously under-covered story of the three would-be terrorists who were arrested in Italy after vowing to launch an attack on America that would dwarf September 11. A reader sent us a link to this article, which has more: The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely...
  • Woman denied French citizenship for 'refusing to shake official's hand'

    04/19/2018 8:54:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 April 2018 16:40 CEST+02:00
    A woman was denied French nationality after refusing to shake hands with officials during the official citizenship ceremony, it has been reported this week. The Algerian woman was attending the official ceremony in Isère, southeast France, after her successfully applying for citizenship via her marriage to a French national.But she “expressly refused to shake hands with the secretary-general of the prefecture and another local official”, according to a case heard by France’s highest court the Conseil d’État (State Council) that was published on the French government’s justice website LegiFrance. The woman claims her actions at the ceremony in Isère, eastern...
  • John Bolton Is Good for the U.S. and Bad for Iran

    04/02/2018 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Adam Ereli
    Judging by the rhetoric coming out of Tehran, John Bolton’s appointment as America’s National Security Advisor is the worst thing that ever happened. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council labeled Bolton’s appointment “a matter of shame.”  The Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy declared,  "The use of hardline elements against the Islamic Republic of Iran shows that the Americans seek to exert more pressure on Iran.”First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri opined, “They (US officials) are wrong to assume that the Iranian nation will give in to their threats against the Islamic Republic.”  ...
  • Algeria Breast Cancer Survivors Shunned as 'Half-Women'

    01/06/2018 7:21:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being "mutilated" and a "half-woman". "Cancer? It's nothing compared with being rejected after 18 years of marriage," the 50-year-old medical assistant said, still clearly upset years later. Linda is one of hundreds of Algerian women to have been abandoned by their husbands or fiances after being diagnosed with breast cancer, a charity says. Thousands of women are found to suffer from the disease every year in Algeria, leaving many with no option but to surgically remove a part of...
  • I tried to talk Donald Trump out of Jerusalem decision but he wouldn’t listen, says Macron

    01/01/2018 3:15:12 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Express UK ^ | Dec 2017 | Romina McGuinness
    In a trans-Atlantic phone call the young French leader warned the consequences would be severe. However, Mr Tump clearly ignored Mr Macron’s advice and yesterday made the bombshell announcement. Adding his voice to near worldwide condemnation Mr Macron said he ‘deplored’ the US president’s unilateral decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying that the city’s status should be determined as part of a settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. During a news conference in Algiers, Algeria, he said: “It is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of, and that goes against international law and the...
  • Clinton Foundation has bumpy record on donor disclosure

    11/28/2017 7:33:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/17 | John Solomon
    In August 2016, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took on critics of her husband’s charitable foundation by saying the former first family “went above and beyond” to disclose their donors to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest when she served as America’s top diplomat. On the face, Clinton’s statement is true. A December 2008 voluntary ethics agreement the Clinton Foundation and incoming secretary of State executed with the Obama administration, before called for, disclosed all donors to the Foundation and its various initiatives, something normal charities don’t have to do. But over the years, the Clintons’ compliance...
  • The Jews driven out of homes in Arab lands

    11/28/2017 5:33:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 11-26-17 | Tom Gross
    The removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored, says Tom Gross It is not surprising, given the sheer scale of the Holocaust and its sadism, that it has dominated contemporary discourse among Jews and others. But, while the extermination of European Jews has rightfully (though belatedly) generated a great deal of study and research, the removal of the Jews from the Arab world has been all but ignored. This ignorance extends to policy-makers at the highest level. Some journalists and politicians I have spoken to have expressed surprise when I even mentioned that Jews...
  • French woman jailed for wiring cash to her jihadist son

    09/29/2017 6:09:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal,fr ^ | 29 September 2017 09:29 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A French woman whose jihadist son fought, and is thought to have died, in Syria was given a two-year jail sentence for financing terrorism on Thursday because she sent him money. Nathalie Haddadi, 43, insisted she did not know how her son Belabbas Bounaga spent the money she wired to him and said the conviction was a “double punishment” for a grieving mom. “I have trouble understanding how they can accuse me of financing terrorism,” Haddadi told reporters before hearing the verdict. “I helped my son,” she said, while insisting she had never sent money to Syria. […] Haddadi, a...
  • The suspect in car attack near Paris is an Algerian national

    08/10/2017 5:00:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | sylvie corbet, associated press
    <p>The man suspected of ramming a BMW into a group of soldiers near Paris is a 37-year-old Algerian who was known to police as a suspect in minor crimes but not as someone with radical beliefs, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Hamou Benlatreche was living legally in France and had never been convicted of a crime, a police officer involved in the case told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak about an ongoing investigation. Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack.</p>
  • Saddam's Ambassador to al-Qaeda *(The Smoking Gun)*

    02/23/2004 9:49:50 AM PST · by freebacon · 7 replies · 2,659+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Ambassador to al-QaedaBy Jonathan SchanzerWeekly Standard | February 23, 2004 A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al-Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who served in...
  • Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonization of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

    02/16/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 February 2017 15:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local, Ben McPartland
    French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has drawn a storm of criticism from his rivals after calling France’s colonization of Algeria a “crime against humanity”. In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were “genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apologizing”. His visit also included a stop at the Martyrs’ Memorial in Algiers, saying he wanted to promote a “reconciliation of memories” between the two countries. The violent history between France and Algeria is still...
  • 'If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!': Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016

    02/06/2017 8:15:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | Gatestone Institute
    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016. One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister's husband refused to convert to Islam: "He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus." The...
  • Refugee in court accused of fire at asylum center [Düsseldorf, Germany]

    01/17/2017 9:49:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.16.2017 | mm/rt (AFP, dpa)
    A 27-year-old Algerian is accused of setting his refugee accommodation in Düsseldorf on fire following a row over Ramadan meals. The blaze caused millions of euros in damage. The Algerian asylum seeker was due in court in the western German city of Düsseldorf on Monday charged with serious arson. Alongside him, a Moroccan man of the same age was due to face judges, accused of incitement. Last June, the Algerian allegedly set fire to a canteen at the temporary shelter, which was located inside an exhibition hall. …
  • The Algerian Su-34 Is a Myth

    10/24/2016 6:50:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 24, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Su-34. Photo via Wikipedia On Dec. 30, 2015, some Russian media outlets—this one, for example — claimed Algeria had placed an order for powerful, twin-engine Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers. Western observers concluded that the order was a given — and now it’s only a matter of time until the Algerian air force starts operating Su-34s. No so fast. In fact, the Algerian Su-34 story is mostly rumor and hyperbole. In the immediate aftermath of the Russian intervention in Syria in late September 2015, world media attention focused on the Russian air force and, in particular, Russia’s photogenic Su-34s. The reporting had a profound effect on...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...