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  • After spate of attacks, area Muslims reach out during Ramadan to foster better image

    07/16/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Pamela Constable
    As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ends Friday, a spate of recent terrorist attacks by Islamist extremists — including massacres in Tunisia and Kuwait — has marred a time intended for contemplation and prayer. But for Muslim American immigrants in the Washington area, this Ramadan has offered an opportunity to send a contrasting message about Islam and to engage in unprecedented public outreach. Dozens of interfaith events have been held in mosques, embassies and government offices. Muslim charity drives have raised funds for damaged African American and Pakistani churches. Families have opened their homes to neighbors and colleagues to...
  • Unprecedented Demonstration in Jerusalem of Christian Schools

    05/24/2015 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 48 replies
    ComeAndSee ^ | May 21, 2015 | Christian Website from Nazareth
    Picture: Fr. Fahim Abdelmaseh, Bishop Giacinto-Bulos(center), and Catholic Arab students On Wednesday, the 27th of May 2015, at 11:00 AM, an unprecedented demonstration will be held in the plaza in front of the Lev Ram building in Jerusalem (Ministry of Education headquarters) by the Christian Schools in Israel against the policy of the Ministry of Education. Participants in the demonstration will include clergymen (Bishops, Priests, Nuns, and Pastors) in addition to parents of children in Christian schools throughout the country. The Christian schools in the country consist of more than 30,000 students, almost equally divided between Christians and Muslims....
  • ‘American Sniper’ too violent for U. of Michigan; students shown ‘Paddington’ bear flick instead

    04/08/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Michigan canceled a scheduled movie screening of “American Sniper” on Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film glorifies a “mass killer” and perpetuates anti-Muslim stereotypes. An online petition, titled a “collective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,” accused the school of “tolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propaganda” by showing the Chris Kyle biopic, The College Fix reported. “The movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,” the letter reads. “Chris Kyle was a racist who took a...
  • UMix won't screen film in wake of complaints (University of Michigan, American Sniper)

    04/08/2015 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | Lara Moehlman
    The Center for Campus Involvement announced Tuesday afternoon they would cancel a planned showing of “American Sniper” at UMix following a student petition over the depiction of certain communities in the film. In a statement posted on by Facebook CCI, which runs UMix, the organization said the choice was made in response to concerns raised by students about the film in the petition. “Student reactions have clearly articulated that this is neither the venue nor the time to show this movie,” the statement read. “We deeply regret causing harm to members of our community, and appreciate the thoughtful feedback provided...
  • Upstate N.Y. School Apologizes For Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic

    03/19/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 19, 2015
    PINE BUSH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A school in upstate New York has apologized for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic after complaints from district residents who lost family members in the Afghanistan war. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesday morning announcements at Pine Bush High School, located 65 miles northwest of New York City. Some students were angered and responded with catcalls. District Superintendent Joan Carbone told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that she received complaints from residents who lost relatives in Afghanistan and from Jewish parents.
  • Sweden: Muslims in Södertälje Getting Harrassed by Assyrian Christians…….

    02/25/2015 2:01:49 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    tundratabloids.com ^ | 13 March 2009
    <p>Some Muslim families are now feeling the pinch in Sweden, as Assyrian Christian youths wrongfully attack Muslims in their areas, with very hurtfull language. Their conduct is condemnable, but it should be noted however, that no matter how wrong their actions are, and indeed they are, it’s prudent to note that they’re only responding in the manner in which the Muslim community treated them when they were living in Islamic lands.</p>
  • European Union Causes Peace Process And Quartet Meltdown

    02/16/2015 5:16:07 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | David Singer
    Quartet has been totally compromised--the peace process and its intricate negotiating structure irretrievably ended. Back to the drawing board for yet another new proposal Revelations that the European Union (EU) has been acting illegally in funding and facilitating the construction of more than 400 unauthorised buildings in areas in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) under exclusive Israeli control—signals the end of: negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation under the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap and the role of the Quartet - America, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union - as mediator in...
  • Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

    01/30/2015 3:45:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
    Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli. The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s...
  • EU calls for anti-terror alliance with Arab countries [Eurabia]

    01/19/2015 8:30:01 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/19/2015 | Lorne Cook
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday called for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of deadly attacks and arrests across Europe. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that "we need an alliance. We need to strengthen our way of cooperating together."...
  • Israeli attacked by men singing anti-Semitic songs in Berlin [Eurabia]

    01/05/2015 6:50:45 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 1/05/2015 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating an attack on an Israeli citizen who was beaten by a group of young men after he asked them to stop singing anti-Semitic songs on the subway in the German capital on New Year’s Eve. Police spokesman Martin Dahms said Monday that police have not yet been able to identify the attackers, but are evaluating video footage of the incident. The victim, 26-year-old Shahak Shapira, who lives in Berlin, told The Associated Press that after he asked the seven men to stop chanting anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli songs and slurs, he recorded them on...
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: “Since When Are Egyptians Not White?”

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 81 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. There’s been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didn’t use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • Ferguson Protester Arrested for Spitting on Officer; Protester Claims it was "Arab Expression"

    11/22/2014 8:27:39 AM PST · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/22/14 | Aurelius
    Bassem Masri was interviewed on CNN after being arrested for spitting on an officer. Before getting into a heated debate with host Michael Smerconish, Masri claimed that he did not in fact spit on the officer, but was expressing himself in a way that "Arabs" do. At the beginning of the interview, Smerconish got right to the point and asked Masri if he spit on an officer. This was Masri's response: "No, no I didn't. That was an expression that, uh, we use in, uh, Arabs, you know what I'm sayin'? Basically, it's just a sound of me being, you...
  • Is the Middle East becoming less Arab?(Sunni hate Shia-loving Obama?)

    11/08/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8 November 2014 | Hisham Melhem
    Is the Middle East becoming less Arab? Hisham Melhem Saturday, 8 November 2014 President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he laid out the foundation of a new relationship emanating from a nuclear compromise, and stressed shared U.S.-Iranian interests in combatting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is emblematic of a gradual and subtle shift in Washington’s attitudes towards the region in general and its Arab actors in particular. In this rapidly changing Middle East, the U.S. sees a diminishing Arab influence brought about by the erosion of the state system, lack...
  • Anatomy of a flip-flop: Dan Lipinski's path to immigration reform

    10/22/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    When it comes to liberal causes, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski usually is a stranger. The Southwest Sider is a Blue Dog Democrat in a party in which moderate conservatives like him have almost disappeared. Last year he was one of just seven House Democrats — and the only one from Illinois — to vote against re-electing Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader. He's joined with Republicans in a variety of causes and not too long ago was clearly pleased when his name was floated as a potential U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. (SNIP) Though Mr. Lipiinski kind of shrugs it...
  • WATCH How This Gutsy ‘First’ Of A Kind Fighter Pilot Is Blowing Up Both ISIS Targets And Stereotypes

    09/25/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 25, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    WATCH How This Gutsy ‘First’ Of A Kind Fighter Pilot Is Blowing Up Both ISIS Targets And Stereotypes Even as women in parts of the Arab world fight the prohibition against their driving a car on public roads... Even as women in parts of the Arab world fight the prohibition against their driving a car on public roads, one extraordinary Arab woman is driving an F-16 in the fight against Islamic State terrorism. Fox News confirms that 35-year-old Major Mariam Al Mansouri — the first female air force pilot from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — has taken part in...
  • Ted Cruz and the Arab Christians: The crowd was wrong to boo him.

    09/16/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week at the Inaugural Summit of the organization In Defense of Christians (IDC), founded to help the most persecuted religious communities in the world today — Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world — the audience heckled and booed Senator Ted Cruz (R. Texas), and he decided to walk off the stage. This is how he began his speech: “Today we are gathered at a time of extraordinary challenge. Tonight we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews.” One hundred and seventeen words about...
  • How Islam Set Back Western Civilization

    09/08/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 8,2014 | Mathew Hanley
    In his travel writing, V.S. Naipaul parlays personal encounters, to great effect, into expositions of the underlying cultural forces that impact whole peoples. This has often meant puncturing received multicultural wisdom. Among the Believers, for instance, plumbs the undercurrents of life in Islamic lands, taking the reader well beyond the headlines and into people’s worlds. Though much has changed since 1981 when it appeared, there is still much to absorb from his conversations in four non-Arab nations: Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. (In the 1998 sequel, Beyond Belief, he converses again with some of the same figures).
  • Lady Gaga’s Israel Message Sparks Arab Reactions

    09/02/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 2 September 2014
    A video released by Lady Gaga in which she greets her Israel fans with a “Shalom” has provoked mixed responses from Arab fans and social medial users. "Shalom, Israel," the pop superstar said in the brief greeting. "I'm so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv," she added in reference to her concert scheduled for Sept. 13 THe short video message has gone viral online, with many Arab users labeling her as “disgusting” and devilish” and having “no sensitivities” amid the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians and more...
  • A Year's Chase 'Ends' With Just 1 Day of Marriage for Man (Could Not Handle Two Wives at a Time)

    08/12/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Muna Al Khanjari
    Man seeks to divorce as he could not handle two wives at a time An Arab man chased an Arab woman for more than a year to make her his second wife. However, the bride and her family were shocked at the end of the very first day of marriage when he said that he wanted to divorce her because he cannot handle two wives at a time. Dubai-based lawyer Aisha Al Tunaigi, founding partner of Al Matrooshi and Al Tunaiji Law Firm in Dubai, told Emirates 24|7 that the man realised after the first night with his second wife...
  • Meet Africa's First Arab and Muslim Sumo Wrestler

    08/01/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/1 | Mariaa Khan
    Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi arrives at the Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium, where the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament is being held on July 22, 2014 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan(Getty Images) Abdelrahman Shaalan who goes by the ring name of Osunaarashi, (which translates into Great Sandstorm in Japanese) has become the first Arab and muslim to compete as a professional sumo wrestler in Japan. The 22-year-old is also the first Egyptian and African to achieve the feat. At the begining, Shaalan was a big, muscular Egyptian teenager passionate about body-building, but despite a friend's recommendation to try the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo...
  • Second Man Arrested After Synagogue Attack

    07/30/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Jul 2014
    Police arrested a second suspect on Wednesday in connection with an attempted arson attack in which Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in western Germany. Another man who said he was Palestinian has denied involvement. Prosecutors in Wuppertal said they had arrested a 19-year-old from Syria on Wednesday in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on the city's Bergische synagogue in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police believe three young men threw a number of burning bottles into the synagogue entrance-way in an apparent attempt to burn it down. Officers found broken bottles on the ground at the...
  • An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

    07/29/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 3 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 28 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little bit about your family's history?The Khazen can trace back their lineage to the 9th century, when they were mainly located in the Levant. They started acquiring lands from the Muslim Shi'a Tribes in Mount Lebanon during the 1400s and mainly focused their exodus in the Keserwan district. This caused the Shi'a to leave Keserwan and migrate to the South of...
  • 7 / 2014To My Christian Friends Who Side With Israel (Hurl Alert)

    07/26/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 79 replies
    Tales Of An Arab Girl ^ | July 23, 2014 | Ronia
    I would like to apologize in advance if this post comes off as angry. But I’m angry. I’m angry at all this unfair bloodshed and I’m angry at feeling betrayed by fellow Christians. I’m angry at ignorance. I’m angry at propaganda that shoves misconstrued realities down peoples’ throats. I am aware that most of the Christians I know are westernized, and thus, like myself, have been raised with Zionistic, anti-Islamic viewpoints. But I hope that if nothing else, then through this blog post you would at least consider the other side: there are Christians who love Jesus as much as...
  • Video: Do You Pass the Israel Test?

    07/14/2014 5:35:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Prager University
    The best litmus test of any society’s success or failure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfN2IvnIA4M
  • Report: Murdered Arab Teen 'Was Burned Alive'

    07/05/2014 3:32:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/14
    An Arab teenager whose abduction and murder triggered violent protests was burned alive, autopsy reports show, as clashes over the killing spread Saturday from Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns. Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighborhood in Jerusalem early Wednesday, and his charred body found not long afterwards in a the Jerusalem Forest. Palestinians have blamed Jewish extremists for killing him in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in last month of three Israeli teenagers. Palestinian news agency Maan quoted Palestinian Authority Attorney General Mohammed Aluweiwi on Saturday as saying the initial findings of a post-mortem indicated...
  • 'Honor killing': Arab teen in Jerusalem murdered by family because he was gay?

    07/02/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/2/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I can't confirm this yet, but we've already seen stories in the mainstream media that claim that the Arab teen who was killed in the Jerusalem Forest overnight may have been murdered by family members. What the mainstream media is not telling you (as those who read Hebrew can see from the story above), is that the teen may have been the victim of an honor killing because he was gay. There's also another version of the story, which is only slightly different. In any event, this murder was not carried out by a Jew. But why let that...
  • Madonna Wears Islamic Garb (Niqab)

    06/25/2014 2:23:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Hood
    Madonna, no stranger to shock, is at it again, this time posting a picture of herself in a niqab on Instagram Tuesday. In the photo, only the 55-year-old’s piercing blue eyes can be seen through a gold-adorned headscarf. Frequently confused with a burqa, the former only covers the face, while the latter covers the whole body.
  • ‘Rihanna’ of the Arab World

    06/03/2014 5:17:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 3 June 2014 | S.H. Moulana
    Rihanna undoubtedly is one of the most popular female singers in the world and comparatively much younger than Elissa, a renowned Lebanese singer. Rihanna started her singing career in 2005 but in no time she shot to global fame. On the other hand, Elissa is immensely popular in this part of the world. She is known for working in collaboration with well-known Arab and international artists like Ragheb Alama, Cheb Mami, Fadl Shaker, Chris De Burgh and Gerrard Ferrer. She is now considered one of the top singers in the Middle East. Born to a Lebanese father and Syrian mother,...
  • Man asks court to provide Arab clothing during Tampa trial

    05/31/2014 9:07:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Tribune ^ | May 24, 2014 | Elaine Silvestrini
    Sami Osmakac is asking taxpayers to provide him traditional Arab clothing for him to wear when he goes on trial next week on charges he plotted a terrorist attack in Tampa. Osmakac's lawyer told a federal magistrate this morning that Osmakac's family doesn't want to pay to clothe him in a robe garment called a thobe and a head wrap known as a keffiyeh... The judge has previously given Osmakac permission not to stand when the judge or jury enters the courtroom because of his religious beliefs. Potential jurors will be asked whether they can still be fair to him,...
  • Al Sissi Supporter’s Anti-Obama Rant Goes Viral

    05/21/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Layelle Saad
    Unidentified woman tells US President Barack Obama to ‘shut up’A passionate, albeit grammatically incorrect, rant against US President Barack Obama has gone viral on social media. An unidentified Egyptian woman giving an interview with a local TV station tells the US president in broken English, “Listen your Obama. We are Egyptian women. You are listen Obama. Shut up your mouse (mouth) Obama. Shut up your mouse Obama. Sissi yes. Sissi yes. Mursi no. Mursi no.” Army Chief General Abdul Fattah Al Sissi is poised to announce his candidacy for presidency at anytime and is widely expected to win. It was...
  • Chief rabbi helps sick boy fulfill dream to meet the pope

    05/11/2014 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Sunday, May 11, 2014 | Unsigned (staff)
    Mark Rouk, a 16-year-old Christian Arab boy from east Jerusalem who suffers from a chronic illness, believes the only way for him to heal is with a blessing from the pope Chief Rabbi David Lau says he will invite Rouk to pope's reception ceremony. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Rouk family For one 16-year-old boy from east Jerusalem, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Israel will be a dream come true. Mark Rouk, a Christian Arab youth who suffers from a chronic illness, approached Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and asked him to help him meet the pope. In addition to...
  • Arab League: Stalemate in Peace Talks is All Israel's Fault

    04/09/2014 4:47:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 4/9/14 | Elad Benari
    The Arab League, as expected, on Wednesday blamed Israel for the impasse in the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), and called on the United States to keep up efforts to salvage the talks. At a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, the Arab League said Israel was responsible for the “serious predicament” facing the negotiations, citing its failure to release about two dozen terrorist prisoners as one of the major causes, reported the Lebanese Daily Star. “[The ministers] called on America to continue its efforts for the resumption of the negotiation track that obliges Israel to implement...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • What World War I Did to the Middle East

    02/03/2014 8:59:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Spiegel ^ | January 31, 2014 | Bernhard Zand
    Damascus, year three of the civil war: The 4th Division of the Syrian army has entrenched itself on Kassioun Mountain, the place where Cain is said to have slain his brother Abel. United Nations ballistics experts say the poison gas projectiles that landed in the Damascus suburbs of Muadamiya and Ain Tarma in the morning hours of Aug. 21, 2013 were fired from somewhere up on the mountain. Some 1,400 people died in the attack -- 1,400 of the more than 100,000 people who have lost their lives since the beginning of the conflict. ........................................................ That, though, is likely only...
  • Al-Jazeera: Why can't Arab armies be more humane like Israel's?

    01/16/2014 7:06:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Yes, they really said that. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Tom Gross).
  • Pro-Israel poster goes viral in the Arab world

    01/14/2014 1:01:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matsav ^ | 1/14/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
     Hmmm.... What will happen if the Arabs start thinking for themselves? Labels: Arab backwardness, Arab world, flotilla, Gaza, Syria
  • Top Saudi lets the cat out of the bag

    01/08/2014 6:29:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/8/14 | t lifson
    It is worthy paying close attention when a certain Saudi prince speaks his mind. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is sometimes described as the most powerful Arab in the world, thanks to his enormous wealth, business acumen, and influence in the Saudi royal family, which runs the Kingdom as a family fiefdom. Western-educated, he has shown himself to be an effective power broker, owning a 7% stake in News Corporation and donating $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities, arousing suspicions of undue influence. The good prince let the world know what the real stakes are in the battle over...
  • Schizophrenic' US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

    12/08/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/8/13 | Con Coughlin
    America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama´s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. There has been a sharp rise in tensions between Washington and several major Arab states in the wake of last month’s controversial interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme.
  • 12-Year Old Emirati Sexually Abuses And Impregnates Ethiopian Maid In Dubai

    12/05/2013 8:52:40 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Muslim Issue ^ | December 4, 2013
    Muslim males learn to abuse and assault women from childhood on. It’s necessary to understand the situation of these human slaves that work in Arab households to know that they are often sex-slaves. There is nothing they can do to avert this kind of rape behind closed doors. They can’t file a police complaint, they can’t leave as their passports are in possession of their employer, they can’t complain to the head of the family in risk of being beaten and abused. And like in this case, the blame will always be put on the slave – not the abuser....
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Raises Fears of Proliferation Among Arab States

    11/30/2013 1:04:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/13 | Jay Solomon
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is hailing the accord with Iran as a victory in its campaign to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, but the deal is already feeding concerns of Arab governments and some proliferation experts that it could have the opposite effect. They worry it could instead fuel the spread of dangerous technologies across the Middle East and Asia. At issue is the agreement's acceptance of Iran's demand that at the end of a broader diplomatic process, the country will likely retain some ability to permanently produce nuclear fuel through the enrichment of uranium.
  • Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says

    11/12/2013 8:36:04 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12 Nov 2013 | Hannah Strange
    The situation for women has worsened in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, while Iraqi women now suffer greater violence and discrimination than under Saddam Hussein. Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to a poll of gender experts which found high levels of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation as well as an increase in violence and Islamist sentiment following the 2011 revolution. Hopes that the Arab Spring would improve the lot of women in Egypt have not only been confounded, their situation has in fact worsened ... Syria has in the past...
  • The "Arab Spring" is Nothing But a Delusion, A Mirage in the Desert Wilderness of The Modern World

    09/25/2013 9:38:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    The "Arab Spring" is Nothing But a Delusion, A Mirage in the Desert Wilderness of The Modern World When will people realize that the words "Arab Spring" constitute absolutely nothing, means absolutely nothing, in terms of a genuine political movement or strategy? The phrase means nothing because it is about nothing, about nothing that constitutes a genuine ability to progress, as a people, as a society, in form of self-government, about anything that characterizes a definable, real world objective or political goal. The term "Arab Spring" goes only as far as that of mere poetic neologisms, a phenomena perpetuated by...
  • Unprovoked: Arab Punches Jew in Clinic

    09/15/2013 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 9/15/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Jewish man who came to see a doctor at a health clinic in an Arab town last week was viciously attacked by a local Arab for no apparent reason. Security camera footage from the incident, at a health clinic in the northern village of Ibillin, shows the Jew sitting in the waiting room, minding his own business and not even looking at the Arab man. The Arab man gets up, walks toward the Jew and punches him hard in the side of the head. The Jew falls writhing to the floor. Men who were present in the clinic escort...
  • An Uncertain New Era in the Arab World

    09/11/2013 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies
    Hoover Inst ^ | 9-11-13 | Fred Kagan
    The Arab Spring is a series of events of truly world-historical importance. It has already reshaped the Arab World and the Middle East more fundamentally and more rapidly than any event in the past several centuries. Even the emergence of the modern Arab states after the fall of the Ottoman Empire was more protracted and gradual. The suddenness and scale of the events of the past three years has a disruptive and transformative power all its own. The outcome of that transformation is far from clear at this point. It is, in fact, highly contingent on a series of...
  • Arab press pans President Obama on Syria

    09/08/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | HADAS GOLD
    If .. Barack Obama isn’t happy with his press coverage in the United States, he ought to take a look at how he’s being portrayed in the Arab media. As Obama steps up his push for congressional authorization for a strike on Syria, the president is coming under withering criticism by opinion leaders throughout the Middle East, according to a review by POLITICO and experts of Arabic- and English-language media in the region. The increasingly unfavorable coverage Obama’s receiving in the Arab world - even come from the press in countries that support U.S. intervention in Syria - is doing...
  • Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

    09/04/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 158 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 09 04 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.” Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
  • Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi to stand trial for 'acts of violence'

    09/01/2013 1:25:12 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 1, 2013 | Rooters
    Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, a state prosecutor decided on Sunday, an escalation of the army-backed authorities’ crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood. The prosecutor, Hesham Barakat, referred Morsi and 14 other Brotherhood members to a Cairo criminal court on charges of “committing acts of violence, and inciting killing and thuggery”, the state news agency reported.
  • O Little Town of Arab Bethlehem (Evangelical)

    08/24/2013 3:58:51 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Jan talks to Pastor Steven Khoury for the entire hour. He is an evangelical Arab pastor whose family has been ministering God's love in the Holy Land for decades but paying a very dear price. That continues to intensify as the current Middle East war against Christians intensifies. Hear this pastor's remarkable testimony that should inspire and encourage you. God is at work everywhere! The media will not tell the truth in this arena because it reflects poorly on Islam. And, they simply care less about the Christians. But Khoury has even limited Christian support because he believes in the...
  • Al Qaeda isn’t going away soon [Op-Ed]

    08/07/2013 11:33:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Mayuri Mukherjee
    The ‘Syria problem' is playing out in other post-Arab Spring countries, from Libya to Tunisia and Egypt, where the space vacated by despotic regimes has been taken over by Islamic militants. Terror organisations have a ready platform In May, US President Barack Obama said that he was hoping to “refine and repeal” the mandate that he got from the Congress to fight the war on terror against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, as the core group was on the “path to defeat” and “this war, like all wars, must end”. Less than three months later, he has evacuated the US...
  • CAIR: Helen Thomas 'Will Be Fondly Remembered by the Muslim Community'

    07/22/2013 8:14:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offered condolences on the death of Helen Thomas, saying she will be "fondly remembered by the American Muslim community." At a White House celebration for American Jewish Heritage Month, Thomas was asked by RabbiLive.com if she had any “comments on Israel.” “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine," Thomas said. "Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land.” Thomas then suggested that Jewish people "go home" to “Poland, Germany,” “and America, and everywhere else.”