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  • The Jews of Arabia

    12/14/2014 7:21:50 AM PST · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th December 2014 | BBC News
    'The Jews may have originated in the Middle East but they were long ago scattered far and wide - to the Gulf, among other places. Few now remain, except in Iran. But a century ago, writes Matthew Teller, there was even a proposal to found a Jewish state at an oasis near Bahrain.'
  • Women may soon be able to drive in Saudi Arabia (if they’re over 30, off the road by 8 p.m. and

    11/09/2014 7:03:32 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | November 8, 2014
    only women over 30 would be allowed to drive and they would need permission from a male relative — usually a husband or father, but lacking those, a brother or son. They would be allowed to drive from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday through Wednesday and noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear why the restrictions would be different Thursday and Friday ... The conditions would also require that a woman driver wear conservative dress and no makeup, the official said. Within cities, they can drive without a male relative in the car,...
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia

    09/20/2014 7:53:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-20-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there will be more beheadings in the coming weeks, and on into the future. Apostates from Islam, homosexuals, and perceived blasphemers will face brutal persecution and death. Women will be treated as chattel and face institutionalized abuse. Islamic-supremacist ideology, with its incitements to jihad and conquest, with its virulent hostility toward the West, will spew from the mosques onto the streets....
  • Record Beheadings And The Mass Arrest Of Christians – ISIS? Or Saudi Arabia!

    09/17/2014 2:48:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    In the past month, a group of radical Islamic extremists based in the Middle East beheaded at least 23 people and enforced a ban on Christianity by arresting a group of people for practicing the faith in a private home. No, I’m not talking about ISIS. The real culprit is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the America’s closest global allies. Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America’s help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf. Some 28 people were rounded up Friday by hard-line Islamists...
  • Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

    08/23/2014 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | By Ed Husain
    ALONG with a billion Muslims across the globe, I turn to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every day to say my prayers. But when I visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, I am forced to leave overwhelmed with anguish at the power of extremism running amok in Islam’s birthplace. Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the official sponsor of Sunni Salafism across the globe. What is religious...
  • Sobia Is Drink of Choice in Ramadan

    07/19/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    “I will really miss drinking sobia now that Ramadan is coming to an end.” This was the lament from Hassan Al-Amoudi, a local resident, here recently. “It is the main drink at the dinner table during Ramadan at our house. I usually drink it as soon as I hear the call for prayer.” Al-Amoudi typically buys between four and five large bags of sobia for his family of eight, many of whom are addicted to the drink in Ramadan. “Sobia has a lot of health benefits,” he said. "For example it helps relax and calm the nerves, and is considered...
  • Scientists: Fissure Could Become New Ocean (Ethiopia)

    12/10/2005 3:36:33 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 36 replies · 1,229+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Sat Dec 10,12:45 AM ET | By ANTHONY MITCHELL
    Scientists: Fissure Could Become New Ocean By ANTHONY MITCHELL, Associated Press Writer Sat Dec 10,12:45 AM ET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopian, American and European researchers have observed a fissure in a desert in the remote northeast that could be the "birth of a new ocean basin," scientists said Friday. Researchers from Britain, France, Italy and the U.S. have been observing the 37-mile long fissure since it split open in September in the Afar desert and estimate it will take a million years to fully form into an ocean, said Dereje Ayalew, who leads the team of 18 scientists studying...
  • Force of nature parts the Red Sea (Geologists believe they are witnessing the creation of an ocean)

    07/21/2006 8:59:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,206+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 21, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    THE Red Sea is parting in a way that could create a new ocean basin and redraw the map of Africa and Arabia. A huge rift that appeared last year along a fault in the Afar desert in Ethiopia, where the African and Arabian tectonic plates meet, has provided the strongest indication yet of how the plates are separating to create a new sea. Geologists believe that they are witnessing a tectonic process similar to the one that formed the Atlantic Ocean, as adjacent plates push apart over millions of years to alter the shape of the continents. While the...
  • Geologists have ringside seats for an ocean's birth ~~ A new sea forming in Africa

    07/20/2006 9:08:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies · 3,674+ views
    The Register ^ | Thursday 20th July 2006 08:36 GMT | Lucy Sherriff
    A rift that opened in Africa after a massive earthquake last September could be the beginning of a new Ocean, scientists say. The crack in the ground appeared along a fault line in the Afar desert in Ethiopia. The crack is heading for the Red Sea. If it makes it that far, it would carve a new ocean that would separate Eritrea and part of Ethiopia (both of which lie on the Arabian plate) from the rest of the continent, creating a new island.Satellite data collected since the quake shows that the rift is widening at an unprecedented rate, according...
  • Secrets of ocean birth laid bare

    07/19/2006 9:35:47 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 18 replies · 1,262+ views
    BBC ^ | July 19, 2006 | Helen Briggs
    The crack is 8m-wide in places The largest tear in the Earth's crust seen in decades, if not centuries, could carve out a new ocean in Africa, according to satellite data. Geologists say a crack that opened up last year may eventually reach the Red Sea, isolating much of Ethiopia and Eritrea from the rest of Africa. The 60km-long rift was initially sparked by an earthquake in September. Follow-up observations reported in the journal Nature suggest the split is growing at an unprecedented rate. See the rift in detail We think if these processes continue, a new ocean will...
  • Volcanoes Threaten To Divide Africa

    02/18/2002 9:44:42 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 300+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-18-2002
    Monday, 18 February, 2002, 13:00 GMT Volcanoes threaten to divide Africa A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart. According to international researchers, it could eventually create a new ocean. "The Ethiopian rift is one of the few places in the world where we can see the transition from continental rifting to something that looks more oceanic," Dr Cindy Ebinger told the BBC World Service's Discovery programme. "It's a unique area worldwide." The crack in the Earth's surface runs for 2,000 kilometres from Malawi in the South, through Tanzania, Kenya and ...
  • Scientists Probe Africa's Rift Valley Break-Up

    01/12/2003 11:31:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/03 | Reuters - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Science - Reuters Scientists Probe Africa's Rift Valley Break-Up Sun Jan 12, 7:05 AM ET Add Science - Reuters to My Yahoo! ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Scientists studying Africa's slow-motion split along the Rift Valley have launched an experiment in Ethiopia to find out exactly why it is happening and whether a new ocean will form where the valley is now. Seventy-two U.S., European and Ethiopian scientists fanned out across the Horn of Africa country this weekend to conduct what they called Africa's largest ever seismic survey. The "volcanic Rift Valley...could eventually break off to form an ocean like...
  • Africa's New Ocean: A Continent Splits Apart

    03/15/2006 7:15:27 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies · 2,404+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 03/15/2006 | Axel Bojanowski
    Normally new rivers, seas and mountains are born in slow motion. The Afar Triangle near the Horn of Africa is another story. A new ocean is forming there with staggering speed -- at least by geological standards. Africa will eventually lose its horn. Geologist Dereje Ayalew and his colleagues from Addis Ababa University were amazed -- and frightened. They had only just stepped out of their helicopter onto the desert plains of central Ethiopia when the ground began to shake under their feet. The pilot shouted for the scientists to get back to the helicopter. And then it happened: the...
  • Giant Crack in Africa Will Become New Ocean

    11/03/2009 12:32:56 PM PST · by Obadiah · 64 replies · 3,759+ views
    A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will eventually become a new ocean or sea, researchers now confirm. The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005. Some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean. But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied.
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin - LiveScience.com
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making

    11/02/2009 12:05:11 PM PST · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,764+ views
    University of Rochester ^ | November 2, 2009 | Unknown
    Geologists Show that Seafloor Dynamics Are at Work in Splitting African Continent In 2005, a gigantic, 35-mile-long rift broke open the desert ground in Ethiopia. At the time, some geologists believed the rift was the beginning of a new ocean as two parts of the African continent pulled apart, but the claim was controversial. Now, scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, and the rift is indeed likely the beginning of a new sea. The new study, published in...
  • Red Sea Region Parting in Massive Split

    07/13/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-19-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    In a new study, scientists have determined that a recent tear in Earth's continental crust near the sea is the largest single rip seen since satellite monitoring began. For the past 30 million years the Arabian tectonic plate has been moving away from the African (Nubian) plate at the Red Sea. But the rift, in which Earth's crust is being stretched and thinned, is not happening smoothly. Most of the time the plates are stuck together. But in September of last year they split apart along a 37-mile (60-kilometer) section in Afar, Ethiopia (Ethiopia map), near the southern end of...
  • No Dog Meat Sold at Fujairah Restaurant: Officials

    06/15/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014
    No dog meat sold at Fujairah restaurant: officials Municipality vows to prosecute those behind the social network rumoursFujairah authorities have denied rumours floated on social networks that a local restaurant sold dog meat meals to consumers and other restaurants and vowed to prosecute those who are behind the report. Fujairah municipality Director Mohammed Al Afkham said the restaurant shown in the report is located in another country and that it is intended to hurt the UAE’s image. Quoted by local newspapers, he said the UAE carries out strict health standards when it comes to food imports and that all restaurants...
  • Humans May Have Dispersed Out of Africa Earlier Than Thought

    04/21/2014 4:04:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 21, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Scientists have suggested the exodus from Africa started between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago. However, stone artifacts dating to at least 100,000 years ago that were recently uncovered in the Arabian Desert suggested that modern humans might have begun their march across the globe earlier than once suspected. Out of Africa models To help solve this mystery, Katerina Harvati, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and her colleagues tested four competing out-of-Africa models. one involved a route northward, up the Nile River valley and then eastward across the northern end of the Arabian Peninsula into Asiathe other...
  • Arabian Artifacts May Rewrite 'Out of Africa' Theory

    12/01/2011 7:11:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | Charles Choi
    Newfound stone artifacts suggest humankind left Africa traveling through the Arabian Peninsula instead of hugging its coasts... stone artifacts at least 100,000 years old... more-than-100 newly discovered sites in the Sultanate of Oman apparently confirm that modern humans left Africa through Arabia long before genetic evidence suggests. Oddly, these sites are located far inland, away from the coasts. ...in the Dhofar Mountains of southern Oman, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula... of a style dubbed Nubian Middle Stone Age, well-known throughout the Nile Valley, where they date back about 74,000-to-128,000 years... Subsequent field work turned up dozens...
  • Humans 'left Africa much earlier'

    01/27/2011 4:03:33 PM PST · by decimon · 83 replies
    BBC ^ | January 27, 2011 | Paul Rincon
    Modern humans may have emerged from Africa up to 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, a study suggests.Researchers have uncovered stone tools in the Arabian peninsula that they say were made by modern humans about 125,000 years ago. The tools were unearthed at the site of Jebel Faya in the United Arab Emirates, a team reports in the journal Science. The results are controversial: genetic data strongly points to an exodus from Africa 60,000-70,000 years ago. Simon Armitage, from Royal Holloway, University of London, Hans-Peter Uerpmann, from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and colleagues, uncovered 125,000-year-old stone tools at Jebel...
  • Stone tools 'change migration story' (Out of Africa)

    09/19/2010 5:12:44 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | September 19, 2010 | Katie Alcock
    A research team reports new findings of stone age tools that suggest humans came "out of Africa" by land earlier than has been thought. Geneticists estimate that migration from Africa to South-East Asia and Australia took place as recently as 60,000 years ago. But Dr Michael Petraglia, of Oxford University, and colleagues say stone artefacts found in the Arabian Peninsula and India point to an exodus starting about 70,000 to 80,000 years ago - and perhaps even earlier. Petraglia, whose co-workers include Australian and Indian researchers, presented his ideas at the British Science Festival, which is hosted this year at...
  • Humans Migrated Out Of Africa, Then Some Went Back, Study Says

    12/29/2006 3:48:38 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies · 2,898+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | 12-14-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    Humans Migrated Out of Africa, Then Some Went Back, Study Says Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News December 14, 2006 Humans first moved out of Africa about 70,000 years ago, but 30,000 years later some of them moved back. That's according to a new study based on DNA evidence from ancient human remains found in Africa. The study shows that a small group of early humans returned to Africa after migrating to the Middle East. In addition, the research suggests that the humans' return occurred around the same time that another group of humans left the Middle East and moved...
  • My Arabian Night: How an Obama pool stop went viral

    03/30/2014 9:35:50 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-30-14 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    I didn’t set out to become Twitter famous in Saudi Arabia. As a senior White House reporter for POLITICO, I’ve traveled all over the country and the world with President Barack Obama, touching down in Air Force One on one unremarkable tarmac after another to record his arrival. I seldom find them noteworthy — and, as an infrequent tweeter, rarely ever share-worthy. But Riyadh was different. A stunning display of Saudi guards awaited Obama at the airport Friday in perfect formation, swords in hand and scarves on their head. So I did something I don’t normally do: I tweeted the...
  • Building the Church in Arabia Is About More Than Just Buildings

    03/23/2014 9:21:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 3/20/14 | Christopher Crawford
    Bishop Camillo Ballin of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia talks about plans for the newest Catholic church in the region and the challenges of building a unified Catholic community across ethnic groups and languages.King Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain has given land to the Catholic Church to construct a 2,500-seat church in the Middle Eastern island nation, to be called Our Lady of Arabia. Bishop Camillo Ballin, the apostolic vicar of the northern Arabian Peninsula, traveled to the United States this month to raise a portion of the $30 million needed for the construction of the church. Bishop Ballin...
  • Bishop hopes to create new home for Catholics in Arabia

    03/17/2014 5:02:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | March 17, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    Bishop Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA. Awali, Bahrain, Mar 17, 2014 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Arabian peninsula look forward to building a new cathedral in Bahrain, creating a permanent home for the Church and a place to help support Catholics coming to the region. “Our mission is to form a better society, to witness with our love that God loves all,” said Bishop Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia, in a March 13 interview with CNA. The Northern Arabia vicariate apostolic serves Catholics in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia....
  • Jewish refugees from Arab lands-Don’t forget what we lost, too

    02/16/2014 9:48:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Economist ^ | 2-15-14
    Compensation for Jews pushed out of Arab lands may become yet another issue MUCH as Palestinian refugees and their offspring remember the orange groves and cinemas they lost in Jaffa when Israel was born in 1948, Jews who once lived in Iraq recite the qasidas—lyrical Arabic poetry—and recall the time when most of Iraq’s banks and transport companies were run by Jews. “Iraq has gone downhill since they forced us out,” sighs a professor at a gathering of academics of Iraqi origin at Or Yehuda, a Tel Aviv suburb, slipping into Arabic. “Mubki, lamentable.” American officials are unclear on the...
  • Marshmallows With Rat Poison in Arabian Ranches (K9 Friends Raise Alarm)

    01/13/2014 3:42:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Majorie van Leijen
    Marshmallows containing rat poison have been found lying around in the area around Arabian Ranches, reported animal welfare organisation K9 Friends Dubai. This morning, a resident of the area who was walking her dog came across the suspicious looking marshmallow and immediately reported it to the organisation. “My husband and I were walking our dogs, when suddenly we noticed a suspicious-looking object lying between the trash on t eside of the street. It raised our suspicion because it was cut in half. When my husband picked up the sweet, he found some pellets inside,” said Patricia Sainsbury, a Uk resident...
  • Saudis lament, 'we have been stabbed in the back by Obama'

    12/27/2013 1:36:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/13 | Richard Miniter
    Arabs don’t trust Obama either. As 2013 ends, President Obama has lost credibility with many people who trusted him at the start of the year. Thanks to the Healthcare.gov debacle, polls find support for the president among women and independents has dropped to the lowest ebb of his presidency. Obama's words -- promising Americans they could keep their doctors under his health care plan -- didn’t match his deeds. Surprisingly, the same thing is happening on the other side of the world among Arabs in the Middle East and for the same reason. Too often, Obama’s speeches and actions don’t...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lawrence of Arabia"(1962)

    12/15/2013 11:02:13 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | David Lean
  • 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...
  • U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia

    10/20/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    JW ^ | October 17 ., 2013
    Twelve years after 9/11, the U.S. has changed sides. The Long War Journal reported on June 29 that the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, which is “al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria,” has “cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria.” What is the Free Syrian Army? The "moderates" whom we are training and to whom we are giving weapons: “the US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group’s known ties to the Al Nusrah Front.” "Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi...
  • King Abdullah lashes out at terror in Egypt

    08/16/2013 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Arab News ^ | 8/16/13
    RIYADH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, called on Arabs on Friday to be united against attempts to destabilize Egypt. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government have always stood with the cause of its brothers in Egypt against terrorism, deviation and sedition,” the King said in a message on Saudi television. “I call on the men of Egypt and Arab and Muslim nations, and the noble scholars, thinkers and conscientious people, men of reason and writers to stand as one man and with one heart in the face of attempts to destabilize a country...
  • Graphic: Al Qaeda’s Hot Spot

    08/10/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT · by Haakaandet · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | August 9 2013 | Richard Johnson and Jake Edmiston
    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is growing and security experts believe it now poses the greatest danger to the West. Based in Yemen, the terrorist group is believed to number about 1,000 members, up from an estimated 200 a few years ago. It is led by Nasir al-Wuhayshi, a former aide to al-Qaeda’s late founder Osama bin Laden. AQAP has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including an attempt to blow up a U.S. commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009. The group is also at the heart of the latest security alert that saw the U.S. close embassies and...
  • Oil-rich Saudi prince sees fracking as a danger to his country

    07/29/2013 5:36:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/29/2013
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says the Gulf Arab Kingdom needs to reduce its reliance on crude oil, because fracking technology under development in other nations will result in less dependency on obtaining energy resources in his homeland.Global demand for Saudi oil will experience further decline as the U.S. and other nations, including Great Britain and Canada, begin to find their own oil elsewhere.Bin Talal, who is worth the U.S. equivalent of $20 billion, published an open letter to his government on Twitter, aimed to get the attention of his country’s oil minister, Ali al Naimi, Sky News reports. He wrote...
  • Nada escapes child marriage ( Saudi Arabia )

    07/20/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NOW ^ | July 18, 2013 | Hind Al-Eryani
    Nada al-Ahdal recounting how she escaped her parents who wanted to force her to marry. Nada comes from a modest family and is one of eight siblings. Fortunately for her, her uncle Abdel Salam al-Ahdal, a montage and graphics technician in a TV station, decided to take her in when she was three years old, to live with him and his aging mother, away from her parents. ... Nada grew up in this caring environment, went to school, and learned English during the summer vacation. She has her own Facebook page, was a gifted singer, and took part in musicals....
  • Mideast filmmakers promote movie of Muslims MASSACRING JEWS for Ramadan ‘entertainment’

    07/15/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/15/13 | The Right Scoop
    Nothing like a good old anti-Semitic movie to watch after a long day of fasting for Ramadan. Get some popcorn, kick your feet up, and shout ‘Allahu Ackbar’ as Jews are getting their heads chopped off. Refreshing! CBN NEWS – Film makers are promoting an anti-Semitic mini-series on the Muslim massacre of Jews as “family entertainment” for Ramadan. During Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, families and friends share an evening meal and fellowship after fasting from dawn till dusk. The 30-day holiday began Tuesday, July 9, and ends Aug. 7. This year features a mini-series entitled Khaibar, referring to a...
  • Myanmar: Saudi Arabia is responsible for the jihad against Rakhine Buddhists

    05/30/2013 6:50:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 5/31/13 | sheikyermami
    The Muslim Issue presents truth to power: Did Buddhists invade Muslim land or did Muslims force themselves, like always, on the Buddhists of Myanmar? Why are they refusing to leave? Remember the rules of the game: while Muslims slaughter, attack, invade and force their ugly fascist ideology on innocent people – they are always the victims. Be it in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Israel, Chechnya, Kosovo, etc. etc. the scenario is always the same. There never exist any responsibility or consciousness for personal conduct within the Muslim community. Islam is an ideology based on...
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • UK DAILY MAIL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected....

    04/30/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 193 replies
    Drudge ^ | 4/30/2012 | Drudge
    BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011... Developing...
  • 7 Reasons Why Oil Prices Won't Plunge

    04/30/2013 1:38:33 AM PDT · by Laurent.w · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29th 2013 | Christopher Helman
    U.S. oil output is now at 6.5 million bbl per day, in third place after Saudi Arabia and Russia (both at roughly 9.8 million bpd). There are seven good reasons why we will not see a sustained plunge in crude. - The decline rate in the Gulf of Mexico, for instance, is 23%, with the North Sea is about 10%. That means the industry needs to develop a new Saudi Arabia every two years, just to stay even. - Despite the enormous growth in the U.S., the costs of getting that oil out are growing at unprecedented rates. Bernstein figures...
  • My Wellspring "IS" Everlasting !

    04/22/2013 8:17:37 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-22-13 | Jedediah
    My Wellspring is everlasting not requiring anything it does not lack ! SO "IS" My Love and Understanding ! You see My sacrifice was complete and not whaning in any way , such IS My understanding for I AM your Pavilion of strength built in the Unity of The Father and I , and it is is through My spirit alone that you receive the Abundance of My WONDERFUL GRACE that supplies "ALL" your needs and more ! For "I AM" a Cornucopia of wealth that My kingdom alone supplies ! So tap into My Wellspring in Spirit and Truth...
  • Oil prices rise on speculation of OPEC production cut

    04/23/2013 12:22:12 PM PDT · by Laurent.w · 11 replies
    globalpost ^ | April 19, 2013
    "There are rumors that OPEC may call for an emergency meeting to discuss output if Brent prices stay below $100 a barrel," Ker Chung Yang, senior investment analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore, told AFP. Sanctions-hit Iran, OPEC's fourth largest producer, said on Wednesday that it considers the "logical" price of crude to be around $100-$120 a barrel. Analysts said the $100 price for Brent is considered ideal by Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, and falling below it could prompt OPEC to cut back on output.
  • Saudi Arabia declares destruction of all churches in region

    04/04/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Christian Telegraph ^ | 4/4/13 | staff
    Earlier this month news reports surfaced out of Saudi Arabia that raised the red flag for Christians, reports MNN. Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, says, "The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia--the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia--has declared that it is "necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.'" Nettleton goes on to note that the report hasn't surfaced anywhere except on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site, which was then picked up by The Atlantic. Ranked second on the Open Doors World Watch List (a compilation of the...
  • Was Colorado corrections chief executed by a hit man?

    03/20/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Selene · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/20/2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Police probe link to Middle Eastern prisoner whose transfer to Saudi Arabia was denied a week before the slaying Officials in Colorado are looking at a possible connection between the shooting death of the head of the state Department of Corrections and a Saudi national who was recently denied transfer from a local prison back to his home country. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer says Tom Clements, 58, was shot at around 8.30pm Tuesday when he answered his front door in Monument, north of Colorado Springs. A family member called 911 to report the shooting. Officers who arrived on the scene...
  • Outrage over Saudi "blood money" in girls death

    02/04/2013 9:44:26 AM PST · by KingofZion · 19 replies
    sfgate ^ | February 3, 2013 | AP
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Online activists in Saudi Arabia are calling for harsher punishments for child abuse after reports that a prominent cleric received only a light sentence after confessing to the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter. *** Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic TV programs, was arrested in November on charges of killing the girl. The reports said he questioned the child's virginity. Saudi media say he was freed last week after serving a short prison term and agreeing to pay $50,000 in "blood money" to avoid a possible death sentence. The...
  • Muslim group slams rebel threats against Syria Christians

    12/23/2012 6:11:50 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    The Daily Star - Lebanon ^ | December 23, 2012 05:28 PM | Friend or Foe?
    An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on December 22, 2012, allegedly shows rebels speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria on December 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / YOUTUBE JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: The world's largest Muslim body on Sunday condemned threats made by Islamist rebels in Syria against two Christian towns, warning of fresh confessional strife in the war-torn country. Such threats "are contrary to the precepts of Islam which calls for tolerance, brotherhood and peace," said the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation based in the Saudi city of Jeddah. It warned against the risks of...
  • Fayyad Urges Arab Nations to Follow Up on 'Safety Net'

    12/17/2012 4:49:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad urged Arab League nations on Sunday to make good on $100 million a month in pledged "safety net" funds, warning that his government was facing a "dangerous" financial crisis. "I have nothing left to do but to urge our Arab brothers to activate this net, because until this point there has been no movement to deliver the $100 million," Fayyad told reporters at a briefing in his Ramallah office, according to AFP. "If this safety net is not activated quickly, I'll call for an emergency Arab summit to discuss financial situation because it's a...
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Saudi Arabian polygamists seek Canadian home

    10/13/2012 1:13:37 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 13, 2012 | Tom Godfrey
    Officials say they’re flooded with applications from well-heeled Saudi Arabian men with one or more wives seeking a new life in Canada TORONTO - Canadian diplomats in Saudi Arabia say there may be a political tempest brewing as many oil-rich polygamist men look for ways to resettle here with their many wives. Diplomatic officials said they’re flooded with applications from well-heeled Saudi men with one or more wives and have asked Ottawa for guidelines on if the spouses should be given visas for Canada. “Bigamy and polygamy are crimes in Canada, but not here in Saudi Arabia,” said Jeff Rogers,...