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  • Dubai Ports redux: Arab takeover of Port Canaveral

    05/27/2015 5:43:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jerome Corsi
    The Dubai Ports World controversy of 2006 is making a comeback, only this time the Arab principal has actually gained control of the container contract for a major U.S. port. The site is Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, which is frequented by U.S. and NATO-ally nuclear submarines. A 35-year contract signed last year and set to go operational next month allows a United Arab Emirates-based company managed by Badr Jafar to operate a cargo terminal managing containers. The UAE has been a major donor to the troubled Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. And...
  • The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s.

    05/16/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04 April 2015 | Liz Sly
    When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe. Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and receiving orders from shadowy Iraqis who moved in and out of the battlefield in Syria. When Abu Hamza disagreed with fellow commanders at an Islamic State meeting last year, he said, he was placed under arrest on the orders of a masked Iraqi man who had sat silently through the proceedings, listening...
  • Arab Nations Announce 'Historic' Unified Military Force To Counter Iran, ISIS

    03/28/2015 7:42:50 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 52 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 27 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    Foreign ministers from 22 Arab countries agreed to form a unified military force on Thursday, approving a draft resolution designed to counter growing security threats in the region. "The Arab ... ministers agreed on adopting an important principle, which is forming the unified Arab military force. The task of the force will be rapid military intervention to deal with security threats to Arab nations," Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby told reporters after the meeting, Reuters reported. The agreement, which Elaraby described as “historic,” came shortly after airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia and its Arab...
  • Islamic State’s Killing of Jordanian Pilot Sparks Mideast Outrage

    02/04/2015 10:35:04 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 4, 2015 | By NOUR MALAS
    Brutal Tactics of Militant Group Have Startled Arab Nations BEIRUT—Outrage spread across the Arab world after the release of a video by Islamic State said to show the burning to death of a captive Jordanian pilot, raising alarm in the region over the militant group’s brutal tactics and startling Arab governments involved in the military campaign against it. The 22-minute video begins with footage of Jordanian involvement in a U.S.-led military coalition against Islamic State. It then shows what appears to be First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh describing Jordan’s military operations before he is burned alive inside a cage. Jordan’s government...
  • ISIS cancer spreading to North Africa

    10/14/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Daniel Nisman
    Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate ISIS, this cancer is spreading in North Africa — within striking distance of Europe’s soft underbelly.  On Sept. 15, a group of Algerian jihadists broke away from the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb network to pledge allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The self-proclaimed “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria” proved their worth days later, ambushing a group of French tourists in a popular Algerian national park, kidnapping and beheading one of them.  On Sept. 23, the new group Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt popped...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    McClatchydc.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL — Vice President Joe Biden apologized to the United Arab Emirates Sunday for charging that the oil-rich ally had been supporting al Qaida and other jihadi groups in Syria's internal war, his second apology in as many days to a key participant in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists.
  • Hatred and Violence: Other than oil, the Arab World doesn't produce much else.

    09/30/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine, or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, to art, or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003–2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than does the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total...
  • Emirates to stop flying over Iraq after MH17 disaster

    07/29/2014 9:53:24 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | July 28, 2014
    Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect against the threat of Islamic militants on the ground. The airline told the BBC it was taking "precautionary measures" and "working on alternative routing plans for flights using Iraqi airspace". The move follows the Malaysian Airlines' Flight MH17 disaster. MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine. Emirates said it is already re-routing some flights. It will take a few days for the re-routing to be completed, the airline added. "We are closely monitoring the situation along with international agencies, and will never compromise the safety of our customers and crew,"...
  • Arab World Precedent: Bahrain Adds Hizbullah To List Of Terrorist Organizations

    05/11/2013 1:35:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/5/13 | R. Goldberg
    On April 7, 2013, the Bahraini government approved a proposal by parliament to compile a list of terrorist organizations and to enter Hizbullah onto it, and ordered the interior and foreign ministries to take steps to implement this resolution. This is an unprecedented move in the Arab world, which comes after the exposure of terrorist cells and attacks in Bahrain that are attributed to this Lebanese Shi'ite organization, and following Shi'ite protests in the kingdom that began in February 2011, which the Bahraini government claimed had been guided and funded by Iran and Hizbullah. The Bahraini authorities' fear of involvement...
  • Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria

    05/06/2013 1:29:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Israel Pundit ^ | May 5, 2013 | Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira
    Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria By Shimon Shapira, JCPA In mid-April, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah paid a secret visit to Tehran where he met with the top Iranian officials headed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Gen. Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Suleimani prepared an operational plan named after him based upon the establishment of a 150,000-man force for Syria, the majority of whom will come from Iran, Iraq, and a smaller number from Hizbullah and the Gulf states. Suleimani’s involvement was significant. He has been the spearhead of Iranian military...
  • Meet the Emirati Who Was Expelled From Saudi Arabia for Being 'Too Handsome'

    04/30/2013 2:19:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 28, 2013
    Omar Gala hit world headlines after he was kicked out by Saudi religious policeAn Emirati man was expelled from Saudi Arabia by its feared religious police for being too good looking has become a famous person worldwide after his expulsion hit headlines in global newspapers, triggering a feminine deluge on his social website. Omar Borkan Al Gala, previously a hardly known actor and poet from Dubai, has not confirmed outright he was deported but hinted that he was one of three Emirati men who were reportedly forced out of an annual cultural festival in the conservative Gulf Kingdom last week...
  • BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus

    03/24/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT · by turbocat · 355 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/24/13 | Jim Holt
    According to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life Heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital–
  • Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    02/03/2013 8:02:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent. ... In January, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada urged their citizens to leave Benghazi. The British Foreign Office said it was aware of “a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Several nongovernmental organizations already have left. ... Over the past year, militants in Benghazi have attacked the British envoy’s...
  • Yemen security chief at U.S. Embassy killed

    10/11/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 61 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 11, 2012
    SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni security officials say a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa. The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
  • The Arabs, Fifty Years Ago (How Life magazine misread the Arab world in 1962)

    03/07/2012 6:26:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2012 | Daniel Pipes
    ‘Once mellowed and moldering, the far-flung civilization of the Arabs is being swept today by invigorating winds of change. A fruitful kind of disorder is replacing the old fixed patterns of life.” Those contemporary-sounding words were published in 1962, in a glossy, picture-laden, 160-page book titled The Arab World. The volume boasts three virtues that make it worth a review a precise half-century later. First, the editors of Life magazine, then the outstanding American weekly, produced it, implying cultural centrality. Second, a retired senior State Department official, George V. Allen, wrote the introduction, pointing to the book’s establishment credentials. Third,...
  • UN rights chief says Syria death toll over 4,000

    12/01/2011 7:51:26 AM PST · by Righting · 4 replies
    AP / YahooNews ^ | Dec. 01, 2011
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official says her office estimates the death toll in Syria's nine-month uprising is now "much more" than 4,000. Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave the latest figure a day before the global body is due to hold an emergency meeting on the crisis in the country. Pillay told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that evidence emerging of abuses committed by Syrian security forces affirms her call that the country's leadership should be prosecuted for "crimes against humanity."
  • Report: Arafat Death Report Coming

    11/11/2011 3:28:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    A nephew of late PLO founder Yasser Arafat says the family will be releasing a 558-page French medical report detailing the cause of his death. Naser al-Qudwa told the Palestinian Authority's semi-official Maan News Agency the document is being translated from French before it is released. Al-Qudwa claimed the report would answer "many questions," adding the 'Palestinian people' had a right to clear answers regarding his uncle's death. The report by French doctors reportedly describes a platelet disorder and speculates on its cause. The doctors, however, ruled out cancer or acute infection, Al-Qudwa says. "We have said that it is...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte

    10/20/2011 4:39:01 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Dailymail ^ | 10.20.11
    BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte Leader wounded in both legs prior to capture By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 12:27 PM on 20th October 2011 Comments (0) Add to My Stories Share Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by revolutionary forces in Libya, it has been reported today. Gaddafi and his family have been on the run since Nato and rebel forces started closing the net on Tripoli in mid-August. The reports of Gaddafi's capture came on the same day that revolutionary forces said that they had taken control of Sirte - the leader's...
  • Israel 'shocked' at Egypt TV Schalit interview

    10/18/2011 10:51:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 10/18/11 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials harshly criticized an Egyptian television interview with soldier Gilad Schalit minutes after Hamas militants freed him in a prisoner swap Tuesday, saying the questioning was inappropriate and insensitive. In the interview aired on Egyptian state television, a gaunt, sallow and uncomfortable looking Schalit appeared to struggle to speak at times, and his breathing was noticeably labored as he awkwardly answered questions. The footage, along with earlier Egyptian TV video showing Schalit being transferred to Egypt, were the first images seen of the soldier after more than five years in Hamas captivity. Armed Hamas militants were...
  • Steve Jobs’s Father Is . . . His Father -- Period.

    10/11/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    On a daily basis, I sit in awe at the amount of nonsense that pervades the world’s media. The latest is the preoccupation with the ethnicity of Steve Jobs’s biological father. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth. And until his untimely death last week, as far as almost anyone in the world knew, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobs. In fact, as far as Steve Jobs himself was concerned, his only parents were Paul and Clara Jobs. As the New York Times reported nearly 15 years ago (“Creating Jobs,” Jan. 12, 1997): “Jobs holds a firm...
  • U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt

    10/07/2011 7:48:44 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 4 replies
    n a blunt assessment, President Obama’s first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a “chasm” between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypt’s president out of power in February. Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States’ Persian Gulf allies interpret the president’s handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • Syrians flee to Jordan with stories of horror: Assad protesters tortured, killed

    08/08/2011 8:47:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 8, 2011 | Dale Gavlak
    In Syria on Monday, Mr. Assad continued his assault on the eastern town of Deir el-Zour, a day after his security forces killed 42 people there. The army also killed three people at a funeral in the town of Daraa, human rights activists said. Arab nations applied more diplomatic pressure, as Kuwait and Bahrain on Monday followed Saudi Arabia and withdrew their ambassadors to protest the ongoing violence. Saudi King Abdullah pulled his ambassador out of Damascus on Sunday, denouncing the "bloodshed" in Syria... A cabdriver from Daraa, who asked to be identified as Abu Mahmoud, said he and his...
  • Some of ISLAMOFASCISM round-up - July-Aug 2011

    07/31/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Some of Islamofascism round-up - July-Aug 2011 UNITED STATESIn-Depth: Accused Fort Hood plotter got bombmaking recipe from Al Qaeda‎ Christian Science MonitorJuly 29, 2011http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2011/0729/Accused-Fort-Hood-plotter-got-bombmaking-recipe-from-Al-QaedaFBI Charges KAC Director with Illegal Pak Lobbying‎ San Leandro India WestJuly 28, 201http://www.indiawest.com/ad.aspx?a=r1No bail for Florida imam accused of aiding Taliban‎Reuters - Peter Cooney - Jul 26, 2011 He has already rejected bail for the men's father, who was an imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque in Miami, at the time of his arrest ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-usa-pakistan-charges-idUSTRE76P6KF20110726PAKISTANIslamist students terrorize Pakistan college campuses‎Bradenton Herald - Alex Rodriguez - 23 Jul 2011The organization's clout illustrates...
  • Obama, US viewed less favorably in Arab world, poll shows [ Less favorably than Bush ]

    07/13/2011 10:10:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    boston.com ^ | 7-13-11 | By Farah Stockman, Globe Staff
    The United States is viewed less favorably in much of the Arab world today than it was during the final year of the Bush administration, and President Obama is less popular in the region than Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to a poll released today by the Arab American Institute, a nonpartisan research and advocacy group. Attitudes towards the US president and the United States as a whole have been growing increasingly negative over the past ten years due to the invasion of Iraq, outrage over Guantanamo Bay, and continued frustration over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said James Zogby, president of...
  • Freedom And The Middle East

    04/29/2011 4:34:14 AM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    JP ^ | February 16 2011 | Michael Freund
    Freedom And The Middle East By: Michael Freund Date: Wednesday, February 16 2011 [...] This was borne out most recently by a report issued by Freedom House, the independent Washington-based group that advocates for freedom worldwide. According to its annual survey, "Freedom in the World," of the 18 countries in the Middle East, only one is considered to be "free." And that one, of course, is Israel. Not a single Arab country - not one - did Freedom House consider fully "free." In effect, then, this means that of the approximately 370 million human beings currently residing in the Middle...
  • As Arab Spring Turns Violent, Democracy Advocates Face Big Challenges

    04/22/2011 6:49:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 23, 2011 | MATT BRADLEY, MARC CHAMPION, MARGARET COKER, SAM DAGHER, JOE PARKINSON, BILL SPINDLE and ERIK STIER
    An Egyptian protester waved his national flag as tens of thousands gathered for a demonstration at Cairo's Tahrir Square on April 8, 2011. SIDI BOU ZID, Tunisia—Ali Bouazizi, who owns a grocery story at the center of this poor, remote North African town, was ecstatic when protests toppled his nation's dictator in January. These days, he sounds deflated. "This uprising was for what?" he asked in a recent interview. In Tunisia, he said, "the people who have money and the heritage of the old regime aren't giving up control." Mr. Bouazizi is no ordinary bystander to the revolution. He played...
  • BREAKING: Libyan government calls an immediate ceasefire

    03/18/2011 5:53:36 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 107 replies · 1+ views
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  • The Collapse of Arab Civilization?

    02/13/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2011 | Michael Fraley
    Five years ago, Lt. Col James G. Lacey published the article "The Impending Collapse of Arab Civilization" in The Naval Institute: Proceedings." He disputed the conclusions of two books which have particularly influenced recent foreign policy and grand strategy: The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis, and The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington. In his article, he stated: A more accurate understanding of events leads to the conclusion that Arab, not Muslim, civilization is in a state of collapse, and it just happens that most Arabs are...
  • World Social Forum starts as turmoil strikes Arab world

    02/06/2011 1:34:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/6/11 | Laurence Boutreux - AFP
    DAKAR (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people marched through Dakar on Sunday at the start of the annual World Social Forum, an annual leftist gathering taking place as anti-government protests sweep the Arab world. The 11th edition of the forum, an alternative to the elite World Economic Forum held in the posh Swiss ski resort of Davos last week, brings together anti-globalisation activists opposed to capitalism. This year participants are focusing on the popular revolt spreading across northern Africa with demands for democracy and criticism of dire social conditions reflecting the crisis of capitalism. Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales...
  • Yemen president not to extend term

    02/02/2011 7:55:05 AM PST · by EBH · 5 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 2/2/11
    Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, has backed down on a plan to rule his impoverished Arab country for life after mass protests demanding his ouster. In an announcement on Wednesday, Saleh said he plans for elections in April had been scrapped along with constitutional amendments that would have seen him become president for life. "I will not extend my mandate and I am against hereditary rule," he said. The move would bring an end to a three-decade rule when his current term expires in 2013. Eyeing protests that brought down Tunisia's leader and threaten to topple Egypt's president, Saleh...
  • Egypt Protests: Al-Jazeera Journalists Arrested, Network Says

    01/31/2011 8:57:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 2 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 01/31/2011 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ and LEE FERRAN
    The Egyptian military arrested and later released six journalists from the Arabic television network Al-Jazeera, the network said today. "Special military units have just raided the hotel where our journalists from Al-Jazeera English were operating," Clayton Swisher, an Al-Jazeera reporter in Doha, Qatar, told ABC News. Swisher said the journalists were arrested and that newsgathering equipment was also confiscated. Though the journalists were released about 90 minutes later, the equipment was not returned. The six were told authorities did not "want to see [them] again" when they were released. Swisher told ABC News the network will continue to broadcast from...
  • Prince warns S. Arabia of apocalypse

    01/29/2011 1:45:18 PM PST · by FromLori · 114 replies
    Press TV ^ | 1/30/2011 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has warned the country's royal family to step down and flee before a military coup or a popular uprising overthrows the kingdom. In a letter published by Wagze news agency on Tuesday, the Cairo-based prince warned Saudi Arabia's ruling family of a fate similar to that of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein and the ousted Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, calling on them to escape before people "cut off our heads in streets." He warned that the Saudi royal family is no longer able to "impose" itself on people, arguing that deviations...
  • Egypt Protests Show George W. Bush Was Right About Freedom in the Arab World

    01/28/2011 6:29:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 100 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 28, 2011 | Eliott Abrams
    "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never even to have a choice in the matter?"... "Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe - because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said. "As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish,...
  • How to be a bigot under the guise of a "critic of Israel"

    06/10/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 203+ views
    How to be a bigot under the guise of a "critic of Israel" Try and substitute 'anti-Zionist' instead of anti-Jewish, at least make sure, your references convey such messages. Avoid all humanitarian aspects of Israel's humane army in its constant fight against Arabs who trick them into firing upon civilians, ommit all the risky steps Israeli soldiers take in going house to house searching for bombs/bombers, instead of just leveling the place down (if Zionists were not caring about civilians), the repeated notification for residents to leave a certain area ahead of anti-terror operations, in order to give a chance...
  • Arab World Faith in Obama Said to Be Dimming

    03/20/2010 6:40:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 197+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 20 March 2010 | John Semmens
    Despite a surge in criticism of Israel by key members of the Obama Administration, Muslims throughout the Middle East say they are losing confidence in the “change” promised by President Obama in his Cairo speech. “Merely insulting Jews, even if done in a very flamboyant and public way, falls far short of our expectations,” said Ayal Khutnutz, spokesman for the United Arab League. “For all his talk, Obama has yet to kill a single Jew. His promise of a new dawn in US-Muslim relations is an empty one.” Khutnutz called for the United States government to “put an end to...
  • Brooks: 'What Biden Said on [MTP] Today Will be Laughed at Around the Arab World'

    New York Times columnist David Brooks says that what Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's David Gregory Sunday concerning the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City doesn't pass the laugh test. "What Joe Biden said on ['Meet the Press'] today will be laughed at around the Arab world." Maybe even more shocking, speaking during the panel discussion segment that followed Biden's interview, Brooks agreed with some things former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke about concerning this matter on ABC's "This Week." "The KSM trial has become a total mess. What Joe Biden said today on the program...
  • Vatican's top cleric in Arabia walks a thin line

    01/01/2010 10:13:18 PM PST · by paudio · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 27, 2009
    The Vatican's top cleric in the heart of Muslim Arabia tends to a flock of 2 million Christians spread around six desert nations. But he has to do it quietly: Most of them must still pray in secret and are forbidden to display crosses and other symbols of their faith. n this image taken Tuesday... From his base in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, Archbishop Paul Hinder travels the Arabian Peninsula, even slipping in and out of Saudi Arabia - the birthplace of Islam, where restrictions on Christians are the toughest.
  • Rabbis to US Ambassador: Time to 'Go Biblical' with Arabs...

    01/01/2010 3:31:25 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 907+ views
    Aurtz ^ | Jan 1st, 2010
    (IsraelNN.com) A delegation of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met with U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. James Cunningham, today and called for a reassessment of the entire U.S. policy vis-ŕ-vis the Israelis and Palestinians. The rabbis told Ambassador Cunningham that it was time to try the Biblical approach to the dispute over the Land of Israel. Going Biblical "Who knows, Mr. Ambassador, maybe this is your defining moment." Rabbi Dov Lior, the Rabbi of Kiryat Arba-Hevron, said: "G-d gave the US the power and influence to affect the rest of the world and supporting Israel is the key to...
  • Egypt eyes U.S. missiles

    12/25/2009 9:28:39 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 621+ views
    Space War ^ | 12/23/2009 | UPI via Space War
    The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has signaled its intent to consider a rash of foreign military sales to Egypt, including the transfer of anti-tank missiles. The government of Egypt has also requested anti-ship missiles, engine upgrades for its fleet of F-16 jet fighters and Fast Missile Crafts worth an estimated $1.18 billion. The proposed sale is expected to "contribute to the foreign police and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the...
  • Official Friday Sermons from Sudan: Jews Carried Out 9/11; Twin Towers Will Be Rebuilt in Israel

    12/13/2009 7:25:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 522+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 12-13-09
    U.S. and the Arab and Muslim World       December 10, 2009 Special Dispatch No.2687 Official Friday Sermons from Sudan: Our Son Obama Hussein is Taking the Same Path as His Predecessor and Has Succumbed to Zio-Christianity; He Should Acknowledge That the Jews Carried Out 9/11; The Twin Towers Will Be Rebuilt in Israel; Hurricane Katrina was Allah's Curse of the Jews on America; America Must Follow Benjamin Franklin's Warning Again The following are official Friday sermons by Sudanese Sheikh Abd Al-Jalil Al-Karouri, the imam of the Shahid Mosque in Khartoum and a member of the Sudanese Islamic...
  • The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama ("he talks too much")

    11/29/2009 10:00:28 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    http://online.wsj.com ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2009, | FOUAD AJAMI
    A foreign policy of penance has won America no friends. By FOUAD AJAMI 'He talks too much," a Saudi academic in Jeddah,... It was the norm for American liberalism during the Bush years to brandish the Pew Global Attitudes survey that told of America's decline in the eyes of foreign nations. ... 2009 bring findings from the world of Islam that confirm that the animus toward America has not been radically changed by the ascendancy of Mr. Obama. In the Palestinian territories, 15% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 82% have an unfavorable view. The Obama speech in...
  • Netanyahu Tackles ‘Extremist’ Muslim ‘Lies’ over Temple Mount

    10/12/2009 4:01:38 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 22 replies · 1,496+ views
    Israel National News ^ | October 12, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Muslim "extremists” are “spreading lies” by alleging that Israel is digging underneath the Temple Mount to cause the collapse of the mosques, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Monday morning. The Arab world, including the Palestinian Authority, has increasingly accused Israel of the same charges over the past several years, and many Muslim and Arab leaders have told the Arab world that the Temples never existed.
  • Arab States launch secret move to stop using dollar for oil trading

    10/05/2009 3:12:43 PM PDT · by benjibrowder · 65 replies · 3,800+ views
    ARAB STATES LAUNCH SECRET MOVES WITH CHINA, RUSSIA, FRANCE TO STOP USING DOLLAR FOR OIL TRADING... DEVELOPING...
  • Saddam's legacy thrives in the Arab world

    09/14/2009 5:23:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 661+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-14-09 | DAVID KEYES
    Saddam Hussein killed more Arabs and Muslims than any other Middle Eastern leader in recent history. He committed genocide against the Kurds, launched wars of aggression against Iran and Kuwait, launched missiles at Israel and Saudi Arabia, tortured innocents without compunction and imposed totalitarianism in Iraq. His regime brought unprecedented war, terror and misery to the region. Why, then, does the Butcher of Baghdad remain such a heroic figure to so many Arabs? Saddam Hussein, at the opening of his trial. Photo: AP [file] Two decades ago, famed historian Bernard Lewis wrote a prescient piece in The Wall Street Journal...
  • 9/11 and the 'Good War' (It was the furies of the Arab world, not Afghanistan, that struck)

    09/11/2009 1:40:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 832+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 | FOUAD AJAMI
    It was the furies of the Arab world, not Afghanistan, that struck America eight years ago today. ArticleThe road that led to 9/11 was never a defining concern of President Barack Obama. But he returned to 9/11 as he sought to explain and defend the war in Afghanistan in a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, Ariz., on Aug. 17. "The insurgency in Afghanistan didn't just happen overnight and we won't defeat it overnight, but we must never forget: This is not a war of choice; it is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on...
  • World's first Muslim superheroes, the 99, are headed for British television screens

    08/21/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 2,617+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2009
    The world's first Muslim cartoon superheroes have taken the Arab world by storm, and now they are headed for British television screensNamed the 99, as each possesses one of Allah's 99 attributes, the characters include a burka-clad woman named Batina the Hidden and a Saudi Arabian Hulk-type man named Jabbar the Powerful. They have proved a hit from Morocco to Indonesia and were recently named as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the world by Forbes magazine. Now they are being brought to British television by Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother, with a mission to instill Islamic...
  • Mubarak: Peace Now, Israel Later

    08/17/2009 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 17, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, several hours before his scheduled meeting on Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama, said that the Arab world will not make any gestures towards Israel until a regional treaty is signed. A Middle East peace pact must include Israeli agreement on the Arab demand for the right of millions of foreign Arabs to immigrate to Israel and the demand that the Palestinian Authority have control over all of eastern Jerusalem, Egyptian officials said.
  • 71 senators urge Obama to press Arabs

    08/11/2009 5:41:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Seventy-one senators have signed an AIPAC-backed letter to US President Barack Obama supporting his effort to encourage Arab states to normalize relations with Israel. It comes after Americans for Peace Now and other left-wing pro-Israel groups - including Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and J Street - made a battleground of the document, which was circulated by Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and James Risch, (R-Idaho). They called on senators not to sign it unless it is amended to include mention of steps that all the parties in the Middle East need to take towards peace - especially Israel's need to stop settlement...
  • TIME TO PUSH ARABS--WHY IT'S THEIR TURN TO GIVE

    08/07/2009 5:43:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 525+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8-7-09 | BENNY AVNI
    THE supposedly "moderate" Palestinian party remains steadfast in its refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. But then, this week's Fatah gathering in Bethlehem won't even help promote the creation of a new Palestinian state. All of which leaves the Obama plans for the Middle East looking like a road map to nowhere. It's been 62 years since the UN General Assembly partitioned British-mandated Palestine into two states, defining one as Arab and the other as Jewish. Egypt signed on to peace 30 years ago, and in 1993 Yasser Arafat "recognized" Israel in the Oslo agreement. Six years ago,...