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  • Why do annoying #NeverTrump Freepers still posting articles around the clock?

    05/20/2016 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 272 replies
    May 20 2016 | Vanity
    I see some NeverTrump Freepers are back, posting articles almost like clockwork. Is this some paid trolling going on? Is it some psych-op for the GOPe Uniparty? Using FR as a place to foment conflict/hone the Establishment's arguments against Trump and real conservatives and/or Christians? No one has the time to be posting as many articles in a day these people are posting without getting paid. Sorry. I think it's an "op" against FR.
  • Head of Iranian Militia: $1.7B US Payout Was Ransom for Jailed Americans

    01/21/2016 6:04:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2016 | 4:22 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    The head of the Iranian regime's notorious Basij militia claimed Wednesday that Iran had received $1.7 billion from the U.S. in exchange for the release of imprisoned Americans, contradicting the Obama administration's denial that the settling of a decades-old legal claim amounted to a ransom. Tehran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted Basij commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi as saying in an address to militia members that the U.S. agreed to pay the money to buy freedom for what the news agency called "its spies held by Iran." ...
  • Unconfirmed: Huge explosion kills hundreds in central Tehran

    05/24/2015 1:56:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 4:09 PM (EDT)
    According to first unconfirmed reports, central Tehran was hit Sunday night with massive blasts leaving many hundreds of people dead. Witnesses report heavy Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces speeding to the area. Thee are also reports of explosions in the southern Iranian town of Isfahan - also unconfirmed.
  • Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters

    11/20/2014 4:23:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/19/2014
    Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters Head of Iranian government's Basij paramilitary force claims 'millions' of volunteers have applied to fight in Gaza and Syria. By Mark Langfan First Publish: 11/19/2014, 2:14 PM Reuters The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies. Fars, Iran’s semi-official newspaper, reported that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander the Basij paramilitary force, as saying: "Millions of Basijis (volunteer forces) are ready in Iran to be dispatched to Syria and Gaza and they...
  • Iranian Basij Presents Its Report On Human Rights In The U.S.

    02/07/2014 7:23:06 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    MEMRI ^ | Feburary 7, 2014 | Special Dispatch
    On January 27, 2014, the Iranian paramilitary Basij presented its 2013 report on human rights in the U.S., which was published in Farsi, Arabic, and English.[1] The Basij report details human rights violations by the U.S administration, including execution, torture in prisons, and racial discrimination in the American justice system. The report includes few statistics and sources, relying largely on the websites of organizations such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International that cannot be accessed in Iran; the Iranian regime has in the past referred to these organizations, which have criticized the Basij itself, as "Zionist." According to...
  • Iraq PM 'Invites' Iran to Seize US Embassy in Baghdad

    02/09/2013 11:54:28 PM PST · by Bobalu · 42 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 2/10/2013, 9:14 AM | Chana Ya'ar
    Iraq allegedly has agreed to allow 50,000 Iranian Basij militia troops into the country to help suppress riots against the government and seize Arab and other foreign embassies, including that of the United States. The two leaders allegedly agreed to allow the Basij forces to attack and occupy the foreign embassies considered hostile to Iran in Baghdad, and to detain their staffs.
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Islamofascism: Nazi cartoons made in non-Aryan Arabia

    04/04/2012 1:36:51 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    This title is telling: 'Hooked nose racist Arabs paint hooked noses?' Racist extremist Arab Helen Thomas Islamic Nazi Arab Mohamed MerahThese extremist Arabs, (or Iranian or Turkish) who were regarded by Hitler as momkeys, now copy Hitleristic cartoons against Jews?Antisemitism in the Arab and Muslim World and its Influence on Muslim Communities Abroad Jan 22, 2008 – Jews and Israelis are portrayed as stooped, hook-nosed and money-hungry, as snakes (a particularly nefarious figure in the Arab world) bent ...http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/jac012208.htmAnti-Semitic Incitement in the Arab Media - Anti-Semitic Cartoon - ADL The stereotypical Jew, with his long beard and hooked nose, is...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

    02/16/2012 12:31:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    DUTCH NEWS.nl ^ | February 14, 2012 | n/a
    The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World Threats.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • OWS Spreads To Iran...Surprise, Surprise!

    10/22/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 14 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 10/22/2011 | Pat Dollard
    Students, who are members of the Basij militia, a part of the Iran Revolutionary Guard, attend a gathering in support of anti-Wall Street demonstrators in front of the U.S. interest section of the Swiss embassy in Tehran October 22, 2011. A group of Iranian demonstrators chant slogans in a gathering to show their support of US Wall Street protestors, as one of them holds Muslims holy book, Quran, at right, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which handles US interests in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP photo/Vahid Salemi)
  • Shrouds-clad Iranians March in a Military Parade

    10/13/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September 22, 2011 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    Following are excerpts from Al-Alam TV coverage of an Iranian military parade, which aired on September 22, 2011: Reporter (translating from the Farsi announcer): This is a special unit of the Basij forces. Its members wear shrouds as a declaration of their willingness to defend the religion, the revolution, and the country. This unit, the members of which are wearing shrouds, belongs to the Basij forces of Khuzestan Province, south-west Iran. […] This truck carries a Zilzal missile, which operates on solid fuel. This is one of the missiles that has been recently developed, and it represents the height of...
  • 'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate World

    10/05/2011 9:04:36 AM PDT · by STD · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/11 | American Thinker
    'Arab Spring' Part of Iranian Plot to Dominate By Reza Kahlili For the first time, an official entity of Iran's Islamic government has detailed the horrific goal of the regime: destroy America and Israel as part of the Muslim "awakening" sweeping Africa and the Middle East. That "awakening," which the West has labeled the "Arab Spring," is all part of Iran's messianic complex in which it sees itself as the spearhead of a worldwide revolution in which the Shiite version of Islam will dominate humanity.
  • Iran's Forces Battle Protests Nationwide

    02/22/2011 5:51:35 PM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/21/2011 | FARNAZ FASSIHI
    For a second time in a week, Iran's opposition drew tens of thousands of supporters to the streets across the nation on Sunday calling for the end to the Islamic Republic's rule. In response, the government unleashed what witnesses said was an extraordinary number of security forces to violently battle the crowds. Witnesses said mobs of anti-riot police and plainclothes Basij militia lined the streets and on several occasions fired directly into the crowd and beat protesters with steel batons. In one neighborhood, the Basij took over a commercial building and dropped tear gas canisters from the roof onto the...
  • Iran Breaking: Karroubi Intervenes with Letter to Rafsanjani "Take Charge"

    09/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Enduring America ^ | September 18, 2010
    BBC Persian is reporting that opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi has made a pointed intervention with a letter to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, in Rafsanjani's capacity as the head of the Assembly of Experts. Karroubi's letter, sent to Rafsanjani just before this week's bi-annual Assembly meeting, called on the Assembly to exercise its powers to "monitor the functions and institutions under the auspices of Iran's Supreme Leader". Karroubi cited problems such as "a lack of independence of the judiciary and courts", the interference of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij militia in political issues, and the IRGC's expanded involvement in...
  • 26 Year Old Woman Raped and Murdered by Basij Members for “Bad Hijab”

    07/11/2010 6:43:39 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Persian2English ^ | July 11, 2010 | Staff
    According to HRANA, Elnaz Babazadeh, a 26 year old woman was raped and murdered by Basij forces in the city of Tabriz (northwestern Iran) last week. According to HRANA, Basij forces stopped Babazadeh in her car for not following the Iranian regime’s dress code. Elnaz resisted the forces and ignored the orders of the Basij forces. Then the Basij forces who who initially stopped her jumped into her car and threatened her with a gun. Two other Basij members joined in and beat and raped her. They murdered Babazadeh and dumped her body close to Emamiyeh cemetery.
  • Italy Says Iranian Militia Attacked Its Embassy

    02/09/2010 1:39:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 434+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | REUTERS
    Italy said dozens of members of Iran's hardline religious Basij militia had tried to attack its embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, but Iranian media described the incident as a student protest and did not mention any violence. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told a Senate hearing: "About a hundred Basij dressed as civilians tried to assault the embassy shouting 'Death to Italy' and 'Death to (Prime Minister) Berlusconi'."
  • Iranian Basij militia said to attack Italian embassy

    02/09/2010 6:57:52 AM PST · by maquiladora · 38 replies · 2,418+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 09, 2010 9:30AM EST
    Dozens of members of Iran's religious Basij militia tried to attack Italy's embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. “About a hundred Basij dressed as civilians tried to assault the embassy shouting “Death to Italy” and “Death to Berlusconi,” Mr. Frattini said referring to Italy's prime minister.
  • Reporters attacked in crackdown by Iran militia

    12/26/2009 7:34:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 648+ views
    Times Online ^ | Dec. 27, 2009
    Opposition Jaras website claims security forces attacked a building housing Isna, Iranian news agency, as demonstrators sought shelter IRAN was braced for more violent clashes today as opposition demonstrators planned further mass rallies, which are expected to lead to fresh confrontations between protesters and security forces. Tension was running high at rallies yesterday in which soldiers of the elite Revolutionary Guard and the paramilitary Basiji used tear gas and pepper spray and fired warning shots into the air to disperse demonstrators chanting anti-government slogans in three areas of central Tehran. They also smashed the windows of cars that were hooting...