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  • Of Course: Iran Makes Another Last-Minute Demand, West Looking to Achieve 'Narrative'

    03/30/2015 2:48:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    The 'P5+1' nuclear negotiations with Iran are coming down to the wire, with the Obama administration hellbent on attaining a deal before tomorrow's deadline (which Iran doesn't acknowledge, by the way). As Conn has reported, if an agreement is reached, it likely won't be formalized or written down for a period of months. What Western diplomats are scrambling to "achieve," therefore, is an informal consensus on the principles and outlines of a deal -- struck with an evil, untrustworthy regime. The British Foreign Minister told reporters last week that they're hoping to secure a "narrative," whatever that means: We envisage...
  • Conspiracy to discredit Islam in Middle East cause of concern: Lodhi

    03/29/2015 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | March 29, 2015
    Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said on Saturday the conspiracy to discredit Islam in the Middle East was a cause of concern. Dr Lodhi emphasised that the security and sovereignty of all countries should be respected. She added that Islam teaches love, brotherhood, tolerance and humanity. According to Dr Lodhi, the UN Security Council can contribute to restoring peace and defeating extremist and violent groups by helping to evolve a global consensus on the principles and structure for the solution of the challenges confronted in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine.
  • ĎJust me and Allah': Photographer seeks to capture diversity of Islam

    03/29/2015 5:48:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    PBS ^ | March 28, 2015 | BY ELISABETH PONSOT
    As a child, photographer and editor Samra Habib lived within what she describes as the strict ďculture of surveillanceĒ of mainstream Islam. But as she grew into her 20s, Habib began to question her sexuality ó as well as her own understanding of what it meant to be Muslim. ďThereís a wide range of diversity that exists within Islam,Ē she said. ďThe conversations I would have with other queer Muslims, I realized this was a voice that wasnít being heard.Ē Inspired by her peers, many of whom attend Unity Mosque, a ďhuman positiveĒ mosque in Toronto, Canada, Habib decided to...
  • Is the Looming Arab war -- Precursor to the Islamic Caliphate?

    03/28/2015 2:28:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 13 replies
    3/28/2015 | Vanity
    The first 6 Arab nations to form the Arab League are: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria are no more. Egypt was almost lost, and is well into it's recovery from intensive care thanks largely to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who might become the most accomplished of Arab Leaders, if he holds true. I believe El-Sisi was the impetus of the Arab League getting it's act together with coordinated political, diplomatic and military efforts to keep Iran off the Sinai Peninsula. Is their any doubt now why any sane person would deny a nuclear armed...
  • Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

    03/28/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 03/28/2015 | Humeyra Pamuk
    (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its "foreign supporters" to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region. "Iran is trying to dominate the region," said Erdogan, who is due to visit Tehran in early April. "Could this be allowed? This has begun annoying us, Saudi Arabia and the...
  • Ralph Peters: Iran Building a New Persian Empire

    03/27/2015 4:30:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Frontpagemag.com
    Ralph Peters: First of all, what are we going to do about those Jews? No, Iím serious. Iím serious. What are we going to do about all the Jewish refugees? After the nuclear cataclysm in the Middle East?
  • Mental Exam Ordered for Man Accused in Workplace Beheading

    03/26/2015 6:45:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2015
    <p>A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma.</p> <p>The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for Alton Alexander Nolen requested the evaluation. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley approved their request, and her order was filed Wednesday.</p>
  • China says to deepen and widen mutual beneficial ties with Iraq

    03/23/2015 4:33:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | March 23, 2015
    BAGHDAD -- China is willing to further widen and deepen mutual beneficial cooperation with Iraq in all fields and actively participate in its reconstruction, said Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Yang made the remarks on his visit to Baghdad on Sunday when meeting with Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri. China firmly supports Iraq in its bid to maintain independence, safeguard sovereign and territorial integrity as well as its efforts for peace and stability in the region, he said. Iraq highly appreciated China's achievement in development and its important role in upholding justice...
  • Turkeyís Ruling Party Official Hails The Antichrist Saying To ďGet Ready For Erdoganís CaliphateĒ

    03/21/2015 7:55:12 PM PDT · by free_life · 32 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    These guys are not kidding. And the media is also going ballistics (see Washington Post, The Jerusalem Post and Turkish Today¬ís Zaman, also here). The media explosion started when the head of a provincial branch of Turkey¬ís ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should ¬ďget ready for the caliphate¬Ē of President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan. A caliph is a spiritual leader of Islam who claims succession from Prophet Muhammad. The word, stemming from the Arabic khalifa meaning ¬ďsuccessor,¬Ē has been the focus of much debate since being claimed by the Islamic State...
  • Get ready for Erdoganís caliphate, Turkeyís ruling party official says

    03/20/2015 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    HŁrriyet ^ | March/19/2015
    The head of a provincial branch of Turkey¬ís ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stirred the pot by tweeting that the country should ¬ďget ready for the caliphate¬Ē of President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan. Fuat √Ėzg√ľr √áalapkulu, the head of the AKP in the eastern province of Siirt, sent the controversial tweet on March 17, hours after Selahattin DemirtaŇü, the co-leader of the Peoples¬í Democratic Party (HDP), said his party ¬ďwill never let you be president [in a presidential system].¬Ē In his tweet, √áalapkulu said Erdońüan¬ís opponents had in the past claimed that Erdońüan could not even be a village...
  • Obama Addresses His People -- in Iran!

    03/20/2015 4:27:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, folks, that election in Israel, the victory, Benjamin Netanyahu, that has really confounded Obama. Do you know what Obama did? He recorded a video address to the people of Iran and blamed the hardliners in both of our countries, he's telling the people of Iran, for all the mess that's going on in the Middle East. It's unprecedented. BREAK TRANSCRIPT President Obama has used the Nowruz statement to speak directly to the people of Iran. And what he did, he compared Iranian hardliners to Americans who are skeptical of his nuclear deal with Iran. So here's the...
  • The Caliphate Cracks

    03/20/2015 1:30:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    The Economist ^ | Mar 21st 2015 | THe Economist
    Though Islamic State is still spreading terror, its weaknesses are becoming apparent. The caliphate has been pushed out of the Syrian town of Kobane by Kurdish fighters, backed by American air power. It is being squeezed in Tikrit (the tribal base of the former dictator, Saddam Hussein) by the Iraqi army and Shia militias co-ordinated by Iran. Compared with the peak, when it was at the gates of Baghdad, its territory has shrunk by about 25%. ISís funds are dwindling, too. America and its allies have bombed lucrative oil facilities. Most of the hostages have been sold or murdered in...
  • The Question of Obamaís Allegiances

    03/20/2015 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Meir-Levi
    Since before his first term, our Presidentís words and deeds regarding the Middle East, Jihad, and the Israel-Arab conflict have been confusing. At first some thought him an incompetent amateur, especially regarding his heavy-handed ďresetĒ of Americaís relationship with the Muslim world and with Russia. But many of our presidents have made errors at the onset and then later matured into office. Then he seemed to be merely a self-absorbed ego-centric narcissist, especially regarding his proclivity for golf vacations during crises. But most of our presidents seem to have been able to separate their personal predilections from their role as...
  • Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States while Obama clings to Ďpreposterous argumentí

    03/19/2015 11:02:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | March 19, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Bipartisan resistance to the Obama administrationís push for a nuclear deal with Iran surged on Capitol Hill on Thursday, even as details emerged about a potential agreement that would allow Tehran to retain up to 6,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges while getting immediate relief from international economic sanctions. Washington Times) Obama clinging to Ďpreposterous argumentí with Iran: Rep. Brad Sherman of California, .. Obama campaigned on the promise in 2008 and 2012 on the ďcrystal-clear promise to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.Ē An enormous bloody lie he told again and again and again. He grovels to Iran, Iran...
  • Itís Official: Israel is Now Apartheid South Africa

    03/19/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 03/19/2015 | Ben Cohen
    (Image: a Jewish settler in Hebron throws wine on a Palestinian woman)The election of Benjamin Netanyahu to his fourth term as prime minister of Israel has solidified what many have already known about the state of Israel: it is a racist, colonial state that†cannot be considered a democracy in any shape or form. Netanyahuís opponent, Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog had looked set to win the hard fought election, but Bibiís desperate last minute plea to the hard right appeared to have tipped the balance. ďThe rightís regime is in danger,Ē Netanyahu had told potential voters on Facebook. ďThe Arabs...
  • ISIS Vows To ĎBlow Up The White House, Big Ben And The Eiffel Towerí

    03/16/2015 10:08:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    CBS Washington ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    En route to conquering the European cities of Paris and Rome, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria says they plan to ďblow upĒ the White House, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower. ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani detailed the terror groupís plans to conquer Portugal, Spain, Paris and Rome in an almost 30-minute audio message to the West, ďSo They Kill And Are Killed,Ē which references a Koran verse.
  • The Betrayal Papers: A New Genocide, a New Islamic Caliphate Kick-Started by the United States

    03/16/2015 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Restoring Liberty - Joe Miller ^ | March 11, 2015 | Admiral James ĎAceí Lyons
    The Betrayal Papers: A New Genocide, a New Islamic Caliphate Kick-Started by the United StatesPart IV will examine foreign policy under Obama. It will explain how the Obama administration and U.S. Department of State have used the American military and standing in the world as tools to kick start the creation of a new Islamic Caliphate. Obamaís unconscionable enabling of and silence regarding a new genocide will be revealed. Finally, this article will offer a cursory reassessment of Americaís allies, and which countries we have lost as friends. ďThe transformation of America has been in the full swing ever...
  • Pew Poll Analysis: A Billion Muslims Want Sharia Law

    03/14/2015 4:37:49 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 3/14/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Interesting analysis from one of my readers: Recently, after reading parts of the Koran, I have become a bit frustrated that no one seems to understand the magnitude of the Muslim threat. People look at at the Pew report and they seem to think that the results are mixed, and that there really ďarenít that manyĒ radical Muslims. So I sat down today and actually ran the numbers; Iím attaching a page from that analysis which shows my results. My hope is that you may wish to publish them, or portions thereof, in one of your columns. It doesnít take...
  • Dem: 'My fears have been realized' from Netanyahu speech (Steve Cohen)

    03/13/2015 8:30:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2015, 05:13 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said his suspicions that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would use his address to Congress last week to bolster his own reelection campaign have come true. The Israeli Likud Party, which Netanyahu leads, released a campaign advertisement Thursday that includes footage from Netanyahu's speech to Congress last week. Members of Congress are shown applauding as Netanyahu speaks at the House dais. Cohen, who is Jewish, was among the more than 50 Democrats who skipped Netanyahu's speech. The Tennessee Democrat said he suspected Netanyahu would use the footage for campaign ads ahead of the Israeli elections next...
  • Saudi Arabiaís Attempt To Create Sunni Alliance vs Iran Will Fail, Mecca to be destroyed by Muslims

    03/12/2015 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 12 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Saudi Arabia’s Attempt To Create A Sunni Alliance Against Iran Will Fail And Mecca The Pride Of The Muslims Will Be Destroyed By The Muslims Themselves! By Shoebat Foundation on March 11, 2015in Featured, General By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive) In the Middle East, everything could turn on a dime. Who would have imagined that powers such as Turkey and Iran, which both recognized Israel soon after it declared independence in 1948 would become now two of its arch enemies, while Arab states who were Israel’s arch enemies have come to realize that Israel is no longer their primary concern,...
  • Nigeria: The Islamic Stateís New Outpost

    03/09/2015 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2015 | Tom Rogan
    If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesnít make them Kobe Bryant.President Obama That line sums up President Obamaís tendency to downplay foreign-policy crises with derisory humor. And today his arrogance bears its toll. This weekend, Abubakar Shekau ó the half-Salafi/half-psychotic leader of Boko Haram ó pledged fealty to the Islamic State (IS). Defined by extreme violence ó burning students alive, slitting throats, destroying villages, etc. ó Boko Haram is well matched to IS. As I recently explained, it threatens both regional and U.S. interests. Yet Shekauís pledge to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi catalyzes the threat....
  • Arabs to Propose New Resolution to ĎEnd Israeli Occupationí

    03/08/2015 8:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2015, 5:13 AM | Elad Benari
    The Arab League will on Monday propose a new resolution calling for bringing an end to ďIsraelís occupation of Palestinian territoriesĒ, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported Sunday. The Arab League said it plans present the resolution to the United Nations Security Council later, according to the report. ďJust and comprehensive peace is a strategic option,Ē the League wrote in the draft resolution, describing Arab-Israeli peace as an ďindivisibleĒ and ďcomprehensive endeavor.Ē It added that peace would not be achieved without full Israeli withdrawal from all ďoccupied Palestinian and Arab territoriesĒ, including the Golan Heights, according to Anadolu. Ö
  • Global Islamic Caliphate Spreading Like Spilled Ink: One Observant Muslim at a Time

    03/08/2015 6:13:48 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 11 replies
    drrichswier.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Bruce Phillips
    First, a couple of notes from the author to the reading audience: As with all of my articles, none of the Islamic terms or phrases used are of my own invention; every term or phrase (including the title itself) is derived exclusively from primary sources (i.e., the Quran, Hadith, Tafsir and Sharia Law). I invite and encourage everyone to access the hyper-linked references, then evaluate each statement in this article for accuracy and completeness. Expanding The ĎObservant Muslim Baseí is the latest in what I hope will be an on-going series of articles dealing with complex, sometimes abstract subjects, which...
  • State Dept Official Attends OIC Meeting on Banning ĎDefamation of Islamí UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website

    11/23/2012 8:25:47 PM PST · by thouworm · 30 replies
    PJMedia ^ | Nov 18, 2012 | Patrick Poole
    State Dept. Official to Attend OIC Meeting Today on Banning ‚ÄėDefamation of Islam‚Äô UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website, Screenshot Added, Cover-Up Begins byPatrick PooleBio November 18, 2012 - 11:18 pm UPDATE: Well, that didn‚Äôt last long. Earlier this morning before I posted this item the OIC press release noted that U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper would be attending the OIC‚Äôs meeting: The Session will be attended by Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the OIC Secretary General. It will be chaired by Ambassador Ahmad Taib , Director General of the Branch of the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Makkah Al-Mukarrammah region. It will...
  • ISIS' Next Target

    02/28/2015 1:40:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    World Afairs ^ | February 26,2015 | Michael J. Totten
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its ďcaliphate.Ē According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle Eastóand that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis...
  • Sturm: The Jew-hatred Behind the World's Problems

    02/26/2015 3:13:26 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 19 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Thereís an old political saying that if your opponent is committing suicide, get out of the way. Yet professor Sean Elias requires a response, so hateful was his odious retort in The Aspen Times to my column, ďWhy coexist with a mortal Iranian threat?Ē Evidence that societyís oldest prejudice endures after a post-Nazi dormancy, Eliasí letter to the editor reflects the bigotry thatís inciting lethal anti-Jewishness in Europe and existential threats to Israel, the only nation-state of the Jewish people and the sole democracy in the Middle Eastís radicalized swamp. No other nation is surrounded by as much hostility or...
  • Obamaís coming caliphate crusade in North America

    02/25/2015 10:24:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Fundamental Transformation of America is, in a sense, his cover. Obama has this dream. No, not the somewhat sappy one allegedly ghost-written for him on the pages of Dreams from my Father by Billy Ayers, but one of far more frightening dimensions. Obamaís dream is everyone elseís waking nightmare, the takeover of North America by caliphate-seeking jihadists. Nobodyís ever going to believe it. People who canít allow themselves to believe that Obama doesnít love America would never be ready to believe that Obama was brought into power for the express purpose to hand the coveted North America kingdom over...
  • A Caliphate foothold in America & Obamaís ignorance about the Crusades

    02/24/2015 10:35:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-15 | Vince
    Barack Obamaís relationship with Islam is definitely strange, at least as relative to that of most Americans. The United States may not be a Christian nation, but it is has always been a nation of Christians in that the overwhelming majority of the country has always been Christian, and remains so today. Given that 0.6% of the United Statesí population is Muslim, most Americanís familiarity with and knowledge of Islam comes from reading and what they see on TV. Neither can give someone the same familiarity with Islam as would be felt had the grown up with the faith as...
  • Report: ISIS To Declare Expansion Into Lebanon

    02/23/2015 3:07:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL) jihadist group is reportedly planning to declare an Islamic emirate in Lebanon, security sources told a Lebanese news outlet. ďISIS is preparing military plans to declare an Islamic emirate in Lebanon very soon to serve as a geographical extension of the so-called "Islamic State" announced by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq last year,Ē security sources told The Daily Star in Lebanon.
  • Phased US-Iran nuclear deal taking shape

    02/23/2015 12:12:49 PM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN
    The United States and Iran are working on a two-phase deal that clamps down on Tehran's nuclear program for at least a decade before providing it leeway over the remainder of the agreement to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make weapons.
  • Walid Shoebat EXPOSES how Obamaís policies are part of MASTER PLAN to revive GRAND CALIPHATE

    02/23/2015 12:12:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Years ago, hints on questioning Obamaís loyalty to the U.S. was considered conspiracy theory. Today Americans are becoming increasingly more suspicious struggling to find rhyme or reason for Obamaís latest Middle East policies. Rudy Giuliani seems to attribute Obamaís policies to be influenced through his affiliations with radical socialists like Frank Marshall Davis. But serious questions will prove that Obamaís policies are not different than a Muslim who supports the revival of the Muslim grand caliphate. Can anyone deny that Erdogan and Obama are setting policies in their nations that is preparing all this by [] supporting the Arab Spring...
  • IT BEGINS: Turkey INVADES Syria to spark war, bring about new GRAND CALIPHATE

    02/22/2015 6:53:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2/24/15 | The Right Scoop
    We know from leaked recordings in the past year that Turkey has been planning to use the tomb of Suleiman Shah as an excuse to invade Syria in hopes of sparking a war: Turkey¬ís plan to invade its neighboring country of Syria was uncovered when a secret recording leaked of the highest officials discussing a plan to launch a military aggression on Syria by using the armed terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). ¬Ö Erdońüan¬ís government was planning a false flag attack to be executed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) against...
  • Walid Shoebat EXPOSES how Obamaís policies are part of MASTER PLAN to revive GRANDE CALIPHATE

    02/21/2015 7:13:52 PM PST · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | February 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Years ago, hints on questioning Obama’s loyalty to the U.S. was considered conspiracy theory. Today Americans are becoming increasingly more suspicious struggling to find rhyme or reason for Obama’s latest Middle East policies. Rudy Giuliani seems to attribute Obama’s policies to be influenced through his affiliations with radical socialists like Frank Marshall Davis. But serious questions will prove that Obama’s policies are not different than a Muslim who supports the revival of the Muslim grand caliphate.Was Obama influenced only by a Marxist-Leninist agenda or did he also not grow up Muslim, having learned how to recite the Muslim call...
  • ISIS IS MASSIVELY WEALTHY, DESPITE OBAMAíS CONTENTION POVERTY THE CAUSE OF TERRORISM

    02/21/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Last week, President Barack Obama sparked outrage when he declared that the root cause of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is not radical Islam but poverty. ďWe have to address grievances terrorists exploit, including economic grievances,Ē said Obama. However, as terrorism experts explain, a vast percentage of Islamic terrorists come from middle-class backgrounds, wealthy families, or have impressive educational pedigrees. CNNís national security analyst Peter Bergen says many of the worldís most notorious terrorists came from affluence and education: Osama bin Laden: son of a Saudi construction magnate who attended Saudi Arabiaís top high school and best university. Mohamed Atta: ringleader...
  • Obamaís Policies Are Part Of A Master Plan To Revive The Grand Muslim Caliphate

    02/21/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Americans are becoming increasingly more suspicious struggling to find rhyme or reason for Obamaís latest Middle East policies. Rudy Giuliani seems to attribute Obamaís policies to be influenced through his affiliations with radical socialists like Frank Marshall Davis. But serious questions will prove that Obamaís policies are not different than a Muslim who supports the revival of the Muslim grand caliphate. Was Obama influenced only by a Marxist-Leninist agenda or did he also not grow up Muslim, having learned how to recite the Muslim call to prayer in the classical Arabic tongue as he clearly admits? Can anyone even deny...
  • Feasibility of U.S. plan to retake Mosul from Islamic State uncertain

    02/21/2015 8:44:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | By W.J. HENNIGAN
    The Pentagon plan for a major ground assault to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State is bold, ambitious ó and perplexing. And there is no question that a successful U.S.-backed assault with 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops on a major urban center, should it occur, would mark a turning point in a shadowy war that has been largely limited to airstrikes and small skirmishes deep in the desert. Whether the military blueprint is feasible is far from certain, however. Any attempt to retake the city now probably would require house-to-house fighting and U.S. air...
  • White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer Ė No Other Faiths Represented

    02/19/2015 4:08:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | Feb 19 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on ďCountering Violent Extremism,Ē but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press. Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a ďverse from the QuranĒ following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress. ďIn translation those verses of the Quran mean ĎWhoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, itís as if he has slain mankind...
  • Dinesh Was Right Ė Obama Forming Global Caliphate

    02/20/2015 12:27:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 95 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 19, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    The reason the federal government went after DíSouza so forcefully was that Dinesh, in his first movie 2016: Obamaís America, hit the nail right on the head regarding our Dear Leaderís agenda. Obama could not let this continue. He had to attempt to silence Dinesh and buy more time to complete his goalóthe creation of a global Islamic caliphate. The evidence is just too overwhelming. There is no other conclusion any intelligent, thinking man can come to. ---snip--- The goal of this administration is to weaken American power so the United States cannot stop the formation of the caliphate from...
  • Urban planning can help curb violence (Marie Harf isn't the only idiot)

    02/19/2015 6:45:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 20, 2015 | Renťe Loth
    Can better urban planning help prevent terrorist attacks? The idea sounds fanciful, even disrespectful to victims of extremist violence. But officials in Paris, still reeling from last monthís deadly terrorist attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher deli, are putting some hope in a plan to re-zone the city and annex the notorious inner suburbs, or banlieues, where the terror plot was born. In what would be perhaps the greatest redesign of Paris since Baron Haussmann laid out its famed boulevards in the mid-19th Century, the ďMťtropole du Grand ParisĒ would attempt to bring the poor, heavily immigrant neighborhoods...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    02/19/2015 10:15:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | Josh Lederman - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week's White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. U.S. airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants' gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don't address the extreme ideologies that underpin deadly groups...
  • Obama: Religious Acceptance Key to Combating Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:01:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 19, 2015 | by Andrew Rafferty
    President Barack Obama told world leaders on Thursday that promoting democracy and acceptance of people of all faiths are essential to stopping the spread of violent extremism. "Groups like al Qaeda and [ISIS] peddle the lie that some of our countries are hostile to Muslims. Meanwhile we've also seen, most recently in Europe, arise inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism, or in some cases anti-Muslim sentiment, or anti-immigrant sentiment," Obama said at the closing session of a White House summit on combating extremism. "When people spew hatred towards others because of their faith or because of their faith or because they are...
  • Barack Obama: Islamist Killers Have ďLegitimate GrievancesĒ [GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING]

    02/18/2015 1:53:51 PM PST · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS released a new video Sunday‚Äď They titled it‚Äď‚ÄúMessage Signed in Blood to the Nation of the Cross.‚ÄĚ It was produced by the Islamic State‚Äôs Al Hayat Media.In Sunday‚Äôs video ISIS slaughtered 21 Christian Copts in Libya. The Christians were all wearing orange jumpsuits and were marched out together on a beach.The Christians were forced to kneel down in a line. They act like they are in some kind of a trance or drugged.The people of the cross were beheaded.At the end of the video the water runs red with blood.Today Barack Obama empathized with Islamist killers in his opinion...
  • Biden: Muslim Immigration Not Going to Stop

    02/18/2015 10:21:27 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | February 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama tried to counter the Paris Unity March, which his administration boycotted, with a seminar on ďCountering Violent ExtremismĒ. CVE continues to mean pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing to deal with Islamic terrorism. Obama is claiming that the solution is to teach the true peaceful nature of Islam while continuing to push the lie that the Chapel Hill killings targeted Muslims. Biden is cheerleading all that Muslim immigration. ďIím proud of the American record on culture and economic integration of not only our Muslim communities but African communities, Asian communities, Hispanic communities,Ē Biden said. ďAnd the wave still...
  • Islamic State militants 'burn to death 45 in Iraq'

    02/17/2015 5:45:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 17, 2015
    Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says. Exactly who these people were and why they were killed is not clear, but Col Qasim al-Obeidi said he believed some were members of the security forces. IS fighters captured much of the town, near Ain al-Asad air base, last week. Col Obeidi said a compound that houses the families of security personnel and local officials was now under attack. He pleaded for help from the government and the international community. The fighting and poor communications...
  • What Is Obama's ISIS Strategy?

    02/17/2015 4:31:53 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 17, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Charles Martel and the Holy Roman Empire kept the Muslims out of Europe on two separate occasions. Today Europe has all but abandoned its Christian past and has allowed Muslims to come unfettered into their countries. ISIS is busy chopping the heads off of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, putting that group on the doorstep of Europe. Meanwhile in Europe has been subjected to one Muslim terrorist attack after another. European Jews donít have socialists with Hitler sympathies to fear, they have Muslims to fear. A synagogue in Denmark was attacked over the weekend leaving one dead. In the Paris...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic Stateís appeal. ďWe have not defeated the idea,Ē he said. ďWe do not even understand the idea.Ē In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • ISIS: Smuggling, shakedowns, donations feed swelling terror budget ($2 billion with surplus)

    02/16/2015 9:09:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    As the Islamic State seeks to export its brand of barbaric terror to would-be affiliates, the U.S. faces a growing challenge to find the sources of ISIS funding and blunt its flow to allied militants. The terror army's most recent atrocity was the mass beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. It remains unclear how closely tied those militants are to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Islamic State's underground economy continues to thrive. Even as the U.S.-led coalition strikes at what was long the heart of ISIS' revenue stream -- oil fields and refineries -- officials say the...
  • Islamic State turns to captured women, kids for battlefield blood transfusions

    02/12/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    the Islamic State group also uses children as a terror-funding mechanism by selling them into slavery. Those who are turned into child soldiers are deemed ďcubs of the caliphate.Ē ďChildren of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with tags, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves,Ē
  • White House Says Shooting at Kosher Market in Paris Was 'Random'

    02/10/2015 3:29:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 10, 2015 | By JONATHAN KARL
    President Obama has raised some eyebrows by suggesting that the shooting at a Kosher supermarket in Paris last month was ďrandom.Ē It was a comment the president made in making the case that the media overstates the terrorist threat and that his job fighting terrorism is akin to a big-city mayor fighting crime. Asked about the president's suggestion that the market was not targeted by the group because it was Kosher, White House spokesman Josh Earnest doubled down on Obama's characterization that the selection of target was "random." Here's my exchange with Earnest at today's White House press briefing:
  • Egyptian Democratic Coalition Responds to Obama

    08/19/2013 3:24:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2013 | Free Egyptians Party
    The National Salvation Front, a coalition of pro-democratic and secular parties in Egypt, set out its objections to remarks made by President Barack Obama Thursday on the escalating violence in Egypt. Led by Ahmed Said of the Free Egyptians Party, the group issued the following letter: "Like most Egyptians, we listened with attention to your statement on Egypt's latest developments. As representatives of the non-Islamic political forces in Egypt, we believe in the same fundamental values on which the U.S. was founded. Be we also have 7,000 years of civilization and history that give us a special identity that we...