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  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:30:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2016, 9:13 PM | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President’s chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an “echo chamber” in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • 'Its a synagogue, church, and mosque all in one' [2 Thess 2]

    05/19/2016 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/19/2016 | David Rossenberg
    An interfaith group is laying the groundwork for what will likely be the world’s first ever joint house of prayer. The center of worship, which will be called the "House of One," will combine simultaneous Jewish, Muslim, and Christian prayer services. The House of One is planned to be built on the site of Berlin’s first church, the Petrikirche. One of the organizers of the interfaith group behind the planned church/mosque/synagogue, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin, said that the House of One is a reminder that despite the dark history of Berlin in the 20th century it is now a center...
  • Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to answer questions

    05/20/2016 8:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:39 AM EDT | Philppe Sotto
    The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November’s Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges amid frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his cell, his lawyer said. The much-awaited questioning session ended abruptly, dashing French authorities’ hopes that Abdeslam would provide clues about the Islamic State group’s strategies and what exactly happened Nov. 13.Abdeslam’s lawyer, Frank Berton, said his client invoked his right to silence. […] Abdeslam, 26, had said last month he wanted to explain his path to radicalization and his role in the Nov. 13 attacks. Berton expressed...
  • Republican senator spent the end of his life apologizing to Muslims for Trump

    05/19/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 144 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Before he died May 4 from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer and a stroke, former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah asked his wife, Joyce, and son, Jim, if there were any Muslims in his hospital. If so, he wanted to "go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump." Joyce and Jim Bennett shared this story with The Daily Beast, as well as other tales involving his disgust with "Donald Trump's xenophobia" and proposal to ban Muslims from...
  • Erdogan's passion for building mosques in Europe

    05/16/2016 6:40:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:46 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a great passion for mosques. Since he took power in Turkey, Mr. Erdogan has built 17,000 Islamic prayer sites. The largest in the world stands on the Camlica Hill, dominating the Asian side of Istanbul, where the East, in the words of Cocteau, extends to Europe “its old bejeweled hand”. The Turkish president is committed to the construction of mosques in European capitals as well. Erdogan seeks to create the image of an Islamic civilization on the rise once again with the Turks acting as the vanguard of this revival. Ten mosques have been financed by...
  • Obama hosts summit of Nordic leaders at White House

    05/13/2016 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 9:58 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    … Obama welcomed the leaders of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark to the White House on Friday morning. At a simple indoor ceremony, Obama says the countries are a “model of cooperation” and “punch above their weight” particularly on humanitarian and environmental efforts. …
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Illegal to Ban Any Alien Based on ‘Religious Litmus Tests’

    05/12/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of Democratic lawmakers, joined by religious leaders of various faiths, have announced a bill that would make it illegal to deny entry to the United States of any alien on the basis of religion. Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by scores of lawmakers, the vast majority Democrats, the bill comprises a single short sentence: “An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.” Although the text does not further define the alien in question, Beyer’s office said in a statement that the bill...
  • US says banks won't be punished for lawful business in Iran

    05/12/2016 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 5:06 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Thursday to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating business with Iran, as he worked to address Tehran’s grievance that businesses are still staying away despite the nascent nuclear deal. At an unusual meeting in London, the top U.S. diplomat joined Britain’s top commerce official to challenge what Kerry called “misinterpretations or mere rumors” about U.S. sanctions on Iran, the most sweeping of which were lifted in exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program. The list of banks whose leaders attended was a Who’s Who of powerful financial...
  • First Muslim woman elected speaker of state parliament [Baden-Württemberg, Germany]

    05/12/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 May 2016 08:21 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A Muslim woman will sit in the speaker’s chair at sessions of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from now on — a first for any German state. “We wrote history today,” Green Party politician Muhterem Aras said after being elected with a large majority as president (speaker) of the state legislature. The southwestern state had sent “a message of openness, tolerance, and successful integration,” by electing her, she went on, promising to ensure a lively but fair debating culture in the chamber. …
  • London Buses To Feature ‘Praise Allah’ Ads

    05/10/2016 9:26:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:33am ET | Dan Joseph
    Following the swearing in of London’s first Muslim mayor, many of the city’s buses will sport advertisements that read “Subhan Allah,” which translates to “Glory be to God.” The paid advertisements are part of a push by England’s largest Islamic charity group, “Islamic Relief,” to help victims of the Syrian war. The ads will run throughout the Muslim holy week of Ramadan. …
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight America’s commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • Iran test-fires ballistic missile, latest after nuclear deal

    05/09/2016 2:59:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2016 5:47 AM EDT
    Iran test-fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a spate of tests following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers earlier this year, according to a report Monday by the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency. The test-firing of the missile, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, was carried out two weeks ago, the agency quoted Gen. Ali Abdollahi, deputy chief of headquarters of armed forces, as saying. Iran, which insists the ballistic tests do not violate the nuclear deal, is likely seeking to demonstrate it is pushing ahead with its ballistic program despite scaling back...
  • AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements

    05/07/2016 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 2:57 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper
    The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press. The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in anti-Israeli violence. But the diplomats involved in drafting the document said its primary focus will be a surge of construction in Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The U.S. approval of the harsh language marks a subtle shift....
  • Most Germans don't have any Muslim friends

    05/06/2016 5:48:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 May 2016 08:51 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Almost two-thirds of non-Muslim Germans don’t know any Muslims personally, a new survey has showed, casting light on increasing unease over the religion’s place in society. The YouGov poll for press agency DPA found that 62 percent of people said that they didn’t count a single Muslim among their close personal friends. […] Public anxiety about Islam has led to increasing calls from politicians in recent weeks to police the religion and its followers. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) called recently for state surveillance of preachers in all mosques to make sure they weren’t spreading radical ideas. …
  • EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens

    05/04/2016 4:17:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips. […] The move is part of a package of incentives offered to Turkey — including up to €6 billion ($6.8 billion) in aid for Syrian refugees and fast-track EU membership talks — to persuade Ankara to stop migrants heading to Europe and take thousands back from Greece. …
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Obama: 'We Are Fortunate to Be Living in the Most Peaceful...Era in Human History'

    04/25/2016 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 6:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said we’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history. […] “That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones,” he said, “and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider it’s been decades since the last war between major powers.” […] “Around the world we’re more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice,” he said. (He notably did not mention transgenders, a topic that is making headlines...
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ‘LET DOWN’ BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Palestinian sister-city proposal stirs rancor in Colorado

    04/20/2016 2:48:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 3:37 AM EDT | Dan Elliott
    This peaceful university town is 7,000 miles from the violence of the Middle East, but a proposal to become sister cities with a Palestinian community has stirred such rancor that the City Council is trying to negotiate a truce among its own residents. The council decided Tuesday to hire a moderator and convene a citizen panel in hopes of settling differences between two sides arguing about whether Boulder should have a formal sister-city relationship with Nablus on the West Bank. …
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

    04/18/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:00 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies, Obama's first stop will involve more damage control than nostalgia, more friction than fondness. When Obama lands in Riyadh on Wednesday for a Persian Gulf summit, he’ll be met by leaders roiled by his recent public complaints about global “free riders” and harboring deep distrust of his dealings with Iran and his posture in Syria. Before heading on to what will likely be...
  • Democrat lawmakers rage over 'Mosques Exposed' video [2 Thess 2]

    04/08/2016 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/7/2016 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    A Republican state lawmaker from Tennessee is under attack from Democrats because he disseminated a video that criticizes Islam. Mt. Juliet Rep. Susan Lynn found herself likened to racists from the 1960s on Tuesday for sharing copies of a DVD, titled "America's Mosques Exposed: Video Evidence They Are War Factories," on behalf of a constituent. Democrats and allied activists denounced Lynn as a hate-monger. "It hit me really personally because I remember the 60s. I remember the discrimination. I remember having to sit in the back of the bus," state Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday during...
  • Bernie Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director is outspoken critic of Israeli occupation

    04/13/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 12, 2016 4:04pm | Uriel Heilman
    Simone Zimmerman, the Bernie Sanders campaign’s newly hired national Jewish outreach coordinator, is quite familiar with the American Jewish establishment. She is used to fighting against it. During the 2014 Gaza war, Zimmerman was one of the leaders of a group of young Jews that held regular protest vigils outside the offices of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, reading the names of Palestinians and Israelis killed in the conflict. She opposes Israel’s occupation, wants Hillel to allow participation by groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is against Jewish federation funding for...
  • Russia starts S-300 missile systems deliveries to Iran

    04/11/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2016 4:48 PM EDT
    A senior Russian official says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who spoke on Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio, wouldn’t say how many systems have been delivered or provide any other specifics. […] The S-300 deal has long worried the U.S. and Israel, which see it as destabilizing. …
  • Palestinians hope for Obama change of heart with UN vote

    04/10/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2016 12:23 PM EDT | Aron Heller
    With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their cause as well. The first step is reintroducing a United Nations Security Council resolution the United States vetoed back in 2011 seeking “accountability” for Israeli West Bank settlement building. In an interview, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the hope is that Obama, freed of re-election concerns, will break with American protocol and refrain from vetoing it this time around. …
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

    04/05/2016 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/5/2016 | Ari Soffer
    Grossly inflating casualty figures, Jewish Democratic presidential candidate condemns Israel's defensive actions in Gaza. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accused Israel of killing over 10,000 innocent civilians during 2014's war with Gazan terrorists - in a gross inflation of the casualty statistics enough to make even Hamas's own propaganda chiefs blush. Sanders, who trails Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by a significant margin, made the comments in a meeting with the New York Daily News editorial board, a transcript of which was published Tuesday. Despite being the only Jewish candidate in either party (and despite a stint as a youngster...
  • Get burkini body ready! Now House of Fraser launches a new range of 'modest sportswear' [tr]

    04/05/2016 6:19:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2016 | Naomi Greenway
    For those who don't want a trip to the beach to involve flashing their body, retail giant House of Fraser today unveiled their latest range of burkinis. The new season's launch comes hot on the heels of Marks and Spencer's new full-body swimwear range, which was introduced on their website earlier this month. House of Fraser's legging and tunic sets cover the body from the neck to the ankles - and also come with a separate hijab head covering.
  • Muslim school in England teaches hate for Jews, Europe

    04/04/2016 9:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/4/2016, 7:52 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A private Muslim school in England is again drawing attention, this time for teaching anti-Semitism and a strong anti-European ideology. The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy, located in the northern town of Dewsbury, offers classes for 140 children, as well as hosting an after-school religious program and adult education classes. It is still run by its founder, Mufti Zubair Dudha. Sky News recently revealed that a significant portion of Mufti Dudha’s teachings revolve around convincing his students that the outside world is dedicated to attacking Muslims. To counter this, Dudha treats interactions with the wider society as a battle of life and...
  • New York gives pro-terror Palestinian activist $500,000

    04/03/2016 2:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2016, 12:07 PM | Ari Yashar
    Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who recently raised an uproar for her open support of rock-throwing terrorism against Israel, has been awarded over $500,000 by the City of New York. The activist, who is a longtime ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has helped him get votes, has led the Arab-American Association of New York based in Brooklyn since 2005. […] Sarsour is the daughter of Palestinian Arab immigrants. Last October she exposed her blatant anti-Israel bias during a Twitter debate with Queens Councilman Rory Lancman, who is Jewish. …
  • US senator tells Arab world: US hasn't changed despite Trump (Linda Graham)

    04/03/2016 9:45:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2016 | MARAM MAZEN
    Residents of the Middle East should not be too alarmed at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters in Cairo on Sunday. "The Congress is going to be around no matter who is the president," Graham, who is leading a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, told reporters after meeting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Graham said he and el-Sissi discussed Trump, among other issues. "All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don't let the political scenes at home get...
  • Foreign fighters are evading Europe's security net

    04/02/2016 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 9:05 AM EDT | Lorne Cook and Dominique Soguel
    When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent months. Suspected by Turkey of being a “foreign terrorist fighter” and known at home in Belgium as an ex-con wanted for parole violations, Bakraoui was still allowed to board a commercial airliner unaccompanied last summer, flying freely from Istanbul to the Netherlands and disappearing without a trace. The ease with which he did so raises questions about how much governments know about the movements...
  • Obama hails Iran deal as a model for nuclear diplomacy

    04/01/2016 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a “substantial success” and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world’s most worrisome nuclear threats. Hosting his last nuclear security summit, Obama sought to use the controversial Iran deal as an argument for his carrot-and-stick approach to deterring nuclear proliferation, and he credited Iran with taking steps to meet its commitments. Critics of the deal in the U.S. and abroad are livid about the sanctions relief Iran is receiving in response. “It will take time for Iran to reintegrate in the global...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Love’ Will Defeat Islamic State

    03/30/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the “fear and distrust” caused by recent Islamist terror attacks and has called for more “love” as a means of stopping them. The billionaire Facebook owner argued that recent attacks in Belgium, Turkey, and Pakistan are specifically designed to “sow seeds of hatred” between countries and their Islamic communities.
  • Migrants Profane Italian Flag in Protest over Change in Dinner Menu

    03/31/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A number of mostly Muslim migrants hosted in a hotel in the northern Italian town of Chioggia ripped down the Italian flag in protest of an Easter meal of pasta in place of their usual chicken and french fries. The owners of the Al Bragosso di Sant’Anna Hotel usually give the 45 migrants a dinner consisting of chicken and French fries on Sundays, but on Easter they decided to serve the pasta instead to properly celebrate the holiday.
  • Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

    03/31/2016 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 3:35 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran’s sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions said the Treasury Department is considering issuing a general license that would permit offshore financial institutions to access dollars for foreign currency trades in support of legitimate business with Iran, a practice that is currently illegal. Several restrictions would apply, but such a license...
  • Belgian crisis center tells Jewish victims Israel doesn't exist

    03/31/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2016, 1:00 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Brussels terror attacks which killed 35 people earlier this month also injured hundreds more — among them many foreign citizens, including several Israelis. But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government’s Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator — who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria — chose to inform him that Israel doesn’t exist, and insisted the victims should be sent to “Palestine.” The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel. …
  • Right-wing, anti-Islam protest in Brussels' Molenbeek district banned

    03/30/2016 10:10:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 31.03.2016 | [bw/jr (AFP, dpa, Reuters)]
    With the city of Brussels still on edge after last week’s terror attacks, authorities have banned far-right extremists from holding a planned anti-Islam rally in the troubled neighborhood of Molenbeek. The French far-right youth group Generation Identitaire had posted a message on their website invoking members to march through the neighborhood Saturday under the banner “Let’s expel the Islamists!” Molenbeek, an impoverished and largely Muslim neighborhood in the Belgian capital has long been viewed as a hotbed of Islamist extremism. Earlier this month, Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in November’s Paris terror attacks, was arrested in the neighborhood near his...
  • The Church of Universal COEXISTence

    03/29/2016 8:29:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 28 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    A woman named Dawn sent us the following disturbing information about a church she used to attend. She’s asked that her anonymity be preserved, so I’ve edited out anything that might indicate where she lives and which church is referred to. This sort of “educational” material can only gain traction where there is widespread ignorance about the history and doctrines of Islam. Disinformation flourishes among well-meaning but ill-informed people. This is why websites such as Gates of Vienna, Vlad Tepes, Tundra Tabloids, The Religion of Peace, Politically Incorrect, Snaphanen, Jihad Watch, and Pamela Geller exist — to provide an education...
  • Belgian Imams refuse to pray for non-Muslims killed in Brussels

    03/29/2016 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 3/29/2016, 6:26 PM | Ari Soffer
    Controversy has erupted in Belgium after it emerged that some Belgian mosques were refusing to join public prayers for non-Muslim victims of the recent terror attacks in the capital Brussels. A report by the United Arab Emirates TV station Al-Ghad Al-Arabi explained that the Council of Belgian Imams rejected the prayer initiative, saying that praying for the souls of non-Muslims runs counter to Islamic law (Sharia). During the report, which aired March 26 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, Chief Imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels, suggested Muslims might be able...
  • Obama: 'Divisive' rhetoric of campaign is corroding democracy

    03/28/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Screengrab President Barack Obama on Monday night condemned the "divisive rhetoric" and the omission of facts on the campaign trail. During the keynote address at the Toner Prize of Excellence in Political Reporting, Obama took several swipes at the GOP presidential candidates — without mentioning any names. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels, GOP hopefuls Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have called for monitoring Muslim neighborhoods and Trump, the GOP front-runner, has previously proposed banning Muslims from entering the country. “The divisive and often vulgar rhetoric that’s aimed at everybody, but is often focused on the vulnerable...
  • A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

    03/28/2016 11:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ron Paul
    It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure. I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and...
  • New York Daily News: An early look at tomorrow's front page..."THIS IS HOW WE FIGHT TERROR, TED"

    03/26/2016 6:49:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/26/2016 | New York Daily News
    EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz knows 'absolutely nothing' about counterterrorism in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says.
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • Europeans ignored danger, criticized Israel instead: minister

    03/25/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AFP via London Daily Mail ^ | 08:22 EST, 23 March 2016
    An Israeli minister on Tuesday suggested Europeans had ignored the danger of “Islamic terror cells” and focused on criticizing Israel instead, in a statement in response to the Brussels attacks. While offering condolences over the deadly bombings, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis also hit out at Europe over its labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. “I will repeat: many in Europe have preferred to occupy themselves with the folly of condemning Israel, labeling products, and boycotts,” Akunis, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on his Facebook page. …
  • British man charged with race crime after anti-Muslim tweets

    03/25/2016 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 7:10 AM EDT | Gregory Katz
    A British man has been charged with using social media to incite racial hatred after posting anti-Muslim tweets in the days after the Brussels attacks. Matthew Doyle was charged Friday after more than a day of questioning by police. The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Saturday. He is charged with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting and likely or intended to stir up racial hatred. …
  • Anonymous Calls for Understanding, and Hacks, After Brussels Attack

    03/24/2016 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 24 2016, 9:21 AM ET | Kalyeena Makortoff, CNBC
    Activist hacker group Anonymous is calling for people to stand up against discrimination as part of its fight against Islamic State in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. […] “You don’t have to hack them. If you stand up against discrimination in your country, you harm them much more than by hacking their websites,” the video said. “The Islamic State cannot recruit Muslims in Europe if they are accepted and included in the society,” the speaker for Anonymous says in the video. “So we want all of you to stand together against discrimination.” It comes amid criticism over the...