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  • Man abandons 4-year-old daughter to flee gunshots

    08/21/2016 10:48:40 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Abigail Gepner and Linda Massarella
    A man holding his 4-year-old daughter’s hand was so terrified by a drive-by shooting unfolding before him in The Bronx that he released the kid’s grip and made like Usain Bolt — leaving the child to fend for herself, surveillance video released by the NYPD Saturday reveals.
  • Coalition troops forced to allow ISIS fighters to flee Syrian battlefield

    08/16/2016 3:48:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2016 | Carlo Muńoz
    U.S. and coalition troops were forced to allow hundreds of Islamic State commanders, fighters and their families to flee the embattled northern Syrian town of Manbij, fearing any attempt to attack the escaping forces would end in massive civilian casualties. A convoy of a “hundred to a couple of hundred” individuals associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, left Manbij Friday shortly after the Syrian Defense Forces, the American-backed paramilitary force battling the Islamic State in the country, wrested the city from the terrorist organization’s control, according to Col. Chris Garver, the top U.S. military spokesman...
  • U.S. Drones Record ISIS Fighters Fleeing Manbij in Northern Syria

    08/13/2016 7:58:25 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT (Slimey Edition) ^ | August 13, 2016 | ROD NORDLAND and ERIC SCHMITT
    American military drones monitored Islamic State militants loading up hundreds of cars, buses and trucks with fighters and civilians and fleeing the city of Manbij, Syria, on Friday, as Syrian rebels advanced and the extremists lost yet another stronghold. On Wednesday, the Libyan city of Surt, held by the Islamic State for more than a year, also fell to pro-government militiamen, and the militants lost the headquarters from which they had ruled more than 150 miles of Libyan coastline. The two new victories against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, could have a significant effect on the...
  • Iraq Minister says ISIS Leaders, Families Flee Mosul

    07/31/2016 5:44:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | •July 31, 2016 | AFP
    Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi has said that Islamic State group leaders and their families have sold their belongings and fled Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on the northern city. Iraqi forces are conducting operations to set the stage for an assault on Mosul, the country's second city that has been held by IS since June 2014, but the final push to retake it is likely still months away. "A number of the families... and leaders of (IS) in Mosul, they and their families sold their belongings and withdrew towards Syria," whose border west of the...
  • Vanity-Wow Did ya'll see how fast ole Bernie got the hell out of that convention center?

    07/26/2016 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 63 replies
    Was he ashamed or afraid? I couldn't say.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Driven Out of Chaotic Florida Democratic Breakfast

    07/25/2016 2:06:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    USNews ^ | July 25,2016 | By David Catanese
    PHILADELPHIA -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the embattled outgoing chair of the Democratic National Committee, was forcibly driven out of her own state delegation's breakfast Monday amid vocal and unwieldy protests by Bernie Sanders' supporters. Schultz, who announced Sunday she would resign her chairmanship after emails showed top staffers at the Democratic National Committee worked to undermine Sanders' primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, attempted to talk over a chorus of heckles and boos at a downtown hotel hosting the Florida Democratic Party. But the Florida congresswoman, who faces a newly emboldened primary challenge in her home state, could barely be heard...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 'flees country in private jet' after military launches coup

    07/15/2016 2:32:57 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 174 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7-15-16
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan has reportedly fled the country in a private jet following a military coup. In the last few hours gunfire has been heard in the Turkish capital Ankara as military jets and helicopters were seen flying overhead. In Istanbul, the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge have been closed, along with Attaturk airport where tanks and soldiers have been seen.
  • Study Says Millennials Will Soon Flee Big Cities In Droves

    05/18/2016 6:04:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Gothamist ^ | May 17, 2016 3:07 PM | Rebecca Fishbein
    The world is still paying attention to millennials and their migration habits, despite Generation Z’s incoming threat. And while millennials appear to like cities, thanks to their good public transportation and myriad Apple Stores, a new study says some of the world’s biggest urban areas are in danger of losing their young people in the next 10 years. Global initiative group YouthfulCities interviewed 15,000 millennials in 34 cities all over the world, splitting them up by continent. And of those millennials, 58 percent said they planned to leave their city within the next decade, noting that they’re being driven out...
  • Dating site pairs Canadians with Americans fleeing Trump

    05/10/2016 8:33:34 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 44 replies
    Globe & Mail ^ | 5/10/2016 | Adina Bresge
    A new dating website is offering to pair Americans with Canadian singles to save them from a Donald Trump presidency. MapleMatch.com promises love and a U.S. escape plan if Trump becomes commander-in-chief. The website promises to “make dating great again,” parodying the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s slogan. “It’s easy to say, ‘This is just about Americans trying to find a way to get residency in Canada,” CEO Joe Goldman said in an interview. “I think ... many Americans may be frustrated by the community that they’re in or the dating pool they’ve had access to. “Why not seek something different?...
  • Rich white millionaires are fleeing South Africa

    04/12/2016 5:07:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    BusinessTech ^ | April 10, 2016
    New data from New World Wealth, in association with MasterCard, shows that the number of black millionaires in South Africa has almost tripled in the last 8 years- while white millionaires have dropped significantly. NWW’s data shows that at the end of 2015, there were 38,500 millionaires in South Africa – down 18% from 46,800 recorded at the end of 2014. There was a net-gain in millionaires from previously disadvantaged backgrounds of 2,600 HWNIs, while there was a net decrease in white millionaires of 10,900 individuals. About 45% of all high net worth individuals (HWNIs) in the country are from...
  • Flight of a Million Christians

    04/07/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 7 April 2016 | John Pontifex
    f you gave me a plane ticket and a visa to Germany, I’d go to the airport now.” Sitting in a dimly lit room crowded with fellow Christian refugees, Stephanos Giorgis could be forgiven for wanting a future outside the Middle East. This young man had escaped from his home town of Rableh in western Syria after a ransom was paid following his abduction by an Islamist group. The extremists had threatened to kill him and a number of others after they refused to abandon their faith. Almost all who made up Rableh’s large Christian community had fled for their...
  • France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions

    04/01/2016 5:50:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    IB Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ananya Roy
    Rising tensions in France, especially in Paris following a series of Islamist terrorist attacks in 2015, have spurred an exodus of its super-wealthy citizens, a new report on migration trends of millionaires and high-net worth individuals across the world reveals. The report warns that other European countries, including the UK, Belgium, Germany and Sweden "where religious tensions are starting to emerge", will also see similar trends. Regarding a Brexit, the report suggests millionaires would want to stay in Britain even if it leaves the single currency bloc. The report was compiled by New World Wealth, an agency that gives information...
  • 10,000 millionaires abandon France over Islam fears

    03/31/2016 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | Robert Laurie
    Progressives, who inexplicably still seek to coddle the worst humanity has to offer As we’ve argued before; when a country fails to solve its problems, those who are capable of leaving will do so. There’s no reason for a person of reasonable wealth to stay in a nation that’s making his or her life miserable. That’s not rocket science; it’s just simple economics. So, when you look at a nation like France, you might assume that the ugly trifecta of high taxation, high cost of living, and radical Islam is incentivizing the departure of the financially stable. ...And you’d be...
  • Priority Should be Given to Christian Refugees

    01/18/2016 2:41:51 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | PETER MAURICE
    “Dhimmitude,” like takfir and sharia, is a word of which Americans were happily ignorant not so long ago. Events, unfortunately, have expanded our Arabic vocabulary. As with other Islamic concepts, the meaning of dhimmitude, even its existence, is contested among Muslims. And misuse is not always merely semantic for those prone to issuing fatwas.No matter how nuanced the definition, dhimmitude always entailed a degree of subordination under Muslim rule. Historically, the dhimmi accepted second-class status as an alternative to conversion, death, or enslavement. For the privilege of being tolerated in lands under the Prophet’s sway, Christians, Jews, Hindus—any infidel—renounced...
  • New Yorkers Keep Heading for Exits

    12/22/2015 2:55:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Empire Center ^ | December 22, 2015 | Staff
    Another year, another big loss of New Yorkers to other states. During the 12 months ending last July 1, 153,921 more residents moved out of New York than moved into it from other states, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual update of population estimates. The Census Bureau also slightly increased its estimate of New York’s prior year (2013-14) outflow to other states, to a new total of 160,329.
  • High-tailing it out of blue states: Migration is changing the economic center of gravity

    09/27/2015 4:46:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    washingtonti mes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile the leading exodus states...
  • Egyptian billionaire offers to buy an ISLAND ...so fleeing migrants can 'build a new country'

    09/10/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/04/2015 | By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline
    An Egyptian billionaire has offered to buy an island from Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. Announcing the initiative on Twitter, telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris said: 'Greece or Italy sell me an island, I'll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country'. More than 2,300 people have died at sea trying to reach Europe since January, many of them Syrians who fled their country's four-and-a-half year conflict. His comments also come just days after heartbreaking images emerged of three-year-old...
  • Wave of...migrants board trains toward EU as Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

    08/24/2015 5:17:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | Dusan Stojanovic, The Associated Press
    On Sunday, the migrants — many with children and babies — orderly boarded trains and buses that took them to the border with Serbia before heading farther north toward EU-member Hungary, which is building a razor wire fence on its frontier to prevent them from entering. If they manage to enter Hungary, the migrants could travel freely across the borders of most of the 28 EU-member states. The more than 5,000 migrants who reached Serbia overnight faced an overcrowded refugee centre where they have to apply for asylum — the paper that allows them three days to reach Hungary. State...
  • San Diego Resident Running 'Underground Railroad' to Help Iraqi Refugees Fleeing ISIS

    08/24/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 8/24 | Samantha Tatro
    More than 60,000 Chaldeans live in El Cajon, the largest concentration in the U.S. outside of Detroit. A San Diego-area nonprofit running an "underground railroad" is trying to save "as many people as possible" from turmoil in Iraq by finding them refuge in Southern California, and it has tens of thousands of Christian Iraqis on its waiting list. Mark Arabo, a first generation Iraqi-American born and raised east of San Diego, founded the Minority Humanitarian Foundation (MHF) in 2014 after he grew tired of waiting for a response from Washington officials to the crisis created by Islamic State militants,...
  • Isis magazine Dabiq attacks 'conspiracy theories' causing jihadists to flee

    05/22/2015 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/22/15 | Umberto Bacchi
    The Islamic State (Isis) group has released a new issue of its slick propaganda magazine Dabiq, featuring articles justifying the enslavement of Yazidi girls and condemning conspiracy theorists, as well as a report by British hostage John Cantlie. The publication also featured an article suggesting that the terror group is losing militants to conspiracy theories. Titled Conspiracy Theory Shirk (Sin) the piece implies that some fighters have grown delusional because of conjectures saying that IS is a puppet in the hands of western intelligence agencies. "If the mujahedeen liberated territory occupied by the kuffar [infidels], they would say that the...
  • 140 Americans Flee Yemen as Country Sinks Deeper Into Chaos

    04/13/2015 9:17:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 13, 2015 | By MOLLY HUNTER
    Some 140 Americans fleeing unrest in Yemen have arrived in Djibouti, officials said, but hundreds of others are believed to still remain behind in Yemen. The families in Djibouti are exhausted, getting food and water and will receive "full consular services," authorities said. Americans could be seen smiling, grasping hands with U.S. Embassy staff members in Djibouti after fleeing from Yemen. Last week, more than 50 U.S. citizens filed lawsuits last week against the State Department and Department of Defense for failing to evacuate them.
  • Girlfriend of killer co-pilot and her family flee their home [Pix of GF]

    04/02/2015 8:23:38 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/02/15 | Inderdeep Bains In Dusseldorf For The Daily Mail
    Kathrin Goldbach's family are reportedly afraid to face 'hatred of the world' Her boyfriend Andreas Lubitz flew the plane he was co-piloting into Alps Kathrin, brother Andreas and their parents have left home in Montabaur Close friends say family have no plans to return to close-knit community
  • Yemen’s president flees country by sea amid rebel advance

    03/25/2015 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2015 1:15 PM EDT | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled the country by sea Wednesday on a boat from Aden, as Shiite rebels and their allies advanced on the southern port city where he had taken refuge, captured his defense minister and seized the city’s airport. Hadi’s departure marks a dramatic turn in Yemen’s turmoil and means a decisive collapse of what was left of his rule, which the United States and Gulf allies had hoped could stabilize the chronically chaotic nation and fight al-Qaida’s branch here after the 2011 ouster of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. Over the past year, the Shiite...
  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings of Christian compatriots

    02/27/2015 11:34:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 2-27-2015 | AFP AND REUTERS
    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the IS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Also on Friday, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni threatened new air strikes with Egypt against the IS group in his country, warning that the militants were poised to widen their presence there. Al Thinni also said that his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric...
  • Jews Continue To Flee Democratic Party

    01/08/2015 12:33:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/14 | BLAKE NEFF
    The exodus of Jewish Americans from the Democratic Party continued in 2014, with only 61 percent of Jews identifying with the party last year, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Gallup. Sixty-one percent may seem high, compared to 31 percent of the general public who identify as Democrats, but that’s a 3 percent dip from 2013, and a huge drop from 2008, when 71 percent of Jews said they were Democrats. The Democrats’ loss is the GOP’s gain. In 2014, 29 percent of Jews said they were Republicans, up 1 percent from 2013 and a 7 percent rise...
  • Shock: U.S. Coast Guard seeing sharp uptick in Cubans fleeing workers’ paradise

    01/06/2015 12:23:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Despite its status among progressives as a veritable model for health care reformers and proponents of egalitarianism, the joint announcement by President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro of the normalization of bilateral relations has resulted in a sharp uptick in the number of Cubans desperately fleeing the island in makeshift dinghies. Who could have possibly seen this coming?The Coast Guard is reporting an 117 percent spike in December in the number of Cubans fleeing the island nation by boat. On Monday alone, the Coast Guard returned 121 Cubans back to the custody of authorities in Havana. They...
  • Middle Eastern Christians Flee Violence for Ancient Homeland

    12/31/2014 6:02:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 12/29/14 | Tara Isabella Burton
    Refugees flee Syria and Iraq to Midyat, Turkey, which clings to its diminished role as the heartland of the ancient Orthodox faith.MIDYAT, Turkey—On most afternoons, Mor Barsaumo, a honey-colored, fifth-century stone church nestled in a warren of slanted streets, draws a crowd. In the narrow courtyard, old men smoke cigarettes and drink coffee, while children kick a soccer ball across the stone floor. In a darkened classroom, empty except for a few desks, a teacher gives private lessons in Syriac, derived from Aramaic, the language of Christ. And now, the refugees also come. Advised by relatives or other refugees, newcomers...
  • Iraqi Christian who told ISIS: ‘If you want to kill me for my faith I am prepared to die here now’

    10/03/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 3, 2014 | JOHN PONTIFEX
    Islamic State fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS) When Christian villagers from the Iraqi town of Caramles fled advancing IS forces, 80-year-old Victoria was among a dozen or so unable to leave. The widow, a Chaldean Catholic, knew nothing about the sudden evacuation that had suddenly emptied this ancient village she had known for so long. Next morning she went to church – St Addai’s – as she did every day. She found the place locked; the streets deserted. She knew IS had come.We met Victoria on our first evening in Erbil...
  • Escaping ISIS: Iraq's Christians find refuge at Jordan church

    10/03/2014 6:06:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/2014 | Jomana Karadsheh, Samira Said and Chelsea J. Carter
    They arrived at the church with only what they could carry: clothes, pictures and a few family heirlooms. It's all that is left of a life before the Islamic State terror group swept into northern Iraq, giving the Christians of Qaraqosh and Mosul an ultimatum: Convert, leave or die. Most, like Ammar Zaki and his family, fled first to the relative safety of Iraq's Kurdish capital of Irbil and then made their way to Amman, Jordan, where they found sanctuary in a church. Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians are being sheltered at St. Mary's Church in the Marka neighborhood of Amman....
  • 45,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS flood into Turkey

    09/20/2014 8:17:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    AFP via The Gulf Today ^ | September 20, 2014
    ANKARA: Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, as Kurdish and opposition officials called for international help. The massive influx came as 49 Turks kidnapped by ISIS jihadists in Iraq in June were freed and returned to Turkey for emotional reunions with their families. On Saturday, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said at least 45,000 Syrian Kurds had crossed into the country. "As of now, 45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border and entered the Turkish soil from eight entrance points," he said....
  • From Exodus to Exodus, Iraqi Christians Seek New Home

    09/14/2014 9:11:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AFP via Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 2014-09-14 22:01 GMT | Kamal Taha
    (AFP) -- Threats by jihadists have sent a fresh wave of Christians fleeing their Iraqi homeland, bustling from exodus to exodus in search of a safe haven to rebuild their lives Raja Marzina, who has taken refuge in Jordan with her husband and their five children, never imagined she would one day have to leave Iraq for good. "But we had no choice; we had to flee to save our lives and our religion," she said. Like dozens of others who fled the orgy of violence unleashed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists this summer, Marzina goes to the Syriac Catholics...
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....
  • Fleeing Civilians ‘Burned Alive’ in Ukraine as Rebel Fighters Are Set to Cross the Border

    08/19/2014 3:15:10 PM PDT · by free_life · 8 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Harriet Salem
    Dozens of civilians, including women and children, were reportedly killed today after rebels hit vehicles carrying people trying to flee the ongoing fighting in the eastern Ukraine. According to military spokesperson Anatoly Proshin a "powerful artillery strike" hit a convoy, which was carrying white flags and under the escort of the Ukrainian army. "People were burned alive inside — they didn't have time to get out," he told Ukrainian news channel 112.ua. Andriy Lysenko, spokesperson for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, called the act a "bloody crime" and the work of "bandits" using weaponry given to them by the...
  • Ebola facility in Liberia attacked; patients flee

    08/18/2014 6:03:06 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 11 replies
    CNNN ^ | 8/18/14 | Ashley Fantz
    Ebola patients fled during an attack at a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday, Liberian National Police spokesman Sam Collins told CNN on Sunday. All patients who ran away had Ebola, and some chose to stay at the facility, Collins said. The assailants stole mattresses and equipment, he said, adding that no one was injured in the incident and the attackers were not trying to free the patients; rather, they did not want the quarantine there. The assailants were using weapons but not wielding guns, according to Collins. "It was an attack from people afraid of Ebola," Collins...
  • France Opens Borders To All Christians Persecuted by Islamists In Iraq

    08/06/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 37 replies
    BarbWire ^ | 8-6-14 | Tim Brown
    France, the once atheistic land, has really began to find a spine in recent weeks. I reported a little over a week ago that France had banned Pro-Palestinian terror protests and leveled stiff penalties for violators. Now, word is that France is opening up their borders for asylum to Christians suffering persecution from Islamists in Iraq.
  • No room for Christians in Iraq anymore, fleeing residents say

    07/27/2014 6:05:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | July/27/2014
    Alive but not at peace, Iraqi Christians who have fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul are recounting their nightmares about the group, while also lamenting the ostensible end of a place for their community in Iraq. Thousands fled the violence after ISIL, which now calls itself the Islamic State (IS), took control of Mosul, and many others who were left behind were forced to flee the city last week under the threat of forced conversion or execution by jihadists. Not only were the Christians harried, but their heritage that is thousands...
  • Flee Rather Than Stand Your Ground

    07/25/2014 6:22:54 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 07/24/14 | Wendy McElroy
    What Exiting Is and Isn't Virno believes a radical disobedience is needed to challenge the state's ability to command. This cannot be expressed through resistance to a specific law on the grounds, for example, that it contradicts a constitution. Such resistance is actually a vote of confidence in the state qua state; that is, such activists fight to enable a purer vision of state authority rather than against the idea of a state itself. A wholesale rejection is required. And, yet, revolutionaries who violently confront the state usually suffer one of two fates: they are slaughtered or otherwise broken or...
  • Disenchanted with Putin, some Russians vote with their feet

    07/24/2014 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Alissa de Carbonnel
    "The official statistics on migration are very low," said Mikhail Gorshkov, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Sociology (ISRAS), a state-funded body. "It's a wake up call for our politicians when someone wants to leave their home country: What is missing for him?" Echoing the post-Soviet brain drain, sociologists say Russia is bleeding exactly the kind of people it needs to plug a skilled labour shortage and diversify the economy away from reliance on energy exports. "We are losing the most educated, most active, most entrepreneurial people," Lev Gudkov, director of the independent Moscow-based Levada Centre pollster....
  • Meriam Ibrahim lands in Italy, on way to US; Update: Meets with Pope Francis

    07/24/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    There’s plenty of bad news already coming over the transom today and we’ll get to all of it, but one story we’ve followed here has a happy ending. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, has left Khartoum and landed in Rome, greeted by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the airport. Italy helped the US mediate her release with Sudanese officials in a quiet effort launched a few weeks ago:
  • ‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians (leave money, gold, jewelry)

    07/21/2014 1:51:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 21, 2014 | Diogenes
    Following an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to leave Mosul, convert to Islam, or be killed, the city’s remaining Christians left for other parts of Iraq. ISIL, the jihadist group that controls large sections of Syria and Iraq, confiscated the Christians’ possessions as they departed from Iraq’s 2nd-largest city. “The heinous crime of the Islamic State was carried out not just against Christians, but against humanity,” said Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, as quoted by the Reuters news agency. In an urgent appeal, the Iraqi Patriarch reported...
  • Christians flee Iraq’s Mosul after Islamists tell them: convert, pay or die

    07/19/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:21AM BST 19 Jul 2014 | (AFP)
    Christians were fleeing Iraq’s jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse on Friday after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country’s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said. Iraq is home to one of the world’s most ancient Christian communities, but their numbers have plummeted as attacks against them mounted after the US-led invasion in 2003, which unleashed a wave of sectarian violence. “Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil,” in the neighboring autonomous region of Kurdistan, Patriarch Louis Sako told AFP. “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now...
  • The last Christian families leave Mosul

    07/18/2014 3:32:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 7/18/2014
    Mosul (Agenzia Fides) - The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Erbil, Dohuk and other areas of Iraqi Kurdistan which are considered safer. This is confirmed by sources of the local Chaldean community to Fides Agency. The new exodus has accelerated in the past two days, after Sunni insurgents and militants of the Islamic Caliphate began to mark with letters of recognition the homes of Christians and Shiites. As reported by the website www.Ankawa.com, the evacuation of the last Christians is also due to the intensification of the bombing carried out...
  • Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

    06/29/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 29, 2014 | Staff
    The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosul—the latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the Middle East. Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now...
  • Sailors leaving Navy over stress on social issues, Top Gun instructor says

    03/26/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/2014
    A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass, until recently a Pentagon speech writer for the chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment. “Sailors continue to cite the over-focus on social issues by senior leadership, above and beyond discussions on war fighting — a fact that demoralizes junior and mid-grade...
  • Shocking Opulence Revealed as Ukraine Leader Flees Home

    02/23/2014 8:18:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/22/2014 | unknown
    A vast country estate, marble-lined mansions, a private golf course and zoo: the unimaginable luxury of the private residence of departed Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych flung open for all to see. As parliament voted to oust Yanukovych Saturday and he fled to a pro-Russian bastion in east Ukraine after months of bloody protest again his rule, thousands of Ukrainians wondered awestruck around the breathtaking luxury of his abandoned property some 110 miles from Kiev after it was taken by demonstrators. "I am in shock," said retired military servicewoman Natalia Rudented, as she looked out over the manicured lawns studded with...
  • Kiev's Jews told to flee

    02/22/2014 8:41:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/22/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Some of you might recall that I visited Kiev and the Ukraine with one of my children in late September. A lot has changed since then, and now a rabbi in Kiev has urged his congregants to flee the city and the country, if possible. Ukrainian Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, called on Kiev's Jews to leave the city and even the country if possible, fearing that the city's Jews will be victimized in the chaos, Israeli daily Maariv reported Friday. "I told my congregation to leave the city center or the city all together and if possible the country too,"...
  • Running Scared - Senate Democrats flee from Obama

    01/30/2014 3:23:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/30/14 | David Rutz
    Vulnerable Senate Democrats in several states are running for re-election and away from President Obama in 2014. Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) is facing a difficult fight against Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton, with Pryor saddled particularly by his support for Obamacare. The president’s health care law is deeply unpopular there, and Pryor has done his best to distance himself, pronouncing himself “disappointed” with Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. A vulnerable Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) also said she was displeased with Obama’s speech, particularly for not tackling the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. Sen. Mark Begich...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • Report: Up to 600,000 Christians Have Fled Homes in Syria

    01/08/2014 5:49:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Up to 600,000 of Syria’s 2.2 million Christians have fled their homes and are now either refugees or internally displaced persons, according to Aid to the Church in Need. In all, 1.8 million Syrians have left their homes, the charity reported. “The number of Christians killed because they are targeted for their faith is growing,” said Father Andrzej Halemba, the charity’s Middle East projects coordinator. Referring to an October massacre, the priest said that “Sadad is a very clear case. They were slaughtered like animals.”
  • Over 3,000 Cuban doctors defected from Venezuela in 2013

    12/30/2013 4:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela] ^ | 12/30/13 | FRANK LÓPEZ BALLESTEROS
    Over the last 12 months some 3,000 Cubans, mostly doctors, have arrived in the United States after deserting one of the Venezuelan government´s social programs they staff. This accounts for a 60% increase as compared with 2012. In 2012 there were about 5,000 refugee Cuban doctors and nurses in the United States coming from all over the world. Through December 1, 2013 this figure had surged to 8,000, 98% of them came from Venezuela. These are estimates by Dr. Julio Cesar Alfonso, head of the South Florida group Solidarity Without Borders Inc. (SWB), which helps Cuban medical professionals who try