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  • Incredible video of Iraqi forces dropping humanitarian aid, Yazidis scrambing onto helicopter

    08/09/2014 12:27:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8-9-2014 | soopermexican
    It’s good to know that the Iraqi forces are doing their own humanitarian effort onto Mount Sinjar where the Yazidis are stranded, instead of just depending on America. In this video from Rudaw, a Kurdish news organization, a reporter goes along with the helicopter that drops off food and water from Iraqi charity services, and shows the danger they have to ward off from ISIS trying to shoot them out of the air. Watch the video from the Washington Post below:
  • Britain Considers Joining U.S. Iraqi Airstrikes

    08/09/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-9-2014 | Nick Hallett
    British military chiefs are drawing up plans to help American airstrikes in Iraq, the Times reports. Senior figures are considering sending a spy plane to provide intelligence on ISIS positions, while Royal Air Force aircraft capable of refuelling U.S. fighter jets in mid-air will also be sent. The UK government, which has welcomed American intervention in the fight against ISIS, has also not ruled out conducting its own airstrikes if the humanitarian situation worsens. MPs are also discussing the possibility of using British special forces, who have long experience in the Kurdish region, to offer help in pinpointing targets. Former...
  • President approves mission to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq

    08/07/2014 6:06:35 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Fox News
    President Obama has approved a mission to to drop humanitarian aid in Iraq for the 40,000 or so religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop in the country's north after Islamic militants forced them to flee, senior U.S. officials told Fox News Thursday night. However, the officials said the air drops had not yet begun. If all goes well, they said, the mission will be completed following a single pass of U.S. military cargo jets. The officials did not disclose the planes' starting point due to host nation sensitivities. It was possible the mission also could include air strikes to protect...
  • Flashback: George W. Bush Predicted Iraqi Meltdown If US Troops Were Withdrawn from Region

    06/16/2014 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    President George W. Bush predicted the current meltdown in Iraq – back in 2007. Bush vetoed a Democratic bill to withdraw troops from Iraq. Via Truth Revolt: I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven...
  • Sentencing delayed in Iraqi wife’s beating death (El Cajon CA)

    05/16/2014 12:12:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 9:17 PM EDT
    Sentencing has been delayed by more than a month for an Iraqi immigrant convicted of the beating death of his wife in what police initially believed was a hate crime. […] (Kassim) Alhimidi was convicted last month of bludgeoning Shaima Alawadi to death at their home in 2012. He could get life in prison. Prosecutors said he killed her because she planned to divorce him. …
  • 97-Year-Old Iraqi Dies 6 Months After Marrying Young Girl

    01/31/2014 1:43:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014
    a 97-year-old Iraqi man who hit headlines last year for marrying a young girl died at his home in the Arab country nearly six months after his latest marriage. Musli Mohammed Al Majmai triggered controversy in Iraq and other countries when he wedded a girl who was nearly 70 years younger than him. Two of his grandsons wedded on the same day in their home province of Saladin north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad in July 2013. Newspapers said Al Majmai had 325 children, grand children and great grand children.
  • Iraqi Catholic Leader Asks West: 'If They Kill Us All, Will You Do Something Then?'

    12/16/2013 6:06:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/15/13 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Warning that a Middle East empty of Christians would be “just like the Taliban,” Iraq’s most senior Catholic leader pointedly called on the West to show greater concern for suffering Christians in the region. “We feel forgotten and isolated,” said Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church. “We sometimes wonder, if they kill us all, what would be the reaction of Christians in the West? Would they do something then?” Sako made clear he’s not asking for a mobilization “to protect Christians,” but rather Western efforts to support “harmonious societies for all human beings”, based on...
  • US Vet Fighting With Syrian Rebels Got Full Disability Pay, His Dad Says

    03/13/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/12/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eric Harroun is an Arizona native who rioted with rebels in Cairo and fought in Syria for Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra. **SNIP** Harroun's descent into Islamic fanaticism seems to have begun sometime after his discharge from the military. With seemingly no way to pursue his lifelong dream of being a soldier, he fell in with two Iraqi brothers, Maadh and Hayder Ibrahim, who he met while attending Pima Community College in Tucson, and began to identify himself as a Muslim, according to people who know him.
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Iraqi Refugee Bombs AZ Social Security Office, MSM Remains Silent

    12/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/12 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday morning, an Iraqi refugee used an improvised explosive device (IED) to bomb a Social Security office in Casa Grande AZ -- the mainstream media remains silent. The explosion took place before the office opened for the morning, so one was hurt. But reports indicate the explosion "was heard and felt all over the area." The suspect in the bombing, Abdullatif Aldosary is an Iraqi refugee who lives in Coolidge, AZ. He is in police custody. For reasons unreported, Aldosary had raised the Department of Homeland Security's attention a number of times throughout the last two years, and he...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED

    12/02/2012 6:34:37 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 2 | Patrick Poole
    UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office) that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved”. Original Post: The typically quiet town of Casa Grande, Arizona was...
  • US: Iraqi audit points to huge money laundering

    10/30/2012 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2012 | ADAM SCHRECK
    The U.S. Special Inspector General in Baghdad fear 41.6 billion ( U.S. tax dollars ) is now leaving (funneled out) of country per year...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • Rezko Buddy Plans Iraqi Parliament Run (Chicago Way travels)

    12/13/2009 9:22:17 PM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 440+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12-13-09 | Steve Bryant
    How do you say "corruption" in Arabic? A college pal of Tony Rezko who was accused of embezzlement, jailed in Iraq's Green Zone, and then escaped from prison and fled to Jordan is now running for a seat in Iraq's parliament, reports USA Today. Aiham Alsammarae, a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen who attended the Illinois Institute of Technology with Rezko -- and who helped raise part of Rezko's $8.5 million bail -- was appointed to run the electricity ministry in 2003 after Saddam Hussein's ouster. During his tenure, a Rezko-owned company won a $50 million contract from Alsammarae's ministry. The deal...
  • Girl spent 8 hours beneath bodies in French Alps (update to yesterday's story)

    09/06/2012 3:43:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • NYC bomb plot terrorist free to bomb again

    03/06/2009 12:01:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2009 | James Simpson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that Khalid Al-Jawary, a dangerous Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist convicted of a 1973 New York City bomb plot and implicated in multiple terrorist attacks spanning two decades, was deported to Sudan. He had served only half of his thirty year sentence. Recently declassified information additionally reveals that Al-Jawary got help from New York's Iraqi diplomatic mission in communicating with his PLO masters. In March of 1973, Al-Jawary and possible accomplices planted three powerful car bombs: two along 5th Avenue near Israeli-owned banks, and one at Kennedy Airport. Timed to explode upon...
  • Yusra Farhan Cites "Iraqi Culture" Reason For Beating Daughter With Shoe, She Was Talking With a Boy

    02/10/2012 6:50:17 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    Phoenix News Times ^ | Feb. 10 . 2012 | James King
    Yusra Farhan's daughter recently started talking with a boy. So, Farhan beat her with a shoe and tied her to a bed because her "Iraqi culture states that a female is not allowed to be having contact with males because females are not allowed to have boyfriends," she later told police. Unfortunately for Farhan, she's in America -- where beating your children is illegal, regardless of whatever draconian culture you subscribe to. According to court records obtained by New Times, Phoenix police contacted Farhan on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she was visiting her daughter who was admitted for...
  • Iraqi interpreters for U.S. military in dangerous limbo

    12/26/2011 9:47:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/26/11 | David Zucchino
    Thousands were promised spots first in line for special visas to the U.S., but the process has slowed to a crawl. Now the Iraqis, targeted for death because of their service to America, can only wait. Reporting from Baghdad— He rarely leaves his house. He's been shot at by gunmen in a passing car. He gets death threats over the phone. "Traitor," the callers say. "American agent." Tariq, 27, is a quick-witted, tech-savvy Iraqi who tosses off idiomatic American English phrases such as "I'm outta here" and "That's cool." When he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Tariq...
  • Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

    12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | December 9, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2011/alleged-terrorist-indicted-in-new-york-for-the-murder-of-five-american-soldiers Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2011 Eastern District of New York NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009. Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First...
  • Iraqi sniper who killed two Marines released as families mark fifth anniversary of deaths

    08/21/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/21/11 | Michael Daly
    The Iraqi sniper captured after he killed two Marines has been freed and is at liberty - even as the still-grieving families of Brooklyn-raised Capt. John McKenna 4th and Queens-raised Michael Glover gather in Rockaway today for a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of their deaths.The families had been assured that "as long as there is a Marine in Iraq, the sniper will remain in jail." Their already overwhelming loss has been compounded by the failure of the Defense Department to inform them that Muhammad (Big Ears) Awwad Ahmad had been released.
  • California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted, police say

    08/18/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Whats the Matter with Kansas? · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18,2011 | Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Bohan
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs out of an immigrant social club, authorities said on Thursday. The swoop by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local police targeted a network operating out of El Cajon, which is near San Diego and close to the border with Mexico.
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • Iraqi Christians Face Genocide, Demand Separate Province and Right to Exist

    03/18/2011 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 03/18/11 | Lisa Graas
    Iraqi Christians now face genocide and are claiming a “right of existence” for all non-Muslim minorities as Islamists continue their bloody holy war against all who dare profess belief in anything but Islam. Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians have either fled to the northern Iraqi province of Kurdistan and other countries, or have been massacred while the leftist media, the Islamapologist brigade at the White House, and even the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops maintain complete silence about their status. Regardless of what one’s views may be on the War in Iraq, there is no excuse...
  • Al-Qaida figure believed killed in US drone strike

    02/21/2011 12:35:58 PM PST · by MissesBush · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/21/11 | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – An Iraqi al-Qaida operative was believed to be one of 15 militants killed in two U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The officials said the man, identified as Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, handled the terrorist group's finances in Pakistan. He was not known to be on any published U.S. lists of wanted al-Qaida leaders, and U.S. officials do not normally acknowledge the existence of the CIA-led missile program or talk about who is being killed. The two strikes, coming roughly 24 hours apart, were the first...
  • Will Iraqi Kurdistan Be the Next Domino to Fall?

    02/17/2011 8:46:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 2/17/11 | Michael Rubin
    According to independent journalists in the Iraqi Kurdish city Sulaymani, a sympathy protest in favor of Egypt and Tunisia turned bloody just a few moments ago. After the gathering, some youths threw stones at the local headquarters of Masud Barzani’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). From within the building, KDP officials shot into the crowd, killing five and injuring at least 15.
  • Iraqi: I'm proud my WMD lies led to war in Iraq

    02/16/2011 9:35:31 AM PST · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 16, 2011
    LONDON – An Iraqi man whose testimony the United States used as a key evidence to build a case for war in Iraq says he is proud that he lied about his country developing mobile biological warfare labs. The Guardian newspaper published an interview Wednesday with Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who has been identified as the informer called "Curveball," whose claims about weapon labs formed part of then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the U.N. Security Council in 2003, shortly before the war began. The Guardian quoted al-Janabi as saying: "I had the chance to fabricate something to...
  • Iraqi Says He Made Up Tale of Biological Weapons Before War

    02/15/2011 7:05:40 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 15, 2011 | James Risen
    WASHINGTON — The Iraqi defector whose claims that Saddam Hussein’s government had biological weapons became part of the Bush administration’s justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq has admitted that he fabricated his story. The defector, Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who was code-named “Curveball” by the Central Intelligence Agency and German intelligence officials, told the British newspaper The Guardian on Tuesday that he had concocted his tale that Iraq was hiding mobile bioweapons laboratories. He did so, he said, in hopes that his lies would lead to the eventual overthrow of the Iraqi ruler.
  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...
  • Sweden suicide bomber was British university graduate

    12/12/2010 9:54:03 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 23 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Sunday 12 December 2010 | Jonathan Paige and agencies
    The suicide bomber who blew himself up yesterday was an Iraqi man who graduated from a British university. Whitehall sources confirm that Taimour-Al-Abdaly, a 28-year-old man who lived in southern Sweden, was the owner of the car that exploded in central Stockholm last night. His Facebook profile lists him as having studied a BSc in sports therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in 2004. Swedish police confirmed that the two explosions that killed one person and injured two more, causing panic among Christmas shoppers, were a terrorist attack. They said last night's explosions were the result of "terror crimes". "We...
  • Government Says 41 Percent of Kurdish Women Are Circumcised

    12/04/2010 1:30:06 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    rudaw ^ | 01/12/2010 | ARI OSMAN
    A survey by the Kurdistan Minstiry of Health shows that 41 percent of women have gone under the practise of female genuital mutilation (FGM). The survey was carried out in July this year. The results of the survey were announced during a campaign to raise awareness on violence against women in Kurdistan earlier this week. Part of the campaign has focused on FGM. The survey by the government shows that mothers are the main party responsible for forcing their daughters experience the painful ritual and then grandmothers and fathers.
  • Profiles of the terror suspects: The Iraqi junior doctor and the 'brilliant' neurologist

    07/02/2007 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Shermy · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2007
    The suspected ringleader of the failed bomb plot has been named as 'brilliant neurologist' Mohammed Asha, 26. Saudi-born Asha, 26, was arrested with his 27-year-old wife, who was in traditional Muslim dress, on the M6 in Cheshire on Saturday night. They were in a car with their two-year-old son when police were believed to have been alerted to Dr Asha's car after his number plate flashed up on an automatic recognition camera. He is believed to being questioned over possible links to the two Mercedes packed with gas canisters, petrol and nails found in the West End on Friday. The...
  • Norway arrests 3 in Al-Queda linked bomb plot.

    07/08/2010 10:39:51 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | July 8, 2010 | foxnews.com
    Three suspected Al Qaeda members were arrested Thursday morning in what Norwegian and U.S. officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England. The three men, whose names were not released, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Two of the men were arrested in Norway and one in Germany, according to Janne Kristiansen, head of Norway's Police Security Service. She declined to give further details of the locations. Kristiansen said one of the men was a 39-year-old Norwegian of Uighur origin, who had lived in Norway since 1999. The other suspects...
  • Debunking the Carter Ruck defence of British-Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi ( + REZKO et al)

    07/01/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Hawaii Free Press / WikiLeaks ^ | 5/29/2008 | Andrew Walden
    May 29, 2008 By Andrew Walden (Hawai'i Free Press) Nadhmi Auchi, seen here with the Governor of Illinois, Rob Blagojevich (middle) at a 2004 Chicago dinner in Auchi's honor arranged by Antonin Rezko (potentially, right)[1]. All three men have been convicted of corruption related charges (Auchi 2003, Rezko 2008, Blagojevich 2009).[2] “A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser (dual US-Syrian citizen Tony Rezko) just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi,...
  • Soldiers relax, picnic with Iraqi friends

    05/10/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pfc. Jessica Luhrs, USA
    KIRKUK - Fridays are considered a day of rest for Iraqis, when they traditionally spread out blankets to enjoy good food and company.  U.S. Soldiers were invited to join their Iraqi counterparts for Friday relaxation during a picnic here at Dibbis Dam, May 7.Leaders of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, enjoy a picnic with their Iraqi Army partners at Dibbis Dam, near Kirkuk, Iraq, May 7, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jessica Luhrs. The day was filled with food, jokes, stories and no business, according to 1st Lt. Ali Mohammed Ahmed,...
  • US-Backed Iraqi Forces Kill Two Top Al-Qaeda Leaders

    04/19/2010 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 328+ views
    inn ^ | 4/19/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    American-backed Iraqi forces have killed the country’s two senior terrorists in the Al-Qaeda organization, the United States confirmed Monday. American officials said the deaths are a “potentially devastating blow” to the international terror network. The terrorists were identified as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who killed in a house after troops stormed it approximately six miles southwest of the home town of executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums 11 April 2010

    04/11/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies · 787+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 11 April 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The following Top Ten list is ordered according relative importance, both to the jihadis and to those who monitor their online activities, with preference given to sites which consistently offer up content that is unique to the particular site and community of users."
  • Iraqi yob who spat on WWII hero's medals escapes jail ( England )

    02/27/2010 6:58:56 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 963+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th February 2010
    An Iraqi-born yob who spat on a World War II hero's medals on Remembrance Day yesterday escaped jail. Serwan Abdullah, 23, targeted Timothy House while he was wearing his late grandfather’s honours after a commemorative parade. Mr House, 44, who was recovering from a broken hip and was also looking after a 91-year-old wheelchair-bound veteran when the attack happened, said he was left ‘outraged and very angry’. Abdullah showed no remorse and told officers he had done ‘nothing wrong’ adding: ‘F*** him and f*** his medals.’ The medals Mr House was wearing were awarded to former paratrooper Company Sgt Major...
  • [Texas:]Would-be Hasan visitor is freed

    01/26/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 889+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/26/2010 | Guillermo Contreras
    An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday. FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem. Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a...
  • Maverick Iraqi politician claims Iran could go nuclear within weeks

    12/25/2009 11:47:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 823+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/25/09 | HEATHER ROBINSON
    Iraqi parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi is warning that Iran is much closer to attaining nuclear capability than most sources, including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the US State Department, believe. In fact, he predicts the Iranians could have a nuclear capability - and may announce that they have it - as soon as next month. "We are receiving information which says Iran is so close to producing an atom bomb," Alusi said in an interview earlier this month, the latest in a series of interviews conducted since September. "All the international community, they don't realize how close [the Iranians] are...
  • Kurdish, Iraqi Interior Ministries Prepare for Cooperation and Coordination Conference

    08/13/2009 5:36:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 533+ views
    BAGHDAD — A preparatory session for the upcoming Conference for Cooperation and Coordination between the Iraqi and Kurdistan Ministries of Interior was held here last week, when MoI and KMoI representatives discussed plans to unify their efforts to fight the insurgency and strengthen the nation of Iraq, Aug. 4 – 5. This was the third series of meetings held between MoI and KMoI since January 2009 to discuss issues of security cooperation. Iraqi Maj. Gen. Waleed Hadawi Khalifa, director general of the MoI Planning and Tracking Directorate, served as overall coordinator for the talks. The Kurdistan General Director of Police,...
  • Iraqi Forces Reportedly Open Fire, Beat Iranian Exiles

    07/28/2009 9:58:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 830+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/09
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces raided a camp housing members of an Iranian opposition group north of Baghdad on Tuesday in a move that ran contrary to U.S. wishes and prompted clashes. Residents of Camp Ashraf claimed the Iraqi troops opened fire and beat people with batons, killing four people. The Iraqi government confirmed authorities had moved into the camp but denied violence was used against the exiles.
  • U.S. refugee program failing Iraqis, report says

    06/18/2009 9:21:44 AM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 1,215+ views
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2009 | CNN
    Iraqis fleeing violence in their homeland are struggling in America, where they had hoped to make new lives, said a report issued Tuesday ..... "Nearly all of the Iraqis we surveyed had expectations that they would receive better care from a government whose policies had a hand in their upheaval, particularly those who put their lives on the line to work for the U.S. military and government and were targeted as a result," "They deserve better." In 2008, the United States admitted 13,823 refugees from Iraq. Though grateful to be in America, the Iraqis told the refugee experts that they...
  • Doctor accused of bomb plot planned in London and Glasgow were meant to scare not maim or kill

    11/12/2008 2:49:59 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 1,714+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 11/12/08
    An NHS doctor accused of the Glasgow airport attack today admitted planning to set cars on fire to give Britain a "taste of fear". Bilal Abdulla, 29, an Iraqi, said he had wanted the incendiary devices to throw the spotlight back on the devastating effect of war on his homeland. He branded the British government "democratically elected murderers" and said he wanted Muslims to escape oppression and leave Britain. But Abdulla told Woolwich crown court in London that he knew the "horror and terror" of the July 7 attacks and had not wanted to injure or kill anyone. Going into...
  • US releases Iraqi Shia terror group leader

    06/09/2009 10:01:57 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 26 replies · 3,122+ views
    The Long war Journal ^ | June 9, 2009 1:12 AM | Bill Roggio
    The US military has released a senior member of a deadly terror group backed by Iran that has been directly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala during a complex operation in early 2007. Laith al Qazali was freed last weekend "as part of a reconciliation effort" as well as an attempt to secure the release of captive British hostages, according to a report in The New York Times. Laith is the brother of Qais Qazali, the commander of the Qazali network, which is better known as the Asaib al Haq, or the League of...