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  • Major secret meeting of Holocaust deniers convenes in heart of London

    04/19/2015 8:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Jpost.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Daily Mail UK
    A large international conference of Holocaust deniers recently took place in the heart of London, Britain's Daily Mail reported on Saturday. "This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development," the paper quoted Gerry Gable, an expert on the extreme Right who aided the news outlet's undercover investigation of the event, as saying. The event was held under a veil of secrecy at London's Grosvenor Hotel in a room draped with the Union Flag. A spokesman for the hotel said the room booking was made online and...
  • Spain finds Don Quixote writer Cervantes' tomb in Madrid

    03/17/2015 3:06:45 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th March 2015 | Camila Ruz
    'Forensic scientists say they have found the tomb of Spain's much-loved giant of literature, Miguel de Cervantes, nearly 400 years after his death. They believe they have found the bones of Cervantes, his wife and others recorded as buried with him in Madrid's Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. Separating and identifying his badly damaged bones from the other fragments will be difficult, researchers say. The Don Quixote author was buried in 1616 but his coffin was later lost. When the convent was rebuilt late in the 17th Century, his remains were moved into the new building and it has taken...
  • Islamic State’s Plans/Justifications: “DABIQ” Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Police officer dies after being 'pushed' into the path of an oncoming train at a Spanish ...

    01/04/2015 8:14:57 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 3 | jennifer Newton
    This is the shocking moment a Spanish police officer fell to his death after he was apparently pushed into the path of an oncoming train. The officer, named as 28-year-old Francisco Javier Ortega, was talking to a group on the platform at Madrid's Embajadores station, when it is alleged he asked to see identification papers of one of the men. Bystanders waiting for the train were filming on their mobile phones as a minor scuffle broke out on the platform yesterday
  • Leading Egyptian Journalist: The Jews are Behind Every Disaster or Terrorist Act

    04/23/2004 6:32:24 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 20 replies · 392+ views
    Al-Gumhouriyya (Egypt), ^ | March 18, 2004 | Abd Al-Wahhab 'Adas
    In an article in the Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhouriyya titled 'The Secret Israeli Weapon,' deputy editor Abd Al-Wahhab 'Adas accused the Jews of perpetrating all terrorism throughout the world, including the Madrid bombings. The following are excerpts from the article:(1) 'The Zionist Jews are Behind All the Violent and Terror Operations that have Occurred Everywhere In the World' "If you want to know the real perpetrator of every disaster or every act of terrorism, look for the Zionist Jews. They are behind all the violent and terror operations that have occurred everywhere in the world. [They do this] first of...
  • Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests

    10/16/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2014 | Yahoo
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia. Three of the cases were in the capital and the fourth in the Canary Islands, where a health source said two other people were admitted to hospital for precautionary monitoring. The priest, who arrived in Spain on Oct.11, was being taken to hospital after developing a fever, one of the symptoms of the disease, the Spanish government's Ebola committee said.
  • Plane Isolated In Madrid Over Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Sky News
    An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers. The situation is being treated as a suspected case of ebola, a health ministry official was quoted as saying.
  • Spain Warns "Something Went Wrong" As Suspected Ebola Cases Rise In Madrid

    10/07/2014 11:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/07/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Despite being described by Spain's public health director as "a national jewel," the head of Spain's Nursing Council warns "something went wrong" in the health care system's protocols. As RT reports, Spanish health officials have 4 patients interned including infected initial nurse, her husband, and a 2nd nurse (male). Furthermore, 22 more possible Ebola cases are under surveillance having had direct contact with the infected nurse during her vacation after being infected (officials have said they 'don't know' how she became infected with the deadly virus). Images within the hospital show "irregularities" and make-shift isolation units and an insider...
  • Ebola outbreak: Spread of deadly disease across Europe is 'unavoidable', warns WHO-[22 monitored]

    10/07/2014 3:34:07 AM PDT · by sunmars · 133 replies
    independent.co.uk ^ | Oct 7, 2014 | James Rush
    <p>Breaking just now on news channels this morning. many more under qurantine but 4 more hospitalized with symptoms of Ebola in Madrid including husband.</p>
  • Ebola in Spain: Nurse 'infected in Madrid'

    10/06/2014 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 6, 2014
    A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid is thought to be the first person to have contracted the virus outside Africa, health officials say. The nurse tested positive for Ebola in initial tests and doctors are awaiting final results, according to reports. She was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on 25 September.
  • Gay pride flag hoisted over U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv: welcome to Sodom's new headquarters

    06/12/2014 9:16:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/11/14 | Steve Berman
    The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, has hoisted the gay pride flag over the embassy building in Tel Aviv.  Todd Starnes grabbed the pic from the embassy's Facebook page. “Proudly flying the colors,” Ambassador Dan Shapiro wrote on the embassy’s Facebook page. He posted a photograph showing a rainbow colored flag flying alongside the American flag outside the embassy in Tel Aviv.  “For the first time in history, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the Pride flag together with our American flag,” Shapiro wrote. “We are proud to join with the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo and its residents...
  • RAINBOW FLAG FLIES OVER U.S. EMBASSY IN MADRID

    05/23/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/14 | Austin Ruse
    The Obama administration seems to have forgotten the International Day of the Family last week that was celebrated at the UN and around the world May 15. Yet the administration was very enthusiastic about the May 17th celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, issuing proclamations by the Secretary of Defense and a statement by the President. Moreover, at least one ambassador flew the rainbow flag over his embassy. Spanish papers reported that the rainbow flag flew over the U.S. Embassy in Madrid for at least one day last week and that former Home Box Office executive, now...
  • Madrid Buried In Trash As Garbagemen Strike Continues For 10th Day

    11/15/2013 9:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/15/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The trouble with proclaiming 'victory' over the crisis in Spain (read the whole of Europe) and the ECB enabling governments profligacy with the ghost of OMT future is that it merely emboldens. As Al Jazeera reports, Madrid's garbage collectors have been on strike since November 5 to protest layoffs and pay cuts. With garbage piling up on the streets of Madrid, the mayor issued private trash-collecting companies an ultimatum on Wednesday: end the street cleaners' strike or lose their contracts. More than 30,000 residents have signed a petition to the defense minister asking for the streets to be cleaned....
  • Eta ruling causes fury but could yet pave way to peace

    10/27/2013 4:24:21 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 6 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Sunday 27 October 2013 16.02 EDT | Paul Hamilos
    Inés del Río Prada, of the Basque separatist group Eta, was a member of a unit that killed 24 people, including 12 in a car bombing in the centre of Madrid. Her release earlier this week at the command of the European court of human rights (ECHR), prompted a wave of outrage. The Spanish courts had little choice but to let Del Río go free. She had been sentenced in 1989 to 3,828 years in total, but because of a peculiarity of Spanish law dating back to 1973, she could serve a maximum of only 30. Given time off for...
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

    12/28/2011 3:27:23 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies · 1+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-28-11 | John Rosenthal
    According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force commandos and “activists” armed with iron rods and knives aboard the ship. The paper’s source for the story is the rebel leader himself: Mahdi al-Harati, the commander of the so-called Tripoli Brigades, which are widely credited with having played a decisive role in the rebel...
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
  • Saturn Devouring His Son - famous painting by Goya

    11/27/2011 7:47:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
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    "Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanised to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by his children, ate each one upon their birth." My wife and I saw the real canvas transfer of the painting by Goya (1746-1828) in the Museo del Prado in Madrid several years ago. I do know how to hotlink graphics, however this painting is highly disturbing, and possibly the product of a disturbed mind. Click the reference links below to view...
  • Two Worlds - Two Cultures

    08/19/2011 7:16:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Fr. Ray Blake's Blog ^ | 8/19/11 | Fr. Ray Blake
    I am sure this will be happening in Madrid as it did in London. Richard Dawkins brought at least one laspsed Catholic back to the Church during the Papal visit to the UK. She saw the the anti-Pope snarling mob led by Dawkins and Tatchel, with their plastic devil horns and inflated condoms, sex "toys" and angry faces and she saw the sheer joy of those cheering the Pope and the banners carried by the enthusiastic youth. She said it wasn't about arguments, it was about faces. Dawkins & co. glaring and hopeless, those who were there cheering the Pope...
  • World's Largest Youth Flashmob Descends upon Madrid

    08/20/2011 4:11:27 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    JMJ2011 ^ | 082011 | self
    video http://madrid11.com/Hunh, guess the media doesn't want to cover this mob.Probably 'cuz it's their kindgdom that's being looted and burned.
  • Pope Benedict, Confessor. The Debut in Madrid (pope to hear confessions in Madrid) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2011 2:07:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | July 7, 2011 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, July 5, 2011 - World Youth Day is not an invention of Benedict XVI, but of his predecessor. Pope Joseph Ratzinger, however, has introduced two very significant innovations. The first was in Cologne, in the summer of 2005. At the culmination of the nighttime vigil, Pope Benedict knelt before the consecrated host. At length, and in silence. With hundreds of thousands of young people touched by this act of adoration. Since then, with Pope Benedict, silent Eucharistic adoration has become a constant not only of the World Youth Days, but also of other mass gatherings, for example the vigil...
  • Thousand Defy Protest Ban to Rally Ahead of Spanish Elections

    05/21/2011 2:40:51 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 8 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 21, 2010
    Tens of thousands of Spaniards defied a protest ban Saturday and crowded town squares across the nation to demonstrate against high unemployment ahead of local elections on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators swarm Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square, defying a protest ban by the country's electoral commission. Saturday is a so-called "Day of Reflection," when political campaigning - and demonstrations - are banned.
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....
  • Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support

    06/25/2004 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 267+ views
    TBO.com ^ | June 25, 2004 | Daniela Sigrist
    Authorities Conclude Switzerland Likely Used as Base for Financing, Logistical Support for 9/11 Attacks by Al-Qaida By Daniela Sigrist Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 24, 2004 BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Investigators have concluded that Switzerland was likely used as a base for financing and logistical support for the Sept. 11 attacks by al-Qaida, the country's attorney general said Thursday. Federal Prosecutor Valentin Roschacher said authorities plan to begin court proceedings in the coming weeks in three terror cases, capping investigations started four days after the 2001 suicide hijackings in New York and Washington. A special task force initially was charged...
  • Catalan protesters rally for greater autonomy in Spain

    07/10/2010 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 10, 2010
    More than a million people are marching in Barcelona to call for greater autonomy for the Catalan region. The demonstration comes a day after a constitutional court declared that there was no legal basis to recognise Catalonia as a nation.
  • Nearly one million in Spain march for life, protest new abortion law

    03/11/2010 2:38:16 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 318+ views
    cna ^ | March 11, 2010
    Protesters march through Madrid to protest changes to Spanish law making abortion easier March 7, 2010. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators thronged central Madrid on Sunday to protest against changes to Spanish law which will make it easier for women to seek a termination. The banner reads "No to abortion. We have a right to live. " Madrid, Spain, Mar 10, 2010 / 12:51 am (CNA).- Nearly one million Spaniards marched in cities across the country on March 7 defending the right to life of the unborn and demanding that the government revoke Spain's new law on abortion recently passed by...
  • Portugal police find 'Eta bomb-making cache'

    02/06/2010 1:00:08 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies · 320+ views
    BBC ^ | 6 February 2010 | Staff
    Portuguese police have seized half a tonne of explosives at a house that they say was being used as a base by Basque separatist group Eta. The discovery, which also included bomb-making equipment, was made in the central Portugal town of Obidos. Fake licence plates, detonators and maps were also found, officials said. A militant group fighting for an independent Basque homeland, Eta has been blamed for more than 820 deaths during its campaign in Spain. "The material was stored in secure conditions which indicates the work of professionals," local police chief Helder Barros said. Several of the explosives were...
  • Thousands of Spanish Catholics march against abortion and gay marriage

    12/28/2009 9:08:30 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 790+ views
    Telegragh ^ | December 28, 2009 | Edward Owen
    At a huge rally in the capital, Cardinal Antonio Rouco, the leader of Spain's Roman Catholics, told protesters the birth rate in Europe will be depleted unless Christian values are maintained.Catholics attended a huge open air mass beside Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium.The mass marked the Feast of the Holy Family. But Catholic leaders from across Europe joined their local counterparts and members of the Spanish centre-Right opposition to castigate the socialist government's policies."Europe will be practically without children," warned Cardinal Rouco, 73, the conservative Archbishop of Madrid. "Who denies to defend a human being so innocent and weak, already conceived...
  • Transsexual virgins in new Madrid Lay Calendar [Sacrilegious Mockery of BVM] (Ecumenical)

    10/27/2009 9:38:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 28 replies · 1,409+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | 10/17/2009 | n/a
    The calendar has been produced by the Madrid Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual collective COGAM Controversy in Madrid with the launch of a 2010 lay calendar which shows images of ‘transsexual virgins’ recreating religious scenes decorated with crowns, condoms and phallic symbols. The lay calendar takes the religion out of the dates of the year, so Christmas Day becomes the day you eat the traditional Spanish turron to mark International Democracy Day, for example. The images are all based on famous Catholic images and iconography. The Venezuelan photographer who assembled the calendar, Juan Antinoo, had been commissioned by COGAM, the...
  • Rio, Madrid still in race for 2016 Olympics

    10/02/2009 9:07:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies · 1,537+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 10/02/09 | JOHN LEICESTER
    COPENHAGEN – The race for the 2016 Olympics has come down to just Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, with the International Olympic Committee eliminating Chicago in a stunning first round of voting. Tokyo was knocked out in the second round. That left just Rio and Madrid still in the mix. The IOC voted again to separate the two and elected a winner, which will be announced by IOC president Jacques Rogge later Friday. Madrid's surprising success in reaching the final round came after former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch made an unusual appeal for the Spanish capital, reminding the IOC...
  • Playing politics can make, break Olympic dreams

    10/01/2009 8:11:55 PM PDT · by Saije · 6 replies · 453+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/1/2009 | Pirate Irwin
    Presidents and prime ministers can make an Olympic bid with a little, well-timed sweet talk. However, they can also break it with one embarrassing slip of the tongue... Chicago's long serving Mayor Richard M Daley has been through many elections and many press conferences. However, it didn't seem that way on Tuesday when it was revealed that Rio had been angered by his implication that they were not up to hosting the Olympics. Asked at a press conference to respond, he replied tersely: "No comment." He may have looked distinctly uncomfortable but at least he had not made a complete...
  • Caption Madrid Fashion

    09/29/2009 1:05:08 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies · 2,494+ views
    A model displays a spring/summer design by Carlos Diez during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion show in Madrid, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.
  • America Magazine goes after Patrick Madrid for his response to Sr. Maureen Fiedler's post on Kennedy

    08/27/2009 10:41:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies · 2,434+ views
    patrickMadrid ^ | August 27, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Well, I feel as if I've finally "arrived."True, over the years my name has been mentioned disparagingly a few times in the pages of America, but what appeared in its online edition today has reached a whole new level of invective (even by America's standards of invective).I responded yesterday to Sr. Maureen Fiedler's obit piece on Senator Ted Kennedy in NCR ("He Made Me Proud to Be Catholic"), and my comments obviously hit a raw nerve among that community of disciples over at America, as evidenced by my being roundly chastised by one of their writers today.Honestly, I don't think...
  • Car bomb explodes in Madrid

    02/09/2009 2:28:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 407+ views
    al-Jazeera ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed / agencies
    A car bomb has exploded in a business district of Madrid, following a telephone warning claiming to be from ETA, the Basque armed separatist group. No one was hurt in the blast, which destroyed about 30 cars and blew out windows at nearby offices, leaving a crater in the ground about one metre deep. The Spanish Red Cross received the warning call 90 minutes prior to the blast, allowing police to cordon off the area before the device exploded at around 0900 local time (0800 GMT). The incident came a day after Spain's supreme court banned Democracia 3 Millones and...
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, ‘it’s hard to . . . gather data in ways that don’t raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content.’ In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • 140 dead in Madrid plane crash

    08/20/2008 8:12:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 74 replies · 665+ views
    (UK) Times Online ^ | August 20, 2008 | Philippe Naughton and Hannah Strange
    Some 140 people were killed today when a packed passenger jet caught fire and overshot the runway as it tried to take off from Madrid airport, official sources said. The Spanair plane, with 173 passengers and crew aboard, crashed and broke apart as it tried to take off from Terminal 4 at the Barajas airport. It was heading for Las Palmas airport on the island of Gran Canaria. The Reuters news agency quoted sources in the emergency services as saying that all but about 25 of those aboard had been killed - far ahead of initial death tolls given by...
  • 4 Cleared in Madrid Train Bombing

    07/17/2008 11:33:10 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 5 replies · 152+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 18, 2008 | by DALE FUCHS
    MADRID — A Spanish court absolved four men and upheld the acquittal of a fifth on Thursday in the convoluted legal proceedings relating to the 2004 Madrid commuter train bombings that killed 191 people in the deadliest attack by Islamic militants on European soil. The rulings followed appeals of some of 21 convictions by a lower court after a five-month trial that ended in October. Seven other people were acquitted at that time. Most dramatically, the court on Thursday upheld the acquittal of one of the bombing’s accused masterminds, Rabei Osman, an Egyptian, who was found guilty in 2006 in...
  • Germany v Spain

    06/29/2008 9:51:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 93+ views
    BBC ^ | June 29, 2008 | BBC
    Germany coach Joachim Low generously praised Spain ahead of Sunday's Euro 2008 final in Vienna, pinpointing their consistency throughout the competition. "The Spaniards have been the most constant team here," said Low. "They have shown consistent levels of performance, they are flexible regarding their positioning and they are sure of the passes they make. ..."We have the experience of this kind of tournament. We believe we can win such games - we have a winner's mentality."
  • Spain: abortion museum planned for Madrid

    04/05/2008 9:06:45 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 134+ views
    Spero News ^ | 05 Apr 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    The Vida Foundation of Spain has proposed opening of a museum on abortion. Abortion is a business in Spain with sales volume at $81 million. The director of Fundacion Vida in Spain, Manuel Cruz, said his institution has proposed the opening of a Museum on Abortion as a means of “educating people, especially university students and young people from schools and institutes,” as “very few know what [abortion] is.” “We want to show the instruments that are used, the kinds of abortions, the places where abortions are performed in Spain and testimonies from women who had abortions,” Cruz said. In...
  • Morocco arrests suspect in 2004 Madrid bombings

    01/28/2008 7:29:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | Itziar Reinlein and Sarah Morris
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Moroccan suspected of direct involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings which killed 191 people was arrested on Sunday in Rabat, a judicial source in Spain familiar with the case said on Monday. Abdelilah Hriz, 29, will be tried in his home country for his suspected part in Europe's deadliest Islamist attack, the first time Morocco has agreed to try one of its citizens for crimes allegedly committed abroad, said the source. Spanish Judge Juan Del Olmo recently traveled to Morocco to question Hriz and take DNA samples, the Moroccan state news agency MAP said last...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • Men (Islamists) Behind Madrid Bombs Laugh In Court (Killed 191)

    11/01/2007 3:30:30 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 97+ views
    Men behind Madrid bombs laugh in court By Fiona Govan in Madrid Last Updated: 2:33am GMT 01/11/2007 A Spanish court yesterday convicted three men of murder over the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 passengers. The three received symbolic sentences of more than 40,000 years each but under Spanish law they will serve a maximum of 40 years. Two Moroccans, Jamal Zougam, 33, and Otman el Gnaoui, 32, were convicted of carrying out the attacks on four commuter trains. A Spaniard, Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras, 30, was found guilty of supplying the explosives. Eighteen other people were convicted of lesser...
  • 3 guilty of mass murder in Madrid attack [soft verdicts and sentences!]

    10/31/2007 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies · 159+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/31/07 | PAUL HAVEN
    MADRID, Spain - Spain's National Court convicted the three main suspects in the Madrid commuter train bombings of mass murder Wednesday and sentenced them to tens of thousands of years in prison for Europe's worst Islamic terror attack. But the verdict was a mixed bag for prosecutors, who saw four other key defendants convicted of lesser offenses and an accused ringleader acquitted altogether. With much of the case resting on circumstantial evidence, the three judges may have been wary after a number of high-profile Spanish terror cases were overturned on appeal. Spain's prime minister said the verdict still upheld justice....
  • Court finds 21 guilty of Madrid bombings ("Mastermind" acquitted)

    10/31/2007 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 148+ views
    The Financial Times (U.K.) ^ | October 31, 2007 | Leslie Crawford
    Court finds 21 guilty of Madrid bombings By Leslie Crawford in Madrid Published: October 31 2007 14:27 | Last updated: October 31 2007 14:27 A Spanish court on Wednesday convicted 21 people of involvement in the country’s worst terrorist attack, the 2004 Madrid train bombings that traumatised a nation three days before a general election. Seven of the defendants were acquitted, including an Egyptian accused of masterminding the attacks. The March 11 bombings, which killed 191 commuters and injured more than 1,800 in the early morning rush hour, changed the course of Spanish politics. The conservative Popular party government...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/index.php? id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • TERRORISM: AL-QAEDA IN SPAIN'S JAILED LEADER SLAMS THE MADRID TRAIN BOMBINGS (Terrorist Quibling)

    04/17/2007 12:07:31 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 512+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | 17 April 2007 | AKI
    Madrid, 17 April (AKI) - Al-Qaeda's jailed leader in Spain, Syrian born Imad Eddin Barakat on Tuesday told a Madrid court that the deadly 11 March 2004 attacks on commuter trains in the city were "inadmissible." But he said they took place in the context of the war in Iraq in which Spanish troops were at that time taking part. "In our countries, our cultures, war generates hatred. Abuse generates hatred," Barakat, also known as Abu Dahdah, told the court in halting Spanish. He was being questioned by the prosecution in the high-security trial of 29 people suspected of involvement...
  • (Madrid Bombing) Widow attends massacre trial wearing Mohammed cartoon

    03/27/2007 12:16:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 2,174+ views
    Expatica.com ^ | 26 March 2007 | Expatica
    Widow attends massacre trial wearing Mohammed cartoon 26 March 2007 MADRID ? The widow of a man killed in the Madrid bombings attended the trial of Islamic radicals with a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed with a bomb on her T-shirt. The judge in charge of trial on Monday asked security guards to check the woman?s T-shirt and ordered the cameras to halt live transmissions. Initially, he thought the woman could been a relative of one of the 29 accused and thought she might have put some kind of message on her T-shirt. The T-shirt was a copy of the...
  • In Neutral Switzerland, A Rising Radicalism

    07/21/2006 8:17:49 AM PDT · by dolphin_CAGE · 2 replies · 346+ views
    CAGE ^ | 07.21.2006 [03:02] | Washington Post
    BERN, Switzerland -- For centuries, this Alpine nation has successfully relied on a strict policy of political neutrality to insulate it from the wars, invasions and revolutions that have raged outside its borders. These days, a new threat has emerged: one from within. As they have elsewhere in Europe, Islamic radicals are making inroads in Switzerland. Last month, Swiss officials announced the arrests of a dozen suspects who allegedly conspired to shoot down an Israeli airliner flying from Geneva to Tel Aviv. In a related case, a North African man has been charged with organizing a plot from Swiss soil...