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  • Ten Years Ago Today: Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar Marries Her Biological Brother From Somalia

    02/18/2019 8:46:24 AM PST · by jonatron · 47 replies
    Tea Party and Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/2019 | Gateway Pundit
    (Gateway Pundit): Ten years ago today… Democrat Ilhan Omar married her biological brother. Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis. The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother. Power Line reported: A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar...
  • Turkey Travel Advisory

    02/15/2019 6:39:36 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    US Department of State, Counsular Affairs ^ | February 14, 2019 | none stated
    Turkey - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.Do not travel to: Areas near the Syria and Iraq borders due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Terrorists have also previously targeted Western tourists and expatriates.Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals,...
  • A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable

    02/10/2019 6:53:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | February 5, 2019 | Chris Ferrara
    A Deadly Embrace of the Unembraceable Fatima Perspectives #1274 Pope Francis did not invent the epochal folly of “interreligious dialogue,” which requires the Catholic “dialogue partner” to pretend — forever — that God Incarnate did not found the Church he represents and endow it with a divine mission to “teach all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded …” (Matt. 28:19-20)No, the dissolvent nonsense that is “interreligious dialogue” emerged from the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate, which declares —...
  • Iran admits it lied to Obama's Iran Deal interlocutors: The truth about the whole sham is revealed

    01/30/2019 7:51:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Suddenly the truth about the whole sham is coming out. On Jan. 22, 2019, Ali Akbar Salehi, the nuclear chief of the Iranian theocracy, acknowledged that Iran had fooled the 5+1 and IAEA group of foreign ministers - these were U.S. and European foreign ministers who negotiated the Iran Deal, - into signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. That was the deal President Obama signed with other leaders and touted to the U.S. public. President Trump scrapped it. In an unprecedented confession, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the mullah regime's Atomic Agency, acknowledged that the mullahs...
  • Why Turkey Is No Partner for the United States

    01/25/2019 6:44:37 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | Jan. 24 2019 | Steven A. Cook
    Despite Michael Doran’s efforts to argue otherwise, Turkey shares neither American values/American interests. There is a great deal to like about Michael Doran’s essay, “The Strategy Washington is Pursuing in the Middle East Is the Only Strategy Worth Pursuing.” His critique of ostensibly objective foreign-policy analysts/journalists is devastating. Much of what passes for analysis in Washington these days is merely reflexive anti-Trumpism. As Doran quite rightly indicates, many of the same people decrying the president’s decision to withdraw from Syria were similarly outraged when National Security Adviser John Bolton declared last September, “We’re not going to leave [Syria] as long...
  • Will Iran Become the Next Venezuela? Inflation rate "exponential," Economy on Verge of Collapse

    01/11/2019 7:13:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | By Babak Vaziri and Sina Nahavandil
    “Will Iran become the next Venezuela?” Almost every Iranian has faced this question. In truth, Iran has not only become the next Venezuela, but the acceleration of its economic collapse is much higher than that of Venezuela. The economic situations of Venezuela and Iran can be compared by examining the inflation rate and the conversion rate of USD to Bolivars (Venezuela currency) and the inflation rate and conversion rate of Iranian Rials to U.S. Dollars. Almost all of Venezuela’s income is from the oil industry. In 2015, the oil-dependent economy contracted 5.7% and the inflation rate, which was at 57%...
  • Thousands of American men brought child brides into the country — ruled legal by U.S. government

    01/11/2019 8:23:51 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/11/2019 | Associated Press
    There were more than 5,000 cases of adults petitioning on behalf of minors and nearly 3,000 examples of minors seeking to bring in older spouses or fiancés, according to the data requested by the Senate Homeland Security Committee in 2017 and compiled into a report.
  • US approved thousands of child bride requests

    01/11/2019 7:53:53 AM PST · by advance_copy · 29 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | 1/11/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where...
  • In Cairo, Pompeo gives the speech Obama should have in 2009

    01/11/2019 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he referred to as "A New Beginning." In that speech in June, 2009, Obama identified the United States as one of the causes of turmoil and violence in the Middle East. He never said the words, "I'm sorry," but his tone was apologetic as he viciously criticized the Israeli "occupation and the US invasion of Iraq. Yesterday, almost 10 years later, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the speech that Obama should have given. It was unabashedly pro-American and identified America as a force for good in...
  • UAE 're-opens embassy in Syria' as Arab leaders begin to welcome Assad back from the cold

    12/27/2018 5:33:13 AM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 27 Dec 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    The United Arab Emirates is re-opening its embassy in Damascus, the Syrian regime said Thursday, in a major public step towards welcoming Bashar al-Assad back into the fold of Arab leaders after years of estrangement...as it has become increasingly clear that Assad is likely to stay in power and prevail over downtrodden rebel forces, Syria’s Arab neighbours have begun moving to restore diplomatic ties with the former pariah. The re-opening of the UAE’s embassy in Damascus would be the most significant public step so far towards Assad’s rehabilitation in the Arab world. The move is likely to have been coordinated...
  • Trump is leaving 50,000 Syrian civilians to die (Ballistic Hurling Chunks Alert)

    12/20/2018 10:20:08 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    WashPost ^ | 12-20-2018 | Josh Rogin
    President Trump’s surprise decision to rapidly withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria is meeting with intense criticism by foreign policy experts, who denounce it as strategically stupid, reckless for national security and a blow to America’s global credibility. But inside Syria, the consequences are even more serious. For one example, 50,000 Syrian civilian refugees living under the direct protection of the U.S. military are suddenly fearing for their lives. For three years, civilians living in the Rukban refugee camp in the southeastern Syrian desert have survived because of the protection of U.S. forces encamped 10 miles away on a base...
  • Iranians Are Converting To Evangelical Christianity In Turkey

    12/15/2018 10:09:21 AM PST · by Borges · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | Fariba Nawa
    In a hotel conference room in Denizli, Turkey, about 60 Iranians sing along to songs praising Jesus mixed with Iranian pop music. When the music stops, American pastor Karl Vickery preaches with the help of a Persian translator. "I'm not famous or rich. But I know Jesus. I have Jesus," he says, with a Southern drawl. The Farsi-speaking Christian converts shout "Hallelujah!" and clap.
  • First Christian mass held in Saudi Arabia

    12/08/2018 3:10:30 PM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    The Arab Weekly ^ | 12/09/2018 | The Arab Weekly
    CAIRO - Egypt’s Christians are optimistic following the first Coptic mass in Saudi Arabia. Dozens of Coptic Christians attended the mass at a tourist facility in Riyadh. The mass, Egypt’s Christians said, reflects the tremendous changes happening in Saudi Arabia. “It even portends more change in that great country in the future,” said Father Polis Halim, spokesman of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. “Saudi Arabia is showing an admirable degree of tolerance that gives us a lot of hope.” The story began in May when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visited Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in...
  • President Putin: Traditional Islam is an integral part of Russia’s spiritual life

    11/28/2018 5:03:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Erdogan, Mr Abbas, members of the clergy, foreign guests, friends, Let me congratulate you from all my heart on the opening of Moscow’s rebuilt Cathedral Mosque. This is a big event for all Muslims in Russia. One of Moscow’s oldest mosques stood on this historical site and has undergone reconstruction that now makes it the biggest in Europe. It was given a magnificent modern new look worthy of the capital of our united, multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country. This new mosque is worthy of Russia, in which, I want to stress, Islam, under our country’s...
  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    11/20/2018 9:24:55 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-19-2018 | Tim
    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war doomed to failure.” “We will not yield to this pressure which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran,” he said on state TV. “They have failed to stop our oil exports. We will keep exporting it ... Your regional policies have failed and you blame Iran for that failure from Afghanistan to Yemen and Syria,” he added, to chants of “Death to America!”. Rouhani also said that the U.S. lacked international support for...
  • Jamal Khashoggi was a player, not a bleeding heart liberal

    11/17/2018 11:08:42 AM PST · by Pelham · 43 replies
    Financial Review ^ | November 4, 2018 | Alexander Downer
    So back to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi. My intelligence sources tell me he had worked as an intelligence agent for the Saudi intelligence service, GID, for around 20 years. At one point he was sent by GID to Sudan to meet Osama bin Laden and to try to lure him away from terrorism. He failed. Khashoggi had always been close to the Muslim Brotherhood, the people who took over Egypt under Morsi following the so-called Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is a hard-line Islamist organisation dedicated to the introduction of Sharia and the creation of an Islamic caliphate....
  • UAE becomes little Sparta of Middle East

    11/05/2018 4:39:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | November 4 2018, 12:01am, | Louise Callaghan,
    From the window of a helicopter crossing the Bab el-Mandeb strait, the Emirati military base looms into view — an expanse of clay-coloured barracks guarded by US Patriot missile systems. This used to be a quiet corner of Yemen, its palm-fringed beaches reaching for miles. Now Emirati forces have made it a showcase of increasing military might. Once best known for holiday beaches and a lackadaisical approach to tax regulation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have become one of the most powerful and interventionist forces in the Middle East.
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • Pakistan's 'Father of Taliban' Cleric Killed in Knife Attack

    11/02/2018 10:25:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
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  • The Long Struggle for Supremacy in the Muslim World (Turkey & Saudi Arabia)

    10/27/2018 5:50:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Oct. 26, 2018 3:51 p.m. ET | Yaroslav Trofimov
    Turks and Saudis have been enemies for centuries. Now the Khashoggi investigation has rekindled their fierce rivalry—and may upend the politics of the Middle East. Two centuries ago, in the fall of 1818, the Saudi monarch was brought to Istanbul in chains. He was displayed in a cage to the cheering crowds outside the Hagia Sophia mosque, and then, amid celebratory fireworks, his head was chopped off. This gruesome episode in the shared history of Turkey and Saudi Arabia hasn’t been mentioned in public as the two countries have clashed over the Oct. 2 killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal...