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  • Red Crescent calls for truce in Benghazi

    10/18/2014 11:11:51 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum
    The Red Crescent in Libya has called for a ceasefire in Benghazi to allow the evacuation of families trapped by street fighting between an alliance of Sunni groups and a mix of government forces. Banks, government offices, and some hospitals are closed in Libya's second-largest city. Egyptian war planes, continued to bomb Sunni positions.
  • Syria evacuates civilians from besieged Homs centre

    02/07/2014 3:34:03 PM PST · by gooblah · 2 replies
    Yahoo/Rueters ^ | Khalad Hariri
    HOMS, Syria (Reuters) - Syria evacuated 83 civilians on Friday who had lived under government siege in the devastated city of Homs for a year and a half, the first concrete result of talks launched two weeks ago to try to end the country's civil war.
  • Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs'

    06/16/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:41 EST, 30 December 2012 | Nick Fagge
    Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits. She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.
  • Obama Visits Red Cross As Campaign Gears Back Up

    10/31/2012 7:37:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Obama Visits Red Cross As Campaign Gears Back Up By JORDAN FABIAN (@Jordanfabian) Oct. 30, 2012 President Barack Obama continues to spend his time overseeing the recovery from Hurricane Sandy as the presidential campaign begins to kick back into gear. On Tuesday he conducted a conference call with 20 mayors and governors from affected states to coordinate response efforts and paid a visit to Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. to visit with staff and deliver remarks.
  • US memos: Iran armed Hezbollah through ambulances

    11/29/2010 2:26:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies
    Associated Press via Google News ^ | 11/29/2010 | Associated Press via Google News
    Iranian Red Crescent ambulances were used to smuggle weapons to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group during its 2006 war with Israel, according to newly leaked U.S. diplomatic memos, which say the "IRC shipments of medical supplies served also to facilitate weapons shipments." According to one of the documents, a person whose name was not published "had seen missiles in the planes destined for Lebanon when delivering medical supplies to the plane." The plane was allegedly "half full" prior to the arrival of any medical supplies, according to the memo. Hezbollah and Israel fought a 34-day war that killed 1,200 Lebanese and...
  • IRANIAN OFFICIAL: EGYPT HAS AUTHORIZED IRANIAN DELEGRATION TO ENTER GAZA

    06/14/2010 12:25:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,075+ views
    SNIPPET: "Majlis National Security Committee chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Egyptian parliament, Muhammad Al-Fiqi, has authorized the members of the Iranian flotilla, which is to arrive via the Suez Canal, to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing. Boroujerdi clarified that this flotilla, which includes Majlis members, is distinct from the one being organized by the Iranian Red Crescent."
  • REPORT: IRANIAN RED CRESCENT TO SEND TWO SHIPS TO GAZA

    06/07/2010 12:29:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 59 replies · 258+ views
    JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/07/2010 10:05 | n/a
      The Iranian Red Crescent is planning to send two ships to Gaza this week it was announced on Monday. AFP quotes Red Crescent director for international affairs Abdolrauf Adibzadeh  as saying: "One ship will carry donations made by the people and the other will carry relief workers. The ships will be sent to Gaza by end of this week."  
  • Red Cross Gives Taliban First Aid Training

    05/26/2010 5:54:14 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 8 replies · 348+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | staff
    An ICRC statement said the organisation had provided basic training and first aid kits to about 70 members of the "armed opposition" last month.The ICRC spokesman denied that by giving first aid training to the Taliban - rather than merely treating injured insurgents - it was crossing an important dividing line.
  • Red Cross defends first aid courses for Taliban

    05/26/2010 11:26:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2010 | FRANK JORDANS
    GENEVA (AP) -- The international Red Cross said Wednesday it would continue giving first aid training and kits to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, despite drawing angry e-mails from around the world and criticism from an Afghan official after the practice was publicized. The International Committee of the Red Cross trained "over 70 members of the armed opposition" in first aid last month, along with more than 100 Afghan police and civilians, including taxi drivers.
  • Red Cross women accused of Racism for showing Patriotism

    10/29/2009 8:37:22 AM PDT · by myfreepress · 94 replies · 2,449+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 10/29/2009 | Jason
    My mother works at the Red Cross, and she liked the Don't Tread On Me stickers I made. She decided to take a couple of them to work and show them to a couple of her co-workers. When she did, one of the African Americans at her job, stood up and started shouting and calling her a racist. He yelled "We love Obama and you are racist!" My mother has never had a racist bone in her body, she is a good women who works hard and just believes our Country is going down the wrong path, and is proud...
  • Library Named After Palestinian Suicide Bomber Wafa Idris Inaugurated at a Yemen Children's Hospital

    05/16/2009 2:47:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 574+ views
    Special Dispatch - No. 2357 May 14, 2009 Library Named After Palestinian Suicide Bomber Wafa Idris Inaugurated at a Yemen Children's Hospital According to the Yemeni news website www.yemenportal.net, a library and conference hall named after Palestinian suicide bomber Wafa Idris have been inaugurated at a children's hospital in the province of Ibb in southern Yemen. [1] The inauguration ceremony was attended by Yemeni officials, and launched by Samir Al-Kuntar, of the Palestinian Liberation Front, who carried out a deadly attack in Nahariyya in 1974, and was recently released from Israeli prison. At the ceremony, speakers extolled the resistance and...
  • The Torture of American Soldiers

    05/07/2009 1:51:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,715+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2009 | By: Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dave Gaubatz, the first U.S. civilian (1811) Federal Agent deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is currently the Director of the Mapping Sharia Project and the Owner of DG Counter-terrorism Publishing..." SNIPPET: "Below is a sampling of the results of the interrogations agents and I obtained: I have the documents, photographs, and contact information of Iraqis and U.S. personnel who were also aware. Anything I write or speak about can be verified. Simply ask VP Biden and our President to release the complete intelligence reports my team and I wrote in 2003. 1. When...
  • Iranian Red Crescent vessel heads to Gaza

    12/28/2008 12:02:18 PM PST · by pillut48 · 44 replies · 1,398+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 27, 2008 3:23 | Updated Dec 28, 2008 6:33 | JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    "An Iranian Red Crescent vessel laden with humanitarian supplies was due to set sail for the Gaza Strip over the weekend, AFP reported, quoting the Islamic Republic's state broadcaster. Red Crescent director Ahmad Navvab was quoted as saying, "Despite the Zionist regime's opposition... this consignment will leave Bandar Abbas for Palestine on Saturday and will arrive in 12 days." He said that the ship contains "over 2,000 tons of food, medicine and appliances," as well as Iranian doctors and aid workers."
  • 46,000 Iraqis have left Syria

    01/05/2008 3:46:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 145+ views
    msn.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2008 | Amit R. Paley
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 - Nearly 50,000 Iraqi refugees returned home from Syria in the final 3 1/2 months of 2007, the latest sign of diminishing violence in this war-pocked country, according to new data from relief workers. "Security has definitely improved, and improved by far," said Said I. Hakki, president of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization, the aid group that compiled the statistics. "And yet the return is really not that dramatic, when you consider that there are almost 2 million Iraqi refugees out of the country." The new figures, contained in a report scheduled for release Monday, are significantly...
  • Red Cross CEO Everson Ousted

    11/27/2007 5:25:15 PM PST · by RDTF · 7 replies · 200+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Nov 27, 2007 | Philip Rucker
    American Red Cross president and chief executive Mark W. Everson resigned today because he engaged in a personal relationship with an employee. Everson, who previously was commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, took over the Red Cross on May 29 as the federally chartered disaster-relief agency struggled to restore a reputation damaged by its response to Hurricane Katrina. He oversaw a broad restructuring plan for the $3.4 billion organization. Everson's resignation is effective immediately. He was engaged in a personal relationship with a subordinate female employee, agency spokeswoman Suzy C. DeFrancis said. A senior executive at the Red Cross informed...
  • Caption Angelina Jolie in Iraq and Syria

    08/29/2007 4:22:02 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 28 replies · 697+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/28/07 | staff
    "Angelina Jolie talks to a wheelchair-bound woman, one of some 1,300 trapped at the makeshift Al Waleed refugee camp inside Iraq, unable to leave the country for neighboring Syria August 28, 2007 in this photo supplied by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.""UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador U.S. actress Angelina Jolie (C) talks with Red Crescent volunteers taking care of refugee children while their parents wait to register as refugees at a UNHCR registration center in Damascus, Syria in this picture taken August 27, 2007 and released by the UNHCR on August 28. Jolie is on a two-day visit to Iraq...
  • Gunmen kidnap 25 Iraqi Red Crescent workers

    12/17/2006 10:18:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 424+ views
    news.com. au ^ | December 18, 2006
    Gunmen kidnap 25 Iraqi Red Crescent workers From correspondents in Baghdad December 18, 2006 AT least 25 Iraqi staff working in a major branch of the Iraqi Red Crescent in Baghdad were kidnapped at gunpoint by hostage-takers dressed in police uniforms. About 50 gunmen in 10 pickup trucks raided the Red Crescent office in the capital's upmarket Karada neighbourhood during broad daylight, snatching more than 20 men but leaving women behind, a local security source said. Nada Doumani, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), part of the same movement as the Red Crescent, confirmed the...
  • Report: Video Posted of U.S. Soldiers' Bodies Being Burned

    09/23/2006 12:10:10 PM PDT · by mware · 207 replies · 9,899+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 09/23.06 | OMAR SINAN
    <p>Fox News reporting a new video is out. It shows two dead american soldiers burned and being dragged through the streets.</p> <p>There is a belief that they are the bodies of troopers Tucker and Menchaca.</p>
  • Islamic Red Cresent Now Admits Qana Death Toll Claims Inflated - Real Number is 28.

    08/03/2006 5:31:46 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 35 replies · 890+ views
    Fox News Channel 8:00 AM EDT segment
    The Red Crescent, an Islamic relief group like the International Red Cross, now admits the casualty figures from the Israeli attack dirrfyrf against rocket-firing sites at Qana in Lebanon was 28, not the more than 70 as originally claimed. Even the number 28 is unverified, as Western news media never saw more than a dozen victims of the attack.
  • Israel to provide PA with ambulances [Price for Joining ICRC]

    06/25/2006 8:39:12 AM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 281+ views
    YNet ^ | June 25, 2006 | Meital Yasur-Beit Or
    In accordance with its induction to Red Cross organization, Magen David Adom to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Chairman of MDA's executive committee: We won't put up with woman who has to deliver baby at checkpoint Magen David Adom will provide the Palestinians with six ambulances bearing the Red Crescent symbol and Israeli vehicle license plates, MDA officials said Sunday at a press conference detailing the induction agreement of MDA into the International Red Cross. The ambulances which will be provided to the Palestinian Authority will be allowed to cross IDF checkpoints with a minimum security check, provided that the...
  • The Savages: A barbaric enemy disqualified from the Geneva Conventions

    06/22/2006 10:56:38 AM PDT · by baseball_fan · 33 replies · 1,639+ views
    WSJ OpinionJournal ^ | June 22, 2006
    snip…Privates Tucker and Menchaca were not simply ambushed, taken prisoner and killed. "The torture was something unnatural," said Major General Abdul Azziz Mohammed Jassim of Iraq's Defense Ministry, hinting at the state of the soldiers' remains. The corpses were so mutilated that they could be positively identified only through DNA testing. Here, then, is the enemy we face in Iraq: not nationalists or extremists or even fanatics, but something like a band of real-life Hannibal Lecters for whom human slaughter is both business and religious fulfillment. Following the killing, an Internet statement said to be from the Mujahadeen Shura Council...
  • New Red Cross emblem hits snag [Israel]

    06/20/2006 7:05:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 1,428+ views
    Muslim countries use procedural moves to block progress at conference. An attempt to end Israel's long isolation from the Red Cross humanitarian movement hit a snag Tuesday as Muslim opponents used procedural moves to block progress at a decisive international conference, delegates said. The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which opened Tuesday and is expected to conclude Wednesday, is being asked to approve changes to meet Israeli demands of almost six decades that it be granted full membership without using the cross or crescent to identify itself. But Red Cross officials hosting the conference confirmed that...
  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL ACTION ALERT: Stop The Terrorist-Memorial Mosque!

    02/17/2006 12:19:01 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Error Theory ^ | 2/17/06
    Flight 93 Memorial ACTION ALERT: Stop the terrorist-memorial mosque! The Flight 93 Memorial Project just announced a pair of public meetings this Saturday at the Somerset County Courthouse where it promises “a major, exciting announcement,” with architect Paul Murdoch in attendance. The Project’s last public meeting was the unveiling back in September of Paul Murdoch’s winning Crescent of Embrace design, with its half-mile wide Mecca-oriented crescent. It is very likely that Saturday’s meeting is to announce that Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has given final approval to Murdoch’s design, based on the insignificant design changes announced in late...
  • Israeli Emblem Approved by Red Cross/Red Crescent

    12/07/2005 8:16:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 805+ views
    192 Geneva representatives voted to approve Israel’s new “Red Crystal” symbol which will now officially join the Red Crescent and Red Cross as authorized International Red Cross symbols. After close to 60 years of refusal, the international body has voted to include Israel, despite last-minute efforts to thwart the move by Syria.
  • Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan

    12/06/2005 6:26:34 PM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 400+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 7, 2005
    Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan Damscus says it will oppose emergency service emblem agreement unless it can send 'humanitarian workers' to Golan The approval of a new emblem allowing Israelis to join the Red Cross movement was held up Tuesday by Syria's demand that Israel allow its humanitarian workers into the Golan Heights. The move could delay until at least Wednesday a decision by the 192 signatories of the Geneva Conventions on a "Red crystal" Emblem that Israeli paramedics could use in place of the red cross or Muslim red crescent. Israel's Magen David Adom - or Red Shield...
  • Judgement day looms for new Red Cross symbol

    12/05/2005 6:18:44 AM PST · by StayAt HomeMother · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    swissinfo ^ | December 4, 2005 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal on a new emblem in addition to the red cross and...
  • Judgement day looms for new Red Cross symbol

    12/05/2005 11:29:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 41 replies · 1,316+ views
    swissinfo SRI ^ | 12-5-05 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. The Red Cross, the Red Crescent and the new Red Crystal (Keystone)Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal...
  • Help stop the anti-American Flight 93 Memorial!

    12/03/2005 8:50:47 AM PST · by AMSiriano · 24 replies · 1,159+ views
    AMSiriano.com ^ | 12/02/2005 | A. M. Siriano
    Yesterday, many freepers helped me send a message to Gale Norton and others to put a stop to Paul Murdoch's pro-Islamo-fascist design for the Flight 93 Memorial. Thanks to everyone for that, and I invite you again to help out this weekend, so that on Monday, there will be plenty of these messages in their in-boxes. The message is a protest letter that you can find on my website. It is super easy to use and will hardly take any of your time -- just enter your name (anything goes) and/or email and location, click the send button, and confirm...
  • Redesigned Flight 93 memorial still an Islamo-fascist shrine

    12/01/2005 12:17:14 PM PST · by gridlock · 14 replies · 470+ views
    Error Theory (a blog) ^ | 11/30/05 | Alec Rawls
    The redesigned flight 93 memorial, announced today, still contains all of the features that made it a terrorist memorial. Architect Paul Murdoch's infamous red crescent is still there, still planted with red maple trees, still inscribed in the exact same circle as before, and with the same two crescent tips still intact. Thus the crescent bisector defined by these crescent tips is also the same as before. It still points almost exactly to Mecca, making the crescent a Mihrab (an Islamic prayer station, where the believer faces into a crescent, towards Mecca, to perform his ritual prostrations). The design still...
  • It's Still a Crescent

    12/01/2005 8:33:43 AM PST · by Piranha · 37 replies · 2,254+ views
    The Corner ^ | November 30, 2005 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    IT'S STILL A CRESCENT [Kathryn Jean Lopez ] So says this blogger of the Flight 93 memorial to be. Posted at 08:25 AM
  • Pennsylvania Sept. 11 Memorial Redesigned(Cresent is gone.)

    12/01/2005 3:32:59 PM PST · by Dog · 21 replies · 850+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | Nov 30 2005 | JENNIFER C. YATES
    PITTSBURGH Nov 30, 2005 — Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing a crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday. The new design for the memorial, to be built on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, crash near Shanksville, features most of the details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition. But a round, bowl-shaped area would replace a "Crescent of Embrace," a crescent-shaped cluster of maple trees.
  • Flight 93 Memorial Plan Replaced After Tancredo Criticism (Another Victory Against the Libs?)

    12/01/2005 2:52:44 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 66 replies · 1,209+ views
    Colorado Pilot Killed In Crash PITTSBURGH -- Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a circular, bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing the original crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday. The new design features most of the same details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition. A tower with 40 wind chimes welcomes visitors to the site, where they can then walk to a large circular field ringed by 40 groves of red and sugar maple trees, symbolizing the 40 passengers and crew...
  • New Flight 93 memorial removes disputed crescent

    11/30/2005 7:40:02 AM PST · by evets · 62 replies · 1,465+ views
    Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a circular, bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing the original crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced today. The new design features most of the same details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition. A tower with 40 wind chimes welcomes visitors to the site near Shanksville, Somerset County, where they can then walk to a large circular field ringed by 40 groves of red and sugar maple trees, symbolizing the 40 passengers and crew who died on...
  • Crescent design for Sept. 11 memorial replaced

    11/30/2005 8:32:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,908+ views
    Centre Daily & AP ^ | Nov. 30, 2005 | JENNIFER C. YATES
    Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a circular, bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing the original crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists. The new design, announced Wednesday by the memorial planning committee, features most of the same details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition. A tower with 40 wind chimes welcomes visitors to the crash site near Shanksville. There, they can walk to a large circular field ringed by 40 groves of red and sugar maple trees, symbolizing the 40...
  • So, Jews, the goyim will win after all?

    11/28/2005 5:08:30 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 53 replies · 1,301+ views
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | November 28th, 2005 | Stan Goodenough
    So, Jews, the goyim will win after all? By Stan Goodenough November 28th, 2005 According to the newspapers here in Israel, Jews are rejoicing because the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRC) has finally agreed to open its doors to the Red Shield (or Star) of David, the Israeli organization that offers equivalent services to the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Ok, so there’s a small catch: The Israelis cannot actually use their Red Star of David in this new arrangement, but must agree to a new symbol, a Red Crystal, inside which, for...
  • MDA to sign deal with Palestinian Red Crescent

    11/27/2005 8:43:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 342+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/27/5 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Magen David Adom chairman Dr. Noam Yifrach will on Monday sign an unprecedented agreement with his counterpart at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Geneva that is expected to lead to MDA's formal inclusion in the International Red Cross Movement and recognition of its red Star of David symbol. The red Star of David will continue to be used inside Israel, but when on international missions and for fundraising, MDA can be represented by a red star inside a red "crystal," essentially a diamond-shaped frame, or an empty red crystal when a red Star of David could jeopardize its...
  • Iraqi Red Crescent thanks U.S. with $1 million for Katrina relief

    11/25/2005 5:42:20 AM PST · by KCRW · 5 replies · 522+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/25/05 | Paul Martin
    Iraq's Red Crescent relief organization found its own way to mark the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday by announcing that it had sent a $1 million "thank you" donation to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The sum, transferred by wire on Sunday, amounts to 20 percent of the organization's annual budget. "I wish we could have a billion dollars to give," Said Hakki, the organization's president, said by telephone from Baghdad. "Even then, it is not enough to show our appreciation for what the U.S. has done for Iraq and is still doing." The donation was made with the approval of the...
  • From Tapes, a Chilling Voice of Islamic Radicalism in Europe

    11/17/2005 11:29:18 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 23 replies · 1,185+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: November 18, 2005 | By ELAINE SCIOLINO
    MILAN - Playing an Internet video one evening last year, an Egyptian radical living in Milan reveled as the head of an American, Nicholas Berg, was sawed off by his Iraqi captors. Yahia Ragheh, foreground, and Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed being led into a Milan court last month, charged with ties to a terror network. "Go to hell, enemy of God!" shouted the man, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, as Mr. Berg's screams were broadcast. "Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly. Cut his head off! If I had been there, I would have burned him to...
  • Gun found in bag of Iraqi woman, plane flies safely

    11/16/2005 4:05:35 AM PST · by Dog · 44 replies · 4,787+ views
    Kuna ^ | Nov 15 2005
    DAMASCUS, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- A Gulf Air passenger plane took off to Manama safely from Damascus International Airport on Tuesday after the flight was delayed due to location of a gun in a bag, a Bahraini diplomatic source said. The source told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the flight was delayed after the Syrian authorities detained seven Iraqi women who tried to board the plane with a gun concealed in one of their bags.Preliminary interrogations revealed that a man, who did not show up at the air facility, was expected to accompany them on the flight. The women and...
  • Will London burn too?

    11/10/2005 7:26:57 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 19 replies · 1,546+ views
    The Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Patrick Sookhdeo
    Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, has warned recently of ‘sleepwalking our way to segregation’. Although he was not speaking principally about Muslims, they have become perhaps the most dominant group in British society. Divided along ethnic and sectarian lines, Muslims are nevertheless united by their creed, their law and the powerful concept of the umma, the totality of Muslims worldwide. The process of migrating and establishing a Muslim community in a non-Muslim context has an important place in Islamic theology. The word hijra is used to describe such a migration, in particular the migration of Mohammed...
  • The crescent of fear

    11/10/2005 7:31:45 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 18 replies · 1,435+ views
    Spectator ^ | Issue: 12 November 2005 | Rod Liddle
    As France burned, the mullahs arrived on the scene, shook their heads sadly and immediately issued a fatwa. However, for the many Frenchmen who may have shuddered inwardly when they heard the term so invoked, this was a good fatwa, a nice fatwa, a fatwa to be proud of. The mullahs swung by and ordained that Allah would be extremely cross if Muslims torched any more cars, shot any more policemen, lobbed any more petrol bombs or murdered any more elderly white people. Allah wanted Muslims instead to stay at home, potter about the house, maybe watch a little TV....
  • The Season of Jihad

    11/10/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 22 replies · 3,324+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 11\10\05 | Sher Zieve
    The worldwide Islamic jihad has begun. The riots in France are not isolated incidents of "disenfranchised Muslim youths". They are being organized and coordinated by adults. Shortly after the rioting began, French police discovered at least one warehouse facility that contained bomb making ingredients, Molotov cocktails, black masks to hide behind, motorcycles and cell phones. This "insurgency", or more appropriately-terrorism-was planned. The Islamic mayhem in France and Denmark, and now the beginnings of the same chaos in Germany and Belgium, are neither unexpected nor are they coincidences.
  • National Petition: Oppose the "Crescent of Embrace" Proposal for the Flight 93 Memorial

    11/06/2005 5:36:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 401 replies · 5,636+ views
    PetitionOnline ^ | 11/06/2005 | Jeff Head
    <p>Pleasee sign this petition opposing the "Crescent of Embrace" design being developed for the Flight 93 memorial. Despite vague comments by the designer and the Park Service, the design is going forward as yet unchanged.</p> <p>We must, as US citizens oppose this travesty and make our voices heard. If enough of us do so, we will be successful as we were in opposing the Flag Raising Monument in January of 2002 that had been planned for the WTC Flag Raising.</p>
  • Swiss in search of neutral global aid symbol (Red Cross emblem to be changed?)

    10/29/2005 6:57:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 999+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | October 29, 2005
    Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey is holding talks in the Middle East on a new emblem for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. On Saturday she met her Egyptian counterpart and the president of the country's first aid service, before travelling to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. The three-day whirlwind tour of Calmy-Rey is part of efforts by Switzerland - the depositary state of the Geneva Conventions - to find a new humanitarian emblem. Switzerland aims to host a diplomatic conference before the end of the year, which would allow Israel's first aid service, Magen David Adom, to...
  • Flight 93 Crescent of Embrace remains unchanged.

    10/23/2005 5:23:59 AM PDT · by gridlock · 84 replies · 1,850+ views
    Conservative Tymes (Blog) ^ | 10/27/05 | Sher Zieve
    Despite the outrage of the American public over the planned memorial to those who lost their lives fighting terrorists who hijacked their plane on 9/11/2001, the Flight 93 Memorial does not appear to have changed. The “Crescent of Embrace” design still remains on winning architect Paul Murdoch’s site, as well as the official Flight 93 Memorial site. On neither of these sites is any change mentioned or shown to the original design. Murdoch’s site does not indicate that any changes or “refinements” will be forthcoming. To refresh memories, the problem with the design was and is the Islamic crescent symbol....
  • Iraqis seek aid without crosses (Red Cross)

    10/19/2005 5:10:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 577+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2005 | Paul Martin
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Iraqis seek aid without crossesBy Paul MartinTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 19, 2005 BAGHDAD -- The president of the Iraqi Red Crescent has urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to stop sending aid marked with red crosses after the internationally protected symbol almost cost four staffers their lives.   Two truck drivers and two volunteers were delivering water and medicine to the city of Haditha four weeks ago when they were captured by insurgents, said Said Hakki, a neurology professor who returned from Florida last year to take charge of Iraqi relief operations.   "They were seized...
  • Two Wins for America on 9/11 Memorials; Multiculturalism Loses

    10/01/2005 9:13:51 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 286+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/01/05 | Purple Mountains
    The hate-America, multiculturalism crowd tried their best to destroy all relevant meaning to the memorials planned for “Ground Zero” and for the crash site of “Flight 93’, but the unyielding efforts many brave people who lost loved ones on that day seem to have paid off. We cannot relax, because the Ward Churchills of this world are still out there waiting to pounce, but if we are vigilant, we can honor our history proudly and truthfully. “Westchester Housewife Meet Debra Burlingame, who won a battle at Ground Zero.
  • Rosen: Let's roll, sans crescent

    09/23/2005 8:45:51 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 22 replies · 1,077+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 23 September 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/news_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_86_4102007,00.html Rosen: Let's roll, sans crescentSeptember 23, 2005Thank you, Tom Tancredo. Your letter to the National Park Service was a catalyst to action. Last week, the Park Service announced that it would change the name and modify the design of a proposed memorial to the 40 passengers of United Flight 93 who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. This was the airplane hijacked by al-Qaida Islamofascist terrorists intent on a target, perhaps the White House or the Capitol, in Washington, D.C. Learning via...
  • Neutral Crystal Symbol May Join Traditional Red Cross Emblems

    09/19/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Neutral crystal symbol may join traditional Red Cross emblems By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/09/2005) The Red Cross and its Islamic cousin, the Red Crescent, could soon be joined by a Red Crystal. The move is an attempt to create a neutral emblem in an age of growing religious strife, in which aid workers have been attacked and the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad bombed. The symbol also seeks to resolve disputes that have kept some humanitarian organisations, mainly Israel's Magen David Adom, which uses the red Shield of David, outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...