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  • Alarm as hundreds of children under age of 10 married in Iran

    08/26/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2012 | Robert Tait
    Iran has experienced a dramatic growth in under-age marriages that has seen the number of girls being wed before the age of 10 double in the space of a year, officially-compiled figures have revealed. The trend has prompted child protection experts to warn of a surge in mental illness, suicides, teenage runaways and girls turning to prostitution as the nuptials frequently end in divorce. While both genders are affected, statistics from the state-run civil registration organisation show the phenomenon to be more prevalent among girls. Some families are said to be marrying off their daughters to older men to pay...
  • Does Tehmina 'Get-the-[snip]-Jews-out-of-the-hotel' Adaya support Israel?

    08/24/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 24, 2012 | netWMD Staff
    <p>The CEO, president, and "part-owner" of the Shangri-La, a "chic hotel in Santa Monica," one Tehmina Adaya, a Muslim, now claims to have, "condemned anti-Semitism and declared her support for Israel." Hmmm... That's strange. In July 2010, she belched out, "Get the [expletive] Jews out of the hotel." The expletive was the word "fucking." Back then, her vulgar, hateful words were aimed at a group of pro-Israel young people, many of them Jews, members of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) -- surprise, surprise. Why now Adaya's sudden admiration for Jews and Israel?</p>
  • 40 Reasons Not To Re-Elect Barack Obama

    08/24/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Obama took 700 billion dollars out of the Medicare program and put it into his wildly unpopular health care program. This is despite the fact that even Obama has admitted, Medicare in particular will run out of money, and we will not be able to sustain that program no matter how much taxes go up. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put that money back into the Medicare program where it belongs, while Obama won't. 2) Barack Obama's stimulus plan cost more than the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, and putting a man on the moon — combined and...
  • Iran's supreme leader orders fresh terror attacks on West

    08/21/2012 11:24:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00AM BST 22 Aug 2012 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Supreme Leader has ordered the country's Revolutionary Guards to intensify its campaign of terror attacks against the West and its allies in retaliation for supporting the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. According to Western intelligence officials, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave the order to the elite Quds Force unit following a recent emergency meeting of Iran's National Security Council in Tehran held to discuss a specially-commissioned report into the implications for Iran of the Assad regime's overthrow. Damascus is Iran's most important regional ally, and the survival of the Assad regime is regarded as vital to sustaining the...
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57

    08/21/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 21, 2012 7:02 AM ET | KIRUBEL TADESSE and JASON STRAZIUSO
    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major U.S counterterrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in 2010, became acting prime minister and will be sworn in as prime minister after an emergency meeting of parliament, said Bereket Simon, the communications minister. Parliament is controlled by Meles' ruling party...
  • Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

    08/19/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | BBC
    An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of desecrating pages of a book containing Islamic text. She was detained for blasphemy after an angry mob demanded her arrest and threatened to burn down Christian homes outside of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistani media say. The girl is known to have learning difficulties, officials say. Police have taken her parents into protective custody following threats. According to Dawn newspaper, police said the girl had been unable to answer questions properly during the interrogation. Dr Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for National Harmony, told the BBC that the girl was known...
  • In violation of peace accord, Egypt deploying troops in Sinai without Israel's prior approval

    08/15/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/15/12 | Avi Issacharoff
    The Egyptian army has been deploying large anti-terrorist forces in parts of the Sinai peninsula without informing Israel in advance. The peace treaty between the two countries limits the Egyptian military presence in Sinai. Some of the Egyptian forces in the peninsula were sent there with Israel's consent, but Haaretz has learned that forces have also been deployed without Israel's prior approval. Israeli government officials only learned about it after the fact. Although Israeli defense officials declined to comment on the matter, they did note that there has been good security cooperation between the two countries, adding that there is
  • Iran’s nuclear program designed to ‘finish off’ Israel, Hezbollah MP says

    08/14/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | August 9, 2012, 4:24 pm | Ilan Ben Zion
    Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya told Lebanese television this week that the nuclear weapon Iran is allegedly developing is intended to annihilate Israel. … “This nuclear weapon is intended to create a balance of terror with Israel, to finish off the Zionist enterprise, and to end all Israeli aggression against the Arab nation,” Sakariya said. …
  • Iran to host meeting on Intifada and liberating Jerusalem

    08/14/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/12/2012 12:16 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Iran is set to host a meeting on promoting "the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "liberating the Holy Qods" (Jerusalem), the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday. … It is intended to promote ideas on "the influence of the Islamic Awakening on the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "focus on ways to attain the ultimate goal of liberating the Holy Qods which embodies the dignity of the world Muslims." …
  • Egypt's president has powers that rival Mubarak's

    08/14/2012 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 14, 2012 4:29 PM ET | Hamza Hendawi
    Egypt's Islamist president has given himself the right to legislate and control over the drafting of a new constitution. He has installed at the top of the powerful military a defense minister likely to be beholden to him. Under Mohammed Morsi's authority, officials have moved to silence influential critics in the media. And though a civilian, he declared himself in charge of military operations against militants in the Sinai peninsula. Over the weekend, Morsi ordered the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff and reclaimed key powers the military seized from him days before he took office on...
  • Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt (can CAIR accompany them?)

    08/13/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    The local (Germany) ^ | Aug, 12, 2012
    Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt Published: 12 Aug 12 10:53 CET German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.
  • Egypt military shows no sign of opposing president

    08/13/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 13 9:01 AM EDT | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB
    Egypt's military has shown no sign of opposing the president's surprise decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and seize back the powers the military grabbed from his office. … President Mohammed Morsi's shake-up of the military took the nation by surprise. It has transformed his image overnight from a weak leader to a savvy politician who carefully timed his move against generals who stripped him of significant powers days before he took office on June 30. …
  • Islamist takeover complete: Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass

    08/12/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/12/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sacked the entire leadership of the country's defense establishment. Among the officials and officers fired are Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan. Morsi appointed Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi as Defense Minister and Lieutenant-General Sidki Sayed Ahmed as Army Chief of Staff. A judge named Mahmoud Mekki was appointed vice president. Morsi also ordered the retirement of the commanders of the navy, air defense and air force. The retired navy commander, Lieutenant-General Mohan Mameesh, was named as chairman of the Suez Canal. Morsi also cancelled all constitutional changes that gave the military enlarged...
  • NIE: Iran approaching immunity zone (strike against nuke program would be ineffective)

    08/11/2012 10:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 08.10.12, 10:04 | Ronen Bergman
    As the debate over a possible strike against Iran's nuclear facilities grows, it seems that is possible that such a move would be ineffective. According to a Friday report by Yedioth Ahronoth, top US officials, who are privy to the relevant intelligence shared by Israel and the United States, said that Tehran is rapidly approaching the "immunity zone"—the critical point in time after which the Islamic Republic's nuclear program will no longer be vulnerable to a military strike. The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report, recently submitted to the White House, paints a bleak picture, as it indicates "a significant progress"...
  • Gunmen Kill 19 in Church Attack in Central Nigeria

    08/09/2012 7:25:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 7, 2012 | Anissa Haddadi
    Gunmen have attacked a church and killed at least 19 people including the pastor in central Nigeria. Armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, the assailants stormed the church in Kogi state, near the city of Okene, during a service. ... The attack comes amid a growing insurgency by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the north of Nigeria, which has targeted churches, schools, police stations and state institutions. The latest assault surprised security forces because Otite is in the south. The group wants Sharia law imposed
  • Khalid Mohd: Man who torched wife gets life in prison

    08/09/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10:45 a.m. EST, August 9, 2012 | Kevin P. Connolly
    A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty in June of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa. "Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka," the State Attorney's Office said in a statement. Mohd then told...
  • Turns Out The Taliban Burn Korans Too (Taliban Burn 300 Korans in Afghanistan)

    08/08/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 8, 2012 | Robert Johnson
    Turns Out The Taliban Burn Korans Too In February of this year American troops working at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan burned dozens of their prisoners Korans. Though the Taliban was quick to use the event to inspire locals to kill U.S. troops, it now appears the Islamist militant movement burns Korans as well. Though it is the holy book of Islam, U.S. troops at Bagram prison found inmates were scribbling coded messages to one another in the books margins and destroyed them. Afghan outrage was immense and sparked protests throughout the country; calling into question U.S. policy and troop...
  • New intelligence reveals Iran closer to attaining nuclear weapon than previously thought

    08/06/2012 8:03:47 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7 August 2012 | Barak Ravid
    New intelligence information obtained by Israel and four Western countries indicates that Iran has made greater progress on developing nuclear weapons than the West had previously realized, according to Western diplomats and Israeli officials who are closely involved in efforts to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. A Western diplomat who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to discuss intelligence information said the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Israel agree on that assessment. According to the source, this assessment began to take shape in February, when Iran refused to allow inspectors from the International...
  • Egypt vows crackdown on "infidels" after border massacre

    08/06/2012 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2012 1:49pm EDT | Yusri Mohamed
    Egypt branded Islamist gunmen who killed 16 police near the Israeli border as "infidels" and promised on Monday to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained Cairo's ties with both Israel and Palestinians. An Egyptian official said jihadist militants crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip before attacking the border station on Sunday. They then stole two vehicles and headed to nearby Israel, where they were eventually killed by Israeli fire. … Mursi has promised to honor Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel and has done little to suggest a major shift in ties. He has also reached...
  • Coptic-Muslim clashes erupt in Egypt

    08/01/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 August 2012 | Last updated at 18:56 ET
    At least 16 people have been wounded after Muslims attacked a church and Christian homes in a village near the Egyptian capital, Cairo, officials say. The unrest in Dahshur, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Cairo, started after a Muslim man died of wounds sustained in an earlier clash on Friday. Violence frequently flares between Egypt's Muslim majority and its Coptic Christian minority. It is the first instance since Mohammed Mursi took over as president in June. …
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • Are Twitter and Facebook Facilitating Terrorist Fundraising?

    07/28/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 28 July 2012 | Unattributed
    A report in Pakistani media indicates that one of the Islamic world’s most notorious charities has been making appeals for zakat funds using Twitter. Jamaatud Dawa is considered the political arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Jihadist terrorist organization that carried out the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. In fact, in 2008, after the Mumbai attack, the United Nations declared Jamaatud Dawa a terrorist entity. The message on Twitter, which was also posted on its Facebook page, appealed for Zakat in any form.
  • Boot Iran from the UN

    07/28/2012 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Every fall, it seems, Americans are subjected to the ugly spectacle of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad coming to New York to address the UN General Assembly. There, at the podium, he is placed on a par with President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, France's Francois Hollande, and other leaders of civilized states. Ahmadinejad has used this podium to spew his anti-American, anti-Israel hatred. And yet he receives hearty applause from the Islamist delegates seated before him. Iran signed the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights as long ago as 1948. That's when Iran was ruled by the Shah. That UNDHR contains...
  • Mayo Clinic Fires Doctor Advocating Female Genital Mutilation

    07/25/2012 7:04:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 44 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 7-2012 | Meira Svirsky
    Mayo Clinic Fires Doctor Advocating Female Genital Mutilation Sun, May 20, 2012 by Meira Svirsky The Mayo Clinic has fired one of their doctors for advocating female genital mutilation. Dr. Hatem Elhagaly, left, a Muslim pediatrician, was dismissed from the top-notch clinic for promoting a practice that is illegal in America but, in his words, "honors Islam." The barbaric practice has no health benefits to women. On the contrary, in addition to the emotional and psychological trauma of the procedure, mutilation of female genitals can cause severe bleeding, urinary problems, painful mentruation, cysts, complication in childbirth, sterility and death. In...
  • Hidden world of female genital mutilation in the UK

    07/25/2012 2:43:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/23/2012 | Sue Lloyd Roberts
    Every year around 20,000 young women in the UK and France are "at risk" from female genital mutilation (FGM), but the way each country's authorities deal with those who carry it out are very different. Twenty-three-year-old Ayanna, herself a victim of FGM, stands against the rain-lashed window of her home on the 19th floor of a Glasgow tower block in the Red Road district of the city - home to a new wave of refugees under the government's dispersal programme. "I am so happy here," she says, clutching her 11-month-old baby to her. "I no longer suffer the pain of...
  • Egyptian Actors on Candid Camera Show Turn Violent When Told Channel Is Israeli

    07/24/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 30 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 23 July 2012 | Unknown
    Egyptian Actors on Candid Camera Show Turn Violent When Told Channel Is Israeli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLFrLOet0Y&feature=player_embedded
  • Young woman beaten for being a 'bad Muslim'

    07/23/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | 23 Jul 2012 | Nicola Hebden
    Police in the south of France have launched an investigation after a woman claimed she was beaten up by seven men in Viviez for attending a party during Ramadan. The young woman, originally from Morocco, was driving home from the party on Friday night when two other cars trapped hers ... On her way to the station, the seven men tracked her down again and assaulted her a second a time.
  • Bombs kill 50, wound 144 across Iraq

    07/23/2012 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:47am EDT | (Reporting by Kareem Raheem in Baghdad; Writing by Rania El Gamal in Dubai; Editing by Robin Pomeroy
    A string of bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 50 people on Monday and wounded 144 more, police and hospital sources said, in one of the bloodiest days in the past weeks. Violence in Iraq has eased since the height of sectarian slaughter in 2006-2007, but insurgents still carry out deadly attacks, especially around the capital, and deadly car bombs on Sunday shattered a lull in violence in the lead-up to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started on Saturday. …
  • Somalia’s al Shabaab executes three of its own for treason

    07/22/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:02pm EDT | (Reporting by Feisal Omar; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
    Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants said on Sunday they had executed three of their own members for treason, two of them for guiding U.S. missiles to kill fellow militants. … Al Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, said last January that a missile launched from a drone had killed Bilal el Berjawi, a Lebanese al Shabaab fighter with a British passport. Another missile killed four foreign militants south of the Somali capital Mogadishu in February, according to an intelligence officer. …
  • Questions about Huma Abedin

    07/21/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT · by guitarist · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Questions about Huma Abedin By Andrew C. McCarthy July 21, 2012 4:00 A.M. Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: “A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’] in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.” It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? So, the reporter asked him, does Obama’s tolerance of the Muslim Brotherhood “concern you”? Senator...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood, the Clinton State Department, John McCain and Today’s Lax Security Mindset

    07/20/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 20 July 2012 | Christopher Holton
    There was a time when it was considered necessary and proper to be concerned about possible foreign influences in US government and military service. Way back in 1981 when I first filled out forms as part of the process for joining the US military (it was a DOD form, I don’t remember the number) I had to answer a specific question regarding travel. The question asked if I had traveled to any of a list of nations after certain dates (all communist bloc countries) with a date listed by each nation (the date that each country had turned communist). Anyone...
  • U.S. says Iran ships using foreign flags to evade sanctions (how clever)

    07/20/2012 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:10pm EDT | (Reporting by Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Jackie Frank)
    The United States warned the maritime industry on Thursday that Iranian ships were still using other country's flags in an attempt to evade Western sanctions against the country. Sierra Leone is the latest country to revoke its flag for a vessel controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), which is on the U.S. blacklist for its involvement in Iran's weapons program. …
  • Report: Syrian Leader al-Assad Flees Damascus

    07/19/2012 3:08:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 11:06 AM | Newsmax Wires
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fled Syria's capital of Damascus for his family's coastal stronghold in Latakia, according to news sources. Opposition sources and a Western diplomat told London's Telegraph that the strongman was in thel city of Latakia, and was directing a response to yesterday's bombing of a cabinet meeting. "Our information is that [Assad] is at his palace in Latakia and that he may have been there for days," a senior opposition figure, who declined to be named, told Reuters. The palace, which Assad has used before to conduct official business, is located in hills near the city,...
  • Iran VP claims country's drought is part of West's weather war on Islamic republic

    07/18/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:29 EST, 17 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:34 EST, 17 July 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The head of Iran’s cultural heritage and tourism organization believes that in addition to economic sanctions, the West is launching another kind of “soft war” on the Islamic republic. Speaking at a ceremony to introduce the nation’s new meteorological department chief, Hassan Mousavi, said that he was “suspicious about the drought in the southern part of the country.” He went on to accuse the West as using “technology” to influence the nation’s climate, saying sand storms, droughts, and other extreme weather were the result of an unspecified method of war. … Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Western countries...
  • Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam"

    07/18/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/18/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why are counter jihad blogs (the less than a handful left) the only ones covering these critical news stories: Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam" July 16, 2012, Creeping Sharia via Sharia 101 from a Muslim American perspective: Silence is not an option! | Just Piper (thanks to David) In a speech by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Columbus, Ohio, September 1995., he puts out a Conference calling for Jihad: Consider the following statement: Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to...
  • Clinton Leaves Israel with ‘Peace Process’ in Lost Baggage

    07/17/2012 12:12:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7;/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came and went and nothing changed, not even the hot weather, except that the U.S.-led “peace process” was left behind in lost baggage. The only question is if it was lost in Washington or Jerusalem. .....
  • Guantánamo hearing delayed for 9/11 suspects due to Ramadan

    07/17/2012 12:53:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:28pm EDT | Jane Sutton
    The next hearing for five Guantánamo prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 attacks has been postponed for two weeks to allow the defendants to observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The chief judge in the Guantánamo war crimes tribunals, Army Colonel James Pohl, granted the delay on Monday for the alleged architect of the attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants who could face the death penalty if convicted on charges of conspiring with al Qaeda and murdering 2,976 people in the hijacked plane attacks of 2001. … Pretrial hearings are scheduled to resume on Tuesday in another...
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • Clinton: U.S., Israel on the same page regarding Iran

    07/16/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Ha’aretz ^ | Jul.16, 2012 | 11:25 PM | Barak Ravid
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States and Israel are now on the same page regarding Iran. "It's absolutely fair to say that we are on the same page at this moment trying to figure our way forward to have the maximum impact on affecting the decisions that Iran makes," Clinton said during a press conference in Jerusalem. Clinton said that the proposals Iran has made on its nuclear program in the P5+1 talks were "non-starters." She said that Iran is under more pressure than ever before, and that the U.S. would prefer a diplomatic...
  • Egypt is focus as Clinton visits Israel after nearly two years

    07/16/2012 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:39am EDT | Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli officials will discuss on Monday Egypt's political upheaval, Iran's nuclear program and the stymied Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Making her first trip to Israel in 22 months, and only her fourth visit as secretary of state, Clinton's talks will focus first and foremost on the political transition in Egypt, where the Islamist President Mohamed Mursi took office two weeks ago. The downfall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak last year has raised questions among Israelis about whether Egypt, the first Arab nation to have made peace with Israel, will adhere to that treaty...
  • Clinton's Calls Fall Flat in Egypt Political Fight

    07/15/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | CAIRO July 15, 2012 (AP) | BRADLEY KLAPPER and HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press
    The head of Egypt's military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won't let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged him to work with Egypt's elected Islamist leaders. Clinton's visit to Egypt underscored the difficulty Washington faces in trying to wield its influence amid the country's stormy post-Hosni Mubarak power struggles. Islamist Mohammed Morsi, a longtime Brotherhood figure, was sworn two weeks ago as Egypt's first democratically elected president. Led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the military handed over power to him June 30...
  • 'Monica, Monica' chants taunt (Hillary) Clinton in Egypt

    07/15/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    AFP ^ | July 16, 2012
    US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton has been taunted by chants of "Monica, Monica" by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the US consulate as she visited for its reopening. An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting "Monica, Monica" and "Irhal, Clinton" (Get out, Clinton.) Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Mrs Clinton's motorcade as it pulled up, protected by riot police, although a US official said Mrs Clinton's...
  • Jihadi Work Accident

    07/11/2012 9:31:22 AM PDT · by NFHale · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7-11-2012 | Zip, from Weasel Zippers
    Saudi-funded jihadists from the Ahwaz Brigade fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner...and they have a work-related accident.
  • US crafted Pakistan 'apology' to suit allies, opponents

    07/11/2012 1:22:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 11, 2012 | (via Reuters)
    In the end it was a meeting in a nondescript conference room in Chicago that finally set in motion the long-awaited US apology to Pakistan last week ending a seven-month impasse over NATO supply routes for the Afghan war. The meeting in late May followed months of clamoring by Islamabad, images of flag-draped coffins on TV, and widespread outcry from Pakistanis incensed by the US air attack that killed 24 of their soldiers on the Afghan border last November. The breakthrough, in which Islamabad reopened supply routes into Afghanistan and Washington yielded to months of Pakistani demands to apologize for...
  • Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin

    07/10/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    AINA/Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-10-2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids--or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not." This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad's companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen,...
  • Iran Named to UN Arms Treaty Conference Group; ‘Like Choosing Bernie Madoff to Police Fraud’

    07/09/2012 3:14:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Iran has been chosen as a member of the “bureau” overseeing a month-long United Nations conference in New York aimed at finalizing a controversial global “arms trade treaty.” The move, which came as the conference got underway last week but received virtually no attention, is the latest example of Iran taking up leadership positions at the United Nations despite its defiance of Security Council resolutions relating to its nuclear program. Furthermore, according to an expert panel monitoring U.N. sanctions on Iran, Tehran continues to flout a Security Council ban on exporting its weaponry, with Syria the main recipient. “This is...
  • Libya's Mahmoud Jibril calls for grand coalition (says the National Forces Alliance is not liberal)

    07/08/2012 11:49:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 8, 2012 10:24pm EDT | Mark John and Hadeel Al Shalchi
    Libya's wartime rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril called for the some 150 political parties in the North African nation to back the creation of a grand coalition government, as election results were due to come in on Monday. The call came as Libyans celebrated Saturday's largely peaceful national assembly election, the first free national poll in Libya after 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi, which went ahead despite widespread fears of violence. First official results were due on Monday, and Jibril declined comment on speculation his own National Forces Alliance (NFA) of around 60 parties was leading Islamic groups including the...
  • Egypt's president reconvenes dissolved parliament

    07/08/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 08, 2012 | (Associated Press)
    Egypt's Islamist president fired the first volley Sunday in his battle with the nation's powerful generals, calling on the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene despite a military-backed court ruling that dissolved it. A week into his presidency, the surprise move by Mohammed Morsi threatened to plunge the country into a new bout of instability and violence, nearly 17 months after the ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. "This is the start of a battle that has for some time been brewing," said Negad Borai, a prominent rights lawyer and activist. "In this battle, the military may be the weaker opponent since...
  • Why publicize what Arabs say in Arabic? (Media coverup of “Palestinian” hatred)

    07/08/2012 1:11:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/04/2012 22:00 | DAVID BEDEIN
    … We have witnessed a generation of mellifluous words of peace that have emanated from the nascent Palestinian Authority in foreign languages. Isn’t it time for newspaper readers and TV watchers across the globe to hear what the PA conveys in Arabic to its own people? After all, with the inception of the Oslo process, if a few of us had not not independently taped and translated Yasser Arafat’s harangues in Arabic, would people know today that there is a consistent dissonance between the message of peace conveyed by the PA in English and the daily warlike message communicated by...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear Weapons—Ours (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."