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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. …