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  • There's Something about the Somalis... [Ilhan Omar]

    02/16/2019 4:46:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2019 | Michael Walsh
    This should come as a surprise to no one, except perhaps Minnesotans. Or should I say, " Minnesotans "? More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country. FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far...
  • Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

    02/16/2019 10:29:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Feb 2019 | Robin Emmott, Paul Carrel
    MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. In speeches and in private talks at the Munich Security Conference, Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel laid out competing visions for how the West should address world crises. ...
  • Egypt Pumps Toxic Gas into Smuggling Tunnel, Killing Two Palestinians

    02/11/2019 4:16:51 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Jpost ^ | 2/11/19 | Anna Ahronheim
    Two Palestinians died Monday and several others injured after Egyptian troops pumped toxic fumes into a smuggling tunnel stretching into the Sinai Peninsula from the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry was quoted by Wafa news as identifying the two as 39-year-old Hamas officer Abdul Hamid al-Aker, who was killed during a “security mission to inspect the tunnel,” and 28-year-old Sobhi Abu Qarshin. Abu Qarshin was said to have died during a rescue attempt. Several other security personnel were rescued by civil defense teams from inside the tunnel and were rushed to hospital, where they were described as being...
  • Supreme Court:Execution of Muslim inmate can proceed

    02/07/2019 6:57:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    ap ^ | 2/7/2019 | KIM CHANDLER
    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected claims from a Muslim inmate who said his religious rights were being violated, clearing the way for the lethal injection to go forward Thursday night. In a 5-4 decision, justices vacated a stay issued by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had been blocking the execution of Dominique Ray, 42.
  • Iran reveals missile, shows off underground factory

    02/07/2019 12:39:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 7, 2019 | by Parisa Hafezi
    DUBAI - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards inaugurated a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 km (621 miles), the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday, ignoring demands Western demands that Tehran halt its missile program. Fars published pictures of an underground missile factory called “underground city”, saying the “Dezful” missile was a version of the Zolfaghar missile that has a 700 km range and a 450 kg (992 lb) warhead. Iran says it has missiles with the range of up to 2,000 km, which puts Israel and U.S. military bases in the region within reach. The EU has stepped...
  • Knife Crime is Out of Control in Sadiq Khan’s London.

    02/06/2019 6:13:45 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 6, 2019 | Jose Nino
    London continues its downward spiral under London Mayor Saddiq Khan’s leadership. Or lack thereof. According to figures from the London Metropolitan Police, 49 percent of knife crime is committed by teenagers. Even more revealing were numbers that indicated that three quarters of knife crime perpetrators were minorities. This is part of a larger trend of failed government policies that are beginning to produce toxic social outcomes throughout the UK. For a start, it doesn’t help that the UK has an expansive welfare state that is not very conducive to immigrant assimilation. One needn’t look further at the case of Sweden...
  • Canada wants 1 million more immigrants over next 3 years (Opportunity for all Trump Haters)

    02/05/2019 8:22:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/05/2019 | Justin Doom
    Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than 1 million immigrants through 2021. "Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy," Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, wrote in an annual report to Parliament. "Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future success depends on continuing to ensure they are welcomed and well-integrated." Hussen, now in his early 40s, fled to Canada from war-torn Somalia when he was 16. A...
  • Israel releases report on links between BDS and militants

    02/03/2019 3:03:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2019
    The Israeli government released a report Sunday claiming to reveal close links between the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel and militant groups. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry, which leads the country’s efforts against the boycott movement, said it uncovered extensive connections between pro-boycott groups and activists affiliated with Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement dismissed the report as “wildly fabricated.” The 80-page report claims several dozen current or former members of the Palestinian groups, both designated terrorist organizations by the U.S., European Union and Israel, are involved in BDS activity through...
  • Iranian commander: We can defeat Israel in three days

    02/02/2019 10:00:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    INN ^ | 02/01/19 05:43 | Elad Benari
    The Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, is continuing to threaten Israel. Speaking on Thursday at a conference in the city of Mashhad, Salami declared that, in case of a new war, Israel will be defeated within three days. The commander said, according to the Tasnim news agency, that “strategic capacity” has been well shaped for the death of the “illegitimate regime of Israel.” “We warn them that if a new war breaks out, it will result in their termination,” he continued, adding that an outbreak of fighting on the ground will result in Israel’s...
  • From Celebrated to Vilified, House’s Muslim Women Absorb Blows Over Israel

    02/02/2019 4:11:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 1, 2019 | Sherly Gay Stolberg
    Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were hailed as symbols of diversity when they were sworn in last month as the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, Ms. Tlaib in her mother’s hand-embroidered Palestinian thobe, Ms. Omar in a tradition-shattering hijab. Four weeks later, their uncompromising views on Israel have made them perhaps the most embattled new members of the Democratic House majority. Almost daily, Republicans brashly accuse Ms. Tlaib and Ms. Omar of anti-Semitism and bigotry, hoping to make them the Democrats’ version of Representative Steve King as they try to tar the...
  • Teenage couple in Indonesia’s Aceh province whipped 17 times for cuddling in public

    01/31/2019 1:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    A young couple in Indonesia’s Aceh province were whipped on Thursday after they were caught cuddling in public – a crime under the conservative region’s Islamic law. Hundreds of spectators watched as an 18-year-old university student and her boyfriend, also 18, were whipped 17 times each outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital. Flogging is used as punishment for a range of offences in the region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage. A 35-year-old man was also flogged with a rattan cane for being intimate...
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • Iran Publicly Hangs Man on Homosexuality Charges [Misleading Title]

    01/28/2019 8:41:07 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 26, 2019 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Iranian media reported that the 31-year-old kidnapped two 15-year-olds The Islamic Republic of Iran publicly hanged a 31-year-old Iranian man after he was found guilty of charges related to violations of Iran’s anti-gay laws, according to the state-controlled Iranian Students’ News Agency. The unidentified man was hanged on January 10 in the southwestern city of Kazeroon based on criminal violations of “lavat-e be onf” – sexual intercourse between two men, as well as kidnapping charges, according to ISNA. Iran’s radical sharia law system prescribes the death penalty for gay sex. The ISNA reported that the 31-year-old kidnapped two 15-year-olds.
  • “Scholar of Religions” Says Allah is “More Merciful” Than the God of the Bible

    01/28/2019 5:32:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 28, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    The Western intelligentsia just can’t get enough of hating Western civilization. The Western intelligentsia’s capacity for self-flagellation and self-hatred seems to be endless. Jack Miles, Religion News Service tell us, is “author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘God: A Biography’ and a retired professor of religion at the University of California Irvine, now offers an erudite and highly readable close reading of Allah’s real nature.” Miles’ “erudite” take on Allah is that the god of the Qur’an is “more merciful” and “more moral” than the God of the Bible. Miles is, of course, being feted and celebrated for this in all...
  • Egypt's rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak: Macron

    01/27/2019 4:46:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | January 27, 2019 4:16 PM | Marine Pennetier
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011. His comments marked a hardening after he said in 2017 he would not “lecture” President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over civil liberties, which activists say are being eroded. “I think current policies are perceived by intellectuals and Egypt’s civil society as tougher than under the Mubarak regime,” Macron told reporters on the sidelines of a trip to Egypt. […] Non-governmental organizations are pressuring Macron to be firm with the Egyptian president, who...
  • At Least 20 Killed in Bombings at Philippines Cathedral During Sunday Mass

    01/27/2019 9:53:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    ktla ^ | January 27, 2019
    Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries. The military was checking a report that the second explosive device...
  • Muhammad said, "Nothing Makes Water Impure"

    01/26/2019 10:32:07 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/25/19 | Islam Critiqued
    In this short video I provide a possible explanation for the curious story of the running rock and water that couldn't be defiled- an explanation which builds on the well known fact that Muhammad was influenced by numerous, contemporary traditions.
  • Obama referred to himself as part of the "Muslim Community" at the G20 meeting in Turkey

    11/18/2015 8:15:17 AM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    theunitedwest ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    "One the one hand hon-moslims can not stereotype. But I also think the moslem community has to think about how we..." - Obama Video at link
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar facing new scrutiny over past effort to win leniency for 9 men accused

    01/26/2019 5:14:56 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    FULL TITLE: Rep. Ilhan Omar facing new scrutiny over past effort to win leniency for 9 men accused of trying to join ISIS Embattled congressional freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., once asked a judge to show leniency toward a group of Minnesota men accused of trying to join the Islamic State terror group. “The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion," she wrote at the time. "We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to effect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation." The nine Minnesota men were facing decades in prison...
  • Israel excoriates Irish ambassador over 'anti-Semitic' bill

    01/25/2019 8:06:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 01/25/19 13:22 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israeli foreign ministry officials excoriated Ireland’s backing for a bill banning business ties with Jews in Judea, Samaria, and parts of Jerusalem, delivering a sharp reprimand to the Irish ambassador to Israel. “It was made clear to the ambassador that this hypocritical and anti-Semitic legislation will have serious consequences for Israeli-Irish relations and [Ireland’s] standing in the region if [the bill] is advanced,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Friday. “It would be better if Ireland confronted dictators and evil terrorist groups instead of [attacking] Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.” …