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  • UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits [IAEA lies again]

    11/12/2018 9:38:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kiyoko Metzler
    The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal and then re-imposed sanctions. Iran’s economy has been struggling ever since and...
  • U.K. refuses asylum for Asia Bibi, fearing Muslim 'unrest'

    11/10/2018 3:33:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09 NOV 2018 | WND
    Asia BibiBritain has rejected an appeal for asylum from Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy last week who is under the threat of death from Islamic leaders who struck a deal with her government to block her exit. The British government said allowing Bibi to enter the U.K. would cause unrest among Muslims, according to an advocate, the Huffington Post reported. Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said he’s been led to believe that the British government “had concerns that her moving to the UK would cause security concerns and unrest among certain sections...
  • Muslim woman elected to US Congress wraps in 'Palestinian' flag [Rashida Tlaib]

    11/08/2018 1:14:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 11/08/18 11:29 | Mordechai Sones
    Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who won a seat in the US House of Representatives, wrapped herself in a “Palestinian” flag at her victory party. She is one of the two first Muslim women ever to be elected to the deliberative body, along with Somali Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. Daughter of Arabs who left Samaria for Nicaragua and later Detroit, Tlaib became the first Muslim female member of Michigan’s state legislature a decade ago. Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit, reported Yeshiva World. Asked during...
  • Sinead O’Connor: 'White People are Disgusting'

    11/07/2018 9:28:44 AM PST · by McQ444 · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-07-23 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Controversial Irish singer Sinead O'Connor faced a huge backlash on social media after publically declaring that she sees white people as "disgusting."
  • Christians in Egypt bury their dead after attack

    11/03/2018 10:14:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian Christians attended a funeral service Saturday after seven people were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants of buses carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. 【Related】IS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7 【Related】Japan, Egypt to work to bring stability to Middle East 【Related】Egypt governor: Remove Disney figures from kindergartens The service at Prince Tadros church in the central city of Minya was held amid tight security. Minya's top cleric, Anba Makarios, led prayers over a row of six white coffins, all victims from the same family. A separate funeral...
  • In Egypt, Islamists Attack Coptic Christian Pilgrims

    11/03/2018 9:25:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2018 7:40 PM | Marlo Safi
    In Minya, Egypt, Coptic Christians were terrorized in another attack targeting the minority group on Friday. Islamic militants opened gunfire on two buses carrying Coptic Christians en route to an ancient monastery in Upper Egypt, killing seven and injuring more than eleven. Friday’s attack is one in a series of attacks on Egypt’s ancient Christian community, which currently makes up between 10 and 15 percent of Egypt’s population. Minya has the largest population of Christians in the country — 35 percent of residents are Christians — and experiences a lion’s share of the sectarian attacks. According to Open Doors USA’s...
  • EU, Germany, UK and France say they want to protect European firms doing legitimate business w/Iran

    11/02/2018 8:59:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | November 2, 2018 2:21 PM | Geert de Clercq
    The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. […] “Our aim is to protect European economic actors who have legitimate commercial exchanges with Iran, in line with European legislation and the United Nations’ Security Council resolution 2231,” European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers and finance ministers of the three countries said. …
  • Australia’s ex-PM warns Jerusalem move would worry Indonesia [Turnbull]

    10/29/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 9:04 PM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to reporters after meeting Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the tourist island of Bali on Monday to discuss a bilateral free trade deal. “The president expressed to me ... the very serious concern held in Indonesia about the prospect of the Australian Embassy in Israel being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview...
  • European Parliament wants to ban neo-fascist groups

    10/29/2018 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/29/2018 1:40 (updated: 3:19) | By Cécile Barbière | EURACTIV.fr | translated by Rob Kirby
    Faced with the upsurge in xenophobia in Europe, MEPs want to take firm action against neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups, which currently benefit from a certain level of discretion in several countries. EurActiv France reports.Xenophobia is fueled by neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups in Europe, which should be banned as a matter of urgency, the European Parliament demanded on Thursday (25 October). MEPs have adopted a resolution condemning the surge in the number of incidents related to hatred and intolerance in Europe. The resolution also calls for action to be taken against small far-right groups which fuel the rise in xenophobia. According...
  • Italy's League blocks Muslims from buying and converting chapel

    10/28/2018 10:19:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | October 28, 2018 1:05 PM | Crispian Balmer
    Italy’s far-right League party intervened on Sunday to block efforts by a Muslim association to turn a former hospital chapel into a mosque. The Muslim group last week made the highest offer for the chapel in the northern city of Bergamo at an auction organized by a local hospital, outbidding the Romanian Orthodox Church which had been using the building for its religious services. But the project proved short-lived, with League leaders in the wealthy Lombardy region, which includes Bergamo, announcing they would halt the sale by using a 2004 law that enables them to intervene and safeguard cultural sites....
  • Ireland Set to Overturn Constitutional Ban on Blasphemy

    10/27/2018 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 27, 2018 | Paul Hannon
    Ireland has likely voted to remove a reference to blasphemy as a punishable offense from the country’s constitution, paving the way for repeal of a law that criminalizes public utterances judged offensive to religious sensibilities. The decision in a referendum on Friday is the latest signal reflecting the country’s weakening adherence to the Catholic Church, which had itself described the constitutional reference as “obsolete.” According to an exit poll conducted on behalf of state-owned broadcaster RTE, 71.1% of voters backed the removal of the blasphemy reference, a larger proportion than backed a May proposal to remove a ban on abortion...
  • Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

    10/26/2018 3:28:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 76 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/26/18 | Robert Spencer
    As Hugh Fitzgerald has often noted, Islam attracts the psychically marginal, for it provides a total explanation of the universe, taking away the difficult necessity of making moral decisions on one’s own. Islamic apologists often criticize Christianity for offering only “vague moral precepts,” comparing it unfavorably to Islam, which has a rule for everything that human beings can imagine doing. It is understandable that this total regulation of life would appeal to someone who has suffered from mental problems, as Sinead O’Connor has so publicly. That makes this a sad story. It is not, as O’Connor, aka Shuhada’ Davitt, “the...
  • Calling Mohammed a Pedophile Not Covered by Free Speech, European Court Rules

    10/26/2018 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 91 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 26, 2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.” A seven-judge European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) panel in Strasbourg concluded that the Austrian courts had “carefully balanced the applicant’s right to freedom of expression with the rights of others to have their religious feelings protected, and to have religious peace preserved in Austrian...
  • Sinead O'Connor changes her name after converting to Islam

    10/25/2018 1:55:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 138 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 10/25/18 | Lucy Needham
    Sinead O'Connor has revealed she's changed her name after turning her back on Catholicism and converting to Islam.The Irish singer, who was once ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church, made the announcement on Twitter telling fans she was proud to have become a muslim. Sinead, 51, will now be known as Shuhada' Davitt - with shuhada meaning 'martyrs' or 'witnesses' in Arabic.In a post to fans she wrote: "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to...
  • Riyadh would not dare murder Khashoggi without US protection, says Iran's Rouhani

    10/25/2018 9:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/25/2018
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would not have murdered prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi without American protection, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the "worst cover-up ever" in the killing of Khashoggi in Turkey this month, as Washington vowed to revoke the visas of some of those believed to be responsible. "No one would imagine that in today's world and a new century that we would witness such an organised murder and a system would plan out such a heinous murder," Rouhani said, according...
  • Migrants, Bosnian police clash at Croatia border crossing

    10/24/2018 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2018 11:19 AM EDT | Amel Emric
    Dozens of migrants clashed with Bosnian police Wednesday while trying to cross from Bosnia into Croatia and enter the European Union. Shouting “pen borders!” the migrants surged through one Bosnian police cordon before being stopped by another outside a border crossing in northwestern Bosnia. Several people appeared to have been hurt amid the skirmishes as the migrants refused to leave and blocked traffic. “We are refugees,” one man from Iran said. “We want to leave this country.” Croatian police said they put up a fence on their side of the border to block the migrants from entering. They said two...
  • Nigeria: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” murder 55 Christians, burn Christian-owned homes and shops

    10/22/2018 1:44:47 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 10/22/2018 | Robert Spencer
    The international media is reporting this as a “clash” between Muslims and Christians. Reality is, as is so often the case, quite different.
  • Vanity. Summary of Extreme Radical Phony Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema

    10/20/2018 9:07:59 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 25 replies
    Various sources | 10/20/2018 | Me
    Please get the word out, I am from Arizona and Kyrsten Sinema is a toxic insane Rat senate candidate. The national and local news media are covering up what a bad candidate she is. Here is a summary of things that she has said/done: —States are the laboratories of democracy, Arizona is a meth lab of democracy —Arizonans are crazy —Arizona is famous in a bad “Lindsey Lohan” way —Women who stay home to raise their children are “leeches” on their husbands and boyfriends, what they’re doing is not a “real career choice” —She has no problem with Americans joining...
  • Was Khashoggi Murdered or was it an HONOR KILLING?

    10/19/2018 8:52:25 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 37 replies
    19 Oct 18 | hapnHal
    Khashoggi was engaged at the time of his disappearance, having been married once before to a Saudi woman, with no children. The Washington Post columnist was last seen in public entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey to obtain documents to marry his fiancée Well how about this............. Khashoggi was not murdered this was an HONOR killing which is permissible under Sharia law. Khashoggi was trying to get divorce papers so he could marry his new fiancée. You don't do that if you are a Muslim.... End of story
  • Iran providing Hezbollah with GPS-equipped weapons

    10/19/2018 9:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 10/19/18 20:43 | Elad Benari
    American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and that the deliveries now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel, Fox News reported on Friday. One of the Iranian flights arrived in Lebanon three days ago, officials told the news channel. Iran’s Fars Air Qeshm flight number QFZ-9950 departed Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. local time, and flew to an unknown destination, according to flight data obtained by Fox News. Later in the day, the Boeing...