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  • Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over ‘Satanic Verses’

    10/09/2015 11:34:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2015 11:23 AM EDT | Abdullah Al-Shihri
    Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a coming translation of Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.” A Saudi Foreign Ministry official said the ambassador was asked Friday to censor the coming Czech translation because the book “distorts the true religion of Islam.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to speak to journalists. …
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area. …
  • Devastated Christian Family: Our Longtime Muslim Friends and Neighbors Killed Our Children

    10/08/2015 4:56:34 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    (Watch video at link) The above 6-minute video is a must-see. It offers an up close and personal account of what Christian minorities are experiencing at the hands of jihadis and other Muslim “rebels” being supported in the Mideast by the Obama administration. A Christian family from Iraq narrates how their young children were killed and burned alive, “simply for wearing the cross.” One of the remaining and traumatized children plays with toy figures to show people how his siblings were slaughtered. This family is identical to the other Christian refugees who fled the Islamic State in Iraq and came...
  • UK charity considers cutting off aid for the ‘Jungle’ at Calais after visiting the camp...

    10/07/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/15 | Chris Brooke and Peter Allen
    A crisis relief charity chief is set to pull the plug on aid to the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after discovering most people there are economic migrants ‘without any reason’ to leave their home country. The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation has been running a project to help the ‘refugees’ at the makeshift camp and previously claimed they were all ‘fleeing war and significant atrocities.’ But a visit by a team led by Kassim Tokan, the HRF deputy chief executive, discovered a totally different picture on the ground, with unwanted clothing and food being ‘dumped and burnt’ by the migrants. Instead of...
  • Don't microwave sausage rolls - it'll upset other faiths! New guidelines...

    10/06/2015 2:40:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/5/15 | David Wilkes
    It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll in the microwave during lunch hour. But think again, because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of certain faiths, new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest. Similarly, it would also be advisable to avoid keeping bacon rolls in a fridge shared with people whose religious beliefs prohibit them from eating pork. Adam Dinham, professor of faith and public policy at Goldsmiths, University of London, has drawn up a religious literacy programme due to be presented to employers this week. He said: ‘The...
  • Sydney Shooter Labelled ‘Hero Of The Islamic People’ On Social Media

    10/06/2015 2:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/5/15 | Simon Kent
    The teenage terrorist who executed a NSW Police Force employee in Sydney was lauded as a “hero of the Islamic people” on a social media page, which was quickly removed at the request of police.Fifteen-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, who was born in Iran and had an Iraqi-Kurdish background, was killed during a shoot-out with special constables outside police headquarters in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta last Friday. Moments earlier he had shot finance worker Curtis Cheng in the back as he left the building.According to The Sydney Morning Herald, on one of the Facebook pages that have emerged...
  • Bombshell: ISIS just hours from destruction ('It won't take very long at all to drive them out')

    10/05/2015 4:53:25 PM PDT · by amorphous · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Oct 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    A top terror expert says ISIS is now so weak that it could be decimated within hours. According to a London Express report Monday evening, Russian airstrikes, unruly leadership and numerous defections have destabilized the terror organization to the point that it wouldn’t be capable of fighting off even a small attack. Terror analyst Dr. Afzal Ashraf told the paper that ISIS has drastically exaggerated its military power, prompting an international counterattack. Ashraf urged Western leaders to act now to wipe out the jihadi group. The U.S. has led a coalition of airstrikes against ISIS. The New York Times reported...
  • Obama wanted Argentina to provide nuke fuel to Iran, Argentine president discloses

    10/05/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 02 October 2015 | Andre Mitchell
    US President Barack Obama continues to receive heavy flak for defending the nuclear deal he initiated with Iran, and then enlisting the support of his allies in the Senate to prevent rival Republican leaders from blocking its implementation. Now, Obama will likely face more criticism after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner revealed in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official tried to convince Argentina to provide nuclear fuel to Iran sometime in 2010. In her remarks witnessed by world leaders, Kirchner recalled how Gary Samore, who once worked as the...
  • ISIS executes 12 Christians- 2 women raped in public, beheaded—for refusing to renounce Jesus

    10/05/2015 12:57:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 167 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10-5-2015 | Shianee Mamanglu-Regala
    Islamic State militants have brutally murdered 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ and embrace Islam instead, the Gospel Herald reported. The horrific executions took place last Aug. 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria, according to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group that assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries. "In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop...
  • "I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me"

    10/05/2015 3:02:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    i24 News ^ | 10/4/15
    Adele Benita, one of the surviving victims of Saturday's terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City, gave a chilling account of how the stabbing attack, that killed her husband and another man who came to the family's help, unfolded and how her cries for help were ignored as she herself was stabbed repeatedly. “I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” Benita told the Israeli Ynet news site of the surrounding Palestinian store owners, whom she said stood by as the Palestinian terrorist, 19-year-old Muhanad Halabi, stabbed her husband to death in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in...
  • Putin Reportedly Sending 150,000 Troops To Syria To Wipe Out ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:15 AM PDT · by Strategy · 185 replies
    The New Indian Express ^ | October 4, 2015 | By ANI
    LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Daily Star, he is apparently mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group's stronghold of Raqqa. Raqqa is the self-declared capital of ISIS which is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists whom he conscripted into the military earlier this week.
  • In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early (barf alert)

    10/04/2015 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 4, 2015 2:08am EDT | Morag MacKinnon
    The Australian government’s focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to...
  • Violence in refugee homes could spiral: German police union chief

    10/03/2015 5:33:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/2/15
    There is a risk of violence among asylum seekers getting out of hand at accommodation centers in Germany, the country's police union chief said on Friday in remarks reflecting growing concern over a record refugee influx. More than 200,000 migrants are estimated to have arrived in Germany in September alone -- roughly the same as for the whole of last year -- and the government estimates that 800,000 or more could come over the course of 2015. More than 500,000 migrants have reached the European Union so far this year, many fleeing war in the Middle East and Africa with...
  • The History of the Niceness of Muslims

    10/03/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Islam Watch ^ | 10/3/15 | Mumin Salih
    The Quran describes Muslims as being nice to each other and harsh against the unbelievers (Q. 48:29 “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves…”). Some may argue that it is wrong and unfair to look only at the Muslims’ harsh side and make a judgement. This article browses through Islamic history attempt to see how nice the Muslims have been to each other. The following is only a small selection of events that come to mind.The Quran correctly says that reminders benefit the believers (Q.51:55 “And remind, for indeed,...
  • Obama: I’m Not Losing To Putin In Syria

    10/03/2015 3:33:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 96 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-2-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama is pushing back against the idea that he’s been outmaneuvered in Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin since the two met at the United Nations on Monday. Obama appeared frustrated by the suggestion during a press conference this afternoon, dismissing it as a notion only talked about in the Washington D.C. “Sometimes the conversation here in the Beltway differs from the conversation internationally,” Obama responded. Obama accused Putin of acting in Syria “out of weakness,” repeatedly referring to Russia’s weakening economy. He also compared his coalition to act against ISIS in Syria to Putin’s unilateral decision to prop...
  • Here’s What Mom-Of-6 Looked Like After Muslim Convert Got Done With Her

    10/02/2015 5:18:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    With the left continuously boasting that the religion of Islam is a generally “tolerant” and “peaceful” one, it seems that members of the ideology are intent on proving them wrong. That notion becomes especially clear after seeing what a mother-of-6 looks like after a Muslim convert got done with her. The incident took place in Southampton, Hampshire of England as Carla Whitlock, 37, was outside the Turtle Bay bar and restaurant when chaos erupted. According to reports, Carla’s boyfriend Matty, who was with her at the time, noticed two men and began shouting that she had repeatedly reported the duo...
  • Why Is Anyone Still Reading the Blatantly Biased New York Times?

    10/02/2015 2:03:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, October 02, 2015 8:31 AM | Noah Beck
    The ever-growing proof of an anti-Israel prejudice at The New York Times (NYT) is so extensive and persistent that the paper’s partiality is now undeniable (see this endless archive of bias reports). […] On September 10th, the NYT singled out Jewish lawmakers on the Iran deal. On September 15th, the NYT suggested that the Israeli who was murdered by rock-throwing Palestinians had died of a “self-inflicted accident” after the attackers had merely “pelted the road” (rather than his car). The National Review provided a detailed critique of this farcical “reporting.” […] On September 29, (Diaa) Hadid used an anonymous European...
  • Obama: 'Our thoughts and prayers are not enough' (STFU)

    10/01/2015 6:50:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies Portland ^ | Occtober 1, 2015 | David Jackson
    A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough" to stem an epidemic of mass shootings in the United States. Having now spoken after 15 such senseless killings during his administration, Obama again called for "common sense" legislation aimed at preventing gun violence, and he mocked opponents of past initiatives he has pushed. "Each time this happens, I'm going to bring this up," Obama said during emotional remarks in the White House press room. Obama said he has...
  • Muslim ‘Clock Kid’ was Serial Troublemaker

    10/01/2015 4:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 4:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The Muslim teenager from Texas who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school was a “weird little kid” that could have a future in crime, one of his former teachers said, according to the Daily Mail. Ralph Kubiak, a retired teacher from the Sam Houston Middle School, said that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a troublemaker in his younger years. “He’s one of those that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang,” Kubiak was quoted as having told the Dallas Morning News. […] The clock debacle wasn’t the first time Mohamed raised eyebrows in...
  • Obama Twice Refused to Block Palestinian State

    10/01/2015 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 6:26 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    While the hostilities between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have long been an open secret, the depth of the breakdown in relations between the two was demonstrated on Wednesday, as it was revealed Obama twice refused to veto a UN resolution establishing a Palestinian state. Politico revealed Thursday that Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked White House chief of staff Denis McDonough twice this year to have Obama publicly announce he would veto a UN Security Council call establishing “Palestine.” On both occasions, Obama flatly ignored the request. Reid had made the requests in an...
  • Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates

    10/01/2015 9:39:48 AM PDT · by · 34 replies
    Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under threat,fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within migrant population enforce Sharia law. The situation is so bad Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East. [excerpt] “In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution. “But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian. I will be threatened. “We must rid ourselves...
  • HHS Boosting Nation’s Stockpile of Burn Treatments in Case of Nuclear Attack (but Iran deal?!)

    10/01/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2015 | 6:49 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns,” says a September 30 news release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement says HHS has contracted for the development of “four novel products to treat severe thermal burns.” The products will boost the number of treatment options in case of disaster, and they’ll also be used in “routine” burn care situations. The four treatments—one commercially available right now and three in development—“will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or managed by vendors to help protect people...
  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    10/01/2015 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 29, 2015 8:42am
    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.” The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday about the distribution earlier this year to elementary school pupils of a calendar that contains a map of Europe and parts of the Middle East. The map, which ends north of central Israel and the West Bank, designates the territory of Israel included in it as “Palestine,” alongside Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. In...
  • How European Social-Democrats support Palestinian Murderers

    09/30/2015 11:39:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:26 PM | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
    With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour party the anti-Israeli incitement by European social democrats has crossed a new red line. Corbyn is not just another pro-Palestinian. Several years ago, he called a Hamas and Hezbollah delegation “his friends,” despite the fact that both organizations promote genocide of the Jews. Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister of the Islamo-Nazi movement Hamas, praised Corbyn at the beginning of September, describing him as “a man of conscience.” Corbyn is open about where he stands by calling such criminals his friends. Many other European social democrats support crime-promoting Palestinians...
  • Russian ‘ISIS Strikes’ Hit US-Backed Anti-ISIS Groups

    09/30/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 8:11 PM | Ari Yashar
    Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday as part of an operation allegedly targeting Islamic State (ISIS), but apparently the actual targets were US-backed “moderate” rebel groups fighting ISIS. An unnamed American official revealed that the Russian strikes didn’t hit ISIS at all, reports Reuters. He did not specify which particular groups were targeted in the airstrikes. Meanwhile Khaled Khoja, head of the reportedly moderate rebel Syrian National Coalition, reported on Twitter that 36 civilians were killed. “All of the targets in strikes by Russia on northern Homs today were civilian,” he wrote. …
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …
  • Rouhani: Pastor Saeed Abedini Won't Be Set Free Until the US First Releases 19 Iranian Criminals

    09/29/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/29/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, has slammed the apparent offer by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free her husband in exchange for releasing Iranian prisoners being held in the United States. Naghmeh argued that her husband is not "collateral" to be treated as such. "My husband is not collateral. He is a father and a man who broke no law. Yet Iran is treating him like a pawn in a game of chess. President Rouhani's demand that America release 19 criminals in exchange for his consideration of releasing individuals like my husband, imprisoned solely for...
  • Genocide of the Christian Martyrs laid bare: Sick ISIS butchers CRUCIFY thousands in Syria

    09/29/2015 3:08:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Express ^ | 9/29/15 | Caroline Wheeler
    IT WAS only when the gates of the Nazi death camps were thrown open that the industrial scale of Hitler’s killing became known. Western diplomats had received scattered information about Nazi massacres of Jewish people and “undesirables” in occupied Poland and Russia but it was difficult to confirm. Yet just 70 years since the end of the Second World War, a genocide is taking place once again, this time against Christians. Scores have already been murdered by Islamic State and thousands forced to leave ancient Christian communities in northeastern Syria and western Iraq as the extremists demand they either convert...
  • Why the EU’s refugee crisis? ‘Lack of central authority’

    09/29/2015 2:44:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 23, 2015 8:36 AM EDT | John-Thor Dahlburg
    The European Union has no border patrol. It’s one of the many ways in which the bloc lacks power, with its member countries jealously guarding their sovereign prerogative to enact their own laws about defense, police and coast guard. This vacuum of authority, and the failure of EU policy-makers to anticipate how events in faraway Libya or Syria might trigger the flood of refugees now swamping Europe, are some of the reasons the group of 28 European nations originally founded as a common market has failed to deal more firmly and effectively with what has mushroomed into a major humanitarian...
  • Iraq defends intelligence sharing with Russia, Syria, Iran

    09/28/2015 6:30:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2015 8:23 AM EDT | Sinan Salaheddin
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended his country’s intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia, Syria and Iran on Monday, saying Baghdad needs to share intelligence with these countries and others in order to defeat the Islamic State group. Iraq’s decision to strengthen ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad and his two main allies potentially complicates U.S. efforts to combat the IS group without strengthening regional foes who are also battling the extremists. It comes as Moscow has been ramping up its involvement in Syria in defense of Assad—ferrying weapons, troops and supplies to an airport near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia...
  • Iraq agrees to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria

    09/27/2015 2:27:45 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS militants. The announcement on Saturday from the Iraqi military cited "the increasing concern from Russia about thousands of Russian terrorists committing criminal acts within ISIS." The news comes amid U.S. concerns about Russia's recent military buildup in Syria and would appear to confirm American suspicions of some kind of cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow
  • House Intelligence chairman: Middle East strategy ‘destined to fail’

    09/27/2015 5:05:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/27/15 | Bradfrod Richardson
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says President Obama’s Middle East foreign policy is “failing on every single measurement.” “They’ve had this containment strategy for ISIS and radical jihad within Iraq and Syria, and it’s destined to failure,” Nunes said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “And it’s failing on every single measurement that you look at.” Nunes said Russian aggression in the region may eventually force the Obama administration to take military action. “I think that Putin … has now moved in thousands [of troops],...
  • Beware the rise of radical Right as migrants arrive in Europe, says German spy chief

    09/27/2015 4:49:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AFP/Telegraph ^ | 9/27/15
    Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned ON Sunday of a radicalisation of Right-wing groups amid a record influx of migrants, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns at the weekend. President Joachim Gauck meanwhile warned of Germany's "finite capacity" to absorb refugees, cautioning against more "tensions between newcomers and established residents". Domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen said that "what we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilisation on the street of Right-wing extremists, but also of some Left-wing extremists" who oppose them. He added, speaking on Deutschlandfunk public radio, that for the past few years his service...
  • Merkel: UN Security Council needs reform

    09/27/2015 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 26 Sep 2015 19:45 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined leaders from Brazil, India and Japan on Saturday to push for seats in a revamped UN Security Council that they said would do a better job of addressing global crises. Meeting on the sidelines of a UN development summit, the so-called G4 said they were “legitimate candidates” to become permanent Security Council members and backed each other’s candidacy. […] There have been mounting calls for changes to the powerful UN council, which has been deeply divided over how to address the war in Syria, now in its fifth year with more than 240,000 dead. …

    09/27/2015 2:39:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The infamous Ground Zero Mosque project is officially dead. We won. We the People.Crains New York reports that the unsavory developer behind the Ground Zero Mosque initiative, Sharif El-Gamal, is now making different plans: “Mr. El-Gamal’s Soho Properties has proposed a 667-foot condominium tower at lower Manhattan’s 45 Park Place. The glass skyscraper, which has yet to break ground, will include at least 15 full-floor units of 3,200 to 3,700 square feet, and average prices higher than $3,000 a square foot, according to plans released to Bloomberg by the developer.”If El-Gamal hopes to snag $3,000 a square foot, there is...
  • London Mosque fire: over 70 firefighters tackle blaze

    09/27/2015 2:30:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:21PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Camilla Turner
    A large fire has has broken out at a south London mosque. There are 70 firefighters tackling the blaze at the Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent investigating officers and the incident has been referred to the police. …
  • AP Interview: Egypt’s leader says country in ‘ferocious war’

    09/27/2015 12:32:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 1:44 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer and John Daniszewski
    Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an interview that the Mideast region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Saturday night, el-Sissi also said that Syria should not be divided after its civil war, that the Egyptian military needs to be “augmented” to defeat terrorists fighting in the Sinai and Western Desert, and that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s nearly 40-year-peace with Israel to...
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

    09/26/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 7:39 AM ET | George Jahn
    The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency insisted Monday that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis. Such sampling is usually done by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s own experts. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin, where the agency suspects that explosive triggers for nuclear weapons might have been tested. The arrangement was first revealed in confidential draft agreement between the sides seen last month by The...
  • France Tells Hungary: Back Migrant Quotas Or Quit EU

    09/26/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    As Hungarians continue to resist EU-imposed quotas on how many migrants they should accept, French President François Hollande told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “States that don’t respect European values should ask if they belong within the EU,” according to The Times.
  • 'We're going to be the majority soon!

    09/23/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by petercooper · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/22/2015 | Daily Mail
    Full title: 'We're going to be the majority soon! Furious Muslim parents taunt New Jersey school board over religious holiday closure. Muslim families wanted Jersey City schools to close down September 24 in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday. After initially approving closure, school board ultimately voted to keep schools open so as not to disrupt lives of non-Muslim families. Students who choose to stay home Thursday to celebrate the holiday will not be penalized. By Snejana Farberov For
  • 'Tacit' deal between US, Russia to end Syria war: Assad adviser (Did Putin just Checkmate Obama?)

    09/24/2015 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 135 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | AFP
    'Tacit' deal between US, Russia to end Syria war: Assad adviser AFP 6 hours ago Damascus (AFP) - Russia and the United States have reached a "tacit agreement" on ending Syria's bloody crisis, a senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said.
  • For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday

    09/24/2015 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Thursday was the first time the schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year that the city’s public schools would observe the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
  • UK Museum Calls Jews Who Fought Nazi Germany ‘Terrorists’

    09/24/2015 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2015, 12:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    London’s Imperial War Museum has removed an offensive exhibit branding Jewish soldiers who fought the Nazis during World War Two as “terrorists.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center lodged its own formal complaint with the Museum following widespread outrage, after it was revealed that a display on the Jewish Brigade of the British Army was described as “terrorist activities.” A poster of Jewish warriors was captioned: “Terrorist activities: Men of the First Battalion Jewish Brigade during a march past”; adding, “The Jewish Brigade was formed in September 1944 and fought in Italy under the British Eighth Army. Many of its members went...
  • America, We Pay Way Too Much For the United Nations

    06/20/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brett Schaefer
    Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets. If that seems like a lot, it is—far more than anyone else pays And it’s also, in some cases, bad value for money. The U.N. system for calculating member nations’ “fair share” payment toward its regular and peacekeeping budgets has increasingly shifted the burden away from the vast majority of the 193 members and onto a...
  • Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

    09/24/2015 7:15:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 23 September 2015 | Mukul Devichand
    There’s been a series of violent murders of Bangladeshi internet bloggers, accused of being atheists by Islamist groups—with four killed so far this year. […] Bonya Ahmed is herself a writer and was also married to perhaps the most famous atheist killed this year, Avijit Roy—the moderator of a popular online blog called “Free Thinking,” which defended secular and humanist ideas. She and her husband were attacked together in February. Bonya lost fingers and was scarred, but lived. Her husband was hacked to death with machetes in a manner that followed the same gruesome pattern of later killings. They had...
  • Obama’s Genocidal Treason - Obama’s final legacy may be the death of millions of Americans.

    09/23/2015 10:44:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. No government has the blood of more American soldiers on its hands today than the government of Iran. From Lebanon to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Iran has been killing American soldiers for decades. 241 in Beirut. 19 at the Khobar Towers. Over 500 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the United States officially fought Iran was under Reagan. But Iran has never stopped killing Americans. There is no reason to believe that it will stop once it...
  • Orban blasts Merkel over ‘moral imperialism’

    09/23/2015 11:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 23 Sep 2015 15:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/DPA/The Local)
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday rejected what he called German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “moral imperialism” as he outlined his own rival plan to tackle Europe’s migrant crisis. When asked what he expected from Merkel while Europe grapples with an influx of asylum-seekers, the hardline leader grinned: “I have a long list.” Orban accused Merkel of trying to impose her vision of an open EU on the rest of the bloc. “The most important thing is that there should be no moral imperialism,” he said during a visit to the southern German state of Bavaria. […] Orban’s appearance at...
  • Mainstream Islamic Doctrine: Build a Caliphate

    09/23/2015 7:44:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 19 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 23 Sept 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    The vast majority of Westerners–especially Americans–are completely ignorant of Islamic doctrine. When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed the title Caliph and declared the Islamic State in June 2014, many ignorant observers assumed that the establishment of the Caliphate was something that only “radicals” and “extremists” sought. That isn’t true. A study of Islamic doctrine based on the Islamic trilogy–the Quran, the Hadith and the Sirah–reveals that it is a doctrinal tenet of Islam that Muslims are supposed to work for the establishment of the worldwide Islamic state so that Allah’s law reigns supreme everywhere.
  • Imams Unaware Of UK Rape Laws, Study Finds

    09/22/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 21 Sep 2015 | Liam Deacon
    Imams in Britain do not know about Britain’s laws against martial rape, according to the findings of an academic at Hull University who has concluded a study into “Preventing Sexual Violence in South Asian Communities” The report also states that South Asian women are not finding justice for crimes committed against them because of “cultural norms” and “honour”, which results in crimes going unreported. ... The news comes shortly after a glowing reference by a UK Imam for a rapist who is said to have taken advantage of young girls. As reported by Breitbart London, letters of reference were written...