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  • Two million Muslims arrive at Mecca in Saudi Arabia for hajj pilgrimage two years after [tr]

    08/29/2017 9:21:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Two million Muslims from around the world have arrived in Mecca for the hajj pilgrimage two years after a deadly stampede killed more than 2,000 worshippers. Shiite Muslims from Iran returned to Mecca in Saudia Arabia, following the biggest catastrophe in the history of the hajj. Last year the tragedy killed nearly 2,300 pilgrims with 464 Iranians among the fatalities, leading to officials in Tehran criticising Saudi Arabia's organisation of the pilgrimage.
  • Nonprofit with ties to Sen. John McCain got $1 million from Saudi Arabia

    07/29/2017 1:18:31 PM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    ABC-15 ARIZONA ^ | April 4, 2016 | Antony Cave
    [SNIP]Saudi Arabia's government donated $1 million to a nonprofit that has ties to Sen. John McCain, according to federal tax filings obtained by ABC15. [SNIP] Foreign campaign contributions to political candidates are prohibited, according to the Federal Election Commission.
  • Hacked Podesta Email Reveals Clinton Foundation "Coercing" Saudi Billionaire For Millions Of Dollars

    11/01/2016 5:06:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/31/16 | Tyler Durden
    Just call it the Sheik shake down... * * * In one of the more prominent early Podesta email revelations, we learned that Sheik Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-'Amoudi, a Saudi Arabian and Ethiopian billionaire businessman, whose net worth was estimated by Forbes at $8.3 billion as of 2016, was one of the very generous donors to the Clinton Foundation... up to a point. As a November 2011 email from Ira Magaziner, Vice Chairman and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, sent to John Podesta and Amitabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy at the Clinton Foundation, revealed, the "CHAI [Clinton...
  • Amid Iran tensions, Saudi holds live-fire drills in Persian Gulf

    10/04/2016 3:40:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 4, 2016
    Kingdom’s navy, air force, marines and ‘special units’ take part in war games to protect against ‘any possible aggression’Saudi Arabia is conducting live-fire drills during war games underway in the Gulf, official media said on Tuesday, as tensions simmer with Iran. Exercise Gulf Shield 1 has begun with naval ships, aircraft, marines and “special units,” the Saudi Press Agency said. The manoeuvres are also taking place in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • Merkel Deputy Lashes Out At Saudi Funding Of Militant Mosques

    12/07/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured) urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop supporting religious radicals amid growing concern among some lawmakers in Berlin about the funding of militant mosques by the world's biggest oil exporter. The unusual criticism of the Gulf state follows a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency which suggested that Saudi foreign policy was becoming more "impulsive". The German government rebuked the BND agency for making such suggestions about Saudi Arabia, an important business partner which is involved in international talks to find a political solution to the Syria crisis. "We need Saudia...
  • Never Forget: Qatar’s Role in the September 11 Attacks

    09/10/2014 8:58:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. On that infamous day, 19 hijackers killed 2,996 innocents in a grand declaration of war against the United States, leaving a permanent scar in Manhattan’s skyline. Two wars followed, both which were tentatively won by President George W. Bush, and subsequently lost by President Barack Obama. Indeed, the emergence of the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) can be traced directly back to the events that followed September 11, 2001. Today, leaders in our federal...
  • Saudi Establishes Camel Milk Firm in California

    07/04/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A young Saudi has established a company selling camel's milk in the United States, despite the animals reportedly being the source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. According to a report in a Los Angeles newspaper, Walid Abdulwahab, 23, set up the company as part of his class project at the University of Southern California. The lighthearted slogan of his company, Desert Farms, is "Make every day a humpday." Supplied by seven small camel farms, most of them owned by Amish, the Santa Monica-based company recently sold camel milk of $100,000, as it spreads its claims of nutritional...
  • Joke Pushes Man to Marry Again

    06/27/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A married young Saudi man attending his sister’s wedding accepted a bet by friends and jokingly asked a man at the party to let him marry his daughter. To his shock, the man quickly agreed and called a Maazoun (marriage performer) to finalize the contract as friends stared in disbelief. “The young man then said he was joking and that he does not have money to pay dowry…but the man told him he would let him marry his daughter even for SRone,” the Arabic language daily Jazan News said in a report from the southern Jazan province. “The young man...
  • Saudi death toll from MERS virus rises to 186

    05/30/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 9 replies
    Israel News ^ | Published: 05.29.14 | Staff
    RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says 13 people have died over the last two weeks from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. The ministry says 186 people in total have died from the virus since it was discovered in 2012. The ministry said late Wednesday another 565 people had contracted the virus
  • Alwaleed warns of US shale danger to Saudi

    07/29/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | July 29, 2013 7:23 pm | By Ajay Makan in London and Abeer Allam in Abu Dhabi
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire Saudi Arabian investor, has warned that his country’s oil-dependent economy is increasingly vulnerable to competition from the US shale revolution, setting him at odds with his country’s oil ministry and Opec officials.In an open letter addressed to Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, the prince called on the government to accelerate plans to diversify the economy.
  • Saudi Arabia May Be Tied to 9/11, 2 Ex-Senators Say

    03/05/2012 12:56:02 PM PST · by bayouranger · 21 replies
    post-gazette ^ | 01MAR12 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON -- For more than a decade, questions have lingered about the possible role of the Saudi government in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, even as the royal kingdom has made itself a crucial counterterrorism partner in the eyes of American diplomats. Now, in sworn statements that seem likely to reignite the debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis' activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks. "I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the...
  • Saudi Study: Nearly a Quarter of Children Raped; Up to 46% of Students Suffer from Homosexuality

    02/24/2012 8:29:37 AM PST · by bayouranger · 30 replies
    translatingjihad.com ^ | 24FEB12 | translatingjihad
    Video translated from clip posted on YouTube in December 2008. Clip originally aired on the Arabic-language satellite station 'al-Hurra', on the program 'Misawa'. Subtitled video is above, full transcript below (thanks to Nonie Darwish for finding the video): Guest - More than 23% of children in Saudi society have been raped. Host – So about a quarter of Saudi children have been-- Guest - About a quarter of Saudi children have been raped. Sixty-two percent of those people— Host – Those children. Guest - No, I’m sorry, the study was directed at university students. Twenty-three percent had been raped during...
  • Saudi Arabia Makes War On Bangladesh

    01/25/2012 8:55:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    strategypage.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Rajeev Sharma
    Much to the distress of Indian leaders, on January 19 the Bangladesh army announced it had thwarted a coup attempt against the government, conceived and nearly executed by some mid-ranking officers. Five army officers, including a lieutenant colonel and two Majors have already been arrested, while a top army officer is under investigation. The attempted coup was instigated by Islamic radical military personnel, including some Bangladeshis living abroad and retired and serving officers. Ever since the India-friendly government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came into office in December 2008, her arch-rival Begum Khaleda Zia and elements of Pakistan’s military establishment...
  • Saudi Journalist: Religious Police Made 15 School Girls Burn to Death

    01/20/2012 2:58:37 PM PST · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1-18-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    ..Because They Were Not Wearing Hijabs During an interview that aired on Egyptian Dream2 TV January 10, Saudi journalist Nadin Al-Badir relayed horrific instances of abuse and murder — including forcing over a dozen school girls to perish in a fire because they were not wearing traditional Islamic head coverings — carried out by the country’s religious police or, the “Authority for the Promotion of Virtue.” The journalist also revealed that most of these police are “ex-cons who used to be drug users or drug dealers.” Al-Badir explained that, “Even Sheik Abd Al-Muhsen Al-Abikan, advisor to the royal court, suggested...
  • Saudi Textbook: The Enmity between the Muslims and the Jews Is Everlasting

    12/09/2011 8:31:09 AM PST · by bayouranger · 9 replies
    memri.org ^ | 12-08-11 | Not Listed
    A twelfth-grade Saudi textbook titled Studies from the Muslim World includes a chapter on Palestine and the Palestinian cause, which deals extensively with the Jews. The chapter presents the conflict over Palestine as a religious struggle between the Jews and the Muslims that goes back to the era of the Prophet Muhammad. It states that there is no hope of ever making peace with the Jews because they do not believe in peace, but only strive to spread corruption and instability throughout the world, for they are liars, connivers and cheats by nature. It also stresses that these negative traits...
  • Saudi prince to launch news channel in 2012 (JihadTV)

    09/15/2011 7:11:16 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | Sept 14, 2011 | A koranimal
    Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Tuesday announced plans to launch a pan-Arab news channel in 2012, saying the television network will promote freedom of speech. “The region is experiencing dramatic changes which will probably continue and cause significant developments” and Alarab “channel will follow up on these changes,” Alwaleed told a news conference in Riyadh. A company statement said: “Alarab will focus editorially on the important shifts taking place across the Arab world with an emphasis on freedom of speech and freedom of press.” The Arab world has been rocked a wave of protests that have toppled autocratic...
  • Trumped Up

    04/01/2011 5:32:07 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    It’s billed as a “Birther Conference.” Republican presidential hopeful Andy Martin will convene the “Third National Conference on President Barack Obama’s Missing Birth Certificate and College Records” this weekend at the Capital Hilton, just blocks from the White House. Naturally, Mr. Martin has asked Donald Trump — some call him a “birther,” some a “proofer” — to speak at the conference, which begins Friday.
  • Saudi Arabia sends tanks to riot-hit Bahrain – paper

    03/01/2011 5:35:17 AM PST · by BossLady · 32 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3/1/11 5:54AM | RIA Novosti (none stated)
    Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of tanks to Bahrain, where anti-government protests continue for about two weeks, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses reported seeing "15 tank carriers carrying two tanks each heading towards Bahrain" along the 25-km King Fahd causeway, which links the small island nation of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. Protestors are mainly Shiites account for about 70% of the Bahraini population, but have long complained of discrimination and other abuses by the Sunni Khalifa dynasty that has ruled the tiny Gulf nation for more than two centuries. In the worst unrest in the kingdom since...
  • Hundreds detained in Saudi Arabia over protests (Unrest spreading?)

    01/28/2011 8:35:34 PM PST · by americanophile · 21 replies
    Tehran Times ^ | January 29, 2011 | Tehran Times
    Saudi authorities detained hundreds of demonstrators on Friday in Jeddah who gathered to protest against poor infrastructure after deadly floods swept through Saudi Arabia's second biggest city, police and witnesses said. Some Jeddah streets remained submerged on Friday, and electricity was still out in low-lying parts of the city two days after torrential rains caused flooding that killed at least four people and swept away cars. The protest came after mass messages sent over BlackBerry smart phones called for popular action in response to the flood, an unusual move in the Arab state at a time of spreading anti-government unrest...