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  • Huma Abedin Revealed — on the Jamie Glazov Show, Tuesday, August 14, 8pm Pacific, 11pm Eastern

    08/14/2012 8:08:10 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    RadioJihadNetwork ^ | 14AUG12 | Radio Jihad
    Join The Jamie Glazov Show that will air on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio. This week’s guest will be Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood activist who is the author of For God or For Tyranny. Shoebat will be discussing his new blockbuster Frontpage article, Huma Abedin and The Saudi King’s Manifesto, in which he reveals new, disturbing discoveries about Huma Abedin and her family’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. To listen to the program, click here. Or go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radio-jihad/2012/08/15/the-jamie-glazov-show.
  • Schumer, Who Opposed Keystone XL, Calls for More Saudi Oil Production

    07/29/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT · by MCF · 5 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 02/27/2012 | Lachlan Markay
    "his (Schumer's) state director informed constituents on Feb. 14 that the senator “will be voting against the proposed amendment that includes Keystone XL and is working with Majority Leader Reid to defeat the amendment.”
  • UPDATE 2-Syria to be suspended from int'l Islamic body -diplomat

    08/13/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | unattributed
    Syria will be suspended from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday for its violent suppression of a 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a diplomat said on Monday ahead of an emergency OIC summit in Mecca. "The resolution regarding the suspension of the Syrian membership in the OIC is not facing obstacles ... It will be approved," said the diplomat, speaking on the sidelines of a preliminary foreign ministers meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said the decision was likely to be formally announced at the end of the second day of the summit, which was called by Saudi...
  • Saudi Arabia keeps oil tap on for world growth, Russia hurts

    06/25/2012 1:12:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 25, 2012
    LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is showing no sign of changing its policy of high oil output to support global economic growth, despite a fall in crude prices below $90 a barrel for the first time in 18 months. Gulf and Western government sources in contact with Saudi officials said the OPEC power can tolerate oil at $90 or below for months, price levels that hurt Iran and Russia as they face off against Riyadh over the conflict in Syria. .... "If we keep producing at roughly the same rate, we're not flooding the market," said a senior...
  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they have indicted Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, on fraud and tax charges. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty and Abu Yunus, and another officer of the foundation, Soliman Hamd Al-Buthe, are part of a three-count indictment for illegally transporting $150,000 to Saudi Arabia. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, charges them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing a false IRS return for a tax-exempt corporation and failure to file a report of international transportation of currency. Known locally as a peace activist,...
  • No man’s land: Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

    08/11/2012 10:21:16 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 38 replies
    rt.com ^ | Not Listed
    Saudi Arabia is to build a new city exclusively for women. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. ­The new plan is to combine women’s desire to work in the modern age and provide a job environment that would go hand-in-hand with the country’s Sharia law. The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has been charged to lead the country into a new era. The ambitious mono-city is now being designed with construction to begin next year. The municipality in the Eastern...
  • Saudi girls demand carrying weapons for self-defense

    08/09/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    alarabiya.net ^ | 2 August, 2012 | Al Arabiya
    The increasing crime rate especially with the remarkable rise in the number of illegal manpower and the consequent frequency of armed burglaries drove Saudi girls to demand the right to carry weapons and get the necessary training to use them for self-defense. “I call upon officials to establish training centers that teach girls shooting in summer vacations and over weekends,” said university student Nora al-Asmari. For teacher Yusuf al-Baheesh, there is no problem if girls learn how to use guns in order to defend themselves. “Women at the time of the Prophet used to take part in wars both as...
  • Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran

    08/08/2012 10:50:44 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 83 replies
    Saudi Arabia will not permit Israeli aircraft to cross its territory on the way to strike Iran, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Thursday. The message was passed to Jerusalem via Obama administration officials during recent talks in Israel. Senior Israeli officials reportedly see the move as a warning message from the US not to launch a unilateral strike, according to the paper . Saudi Arabia is supplied with US military equipment and aircraft, and some estimate that if an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities were carried out in cooperation with the US, Saudi Arabia would permit an overflight. But if...
  • Oil exports soar for OPEC countries

    08/05/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Albawaba ^ | August 5th, 2012 | SyndiGate.info
    The total revenue of the 11 members of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) soared to $624.8 billion in 2011, according to the latest data. OAPEC data for the oil income generated in the year 2010 was announced as $450bn. In real terms, the combined Arab income stood at $479bn in 2011 taking into account the real dollar value and global inflation. While the nominal price of OPEC's basket of crudes stood at around $107 per barrel in 2011 its real value averaged about $88 in 1995 prices. The oil price in 2010 also averaged nearly $60 far...
  • The Government’s Awlaki Story Does Not Pass the Laugh Test (Interesting piece - long)

    08/04/2012 12:08:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 3, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In the early morning hours of October 10, 2002, Anwar al-Awlaki, the notorious al Qaeda operative, was detained by U.S. Customs agents when he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York City after a flight from Saudi Arabia. At the time, he was a prime suspect in the 9/11 attacks and had been placed on terrorist watch-lists. Nevertheless, the Bush Justice Department directed Customs to release him. That decision enabled Awlaki to continue his jihadist campaign against the United States until he was finally killed in Yemen last September, in an American drone attack. For nearly a decade since...
  • The Hijab at the Olympics (A Saudi Arabian Olympian gets in touch with her inner Venus Williams)

    08/03/2012 7:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The Summer 2012 Olympics in London are supplying the world with exactly the type of ethnic variety that multicultural globalists currently hold in such high esteem. Face it, where else can Olympic fans see female competitors play beach volleyball in orange string bikinis and then be treated to the spectacle of a heavyweight judo competitor from Saudi Arabia rolling around on a mat in a hijab? That's right - for the first time ever, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to send female athletes to compete in this year's Olympics. The competitors are jujitsu champ Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim...
  • A Russian-Saudi-Turkish-Chinese alliance to contain the Muslim Brotherhood and Obama?

    08/01/2012 9:47:00 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/31/'12 | David P. Goldman
    I suggested during our conference call yesterday that the only friend the Muslim Brotherhood has in high places is Barack Obama. I didn't mean that facetiously. Turkey's application to join the SIno-Russian Shanghai Cooperation Organization following Prime Minister Erdogan's July 19 pilgrimage to Russia is a diplomatic humiliation for the United States, and of the first order. Just when Washington is demanding that Russia withdraw support for the Assad regime in Syria, and when Turkey is the linch-pin for American logistics in support of the Syrian opposition, Erdogan has proposed in effect to joint the Russian-Chinese club (without being compelled...
  • Khamenei Warns Iran's Top Leaders: War In Weeks

    08/01/2012 7:22:23 AM PDT · by Fennie · 25 replies
    DEBKA ^ | August 1, 2012
    On July 27, just before Friday prayers, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei summoned top Iranian military chiefs for what he called "their last war council." "We'll be at war within weeks," he told the gathering, DEBKAfile's exclusive Iranian and intelligence sources disclose. Present were Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi, Khamenei's military adviser General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, Armed Forces Chief Major General Seyed Hassan Firuzabadi, Revolutionary Guards Corps commander General Mohammad Ali Jafari and Al Qods Brigades chief General Qassem Soleimani. The commanders of the air force, the navy and ground forces were also there.
  • Iran preparing to attack Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

    08/01/2012 9:45:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/1/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Reza Kahlili - the pseudonym for a former CIA agent who acted as a spy in the Revolutionary Guards - reports that Iran is preparing to attack Saudi Arabia and Qatar if it's necessary to save Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. “Dozens of Iranian ballistic missiles have been preprogrammed to hit Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia,” the source said. “Qatar will also be hit at the same time as it is directly involved with the events in Syria.” Iranian officials have increased their verbal attacks recently on Saudi Arabia, seeing the monarchy as behind the unraveling in Syria and...
  • DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law

    07/27/2012 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee. Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks. “Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times. Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats...
  • World Bank Calls Palestinian Authority "Unsustainable"

    07/25/2012 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/12
    The World Bank released a report...calling the Palestinian Authority "unsustainable" in terms of economy. The report said that the PA relies too much on foreign donations as opposed to creating a viable private sector. It also said the PA was not making good use of its land
  • Hillary's chief worked with al-Qaida front man

    07/25/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 25JUL12 | Aaron Klein
    Huma Abedin at center of Capitol Hill storm over Muslim Brotherhood Hillary Clinton’s chief-of-staff, Huma Abedin, worked on the editorial board of a Saudi-financed Islamic think tank alongside a Muslim extremist accused of financing al-Qaida fronts. The extremist, Abdullah Omar Naseef, is deeply connected to the Abedin family. Naseef is secretary-general of the Muslim World League, an Islamic charity known to have spawned terrorist groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front. Democrat and Republican lawmakers have rallied to Huma Abedin’s defense since five GOP Congress members, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota,...
  • Islamic Fighters Flocking to Syria (Maybe Russia Was Right)

    07/22/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/22/2012 | The Globe and Mail
    In the 1980s, it was Afghanistan to which international Islamic fighters came, helping the mujahedeen successfully take on the Soviet army and its puppet regime in Kabul. Then came Bosnia in the 1990s and Iraq in the 2000s, in both of which veteran jihadists fought a sectarian war on behalf of outgunned Sunni minorities.In 2012, they’re flocking to Syria With funding from private organizations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, they are making their way across the frontiers from Iraq and Jordan, hooking up with opposition elements in Syria and taking the battle to Damascus and the heart of the...
  • Turkey, Saudi Arabia promoting stricter Islam in Albania

    07/20/2012 4:27:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/20/2012
    Other countries’ propagation of a stricter form of Islam in Albania is causing tensions with Christians and with other Muslims, a charity leader says. Peter Rettig, head of the South-East Europe Section of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, said that young imams trained in Turkey and Saudi Arabia are spreading “a different form of Islam from what is customary” in Albania. The countries are strongly promoting the building of Islamic schools. “This is leading to tensions,” he told Aid to the Church in Need. The Catholic charity’s project partners have reported incidents that are “not dramatic”...
  • Saudi Arabia bails out the Palestinian Authority

    07/18/2012 2:10:36 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    worldnewstribune.com/ ^ | 13JUL13 | Not Listed
    RAMALLAH — Saudi Arabia has intervened to rescue the Palestinian Authority from its worst financial crisis. Officials said the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom has agreed to relay $100 million to the regime of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The officials said the money was expected to be transferred from Riyad to the West Bank over the next few days. “This support will have a deep impact in deepening the steadfastness of the Palestinian people,” PA Prime Minister Salam Fayad said. In a statement on July 15, Fayad said the Saudi donation marked the latest in a series of financial assistance by...
  • The Saudi Indoctrination of Children

    07/19/2012 3:35:16 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 19JUL12 | N. M. GUARIGLIA
    The Muslim community of believers is the best in the eyes of God, and we must make it the same in the eyes of men by force... We must fight the unbelievers. When I grow up, I intend to carry out jihad in every possible way. - Nine-year-old madrasa student, Northwest Pakistan When the Soviet Red Army captured Berlin in May 1945, the last Germans to surrender were the Hitler Youth. Most of these young boys chose to fight to the death. For their entire cognizant existence, all they had known was Aryan supremacy, hatred of inferiors, and subservient allegiance...
  • Saudi Arabia: More brutal laws for "insulting" Islam

    07/15/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 15, 2012 | Pam Geller, et al
    So, it wouldn't just be blasphemy (that's already covered by the death sentence), but "insulting Islam" (...and we all know how difficult that is) and those homicidal "clerics"... Once again we see that any accommodation to Islamic law results in demands by and more accommodation of the most brutal, backward and bloody ideology on the face of the earth. Notice the media using "conservative" to describe these savages. More Orwellian language. "Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam" Reuters July 15, 2012 (thanks to David) Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and...
  • Egypt's President Morsi leaves for Saudi on 1st foreign trip

    07/13/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press
    Egypt's Islamist president flew to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at the start of his first foreign trip, underscoring the traditionally close ties between the two regional powerhouses.
  • Iraq crude production overtakes Iran as OPEC trims output

    07/11/2012 9:29:45 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 11, 2012 | Bloomberg
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  • Carson: Madrassa Comments Taken Out Of Context

    07/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Abathar · 24 replies
    Theindychannel.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rep. Andre Carson said he does not advocate educating American students in Muslim principles and that his comments at a recent convention were taken out of context. The Democratic congressman, who is Muslim, spoke in May to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and stressed the importance of education. "America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran," Carson told the convention. Madrassas, the Arabic word for school, have a reputation...
  • Considering a Sunni Regime in Syria

    07/10/2012 10:28:08 AM PDT · by Wuli · 9 replies
    STRATFOR.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Reva Bhalla and Kamran Bokhari
    Last week's publicized defection of the Tlass family marked a potential turning point for Syria's al Assad regime. The Tlass family formed the main pillar of Sunni support for the minority Alawite regime. The patriarch of the family, former Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, had a strategic, brotherly bond with late Syrian President Hafez al Assad. cut But blood still runs thick in clan politics, and as Sunni blood was spilling into Syria's streets in the current uprising, the Tlass family likely felt growing pressure to side with its fellow Sunnis. Perhaps more critical, the Tlass family assessed it was time...
  • The Obama Administration Is Setting up a Bloodbath in Egypt

    07/09/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | David P. Goldman
    Egypt has enough foreign exchange on hand to cover six weeks’ of its imports (US$7.8 billion in liquid reserves, against a $5.5 billion monthly import bill). It would have run out of cash in June except for emergency loans from Saudi Arabia, which backs the Egyptian military but abhors the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election last month. Total reserves are listed at $15 billion, but this includes gold, International Monetary Fund (IMF) drawing rights and other non-liquid items. The economic context is necessary to make sense of Egypt’s politics: it points to an important conclusion,...
  • Saudi Princess Seeks Asylum in UK

    07/07/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 13 replies
    She was Saudi Arabia’s “Barbie” princess; the pampered granddaughter of the Kingdom’s founder and daughter of one of his most powerful and favoured sons. Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz, however, is claiming political asylum in the UK over fears for her safety back home. The claim, the first ever made by such a senior member of the ruling family’s inner circle, will embarrass the Saudi dynasty and threatens a diplomatic row. Princess Sara, 38, accuses senior Saudi officials of plotting to kidnap her and smuggle her back to Riyadh, having subjected her to a “well orchestrated and malicious campaign...
  • Column: Time for IOC to stand firm against Saudis

    07/06/2012 5:32:09 AM PDT · by privatedrive · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/5/12 | Paul Newberry
    "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit ..." Those are the International Olympics Committee's own words, spelled out at the very beginning of its charter, right after the preamble, under a section known as "Fundamental Principles of Olympism." It's time for the IOC to live up to them. If Saudi Arabia won't allow women to compete at the London Games, tell the guys who run the oil-rich kingdom they can keep the rest of their team -- the men --...
  • We Will Regret Having Qatar as an Ally Qatar a U.S. Ally? Think Again

    02/27/2012 2:36:20 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies · 2+ views
    After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an “ally.” For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our “ally,” Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing. Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • The Man They Called Ibn Saud

    07/04/2012 1:31:43 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 3 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 28, 2012 | Sandra Mackey
    HE WAS a giant, physically and politically. He was an extraordinary leader who took the bedouin ethos and wrapped it in the puritanical sect of Wahhabi Islam. He was the legendary Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, who in the first quarter of the twentieth century linked together the disparate tribes of the Arabian Peninsula to create the country of Saudi Arabia. Michael Darlow and Barbara Bray have collected the facts, assembled the myths and illuminated the mysteries of this man, pulling it all into a compelling biography titled Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The...
  • U.N. drops Saudi dissident from al Qaeda blacklist

    07/02/2012 3:05:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 1, 2012 9:42pm EDT | Louis Charbonneau
    A U.N. Security Council committee is removing Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih from the United Nations' al Qaeda sanctions list, despite strong objections from Saudi Arabia, a U.N. diplomat said on Sunday. The London-based Faqih was added to the list in December 2004, days after the U.S. Treasury Department hit him with sanctions for suspected links to the late Osama bin Laden's militant network, which was responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. The decision to de-list Faqih came after the 15-nation Security Council's sanctions committee failed to reach a consensus to override the U.N.'s al...
  • The End of OPEC Despotism

    06/30/2012 6:08:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Energy Tribune ^ | Jun. 29, 2012 | Peter C Glover
    The tectonic plates of Middle East politics are shifting fast. Egypt’s Arab spring may have run into the sand of anti-democratic Islamism, but the days when oil-rich Arab sheikhs colluded to hold Western economies to ransom will soon end. Massive shale oil and gas discoveries across the West, Israel’s rising status as a Middle East energy powerhouse and a deepening internal rift over strategic policy are all colluding to hasten OPEC’s demise. In June, Kuwaiti oil minister Hani Hussein’s commented, “Oil from the Middle East will always find a home. And we have to see more research to get a...
  • The Pack of Wolves that want George W. Bush Dead

    06/30/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 10 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/30/12 | Walid Shoebat
    Dennis Miller, with his typical comic wit, once asked me, “Why can’t Muslim terrorists be just like us, wanting to live and just get laid”? I responded by saying, “Are you kidding me? They die to get laid.” Take Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the Muslim terrorist who was recently convicted for acquiring materials to build weapons of mass destruction, intended to destroy reservoirs and dams in Colorado and California, nuclear power plants, nightclubs in Dallas and even the home of former President George W. Bush. Outwardly, Khalid was a lover, not a savage. “I met my language partner Sarah Rice Stender...
  • Smoking Guns: Why Rush Limbaugh was Right about Hillary and Huma

    06/28/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 15 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/28/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Was Rush Limbaugh right when he discussed Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, criticizing the Secretary of State for her Deputy Chief of Staff’s familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the close relationship between Huma’s mother and Egypt’s new first lady? Think Progress refers to Limbaugh’s claims as ‘baseless’. First, here is Rush’s commentary on the subject on June 26th (via Think Progress): The first sign that Rush’s claim is not baseless is that Think Progress says it is. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, Saleha and her now-deceased husband, Syed Z. Abedin, co-founded the Institute of...
  • US-Backed Rebels Committing Christian Genocide In Syria

    06/21/2012 3:32:03 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 23 replies
    aina.org ^ | 15JUN12 | Daniel McAdams
    Christians are being systematically targeted for genocide in Syria according to Vatican and other sources with contacts on the ground among the besieged Christian community. According to reports by the Vatican's Fides News Agency collected by the Centre for the Study of Interventionism, the US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels and ever more radical spin-off factions are sacking Christian churches, shooting Christians dead in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all Christians must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and even shooting priests. French Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos, a greek-Catholic Melkite Archimandrite, traveled through Syria and, according to the Holy See's press...
  • Next in Line for Saudi Throne…Prince Accused of Supporting Al-Qaeda

    06/20/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    AllGov ^ | 20 June 2012 | Unattributed
    Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, now the next in line to take over the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was one of several defendants sued last year for his alleged support of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Salman is identified as an “individual patron” of al-Qaeda and as the leader of the Saudi High Commission for Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina (SHC). A U.N. sponsored investigation further determined that Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, the head of the SHC, transferred in excess of $120 million from his personal accounts and SHC accounts under his control to the Third...
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef Dead

    06/16/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 16, 2012
    Funeral prayers for next in line to Saudi throne to be held on SundaySaudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died in Geneva, Saudi state television said on Saturday, citing a royal court statement. Nayef, interior minister since 1975, was the heir to Saudi King Abdullah and was appointed crown prince in October after the death of his elder brother and predecessor in the role, Crown Prince Sultan. Funeral prayers for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud will be held after sunset on Sunday, the royal court said in a statement on Saturday. Khalifa, Mohammed...
  • Saudi Ghost-Hunters Raid "Haunted" Hospital

    06/14/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 30, 2012
    The dingy corridors and gloomy wards of a long-abandoned Saudi Arabian hospital have drawn hundreds of amateur ghost hunters who believe it to be haunted by jinn, the malevolent spirits of the Koran and Arabian mythology. The macabre fascination with Riyadh's Irqa Hospital, which treated Gulf War combatants in 1991, began with tweeted rumours and escalated to the point where hundreds of youths broke into the grounds, smashing windows and starting fires. "Teenagers sent text messages calling for an operation against some of the jinn who live in the hospital, and they broke into the hospital and smashed its facilities...
  • Azerbaijan: Bomb Plot Revealed in Baku

    06/05/2012 9:05:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    On May 30, the Ministry of National Security (MNS) of Azerbaijan reported that two weeks earlier it had neutralized an armed group of Sunni Islamist militants who planned to kill the President of Azerbaijan and carry out bomb attacks during the Eurovision Song Contest. Azerbaijani special services detained 40 members of the group, and their leader, Vugar Padarov, was killed during the special operation (TURAN, May 30). The official statement of the MNS gave other details of the plot. Reportedly, the group had planned (though never carried out) an assassination attempt on President Ilham Aliyev during his visit to the...
  • Where’s the Flotilla to Syria?

    06/04/2012 5:24:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2012 | Ronn Torossian
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Where’s the Flotilla to Syria?Posted By Ronn Torossian On June 4, 2012 @ 12:07 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments Israel lives in a tough neighborhood – just recently in Syria security forces shot and killed 12 factory workers returning home from work in a bus near the town of Qusayr, marking the third massacre reported from Syria in the last week — including the execution-style murder of 13 men near the eastern city of Deir Elzour and the house-to-house killings of 108 people, mostly children and women, in the township of Houla...
  • Iranian Development of Nuclear Bomb Will Drive Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear

    05/30/2012 5:47:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-30-12
    Former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross said May 29 that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has warned the U.S. that if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia will also try to acquire them. “If they get nuclear weapons, we will get nuclear weapons,” Ross recalled King Abdullah telling him in 2009. According to Haaretz, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Washington, had warned senior NATO military officials that an Iranian nuclear bomb “would compel Saudi Arabia…to pursue policies which could lead to untold and possibly dramatic consequences.”
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Barton Biggs Spoke With A Well-Connected Businessman Who Says Saudi Arabia Has A Plan To Bankrupt...

    05/30/2012 11:12:38 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 26 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | May 30, 2012, 7:03 PM | Matthew Boesler
    Barton Biggs, the storied hedge fund manager who runs Traxis Partners, recently had an interesting encounter recently over lunch with a Saudi businessman who explained to him the real motivations behind Saudi Arabia's ramp up in oil production and why oil prices will likely continue to fall as a result for an extended period of time. It's all part of a plan hatched by the Saudi royal family, according to Biggs, who relays this conversation in a note just published by Itaú BBA. Biggs says he asked the man what his outlook for Saudi Arabia was in the medium and...
  • UPDATE 6-Brent crude oil rises above $107 on Greece, Iran

    05/28/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | Christopher Johnson
    Oil rose above $107 per barrel on Monday as fears of a euro zone break-up receded but Middle East oil supply worries resurfaced after minimal progress in talks over Iran's nuclear programme. Opinion polls suggested Greece's pro-bailout conservatives could win elections on June 17, keeping the country in the euro zone and making a swift collapse of the currency bloc less likely. Fears of a war in the Gulf that could threaten global oil supplies have returned after world powers failed to convince Iran last week to halt its most sensitive nuclear work. Tension between Iran and the West remains...
  • Can I say this? (Pat Condell delivers an outstanding broadside to islamofascism and Saudi Arabia)

    05/27/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 27, 2012 | Pat Condell
    This is a video posting; please click on the YouTube link above.
  • AC360: Arab Spring: Revolution Interrupted (Will Andersen keep himself honest - Christian Winter?)

    05/24/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT · by PRePublic
    AC360-CNN ^ | May, 2012
    Friday on AC360: Arab Spring: Revolution Interrupted ... All of these revolutions also come with concerns over the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. We wanted an in-depth look at what is happening in these countries, post-revolution, with insight... program at 8 and 10 p.m. ET Friday.
  • No Appeasement: 11 Reasons Why Israeli Concessions Will Not Bring Peace

    03/06/2011 11:02:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 6 2011 | Eldad Tzioni
    - NewsReal Blog - http://www.newsrealblog.com - No Appeasement: 11 Reasons Why Israeli Concessions Will Not Bring PeacePosted By Eldad Tzioni On March 6, 2011 @ 9:00 am In Email,Feature,Main,Right to Exist | No Comments The peace process.For years, weÂ’ve been hearing how important the peace process is. We are constantly being told that the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is the root of all the problems in the Middle East (and, sometimes, the world). Even if a solution were to be found, we are constantly led to believe, the entire Arab world will become friendly and cooperative with the West.The Europeans are frustrated,...
  • Arab League to Iran: stop anti-Bahrain campaign

    05/21/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | Reporting by Tamim Elyan; Editing by Mark Heinrich
    The Arab League called on Tehran on Monday to halt what it described as a media campaign against Bahrain over a proposal for political and military union between Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia has been pushing the idea of closer Gulf integration to contain Shi'ite Muslim unrest in Bahrain and counter the influence of regional Shi'ite power Iran. Riyadh's initial goal appears to be a merger with Bahrain, where majority Shi'ites have been staging pro-democracy demonstrations targeting the Sunni Muslim ruling family for over a year. Bahraini leaders have been publicly receptive to union. "The Iranian government must stop its...
  • When the Newsman Becomes the (Al Qaeda) News

    05/21/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 2 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | 10/02/2009 | Sultan Al-Obathani
    With the lists of individuals wanted for links to terrorism by the Saudi Interior Ministry, it becomes clearer and clearer that Jihadist and Takfiri ideology has infiltrated the minds of the youth, minds of men of various ages, backgrounds, and social class. The surprise that came with the most recent list of 85 came with regards the 50th name on the list; the journalist Obaida Abdul-Rahman Al Otaibi.