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  • Is Iran really leaving Syria?

    05/08/2020 2:00:25 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post (Israel) ^ | MAY 7, 2020 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    Earlier this week senior defense officials in Israel announced that after years of Israel’s war-between-war campaign to drive Iran out of Syria, the Islamic Republic was finally withdrawing from the war-torn country. The news came just hours after an airstrike blamed on Israel targeted a research facility in Aleppo in Syria’s north. But the announcement also came as Iran is still regrouping from the targeted killing of Quds force commander Qasem Soleimani in January and as it continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a disastrous economic crisis hitting the country... Almost on a weekly occurrence foreign publications...
  • Report: Detroit Muslim FGM-Doctor Mutilated Girls Far Worse Than She Admits

    03/31/2020 8:46:59 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 22 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 4/17/2017 | Pamela Geller
    Savagery. This is the second FGM doctor arrest this week. Obviously these Muslim doctors skipped the part about the Hippocratic Oath. Perhaps that’s because of hakimiyyah – the principle of Allah’s exclusive power and right to govern, legislate, and pass judgement. The gruesome practice of female genital mutilation is at record highs and on the rise in America, due to the influx of Muslim immigrants. Last week, two Muslim doctors were charged with mutilating the genitalia of little girls — the first arrests of this kind. Finally. Barbaric sharia practices are not being sanctioned with silence and avoidance. The...
  • 'Virus at Iran's gates': How Tehran failed to stop outbreak

    03/17/2020 5:42:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/16/20 | John Gambrell
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Appearing before the cameras coughing and sweating profusely, the man leading Iran's response to the new coronavirus outbreak promised it was of no danger to his country. "Quarantines belong to the Stone Age," Iraj Harirchi insisted. A day later, he himself would be in quarantine from the virus. Harirchi's story is a microcosm of what has happened in Iran amid the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly nine out of 10 cases in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic, which has reported over 16,000 people infected and at least 988 deaths amid fears that cases...
  • Islamic Scholar Who Called Wuhan Virus “God’s Punishment” Gets Infected

    03/11/2020 10:56:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | March 11, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    Shi’ite Iraqi Islamic scholar Hadi Al-Modarresi thought that the Wuhan Virus was divine and a tool by which God was smiting his enemies. He thought he would sit back as all of his beliefs were proven right as the virus swept across the lands of heathens. He thought he’d go untouched. He thought wrong. According to Memri.org, Modarressi went on a rant on television calling the virus God’s punishment, specifically against China, for the government abusing Muslims:
  • Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73

    01/23/2020 6:29:41 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Yemen: Shi’ite jihadists target Sunni mosque in missile attack, murder at least 73 JAN 21, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER “At least 73 soldiers killed in missile attack ‘on mosque’ in Yemen,” by Samuel Osborne,” Independent, January 19, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least 73 soldiers have been killed in a missile attack reportedly launched by Houthi rebels at a mosque in Yemen. Dozens more were left wounded in the attack, which targeted a mosque in a military training camp in the city of Marib, two medical sources told Reuters. The Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately...
  • US court sentences Hezbollah operative to 40 years in jail

    12/03/2019 7:28:40 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2019 | AFP
    New York (AFP) – An American of Lebanese descent was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for buying weapons and plotting attacks on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty in May of gathering intelligence on potential attack targets, including New York’s JFK International Airport and a federal building in Manhattan. A federal court in America’s financial capital convicted him of eight allegations including conspiracy to use weapons in a violent crime. Born in Lebanon but naturalized by the United States in 2009, Kourani attended several Hezbollah training camps in his country...
  • UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis

    12/01/2019 12:59:19 PM PST · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK: Man who used sledgehammer to smash windows of mosques turns out to be Shia targeting Sunnis DEC 1, 2019 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER LEAVE A COMMENT How many of these attacks on mosques were presented by the political and media elites as instances of “Islamophobia”? In any case, the Sunni-Shi’ite jihad, having been fought for fourteen centuries in Muslim countries, has now come to diverse Britain. How far gone is Britain? This far gone: the non-Muslims are aware of Sunni-Shia hostility, and fear the consequences. In 2014, an 84-year-old non-Muslim, Kenneth Peters, who lived in a Shi’ite area,...
  • ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex (Tr)

    10/16/2019 8:36:37 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | October 15, 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: 20,000 Sign Petition Demanding BBC Remove ‘Pleasure Marriages’ Expose On How Iraqi Muslim Clerics Sell Little Girls for Sex“According to Sharia, there’s no problem [with child marriages for sexual pleasure],” said one cleric. Of course not, they are following Muhammad, “the perfect example” whose favorite wife Aisha was six years old when he married her, nine when he consummated the marriage. Related: Undercover with Imams: little girls sold for sex in temporary ‘pleasure marriages’ that can last as little as an hour – cleric says ‘no problem at all’ to wed a nine-year-old As Robert Spencer points out:...
  • “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.”

    08/14/2019 6:44:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 13, 2019 10:00 AM | HUGH FITZGERALD
    “There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.” AUG 13, 2019 10:00 AM BY HUGH FITZGERALD Ayatollah Khomeini famously proclaimed: “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” His own son said...
  • The Candace Owens Show: Imam Mohamad Tawhidi

    05/26/2019 4:36:41 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    PragerU ^ | May 26, 2019 | Candace Owens
    Imam Mohamad Tawhidi and Candace Owens discuss the Muslim community, Christianity and whether Islam can be reformed. Don’t miss this very important episode!
  • Mystery Illness Traced to Ritual Primarily Practiced by Certain Muslims

    03/15/2019 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 13, 2019 | AP Respots
    <p>Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection.</p> <p>Researchers said Wednesday they were initially puzzled how 10 British Muslim men had become infected with a little-known virus because the men hadn’t taken risks usually associated with the disease.</p>
  • Hugh Fitzgerald: When Iran Fired Missiles at Kurds in Iraq, It Sent a Message — But to Whom?

    01/18/2019 8:07:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 17 Jan, 2019 | Hough Fitzgerald
    The September 8 Iranian missile attack on Kurdish leaders meeting in Koya in northern Iraq was widely described in the press at the time as “a warning to Washington, Riyadh, and Jerusalem.” For it was taken as a demonstration of Iran’s military prowess. The attack included seven Fateh 11-B missiles, and apparently they hit their mark exactly, killing nearly a dozen high-ranking Iranian Kurds. Now, four months later, its significance can be more soberly evaluated...... The strike on Koya showed Iran’s enemies that it now had missiles than were both longer-range and more accurate than anything it had previously used....
  • Revolutionary's Daughter Says Iran's Islamic Republic Weakened, Could Collapse

    01/01/2019 1:59:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2018 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    The daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic republic has warned that, while still strong, the system her late father helped establish some 40 years ago is weakened and could someday collapse. Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in an interview with a Tehran daily published on December 27 that "intimidation" and "fear" were the main things propping up the Islamic establishment. "In my view, a breakdown of principles has already happened, there hasn't been a physical collapse, but I see that as very likely," Hashemi told the independent Mostaghel newspaper. Hashemi,...
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Protesters kill 30 at Iranian parade; more on the downing of the Russian plane (Amir Tsarfati)

    09/23/2018 6:02:27 AM PDT · by firebrand · 23 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 23, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Armed protesters fired on the unarmed Iranian soldiers in a parade yesterday, killing 30. This was not ISIS but a local group, displaying the division and weakness within Iran. More on the downing of the Russian plane and the slow but seemingly inexorable path toward war, due to the financial threats on Russia, Iran, and Turkey. This is still the calm before the storm but the dark cloud of the Ezekiel War can be seen. More comments on America's role in all of this, and a report on Amir's ministry here in the U.S.
  • Father makes his little boy walk over HOT COALS while men whip themselves with blades [tr]

    09/19/2018 6:23:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Millions of Shiite Muslims across the globe are commemorating one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar: Ashura, which mourns the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. In some parts of the world these celebrations come in the shape of self-flagellation using knives and swords or walking on hot coals - and even young children are forced to take part. These images from India and Pakistan show boys of primary school age running across burning embers, and young men covered in blood from whipping themselves with knives on chains.
  • The Iran Deal’s Disastrous Legacy Has Nothing to Do with Nukes

    09/18/2018 6:45:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2018 | Noah Rothmans
    In March, State Department veteran and former adviser to Barack Obama, Frederic Hof, bid farewell to public life with a stunning admission. Amid a confession regarding his failure to prevent the expansion of the Syrian civil war into a regional crisis, Hof laid the blame for that all-consuming conflict (as well as a notable uptick in Russian aggression) at the feet of Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The administration sacrificed Syrian civilians and American credibility for the mistaken notion that Iran required appeasement in Syria as the price for a nuclear agreement,” Hof wrote. Today, with 500,000 dead, millions...
  • There is No Difference Between Shias and Sunnis - Ayatollah Khamenei

    08/10/2018 2:06:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Khamenei Iran ^ | 2016 | Ayatollah Khamenei
    One of the instruments that the enemies use is creating discord among us. I insist that we stress and place great emphasis on this matter. Brothers, sisters, Muslims in the world of Islam, if this call reaches your ears, you should know that the day when the words “Sunni” and “Shia” appeared in the American discourse, we became concerned. Every insightful person became concerned. What does America have to do with Sunni and Shia? What does such and such a Jewish Zionist politician in America – who has done nothing except for showing malevolence against Islam and Muslims – have...
  • German President Steinmeier discusses anti-Semitism with Shiite Muslim leaders

    04/30/2018 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | cmb/cmk (KNA, dpa, Reuters)
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked Shiite Muslims representatives on Monday how they were handling growing anti-Semitism in Germany. In a meeting with leaders from the Islamic Association of Shiite Congregations in Germany (IGS) at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Steinmeier expressed his concerns over rising hostility toward Jews from all aspects of society, including Muslims. “Anti-Semitism in Germany isn’t primarily a Muslim problem, but it is also seen more strongly among Muslims,” the president said, according to those present at the meeting. His statement was part of a broader conversation focused on concerns over rising anti-Semitism in Germany and to...
  • Are Russia’s 20 million Muslims seething about Putin bombing Syria?

    02/04/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Egor Lazarev and Anna Biryukova
    Many observers have warned that Putin’s military campaign in Syria may backfire at home. Russia’s 144 million people include about 20 million Muslims; the overwhelming majority are Sunnis. Some analysts believe that these Russian Sunnis will recoil from Russia’s support for Assad’s Alawite-dominated regime and its attacks on Sunni rebels, and from Russia’s effort to lead a coalition of Shiite powers, Iran, Iraq and Syria. If pundits’ predictions were true, Muslims would be more likely to choose the anti-war response and less likely to support Putin’s intervention. But that’s not exactly what we found. ...There wasn’t a consensus among any...