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  • Turkish Media Say Saudi Arabia, Turkey May Strike In Syria

    02/13/2016 5:40:05 AM PST · by Strategy · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2016 | By The Associated Press
    ISTANBUL -- Turkish media are quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria. After taking part at a security conference in Munich, Cavusoglu said Saudi Arabia was "ready to send both jets and troops" to Turkey's Incirlik airbase. "Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation (against IS) from the land," Saturday's edition of the Yeni Safak pro-government newspaper quoted him as saying.
  • Marines hand over to Spanish in Iraqi holy city

    09/23/2003 1:46:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters | 9/23/03 | Andrew Gray
    NAJAF, Iraq, Sept 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over on Tuesday to a Spanish-led force in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, scene of the country's deadliest postwar bomb attack which killed more than 80 people including a top Shi'ite cleric. At a ceremony in bright sunshine on the outskirts of Najaf, U.S. Marine Brigadier General John Kelly transferred authority to Brigadier General Alfredo Cardona of the Spanish army. "We've spilled blood to hand this province over to you," Kelly said sombrely in an address to the Spanish-led force, recalling the Marines' key role in the war that...
  • Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

    12/20/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 dec 2015 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday. During raids in several cities across Java island on Friday and Saturday, police arrested five members of an alleged extremist network and seized chemicals, laboratory equipment and a flag inspired by the Islamic State group. Among those arrested was Asep Urip, a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, and his 35-year-old pupil Zaenal, whom police allege was being "groomed" to...
  • Pakistan Frees Pro-Taliban Leader

    10/30/2002 2:44:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 193+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | October 30 2002 | AP
    SIHALA, Pakistan (AP) ó The leader of a banned Muslim extremist group blamed in the deaths of hundreds of people was released Wednesday by Pakistani authorities, who said they have no evidence to continue holding him. Maulana Azam Tariq, whose pro-Taliban group, Sipah-e-Sahaba, has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, had been detained for 13 months without being formally charged. A Lahore appeals court ruled Monday that the government would have to release him if it could not produce evidence against him. ``We do not have any case against him and we have set him free as...
  • An explanation of Islam‚Äôs relation to terrorism and violence

    12/08/2015 4:26:04 AM PST · by Montana_Sam · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2015 | John A. Azumah
    Islam is similar to Judaism in the importance it gives to legal interpretation. As one Muslim scholar put it, ‚ÄúShari√°h instructs man on how he should eat, receive visitors, buy and sell, slaughter animals, clean himself, sleep, go to the toilet, lead a government, practice justice, pray, and perform other acts of [worship].‚ÄĚ Unlike Christianity in the West, where divisive debates often have focused on theological doctrines, in Islam the most important schools of thought reflect differences in jurisprudence. There are four main schools of law for Sunnis (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi√≠, and Hanbali schools) and one for Shi√≠tes (Ja'fari). The...
  • San Bernadino 12/02 bloodbath coincides with one of Islam's largest Martyrdom Anniversaries

    12/02/2015 9:39:17 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 33 replies
    The Iran Project ^ | 12/02/2015 | Shia Post
    12/02/2015 is a significant tragic day for San Bernadino, and the USA. It also happens to be a Very significant Martyrdom Anniversary for Islam... Connections? Islamic Education Center, Atlanta http://www.zainabia.com/sample-page/calendar/important-dates/ Important Islamic Dates 1437 AH (2015 √Ę‚ā¨‚Äú 2016): 20 Safar, 1437 = December 02, 2015 * Arbayeen (40th Day of Imam Hussain Martyrdom Anniversary) √ā Muslims observe Arbaeen in Iran - The Iran Project www.theiranproject.com/ blog/ 2015/ 12/ 02/ mus... Proxy√ā Highlight 17 hours ago ... ... elegies are recited in memory of Imam Hussein and his 72 loyal companions. The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious...
  • Drug Dealer Becomes Hero For Exposing Terror Plot

    06/03/2007 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 1,034+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- The question was simple: ďWould you like to die as a martyr?Ē The putative terrorist unhesitatingly replied yesóthere was no greater way to die in Islam. The right answer put the man in the midst of a terrorist plot conceived as more devastating than the 9/11 attacks. He was soon making surveillance trips around John F. Kennedy International Airportóthe ďchicken farm,Ē as the planners dubbed their target -- and visiting the Trinidad compound of a radical Muslim group. On Saturday, the insideróa twice-convicted drug dealerówas revealed as a government informant whose surreptitious work undermined a plot...
  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the cityís deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. [Ö] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • Iraqi Ayatollah America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World

    05/21/2006 9:38:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 831+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5-21-06
    Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Al-Baghdadi Talks of America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World; Declares Support for Nuclear Bombs for Muslim and Arab Countries The following are excerpts from speeches and interviews with Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on May 5, 2006, on Syrian TV on May 3, 2006, and on ANB TV on April 14, 2006.TO VIEW THIS CLIP: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1135. "The Mujahid Iraqi People... Has Shattered the American Plan, Not Only in the Region, but Throughout the World"Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi: "Jihad in Islam, from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence, is of two...
  • Officials Shifting Focus to Iran

    04/11/2008 8:47:46 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 103+ views
    Militay.com ^ | April 11, 2008 | Staff
    The hours of congressional testimony, the speeches and the press conferences this week were all, nominally, about Iraq. But another, equally explosive question - what to do about Iran - loomed over the presentations by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, over U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and over U.S. strategy for the Middle East. Petraeus and Crocker, arguing that there has been progress in stabilizing Iraq since President Bush ordered a troop build-up there last year, fingered Iran's support for Shiite militias in Iraq, which they called "special groups," as the No. 1 threat...
  • ISIS burns 4 hog-tied men alive in new video

    09/04/2015 12:17:28 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 56 replies
    ISIS set four captured Iraqi men on fire by hog-tying them upside down, hanging them from a pole, then burning them alive. Once again, the savage execution was captured on video and shared on social media accounts friendly with the terror group as part of its propaganda and fear campaign. The four men in orange jumpsuits introduce themselves on camera and are made to watch videos of other ISIS executions before theyíre marched out to the desert, with chains around their wrists and ankles, to their fate. After a man wearing camouflage and a mask explains how the men must...
  • Syria's Mercenaries: How Iran Uses Jailed Afghan Refugees To Fight Assad's war

    05/24/2015 7:16:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Rawa ^ | May 19, 2015 | Christoph Reuter for Spiegel Online (May 11, 2015)
    Many of his foreign fighters come from Afghanistan -- men like Murad, who is now being held in Aleppo as a prisoner-of-war... All he had wanted was an Iranian residence permit, he says... he found himself fighting as a mercenary in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Bashar Assad regime... When a violent explosion caused the house he was in to collapse, he found himself thinking about his daughters, he says. "I screamed and thought I was suffocating. And then, everything around me was quiet." Men arrived and pulled Murad, who was still screaming, out of the...
  • Total collapse: ďEliteĒ Iraqi units routed in Ramadi counteroffensive

    05/18/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    <p>Plus √ßa change, plus c‚Äôest la m√™me chose. When ISIS began its attack on Ramadi last week, the Iraqi government threw in its elite units, hoping to stem the tide of the radical Sunni advance and the overall targeting of Baghdad proper. Instead of pushing ISIS back, what transpired was a repeat of the flight from Mosul and other former Iraqi strongholds ‚ÄĒ a disorganized rout.</p>
  • Shi'ite forces move in on Iraqi city taken by Islamic State

    05/18/2015 6:29:41 AM PDT · by McGruff · 41 replies
    REUTERS ^ | May 18, 2015
    A column of Shi'ite militia fighters arrived at a military base near Ramadi on Monday as Baghdad moved to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to Islamic State militants in the biggest defeat for the government since last summer. An eyewitness described a long line of armored vehicles and trucks mounted with machine guns and rockets, flying the yellow flags of Kataib Hezbollah, one of the militia factions, heading towards the base.
  • Saudi Arabia Says It Thwarted Suicide Bombing Attack on US Embassy: Report

    04/28/2015 8:07:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2015 | By MOLLY HUNTER and NASSER ATTA
    Saudi Arabia said today that it foiled a suicide bombing plot against the U.S. Embassy in the kingdomís capital of Riyadh. In an announcement carried by the Saudi Press Agency today, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said authorities uncovered the plot by a militant cell involving at least two Syrian citizens and a Saudi citizen to attack the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh in mid-March. The Saudi national, who had a criminal record according to the Interior Ministry, was arrested April 18 when authorities searched his car and found pipes, batteries, mobile chargers and a few electric wires, officials...
  • Rand Paul: Letís face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 209 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it‚Äôs a surprise that Ron Paul‚Äôs son feels this way ‚ÄĒ remember this? ‚ÄĒ but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it‚Äôll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • Bergdahlís parents got rare access to insiders: Data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees

    06/08/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the militaryís hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences with senior commanders as well as White House and State Department officials. A former government official involved in American hostage issues said he had never heard of giving a family such access and questioned whether sensitive information could have been conveyed to Robert and Jani Bergdahl and somehow leaked out. A family spokesman said he knows of no such breach. Soon after Sgt. Bergdahl went missing in...
  • Ex-Iran Guard commander visits White House with Iraq leader

    12/12/2011 7:34:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    A former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the FBI says played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen, accompanied Iraqís prime minister to the White House on Monday, attending an event at which President Obama trumpeted the end of the Iraq War. Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, transportation minister in Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikiís government, was part of the delegation that visited the White House to discuss Iraqís future and Iranís influence there, among other topics. -excerpt - Louis J. Freeh, who served as FBI director in the Clinton administration and the early months...
  • Friends say JFK suspects not terrorists

    06/09/2007 11:14:24 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 47 replies · 1,318+ views
    Caribbean Net News ^ | 6/9/07 | UPI
    NEW YORK, USA (UPI): Relatives and friends said the four men arrested in an alleged plot to bomb jet fuel tanks at Kennedy International Airport in New York were wrongly accused. "The man is no extremist," Rudy Thorne, a lifelong friend of Abdel Nur in Guyana told the Friday's Miami Herald. Another suspect, Kareem Ibrahim, told a friend in Trinidad that his Shiite branch of Islam meant peace, not overthrowing governments, Wendell Eversley, the friend, told the newspaper. The Herald said the four suspects -- Nur, Ibrahim, Abdul Kadir, and Russell Defreitas -- are black converts to Islam and three...
  • 137 killed, 345 injured in suicide attacks on Yemen mosques

    03/20/2015 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 78 replies
    The Record ^ | 3-20-2015 | Ahmed Al-Haj, AP
    A television network owned by Yemen's Shiite rebels says a total of 137 people were killed and 345 injured in quadruple suicide bombings that hit a pair of mosques controlled by the rebels in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Al-Masirah TV raised the death toll on Friday hours after the attacks, making it the deadliest violence to hit the fragile war-torn country.
  • After Tikrit: What to Do With Iraqís Shia Popular Mobilization Units

    03/18/2015 11:26:52 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | March 16, 2015 | Michael Knights
    Iraq, in short, could be experiencing what Lebanon did decades ago as Hezbollah fighters took the Bekaa Valley. In this case, the land in question is Mesopotamia and the forces are PMUs, but the result will be the same: a swath of land in which the government is gradually ceding ground to powerful paramilitary factions with strong terrorist connections.
  • The U.S. has no real options if the Shiites decide to go on a killing spree against Sunnis in Tikrit

    03/15/2015 11:45:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/15/2015 | Nancy Youssef
    For USA in Tikrit, Hope Is The Only Plan The U.S. has no real options if the Shiites forces, backed by Iran, decide to go on a killing spree against Sunnis in Saddam Husseinís hometown. The American outlook for the battle of Tikrit is a triumph of hope over experience. U.S. military officials hope that Iranian-backed forces eject fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State from Tikritógiving both the U.S. and Iran a victoryóbut stop short of using that win to carry out sectarian reprisals against Sunnis there. U.S. officials said publicly throughout the week that if Shiite forces, many of...
  • Horrific video claims to show a nine-year-old 'ISIS supporter' being executed by Shia militia

    03/04/2015 11:33:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | John Hall
    A horrific video has emerged claiming to show a nine-year-old child being brutally murdered by members of a Shia militia who accused him of being a supporter of the Islamic State terror group. The footage was purportedly filmed near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a coalition of 30,000 Iraqi Army soldiers and private Shia armies launched a campaign to oust ISIS militants earlier this week. The horrific film has not been independently verified and could easily be just the latest piece of propaganda to be released by the terrorist organisation. Nevertheless the sheer brutality of the clip calls into...
  • The New Shiite Crescent

    02/27/2015 4:53:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    The New Shiite CrescentPosted By Majid Rafizadeh On February 27, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment While the Obama administration’s agenda and policies with regard to fighting the Islamic State have been counter-productive, the administration is ignoring other larger threats in the region.The profusion of Iran-trained Shiite militias in the region (particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) is unprecedented and represents the height of Iran’s support to militia groups. The incentives to recruit Shiite fighters can be either driven by financial means or religious/sectarian motives.The emergence of this new Shiite Crescent has unintended consequences for regional and global powers. Currently, an estimate of...
  • Officials: US closing embassy in Yemen due to unrest

    02/10/2015 11:08:10 AM PST · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2015 | Associated Press
    The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and the embassy will suspend operations until conditions improve. Yemen has been in crisis for months with Iran-linked Shiite Houthi rebels besieging the capital and then taking control. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the closure publicly on the record.
  • Houthi Yemen coup moves Iranís Middle East hegemonic ambitions forward - upheld by Washington

    02/08/2015 1:01:44 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 7 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 8, 2015
    Houthi Yemen coup moves Iranís Middle East hegemonic ambitions forward - upheld by Washington"The strings of the pro-Iranian Houthi rebelsí coup which toppled the Yemeni government in Sanaa were pulled from Tehran and Washington. US intelligence and shared US-Iranian support helped the Houthis reach their goal, which is confined for now to parts of central Yemen and all of the North.... Friday, Feb. 6, the rebels dissolved parliament and seized power in the country of 24 million. They propose to rule by a revolutionary council. ... debkafileís Saudi intelligence sources reveal that the dominant figure of the uprising was none...
  • The FBI is looking for Ghazi Nasr Al-Din and believes he could be in South Florida

    02/01/2015 4:09:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    WPTV ^ | January 30, 2015
    The FBI is looking for Ghazi Nasr Al-Din and believes he could be in South Florida. He was just added to the bureauís seeking information terrorism list. The agency wants to talk to him about his fundraising efforts with Hezbollah contributors. Hezbollah is an Islamic militant group. Nasr Al-Din is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 175 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion. He speaks Arabic and Spanish and he has dual citizenship in Lebanon and Venezuela. If you see him call the FBIís toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800- 225-5324) or contact your local...
  • FBI: Ex-Venezuelan Ambassador to Lebanon Fundraised for Hezbollah

    02/01/2015 4:47:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Breitbart/National Security ^ | January 31, 2015 | Frances Martel
    The FBI has added a former Venezuelan ambassador to Lebanon and Syria to their Terrorism ďSeeking InformationĒ list, after evidence indicated that Ghazi Nasr al Din was using his position to help fundraise for the Shiite terror group Hezbollah. Nasr al Din, a dual Venezuelan and Lebanese citizen, served both of his terms under socialist leader Hugo ChŠvez before his death and has also served at the head of the Shiía Islamic Center in Caracas, Venezuela, according to the United States Department of Treasury. The Treasury designated Nasr al Din a ďsupporterĒ of Hezbollah in 2008, with Adam J. Szubin,...
  • ISIS executed 600 prison inmates in Mosul says Human Rights Watch

    10/31/2014 10:45:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    (IraqiNews.com) Today Human Rights Watch reported that gunmen from the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria carried out the systematic execution of about 600 male inmates from a prison on the outskirts of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq on June 10 according to accounts of the survivors. The overwhelming majority of the dead were Shiites. After seizing Badush prison near Mosul, the militants ISIS separated the Sunnis inmates from the Shiites, and then forced the latter to kneel at the edge of a valley and shot them from assault rifles and automatic weapons, according to what...
  • Shiite Rebels Capture Yemen Military Base

    01/29/2015 9:05:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 29, 2015
    Yemeni officials said that Shiite rebels have captured a key military base south of the capital, where U.S. advisers had previously trained counterterrorism forces. They say that the Republican Guard camp captured on Thursday was used by American experts until 2012 to train local forces battling al Qaedaís powerful Yemeni affiliate. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. The Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, have seized a number of key military facilities in recent days, including the headquarters of the paramilitary special forces. They took control of the capital in...
  • In Iran, 'scores of Christians' were arrested Dec. 25

    01/08/2011 9:37:29 AM PST · by wmfights · 1 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 7, 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (BP)--"Scores of Christians" have been detained since Christmas in Tehran, according to a statement protesting the action by Iranian authorities issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Jan. 7. "They were informally accused of being 'evangelical missionaries,' although no formal charges have been filed by authorities," USCIRF stated, noting: "Iranian law makes proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims illegal, in contravention of international standards." According to the USCIRF statement: "Reports indicate that as many as 70 Christians have been detained over the past two weeks. Some individuals have since been released, although it is unclear how many...
  • Iran Arrests 80 Evangelicals, Amid Fears of New Crackdown on Christians

    09/10/2004 11:04:00 PM PDT · by miltonim · 10 replies · 692+ views
    BosNewsLife ^ | 10 September 2004 | COMPASS
    TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife) -- Iranian police invaded the annual conference of Iranís Assemblies of God and arrested at least 80 church leaders at the churchís denominational center near Tehran as part of the worst crack down on evangelical believers in a decade, a Christian news agency reported Friday, September 10. Compass news agency said security forces raided the meeting "without warning" in Karaj, 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the capital, after they surrounded the churchís garden property Thursday, September 9. Eyewitnesses were quoted as saying that all men and women present at the first day of their annual meetings...
  • The Emerging Iranian Empire: The Obama Administration Acquiesces to the New Reality

    01/23/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    While Iranís march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iranís march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the Yemeni government, heretofore pro-American. In September, they overran Sanaa, the capital. On Tuesday, they seized the presidential palace. On Thursday, they forced the president to resign. The Houthi have local religious grievances, being Shiites in a majority Sunni land. But...
  • Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace

    01/20/2015 6:59:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 132 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/15 | Bill Hemmer
    Breaking News: Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace in the capital city of Sanaa, according to the army commander. http://fxn.ws/1C2Q7Fq For further developments on this story, stay tuned to Fox News Channel.
  • Yemen's president and PM 'resign

    01/22/2015 10:48:38 AM PST · by navysealdad · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 1-22-2015
    The crisis in Yemen deepened on Thursday as officials reported that both the president and his government had resigned.
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

    01/20/2015 4:44:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    US Embassy Yemen ^ | January 20, 2015 | US State Department
    The U.S. Embassy warns all U.S. citizens to avoid the areas around 50 and 60 Meter Road near the Presidential Palace, Presidential residence, and Haddah Area in Sanaís due to heavy fighting. While the fighting appears to be politically motivated and an internal domestic dispute not directed against foreign interests, all U.S. citizens should be vigilant of the continued high risk of kidnapping and terrorist attacks throughout Yemen. U.S. citizens living in Yemen should take extra precautions and consider leaving the country. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen...
  • Shiite rebels shell Yemen presidentís home, take over palace

    01/20/2015 11:01:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 11:37 AM EST | Ahmed Al-Haj
    Yemenís powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the countryís embattled president Tuesday and simultaneously swept into the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, as a top military commander warned that a full-fledged ďcoupĒ was underway. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was inside the residence as it came under ďheavy shellingĒ for half an hour but he was unharmed and protected by guards, officials said. In New York, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting over the chaos in Sanaa. The shelling was a dramatic development that put the U.S.-backed Hadi into a precarious position and represented the...
  • The ďPalestinianĒ Arabs and the Forgotten Iranian Arabs

    12/14/2010 8:21:04 AM PST · by Omikronos2100 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 14, 2010 | Steven Simpson
    The Islamic Republic of Iranówhich would be better known as the Islamic Occupation Regimeóhas for over thirty years championed itself as the ďPalestinianĒ Arabs greatest supporters in the Islamist quest to extirpate the State of Israel from the world. Yet, while the non-Arab, Persian Shiíite regime demonizes Israel and ďZionistsĒ twenty four hours a day, it aligns itself with the Arab Sunni fundamentalist terror gang called Hamas, while also aligning itself with the Arab Shiíite terrorist gang - Hizbullah - which has a strangle hold on Lebanon.
  • Saudi police arrest suspect in Shiite unrest

    01/02/2015 5:50:00 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    AFP ^ | 2015-01-02
    Saudi police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a 2011 protest movement organised by Shiite residents of the kingdom's restive Eastern Province ... Muntadher Ali Saleh al-Sabity .. is one of 23 Saudis wanted in connection with protests and violence in Eastern Province, home to more than two million Shiites in the Sunni-majority kingdom. The group, some of whom have been detained or killed, is accused of acting "on behalf of foreign parties" -- a reference to Iran, which authorities have blamed in the past for fomenting unrest among Saudi Shiites.
  • 'Kill infidels or they'll rape your mother' ( Islamic State )

    12/29/2014 8:07:32 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | Dec 28, 2014 | Tim Arango
    On a recent evening in Baghdad, Usaid, who is 14, approached the gate of a Shiite mosque, unzipped his jacket to show a vest of explosives, and surrendered himself to the guards. They seduced us to join the caliphate," he said several days later in an interview at a secret Iraqi intelligence site where he is being held. Usaid described how he had been recruited by the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State from a mosque in his hometown, Manbij, near Aleppo. He said he joined the group willingly because "I believed in Islam." "They planted the idea in me...
  • Isis: the inside story

    12/11/2014 3:40:37 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 11th , 2014 | Martin Chulov
    One of the Islamic Stateís senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror groupís origins inside an Iraqi prison Ė right under the noses of their American jailers. In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq [snip] ďI knew some of them straight away,Ē he told me last month. ďI had feared Bucca all the way down on the plane. But when I got there, it was much better than I thought. In every way.Ē
  • Breaking Badr (very informative article)

    11/10/2014 3:32:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Nov. 6, 2014
    BAGHDAD ó Over the past three decades, Hadi al-Amiri has gone from being a guerrilla fighting on behalf of Iran against his home country, Iraq; to notorious militia leader accused of running "death squads"; to parliament member in Baghdad, where he has emerged as a key player in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ďThe Iraqi people, they love bravery,Ē Amiri said, by way of explaining his newfound influence. -excerpt- Amiri is the leader of the Badr Organization, a Shiite militia infamous during Iraq's civil war for its brutal tactics, which has now transformed into a political party that...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces moving toward complex battle in Mosul

    10/05/2014 9:30:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    LAT ^ | October 5, 2014, 6:00 AM|Reporting from Khazir, Iraq | Raja Abdulrahim
    Three days after U.S. airstrikes in Iraq began, Islamic State militants fled west across the bridge spanning the Khazir River, destroying half of it with TNT.. The August explosion was meant to slow an offensive by Kurdish peshmerga forces to retake Iraqi towns seized by the Sunni Muslim extremist group. But the peshmerga created another path across the river and eventually regained control of a village in the shadow of the bridge. In recent weeks, Kurdish fighters have made steady progress along this front line, pushing back Islamic State more than nine miles. But soon they are likely to find...
  • Women Stoned To Death In Syria For Adultery [Send Kerry To Negotiate!]

    08/09/2014 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | August 9, 2014 | BASSEM MROUE
    Women Stoned To Death In Syria For Adultery BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT (AP) ó A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did...
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Disbands Seven Shiite Militia Groups [Annuls Other Maliki Decisions]

    09/14/2014 6:29:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    BasNews, Baghdad ^ | 14.09.2014 | Nuwar Faqie
    Shiite Militia groups taking up arms against IS Militants News / World Iraqi Prime Minister Disbands Seven Shiite Militia Groups 14.09.2014 Nuwar Faqie BasNews, Baghdad † Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi has reversed key decisions of former PM of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki by halting the activities of several Shiite militia groups. † Abadi has pledged to stop the activities of seven Shiite militia groups in Baghdad while at the same time indicated that he cannot impose his authority on two Shiite militia groups, which report to Maliki. † He revealed that some internal decisions that were made by the...
  • Iraq PM Orders Halt to Shelling of Civilian Areas (Obama definitely loses Iraq)

    09/13/2014 7:06:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    abc ^ | 9/13/2014 | ap
    Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist group this summer. "I issued this order two days ago because we do not want to see more innocent victims falling in the places and provinces controlled by Daesh," Haider al-Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad, referring to the Islamic State group by its Arabic acronym. He accused the militants of using civilians as a human...
  • You Live by Beheading you shall Die by Beheading: The Shiites are now Beheading ISIS

    09/08/2014 9:13:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 8, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    It used to be ISIS beheading Shiites and now the Shiite ďPeace BrigadesĒ of Imam Ali cut off the heads of a few ISIS captured terrorists in Amerli, Iraq in response to the killing of their members during their battles with the terrorist organization. ... ďThis message is for ISIS. We will chop off your heads. We will crush your skulls. This is operation revenge for the killing of the leader Walid of the Peace BrigadeĒ
  • Yemen government offers to resign - source

    08/23/2014 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    news 24 ^ | 8-23-2014 | Reuters
    Yemen's government offered on Saturday to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies in an attempt to end protests by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, a government source told Reuters. Yemenis are unhappy about the government's decision in late July to cut energy subsidies to ease the burden on its budget deficit, a move which led to a rise in fuel prices. The government spent about $3bn on subsidies last year, nearly a third of state revenues. A previous attempt by the government to cut subsidies in 2005 led to unrest that left about...
  • What is Wrong with ISIS, is What is Wrong with Islam

    08/20/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS is an expression of the murderous hate within Islam. We are not only at war with an acronym, but with the dark hatred in the hearts of men, some of whom are in Iraq, Pakistan, and some of whom live next door Know your enemy. To know what ISIS is, we have to clear away the media myths about ISIS. ISIS is not a new phenomenon. Wahhabi armies have been attacking Iraq in order to wipe out Shiites for over two hundred years. One of the more notably brutal attacks took place during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson....
  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    07/25/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road .. marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ... The Taliban, like other Sunni extremist groups, view the country's minority Shiite community as apostates, and have targeted Hazaras