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  • It's time to designate Turkey as a sponsor of terrorism

    01/18/2019 4:26:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 01:43 PM | Michael Rubin
    On Tuesday, Islamist terrorists affiliated with the Somali group al-Shabaab attacked an upscale hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 21. It wasn’t the group’s first attack in Kenya. The radical group, which at one point was affiliated with al Qaeda, has used Kenya’s heavy Somali refugee presence as cover for a number of attacks in Kenya and against Kenyans, most famously at the Westgate Mall in 2013. That Kenya remains a contributor of both soldiers and police to AMISOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia which seeks to defend the country against al-Shaabab, only puts it further in the...
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israels occupation of the state of Palestine, condemns terrorism in all its forms Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of the State of Palestine on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 a great responsibility. "I...
  • MSNBC's Joy Reid Called for Ethnically Cleansing Jews from Israel

    06/01/2018 2:17:56 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC continues to maintain its red wall of silence on Joy Reid. But the ugliness just keeps rising. The old blog posts by the progressive personality reek of every bigotry that the left claims to condemn. And, as Bre Payton at the Federalist notes, there's even a call to ethnically cleanse Jews from Israel. Iran's pres strikes again Says "move Israel to Europe" "You believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price? You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want....
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means right of return, has...
  • Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they...

    01/13/2019 5:36:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    FULL TITLE: Trump touts 'long overdue' Syria pullout, says US 'will devastate Turkey economically' if they attack Kurds President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that the "long overdue pullout from Syria" is starting, and threatened that the U.S. will "devastate Turkey economically" if they attack Kurdish forces in the war-torn country. Trump said the removal of troops, which he announced via Twitter in December, is happening "while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions." The president also vowed that the U.S. "Will attack [ISIS] again from existing nearby base if it reforms." Trump promised the...
  • Pompeo, at site of Obama's address to Muslim world, rebukes his legacy: 'Age of self-inflicted ...

    01/10/2019 12:31:16 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/10/2010 | adam shaw
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday launched an astonishing rebuke of former President Barack Obamas foreign policy at the site of Obamas famous speech to the Muslim world -- declaring that the age of self-inflicted American shame is over. Pompeo delivered his remarks in Cairo, where Obama famously spoke in 2009 and promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries. He was criticized by conservatives for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region. Pompeo, while not mentioning Obama by name, said that it was here, in this city, another American stood before you...
  • President Sisi attends ceremony in New Administrative Capital to inaugurate Egypt's largest church

    01/06/2019 8:15:13 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Ahram (on line) ^ | Sunday 6 Jan 2019 | Ahram Online
    The Egyptian President, accompanied by religious, military and international dignitaries, witnesses ceremony to inaugurate the Nativity of Christ Cathedral and Al-Fattah El-Alim17:43US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East. President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!" 17:40In a short video message aired before the attendees,Pope Francis,the head of the Roman Catholic Church, congratulated the Egyptian people, government and president on the inauguration of the new cathedral.17:30Following the moment of silence, the celebrationon stage started with a live performance of Islamic chants and Christian hymns...
  • MILITARY SITUATION IN SYRIA ON DECEMBER 30, 2018

    12/30/2018 3:17:29 PM PST · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    South Front (Russian) ^ | 30.12.2018 | South Front (Russian)
    US forces are reportedly evacuating their military base near al-Hasakah; The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) still press their operation against ISIS in the Hajin pocket.
  • Blast hits tourist bus in Egypt, few dead and injured

    12/29/2018 4:04:11 AM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 28, 2018
    A loud explosion was heard near the pyramids of Giza, as a blast hit tourist bus. Two dead and 12 injured, according to Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
  • Two Vietnamese tourists killed, 12 injured as IED hits tourist bus in Giza.....

    12/28/2018 10:10:47 AM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | 12/28/2018 | Al-Ahram
    Two Vietnamese tourists were killed and 10 injured on Friday evening when an improvised explosive device detonated as a bus carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists traveled on El-Maryoutiya Street in Haram district in Giza, a statement by Egypt's Interior Ministry said... The explosion also injured the bus driver and representative of the tourism company, both Egyptians. The security services immediately moved to the site of the explosion to carry out investigations. More to follow
  • CHECKMATE Saudi Crown Prince MbS Sends Replacement Troops To Defend Kurds in Syria

    12/21/2018 5:16:50 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 189 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 21, 2018 | Sundance
    ..."Saudi Arabia and the UAE have sent military forces to areas controlled by the Kurdish YPG group in north-east Syria, Turkeys Yenisafak newspaper reported. The paper said the forces will be stationed with US-led coalition troops and will support its tasks with huge military enforcements as well as heavy and light weapons. Quoting the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the newspaper reported that a convoy of troops belonging to an Arab Gulf state recently arrived in the contact area between the Kurdish PKK/YPG and Daesh in the Deir Ez-Zor countryside. This comes at a time when Ankara is preparing to...
  • Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

    12/23/2018 7:44:08 AM PST · by familyop · 39 replies
    AP, Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2018 | AP, Associated Press
    BEIRUT (AP) Turkey is massing troops near a town in northern Syria held by a U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led force, a war monitor and Turkish media said Sunday. The buildup comes even though Turkey said it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of U.S. decisions to withdraw its troops.
  • Despots are pushing the Arab world to become more secular

    12/20/2018 6:50:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 2nd 2017
    DURING Friday prayers the congregation of Muhammad Yousef, a young puritanical preacher in the Egyptian town of Mansoura, once spilled out into the alleys surrounding his mosque. Now Sheikh Muhammad counts it a good week if he fills half the place. In Cairo, 110km (68 miles) to the south, unveiled women sit in street cafs, traditionally a male preserve, smoking water-pipes. Some of the establishments serve alcohol, which Islam prohibits. Were in religious decline, moans Sheikh Muhammad, whose despair is shared by clerics in many parts of the Arab world. According to Arab Barometer, a pollster, much of the region...
  • EU tells Turkey to forgo move in Syria

    12/17/2018 12:45:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The Japan News (from AFP) ^ | 7:15 pm, December 16, 2018 | BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji)
    BRUSSELS (AFP-Jiji) The European Unions foreign policy chief on Saturday asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern, Federica Mogherini said in a statement. We share the goal of ending violence, defeating terrorism and promoting stability in Syria and the wider region. We expect the Turkish authorities therefore to refrain from any unilateral action likely to undermine the efforts of the Counter-Daesh Coalition or to risk further instability in...
  • 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go' (trunc)

    12/13/2018 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sergio · 21 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/18 | Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries. Egypt's President has told his people they should not expect the West to 'open their doors' to migrants who refuse to integrate. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.' Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's leader told guests they had to 'completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture'...
  • OBAMAS WAR IS UPON US: How our Radical-in-Chief created a security vacuum that Iran rushed to fill

    12/13/2018 7:59:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/13/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Donald Trump has a name for everything and everyone, from Crooked Hillary to Little Rocket Man, who for a time became his best friend. Will he call the next region-wide conflagration in the Middle East, when it breaks out, Obamas War? If he hasnt thought of that already, he should start considering it now. Because the catastrophic policies of our former president have emboldened the Islamic state of Iran and enabled it to threaten the United States and our allies militarily in ways never before possible. When Obama took office in January 2009, he inherited a strong U.S. military and...
  • ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement'

    08/30/2015 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/15 | Tom Wyke
    ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars? ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency. The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins. Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934. Yet...
  • U.S. fails to win enough support at U.N. to condemn Hamas

    12/06/2018 7:17:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 6:47 PM | Michelle Nichols
    A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly. The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The U.S. text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution. Outgoing U.S....
  • Macron and Trump Agree on Coalition Plan To Counter Iran and Hezbollah Saudi Forbids Killing Jews

    11/19/2017 5:57:26 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11-19-17 | sundance
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now disclosing the nature of his resignation, and why he left Lebanon to spend time in Saudi Arabia. It appears the Saudi and regional partners provided evidence that Iran and Hezbollah were planning an assassination targeting Hariri and his family.