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  • BREAKING: GOT HIM! WASHINGTON MALL SHOOTER Who Killed 5 ARRESTED…Motive And Background

    09/24/2016 7:39:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 133 replies
    100% FED Up ^ | 9-24-16 | 100% FED Up
    Arcan Cetin killed 5 people at a Washington State mall last night. The media immediately said he is “hispanic”…well…he’s not!
  • Turkish President Erdogan declares coup attempt over; 754 people arrested

    07/15/2016 9:43:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2016 | Steve Almasy, CNN
    As dawn broke in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkey's largest city, it was still unclear whether an attempt by the military to wrest control from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been successful. A defiant Erdogan addressed crowds in the city, telling them that the coup had been quashed. "The government is in control," he told supporters.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army.

    07/15/2016 12:58:47 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 1,263 replies
    Alert One ‏@2008alerts BREAKING NEWS: Reports of a nationwide military martial law declared by Turkish Army. 12:52 PM - 15 Jul 2016
  • German politician raped by migrants admits she lied to police about her attackers' nationality...

    07/05/2016 4:48:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2016 | Allah Hall
    A young left-wing German politician has admitted she lied to police about the racial background of three men who raped her in case it triggered reprisals against refugees in her country. Selin Gören, the national spokeswoman of the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in January in the city of Mannheim where she works as a refugee activist. The 24-year-old was ambushed late at night in a playground where she said she was forced to perform a sex act on her attackers.
  • 28 Dead As Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport

    06/28/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-28-2016 | Staff
    Two suicide bombers open fire before detonating their explosives at Turkey's biggest airport. At least 28 people have been killed and 60 wounded in twin explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, the city's govenor has said. Two attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to Istanbul Ataturk Airport's international terminal, an official said, citing information from the interior ministry. Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers but they detonated their explosives, the official said. A witness told NBC News that he saw a police officer diving to tackle one of the attackers - who...
  • Istanbul airport: 2 explosions, gunfire,Turkish interior ministry says

    06/28/2016 12:45:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq
    Two explosions and gunfire took place at the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, the Turkish interior ministry said. The ministry reported multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear.
  • Blast and gunfire 'at Istanbul airport'

    06/28/2016 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Explosion and gunfire heard at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media report
  • Writer, Erdogan's Diploma Is Dated When Its University Was Not Existent, Dead

    05/02/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 24 replies
    awdnews.com ^ | 4/27/16
    Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz, who had earlier said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no actual higher education and as president he recived this education illegally, is found dead. Poyraz organized an investigation that proved that Erdogan's diploma is a fake and he did not study at the university. Poyraz published the original version of Erdogan's diploma, which he allegedly wrote while studying at Marmara University. It turned out that the diploma is dated when the University of Marmara was not existent. It should be noted that the 4-year college education is mandatory for the election of the President...
  • Syrian rebels say reinforcements get free passage via Turkey

    02/18/2016 10:47:11 AM PST · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb 2016 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Syrian rebels have brought at least 2,000 reinforcements through Turkey in the past week to bolster the fight against Kurdish-led militias north of Aleppo, rebel sources said on Thursday. ...Turkish forces facilitated the transfer from one front to another over several nights ..."We have been allowed to move everything from light weapons to heavy equipment, mortars and missiles and our tanks," Abu Issa, a commander in the Levant Front, told Reuters ..."We are getting fresh supplies of everything from missiles to mortars to armoured vehicles. Almost everything is now being delivered to us," said the rebel source.
  • The EU’s New Turkish Deal Brings Insecurity For Europe

    12/01/2015 3:28:31 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2015 | Christopher Carter
    The EU has provisionally agreed to provide Turkey with €3 billion+ to supposedly spend on 'stemming the migrant flow' along with an easing of visa restrictions and a promise of accelerating talks about Turkey's accession to the EU. The EU has now conceded it is powerless to stem the tide of migrants and refugees on its own, and has opted to open Europe's doors to 75 million Turks. Through its desperate attempts to try and sort out the migrant crisis, the EU has shoved all its cards into the hands of the autocratic President Erdogan. This deal with Turkey will...
  • Turkish F16s shot down warplane after it violated airspace - military official

    11/24/2015 12:24:23 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 244 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Reuters
    Turkish F-16 fighter jets shot down a war plane of unknown origin on Tuesday after it violated Turkish air space close to the Syrian border and ignored warnings, a Turkish military official told Reuters.
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

    04/08/2015 5:22:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/15 | Mary Chastain
    Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.” “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.” Islam requires believers to adhere to strict rules regarding bathroom use. When a Muslim enters the bathroom, “one should say...
  • Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

    04/08/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.” “If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.” Islam requires believers to adhere to strict rules regarding bathroom use. When a Muslim enters the bathroom, “one should say...
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    01/29/2015 12:45:54 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29 2015 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Linda Sieg
    AMMAN/TOKYO - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday. The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed. The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...
  • Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey

    12/19/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 15, 2014 | Uzay Bulut
    Now that the ethnic-cleansing campaign of the Turkish regime has been "successfully" completed, and there are only two Jews left in Edirne, why is the governor of the city still so angry? The sweet little secret in both Turkey and Europe is that anti-Semites do not need the existence of a Jewish state to attack or threaten Jews. Hatred of Jews did not start with the re-establishment of the state of Israel. The truth is that those who carried out ethnic cleansing of Jews are the last persons who should whine about the non-existent Israeli "occupation." Israelis are not occupiers...
  • Turkish government fines Kurdish channel for showing the Holocaust film “The Pianist”

    09/17/2014 9:28:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/17/14 | Robert Spencer
    In rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey, where Mein Kampf is a perennial bestseller, the truths about the Holocaust communicated by this magnificent and harrowing film must not be told. To tell them would be “Islamophobic.” “Turkish Government Fines Kurdish Channel For Showing the Holocaust Film
  • Suspect in German exchange student killing pleads not guilty

    05/22/2014 5:51:38 PM PDT · by wideawake · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/21/2014 | Crimesider Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A Montana man accused of fatally shooting a German exchange student in his garage pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday, Reuters reports. Last month, 29-year-old Markus Kaarma, of Missoula, allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Diren Dede, of Hamburg, Germany, after the teen broke into his garage. The former U.S. Forest Service firefighter has been charged with deliberate homicide, according to the news agency.
  • Young Turkish Jews Flee Growing Anti-Semitism

    10/23/2013 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 10/22/13 | Ari Soffer
    Turkish Jews are leaving the country due to growing anti-Semitism, exacerbated by the Islamist AKP government's antagonism towards Israel and Jews. So says Nesim GĂĽveniĹź, deputy chairman the Association of Turkish Jews in Israel. Speaking to Turkey's Hurriyet Daily GĂĽveniĹź claimed that young Jews are particularly keen to leave, hundreds of whom have already moved to the US and Europe in recent years. The infamous Mavi Marmara incident and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to storm out of a televised interview with Israeli President Shimon Peres were all contributing factors to the growing sense of unease among Turkey's...
  • O.C. Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Sending Funds to Terrorists

    03/30/2013 12:40:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies
    LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | March 29, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | by Victoria Kim
    Snippet: "An Orange County pharmacist who admitted to wiring $2,050 to Pakistan to be used to fund terrorist activities was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison."
  • Turkish Leader Says He Plans a Trip to Gaza Soon

    11/03/2012 5:08:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Jodi Rudoren
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said on Friday that he planned to visit the Gaza Strip soon, a move that would significantly enhance the legitimacy of the Hamas-controlled Gaza government and antagonize the Palestinian Authority, Israel and the West. Turkish newspapers reported Friday that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, would travel to Gaza -- the first visit by a representative of a NATO country. Mr. Erdogan, who twice last year scheduled and then canceled visits to Gaza, did not offer specifics about the timing or agenda for such a visit, which he mentioned to reporters traveling...
  • Turkish schoolbooks denounce Darwin, Einstein as 'Jews'

    10/21/2012 7:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/21/12 | staff
    Turkish schoolchildren in Istanbul received a series of books denouncing scientific figures, including one denying the theory of evolution and describing Charles Darwin as a big-nosed Jew, the Financial Times reported Friday. According to the paper, the books were distributed last week to hundreds of students in the Maltepe district of Turkey's capital after the government-affiliated local education authority approved their content. The book on Darwin reportedly states that the evolutionary biologist “Had two problems: First he was a Jew; second, he hated his prominent forehead, big nose and misshapen teeth.” Darwin was not Jewish. A separate book on Albert...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Meets with Genocidal Hamas to Discuss the “Judaization of Jerusalem

    01/01/2012 7:58:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/1/12 | Pamela Geller
    Annihilationist 'Prime Minister' of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh is on an official tour of the Muslim world, his first trip outside Muslim occupied Israel since the devout Muslim group took over Gaza in 2007. Hamas is a genocidal Muslim Brotherhood-tied organization. The opening paragraph in Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel. So why is this annihilationist being welcomed by anyone? Islamic Jew hatred, that's why. It's a mandate of Islam. Rolling back a century of moderation, Ataturk and enforced separation of mosque and state, Prime Minister Erdogan is openly aligning with terror groups. The jihad warship 'flotilla' launched from...
  • Why Did President Obama Give the Islamist Turkish Prime Minister a Hug?

    11/05/2011 11:01:46 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 11042011 | Sharona Schwartz
    So who is the man who got the “hug treatment”? Erdoğan has shown a commitment to Islamist politics, has demonstrated hostility toward Israel, recently downgrading relations and expelling its ambassador, and says he doesn’t believe Hamas is a terrorist organization. These views have increased his stature across the Middle East.
  • Breaking: Turkish flotilla heading for Gaza?

    11/02/2011 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/2/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    A report I've just received on Twitter claims that there's another Turkish flotilla headed for Gaza (Hat Tip: Earl Peacock via Twitter). Flotilla heading for Gaza today consists of Irish boat MV Saoirse and Canadian vessel 'Tahrir'. 15 people on Irish boat, 12 on Canadian The source of that tweet is Mary Fitzgerald, a foreign correspondent for the Irish Times, who says that this has all been confirmed to her by the organizers.
  • Turkish warships harass Israeli freighters. Israeli missile boats off Cyprus

    10/02/2011 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    New Monitors ^ | 10/ | staff
    Increasingly assertive Turkey is setting the scene for clashes in the eastern Mediterranean. Since Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkish warships have been harassing Israeli merchant vessels in waters off Cyprus, DEBKAfile's military sources report. They come close enough to establish wireless communication and caution the Israeli vessels they are in contravention of international law and ordering them to change course. The Israeli crews mostly ignore these "orders", treating them as Ankara's latest bid to assert Turkish naval mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean. But the situation is getting explosive enough to spark a major incident. Over the weekend, Israeli Air Force planes...
  • Expert deems Turkish threat on Cyprus drilling serious

    09/21/2011 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/21/11 | Sharon Udasin
    A day after reports that Noble Energy had begun its natural gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus, amid threats from the Turkish government that it was considering deploying naval escort ships to protect exploration areas north of the country, an Israeli expert on the situation deemed the threats grave to both Cypriot and Israeli concerns. (Snip) Meanwhile, following a statement from Cypriot President Demetris Christofias that drilling was about to begin, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened on Monday that Turkish aircraft, frigates and torpedo boats would be sent to watch over the eastern Mediterranean, Reuters said
  • German/Turkish Axis

    09/17/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT · by tedbel · 7 replies
    Israpundit ^ | Sept 17/11 | Ted Belman
    Of course you know that Germany and the Ottoman Empire were allies in WWI. With their defeat they were both cut down to size and in the case of the latter, Turkey was all that was left. But did you know that Germany’s historic Middle East policy had always given primacy to German relations to Turkey. Yet these relations are dicey due to the backlash in the EU to accepting Turkey for membership and the current debate in Germany regarding immigration. Paul Williams writing in Family Security Matters on 22 September 2010 reports "Our country is going to carry on...
  • Woman sets fire to man in mosque

    05/30/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Local/DAPD ^ | 29 May 11
    A Turkish woman set fire to a man in a mosque in southern Germany on Saturday. She says she acted out of revenge after the man raped her. The 36-year-old poured petrol over the 38-year-old man in a mosque in the city of Reutlingen, in Baden-Württemberg, before setting him alight. The woman was taken into custody on Sunday, on charges of attempted murder, according to the state prosecutors office and the police. ... On Saturday afternoon, according to the police, the woman’s husband and the later victim got into a fight in a room in the mosque. People attending the...
  • Turkish president: We never hassled Israelis at airport

    09/08/2011 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/8/11 | Staff
    Turkish President Abdullah Gül said Thursday that Turkey never harassed Israeli tourists at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, despite reports that some 40 passengers were singled out and underwent more stringent security procedures than other travelers. (Snip) Speaking to pan-Arab Al-Arabiya, Gül restated Turkish plans to head to the International Criminal Court to determine the legality of the blockade on the Gaza Strip adding that Ankara rejected the UN-backed Palmer report which legitimized the IDF blockade.
  • Turkish Islamist charter schools in US being investigated by FBI

    03/21/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    hard right blog ^ | 3/21/11 | creeping
    via U.S. charter-school network with Turkish link draws federal attention By Martha Woodall and Claudio Gatti | INQUIRER STAFF WRITER FOR THE INQUIRER Fethullah Gulen is a major Islamic political figure in Turkey, but he lives in self-imposed exile in a Poconos enclave and gained his green card by convincing a federal judge in Philadelphia that he was an influential educational figure in the United States. As evidence, his lawyer pointed to the charter schools, now more than 120 in 25 states, that his followers – Turkish scientists, engineers, and businessmen – have opened, including Truebright Science Academy in North...
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • LIBYA – CHINA Beijing organising exodus of 33,000 Chinese from Libya, Taiwanese too

    02/23/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.speroforum.com ^ | 02-23-2011 | Source: Asia News
    Aircraft, cargo ships and fishing boats are moving towards Libya to evacuate Chinese nationals living in the North African country. Tunisian, Turkish and other workers are fleeing the country as well. Tripoli – China will send a jet, ships and fishing vessels from nearby waters to evacuate some 33,000 Chinese nationals working in violence-torn Libya. The government has set up an emergency unit headed by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang to coordinate the repatriation of mainlanders, as well as people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The State Council (cabinet) “decided to immediately deploy...
  • "Armenians denounce Kobe Bryant deal with Turkish Airlines"

    12/21/2010 9:19:01 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies · 2+ views
    cnn ^ | 12202010 | Ivan Watson
    "Turkish Deal Will Make Kobe the Face of Oppression and Injustice" and "Kobe Bryant's Direct Flight to Inhumanity," announced the website of the Armenian Youth Federation. WHAT ABOUT THE GENOCIDE? TURKS MURDERED ARMENIANS AND TRIED TO WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET?
  • Obama: US- Turkish ties 'more important than ever'

    12/19/2010 11:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/19/10 | staff
    In interview to Turkish newspaper, Obama discusses Turkey-Israel ties and differences over Iran; stressing that "our partnership is resilient." US President Barack Obama said that "given the increasingly complex challenges the world faces, I believe that US-Turkish cooperation is more important now than ever," in a written response Sunday to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. In his written remarks Obama addressed among other issues, Ankara's ties with Israel, differences over Iran policy, and Turkey's bid for European Union membership; stressing above all that "our partnership is resilient." "As with our other close allies and friends, we will sometimes disagree, as was...
  • Turkish President: 'Jews Pray for Me'

    11/15/2010 11:07:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 11/15/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    Turkish President Abdullah Gul is confident that his country's Jews pray for him every week – every Sabbath, in fact. According to a report published Sunday in Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper, Gul told reporters traveling from Turkmenistan, “I have learned that Jews are praying for me in their synagogues every Saturday. All of them are our citizens." “Our problem is not with the people of Israel,” he continued, “but with the policies pursued by the government of Israel." Turkish relations with Israel have been in the deep freeze since the Jewish State's counter terrorism Operation Cast Lead against the Hamas terrorist...
  • New Turkish Anti-Israel Film Highlights Revenge against IDF

    11/09/2010 9:33:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 11/9/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Turkey is testing the chilly diplomatic ties with Israel with another anti-Zionist production, this time a movie in which a revenge campaign is carried out against a fictitious Israeli who commanded the boarding of the IHH terrorist Mavi Marmara ship last May 31. In the “Valley of the Wolves – Palestine” film, the “hero” leads a campaign that brutally murders and blows up Israeli soldiers, who are depicted as killers of Arab children. The hero also rescues a man who was kidnapped by Israelis and held at the Israeli embassy. “We were trying to show that Israel and the United...
  • Turkish dancing delight lands couple in court ( NZ )

    08/07/2010 3:05:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 6, 2010
    A Turkish immigrant claims New Zealand police cannot tell the difference between fighting and dancing after he was charged with assault while celebrating with his wife. A judge has now told the police to go away and study a cultural Turkish video showing the kolbasti dance before deciding whether to proceed with the case. Kebab shop owner Allaetin Can was arrested after a passerby reported he was hitting, kicking and strangling his wife outside their shop in the North Island town of Hawera. But when he appeared in court, Can argued he and his wife Elmas were merely performing the...
  • Turkish charity that sent aid convoy to Gaza ‘has links to terrorism’

    06/02/2010 6:12:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 211+ views
    timesonline ^ | 6/2/10 | staff
    The Turkish charity at the centre of the raid by Israeli forces on an aid vessel in the Mediterranean was under intense scrutiny last night over its alleged links with militant organisations. Despite their claims to be an entirely peaceful organisation, The Foundation for Human Rights, Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) has a history of involvement in Islamic extremism around the world and has been linked with an attempted bombing of an airport in the US.
  • Report Damaging to Turkish "Humanitarian" Organization/Erdogan Regime Being Suppressed?

    06/02/2010 4:59:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    OSINT - INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | n/a
    June 02, 2010 “REPORT DAMAGING TO TURKISH “HUMANITARIAN” ORGANIZATION/ERDOGAN REGIME BEING SUPPRESSED?” SNIPPET: "Islamist extremists recruited by the IHH (in Turkish Insani Yardim Vakfi) masquerading as “peace activists” attacked Israeli soldiers with knives, clubs, chains, stun grenades and firearms when the soldiers boarded the IHH owned and operated vessel Mavi Marmaris as it was attempted to violate the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.” SNIPPET: “This should not be surprising given that Hamas is the Gaza branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. More interesting is the possibility that the armed “peace activists” were actually part of the Ikhwan’s Secret Apparatus, which for...
  • Islamic links to Utah's Beehive Academy probed

    06/02/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT · by lady lawyer · 24 replies · 629+ views
    Deseret News ^ | June 1, 2010 | Elizabeth Stuart
    SALT LAKE CITY — By all appearances, it was a half-hearted attempt at a school protest. . . . Parents and students were upset with the State Office of Education's April 29 decision to shut down the financially struggling charter school . . . In the days since the state voted to revoke Beehive's charter, the Deseret News has scoured hundreds of pages of public records and interviewed dozens of people inside the Salt Lake City school. The emerging facts paint a troubling picture . . . . Beehive's financial problems came to the board's attention in July 2009 when...
  • Utah charter school once accused of having ties to terrorism shut down by state ( Fethullah Gülen )

    05/02/2010 10:11:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 423+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 2, 2010 | Elizabeth Stuart
    For the first time since the charter school movement began, the Utah State Charter School Board moved Thursday to shut down an operational school. The vote to revoke the Beehive Science & Technology charter, a state contract that grants the independently run school public education dollars, was unanimous. Beehive's troubles came to the board's attention in July 2009, when a former board member accused the school of having clandestine ties to a controversial Turkish Muslim preacher. Fethullah Gülen, who doesn't recognize al-Qaida as a terrorist organization, was exiled from Turkey in 1998 for reportedly working to overthrow the secular government....
  • Uproar follows comment on Germany cross ban

    04/26/2010 1:03:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies · 843+ views
    rte ^ | April 26 2010 | rte
    A call by a German politician of Turkish origin for a ban on Christian crosses in state schools has sparked uproar in her conservative party and death threats from far-right groups. Ayguel Oezkan, the 38-year-old daughter of Turkish immigrants, is poised to become social minister in the centre-right government of the western state of Lower Saxony, and called for the ban in an interview with a German magazine. 'Christian symbols do not belong in state schools,' she told weekly Focus last week. 'Schools should be a neutral place.' Members of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Chancellor Angela...
  • Greek man sues Swedish firm over Turkish yoghurt pic

    04/10/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 9, 2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    A Greek man has sued a dairy firm in southern Sweden after his picture ended up on a Turkish yoghurt product. The man whose picture adorns the Turkish yoghurt product, manufactured by Lindahls dairy in Jönköping, argues that the company does not have permission to use his image. He has now sued Lindahls for 50 million kronor ($6.9 million), according to Sveriges Radio (SR) Jönköping.
  • Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II walks free from jail ... 'I am a messenger from God'

    01/18/2010 11:57:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 498+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/10 | Mail Foreign Service
    The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison today after more than 29 years behind bars Mehmet Ali Agca said in a statement issued by a lawyer that he was a messenger of God and that the world will end in this century. The 52-year-old waved to journalists as he left the prison in a convoy of several vehicles.
  • Clinton leads high-drama cellphone diplomacy from black BMW

    10/12/2009 8:28:00 AM PDT · by Callahan · 21 replies · 976+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/11/2008 | Wire
    In a black BMW outside a chalet-style hotel in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used high-drama cellphone diplomacy to clinch a historic Armenian-Turkish deal. "There were several times when I said to all of the parties involved that 'this is too important, this has to be seen through, you have come too far,'" the chief US diplomat recalled afterward on the plane from Zurich to London.
  • German police arrest man on terror charges

    10/02/2009 9:59:59 AM PDT · by buzzer · 3 replies · 437+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/01/2009 | CNN
    BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- Investigators in Germany have arrested a 24-year-old man on terror-related charges. Authorities arrested the man "on suspicion of spreading al Qaeda propaganda online and for procuring materials which could be used to make a bomb," prosecutors said Friday in a written statement. Searches of a flat in Offenbach, Germany, and a business in Frankfurt, Germany, turned up a small amount of an "explosive substance" and a home-made electronic device. An initial assessment suggests that the items "could be used to ignite explosives," prosecutors said. The man holds dual German-Turkish citizenship, they said. The statement from prosecutors...
  • Muslim converts accused of holy war bomb plots

    04/21/2009 10:56:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 798+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | April 22, 2009 | Roger Boyes
    Two Muslim converts and two Turks go on trial in a bomb-proof courtroom in Düsseldorf today accused of plotting to blow up German civilians and US soldiers. “The world will burn!” boasted an intercepted e-mail sent between the accused, who are alleged to have wanted to wage an Islamic holy war in the heart of Europe. Three of the men — Fritz Gelowicz, 29, Daniel Schneider, 23 and the Turkish national Adem Yilmaz, 30 — are accused of attending a training camp on the Afghan-Pakistani frontier run by an Uzbek-based terror organisation known as the Islamic Jihad Union. Intelligence services...
  • More than 40 per cent of Turkish women abused by husbands

    02/12/2009 10:02:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 677+ views
    m & c ^ | 2/12/09 | Europe News
    Ankara - More than 40 per cent of women in Turkey have been physically or sexually abused by their husbands, according to a survey released Thursday by the Prime Minister's Office. Only a fraction of victims 'slapped, pushed, punched, choked, burnt or threatened or attacked with a weapon such as a knife or gun' ever report the abuse to authorities, the Department for the Status of Women said in a press release accompanying the survey. The survey showed a clear income divide with just under 50 per cent of women in low income households reporting to have been physically or...
  • Turkish PM: Obama must rethink definition of Mideast terror

    01/29/2009 3:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 561+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1-29-09 | AP
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama must redefine terror and terrorism in the Middle East and use it as the basis for a new American policy.