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  • 40 Facts about Tamerlane - Timur the Lame {the Sword of Islam}

    04/16/2018 2:37:12 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    Owlcation ^ | 2015 | Thomas Swan
    Who Was Tamerlane? Timur was a 14th Century Turko-Mongol military leader who conquered most of the Muslim world, central Asia, and parts of India. His Timurid Empire rivaled the size and power of the Mongolian domain forged by Genghis Khan a century earlier.Known by his nickname, Tamerlane, it's unclear why many people in the Western world have never heard of this brutal and ingenious warlord. To rectify this neglect, the following is a list of interesting facts about Tamerlane. The list includes notable events in his life; analyzes his acerbic personality, and remarks on current impressions of this fascinating...
  • Anti-Semitism in Germany: Jewish life 'under threat' says Charlotte Knobloch

    12/29/2017 7:06:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.29.2017 | Jon Shelton
    In an interview with the German newspaper Heilbronner Stimme, the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, voiced grave concern Friday over growing anti-Semitic sentiment in the country. She said that public Jewish life is under threat and can only be lived out “in public with police protection and under the most serious security precautions.” Knobloch pointed out the fact that Hanukah celebrations in Berlin and Munich, as well as the large menorahs installed in both cities, were, by necessity, accompanied by massive, around-the-clock police protection. A large menorah installed in the city of Heilbronn,...
  • Germans say Russia is more reliable than the United States

    12/09/2017 9:08:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.09.2017 | Alexander Pearson
    Germans increasingly see Russia as a more reliable partner than the US, a new study released on Saturday has found. The poll of 1,004 people by research institute Infratest dimap showed that 28 percent of respondents felt Moscow was a reliable partner, compared to 25 percent for Washington. The result is the first time the public’s trust in the US has fallen below Russia in over a decade. An Infratest survey of public trust in Germany’s global partners in June found both countries tying at 21 percent. France and Britain fared far better in the German public’s eyes. More than...
  • Iranian Commander Vows Revenge: ‘We Have Buried Many Like Trump’

    10/14/2017 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2017 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Iran’s response to President Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal, teased all week and finally made official on Friday, includes a mixture of belligerent rhetoric, ominous threats, and uncertainty about whether the deal can survive. Belligerent rhetoric poured in for days as decertification became a certainty. Among the latest examples was Brig. General Esmail Ghaani, deputy commander of the infamous Quds Force, declaring that Iran is ready to “bury” President Trump. “We are not a war-mongering country. But any military action against Iran will be regretted. … Trump’s threats against Iran will damage America,” Ghaani said to Iran’s Tansim News...
  • Turkey says citizens face 'racist treatment' in Germany

    09/09/2017 8:03:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 September 2017 02:48 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Turkey on Saturday asked citizens to be “cautious” in Germany and stay away from political gatherings ahead of this month’s election, as tensions ratcheted between the NATO allies. Ties have plummeted since last year’s attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Germany’s strong criticism of an ensuing crackdown which saw more than 50,000 people arrested. Relations further deteriorated after the detention of several German citizens including Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for the Die Welt newspaper. The Turkish foreign ministry urged citizens living in Germany or planning to travel there “to be cautious, taking into account the situation in Germany...
  • Half of Turks in Germany Do Not Work, Majority ‘Not Interested in a Job’

    07/13/2017 10:25:12 AM PDT · by johnk · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    Figures show that almost every second Turk of working age in Germany is “economically inactive”, meaning they are either not in work or officially registered as unemployed. The latest data from European statistics bureau Eurostat shows that 43 per cent of Turks living in Germany are economically inactive, a figure which rises to 48 per cent according to the country’s Federal Statistics Office. A report in Die Welt concerning the data explains there are a number of reasons why so many people with Turkish backgrounds aged between 15 and 64 are not in work. stating that around a third are...
  • Germany urges Erdogan not to address Turks during G20 Hamburg visit

    07/04/2017 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    KOM News ^ | 4 July 2017 10:37 CEST | none stated
    The German government urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect its request that he not address Turks living in Germany when he attends this week’s Hamburg summit of the world’s 20 largest economies.Ties between Berlin and Ankara have soured over the past year due to disagreements on a range of political and security issues, including Turkey’s jailing of a German-Turkish journalist and its refusal to let German lawmakers visit German troops at a Turkish air base.Erdogan was also infuriated by what he called “Nazi era tactics” when some local German authorities, citing security concerns, barred Turkish politicians...
  • Syrian Kurds call on international community to stop Turkish attacks

    06/30/2017 12:09:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | June 30, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Turkish army forces (R), and Kurdish YPG fighters (L). Photo: Jinda Ibrahim/ARA News Kurdish officials have called on the international coalition to stop Turkey’s military operation against Rojava-Northern Syria.The Syrian Kurds say that the operation, which targets Afrin (Efrîn) District, could imperil the ongoing Raqqa campaign. Sihanok Dibo, a senior official in the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said on Thursday that Turkey and its proxy forces had been bombing Afrin in order “to disrupt liberation of Raqqa.”The Kurdish official added that ending Turkey’s aggression was “the responsibility of the international coalition.”Sharvan Darwish, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic...
  • The Battle that Saved the Christian West

    06/09/2017 10:03:10 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    https://www.catholic.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Christopher Check
    Americans know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue," but how many know that in the same year the heroic Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella conquered the Moors in Grenada? Americans would also probably recognize 1588 as the year of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by Francis Drake and the rest of Queen Elizabeth’s pirates. It was a tragedy for the Catholic kingdom of Spain and a triumph for the Protestant British Empire, and the defeat determined the kind of history that would one day be taught in American schools: Protestant British history. As a result, 1571,...
  • 1456, The siege of Belgrade (nandorfehervar)ENG SUBS

    11/19/2016 11:05:39 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    An awesome CGI video about the 1456 siege of Belgrade, The Serbian Christians against the Turkish Onslaught!!
  • 7 October 1571: The Battle of Lepanto

    10/07/2016 8:46:31 AM PDT · by cld51860 · 12 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | H.W. Crocker III
    The clash of civilizations is as old as history, and equally as old is the blindness of those who wish such clashes away; but they are the hinges, the turning points of history. In the latter half of the 16th century, Muslim war drums sounded and the mufti of the Ottoman sultan proclaimed jihad, but only the pope fully appreciated the threat. As Brandon Rogers notes in the Ignatius Press edition of G. K. Chesterton's poem "Lepanto": Pope Pius V "understood the tremendous importance of resisting the aggressive expansion of the Turks better than any of his contemporaries appear to...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • IN PICTURES: Huge Pro-Erdogan Islamist Rally In Germany

    08/01/2016 11:35:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 31, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Around 50,000 supporters of Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have rallied in Cologne, Germany to demand his authoritarian reign continues. The Islamist crowd chanted “Allah hu Akbar!” and held signs reading, “Erdoğan is a human rights activist”, whilst opponents waved banners insisting “Stop the Erdomania!” Members of the Turkish-nationalist, fascist-leaning “Grey Wolves” group were among the crowd that gathered on banks of the Rhine River with the city’s huge gothic cathedral in the background. The German Federal Constitutional Court banned the live broadcasting of Mr. Erdogan’s speech at the rally, Deutsche Welle reports. Some Germans reacted furiously to the...
  • Treasury Designates Members of German IJU Terrorist Cell

    12/05/2008 1:21:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 347+ views
    PRESS RELEASE SNIPPET - QUOTE: HP-1313 Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three members of a German Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) cell under Executive Order 13224 (E.O. 13224), which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. "We commend the vigilant and effective work of German authorities in apprehending this terrorist cell before it could carry out its brutal and horrifying attack plans," said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "In concert with this important law enforcement action, United Nations global sanctions provide a tool of unparalleled scope to...
  • 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...
  • The Policy of Turkification in Iran

    11/28/2005 3:30:15 AM PST · by oslonor · 10 replies · 910+ views
    oslonor ^ | Nov 26 2005 | oslonor
    The Turkification of Iran under the leadership of the former President Khatami has been carried under the banners of "Iranian Aryan Nationalism". The truth is these people represent the Azeri nationalism and their base of support are Azeris. In their political campaign they always use Persian girls and they paint themselves as the inheritors of the Persian civilization. The policies of Turkification targets the Persian minority and tries to destroy the Persians as an ethnic minority and replace them with Turks. The policy is based in destroying the structure of Iranian population where Azeris live in separate and far...
  • Every third German baby born out of wedlock

    07/15/2016 11:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Jul 2016 17:00 GMT+02:00
    One in three babies in Germany are born to parents who haven’t tied the knot, according to a new report. The report by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research this week showed that 35 percent of babies born in Germany in 2014 came into the world with unmarried parents. And the study also revealed that there was great contrast between former East and West Germany, according to broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. The more religious and wealthy West saw 29 percent of new little bundles of joy born to unwed parents, compared to nearly 60 percent in the former states of socialist East...
  • Why should Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen operate charter schools on U.S. Military bases?

    03/31/2016 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | By Robert R. Amsterdam
    Aside from defrauding American taxpayers, the Gülen organization has an even more ominous objective in the United States. The organization is one of the country’s largest recipients of H1-B “specialty occupation” visas, which it uses to import Turkish teachers into its charter schools, supposedly because local U.S. talent is not available to fill math and science teaching positions in its charter schools. The Gülen organization illegally threatens to revoke these visas unless the Turkish teachers agree to kick back part of their salary to the organization. More importantly, the Turkish teachers in Gülen organization charter schools are evaluated not on...
  • Half of Turkish Germans hold Islam above state law

    06/16/2016 3:13:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:21 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    A wide-ranging new study by the University of Münster shows that Germany’s Turkish community still has very conservative views on the role of religion in society. The survey provides an often contradictory picture of social attitudes among Germany’s 2.7 million people of Turkish origin. A total of 47 percent of the 1,201 respondents said that “following the tenets of my religion is more important to me than the laws of the land in which I live.” But the study also reveals that this viewpoint is much more firmly held by the first generation (57 percent agreement) — Turks who emigrated...
  • Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia (thanks to Turks)

    05/29/2016 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 11 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | KRISHNADEV CALAMUR
    Reversing Course on U.S. Soldiers Wearing Kurdish Rebel Insignia On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.” KRISHNADEV CALAMUR MAY 27, 2016 Updated on May 27 at 2:31 p.m. ET The U.S. Defense Department has ordered American special-operations forces to take down the insignia of a Kurdish rebel group that Turkey regards as a terrorist organization—after angry complaints from Ankara and despite justifying the patches a day earlier. “Wearing those YPG patches was...