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  • Ohio University attacker lived in Pak for seven years

    11/29/2016 8:20:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Lalit K. Jha
    The Somali-born student, who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before being shot and killed, had lived in Pakistan along with his family for about seven years. The 18-year-old attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident, NBC News quoted law enforcement officials as saying. He temporarily lived in Dallas before settling in Ohio. He rammed his car into a crowd at Ohio State University on...
  • The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

    09/25/2016 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    STAGE 1: INFILTRATIONMuslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. - First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. - Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. - Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). - High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. - Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. - Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. - Threatened legal action for...
  • Dallas and the Leftist/Islamic Alliance -- CAIR’s (and the Left’s) chickens come home to roost.

    07/10/2016 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said it plainly at the 14th Annual MAS-ICNA (Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America) Convention in December 2015: “Black Lives Matter is our matter. Black Lives Matter is our campaign.” Khalilah Sabra, another Muslim activist, told the Muslim conference: “Basically, you are the new black people of America….We are the community that staged a revolution across the world. If we could do that, why can’t we have that revolution in America?” With the murder of five policemen in Dallas by a sniper during a...
  • Ten Arabic Words:Bracken's Challenge to Security Professionals

    05/20/2016 9:53:51 PM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 27 replies
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | Matthew Bracken
    Excellent piece by Matt Bracken at GoV. Please follow link for more.
  • Ten Arabic Words: Bracken’s Challenge to National Security Professionals

    05/23/2016 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 20, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their...
  • Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror

    05/22/2016 7:32:15 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 87 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 20th, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words...
  • The Beautiful Reasons Why These Women Love Wearing A Hijab

    05/13/2016 5:46:48 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/11/2016 | Yasmin Nouh
    The New York Times recently published a “guide“ to Muslim headscarves. The article intended to illuminate an Islamic concept that promotes modesty, but the associated images showed styles specific to a few countries and all of the silhouettes were faceless. These types of portrayals can contribute to a misperception among some that Muslim women who don the headscarf may lack agency. In today’s political climate, the headscarf has become more than just a spiritual symbol of modesty. At one point, women working in government positions were not allowed to wear it in Turkey. In France, the niqab — a version...
  • Islamic Leaders: Yes, Our World is in Crisis But Palestine Must Remain ‘The Central Issue’

    03/08/2016 12:42:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 7, 2016 | 6:49 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Islamic nations’ leaders meeting in Indonesia Monday acknowledged the chaos wracking parts of the Muslim world, but said that should not move the spotlight away from “the central issue” for the world’s Muslim community: Palestine. A resolution endorsed at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) “extraordinary” summit on the Palestinian issue said the leaders were “aware of the tragic spread of crises” in the Islamic world, including armed conflicts and terrorism. “Nonetheless,” it said, that situation “should not divert international attention from the cause of Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif [Jerusalem], which must remain the central issue of the Islamic ummah...
  • ISIS Leader: ‘Islam Is the Religion of War’ [not peace]

    12/09/2015 6:22:03 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has released a call to arms which asks Muslims everywhere to physically join ISIS in the area it now controls or simply take up the struggle against unbelievers wherever they are. The title of the message "March Forth Whether Heavy or Light" comes from a verse in the Koran which calls on believers to "strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah." In Baghdadi's view that striving is ISIS's war against unbelievers. "O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war," al-Baghdadi...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Overthrow Of Egyptian Government

    06/27/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2015 12:05 pm | Emma-Jo Morris
    A document released in late May by pro-Muslim Brotherhood clerics incited the Egyptian population to “strive for the complete elimination” of their current government, according to a new report. Calling the military-backed government a “criminal and murderous regime,” the radical clerics said public figures associated with it should be put to death, in accordance with Sharia law. The document also demands the release of Morsi, who it refers to as the “legitimate elected president.” […] “According to the Sharia, it is the duty of the ummah—its leaders and its people—to oppose this regime and strive for its complete elimination by...
  • Obama: Religious Acceptance Key to Combating Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:01:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 19, 2015 | by Andrew Rafferty
    President Barack Obama told world leaders on Thursday that promoting democracy and acceptance of people of all faiths are essential to stopping the spread of violent extremism. "Groups like al Qaeda and [ISIS] peddle the lie that some of our countries are hostile to Muslims. Meanwhile we've also seen, most recently in Europe, arise inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism, or in some cases anti-Muslim sentiment, or anti-immigrant sentiment," Obama said at the closing session of a White House summit on combating extremism. "When people spew hatred towards others because of their faith or because of their faith or because they are...
  • Islamic State Video Calls Western Jihadists To Attack At Home

    10/03/2014 3:39:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 10/3/2014 | John Rossomando
    A new Islamic State video released titled "Message of the Mujahid" Friday calls on Western jihadists unable to travel to territory controlled by the terrorist group to conduct attacks at home. The message also offers a pointed rebuke of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the U.S.-led bombing campaign."A message to all of the brothers who cannot do Hijrah, I advise you to respond to the call of the sheik, the mujahid (Holy Warrior) Mohammed al-Adnani, to cause terror in the hearts of the kuffar (unbelievers)," the unidentified Islamic State spokesman said. "You are living in the West, you can...
  • Islamic State Grants ‘Non-Infidel’ Certificates

    10/03/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    During its conquests in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has had to come up with a method to allow all those non-Sunnis who ended up converting to Sunni Islam instead of being killed—the Christians, Yazidis, Shias, who for whatever reason remained under IS territory—to be identified as true and legitimate Muslims. Accordingly, it has been issuing “non-infidel certificates.” Like a driver’s license, these certificates have the picture of the one named and explain to any Islamic State soldier that the named is now a Muslim and thus it is now “impermissible to lash, crucify, or rape him.” The certificate...
  • Egyptian Cleric: ‘Global Zionism’ Behind Islamist Terror

    09/15/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 9/15/2014, 6:37 AM | Ben Ariel
    “Global Zionism” is apparently behind the jihadist terrorist organizations—at least according to a senior Egyptian cleric. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and president of al-Azhar University, which is considered a prestigious Sunni Islam title, made the comments in a statement that aired on Egypt’s Channel 1 on September 8. […] “All the [fundamentalist terrorist groups] are the new products of imperialism, in the service of global Zionism in its new version, and its plot to destroy the [Middle] East and tear the region apart,” claimed Al-Tayyeb. …
  • Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs [Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills]

    03/22/2014 3:29:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor 9:35PM GMT 22 Mar 2014 Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • American Jihadist in Syria: Entire World Will Be Muslim

    11/26/2013 6:04:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 11/26/2013, 3:26 PM | Dalit Halevi
    A US citizen, who joined the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria, has sent a video message to the West expressing his desire to wage total war against the “infidels” and impose Islamic rule over the entire world. The video features “the American Abu-Dj’ana,” brandishing a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a bayonet, who says the following: “This is a message to people in the West from the Mujahideen (lit. ‘holy warriors’) in Syria. We came here from different countries to protect this land, this Islamic land; to spread the Law of Allah on earth; and...
  • Anthony Weiner & Huma Abedin vs. NYC (Muslim Brotherhood takeover of NYC and America)

    05/29/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Anthony Weiner recently announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City. As a resident living in Manhattan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was right on the money when he said “shame on us” if New York City voters elect Weiner as their mayor. Governor Cuomo now says he was just kidding. But even the possibility of a Weiner victory is no joke. Weiner’s foolish sexting, which brought an abrupt and disgraceful end to his congressional term, displays a serious lack of judgment that alone should disqualify him. But that is only a side show to the main...
  • Top German Muslims: 'terrorism not a topic for talks'

    05/04/2013 5:58:38 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 4 May 13 12:49 CET
    Muslim leaders criticized on Saturday the agenda of the German Islamic Conference taking place next week. They do not want terrorism as a key subject, nor should Islam critics attend, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported. They are also unhappy that the entire agenda has been drafted by the interior ministry. The event, which debuted in 2006 with the proposed aim of promoting dialogue between the government and Muslim communities, has witnessed a loss of support over stalled talks and lack of progress. Erol Pürlü of the Association of Islamic Cultural Centres (VIKZ) which says it represents 300 Muslim communities nationwide, told...
  • #MyJihad online: "The Muslim Ummah Has A Thousand Merahs"

    02/01/2013 12:29:26 PM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 31, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Here is the crux of the argument and why an irrational Obama and the rabid left's ensuing power grab on gun control is utter madness. The Newtown school massacre was a known madman on a psychotic mission. Adam Lanza was a deeply sick and disturbed individual that had to medicated and home schooled and kept away from the general population. The problem was his violent lunacy. If he hadn't kill them with guns he might have killed them with bombs. The Toulouse school massacre was jihad as enshrined and commanded in the Quran. Holy war against the non-Muslims is a...
  • Welcome to Africa’s Alqaedastan-Obama’s Libyan war breeds horror in Mali.

    01/08/2013 4:31:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    “When it was my turn, they took me blindfolded,” the thief said. “Suddenly I felt a pain in my right hand that was out of this world. My hand had just been chopped off.” This is Gao, once the seat of an empire, and then a glorified village, and now a city the size of Scranton under the boot of its Islamist conquerors. Gao has become a place where thieves have their hands cut off, where women are forced to wear the stifling Hijab in 113 degree heat or be lashed and where unmarried couples are stoned to death. Borders...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • Atlantic Editor Wonders If Morsi Wants to Be Dictator or Abe Lincoln

    12/06/2012 11:39:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 25, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Does Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi desire to become a dictator...or another Abraham Lincoln? Did that question make you burst out laughing? If so, please be prepared for an even bigger laugh when you watch Atlantic editor Steve Clemons expend brain cells while struggling to figure out the answer to that question in his column. So laughable are the efforts of Clemons trying to come up with what to even slightly aware people is the obvious answer that you might need an oxygen mask due to an inability to catch a breath:
  • History of Hamas Murderous Attacks

    01/26/2006 8:17:27 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 659+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jan. 26, 2006 | Hillel Fendel
    Hamas has set the destruction of Israel as its goal. Between September 2000 and April 2004, Hamas perpetrated 425 terrorist attacks against Israel and murdered 377 Israelis - nine every month. Hamas was founded by Islamic militant extremists in the Gaza Strip in 1988, shortly after the first intifada broke out. The word Hamas is an acronym for the Arabic words for "Islamic Resistance Movement." Though it is also involved in social and welfare programs, the organization is devoted chiefly to the obliteration of Israel. Its charter states, "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate...
  • Iran must be President Obama’s immediate priority

    11/18/2012 12:52:28 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/16/2012 | Henry Kissinger
    ...Three stages are involved in the evolution of a military nuclear capability: a delivery system, a capacity to enrich uranium and the production of nuclear warheads. Iran has been augmenting the range and number of its missile systems since at least 2006. Its enrichment capacity — long underreported to the International Atomic Energy Agency — has been expanded to thousands of centrifuges (the instruments that enrich uranium to bomb-grade material). The level exceeds any reasonable definition of peaceful uses authorized by the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The inevitable culmination is a nuclear weapon. To draw the line at proscribing an Iranian nuclear...
  • Germany gets on UN Human Rights Council

    11/13/2012 10:44:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Nov 12 08:28 CET | (AFP/bk)
    The United States and Germany won a closely contested race Monday among western nations for UN Human Rights Council seats, while the likes of Venezuela and Pakistan secured places without a competitive vote. Rights groups condemned the “pre-cooked” arrangements by most continental groups at the 193-member UN General Assembly which gave council seats to countries whose records have been widely questioned. The United States, Germany and Ireland won the only open election among western nations. …
  • Iran says Obama should not expect talks

    11/07/2012 9:31:55 PM PST · by knak · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/7/12 | reuters/JP Post
    Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight." Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight."
  • Mother murdered son for “failing to learn the Koran”

    11/01/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:43PM GMT 01 Nov 2012 | (unattributed)
    A mother murdered her young son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart, a court has heard. Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, Cardiff Crown Court was told. …
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...
  • Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

    10/02/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    westernjournalism.com/ ^ | 26SEP12 | By Doug Book
    A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in 2003, the Washington-based NIAC is a powerful lobbying group that is “…widely considered the de facto lobby for...
  • Abbas says to seek upgrade of Palestinian UN status

    09/27/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32pm IST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek to have the Palestinians' U.N. status upgraded to a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution. "Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance—maybe the last—to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly. But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was "promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe" if it continues with its current Jewish...
  • Egypt's Morsi assumes major role in Mideast

    09/26/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2012 | STEVEN R. HURST
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight's role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that the civil war raging in Syria is the "tragedy of the age" and must be brought to an end. In a wide-ranging address that touched on all major issues confronting the region, Morsi also decried Israeli settlement-building on territory Palestinians claim for a future state and condemned a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad. He urged all U.N. member nations to join in an effort...
  • Obama: Ambassador Stevens came to love people of Middle East

    09/25/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT · by glorgau · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept, 25, 2012 | Staff
    Editor's note: President Barack Obama will address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday at around 10:00 a.m. You can follow along here as we live blog his speech or watch it live on CNN.com. [Updated at 10:22 a.m. ET] President Barack Obama began his address to the U.N. General Assembly by speaking about Ambassador Chris Stevens who was killed in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. "He came to love and respect the people of North Africa and the Middle East, and he would carry that commitment throughout his life," Obama said. "As a diplomat, he worked...
  • CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, from Egypt

    09/11/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 90 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ | September 11, 2012 | CNN
    Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and hauled down its U.S. flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
  • Iran could strike US bases if Israel attacks: Hezbollah

    09/03/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 3, 2012 6:35pm EDT | Laila Bassam
    Iran could hit U.S. bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities even if American forces played no role in the attack, the leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said on Monday. "A decision has been taken to respond and the response will be very great," Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen television. "The response will not be just inside the Israeli entity—American bases in the whole region could be Iranian targets," he said, citing information he said was from Iranian officials. "If Israel...
  • Democrats refuse to cancel Jumah Jihad at the DNC

    08/29/2012 10:49:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 29, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Once again the Demcorats prove that they are the party of the enemy, the traitor, the jihad. Despite public outcry, the jihadist Jumah will tale place at the DNC. The event has in its crosshairs the Patriot Act, the NYPD, the National Defense Authorization Act, and anti-Shariah sentiment. "I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." Barack Hussein Obama, page 261, The Audacity of Hope A couple of weeks back, I posted about the Jumah jihad at the DNC, an event led by an imam who urged the overthrow of the "filthy" U.S. government...
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57

    08/21/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 21, 2012 7:02 AM ET | KIRUBEL TADESSE and JASON STRAZIUSO
    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major U.S counterterrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in 2010, became acting prime minister and will be sworn in as prime minister after an emergency meeting of parliament, said Bereket Simon, the communications minister. Parliament is controlled by Meles' ruling party...
  • Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

    08/19/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | BBC
    An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of desecrating pages of a book containing Islamic text. She was detained for blasphemy after an angry mob demanded her arrest and threatened to burn down Christian homes outside of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistani media say. The girl is known to have learning difficulties, officials say. Police have taken her parents into protective custody following threats. According to Dawn newspaper, police said the girl had been unable to answer questions properly during the interrogation. Dr Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for National Harmony, told the BBC that the girl was known...
  • In violation of peace accord, Egypt deploying troops in Sinai without Israel's prior approval

    08/15/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/15/12 | Avi Issacharoff
    The Egyptian army has been deploying large anti-terrorist forces in parts of the Sinai peninsula without informing Israel in advance. The peace treaty between the two countries limits the Egyptian military presence in Sinai. Some of the Egyptian forces in the peninsula were sent there with Israel's consent, but Haaretz has learned that forces have also been deployed without Israel's prior approval. Israeli government officials only learned about it after the fact. Although Israeli defense officials declined to comment on the matter, they did note that there has been good security cooperation between the two countries, adding that there is
  • Iran to host meeting on Intifada and liberating Jerusalem

    08/14/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/12/2012 12:16 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Iran is set to host a meeting on promoting "the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "liberating the Holy Qods" (Jerusalem), the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday. … It is intended to promote ideas on "the influence of the Islamic Awakening on the issue of Palestine and the Intifada" and "focus on ways to attain the ultimate goal of liberating the Holy Qods which embodies the dignity of the world Muslims." …
  • Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt (can CAIR accompany them?)

    08/13/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    The local (Germany) ^ | Aug, 12, 2012
    Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt Published: 12 Aug 12 10:53 CET German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.
  • Egypt vows crackdown on "infidels" after border massacre

    08/06/2012 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2012 1:49pm EDT | Yusri Mohamed
    Egypt branded Islamist gunmen who killed 16 police near the Israeli border as "infidels" and promised on Monday to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained Cairo's ties with both Israel and Palestinians. An Egyptian official said jihadist militants crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip before attacking the border station on Sunday. They then stole two vehicles and headed to nearby Israel, where they were eventually killed by Israeli fire. … Mursi has promised to honor Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel and has done little to suggest a major shift in ties. He has also reached...
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • Bombs kill 50, wound 144 across Iraq

    07/23/2012 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:47am EDT | (Reporting by Kareem Raheem in Baghdad; Writing by Rania El Gamal in Dubai; Editing by Robin Pomeroy
    A string of bomb attacks across Iraq killed at least 50 people on Monday and wounded 144 more, police and hospital sources said, in one of the bloodiest days in the past weeks. Violence in Iraq has eased since the height of sectarian slaughter in 2006-2007, but insurgents still carry out deadly attacks, especially around the capital, and deadly car bombs on Sunday shattered a lull in violence in the lead-up to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which started on Saturday. …
  • Somalia’s al Shabaab executes three of its own for treason

    07/22/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:02pm EDT | (Reporting by Feisal Omar; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
    Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militants said on Sunday they had executed three of their own members for treason, two of them for guiding U.S. missiles to kill fellow militants. … Al Shabaab, which is affiliated with al Qaeda, said last January that a missile launched from a drone had killed Bilal el Berjawi, a Lebanese al Shabaab fighter with a British passport. Another missile killed four foreign militants south of the Somali capital Mogadishu in February, according to an intelligence officer. …
  • Questions about Huma Abedin

    07/21/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT · by guitarist · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Questions about Huma Abedin By Andrew C. McCarthy July 21, 2012 4:00 A.M. Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: “A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’] in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.” It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? So, the reporter asked him, does Obama’s tolerance of the Muslim Brotherhood “concern you”? Senator...
  • Egypt's president reconvenes dissolved parliament

    07/08/2012 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 08, 2012 | (Associated Press)
    Egypt's Islamist president fired the first volley Sunday in his battle with the nation's powerful generals, calling on the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene despite a military-backed court ruling that dissolved it. A week into his presidency, the surprise move by Mohammed Morsi threatened to plunge the country into a new bout of instability and violence, nearly 17 months after the ouster of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. "This is the start of a battle that has for some time been brewing," said Negad Borai, a prominent rights lawyer and activist. "In this battle, the military may be the weaker opponent since...
  • Iranian VP Blames 'Zionists,' Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

    06/26/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the 'Zionists' for inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Addressing a ceremony for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran on Tuesday, Rahimi alleged that the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world is rooted in the Talmud. “The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother,” Rahimi stated. The Iranian vice-president said that the Zionists' direct involvement...
  • Buildings at Iran site "razed": think-tank

    06/01/2012 12:34:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 1, 2012 2:34am EDT | Fredrik Dahl
    A U.S. think-tank has published satellite images which it says underscore suspicions that Iran is trying to destroy evidence of possible nuclear weapons-related research at a site that U.N. inspectors have not been allowed to visit. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) posted the pictures on its website hours after the U.N. nuclear watchdog showed diplomats similar images that western envoys said indicated a clean-up at the Parchin military facility. Parchin, which Iran says is a conventional military complex, southeast of Tehran, is at the center of western allegations that Iran has conducted experiments—possibly a decade ago—that could...
  • 'Israel’s creation worst catastrophe to hit world'

    05/31/2012 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/31/12 | Oren Kessler
    The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the “Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine.” The statement – the existence of which was revealed Wednesday by the Investigative Project on Terrorism blog – reminds Brotherhood followers of the movement’s decades-long “sacrifices” in efforts to destroy the Jewish state. “On this day, like every year, the Arab and Islamic nations remember the worst catastrophe ever to befall the peoples of the world,” Badie wrote in the text, translated by The Jerusalem Post. “We demand the