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  • Macron urges French police to make full use of draconian anti-terror powers

    10/19/2017 11:39:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 October 2017 09:31 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French president Emmanuel ignored controversy and criticism surrounding France’s new draconian anti-terror bill and urged police forces around the country to “fully utilize” their new powers. The French parliament on Wednesday adopted a controversial anti-terror bill that gives the authorities permanent new powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict freedom of movement. The new law, which will replace the state of emergency imposed after the 2015 Paris attacks, was approved by the Senate on its second reading, despite campaigners warning of a threat to civil liberties. […] Under the bill, the authorities will have the power to...
  • Saudi Arabia will return to moderate, open Islam and 'will destroy extremist ideas'

    10/24/2017 8:10:15 AM PDT · by mairdie · 66 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 OCT 2017 | Anthony Bond, Rachael Burford
    The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has revealed the country will return to moderate, open Islam. Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also announced the kingdom would do more to tackle extremism today. Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh he said: "We will not waste 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideas, we will destroy them today". The conference, which runs until Thursday, aims to show how the country is opening itself up to the modern world and diversifying economically. Prince bin Salman was appointed heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia by his...
  • What Causes Anger in Ramadan?

    06/14/2017 11:17:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Doctors and specialists believe that anger, irritability and psychological stress in Ramadan are linked to the lack of water and glucose in the brain, and the lack of ‘Ghrelin’ hormone, which causes severe hunger and lead to nervous behavior .. and advised to drink additional amounts of water on the suhur, and reduce smoking, caffeine and salty food At Iftar.
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Finland: Now We Want a Mega-Mosque

    06/07/2017 7:20:22 PM PDT · by Oatka · 29 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | June 6, 2017 | Judith Bergman
    The mosque boasts that it has been "able to organize many activities". One of these, it says, "is to spread Islam to the non-Muslims in Finland". Now Muslims in Finland want a mega-mosque. The idea that mega-mosques "prevent radicalization" is clearly popular among proponents of Finnish mega mosques, but on what evidence is this view based? Can they name one country where this was actually the case? Finland would be wise to look at what the establishment of Saudi and Gulf state-funded mosques in the rest of Europe has already done to the continent in terms of Islamization and radicalization.
  • You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

    06/06/2017 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/5/2017 | Alastair Crooke
    You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia By Alastair Crooke BEIRUT — The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?”It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided. Some applaud that ISIS is...
  • RAW Video: President Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia

    05/20/2017 4:01:50 AM PDT · by tellw · 48 replies
    RT via YouTube ^ | 5/20/17 | RT
    Great footage of President and Mrs. Trump stepping off the plane, being greeted by Saudi leaders, walking a red carpet from Air Force One, and even riding an escalator! Click for YouTube Video
  • Saudi Arabia's Naval Capabilities Will Balloon Thanks To Huge U.S. Arms Deal

    05/19/2017 9:54:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 19, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil the largest single American weapons sale to Saudi Arabia to date during his trip to the kingdom, which began on May 19, 2017. The deal will include weapons and equipment for the Royal Saudi air and land forces, which have been critical in Riyadh’s intervention in Yemen, as well as ballistic missile defense systems essential to for the country to counter Iran's missile forces during a conflict. However, it may be new support for the relatively small Royal Saudi Navy that speaks more to the country’s desire to project even greater power in the...
  • U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official

    05/12/2017 8:33:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 12, 2017 | Steve Holland
    The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit to Riyadh. The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining U.S. ally Israel's qualitative military edge over its neighbors. "We are in the final stages of a series of deals," the official said. The package...
  • Saudi king praises Trump for Syrian airstrikes

    04/08/2017 1:33:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The King of Saudi Arabia praised President Trump for conducting airstrikes on the Syrian regime, the White House said Saturday. “The King reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States’ military strike against the Sayrat Airfield in Syria and thanked the President for his courageous action, which both agreed was a necessary response to the horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” the White House said.
  • The Saudi women afraid to go home

    01/16/2017 12:24:28 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan
    Every woman in Saudi Arabia, regardless of age, has a legal male guardian, often a father or brother or son. Guardians have the power to make a range of critical decisions on a woman's behalf. Women need to get their permission to travel abroad, marry and sometimes to work or access health care. ... The guardianship system is "the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the country. ... Throughout the summer Saudi women began tweeting, detailing the injustices of the guardianship system -- risking the wrath of their guardians and the government in doing so. They got noticed....
  • Obama’s Amerika: inciting half-assed revolutions around the world since 2009

    04/24/2016 8:15:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-24-2016 | MOTUS
    Is the White House going to release the super secret 9/11 report? Does it implicate Saudi Arabia? Does it implicate the Saudi Royal Family itself? Would releasing the report destabilize the Middle East even more than it already is?Let’s answer these questions backwards, beginning with the last and moving to the first: as soon as you have the answer yell “Bingo!” or, if you’d prefer, “BOZO!”. 1. Would releasing the report destabilize the Middle East even more than it already is? Are you kidding? As we’ve seen for the last 7 years it doesn’t really take that much to destabilize...
  • Is Saudi Arabia to blame for Islamic State?

    12/19/2015 6:53:09 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 December 2015
    Is Saudi Arabia to blame for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIL)? It is commonly claimed that Wahhabism, the strict form of Islam originating in the Kingdom - and the Saudi state's aggressive promotion of it - has fuelled terrorism. Saudi Arabia is also accused of funding IS, either directly or by failing to prevent private donors from sending money to the group. But Saudi Arabia rejects both accusations, and has announced the formation of a new Islamic anti-terrorism coalition.
  • Merkel Deputy Lashes Out At Saudi Funding Of Militant Mosques

    12/07/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured) urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop supporting religious radicals amid growing concern among some lawmakers in Berlin about the funding of militant mosques by the world's biggest oil exporter. The unusual criticism of the Gulf state follows a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency which suggested that Saudi foreign policy was becoming more "impulsive". The German government rebuked the BND agency for making such suggestions about Saudi Arabia, an important business partner which is involved in international talks to find a political solution to the Syria crisis. "We need Saudia...
  • Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It

    11/21/2015 12:35:23 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Kamel Daoud
    Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends...
  • How Islamic Are Islamic Terrorists?

    11/21/2015 1:06:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/20/2015 | EDWARD PENTIN
    According to experts, the fundamentalist jihadists who carry out murderous attacks are Muslims whose beliefs are rooted partly in longstanding Islamic teachings. ROME - President Barack Obama refrained from describing Nov. 13's Paris attacks as "Islamic terrorism" or even radical Islamic terrorism, continuing his policy of distancing such atrocities from the religion. But that nonetheless leaves open the question: How Islamic are Islamic terrorists? To equate the attacks with "views of Islam" creates "stereotypes" that are "counterproductive" and "wrong," Obama told reporters at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 16. "They will lead, I think, to greater recruitment into...
  • Allah in our schools ( Common Core )

    12/28/2014 6:32:11 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 28, 2014 | Carol Brown
    Jihad, in its many guises and forms, is being waged across America. No aspect of our society has been untouched by this relentless attack. Including our schools. Our education system has been infiltrated by the enemy, as the next generation of Americans is brainwashed with white-washed Islam. The assault is coming from all directions and it never sleeps. Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been, and continue to be, integrally involved in the development of Common Core curriculum. They make sure a false picture of Islam is integrated into lessons, from K – 12. Our children are exposed to all manner...
  • Huffington Post: Isis Horror Explained By Saudi Wahhabism

    08/29/2014 5:08:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Breitbart News
    The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, "Don't the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?"
  • Syria's Assad urges fight against Saudi religious ideology

    12/31/2013 7:13:51 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Global Post ^ | December 30, 2013 11:16am | Global Post
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Monday called for a battle against Wahhabism, the political and religious ideology embraced by the Saudi government, a key backer of the uprising against his regime. The comments came amid ongoing tensions between the two countries, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
  • (Islam ... "The Relgion of Peace") 3-Year-Old Saudi Girl Gang-Raped in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    10/30/2013 3:54:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Emiratges 24/7 ^ | October 29, 2013 | Staff
    3-year-old Saudi girl gang-raped • Girl still in intensive care unit Several men abducted a three-year-old Saudi girl and took turns in raping her before dumping the child near a hospital in a serious condition. Disclosing the crime on Monday, police said they had arrested three suspects and two women and that more could be arrested in connection with the rape. Doctors at the hospital in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah said the child was found crying and in serious condition in front of the hospital on Ramadan 13, adding that she is still in the intensive care...