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  • Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive — and are paying dearly for it

    06/23/2018 10:28:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Since May, the Saudi government has arrested at least a dozen women’s rights advocates, accusing them of nefarious contacts with foreign parties and branding them traitors in the press. The crackdown has been seen by some as a warning from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to other activists: Reforms are a gift from the leadership to Saudi citizens, not rights that can be won. The activists did not limit themselves to the driving campaign. They fought for survivors of domestic violence, women shackled by restrictive guardianship laws and political prisoners. They represented different generations of Saudi women, trying over decades to...
  • Revealed: Canada uses massive US anti-terrorist database at borders

    06/22/2018 9:00:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    The database, called Tuscan, is provided to every Canadian border guard and immigration officer, and empowers them to detain, interrogate, arrest and deny entry to anyone found on it. Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by the Guardian through Canada’s access to information system reveal the fullest picture yet of a database that, although employed in Canada, is maintained exclusively by the US. It contains the personal information of as many as 680,000 people believed by US authorities to be linked with terrorism, and functions effectively as a second no-fly list that is cloaked in secrecy. *** Tuscan – which...
  • THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM-Dem's libels against against Trump mask dire problem in ranks

    06/22/2018 5:32:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine/Jerusalem Post ^ | June 22, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Jewish Democrats' libels against Trump mask a dire problem in their ranks. Google search of the terms “Trump Nazi,” brings up 70,900,000 results. There are a number of distressing aspects to this state of affairs. First and foremost, it is pure libel to call US President Donald Trump a Nazi. His daughter Ivanka is Jewish. His daughter-in-law is Jewish. Half his grandchildren are Jewish and his non-Jewish ex-daughter-in-law is half Jewish. How many Nazis have Hanukka celebrations in their homes starring their Jewish grandchildren? Beyond his Jewish immediate family, Trump has shown extraordinary friendship to the Jewish state. It isn’t...
  • Hamas paid family to claim Gaza baby was killed by Israeli tear gas, says cousin

    06/21/2018 12:28:07 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 21 JUN 18 | Jacob Magid
    Hamas paid family to claim Gaza baby was killed by Israeli tear gas, says cousin Mahmoud Omar, arrested by Israel for terror-related offenses, tells interrogators his relatives lied: 8-month-old Layla actually died from fatal blood condition that runs in family. A 20-year-old Palestinian indicted Thursday on terror-related charges told Israeli investigators during his interrogation that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar paid his relatives to falsely tell the media that his baby cousin died of tear gas inhalation. The story of baby Layla Ghandour’s death, purportedly from inhaling tear gas fired by Israel at the Gaza border, made headlines around the world...
  • 45 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, which quickly retaliates

    06/21/2018 9:34:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 20, 2018 | Noga Tarnopolsky
    At least five projectiles fell within Israeli communities, two landing near a community center and one next to a kindergarten where children later arrived for the last day of the school year, officials said. The kindergarten, “the second to be struck by mortars launched from Gaza in the past two weeks, has a reinforced ceiling,” Conricus said. In response, Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets belonging to Hamas, the militia that governs the Palestinian territory. The night-long salvo followed two Israeli air force strikes against infrastructure belonging to Hamas on Tuesday. One of the targets, the Israeli military revealed on...
  • Far right reorganising for Tommy Robinson protests, say activists

    06/20/2018 4:20:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Guardian ^ | 20/6/18
    The far right in the UK is mobilising itself around protests over the imprisonment of the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, a group of MPs, union leaders and political activists have said. In a letter to the Guardian, they say a violent 15,000-strong far-right protest in support of Robinson in central London on 9 June raised concerns for those who value diversity. “The racist right are using Robinson to reorganise,” the letter says. It says Nazi salutes and Islamophobia were central features of the protest. At one point demonstrators chased police through the streets of Whitehall. “This is...
  • Condoms, kites, birthday balloons: ‘Silly’ Gaza weapons could lead to real war

    06/20/2018 1:13:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 6/20/18 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are relentlessly flying a variety of airborne arson and explosive devices into Israel, causing hundreds of fires, millions of shekels in damageFor over two months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been flying kites, birthday balloons and inflated latex condoms into Israel, relying on the gentle Mediterranean coastal breeze to push them across the border. Silly as they may sound, these weapons are no joke. Most of them carry metal mesh pouches containing a burning piece of coal or oil-soaked rag, which have sparked hundreds of fires in southern Israel, destroying thousands of acres of...
  • British ISIS supporter plotted to 'take May's head off'

    06/20/2018 12:50:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    An Islamic State (ISIS) fanatic who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack planned to “take her head off”, a court heard Tuesday, according to the Press Association. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, allegedly wanted to make “big news” by storming 10 Downing Street with explosives and a knife as May talked to the press outside. He was encouraged by an uncle who joined ISIS in Syria and was killed in a drone strike, the Old Bailey heard. Rahman’s intentions were foiled after he revealed his plans to MI5 agents, posing as ISIS operatives in Telegram...
  • Cutting off Iran’s 'road to the sea' in Syria

    06/19/2018 11:26:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 19, 2018 | Seth J. Frantzman
    In the background of the strike stands Iran's attempt to construct a network of friendly forces stretching from Iraq through Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. In 2016, pro-western sources in Iraq warned that Iran was building just such a conduit. In December 2017, The New Arab reported that convoys of unmarked vehicle had passed into Syria from Iraq through checkpoints manned by the Hashd al-Shaabi, the mostly Shi'ite militias that are known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). These militias play a complex role, forming one of a patchwork of similar groups that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has enlisted to...
  • Report: Hezbollah refuses to comply with Russian demand to leave Syria

    06/19/2018 11:19:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 14, 2018 | Staff, Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports Hezbollah will not withdraw from western and southwestern borders of Homs with Lebanon as the Russians demanded. Nasrallah: 'the whole world can not remove us from Syria' Hezbollah fighters are still stationed in western and southwestern Homs in Syria, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday, and are refusing to comply with a Russian demand to pull away from the Israeli border. "All that has happened is a media withdrawal," the non-government affiliated organization reported, claiming the Russian forces are deployed in a way that ensures they will not need...
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • US set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council: reports

    06/19/2018 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.19.2018 | es/aw (AFP, AP, Reuters)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will tell the organization on Tuesday evening at a joint press conference in Washington that their nation plans to leave its main human rights body, UN officials have confirmed. The announcement would come just one day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border. Haley had already threatened the exit, citing concerns that the council is biased against Israel. She said that the UNHRC was a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion,” that included major human...
  • WHEN I TRIED TO GIVE GIFTS TO THE FBI

    06/19/2018 5:15:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 19, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    The idea that there was a jihad threat made Obama-era FBI agents recoil in horror. The Department of Justice inspector general report has begun to reveal the extent of FBI corruption, and it’s pandemic. One notable indication of this corruption that the report reveals is that the Obama-era FBI was only too happy to be wooed and lavished with gifts by the establishment media. This reminded me of a time when I tried to give two Obamoid FBI agents copies of a book about the jihad threat – then these eminently corruptible officials suddenly turned into Dudley Do-Right, and absolutely...
  • Why Trump is wrong (again) on migrants and crime in Germany [barf]

    06/18/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 June 2018 16:17 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to fire off two tweets about the “tenuous” state of politics in Germany. Not for the first time, he showed his ignorance of developments in German society. Trump waded into the political crisis facing Chancellor Angela Merkel, declaring that the German people were “turning against their leadership” over immigration. “We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!” he said in a pair of tweets. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” he said, adding that “crime...
  • Former minister arrested on suspicion of spying for Iran

    06/18/2018 6:56:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/18 | Gary Willig
    Former Energy Minister Gonen Segev was arrested on suspicion of spying for Iran, it was cleared for publication Monday. Segev was arrested by the Shin Bet and the Israel Police last month on suspicion of committing the offenses of assisting the enemy in a time of war and of spying against the State of Israel. At the end of the investigation, on June 15, 2018, the Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against Segev in the Jerusalem District Court for these offenses, as well as for numerous offenses of giving information to the enemy. The indictment was approved by...
  • Even Trump's opponents need him to succeed in North Korea

    06/17/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dahleen Glanton
    Walking along Michigan Avenue the other day, my 8-year-old nephew who is visiting from Georgia noticed the shiny glass building towering over the Chicago River. “Look, it says Trump!” he shouted. “What do you know about Trump?” I asked. “Do you like him?” “Yeah,” he answered without hesitation. “He’s our president. He keeps us safe.” Granted, my nephew comes from a small town in a red state that gave Donald Trump 50 percent of the vote against Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. It is quite possible that he has managed to escape much of the Trump disdain that is displayed so...
  • Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border

    06/17/2018 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Jpost ^ | 6/17/18 | Herb Keinon
    Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout Syria, and not only along the Syrian-Israeli border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend. Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke with both men and discussed the region, with an emphasis on Syria. The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria. “First of all, Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria,” he said. “Second, we will take action – and are already taking action –...
  • London: Woman shouts 'I want to kill all you Jews'

    06/17/2018 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    A female suspect was arrested on Sunday after she ran after children with a knife while shouting “I want to kill all you Jews” in the Haringey area of London. The suspect was arrested ...
  • COUNTERNARCOTICS: LESSONS FROM THE U.S. EXPERIENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

    06/17/2018 12:18:46 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 12 replies
    This report examines the U.S. counternarcotics effort in Afghanistan, detailing how DOD and State, USAID, and the DEA tried to deter farmers and traffickers from growing and trading of opium.
  • 'Allahu Akbar' Woman Carries Out Box Cutter Attack in Southern France

    06/17/2018 12:02:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6-16-18 | Jack Montgomery
    A woman shouting “Allahu Akbar!” has been detained after wounding two people with a box cutter in southern France. The attack was carried out a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Mer, with one of the victims hospitalised with a chest injury, the Associated Press reports. The attacker has now been detained, and while Toulon prosecutor Bernard Marchal has not revealed the full details of the incident it appears to bear some hallwarks of a radical Islamic terror attack.