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  • Abbas to accuse Netanyahu government of undermining Palestinian Authority

    04/04/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/4/12
    Haaretz has obtained a copy of a letter that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends to send to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Passover, in which he accuses Netanyahu of undermining the Palestinian Authority. According to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, an envoy headed by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will deliver the letter, which places responsibility for the freeze in negotiations on Israel, during a meeting with Netanyahu over the Passover holiday. Photo “We entered a contractual agreement with international backing in order to bring the Palestinian people from occupation to independence,” Abbas wrote in the letter. “Currently, and...
  • Koran's Antisemitism Still Alive

    04/04/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Koran's Antisemitism Still Alive FOLLOW THE LINK below to watch a remarkable video. This MEMRI production shows examples of antisemitism in modern-day Arab media. It was originally presented to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva. The video is 23 minutes long. It is amazing. Ugly. Hideous. You should get everyone you know to watch it. Click here to watch the video: New Trends in Arabic Anti-Semitism. http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2012/04/islamic-antisemitism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ANon-racistUnbigotedInquiryIntoIslam+%28An+Inquiry+Into+Islam%29
  • Madrassa Children ‘Severely’ Tortured for Plucking Flowers (Pakistan)

    04/04/2012 11:09:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    The Xpress Tribune ^ | April 3, 2012 | Owais Jafri
    Madrassa children ‘severely’ tortured for plucking flowers KABIRWALA: Three children, all under the age of five, were ‘severely’ tortured by their teacher after they were caught plucking flowers from their madrassa’s garden. Four-year-old Aasia, five-year-old Aqsa and four-year-old Junaid were beaten with sticks and were forced to lie under the sun with three bricks placed over their chests and legs after their teacher, Qari Asghar, got to know that they had plucked flowers from the garden. The children told The Express Tribune that they were beaten up after the bricks were placed on them. “We were plucking flowers for our...
  • France arrests 10 in new raids on Islamists

    04/04/2012 6:48:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    French police swooped on suspected radical Islamists in pre-dawn raids for the second time in less than a week Wednesday, arresting 10 people, a source close to the investigation said. The raids were carried out in the southern port city of Marseille as well as Roubaix near the Belgian border, and in several other locations in the country's south and southwest, the source said.
  • Silent Scream: The Sudan Ethnically Cleanses Its Christians

    04/04/2012 4:40:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2012 | Rob Miller
    The government of the predominantly Muslim nation of Sudan has stripped its 500,000 to 700,000 Christians of citizenship and has put them on notice that they have one week to leave the country. Even sub-Jim Crow dhimmi status is to be denied them. According to an ENI report, the government of Sudan has declared that all whose "parents, grandparents or great grandparents [were] born in the South Sudan or [who] belong to any southern ethnic group" are no longer citizens of Sudan and must leave by April 8...or else. There's more to this than meets the eye, of course. The...
  • U.S. offers $10 million for capture of Mumbai attacks suspect

    04/03/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/4/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- The United States is offering as much as $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a Pakistani man accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai that killed 166 people. But Saeed told Geo TV in Islamabad that he is willing to speak with U.S. officials any time. "I am living my life in the open and the U.S. can contact me whenever they want," Saeed told Geo TV's Capital Talk. Saeed said the U.S. government had a problem with the Defence of Pakistan movement against drone attacks. He...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood comes to America

    04/03/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2012 | Lauren Bohn
    Sondos Asem, right, and her mother, Manal Abu Hassan, use social media in their Cairo living room Editor's note: Lauren Bohn is a 2010-2011 Fulbright fellow and multimedia journalist based in Egypt. She's a Pulitzer Center grantee and a 2012 Overseas Press Foundation fellow. (CNN) -- Sondos Asem has butterflies, formulating answers to questions she expects to be asked and practicing her diction with the devotion of a high school debate champion. The gentle 24-year-old graduate student at the American University in Cairo is in a hotel room in downtown New York, figuring out what to wear on national television....
  • Video Debunks Beitar Lynching Charge

    04/03/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Video Police released on Tuesday a video of a brawl between a group of Jewish soccer fans and Arab workers in the Malha Mall. The video clearly contradicted reports in Israel's media – and statements by senior security officials – that Jewish fans of the Beitar soccer club attempted to lynch three Arab workers at the mall last week. Instead, the video shows three Arab cleaners take up sticks and began chasing a crowd of soccer fans after a verbal confrontation. A spokesman for Israel Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino said, "a few dozen Beitar fans entered the Malha Mall after...
  • Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

    04/03/2012 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Israel announced Tuesday it will launch an international awareness campaign highlighting the historic injustice done to Jews from Arab countries. Following the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 numerous Arab countries expelled their Jewish citizens and seized their assets - forcing them to become refugees in Israel. Foreign ministry officials note that 850,000 Jewish refugees lost billions of dollars in assets and were forced to begin anew in Israel with only what they could carry on their backs. The officials added that while Arabs nations have perpetuated the status of "Palestinian refugees" in their nations for generations in...
  • All of Kim Jong-eun's men

    04/03/2012 12:49:16 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 4/4/2012 | Nate Thayer
    The top managers of North Korea's clandestine nuclear and ballistic missile program have been methodically promoted and now dominate the inner circle of Kim Jong-eun's new government, confidential foreign government documents and official media reports from Pyongyang show. The shadowy group of power brokers in the world's most secretive nation emerged in the first military promotions prominently unveiled during recent high-profile ceremonies as the official mourning period for the death of former dictator Kim Jong-il concluded last week. These same senior officials are known to be behind Pyongyang's missile test launch - scheduled for the middle of April - which...
  • US tightens screws on Pakistan with $10 million bounty

    04/03/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    The US has offered a $10 million bounty for the Pakistani militant accused of plotting the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people, including several US citizens. The move was welcomed in India, but could anger rival Pakistan, which has been considering changes to its fraught relationship with the US. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed lives openly in Pakistan, occasionally giving speeches and appearing on talk shows, and founded the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1980s. The US considers it a terrorist group and Pakistan officially banned LeT in 2002 under US pressure, but the group still operates...
  • Obama Welcomes Brotherhood Run for Egyptian Presidency

    04/03/2012 4:53:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 3, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Welcomes Brotherhood Run for Egyptian PresidencyPosted By Ryan Mauro On April 3, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The Muslim Brotherhood swore up and down that it wouldn’t seek the Egyptian presidency as proof of its desire for a pluralistic society. At the last minute, the Brotherhood nominated Khairat el-Shater. According to the New York Times, State Department officials actually look at this as a good thing that could stop the more puritanical Salafists from winning.“State Department officials said they were untroubled and even optimistic about the Brotherhood’s reversal...
  • Iranian Hit Squad Dispatched by Khamenei Across the World Plans Attacks on Jewish,American Interests

    04/02/2012 9:37:16 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies
    WorldJewishDaily ^ | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Nisan 10, 5772 | Staff
    The Iranians have dispatched a network of covert assassins to hit Jewish, Israeli and Western targets in Turkey, Sky News reports. And now the surreptitious hit-squad has finally been given a name: Unit 400. A 53-page secret study from a foreign intelligence agency obtained exclusively by Sky News reports: Unit 400 is a top-secret "special ops" unit within the elite overseas wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF). It plans and carries out terror attacks on external targets, and provides material support to foreign militia groups, at the direct behest of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. This...
  • Nice Europeans Don’t Stand A Chance Against This…

    04/02/2012 5:56:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 19 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 2 April 2012 | MacAoidh
    This video goes four minutes, and it’s heartbreaking. Imagine going back to your hometown and not only has the place completely gone to hell, but the people running rampant have the gall to get in your face and tell you you’re going to hell. The Islamists are taking over big chunks of Europe, and it’s worse in the UK than a lot of other places. They’re a hostile, invasive presence which is breaking down European society. And the response? You can see it on the video.
  • Report: U.S. Blaming Israel for Rising Fuel Prices

    04/02/2012 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    The Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices, according to a Sunday report in The World Tribune. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls as he seeks re-election in November. The report cited a leading U.S. analyst, Robert Satloff, who returned from talks with Israeli officials. Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said, according to The World Tribune, that the Israeli leadership saw Washington as attributing the higher gas prices to “Israel’s posturing” on Iran....
  • Obama crowd suggests Romney is naive for not trusting Russia

    04/02/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 2, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Team Obama has revealed its election campaign strategy to cover up the president's momentous whisper gaffe with the Russians last week: Attack Mitt Romney as naive and still living in an era when the Russians couldn't be trusted. According to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the democratic backsliding in Russia is nothing to worry about. The Russians under returning President Vladimir Putin are our friends. And Joe even revealed Sunday that if Iran closes or disrupts the Straits of Hormuz, shutting off 20% of the world's daily oil flow, Russia has agreed to consider selling Europe more of its oil....
  • Iran Justifies Israel’s Annihilation in Islamic Law

    04/02/2012 5:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/2/12 | Michael Rubin
    If Iran became a nuclear power, would it risk its own regime survival to strike at Israel? Such questions remain at the heart of the current debate. Those who argue either President Obama should try diplomacy again or that containment can work argue that Iran would not launch their weapons in a first strike against Israel, never mind what Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said during his term as president. A recent article in the Iranian press written by Ali Reza Forqani, an ally of the Supreme Leader, however, should re-inject concern about what Iran’s true intentions are.
  • Jihad in France Just Beginning

    04/02/2012 5:00:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 2, 2012 | Guy Milličre
    The Obin Report showed a deep infiltration by radical Islam into the vast majority of French schools and a vitriolic hatred for Jews. What the Report showed was so alarming that the text was not initially disclosed. Nobody dares to say that more than thirty mosques all over the country broadcast incendiary remarks that have « nothing to do with the teachings of Islam, » and that the same remarks are received daily on television by tens of thousands of Muslims in France through the Arabic version of Al Jazeera. The Congress of the French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • US draws up plans for nuclear drones

    04/02/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 4/2/12 | Nick Fielding
    American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new drones, which have been developed by Sandia National Laboratories – the US government's principal nuclear research and development agency – and defence contractor Northrop Grumman, were designed to increase flying time "from days to months" while making more power available for operating equipment, according to a project summary published by Sandia. "It's pretty terrifying prospect," said Chris Coles of Drone Wars UK, which campaigns against the increasing...
  • Netanyahu Asks (Ehud) Barak to Delay Beit Machpelah Eviction

    04/02/2012 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to delay the eviction of the residents of "Beit Machpelah" (House of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. Netanyahu's request specifically asked Barak to give the 15 Jewish families in Beit Machpela the opportunity to make their legal case heard. Last Thursday, some 15 Jewish families from Hebron and the nearby Kiryat Arba settlement moved into the vacant three-story apartment building. The families say they purchased the apartment building from its Arab owner and moved in immediately because the structure was vacant – leading to fears local Arabs would take over the...
  • Israelis blame administration leaks for ‘diplomatic, military and even operational damage’

    04/02/2012 6:14:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unknown
    Israel has been alarmed by what officials determined were leaks by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of purported Israeli preparations to attack Iran. A leading U.S. analyst who returned from talks with the Israeli leadership reported that the Obama administration was accused of staging a campaign to undermine Israel. The analyst, Robert Satloff, said Washington was also blaming Israel for the rise in global crude oil prices, deemed as harming the U.S. economy.
  • Protect the Mount of Olives!

    04/02/2012 5:25:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/31/2012
    To allow unrestrained lawlessness at so sacred a site is what’s fundamentally unthinkable. By Video obtained by the International Committee for Last Tuesday, several hours before he was to wed, a young bridegroom wished to say a short prayer at his mother’s grave on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. He lost his mother last year and a visit to the cemetery constituted for him her inclusion in his special day. He was driven up by his friend Dror Klein. As they neared their destination, a bucket of white paint crashed into the front windshield, obscuring Dror’s view. A hail of stones...
  • Jihadist Infiltration

    04/02/2012 5:09:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 2, 2012 | David Meir-Levi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Jihadist InfiltrationPosted By David Meir-Levi On April 2, 2012 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Judging from the progress that anti-Israel “Lawfare” and pro-Shari’a movements have made in advancing the “Palestinian Cause” and Shari’a compliant programs in a distressingly vast array of our society’s institutions over the past decade, one must conclude that the Muslim jihadist forces working to infiltrate our society are winning.The most obvious peril arises from terrorist infiltration. Terrorists identified as al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and Iranian agents continue to enter our country via Mexico as illegal immigrants. Yet,...
  • Hevron Arabs Stage Home Purchase Claim

    04/01/2012 11:50:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A large force of soldiers and police Sunday night moved dozens of Hevron Arabs out of a residential building next to the Jewish community and which they claimed they had bought, days after Jews presented a deed of purchase of an Arab home. The Arab squatters refused IDF and police orders to leave, and security officers ringed the building before forcing their way in and removing them. Four Arabs were arrested for violent resistance. The squatters were protesting last week’s purchase of an Arab home across from the Patriarchs’ Cave. The purchasers were careful to make sure that the sale...
  • Former Argentine President to face trial for covering up for Hezbollah, Iran

    04/01/2012 8:20:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 2 April 2012 | Unattributed
    In 1994, 85 innocent civilians were killed in a bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hundreds more were wounded. To this day, that bombing is the worst terrorist attack ever to take place on the South American continent. The bombing is believed to have been a joint operation of Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Recently there has been a new development in the case.
  • Fighting Terrorism, French-Style

    04/01/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER PARIS
    France and the United States have different notions of liberty, equality and fraternity, though the words look roughly the same in both languages. Methods of combating homegrown terrorism — another French word dating from 1789 — are also quite different, stemming from different histories, legal systems and conceptions of the state. The horrors in Toulouse — the murders of seven people in a bit more than a week by Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian-born parents who claimed membership in Al Qaeda — created a fierce debate in France about whether the police and security services failed to...
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • We Are Not Allies, We Are Still The Infidels!

    04/01/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT · by BCW · 13 replies
    SodaHead ^ | 28 JAN 2012 | Major General Jerry Curry
    The great British poet Rudyard Kipling, understanding today’s situation in Afghanistan better than our State Department wrote, “I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside. And the lives ye led were mine.” There are two points the President and the Secretaries of State and Defense may want to keep in mind as they evaluate future problems in the Middle East and how to successfully address them. Both are easiest illustrated by real life happenings. Many years ago I attended the Infantry officer Advanced Course at Fort...
  • (Behold Islam ... Sick, Sick, Sick) Wife Helped Husband Rape Their Daughter for 7 Long Years

    04/01/2012 2:52:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | April 1, 2012 | Staff/AFP
    <p>EGYPT: A young Egyptian girl sought the help of police to save her from her parents.</p> <p>She alleged that her father had been raping her since she was 13 years of age and that her mother forces her to please her dad.</p>
  • Negev Bedouin Blood Feud Ends in Murder Indictments

    04/01/2012 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/12 | Chana Yaar
    Two Negev Bedouin men have been indicted for murder in a blood feud that left a man dead in the town of Hura, near Be'er Sheva. Hussein and Osama Abu Elkayan were charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, carrying weapons and malicious injury. The indictments were filed Sunday in the Be'er Sheva District Court. The details of the murder, however were not simple; the attack resembles something more along the lines of the "Showdown at the O.K. Corral" than a shooting in Israel in 2012. The long-running feud between the Abu Elkayan and the Abu Sabit hamullahs (clans) had...
  • Arab Squatter Leaves, Police Block Jews’ Entry

    04/01/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A Jewish home-owner finally took possession of his property in Jerusalem on Thursday after a 35-year wait. The process was almost made longer by Jerusalem police, who attempted to block access to the home even after Arab squatters had agreed to leave. The story began with the home’s purchase by a Jewish buyer 35 years ago. The buyer found that two Arabs had taken up residence in the property, which is located in the biblical Givat Shaul, adjacent to what is now the Beit Hanina neighborhood. He remained unable to evict them for decades. Eight years ago Jerusalem activist Aryeh...
  • Here we go again: “Ethical” investing firm launches Sukuk fund in UK

    04/01/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unknown
    A firm called Ethical Asset Management in the UK is launching a Sukuk fund for individual investors. This is fairly unremarkable, but the designation “ethical” is worth commenting on. Ethical is a subjective term. To most Westerners, there is little or nothing ethical about Shariah. On the contrary, many of the tenets of Shariah are decidedly barbaric and offensive to Western values, particularly values of freedom and liberty.
  • Islamist revolution for sale in TO bookstore (Canada)

    04/01/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Sun News ^ | April 1, 2012 | TERRY DAVIDSON | QMI AGENCY
    TORONTO - An Islamic bookstore in east Toronto is selling books that urge Muslims to usurp the Western world and install an Islamic State in its place. The books, written by deceased Islamic scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - are available at the Islamic Circle of North America bookstore in Scarborough. "Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it," Maududi wrote in Jihad in Islam. "Islam requires the earth - not just a...
  • British lecturer: Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jews

    04/01/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/01/2012 02:34 | Jonny Paul
    A British university lecturer told Global March to Jerusalem protesters on Friday evening that Jerusalem “does not belong to Jewish Israelis or to Jews” and that Israel is “finished.” University of Exeter lecturer Ghada Karmi, speaking to protesters converged near the Israeli Embassy in London, went on to say that she “respects all religions” but that one should not be allowed to take over the city. Karmi also said that Israel does not deserve to continue as a state. …
  • IDF: Machpela House Legally Bought

    04/01/2012 10:29:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    Lawyers for the residents of Beit HaMachpelah in Hevron met Sunday with representatives of the IDF's Civil Administration and discussed the legality of the purchase of the home, which the residents moved into last Wednesday. The IDF representatives examined the purchase documents and confirmed that the purchase is legal. However, they said that they are awaiting the final approval of the political tier. The answer is in line with the assessment made Friday by Rabbi of Hevron and Kiryat Arba, Rav Dov Lior. "The question now is whether Defense Minister Ehud Barak will allow the residents to stay there, regardless...
  • Need to Know the Zakat Rules in Saudi Arabia? Just ask KPMG…

    04/01/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    It is widely known that much of the funding for Jihadist terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda, Hamas, Abu Sayyef and Jemaah Islamiyah come from private donations to Islamic charities through zakat payments, a system of tithing in Islam. The Saudi government claims that they are virtually powerless to stop this activity, something that makes us incredulous, given the Shariah police state that is Saudi Arabia. But that is the whole point. Wealthy Saudis and their charities participate in zakat because Shariah commands it.
  • Syria says revolt over, army to pull out gradually

    03/31/2012 6:47:29 PM PDT · by U-238 · 8 replies
    News Daily ^ | 3/31/2012 | Douglas Hamilton and Erika Solomon
    Syria says the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is now over, but it will keep its forces in cities to "maintain security" until it is safe to withdraw in keeping with a U.N.-backed peace deal. The agreement proposed by United Nations-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan says the Syrian authorities must be first to withdraw troops and stop violence immediately. The army kept up an offensive against opposition strongholds on Saturday, pummelling the Khalidiya district of Homs city. "Mortars are falling every minute and the sounds of explosions are shaking the neighborhood," an activist report said. A child...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX NEWS.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • South Thailand car bombs kill 14, injure 340 (Jihads again)

    03/31/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    CBC ^ | 03/31/12
    South Thailand car bombs kill 14, injure 340 Region has seen years of militancy, thought to be aimed at securing a Muslim state Posted: Mar 31, 2012 2:14 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 31, 2012 4:08 PM ET Suspected insurgents staged the most deadly co-ordinated attacks in years in Thailand's restive south, killing 14 people and wounding 340 with car bombs on Saturday. The attacks targeted weekend shoppers and a high-rise hotel frequented by foreign tourists. A first batch of explosives planted inside a parked pickup truck ripped through an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of...
  • In U-turn, Egypt's Brotherhood names presidential candidate

    03/31/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:15pm EDT | Marwa Awad and Sherine El Madany
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in a policy U-turn, on Saturday named its deputy leader and businessman Khairat al-Shater as its presidential candidate for a vote in May after initially pledging it would not run for the nation's top job. The Brotherhood said it changed tack after reviewing other candidates in the race and after parliament, where its Freedom and Justice Party controls the biggest bloc, was unable to meet "the demands of the revolution", a reference to its mounting criticism of the ruling army's handling of the transition. Given the Brotherhood's strong showing in the parliamentary election and its broad grass-roots...
  • Mumbai terror attack survivor to be flag bearer at London 2012 Olympics

    03/31/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 1, 2012 | Naomi Canton
    A British Asian man who narrowly escaped death and feared he may never walk again after being shot at in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has been selected as a flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympics. Chartered surveyor Harnish Patel was fired at by gunmen while dining at Leopold Cafe on that horrific night of 2008 when Pakistani terrorists besieged the city. With bullet wounds to his legs and chest and in chronic pain, Patel was operated on at a Mumbai hospital before being airlifted back to the UK. Patel, a British Asian of East African Indian heritage who...
  • Mossad Cuts Back on Covert Operations in Iran

    03/31/2012 2:22:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/12
    Israeli intelligence services have cut back their covert operations inside Iran according to a Times Magazine report on Friday. According to senior security officials who spoke to the magazine, operations have been reduced in areas such as high-profile missions, including assassinations and detonations at Iranian missile bases, recruiting spies inside the Iranian nuclear program, and efforts to collect on-the-ground...
  • USA Talk Show Host Hedgecock Tours Judea

    03/31/2012 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/12 | Gil Ronen
    USA talk show host Roger Hedgecock is in Israel for the first time since the 1990s. He toured Judea with Minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora. Hedgecock told Arutz Sheva that the case for Israel is never presented in American media and the story of Arab violence is never told. "People have got to start reaching out and telling their story," he added. Hedgecock is one of the leading broadcasters in the United States and an occasional commentator for CNN, FOX news and the Washington Journal. video .....
  • Military surplus a bonanza for law enforcement

    03/31/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | G.W. Schulz,Andrew Becker, California Watch
    San Francisco may be known for antiwar movements and peace rallies, but when local law enforcement agencies needed help with supplies, they've turned to the U.S. military. Over the past two decades, San Francisco authorities have acquired infrared devices, combat helmets, chemical protective gloves, vehicles and even a boat as discarded hand-me-downs free of charge from the Department of Defense. In total, the San Francisco police and sheriff's departments have taken $1.4 million in equipment, from a $20 pair of evidence boxes to "climber's equipment" worth $325,000 in 1996. Several other government agencies in California also have tapped the vast...
  • TSA Officers Charged With Trashing S Beach Hotel Room, Shooting Gun

    03/31/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 15 replies
    MIAMI HERALD ^ | Wednesday, 03.28.12 | DAVID SMILEY
    Miami Beach police say two Transportation Security Administration officers partied a little too hard Tuesday night, trashed their South Beach hotel room and then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and shot six rounds out the window. One bullet pierced a $1,500 hurricane impact resistant window at a nearby Barneys New York, penetrated a wall and tore into some jeans in the closed store’s stockroom. Jeffrey Piccolella, 27, and Nicholas Anthony Puccio, 25, were arrested just before midnight. The Palm Beach County men have been charged with criminal mischief and use of a firearm while under the influence. A front desk...
  • Pakistan must be held accountable

    03/31/2012 2:46:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-03-31 | Salim Mansur
    As the post-mortem of the French-born 23-year-old jihadist of Algerian origin, Mohamed Merah, unfolds in the media alongside the official investigation into his bloody deeds in Toulouse and Montauban, a critical question of strategic importance remains unasked. French authorities knew Merah travelled twice to Pakistan and Afghanistan, spent time in the jihadi-infested tribal region of Waziristan, and there received further indoctrination and training in the use of firearms. Since his return from Pakistan, Merah was under police surveillance, as was his older brother Abdelkader, known for his role in the recruiting of young men for jihad. Moreover, as some investigative...
  • Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities

    03/30/2012 9:21:54 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 17 replies
    Congressional Research Service ^ | MArch 27, 2012 | Jim Zanotti, Kenneth Katzman, Jeremiah Gertler, Steven Hildreth
    For Congress, the potential impact-short-and long-term-of an Israeli decision regarding Iran and its implementation is a critical issue of concern. This report assesses this issue, focusing primarily on the decision that might be made by the government of Israel. In particular it examines the range of factors that could influence such an Israeli decision.
  • Former CIA Director Talks Terrorism In OKC (Ties CAIR to terror)

    03/30/2012 7:24:31 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    News9.com ^ | 30 March 2012 | Dana Hertneky
    The former director of the CIA was in Oklahoma City Friday, talking terrorism, and the group he singled out has a chapter right here in OKC. The group former CIA Director James Woolsey was talking about is CAIR- the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Woolsey says the group is an extremist Muslim group with ties to terrorists.
  • OH THE IRONY! Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia protest fuel price increases

    03/30/2012 7:06:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 30 March 2012 | Unattributed
    In Indonesia, members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamist organization that seeks the re-establishment of a global caliphate under Shariah law, recently held protests against higher fuel prices.