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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Fayyad Ignores Israeli Sovereignty, Launches New Dam

    04/17/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Salam Fayyad ReutersPalestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has inaugurated a new PA construction project, despite the fact that it is located in an area under full Israeli control, the PA-based WAFA news agency reported on Monday. According to a statement issued by Fayyad’s office, he inaugurated on Monday stage one of a water dam to be built in “Palestine” at a cost of over $1 million. The statement quoted by WAFA said that during a visit to the village of Ouja and the Jordan Valley, Fayyad inaugurated the Ouja Dam, which he said is one of the projects to...
  • West's liberals fail to help, says Hirsi Ali

    04/17/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    europenews ^ | 16APR12 | Barney Zwartz
    WESTERN liberals, crippled by political correctness, guilt and a romanticised view of Islam, are leaving atheists and Christians bereft in the ''Arab winter'', human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says. Ms Hirsi Ali, no stranger to controversy, told an audience of several thousand at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, that it was Christians and conservatives who led the way in defending free speech and rights. ''Why is it that secular liberals in the West fail to help? Are they so insecure about the morals they live by and by which they raise their children?'' She said elections following the...
  • Mystery Ship to Syria Raises Questions

    04/17/2012 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    Jewish Policy Center (and American Thinker) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    The weekend report of a German-owned, Ukrainian-chartered ship carrying weapons to Syria should raise questions and alarm bells.  Der Spiegel reported that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by the German company Bockstiegel, had been chartered by the Ukrainian White Whale company to pick up Iranian-origin cargo in Djibouti.  White Whale said the cargo was "mainly pumps and similar things," according to the German shipping agent.  However, the ship was refused entry for refueling at the port of Limassol, Cyprus after the crew told the Cypriots that the cargo was "weapons and munitions."  The Cruiser tried then to sail for Tartus, Syria,...
  • Salafists in the City Free Koran Distributions Have Germany Concerned

    04/17/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 12APR12 | Not Listed
    Salafist Muslims have been handing out free Korans across Germany in recent weeks. But the group's radicalism has many politicians concerned -- as does a recent video posted on YouTube that allegedly threatened journalists who wrote critical reports on the religious offensive. At first glance, the project appears relatively harmless. A Muslim group in Germany has set as its goal the distribution of millions of free Korans, so that the holy book of Islam finds its place in "every household in Germany, Austria and Switzerland," as the project website (German language only) states. For months -- though most noticeably during...
  • Cleric Abu Qatada arrested again

    04/17/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th April 2011 | BBC News
    'Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested and told the Home Office will try to deport him, the BBC understands. He is expected to appear at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Tuesday afternoon, when the home secretary will update MPs on his case. The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him. Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case. The Home Office had previously said it was making "good progress" in obtaining those guarantees from Jordan, where he faces...
  • Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack (Taliban)

    04/17/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2012 | Mohammad Hamid
    About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.
  • Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected

    04/17/2012 5:17:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Australian troops could begin pulling out from Afghanistan in the coming months and may leave the country almost entirely by the end of next year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday. It's the latest announcement of foreign troop drawdowns in Afghanistan, a trend that signals the coalition's confidence in the country's fighting forces and the transition to Afghan security control. Australia's move would mean that most of the more than 1,500 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan could leave a year earlier than the government had previously suggested.

    04/16/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 85 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | April 16, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Here is me speaking last week at "Liberty First" down in Colorado Springs. It is a relatively poor-quality video taken in the back of the room, but it is watchable. It has also been edited for time. There are a few jumps. Language warning. Seriously. You have been disclaimed.
  • Ann Barnhardt at Liberty First

    04/16/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/12 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt graces the regulars (and irregulars) at the Liberty First event, in Colorado Springs
  • Bethlehem Governor Bans Israeli Imports

    04/16/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & Rachel Hirshfeld
    The governor of Bethlehem signed an order, on Sunday, banning the entry of Israeli agricultural products into the city, effective from May 1, Ma’an News Agency reported. Abdul-Fattah Hamayil gave orders to security services to enforce the ban and monitor all agricultural imports. Hamayil has also sought to ensure PA produce is not brought into the 47-year-old St. George Landmark Hotel in eastern Jerusalem. The decision follows the ban on Israeli-grown watermelons, onions, strawberries and potatoes implemented by PA Minister of Agriculture Ahmad Majdalani earlier this month, a press statement said. The ban, only the latest in a series of...
  • MK Levin: Knesset Obstructed in Hevron

    04/16/2012 3:45:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    MK Yariv Levin was allowed to vist Beit Hamachpela (House of the Patriarchs) in Hebron on Monday only after battling with Defense Ministry officials to exercise his perogative as a lawmaker. ..... MK Levin visited the tent city near the house from which 15 Jewish families were evicted using a legal technicality shortly before the holiday of Passover began. "The Patriarchs residents were evicted from their home two weeks ago, a period which no doubt was long enough to test the legality of the acquisition structure," Levin said. MK Miri Regev (Likud) is expected to visit the tent city tomorrow....
  • Islam’s War on Women – 8 Miles from the White House

    04/16/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 12APR12 | Not Listed
    A book by a senior Indian Islamic scholar that recently prompted international outrage for directing Muslim husbands on how to properly beat and control their wives is on sale at the largest Islamic bookstore in the Washington D.C. area, just a twenty minute drive from the White House, all while the Obama campaign proclaims that Republicans are waging a "war on women” by promoting pro-life, pro-family policies, and as DCCC media strategist Hilary Rosen continues to attack Ann Romney for her decision to stay at home and raise her five sons. The book in question is "A Gift For the...
  • ICNA: Zakat for Jihad

    04/16/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 15 Apr 2012 | Unattributed
    The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in US history. Recently, ICNA announced that they are embarking upon a $3 million propaganda campaign to promote Shariah in America... ...ICNA has a division called ICNA Relief, which professes to do all sorts of good works. On ICNA Relief’s web site, they have a section on Zakat, including a Zakat “calculator” which helps Muslims figure out how much money they need to donate to zakat (a form of tithing in Islam):
  • AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

    04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno. A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain. The AP's series of stories showed how New York...
  • Army and Brotherhood—the last great battle?

    04/16/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2012 04:22 | Zvi Mazel
    With Khairat el Shater and Omar Suleiman vying for the presidency, the long simmering conflict between the Brotherhood and the SCAF has turned into open warfare. Ever since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster conventional wisdom had it that there was some form of understanding between the army and the Brothers. The generals, accepting the fact that the Brotherhood was the main political force that would rule Egypt in the coming years, were keen to make a deal. The army would keep its special status and its immunity under the new regime—and in return would support the Brotherhood and let them draw up...
  • Quadruple amputee undergoes surgery after Afghanistan blast

    04/16/2012 9:37:18 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 88 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4/16/12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Army soldier who lost his arms and legs during his third tour in Afghanistan last week underwent surgery Monday as supporters from around the globe offer prayers and messages of hope on a family website. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, of Vassar, Mich., was injured when he stepped on an IED April 10 while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is recuperating at a hospital in Germany and hopes to return stateside on Tuesday, three days after his 25th birthday, his father told
  • Iran Dispute 'Quickly and Easily' Resolved?

    04/16/2012 9:27:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran said Monday it is ready to resolve all issues concerning its nuclear program "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with the P5+1 slated for Baghdad on 23 May. Tehran's foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that Iran "might be more flexible" if it could be guaranteed an external supply of enriched uranium – an apparent endorsement of a US compromise proposal. Salehi's remarks come as US President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traded fire over whether allowing Tehran to push the next round of talks off for almost five...
  • Who and What is the International Solidarity Movement?

    04/16/2012 3:24:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedaliahu
    The International Solidarity Movement (ISM), made more famous by its activist’s confrontation with an IDF soldier, is known as a left-wing pacifist group, but its sole mission in backing “Palestine” is to defame Israel. Whether it qualifies as being “pacifist” depends on whether the definition includes backing the Hamas terrorist organization and Arab “resistance.” The activist from Denmark was one of approximately two dozen bicyclists stopped by the IDF at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley on Saturday. During a two-hour confrontation, an IDF officer said he suffered wounds, including broken bones, at the hands of the activists who beat...
  • Abbas' Letter to Netanyahu: PA Lost its 'Raison D'etre'

    04/15/2012 10:26:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s actions have stripped the Palestinian Authority of its “raison d'etre”, creating a reality which cannot continue, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will say in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, AFP reported on Sunday. The French news agency’s report was based on a copy it saw of the letter. Abbas recently revealed some of the letter's contents in a speech in Cairo. In the letter, which will be delivered to Netanyahu this week, Abbas warns that “the current status quo cannot continue”, according to the AFP report. “As a result of actions taken by successive Israeli governments, the Palestinian...
  • Taliban Launches Largest Attack On Kabul In 11 Years [Has Obama Lost Afghanistan?]

    04/15/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 15, 2012
    Taliban Launches Largest Attack On Kabul In 11 Years Government areas in Kabul and several other key locations in Afghanistan rocked by gunfire and explosions Jon Boone Emma Graham Harrison in Kabul 15 April 2012 10.44 EDT In a brazen demonstration of its ability to hit some of the best defended targets in Kabul, the Taliban mounted its largest ever co-ordinated attack in 11 years of resistance to Afghanistan's post-2001 rulers. Dozens of fighters launched gun, rocket and suicide attacks on embassies, Nato bases, parliament and government buildings in the capital, as well as Nato targets in three eastern provinces,...