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  • Officials: Pakistani Taliban training Frenchmen

    03/24/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/24/12 | Ishtiaq Mahsud - AP
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday. Authorities are investigating whether Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman of Algerian descent who is suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in Toulouse this month, was among the training group, the officials said. Merah was killed in a dramatic gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff at...
  • Administration grants exemptions on Iran sanctions

    03/20/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT · by Doogle · 5 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 3/20/12 | Judson Berger
    The United States is offering some breathing room in its seemingly ironclad set of sanctions against Iran, underscoring the difficulty the U.S. and other countries may have in truly freezing out the Iranian regime. The State Department on Tuesday announced exemptions for 11 countries from the newly passed economic sanctions expected to hit Iran's financial and energy sectors. By summer, the U.S. is expected to penalize nations that make oil purchases through Iran's central bank unless they can show they've made a significant reduction in their Iranian oil supply.
  • TMLC getting 'flack' from Muslim groups

    03/20/2012 1:29:04 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com/ ^ | 01MAR12 | Chad Groening
    A law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and moral values has reportedly become the target of several international Islamic news agencies. The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) says the Islamic news outlets have recently targeted the firm and its president, Richard Thompson, in articles that claim U.S. Muslims are being unfairly treated. Thompson says the attack is in response to comments he has made about Muslims coercing public schools into giving Islamic students special accommodations that are not afforded to Christian students. "You have this double standard where schools will bend over backwards to accommodate Islamic students and...
  • Media’s Deadly Bias

    03/20/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 19, 2012 | Gadi Adelman
    Writing articles on terrorism in a post 9/11 world becomes more difficult each day. It’s certainly not due to the lack of terror or terror arrests; that, unfortunately, is never ending. Since 9/11 there have been 18,598 deadly terror attacks all in the name of Islam. The writing on the subject of terror for myself and others has become a ‘cat and mouse game’ with the media and the current administration. I cannot even count the amount of times arrests have been made in a terror plot here in the U.S. and there is absolutely no further information available.When I...
  • Global Jihad on Thailand: Relentless War, Media Silence

    03/17/2012 8:26:40 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/17/2012 | Pam Geller
    ...RV in Thailand...: If I sent you every story in the Thai papers of Muslim terror attacks you'd be reading nothing else. We are living in a war zone with thousands dead and thousands more maimed and crippled but the world does not seem to care and the Thai government keeps it hush-hush for fear of ruining a tourism-based economy. Hapuseso Sadeh was 18 years old, riding her motorcycle home from school today (Saturday) when a Muslim bomb killed her instantly. Four other teenagers were injured by the roadside blast that was, according to the papers, intended for Thai soldiers...
  • Geraldo And Kilmeade Get Into..Argument Over Afghanistan: ‘They Will Never Evolve Into Americans’

    03/16/2012 11:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Geraldo Rivera stopped by the set of Fox & Friends early Friday morning, where he weighed in on the future of our war in Afghanistan — and entered into a heated debate with host Brian Kilmeade in the process. ....................................................... “Are we going to create an ‘Afghanistan, California’?” asked Rivera. “What are we going to do there?” “These are people,” he continued, “for whom the Holy Book is their whole lives, and the deaths of children is just a passing event.” “They will never evolve into Americans,” he added after Kilmeade asked what happens when the people we’ve been trying...
  • FBI: Afghan civilian killings could spark attacks in U.S.

    03/16/2012 10:05:36 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 15, 2012 | Carol Cratty
    Washington (CNN) -- The alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier could spur retaliatory violence in the United States, a law enforcement advisory by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned. The intelligence bulletin, which was issued Wednesday to state and local law enforcement partners, says "there is currently no specific, credible threat information" that extremists might strike targets in the United States. However, the document, which was obtained by CNN, notes the March 11 killings of the Afghans is the latest in a series of events in Afghanistan that could cause anger and possibly lead...
  • The Panjwai 16

    03/15/2012 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Daily News ^ | March 15, 2012 | Michael Yon
    The mass murder in Afghanistan was predictable. Twice in the past three weeks, I published that it was coming. Why was I able to write this with sad confidence? I’ve spent more time with combat troops in these wars than any other writer: about four years in total in country, and three with combat troops. About 200 coalition members have been killed or wounded from insider attacks. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is tantamount to being Taliban and has not bothered to apologize. Instead, Karzai whips up anti-U.S. fervor at every opportunity. Twice, Karzai has threatened to leave politics and join...
  • Panetta visits Afghanistan: Hundreds of Marines unusually asked to disarm before he speaks

    03/14/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    Hundreds of U.S. Marines were ordered by an American sergeant on Wednesday to disarm before entering a tent where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was set to speak during his trip to Afghanistan. No reason was given and U.S. officials tried to downplay the move. But the highly unusual security measure comes amid rising tension in the country after an American solider allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday. Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall told more than 200 Marines at Camp Leatherneck that they were to leave their weapons outside. Afghan troops had already been told that they, too, were not allowed...
  • Muslim journalist defends surveillance by NYPD, says some Muslims 'use religion as cover'

    03/13/2012 6:26:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | Catherine Herridge
    The New York Police Department has faced criticism for its surveillance of the Muslim community, but one prominent Muslim journalist defended the department in an interview with Fox News. “We use religion as a cover,” said Asra Nomani, a 46-year-old journalist whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast. Nomani, a native of India, says radical ideology is very real -- and damaging to all Muslims. "We're saying that you can't go into our mosques, you can't look at our Muslim organizations, you can't even look at Muslims because that's to target us," she...
  • U.S. Navy Seal becomes military attaché to Mexico

    03/13/2012 1:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2012 | Dudley Althaus
    MEXICO CITY - The U.S. government has dispatched a career Navy SEAL and anti-terrorism expert to the U.S. embassy in Mexico City to serve as liaison with Mexican troops waging war on gangsters. Rear Adm. Colin Kilrain, a former senior commander of the U.S. Navy's special forces who last year worked on anti-terrorism for the National Security Council, recently took up the post of military attaché. He arrives amid a rising debate over the role and effectiveness of Mexico's military in President Felipe Calderon's anti-gangster campaign. "It is an interesting choice," U.S. political scientist Roderic Camp, who has specialized in...
  • Taliban vows revenge against 'American savages' after US soldier allegedly kills 16 Afghan civilians

    03/12/2012 2:56:40 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 54 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban is vowing revenge against the U.S. after an American soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghan civilians in a Sunday rampage. In a statement on their website, the militant group promised to "take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr." They added "American savages" committed the "blood-soaked and inhumane crime." "If the perpetrators of this massacre were in fact mentally ill then this testifies to yet another moral transgression by the American military because they are arming lunatics in Afghanistan who turn their weapons against the defenseless Afghans without giving...
  • Unusual wedding in Afghanistan.

    03/11/2012 4:15:11 PM PDT · by lizol · 25 replies
    For the first time in the history of the mission – two soldiers of the Polish Military Contitgent in Afghanistan got married. Joanna and Piotr have taken their wedding oath in the Polish Embassy in Kabul. Joanna graduated from the Polish Air Force Academy and for several years has been serving in Polish Armed Forces as a helicopter pilot. Piotr has also been serving in Polish Special Forces for several years. This is his fifth deployment to Afghanistan, altogether he’s spent 2,5 years out there. He’s a special force operator, one of the most experienced Joint Terminal Attack Controller within...
  • New Study Shows Polygamy Leads to Higher Levels of Crime, Violence, Poverty, and Gender Inequality

    03/11/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Answering Muslims ^ | Saturday, March 10, 2012 | Answering Muslims
    New Study Shows Polygamy Leads to Higher Levels of Crime, Violence, Poverty, and Gender Inequality Interesting. Islam institutionalized polygamous marriage. Researchers have determined that polygamous marriage in a culture leads to higher levels of crime, violence, poverty, and gender inequality. Hence, Islam institutionalized a practice that led to the problems we now see in Muslim societies: rampant violence, poverty, and gender inequality. Shouldn't Allah have known better? For those unfamiliar with Islamic teachings, here's a quick review. According to the Qur'an, Muslim men are allowed to marry up to four women: Qur'an 4:3—And if you fear that you shall not...
  • US Soldier Kills Afghan Civilians In Kandahar

    03/11/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 66 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 Mar 2012 | BBC News
    A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say. He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead. Nato said it was investigating the "deeply regrettable incident".
  • Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

    03/09/2012 5:38:10 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 250 replies · 1+ views
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Friday, 09 March 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts. Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by the Moral Police in the country in the past month. The violent crackdown against “emo” Iraqi teenagers came after the Iraqi interior ministry declared them as “devil worshippers.” “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being probed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate it as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming...
  • Grover Norquist and radical Islam (old reminder)

    02/11/2012 1:15:34 PM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 9, 2003 | Various
    Frank Gaffney has written in FrontPage magazine an article that is much needed and long overdue: "A Troubling Influence," about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements. This is a lengthy and exhaustively documented piece about a man who has stood as a singular obstruction to efforts to alert people to the gravity of the threat from radical Islam. All of it should be read carefully, but here are a few highlights: The association between Grover Norquist and Islamists appears to have started about five years ago, in 1998, when he became the founding...
  • Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria (McCain's call for airstrikes could lead to Al Qaeda-ruled Syria)

    03/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. (snip) With Senator McCain again pushing from the right, America risks yet again lending support to its old nemesis on ostensibly “humanitarian” grounds. (For perhaps the only serious attempt yet made to assess the solidity of those grounds, see Sharmine Narwani’s analysis of the Syrian casualty figures here.) If, this time, the senator is not pushing on a fully open door, the door is clearly not shut either. Apparently in an effort...
  • Pakistani Hindus seek safety in India

    03/08/2012 6:28:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 41 replies
    Daily Time ^ | 5th March 2012 | Daily Times
    KARACHI: Preetam Das is a good doctor with a hospital job and a thriving private clinic, yet all he thinks about is leaving Pakistan, terrified about a rise in killings and kidnappings targeting Hindus. A successful professional, he lives in Karachi with his wife and two children, but comes from Kashmore, a district in north of Sindh. His family has lived there for centuries, and in 1947, when the sub-continent split between India, a majority Hindu state, and Pakistan, a homeland for Muslims, Das’ grandparents chose to stay with the Muslims. They fervently believed the promise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali...
  • Kill the Messenger:What Russia taught Syria

    03/06/2012 10:22:50 PM PST · by U-238 · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 3/2/2012 | Robert Young-Pelton
    It was a star-filled night in Chechnya's besieged capital of Grozny. The snow crunched under my feet as I walked with the Chechen rebel commander away from the warmth of our safe house. When we entered a bombed-out neighborhood 15 minutes away, I put the battery in my Iridium satellite phone and waited for the glowing screen to signal that I had locked on to the satellites. I made my call. It was short. Then the commander made a call; he quickly hung up and handed me back the phone. "Enough," he said, motioning for me to remove the battery....