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  • HAPPENING NOW: Israeli tanks heading to Gaza border as dozens or rockets are being fired from Gaza.

    03/25/2019 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Revel · 47 replies
    HAPPENING NOW: Israeli tanks heading to Gaza border as dozens or rockets are being fired from Gaza.
  • How to understand Salafism in America

    03/25/2019 4:08:09 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 24, 2018 | Erasmus
    On both sides of the Atlantic, the Salafist form of Islam exists in all its complexity. THE word “Salafism” is often used loosely, especially in continental Europe. When the relationship between Islam and jihadist violence is discussed in, say, France or Germany, the assumption is often made that the problem begins and ends with the Salafis—who put overwhelming emphasis on the first three generations of Muslims and who are thought to have professed the faith at its purest. This Franco-German sloppiness can be bewildering to Islam-watchers in Britain where Salafis have at times been encouraged to play a part in...
  • Golan Heights: Trump signs order recognising occupied area as Israeli

    03/25/2019 10:02:24 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | March 25, 2019
    US President Donald Trump has officially recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967, in a move hailed as "historic" by the country's prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is up for re-election next month, was by Mr Trump's side as he signed the proclamation.
  • Erdogan says those who buy FX expecting lira to fall will pay 'heavy price'

    03/24/2019 8:46:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | March 25, 2019
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday those in the finance sector who buy foreign currencies on the expectation that the lira will fall will pay "a very heavy price", adding the Finance Ministry is carrying out work on this. The Turkish lira tumbled more than 4 percent against the U.S. dollar on Friday, its biggest one-day fall since a currency crisis took hold in August, raising concerns that Turks are buying more foreign cash as ties with Washington deteriorate. Central bank data showed on Thursday that forex deposits and funds including precious metals held by Turkish...
  • Alleged Footage of Brand New Russian Gunship Operating in Syria Surfaces Online

    03/24/2019 5:42:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Earlier, it was reported that a prototype Mi-28NM was deployed to the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria's Latakia province to conduct field testing in high temperature and desert conditions, and to test out a new mobile radar complex. A video purportedly showing the Mi-28NM gunship, operating in tandem with a Russian military Mi-24 in Syria's Hama province, has surfaced online. In the footage, which has yet to be verified or commented on by the Russian Defence Ministry, the new helicopter, distinguishable by its unique ball-shaped radar installed above its main rotor, is seen making repeated passes over a local settlement thought...
  • OMAR CAIRIES ON IN LA

    03/24/2019 9:02:37 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 24 Mar 2019 | Scott Johnson
    Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared as the featured fundraiser for the CAIR Los Angeles chapter in Woodland Hills last night. CAIR is of course the fake civil rights organization and Muslim Brotherhood front/Hamas affiliate. Omar did not disappoint. She CAIRied on in her accustomed fashion. Omar, incidentally, told a mythical CAIR founding story in her remarks last night. I have posted the video below. Toward the end of her remarks last night (at about 18:00), Omar alluded to her criticism of Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Omar presented herself as a neutral critic...
  • When Omar met Erdogan: The unearthed report from their 2017 meeting

    03/23/2019 11:22:53 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 22 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | March 19, 2019 | Jordan Schachtel
    About a year and a half ago, on Sept. 18, 2017, a relatively unknown Minnesota state representative flew to New York City to hold a closed-door meeting with the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in town for the 72nd U.N. General Assembly. This meeting of now-Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with Mr. Erdogan, the despotic ruler of Turkey, went almost entirely unreported, as it was not open to the press and Omar was not a high-profile figure. Since then, photos of the meeting surfaced on social media, but it largely appeared that there was no report detailing what...
  • First New Mosque in Athens Since Ottoman Empire to Open in April

    03/08/2019 6:13:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/6/19
    There has been no official mosque in Athens since Greece was liberated from the Ottoman Empire in 1821, though historical mosques survive as museums. However, nearly two decades of debate and planning are set to culminate in the opening of a new mosque in April, reports TASS. The mosque is being built on the territory of the former central parking lot of the Greek navy in the Athenian district of Votanikos. The imam will be elected by the administrative council and appointed by the Ministry of Education. Sermons will be mainly in Greek, though perhaps sometimes in English, the Secretary...
  • First the Golan, next should be Kurdistan

    03/22/2019 7:10:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2019 | By Sherkoh Abbas and Robert Sklaroff
    By Sherkoh Abbas and Robert Sklaroff On the day Kurds celebrated Nowruz (the Persian new year) and Jews celebrated Purim (the defeat of the Persian who wanted to exterminate them), President Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and the Islamic State was defeated. These milestones in the history of the modern Middle East are a testament to victorious foreign and military policies of America and Israel.  The military outcome was presaged last year when Trump altered the rules of engagement, and the political outcome was presaged last week, when the State Department supplanted the official depiction of the Golan from Israeli-"occupied" to Israeli-"controlled" territory. Although naysayers claim that the Islamic State went underground...
  • After Mass Detentions, China Razes Muslim Communities to Build a Loyal City

    03/20/2019 12:51:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    WSJ and Outline.com ^ | March 20, 2019 | By Josh Chin and Clément Bürge
    Authorities take down once-bustling Uighur neighborhoods to create a compliant economic hub URUMQI, China—In this old Silk Road city in western China, a state security campaign involving the detention of vast numbers of people has moved to its next stage: demolishing their neighborhoods and purging their culture.
  • ISIS has officially crumbled and last stronghold liberated

    03/21/2019 10:18:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21 2019 | Benjamin Hall
    BAGHOUZ, Syria -- The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated. It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone. Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the...
  • Trump says US will recognize Israeli control of disputed Golan Heights

    03/21/2019 10:38:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2019 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Thursday said the U.S. will recognize Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights territory, delivering a diplomatic win for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a tough reelection race. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted. The announcement came days before Trump was scheduled to meet at the White House with Netanyahu, who has urged top U.S. officials to make the move. --This breaking news report will...
  • New Zealand foreign minister to visit Turkey to confront Erdogan’s comments on mosque shooting

    03/20/2019 7:30:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 20, 2019 | TM
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters would travel to Turkey to “confront” comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, Reuters reported.Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman opened fire at the two mosques during Friday prayers.Erdoğan — who is seeking to drum up support for his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in March 31 local elections — said Turkey would make the suspected attacker pay if New Zealand...
  • Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

    03/19/2019 12:52:04 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 19 March 2019 | PHILIP ISSA
    U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group’s collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that killed four Americans in northern Syria were among militants captured by the Kurdish-led forces. The taking of the IS camp was a major advance but not the final defeat of the group in Baghouz. Still, fighters from the force were starting to celebrate anyway.
  • Georgia Woman Charged With Posting 'Kill List' of Americans For ISIS

    03/19/2019 10:35:13 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/18/19 | Brian Freeman
    A Georgia woman has been charged with aiding ISIS by creating a "kill list" online that included the names of both State Department employees and American soldiers, ABC News reported on Monday. Kim Anh Vo, now 20 years old, joined in 2016 ISIS’s United Cyber Caliphate, which was dedicated to carrying out online attacks and cyber intrusions against Americans, according to the indictment unsealed last week by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Vo, who was known as "F@ng," "Zozo" or "Miss.Bones" online, is accused of working with the UCC to recruit a minor in Norway and...
  • Islamic State women defiant in face of lost caliphate

    03/19/2019 10:43:01 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 20 replies
    BBC World News ^ | March 13 , 2019 | Jewan Abdi
    As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria enters its final stages, the BBC's Jewan Abdi says the mood amongst many of the jihadists' supporters who have left the area, including many women, remains defiant. As I walked among them with my camera, trying to talk to them and film, several IS women suddenly attacked me and threw stones, dust and cans. "Go film the brothers, don't come here. Go. Leave. Go film them, we're the woman of the Islamic State, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (God is greatest)," they said.
  • When Jerusalem Met Gallipoli 100 Years Ago; When Turks Met Jews on the Battlefield

    03/29/2015 3:42:59 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Israel Picture a Day ^ | March 29, 2015 | Our Mission
    WW100: When Jerusalem Met Gallipoli 100 Years Ago; When Turks Met Jews on the Battlefield Ottoman Imperial Archives Image image/mapWorld War I began in Europe in the summer of 1914 with major battles between the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary versus the Triple Alliance of the United Kingdom, France and Russia. The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined with the Central Powers and attacked the British at the Suez Canal in January 1915. In an attempt to put pressure on Germany and Turkey, Britain sent warships to the Dardanelle Straits in April 1915, planning sail up the narrow, 60-mile-long waterway...
  • Erdogan Threatens Europeans: You 'Will Not Walk Safely On The Streets' [Demographic Jihad]

    03/22/2017 2:21:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 3/22/17 | Chris Menahan
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan escalated his rhetoric tenfold Wednesday after he seemingly threatened to kill Europeans in "the streets" throughout "the world" if the current diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands continues. From The Independent: Turkey has been mired in a diplomatic row with Germany and the Netherlands after they banned Turkish officials from campaigning in support of an April referendum on boosting the Turkish President's powers. "If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets," Mr Erdogan told journalists in Ankara.  He added: "We, as Turkey, call on...
  • Erdogan: European Headscarf Ban ‘Started a Clash Between the Cross and the Crescent’

    03/17/2017 8:43:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 17, 2017 | John Hayward
    In addition to his customary invective against European governments for refusing to allow his ministers to rally Turkish expatriates behind him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the EU’s new ban on headscarves in the workplace would launch “a struggle between the cross and the crescent.”
  • ISIS officer: Suicide bombers were sent to Europe by MiT (Turkish Military Intelligence)

    09/08/2018 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 8 Sep 2018, 16:18 | ANF NEWS DESK
    High ranking ISIS officer captured by the YPG Abu Kerem has made important confessions. Abu Kerem spoke about the Turkish stateÂ’s relationship with ISIS and stated that attacks in Europe have been in agreement with Turkey. Adil Musa Abduljazar (Abu Kerem) is a high ranking officer in the ISIS gangs. His terrorist activity and crimes have spread from Palestine to Libya, and to Turkey and Syria from there. He has been in Jund Ansar Allah under Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham, gangs that come from the same source. According to ANHA, the gangleader Abduljazar was captured...