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  • India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

    09/19/2018 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT | Ashok Sharma
    India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing the practice, known as “triple...
  • Girl thrown from window after rejection of Muslim [ trunc] marriage proposal

    09/17/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 27 replies
    A Karachi-based Christian woman of only 18, Beenish Paul, was thrown from the second-floor building of her own home for refusing to "marry" a local Muslim man who was running a trafficking ring. She is now paralysed. A 2nd year chemical engineering student from Karachi, was beaten so badly by a mob of young Muslim men accompanied by an Islamic cleric, that he lost his sight. His only hope for restoration of part of his sight in one eye is expensive hospital treatment abroad, and/or our prayers. His neighbors use bigoted and abusive language against him as the swarm of...
  • John Kerry On Trump: “He Has The Maturity Of An Eight-Year-Old Boy”

    09/17/2018 8:55:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2018 | Karen Townsend
    A few new books are coming out as Fall releases and I fully expect headlines like the one above to be frequent as the authors head out on book tours. Case in point: former Secretary of State John Kerry. Both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Kerry’s admission of meeting with leaders of other countries and advising them to wait out Trump’s time in office. Needless to say, they rightfully called out Kerry for unprecedented behavior. So, Kerry has begun to personally attack President Trump in a schoolyard bully type of way.Though it may be...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland [barf]

    09/16/2018 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2018 04:13 PM | Digital Desk
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Ireland next weekend accompanied by a high-level delegation, it has been announced. The stopover will come on President Abbas’s journey to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Abbas will pay a courtesy call on President Higgins before holding a formal meeting and working dinner with the Tánaiste Simon Coveney at Farmleigh. Among the topics expected to be discussed are the humanitarian and security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, the funding crisis for UNRWA, and the future of the Middle East Peace Process.
  • Trump freezes PA's bank accounts [Palestinian Authority]

    09/16/2018 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    INN ^ | 09/17/18 00:07 | Elad Benari
    The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States. The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Earlier on Sunday, the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen television reported that the US ordered the PLO envoy to the...
  • Adult Syrian Refugee Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old Canadian Girl in Court

    09/16/2018 3:56:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    28-year-old Syrian national Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada as a refugee, has been accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, British Colombia, whose body was found last year. The Syrian refugee, who came to Canada through a private sponsorship programme, was arrested last week by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a large-scale investigation into the death of the 13-year-old, who was found in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017. In court, the 28-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. He required an Arabic interpreter, with proceedings delayed as the court waited for the interpreter to arrive.
  • Mass brawl, stabbings in southeast English town: police [Luton]

    09/16/2018 12:44:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2018 3:25 PM | Rishika Chatterjee
    Several people have been taken to hospital with stab wounds after a reported mass brawl in a residential street in the southeastern English town of Luton on Sunday, police said. …
  • U.S.-born activist stabbed to death in Israel by Palestinian assailant

    09/16/2018 10:11:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2018
    Ari Fuld, a U.S.-born activist who was popular in the local community and an outspoken Israel advocate on social media platforms. The military said the attacker arrived at the mall near a major junction in the southern West Bank, close to the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, and stabbed the Fuld before fleeing. Video footage showed Fuld giving chase and firing at his assailant before collapsing. Other civilians shot the attacker, whom Israeli media identified as a 17-year-old from a nearby Palestinian village. His condition was unclear. Fuld, a 40-year-old father of four who lived in the nearby settlement of Efrat,...
  • London mayor calls for second Brexit referendum

    09/16/2018 11:07:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 15, 2018 4:53 PM | Paul Sandle
    London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, saying the prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become “mired in confusion and deadlock” and was leading the country down a damaging path. […] The backing of Khan, a member of the main opposition Labour party, for a second referendum will put more pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to change his opposition to the idea when the party meets for its annual conference in a week’s time. A second referendum, dubbed a “people’s vote” by its proponents, is not Labour party policy, although finance...
  • Is this the worst sex grooming case of all? (UK)

    09/16/2018 3:00:08 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/14/208
    Sarah's haunted face stares out under a red Islamic head-dress in her wedding photo. Beside her, guests eat cake while celebrating the marriage, conducted by the local mosque's imam at a terraced house in the Home Counties. Yet Sarah is not a willing bride. She is being made to marry a member of the gang that effectively forced her into sex slavery after abducting her in a Tesco car park in the English suburbs one autumn afternoon. Her captivity lasted for 12 long years. Within minutes of her wedding picture being taken, the white English girl was pushed upstairs into...
  • Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns

    09/13/2018 9:56:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6th, 2018 | Greg Norman
    Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say. (Full title). ... The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond once put a gun to a driver’s head during a traffic stop and sometimes ignored calls, according to court filings indicating that psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about his fitness for duty. The revelations surfaced after defense attorneys filed a motion Wednesday seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, who is accused of shooting Damond in July 2017 after she dialed 911 to report...
  • German music festival disinvites musician who endorsed BDS

    09/15/2018 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/18
    Organizers of a music festival in Düsseldorf, Germany, withdrew their invitation to composer and singer Brian Eno over his longtime involvement in attempts to boycott Israel, JTA reported on Friday. Eno was slated to appear at the Electricity Conference festival in October, but last week he was among a group of artists who signed a letter urging a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest that will be held next year in Israel. Festival organizer Rüdiger Esch told the Westdeutsche Zeitung that it “was the only right decision” to disinvite Eno because “we don’t want to invite anyone who supports activities...
  • Pompeo: There's no precedent for what Kerry did

    09/15/2018 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 91 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/18 | Elad Benari
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry’s meetings with Iranian officials since leaving office. "What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented," Pompeo told reporters at the State Department, according to CNN. "This is a former secretary of state engaged with the world's largest state sponsor of terror and according to him, he was talking to them, he was telling them to wait out this administration," Pompeo added. "You can't find precedent for this in US history and the secretary ought not engage in this kind of behavior," Pompeo continued. "It's...
  • State in firing line if ban on Israeli settlement imports passes [Ireland]

    09/14/2018 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Sep 15, 2018 | Simon Carswell, Public Affairs Editor
    The State could face infringement proceedings by the EU or a third party if a Bill that would ban imports from Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories is passed, the European Commission has warned. A Government official privately sought the advice of the Commission’s trade directorate last week on the proposed legislation, which is sponsored by Independent Senator Frances Black and passed its first vote in the Seanad in July with the support of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour and some independents. Fine Gael opposes the passage of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 on the basis...
  • Germany says closure of Washington PLO office undermines two-state solution

    09/14/2018 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 14, 2018 7:28 AM | Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa
    The United States’ decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington will make it harder to reach a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, a spokeswoman for the German foreign ministry said on Friday. […] The U.S. administration on Monday said the PLO’s office in Washington would be closed out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. …
  • John Kerry slammed for 'shameful' shadow diplomacy after admitting to meetings with Iran

    09/13/2018 12:55:50 PM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 13, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry is being slammed for conducting shadow diplomacy with Iran after admitting to multiple meetings with Iranian officials behind the backs of Trump administration officials -- including over the scrapped nuclear deal. An administration official on Thursday told Fox News Kerry’s meetings are "shameful," pointing out what Iranian-backed militias are doing to kill and injure people in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Other Republicans suggested it may not even be legal. “John Kerry is out giving advice to Iran about how to maneuver around what Donald Trump is doing; it's insidious,” Ari Fleischer, the former White...
  • Most French people no longer consider US a trusted ally [fake polls again: IFOP]

    09/13/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 September 2018 08:49 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France is famously America’s oldest ally, but more than half of French people no longer consider the United States a reliable partner, according to a survey released Wednesday. Just 44 percent said the US was a “trusted ally” under President Donald Trump — a 33-point plunge since the same survey was done in May 2014, when Barack Obama was in the White House. Only 17 percent said they had a positive opinion of Trump in the IFOP poll, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee advocacy group, France’s Foundation for Political Innovation and the Sursaut think-tank collective. Some 54 percent said...
  • Trump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report

    09/10/2018 7:35:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 11:04 PM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    National security adviser John Bolton is expected to announced Monday that the U.S. will shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., The Wall Street Journal reported. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bolton will reportedly threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it carries out investigations into the U.S. and Israel. ADVERTISEMENT The action against the PLO, which serves as the main entity...
  • Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

    09/08/2018 10:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 12:39 PM | David Brunnstrom, Ali Sawafta, Mayaan Lubell and Stephen Farrell
    U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure that the funds were being spent in accordance with national interests and were providing value to taxpayers. “As a result of that review, at the direction of the President, we will be redirecting approximately $25 million originally planned for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network,” the State Department official...
  • Swedish PM calls far-right party racist on election eve

    09/08/2018 9:44:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 9:59 AM EDT | Jeffrey Schaeffer and Vanessa Gera
    Sweden’s prime minister denounced an increasingly popular far-right party as racist and a threat to the nation’s European values Saturday as political candidates made their final pre-election pitches to voters. The parliamentary election being held Sunday will be Sweden’s first since the government in 2015 allowed 163,000 migrants into the country of 10 million. While far less than what Germany took in that year, it was the most per capita of any European nation. […] The Sweden Democrats, a party rooted in a neo-Nazi movement that has worked to soften its image, has played a role in breaking down longstanding...