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  • When Omar met Erdogan: The unearthed report from their 2017 meeting

    03/23/2019 11:22:53 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/22-Saturday 3/23/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/23/2019 2:48:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The developments regarding Robert Mueller's investigation will be noted later in this Newsdump summary. But first, the shakeup at a group hostile to supporters of President Trump and a broad range of conservative, religious and libertarian people and organizations continued Friday. The President of the Montgomery, Alabama based Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced in an email that he's leaving taking responsibility for unspecified "problems"...... The French government's crackdown policies in force this Saturday for Week 19 of the Yellow Vests protests.... British Prime Minister Theresa May releasing a letter to MP's Friday evening specifying her plans...
  • 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 · 12 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.
  • Turkish intervention could trigger Syria's 'second great war'

    03/20/2019 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 20, 2019 | Amberin Zaman
    AL-OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria — After a bloody and protracted five-year war, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US-led coalition are on the verge of declaring victory against the Islamic State after the fall of its last crumbs of territory in Baghuz. With Islamic State cells continuing to operate to deadly effect in Syria and neighboring Iraq, it's too early to say "mission accomplished," cautioned Mazlum Kobane, the commander in chief of the SDF, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor March 10 at a heavily guarded complex near al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria. The charismatic 50-year-old Syrian Kurd, whom coalition officials address...
  • ISIS has officially crumbled and last stronghold liberated

    03/21/2019 10:18:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 79 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.
  • 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.”
  • US-backed force says it captured IS camp in Syria

    03/19/2019 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 03-19-2019 | Staff
    BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces took control Tuesday of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after dozens of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said. 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 encampment was a major advance but not the final defeat of the group in Baghouz, the last village held by the extremists where they have been holding out for weeks under siege, according to Mustafa Bali, the spokesman for the...
  • Turkey's president warns of a new Gallipoli in the wake of Christchurch terror attack and says ...

    03/19/2019 6:26:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-19-19 | Paula Ahillon For Daily Mail Australia and Laura Withers For Daily Mail Australia
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a stern warning to anyone considering entering the country for anti-Muslim reasons in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack. The 65-year-old referenced the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War and said during a public speech on Monday that anyone with heinous motives for entering the country would return 'in coffins'. He highlighted the failed invasion of Gallipoli peninsula back in 1916, by allied forces such as Australia and New Zealand. 'Your grandparents came, some of them returned in coffins. If you come as well like your grandfathers, be sure that you...
  • Young Turks identifying as religious, conservative drops by 50 pct – survey

    03/18/2019 5:49:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    Ahval ^ | 16 Mar 2019 | Ahval
    The number of young Turks who defined themselves as being religious or conservative has decreased by roughly 50 percent in the last 10 years, according to a survey by leading polling company KONDA. The KONDA survey focusing on the lifestyles of 15-29 year old found that young people who define them as religious or conservative dropped to 15 percent from 28 percent within the decade, independent news site T24 reported on Saturday. There has been an increase in the number of people who are single in the aforementioned age bracket, with 75 percent reporting they are single as compared to...
  • Israel election frontrunner Gantz dismisses report that Iran hacked his phone

    03/18/2019 5:42:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/19 | AMIR COHEN
    (Reuters) - Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as "political gossip" on Friday media reports of allegations that his mobile phone had been hacked by Iranian intelligence. The former Israeli armed forces chief was speaking near the border with Gaza following a day which saw the most serious escalation in months between Israel's military and Palestinians in the coastal enclave. "We're in the middle of an ongoing security event...and someone's putting out a political gossip story," Gantz said. "I do not think Benny Gantz is the story here. There's no security issue...
  • Dutch tram shooting: Multiple people hurt in possible terror attack, police say

    03/18/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 18, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    UTRECHT, Netherlands - A shooting on a Dutch tram left several people injured in Utrecht, multiple news outlets are reporting.
  • Palestine: Is Russia full-on supporting Hamas?

    12/04/2018 12:51:39 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Al-Monitor Palestine ^ | Nov 2018 | Adnan Abu Amer
    Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov told the Times of Israel on Nov. 9 that Russia does not view Hamas a terrorist group, but consider it part of Palestinian society. “We are keeping contacts with Hamas,” he added, saying the group “is a legitimate political force in Palestine.” Viktorov said labeling Hamas as a terrorist group undermines the political process, suggesting that the movement “should be involved in a possible political solution.” He further said that Israel should engage with Hamas. These statements are important for two reasons. First, the Russian ambassador is in Tel Aviv and represents the policy...