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  • Saudi Arabia Is Redefining Islam for the World's Largest Muslim Nation

    04/24/2017 12:19:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | Krithika Varagur
    ...Saudi Arabia has, for decades, been making investments of a different sort—those aimed at influencing Indonesian culture and religion. The king’s current visit is the apex of that methodical campaign, and “has the potential to accelerate the expansion of Saudi Arabia’s cultural resources in Indonesia,” .. Since 1980, Saudi Arabia has devoted millions of dollars to exporting its strict brand of Islam, Salafism, to historically tolerant and diverse Indonesia. It has built more than 150 mosques (albeit in a country that has about 800,000), a huge free university in Jakarta, and several Arabic language institutes; supplied more than 100 boarding...
  • When breaking the rules of engagement is right

    04/22/2017 5:07:47 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2017 | Roger T. Hill
    The current military culture values enemy lives above those of U.S. troops ANALYSIS/OPINION: Donald Trump and James Mattis came to office vowing to “win” America’s wars again. But unless they change our politically correct military culture, it is certain America won’t. With Thursday night’s cruise missile strikes in Syria, the United States is facing down the barrel of another war in the Middle East. But as President Trump and congressional leadership weigh the risks on an expanded, messy conflict, possibly including U.S. ground forces, they also ought to examine whether a military plagued by overlawyering has what it takes to...
  • Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'

    04/20/2017 12:42:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    Two policemen have been wounded in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say. Some reports say the gunman who fired on them has been killed by police. The Champs Elysees has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. There is no word on the identity of the gunman. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.
  • Will MSNBC Fire Malcolm Nance for His Call for ISIS to Bomb Trump Building?

    04/19/2017 7:02:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/19/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance posted a call on Twitter Tuesday for the terrorist group ISIS to bomb a Trump building in Turkey. Nance has since deleted the tweet, which was first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon. Nance’s statement read, “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property” and referenced a tweet that featured a photo of Trump Tower in Istanbul, Turkey that accused President Donald Trump of using U.S. foreign policy to enrich himself. The Washington Times reported that as of late Wednesday morning there was no apology from Nance for his...
  • Suspect in Fresno shooting spree that killed 3 shouts 'Allahu Akbar' when arrested

    04/18/2017 1:20:35 PM PDT · by rxsid · 87 replies
    yourcentralvalley.com ^ | 04/18/2017 | yourcentralvalley
    "Suspect in Fresno shooting spree that killed 3 shouts 'Allahu Akbar' when arrestedApr 18, 2017 12:52 PM PDTFRESNO, Calif. - Three people are dead in a shooting spree in downtown Fresno on Tuesday, and the suspect was wanted in connection to the Motel 6 killing earlier this week, the Fresno Police Department said. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted "Allahu Akbar" as police tackled him to the ground after the shootings which were spread over four locations, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said."
  • Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

    04/17/2017 4:49:11 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 37 replies
    http://www.seattlepi.com ^ | Updated 9:04 am, Monday, April 17, 2017 | Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States. She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on domestic trips, before the extra searches suddenly stopped in 2012. Only now is Poitras beginning to unravel the mystery, which goes back to a bloody day in Baghdad in 2004. Time after time, airport authorities searched her baggage, rummaged through her electronics and quizzed her for hours about her...
  • Graphic Fail: USA Today Thought MOAB Was Almost As Destructive as Hiroshima A-Bomb

    04/15/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 15, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This epic fail occurred even though the following comparison was known early on: The MOAB has the force of 11 tons of TNT. For comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 had the force of 15 thousand tons of TNT. The destructive force of the...
  • Intercept Co-Founder Goes Off the Rails, Compares Dick Cheney to ‘Butcher’ Assad

    04/09/2017 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondaro
    A simple news segment about the media coverage of Syria spun wildly out of control during Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN. It started with Foreign Correspondent Lara Setrakian noting how little coverage the Syrian civil war received in the early years. But it ending with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, going off the rails and declaring that “We need to understand the historical context of how a butcher like Assad actually has more in common with someone like Dick Cheney than he does with the average Syrian…” Scahill’s inane tirade derailed the whole segment from the moment he opened...
  • ISIS swoops after Donald Trump Syria missile strike with attack 20 miles away

    04/07/2017 11:31:52 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    The Express ^ | Apr 7, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    ISIS jihadis have reportedly launched an attack on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) base just 20 miles away from the air base targeted by US president Donald Trump. Trump’s strikes saw 59 Tomahawk missiles rain down on the airbase – believed to have been used for chemical weapon attacks by the Syrian government which killed at least 80 people. ISIS, also known as Daesh, has attempted to take advantage of the chaos caused by the President’s strikes, launching a powerful offensive on a military base in Al Furqlus, pro-Syrian news site Al-Masdar claimed. Homs governor Talal Barazi claimed the airbase...
  • Obama Would've Been 'Impeached!' The View Goes Nuts Over Trump's Syria Strike

    04/07/2017 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    he View, the show started off with a fiery exchange over the U.S. missile strike in Syria last night. The panel was strictly divided, with conservative hosts Paula Faris and Jedediah Bila fiercely disagreeing with liberal hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin that the missile strike was unconstitutional. Bila began by saying she was “proud” of President Trump for taking action when President Obama did not. Joy Behar took issue with this, saying that Obama tried to take action but couldn’t get congressional approval. Bila shot back quickly, when you’re president, “the buck stops with you.”Sunny Hostin jumped in to...
  • FUBAR: What the U.S. is funding now violates EVERY single aspect of common sense

    04/05/2017 9:37:18 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | Alan West
    One of my favorite movies is “Dave” starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. You might remember the plot…the sitting president needed a body double, well, for some nefarious reason, but Kline’s character bore an exact resemblance. When the actual president suffered a massive stroke, the powers that be decided to keep the common man, Dave, in the position to avoid causing a national stir. Actually, it was all about a power hungry chief of staff who saw an opening for himself. But what was engaging about the film was that an everyday fella, who worked at a job placement firm,...
  • ‘Women’s March' Organizer Is Leaving the Country—After Being Caught For Lying About Terrorism

    04/03/2017 8:22:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 2017 | Victoria Taft
    One of the “Women’s March on Washington” and “Day Without a Woman” organizers, is being kicked out of the United States. Rasmea Yousef Odeh failed to disclose on her U.S. visa form 20 years ago that she was convicted of murdering two Israeli students in a supermarket bomb attack and for an attempted bombing of the British Consulate in 1969. After a 10-year prison term, Odeh was freed in a prison swap with Palestinians.
  • St Petersburg metro blast leaves many injured - media

    04/03/2017 5:23:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 185 replies
    An explosion has hit an underground station in the city of St Petersburg, Russian media report. The Tass and Interfax agencies reported a blast at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, which left a number of victims.
  • US War In Africa: Trump Prepares Military For Combat In Somalia

    03/31/2017 1:04:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 30 March 2017 | Josh Keefe
    President Donald Trump granted the U.S. military more flexibility in conducting operations in Somalia on Wednesday, declaring the country a "war zone" and easing restrictions that protect civilians. Parts of Somalia have been declared areas of "active hostilities" under a directive Trump signed Wednesday, the New York Times reported. The directive would mean rules that require interagency approval of air strikes no longer apply in those targeted areas, and targets would no longer have to pose a direct threat to American lives. These rules, put in place under President Barack Obama in 2013, also required that strikes would have a...
  • Iraqi Refugees in Virginia Charged with Immigration Fraud

    03/28/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Emily Leayman
    According to an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Majid Al Mashhadani, brother of Yousif Al Mashhandani and Hasan, admitted in 2005 to kidnapping and holding a U.S. citizen and others hostage for months. The three defendants are permanent residents living in the U.S. since 2008. When they applied to become naturalized citizens, none disclosed their relationship with Majid Al Mashhadani. They eventually told the FBI that they left out that relationship in the application to not jeopardize their admittance as refugees.
  • London: Muslim Mayor’s Ties To Muslim Terrorists

    03/28/2017 7:15:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    In 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron was widely criticized in the UK when he claimed that London mayor Sadiq Khan had ties to the terror group ISIS. An investigation by Disobedient Media has determined that Khan has ties not just to organizations associated with ISIS, but also groups such as Hamas, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. During his time as mayor, London has seen an increase in terror incidents with concerning indications that terror groups wish to stage a major attack on the City of London. Rather than focusing on combatting terror, Khan has used his forum to tell...
  • Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

    03/27/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda. “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.
  • ALERT: Man arrested trying to drive into crowd in Belgium’s Antwerp

    03/23/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 3/23/17 | breaking911.com
    A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd on a busy street in Antwerp in Belgium. According to initial reports, the suspect is of North African origin and weapons were reportedly found in the car.
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.