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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
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A newsagents has abandoned plans to sell the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo after receiving threats. As reported in Saturday’s Oxford Mail, Wendy News in Broad Street, Oxford, had ordered around 500 copies of the weekly magazine, whose latest edition features a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2015 4:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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A radical Islamist who stabbed a football fan in the head with a pen has skipped bail and fled Britain to join ISIS in Syria. Abu Rahin Aziz, 32, from Luton, skipped bail before he was handed a 36-week jail sentence in absence for attacking a football fan in London's West End. He told his followers ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 4:28 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Islamic State religious police have been filmed beating musicians and destroying their instruments as punishment for playing an 'un-Islamic' keyboard. The men were pictured being hit across the back and legs with a wooden stick in a public square after ISIS's fanatical Islamic enforcers ruled the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 4:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Paris 20 January 2015 Nidra Poller PROLOGUE to an in-depth article to appear in the February issue of NER  [Three messages sent to close friends in response to hasty conclusions …] Message N°1   January 12, 2015 I am certainly not gushing. The Arab” spring” showed its face immediately. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 4:02 PM by Nidra Poller
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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  Frederica Mogherini EU Foreign Relations Commissioner   EU Proposes Counterterrorism Intelligence Alliance with Islamist Turkey and Arab Nations By Jerry Gordon Yesterday, the EU Foreign ministers met in Brussels and announced a counterterrorism alliance to essentially exchange intelligence ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 2:45 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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MEMRI: On January 19, 2015, some 200 Salafi-jihadis in Gaza demonstrated in front of the French Cultural Institute to protest the insults to the Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The mostly black-clothed demonstrators raised black flags and threatened attacks on French ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 1:27 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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From the Telegraph A British Muslim who was reported to have been killed in Syria has admitted training to be a terrorist with an extremist group linked to Isil. Imran Khawaja, 27, received firearms training at a base run by associates of British Jihadis affiliated to the Islamic State in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 1:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Yep, they're got the "presidential palace" in Yemen. Score 1 for the Shi'a. But something tells me it ain't over yet. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 9:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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(CNN)Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else. The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men -- just ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 9:24 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local Five people suspected of plotting to carry out an attack in France were arrested last night in southern France, the local prosecutor Yvon Calvet announced on Tuesday.   Four of the men aging from 24 to 37-years-old were held in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Vedas, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 9:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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He cannot make the distinction between the deliberate killling of cartoonists for "mocking Mammad" -- thus imitating what they think Muhammad would have done, based on their reading of the Hadith about Asma bint Marwan, Abu 'Afak, and Ka'b bin al-Ashraf -- and the fact that in military actions by Western ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 7:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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From the London Evening Standard A trainee lawyer at one of the world’s biggest law firms has posted a 21-minute online rant in which he blames the Paris attacks on non-Muslim  “kuffar” who “killed our people and raped and pillaged our resources”.  Aysh Chaudhry, from international law ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 7:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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On Sunday, January 11, 2014, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), was in the front line of millions in the anti-terrorist march in Paris in protest against the brutal attacks that had occurred in the city three days earlier.  An official statement issued on January 10, 2014 by ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 7:36 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Marine Le Pen in the NYTimes: PARIS — “To misname things is to add to the world’s unhappiness.” Whether or not Albert Camus really did utter these words, they are an astonishingly apt description of the situation in which the French government now finds itself. Indeed, the French Foreign Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 6:25 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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Posted on 01/19/2015 9:32 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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Late Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman Source: AFP Following our post this morning on the mysterious death of courageous Argentine General Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, Charles Jacobs of Americans for Peace and Tolerance posted his impression of Nisman whom he interviewed in Buenos Aires in 2009, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2015 4:53 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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Posted on 01/19/2015 2:29 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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(CNN) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday stood by his criticism of so-called "no-go" zones in Europe, where sovereign nations allegedly cede authority to Muslim immigrants, a controversial idea that many critics say is overblown. And he decried what he called immigrants' insistence on "non-assimilation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2015 2:22 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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The lyrics are by Lermontov. So are the pictures. Listen here. "Pechorin, tvoy sovet ya prinyal, i vot uzh tretij den' zhivu..." (for the Dagestan delegation) ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2015 11:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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Monday, 19 January 2015
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  The Late Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman Source: Reuters A few hours before a scheduled Argentine Congressional hearing, the body of General Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found locked inside his 13th floor apartment after his mother ordered the door broken in. Next to his body was ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2015 10:14 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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  Jihad Mughniyah, Hezbollah Commande Source: The Daily Star Sunday, The Daily Star in Beirut reported a possible Israeli helicopter missile attack in Syria’s Quneitra province adjacent to the Golan in which at least 6, possibly upwards of 10, Hezbollah and Iranian commanders may have been ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 8:20 PM by Jerry Gordon
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