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May, 2017

  • 22 May

    DRIVE THEM OUT: From Cairo to Riyadh, Trump Urged Action on Terror

    Critics will argue upon first inspection that President Trump’s speech to Arab leaders in Riyadh today was scarcely a shift from President Obama’s infamous, fawned over lecture in Cairo in 2009. Those critics are incorrect. Via: Raheem Kassam They’re incorrect because they’ll tend to be journalists, activists, think-tankers, politicians, or pundits. In other words: no business people. The speech President Trump ...

  • 21 May

    Inside Iran May 21, 2017

    A commander of an IRGC brigade spoke in an interview about the IRGC’s activities in Syria. He said Iran was operating with three regional headquarters in Syria. He claimed Iran did not provide financial support for Syrian fighters but only vital military advice for Syrian army operations. He also said the widespread rumors of the alleged death of Qasem Soleimani, ...

  • 15 May

    Syria’s Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings

    The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged. Via: bbc.com The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside ...

  • 13 May

    Iran are using cyberspace to target U.S. and its allies

    The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee’s hearing on global threats (all times local) Via: mcclatchydc.com 10:40 a.m. The Trump administration’s national intelligence director says the U.S. sees Iran working to maintain last year’s nuclear agreement. Tehran’s rationale is that by sticking to the deal, it gets relief from U.S. sanctions and preserves some nuclear capabilities. Dan Coats tells the Senate ...

  • 13 May

    A warm Muslim hospitality: Algeria/Morocco Block Syrian asylum seekers at Border

     Algerian and Moroccan border authorities appear to be blocking two groups of Syrian asylum seekers from leaving the border area near the Moroccan city of Figuig, Human Rights Watch said today. The Syrians, including women and children, have been trapped there since April 18, 2017, in abysmal conditions, Human Rights Watch said. Via: hrw.org According to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

April, 2017

  • 29 April

    Muslim Scholars Have ‘Ignored the Problem of Female Genital Mutilation’

    Feminist icon Alice Walker has bemoaned the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM) for years and acknowledged in a 2006 interview that Muslim scholars “have traditionally ignored the problem.” Via:  Dr. Susan Berry The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy – a novel that attacks the practice of FGM and the mythologies that sustain it – Walker told Feminist.com ...

  • 27 April

    Inside Iran April 10, 2017

    Overview Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria, vowing to continue supporting Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian president Bashar Assad that the attack served only to strengthen the terrorists. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a “strategic mistake,” saying that the United States was repeating the mistakes ...

  • 25 April

    Saudi Arabia elected to UN women’s rights commission

    The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women touts itself as “the principal global intergovernmental body” that’s “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”  Via: fortune.com Yet last week Saudi Arabia joined its ranks. Saudi Arabia, along with 12 other nations, was approved as a member of the Commission for the 2018-2022 term by the ...

  • 25 April

    Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

    When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. Via: Josh Meyer “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of ...

  • 18 April

    EU observer in Turkey condemns referendum as ‘neither fair nor free’

    Fears the Yes vote in Turkey’s referendum which granted far-reaching new powers to Turkey’s President may have been unfairly influenced in his favour have been heightened by criticism from an EU observer sent as an impartial witness. Via: independent.co.uk Opposition parties are saying the result should be annulled after alleging electoral fraud in Sunday’s referendum, in which 51% of the electorate ...