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November, 2017

  • 5 November

    Lebanese PM Hariri Resigns Over Tensions With Hezbollah

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. Via: Jack Khoury Hariri’s resignation follows an assassination attempt on his life a number of days ago, Al Arabiya has reported. According to the report, the attempt took place in Beirut ...

  • 5 November

    Egyptian cleric says men can marry their own daughters if they are born out of wedlock

    A prominent Egyptian Salafist cleric has suggested Islam allows men to have sex with their illegitimate daughters and marry them. Via: Tariq Tahir  Mazen Al-Sersawi cites prominent Muslim scholar Imam Al-Shafi’i as saying because illegitimate daughters are not officially attributed to their fathers they can be married to them. He makes the claims in a video which has gone viral and he ...

  • 4 November

    Canada To Welcome 1 Million Immigrants by 2020

    Canada has announced it will raise its annual immigrant intake by 13 percent, with plans to welcome 1 million new migrants by 2020. This new rate is however below that advised by the government council in 2016, consisting of a 50 percent increase over the next five years.    Via: moroccoworldnews Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said at a press conference November 1 that Canada wants ...

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Study Shows Islamic Terrorism is Islamic

    Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam. Via: Judith Bergman The third factor was the establishment of a “them and us” distinction between the radicalized men ...

  • 29 October

    Muslim Countries Refuse Refugee

    Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no Syrian refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism. Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined. Via: Donna Rachel Edmunds Between 10 and 12 million Syrians have ...

  • 27 October

    Inside The Global Jihad October 25, 2017

    The predominantly Kurdish SDF officially announced this week that the city of Al-Raqqah had been fully liberated. Following the liberation, a struggle over control and influence in the city and throughout the region ensued between the United States and the SDF on the one hand and the Syrian regime on the other. Via: The United States and the Kurds are ...

  • 11 October

    Independent Kurdistan

    Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Via: John R. Bolton Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate its importance for U.S. policy throughout the Middle East. ...

  • 9 October

    Meet the Yazidi women that wants revenge: After freeing their sisters from the battle for Raqqa​

    The flags and pictures on the wall of the Raqqa home serving as a Yazidi women’s unit seem familiar, even though they can’t be. Via: Bethan McKernan A big red Sinjar Women’s Protection Units (YJS) flag, with its spiky yellow sun on a green background, in the middle. Next to it, a bronze picture frame with photos of martyred friends, and below that, a picture ...

  • 8 October

    Egypt carries out anal examinations on ‘suspects’ arrested as part of crackdown on homosexuals

    Cracking down on homosexuals in Egypt authorities carry out anal examinations Fans held up the rainbow flag during  Mashrou’ Leila gig in Cairo September 23 Some 33 have since been arrested following the show of support for LGBT rights  They are charged with ‘inciting immorality’ Egyptian security officials said Hamed Sinno, 29, lead singer of  Mashrou’ Leila, from Lebanon, is gay ...

September, 2017

  • 26 September

    Erdogan Threatens to Invade, Cut Off Oil Pipeline From Iraqi Kurdistan

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum. Via: Erdogan spoke shortly after Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Ankara could take punitive measures involving borders and air space against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ...