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Islam and the Jihad in London

It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,“Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century,” if not sooner.  Via: nationalreview.com Listen carefully. He did not say that Muslims will be the majority population in ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. Via: foreignpolicy.com The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from ...

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Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the companionway of an aircraft carrier floating off the Mediterranean port of Tobruk. As a Marine band played and an honor guard presented arms, an admiral in a white full-dress uniform greeted the Libyan strongman, who was a senior commander in the U.S.-backed rebel forces that ousted the ...

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Radical Islam spreading through Belgium mosques

A RADICAL form of Islam is spreading throughout mosques in Belgium opening the country up to an increased terror threat, according to a new leaked report. Via: express.co.uk  Wahhabism, labelled by the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the main source of global terrorism, is being identified in an increasing number of Islamic centres, the Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM) reported. ...

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The State Department approved $3.51 billion Military Sale to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...

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The Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested

Saudi woman goes outside without hijab, receives multiple death threats. A woman going outside without a hijab? Haram, deeply offensive to Allah. Killing a woman who goes outside without a hijab? Pleasing to Allah. A hadith quotes Muhammad saying: “When a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this ...

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Eleven Arab nations accuse Iran of sponsoring ‘terrorism’

Eleven Middle East and North African countries accused Iran of sponsoring “terrorism” and constantly interfering in the internal affairs of Arab nations, sparking tension and instability in the region.In a letter to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Monday, the 11 countries cited Iran’s support for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Shiite Hezbollah group in Lebanon which has sent fighters ...

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Arab World Reacts To Trump’s Presidential Win With Cautious Optimism

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th U.S. president was received in the Arab world with mixed emotions. While Syria and Egypt welcomed the result and expressed hopes for cooperation with the new American administration, reactions in the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, were ambivalent. Although the Gulf states were glad to see the back of the Obama administration, ...

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Sweden’s unethical and unlawful ­­ arms deals with ‘ISIS-backing’ Saudis

By Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, and with him the Swedish arms-dealer magnate Jacob Wallenberg, are travelling to Saudi Arabia for an official visit. The meetings with the Saudis, as announced by the Swedish Radio, shall aim to “increase the exchange” between the two countries. [1] At the same time, the Chairman of the ...

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