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Saudi crown prince: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei is “very much like Hitler”

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince tells Norah O’Donnell his country would get its own nuclear bomb as soon as possible if Iran were to develop a nuclear weapon. Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to O’Donnell,  co-host of CBS This Morning, for his first American television interview.  By – cbsnews.com An excerpt from the interview, in which the crown prince also compares Iran‘s ...

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EU piles pressure on internet giants to remove Freedom of speech content

Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies must show the European Union within three months that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. By – Julia Fioretti Several governments, like Sweden, have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content — from material related to groups such ...

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Swedenstan: Näthats behind ‘witch-hunt’ arrests of people expressing political opinions

The number of Swedish citizens prosecuted and convicted of writing posts about immigrants on Facebook has increased significantly over the past year. Behind a large part of the reports and prosecutions is an organization called Näthats. By – Brünnhilde According to Svenska Dagbladet, the network consists of “lawyers, law students, former police and system developers”. The network has developed software that ...

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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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Swedenstan: Fined $1,265 for Saying Muslims Are ‘Behind Many Rapes’

A 55-year-old man from the Swedish town of Jönköping has been handed a SEK 10,000 ($1,265) fine for crime of opinion after writing on Facebook that Sunni Muslims account for a lot of the gang-related crimes and rapes committed in Sweden. By – Brünnhilde Prosecutor Lisa Hedberg chose to take legal action against the man after his post on the Facebook group “Now is enough! I want re-election now!” in April 2017. The public group ...

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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 ...

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Al-Azhar University a Global Security Threat

Al-Azhar University, the world’s largest Sunni Islamic educational institution, is where many of the world’s most brutal terrorists received their formal religious training. This is to be expected, given the nature of the material taught there. Al-Azhar has thousands of affiliated mosques, schools, learning centers, and universities around the world, such as the Islamic American University in Michigan. The institution has also ...

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Iran blames US for creating ISIS amid worsening Middle East tensions

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. “That (the) US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability,” Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. “Who created ISIS? The US!” Via: James Griffiths & Hamdi Alkhshali          He added that while US President Donald ...

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Qatari Government Opens Mega-Mosque in Malmö, Sweden

Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has opened Scandinavia’s largest mosque in Malmö, Sweden. Via:  Jack  Montgomery                    The 1,791 square metre Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque will be able to accommodate around 2,000 devotees and cost the Qatari government around three million euros, according to the Qatar News Agency. An absolute monarchy where the ...

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The Chinese Approach to Radical Islam

There are roughly 22 million Muslims living in China today. The dominant Muslim minority group is the Uyghurs, a Sunni population who speak a Turkish dialect and live in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, home to 10 million Chinese Muslims. Via: jcpa.org Unlike other Muslim groups, Uyghurs have demanded their independence and have sought to establish a separate political and religious ...

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