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February, 2016

  • 13 February

    Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

    Allegations of sexual harassment at an Iranian TV station are emboldening Iranian women to break their silence and share their experiences of a problem traditionally not acknowledged inside the country. Sheena Shirani, a newsreader at Press TV, the state broadcaster’s English language news channel, broke the taboo by speaking out about sexual harassment she says she endured from two of ...

  • 12 February

    Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

    ERBIL, Iraq –  They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight – for veangeance as well as survival. Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have escaped and have taken up ...

  • 8 February

    Islam: The Religion of Genocide

    More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition* combined. The Spanish inquisition (Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición) from 1478 to 1834 was established due to muslim invasions. It was the war and battle to try and end Islamic infiltration, Arab fascism and conquest. It’s quite interesting how similar to ...

  • 5 February

    FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought

    The huge global scale of female genital mutilation has been revealed in disturbing new statistics, which show at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries. The latest worldwide figures, compiled by Unicef, include nearly 70 million more girls and women than estimated in 2014 because of a ...

  • 5 February

    ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Yazidis? European Parliament Recognizes Islamic State Targeting Religious Minorities

    People hold crosses and signs during a rally organized by Iraqi Christians living in Germany denouncing what they say is repression by the Islamic State militant group against Christians living in Iraq, in Berlin, Aug. 17, 2014. The European Parliament characterized the persecution as “genocide” Thursday.PHOTO: REUTERS/THOMAS PETER   The European Parliament unanimously backed a resolution Thursday characterizing the Islamic ...

  • 4 February

    Turks’ Unrequited Love for Palestinians

    The flag the Turkish prime minister proudly witnessed while being hoisted at the United Nations is an inspiration of the flag used by the Arab Palestinian nationalists in the first half of the 20th century, which was the flag of the 1916 Arab Revolt against Prime Minister Davutoglu’s beloved Ottoman Empire. In his speech, Abbas did not forget to “convey ...

  • 4 February

    At least 45 killed in blasts near Shiite mosque in Damascus

    The bombings come as members of the Syrian government and the opposition gather in Geneva for peace talks. The blasts went off in the Damascus suburb of Sayyda Zeinab, about 600 meters (yards) from one of the holiest shrines for Shiite Muslims. State news agency SANA said 40 people were wounded in a vehicle bomb attack and two suicide bombings, ...

  • 3 February

    Women barred from entering Starbucks in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi women going to the Starbucks café in Riyadh were surprised to find a board at the door asking them to keep out of the place, according to Emirates 24/7. Images of the notice preventing women from entering Starbucks soon began showing up on Twitter. The notice, in Arabic as well as English, reads, “Please no entry for ladies, only ...

  • 3 February

    In Saudi Arabia, “what’s changed … is these beheadings, and particularly of a religious cleric.

    The Saudi Arabian government’s execution of 47 people in early 2016 again drew attention to a Canadian contract to supply the Saudis with light armoured vehicles built in London, Ontario. The Conservatives closed the $15 billion deal, and faced questions about skippinghuman rights checks and reporting. That’s due process in arms deals with foreign countries; to make sure, for example, ...

November, 2015

  • 16 November

    ISIS terrorists infiltrating refugee boats to Europe

    Refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the Greek island of LesbosReuters Lebanon’s education minister Elias Bousaab became the latest in a series of politicians to say that Islamic State (Isis) militants may be infiltrating migrant boats carrying would-be refugees to Europe. His and similar claims have been used by nationalist parties across the EU to advocate for tougher ...