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99.99% of Muslims are Peaceful

Have you ever wondered what percentage of Muslims are peaceful?  Thirty percent?  Fifty?  Seventy?  Eighty? Wrong! The actual number is 99.99%! By – Ed Straker That comes from an op-ed-writer at the New York Times named Mustafa Umar, an imam of the Islamic Institute of Orange County, California. Iman Umar, or “Sheik,” as he is called by his congregants, writes how his congregation has been terrorized by ...

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“Black Widow of the jihad” stripped of Belgian citizenship

The Court of Appeal in Brussels has ruled that a 58-year-old women convicted of recruiting young Brussels Muslims to fight in the so-called “holy war” in Afghanistan be stripped of her Belgian citizenship. Via: deredactie.be Malika El Aroud now only has Moroccan citizenship. In 2010 she was sentenced to 8 years in prison and fined 5,000 euro for terrorist-related offences. In ...

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German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

Gunmen in the Afghan capital Kabul have attacked a guesthouse, killing a German woman and beheading an Afghan guard. Via: bbc.com The attackers stormed a guesthouse run by a Swedish NGO, Operation Mercy, at about 23:30 (19:00 GMT) on Saturday, the Afghan interior ministry said. A second woman, from Finland, is missing and has possibly been kidnapped, the ministry said. In ...

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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 ...

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Europe Making Its Way into the New Afghanistan

“Those (migrants) who come to seek freedom in France must participate in freedom. Migrants did not come to seek asylum in Saudi Arabia, but in Germany. Why? For security, freedom and prosperity. So they must not come to create a new Afghanistan,” said Algerian writer Kamel Daoud. Right. But it is the European mainstream that is letting them turn our ...

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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. Via:  Barbara Starr A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military ...

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Young Afghan women risk their lives to play music

At just 18, she conducts an orchestra that has performed around the globe. She’s at the top of her high school class, with dreams of attending Yale or Stanford. In most of the world, that would make her a star student. In Afghanistan, that makes Zarifa Adiba a target. Via: msn.com Under Taliban rule, music was banned — listening to it, singing ...

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The Folly of Fighting Terrorism by Lawsuit

When Congress returns from summer break this week, it will face enormous pressure to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Although enticingly named, Jasta is far more likely to harm the United States than bring justice against any sponsor of terrorism. Counterterrorism policy in the past eight years has been a failure, but this bill won’t fix it. ...

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Sweden’s Holy War on Children’s Books

Taken to its extremes, the urge to cleanse a culture of elements that do not live up to the politically correct orthodoxy currently in political vogue unsettlingly echoes the Taliban and ISIS credos of destroying everything that does not accord with their Quranic views. The desire “not to offend,” taken to its logical conclusion, is a totalitarian impulse, which threatens ...

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