SAUDI ARABIA ARRESTS DOZENS OF CHRISTIANS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN FOR HOLDING PRIVATE WORSHIP SERVICE…….

 

This is Islam.

Dozens of Christians ‘including women and children’ are arrested in Saudi Arabia after tip-off to state’s Islamist police force

  • 28 people were arrested at home of Indian man in the eastern city of Khafji
  • Reports claim women and children were among the congregation
  • Human rights activists have appealed to the U.S. to help secure release
  • In Saudi Arabia it is against the law for Muslims to abandon their faith

By MATTHEW BLAKE FOR MAILONLINE

Under fire: King Abdullah has been widely criticised for his country's intollerance of religious minorities

Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported.

The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country’s hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts.

Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told FoxNews.com: ‘Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy.

‘It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches.

‘This is enforced even though there are over two million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.’

Activists are now calling on the U.S. to use its considerable influence in the region to help secure the release of the incarcerated Christians.

A spokesperson for the Saudi government claimed to have no knowledge of the arrests, according to Fox News.

But the English-language newspaper, The Saudi Gazette, as well as several Saudi Arabic-language news outlets, have reported on the arrests.

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VLAD TEPES MAKES GREAT POINTS ON ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW……..

Check Out Politics Conservative Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Andrea Shea King on BlogTalkRadio

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BILL CLINTON CAUGHT ON CAMERA TRASHING NETANYAHU: ”IF WE DON’T FORCE HIM, THERE WON’T BE PEACE”…….

 

No wonder Jews are fleeing the Dems.

Hey moron, how about, ”If the world doesn’t force the US to make nice with al-Qaida and the Islamic State, there won’t be peace”? You dope.

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Great catch From Yid with Lid

Bill Clinton Gets Caught On Camera Trashing Netanyahu At Harkin Steak Fry

At the end of Sunday’s Tom Harkin Iowa Steak Fry Bill Clinton was recorded bashing Bibi Netanyahu, agreeing that the prime minister was “not the man” to make peace with Palestinians. At the very end of the 3 Hour 15 minute C-Span coverage, the former President had an impromptu conversation with pro-Palestinian activists.

If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace … Netanyahu is not the guy,” the activist told the ex-president. I agree with that,” Bubba clearly replied, apparently unaware his remarks were being recorded. Then he bragged about getting Ehud Barack to give Arafat everything he wanted including Jerusalem.

Bill Clinton’s anti-Bibi comments were in line with his wife’s actions as Secretary of State who presided over the foreign policy of the most anti-Israel administration in history.

More here.

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CROWDER ON ISLAM: PEACEFUL……?

h/t: Vlad

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BENGHAZI BOMBSHELL: HILLARY CLINTON’S CLOSE ASSOCIATES INVOLVED IN SCRUBBING IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS BEFORE HANDED OVER TO INVESTIGATE COMMITTEE…….

 

And we still don’t know what Obama did for over 10 hrs after having been informed of the attack on the consulate.

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Published on Sep 15, 2014

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, reveals the names of two Hillary Clinton confidants at an after-hours Benghazi document review. Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and deputy assistant secretary Jake Sullivan allegedly attended the meeting in the State Department basement.

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UK ANTI-SEMITISM: SECURITY GUARD BARS JEWISH CHILDREN FROM STORE…….

 

If was a white supremacist, we would all know the identity of the man.

big ben

Also, why is the name of the store in question named either?

UK: Jewish Schoolchildren Barred from Shop, Told ‘No Jews’

Security guard at leading British retailer fired over anti-Semitism, after blocking Jewish kids from entering store in London.

London (file)

London (file) Thinkstock

A leading British retailer has been forced to apologize after a shocking incident in which a security guard outside the store barred Jewish schoolchildren from entering.

Children from Yavneh College high school in London were astonished when the guard blocked them from entering and said simply: “No Jews, no Jews,” according to the Jewish Chronicle.

David Rosen, a lawyer whose son was one of those refused entry, complained to the store’s managers, and after an inquiry the security guard in question was promptly fired by his company.

“Our area manager was notified immediately of this incident and took swift action,” said a spokesman for the retail chain. “He personally removed the guard and liaised with the security company which employed the individual. We were subsequently advised that he has been let go by that company.”

“The guard was deeply offensive and disrespectful to the school children. We take pride in the lack of prejudice amongst our trained staff and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” he added.

More here. By Ari Soffer

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ANTI-SEMITISM ATTACKS NEARLY DOUBLE IN FRANCE, JEWS LEAVING FRANCE, 40% HIDE THEIR RELIGION…….

 

This is happening in a post WWII Europe which promised ”Never Again”.

It doesn’t help that they’ve imported tens of millions of hostile (to Jews/Western way of life) Muslims either. Europe has so thoroughly screwed itself it’s almost impossible to unwind the mess.

It can however be undone, but not until individual governments take a-no-nonsense approach to sharia law, making it impossible for Muslims to practice ”public square sharia”, in other words, Islamic law that effects the non-Muslim, as well as ending the policy of ”open borders” for Muslim immigration and its refugees.

Also, an end to the welfare state that draws 3rd world immigrants to the continent, and to government statism in general, which curries unhealthy relationships with crony (faux) capitalists who want as much cheap labor as possible and use the government and its deep pockets to best their rivals.

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly double in France

Total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats registered up to end of July, against 276 for same period last year, Jewish group says. Paris police arrest anti-Semite black power leader.

AFP Published: 09.15.14, 21:11 / Israel Jewish Scene

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of the year, the country’s main Jewish group says.

On Sunday, Paris police arrested a convicted anti-Semite and radical black power activist after he arrived in France to promote a new book, a police source told AFP.

A total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats were registered up to the end of July, against 276 for the same period last year, the Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF) said, citing figures gleaned from the interior ministry.

They included violence against individuals, arson and vandalism.

Such anti-Semitic acts “exacerbate the growing unease that oppresses Jews in France each day and overshadows their future”, CRIF said in a statement.

Yet more worrying, the group added, is the appearance of new forms of violence against Jews – including attacks by organized gangs and the targeting of synagogues, as well as acts of vandalism against Jewish businesses and “terrorist attacks.”

Last week, the French office of the Jewish Agency for Israel said that more Jews have left France for Israel so far this year than from any other country, blaming a “climate of anti-Semitism.”

More here.

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MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD EXPELLED FROM QATAR…….

 

But not willingly.

Only from pressure by the Saudis and U.A.E. did they jettison their pals.

The highest ranking member of the group residing in Qatar is Mahmoud Hussein, the secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Rassd, a news agency affiliated with the group, Hussein is among those who will be leaving the country. The agency said they will be searching for another base in exile, possibly Turkey.

Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

By MAGGIE MICHAEL
Published: Sep 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) – Leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his supporters.

Their presence in Qatar had severely strained Doha’s relations with Egypt as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, all of which view the more than 85-year-old Islamist movement as a threat. The expulsion threatens to further isolate the group, which rose to power in Egypt through a string of post-Arab Spring elections but suffered a dramatic fall from grace during Morsi’s divisive year in office.

Former minister Amr Darrag, who was also the top foreign affairs official in the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, and fiery cleric? Wagdi Ghoneim said they are leaving Qatar following a request to do so by the Gulf monarchy.

“I decided to move outside of the beloved Qatar … so as not to cause any annoyance, embarrassment or problems for our brothers in Qatar,” Ghoneim said in a video message posted on his official Facebook page.

Darrag, in a statement posted on his page, said, “we value the role of Qatar in supporting the Egyptian people in its revolution against the coup. We understand well the conditions it is facing in the region.”

More here. h/t: Snaphanen

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WILSON SPOTTED IN NEW YORK MUSLIM DAY PARADE…….

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Muslim Brotherhood people and symbols at Muslim day parade

h/t Vlad via Urban Infidel

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SUNNI-SHIIA FEUD IN HELSINKI: POLICE HELD TALKS BETWEEN SIDES AMID GROWING RIFT…….

 

Alien vs. Predator

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There has always been ”a rift” between them, and when one side begins to feel uppity, they draw out the long swords and get to whacking at each other.

Muslims meet with officials to discuss frayed interdenominational ties

Representatives of various Muslim groups took part in meetings with Helsinki police and politicians on Monday, amid concerns over growing rifts between branches of Islam in Finland.

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At a Helsinki mosque Image: Yle

Relations between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Finland have become somewhat strained, says the leader of a local Shia group.

Paula Kemell, chair of the Helsinki-based Resalat Islamic Society, told Yle on Monday that Muslims in Finland are peaceful, but that certain extremist thinkers are trying to foment dissent among Muslims. She says that there have been arguments, smear campaigns, mud-slinging and even threats on social media and elsewhere online.

“They are kind of fanatics. They are inspired by what is happening in Syria and Iraq. That’s where they get grist for their mill and of course with all that’s going on in world politics, when they’re up in arms against each other there, they’re trying to bring this here as well,” Kemell says.

First-ever meetings

She took part in one of two separate closed-door discussion events held on Monday in Helsinki. The unprecedented meetings were aimed at combating extremist Islamist thinking and discussing rifts between members of the faith’s two main denominations. Sunnis make up most of the world’s Muslim community, with Shias accounting for 20 percent or less.

Representatives of various Muslim groups took part, along with Helsinki police and politicians. The main event was organised by city police based on an initiative from members of the Muslim community, who asked for help in preventing recruitment of young people to join jihadist groups in the Middle East. Finland is home to an estimated 60,000-odd Muslims.

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HALF OF THE JIHAD TEENY BOPPER GIRL DUO REPORTEDLY KILLED…….

 

Better there than blowing up here.

Sabina, pictured beside jihadists wielding Kalashnikov rifles, somewhere in Syria or Iraq

Austrian teenage ‘postergirl’ jihadist who ran away to Syria to join Islamists just weeks ago is believed to have been killed already

  • Two teenage girls vanished from homes in Austrian capital Vienna in April
  • Pair began to post pictures of themselves online with guns and armed men
  • Last week, two other girls of the same age caught attempting to flee country
  • Police feared that the original pair had become extremist postergirls
  • Now one of them is believed dead – but which one is not yet confirmed

By JACK CRONE FOR MAILONLINE

One of two Austrian teenage ‘postergirls’ who flew to Syria in April to join Islamic State ranks is believed to have been killed.

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished from their Vienna homes earlier this year.

Soon afterwards they posted images of themselves branding Kalashnikov rifles, surrounded by armed men – photos which Austrian police feared were acting as militant recruitment posters for young girls.

Samra Kesinovic, 16, who is thought to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State
Sabina Selimovic, 15, joined her friend in fleeing Austria to join the jihad

Left is Samra Kesinovic, 16, who is thought to have fled to Syria to join the Islamic State. On the right is 15-year-old Sabina Selimovic who went with her – it is believed one of the girls is now dead

Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic in a photo they posted online. Last week, police expressed their fears that the two were inspiring other girls to flee to Syria to take up holy war

Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic in a photo they posted online. Last week, police expressed their fears that the two were inspiring other girls to flee to Syria to take up holy war

It is not yet known which one of the teenagers has been killed as the death is yet to be officially confirmed by the Austrian government.

Alexander Marakovits, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, told The Salzburger News: ‘We also have this information and have checked it, but cannot say with absolute certainty that it is true.

‘But the parents have been informed their daughter could be dead.’

Konrad Kogler, Director General for Public Security, also confirmed there were unverified rumours of the death on Sunday evening’s ORF program ‘In the Centre’, The Local reports.

The motivations of the two Bosnian girls are unclear but before leaving, they had contact with Chechen youths, and visited a mosque in Vienna’s second district.

And last week, police expressed concerns that the pair were inspiring their contemporaries after two other teenage girls were caught attempting to flee the country to join IS ranks

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ISRAPUNDIT BACK ONLINE WITH NEW DOMAIN AFTER THE ORIGINAL WAS HACKED AND TAKEN OVER…….

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A few weeks ago Israpundit, a pro-Israel blog for over 13 years on the net, got HACKED with the domain name, israpundit.com, being stolen. The new domain name is israpundit.org, all of Israpundit’s former readers and any other potential new readers are to head there.

This will be a sticky post for a couple of days.

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UK JIHADI MED STUDENT PICTURED HOLDING HUMAN HEAD IN DOCTOR’S COAT…….

 

The Religion of Death and Skulls (RDS).

British jihadist medical student, 21, is pictured holding severed head while wearing her white doctor’s jacket 

  • Woman calling herself Mujahidah Bint Usama posted image on Twitter
  • Also wrote ‘dream job, a terrorist doc’ with smiley face and love hearts
  • Woman has also posted images of 9/11 attacks and mutilated soldiers 
  • Has been linked to all-female al-Khanssaa brigade based in Raqqa, Syria

By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE

A woman believed to be a British medical student who left the UK in order to join ISIS has posted an image on social media of herself holding a severed head.

The woman, who goes by the Twitter name of Mujahidah Bint Usama, claims to be a doctor for the terror group based in Raqqa, Syria.

In the image, which was used as her profile picture but has since been removed, she can be seen wearing a full burka and white lab coat while holding the head of a man.

A British medical student calling herself Mujahidah Bint Usama, 21, posted this image online of her holding a severed head while two children look on (censored by MailOnline)

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ANTI-ISRAEL FINNISH FM TUOMIOJA INTERVIEWED BY TOXIC ANTI-ISRAEL HATER AMIRA HASS: ISRAEL COULD FACE E.U. SANCTIONS…….

 

Highly toxic Leftards.

So, radical Leftist Amira Hass interviews radical Leftist Erkki Tuomioja, and Israel is in the cross hairs. No surprise there, both of these purveyors of anti-Israel demonization try their best to foment persecution of the Jewish state at every level and opportunity available.

NOTE: A cluebat on the head for YLE, Israel is in ”Disputed Territories” and not in occupation of ”Palestinian land”.

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FM to Israeli paper: Israel could also face EU sanctions

Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has warned that Israel could face EU sanctions over its actions in Palestinian-occupied areas. Speaking to Israeli paper Haaretz, Tuomioja said that the EU may have to replace carrots with sticks in an effort to secure peace in the region.

Erkki Tuomioja.
Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja reiterated his call for possible sanctions against Israel. Image: Yle

In an interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja raised the example where the EU imposed sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

Tuomioja said that the question has also arisen as to why similar sanctions had not been applied in the case of Israel, although it has occupied Palestinian areas for 47 years.

The Foreign Minister pointed out that so far Israel had been offered carrots in an effort to bring about peace in the region. He said that the EU might now have to resort to using the stick.

Tuomioja said that Israel and the Palestinians will not find peace without the United states, however he added that the EU should be involved in helping resolve the conflict.

Tuomioja has previously called for sanctions against both Israel and the Palestinian organisation Hamas in an effort to find peace.

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CHILD IN BIRMINGHAM MORE LIKELY TO BE MUSLIM THAN CHRISTIAN…….

 

And this is deemed a good thing by the lords and ladies (geniuses and masterminds) of multiculturalism.

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The changing face of Britain: A child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than Christian 

The figures show that there are more Muslim children than Christian growing up in Birmingham 

  • Statistics from 2011 Census show more Muslim children than Christian growing up in Birmingham 
  • Of 278,623 youngsters, 97,099 were registered as Muslim compared with 93,828 as Christian  
  • A similar trend has emerged in the cities of Bradford and Leicester
  • Experts said more must be done to ensure that society does not become polarised along religious lines 

By MARK HOWARTH FOR THE DAILY MAIL

There are more Muslim children than Christian growing up in Birmingham, figures show.

The latest statistics, extracted from the 2011 Census, give an insight into the fast pace of demographic change across Britain.

They pinpoint several parts of the country where traditional religious beliefs are being eclipsed for the first time.

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IMAM CHANTS ALLAHU AKBAR DURING 9/11 MEMORIAL AT FLORIDA CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY…….

 

The fifth column within.

Imam Chants “Allah Akbar” During 9/11 Memorial At Catholic University In Florida

Read more at Shark Tank H/T: Warren Raymond

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DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE HEADCHOPPER NEXT DOOR…….

 

It’s why Saudi Arabia, the birth place and caretaker of Islam, has a sword on its flag.

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h/t: Doris Wise Montrose, Dennis Mitzner

It’s Mohammed, but it’s also Saddam Hussein, Bashar Assad and Gaddafi. Islam doesn’t end the cycle of tyranny and oppression. It is the reason that the cycle continues. “Deradicalizing” the nice ISIS Jihadist by lying to him will fail in the long run. Telling him the truth and offering him a clear choice is the only way.

The Headchopper Next Door

Every week another lad or lass from St. Louis, Toronto or Sydney makes the trip through Turkey to the Islamic State. A reporter dispatched by a local paper to talk to the neighbors scribbles down the same recollections about how nice and normal Jihad Joe or Jihad Jane was.


Classmates remember a loud partier or a shy student. Neighbors mention that everything seemed normal until those last few years when he began wearing a robe and she began wearing a burka.

The Somali and Algerian immigrants, the German and American converts, the black burkas and dyed beards, headed into the dying summer to kill Christians and Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites, to behead babies and crucify critics, don’t seem like monsters. They loved their parents. They posed for jokey snapshots on Facebook. They had dreams of becoming biologists or boxers. Until they began killing people, they seemed just like the rest of us.

And with one difference, they were.

The forensic examinations of their lives rarely reveal anything of significance. The extensive digging into the lives of the Boston bombers told us nothing about why they would plant a bomb near a little boy.

The answer lay in the topic that the media carefully avoided. As with the other Muslim terrorists, the meaning of their motives was in the little black book of their religion which commanded them to kill.

The Jihadist isn’t a serial killer. While there are some converts attracted to Islam for its violence, the Muslim convert usually doesn’t convert for the killing, he kills because he converted. Likewise the nice Muslim Jihadist next door might well be moderate by inclination and immoderate by faith.

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HEARING IMPAIRED MOTORISTS BARLEY ESCAPED ROCK THROWING HOMICIDAL PALEOSTINIANS,

 

Radical nut-job Amira Hass would applaud.

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Arab Assailants in Car Stone, Chase Fleeing Hearing-Impaired Motorists; ‘I Was Sure We Would Die’

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 2:28 PM
Dave Bender

Karmiel stoning attack. Photo: Walla

Five Arab youths in northern Israel stoned and pursued a car containing two hearing-impaired Israeli couples in a terrifying high-speed chase overnight Saturday, Israel’s Walla News reported.

“I still haven’t gotten over the ordeal; I’m still terribly traumatized,” said Dafna (name changed to protect her anonymity), one of the passengers in the vehicle, which left Lavon, a small Jewish village in the Upper Galilee at about 03:00 am Sunday morning.

Karmiel stoning attack. Photo: Walla

Roads in the area, close to the Lebanon border, are narrow, twisting, and largely unlit. Jewish villages and kibbutsim, and Israeli Arab and Druze towns and small communities dot the hilly, rural area.

“The pursuit was crazy, they traveled at 140 miles per hour throughout the Lavon descent towards Acco [on the northern coast].

“There were moments when they also opened the doors of the vehicle to better hurl stones at us,” Dafna said.

During the chase Dafna said she felt stones hitting the car.

“I was shaking throughout the ordeal, and was sure we would die,” she recalled. “They signaled to us to pull over, but we were afraid to stop and tried to escape from them while driving in a dangerous zig-zag.”

More here.

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BENJAMIN WEINTHAL: IN GERMANY THERE’S A GAP BETWEEN ‘NEVER-AGAIN-JEW-HATRED’ AND REAL ACTION……

 

I never trust any politician who cries crocodile tears during Holocaust memorial services, then spends the rest of the calendar year harshly criticizing/demonizing the Jewish state.

Given the vanishing line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in Europe, some German Jews questioned why the rally was not called “Stand up: Israel Hatred – Never Again!” instead of “Stand Up: Jew Hatred – Never Again!” Nathan Gelbart, a prominent Berlin lawyer and chairman of the German branch of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, told The Jerusalem Post a banner stressing “No denial of Israel’s right to self-defense” would have carried more weight.

Analysis: In Germany a gap between ‘Never Again-Jew-Hatred’ and real action?

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a characteristically excellent speech against anti-Semitism on Sunday in the heart of the country’s government district.

She lambasted “pretend criticism of Israel” as an “expression of Jew-hatred at pro-Palestinian demonstrations.”

Her contempt for anti-Jewish activists and sentiments was crystal-clear. “It’s our national and civic duty to fight anti-Semitism,” she declared.

During Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire, Germany was engulfed with anti-Semitic violence, including the firebombing of a synagogue in the city of Wuppertal and attacks on Jews wearing kippot.

Given the vanishing line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in Europe, some German Jews questioned why the rally was not called “Stand up: Israel Hatred – Never Again!” instead of “Stand Up: Jew Hatred – Never Again!” Nathan Gelbart, a prominent Berlin lawyer and chairman of the German branch of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, told The Jerusalem Post a banner stressing “No denial of Israel’s right to self-defense” would have carried more weight.

There still remains a yawning gap between the speeches against anti-Semitism and actions on the ground in Germany.

More here.

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OIL MONEY FLOWING INTO ISLAMIC STATE’S WAR CHEST ON A DAILY BASIS…….

 

Flush with cash.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Hamas was eager to get in on the money train as well, but they have the Iranians and the feeble minded West to take care of all their terror needs.

ISIS war chest growing daily

ISIS fighters in Raqaa, Syria (Photo: AP)

ISIS fighters in Raqaa, Syria (Photo: AP)

US officials, experts say terror group earns more than $3 million per day from a variety of smuggling, trafficking, and extortion.

Associated Press Published: 09.14.14, 23:36 / Israel Business

Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts.

The extremist group’s resources exceed that “of any other terrorist group in history,” said a US intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the group even while acknowledging they have no evidence it is plotting attacks against the United States.

The Islamic State group has taken over large sections of Syria and Iraq, and controls as many as 11 oil fields in both countries, analysts say. It is selling oil and other goods through generations-old smuggling networks under the noses of some of the same governments it is fighting: Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, Turkey and Jordan.

While US intelligence does not assess that those governments are complicit in the smuggling, the Obama administration is pressing them do to more to crack down. The illicit oil is generally transported on tanker trucks, analysts said.

“There’s a lot of money to be made,” said Denise Natali, who worked in Kurdistan as an American aid official and is now a senior research fellow at National Defense University. “The Kurds say they have made an attempt to close it down, but you pay off a border guard you pay off somebody else and you get stuff through.”

The price the Islamic State group fetches for its smuggled oil is discounted – $25 to $60 for a barrel of oil that normally sells for more than $100 – but its total profits from oil are exceeding $3 million a day, said Luay al-Khatteeb, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center in Qatar.

More here.

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