Month: May 2012

Jihad and Sharia – What’s the Connection? Women
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Jihad and Sharia – What’s the Connection? Women

A new dark age is descending across much of the Middle East as the forces of Sharia Islam, enabled by official U.S. government policy, again demand strict enforcement of Islamic law. Parliamentary elections in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia already have brought the sharia-adherent Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) to positions of unprecedented […]

Two Americans Kidnapped in Sinai
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Two Americans Kidnapped in Sinai

Two American tourists in Sinai were kidnapped on Thursday.    Egyptian security forces said the pair appear to have been taken by members of a local tribe in reprisal for the arrest of an alleged drug dealer.   Intermediaries for the tribes have already approached journalists and issued a call […]

Iran Claims to Have Defeated the Flame Virus
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Iran Claims to Have Defeated the Flame Virus

Iran’s key oil industry was briefly affected by the powerful computer virus known as Flame, that has unprecedented data-snatching capabilities and can eavesdrop on computer users, a senior Iranian military official said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.   The comment is the first direct link between the emergence of […]

Foreign Intervention in Syria Will Bury Israel
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Foreign Intervention in Syria Will Bury Israel

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Wednesday against the devastating consequences of a Libyan-style intervention in Syria.   According to a report in the Iranian-based Fars news agency, Larijani said that a policy of intervention in Syria would spread to “the occupied Palestinian territories” and would harm Israel.   […]

Mubarak’s Sons Charged with Insider Trading
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Mubarak’s Sons Charged with Insider Trading

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s two sons, already in jail for more than a year and on trial, were charged with insider trading Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.   According to a statement by the prosecutor-general’s office, the two, along with seven others, made millions of pounds in illicit gains […]