Monthly Archives: December 2013

Baghdad: Christmas Bombing Targets Iraqi Christians

By | 2013-12-25T22:56:29+00:00 December 25th, 2013|Islam|

A car bomb targeted a church in the Iraqi capital Wednesday as worshippers left after a Christmas service, killing at least 35 people, most of them Christians, security officials said.   The blast in the Dura area of south Baghdad also wounded dozens of others.       "The attack targeted the church, and most

Salafist Organization Claims Deadly Egypt Attack

By | 2013-12-25T19:50:00+00:00 December 25th, 2013|News|

A Salafist organization in Egypt on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a security building in the city of Mansoura that killed 14 people and wounded more than 100 others, Al-Arabiya reported.   “Dakahlia Security Directorate was attacked and the operation was carried out successfully thanks be to God and to our Jihadist

Morsi’s PM Arrested While Trying to Flee

By | 2013-12-25T19:07:38+00:00 December 25th, 2013|News|

Egyptian police have arrested the former prime minister who served under ousted President Mohammed Morsi, the BBC reports.   The local interior ministry said Hisham Qandil was caught in a mountainous area with smugglers trying to flee to Sudan.   Qandil was sentenced to a year in prison while in office for not carrying out

Hamas Minister: First Israel, then the World

By | 2013-12-25T18:58:01+00:00 December 25th, 2013|Islam|

The ultimate goal of the Hamas movement is to establish Islam worldwide, Hamas minister Fathi Hammad declared during a recent public address in Gaza.   “We shall liberate our land, Allah willing. We shall liberate our Al-Aqsa Mosque, and our cities and villages, as a prelude to the establishment of the future Islamic Caliphate. Therefore,

Al Qaeda Forces Syrian Druze to Renounce Faith

By | 2013-12-24T21:31:16+00:00 December 24th, 2013|Reports|

Syrian rebels from Al-Qaeda are systematically forcing Syrian Druze communities to convert to Islam - or die, Walla! reported Monday.   Syrian opposition forces have reportedly declared to the Israeli daily that at least 14 Druze villages have been forced to convert to Islam by the Islamist group so far.   The information has apparently

Britain Revokes Citizenship of Nationals Who Join Syria War

By | 2013-12-24T21:16:28+00:00 December 24th, 2013|News|

Britain has been revoking the citizenship of its nationals who join the Syrian civil war, several British news outlets reported Monday.   The Bureau of Investigative Journalism first broke the story, reporting that Home Secretary Theresa May has revoked the citizenship at least 37 Britons since May 2010.    An explicit link has not been

PLO Video Claims Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

By | 2013-12-24T20:59:21+00:00 December 24th, 2013|News|

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has claimed that Jesus was "Palestinian" in a seasonal video message attacking Israel.   The video juxtaposes images of "Christmas magic" with numerous scenes alleging "oppression" by Israelis. A figure revealed to be the Pope rides past scenes including a Jewish man holding a gun next to an Arab settler

Turkey ‘has Replaced Iran as Hamas’s Sponsor’

By | 2013-12-23T14:16:29+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|News|

Israel’s intelligence community has determined that Turkey has replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas since 2012, reports the World Tribune, citing unspecified “Israeli sources.”   The sources said the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has overseen the transfer of up to $250 million a year to Hamas, and particularly

Russia: West Understands that Assad is Better than Rebels

By | 2013-12-23T14:10:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|News|

Western diplomats are increasingly saying that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad keeping power is a better option for Syria than the country being ruled by Islamist rebels, Gulf News reports, citing Russia’s foreign minister.   “Not only in private meetings but also in public comments, the idea is occurring to some Western colleagues that ... Assad

Hamas Kassam Rocket Lands in Egyptian Territory

By | 2013-12-23T12:46:13+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|News|

A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza landed in Egyptian regional waters Sunday, an Egyptian military official told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.   The official said the rocket landed 300 meters off the coast of Egypt's Rafiah and exploded in the water.   There were no injuries reported, Ma’an said.   Hamas told Egyptian intelligence