Monthly Archives: May 2014

State Department Confirms U.S. Citizen Carried Out Syria Attack

By | 2014-05-31T00:56:53+00:00 May 31st, 2014|News|

The United States confirmed on Friday that it believes an American citizen carried out a suicide bombing within Syria, AFP reported.   State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki did not provide any details about the suspect, who had been identified in a New York Times report as a man in his 20s from Florida and of

Iran Threatens to Annihilate Israel if U.S. Attacks

By | 2014-05-31T00:20:41+00:00 May 31st, 2014|News|

A senior Iranian commander threatened on Friday that any American attack on Iran will result in “the annihilation of the Israeli regime”.   “They know that aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran would mean annihilation of Tel Aviv and spread of war into the United States,” the commander, Massoud Jazayeri, was quoted by the

Abbas Names Unity Government Prime Minister

By | 2014-05-30T23:54:31+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday chose Rami Hamdallah, currently the prime minister of the PA government, to be the prime minister and head of the unity government with Hamas.   Hamdallah has been seen by experts as being largely under Abbas's thumb. However, precisely the post of foreign minister in the unity

Islamists at Al-Aqsa: Liberate Jerusalem from ‘Jews Filth’

By | 2014-05-30T23:30:52+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Islam|

Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic organization which aims to have all Muslim countries unify as an caliphate ruled by Islamic law, held a mass rally at the Al-Aqsa Mosque last week, in which members of the group called upon the army of Pakistan and the Islamic nation to liberate Jerusalem from “Jewish filth”.   Excerpts from

American Citizen May Have Carried Out Syria Suicide Bombing

By | 2014-05-29T15:43:25+00:00 May 29th, 2014|News|

An American citizen carried out a suicide bombing in Syria on behalf of an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group on Sunday, the first time a U.S. citizen has carried out such an attack in the Syrian civil war, NBC News reported on Wednesday.   Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials who spoke to NBC on condition of anonymity,

Egypt’s Sisi Wins Presidency with Overwhelming Majority

By | 2014-05-29T14:25:52+00:00 May 29th, 2014|News|

Partial results indicate that Egypt’s former army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is headed for a big victory.   According to Reuters, Sisi's campaign said Wednesday night that the popular candidate had captured 93.4 percent of the votes with 2,000 polling stations counted. Judicial sources said he had 89 percent with 3,000 polling stations counted.  

Obama Close to Authorizing Training for Syrian Rebels

By | 2014-05-29T12:28:54+00:00 May 29th, 2014|News|

U.S. President Barack Obama is close to authorizing a military-led mission to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime and Al-Qaeda-linked groups, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.   A new military training program, if implemented, would supplement a small train-and-equip program led by the Central Intelligence Agency that Obama authorized a year

Why the Saudis and Muslim Brotherhood Hate Each Other

By | 2014-05-28T15:48:40+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Op-Eds|

Saudi Arabia was once a haven for Muslim Brotherhood leaders who fled persecution in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Now the Saudis are pouring money into Sisi's regime in order to destroy them.   When the revolt against Mubarak broke out towards the end of January 2011, it was expected that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)

Pakistani Woman Murdered by Family for Marrying Out of Love

By | 2014-05-28T13:32:53+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Islam|

A Pakistani woman who married a man she loved was punished on Tuesday by her family, who beat her to death as a crowd watched outside a courthouse, The Associated Press (AP) reported.   The 25-year-old pregnant woman's father, brother and spurned fiancé were among about a dozen male relatives who used bricks and clubs