Monthly Archives: September 2014

ISIS Captures Millions of Dollars, Gold Ingots

By | 2014-09-26T14:42:57+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

world's richest terrorist organization just got richer.   A video uploaded onto the internet and translated by MEMRI shows Islamic State (IS) fighters parading a haul of millions of dollars and several gold ingots seized from the home of a prominent Iraqi official in Nineveh Province.   {youtube}jUy28K4VdPM{/youtube}   The treasure trove was found in

Moroccan Poet: Arab World is Imperialist, ‘Palestine’ is Jewish

By | 2014-09-26T12:54:59+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

An outspoken Moroccan poet has angered many of her countrymen by accusing the Arab world of imperialism and defending the Jewish people's right to a homeland in Israel.   In an interview with Med Radio last week Malika Mezzane, who is an ethnic Amazigh (or Berber), challenged the official line in the Arab world, where

‘Thousands’ Sneaked Out of Gaza During Operation Protective Edge

By | 2014-09-26T02:11:37+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

A human smuggling ship reportedly was intentionally capsized by traffickers last week off the coast of Malta, killing all but four of the 100 Gaza residents on board who were part of "thousands" of Gazans fleeing the Hamas stronghold in recent months.   Osama, who lives in the United Arab Emirates and whose 23-year-old brother

Former Jordanian MP: Jews Use Human Blood in Passover Matzos

By | 2014-09-26T01:39:27+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Islam|

A former Jordanian member of parliament recently used the centuries old “matzah blood libel”, which claims that Jews use the blood of non-Jews to make matzah for Passover.   The former Jordanian MP, Sheik Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant, made the comments in an interview which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on September 7 and in

European Court: Mandatory Islam Classes ‘Coercive’

By | 2014-09-26T01:16:36+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday denounced a European court ruling against Turkey's compulsory religion courses, calling them a necessary tool to fight Islamic radicalization.   The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that compulsory religion courses in Turkish public schools violated educational freedoms, and called on Turkey to reform its

Why Qatar is Abandoning the Muslim Brotherhood – And Hamas

By | 2014-09-25T23:30:55+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

Hamas this morning denied claims that its Political Bureau chief, Khaled Mashaal, was being expelled from longtime ally Qatar. The initial report came just days after seven leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were expelled from the country, having sought refuge from an Egyptian government crackdown.   That move naturally lead to speculation that Qatar might

Palestinian, Egyptian Commentators Argue about Gaza War

By | 2014-09-25T21:10:33+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Media|

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has translated a recent TV debate between Dr. Muhammad Al-Shtayyeh, a Fatah leader in Cairo, and Ashraf Abu Al-Houl, deputy editor-in-chief of the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper.   The two argued over the achievements that Hamas had claimed following the Gaza war.   {youtube}eStlzrR5xRs{/youtube}   The debate was broadcast

Abbas Will ‘Drop a Bomb’ on Israel at the UN

By | 2014-09-25T16:03:44+00:00 September 25th, 2014|News|

A senior member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction said that Abbas will "drop a bomb" against Israel at the UN General Assembly on Friday.   The senior official, Jibril Rajoub, said in an interview on Palestinian Arab media that the move would be an integration of the international community into "the

Algerian IS Affiliate Decapitates French Hostage

By | 2014-09-24T19:30:30+00:00 September 24th, 2014|News|

Algerian extremists allied with the “Islamic State” (IS) group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday.   A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or the Soldiers of the Caliphate, said after abducting Herve Gourdel on Sunday that he would be killed

One of Oldest Known Synagogues Seized by ISIS in Syria

By | 2014-09-23T23:26:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Islam|

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists not only threaten the current Middle East - according to antiquities officials in Iraq and Syria, the terror group threatens to erase 5,000 years of history and relics in upper Mesopotamia, including one of the earliest Jewish synagogues.   Much of northern Iraq and eastern Syria, which is rich in the