Monthly Archives: December 2014

Egypt Bans ‘Zionist’ and ‘Inaccurate’ Film on Exodus

By | 2014-12-29T02:51:59+00:00 December 29th, 2014|News|

Egypt announced it has banned a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus because of what censors described as "historical inaccuracies", reports the BBC.   The head of the Egyptian censorship board said these “inaccuracies” included the film's depiction of Jews as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle

Is Israel Missing an Opportunity?

By | 2014-12-28T13:14:32+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Op-Eds|

Is it Israel that misses an opportunity to gain an opportunity?   It is passing strange that Israel is pressed endlessly by friends and foes alike to negotiate a so-called peace agreement with the Palestinian Arabs, even though the self-proclaimed Palestinian Authority consists of two brutal terrorist organizations - Hamas and Fatah.   After all,

Hamas Shows Off Army ‘Ready to Conquer Jerusalem’

By | 2014-12-28T12:07:13+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Media|

The propaganda unit of Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, kicked into overdrive recently with a new film, which attempted to portray the terrorist organization's Gazan fighting force as a modern Islamic army, exhibiting advanced weaponry training for a wide range of scenarios - and with its sights on Jerusalem.   {youtube}s_NuCRMUJrA{/youtube}   In

ISIS Continues to Lose Ground against Kurds in Kobane

By | 2014-12-28T11:42:16+00:00 December 28th, 2014|News|

Isis has lost more ground to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobane in northern Syria, according to local reports.   "Kurdish f orces now control more than 60 percent of the city," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   "ISIS has even left areas that the

Iran Unveils its Lethal New ‘Suicide Drones’

By | 2014-12-28T11:30:18+00:00 December 28th, 2014|News|

The Iranian military, as part of its massive ongoing six-day military drill that began last Thursday, held tests on Saturday unveiling a new weapon in their arsenal: "suicide" drones.   During the drill Iran's air force demonstrated the domestically produced exploding drone, meant to strike targets on land, air and sea.   Commander of Iran's

Hamas Leader Praises Turkey for Support

By | 2014-12-28T00:45:12+00:00 December 28th, 2014|News|

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal on Saturday praised Turkey as a "source of power" for all Muslims in gratitude to Turkey's leaders for supporting the "Palestinian cause".   "A democratic, stable and developed Turkey is a source of power for all Muslims," Meshaal said in an address to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) annual

Erdogan to Europe: Don’t Criticize Us, Fight Islamophobia

By | 2014-12-28T00:20:57+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Islam|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed European countries for criticizing deteriorating press freedom in Turkey, Reuters reported, saying they should instead try to find a solution for what the increasing Islamophobia in Europe.   Turkish police earlier this month raided media outlets close to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Erdogan accuses of

Why and When was the Myth of al-Aqsa Created?

By | 2014-12-27T21:00:03+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Op-Eds|

How did Jerusalem become so important to Muslims?   The importance of Jerusalem for Jews and Christians is beyond dispute, since the connection of this city to Judaism and Christianity is part of universal concepts about history and theology. However, when it comes to modern politics, we hear over and over that Palestinians, Arabs and

Iran Launches Major Naval Drill – Eyeing Yemen?

By | 2014-12-27T20:33:50+00:00 December 27th, 2014|News|

The Iranian army on Thursday began a massive military drill sprawling from the farthest eastern expanses of the Islamic regime all the way to its southern maritime borders opposite the principality of Oman, in the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden.   A full 13,000 Iranian soldiers are taking part in the six-day