A senior commander of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has been killed near Beirut, the group says. Hassan Lakkis was killed near his home in Hadath – 7km (4.3 miles) south-east of the Lebanese capital. He has been buried in the town of Baalbek. Hezbollah blamed Israel for his death but Israel has denied the accusation. Little is known… Read more →
Yesterday was a red letter day–or perhaps it should be called an Islamic green letter one–for U.S. intelligence. For the first time I can recall, the top legislator on a congressional oversight committee actually made clear what motivates our enemies in what used to be called euphemistically the “War on Terror,” and what Team Obama now dubs even more opaquely as the… Read more →
The US authorities have studied online sexual activity and suggested exposing porn site visits as a way to discredit people who spread radical views, the Huffington Post news site has reported. It published a document, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, identifying two Muslims said to be vulnerable to accusations of “online promiscuity”. An official said this was unsurprising…. Read more →
Israel should not rely on the US as much as it traditionally has, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said at the Sderot Conference Wednesday. “The Americans have a lot of problems and challenges around the world that they need to solve and they have problems at home. We need to understand them and our place in the global arena,” Liberman said… Read more →
Hezbollah Indoctrinates Youth with Messages of Hate and Murder
Today, as the world marks International Children’s Day, Hezbollah continues to encourage Lebanese children to join its mission of global terrorism. The organization’s goal is clear: to inspire children to become terrorists.
Terror pays in the West Bank and Gaza, where killers recently freed by Israel under pressure from the U.S. are getting six-figure payments and military promotions from the Palestinian Authority. Issa Abed Rabbo, the longest serving of some 104 Palestinian prisoners to be released, is getting the standard $50,000 the PA pays to freed terrorists, plus another $60,000 and the… Read more →
Christianity is at risk of extinction in some parts of the world due to growing persecution of minority communities, a minister has warned. Baroness Warsi said Christians were in danger of being driven out of countries, such as Syria and Iraq, where the religion first took root. Syria’s civil war and the instability in Iraq has seen many leave. Baroness… Read more →
Video: Afghan Shi’ite Muslims beating themselves in memory of martyrdom
Hundreds of Afghan Shi’ite Muslims in Kabul on tuesday were beating themselves with steel-tipped chains in memory of martyrdom of Mahomet’s grandson, Hussein.
Imam Hussein was killed during battle in 680 AD in Kerbala, now part of modern day Iraq. Many Shi’ites mourn his death by trying to feel his pain.
“When I was 15 years old I started hitting myself to commemorate (Imam) Hussein’s martyrdom with our blood. I used to hit my back with the chains but now I am hitting my chest. I have promised God that as long as I am alive I would shed my blood to mark Hussein’s martyrdom because Hussein scarified himself for Allah,” Abdul Aziz Karbalaiee said.
Shi’ite Muslims make up nearly 15 per cent of the Muslim world. Other countries marking Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar, include Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Syria.
(Reuters) – Hours after Israeli special forces killed Mohammed Assi in a shootout last month in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad both tried to cloak themselves in his legacy. Underscoring their shared Islamist credentials, the two groups quickly claimed the dead man as one of their own, proud to take responsibility for a… Read more →
Netanyahu following his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry ‘This Is a Bad Deal–a Very, Very Bad Deal’
“I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva,” said Netanyhau. “I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. That the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years. Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and it pays nothing. And this is when Iran is under severe pressure. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to sign, to wait, to reconsider, to get a good deal. But this is a bad deal–a very, very bad deal. It’s the deal of a century for Iran; it’s a very dangerous and bad deal for peace and the international community.”
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